Vass Rescue Squad is currently conducting a portrait fund drive. Each family that makes a donation of any amount will receive an 8x10 family portrait. Proceeds go to support the volunteer rescue squad.
Free Informational Housing Seminar for individuals with disabilities and their families. Contact Sandhills Center 910-673-0906, ext. 283, to register by Feb.19.
Riding Camp for Kids at Monre've Farm, Feb. 17, and March 10 and 24. Limited openings. Call 910-237-3715.
Penick Village will host its Second Annual Art Show and Sale in the North Building, Sunday, Feb. 25, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, a Preview Party will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Featured artists include David Hewson, Cele Bryant, Phil Morgan and Jessie Mackay, as well as the works of artists currently residing at Penick Village. The proceeds will go to the Benevolent Assistance Fund, which follows Bishop Penick's founding edict that "no one be turned out for lack of funds" Admission for the preview party is $35. There is no admission charge for the Sunday show. Info: Mimi Beatty at 692-0381.
The Pinehurst Conservation Commission invites Sandhills residents to a free workshop on the use of "Native Trees and Shrubs for Landscaping in the Sandhills" on Saturday, March 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon in the Pinehurst Village Hall, 395 Magnolia Road. For information, call 295-1900.
Lunch Bag Sestinas, A Poetry Writing Workshop, with Beth Copeland, Saturday, March 10, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Weymouth Center, 555 East Connecticut Avenue, 2nd Floor, Southern Pines. Contact Bill Duvall, 245-7626 or email@example.com Fee: NCPS Member, $15; Non-member, $25. Class limited to 15.
Saturday, March 17 -- The 5th Annual "Spring Crafter's Day" at Midland Crafters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Midland Crafters is located on Midland Road 1 mile east of the traffic circle. Over a dozen artists from N.C. and beyond will demonstrate and answer questions about their work. There will be door prizes and raffles. The latest spring fashions by "DeRue" will be modeled throughout the day. Ironwood Caf will be open for lunch especially for the event. For more information, call 295-6156.
Support Sandhills Theatre Company -- come to The Wine Tasting at Elliott's on Linden, Wednesday, March 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. Many kinds of wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres. $25 per ticket. Call 910-281-0661 for tickets.
Spring Tea Party with Exhibition of Fashion Hat Dolls, March 30 and 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. Come see 150 years of hats and bonnets worn by the fashionable ladies of the past. This special exhibit of historic hat dolls, created by renowned Pete Ballard, will feature 40 hats of the past in researched examples of authentic period fashion. Tea will be served. Shaw House in Southern Pines. Sponsored by the Moore County Historical Association. $15 MCHA member/$20 non-member/$10 children under 12. (910) 692-2051. www.moorehistory.com.
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.
Second Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival, Candor Lion's Club, Candor, Saturday, April 28, from 2 p.m. until .... Admission: free. Food available from Candor Lion's Club.
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 Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Southern Middle School. The Moore Philharmonic will be performing its spring concert in May. For more information see our Web site at 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: "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. More information: Call 919-783-0098 or
visit the Web site, www.operanc.com.
Sandhills Harmony Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines, will present "Broadway, Sandhills Style" Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Pinehurst Elementary School.
Moore County Concert Band, directed by David Sieberling, will perform its second concert of the 2006/2007 season at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the Carolina Hotel's Grand Ballroom. No admission charge. For more information call (910) 295-9023 or visit the band's Web site at www.moorecountyband.com.
The East Carolina University Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Daniel Bara will perform in concert on Sunday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Community Congregational Church,
141 North Bennett Street, Southern Pines, 692-8468. www.communitycongregational.org Admission is free.
The Weymouth Music Committee announces that the 24th annual Weymouth Young Musicians Festival will be held March 17-18. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 17, and the finalists' recital will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 18.Both events will take place at the Weymouth Center. Moore County students from grades 4 through 12 who are currently studying an instrument or voice with a teacher are encouraged to enter. For further information and/or Festival guidelines and application forms, call 910-944-7817.
Lessons and Dances
Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills club will hold dances at the Olde West End gym on Feb. 16, Mar. 2, 16, and 30, Apr. 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. Our next dance is March 10.
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 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.
Pinehurst Ballroom Dance Studio will have class lessons Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. (no partners needed). Private lessons by appointment. Go to our Web site at 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 winter classes in classical ballet, jazz, tap, creative movement, theater dance, and adult classes. 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.
The Playhouse, a children's teaching theater, announces an audition call for "Pinocchio," Saturday, March 3, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., ages 3-8 and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ages 9-15. Auditions are open to children ages 4-15. Fees do apply and include production and performance, additional classes in drama, dance and music, costumes and props. For more information, call Julianna at 910-692-4317 or e-mail Julianna at email@example.com.
Sandhills Youth Theatre, under the sponsorship of Dr. Matthew Block, announces auditions for a newproduction titled"K-O" (or KnockOut) on March 12 or 13 at 7 p.m. at the Ellery Building in Pinebluff.There are roles for 10 young people ages 15 to 19. Performances are April 20, 21, and 22 at the Aberdeen Elementary School. For further information, contact Sandra Epperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Playhouse will present "Snow White Goes West" Friday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 24, and Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at Southern Pines Primary School Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and seniors, $5 for children and students. Reservations are suggested for groups of 10 or more. Call 910-295-1320 or e-mail Julianna at email@example.com.
V-Day Southern Pines 2007, to increase awareness of, and help stop violence against women and girls, a benefit production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, Sunrise Theater, Southern Pines, Saturday, March 3, 2 and 8 p.m. Admission: $15, $10 for seniors, students, and single working mothers. Info: Beth McSwain, 910-603-4514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandhills Theatre Company and sponsor Hobbs and Upchurch and Associates will present Mary Chase's "Harvey" March 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst.Sunday matinees are March 11 and 18 at 2:30 p.m. For reservations, call 281-0661.
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 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 Dinnerfor February will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in the wine room. This dinner will feature eight wines and go alongside Chef Antonio's five-course meal.The cost will be $90 per person all-inclusive. 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 night from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 16, McKenzie Brothers Band; Friday, Feb. 23, Joyner, Young and Marie Band; March 2, The Randy Hughes Band. Dinner reservations required. Call 692-4110.
Mint Juleps, 155 Hall Ave., Southern Pines. Tuesdays: Shag lessons; Wednesdays: Line Dance lessons; Saturdays: Ballroom Dance lessons; Saturday, ballroom dance lessons. Sundays: Big Band Dance or Ballroom Dancing, 4 to 6:30 p.m.; Open to all adults 21 years and over. 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. Saturday, Feb. 24: Mardi Gras Bar Crawl featuring The Heaters; Sunday, Feb. 25: DJ Buzz, 10 p.m. to 1am. 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. 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 N.E. Broad St., downtown Southern Pines, is now open until 10 p.m. as a casual wine bar Wednesday through Saturday nights and serving crackers, cheeses and pates. For info, call 692-3066 or www.thewinecellarandtastingroom.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.
"Three's Company," an exhibit of paintings by Donna Bacon, Linda Drott and Karl Kruse will be on display through Feb. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. "A Fresh Look" features contemporary fine art work by local artist, Diane Kraudelt. Reception is March 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Artists League of the Sandhills, Exchange Street Gallery, 129 Exchange Street, Aberdeen. Public welcome. Exhibit runs from March 26 through April 28. Call 910-944-3979 or 910-245-7216 for more 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, proudly presents "Pigments and Pixels" works by Tony Corcoran and Bill Matthews through Feb. 26. 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. The gallery will be closed on Monday, Feb.19, in observance of President's Day. 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. Central Security Gallery's featured artist for January is Margaret (Peggy) Andersen. For more info, 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.
The Hastings Gallery in Boyd Library on the campus of Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst will feature and exhibit over 90 photographs from members of the Sandhills Photography Club through Feb. 23. Subject matter will be diverse. Scenic photography, photography from club field trips, members' individual travels and photos from recentclub competitions will be shown. For info, call 695-3995.
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.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.
Art Exhibit: "A Fresh Look" features contemporary fine art work by local artist, Diane Kraudelt. Reception is March 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Artists League of the Sandhills Exchange Street Gallery, 129 Exchange Street, Aberdeen. Public welcome. Exhibit runs from March 26-April 28. Call 910-944-3979 or 910-245-7216 for more information.
Sky Art Gallery features some of Moore County's best local and nationally recognized artists. It is also the home of West 23rd Street Photography. A new show of paintings by Durham artist, Emily Weinstein, and animal sculptures of Tina Motley will run through Feb. 25. Wednesday through Saturday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. 602 Magnolia Drive, behind Applebee's at the entrance to Magnolia Square. 944-9440. www.skyartgallery.com
The new Village Gallery in the heart of Pinehurst at 601 Cherokee will feature renowned watercolorist, David Coolidge, during the month of March. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 295-1500 for more info.
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.
n 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.
n 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.
n 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.
Preserving Family Records and Treasures Lecture Series, Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Are your family Bibles, photos, newspaper clippings, records, christening clothes, linens and other important memorabilia stored safely and correctly? Come learn the proper and safe way to preserve your heritage and some unique ways to display your collections. Seating is limited. Reservations requested. Southern Pines Civic Club, 105 S. Ashe Street in Southern Pines. Sponsored by the Moore County Historical Association. $15 MCHA member/$20 non-member. Reservations and information call 910-692-2051. www.moorehistory.com.
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.
March 1: Dr. Seuss's Birthday
March 15: Clothes
Saturday, March 10, 2 p.m. Southern Pines author, Bernie Harberts, and illustrator, Danila Devins, will present their children's book, "Woody and Maggie Walk Across America," the true life adventure of Bernie's walking trip through seven states -- all the way to the Pacific Ocean, with hispals Woody, the mule,and Maggie, the pony. Woody and Maggie will be there, too!
Jonathan Scott, author of "Woman in the Wilderness," will discuss his groundbreaking research on Johannes Kelpius, a Transylvanian mystic and spiritual leader, whose disappearance in the early 1700s has fascinated historians and others. Learn more about the legends, a mysterious 16th century astronomical device and other intriguing "finds."
Market Street Books, 610 Market Street, Carrboro, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. Admission is free.
n 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.
Feb. 17, 8:30 a.m., and March 17, 8:30 a.m., Bird Walk a two-mile hike to look and listen for birds Bring binoculars and field guides.
n Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring these 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.
n 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.
n The Pinehurst Parks and Recre-ation 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.
Sandhills Children's Center, Outback Steakhouse and Pinehurst Resort and Country Club present the 2007 Kelly Cup Championship -- Tuesday, March 13, at Pinehurst No. 8. Entries are $200 per player or $750 per team. Hole Sponsorship and 1 player spot is $500. For more information, call Teresa Copper or Kathy Desmond at 692-3323.
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.
Feb. 17 - Outlaw Street Drags, from 12 to 6 p.m.
Feb. 22-23 - Open Professional Testing, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Feb. 24 - Rock Battery Spring Blast, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Feb. 25 - Phantasm Motorsports Street Wars
March 3-4 - IHRA Summit Pro-Am Tour
March 9-11 - TORCO Carolina Coalition Series
March 18 - Phantasm Motorsports Street Wars
March 23-25 - Velocity Racing Spring Bike Open Test and Tune
March 31 - Holcomb All Fords
n 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 Flower Show, March 5-7. Tour includes the best of Philadelphia's celebrated art, history and horticulture, flower show, Tut Exhibit with meals at the elegant Acorn Club and the historic Bookbinders' Seafood House.
New York City, March 28 April 1. Tour includes Turandot at the MET, a VIP tour of Brooklyn Heights, a classical concert on board a private houseboat, and the award-winning "Mary Poppins."
Sicily, and the best of Southern Italy, April 22 May 8. Visit Sicily's quaint hill towns, experience the glories of ancient civilizations, and relax in the colorful seaside villages.
n Kirk Tours -- Saturday, Feb. 17, "The Light in the Piazza" - Broadway Series South, Raleigh, $100. www.kirktours.com or call 295-2257, ext. 21.
n 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.
Historic Places Along the Deep River Day Tour, March 10. Tour departs from the Shaw House in Southern Pines. $5 MCHA member/$10 non-member.
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.
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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