Up & Coming Weekly

April 19, 2016

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22 UCW APRIL 20-26, 2016 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM One of the many things that makes the Dogwood Festival so special is the many sanctioned events that take place during the weeks surrounding the Festivities. Inaugural Golf Tournament This year the first sanctioned event of the Spring Dogwood Festival is the Inaugural Golf Tournament at Gates Four. The Gates Four grounds are immaculately kept. The beautiful grass and blooming trees create a serene and relaxing atmosphere to golf with friends. It is the perfect way to bring in spring and to begin one of the most entertaining weekends in Fayetteville. This golf tournament is presented by Budlight-R.A. Jeffrey's Distributing Company. The Tournament will be hosted on April 21 at the Gates Four Golf and Country Club. The cost is $300 for a four-member team or $75 for individual golfers. There are also sponsorship packages available ranging from a Hole Sponsor at $100 to an Eagle Sponsor at $1,000. Tickets and sponsorship packages can be purchased online at the Dogwood Festival website. Registration includes snacks and sandwiches pro- vided at registration and dinner immediately after the tournament. Prizes will be awarded 1st, 2nd, last in flight, longest drive, closest to the pin, and hole- in-one. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. is the Shotgun Start. For more information visit http://www.faydogwoodfestival.com/events/2016/ dogwood-festivals-inaugural-golf-tournament. Duck Derby Join Fayetteville Urban Ministry on April 24 as thousands of rubber ducks get dropped into the waters of the Cross Creek. The first five ducks to the finish line receive a prize. The grand prize for the first duck is a 25' Coleman Deluxe traveling trailer camper donated by Camping World of Fayetteville. The Fayetteville Duck Derby supports Fayetteville Urban Ministry as well as 25 local non-profit organizations and schools in Cumberland County. Fayetteville Urban Ministry transforms lives through faith, hope, love and security with programs like Find-A-Friend, Adult literacy programs, the Emergency Assistance program and the Nehemiah Project. Find out more about Fayetteville Urban Ministry at http://www. fayurbmin.org. Capitol Encore Academy Exhibition The Capitol Encore Academy is a charter school located in downtown Fayetteville. It currently has 291 stu- dents enrolled. The school's focus is specifically on developing "artists who inspire others with principles of design and artful thinking through the integra- tion of academic excellence, virtuous character and disciplined artistry." Students at this school have a unique curriculum that integrates art into the standard core academics. During the Dogwood Festival weekend Capital Encore Academy will present an exhibi- tion for the public. This space will feature performances by the school's students and also a station for kids to explore and create their own art. The hours will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The exhibition is located at 126 Hay St. and is free to the public. Developing an appreciation for art at an early age has been shown to have a profoundly positive effect on young students. Encore is not training kids to be artists. They are preparing them to be creative thinkers and successful adults in any field. This exhibition gives students an opportunity to show the community their abilities and to share the joys of artistic expression with other students. The free activities also allow other young students to experience a fun interac- tion with art. Fayetteville-Cumberland Crimestoppers Barbecue On April 22 the Fayetteville- Cumberland Crimestoppers will host a bar- becue as part of the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival. Crimestoppers was created in 1984 and since then has contributed immensely to helping cre- ate a safer community for everyone. The toll free number (866)542-8477 is a 24-hour, seven days a week hotline for citizens to confidentially provide infor- mation on criminals and criminal activity. All callers remain anonymous. If the information leads to an arrest, Crimestoppers provide a reward of up to $1,000. So far they have paid out over $312,000 in awards. But even more astound- ing, they have provided information leading to the arrest of 3,108 felons and recovering $6.7 million in property and narcotics. Every year the city contrib- utes $3,000 to support the program. One easy and fun way to help support the Crimestoppers is to enjoy a plate of pork barbecue. From 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Crimestoppers will be selling plates of southern pork barbecue for $7 a plate. All proceeds will benefit the local program by providing law enforcement with funds for the Crimestoppers reward program. To share in some of the delicious food, swing by 2800 Raeford Rd. Highland Center on the 22nd. Mid-Carolina Senior Games The Mid-Carolina Senior Games is an annual event that encourages adults over the age of 50 to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle. This is part of a network of 53 games statewide. This event is specifically for seniors in Cumberland, Harnett and Sampson County. There are 25 sport- ing events such as billiards, 200M dash, pickleball and discus and also Silver Arts events such as visual and performing arts. The goal of this event, besides fun competition, is to remind people of all ages that living a healthy and active lifestyle can be a lot of fun. The games will be held from April 6 to April 25 at varying times and locations. Registration will be from $9 to $20 for participants and it is free for spectators. Whether you are a participant, have a loved one participating or just want to enjoy a fun filled day of competition, cheerleaders are always welcome! It is never a waste of time or energy to support others in challenging themselves and in living a healthy lifestyle. The games also provide senior residents with well- ness workshops, health fairs, exercise classes, social events and health-oriented clubs. No matter what your age, a healthy lifestyle is always within reach and always the right choice. For more information call (910) 323-4191. Sanctioned

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