Arts/Entertainment Calendar - August 21, 2009
Centennial Celebration presents guest speaker, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, president of the North Carolina NAACP State Conference of Branches and member of the National NAACP board of directors, at John Hall Presbyterian Church, 518 Dowd St., Carthage, Aug. 21, 7 p.m. Open to the public.
Planning for Pets/Animals in a Disaster, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2 p.m., Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College. The County Animal Response Team (CART) will be hosting an event for those owning or caring for pets and/or domesticated animals in Moore County. A free showing of the award-winning documentary, "Katrina Tails," will be followed by a presentation and discussion about Moore County's newly-revised Animal Response Plan to be executed during disasters. 947-2858.
The 68th Annual Moore County Men's Amateur Golf Championship will be held at Legacy Golf Links, Aug. 22-23. Three divisions: Open (16 and older); Senior (55 and over); Super Senior (65 and older). Tournament is open to all amateur men; there is no residency requirement. Net proceeds from the tournament benefit First Tee of the Sandhills. Dick Wilson, 949-4675, flogger@ embarqmail.com.
Solutions for Animals is holding a summertime social and adoption event at Deka's Dog House Pantry, Sunday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 711 SW Broad St., Southern Pines, across from Bo's Market. Sweet tea, hot dogs and ice cream. Adoptable dogs and cats. Simple canine training demos and discussions. Nail trims available, $5. 875-7244.
An Evening at the Bazaar brings the luxurious feel of an evening at a Moroccan marketplace to Pinehurst. Saturday, Aug. 29, 4-7 p.m., a private residence at 30 Beaver Lane, near National Golf Club. Live music and hors d'oeuvres and beverages (cash bar for beer and wine) will be served in the garden by a pool. $25 per person or $40 per couple, which includes tickets for the Chinese Auction. Proceeds go to the 3rd Women Build project that kicks off Sept. 12. Tickets available at Habitat for Humanity, 2268 Hwy. 5, Aberdeen. www.womenbuildbazaar. weebly.com.
Tara Plantation Yard and Bake Sale, Aug. 29, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $15 to set up a table. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. 947-5888.
"Weymouth Through the Lens," a photography exhibit of outdoor and interior scenes shot around Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities by the Sandhills Photography Club, opens with a reception from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. The exhibit continues through October. Weymouth, located at 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. 692-6261.
Tufts Archives and Given Memorial Library present Heritage Highlights and Literary Lessons, a new and exciting series of intimate events that will engage the community in historic and literary activities. The event schedule includes: Twilight Cruise of Lake Pinehurst (September), Dining in the Archives with Ghosts of Pinehurst Past (October), The Book Review (November), Winter Sleigh-Ride on Lake Pinehurst (December), Pinalia Holly Winter Dinner (January), Wine of the Time (February), Hats & Afternoon Tea in the Village (March), Cake & Croquet (April), Given on the Green (May), Historic No. 2 (June) and Midnight Golf (July). Tickets can be purchased at the Given Memorial Library or by phone, 295-6086. Info, www.tufts archives.org. If you are interested in participating as a host of one of the programs, contact Brandee Bryant, 295-6086 or Bryant@tuftsarchives. org. All proceeds benefit the Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives, the Pinehurst History Museum.
First Friday, Sept. 4 (The Randy Hughes Band), Oct. 2 (The New Familiars), 5-8 p.m.
Pittsboro's First Sunday, Sept. 6, noon-4 p.m. First Sunday offers a nice, leisurely wander through the unique shops and galleries of Historic Pittsboro. Belly Dancers and baklava bakeoff (1- 3 p.m.). pittsboroshops.com or (919) 960-5892.
American Heroes, Celebrating Americans' Strength in Story and Song, Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast, 131 S. Main St., Laurinburg. Professional storytellers and musicians perform tributes to American heroes, games, craft activities, exhibits, food vendors, street entertainment and an apple pie contest. Free and family-friendly! (910) 291-0929.
West End Elementary School PTA will host a fundraising yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 12, 7 a.m. on school grounds. Those interested in participating can contact Kay Miller (673-2932) or Sue Povish (400-5062). All proceeds from sale of spaces will go to improving the playground.
The Annual Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is Saturday, Sept. 19, in the Southern Pines downtown park. Volunteers and walkers are wanted. Donations are welcome and appreciated at the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk of Moore County, North Carolina. Elizabeth, 695-0011.
Second Annual Charity Motorcycle Memory Ride of the Western North Carolina Chapter Alzheimer's Associa-tion, Saturday, Sept. 19. Charity riders meet at the Overlook at Pine Knoll for coffee and doughnuts and to register for the 100-mile ride. Consider joining the ride and being a Silver, Gold or Platinum sponsor. Any donation of $25 or more entitles you to have lunch with a biker at Belle Meade after the ride. Donations are tax-deductible. www.sjp.org for registration forms.
The annual fall fashion show and luncheon, hosted by Susan Marks, of Phoenix Fashions, will be held Monday, Sept. 21, at noon at Beacon Ridge Country Club. Tickets are $12.50 in advance. 673-5998.
The international string ensemble Barrage will perform at the Robert E. Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School, Sept. 23, 7 p.m. Tickets, $20 for adults and $10 for students. Proceeds will be used to improve the orchestra program in Moore County through funding music, instruments and future workshops. Tickets available from Eric Kopecky at Southern Middle School or the Arts Council of Moore County starting Sept. 1.
Antique Automobile Show, Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pinehurst Harness Track, N.C. 5. Free admission. Food vendors. Handicap parking. For application to show a car, 949-2420 or 692-1313.
Moore County Farmers Market Mondays at FirstHealth, 2-6 p.m. through Sept. 28; Thursdays at Morganton Road, Southern Pines , 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Oct. 29; Saturdays in downtown Southern Pines 8 a.m.-noon through Sept. 26. 947-3752, 690-9520, e-mail, email@example.com.
NAMI-MC's 4th Annual "Pathway to Awareness" weekend, Oct. 3 and 4, Village of Pinehurst Assembly Hall Complex. Saturday, 7-9 p.m., presentation by Patricia and John Gallagher, authors of "No More Secrets." Sunday, Oct. 4, 12-1:30 p.m., book signing by the Gallaghers and Meet and Greet; 1-3 p.m. "Ask the Psychiatrists" forum with Drs. Cobos and Gardella; 3:15 p.m. walk around Rassie Wicker Park; 4:30 p.m. "Candles in the Sky" observance. 295-1053.
Prancing Horse Farm Tour will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Travel down the back roads of Southern Pines for a self-guided excursion through scenic Sandhills horse country. Equine demonstrations, lunch available for purchase. 246-3202, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vass Rescue Squad annual auction, Friday, Oct. 23. Food served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the auction at 6:30 p.m. Donations are being accepted. 245-7219 for pick up.
Hoke County Fall Festival at the Carolina Horse Park, Oct. 24. Fun for the whole family. Free admission. 875-2074.
Antique Sale and Show, at the Fair Barn, N.C. 5, Pinehurst, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thousands of items for sale in all price ranges. Crystal and doll repair. Local historical memorabilia. Concessions. Admission $5. Portion of proceeds benefit the Moore County Historical Association. 692-2051. $1 off admission coupon at www.moorehistory.com.
Prancing Horse Therapeutic Riding Center has a limited number of openings for fall classes. The mission of Prancing Horse is to improve the physical and emotional well-being of special needs populations by providing a safe environment for therapeutic horseback riding. $30 for a one-hour class. (Groups include three to five students.) 235-0365, e-mail Prancing email@example.com.
The Southern Pines Welcome Center, located at the restored passenger train depot, is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. The center contains cultural items, photos and tourist 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.
Kindermusik with Susan now registering. Weekly classes available for children birth to 18 months beginning late August. Well-established program serving the Sandhills for eight plus years! www.susan.kinder musik.net, 639-0712.
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 teaches 4th-graders how to care for the creatures they spend their lives with. Training and materials provided. 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.
Moore County Library has storytime for preschoolers on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. 947-5535.
Vass Library, 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 has classes. 695-7898. Registration for ages 3 and up.
Great dance music, huge space. Join Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills at the West End Gym from 8-10 p.m., Friday, Aug. 21. 246-3320, firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome.
Carolina Pines Ballroom dancers (USA DANCE) will host a dance at 104 Reynolds St., Carthage, Saturday, Sept. 12, 7-10 p.m. $7 per person. Lessons, 7-8 p.m. and general dancing from 8-10 p.m. 692-5280.
Carolina Performing Arts Center is accepting new pupils from ages 1 to adult for its dance program. Call 695-7898.
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.
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. Wednesday and Thursdays, line dance with Bud and Nanci: 6:30-7:30 p.m. ($10 or four lessons for $30). Wednesday 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 Friday night ballroom dance parties, 8-9:30 p.m. 295-1106 or 585-2572.
Pinehurst Ballroom Dance Studio offers professionally taught social ballroom dance lessons. Private or group lessons are taught for couples or singles. Specialization in weddings, debutante balls, proms and cruise lessons. 295-3003, www.pine hurstballroomdance.com.
Sophisticated Ladies Dance Troupe (seniors 55 years and over) will interview prospective members willing to make a commitment to weekly rehearsals on Monday and Thursdays. Dance experience is helpful but not required. Jo Ann, 295-8051 or 295-2590.
A's 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 Club has 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.
Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club meets every Thursday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Old West End Gym. Open House, first Thursday of every month, 7-8 p.m., Senior Enrichment Center. Jan, 215-9313, or Karen, 949-2001.
New Horizons Band in the Pines meets Tuesdays, 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.
Moore County Concert Band is looking for new members. Rehearsals, Mondays (September-June), Sandhills Community College, 6:30 p.m. The band performs six concerts a year. If you play or have ever played an instrument and would like to play some challenging music, join MCCB. 295-9023, www.moorecountyband.com.
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. Thursdays, Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Pat Rogers, 420-2038, or Emmie Trautmann, 255-6350.
Area Movie Theaters
Call listed venue hotlines for most up-to-date information.
Sandhills Cinema: 695-1100
SunFlix at the Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, 692-3611. Movie times: 7:30 p.m. evenings and 2:30 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
Venues may charge admission or a cover or may change schedules for some events. Call for details.
Aberdeen Caf, 111 N. Sycamore St., Aberdeen, has live music every Friday and Saturday night from 5-8 p.m. Call for open mic info. 757-0203.
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. 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, 301 Poplar St., Aberdeen, and 207 S. McNeil St., Carthage.
Dugan's Pub, No. 2 Market Square, Pinehurst. Pop 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 and a special series of lunches and dinners. Free wine tastings Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. 295-3663.
Flynne's Coffee Bar, 115 NE Broad St., Southern Pines. Friday, Aug. 21, 7-9 p.m., Joe Frye, Delta Blues. No cover. 693-1999.
Italian Table Restaurant presents live entertainment nightly, 136 Grant St., Seven Lakes. Reservations, 673-4725.
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, 6 p.m. Tuesday nights. 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 Randy Hughes Band will perform on Friday, Aug. 21. No cover. Reservations, 692-4110.
Moore Coffee Company, 201 S. McNeil 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.
Mister P's is located at 155 Hall Ave., Southern Pines. Dinner served at 3 p.m. Live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, New Buffalo Thunder (acoustic rock); Saturday, Aug. 29, The Men of Soul (beach, boogie, R&B, dance). 692-3700.
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. www.patodonnells-pub.com, 695-1915.
Potter's Cafe, 201 South St., Aberdeen, features live music every Saturday night. 944-1250.
The Rooster's Wife, 204 E. South St., Aberdeen, www.theroosterswife. org, 944-7502.
Sandhills Bowling Center, 2239 N. Pinehurst St., Aberdeen. 295-9610.
Sandhills Classic Street Rod Association will host a "cruise-in" on the first and the 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. www.thewine cellarandtastingroom.com, 692-3066.
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. Lauren Bobo is the featured guest artist for the month of August. Bobo will be demonstrating her painting techniques on Aug. 21 and 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 215-5963.
Appalachian Physical Therapy is located in Olmsted Village. Artist Harry Russell will display his mixed media work for pen and ink with watercolor through Sept. 4. Meet the artist on Friday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at the clinic. 215-0541.
Art & Furnishings, located at 20 Parker Ln., Pinehurst, features the work of three, well-known local artists, Betty DiBartolomeo, Harry Neely and Kim Sobat, in a range of styles. Open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment 295-6590.
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. "Jewels in the Sandhills," an exhibit featuring small works and fine art miniatures by league members, runs through Aug. 28. Exhibit hours are noon-3 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Classes and workshops offered. 944-3979, www.artist league.org.
Broadhurst Gallery, located at 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.
The Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, presents the 29th annual "Fine Arts Festival" featuring works by regional artists and beyond. This exhibit runs through Aug. 28. 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.artscouncil-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 Ronison and Kathleen Guss. Open every day. 693-1999.
Fusions Art and Fine Craft Gallery, 52 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 Chinguapin Rd., Pinehurst, hosts a showing of new designs to celebrate its 15 years in business. 295-3010.
Hastings Callery is located in the Katharine L. Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. Southern Pines artists: woodturner Mike Girimont, painter Suzy Morgan and printer/painter Laurie Deleot through October. Gallery hours: 7:45 a.m-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free.
Hollyhocks Art Gallery, located at the shops of Pinehurst Place, 905 Linden Rd., Pinehurst, reopens after renovations...joining artists Jane Casnellie, Diane Kraudelt, Paula Montgomery and Irene McFarland and four new artists, Beth Roy, Susan Edquist, Karen Meredith and wood turner, Rick Roberts. Open daily at 10:30 a.m. and evenings (enter through Elliott's on Linden). 255-0665, www.janecasnellie.com.
Jewels of Pinehurst, located at 7 Market Sq., Pinehurst, is a gallery of contemporary jewelry handmade in platinum and gold. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 295-7055.
Joy Art Studio works with Artist's Way, Discover Your Muse and Life Drawing for adults. 695-7055.
Old Sport & Gallery is located in Harvard Building on Market Square in the village of Pinehurst. Tom Stewart, 295-9775.
Plan B Furniture, located at 105 E. South St., Aberdeen, is featuring the work 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 Associa-tion's archives and more. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday and Wednesday-Saturday. 695-0029.
SKY Art Gallery is 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, watercolors, oils and fine art photography. John Gessner Photo-graphy offers commercial and fine art photography. www.skyartgallery. com, 944-9440.
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, 232 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, supports local artists and crafters by offering local handmade items as well as serving locally roasted gourmet coffee beans. Grand opening celebration on Friday, Aug. 21, 5-8 p.m., with live music, meet and greet the artist and more!
White Hill Gallery, 407 U.S. 15/501, Carthage, offers a variety of pottery. Sandra Layne, proprietor. 947-6100.
The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, hosts a Meet the Author series. 692-3211, www.thecountrybookshop.biz. Thursday, Sept. 10, 4 p.m., Jean Reagan, "Always My Brother." Friday, Sept. 11, 3 p.m., Emyl Jenkins, "The Big Steal." Monday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m., Dr. Mardy Grothe, "Ifferisms." Thursday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m., Batt Humphreys, "Dead Weight." Sunday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m., Tomie dePaola, author of Strega Nona will unveil four new books. This event will be held at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines. Call the bookshop for reservations. Thursday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m., Jill McCorkle, "Going Away Shoes."
Open mike pottery 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.
Bookmobiles: 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.
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.
Moore County Library is located at 101 Saunders St., Carthage. 947-5335.
Page Memorial Library, located in Aberdeen at 101 S. Poplar Street, is open Monday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. 944-1200.
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 Avenue 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.
Robbins Area Library, located at 161 E. Magnolia, is open Tuesday Saturday with evening hours on Tuesday. 948-4000.
Vass Library, at 128 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. 245-2200.
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, 692-2167, Weymouth.email@example.com. Aug. 23, 3 p.m., After the Fire It may be hot, but there are some very cool things to see, especially in areas that have been recently burned. Learn firsthand the crucial role fire plays in maintaining the longleaf pine forest. One-mile hike to look at how plants and animals adapt to this ecological process. Aug. 30, 3 p.m., Woodcleavers and Yellow-hammers, local names for two woodpeckers, the pileated woodpecker and the northern flicker. Eight species of woodpeckers appear in the Sandhills.
Visitors can indulge their botanical interest while enjoying a 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 2295 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 to organize a 10-year reunion. Quannah Jackson-Brown, qajackson@hot mail.com or (336) 816-8814.
Academy Heights High School 2009 Reunion, Aug. 28-30. Dorothy Brisbon, 692-8141, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pinecrest High School Class of 1989 20th class reunion, Sept. 18-19. Any and all Pinecrest 1984-1989 staff invited at no charge. 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. $45, singles, $75, couples. E-mail phs89classreunion@hot mail.com with contact info so information can be sent to you.
Pinebluff Lake reunion, Saturday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. If you have fond memories of growing up and hanging out at Pinebluff Lake in the '60s, '70s and '80s, come share pictures, memories and all-around good times. Bring covered dish, drinks, etc. Lunch, 1 p.m. E-mail Darlene Brafford at email@example.com or on Facebook at the Groups page "Delano Park," Pinebluff Lake.
Pinecrest High School Class of 1984 is holding its 25th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Whispering Pines Country Club from 7-11 p.m. Cost is $15 per person at door. Cash bar, hors d'oeuvres and DJ. Faculty invited too! Room reservations are available at Whispering Pines for $75 a night with breakfast included. Call 684-4324 and mention PHS Class of 1984. Alumni are also invited to attend the PHS homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. E-mail Kristine, DCF1@ aol.com to RSVP.
Aberdeen High School Reunion Committee is planning a reunion the weekend of Sept. 25-27. Festivities will begin on Friday evening at Recreation Station at the Aberdeen Lake Park with barbecue, fellowship and music; Saturday evening dinner and dancing to the "oldies" at the Southern Pines Elks Club. On Sunday worship at local churches. Individual classes have activities scheduled for Saturday, and the AHS museum will be open each day for pondering the relics of our youth. Former students, teachers and others with ties to our school who have not received a registration packet may contact the committee at: AHS Reunion, P.O. Box 1657, Southern Pines, NC 28388. www.aberdeenreunion.com.
The family of John Goins, Lottie Harrington, Sarah Harrington Jackson, Rosa Marsh and Walter Richardson are planning a family reunion on Oct. 9 and 10. They want to get as many family members together as possible but are missing addresses and phone numbers. If you're a part of this family, contact 295-6276 for info.
Pinecrest High School Class of 1979 30th class reunion will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at the Days Inn, Southern Pines. Friday, Oct. 30: game and hospitality festivities. Saturday, Oct. 31: activities and "Costume Ball & Banquet." Sunday, Nov. 1: Worship service. Contact Toni Monroe-Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 596-8120.
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.
"South Pacific," Nov. 3, Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. This Tony Award-winning musical revival is based on James Michener's Pulitzer prize winning book, "Tales of the South Pacific," with music by Rodgers and lyrics by Hammerstein.
Joshua Bell, Jan. 14, Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh. In this special one-night-only engagement, Joshua Bell will play Bruch's "Scottish Fantasy" with the N.C. Symphony conducted by Grant Llewellyn.
Elaine Oliver Tours, 714 Richmond Rd., Rockingham, 895-9477.
Bristol, Tenn., Nascar Race, Aug. 22-23.
Foliage Tour, Thousand Islands, New York and Pennsylvania, Sept. 30-Oct. 3.
Lancaster, Penn., Sept. 30-Oct.3.
Nashville, Tenn., Opry and Rockettes, Nov. 19-22.
Christmas in New York, Dec. 2-6.
Kirk Tours offers a variety of tours. Reservations, 295-2257, ext., 21, e-mail reservations@kirktours. com, www.kirktours.com.
Durham Bulls Baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 29. $39 per person. Includes ticket and transportation.
Washington, D.C., tour coming up in September.
Charleston Tour, Sept. 15-17. Tour plantations, carriage tour of historic Charleston, free time for touring, deluxe accommodations.
"A Christmas Carol" Train Tour by Disney, Friday, Oct. 9, Saturday, Oct. 10, Spencer, N.C., $40 (includes transportation only).
The Moore County Historical Association sponsors programs, historical lectures and tours of house museums. Reservations and details, 692-2051, www.moorehistory.com.
Bus tour to New York City, Nov. 9-12, $594 per person, double occupancy, includes roundtrip transportation, three nights at Hotel Edison (off of Times Square) and baggage handling. Tour open to general public. Reservations/info, Judy Romine (Newcomers of the Pinehurst Area) 255-6902, 639-7892.
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