URGENT -- The Red Cross urgently 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: Sept. 15. For information or reservations call Alan at 215-4527 or Mary at 692-8888.
1st Annual Minority Health Summit, Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Cole Auditorium at Richmond Community College, N.C. 74, Hamlet. Call 910-997-8327 or 910-410-1129. Sponsored by the Richmond County Health Department.
Arts Council of Moore County and Pinehurst Parks & Rec. present "Arts in the Park" on Saturdays, Sept. 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.
High Falls Methodist Church, Bar-B-Que Dinner, Saturday, Sept. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m.Bar-B-Que, Chicken and Bluegrass Music. Eat in or take out for $7.00 per plate, River Rd. in High Falls.Info: 295-1848.
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.
God's Love in Action Deliverance Ministry will have a plate sale (croaker fish and whiting), Satur-day, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. on "The Hill" in Taylortown. Call 528-0385 or 528-4698 for more info.
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Jackson Springs, is having a Homecoming Celebration, Sunday, Sept. 17. Music: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Service: 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Dinner following the worship service. The Swails Brothers will provide the music. For more info, call 974-4855 or 638-3697.
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.
Concert by the Artie Shaw Orchestra to benefit FirstHealth Hospice Foundation at Pinecrest High School, Saturday, Sept. 23, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., sponsored by Sears. Tickets $15. Call 295-1597.
Robbins First Baptist Church is hosting "Roy Phillips Day" at 651 Hemp St., Robbins, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 (raindate will be Oct. 7). There will be a car show with judging starting at 10 a.m. and an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. Other activities include: silent auction, gospel singing, and a foodand bakesale. All proceeds to benefit Roy Phillips. For more information, call 948-2768.
Antique Auto Show, Saturday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. at Pinehurst Harness Track, N.C. 5, free admission. Info: 949-2420 or 281-3459. Sponsored by Sandhills Chapter AACA and Village of Pinehurst Parks and Recreation.
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 email@example.com.
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. Tickets will be available at the Given Library, Given Book Shop, and The Country Bookshop. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or NAMI Moore County, 295-1053.
The Companion Animal Clinic of the Sandhills (a low cost spay and neuter clinic slated to open in the Spring of 2007) will hold its first annual "De-Sex in the City" dinner dance and silent auction,Friday Oct. 6, at the Pinehurst Fair Barn. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call Elena Avila Strom, 315-3788, or Tricia Greenleaf, 724-9351.
Fourth Annual Candor Bluegrass Festival, Saturday, Oct. 7, beginning at 2 p.m. at Little League ballpark in front of Lions Club Building. Sponsored by the Candor Lions Club. Food available. Admission is free. Bring your chair.
The Sandhills Quilters Guild and the Village of Pinehurst Parks and Recreation Department are co-sponsoring a quilt show, Quilting in the Pines II, Oct. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, quilt registrar, for criteria and registration forms. For other information contact show chair Liz Stern, 295-4017 or email@example.com.
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. Call Pat Thomasson at 692-0366 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alzheimer's Association Contact: Charles Riddle 336-725-3085 or email@example.com
2nd Annual Dining In the Pines Fundraiser is Wednesday, Oct. 25, and will benefit Moore Free Care Clinic. All hosts and their guests meet after dinner at The Country Club of North Carolina for dessert, bar, auction and raffle. Guests make contributions to the clinic at the $35, $50 or $75 level with no limit on the donation accepted. Interested readers should contact either Kathy Lannon, 235-9232 or Ginger Lash, 215-0002.
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. 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.
Sunday, Sept. 17, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Southern Pines Public Library. "Explorations: A Forum for Adults" presents the Waraba Sanou Dance and Drum Ensemble. Please join us for this exciting performance of traditional African dances and rhythms!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Contra Dance, TeacherAppre-ciation Night,Saturday,Sept. 16, at the Old West End Gym, 106 Old West End School Road off N.C. 211 just north of the traffic light. Lesson at 7:00, dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.Caller Shawn Brenne-man, Band House Red. Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Please bring in a clean pair of shoes to protect the floor.Hosted by the Sandhills Contra Dance Society, a nonprofiteducational organization for traditional dance, music and song. For more information and a map see www.geocities.com/sandhillscontradancers.
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.
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.
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.
Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club will be holding an Open House on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Old West End Gym. Classes will begin on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. Bring a partner and come to have fun square dancing. Info: President Harry or Jean Vogt at 295-4185 or Tim and Marj Dwyer at 246-2421.
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.
Arts Council of Moore County announces open auditions for "The Little Mermaid," directed by Missoula Children's Theatre, for children in grades K-8 on Mon., Sept. 18, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Sunrise Theater. The show will be held Fri., Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 23, at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Sunrise. More info, call 692-4356 or visit www.artscouncil-moore.org.
Moore OnStage is presenting the musical "Forever Plaid," Sept. 8-17 at the Sunrise Theater. For tickets and information, call 255-0667.
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. 15, 16, 17, 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 sandhillstheatre.com
The Opera Company of North Carolina is pleased to announce its 2006-2007 season, Don Giovanni, Oct. 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m., Progress Energy Center, Raleigh; "The Crucible," Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 25, 2 p.m., Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill; and "La Bohme," April 13, 7:30 p.m., and April 15, 2 p.m., Progress Energy Center, Raleigh. Tickets from $20-75; subscriber, group, and student discounts are available. For more information, please visit our website, www.operanc.com, or call 919.783.0098.
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.
Coach Light Cafe, 290 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, sometimes offers live entertainment. Saturday, Sept. 16, from noon to 9 p.m., live jazz music all day -- we will be honoring the life of our executive sous chef Jason Stroh who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 22. He was a culinary arts graduate from Sandhills, just graduating in May and had just turned 22 years old. Donations to Make a Wish will be taken and a book will be available for leaving well wishes for the family. Call for reservations and information, 692-4449.
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. 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 wine dinners once a month in its wine room. Call for reservations at 692-7700 or check the Web site 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. Saturday, Sept. 16, The Randy Hughes Band, from 7 to 10, no cover. 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. Dance lessons and entertainment. Friday, Sept. 22: The Sand Band; Saturday, Sept. 23: The Phase Band; Friday, Sept. 29: Sea Cruz. Call (910) 246-2223 for moreinfo 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. Friday, Sept. 15: Maliheh; Friday, Sept. 22: 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. Showtime is 7 to 10 p.m. No Cover. Call 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. 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. to 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 presents "The Not Necessarily Jewelry and Photography Show" works by Jeff and Bill Farr, Sept. 8 29. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and every third weekend from 2 to to 4 p.m. For more information, 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 Derry Booher. For more info call 910-295-4316.
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. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 695-7070.
Gap Creek Candle Company, 116 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, showcases the arts and crafts of the Sandhills 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.
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.
Sky Art Gallery - Kimberly Wheaton, a Durham artist, will be featured in the inner gallery from Sept. 1 to 30. 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.
The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series begins its 20th season with a talk by biographer Mary Skutt on "George C. Marshall: The Man behind the Plan" on Thursday, Sept. 21, at Owens Auditorium on the Sandhills Community College campus in Pinehurst at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free to the public and no tickets are required. For additional information, call 910-245-3132.
Academy Award winning actress Patty Duke will discuss "A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness" on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Owens Auditorium on the Sandhills Community College campus in Pinehurst as part of the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series. The lecture, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will be at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public with no tickets required. For information, call 245-3132.
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.
-- 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 Country Bookshop
The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, announces its upcoming author events. Call 692-3211 for information.
Sept. 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. 28 -- Author JoAnn S. Dawson, 11 a.m. 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.
-- 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.
Monday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Sandhills Area Land Trust will host a Farmland Preservation Socialto be held atthe Boyd House at Weymouth Center, 555 Connecticut Ave. in Southern Pines. Gerald Cohn, Director of the Southeast States of the American Farmland Trust will talk about ways to preserve farmland for equestrian use. For more information contact SALT at 695-4323.
The Pinehurst Conservation Commission invites Sandhills residents to its fourth Wildlife Habitat Workshop on "Butterflies," Satur-day, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Pinehurst Village Hall, 395 Magnolia Road. For information 295-1900. Speaker: Marisa Back, Master Gardener. Open to the public.
Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring these activities . Call 944-5902 for registration, information and fees.
Weekly Activities (Aberdeen Lake Recreation Building):
September/October Activities at Aberdeen Lake Park
-- Upcoming Youth Classes (6 week classes)
Physical Education, Fridays: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Classes for youth ages 5-10 years old. Classes begin 9/8, then 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6 and 10/20.
Beginning Dance & Movement, Fridays: 4 to 5 p.m. The fundamentals of Ballet and Dance for Girls ages 5 to 10 years old. Classes begin 9/8 then 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6 and 10/20.
Music, Movement & Rhythm, Saturdays: 10:45 to11:30 a.m. Classes for children ages 2-4 years old. Classes begin 9/9, then 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 and 10/21.
-- Upcoming Senior Events
Thursday, Oct. 5: 2 to 4 p.m. Bingo at the Aberdeen Lake Building. For this month each participant should bring a wrapped prize. Refreshments will be provided.
-- Weekly Activities (Aberdeen Lake Building)
Mondays: 7 to 9 p.m. Tai Chi classes.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Chair Exercise classes for Seniors.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m. (Beginning Tuesday, September 12th) Stretch & Tone classes for adults of all ages. $3 for Aberdeen Residents, $8 for non-residents for four weeks (8 classes).
Wednesdays: 9 to 12 noon. Art classes. Participants must provide their own materials.
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.
2nd Jackson Springs Homecom-ing at the old Depot! Lunch will be served and tickets may be purchased upon registering. Saturday, Oct. 14, (Rain or Shine) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 6277 N.C. 73, Jackson Springs. Judy Boroughs, President, Jackson Springs Historical Preserv-ation Foundation, Inc., at 673-5963 or email: email@example.com. The Jackson Springs Post Office will be selling a special cancellation commemorating the Homecoming. Shirts and caps featuring the Jackson Springs logo will be available for purchase and an original painting of the town during its heyday will be auctioned. Artifacts will be on display and entertainment will be provided. Bring a chair and plan to spend the day! Hope to see you then!
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
Pinecrest High School, Class of 1986, seeking members for a reunion. Contact Jimmie Smith at email@example.com
Moonlight Madness Golf Tournament benefiting The Challenged Golfers' Network, Saturday, Oct. 14, Hyland Hills Golf and Country Club, 115 Fairway Ave., Southern Pines. Registration at 6 p.m. Cost: $40 per single, $75 per couple, and $150 per foursome. Call 692-6242.
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 -- for more info on these events, call 910-582-3400.
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," Feb. 14, 2007, at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
New York City, March 28 April 1, 2007. Tour includes Turandot at the MET, a VIP tour of Brooklyn Heights, a classical concert onboard a private houseboat, and the award winning Mary Poppins.
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.
-- 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 Pine
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