Up & Coming Weekly

May 31, 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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14 JUNE 1-7, 2016 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM After a hugely successful event last year, Fayetteville Pet Fest is again offering a fun place for both pets and their owners. It is a free festival that takes place June 4-5 at 3035 Boone Trail. "The Pet Fest is an ever-growing event where not only can humans come out and have a great time, but you can bring your pet and let them experience an event that is also created with them in mind," says Linda Schulte, the promotions and market- ing director of the event. "Last year, we had close to 6,000 people attend the event." Fayetteville Pet Fest has a large number of events for own- ers and pets to enjoy. Schulte says, "The Top of the Hour Parade where people that wish to bring their pet up front on the stage will simply register at the WFNC tent (located next to the stage) and they will be able to come up on stage and showcase their pet. Who doesn't love to brag and show off their pet?" There are also events focused on providing information for how to be a responsible pet parent. Veterinarians will be on site to give expert advice and offer special discounts on micro chip- ping. Micro chipping is as painless as the average vaccination, and like a vaccination, it has long-lasting benefits. A small microchip is implanted under loose skin between the animal's shoulder blades. This microchip contains permanent ID for pets that is registered and connected to the owners contact information. The chip will last a lifetime and can make reuniting with a lost pet easier because unlike a collar, it can never be lost. But that is not all the Festival has to offer. "There are several non-pet related exhibitors and lots of pet related exhibitors giving out free samples," Schulte said. "The event will have a kid's zone that will have a bounce house and face painting, as well as, a Child ID program where your child can get a free picture and fingerprinted ID card." The Carolina Dock Dogs is also an exciting event. The Carolina Dockdogs is a canine aquatic competition club. It is a nonprofit and inclusive club that ac- cepts all breeds. The goal is to encourage pets and owners to unite in fun constructive activities. The club focuses on three "disciplines." The first is Big Air. This is essentially a long jump for dogs into a pool. The Extreme Vertical measures how high each dog can jump by incremen- tally raising a floatable bumper that hangs in the air above the pool. The Speed Retrieve requires the dogs to run, jump from the dock, swim and grab the bumper. The time is measured when the bumper is released from where it is hanging and the quickest time wins. Anyone interested in showing off their dog's awesome skills can enter at www.carolinadockdogs.com. Other amazing trained dogs showing off their hard-earned skills are K-9 and Military Police dogs. Having a pet already is not a requirement for coming to enjoy the Pet Fest. "We will have local rescue groups on hand to adopt out animals to loving homes. So anyone interested in adopting an animal, this is the event for you," Schulte advises. However there are a few things that are required to keep pets and all other participants safe. The Pet Fest rules are: • All pets must be leashed at all times. • Please use designated, open waste areas or clean up after your pet. • Do not leave pets unattended. • Aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. • Enter at your own risk, and • No smoking. To protect paws from the heat the majority of the walking areas arecarpeted and there are shade tents. However, pet parents are encouraged to plan for hot weather. Fayetteville Pet Fest: Fun for Pets and Their Owners by ERINN CRIDER EVENTS ERINN CRIDER, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910.484.6200. Cape Fear Studios presents ~ featuring the work of our exhibiting and supporting members April 22-June 21, 2016 • Image credits ~ Nancy Edge Hours: Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Sun. - Closed 148 Maxwell St. Fayetteville, NC 28301 artgallery@capefearstudios.com Just give us a call at 910-433-2986 to reserve your place in a class or arrange for private classes. We have year-round lessons for beginners or experienced artists. Other cra„s are available, too. Over 25 years o†ering original, one-of-a-kind works from local artists‰ • Pottery • Prints • Jewelry • Woodwork • Glass • Photography • Painting & Drawings Cape Fear Botanical Garden • 536 N. Eastern Blvd. • Fayetteville, NC 28301 Tel. 910.486.0221 • www.capefearbg.org jeanne jolly concert thursday, june 9 in the garden GATES OPEN 6 .. CONCERT AT 6:30 .. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment by Jeanne Jolly and her band. Bring a lawn chair. Food by Elliotts Catering Company. Beer and wine cash bar. Complete the evening by purchasing a signed Jeanne Jolly CD. TICKETS AT THE DOOR General Admission applies. Garden members Free. No outside food or beverages. In event of inclement weather, the concert will be held indoors. Jeanne Jolly_Up&Coming Ad.indd 1 5/18/16 3:39 PM

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