Arts & Entertainment Calendar
Dog and Cat Food Drive will be held during the month of December. Olmsted Cleaners and Copywright Printers will conduct a dog and cat food drive to benefit The Haven -- Friends for Life. Drop unopened bags of dry food at Olmsted Cleaners in the Olmsted Village Shopping Center, Pinehurst, or on Bennett Street, Southern Pines, and at Copywright Printers off Rte. 5, Aberdeen.
Top Hat and Tails, a sophisticated pet adoption event on Monday, Dec. 8, 5-7:30 p.m., at Homewood Suites, Olmsted Village, Pinehurst. Enjoy music, complimentary wine, beer and appetizers while socializing with black and white dogs and cats looking for a home. For info, call the Citizens' Pet Responsibility Committee at 949-9953.
Vass Lakeview Elementary parents and staff. Drop off your pet in the morning at school, and get your pet spayed or neutered. Pet is delivered back to school at the end of the day. Program is being offered by the Pet Responsibility Committee of Moore County one day each in November and December. Cost is $35-$45. Call 693-1228.
The Carolina Hotel offers high tea the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $25 per person. Call resort services desk at 235-8415.
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 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. For info, call 692-2051, or visit www.moorehistory.com.
Flynne's Coffee Bar, 115 N.E. Broad St., Southern Pines, hosts Santa Claus on Saturday, Nov. 29, for Wishes & Pictures. For info, call 693-1999.
Animal Advocates of Moore County will hold a Holiday Adoption Fair and Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 30, noon-4 p.m. at the Mistletoe Meadows tree stand in Olmsted Village. Baked goods, hot Old Salem tea, holiday items and pet beds available. Animal adoptions, holiday music and a visit from Santa Claus. For info, call 944-5098.
Tree Lighting, sponsored by the Southern Pines Appearance Commission on Sunday, Nov. 30, 5 p.m. at West Pennsylvania Avenue and Glover Street, Southern Pines.
Christmas Orchid Show at the Montgomery County Public Library, Troy Library conference room, with Linda Thorne of Seagrove Orchids. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Orchids will be available for purchase. Free.
Santa Claus is coming to the Moore County library system starting on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Carthage, 6:30-8 p.m. Robbins Area Library on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 6-7:30 p.m. Vass Area Library on Thursday, Dec. 11, 3:30-5 p.m.
The Nature Conservancy -- Give the gift of a healthy planet to your children and grandchildren. Collect wiregrass seed that will help restore local preserves and create a sustainable planet for future generations. Workdays are Thurs-days, Dec. 4 and 11 and Saturdays, Dec. 6 and 13. For info, call 246-0300.
Christmas at the Shaw House, located on the corner of SW Broad Street and Morganton Road, Southern Pines, Dec. 4-7, 1-4 p.m. Christmas at the Bryant House, located at 3361 Mount Carmel Road, west of Carthage, Dec. 13-14. Step back in time when you enter these houses decorated for the holidays. Visit the bookshop for holiday shopping. Musicians and refreshments provided. Free admission. For info, call 692-2051, or visit www.moorehistory.com.
Weymouth Christmas House Tour, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, 692-6261. See 25 beautifully decorated rooms, floral demonstration, refreshments, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 at the door.
Carols at Weymouth, Thursday, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., refreshments. Free and open to the public.
Weymouth by Candlelight, an evening tour of Christmas House. Wine, cheese, desserts and music, Friday, Dec. 5, 7-9 p.m. $25, 692-6261 for reservations.
Weymouth Christmas House Tour -- Children's Hour, Saturday, Dec. 6, 8:30-10 a.m. Visit with Santa and his elf. Refreshments. Ages 3-12, $3; under 3, no charge. 692-6261 for reservations.
12th Annual Christmas on the Square, Saturday, Dec. 6, downtown Rockingham. Entertainment, crafts and food from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Santa will be on the square all day.
2nd Annual Reindeer Fun Run '08, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills, Inc., Saturday, Dec. 6. Registration 8-8:45 a.m.; 9 a.m. 5k run/walk through Southern Pines. Dress to impress, and win great prizes. For more info, visit www.reindeerfunrun.com.
Solutions for Animals presents their annual pictures of "Pets and Their People" with Santa Claus Saturday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. following the Southern Pines Christmas parade at the Belvedere Courtyard on W. Pennsylvania Ave. For info, or if you would like to volunteer, call Cindy at 875-7244.
Santa Photos at PetsMart, Dec. 6, 7, 13, 20, 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by Moore Humane Society, Animal Advocates of Moore County, Montgomery Moore Animal Rescue, Sandhills Animal Rescue League Inc. and The Haven -- Friends for Life. $9.95 with a PetsMart card ($5 of each sale is donated to local animal charities).
Pinecrest High School Orchestra, Winter Concert, Sunday, Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m., featuring classical pieces by Rossini, Mozart and holiday favorites. Raffle and reception hosted by the orchestra parents will follow the concert. Adults, $5; seniors, $4; students, $3; under three and Moore County School employees, free.
Christmas in the Pines, Sunday, Dec. 7. Mimosa brunch at CCWP and tour of five local homes and one garden in Whispering Pines. Brunch and tour, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $16 per person. Home tour only noon-4 p.m., $10 per person. For tickets and info, call Joan Bruno at 949-2933.
31st Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes, hosted by Episcopal Day School, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1-6 p.m. Five families will welcome guests into their homes. Gingerbread Land will be in Emmanuel Parish Hall from 1-2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. For info, call the school at 692-3492.
Moore County Choral Society will perform its Christmas concert, "'Tis the Season" on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children/students and are available at the Campbell House, The Country Bookshop, Kirk Tours (Pinehurst), the Coffee Scene (Seven Lakes) and at the door. For info, call 315-8336.
Christmas from Dublin with the Three Irish Tenors Celebrate the holidays with a genuine Irish Christmas filled with songs of the season. Monday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. at Robert L. & Elizabeth S. Cole Auditorium, 1042 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet. Tickets, $10. Call (910) 410-1691, or visit www.richmondcc .edu/ColeIndex.html.
The Creative Christmas Table will be presented by Moore County Extension & Community Association on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Little River Farms Resort Club House in Carthage. Beautiful Christmas tables, gift items and cash raffle. All proceeds benefit the North Carolina 4-H Museum to be built near Ellerbe. $3 at the door.
The Stardust Dinner Dance Club will have its Christmas dance on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Country Club of Whispering Pines. Guests are welcome. Call Kadie at 295-1916 by Dec. 3 to reserve your seat.
The Moore County Senior Enrichment Center, 8040 U.S. 15-501, holiday open house on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2-4 p.m. Drop by for refreshments and tunes played by Eddie Barrett.
Fayetteville Symphony Orches-tra's Holiday Celebration, conducted by Fouad Fakhouri, will be held at the Berean Baptist Church, 517 Glensford Dr., Fayetteville, on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, adults; $20 seniors (65+) and military; $8 students. For info, visit www.fayettevillesymphony .org.
An old-time holiday open house will be held at the Bryant House and McLendon Cabin, located at 3361 Mount Carmel Rd., Carthage, on Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14, from 1-4 p.m. Guests can tour two historic houses decorated in the traditional manner of the 1700s and 1800s. Refreshments and musicians will provide holiday cheer. No admission charged. For info, call 692-2051, or visit www.moorehistory.com or email@example.com.
Pinecrest Choral Program Winter Concert & Silent Auction at Pinecrest High School Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14, 4 p.m. Tickets are $6, adults, and $4, children.
Bethesda Love Feast, a celebration of the birth of Christ, will be held in the sanctuary of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church on Sandhills Boulevard in Aberdeen on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. All are invited to share in this service of Scripture, music, prayer and a meal of Moravian buns with a warm beverage.
Carolina Brass, a national touring ensemble and Summit Recording Artist, has become the premier brass ensemble in the Southeast. Come to the Fair Barn in Pinehurst on Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. to enhance your holiday season. Tickets available for $20 at The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, King's in the Theatre Building, Pinehurst, or call Pinehurst Village Hall at 295-1900.
Sandhills Community College Christmas Concert, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Free admission.
Senior Enrichment Center activities: Eva Rocks the House, Friday, Dec. 12, 10-11 a.m. will feature lively piano music played by Eva Williams.
New Horizons Holiday Concert, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 3-4 p.m., featuring the music of this senior citizen band.
Sophisticated Ladies, Friday, Dec. 19, 10-10:30 a.m., featuring a group of talented, award-winning dancers.
"The Nutcracker" will be performed by Terpsichore dancers at Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College on Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. School performances are Friday, Dec. 19, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tickets, $15, adults; $12, students, children and senior citizens. Group discounts available. Tickets on sale Monday, Nov. 24. Call 695-1116, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
35th Annual Southern Pines Christmas Bird Count will be held on Sunday, Dec. 21. Teams will cover the count circle for a day of avian censusing. A lunchtime gathering and preliminary countdown will be held at Weymouth Woods at 1 p.m. Volunteers needed; experience unnecessary. For info, contact Susan Campbell at 949-3207 or susan@ ncaves.com.
Living Madonnas presented by the Community Congregational Church, 141 Bennett St., Southern Pines, on Sunday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Madonna masterpieces will be brought to life with live models in a unique and inspirational Advent program of art and music narrated by Joan Smith with music by Danny and June Infantino. Free admission. For info, call 692-8468, or visit www.communitycongregational.org.
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.
The Moore County Library has storytime for preschoolers on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. For info, call 947-5335.
Taylor Dance has ongoing registration for ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop from ages 3-18. Playhouse Jr. has ongoing registration for theater arts classes in preparation for performing "Lemonade" Feb. 16-22, 2009.
Southern Pines Public Library, located at 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Call 692-8235, or visit www.sppl.net for info.
The Vass Library, located on Seaboard Street, has storytime at 10:30 a.m. every third Thursday of the month.
Joy Art Studio offers ongoing art classes for ages 5-17. Call Joy at 695-7055 for schedule and info.
Carolina Performing Arts Center is holding classes. For info or for registration, call 695-7898. Registration is being accepted for ages 3 and up.
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. Contact Susan Wright at 295-4863 or www.susan.kindermusik.net.
Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the following ongoing activities. Call 944-5902 for registration, information and fees. Beginning Dance and Move-ment (ages 3-5), 5:15-6 p.m., Mondays, at Aberdeen First Baptist Church. Six sessions. Music, Movement & Rhythm (ages 3-5), 4:15-5 p.m., Mondays at Aberdeen First Baptist Church. Children must be toilet-trained. Six sessions.
Holiday Dance hosted by Carolina Pines Ballroom Dancers (USA DANCE) at 105 McReynolds St., Carthage, on Dec. 13. Lesson from 7-8 p.m., dancing until 10 p.m. Singles and couples welcome, $7 per person. Call 692-5280 for info.
VFW Christmas Dance, featuring the band Easy Street from Raleigh, will be held Dec. 13 at the VFW, 8-11 p.m. $12 per person. Tickets are available at the VFW beginning Monday, Nov. 24. Guests welcome. For info, call 692-3772.
A Square Dance Club is an advanced level club. Dances are on the second and fourth Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Old West End Gym. Dancers new to the area are welcome. The caller is Jimmy Roberson. For info, call Leo and Ruth Ellen Ganster, 295-5786.
Ballroom dance lessons (cued) waltz, foxtrot, swing, rhumba and cha-cha are taught by Penny Lewis at the Old West End Gym on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Experienced round dancers are invited to attend dances at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays. For info, call 295-2590 or 673-1623.
Ballroom and Latin dancing at the Pinehurst Elementary Gym, 5 p.m. on Sundays. Call 215-5791, or e-mail email@example.com for info.
Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills begins its eighth year at the Old West End Gym. The Friday dances begin with a dance lesson at 7:15 p.m., followed by Rhythm and Smooth dancing from 8-10 p.m. Dances for 2008: Dec. 5, 19. For info, contact Bryan and Margaret Cropley at 295-2730.
Carolina Performing Arts Center will hold fall classes. For info or registration, call 695-7898.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio holds Friday night ballroom dance parties from 8-9:30 p.m. For info, call 295-1106 or 585-2572.
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. For info, call 295-3003, or visit 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 info, call Jo Ann at 295-8051 or 295-2590.
Stardust Dinner Dance Clubhas dinner and dancing almost every month at a local country club. The schedule includes ballroom-style dancing to six of the area's finest bands. 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 at 295-1916.
Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club meets every Thursday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Old West End Gym. For info, call Jan at 215-9313 or MaryLou at 944-7835.
The Moore Philharmonic is a community orchestra for adult and student musicians. New members are welcome. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. September-May, at Sandhills Community College. The free holiday concert will be held on Friday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., at the college. For a rehearsal schedule, visit www.mporchestra.com, or contact Eric Kopecky at 944-3452.
New Horizons Band in the Pines meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center. Seniors who want to play in a band are welcome. $50 per nine-week session. For info, call 215-0900.
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 215-0346 for info.
The local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, Sandhills Harmony Chorus, welcomes new members. The women's chorus sings a cappella four-part harmonies, barbershop style. Rehearsals, 7-9 p.m., Thursdays, at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Call Jan Menges, 215-8758, or Emmie Trautmann, 255-6350, for info.
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.
Chatham Arts' 100-Mile Sustainable Cinema Series celebrates Chatham County's Textile Mill heritage. Showing Nov. 25 at the Pittsboro General Store Cafe, 7 p.m., Linda Booker's "Millworker," a documentary about the making of Ellen Bland and Drew Lasater's stage play based on Chatham millworker oral history interviews. Adults, $5; students, $3. Buffet provided by Pittsboro General Store Cafe, $10.
Moore OnStage's production of "Plaid Tidings" at the Sunrise Theater, Dec. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.; Dec. 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20, adults; $12, under 18. For reservations, call 692-7118.
Chatham Arts' 100-Mile Sustainable Cinema Series showing The Empowerment Project's documentary film, "Gatewood" along with a Q&A session at the Pittsboro General Store Cafe on Dec. 9. Adults, $5; students, $3. Buffet provided by Pittsboro General Store Cafe, $10. For info, call (919) 542-0394, or visit www.chathamarts.org.
Venues may charge admission or a cover charge or may change schedules for some events. Call for details.
Bingo at the "V," 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday at VFW Post 7318, 615 S. Page St., Southern Pines. Snack bar available. For info, call 692-3772.
Coach Light Trattoria, 290 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Live piano music. Lunch, noon-2:30 p.m., and dinner is served 5:30-10 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Call 692-4449 for reservations.
Darling House, 40 Chinquapin Rd., Pinehurst, hosts live entertainment Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Call 295-3193.
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 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Dog Nation Grill hosts live music every Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 301 Poplar St., Aberdeen and 207 S. McNeill St., Carthage.
Dugan's Pub, No. 2 Market Square, Pinehurst. Pub Quiz Night on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. with pizza from Vito's. Wednesdays (through Dec. 17) our annual charity fundraiser for the empty stocking fund, 6-8 p.m., with all gratuities going to the charity. Karaoke on Thursdays from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The pub is now non-smoking. Call 295-3400.
Elliott's Gourmet Marketplace, 905 Linden Rd., Pinehurst, provides workshops and wine seminars in the cooking school as well as a special series of lunches and dinners. Free wine tastings from noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. For info, call 295-3663.
Flynne's Coffee Bar, 115 N.E. Broad St., Southern Pines, hosts a drum circle on Friday, Nov. 28, 7-9 p.m. and live music, Saturday, Nov. 29, 7-9 p.m., Rebecca Correia. For info, call 693-1999.
Italian Table Restaurant presents live entertainment nightly at 136 Grant St., Seven Lakes. Reservations encouraged at 673-4725.
The Jefferson Inn, W. New Hamp-shire Avenue, Southern Pines, hosts a mellow jazz trio from 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays. Call 692-9911 for info.
The JFR Barn holds 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 at noon. Adults 21 and over. U.S. 1 north from Southern Pines.
Maness Pottery and Music Barn features bluegrass, country and gospel pickin' and singing at 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 7-10 p.m. Joyner, Young, and Marie performs Nov. 28. No cover. For reservations and info, call 692-4110.
The Moore Coffee Company, 201 S. McNeill St., Carthage, presents live music every Friday and Saturday night, 8-11 p.m. It is a musician sit-in, and all musicians are welcome to bring their instruments and join in the fun. For info, call 947-6122. No charge.
Mr. P's, formerly Mint Juleps Club, 155 Hall Ave., Southern Pines. Eddie Barrett and the Goodman Legacy Orchestra will perform for dancers on Sunday, Jan. 4 (Dec. 7 show canceled), 4-6:30 p.m. For info, call 603-7660.
Neville's is open 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday-Saturday. For info, call 692-1939, or visit www.nevilles club.com.
O'Donnell's of downtown Southern Pines, hosts weekend live entertainment and features Wednesday night guest bartenders with tips going to charity. For info, call 695-1915, or visit www.pat odonnells-pub.com.
The Potter's Caf features live music every Saturday night from 7-11 p.m. The caf is at 201 South St., Aberdeen. For info, call 944-1250.
Sandhills Bowling Center offers opportunities for bowling. 2239 N. Pinehurst St., Aberdeen. For info, call 295-9610.
Sandhills Classic Street Rod Association will host a "cruise-in" on the first and third Fridays of each month from 5-8 p.m. in the parking lot at Al's Diner, Aberdeen. No charge.
The Sports Page Bar and Grill, off U.S. 1, Aberdeen, The Commons, hosts karaoke each Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.
The Wine Cellar and Tasting Room, 241 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, is open until 10 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday. Call 692-3066, or visit www.thewinecellarand tastingroom.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.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, or by appointment. For info, call 603-2909.
Appalachian Physical Therapy in Olmsted Village is showcasing Beth Roy, winner of this fall's Campbell House oil painting division, through February 2009. An open house, holiday and meet the artist reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. For info, call 215-0541.
Art in Furnishings features the works of artists Fay Terry, Harry Neely and Betty DiBartolomeo, members of the prestigious "Oil Painters of America." Open Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Located at 20 Parker Lane, Pinehurst. For info, call 639-9404.
Art Studio of Fay Terry hosts visiting artist at work. New paintings are featured weekly. Located at 20 Parker Lane, Pinehurst. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For info, call 639-2577.
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. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. A First Friday opening is held each month. For info, call Jean Skipper at 692-6077.
Artists League of the Sandhills is located at 129 Exchange St., historic Aberdeen. Exhibit hours are noon-3 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Classes and workshops are offered 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. weekdays. For schedule or info, call 944-3979.
Broadhurst Gallery, 2212 Midland Rd., Pinehurst, showcases works by nationally recognized artists. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Call 295-4817 for info.
Cafe Iano, located at 280 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, is showing the art works of Lauren M. Bobo. The paintings will be changed periodically.
The Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, presents "Near and Far," featuring works by Miriam Sagasti. This exhibit opens on Dec. 5 and runs through Dec. 20. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and every third Saturday of the month from 2-4 p.m. For info, call 692-4356, or visit www.artscouncil-moore.org.
Chatham Arts Gallery is hosting "Architectural Elements" for the home, work and garden, featuring selected works by metal sculptor, David Wehrenberg, painters El Tremblay and Mark Bashista and more during the month of November. In December, the gallery will showcase "100 under $100" that will include art for gift giving. First Sunday opening reception is Sunday, Dec. 7, noon-5 p.m., featuring Lynell Dodge, who will discuss her life as an artist and how that intersects with her former life sailing around the globe with her husband. The show runs Dec. 1-31. The gallery exhibits more than 90 Chatham County artists, Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. First Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Call (919) 542-4144 for info, or visit www.chatham arts.org.
Fusions Art and Fine Craft Gallery, 53 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, is featuring new glass works by Leslie Fesperman. The gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and noon-4 p.m. every first Sunday of the month. Call 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.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Call 695-0029.
Gemma Gallery, 48 Chinquapin Rd., Pinehurst, hosts a showing of new designs to celebrate their 15 years in business. For info, call 295-3010.
Hastings Gallery is located in the Katharine L. Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Rd., Pinehurst. Paintings by Cliff Stuckey, chair of SCC art department, and Eric Ton, SCC art instructor. Exhibit runs through Dec. 23. Gallery hours are 7:45 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Free.
Hollyhocks Art Gallery, located at the shopsof Pinehurst Place, 905 Linden Rd., 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 info, call 295-0665, or visit www.jane casnellie.com.
Jewels of Pinehurst is a gallery of contemporary jewelry handmade in platinum and gold. 7 Market Square, Pinehurst. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 295-2824.
Joy Art Studio works with Artist's Way, Discover Your Muse and Life Drawing for adults. Call Joy at 695-7055 for schedule and info.
Plan B Furniture, locatedat 105 E.South St., Aberdeen, is featuring the artwork of local artist Doug Rowe. More than 50 original pencil drawings and oil paintings will be on display. For info, visit www.douglasrowegallery.com.
SKY Art Gallery, located at 602 Magnolia Dr., Aberdeen. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Check out Twenty-Five Squares, an art show featuring the photography of John Gessner. For info, 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.
White Hill Gallery, 407 U.S. 15/501, Carthage, offers a variety of pottery. For info, call Sandra Layne, proprietor, at 947-6100.
The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, hosts Meet the Author series. Call 692-3211 for info. Sunday, Nov. 30, 1:30-3 p.m., local horsewoman and equine artist Claudia Coleman signs her new children's book, "Yo Yo and the Great Flood." Wednesday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m., John and Dale Reed, "Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue." Thursday, Dec. 4, 5 p.m., word maven Dr. Mardy Grothe, "I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like."
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. For info, call Jessica at 315-2949.
Sandhills Writers hosts a creative roundtable, including reading and critiques, every third Tuesday of the month from 1-3 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 400-5060.
n Bookmobile: Services are scheduled throughout the county.
n Card Catalog: The card catalog for the county library is available online at www.srlslibraries.com.
n Given Memorial Library is located in Pinehurst, 295-6022. The Given Book Shop at Olmsted Village is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. All proceeds go to the library/archives.
n The Katharine L. Boyd Library, at Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Rd., Pinehurst, is open from 7:45 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 695-3819, or go to www.sandhills.edu.
n The Moore County Library is located at 101 Saunders St., Carthage. For info, call 947-5335.
n Page Library, located in Aberdeen at 101 N. Poplar and Main streets, is open Monday-Friday from 2-6 p.m. Call 944-1200 for info.
n The Pinebluff Library, located at 305 E. Baltimore and Currant, is open from 2-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For info, call 281-3004.
n The Southern Pines Public Library at 170 W. Connecticut Ave. is open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-5 p.m. Read to Your Bunny, Tuesday, Dec. 9: Story sessions for infants (birth-14 months), 3:30-4 p.m. Children pre-K through second grade are invited to wear their jammies and bring their favorite stuffed animal to the library's annual holiday program (stories, songs and crafts), Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Read to Your Bunny, Wednesday, Dec. 10: Story session for toddlers (15-36 months), 10:30-10:50 a.m. Library closed for the holidays Dec. 24-26 and from 5 p.m. on Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Catalog and other library info are available at www.sppl.net, or call 692-8235.
n The Robbins Area Library, located at 161 E. Magnolia off Middleton, is open Tuesday-Saturday with evening hours on Tuesday. Call 948-4000 for info.
n The Vass Library, located on Seaboard Street, is open Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Storytime is held at 10:30 a.m. every third Thursday of the month.
Visitors to the area can indulge their botanical interest while enjoying an enriching stroll through the 32-acre Sandhills Horticultural Gardens on the campus of Sandhills Community College. 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 Rd., Pinehurst.
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, Southern Pines, announces upcoming events. Nov. 30, 3 p.m., "Boyd Tract Hike." For info, call 692-2167.
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.
Pinecrest Class of 1998 10-year reunion will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29. Activities planned on campus in the afternoon, and reunion that night at the Southern Pines Elks Club. For info, contact Jake Fehling at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (919) 282-4039.
A member of the Pinecrest High School Class of 1999 seeks others interested in helping organize a 10-year reunion. Contact Quannah Jackson-Brown at email@example.com or (336) 816-8814.
n Aberdeen Parks and Recreation sponsors trips. For 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.
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, composed of 15 of today's finest players, will perform Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009.
The New York Philharmonic, Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill. Enjoy the oldest orchestra in the United States, conducted by Lorin Maazel, Tuesday, March 3, 2009.
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, Patti LuPone, Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill. See Patti LuPone, who has headlined solo Broadway concerts and received a Tony for her role in a recent hit revival of "Gypsy," on Wednesday, March 18, 2009.
New York City. Highlights of this popular ARTour include the musical "Billy Elliott," "Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci" at the Met and a VIP tour with Joe Rosenberg of the Theatre District. A limited number of tickets are available for "South Pacific." March 25-29, 2009.
n Kirk Tours offers a variety of tours, including motorcoach transportation and premium seating. For info or to register, call 295-2257, ext. 21, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kirktours.com.
The Carolina Opry Christmas Special has won almost every major South Carolina tourism award. Tour includes dinner, show and a stop for outlet shopping. Friday, Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 19. $88 per person.
The Lettermen have been performing for 40 years. Hear songs like "All I Ask of You" and "Unchained Melody," among others. Dinner at the Chancellors Dining Room a
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