Arts & Entertainment Calendar
Weymouth's Supper on the Grounds from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Tickets, which include barbecue with all the trimmings as well as drinks and desserts, are $18. Two musical groups will entertain. Call 692-6261 for reservations.
Seven Lakes Fire Department will hold an open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. There will be free refreshments, displays and door prizes.
Vass Rescue Squad Auction will take place at the Vass Rescue Squad on Friday, Oct. 24. Food and drinks at 5:30 p.m. and auction at 6:30 p.m. Donations are being accepted for pick up. Call 245-7015 or 245-7219.
The Moore County Historical Association is organizing its own version of the "Antiques Road Show" at the Shaw House, Southern Pines, on Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $25 for three items. For information on what items can be appraised, call the MCHA at 692-2051.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-Moore County) is hosting its 3rd annual Pathway to Awareness Weekend on Oct. 4 and 5. Activities includes guest lecturer Joe Pantoliano, a movie about a family dealing with mental health, a two-mile walk through Rassie Wicker Park and more. All events are free. For more information, call 295-1053, or visit www.nami-mooreounty.org
Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehab to hold yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., rain or shine. The facility is located on Blake Boulevard off N.C. 5. Donations are appreciated and can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or we can pick up items in the local area. For more information, call 295-6158.
The Shops at the Belvedere presents Rock the Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5-8 p.m. An event for the entire family, health and safety activities will include child fingerprinting, McGruff the Crime Dog and a K-9 Unit demonstration. Local band House Call will perform.
A benefit singing will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at North Moore High School, 1504 North Moore Rd., Robbins, featuring the Swordsmen, Amazing Grace and Hammer-n-Song. Funds raised will go to assist with medical expenses for Jerry and Diane Russell.
Sandhills Woman's Exchange new hours for the lunch room are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., sales room, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Cabin will be closed on Mondays. New volunteers are always needed. Call 295- 4677.
County 101 is a seven-week series on how county government works, in an effort to help citizens become more informed and involved in the beautiful community. It kicks off Thursday, Sept. 25, with orientation. 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 Sandhills Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America and Village of Pinehurst Parks and Recreation Department will host an antique auto show from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Pinehurst Harness Track. Admission is free. Food and handicap-accessible parking available. For more information regarding entries, call 949-2420 or 692-1313.
The second annual Twang Town Throw Down to benefit Hugs Across America is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Sunrise Theater, Southern Pines. Featured groups are McKenzies Mill and John Karl, with Kalamity Jane. Admission is $20. Tickets are available at O'Donnell's Pub, Southern Pines.
Animal Advocates of Moore County will host a flea market Saturday, Sept. 13, in the parking lot of Gold's Gym, Southern Pines. Donated items (other than clothing and heavy furniture) may be dropped off at the AAMC office, 229A Ridgeline Rd., Aberdeen, or call Amber at 295-5943 to arrange for pickup. Individual spaces for selling may still be purchased. For more information, call Linda at 215-5929.
The annual Moore County Alzheimer's Association Mem-ory Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Southern Pines park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and ribbon-cutting will be at 10 a.m. Proceeds will support the Alzheimer's Association. Walkers and volunteers are wanted. For more information, call 695-0011.
A fall fashion show and luncheon fundraiser will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at The Country Club of Whispering Pines. Cost is $16. For reservations and information, call 949-2509 before Sept. 5.
Tickets are on sale for the annual fall fashion show and luncheon, to be held at noon, Monday, Sept. 15, at Beacon Ridge Country Club. Hosted by Susan Marks of Phoenix Fashions. Call 673-5998 for details.
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.
Inn at the Bryant House will host a murder mystery dinner Thursday, Sept. 25, featuring a 1960s theme. Participants are to dress as famous people from that decade.
The third annual Oktoberfest will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Fair Barn, Pinehurst. The Gootman Sauerkraut Band will perform. There will be several food and beverage stations available. The American-German Club will lead dances and contests. Costume prizes will be given for the best couple, best female and male. Tickets are $20 and will include your choice of food. For more information, call 295-0166.
Sandhills Children's Center will hold its 12th annual Festival of Trees, Wednesday, Nov. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Carolina Hotel. Daily admission is by donation, and ticketed events are $75. For more information, contact Teresa Copper or Kathy Desmond at 692-3323 or www.FestivalofTrees.org.
The Sandhills Quilters Guild and the Village of Pinehurst Parks and Recreation are co-sponsoring a quilt show, "Quilting in the Pines III," Friday, Sept. 19-20, at the Fair Barn, Pinehurst. All quilters are invited to show or enter their quilts. For more information, or for registration forms, call Ellene Place at 315-2080or Liz Stern at 295-4017.
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 more information, call 692-2051 or visit www.moorehistory.com.
Shaw Properties Museum Houses Tour. A trio of historic houses built between 1700 and 1800 that depict the daily life of early county settlers. Open for tours Tuesday-Friday, from 1-4 p.m. Free admission.
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.-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.
Weymouth Center will host a Children's Book Character Tea from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Children may dress up as their favorite book character if they choose. The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Call 692-6261 for reservations.
The PlayHouse and The Play-House Jr. divisions of Taylor Dance, will be performing "Peter Pan" Saturday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. at Southern Pines Primary School, 1250 W. New York Ave. Tickets, available at the door, are$8 per adult and $5 per child 12 and under. For information, call 295-1320.
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 information.
The Moore County Library has storytime for preschoolers on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 947-5335.
The Robbins Area Library is open Tuesday to Saturday with evening hours on Tuesday. Storytimes for preschoolers are held Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Call 948-4000 for information.
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 more information.
Carolina Performing Arts Center will hold fall classes. For more information 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. Fall registration is being held now. Contact Susan Wright at 295-4863 or www.susan.kindermusik.net.
Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the following 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. 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 ongoing.
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. For information, call Leo and Ruth Ellen Ganster, 295-5786.
Ballroom dance lessons are held every Sunday from 4-5 p.m. at Mint Juleps, 155 Hall St., Southern Pines Mint Juleps also hosts beginners' ballroom dance lessons at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and intermediate lessons at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Smoke-free dancefloor. Call 246-2223 or 215-5791 for more details.
Ballroom dance lessons (cued) waltz, foxtrot, swing, rhumba, cha-cha and more are taught by Penny Lewis at the Olde 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 information, call 295-2590 or 673-1623.
Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills will begin its eighth year on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Olde 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 will be on Sept. 5, 19; Oct. 3, 24; Nov. 7, 21; Dec. 5, 19. An open house for new dancers will be held on Friday, Sept. 19. For further information, contact Bryan and Margaret Cropley at 295-2730.
Carolina Performing Arts Center will hold fall classes. For more information or for registration, call 695-7898.
The Carolina Pines Dancers (USA DANCE) will dance in Carthage the second Saturday each month. Lesson from 7-8 p.m. with a variety of dancing from 8-10 p.m. The next dance is Sept. 13. For information, call 692-5280.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio holds Friday night ballroom dance parties from 8-9:30 p.m. For information, 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 information, call 295-3003, or visit online at www.pinehurstballroomdance.com.
The Sophisticated Ladies Dance Troupe (seniors 55 years and over) will interview prospective members willing to make a commitment to weekly rehearsals on Mondays and Thursdays. Dance experience is helpful but not required. For more information, 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. 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 Olde West End Gym. For information, call Jan at 215-9313 or MaryLou at 944-7835.
The Moore County Choral Society, under the direction of Anne Dorsey, has begun its 2008-2009 season. New member registration will continue through Tuesday, Sept. 9. Both male and female voices are needed. No auditions required. Rehearsals are held at Brownson from 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Dues are $35 and include the music. High school students may join for $20. Concert attire may require additional cost. For more information, call John Pfisterer at 692-3371.
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.
New Horizons Band in the Pines meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. starting on Sept. 16 at the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center. Seniors who want to play in a band are welcome. $50 per nine-week session. For more information, call 215-0900.
Barron Maness and his new band, Easy Street in concert Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College. Order your tickets by calling 783-4920, or visit www.barronmaness.com.
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 more information.
The local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, Sand-hills Harmony Chorus, welcomes new members. The women's chorus sings a cappella four-part harmonies, barbershop style. They rehearse from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Call Jan Menges, 215-8758, or Emmie Trautmann, 255-6350, for information.
The Moore Philharmonic is a community orchestra for adult and student musicians. New members are welcome. Rehearsals are from 6:30-8 p.m. September-May, at Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. For more information, visit www.mp orchestra.com for a complete rehearsal schedule, or contact Eric Kopecky at 944-3452.
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. The Cashore Marionettes perform Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. Call 521-6361 or (800) 367-0778 for ticket information.
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 information, call 692-3772.
Coach Light Trattoria, 290 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Live piano music. Grand opening will be 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. Lunch is from 12-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, and will be served Tuesday-Saturday. Dinner is served 5:30-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Call 692-4449 for tickets, reservations and details.
Davis Community Center, Robbins, hosts bluegrass music on the third Friday of each month.
Deep River Coffee, located on Main Street, Robbins, hosts live music every Thursday night from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Dog Nation Grill, 301 Poplar St., Aberdeen, hosts live music every Friday.
Dugan's Pub, No. 2 Market Square, Pinehurst. Karaoke on Thursdays from 9 p.m.-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 12-4 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call 295-3663.
Flynne's Coffee Bar, 115 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, hosts live music from 7:30-10 p.m.
Italian Table Restaurant presents live entertainment nightly. Location: 136 Grant St., Seven Lakes. Reservations strongly encouraged at 673-4725.
The Jefferson Inn, W. New Hampshire Avenue, Southern Pines, hosts a mellow jazz trio, from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays. Call 692-9911 for details.
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 12 p.m.-until. Adults 21 and over. U.S. 1 north from Southern Pines.
Maness Pottery and Music Barn features bluegrass, country and gospel pickin' and singing at 6 p.m. every Tuesday night. Located six miles west of Carthage on N.C. 24/27. Call 948-4897 for information.
May Street Market, 1010 N. May St., Southern Pines, hosts live music every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. No cover. The Parsons perform on Friday, Sept. 5, 7-10 p.m. For reservations and information, call 692-4110.
Mint Juleps, 155 Hall Ave., Southern Pines, offers a variety of musical styles every night of the week. Eddie Barrett and the Goodman Legacy Orchestra perform from 4-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7.
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 information, call 947-6122. No charge.
Neville's is open 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday-Saturday. For more information, call 910-692-1939, or visit 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. For information, call 695-1915, or visit www.patodonnells-pub.com.
The Potter's Caf features live music every Saturday night from 7-11 p.m. The caf is at 201 South St. in Aberdeen. For information, call 944-1250.
Sandhills Bowling Center offers opportunities for bowling. 2239 N. Pinehurst St., Aberdeen. For information, 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, at The Commons, hosts karaoke each Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.
The Wine Cellar and Tasting Room, 241 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, is now 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 more information, 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.-3 p.m. Located at 2160 Midland Rd. For information, 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.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. A First Friday opening is held each month. For information, call Jean Skipper at 692-6077.
Artists League of the Sandhills is located at 129 Exchange St. in Historic Aberdeen. Exhibit hours are 12-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Classes and workshops are offered between 9 a.m. and noon and 1 and 5 p.m. weekdays. For the schedule or more information, 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 information.
Cafe Iano is showing the art works of Lauren M. Bobo. The cafe is located at 280 NW Broad St., Southern Pines. The paintings will be changed periodically, so stop often and enjoy.
The Campbell House Galleries, 482 East Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, presents "Through Women's Eyes," featuring artwork by Jane Casnellie, Diane Kraudelt, Irene McFarland, Paula Montgomery and Linda Dalton Pottery. This exhibit opens on Sept. 5 and runs through Sept. 26. The opening reception is Sept. 5, 6-8 p.m. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and every third weekend of the month from 2-4 p.m. For more information, call 692-4356, or visit www.arts council-moore.org.
Fusions Art and Fine Craft Gallery, 53 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, is open Monday-Tuesday by chance, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and 12-4 p.m. every first Sunday of the month. Call 260-9725 for information.
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.
Hastings Gallery is located in the Katharine L. Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. "The Painter & the Potter: Works by Frank Pierce and Phil Woodhall" is on display through Oct. 30. Gallery hours are 7:45 a.m.- 9 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). For more information, call 255-0665, or visit online at www.janecasnellie.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.-5 p.m. 295-2824.
Joy Art Studio, works with American Girl, Creative Scrapbooking, Art of Collage, Create with Sculpty, Earth Art Beads and Bangles, building volcanoes and dinosaurs, dry felting, glass fusing, art and cultures and making art dolls. Joy of Art also offers ongoing art classes for ages 5-17 as well as Artist's Way, Discover Your Muse and Life Drawing for adults. Call Joy at 695-7055 for schedule and more information.
Plan B Furniture will feature the artwork of local artist Doug Rowe at its gallery, locatedat 105 E.South St., Aberdeen.More than 50 original pencil drawings and oil paintings will be on display. For more information, visit www.douglasrowegallery.com.
SKY Art Gallery, home of West 23rd Street Photography, located at 602 Magnolia Dr. in Aberdeen, is open 10 a.m.-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, is currently displaying the works of new artists Yvonne Sovereign and Sylvia Parks. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.For more information, call 62-9994, or visit www.vinelandfineartgallery.com.
Gemma Gallery, 48 Chinquapin Rd., Pinehurst, will host a showing of new designs to celebrate their 15 years in business. The showing will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, at the gallery. For more information, call 295-3010.
White Hill Gallery, 407 U.S. 15/501, Carthage, offers a variety of pottery. For information, call Sandra Layne, proprietor, at 947-6100.
The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, hosts book signing events throughout the year. Call 692-3211 for more information.
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 information, 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 information, 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 information, 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 information.
- 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 information, 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 information are available at www.sppl.net, or call 692-8235.
- The Robbins Area Library, located at 161 E. Magnolia off Middleton, is open Tuesday-Saturday with evening hours on Tuesday. Call 948-4000 for information.
- 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.-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.
The Sandhills Natural History Society meets the fourth Monday of each month at Weymouth Woods Auditorium. The society sponsors a wide variety of field trips focusing on birds, butterflies, wildflowers and other aspects of Sandhills nature. Call 692-2167 or visit www.sandhillsnature.org.
The Elise High School Class of 1958 (Robbins) will hold a reunion at the Inn at Eagle Springs, 1813 Samarcand Rd., Eagle Springs, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. For information, call Barbara at (336) 625-5756.
The Pinecrest High School Class of '78 will hold a 30-year reunion Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18 at the school. Cost is $55 per person, to be paid by Oct. 10 to PHS Class of '78 Reunion, Catherine Ross, P.O. Box 1155, Pinehurst, NC 28370. No payments can be accepted at the door. Dinner and dancing will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Carolina Hotel. For more information or those having contact information for graduates of that year, call 281-4164, or e-mail pine firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested may also visit www .myspace.com/pinecresthigh78.
The Pinecrest High School Class of 1983 will hold its 25-year reunion Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18. Members should meet Friday, Oct. 17, at the football stadium for the homecoming game. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, members will meet at Table on the Green, Southern Pines, for dinner, dancing and karaoke. Cost is $35 per person. Deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 15. For more information, visit www.classmates.com. For registration information, call Kitty Hopkins Watkins at 315-2171.
The Union Pines Class of 1968 is planning its 40th class reunion, to be held in September. If you or someone you know belongs to that graduating class, call Jerry Oldham at (919) 774-4149.
The Union Pines Class of 1988 will hold its 20-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 25, at Little River Golf and Resort, and Sunday, Oct. 26, at Hillcrest Park. For more information, call Beth Loving Elliott at (919) 663-1418.
The Union Pines Class of 1993 will hold its 15-year class reunion Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4. The homecoming game will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.A reunion dinner party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at The JFR Barn. To register, visit www.upclassof93 .zoomshare.com.For more information, call Walt Hammond at (336) 255-7357.
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.
The Moore County Kennel Club presents Camp Lejeune Canine Section military working dogs with their handlers in a demonstration at noon Saturday, Sept. 13, in the center ring at the Kennel Club show at the Harness Track. For more information, call Maryann Phillips at 295-5018.
The Moore County Kennel Club will hold its annual all-breed dog show, rally and obedience trials Saturday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Pinehurst Harness Track. The gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Admission is free, parking $5. A microchip clinic is set from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and costs $20. A rabies clinic will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for $5. Booths of doggie interest, food and information on all dog-related items available.
Applause for Paws, a musical event featuring Buffalo Thunder and the McKenzie Brothers, will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Ironwood Cafe. Funds raised will benefit Solutions for Animals. Drinks will be available for purchase with complimentary appetizers provided by the Ironwood Cafe. All musician "tips" will go directly for the care of the SFA rescued animals and are tax-deductible. For information, call 246-0840.
The second annual Walking and Wagging Dog Walk-a-Thon & Festival will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Cannon Park. Enjoy dog contests, music, adopt-a-thon, food, kid's activities and more. The first 100 walkers registered will receive a T-shirt and goody bag. Visit www.moorehumane.org for more information or call 695-6429.
A dog activity day to benefit the Spay and Neuter Clinic of the Sandhills will be held from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at Sunninghill Farm, 1650 Youngs Rd., Southern Pines. Admission is $10 per car. Classes are $5 each. Event to be held rain or shine. To sign up for terrier trials, call Clive Rose, 692-1095; for fun classes, call Peggy Baldwin at 246-6311; for general information, call Wendy Preble at 245-3056 or Cynthia Williams at 245-1230.
- Aberdeen Parks and Recreation sponsors trips. For information, call 944-5902.
Join the Arts Council of Moore County and experience the art of travel. Reservations, call 692-4356 or visit www.artscouncil-moore.org.
Violinist, Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Camerate Salzburg Orchestra, Sunday, Oct. 5, in Memorial Hall, at the Carolina Performing Arts Center, Chapel Hill.
"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.
Vietnam and Cambodia: This tour is designed to educate, entertain and enrich the traveler by helping make sense of this foreign land, rather than simply provide viewfinder glimpses of it. Feb. 11-27, 2009.
- Kirk Tours offers a variety of tours, which include motorcoach transportation and premium seating. For more information or to register, call 295-2257, ext. 21. Visit online at www.kirktours.com. An Amish Christmas Tour is coming up Nov. 20-22.
- 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 on any of these trips, call 692-2051 or visit online at www.moorehistory.com.
A mystery tour will depart from the Shaw House at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, and return at 5 p.m. Cost is $70 for MCHA members, and $75 for non-members.
New England Back Roads, eight-day tour beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1. Call for meeting, sign-up and brochure.
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