Arts & Entertainment Calendar
2nd Annual Bluegrass Festival, Friday, Sept. 26, open stage, 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 27, noon-9 p.m. at Carthage Fairgrounds. Food, Quicksilver Cloggers and bluegrass bands from around the state perform on Saturday. Sponsored by Carthage Masonic Lodge with proceeds benefiting Masonic Home for Children.
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.
Fall Home Improvement Show at Hampton Inn, Aberdeen on Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 28, noon-5 p.m. Improvement specialists will show latest styles, colors and designs to suit every budget. Food and live music. Admission $5 a person with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Sandhills Food Bank and Friend to Friend of Moore County. For info, call Matthew Marketing at 246-8047, or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series presents Joey "Pants" Pantoliano from the hit TV show "The Sopranos" will speak on "Busting the Stigma of Mental Illness" on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m., Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College. Admission is free and open to the public. For info, call 245-3132.
The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series presents Winston Churchill's granddaughter, Celia Churchill Sandys, who will speak on "Winston Churchill's Legacy" on Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College. Admission is free and open to the public. For info, call 245-3132.
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.
The semi-annual Cameron antiques fair is Saturday, Oct. 4, rain or shine, with 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 include 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 info, 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 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 info.
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 info, call 295-6158.
Chatham County Casino Night gives hours of Vegas-styling gaming (tables are legal, and money raised will benefit the community programs produced by the Bynum Front Porch organization and the Chatham Arts Council). Event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. for dinner and cash bar, and tables open at 7 p.m., at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. Buy your tickts in advance at www.chathamarts.org, and get info at www.bynumfrontporch.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 info regarding entries, call 949-2420 or 692-1313.
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.
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 info, contact Teresa Copper or Kathy Desmond at 692-3323, or visit www.FestivalofTrees.org.
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 reservations, 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 info, call 692-2051, or visit www.moorehistory.com.
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 info.
The Moore County Library has storytime for preschoolers on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. For info, 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 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 the following children's storytime with Sparkle the Sheep on Oct. 2, 16, Nov. 6, 20. Call 692-3211 for more 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 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. 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 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 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 Oct. 3, 24; 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 more info 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 info, call 692-5280.
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 more info, call Jo Ann at 295-8051 or 295-2590.
Stardust Dinner Dance Clubhas dinner and dancing most every month at a local country club. The schedule includes ballroom-style dancing to six of the area's finest bands. 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 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 Memorial Presbyterian Church 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 info, call John Pfisterer at 692-3371.
The Moore County Music Society, will present a concert at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities on Sunday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m. Sylvia Villarreal, soprano, Tim Bryson, trombone, and Johnny Bradburn, pian, will perform. For info, call 692-7012 or 944-9595.
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 info, 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. Tickets are available at The Country Bookstore, Southern Pines, and Century 21 Prime Properties (next to Fresh Market).
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. They rehearse from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Call Jan Menges, 215-8758, or Emmie Trautmann, 255-6350, for info.
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 has been rescheduled to take place Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. at community college. For a complete rehearsal schedule, visit www.mporchestra.com, 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.
Travel & Adventure Film Series sponsored by Kiwanis to benefit the Sandhills Children's Center. The first film in the four-film series will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College -- "Etched in Stone Scotland to Provence" presented by Monty Brown. Tickets for all films in series, $20 or single admission tickets are $6. Buy tickets at The Country Bookshop and The Little Toy Shop, Southern Pines.
Sandbox Players, a new community theater in Moore County, presents the farce "Moon Over Buffalo" by Ken Ludwig Oct. 17-26, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Sunrise Theater. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students age 18 and younger and may be purchased at The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, or by calling 528-2134.
Givens Performing Arts Center at UNC Pembroke kicks off the Broadway and More Series on Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m. with Oliver, based upon the novel by Charles Dickens. Tickets range from $15-$35. Call 521-6361 or (800) 367-0778 for ticket information, or visit www.uncp .edu/gpac.
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., Southern Pines. Snack bar available. For more 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.
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 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 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, hosts live music from 7-9 p.m. Dennis McCracken will perform Sept. 27. Art night on Oct. 3. Bring your supplies and create with other creatives. Drum Circle on Oct 10. Bring your drum or use one of ours.
Italian Table Restaurant presents live entertainment nightly at 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., 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 noon-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 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 on Sept. 26. 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.
Neville's is open 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday-Saturday. For more info, 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 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. in 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, 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 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 info, call 603-2909.
Appalachian Physical Therapy displays artwork. Any local artist interested in having work displayed, call 215-0541.
Art at the Market Place features the works of four local artists. New works are exhibited every six weeks, and recently a guest artist has been featured. Visit the gallery on Tuesdays to "meet the artist" in person. Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Located at 2160 Midland Rd. For info, call 315-6256.
Artist Alley, a collection of juried art and fine crafts from local and regional artists, is located at 167 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines. Hours are 11 a.m.-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. in 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 the 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 East Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, present "Through Women's Eyes," featuring artwork by Jane Casnellie, Diane Kraudelt, Irene McFarland, Paula Montgomery and Linda Dalton Pottery. This exhibit runs through Sept. 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.artscouncilmoore .org.
Chatham Arts Gallery is hosting visiting artists, brother and sister team, Eric and Janet Chavez Santiago from Oaxaca, Mexico, who will display their tapestries at the gallery through October. On Sunday, Oct. 5, an opening reception will be held from noon-5 p.m. The gallery exhibits more than 90 Chatham County artists and one visiting artist annually, Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. First Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Call (919) 542-4144 for info, or visit www.chathamarts.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, 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 info, call 295-3010.
Hastings Gallery is located in the Katharine L. Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College. "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 info, call 255-0665, 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, will feature 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, is hosting a "Meet the Artist" Saturday, Sept. 27 from 2-4 p.m. Meet Mike Stratil and hear him speak about his fine art photographs now showing at the gallery. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 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, is hosting a "Meet Marie Travisano" night on Friday, Oct. 10, from 6-8 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.For more info, call 692-9994, or visit www.vine landfineartgallery.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 more information. Sept. 30, 5 p.m., Anna Rubino, Ph.D., "Queen of the Oil Club: The Intrepid Wanda Jablonski and the Power of 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 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 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 its upcoming events through Sept., including activities for Take a Child Outside Week, Sept. 24-30: Sept. 26, 4 p.m., Sensory Discover Hike. Sept. 26, 6 p.m., Owl Prowl (learn cool facts about these birds). Sept. 27, 8 a.m., Bird Walk (join a ranger for a two-mile hike to look for birds). Sept. 28, 3 p.m., Birds, Blooms and Butterflies (take a look at the flowers and creatures that visit them). All programs meet at the visitor center or auditorium. For info, call 692-2167.
Celebrating the birthday of the oldest longleaf in the world and the incredible diversity of the longleaf pine forest, Saturday, Oct. 4, Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, 1024 Ft. Bragg Rd., Southern Pines. Activities, including bird walks, hikes and a party, take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
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 info, call Barbara at (336) 625-5756.
Annual Meeting of the Purvis Family Reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m. at the Beulah Baptist Church gym, 6546 Beulah Church Rd. Fried chicken will be cooked by Bernard Purvis, and entertainment will be provided by the Johnson's Ford Bluegrass Band. Contact Roby Kidd at (336) 879-5804 with questions.
34th Annual Marsh Reunion of the descendants of Tyre and Lucinda Nichols Marsh will be held Sunday, Oct. 12 at Circle M Ranch, 74 Cowboy Lane, Center Church Rd. Worship at 11 a.m. and dinner at noon. Enjoy movies, hay rides and conversation. For directions, call Tim Marsh at (919) 499-8493, or visit circlemcity.com.
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 info or those having contact info for graduates of that year, call 281-4164, or e-mail email@example.com. You also can visit www.myspace.com/ pinecresthigh78.
The Pinecrest High School Class of 1983 will hold its 25-year reunion Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18. Meet Friday, Oct. 17, at the football stadium for the homecoming game. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, meet at Table on the Green, Southern Pines, for dinner, dancing and karaoke. Cost is $35 per person. For more info, visit www.classmates.com. For registration info, 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 info, 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 info, 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 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 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.
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, including motorcoach transportation and premium seating. For more info or to register, call 295-2257, ext. 21. Visit 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, ca
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