Up & Coming Weekly

April 25, 2023

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM APRIL 26 - MAY 2, 2023 UCW 3 Submit your events and activities to editor@upandcomingweekly.com WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLy.COM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 GARDEN PESTS AND DISEASE 301 EAST MOUNTAIN DRIVE Join the Cumberland Cooperative Extensi- on staff and learn about the potential pest and disease issues in growing a vegetable garden, including the proper management and use of these pests and use of pest- icide application equipment. Tickets are $10. Refunds only if the class is cancelled by Cooperative Extension staff. To buy tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3GViGfx SATURDAY, APRIL 29 FAYETTEVILLE STINGERS CROWN COMPLEX 10 a.m. The Fort Bragg Deltas invite you to FTCC's Spring Lake campus location for this community event that will focus on raising awareness about Human Trafficking. This event will provide an overview on human trafficking, understanding about what it is (and is not), risk factors, and how to recognize and combat human trafficking. The goal is to give attendees in- formation to help keep our community safe. The event will include a victim video clip and a panel discussion with medical, law enforcement, and mental health professionals. This is a free event recommended for teenagers, parents, caregiv- ers, community based organizations, educators, and faith-based organizations. 4 p.m. See how many different species you can find in a 1 foot by 1 foot square and log them in iNaturalist for the City Nature Challenge. You might be surprised at how many things you can find once you take a closer look! This competition pits several American cities against each other to see who can document the most biodiversity on iNaturalist over a 4-day period. We're going up against many cities that are a lot bigger, but North Carolina's amazing biodiversity and the great urban wildlife we see every day can help the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sci- ences win! This is a free event open to those 5 years old and older. Call 910-433- 1579 to register for a spot. NATURE TALES: TERRIFIC TREES CAPE FEAR BOTANICAL GARDEN 11 a.m. A free, preschool story and nature time presented at Cape Fear Botanical Garden. This month's theme is Terrific Trees. The story will be provided by the Cumberland County Library. This program is de- signed for children ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome! A parent or guardian must stay with their child throughout the program. Children will learn fun concepts as they enjoy an interactive storytime, sing songs, as well as make a craft. Please register online at www.capefearbg.org. Call 910-486-0221 for information. TUESDAY, MAY 2 THURSDAY, APRIL 27 THE ILLUSION GILLIS HILL FARM 7:30 p.m. Faith, fantasy, and family feature most favo- rably in Sweet Tea Shakespeare's forthco- ming production of The Illusion. The play, in true Shakespearean fashion, is Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner's free adapta- tion of 17th-century French playwright Pierre Corneille's L'Illusion Comique. The Illusion follows fretful father Pridamant, who, in frantic foraging for his forsaken son Clindor, finds himself a foil to Alcandre the Magician. Using theatrical features such as stock characters from commedia dell'arte, the story unfolds, showing us that though much of what we see in life may turn out, in fact, to be an illusion, the journey we go on when seeing it is real. It's an ideal night out with friends or family, where they'll find themselves enjoying a playscape of faith, fantasy, and family in a warm and hospitable environment. This production is sure to delight those with a penchant for plays in Fayetteville. Refreshments will be available on-site. To pur- chase tickets, visit www.sweetteashakespeare.org/tickets or call 910-420-4383. 12 p.m. MONDAY, MAY 1 SATURDAY, APRIL 29 STEP INTO THE CULTURAL RHYTHM VOLTA SPACE 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Through music and culture, Step into the Rhythm Workshop: "Health and Wellness" will provide access to djembe techniques, West African Dance fitness , a combination of low and high impact fitness and a fusion of cultural traditions from various West African dances. This de - monstration will focus on Introduction to Drum/Storytelling - a combination of introductory dances and drumming, teaching participants how to effectively use the drum and the power of storytelling. A $5 donation can serve as a ticket. Go to https://bit.ly/41GWCx4 or call 910-728-2186. HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS 171 LAKETREE BOULEVARD 3 p.m. Do you hear that buzz? It's the sound of the Fayetteville Stingers, join us at the Stinger's home hive, the Crown Complex. The Stingers will be going against the Raleigh Firebirds. Tickets start at $15 and can be bought at https://www.ticketmaster.com/fayetteville-stingers-vs-raleigh- firebirds-fayetteville-north-carolina-04-30-2023/event/2D005E57B0045BF0. SUNDAY, APRIL 30 FRIDAY, APRIL 28 CRIMESTOPPERS BBQ HIGHLAND CENTRE 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Kickoff the Dogwood Festival with a plate from the annual Fayetteville/Cumberland County Crimestoppers BBQ! This annual event supports efforts to continue to reward those who come forward with infor - mation to help our law enforcement partners make our community safer. Plates are $10 each. Plates include BBQ pork, potato salad, cole slaw and a dinner roll. Call 910-624-6922 for information. ONE FOOT CHALLENGE CLARK PARK

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