Up & Coming Weekly

April 19, 2016

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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APRIL 20-26, 2016 UCW 23 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Hogs & Rags Spring Ride This year marks the 11th annual Hogs & Rags Spring Ride. This is an inclusive rally that brings together a love for the open road and great charities. On the beautiful spring day of April 23rd all makes and models of motorcycles, trikes, convertibles, muscle cars and street rods are invited to enjoy a beautiful ride to raise money for two great causes. All the proceeds from this motorcycle and convertibles rally will benefit the American Cancer Society and the Kidsville News Literacy and Education Foundation. The Registration fee is $50 per entry and $30 per additional rider. This fee covers an event t-shirt, a hot breakfast at Rockin-A-Ranch, police escorted rally all the way to Myrtle Beach and lunch at Landry's. There is also a $2,500 cash raffle. Even if you cannot make the rally, donations for the American Cancer Society and Kidsville News are always wel- come. All donations to Hogs & Rags are tax deductible. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. At 9 a.m. kickstands should be up to leave the Museum Participants are asked to arrive with a full tank of gas. To register call (910) 818-0458 or visit http://hogsandrags.com. Festival of Keyboards On April 24, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., Snyder Memorial Baptist Church is set to host another sanctioned Dogwood Festival event: The Festival of Keyboards. This concert will feature four grand pianos and eight skilled pianists. The arrangements will be a mix of sacred, classical, ragtime, Broadway and patriotic pieces. The piano is an incredibly versatile instrument, but this is rarely show- cased in a single concert, making this a unique listening opportunity. Generally, a concert focuses specifically on a certain style of music and of playing. This is a special opportunity because this concert illustrates the dynamic skills of the pia- nists and the versatile nature of the instrument itself. It is also a unique experi- ence in that there are multiple pianos and these will be the only featured instruments. The huge range of styles guarantees that there will be some- thing for everyone to enjoy regardless of background or age. If nothing else, the incredible and dynamic skills of the pianists are enough to make for an amazing show. Additionally, this concert is free to the public. Snyder Memorial Baptist Church is located at 701 Westmont Dr. For more information call (910) 484-3191. Puttin' On the Dog People are not the only community members that can enjoy Dogwood Festival sanctioned events. So can the dogs. The Fayetteville Area Protection Society and Heritage Square will be hosting the annual Puttin' On the Dog dog show. The Fayetteville Area Protection Society is Fayetteville and Cumberland County's only licensed no-kill non-profit shelter. Unfortunately, this shelter receives no state or federal funding. It is through the generosity of the community to help provide care and necessities for the animals while they wait to find their new families. It is love and passion that drives this work and the generosity of the community has been wonderful. So in celebration of the Dogwood Festival and in appreciation of all the love the com- munity has shown, the Fayetteville Area Protection Society invites puppy parents to dress up their pooches and bring them out for an afternoon of family fun. Parents and puppies can socialize with other in the beautiful spring weather. As a part of the official dog show each breed will have several categories of prizes available. Competition is always exciting, but truly this event is about celebrat- ing the wonderful friendship that animals provide daily. The dog show will be on April 24th from noon until 3 p.m. at the Women's Club- Heritage Square. LaFayette Ford Lincoln Classic Car Show The car show is a can't-miss event for car lovers. On Sunday, April 24, from noon – 4 p.m., browse antique cars and trucks, restored classic vehicles and custom hot rods. This year's show has been expanded to include 1995 and older models. The car show is on the 400 block of Hay Street from Huske Hardware House to City Hall. Partnership for Children's KidStuff Saturday, April 23 from Noon – 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 24, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., those with young kids don't want to miss Kidstuff at Festival Park (along Ray Avenue in the grass by Cross Creek). The activities are free and include hands-on, age and developmentally appropri- ate activities. Please visit the Dogwood Festival website or www.ccpfc.org to learn more. Events

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