Up & Coming Weekly

August 29, 2023

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 14 UCW AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 6, 2023 EVENTS A school experience goes beyond lessons learned in the classroom. Part of what helps shape well- rounded students are the skills they sharpen and memories they make while engaging in extracurricular activities. Extracurricular involvement shows that students can stick with activities for extended periods of time, indicates they have passions and interests, and illustrates that they can take initiative outside of their schoolwork. Athletics is a popular extracurricular activity. A love of sports often develops in elementary school, with children participating in recreational or school-based leagues each year. at enjoyment of the game only builds in middle school and high school. However, there are plenty of students who are not sports enthusiasts but still fill their after-school hours with activities that can help cultivate leadership, teamwork, time management skills, confidence, and much more. e following are some extracurriculars that go beyond the scholastic playing fields. Arts activities: ese can include painting, sketching, ceramics, jewelry-making, and yarn work. Band or chorus: Music instruction is ideal for those who want to explore a passion for singing or playing an instrument. eater: Students can participate in theater productions after school. It's possible to get involved both in front of the curtain and behind with positions in the cast, crew and even promotional team. Newspaper: Many schools still produce student-led newspapers in print or digital versions. Students handle all of the roles, from reporting, editing, photography, and managing the publication. Foreign language clubs: Students may want to expand on their foreign language studies by participating in language clubs. Often these clubs include learning more about the cultures where specific languages are spoken, including exploring culinary delights and possible travel. Philanthropy: Like-minded students may want to participate in school-organized volunteer activities. ese keep students busy, but also benefit recipients in many ways. Activities can include beach sweeps or volunteering at animal shelters. Coding and programming: Students can learn the basics of writing code and building computer applications or websites. Culinary arts: Certain schools may be equipped with kitchen facilities and still offer elective courses in culinary arts, while others may reserve cooking classes to extracurricular activities. If a school does not have a culinary club, chances are students can find a cooking class offered through a private group. ere are plenty of extracurricular activities to engage students who are not interested in athletics. Students also can start new clubs if there are deficits in offerings at their schools. Enriching non-sports extracurricular activities a CityView Today STAFF REPORT Gates open: 5:30 Food By: rivermist 7:30-10:00 Food, Drinks, dancing, Fun, door Prizes! All American Homes FREE CONCERT! september 1 st At the pavilion Presents 2023 Westwood • Fort Liberty • Hope Mills B r i n g y o u r l a w n c h a i r s - V I P Ta b l e s A v a i l a b l e rolling tacos & pupusas *VIP Pavilion Table Seating is Available: - $25 vip table seating in pavilion - $40 vip table in pavilion w/ beer, wine & beverages included Tickets: www.fayettevilledinnertheatre.com Full-Service indoor bar available with all ABC permits, Patio seating, and Indoor Restrooms Rivermist

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