Computer Club of Sandhills
The Computer Club of the Sandhills meets at 4 p.m. Monday, April 13, in the lower level of the Whispering Pines Village Hall.
Ivan Alther will present "Making Simple Calendars." Using EXCEL and Photoshop Elements, he will demonstrate a fast and simple method for making calendars that are suitable for gifts or giveaways. Alther, who lives in West End, has been interested in computers for many years.
Nomination and election of new officers will take place.
The Computer Club meets on the second Monday of each month and visitors are always welcome. For additional information contact Art Reetz at 949-3733 or George McNally at 949-2294.
Computer Club Of Seven Lakes
The Computer Club of Seven Lakes meets Tuesday, April 14, at 3 p.m. in the Seven Lakes North Game Room.
Paul Steel, professor of computer engineering technologies at Sandhills Community College, discusses the latest innovations in external hard drives, speakers, printers, monitors, and networking.
Kiwanis of the Pines
Joyce Scarlett spoke on the new 211 System that Moore County and all other counties in the state are able to access. The concept began in 1999 when the U.S. Congress and United Way decided that a help line would enhance living in the U.S.
By dialing 211 on a phone, it gives the caller non-emergency information across the U.S. at this time. Information included is the location of schools, libraries and public buildings, contact information for doctors or dentists, daycare facilities, colleges, transportation for seniors, and information on nonprofit agencies.
Civil War Round Table
The Rufus Barringer Civil War Round Table meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Southern Pines Civic Club, located across from the tennis courts, at the corner of Ashe Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines.
Speaker Patrick Falci will provide a live depiction of Lt. Gen. A. P. Hill. Falci gained fame for his role as A.P. Hill in the movie, "Gettysburg," and for advising Director Ron Maxwell, in that movie as well as "Gods and Generals." On set, he provided historical information and has also appeared as actor and historian in documentaries regarding the American Civil War.
Falci was a re-enactor and is immersed in the history of the war. For the past 15 years he has been enlightening the public about "Lee's Forgotten General." He is also the recipient of numerous awards for excellence, such as the U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute Commendation.
In his life-long commitment to preservation, he has a lifetime membership in the Civil War Preservation Trust and he helped raise $10,000 to restore the 13th Virginia Regimental Flag.
New members and visitors are welcome at the meeting, says a spokesman. Refreshments will be served.
For information, call (910) 315-1213.
Sandhills Men's Fellowship
The Sandhills Men's Fellowship will continue its 2009 breakfast speaker series with Derek Pszenny, the president and co-founder of Carolina Wealth Management Inc. at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the Pinehurst Member's Club.
Pszenny is a senior investment adviser to individual and corporate clients. He is certified as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), by the Center for Fiduciary Studies in association with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Executive Education. AIF designees are trained in investment fiduciary responsibility and portfolio management.
He is actively involved in several community activities, including the East Carolina Economics Advancement Council, Sandhills Kiwanis, Foundation FirstHealth PAC, Capri Foundation, and the Moore County Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, call Tom Stewart at 295-9775.
The Magnolia Branch of the Pinehurst Garden Club held its March meeting at the home of Jena Neal.
Flower arrangements made by the members were voted on, and Barbara Jandera's arrangement was awarded first place. Patti Molloy placed second and Jean Sundstrom third.
The National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Sandhills Chapter 1895 will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 13, at the Community Congregational Church, 141 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines.
Tim Clark, owner of Innovative Pharmacy, will be the guest speaker.
Chapter 1895 welcomes all federal (including U.S. Postal Service) active employees, retirees, spouses and surviving spouses to monthly meetings.
Additional information about NARFE is available by contacting at Vilma Geisert (910) 215-5898 or George Sandoval at (910) 246-9881.
The Whispers organization recently celebrated its 45th anniversary at a luncheon at the Country Club of Whispering Pines. The event, planned by Joan DiLaura and her committee, Pat Manning, Janet Claire, Marilyn Shannon and Barbara Woodruff, honored the birthdays of all 44 women attending the luncheon. Chris Dunn, executive director of the Arts Council of Moore County, presented the program.
The Thursday, April 16, Whispers luncheon, "Culinary Delight," being arranged by Judy Loughlin and her committee, Marcia Osborne, Pat Kern, Daryl Pierce and Marilyn Navarro, will be held at the culinary department of Sandhills Community College.
A three-course meal with a beef entree will be served at 11:30 a.m., with a tour of the kitchens following lunch. Reservations are limited to the first 48 received. Checks for $18.50, made out to Whispers, should be sent to Judy Loughlin, 7 Birdie Place, Whispering Pines, no later than April 9. For information, call 949-5580.
Linden Garden Club
The Linden Garden Club of Pinewild met Thursday, March 19, at the Pinewild Country Club.
Guest speaker Janet Peel, of Aberdeen Florist, gave a demonstration of the art of container planting, using a variety of plants and decorative planters. The members were informed about the planning, selection, preparation and care of these container plantings.
President Jeanne Leone presided over the business meeting. Secretary Martha Romero presented the minutes of the previous meeting and Treasurer Nona Burrell updated the financial report to the membership.
Vice president and program chairman, Jane Waldemar, announced the program for the April 16 meeting will be presented by Lisa Elliott, of Premier Lighting, who will discuss ways to enhance yards, pathways and gardens with proper lighting.
Members are reminded to contact Dawn Munday, social committee chairman, to make their reservations for this informative presentation and optional luncheon.
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