Arts & Entertainment Calendar
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.
Solutions for Animals Inc., a not-for-profit animal rescue organization, will host a dog wash fundraiser, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Carolina Horse Park, Raeford. Dog washes and nail trims are $5. Adoptable animals will be available. For more info, call (910) 875-7244.
First Friday will begin again from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Friday, June 6), in the open lot next to the Sunrise Theater, downtown Southern Pines. Who Are We? will perform. Food and beverages will be available. Free admission.
Little People Loving and Learning at Southern Pines United Methodist Church- 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 MANNA! in Motion 5K race will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at the corner of Ridge Street and New York Avenue, Southern Pines. A one-mile run will start at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Emmanuel Church, 340 S. Ridge St., or online at www.active.com. Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. The 5K fee is $18 through May 25, and $25 through June 7. MANNA! is a nonprofit free lunch program serving the hungry in Moore County. Walkers are also welcome to participate.
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.
Pinetree Community Services announces its 2008 Pro-Am Golf Tournament, Thursday, July 24, at the Country Club of Whispering Pines. The event will support individuals in Moore County with developmental disabilities through vocational programs and employment opportunities. Info, contact Ron Hodiak or Jan Powell at 692-6008.
The merchants at the Shops at the Belvedere are coordinating a summer music program in the courtyard.The first program "Rock the Plaza" will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19, with Baxter Clements, of the Sandhills Performing Arts School, as the special guest. Food and beverage vendors will be available. The courtyard shops will remain open during the event.
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.
Flagship Farm and The Wine Cellar will host a wine tasting and silent auctionbenefit for the Area II Young Rider Program on Wednesday, June 11. Tickets are$25 each or $40 per couple. For info, call Audrey at 315-3032 or e-mail email@example.com.
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. Ballroom dancing will be held Friday, June 13. Admission is $5 for 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 Thursday, July 3, through Sunday, July 6; and Monday, Aug. 4, through Friday, Aug. 8.
Ages 7 to 11: sessions will be held Monday, Aug. 11, through Aug. 15.
Ages 12 to 18: Monday, June 9, through Sunday, July 13. Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18. Monday, Aug. 11, through Friday, Aug. 15.
Caitlin Mundth, a dancer with the Carolina Ballet Company, will teach a solo from "Sleeping Beauty," at the camp being held the week of June 9.
The Carolina Pines Dancers (USA Dance) dance on the second Saturday of each month in Carthage. Lessons will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., with a variety of dancing from 8 to10 p.m. The next dance is Saturday, June 14. Nonmember's fee is $7. Call 692-5280 for more info.
The Golf Capital Chorus, comprised of barbershop singers, will hold its annual garage sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at 12 Shenecossett Lane, on Pinehurst No. 6.
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.
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 Seven Lakes Danceannual recital will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Aberdeen Elementary School. Free admission.
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 summer dance registration for children ages, 3 thru teenagers. Summer classes will begin the week of June 9, and end the week of July 28. Fall classes begin Aug. 11. Info, call 295-1320.
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 1 begins Monday, June 16, through Friday, July 11; session 2 will be held July 14 through 25; and session 3 will be held July 28 through Aug. 15. Call 695-1116 for info.
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 County Concert Band will perform its final concert of the 2007/2008 season at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, in the Carolina Hotel's Grand Ballroom. Free admission. For more info, call 295-9023, or visit moorecountyband.com.
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 Southern Middle School. Visit www.mporchestra.com for a complete rehearsal schedule, or contact Eric Kopecky at 944-3452.
Note-A-Belles, women who have been singing pop and jazz in the Sandhills for more than 15 years, are looking for two first sopranos and two altos. Rehearsal will be held at 4:15 p.m. Monday at Community Presbyterian Church, Pinehurst. Afternoon and evening performances. Participants must memorize all music. Auditions will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, in the choir room at the church. For more info, call Carolyn Coons at 295-6057.
PlayHouse Jr. (ages 4-7) and The PlayHouse (ages 8-16), are divisions of Taylor Dance. For more info, call 295-1320. Playhouse and Playhouse Jr. will hold a summer workshop, beginning the week of June 17, through the production of "Peter Pan," which will be performed Sept. 6-7. 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.
Sandhills Harmony Chorus is currently rehearsing music for its upcoming show titled "Celebrate America in Song," which will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 21, in Owens Auditorium, at Sandhills Community College. The show will include patriotic music as well as songs which celebrate various locales in America. Tickets can be obtained by calling Joan Bruno at 949-4172.
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.
Summer Academy 2008 presents "Time to Live-- Time to Learn," from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 15-19, at Sandhills Community College. Call 695-3980 to register.
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 Cafe and Wine Bar, 290 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines. Live entertainment from 7 p.m.-until on Thursday-Saturday nights. Tapas and piano bar open 6 to 11 p.m. Sabra Callas will perform a benefit concert from 7 p.m.- until, on Friday, June 6. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Prancing Horse. Drink specials nightly, call 692-4449 for tickets, reservations and details.
Davis Community Center, 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 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. Stop by from 7:30 to 10 p.m. to enjoy live music. Rose Fraser will perform acouostic folk jazz Friday, June 6, and Casey Schuck will perform acoustic rockabilly blues Saturday, June 7. No cover charge. Call 693-1999 for info.
The Lounge at Hyland Hills is open Thursday-Sunday noon-until. Adults 21 and over. U.S. 1 north in Southern Pines.
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 live music during the week. 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.
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. The Randy Hughes Band will perform today (Friday, June 6). 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.
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 Friday of each month, from 5 to 8 p.m. ain 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, 129 Exchange Street in Historic Aberdeen. The fourth annual Pot O' Gold Showwill be open through Thursday, June 26. 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 "Influences From China," featuring works by Ben Owen III and Fay Terry. The exhibit opens Friday, June 6, and runs through Monday, June 30. 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, Life Drawing and Creative Connection 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 SW Broad St., Southern Pines, features the work of local artists like Harry Neely, Robert Way, Beth E. Roy, Marie Travisano, Kim Sobat, Dedi McHam and Linda Bruening. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 692-9994 for more info 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, June 17-26, and July 31-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.
A workshop titled "Your Divorce, Your Money, Your Life" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 7, at the Southern Pines Civic Club, 105 S. Ashe St. The workshop is presented by professional women, who will address the legal, financial and life issues surrounding divorce. Admission fee is $35. Space is limited. For info or to reserve a seat, call Gia Miele at 620-4252.
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 Friends of Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives announce local writer and practicing golf course architect Richard Mandell, as the featured author at this year's literary luncheon. The luncheon will be held at noon Saturday, June 7, at Pinehurst Member's Club. Mandell is the author of the award-winning book "Pinehurst: Home of American Golf (The Evolution of a Legend)." Tickets are $25, and are available at the Given Memorial Library, the Given Book Shop and The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines. For more info, contact Cheri Guidice at, 295-1349 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Storytime at The Country Bookshop. Children ages 1 through 5 and their caregivers are invited to join on first and third Thursdays at 10 a.m. Call 692-3211 for more information.
Sara Addison Allen, "The Sugar Queen" at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6. Call for reservations.
Justin Catanoso, "My Cousin the Saint: A Search for Faith, Family and Miracles" at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 12.
Dawn Shamp, "On Account of Conspicuous Women" at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 19.
Valerie Raleigh Yow, "Betty Smith: Life of the Author of a Tree Grows in Brooklyn" at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 26.
Donna Andrews, "Cockatiels at Seven" at 2 p.m. Friday, July 11.
Mary Alice Monroe, "Time is A River" at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 17. Call for reservations.
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.
- 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.
n 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 library is currently sponsoring the following programs:
Read to Your Bunny (story sessions for infants to 14 mos.) will be held from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 10.
Registration for the summer reading program begins Friday, June 16. Kids in grades K-5 are invited to "Catch the Reading Bug." Middle school students (rising 6th-8th graders) are in for a "Metamorphosis at Your Library!"
Sixth- through eighth-graders are invited to learn more about Interesting Invertebrates, held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 18. participants will experience live tarantulas, scorpions and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.
The summer reading kickoff program for kids (grades K-5) will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25.
- 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.
The descendants of James and Wincey Thompson Blake and their children are invited to attend a Blake family reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Pekin's Blackwood Chapel Church. Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall.
The second regional reunion for natives of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center For more information, call 215-0900.
The descendants of George Sedberry and his sons, in Montgomery County, are invited to attend the Sedberry family reunion at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7. Lunch will be held at noon. Those who attend are asked to bring a covered dish. For more info, call Dana at 652-5727, or Everett at 572-2504.
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.
- 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. Throughout June and July, local Boy Scouts will be available at designated times to provide instructions on on how to play Nintendo Wii. Call 215-0900 for further information.Call 215-0900 for more info.
The American Singles Golf Association -- Pinehurst Chapter is active in golf and social events for adult singles. Visit www.pinehurst.singlesgolf.com for info on activities, or call 603-4540.
Tennis camps will begin again from June through August at Sandhills Community College. Call 695-3980 to register.
- 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.
Paris/Heart of Normandy, Viking River Cruise, Aug. 2-10. An 8-day cruise along the Seine through the heart of Normandy to Paris.
New York City, Aug. 21-24. Tour Manhattan in the summertime, with Patti LuPone in Gypsy, "A Catered Affair" and enjoy Bargemusic on a coffee barge under the Brooklyn Bridge. Travelers will stay at the Warwick Hotel.
Washington, D.C., Thursday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 5. Visit the National Gallery of Art, the National Symphony Orchestra, the World War II Memorial, the Kreeger Museum and the Newseum. Accommodations are at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel.
A Day in Pompeii at Discovery Place, Charlotte, Friday, Oct. 31-Saturday, Nov. 1. Guests will also see the American Craft Council Show and Market and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design.They will stay at the Hampton Inn at Phillips Place.
- Kirk Tours offers a variety of tours, which include motorcoach transportation and premium seating. Call for more info or to register, at 295-2257, ext. 21 Visit online at www.kirktours.com.
Peter Pan, at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $90. Guests will depart at 11:30 a.m. from Lowes Foods, and will return at 8 p.m. Dinner is included. Registration deadline is Friday, July 4.
- The Moore County Historical Association sponsors 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 online at www.moorehistory.com.
New England Back Roads, 8-day tour beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1. Call for meeting, sign-up and brochure.
- Newcomers of Pinehurst is sponsoring a trip this fall.
New York City, Monday, Nov. 10-Thursday, Nov. 13. Travelers will stay at the Hotel Edison, near Times Square, and will attend the Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular Show. Contact Judy at 255-6902 for more info.
- 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 admission.
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