Arts and Entertainment
First Friday, Downtown Southern Pines, June 5 (Corey Harris), July 3 (The Benjy Davis Project), Aug. 7 (Tab Benoit), Sept. 4 (The Randy Hughes Band), Oct. 2 (The New Familiars), 5-8 p.m.
Seventh Annual Weymouth Garden Tour will be held Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring gardens in Whispering Pines, Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Advance tickets ($15) available at Post Box Plus, The Faded Rose and Given Bookstore in Pinehurst; Aberdeen Florist in Aberdeen; Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities and The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines; and Southern Grace Florist in Seven Lakes. Tickets will be $20 the day of the event at the garden sites. Rain date, Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 692-6261, www.weymouth center.org.
MANNA! IN MOTION 10K, 5K and One Mile Fun Run Saturday, June 6, Sandhills Community College, parking lot H behind Little Building. One mile starts at 8:30 a.m., 5K and 10K at 9 a.m. 315-7885.
The CAF/WWII/USO Show D-Day, June 6, 7-10 p.m. at Southern Pines Airport. Swing music of Tim Haley, SCC Band. Emcee Emerson Cole. 1940s Big Band music. Tickets and info, Eileen Malan, 692-37l9. Also available at The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, and Gentlemen's Corner, Pinehurst.
Academy of Moore County in Aberdeen is holding a yard sale on Saturday, June 6, 7 a.m., 105 Turner Street, hot dog lunch.
Pottery Opening at Bulldog Pottery, 3306 U.S. 220 Alt North, Seagrove, Saturday, June 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, June 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. www.cousinsinclay.com, e-mail email@example.com, Samantha Henneke or Bruce Gholson, (910) 428-9728 or (336) 302-3469. Gholson and Henneke have invited North Carolina potter Michael Kline to join them for a combined Pottery Opening at Bulldog Pottery.
22nd Annual National Cancer Survivors Day is a celebration of life and recognizes those who have triumphed over cancer on Sunday, June 7, Fair Barn, Pinehurst. The celebration is sponsored by FirstHealth of the Carolinas. 3 p.m.: doors open and registration; 4 p.m.: program; 5-7 p.m.: Southern-style picnic dinner. The event is free and open to cancer survivors, their families and friends as well as physicians and other medical staff who treat cancer patients. (800) 213-3284.
Pittsboro's First Sunday, June 7, noon-4 p.m. First Sunday provides a leisurely wander through the shops and galleries of historic Pittsboro. Dining at several local eateries and the chance to browse the offerings of a great mix of artists and craftsfolk. This month's music will be provided by "Southland," a great mix of blues, country and gospel. For an idea of the variety of artists who usually participate, visit pittsboroshops.com or call (919) 960-5892.
Pinecrest High School bands (concert band, jazz ensemble and wind ensemble), sponsored by the Town of Southern Pines Recreation and Parks Department, will perform, free of charge, on Sunday, June 7, from 6-8 p.m., at Downtown Park by the old police station. The Band Boosters will be selling concessions. Bring a lawn chair and your family and enjoy an evening of music.
Malcolm Blue Farm and Museum Sixth Annual Bluegrass Festival Saturday, June 13, 1 p.m.-8 p.m., 1177 Bethesda Rd., Aberdeen. Enjoy savory vittles and down-home music, browse a few local artisans during this annual family event. Bands include the Bluegrass Tar heels, McFarland Road, Thickery Creek, come and enjoy the Quick Silver Cloggers, Potter's Wheel-Southern Gospel and emceed by Buddy Spong. Admission: $6 for adults; $3 for children 12 and under, preschool children are admitted free of charge. 944-7558 or e-mail the MBHS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moore County Amateur Radio Society (MOCARS) invites you to visit the annual Field Day, Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, noon, at Hillcrest Park, Carthage. Come and see how local ham radio operators quickly set up communications networks when other systems fail or are overloaded. Everyone will have the opportunity to experience the enjoyment of making an amateur radio communications contact.
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. Tournament gift: four complimentary greens fees, two to longleaf and two to the Pit for each day of play for every player. Entry forms are available at local pro shops or online at www.poochparkinthe pines.com. Sponsorships available by contacting Woof Woof Open, P.O. Box 203, Southern Pines, N.C. 28388.
Something Moore, A Treasure Chest Sale, Arts Council of Moore County, Campbell House, Southern Pines, July 11, 9-4 p.m. there will be a tag sale of treasured items donated by the community. Donations of antiques, art, pottery, china, silver, fine jewelry and other special items and collectibles are now being accepted. 692-4356.
The 68th Annual Moore County Men's Amateur Golf Champion-ship will be held at Legacy Golf Links, Aug. 22-23. There will be three divisions: Open (16 and older); Senior (55 and older); 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.
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.
Dan Finch and the Finch Studio Potters through Aug. 1. More than 60 potters will show and sell their work in an exhibition at the N.C. Pottery Center. www.ncpotterycenter. com, www.celebrationofseagrove potters.com.
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.
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.
Terpsichore...a moving experience presents Graduation Ball and Colours in Motion, Saturday, June 6, 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 7, 2 p.m. (advanced dancers, ages 9-18, and guest performers). Tickets: $15, adults, $12, children/students/senior citizens. Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College. 695-1116.
Seven Lakes Dance Recital on Saturday, June 13, at Sandhills Community College, 7 p.m. Admission, $5 (children 5 and under, free). www.7lakesdance. com.
Terpsichore...a moving experience has summer dance camps. Exciting themes will be jam-packed with ballet, tap and jazz, along with art projects to take home. The intensive camp will feature guest instructors, with enrichment classes in stage makeup and hair techniques and choreography/variations. 695-1116.
Cyber Ed Learning Center's 2nd Annual Summer Sports Camps includes basketball, soccer and dance. Camps run for one week from 9-11 a.m. Space is limited. Registration forms can be picked up at 350 E. New York Ave., Southern Pines. Jonathan Clark, 246-2211 or 995-7278.
Imagination Summer Fun Camp, June 8-August 14, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring a bag lunch; drink provided. $75 a week ($5 off for siblings). Ages 3-10 years (must be potty trained). Ten children per week. 692-5437.
Colors and Clay Children's Art classes begin on June 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Bring your ideas and we'll provide the rest. Cost: $120 for six-week session. Theme: Impressionist art of Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne. Space is limited to eight artists per session. 230 SW Broad street, Southern Pines, 692-4656.
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. Limited space in the camp. $30.
Elliott's and Kitchen Essence Kid Chef Camps at Elliott's on Linden, 905 Linden Rd., Pinehurst. For camp details, contact Kim Folken, manager, cooking school at 295-3663, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Commitment totals 20 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.
Given Memorial Library's Children's Summer Reading Program, Under the Big Top, for children of school age (generally up to 5th or 6th grade). Registration on Monday, June 22, 12:30 p.m., free. Sue Bower, email@example.com. Aesop's Fables performed by Red Herring Puppets, Saturday, June 27, 1 p.m., The Village Chapel, free.
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 has classes. 695-7898. Registration for ages 3 and up.
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.
Carolina Pines Chapter of USA Dance will host a dance in Carthage on June 13 from 7-10 p.m. Singles and couples welcome. $7 per person. Lesson from 7-8 p.m, ballroom dancing from 8-10 p.m. 692-5280.
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 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. 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 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 is in weddings, debutante balls, proms and cruise lessons. 295-3003, www.pine hurstballroomdance.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 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. Mary Lou, 944-7835, or Karen, 949-2001.
The Moore County Concert Band, directed by David Sieberling, will perform its final concert of the season on Saturday, July 4, 3 p.m. in the Carolina Hotel's newly renovated Exhibit Hall. There is no charge for admission. The band is looking for new members. Rehearsals are Mondays (September-June), 6:30 p.m., 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.
As part of the Cole Community Series, Ralph Stanley, the man considered 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.rich mondcc.edu, e-mail coleaud@rich mondcc.edu.
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.
Aberdeen Cafe, 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 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. 693-1999.
Italian Table Restaurant presents live entertainment nightly at 136 Grant St., Seven Lakes. Reservations, 673-4725.
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 Parsons will perform on June 5. 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, June 7, 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. www.patodonnells-pub.com, 695-1915.
The Potter's Caf features live music every Saturday night. The caf is at 201 South St., Aberdeen. 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 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. The Sandhills Photography Club will exhibit its work (22 artists, 43 pieces of art) through the first week of July. 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. Pot of Gold judged show opening awards and reception, Sunday, June 7, 3-5 p.m. for a splendid Sunday afternoon viewing wonderful art and meeting some of the areas most creative people. The hanging works, whether they are in watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic, drawing, collage or mixed media will be the best each artist has to offer. The exhibit is open to the public, and paintings are for sale. 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 "Art Anonymous," a new and unique art event, featuring 5x7 unframed original artwork by anonymous artists. The identity of the artist will be revealed once the piece is sold. Preview party, June 5, 6 p.m. Exhibit runs through June 26. 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: 7:45 am-9:00 pm Monday-Thursday; 7:45 am-5 pm Friday; and 8:30 am-1:30 pm Saturday. Free.
Hollyhocks Art Gallery, located at the shops of 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 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 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. 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, 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. www.thecountrybookshop.biz, 692-3211. Friday, June 12, 3 p.m., Cathy Holton, "Beach Trip." Wednesday, June 17, 4 p.m., Patti Callahan Henry, "Driftwood Summer." Thursday, June 25, 4 p.m., Nina de Gramont, "Gossip of the Starlings." Thursday, July 9, 4 p.m., Nancy Howe, autobiography "Dear Owie." Monday, July 20, 4 p.m., Maryann McFadden, "So Happy Together." Thursday, July 23, 2 p.m., at Penick Village, Jennifer Cannino, "Picking Cotton: A Memoir of Injustice and Redemption." Friday, August 7, 3 p.m., Nicole R. Dickson, "Casting Off." Saturday, August 8, 3 p.m., Denise Giardina, "Emily's Ghost: A Novel of the Bronte Sisters." Thursday, August 13, 4 p.m., Erica Eisdorfer, "Wet Nurse's Tale."
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.
n Bookmobile: Services are scheduled throughout the county.
n Card Catalog: The card catalog for the county library is available online at www.srlslibraries.com.
n 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.
n 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.
n The Moore County Library is located at 101 Saunders St., Carthage. 947-5335.
n Page Library, located in Aberdeen at 101 N. Poplar and Main streets, is open Monday-Friday from 2-6 p.m. 944-1200.
n 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.
n 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. Registration for the summer reading program begins for kids in grades K-5 -- "Be Creative @ Your Library!" Middle school students (rising 6th-8th graders) are encouraged to "Express Yourself @ Your Library!" The summer reading kickoff program for kids grades K-5 will be Friday, June 5, at 5 p.m. Storyteller and musician Ron Jones will perform. Read to Your Bunny: Summer story session for preschoolers will be on Wednesday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m. Oldies & Goodies film series presents Take Me Out to the Ballgame starring Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly on Thursday, June 11, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. Kids in grades 6-8 are invited to attend the "Band of Bookies" Summer Reading Club on Wednesday, June 17, at 11 a.m. Space is limited to 30 club members. Kids in grades K-5 are invited to attend the "Book Bunch" Summer Reading Club on Thursday, June 18, at 11 a.m. Space is limited to 30 club members. On Tuesday, June 23 at 5:30 p.m., Family Fun Night invites kids and their parents to a special evening of Salsa & Salsa! Get "saucy" as we learn about the dance and the dip. To register, call 692-8235.
n The Robbins Area Library, located at 161 E. Magnolia, is open Tuesday-Saturday with evening hours on Tuesday. 948-4000.
n The 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, June 7, 3 p.m., Butterflies -- winged gems -- nearly 98 species of butterflies may be found in the Sandhills. Many sport incredible colors, markings and have fascinating life histories. Join park staff for a one-mile hike to focus on identifying butterflies using binoculars. June 14, 3 p.m., Discovery Hike -- we will look at any flowers, shrubs, bugs, birds, frogs, toads, lizards, snakes, turtles, mammals and anything else we discover! June 21, 3 p.m., Hoppers, Climbers, Swimmers -- at this time of the year nights are filled with the sounds of frogs and toads. This program will focus on some of the 20 species that inhabit the region, from the tiny grass frog to the great bull frog. June 28, 3 p.m., Lizards of the Sandhills -- from the quick color change ability of the anole to the ability of these reptiles to grow their tails back, lizards are fascinating animals to observe. The evolution of these animals, their natural history and identification of the Sandhills' species will be the main theme. 692-2167, Weymouth.woods @ncmail.net.
Visitors to the area 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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 816-8814.
Sedberry Reunion -- Family reunion for descendants of George Sedberry and his sons, the seven Sedberry brothers of Montgomery County, are meeting at Troy Senior Center on Page Street in Troy on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. Potluck lunch starts at noon. Bring a covered dish, old pictures and old family stories. All family and friends are invited. Bring the whole family. Dana Sedberry Baldwin, 652-5727 (home) or 206-1277 (cell). Everett and Deane Sedberry, 572-2504.
Blake Reunion -- Descendants of James and Wincey Thompson Blake and their children (Taylor, Tom, Dave, Bob, Martha and Elizabeth) are invited to the annual reunion at Blackwood Chapel Baptist Church in Pekin on Sunday, June 14. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Please bring family records, photographs and favorite stories.
Academy Heights High School 2009 Reunion Aug. 28-30. For info contact president Dorothy Brisbon, 692-8141 or e-mail email@example.com.
Pinecrest High School Class of 1989 20th year 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 phs89class firstname.lastname@example.org with contact info so reunion information can be sent to you.
Pinecrest High School Class of 1984 is holding its 25th class reunion on Sat., Sept. 19, at Whispering Pines Country Club. 7-11 p.m. Cost is $15 per person at the door. Cash bar, hors d'euvres 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. kick-off. E-mail KristineDCF1 @aol.com to RSVP.
Aberdeen High School Reunion Committee is planning a reunion Sept. 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.aberdeen reunion.com.
Pinecrest High School Class of 1979 invites former classmates to share in celebrating its 30th class reunion! "The Costume Halloween Ball & Banquet" reunion weekend is Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 (location TBD). Contact Toni Monroe-Jenkins at email@example.com or (919) 596-8120.
n Aberdeen Parks and Recreation sponsors trips. 944-5902.
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