The Cleveland Browns Backers of the Sandhills, a club made up of loyal Cleveland Browns football fans living in the Sandhills area, meet every time the Browns play a game. The local chapter will meet at Broad Street Bar and Grill, 715 S.W. Broad Street in Southern Pines Sunday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. when the Browns play the Atlanta Falcons.
For information, call Fred at 295-6480.
Evening Star Quilters
The Evening Star Quilters will meet on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Talamore Golf Club Pool House.
Call Naomi at 692-0931 for more information.
The Holly Branch of the Pinehurst Garden Club held its October meeting on the 18th at the home of Chairman Dorothy Perkins.
After coffee and a business meeting, the members traveled to the Backyard Garden of Nelson Blue on Linden Road. Nelson led the ladies on a tour of his garden where he propagates many varieties of plants for sale. He also treated them to a photo show of his garden in spring and summer and included many useful tips on gardening in the Sandhills.
Lois Holt introduced guest speaker, Glenda Clendenin, director of the Moore County Board of Elections, at the Oct. 25 weekly luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills.
Clendenin provided the Kiwanis membership with an overview of the election process in Moore County. She said that as of Oct. 24, Moore County had 55,493 registered voters, with Republicans representing 45 percent of the total, followed by Democrats and Unaffiliated voters, with 32 percent and 23 percent, respectively.
Seven Lakes Lions
The Seven Lakes Lion's Club will be hosting Patrick J. Coughlin, president, Moore County Chamber of Commerce, as the guest speaker for the meeting scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Seven Lakes North Club House.
Coughlin will use this opportunity to introduce himself to the Seven Lakes Community and to discuss some of the near-term challenges that Moore County will be facing in the areas of growth, water and transportation needs and the impact of BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) on Moore County
For those who desire, a buffet dinner will be available at 6:30 p.m. before the speaker's presentation. The cost is $8 each. Call Lion President Ray Lambert at 673-3006 or First Vice President Howie Pierce at 673-2087 to make a reservation.
"The public is welcome to attend what is anticipated to be an informative and enlightening evening," says a spokesman.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Sandhills Chapter 1895 will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m. at the Community Congregational Church, 141 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines.
Chapter 1895 welcomes all Federal (including U.S. Postal Service) active employees, retirees and spouses to monthly meetings. Additional information about NARFE is available by contacting George or Julina LeVander at 910-895-9657, Peter Feeney at 910-695-1554 or Henry Seufert at 910-692-6466.
Sandy Berger and her associate Steve Parrish will be the speakers at the November meeting of the Seven Lakes Computer Club. Their primary topic will be computer networking. There will be time for questions, and the speakers will touch on other subjects of current interest as time permits.
The meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 3 p..m. in the game room in the Seven Lakes North Landowners office building.
Pinehurst Civic Group
Pinehurst Civic Group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. in the Pinehurst Village Hall Conference Room.
Ray Ogden, director of Partners in Progress, will be the speaker. All members and non-members are welcome to attend.
The Sandhills CWC will host its annual Holiday Marketplace and monthly luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 11:30 a.m. at National Golf Club.
"The ladies of SCWC would like to invite all women of the Sandhills to the annual Holiday Marketplace," says a spokesman. "There will be crafts, gifts, homemade baked goods, and a live auction. Everyone attending is encouraged to bring something to donate. Arrive by 11 a.m. so your donation can be priced and put into our 'stores.'"
The silent auction will begin at 11:30 a.m.
The guest speaker, Betty Sue McNeill, is a writer of children's books. She has a master's degree in guidance counseling.
Sandhills women and their guests are welcome to attend the luncheon held at the National Golf Club in Pinehurst from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Call Joan at 673-5146 or Anne at 215-0074 to make reservations.
"Be sure to let us know if you will be taking advantage of our free nursery," says the spokesman.
The cost of the luncheon is $13, all-inclusive. A courtesy call is requested no later than Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Seven Lakes Garden
The October meeting of the Seven Lakes Garden Club was especially appropriate to the season. The speaker, Jan Graindorge, presented a program on gourds, including growing and decorating tips.
Graindorge then began to show how she decorates the gourds using inks, paints, wood-burning tools, wood-working tools, stencils and freehand drawings. She also uses pine straw for edging and for hair and beards. She brought several samples of gourds. One table was filled with gourds that had been dried but not yet cleaned. Another table held works in progress to demonstrate some of her techniques. The third table was filled with several different types of gourds in their final form -- bowls, decorations, bird houses and masks were on display. One of the gourds won her a blue ribbon from the North Carolina Gourd Association.
The next meeting of the Seven Lakes Garden Club will be on Nov. 9 at the North Club House. The guest speaker will be Marisa Back, Master Gardener and member of the Seven Lakes Garden Club. She will be discussing the Pinehurst Greenway Trail.