SANDHILLS BEST BETS: Patriotic Film Shown Free At Sunrise
"Patton," the story of Gen. George S. Patton during the World War II phase of the controversial American general's career, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at the Sunrise Theater in downtown Southern Pines.
Admission is free.
For additional information, visit www.sunrisetheater.com.
The Tsunami Wave Riders will perform at First Friday, scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Friday, July 4), in the open lot next to the Sunrise Theater, downtown Southern Pines.
Food and beverages will be available. Admission is free.
The Tsunami Wave Riders, whose style has been described as "Jimmy Buffet with a Hawaiian twist," are led by vocalist and keyboardist Ronnie Tsunami.
Joanna "Tropical Lady" plays the double-second steel pans and does backup vocals, and Tracy Thornton plays the steel drums. Greg Torzillo plays electric guitar and Hawaiian lap-steel guitar, and also sings.
Upcoming bands for First Friday include Peyton Tochterman (Aug. 1), Big Fat Gap (Sept. 5), and the McKenzie Brothers (Oct. 3).
Douglass Center Event
From 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, July 7, at the Douglass Community Center, Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, participants will learn how to make homemade ice in just five minutes.
This event takes place in correlation with National Ice Cream Month. The group will make ice cream and teach the younger generation how to make their own.
The cost is $2 for residents and $4 for nonresidents.
For more information contact the Douglass Community Center at 692-7376.
The Moore County Historical Association (MCHA) will have a booth during the Fourth of July festivities at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. A large-screen video will be shown on the history of Pinehurst, alongside an exhibit of historical photos. Books and historical photos will also be offered for sale.
The MCHA, headquartered at the old Shaw House in Southern Pines, was founded in 1946 to preserve and celebrate the history of this area and state.
The MCHA owns and maintains five house-museums built between the mid-1700s and the 1800s.
In Southern Pines, these include the Shaw House (c. 1820), the Garner House (c. 1790), and the Sanders Cabin (c. 1770).
In upper Moore County, the MCHA maintains the Bryant House (c. 1820), and the McLendon Cabin (c. 1760). All five houses with their period furnishings are open for tours.
The MCHA recently kicked off its 2008-2009 season with the appointment of the following Board of Trustees: Kay Antoine; Nancy Blount; Bill Brewer; Carolyn Burns; Marshall Donathan; Jan Fowler; Stuart Fulghum; David Gray; Tricia Hill; Andrew Lyon; Mike McMillan; Beverly Offutt; Ray Owen; Milton Sills; Grace Snelgrove; Darlene Stark; John Wilson, and Joy Wise.
Executive officers are Darlene Stark, president; Stuart Fulghum, vice president; Jan Fowler, secretary; and Andrew Lyon, treasurer.
For more information on the MCHA, call (910) 692-2051 or refer to the MCHA Web site at www.moorehistory.com.
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