BRIEFS: AARP Meeting Next Tuesday
AARP Chapter No. 2564 will meet Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. at Community Congregational Church, 141 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines.
The guest speaker will be Kelly Frye of FirstHealth of the Carolinas' Behavioral-Mental Health Clinic. His topic will be "Optimal Listening Skills."
AARP meets at the church every third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m., with the exception of July and August.
The Sandhills Garden Society, formerly the Men's Garden Club of Southern Pines, will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center in Southern Pines.
The guest speaker will be Bill Shore, an honorary and longtime member of the garden club. He has been an expert on roses for 50 years. He will be speaking on raising and caring for roses of various types.
"Guests and anyone interested in attending are more than welcome," says a spokesman.
New officers and board members are as follows: Larry Cohen, president; Ed Dennison, vice president; John Pfisterer, secretary; Bob Weigel, treasurer; and Bob and Andrea Oake and Don Bassani, directors.
Members will meet Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 a.m., weather permitting, for Adopt-A-Street pick-up on Murray Hill Road followed by a breakfast.
"Fall Fashions from Midland Crafters" will be the special feature of the Sandhills CWC monthly luncheon at noon on Thursday, Sept. 21, at National Golf Club.
"Come see the new line of fall fashions -- jackets, scarfs and wraps by local crafters -- presented by Midland Crafters and modeled by some of your friends and neighbors," says a spokesman.
Anne Hart, the guest speaker from Johns Island, S.C., is a former model, school teacher and real estate broker.
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.
"Be sure to let us know if you will be taking advantage of our free childcare," says the spokesman.
The cost of the luncheon is $13, all inclusive. A courtesy call is requested no later than Tuesday, Sept. 19.
The Temperance Smith Alston Chapter NCSDAR in Pinehurst, will hold a luncheon meeting at the Pinehurst Member's Club on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Constitution Week, observed annually Sept. 17-23, will be celebrated.
Any woman, 18 years or older, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible to join NSDAR and invited to call the Chapter Registrar at 673-1054.
The Evening Star Quilters will meet Thursday, Sept. 14.
"Quilters of all levels are welcome," says a spokesman. "New quilters are welcome to come and learn."
Call Naomi at 692-0931 between 5:30 and 9 p.m. for directions.
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. This is a worldwide organization of 278 clubs with 48,089 dedicated members showing support for the Cleveland Browns.
The local chapter meets at Brook's Club, 155 N.E. Broad Street in Southern Pines, Sunday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m., when the Browns play the Cincinnati Bengals. This week's raffle items include a couch pillow, "dawg" mask, ski cap and T-shirt among many other Browns collectibles.
For information, call Fred at 295-6480.
The British Auto Touring Society members recently met at the home of Carolyn Page in Pinewild. At the meeting, the September and October schedules were confirmed.
-- Sept. 15-20, Ruth Ann and Jack Norton will be driving their 1952 MG/TD to Stowe, Vt., for the British Invasion. Other members of the Raleigh "T" register will also make the big trip.
-- Sept. 23, BATS will participate in the Sandhills chapter of the AACA car show at the Pinehurst harness track. BATS will have a special tent in a separate area for all British automobiles.
-- Sept. 30, BATS members will caravan to the Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Danville, Va., for the vintage auto races. This will be a tailgate affair.
-- Oct. 14, Norene and Roger Casavant will host a party at their home in Pinehurst. In addition to good food, this will include some driving skills contests.
-- Oct. 28, BATS members will be traveling to Hamlet to the Transportation Museum and auto show.
Those who own a British car and would like to participate, may contact William "Smoke" Wood at 949-2893 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Fred Renner at 692-1313 or email@example.com; Jack Norton at 673-6018 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Roger Casavant at 295-5241 or email@example.com.
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