Up & Coming Weekly

May 06, 2014

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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22 UCW MAY 7-13, 2014 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Calendar of Events The City of Fayetteville, NC does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services, or activities. JAMI SHEPPARD McLAUGHLIN, Downtown Development Manager jmclaughlin@ci.fay.nc.us www.visitdowntownfayetteville.com www.facebook.com/downtownfayetteville May 10 – Josalyn's Jog for a Reason, Duane and Laura Legg, www.cincodemayo10k.org/ josalyn_s_jog.html May 10 – Opening Ceremony for the Field of Honor, Downtown Alliance and Airborne and Special Operations Museum, www.ncfieldofhonor.com May 10 – Mother Day's Weekend Carriage Rides, Downtown Alliance, www.faydta.org May 11 – Happy Mother's Day May 16 – Fayetteville After Five!, Fayetteville Dogwood Festival, www.faydogwoodfestival.com Downtown Farmer's Market and City Market at the Museum every Wednesday and Saturday! Honor Our Military at upcoming Spring/Summer Events Downtown! In more ways than one, we often look to our friends at Fort Bragg with admiration. They are a part of our community as our friends, our neighbors and our family. To show support, honor sacrifice and to celebrate our freedom, there many events coming up this spring and summer that will not want to be missed: NC Field of Honor May 10 through June 28 Sponsored by the Downtown Alliance and the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, the NC Field of Honor is a memorial to all of our servicemen and women. If you have not seen it before, it will take your breath away. Opening ceremony with key military speakers, choral music, and special flag placements is on Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. Individual flags are still available for $25.00 at www.ncfieldofhonor.com. A Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces Sunday, May 25, Festival Park, 7:30 p.m. The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Army Ground Forces Band of Ft. Bragg present the second annual Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces concert. Bring your lawn chair and beach blankets and enjoy a variety of patriotic selections. This concert is free and open to the public. No tickets required. Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 26, Freedom Memorial Park, 10 a.m. The Memorial Day Ceremony honors those that have paid the supreme sacrifice and the families who lost loved ones. Bleacher seating is limited. 7th Annual ASOMF Run for the Legend 5K/10K Saturday, June 7, Airborne and Special Operations Museum, 8 a.m. All donations and proceeds from the event support the museum's operational and educational programs and activities. Run for the Legend is sanctioned by USA Track & Field (USATF).Online registration is available through www.active.com. Registration is also available at www.asomf.org. Independence Day Statewide Classical Tuesday, July 1, Festival Park, 8 p.m. The North Carolina Symphony will perform a good, old-fashioned salute to the red, white and blue. Hear patriotic favorites and high-spirited classics as USA is honored on its birthday. This concert is free and open to the public. No tickets required. Also, coming up later this summer is annual National Airborne Day on Saturday, August 16 at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. While at these fantastic events, do not forget to tour some of our other permanent features downtown honoring the military including the world-class North Carolina Veterans Park and the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. When you are through and your tummy is rumbling, try one of our scrumptious patio restaurants downtown. We have quite a few restaurants and shops that are owned and operated by retired or active duty soldiers or their spouses and many offer military discounts with your military ID. Thank you for your service! Keep reading for more details at www.visitdowntownfayetteville.com or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/downtownfayetteville for daily updates on happenings, promotions and events. Ready to Open a Business Downtown? Ready to take the plunge into own your own business and see what you can do as an entrepreneur? Have a dream that you want to see in a bricks and mortar building so that the rest of Fayetteville (and beyond) can love it too? For more information on City of Fayetteville programs including the Façade Improvement Grant, the Business Assistance Loan or the Small Business Retention Grant, call Michelle Haire at 433-1596. For more information on available properties or how to open a business downtown, call Jami McLaughlin at 433-1599.

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