Up & Coming Weekly

May 16, 2023

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM MAY 17 - 23, 2023 UCW 3 Submit your events and activities to editor@upandcomingweekly.com WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLy.COM WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 MARKETING OUT THE BOX 1073 MURCHISON ROAD We all know the importance of branding and Canva makes it easy! The Fayette- ville-Cumberland Entrepreneur & Business HUB is covering Canva from basics, to design, to social media integration. If you or someone on your small business team can benefit from learning the benefits of Canva, then you don't want to miss this! Bring your own bag, or boxed, lunch to enjoy while you learn. To register, go to fsu.eventbrite.com SATURDAY, MAY 20 ART GALLERY OF HOPE 2606 RAEFORD ROAD 7 p.m. When the poetry ends, the party begins. An intimate vibe that you don't want to miss. Come check out one of the smooth- est, newest open mics. Back with another dope night of poetry hosted by the smoothest poet in the country, Suave the Poet! This month they will feature a woman of many hats, but she is one of the hottest poets in the Carolinas, Ms. Alexis Lawson. To signup for the open mic, follow @suavethepoet2.0 on Insta- gram. Tickets are $10, and open mic signups are $5. 5:30 p.m. On May 20, 1775, a group of Militia lead- ers declared Mecklenburg County, NC to be independent from Great Britain. Or did they? Join us for a talk about the disputed history of the Mecklenburg Declaration, an event so ingrained in North Carolina history that it is enshrined on our flag and license plates, yet many historians agree that the Declaration is falsely remem- bered at best. This talk will be featuring Dr. Patrick O'Neil of Methodist University. For more information, call 910-483-7727. INTRO TO BUSINESS START UP 2817 FORT BRAGG ROAD 6 p.m. In this workshop, Black Artist Forward will discuss the essentials of starting a busi- ness as a Black artist. They will explore the unique challenges and opportunities facing Black artists and provide guidance on how to navigate the process of starting a business. Whether you're a visual artists, musician, writer, or performer, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to help you launch your business and thrive as an entrepreneur. TUESDAY, MAY 23 THURSDAY, MAY 18 DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES ASOM, 100 BRAGG BLVD 7 p.m. Join the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation for their Distingu- ished Speaker Series with Miriam Kleiman, Management and Program Analyst, Research Services at the National Archives, for a discussion titled: "Nazi War Crimes, Army Investigations, And the Search for Justice: From the Nuremberg Trials to the National Archives, Congress, Hollywood and Beyond." Former researcher and longtime National Archives staffer Miriam Kleiman uncovered Army documentation at the National Archives that helped shatter Switzerland's neutrality myth and exposed Swiss culpability in hiding Jewish assets stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Kleiman will discuss her research, subsequent investigations and litigation, the issue's lasting impact, and related National Archives resources. Single tickets are $15 and can be bought at https://bit.ly/3M7FVGc 12:30 p.m. MONDAY, MAY 22 SATURDAY, MAY 20 WATER SAFETY & CPR AWARENESS 8434 CLIFFDALE ROAD 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join this free training with Delta Gamma Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. This training is open to all. This program will provide opportunities for youth and adults within the African American community to learn water safety in general and swimming specifically, reduces the level of fear and apprehension of learning to swim, and change attitudes regarding swimming. For more information and to get the waiver and consent forms, go to https://bit.ly/42iDeY0. SESSIONS W/SUAVE 5900 YADKIN ROAD 5 p.m. The third Art Gallery of Hope is an all- black attire, art gallery fundraiser to unify and raise awareness of the foster care need in and around Cumberland County. Founded and chaired by Dominique Womack, this event will feature beautiful works of art, offered at a silent auc- tion, benefiting children in foster care. In addition to the intriguing collection of artworks up for auction, there will be live music from local musician Tyrek Hearon and a special guest. Guest speakers from KidsPeace Fayetteville will talk about the importance of supporting the children in our foster care system. General Admission is $30, and tickets can be bought at https://www.eventbrite. com/e/3rd-annual-art-gallery-of-hope-tickets-539388675047?aff=ebdssbdestse arch. For more information, email dominique.j.womack@gmail.com. SUNDAY, MAY 21 FRIDAY, MAY 19 KAYAK TOUR LAKE RIM PARK 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Lake tours are perfect for those trying kayaking for the first time and seasoned paddlers looking to relax on the water. Equipment and basic instruction will be provided. We recommend beginners participate in a lake tour before going on a kayak trip. Tours are dependent on the weather. Register early, space is limited. This event is for anyone 10 years old or older. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. There is a $15 fee. For more information, call 910-433-1018. MECKLENBURG DECLARATION HEADQUARTERS LIBRARY

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