Arts & Entertainment
Douglass Community Center is hosting a carnival-style event on Friday, Oct. 31, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Carnival games, crafts and refreshments. Dress up or come as you are. Cost is $2 residents and $4 nonresidents. For info, contact Rynet Oxendine at 692-7376.
Halloween costume parade for preschool, elementary and middle school children at Aberdeen Commons Shopping Center, U.S. 15/501 in Aberdeen on Friday, Oct. 31, at 3:30 p.m. Stores will hand out goodies and award costume prizes. Aberdeen Police will do child ID fingerprinting.
The Moore County Department of Aging Senior Arts and Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Senior Enrichment Center. All crafts are made by local artisans aged 50 and over. Jewelry, quilts, woodwork, paintings, knitted and crocheted items, baked/canned goods for sale. Refreshments available for purchase. Weather permitting, there will be an antique car display on the front lawn. Call 215-0900 for info.
Walk for Diabetes Awareness, sponsored by Carthage Lions Club, Saturday, Nov. 1. Registration 9 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. Nancy Kiser Park, Rockingham St., Carthage. For info, call 315-9621, 315-1976, 295-4976, 673-6900.
First Sunday in Pittsboro, Nov. 2, noon-4 p.m. A monthly celebration on historic Hillsboro Street in Pittsboro. Music provided by The Fairlanes from 1-3 p.m.. Arts and crafts vendors line the streets selling their work and local galleries and shops are open. Food available. "Empty Bowls," benefit the CORA food pantry. For info, call 260-9725, or visit pittsboroshops.com.
The Junior League of Moore County will host its 5th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Elliott's on Linden Thursday, Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m. More than 40 wines will be available ranging in price from $10 to $90 a bottle. There will be a silent auction, cooking demonstrations, hors d'oeuvres, cork guess raffle, live music and significant case discounts. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and are available at Prudential GOS Real Estate locations in Pinehurst and Southern Pines.All proceeds benefit the community programs of the Junior League of Moore County.
Glitter Girls accessory and jewelry show returns to the Sandhills with a preview "Girls Nite Out" Friday, Nov. 7, at the Homewood Suites in Olmsted Plaza from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $25, and reservations can be made by calling Christa at 215-9555. The show will be free and open to the public on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
K of C Ladies Auxiliary Early Bird Tent Sale, Friday, Nov. 7, 2:30-6 p.m. in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church, N.C. 211 and Dundee Rd., Pinehurst. Outdoor furniture and yard equipment available. White Elephant Sale and Raffle, Saturday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Sacred heart Founders Hall. Donations welcome. Home-baked goods and raffle tickets may be purchased at the sale. Proceeds benefit local agencies. For info, call 215-5967, 295-0830 or 235-0739.
Keep Moore County Beautiful, Inc. is sponsoring a Mixed Paper Recycling Drive Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., at the Kangaroo Station in the Fresh Market Shopping Center, Southern Pines. Acceptable items include paper grocery bags, flattened boxes, telephone books, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, flattened corrugated cardboard, office paper and newspapers. Also accepting any type of household batteries and inkjet cartridges and cell phones. For info, contact Joan Neal at 947-3478 or by email at email@example.com.
Community Presbyterian Church Youth Yard and Tag Sale, at Everette and Kelly roads, Pinehurst, Saturday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Furniture, artwork, appliances, books, dishes, tools. Breakfast biscuits and baked goods available. Rain or shine.
Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Country Club of Whispering Pines. More than 30 vendors will be present. Free admission. For info, call 949-3539.
Celebration honoring the lives of veterans, Sunday, Nov. 9, 3 p.m., Cox Memorial Funeral Home. Veterans and families are invited to a special day of patriotic music, memorial videos, readings and a balloon release. Veterans, bring a photo by Nov. 5 to be included in video presentation. Call 245-3330 for info.
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 info, contact Teresa Copper or Kathy Desmond at 692-3323, or visit www.FestivalofTrees.org.
Hugs Across America Chili Cook Off Saturday, Nov. 15, noon-4 p.m. on East New Hampshire Avenue in Southern Pines. This is a fun community event to introduce Moore County to Hugs Across America, a not-for-profit national organization that provides teddy bears for children in need. Bring a bear to "Fill the Bus with Bears." If you would like to participate as chili cookers, send a check for $100to Mac Hugs, P.O. Box 4321, Pinehurst, NC 28374 by Nov. 7. For info and a registration form email machugs@gmail .com.
Sandhills Classical Christian School first-ever drama club performance, "Romeo and Winifred: A Tragical Comedy in Two and a Half Acts," by fourth graders through ninth graders, Saturday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. at Sandhills Presbyterian Church. Students and children admitted free of charge; adults, $7.
Miss Noel Scholarship Pageant and Miss Teen Moore County Pageant, sponsored by the Sandhills BPW and Miss Moore County Scholarship Association, will be held at the Aberdeen Elementary School auditorium Saturday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. For info, contact Pat Ann McMurray at 944-7408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episcopal Day School annual auction Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Fair Barn. Live entertainment, holiday shopping and food provided by Elliot's on Linden and beverages. Tickets are $25. To purchase an admission ticket, 50/50 raffle ticket or for info, call 692-3492.
The Sandhill Central Model RR Club's Annual Train Show will be held at the Campbell House in Southern Pines, Nov. 22 and 23, noon-4 p.m. Admission, $3; kids under 4'8", free.
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.
County 101 is a seven-week series on how county government works, in an effort to help citizens become more informed and involved in this community. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. in selected departments throughout the county. To register for this free course, visit Moore County's Web site, or call Eli Arroyo-Allen at 947-6363 for additional information.
The Carolina Hotel offers high tea the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 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.
Holiday Decorating Demonstra-tion with Carol Dowd, owner of Botanicals, on Thursday, Nov. 6, 3:30 p.m. at the Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Rd., Pinehurst. Dowd will demonstrate how to make garland, decorate a fireplace mantel and make centerpieces, as well as how to make bows, put lights on a tree and how to trim a tree. Free to the public.
Open House, 1-4 p.m., at Shaw House, Dec. 4-7, and Bryant House, Dec. 13-14. Step back in time when you enter these houses decorated for the holidays. Visit the bookshop for holiday shopping. Cider and cookies provided.
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.
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.
Carolina Brass, a national touring ensemble and Summit Recording Artist, has become the premiere 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.
Lend a Hand Day at Imagination Station -- Bring your child to any one-hour play sessions on Friday, Nov. 7, and watch them add their hand prints and signatures to one of the walls. Call for reservations today at 692-5437. No extra charge for this activity. Located at 120 Turner St., Southern Pines.
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.
Flynne's Coffee Bar, 115 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, hosts storytime for children of all ages on Mondays at 3 p.m. Call 693-1999 for info.
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 dance classes from ages 3-18. Classes include ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. Playhouse Jr. has ongoing registration for theater arts classes in preparation for performing "Lemonade" Feb. 16-22, 2009. Playhouse will be performing "The Little Mermaid" Friday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Call 295-1320 for info. All performances will be at Southern Pines Primary School, 1250 W. New York Avenue.
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.
The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, hosts children's storytime with Sparkle the Sheep on Nov. 6 and 20. Call 692-3211 for info.
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 potty-trained. Six sessions.
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, cha-cha and more 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 the dances at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays. For info, call 295-2590 or 673-1623.
Ballroom dance lessons are offered the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church, 200 E. New York Ave., Southern Pines. Free. For info, call 692-8750.
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: Nov. 7, 21, 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.
Holiday Dance hosted by Carolina Pines Ballroom Dancers at 105 McReynolds St., Carthage, on Nov. 8. Semi-formal with dinner from 6 -7:30 p.m., lesson from 7:30-8 p.m. and variety dancing until 10 p.m. Non-members, $7. Singles and couples welcome. Meat main dish provided; bring side dish or dessert. Call 692-5280 for info.
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 Golf Capital Chorus will present its annual show "Neighbors and Friends" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Pinecrest High School auditorium. The chorus will perform traditional barbershop songs and an armed forces medley. Advance tickets are available from chorus members, or call Preston Smith at 215-0682.
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 fall concert will take place Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. 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.
Moore County Music Society presents a free concert for music lovers on Friday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines, featuring organist Hyun Jung Park, vocalist K.C. Holliday, flutist Jennifer S. Smith and accompanist MariJo Brown. For info, call 692-7012 or 944-9595.
Moore County Concert Band, directed by David Sieberling, will perform its first concert of the 2008/2009 season on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m. in the Carolina Hotel's Grand Ballroom. Free admission. For info, call 295-9023 or visit the band's Web site at www.moorecountyband.com.
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, Sand-hills 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
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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.
Travel & Adventure Film Series sponsored by Kiwanis to benefit the Sandhills Children's Center. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., in Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College -- "Natural Wonders of the Northeast Coast" presented by Jodie Ginter. Single-admission tickets are $6. Buy tickets at The Country Bookshop and The Little Toy Shop, Southern Pines, or call 215-0534 or 673-9193.
Moore OnStage is holding auditions for its January production of "Forty-Second Street." Singers, singers who can move well and ingnue female and male leads who can sing, act and tap dance well are needed. Rehearsals will begin in January, and performances are Jan. 28-Feb. 1. Auditions at Taylor Dance Studios, 308 Ampersand Rd., Aberdeen, Nov. 1 and 2, 1-4 p.m. For info, call 692-7118.
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 is from 12-2:30 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.. 301 Poplar St., Aberdeen (Oct. 31), Stoney Creek Brothers. Also located at 207 S. McNeill St., Carthage.
Dugan's Pub, No. 2 Market Square, Pinehurst. Karaoke on Thursdays from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Call 295-3400.
Elliott's Gourmet Marketplace, 905 Linden Rd., Pinehurst, provides workshops and wine seminars in a new 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 live music from 7-9 p.m. Rose Fraser will perform Nov. 1. Do All Roads Lead to Heaven?, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., facilitated by Pastor Dean Engebretson.
Italian Table Restaurant presents live entertainment nightly at 136 Grant St., Seven Lakes. Reservations encouraged at 673-4725.
The Jefferson Inn, W. New Hampshire 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. The Randy Hughes Band performs Oct. 31. 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, presents Eddie Barrett and the Goodman Legacy Orchestra (big-band sound from Chicago) on Sunday, Nov. 2, 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.
The Sandhill 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.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.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday or by appointment. For info, call 603-2909.
Appalachian Physical Therapy displays artwork. Any local artist interested in having work displayed, 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." Featured artwork on Oct. 31 by Betty DiBartolomeo. 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 artists at work. New paintings are featured weekly. Located at 20 Parker Lane, Pinehurst, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For info, call 639-9404.
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.-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, so stop often and enjoy.
The Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, presents "Celebration of Seagrove Potters," featuring works by Seagrove potters and fiber artist Jennifer June, Nov. 7-26. 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. Meet the artists at the opening reception on First Sunday, Nov. 2, noon-5 p.m. 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. Paintings by Cliff Stuckey, chair of SCC art department, and Eric Ton, SCC art instructor. Openng reception on Thursday, Nov. 13, 3-5 p.m.. Exhibit runs from Nov. 13-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. Admission is 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). Pumpkin painting at Elliott's on Linden, Saturday, Oct. 25, noon-2 p.m. with artist Jane Casnellie. Bring the kids for pumpkin fun and refreshments (pumpkins provided by Elliott's). 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. Gallery 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.
Vineland Fine Art Gallery, at 290 SW Broad St., Southern Pines. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.For info, call 692-9994, or visit www.vinelandfineartgallery.com.
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 the following Meet the Author series. Call 692-3211 for info. Thursday, Nov. 6, 5 p.m.: Howard N. Lee, "The Courage to Lead: One Man's Journey in Public Service."
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.
- Bookmobile: Services are scheduled throughout the county.
- Card Catalog: The card catalog for the county library is available online at www.srlslibraries.com.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Moore County Library is located at 101 Saunders St., Carthage. For info, call 947-5335.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Southern Pines Public Library at 170 W. Connecticut Ave. is open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-5 p.m. Catalog and other library info are available at www.sppl.net, or call 692-8235.
- 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.
- The Vass Library, located on Seaboard Street near the Vass Post Office, 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. 2, 3 p.m., "Spiders." See images of some of our local spiders. Nov. 9, 3 p.m., "Feeding Bluebirds in the Winter." Nov. 15, 8 a.m., "Bird Walk." Join a ranger for a two-mile hike to look for birds. Nov. 16, 3 p.m., "Paint Hill Discovery Hike." Join a ranger for a one-mile hike to see the Paint Hill tract of Weymouth Woods. Ranger will discuss plants and animals. Nov. 23, 3 p.m., "Weymouth Discovery Hike." A short walk along one of our trails to see the plants and animals that can be discovered at this time of year. Nov. 30, 3 p.m., "Boyd Tract Hike." Hike at the Boyd tract (meet ranger at parking area on E. Connecticut Ave. for one-mile hike). Programs meet at the visitor center or auditorium. 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 Graduates 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 qajackson@hotmail. com or (336) 816-8814.
- 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.
"L'Elisir d'Amore" (the Elixir of Love), about country peasant Nemorino who is in love with Adina (in Italian with English subtitles). The opera will be performed Sunday, Nov. 9, at the War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro.
"Chicago," Broadway's most popular musical, will be performed Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
Dallas/Fort Worth. Explore the area with art historian, Dr. Molly Gwinn, and attend a Pops Concert at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra. March 11-15, 2009.
New York City. Highlights of this popular ARTour include the musical Billy Elliott, Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci at the Met and a VIP
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