A dog activity day to benefit the Spay and Neuter Clinic of the Sandhills, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Sunninghill Farm, 1650 Youngs Rd., Southern Pines. Admission is $10 per car. Classes are $5 each. Event to be held rain or shine. To sign up for terrier trials, call Clive Rose, 692-1095; for fun classes, call Peggy Baldwin at 246-6311; for general information, call Wendy Preble at 245-3056, or Cynthia Williams at 245-1230.
Tickets are on sale for the annual fall fashion show and luncheon, to be held at noon, Monday, Sept. 15, at Beacon Ridge Country Club. Hosted by Susan Marks of Phoenix Fashions. Call 673-5998 for details.
First Friday will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in the open lot next to the Sunrise Theater, downtown Southern Pines. Big Fat Gap will perform. Food and beverages will be available. Free admission.
Gemma Gallery, 48 Chinquapin Rd., Pinehurst, will host a showing of new designs to celebrate their 15 years in business. The showing will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, at the gallery. For more info, call 295-3010.
The Heritage, acamping and recreation area located off Vass-Carthage Road, continues its summer concert series with two bluegrass shows in August. Tommy Edwards, host of Life 103.1's "Bluegrass Saturday Night" and guitarist with The Bluegrass Experience, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. He will play again Saturday, Aug. 23, with vocalist and bassist Alice Zincone and banjoist Rick Lafleur. Admission is free for campers and $5 for noncampers. For more info, or to reserve tickets,contact Amy Sadler at 783-8810.
The Carolina Hotel offers High Tea the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25 per person. Call Resort Services Desk at 235-8415.
Inn at the Bryant House will host a murder mystery dinner Thursday, Sept. 25, featuring a 60s theme. Participants are to dress as famous people from that decade.
Kindermusik - for newborns to 3 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 12:10 p.m. Fall registration is being held now. Contact Susan Wright at 910-295-4863 or www.susan.kindermusik.net.
The Moore Area Shag Society will host its annual jack pot party and raffle at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Southern Pines Elks Club. Cost is $10 per person and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and afternoon pool party at Days Inn. For more info, call Roger Racster at 673-2547.
The third annual Oktoberfest will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Fair Barn, Pinehurst. The Gootman Sauerkraut Band will perform. There will be several food and beverage stations available. The American-German Club will lead dances and contests. Costume prizes will be given for the best couple, best female and male. Tickets are $20 and will be available Friday, Aug.15, and will include your choice of food. For more info, call 295-0166.
Open mike poetry night is held at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month at Starbucks. Come 30 minutes prior if you wish to read. Info, call Jessica at (910) 315-2949.
Operation Homefront of N.C. and Rock the Plaza -- several merchants at the Shops at the Belvedere are cosponsoring a drive to benefit military families. Items needed are gas cards, gift cards for Wal-Mart and/or Target, AAFES commissary gift cards and MC/Visa gift cards. Cash can be donated or checks can be made out to Operation Homefront of N.C. Donations can be dropped off at participating Belvedere Plaza stores, such as Swank Coffee Shop, Collections of S.P., Green Goods, Deka's Dog House Pantry and Tina's Turn.
Relay for Life of Moore County is looking for volunteers, planning committee members and team captains. The first annual Terry Singleton Memorial Ride and Poker Run will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at Sandhill Harley-Davidson Inc., Pinehurst. The event will be held rain or shine. Registration will be held at 10 a.m., and the ride will begin at noon. Registration forms and pricing info can be found at www.moorecountyrelay.org.
Rock the Plaza, hosted by the merchants at the Shops at the Belvedere, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the courtyard at Belvedere Plaza, downtown Southern Pines. Harmony band Rearview Mirror will perform hits from the 60s and 70s. Military families will be recognized. Food and beverage vendors will be available. The courtyard shops will remain open during the event. Seating is limited. All are welcome.
A rummage sale to benefit The Haven from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Sandhills Woman's Exchange. That day, the Moore County Animal Control will conduct a $5 rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to noon. Winn's Wierner's Wagon will be there from 11:3- a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit The Haven. Donations for the sale will be accepted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more info, call Pat at 944-9694.
Sandhills Children's Center will hold its 12th annual Festival of Trees, Wednesday, Nov. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Carolina Hotel. Daily admission is by donation and ticketed events are $75. For more info contact Teresa Copper or Kathy Desmond at 692-3323 or www.FestivalofTrees.org.
The Sandhills Quilters Guild and the Village of Pinehurst Parks and Recreation are co-sponsoring a quilt show, "Quilting in the Pines III," at noon, Friday, Sept. 19-20, at the Fair Barn, Pinehurst. All quilters are invited to show or enter their quilts. For more info., or for registration forms, call Ellene Place at,315-2080,or Liz Stern at 295-4017. The deadline for submitting forms is Monday, Aug. 18.
Visit and tour the Shaw House properties, three historic houses built between the 1770s and 1820s. Located at the corner of Morganton Road and SW Broad Street. Gift shop offers books and photo prints of local interest. Free admission. Hours are 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. For more information, call 692-2051 or visit www.moorehistory.com.
The Southern Pines Welcome Center, located in the restored passenger train depot on Broad Street between New Hampshire and Connecticut Avenues, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday-Saturday. The welcome center contains cultural items, photos, up-to-date tourism information about the distinctive sites around Southern Pines, and activities. For information, call 692-2263.
Youth Day at the Rock will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Rockingham Dragway, U.S. 1 South, Rockingham. Decyfer Down, Summerow and Wake the Fallen will perform. A car show and street racing will be held. Advance admission is $10; at the door it is $12. Admission includes lunch. Gates open at 11 a.m. For more info, call (910) 582-3400.
Choral and Dance
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.
Ballroom dance lessons are held every Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. at Mint Juleps, 155 Hall St., Southern Pines, with social ballroom, Waltz, Rumba, Fox Trot, Cha Cha, Swing, and Tango lessons. Sessions run4 to6 weeks and cost $10 per person, or $18 per couple, per lesson. Mint Juleps also hosts beginners' ballroom dance lessons, at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, and intermediate lessons at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Smoke-free dancefloor. Info, call 246-2223 or 215-5791.
Ballroom dance lessons (cued) waltz, foxtrot, swing, rhumba, cha-cha and more. Penny Lewis will be teaching these fun dances at the Old West End Gym on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Experienced round dancers are invited to attend the dances at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays. For info, call 295-2590 or 673-1623.
Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills holds Friday dances at the Olde West End Gym. A short dance lesson will be held at 7:15 p.m. followed by rhythm and smooth dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. The club normally dances on the first and third Fridays of the month. Contact Bryan and Margaret Cropley at 295-2730.
Carolina Performing Arts Center will hold summer camps and summer intensives. For more info or for registration, call 695-7898. Fall registration is being accepted for ages 3 to adult.
Ages 3 to 6: sessions will be held through today (Friday, Aug. 8).
Ages 7 to 11: sessions will be held Monday, Aug. 11, through Aug. 15.
Ages 12 to 18: Monday, Aug. 11, through Friday, Aug. 15.
Line dance classes are held on Tuesday evenings at the V.F.W., 615 S. Page St., Southern Pines. Cost is $10 for four weeks of classes. Call 692-8878 to register.
The Moore County Choral Society, under the direction of Anne Dorsey, begins its 2008-2009 season Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines. Registration will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall and rehearsal will begin at 7:30 p.m. New member registration will continue through Tuesday, Sept. 9. Both male and female voices are needed. No auditions required. Rehearsals are held at Brownson from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Dues are $35, and include the music. High school students may join for $20. Concert attire may require additional cost. For more info, call John Pfisterer at 215-8063.
The Moore County Senior Enrichment Center will offer waltz lessons at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 12, 19 and 26, at the center. Bob and Bev Weatherbie will be providing the lessons. For more info, call 295-0900.
The Percy Thornton Foundation sponsors Latin dance workshops for 11- to 16-year-olds (including kids with disabilities). A workshop will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Mint Juleps, Southern Pines. Cost is $5 per class, or $8 per boy/girl partners. For more info, call Jo garber at 692-9889, or visit online at www.preservethedance.com.
Pinehurst Ballroom Dance Studio offers professionally taught social ballroom dance lessons. Private or group lessons are taught. For couples or singles. Specialization is in weddings, debutante balls, proms and cruise lessons. Info, call 295-3003, or visit online at www.pinehurstballroomdance.com.
The Sophisticated Ladies Dance Troupe (seniors 55 years and over) will interview prospective members willing to make a commitment to weekly rehearsals on Mondays and Thursdays. Dance experience is helpful but not required. For more info, call Jo Ann at 295-8051 or 295-2590.
Stardust Dinner Dance Clubhas dinner and dancing most every month at a local country club. The schedule includes ballroom-style dancing to six of the area's finest bands. There are also a formal ball, Western night and Hawaiian luau. Most of the dinner dances are held onthe fourth Thursday of each month at Whispering Pines Country Club. Anyone may come as a guest for one dance for the cost of dinner.Call Kadie 295-1916.
Taylor Dance is holding fall registration for ages 3-18.Classes include ballet, tap, Jazz and hip hop and begin Monday, Aug. 4.For more info, call 295-1320 stop by the studio from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday throughThursday.
Terpsichore announces its summer weekly dance camps for children ages 3-8. Themes include "Under the Sea With Ariel!," "Strawberry Shortcake Summer Fun!" and "Dancing with Hannah Montana." Dance intensive is for children ages 8-18. Session 3 runs through Aug. 15. Call 695-1116 for info.
USA DANCE hosts a dance in Carthage on the second Saturday of each month. Lesson time is from 7 to 8 p.m., with general dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost is $7 for nonmembers. The dance is held on the second floor of Sinclair Building, across from Fred's Discount Store. Nonmember fee is $7. Singles and couples are welcome. The next dance is Saturday, Aug. 9. For more info, call 692-5280.
Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club meets every Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Olde West End Gym. For info, call 949-2001 or 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. $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 521-6361 or 800-367-0778 for ticket information.
The Golf Capital Chorus is looking for new members. Visit Barbershop Chorus rehearsals on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, 125 Everette Rd., Pinehurst, or call Fred Wolferman at 692-5930.
The Moore Philharmonic is a community orchestra for adult and student musicians. New members are welcome. Rehearsals are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. September through May, at Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. For more info, visit www.mporchestra.com for a complete rehearsal schedule, or contact Eric Kopecky at 944-3452.
PlayHouse Jr. (ages 4-7) and The PlayHouse (ages 8-16), are divisions of Taylor Dance. For more info, call 295-1320. Performance workshops are ongoing. PlayHouse Jr. will meet on Mondays from 1-2 p.m. and The PlayHouse will meet on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Info, call 295-1320.
The Sandhills Songwriters Guild meets every Thursday night at Easy's Sports Bar and Grill, off N.C. 211 in Olmsted Village West. Free cover. Call (910) 215-0346 for more information.
The local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, Sand-hills Harmony Chorus, welcomes new members. The women's chorus sings a cappella four-part harmonies, barbershop style. They rehearse from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Call Jan Menges, 215-8758, or Emmie Trautmann, 255-6350, for info.
Venues may charge admission or a cover charge or may change schedules for some events. Call for details.
Bingo at the "V"-- from 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday at VFW Post 7318, 615 S. Page St. in Southern Pines. Snack bar available. For more info., call 692-3772.
Coach Light Trattoria, 290 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines. Live piano music. Grand opening will be 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. Lunch is from noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, and will be served Tuesday through Saturday. Dinner is served 5:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 692-4449 for tickets, reservations and details.
Davis Community Center, Robbins, hosts bluegrass music on the third Friday of each month.
Deep River Coffee, located on Main Street, Robbins, hosts live music every Thursday night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Dog Nation Grill, 301 Poplar St., Aberdeen, hosts live music every Friday.
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 as well as a special series of luncheons and dinners. Free wine tastings from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Info: 295-3663.
Flynne's Coffee Bar, 115 NE Broad Street, Southern Pines, hosts live music. From 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Italian Table Restaurant presents live entertainment nightly. Location: 136 Grant St., Seven Lakes. Reservations strongly encouraged at 673-4725.
The Jefferson Inn, W. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines, hosts a mellow jazz trio, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. Call 692-9911 for details.
The JFR Barn -- The JFR Barnholds wine dinners each month. To make a reservation, call 692-7700, or visit www.jfrbarn.com.
The Lounge at Hyland Hills is open Thursday-Sunday noon-until. Adults 21 and over. U.S. 1 north from Southern Pines.
Maness Pottery and Music Barn features bluegrass, country, and gospel pickin' and singing around 6 p.m. every Tuesday night. 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. No cover. Dinner reservationsrequired. Joyner, Young and Marie will perform today (Friday, Aug. 8). For reservations and info, call 692-4110.
Mint Juleps, 155 Hall Ave., Southern Pines, offers a variety of musical styles every night of the week. Eddie Barrett and the Goodman Legacy Orchestra will perform from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10.
The Moore Coffee Company, 201 S. McNeill St., Carthage, 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. Info, call (910) 947-6122. No charge.
Neville's is open 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday through Saturday. For more info please call 910-692-1939 or visit online at www.nevilles club.com.
O'Donnell's of downtown Southern Pines hosts weekend live entertainment for members and guests and features Wednesday night guest bartenders with tips going to charity. Info, call 695-1915 or visit www.patodonnells-pub.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.
The Sandhill Classic Street Rod Association will host a "cruise-in" on the first and third Fridays of each month, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the parking lot at Al's Diner, Aberdeen. No charge.
Sandhills Singles, an adult group, meets Friday evenings at 6:30 at various restaurants. Join them for conversation and dining out. Info, call 692-8888.
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. Call 692-3066 or visit www.thewinecellarandtastingroom.com.
A Certain Patina, 127 B SW Broad St., Southern Pines, is an interior design and art gallery, and features works of local artist Jane Casnellie. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, or by appointment. For more info, call 603-2909.
Appalachian Physical Therapy displays artwork. Any local artist interested in having work displayed, call 215-0541.
Art at The Market Place -- features the works of four local artists. New works are exhibited every six weeks, and recently a "guest artist" has been featured. Visit the gallery on Tuesdays to "meet the artist" in person. Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 2160 Midland Rd. Info, call 315-6256.
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. A First Friday opening is held each month. Info, call Jean Skipper at 692-6077.
Artists League of the Sandhills, is located at 129 Exchange Street in Historic Aberdeen. Exhibit hours are noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 944-3979 for info.
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 info.
Cafe Iano, is showing the art works of Lauren M. Bobo. The cafe is located at 280 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines. The paintings will be changed periodically, so stop often and enjoy.
The Campbell House Galleries, 482 East Connecticut Ave. in Southern Pines, are 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 presents the 28th Annual Fine Arts Festival, featuring artwork from the Sandhills and beyond. The exhibit will run through Friday, Aug. 29. For info, call 692-4356, or visit on the Web, at www.artscouncil-moore.org.
Fusions Art and Fine Craft Gallery, 53 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, is open Monday-Tuesday by chance, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. every first Sunday of the month. Call (919) 260-9725 for info.
Gap Creek Candle Company Store, 116 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, showcases the arts and crafts of the Sandhills. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 695-0029.
Hastings Gallery is located in the Katharine L. Boyd Library, at Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. Gallery hours are 7:45 a.m.- 9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.
Hollyhocks Art Gallery, located at the shopsof Pinehurst Place, 905 Linden Road, Pinehurst, features original artwork by local artists Diane Kraudelt, Irene McFarland, Paula Montgomery, Bob Gera and artist/owner Jane Casnellie. Open daily at 10:30 a.m. and evenings (enter through Elliott's On Linden). For more info, call 255-0665, or visit online at www.jane casnellie.com.
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, works with American Girl, Creative Scrapbooking, Art of Collage, Create with Sculpty, Earth Art Beads and Bangles, building volcanoes and dinosaurs, dry felting, glass fusing, art and cultures and making art dolls. Joy of Art also offers ongoing art classes for ages 5-17 as well as Artist's Way, Discover Your Muse and Life Drawing for adults. Call Joy at 695-7055 for schedule and more information.
Plan B Furniture will feature the artwork of local artist Doug Rowe at its gallery, locatedat 105 E.South Street, downtown Aberdeen.More than 50 original pencil drawings and oil paintings will be on display. For more info, visit www.douglasrowegallery.com.
SKY Art Gallery, home of West 23rd Street Photography, is located at 602 Magnolia Drive in Aberdeen, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, or by appointment. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday or by appointment. For more information, call 944-9440 or visit www.skyartgallery.com.
SWANK Coffee Shop, 124 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, supports local artists and crafters by offering local handmade items as well as serving locally-roasted gourmet coffee beans.
Vineland Fine Art Gallery, 290 S.W. Broad St., Southern Pines, is currently displaying the works of new artists Ulli Misgades, Paul DeLorenzo and Jean Frost. Normal gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Meet local artist Beth E. Roy from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Friday, Aug. 8). Refreshments will be served. For more info, call 692-9994, or visit online at www.vinelandfineartgallery.com.
White Hill Gallery, 407 U.S. 15/501, Carthage, offers a variety of pottery. Info: Sandra Layne, proprietor, at 947-6100.
Appalachian Physical Therapy at Olmsted Village presents a series of workshops titled "The Physical You," throughout the year. Refreshments will be served. Information, call 215-0541.
The Artists League of the Sandhills offers classes and workshops. Payment is required at time of registration. Call 944-3979 between 9 a.m. and noon, and 1 and 5 p.m. weekdays for the full slate of classes and workshops.
Learn to knit, from 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, at the Senior Enrichment Center, 8040 U.S. 15-501. Bring #9 or #10 needles and a skein of yarn. Instructions for beginners, guidance for experienced knitters. Call 215-0900 for more information.
The Sandhills Community College Department of Continuing Education will host "OpenOffice: Kick the Tires," a workshop to teach participants how to use the software program, OpenOffice. The workshop will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Aug. 12. Students 65 and older are fee exempt. For more info or to register, call 695-3980.
The Sandhills Quilters Guild meets every third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Enrichment Center, Hwy. 15-501. The public is invited to attend.
Flynne's Coffee Bar, 115 NE Broad Street, Southern Pines, hosts story time for children of all ages every Monday at 3 p.m. Call 693-1999 for info.
The Country Bookshop, downtown Southern Pines, hosts book signing events throughout the year. Call 692-3211 for more info.
John McNally, 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.
- Sandhills Writers
Sandhills Writers host a creative roundtable, including reading and critiques, every third Tuesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Weymouth Center, and every first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Land Owners Office in Seven Lakes North. For info, call (910) 400-5060.
n Bookmobile: Services are scheduled throughout the county.
- Card Catalog: The card catalog for the county library is available online at www.srlslibraries.com.
- Dial-a-Story: The Robbins Library hosts a Dial-a-Story program. Stories are available from a machine by phone for young children. Dial 948-3322 for a new story every day.
- Given Memorial Library is located in downtown Pinehurst. 295-6022. The Given Book Shop at Olmsted Village is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All proceeds go to the library/archives.
- The Katharine L. Boyd Library, at Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, is open from 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. Call 695-3819 or go to www.sandhills.edu.
- The Moore County Library is located at 101 Saunders St. in Carthage. For information, call 947-5335. Preschool storytime is each Monday at 10:30 a.m.
- Page Library is located in Aberdeen at 101 N. Poplar and Main Streets. The branch is open Monday-Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. Call 944-1200 for info.
- The Pinebluff Library, located at 305 E. Baltimore and Currant, is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call 281-3004.
- The Southern Pines Public Library at 170 W. Connecticut Ave. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Catalog and other information are available at www.sppl.net or call 692-8235.
- The Robbins Area Library, located at 161 E. Magnolia off Middleton, is open Tuesday to Saturday with evening hours on Tuesday. Call 948-4000 for information. Storytimes for preschoolers are held Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
- The Vass Library, located on Seaboard Street near the Vass Post Office, is open Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Storytime is held at 10:30 a.m., every third Thursday of the month.
Indulge your botanical interest while enjoying an enriching stroll through the 32-acre Sandhills Horticultural Gardens on the campus of Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. Designed and maintained by students in the Landscape Gardening program, the site contains 14 themed gardens. Open from dawn to dusk all week, located at 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst.
The Sandhills Natural History Society meets the fourth Monday of each month at Weymouth Woods Auditorium. The society sponsors a wide variety of field trips focusing on birds, butterflies, wildflowers and other aspects of Sandhills nature. Call 692-2167 or visit www.sandhillsnature.org.
The Weymouth State Nature Preserve and the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center will host "Woodpeckers of the Sandhills" from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the center. For more info, call 295-0900.
The Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, Southern Pines, announces its upcoming events for the month of August:
Plants that Fight Back, 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10. Learn the tricks these cool plants use to lure prey and survive in this nutrient poor environment. Bring bug repellent and be prepared to walk.
Introduction to Using Field Guides, 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. Learn the basics of using a field guide so that they may identify plants and animals in the field and around their home.
Bird Walk, 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23. A two-mile hike to look for birds. Bring binoculars, field guides and bug spray.
Discovery Walk, 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. A two-mile leisure walk to view plants and animals.
Bugs, 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. Join in on games, bug hunts, crafts and other opportunities to learn about these fascinating creatures.
- Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the following activities. Call 944-5902 for registration, information and fees.
Beginning Dance and Movement (ages 3-5), 5:15-6 p.m. Mondays, Aberdeen First Baptist Church. Aberdeen residents, $24, non-residents, $29. Fee includes six sessions.
Music, Movement & Rhythm, (ages 3-5) 4:15 to 5 p.m., Mondays at Aberdeen First Baptist Church. Children must be potty trained. Aberdeen residents, $18, non-residents, $23. Fee includes six sessions. Classes are on going.
Art Classes, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesdays, at Aberdeen First Baptist Church. Aberdeen residents, $2 per month, non-residents $5 per month. Classes are ongoing. Participants must supply own materials.
Chair Exercises, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Aberdeen First Baptist Church. Aberdeen residents $2 per month, non-residents, $5 per month.
- Elmcroft Assisted Living, located at 115 Brucewood Rd., offers Tai Chi. Classes are held every other Tuesday at 4 p.m. Info, contact Donna Traylor at 692-4928.
- Our Lady of the Americas is host tobingo every first and third Thursday of each month. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Early birdbingo begins at 7 p.m. and regular bingo games begin at 7:30 p.m. Ages 16 and older are welcome. For more information, call 974-3051.
- Pinehurst Parks and Recreation Department is offering classes for adults at the Pinehurst Village Hall.
- The Moore County Senior Enrichment Center offers table tennis on Mondays and Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. Reservations are suggested. The center also offers Nintendo Wii and foosball for adults 50 and older. Call 215-0900 for more info.
The Moore County Senior Enrichment Center Pinehurst, will host a regional reunion from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. People formerly from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Louisana and Arizona are invited for fellowship and refreshments to connect with others whose roots are in one of these states. To reserve, call 215-0900.
The Pinecrest High School Class of 1978 are looking for their classmates. If anyone has e-mail addresses, physical addresses or telephone numbers of those who graduated that year, are asked to send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 281-4164 and leave a message. The Class of '78 will hold a 30-year reunion Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18 (homecoming weekend) at the school. Cost is $55 per person, to be paid in advance. Dinner and dancing will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Carolina Hotel. For more info, call (910) 281-4164, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested may also visit www.myspace.com/pinecresthigh78.
The Pinecrest High School Class of 1983 will hold its 25-year reunion Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18. Members should meet Friday, Oct. 17, at the football stadium for the homecoming game. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, members will meet at Table on the Green, Southern Pines, for dinner, dancing and karaoke. Cost is $35 per person. Deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 15. For more info, visit www.classmates.com. For registration info, call Kitty Hopkins Watkins at (910) 315-2171.
The Union Pines Class of 1968 is planning its 40th class reunion, to be held in September. If you or someone you know was a part of that graduating class, call Jerry Oldham at (919) 774-4149.
The Union Pines Class of 1988 will hold its 20-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 25, at Little River Golf and Resort, and Sunday, Oct. 26, at Hillcrest Park. For more info, call Beth Loving Elliott at (919) 663-1418.
The Union Pines Class of 1993 will hold its 15-year class reunion Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4. The homecoming game will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.A reunion dinner party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at The JFR Barn. To register, visit www.upclassof93.zoomshare.com.For more info, call Walt Hammond at 336-255-7357.
- Aberdeen Parks and Rec.
The Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department often sponsors trips. Info call 944-5902.
Join the Arts Council of Moore County and experience the art of travel. Reservations, call 692-4356 or visit www.artscouncil-moore.org.
Violinist, Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Camerate Salzburg Orchestra, Sunday, Oct. 5, in Memorial Hall, at the Carolina Performing Arts Center, Chapel Hill.
El Greco to Velaquez: art during the reign of Phillip III, Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University.
"L'Elisir d'Amore" (the Elixir of Love), abo
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