URGENT -- The Red Cross needs all blood types, especially O Positive, B Positive, O Negative, and A Negative, which are at EMERGENCY status. B Negative is at CRITICAL status. Bob Arrington, American Red Cross, 919-605-4132 or local office at 244 SW Broad St., Southern Pines, 692-8571. There is no longer an upper age limit; must be 17 or older.
Singles Dinners will be held Fridays at 7 p.m. unless the day is otherwise noted: Aug. 25, Longleaf; Wednesday, Aug. 30, Chef Warren's at 12:30 p.m.; Sept. 1, Basil's; and Sept. 8 at Table on the Green for dinner and the annual meeting. For information or reservations call Alan at 215-4527 or Mary at 692-8888.
The Artists League and Art Academy Live have joined together to present an evening of entertainment and painting instruction by Chuck McLachlan and Sterling Edwards on Monday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange Street, Aberdeen. Their demo paintings will be given as door prizes at the end of the evening. A limited number of tickets will be available for $35 each and reservations may be made by calling 944-3979 or stopping by Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all proceeds from the evening will benefit the Artists League, a not-for-profit organization.
18th Annual Pinehurst Food and Wine Extravaganza, sponsored in part by A Southern Season, will take place Labor Day weekend, Thursday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 4, at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst.A weekend of fine wine, gourmet food and Southern hospitality. Luis Torres, Sommelier from Beam Wine Estates, returns as master of ceremonies.Featured Guest Chefs include Roland Mesnier, former White House Executive Pastry Chef, and John Ash, chef, author, educator, and partner in Sauvignon Republic Cellars. Contact: Janeen Driscoll, Pinehurst Resort, 235-8710, janeen.driscoll@ pinehurst.com.
Calling all Singers! The Moore County Choral Society invites you to join us as we prepare to begin our 32nd season. Rehearsals are held at 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday beginning Sept. 5 at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church (registration is at 6:30). Annual dues are $35. No audition required, just a love for choral music. For more information, contact Sondra Nelson at 692-6979.
"Sandhills at a Crossroads: The Value of Our Architectural Legacy," Thursday, Sept. 7, from 7 to 8 p.m at Southern Pines Elementary School Auditorium, 255 South May Street, Southern Pines, presented by The Classical Design Foundation. Admission is free and open to the public. Myrick Howard, Executive Director of Preservation NC, will speak on "'The Value of Our Architectural Legacy." For more information visit The Classical Design Foundation website, www.mimsstudios.com/CDF/index.htm, or contact Abigail Dowd at (910) 783-5359, email@example.com; or Ray Owen at (910) 638-3982, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailing address: 115 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387.
Fall Kick-Off Dance Party, Friday, Sept. 8, starts at 7:30 p.m., Pinehurst Ballroom Dance Studio, Pinehurst Executive Center, N.C. 5. Catered buffet, party games, and dance exhibitions. $10 per person. Call Claudia at 295-3003.
Keep Moore County Beautiful, Inc., is conducting a Mixed Paper Recycling Drive, Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the BP Station in the Fresh Market Shopping Center, Southern Pines. For additional information, contact Joan Neal, Executive Director, Keep Moore County Beautiful, Inc., at 947-3478 or by email at email@example.com.
Arts Council of Moore County and Pinehurst Parks & Rec. present "Arts in the Park" on Saturdays, Sept. 9, 16, and 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Camelot Playground in Cannon Park, Pinehurst. Event features Mark Lippard (Sept. 9), Fish the Magish (Sept. 16), and the Grey Seal Puppets performing "Tangle of Tales" (Sept. 23), free face painting, play in the park, and refreshments for sale. Free and open to public. Information, 295-2817 or 692-4356 or visit www.artscouncil-moore.org.
The Karen Chandler Trust presents the 3rd Annual Karen Chandler/Cathy Mintz Beach Music Festival featuring: The Fantastic Shakers, Tommy Black & Blooz Band, The Craig Woolard Band, and The Drifters. Sunday, Sept. 10, from 12 to 7 p.m. at the Fayetteville Museum of Art (Stamper Road, behind Eutaw Shopping Center on Bragg Blvd.). Gates will open at 11 a.m. Adults - $15.00 Children 12 and under are free. All proceeds benefit local cancer patients.
Community Presbyterian Church, silent and live auction to benefit youth programs will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, at the church on Kelly and Everette Roads in Pinehurst. Doors open at 6 p.m., silent auction from 7 to 8 and live auction at 8 p.m. Contact Barbara Pipo, 295-1553.
The start of the fall season at Weymouth will begin with Supper on the Grounds on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event includes a chicken and pork barbecue with all the trimmings, beverages and homemade desserts.Musical entertainment by the Parsons is also included. The evening provides an opportunity for old and new friends to meet after the summer holidayswhile enjoying the house and gardens at Weymouth.The event will be held rain or shine, and space is limited so early reservations are encouraged.The cost is$14 per person.
Come join and help organize the new American Camellia Society of the Sandhills. An orientation meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Moore County Extension Service office at 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage. For more information, please contact Claudia Watson, 910-215-4552 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
37th Malcolm Blue Farm Historical Crafts and Farmskills Festival is seeking artisans, traditional crafters and demonstrators for its annual three-day festival on Friday, Sept. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 1. All volunteers are welcome. For more information, please call 944-7558.
At noon, on Saturday, Sept. 30, the Annual Fall Literary Luncheon will be held at the Pinehurst Country Club. Golf and gardening writer, Jim Dodson, will be the speaker. Enjoy a lovely meal in the St. Andrews Room. Tickets will be available at the Given Library, Given Book Shop, and The Country Book Store. For more information, contact the Given Library at 295-6022 or the Given Book Shop at 295-7002.
The first Motorcycle Run benefiting Sandhills Interfaith Hospitality Network will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, beginning at 8 a.m. at Sandhills Harley Davidson in Eastwood and ending with a celebration picnic at New Century Middle School in Carthage, featuring the McKenzie Brothers. The charity ride will follow an approximately 60-mile route. The registration fee is $20 per driver and $10 per rider, payable by cash or check on the day of the event or by mail to PO Box 1173, Aberdeen, NC, 28315. Picnic only registration is $7.50. For more info., call 944-7149 or e-mail email@example.com.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Moore County invites the public to join us in our "Pathway to Awareness" Weekend in celebration of Mental Illness Awareness Week. The event begins on Saturday, Sept. 30, and concludes on Sunday, Oct. 1. If interested in walking and/or creating your own "Pathway to Awareness" Walk Team, please contact Patty Laughlin, at 295-2337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or NAMI Moore County, 295-1053.
The Sandhills Quilters Guild and the Village of Pinehurst Parks and Recreation Department are co-sponsoring a quilt show, Quilting in the Pines II, October 13 and 14, at the Fair Barn (Route 5). Anyone wishing to enter a quilt in the show may contact Pat Andrews, 693-9912 or email@example.com, quilt registrar, for criteria and registration forms. For other information contact show chair Liz Stern, 295-4017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memory Walk for Alzheimer's --Walkers/Teams, Sponsors, and Volunteers needed for a Memory Walk in support of the Alzheimer's Association. Event will be for all to enjoy onSaturday, Oct. 14. Registration 9 to 10 a.m., Walk 10 to 11a.m. Come support a terrific cause to make the education and research possible for Alzheimer's. Call Pat Thomasson at 692-0366 or email@example.com
Alzheimer's Association Contact: Charles Riddle 336-725-3085 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Moore Coffee Company presents live music every Friday and Saturday night, 8 to 11 p.m. It is a musician sit-in, and all musicians are welcome to bring their instruments and join in the fun! Fun for the whole family! Place: The Moore Coffee Company, 201 S. McNeill St., Carthage. Info: call 910-947-6122. No charge.
The Carolina Hotel will offer High Tea the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost of $25 per person includes an historic walking tour, followed by classic tea with sandwiches, scones and truffles. Call Resort Services Desk at 235-8415.
The Golf Capital Chorus is looking for new members. Can you carry a tune and do you like to sing? Visit Barbershop Chorus rehearsals on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, 125 Everette Rd., Pinehurst, or call Skip Ragland at 673-5634.
The local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, Sandhills Harmony Chorus, is looking for new members. Meet Thursday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines. Call Carole Roth at 255-1081 for information.
Moore County Concert Band The band is always looking for new members. Rehearsals are Monday evenings at 6:30 at Sandhills Community College. The band performs six concerts per year and rehearses September through June. If you now play or have ever played an instrument and would like to play some challenging music, consider joining the MCCB. Information: call 295-9023 or visit the bands Web site at www.moorecountyband.com.
Lessons and Dances
Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills club will begin its sixth season on Sept.15 at the Olde West End Gym with an Open House for interested persons. Arrival will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by an informative program from 6:45 to 7:30 and dancing until 10:00. For information call Tony and Arlene Hantjis at 235-0998, visit www.pinehurst.net/~ballroom/, or e-mail email@example.com
Beginner Ballroom Lessons (choreographed/cued, also known as round dancing) are being offered. The cost for lessons per person is $15 per month. Info: Jo Ann at 295-2590 or Doris at 692-8878.
The Carolina Pines Ballroom Dancers will host a dance Sept. 9 in Carthage. Lesson from 7 to 8 with a variety of dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. $4 for first time visitors.Call 949-5500 for information.
Duffie Dancers Round Dance Club is an all phase club. Dances are held every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Olde West End Gym. The cuer is Lucille Hensley. Info: Max and Frances Lamberti at 949-2566.
Footprints offers instruction in ballet and more. Offering special introductory classes for girls age six and up. Call Diana Turner Forte for information, 695-8863. Footprints Studio, 282 Gatewood Ave., Southern Pines.
Line dance classes are held on Tuesday evenings at the V.F.W., 615 S. Page St., Southern Pines. Cost is $9 for four weeks of classes. Call Doris at 692-8878 to register.
Model A Square Dance Club is an advanced level club. Dances are on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Olde West End Gym. Dancers new to the area are welcome. The caller is Jimmy Roberson. Info: Leo and Ruth Ellen Ganster 295-5786.
Pinehurst Ballroom Dance Studio in the Pinehurst Executive Center offers professionally taught ballroom dance lessons for singles or couples. Private or class ballroom by appointment or group lessons Thursday nights at 7 p.m. (no partners required). Pre-registration is required. Weddings, cruises, debutante balls, and prom specials. Info: 295-3003.
Sanford and Sandhills Ballroom Dance Co. are offering classes in Sanford and Aberdeen. Open House Dance Party, Fridays from 8 to 10 p.m. No partner necessary. Call 919-356-2853 or go to www.sanfordballroomdance.com
Sharifa Asmar is taking registration for belly dance summer intensive at BDT Broadway Dance Theater in Sanford. New Beginner and Beyond Beginner classes. For more information, call 910-461-1265 or 919-718-6043.
Stardust Dinner Dance Club hosts eight dances each year from September through May, with the majority held at the Country Club of Whispering Pines. Live music and fine dining add to an evening of fun for all who enjoy dancing. Visitors may attend one dance as a guest for the cost of dinner only. Reservations and info: 295-1916 or 295-1540.
Taylor Dance is now registering for fall classes in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Partnering and Modern. Fall classes began August 14, with PK dance, ages 3-6, starting September 5. The children's theater program, The Playhouse, will be holding auditions for children ages 9-14 on Saturday, Sept. 9. More info: call 295-1320.
Terpsichore...a Moving Experi-ence is accepting enrollment for fall classes in classical ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, creative movement, Pilates and Yoga, for children ages 3-18. Adult and teen classes are also available. Info: 695-1116.
Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club is a Plus level club that holds dances every Thursday, from 8 to 10 p.m., in the Olde West End Gym. Info: President Harry or Jean Vogt at 295-4185.
Area Movie Theaters
Call listed venue hotlines for most up-to-date information.
Sandhills Cinemas: 695-1100
SunFlix at the Sunrise Theater: 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, 692-3611, www.sunrisetheater.com. $7 adults, $6 matinees, $5 under 12.
Movie times:7:30 p.m. evenings and 2:30 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
Friday through Thursday, August 25-31. "Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont." Joan Plowright stars as an elderly woman in a London retirement home abandoned by her family, but not by a young writer who is interested in her. Unrated.108 mins.
OPEN AUDITION CALL FOR CHILDREN AGES 4-14. The Playhouse Performance Workshop. Director: Julianna Johnston. "Alice in Wonderland" -- Saturday, Sept. 9, from10 a.m. to 12 noon, ages 4-8; and 1 to 3 p.m., ages 9-14. Callbacks: Sunday, Sept. 10, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. for all ages. Rehearsals begin Monday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. There are many male and female roles available including several dance solos. For more information on the Moore Playhouse, its programs and classes or to pre-register for the upcoming audition please call Moore onstage, 910-295-1320.
Moore OnStage is presenting the musical "Forever Plaid," Sept. 8-17 at the Sunrise Theatre. For tickets and information, call 255-0667.
A dramatic performance portraying Queen Elizabeth Iand her sister, Queen Mary, will be presented by Weymouth Center at 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, starring Barbara Hird and Marsha Warren. Space will be limited so please call 692-6261 to make reservations. No charge for Weymouth members, $15 for nonmembers.
Arts Council of Moore County and Time Warner Cable present "The Little Mermaid" on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23, at 3 and 7 p.m. at Sunrise Theater.The show is directed by the always popular Missoula Children's Theatre and stars over 50 young actors in grades K-8. The show is a cute twist on the age-old tale in which a little mermaid, named Celia, and her sisters visit the world outside of the sea and make many wonderful discoveries. Admission: $5 ACMC members and $8 nonmembers. Tickets in advance available at Campbell House. Call 910-692-4356 or visit www.artscouncil-moore.org.
Sandhills Theatre Company presents "The Music Man" -- Sept. 22, 23, and 24 at Owens Auditorium, SCC. An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A., of a bygone era, "The Music Man" follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall. Sandhills Theatre Company, P. O. Box 1017, Southern Pines NC 28388-1017 located at 14373 U.S. Hwy. 1 South, Pinebluff, 910-281-0661 (business and box office) or 639-4089(cell), sandhillstheatre.com
Givens Performing Arts Center at UNC Pembroke offers several productions of interest during the year. Call 910-521-6361 or 800-367-0778 for ticket prices and availability.
Venues may charge admission or a cover charge or may change schedules for some events. Call venues for details.
Basil's, 211-H in Olmsted Village, 1.5 miles west of the traffic circle and opposite Homewood Suites, features Donn Stanley on the piano on Saturdays. Reservations: 235-3737.
Brats European Bistro, 219 NE Broad Street, Southern Pines, offers live entertainment by Roger Levesque every Saturday night. Info: 910-246-2728 or www.hausofbrats.com.
Bynum General Store is located at 950 Bynum Rd., Bynum; just 10 miles south of Chapel Hill, off of U.S. 15-501. Donations of $3 to $7 are collected pass-the-hat for concerts. Entertainment weekly. Info: (919) 542-1858.
Davis Community Center, one mile from Robbins, hosts bluegrass music on the third Friday of each month.
Dugan's Pub, No. 2 Market Square, Pinehurst, features Karaoke on Thursdays, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A $3-$5 cover charge may apply. Call 295-3400 for more information.
Elliott's Gourmet Marketplace, 905 Linden Rd., Pinehurst. Their "Kitchen Essence" events provide different workshops. Coming in September: "Over-the-Hump" Wed-nesdays will include wine seminars in their new cooking school. A full dinner menu is also available. Information: 295-FOOD (3663).
Italian Table Restaurant presents live entertainment on weekends. Location: 136 Grant St., Seven Lakes. Reservations strongly encouraged at 673-4725.
The JFR Barn will be hosting The Robert Craig wine dinner on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. in our wine room. Robert Craig Winery is from Napa Valley, California. The cost will be $80 all-inclusive featuring a 5-course dinner with 6 different wines. Call for reservations now at 692-7700 or check out our website for information at www.jfrbarn.com
Maness Pottery and Music Barn features bluegrass, country, and gospel pickin' and singing around 6 p.m. every Tuesday night. No cover; donations accepted. Located six miles west of Carthage on N.C. Hwy 24/27. Call 948-4897 for info.
May Street Market, 1010 N. May St., Southern Pines, hosts live music every Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. No cover! Dinner reservationshighly suggested. Phone: 692-4110.
Mint Juleps, 155 Hall Ave., is a Southern Pines private club for people 25 years and older. All musical events are open to the public and run from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday is open Mic night, 8 p.m., no cover. Aug. 25: The Sand Band; Aug. 26: Loose Change. Available for wedding receptions, private parties, and birthday or anniversary celebrations. More info, call 246-2223 or www.mintjulepsclub. com
Neville's, located at 130 W. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines, is open Sunday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday shows are from 7 to 10 p.m., no cover charge. Saturday shows are 9:30 p.m. - until, cover charge may apply. Aug 25 - Sam Milner. Call 692-1939 or www.nevillesclub.com.
O'Donnell's of downtown Southern Pines hosts weekend live entertainment for members and guests as often as possible and features Wednesday night guest bartenders with tips going to charity. For information, call 695-1915 or go to www.patodonnellspub.com.
The Potter's Caf features live music every Saturday night from 7 to 11 p.m. Exclusively selling Starbucks coffee. The caf is at 201 South St. in Aberdeen. Info: 944-1250.
The Red Room, a downtown Southern Pines nightclub showcasing cutting-edge, electronic music DJs Friday nights (18+) and DJ Hitman every Saturday night spinning Top 40 dance music (21+). 100 W. Massachusetts Ave. Info: 695-2300 or visit www.theredroomclub.com
Sandhills Bowling Center offers opportunities for bowling. Address: 2239 N. Pinehurst Street, Aberdeen. Info: 295-9610.
Shucker's Oyster Bar, 135 Pinehurst Ave., Southern Pines, features live entertainment on their deck Saturdays and Wednesdays. Saturday, Aug. 26, McKenzie Brothers. Showtime is 7 to 10 p.m., come early to make sure you get a seat! 695-1000 for more info.
The Sports Page Bar and Grill, off U.S. 1, Aberdeen, at The Commons, hosts karaoke each Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.
The Wine Cellar and Tasting Room, 241 N.E. Broad St., downtown Southern Pines, is open as a casual wine bar on Wednesday and Friday nights with a large selection of wines available by the glass and half glass, changing weekly. Info: 692-3066.
Art at The Market Place -- Enjoy the fine art gallery featuring the original paintings of local artists Cele Bryant, Betty DiBartolomeo, Sara Gray, Fay Terry and Joan Williams. Located at 2160 Midland Rd., Pinehurst. Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 215-5963 for information.
Artist Alley, a collection of juried art and fine crafts from local and regional artists, is located on Broad Street, above Sweet Basil Cafe in Southern Pines. They are open Wednesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Info: 692-6077, www.artistalley.net
The Artists League of the Sandhills in Aberdeen will be celebrating the grandeur of "Far Away Places" during the month of August. Artists have been inspired by their travels to far away places. Thirty new paintings will be featured. The exhibit will remain through Aug. 27, Monday through Saturday, 12 noon to 3 p.m. Call 944-3979 or visit www.artistleague.org.
Broadhurst Gallery, 2212 Midland Road, Pinehurst, showcases works by nationally recognized artists. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Call 295-4817 for more information.
The Campbell House Galleries, 482 East Connecticut Avenue in Southern Pines, proudly present the 26th Annual Fine Arts Fesitval, through August 31. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and open every third weekend from 2 to 4 p.m. For more info, call 692-4356, or visit www.artscouncil-moore.org.
Central Security Systems Gallery is in the new CSI building at 370 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The artist featured in the Central Securities Gallery listing is Eileen Strickland. For more info call 910-875-4446.
Chanticleer, located at 118 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines, hosts a gallery featuring N.C. artists Jeanette Sheehan, Jessie Mackay, Kristina Bach and Linda Griffin. The original paintings show landscapes, florals, portraits and animal subjects and are in oil, watercolor, mixed media and pastel. The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 695-7070.
Gallery 102, a new art gallery in Sanford, is exhibiting recent prints by Tennessee artist Elaine Antri-can, entitled "N.C. Homestead." The gallery also hosts the works of Beverly Brookshire, Victoria Hogan and Doug Rowe. Located at Shops of Steele Street, 102 S. Steele Street, Sanford,10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday. (919) 777-6959.
Gap Creek Candle Company, 116 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, showcases the arts and crafts of the Sandhills, including King's Pottery and Crystal King's Pottery of Seagrove, paintings by Susan Edquist, pine-needle art by Carolyn Register and Martha Blake, floral art by Joan Grimone, handturned bowls by Chuck July, birdhouses by Bill Blake and Mike Shinn, and Gap Creek's very own handcrafted scented candles. Info: 695-0029.
The Hastings Gallery on the SCC campus will host occasional art exhibitions in its space. Info: Teresa Reynolds at 695-3775.
Hollyhocks Art Gallery, located in The Shops At Pinehurst Place, at 905 Linden Road, Pinehurst, features original artwork by local artists, Deane Billings, Irene McFarland, Marie Travisano, and Jane Casnellie.Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 295-2489.
Jewels of Pinehurst, a contemporary jewelry gallery in the village of Pinehurst, features the original art jewelry of owner Patricia Reil along with other goldsmith artists. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 295-2824.
Kate Buie and Hannah Cole have a gallery featuring their work (and the work of other regional artists) at 113 West Main Street, Aberdeen, in the old Silk Route building. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 639-6401 for information.
McMillan & Wife Art Gallery, 150 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines. The gallery is open Monday through Friday. Info: 692-4879.
Sayer Photography Studio and Gallery, 155 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, downtown Southern Pines, is currently featuring the work of award-winning portrait photographer Tim Sayer and the international travel photography of local artist Caroline McKissick. Open Tues.-Sat. from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. unless out on assignment. Also available by appointment. Gallery phone number is 692-6320. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sky Art Gallery - an artist's opening reception on Sept. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.Kimberly Wheaton, a Durham artist, will be featured in the inner gallery from Sept. 1 to 30. We are currently featuring a select sample of the late William H. Knudsen's fine watercolor paintings.The gallery also has some of Moore County's best local and nationally recognized artists, rare signed lithographs, watercolor, oils, and fine art photography. Sky Art Gallery is the home of West 23rd Street Photography, commercial and event photography. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 602 Magnolia Drive, behind Applebee's at the entrance to Magnolia Square, Aberdeen. 944-9440
White Hill Gallery, 407 U.S. 15/501, Carthage, just south of Sanford, offers a variety of pottery, from modern functional wares to petroglyph-design pitfired pots, to whimsical pieces, and to pottery with colors from a rainbow. Info: Sandra Layne, proprietor, at 947-6100.
A Lecture Series: The Arts Council of Moore County and Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities is presenting the third lecture in a series of four on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m., at the Weymouth Center. Guest Lecturer, Dr. Molly Gwinn, will focus on "Impressionist Landscapes: Monet's Journey through Normandy." For more information, call 692-4356.
Lecture Series: "Early Churches in Moore County" Presented by Milton J. Sills, hosted by the Moore County Historical Association. Sunday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free Admission. Southern Pines Civic Club, 105 S. Ashe Street, Southern Pines. Refreshments will be served following the talk. For more information, call the MCHA at 692-2051 or visit our website at www.moorehistory.com.
-- Art for All Y'all in Southern Pines offers Monday evening and Thursday morning classes for adults in jewelry making and mixed media art. Advance registration is preferred as space is limited.The studio is located at 150B East New Hampshire Ave (in the back of the building). Call Amy at 528-2110for a schedule of classes or email email@example.com.
-- Artist Alley, Open Wednesday-Saturday, 10:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call 246-0982 for information about beginning or intermediate off-site painting classes or visit www.artistalley.net.
-- Colors 'n Clay, 230 SW Broad St., Southern Pines, 692-4656. Adult Ladies Night Out, Thursday, Aug. 31, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fee: $10 plus the cost of your pottery. Must RSVP, 692-4656. Call for current schedule for workshops and events.
Scarecrow Plate Workshop Mon, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 12 noon or 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cost: $28
Stop by the studio to see a completed project!Reservations and pre-payment are required.
-- Creative Connection: A meeting place for emerging and frustrated out-of-the-box-artists. Connect and share with other creatives. Call Joy at Joy of Art Studio at 695-7055 or e-mail Joyof_Art@msn.com.
Creative Connection is forming a new "Artist's Way" group that will be using the book as a workbook for group sharing and doing exercises for both personal and creative exploring. A once-a-month creative play session will be held to share techniques, material and ideas. Call Joy at 695-7055 for location and details.
-- Dogwood Pottery, 310 E. Philadelphia, Pinebluff, offers beginning pottery classes for adults, children or groups. For more information call 281-5926.
-- Joy of Art Studio Autumn Arts -- Students will keep a sketch book as well as use their own life observations for subjects, ages 7-8. Also included in the program: Animal Art and the Artists ages, 5-6; Art, Discovering, Choosing and Expressing, ages 10-11. Beginning Acrylic Painting, ages 12-14, as well as private lessons for adults and children. The Magnificent Horse and I am a Super Hero will also be offered. Call 695-7055 for schedule and information on program. Sign up now for new I am an American Girl which will be held during theholidays.Joyof_Art@msn.com
-- Just Needlepoint offers classes in needlepoint for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Call Jean Wallen at 295-3727 for more information.
-- Kathleen Miller Art Studio in Southern Pines offers classes in Tole and decorative painting. Fee: $60 deposit, plus supplies. Class size limited. To register and view projects for the basic beginner and intermediate level classes, call Kathy, 246-0982.
-- N.C. Pottery Center
Registration for new classes and workshops at the North Carolina Pottery Center is now available. The Center is located at 250 East Ave., Seagrove. Call 336-873-8430 or go to www.ncpotterycenter.com.
-- The O'Neal School, 3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines, offers art and pottery classes for children. To register or for information, call 692-6920, ext. 108, or 692-9595.
Young At Art: An exploration of drawing, painting and sculpture. Enrich your child's world through art classes that meet on Wednesday or Thursday after school for third- and sixth-graders.
Pottery Classes: Beginner to advanced wheel throwing and hand building techniques will be explored.
The Country Bookshop
The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, announces its upcoming author events. Call 692-3211 for information.
Sept. 7 and 21 -- STORY HOUR with SPARKLE THE STORY TIME SHEEP. Thursday, 10 a.m. For children age birth to 5 and their caregivers.
Sept. 21 -- Author Ellen Hunter. 4 p.m. Hunter returns with her new novel, "Murder On The ICW," in her Magnolia Mystery series.
Sept. 23 -- Author JoAnn S. Dawson, Time TBD. Dawson and her horse, Stumpy, will present her delightful Lucky Foot series for young readers.
Sept. 28 -- Author Joyce Moyer Hostetter, 4 p.m. Children's author Hostetter presents her touching and inspiring novel, "Blue."
Oct. 5 and 19 -- Story hour with Sparkle the Story Time Sheep. Thursday, 10 a.m. For children age birth to 5 and their caregivers. The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines. For information, call 910- 692 3211.
Oct. 10 -- Author Jeri Fitzgerald Board, 4 p.m., " The Bed She Was Born In."
Oct. 19 -- Author, Dr. Robert Ramey, 4 p.m. The popular minister and author of "Rocky Bear and Jesus" returns with his new book, "At Home and Church with Bixby and Katie," 52 lessons about Christian living for families.
Oct. 24 -- Author, Patricia Sprinkle, 4 p.m., "Did You Declare the Corpse?" the latest in Sprinkle's Thoroughly Southern Mysteries series.
Oct. 26 -- Author, Melanie Cecka, 4 p.m. "Violet Comes to Stay" is the first in a series of storybooks inspired by Cynthia Coppersmith, Father Tim's wife from Jan Karon's bestselling Mitford Years series.
The Sandhills Natural History Society meets Monday, Aug. 28, at Penick Village North Bldg., at 7 p.m. Southern Pines resident Wayne Irvin will present a program on the birds of Midway Island. Call 910-692-2167 for more information.
-- Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve often presents weekly programs. The preserve is at 1024 Fort Bragg Road in Southern Pines. Call 692-2167 for info.
Bird Banding at Weymouth Woods --Susan Campbell, bird researcher, will be banding hummingbirds at Weymouth Woods - Sandhills Nature Preserve each Wednesday at 9 a.m. through September. Please call 692-2167 as weather conditions may cause a change of plans.
Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring these activities for young people. Call 944-5902 for registration, information and fees.
Weekly Activities (Aberdeen Lake Recreation Building):
-- Monday: 7-9 p.m. Tai Chi classes.
-- Tuesday and Thursday: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Chair Exercise classes (seniors).
-- Tuesday and Thursday: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Stretch and Tone Classes (seniors).
-- Tuesday: 6-8 p.m. : Scrapbooking classes for ages 16 and above.
-- Wednesday: 9-12 noon. Art classes. Participants must provide their own materials.
--Friday: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Beginning Ballet for Girls, ages 5 to 10.
--Friday: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Modeling for Girls, ages 5 to 10.
-- Saturday: 11-11:45 a.m. Music and Movement for ages 2-4.
The Pinehurst Parks and Recre-ation Department is offering classes for adults at the Pinehurst Village Hall.
The Academy Heights Alumni Association will hold its reunion Sept. 15, 16, and 17. For more information, call Theodore Spencer Sr., 295-5820.
Union Pines High School Class of 1996 Reunion, Saturday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m., Longleaf Country Club. Music, Hors D'Oeuvres, Door Prizes and more. Family event will be held during the day with more details to be included on the invitation. Cost: $30 for individuals and $50 per couple. Contact: Natasha Howard firstname.lastname@example.org, orAnaWilson email@example.com, or Michelle Bauerat 692-8272, ext. 225, firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Singles Golf Association-Pinehurst Chapter is active in golf and social events for adult singles. Visit the Web site at www.pinehurst.singlesgolf.com for information on activities, or call Charlie at 910-603-4540.
The Rock, Rockingham Dragway Events - Aug. 19: Pro Diesel Shootout; Aug. 25: Test and Tune; Aug. 26-27: Mickey Thompson Mirock Superbike Series; for more info on these events, call 910-582-3400.
The established 13u NC Stix baseball organization is looking for dedicated players. Players must have turned 14 prior to May 1. This organization was founded on teaching the right way to play the game of baseball. Call 910-677-0028.
Join the Arts Council of Moore County and experience the art of travel. Reservations: 692-4356 or visit www.artscouncil-moore.org.
American Craft Council Show and Market plus Encouraging American Genius and Woven Worlds at the Mint Museum of Art, Nov. 3 4, in Charlotte.
"The Music Man," Nov. 9, at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
The Light in the Piazza, February 14, 2007, at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
New York City, March 28 April 1, 2007.
Sicily, and the best of Southern Italy, April 22 May 8, 2007. Visit Sicily's quaint hill towns, experience the glories of ancient civilizations, and relax in the colorful seaside villages.
-- Aberdeen Parks and Rec
The Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department often sponsors trips. For details, call 944-5902.
-- Kirk Tours
Offers chartered tours to many destinations. For detailed information or to register for any of these offerings, call 295-2257, extension 21.
"The Lion King," Tuesday, Sept. 26, 3:45 p.m. depart Lowes Food Store, Olmsted Village, approximate return to Pinehurst at 11:30 p.m. or Saturday, Oct. 14, 11:45 a.m. depart Lowes Food Store, Olmsted Village, approximate return to Pinehurst at 8 p.m. Call For Reservations: 910-295-2257, ext. 21. Cost: $110 per person. Tickets will go fast. Includes: Dress Circle Seating Tickets and Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation.
-- The Moore County Historical Association sponsors exciting programs, historical lectures, and tours of house-museums and of special places both near and far. For reservations and details call 692-2051 or visit www.moorehistory.com.
Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise Tour, June 7-18, 2007. A twelve-day Alaska cruise and tour that begins at the Shaw House in Southern Pines. Highlights of the tour include visits to Fairbanks, Stern Wheeler, Discovery Alaska Pipeline, Home Hosted Dinner in Fairbanks, Domed Rail Car to Denali, Denali National Park, Haines, Juneau, Ketchikan, and the Inside Passage. Includes a seven-night Holland America Alaska Cruise Tour through Glacier Bay. $50 discount if booked by November 15.
Shaw Properties Museum-Houses Tour. A trio of historic houses built between 1700 and the 1800s that depict the daily life of early county settlers. Open for tours Tuesday through Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines.
Bryant House Properties Museum-Houses Tour. Two historic houses built between 1700 and the 1800s that depict the daily life of early county settlers. Bryant House and McLendon Cabin are open for tours each Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. To arrange tours at other times, call 673-0908. Free.
Hart's Square Historic Tour, Oct. 28. A fun one-day tour from Southern Pines to Hart's Square in Hickory. Hart's Square is an early 1790s to 1890s settlers village. Reserve by Sept. 26.
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