Down on the Farm Fish Fry, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Malcolm Blue Farm, 1177 Bethesda Road, Aberdeen. $8 per plate includes dinner, dessert, drink, and music by Bluegrass Tarheels (noon) and McKenzie Brothers (5 p.m.). Catered by David and Kim Talbert.
The second Foxfire Festival will be held on Saturday, April 14, in conjunction with the dedication of the new 50-acre Foxfire Village Green Park (8:30 a.m.). The festival (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will feature artisans from the area, a Car Expo of classic cars, live entertainment, a Foxfire Garden Club Bake Sale, Talbert's Catering, and a Bluebird Run that will take the one-mile walk/run participants on the walking trail of the park and the 5-K runners through the west side of Foxfire Village. Admission is free. Information is available on www.foxfirenc.com.
As part of Robbins' six-month campaign for pet responsibility, it will host a Pet Responsibility Celebration Day, which takes place Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Robbins. An award presentation will be made at 11 a.m. at the town hall. The day will feature many demos: agility, frisbee, sheepherding, pointing. Presentations will be made on choosing the right pet, pet care, etc. There will also be a pet parade, live music, and food.
Free Astronomy Event at Town Creek Indian Mound. Bring your telescopes and curiosity on April 14 as participants view star clusters and galaxies. Learn about the constellations Leo and the Big Dipper. A site telescope will be available. Call Town Creek for more information and to register at 439-6802 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sandhills Woman's Exchange will hold a Spring Fling to benfit the Old Log Cabin from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturay, April 14. The event, which will be at the Old Log Cabin, includes handcrafts, birdhouses, garden animals, wreaths, quilts, purses, jewelry, and baked goods, along with a demonstration by the Rug Artists of the Sandhills.
Sandhills Quilters Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, and on the third Tuesday of every month at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 330 S. May St., Southern Pines.All are welcome.Martine House will lecture and conduct a workshop on "Embroidery and Quilting."
Women of Weymouth present "Highlights of Literature: A Lighthearted Look," Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at the Weymouth Center, 555 East Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. $40 per person including lunch. For reservations, call 692-6261.
Clenny Creek Day at Bryant House, April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fun, food, refreshments and crafters. See how early pioneers cooked on an open hearth and hear Civil War stories from re-enactors. Free admission. Bryant House and McLendon Cabin on Mt. Carmel Church Road, Carthage. For information call 692-2051 or www.moorehistory.com.
The Pinehurst Garden Club will host its annual plant sale Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the village parking lot next to the Given Memorial Library. Flats of 36 begonias, impatiens and vinca are $11, and 6-inch potted geraniums are $4.50 each. Hanging baskets, ferns, herbs and mandevilla will also be available. Pre-order by calling Alice Campbell, 295-2949, or Elizabeth Kimsey, 295-2956.
Southern Women's Show in Raleigh, April 27 to 29, at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Shop for cool jewelry and fun handbags, watch fabulous fashion shows, sample great gourmet food and treat yourself to a makeover. Adults $8 at the door, $7 in advance online and at local Harris Teeter store. Hours: Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Springfest, Free, family fun and entertainment 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Enjoy handmade crafts, great food, live entertainment and more in downtown Southern Pines.Kid's Block is full of activities for kids. Bring your bike, tricycle or big wheels for the annual Youth Bike Races for children 10 and younger. Registration is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. at The Sunrise Theater. The bike races begin at 11:15 a.m. For more information, www.southernpines.biz or call 692-2463
Second Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival, Candor Lions Club, Candor, Saturday, April 28, from 2 p.m. until Admission: free. Food available from Candor Lions Club.
The Sandhills Children's Center and Sam Zahran & Sons Inc. will host the 8th annual Run for the Roses Wine Tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst. The Kentucky Derby-themed evening to benefit Sandhills Children's Center will include wine and food. Tickets are $50 per person and include gifts. Robyn James of The Wine Cellar and Tasting Room will be available to take orders for the wines tasted during the evening. For more information, call 692-3323.
The League of Women Voters MC will hold a luncheon/fashion show/card party from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Pinehurst Member's Club. Fashions by Talbots. To reserve your seat, mail a check, payable to LWVMC, for $30, to Maryanne Bird, 105 Owens Lane, Southern Pines, NC 28387. For information, call Ann at 235-9208.
The Moore County Historical Association will hold its 61st annual meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Jackson Springs Railroad Depot. There will be a special event covering the fascinating history of the Boyd family and the development of the equestrian community in the Sandhills. Refreshments will be served following the program. Free admission. For more information, call 692-2051 or visit www.moorehistory.com.
Business Network International, a business-to-business referral network, meets each Tuesday morning at the Days Inn restaurant at 7:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome.
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.
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 band's Web site at www.moorecountyband.com.
The Moore Philharmonic is always looking for new members -- string players, wind players, and percussionists.All ages are welcome -- currently our members are middle school through retirees. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Southern Middle School. The Moore Philharmonic will be performing its spring concert in May. For more information visit www.moorephilharmonic.com or call 944-3452.
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. Must be 17 or older.
The local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, Sand-hills 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.
Looking to adopt a pet? The Animal Center of Moore County is now remaining open until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for adoptions. It is also opening on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.for those whose schedules don't allow them to visit during the week. Located at 5235U.S. 15/501, Carthage, 910-947-2858. Come, find the friend you've been looking for!
Little People Loving and Learning at Southern Pines United Methodist, Kindermusik for newborns to 5 years. Newborns to 18 months: Monday at 3:30 p.m. 18 months to 3 years: Monday at 4:15 p.m. or Tuesday at 11:50 a.m. 3 years to 5 years: Monday at 5:15 p.m. or Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. Contact Susan Wright at 910-295-4863 or www.lpll.net
The Opera Company of North Carolina announces its 2006-2007 season: "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. More information: Call 919-783-0098 or visit the Web site, www.operanc.com.
Silk Hope, Chatham County, Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, Thursday, April 19, through Sunday, April 22. Performers include Squirrel Nut Zippers, Mamadou Diabate, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Donna the Buffalo, Solas, Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band, Bill Evans Soulgrass and more. Adult four-day passes are $70 in advance, and $80 at the gate. Youth ages 13-15 are $35 (children 12 and younger are admitted free). Day tickets are also available. Tickets and information available on-line at www.shakorihills.org, or by calling (919) 542-8142.
You are cordially invited to the Senior Recital of Harpist Emily Strobel, Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines. The recital is free and open to the public.
Moore County Choral Society and Fayetteville Symphony present "Carmina Burana" at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Pinecrest High School. Tickets are $15. Contact Ann Covington at 315-8336.
Lessons and Dances
Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills club will hold dances at the Old West End gym, April 20 and May 4. Each dance includes a brief lesson. For information call Tony and Arlene Hantjis at 235-0998, or visit www.pinehurst.net/ ~ballroom/, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Carolina Pines Ballroom Dancers will host a dance the second Saturday of each month in Carthage. Lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. with a variety of dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. $4 for first-time visitors. Call 949-5500 or 692-5280 for information. The next dance is April 14.
Carolina Performing Arts Center is currently enrolling 2 1/2 - 5 yr. olds for the 2006-07 winter and spring trimesters of "Dance to your Own Tune," developed by London's The Royal Academy of Dance. Please call 695-7898 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.
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 Thursday 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 will have class lessons Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. (no partners needed). Private lessons by appointment. Visit www.pinehurstballroomdance.com or call Claudia at 295-3003.
Shag Dance Lessons at Mint Juleps with Budand Nanci. Six-week class, 6:30 for Level I (no experience), 7:30 Level II (some experience), $65 per couple, $35 single. Info/Register 690-9176 or 246-2223.
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 accepting students for the fall and winter sessions. Classes are offered in jazz, hip hop, tap, ballet and competitive dance. Call 295-1320 for information.
Terpsichore is accepting registration for summer dance camp. Weekly camps are offered for children ages 3 to 8 in three sessions. For more information, call 695-1116.
Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club is a Plus Level Club that meets every Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Olde West End Gym. For info, call Chuck and Karen Robbins at 949-2001 or Phil and Jan Aruscavage at 215-9313.
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.
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.
Sandhills Youth Theatre will present a 75-minute performer-created piece "K-O (KnockOut)" Performances are April 20, 21, and 22 at Aberdeen Elementary School. Performances Friday and Saturday are at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. For reservations call 281-0661. Sandhills Youth Theatre is a division of the Sandhills Theatre Company.
Sandhills Theatre Company announces auditions for "Cheaper By The Dozen" at 10 a.m. May 5, or at 2 p.m. May 6, at the Ellery Building in Pinebluff. There are roles for 8 adults and 11 young people ages 2 to 18. Performances are June 8 to 17 at the Owens Auditorium of Sandhills Community College. For further information, contact Sandra Epperson at email@example.com.
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.
Free Early Bird Bingo at VFW Post 7318, 615 S. Page St., Southern Pines, at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Proceeds benefit Veterans. The free session begins at 7:15. Regular (12 game) sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 692-3772.
Brats European Bistro, 219 NE Broad Street, Southern Pines, offers a a free barista workshop on Tuesday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and B.O.W. Old Country Beer Tasting served with fresh Bratwurst cocktails each Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Info: 910-246-2728 or www.hausofbrats.com
Coach Light Cafe, 290 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, sometimes offers live entertainment. Call for reservations and info, 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. Karaoke on Thursdays, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 295-3400.
Elliott's Gourmet Marketplace, 905 Linden Rd., Pinehurst, provides different workshops and wine seminars in a new cooking school. A full dinner menu is also available. Information: 295-FOOD (3663).
Italian Table Restaurant presents live entertainment nightly. Location: 136 Grant St., Seven Lakes. Reservations strongly encouraged at 673-4725.
The JFR Barn -- The JFR BarnWine Dinners each month. Make your reservations now.910-692-7700. 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. 24/27. Call 948-4897 for info.
May Street Market, 1010 N. May St., Southern Pines, hosts live music every Friday nights from 7 to 10 p.m. The Randy Hughes Band will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 6. No cover. Dinner reservationsrequired. For reservations and information, call 692-4110.
Mint Juleps, 155 Hall Ave., Southern Pines. Tuesdays: Shag lessons; Wednesdays: Line Dance lessons; Saturdays: Ballroom Dance lessons start at 5 p.m.; Sundays: Big Band Dance or Ballroom Dancing, 4 to 6:30 p.m.;
April 6: North Tower will perform beach, boogie and disco from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 15: Eddie Barrett and the Goodman Legacy Orchestra will perform for dancers from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Open to all adults 21 years and older. Call (910) 246-2223 for moreinfo or www. mintjulepsclub. com
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.
Neville's, located at 130 W. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines, is open Sunday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20 wristband for all venues/cover charge will apply for separate venues. Every Sunday is Seventies Sunday with Cindy.
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. The caf is at 201 South St. in Aberdeen. Info: 944-1250.
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 its deck Saturdays and Wednesdays. 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 NE Broad St., downtown Southern Pines, is now open until 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For info, call 692-3066 or www.the winecellarandtastingroom.com.
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 or 695-0424 for more information.
Artist Alley, a collection of juried art and fine crafts from local and regional artists, is located at 167 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Info: 692-6077, www.artistalley.net.
"A Fresh Look" features contemporary fine art work by local artist, Diane Kraudelt. Exhibit runs from now through April 28 at the Artists League of the Sandhills, Exchange Street Gallery, 129 Exchange Street, Aberdeen. Public welcome. Call 910-944-3979 or 910-245-7216 for information.
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.
Cafe Iano, the new cafe in Southern Pines, will be showing the art works of Lauren M. Bobo. The cafe is located at 280 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines. Explore this new venue and the new art works. The paintings will be changed periodically, so stop often and enjoy.
The Campbell House Galleries, 482 East Connecticut Avenue in Southern Pines presents "Double Vision," paintings by Helen Ozment and Susan Edquist through April 30. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and every third weekend of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. 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. For more information, call 910-895-6909.
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.
The Exchange Street Gallery -- located at 129 Exchange Street, Aberdeen. For appointments, tours or information call: The Artists League of the Sandhills at 944-3979 or go to www.artistleague.org
Gap Creek Candle Company, 116 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, showcases the arts and crafts of the Sandhills, King's Pottery and Crystal King's of Seagrove, local pine-needle basketry and birdhouses, original paintings and prints by Susan Edquist of Pinehurst, and Gap Creek's scented candles. Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 695-0029.
Hastings Gallery of Art-Sandhills Community College, art students will exhibit works completed as part of their studies in the art program. In addition to undergraduate works, all graduates are required to present at least four never-exhibited pieces. Opening receptions will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 and will run through May 8. Laura Gingerich, Photo Journalist, will exhibit photography from Lebanon, the West Bank, Pakistan and Afghanistan, documenting the relief efforts of Life for Relief and Development. Exhibit will run the months of June and July. Gallery hours are 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is in the Katharine L. Boyd Library on the campus at 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst. Call 695-3819.
Hollyhocks Art Gallery, located in The Shops At Pinehurst Place, at 905 Linden Road, Pinehurst, features original artwork by local artists, Paula Montgomery, Irene McFarland, Marie Travisano, and Jane Casnellie.Marie Travisano will be demonstrating her work in the gallery each Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Jane Casnellie will be working each Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 295-2489.
Jewels of Pinehurst is a gallery of contemporary jewelry handmade in platinum and gold. 7 Market Square, Pinehurst. Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 295-2824.
Joy Art Studio, Winter into Spring Arts, classes for different age groups for children and classes for adults, email for groupings and schedule to: Joyof_Art@msn.com or call 910-528-7283 for an appointment.
McMillan & Wife Art Gallery, 150 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines. The gallery is open Monday through Friday. Info: 692-4879.
Sky Art Gallery, voted "Best art gallery" by The Pilot, features some of Moore County's best regional and nationally recognized artists, rare signed lithographs, watercolor, oils, and fine art photography are featured. SKY Art Gallery is the home of West 23rd Street Photography, an Easter show of signed lithographs by Salvador Dali, will run April 16 through 30. The gallery, located at 602 Magnolia Drive in Aberdeen, is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, or by appointment. For more information, call 944-9440 or visit www.skyartgallery.com
The Village Gallery, at 601 Cherokee Road in Pinehurst, features original artwork by Jessie MacKay and David Coolidge. The gallery also features Pinehurst golf, vintage Pinehurst images and wine. Call 295-5100 for information.
White Hill Gallery, 407 U.S. 15/501, Carthage, just south of Sanford, offers a variety of pottery. Info: Sandra Layne, proprietor, at 947-6100.
- The Artists League of the Sandhills announces its slate of upcoming classes and workshops. Payment is required at time of registration. Call 944-3979 between 9-12, and 1-5 weekdays.
Landscapes in Oil, taught by Dr. Gerard Catapano, from 1 to 4 p.m. April 12 and 13, 26 and 27.
How to Use Acrylic Media, taught by Harry Neely, from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 23.
- N.C. Pottery Center is now holding registration for new classes and workshops at the North Carolina Pottery Center located at 250 East Ave., Seagrove. Call 336-873-8430 or go to www.ncpotterycenter.com.
- The Vermont Treasures EducationalTheatre hosts groups up to 20 to learn about hand-blown glass; life on a Vermont farm; and how coffee is grown and processed. Vermont Treasures, 175 W. Illinois, Southern Pines. Call 246-3400.
The Arts Council of Moore County and the Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities present "Collectors of Avant-Garde Artists and Paintings", a lecture by Dr. Molly Gwinn at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Weymouth Center. For more information, call 692-4356 or visit www.artscouncil-moore.org.
The Country Bookshop
The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, announces its upcoming author events. Call 692-3211 for information.
Children's Story Hour at The Country Bookshop for children ages birth to five and their caregivers at The Country Bookshop every other Thursday at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, April 17, 4 p.m.: North Carolina native, award-winning author and professor of creative writing at N.C. State, Angela Davis-Gardner presents Plum Wine, her complex and lyrical novel set in 1960s Tokyo, about an American woman's life-changing quest to unravel the mysteries of her Japanese surrogate mother's life, a story that begins in the early 20th century and continues through World War II and its aftermath.
Saturday, April 21, 2 p.m.: Moore County educators Beverly Lashley and Sandy DePolo, co-authors of One Can Never Have Too Many Cats!, will share the first book in their pre-kindergarten series filled with rhyming text, delightful illustrations and a wealth of reading tips designed to develop and enhance reading readiness skills.
Join The Country Bookshop, along with Sparkle, the Story Hour Sheep, for story hour at 10 a.m. Children from birth to 5 years old and their caregivers are invited to join in the children's department for story time. April 19, Ducks; May 3, Dogs; May 17, Dinosaurs; There will be no Story Hour on May 31.
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.
- Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the following activities. Call 944-5902 for registration, information and fees.
Weekly Activities (Aberdeen Lake Building):
Mondays: 7 to 9 p.m. Tai Chi classes. Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Chair exercise classes for seniors.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Stretch and 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.
- Table tennis (ping-pong) is available at TheMoore County Department of Aging recreation room, 302 Monroe Street, Carthage, Mondays through Fridays between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Call 947-2881 to reserve the table.
- The Pinehurst Parks and Recreation Department is offering classes for adults at the Pinehurst Village Hall.
Beta Sigma Phi, the world's largest international women's organization, is planning a reunion of active and inactive members to celebrate its 75th year. For more info, call 944-7835 or 944-7078.
West Southern Pines School Reunion "2007" -- The 1953 and 1954 clases in conjunction with other class members will host the next WSP school reunion May 25 - May 27 (Memorial Day weekend) at the Days Inn on U.S. 1 South. Call (910)692-8585 or 1-800-262-5737 and ask for group code CGWSP or the name of your group. For more info, call Shirley Ferguson Moody, 692-2324, or Geretha Hooper Johnson, 692-2736.
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.
March 31 - Holcomb All Fords
- Aberdeen Parks and Rec
The Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department often sponsors trips. For details, call 944-5902.
Join the Arts Council of Moore County and experience the art of travel. Reservations: 692-4356 or visit www.artscouncil-moore.org.
Philadelphia, Oct. 24-28. Visit the Museum of Art featuring "Renoir Landscapes," Barnes Foundation, Chrysanthemum Festival and Grounds for Sculpture, a 35-acre sculpture park and museum. Don't miss this exciting cultural experience!
New York City, Nov. 27-30. Enjoy "Curtains," the musical, and second show tbd. Accommodations will be at the historic Warwick Hotel.
- 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.
Two-State Museum and Theater Tour, May 3-5. An exciting three-day/two-night tour of house-museums coupled with great theater entertainment. Highlights include the Korner's Folly house-museum, White's Mill museum, and Carl Sandburg's house-museum, plus theater events at the Barter Theater and the Flat Rock Playhouse. Tour departs from the Shaw House in Southern Pines.
Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise Tour, June 7-18. 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 7-night Holland America Alaska Cruise Tour through Glacier Bay.
Chicago, Ill., Windy City Wonders Tour, September 5-9. An exciting five-day/four-night city tour of Chicago. Tour the beautiful lakefront, breathtaking architecture, world-class museums and great theaters. Highlights include the homes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway. Special information meeting on April 16 at 10 a.m. at the Shaw House. For cost, reservations and information call (910) 692-2051. www.moorehistory.com.
Mystery Day Tour, Oct. 5. A fun one-day Mystery Tour. Everyone will enjoy the ride and the surprise when we get there. Tour departs from the Shaw House in Southern Pines. $30 MCHA member/$40 non-member.
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.
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