Arts & Entertainment Calendar
Gospel Chapel Community Church Great Egg Hunt, Carthage Fair Grounds, Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m. 5,000 eggs for kids (2-12 years old), games and activities, $1,000 Golden Egg (ages 2-99). Admission: canned food to help the needy.
American Red Cross Moore County Chapter presents Reds, Whites & Ques: A Wine Tasting Tour, tours of the Childress Vineyard and Raylen Vineyard in Yadkin Valley. Included are transportation, breakfast provided by Panera Bread and all the tasting and vineyard fees. Lunch will be available for purchase at the world-famous Lexington Barbeque. Reservations, 692-8571.
On Saturday, April 18, Many Faces for the Center, a fundraiser for the N.C. Pottery Center, will be held from 2:30-6 p.m. Silent auction, 2:30-4 p.m., social hour, 4-5 p.m., live auction, 5 p.m. Spring Kiln Openings, April 18 and 19. Pick up a Discover Seagrove map at the N.C. Pottery Center and visit the Seagrove Potters' kiln openings. The shops are nestled throughout the countryside around the town of Seagrove. Events are free. Dan Finch and the Finch Studio Potters, April 30-Aug. 1. More than 60 potters will show and sell their work in an exhibition at the N.C. Pottery Center. Opening reception to meet the potters on Thursday, May 7, 5-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. www.ncpotterycenter.com, www.celebrationofseagrovepotters. com.
Sandhills Horticultural Society Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, April 18, 8 a.m.-noon. The Horticultural Society will have perennials, woody plants, azaleas, herbs and summer bulbs for sale at the horticultural complex (old Huette Hall area). 695-3882.
Indoor Rummage/Yard Sale at Our Lady of the Americas RC Church, Saturday, April 18, Farmer's Market Road off N.C. 211, Candor. To reserve a table ($20 each or two for $30), call 400-5176.
Attention all adults 55+: 26th Annual Senior Games in the Pines, April 20-May 9. Individual sports, team sports, SilverArts and more. Rynet Oxendine, 692-7376.
Name That Movie, a fundraiser in Carthage on Friday, April 24, 6:30-9 p.m. at The Old Buggy Inn. Four movies will be identified by participants sampling food from local restaurants and interacting with the "characters" from the movie. Proceeds to Carthage Buggy Festivaland Moore Country Literacy Council. Cost is $15 per person. Tickets through Carthage Town Offices, 947-2331 before April 17.
Call for Art: The Fayetteville Art Guild in collaboration with Pope AFB, Fort Bragg, to include Wounded Warriors, are planning an art exhibition titled "United We Stand." The event opens April 24 at AIT, 421 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville. Submis-sions accepted April 19, 20 and 21. For prospectus, call (910) 868-9533, (910) 394-4192 or the Fayetteville/ Cumberland County Arts Council at 323-1776, www.the artscouncil.com.
National Red Hat Day is April 25 at Phoenix Fashions. Free food all day, special discounts, hourly door prize drawings. 673-5998.
Cuts for Cancer Bensalem Presbyter-ian Church is joining Salon 7 in Seven Lakes to raise money for Moore County Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. On Saturday, April 25, get a haircut with all donations going to the American Cancer Society. No appointments necessary. If you don't need a haircut, purchase luminarias in honor or memory of a loved one affected by cancer, enjoy a baked good or purchase a "Fight for the Girls" T-shirt! Holly Camplin, 690-7957.
Pinehurst Garden Club Annual Plant Sale is Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Pinehurst. Pre-order now through early April and receive discounted prices. Proceeds from plant sale go to community beautification projects, Village Arboretum and scholarships for horticultural students at Sandhills Community College. To order, call Sally Bold-Frick, 235-3909, Sue Brothers, 235-0844, or any club member.
Fourth Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival Saturday, April 25, 2 p.m. at Bluegrass Park behind Lions Club Building in Candor. Admission is free. Bring a chair.
First Friday, Downtown Southern Pines, May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, 5-8 p.m.
Sandhills Community College Landscape Gardening Students Plant Sale, Friday, May 1, 1-4 p.m. and Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-noon at the horticultural complex (old Huette Hall area). Students will have annuals, vegetables and herbs for sale. Pre-orders are encouraged. 695-3882.
10th Annual Run for the Roses Wine Tasting, hosted by the Sandhills Children's Center and Classic/Mutual Distributing Co. to raise money for developmentally disabled children, will take place on Friday, May 1, 6-9 p.m. at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst. The Kentucky Derby-themed evening will include more than 100 wines for tasting and food samples from area chefs. VIP admission is $75; general admission is $50 per guest before May 1. For tickets, call 692-3323, www.Sandhills ChildrensCenter.org.
Canine Country Fair Fundraiser to raise monies for the Spay and Neutering Clinic located on U.S. 1 on Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sunningham Farm, 1650 Youngs Rd, Southern Pines. There will be dog-related activities for young and old, agility and sheep herding demonstrations and an owner/dog run. Cynthia Williams, 489-4890.
First DAV Chapter No. 83 5K run/walk, Saturday, May 2, Carthage. To download an application, visit www.offnrunningsports.com and click on the race calendar, or call 639-3030.
Spring Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, sponsored by Aberdeen Elementary School, Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (rain date: May 3, 1-5 p.m.) in the parking lot of the school. Pre-registration by April 17, $15; registration after April 17, $20. Registration, 9 a.m.-noon; award ceremony, 3 p.m. (best 20, best in show, best truck, best motorcycle, etc.). Free admission, snacks, raffles, door prizes, bake sale and more.
Arts Council of Moore County presents Carol Shannon and "Perfect Presents" jewelry show: unique fashion jewelry inspired by creations of noted jewelry designers, May 8 and 9, 1-4 p.m.
"Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession," a one-woman play based on Allan Gurganus' novel, presented by Moore County Historical Association on May 8 and 9 at the Shaw House grounds, Southern Pines. Reception at 6 p.m., performance at 7 p.m. By turns bawdy and heart-breaking, 99-year-old Lucy Marsden is portrayed by North Carolina native Jane Holding, co-author and sole actress. Live Civil War music by The Java Mules. Tickets, $20.
North Carolina Special Olympics Fundraisers, Friday, May 15, with the Eddie Barrett Orchestra at the Fair Barn. Seating will begin at 4:30 p.m. Music from 5-7 p.m. Dinner catered by The White Rabbit. Tickets are $20 and include food, fun, fellowship, door prizes and 50/50 drawing. All proceeds benefit The North Carolina Special Olympics Athletes.
Literary Feast at Weymouth Center, Friday, May 15, 6:30-9 p.m. Guests will visit five areas of the house where different mysteries will be themed. The food, donated by Elliott's on Linden, in each room will be a clue to the identity of the book as will actors in each room, portraying charactersfrom that specific book. There will be a prize basket, donated by local merchants, in each room that is an additional clue to the book. Guests will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for an Italian lunch cooking school for eight at Elliott's.
Given Memorial Library & Tufts Archives present Promenade Preview, May 30, 6-8 p.m. ($50, includes entrance to next day's Promenade). An exclusive preview of two historic Pinehurst cottages including heavy hours d'oeuvres, beverages and entertainment. Pinehurst Promenade, May 31, 12-5 p.m. ($15 advance/$20 at the door). A historic home tour of eight Pinehurst village cottages with guided tours, transportation, entertainment and before and after photos of the village and its homes. For ticketed guests, iced tea will be served on the veranda of The Magnolia Inn and coffee and cookies at the Tufts Archives. All proceeds benefit the Given Memorial Library & Tufts Archives. Tickets, 295-6022, www.tuftsarchives.org.
As part of the Cole Community Series, Ralph Stanley, the man some consider to be the founding father of modern bluegrass, will bring his unique style and his ever-popular Clinch Mountain Boys to the Sandhills, Friday, June 5, 7:30 p.m., Robert L. & Elizabeth S. Cole Auditorium, 1042 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet. Tickets, $20-$35, reserved seating. (910) 410-1691, www.richmondcc.edu/ ColeIndex.html, e-mail coleaud@ richmondcc.edu.
Woof Woof Open, the fundraising effort to create a three-acre fenced-in dog park (located on N.C. 22 and Waynor Road near the airport) called "Pooch Park in the Pines" will be held Saturday, June 27, at Longleaf and Sunday, June 28, at The Pit. $75 per round or $125 for both days. Men, women and mixed teams play best two balls of four. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. both days. Entry forms are available at local pro shops or online at www.poochparkinthepines.com. Sponsorships available by contacting Woof Woof Open, P.O. Box 203, Southern Pines, N.C. 28388.
The Carolina Hotel offers high tea the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $25 per person. 235-8415.
The Southern Pines Welcome Center, located at the restored passenger train depot, is open noon-4 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. The center contains cultural items, photos and tourism information.
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 in Southern Pines. Gift shop offers books and photo prints of local interest. Free admission. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 692-2051, www. moorehistory.com.
Write On: A Children's Writing Camp at Weymouth for rising 3rd graders through 5th graders, Monday, Aug. 3, through Wednes-day, Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. Children will get a chance to write their own songs, poems and stories and learn from local writers. Register early with Hope Price at 692-6261. There is a limited amount of space in the camp. Cost is $30.
SkateMoore Skate Park in Pinebluff is open 4-9 p.m., Wednesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday; 1-6 p.m., Sunday. $5 per skate session and $8 for an all-day skate session on Saturday. No admission for parents or non-skaters. Video games are available and parents/adults can relax in the parent/guest room. Steve, 281-2052, or Terry, 944-2893.
Teaching Kids to Care for Cats and Canines Teach fourth-graders how to care for the creatures they spend their lives with. Training and materials provided. Commitment totals20 hours per year over two months. 949-9953 (Citizens' Pet Responsibility Committee).
Taylor Dance has ongoing registration for ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop for ages 3-18. Playhouse Jr. has ongoing registration for theater arts classes. 295-1320.
The Moore County Library has storytime for preschoolers on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. 947-5335.
Givens Memorial Library has storytime for preschoolers.
The Moore County Library has storytime for preschoolers on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. 947-5335.
Southern Pines Public Library is located at 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. 692-8235, www. sppl.net.
The Vass Library, 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. Joy, 695-7055.
Carolina Performing Arts Center is holding classes. To register, call 695-7898. Registration is being accepted for ages 3 and up.
Kindermusik, located at Southern Pines Untied Methodist Church, brings the joy of musical learning to children newborn-3. Susan or Torin Wright, 639-0712, or www.susan. kindermusik.net.
Aberdeen Parks and Recreation: Beginning Dance and Move-ment (ages 3-5), 5:15-6 p.m., Mondays. Music, Movement and Rhythm (ages 3-5), 4:15-5 p.m., Mondays. Spring Break 1/2 Day Camp (ages 6-13), April 13-16, 8 a.m.-noon. 944-5902.
North Carolina State Ballet will perform "Ballet Classics" on Sunday, April 26, 3 p.m. at the Crown Center Theatre in Fayetteville. Directed by Charlotte Blume, the program features Act II of Swan Lake, "Vectors," with guest artist "87 Dance Productions," and excerpts from ballets of composers Verdi and Dvorak. Tickets, $14; military discount tickets, $11 with ID at the Crown Center Box Office.
Ballroom dance lessons (cued) waltz, foxtrot, swing, rhumba and cha-cha 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 dances at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays. 295-2590 or 673-1623.
Ballroom and Latin dancing at the Pinehurst Elementary Gym, 5 p.m. on Sundays. 215-5791, e-mail gsc14@ embarqmail.com.
Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills dance twice a month at the Old West End Gym in West End. 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 2009: April 10, 24. Bryan and Margaret Cropley, 295-2730.
Carolina Performing Arts Center is holding classes. 695-7898.
Dance lessons: Tuesdays, shag with Bud and Nanci: 6:30 p.m. Level I, 7:30 p.m. Level II, 8:30 p.m. Level III. Wednesdays and Thursdays, line dance with Bud and Nanci: 6:30-7:30 p.m. ($10 or four lessons for $30). Wednesdays and Thursdays, shag with Bud and Nanci: 7:30 p.m. Level I, 8:30 Level II. Lessons held at 1832 N.C. 5. 690-9176.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio holds Friday night ballroom dance parties from 8-9:30 p.m. 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. 692-8878.
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. 295-3003, 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. Jo Ann, 295-8051 or 295-2590.
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. The caller is Jimmy Roberson. Leo and Ruth Ellen Ganster, 295-5786.
Stardust Dinner Dance Clubhas dinner and ballroom-style dancing almost every fourth Thursday of the month at Whispering Pines Country Club. Anyone may come as a guest for one dance for the cost of dinner.Kadie, 295-1916.
USA Dance will sponsor a dance at 105 McReynolds St., Carthage, April 18. Potluck, 7-7:45 p.m., (Showtime
Dance exhibits 7:45-8:15 p.m.) and open dancing from 8:15-10:30 p.m. $7 per person for nonmembers. Singles and couples welcome. 692-5280 or (919) 777-9883.
Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club meets every Thursday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Old West End Gym. Mary Lou, 944-7835, or Karen, 949-2001.
The Moore County Choral Society, under the direction of Anne Dorsey, will present its Spring Classical Concert, "An American Portrait," on Sunday, April 26, at 4 p.m. at Pinecrest High School Auditorium, Southern Pines. Tickets: $15, adults; $7.50, students, and will be available at the door. Tickets, 295-3971.
"An American Portrait" features pianist Mac Frampton with Sam Hagan and Dawn Marie. Performance showcases the songs that united and inspired a nation. Thursday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 each. Call (910) 410-1691, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase tickets day of show. Cole Auditorium is on the campus of Richmond Community College, Hamlet. www.richmondcc. edu.
The Moore County Concert Band is looking for new members. Rehearsals are Mondays (September-June) at 6:30 p.m. at the Sandhills Community College. The band performs six concerts a year. If you play or have ever played an instrument and would like to play some challenging music, consider joining the MCCB. 295-9023, www.moorecountyband.com.
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. Eric Kopecky, 944-3452, www.mp orchestra.com.
New Horizons Band in the Pines meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Senior Enrichment Center. Seniors who want to play in a band are welcome. $50 per nine-week session. 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. 215-0346.
Local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, Sandhills Harmony Chorus, welcomes new members. The women's chorus sings a cappella four-part harmonies, barbershop style. Rehearsals, 7-9 p.m., Thurs-days, Brownson Memorial Presbyter-ian Church. Jan Menges, 215-8758, or Emmie Trautmann, 255-6350.
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.
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. 692-3772.
Coach Light Trattoria, 290 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Live piano music. Lunch, noon-2:30 p.m., and dinner is served 5:30-10 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Reservations, 692-4449.
Darling House, 40 Chinquapin Rd., Pinehurst, hosts live entertainment Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. 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 at 301 Poplar St., Aberdeen, and 207 S. McNeill St., Carthage.
Dugan's Pub, No. 2 Market Square, Pinehurst. Pub Quiz Night on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. with pizza from Vito's. Karaoke on Thursdays from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 295-3400.
Elliott's Gourmet Marketplace, 905 Linden Rd., Pinehurst, provides workshops and wine seminars in the cooking school as well as a special series of lunches and dinners. Free wine tastings from noon-4 p.m., Saturdays. 295-3663.
Flynne's Coffee Bar, 115 N.E. Broad St., Southern Pines. Ad Nauseam -- Classic Rock, April 18, 7-9 p.m. No cover. 693-1999.
Italian Table Restaurant presents live entertainment nightly at 136 Grant St., Seven Lakes. Reservations, 673-4725.
The Jefferson Inn, W. New Hampshire Avenue, Southern Pines, hosts The Mellow Jazz Trio from 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays. 692-9911.
The JFR Barn holds wine dinners each month. Reservations, 692-7700, www.jfrbarn.com.
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. 948-4897.
May Street Market, 1010 N. May St., Southern Pines, hosts live music every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. The Cowboys will perform Friday, April 10. No cover. Reservations, 692-4110.
The Moore Coffee Company, 201 S. McNeill St., Carthage, presents live music every Friday and Saturday night, 8-11 p.m. All musicians are welcome to bring instruments and join in the fun of this musician sit-in. No charge. 947-6122.
Mr. P's is located at 155 Hall Ave., Southern Pines. Eddie Barrett and the Goodman Legacy Orchestra will perform for the grand opening of Mr. P's on Sunday, May 3, 3:30-6 p.m. 603-7660.
Neville's is open 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday-Saturday. 692-1939, www. nevillesclub.com.
O'Donnell's, of downtown Southern Pines, hosts weekend live entertainment and features Wednesday night guest bartenders with tips going to charity. 695-1915, www.patodonnells-pub.com.
The Potter's Caf features live music every Saturday night. The caf is at 201 South St., Aberdeen. 944-1250.
The Rooster's Wife, 201 Blue St., Aberdeen. 944-7502, www.the roosterswife.org.
Sandhills Bowling Center, 2239 N. Pinehurst St., Aberdeen. 295-9610.
Sandhills Classic Street Rod Association will host a "cruise-in" on the first and third Fridays of the month from 5-8 p.m. in the parking lot at Al's Diner, Aberdeen. No charge.
Sports Page Bar and Grill, off U.S. 1, Aberdeen, The Commons, hosts karaoke each Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.
Table on the Green, 2205 Midland Road, Midland Country Club, hosts Dick McCollum's Mellow Jazz Trio every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month. Reservations, 925-4118.
The Wine Cellar and Tasting Room, 241 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, is open until 10 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday. 692-3066, www.thewinecellarandtastingroom. com.
About Art Gallery at the Market Place, located in the Market Place Restaurant Building, 2160 Midland Rd., Pinehurst, features local artists Joan Williams, Deane Billings, Jeanette Sheehan, Mike D'Andrea, Janet Burdick, Nancy Yanchus and Cele Bryant. Open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 215-5963.
Appalachian Physical Therapy is located in Olmsted Village. In April, there will be a new artist, photographer, Helena Wallin-Miller. Helena was born in Sweden and grew up in Hawaii. She has been a self-proclaimed "shutterbug" since childhood. Her work is a composite of family, friends and the places she loves. 215-0541.
Art & Furnishings features the work of three local artists, Fay Terry, Harry Neely and Betty DiBartolomeo, members of the prestigious "Oil Painters of America." Open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Located at 20 Parker Lane, Pinehurst. 639-9404.
Art Studio of Fay Terry hosts visiting artists at work. New paintings are featured weekly. Located at 20 Parker Lane, Pinehurst. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. 639-2577.
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. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. A First Friday opening is held each month. Jean Skipper, 692-6077.
Artists League of the Sandhills is located at 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen. Exhibit hours are noon-3 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Classes and workshops are offered. Mary Bryson and Caroline Love will be exhibiting their work through April in the League's Exchange Street Gallery. 944-4979, www.artistleague.org.
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. 295-4817.
Cafe Iano, located at 280 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, is showing the artworks of Lauren M. Bobo. The paintings are changed periodically.
The Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, presents "Cool Shades," featuring works by Kim Sobat and Beth E. Roy through April 27. Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and every third Saturday of the month from 2-4 p.m. 692-4356, www.arts council-moore.org.
Chatham Arts Gallery exhibits more than 90 Chatham County artists, Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. First Sunday, noon-5 p.m. (919) 542-4144, www.chathamarts.org.
The Downtown Gallery, located in Flynne's Coffee Bar, 115 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, is displaying the work (fine art and pottery) of Frank Pierce, Chef Warren Lewis, Jodi Ohl, Michelle Goneau, Gail VandenBout, Jennifer Zmiewsky, Phil Woodhall, Stephen Robison and Kathleen Guss. Open every day. 693-1999.
Fusions Art and Fine Craft Gallery, 53 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, is featuring 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. 260-9725.
Gemma Gallery, 48 Chinquapin Rd., Pinehurst, hosts a showing of new designs to celebrate its 15 years in business. 295-3010.
Hastings Gallery is located in the Katharine L. Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. 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. 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 and artist/owner Jane Casnellie. Open daily at 10:30 a.m. and evenings (enter through Elliott's on Linden). 255-0665, 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. 695-7055.
Old Sport & Gallery, located in Harvard Building on Market Square in the village of Pinehurst, will host award-winning artist Guy Salvato's original paintings of local interest through April. Public welcome. Tom Stewart, 295-9775.
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. www.douglasrowegallery.com.
Seagrove Candle Company Store, 116 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, showcases the arts and crafts of the Sandhills and Seagrove region, including King's Pottery, Crystal King's Pottery and Williams Pottery; pine-needle basketry; local original art and reproductions; photography and note cards from the Moore County Historical Association's archives and more. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday and Wednesday-Saturday. 695-0029.
SKY Art Gallery, located at 602 Magnolia Dr., Aberdeen. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The gallery features some of Moore County's best local and nationally recognized artists, rare signed lithographs, watercolor, oils and fine art photography. It is also the home of John Gessner Photography, which offers commercial and fine art photography. 944-9440, www.skyartgallery.com.
Sundance Studio, 107 W. New Hampshire, Southern Pines. Studio/ gallery of contemporary and abstract art. Expressive Arts Therapy Workshops for adolescents and adults facilitated by Margie Graves, LCSW, LCAS, with Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy. Margie Graves, 315-2746. Studio/gallery hours by appointment or chance.
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.
White Hill Gallery, 407 U.S. 15/501, Carthage, offers a variety of pottery. Sandra Layne, proprietor. 947-6100.
The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, hosts Meet the Author series. 692-3211. Wednesday, April 15, 4 p.m., Todd Johnson, "The Sweet By and By." Thursday, April 23, 4 p.m., Adam Shepard, "Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream." Tuesday, April 28, 1 p.m., Ann B. Ross, "Miss Julia Delivers the Goods." Friday, May 8, 2 p.m., Michael Malone, "The Four Corners of the Sky." Thursday, May 14, 6 p.m., James Dodson, "A Son of the Game: A Story of Golf, Going Home, and Sharing Life's Lessons." Thursday, May 21, 4 p.m., Eric Alpenfels and Dr. Bob Christina, co-authors of "Instinct Putting: Putt Your Best Using the Breakthrough, Science-Based Target Vision Putting Technique."
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. Jessica, 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, Southern Pines. Writers of all genres welcome.
- 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 is open 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, 695-3819, www.sandhills.edu.
- The Moore County Library is located at 101 Saunders St., Carthage. 947-5335.
- Page Library, located in Aberdeen at 101 N. Poplar and Main streets, is open Monday-Friday from 2-6 p.m. 944-1200.
- 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. 281-3004.
- Southern Pines Public Library at 170 W. Connecticut Ave. is open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-5 p.m. Catalog and library info, www.sppl.net, 692-8235. AARP Tax Help available on Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., April (except April 11). Clients must register onsite. National Library Week April 12-18. Family Fun Night presents "Community Helpers" for grades K-2 and parents on Thursday, April 16, 5:30 p.m. (free lasagna dinner). Pizza with Pizzazz Tuesday, April 21, 5-6 p.m. invites students in grades 6-8 to make their own chia pet. Spring Book Sale, Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Southern Pines Train Depot. Volunteers needed April 24 and 25 to help with sale. Steve Saye, 235-9000. Explorations: A Forum for Adults presents "More Than Man's Best Friend," a program featuring guide dogs for the blind and reading therapy dogs, on Sunday, April 26, 3 p.m. On Thursday, April 30 at 11 a.m. parents and children are invited to celebrate Da de los Nios (Day of the Child) with a bilingual story time, music and other activities. The BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Discussion Group meets on Thursday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m. New members are welcome! Bring any fiction book you've been reading to share with the group. All genres welcome. Read to Your Bunny: Wed., April 22 story session for toddlers (15-36 mos.) 10:30-10:50 a.m. Read to Your Bunny: Tuesday, April 28, story sessions for infants (Birth-14 mos.), 3:30-4:00 p.m. The library will be closed for the Easter holiday on Friday, April 10Sunday, April 12.
- The Robbins Area Library, located at 161 E. Magnolia, is open Tuesday-Saturday with evening hours on Tuesday. 948-4000.
- The Vass Library, on Seaboard Street, 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.
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve upcoming events: April 11, 8 a.m., Bird Walk Spring migration. Bring binoculars, and learn to ID birds by sight and sound. April 12, 3 p.m., two-mile hike to observe the renewal of life in the Sandhills. April 18, 8 a.m., Bird Walk Spring migration. April 19, 3 p.m., learn to ID common spring flowers, and discuss pollination, pollinators and other relationships between plants and animals. April 26, 2 p.m., Weymouth Woods and Southern Pines Parks and Recreation are teaming for this three-mile hike through the Paint Hill section of Weymouth Woods, the highest point in the area, and ending at Southern Pines Sandhurst Park.
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 and sponsors a variety of field trips focusing on birds, butterflies, wildflowers and other aspects of Sandhills nature. 692-2167, www. sandhillsnature.org.
A member of the Pinecrest High School Class of 1999 seeks others interested in helping organize a 10-year reunion. Quannah Jackson-Brown, email@example.com or (336) 816-8814.
Union Pines High School Class of 1998 will hold its reunion April 11, 7 p.m. at Little River Golf and Resort in Carthage. $45 per person. Payment by check or money order to Travis Greene,78 Cardinal Dr., Whispering Pines, NC 28327. Travis, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Abby Whitaker Governale, email@example.com.
Pinecrest High School Class of 1989 20th year class reunion, Sept. 18-19. Friday: tailgating party, homecoming football game, special seating for class members. Saturday: Formal reunion gala, Days Inn, Southern Pines. DJ, heavy hor d'oeuvres, karaoke. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with contact info.
West Southern Pines School 2009 reunion, May 22-24. In Southern Pines, Carolyn Chavis, 692-4315, Alfreda Chavis , 692-9397, and in Fayetteville, Marcella Coleman, (910) 867-0664. Cost is $65 per person. Deadline is April 15.
Aberdeen High School Reunion Committee isplanning a reunionSept. 25-27. Friday: barbecue, fellowship and music; Saturday: dinner and dancing; Sunday: worship at local churches.Individual classes have activities scheduled for Saturday. Those with ties to the school who have not received a registration packet may contact: AHS Reunion, P.O. Box 1657, Southern Pines, NC 28388. www.aberdeenreunion.com.
- Aberdeen Parks and Recreation sponsors trips. 944-5902.
- ARTours Join the Arts Council of Moore County and experience the art of travel. Reservations, 692-4356, www.artscouncil-moore.org.
Spoleto Festival, Charleston, S.C. Enjoy Charles Wadsworth at Memminger Auditorium, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Intermezzi at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Opera Louise by Gustave Charpentier and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra at Gaillard Auditorium. May 28-June 1.
Jersey Boys. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. June 25.
- Kirk Tours offers a variety of tours. Reservations, 295-2257, ext. 21, e-mail email@example.com, www.kirktours.com.
Atlanta Braves vs. Florida Marlins, Turner Field, Atlanta. Night game on April 15 and a day game on April 16. $185 (quad), $195 (triple), $215 (double), $277 (single).
"Legally Blonde, The Musical," April 18, $107 per person; "The Color Purple," May 14, $110 per person at Durham Performing Arts Center.
West Jefferson Tour, Thursday, May 21, travel to this small town, and visit Holy Trinity and St. Mary's churches. Tour the Ashe County Cheese Factory, and eat lunch at Shatley Springs Inn. $58 per person (includes lunch and transportation).
Washington, D.C., May 7-9. Two nights in our nation's capital. Call for prices and info.
"Wizard of Oz," Saturday, May 9, $87 per person; Jersey Boys, Saturday, July 18, $122 per person at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh.
- The Moore County Historical Association sponsors programs, historical lectures and tours of house museums. Reservations and details, 692-2051, www.moorehistory.com.
Hudson River Valley Tour, May 27-June 3, coach tour to Lyndhurst, Kykuit (Rockefeller home), Sunnyside (Washington Irving home), Union Church, West Point Academy, Locust Grove and Hyde Park. Carolyn Burns, 692-8344.
- Professional charter train and bus trip to MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., June 19-22. Includes MLB game in Philadelphia between Phillies and Orioles, three nights hotel with breakfast, all tickets, AMTRAK train and bus transportation. Cost: $675 per person based on two to a room. Bill McClement, (828) 210-8594, e-mail bmcclement@ saganc.com.
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