Seven Lakes Lions
The Seven Lakes Lions Club will have Dr. Susan Purser as its guest speaker for the meeting scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Seven Lakes West Side Park Community Center.
Purser is the superintendent of Moore County Schools. Her topic will be an "overview and update of the Moore County School System, to include enrollment trends and school facility plans."
For those who desire, a buffet dinner will be available at 6:30 p.m.; the cost is $8 per person. Call Ray Lambert at 673-3006 or Howie Pierce at 673-2087 no later than Oct. 15 to make a reservation.
"The public is also welcome to attend just the presentation for what is anticipated to be a very interesting and enlightening evening," says a spokesman.
Eureka Extension Club
The Eureka Extension Club met at the Agriculture Center on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. Thirteen members and three guests were present. Laura Fields hosted the meeting.
Deputy Sheriff David Bishop presented the program on crime prevention titled "Refuse to Be A Victim." A student handbook was given to those present.
During the business meeting ten members were asked to make 10 items for sale at the Creative Christmas Table Display at Little River Farm on Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The club will also decorate a table.
The next meeting will be held at the Agriculture Center on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. Louise Blue will present the program on the history of Eureka Club, and scrapbooks will be on display from the year 1954. The project for October will be a donation to buy watches for patients at the nursing home.
District meeting will be held in Sanford on Oct. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center, 2420 Tramway Road.
Seven Lakes Garden
The September meeting of the Seven Lakes Garden Club featured a program presented by Bill Kasten, the owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Southern Pines. His topic was preparing a backyard habitat for the birds you wish to attract to your neighborhood. After presenting examples of the four components necessary for a habitat -- food, water, cover and a place to raise their young -- Kasten talked about the connection with the World Wildlife Federation.
The next meeting of the SLGC will be on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the North Club House.
The featured speaker will be Jan Graindorge of Go-Gourds. She will be speaking on the history of gourds, growing and decorating them, and will be showing some of her own prize-winning gourds.
"Hidden Miracles" will be the theme of the Sandhills CWC monthly luncheon at noon on Thursday, Oct. 19, at National Golf Club.
Barbara Summers, from Tweet Things, a specialty shop all about birds, will display bird houses and tell members how to attract birds to their yards.
Guest speaker Melodie Griffin is a humorous and inspirational speaker, featured magazine writer and recording artist.
Sandhills women and their guests are welcome to attend this special luncheon held at the National Golf Club in Pinehurst from noon to 1:30 p.m. Call Anne at 215-0074 or Joan at 673-5146 to make reservations.
The cost of the luncheon is $13, all inclusive. A courtesy call is requested no later than Tuesday, Oct. 17.
AARP Chapter No. 2564 will meet Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. at Community Congregational Church, 141 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines.
The speaker will be Joy Martin, BSN, assistant director of 2 Neuro and Robins Neuro ICU of FirstHealth of the Carolinas. Her topic will be "Stroke: What It Is and How It Is Treated."
AARP meets at the church every third Tuesday of the month except July and August.
LPGA tour professional Donna Andrews was the keynote speaker for 50 ladies at the September meeting of the Professional Women's Network at the Pinehurst Member's Club. Her topic was "Using Golf as a Business Tool -- It's a Game for Women."
She told the members that golf should be fun and is important to the making and retaining of some business relationships.
"Playing only nine holes can often make a difference in the progression of your business," she told the group.
Andrews lives here and joined the Pinehurst Resort's golf teaching staff earlier this year. She is traveling and speaking for the Resort while growing its golf business development program.
Anyone wishing information on the Professional Women's Network should call Marilyn Neely at 695-3938 or Monica Zimmerman at 695-7068.
Evening Star Quilters
The Evening Star Quilters will be meeting on Thursday, Oct 12, at 7 p.m. at the Talamore Country Club pool house.
"We have beginners to experienced quilters," says a spokesman.
Call Naomi at 692-0931 for further information.
The Sandhills Garden Society, formerly the Men's Garden Club of Southern Pines, will hold its annual dinner on Friday, Oct. 13, at the Elks Club in Southern Pines at 6 p.m.
This unique garden club has been in existence for more than 50 years and is the only garden club in the area that meets in the evening and welcomes both men and women. The programs feature basic gardening and especially how to garden in the Sandhills.
New members and guests are welcome. Regular meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
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