Lenten Friday Nite Fish Frys, Baked/fried fish dinners with sides. Eat in, or take out. Friday evenings, 5:30 to 7 p.m., March 9, 16, 23 and 30, St. Anthony of Padua Parish Hall, 320 North Ashe St., Southern Pines. Cost: $8 adults; $4 ages 6-12; kids under 6, free.
Pianist Ronald Hawkins performs Johann Sebastian Bach's masterpiece, "The Goldberg Variations," Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m., at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Tickets are $15 on sale at the door, or online at www.instantseats.com. For information, call 692-6261 or www.ronald hawkins.com.
Keep Moore County Beautiful, Inc. is sponsoring a mixed paper recycling drive on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kangaroo Station, Fresh Market Shopping Center, Southern Pines. Also accepting any type of household batteries, inkjet or laser toner cart-ridges, and cell phones. For information, call 947-3478.
The Town of Vass will kick off its centennial celebration Satur-day, March 10, at Sandy Ramey Keith Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will begin with a Chili Cook-Off among local church, school, municipal, civic, service and social organizations as well as local merchants. There will also be entertainment, a demonstration by the Vass Rescue Squad, and refreshments sold at 1907 prices.
Riding Camp for Kids at Monre've Farm, March 10 and 24. Limited openings. Call 910-237-3715.
BYOS (Bring Your Own Shovel) to the Landscaping Salvage Sale on Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 225, 235 and 245 S. Ashe St., Southern Pines. Dig up unbelievable bargains including azaleas, camellias, nandinas, and more. Proceeds to benefit the Moore County Historical Association. More info www.moorehistory.com/Projects Page or call 692-2051.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Fee: NCPS Member, $15; Non-member, $25. Class limited to 15.
Aberdeen Lions Club will host a spring Bar-B-Q or Fried Chicken Plate sale. Plates are $7. The event is Friday, March 16, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Aberdeen Lake Park.
Join the Friends of the Arboretum for an Arbor Day celebration Friday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at the Village Arboretum, next to the Village Hall in Pinehurst. Meet at the "green balloons" to plant an Arbor Day Tree.
Aberdeen Lions Club will host a barbecue or fried chicken plate sale Friday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Aberdeen Lake. Plates are $7 each and include slaw, baked beans and a roll.
The Village of Pinehurst will hold the Sixth Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. The celebration of the green includes the traditional parade though the village, green paint, Irish heritage, and a lot of community spirit. Parade starts promptly at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 17, in front of the Given Memorial Library in downtown Pinehurst, NC.
The third annual Pinehurst Camellia Festival, Saturday, March 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Homewood Suites by Hilton, Olmsted Village, Pinehurst. Professional and novice camellia growers are encouraged to enter their blooms in the camellia exhibition, "Beautiful Blooms." Seminars by Wilmington camellia expert, Bill Howell, Cindy Watson, co-owner of Cam Too Nursery, Greensboro, and Tom Cameron, as well as other activities and raffles. Free. 295-4572.
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.
BackPak Pals Benefit Golf Tournament - Friday, May 18, with 11 a.m. lunch, noon shotgun start, at Beacon Ridge Golf and Country Club. Sponsored by Women of Seven Lakes. $65 per person. Contact Ginger Finney at 673-1330, Jo Nicholas at 673-3604, Linda Hubbard or Tina Kissell at 947-2342.
Pinetree Community Services will present a Fine Wine Gala at The Fresh Market in Southern Pines on Wednesday, March 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wines, prime rib, shrimp, hors d'oeuvres and cheese will be featured. Proceeds to benefit individuals in Moore County with developmental disabilities. Tickets are $25 each. Call Jan Powell at 692-6008, ext. 28 for information and tickets.
Bishop John Shelby Spong, author, theologian, will lecture and hold a book signing at Congregational Church UCC, 895 Linden Road, Saturday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. Reservations required. Visit Web site www.uccpinehurst.org or call 910-295-2243 for reservations.
Crafters and homeowners will find the bargain of their dreams at the Old House Salvage Sale on Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 235 E. Massachusetts Ave., Southern Pines. House parts from a 3,500 sq. ft. Craftsman house will be for sale, including windows, doors, flooring, wood trim and more. Proceeds will benefit the Moore County Historical Association. More info www.moorehistory.com/Projects Page or call 692-2051.
The Ninth Annual Dirt Gardeners Workshop will be held at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities on Tuesday, March 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Program includes presentations by Bryce Lane and Ginny Gregory. Cost is $20 per person, payable in advance. Reservations may be made by calling 692-6261.
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.
The Friends of Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives will host a fundraiser, "Clothes for Prose," at 6:30 p.m., March 29, at the Fair Barn. The event will feature casual men's and women's clothing from local retailers, The Clothes Horse and Gentlemen's Corner. Tickets are $30, available at Given Memorial Library, The Given Book Shop and the Country Book Shop in Southern Pines.
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.
Moore OnStage is hosting a fundraiser, "You're the Top -- A Tribute to Cole Porter," at the National Golf Club on Saturday, March 31, at 6 p.m. Dinner, auction and entertainment. $75/person or $130/couple. Corporate tables available. For more information and reservations, call 255-0667.
The Women of the Pines will hold their annual rummage sale, Saturday, March 31, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the West End Fire and Rescue Squad Campus. Items for sale will include clothing and accessories, household items, books, small appliances, furniture, and costume and estate jewelry. Refreshments will be sold.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lessons and Dances
Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills club will hold dances at the Olde West End gym, March 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 email@example.com
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 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 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. Saturday, March 31, SunFlix presents "Safety Last," a hilarious silent film with live accompaniment by David Drazin. A short film, "The Balloonatic" with Buster Keaton is also on the program. The matinee is $10; the 7:30 show is $15, and includes a wine and cheese reception to meet David Drazin.
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 4:30 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.
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 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 night from 7 to 10 p.m. March 9 andMarch 23, Joyner, Young and Marie Band; March 16, The McKenzie Brothers. Dinner reservations required. Call 692-4110.
Mint Juleps, 155 Hall Ave., Southern Pines. March 3, "A Night to Remember" featuring Deitra Farr and Roy Roberts. Fun starts at 9 p.m. March 18, Nascar with free hotdogs. Big Band dance featuring Mr. Eddie Barrett and his 18-piece Goodman Legacy Orchestra. 4-6:30 p.m. 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.; 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, March 31, The Martini Festival, "An Evening of Elegance," with live music.
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.
"Colorplay," an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Pamela M. Swarbrick, runs through March 23. "A Fresh Look" features contemporary fine art work by local artist, Diane Kraudelt. Reception is March 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. Exhibit runs from March 26 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 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, presents the 11th annual "Young People's Fine Arts Festival" through March 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. 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.
Hastings Gallery of Art-Sandhills Community College, continuing education students and instructors will display works through March 23. 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, 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.
The Village Gallery, at 601 Cherokee Road in Pinehurst, features original artwork by Jessie MacKay and David Coolidge. The gallery also features 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.
- 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.
Libraries of Moore County will offer a lecture and slideshow by Dr. Ronald Berkquist on Friday, March 23, at noon at the Carthage Library. Bring your lunch. Beverages will be served.
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.
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!
Tuesday, March 27, 3 p.m.: Bob Morris, author of the Edgar-nominated mystery Bahamaram, shares his newest novel, Bermuda Schwartz, featuring former Miami Dolphins linebacker Zack Chasteen in his latest Carribbean tale of hidden treasure, murder, romance and rum. 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 WWII 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 5, Bunnies; 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.
March 17, 8:30 a.m., Bird Walk a two-mile hike to look and listen for birds. Bring binoculars and field guides.
- 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.
- 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 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.
FlowMoore Skatepark in Pinebluff will have a free skate day on March 24. Food and drinks available as a fund raiser for the park and the Marquez family. N2Flow will sponsor best trick contests for three age groups. Bands begin playing at 1 p.m. Event starts at 11 a.m. For information, www.skatersformoore.-org.
The Rock, Rockingham Dragway Events -- for more info on these events, call 910-582-3400.
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
- Aberdeen Parks and Rec
The Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department often sponsors trips. For details, call 944-5902.
- All Shook Up: A Broadway
Series South Production
Saturday, March 24, noon departure from Lowes Foods Store, for a 2 p.m. matinee performance. The romantic tale of how a young girl's dream comes true when a guitar-playin' roustabout rides into a square state and turns the town upside down. 5:30 p.m. dinner at Macaroni Grill (dutch treat), with an 8 p.m. return to Pinehurst. $100 per person.
Join the Arts Council of Moore County and experience the art of travel. Reservations: 692-4356 or visit www.artscouncil-moore.org.
Andre Watts, Piano, Carolina Performing Arts Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, April 20. Experience one of today's most celebrated and beloved pianists!
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.
Spoletto Festival, Charleston, S.C., June 4-8. Three-day blow-out of opera, dance, theater, classical music, jazz and visual arts.
- 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.
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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