Up & Coming Weekly

May 23, 2023

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM MAY 24 - 30, 2023 UCW 3 Submit your events and activities to editor@upandcomingweekly.com WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLy.COM WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING 101 1073 MURCHISON ROAD This presentation will build on what was presented in the Introduction to Gover- nment Contracting training. The presenter will focus on educating participants on how to prepare a written proposal respon- se. This is a critical element when it comes to participating and winning a gover- nment contract; most business owners struggle in this area. The Veterans Busi- ness Outreach Center at Fayetteville State University will show participants how to navigate this space. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/government- -contracting-101-workshop-tickets-632145011747?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. SATURDAY, MAY 27 COMEDY NIGHT 1707 OWEN DRIVE 2:30 p.m. This fun and interactive event will have you experiencing the wonder of sidewalk chalk with songs, games and the story "The Case of the Missing Chalk Draw- ings" by Richard Byrne. Then settle in to create your very own chalk master- piece. This free and fun event is perfect for kids from 3 years old to 10 years old. For information call 910-487-0440. 9 a.m. Resolute Warriors is asking for all service members to hit the trails for a ruck this Memorial Day to honor the fallen. This is a free community-building event along the beautiful Cape Fear River Trail! You choose your weight. Enjoy a workout, a sense of community, and an iced cold brew coffee on them as we honor the fallen. To sign-up, simply send "Resolute Warriors" on Facebook a direct message so they know how many to expect. For details and discussion on all of their link-ups, check out their Fort Bragg training group by navigating to "Groups" and then join "Resolute Warriors Fort Bragg Training Community". PARENTING CLASS 4101 RAEFORD ROAD SUITE 100 6 p.m. The Wellness & Opportunity Center of AmeriHealth Caritas provides programs and educational opportunities for our mem- bers and the community. This free event will focus on Parenting Education. Join us as we partner with Fayetteville Doulas who will educate on Birth Prep. Unsu- pervised childcare area is available. Dinner is guaranteed for those who register. Registration for a spot for the event can be done at https://bit.ly/41P0lZs. The event is free to the public. For info call 910-500-1880. TUESDAY, MAY 30 THURSDAY, MAY 25 CAROLINA CREEPY CRAWLIES CLARK PARK NATURE CENTER 4 p.m. North Carolina is home to a great variety of insects. From beautiful moths to giant stag beetles, thousands of species are found in the Fayetteville area. Learn basic insect anatomy and about the different kinds found here, including other closely related creepy crawlies like spiders. Find out which ones can be harmful and which are beneficial. Register online or call 910-433-1579. This event is free for all ages. 6 p.m. MONDAY, MAY 29 SATURDAY, MAY 27 LOCAL BOOK SIGNING 112 HAY STREET 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join City Center Gallery and Books for a book signing with author Brian Adam Kline and illustrator Camila Vasconcelos from Capitol Encore Academy as they launch their new book "Sandy Kay Stars In A Play." Sandy Kay is in the third grade and wants to try out for her very first play. After finding out she is cast in the play, her adventures in Theatre begin. On her way to opening night, she learns many aspects of a show including Acting, Costuming, Hair/Makeup, Lights, Sound and Puppetry. All along, learning about herself and acquiring the confidence she needs to conquer her stage fright. WHERE THE SIDEWALK BEGINS WEST REGIONAL BRANCH 7469 CENTURY CIRCLE 7 p.m. Come and enjoy Comedy Night at Up- town's Chicken & Waffles inside the Ramada Plaza. Comedian Marvin Hunter will be headlining. VIP Reserved Tables are seated within the first three rows of the stage. VIP Tables of 4 include a complimentary flavored bottle of mimosa. VIP Tables of 2 include complimentary flavored glass mimosas. Hunter was born and reared in Vicksburg, MS, a city known as "The Red Carpet City of the South", where Southern Hospitality is still alive and well. He became known for exposing any & all absurdities of family, friends, and the human experience… hence his lifelong motto, "Don't Knock Foolishness…It's Nourishment for Funny." Tickets can be bought at https://bit.ly/43d9M63. For info call 910-676-8039. SUNDAY, MAY 28 FRIDAY, MAY 26 MAY 4TH FRIDAY DOWNTOWN FAYETTEVILLE 6 p.m. On the 4th Friday of every month, the Cool Spring District features the best of Fayette- ville visual and performing arts, live music, and street performers. Folks of all ages get a taste of Downtown Fayetteville's dynamic arts and entertainment district while supporting local independent galleries, bistros, and shops full of unique goods and gifts. This month will fea- ture their second Nerd Market! The Nerd Market highlights vendors who have comic books, anime, memorabilia, fantasy art and more. MEMORIAL DAY RUCK JORDAN SOCCER COMPLEX

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