Arts and Entertainment Calendar
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.
Outback Steakhouse and the Muscular Dystrophy Association will host the first annual Friedreich's Ataxia luncheon designed to increase awareness about this rare, genetic, life-shortening disorder that affects one in 50,000 people (usually children) and raise funds on Sept. 28 at Outback Steakhouse, Southern PInes. Tickets are for sale at Outback. For more information, call 695-7000.
Balance Through Movement Pilates Studio is raising money for breast cancer research through a charity event on Oct. 18 and 19. Private and semi-private sessions on the equipment will be available for a minimum donation of $30. For more information, call 692-2475.
Kiwanis Club of Pinehurst, which provides scholarships for students, is hosting a barbecue lunch on Thursday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sandhills Community College (under the picnic shelter beside Causey Hall). For tickets ($7, $6 for students), call Lori Williams at 246-4943 or Sherrill Matthews at 695-3712.
The semi-annual Cameron antiques fair is Saturday, Oct. 4, rain or shine. 13 antique shops and 300 temporary dealers. Food, refreshments and parking available. Dealers open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 245-3020 or 245-3055, or visit www.antiquesofcameron.com.
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.
First Sunday in Pittsboro on Oct. 5 is a monthly celebration on historic Hillsboro Street. From noon-4 p.m., music will be performed by WINGS, and arts and craft vendors will line the streets. On Fishy Fourth Friday on Oct. 24, come for food and a free movie "Forbidden Planet" at 6 p.m. Bring a chair to the Capital Bank parking lot. Local shops and galleries stay open late. Six of downtown Pittsboro's artists will be open their doors from 6-8 p.m. Look for the mermaids in front of participating studios. Call (919) 260-9725, or visit pittsboroshops.com for more information.
Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehab to hold yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-noon, 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.
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 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.
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.
Glitter Girls accessory and jewelry show returns to the Sandhills with a preview "Girls Nite Out" on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Homewood Suites in Olmstead 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.
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.
The scholarship committee of the Central Carolinas Association of Phi Beta Kappa is hosting a wine-tasting fund raiser at Elliott's on Linden on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m., $25 per person. For reservatations, call 215-4574.
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.
Arts in the Park (co-sponsored with the Arts Council of Moore County) hosts free events for the entire family on Saturdays in Camelot Playground in Cannon Park. Refreshments and face painting are available at 10:30 a.m., and the show starts at 11 a.m. Bring lawn chairs or blanket. In case of rain, programs will be held at the Village Hall. On Sept. 20, Mark Lippard performs "Juggling and Unicycles."
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 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 will host storytime for preschoolers at 10 a.m. on Oct. 2, 7, 16, 21 and 30. Includes theme-related stories, a movie, craft and refreshments. Clara the Witch will read Halloween stories on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. Wear your scary suits or come as you are. 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.
The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, hosts the following children's storytime with Sparkle the Sheep on Oct. 2, 16, Nov. 6, 20. Call 692-3211 for more information.
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 Old 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 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 information, call 295-2590 or 673-1623.
Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills will begin 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 will be on Sept. 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 host a dance at 105 McReynolds St., Carthage, on Oct. 11 from 7-10 p.m. $7 fee. 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 Old 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. 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 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.
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 more information, call 215-0900.
Givens Performing Arts Center at UNC Pembroke presents Mac Davis on Friday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 521-6361 or (800) 367-0778.
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 Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. September-May, at Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. The free fall concert has been rescheduled to take place Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. at Sandhills Community College. For more information, visit www.mporchestra.com for a complete rehearsal schedule, or contact Eric Kopecky at 944-3452.
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