Summer Thrift Shop at the Sandhills Woman's Exchange each Friday and Saturday through Aug. 8. Volunteers have been collecting home decorating items, housewares, collectibles, books, quilts and jewelry to sell to raise funds for the animal rescue work of The Haven, Sandhills Animal Rescue League and the ongoing restoration of Pinehurst's historic log cabin. Each Saturday, pets will be available for adoption. Stop by Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Movie in the Park, downtown park, Southern Pines, Friday, June 26, seating starts at 7:30 p.m.; "Charlotte's Web" begins at 8:15 p.m. Bring a chair, sit back, relax and enjoy. Concessions sold on-site. 639-1730.
Ellerbe Lions Club Lawnmower Racing, Saturday, June 27, gates open at 4 p.m., race starts at 6:30 p.m. Food concessions. Admission, $5, adults; $2 school-age children. http://racing.ellerbelionsclubnc.com
Summer Music Fest noon-9 p.m., Saturday, June 27, Valenti's Italian Restaurant, Vass, to benefit the Heart CARE Fund of the Moore Regional Hospital Foundation. Bonds include Hard to Handle, Gilbert Hardy and the Backporch Boys, TCR, Short Notice, Trip Wire, Cain Fever, Diamond Back and the Blackwater Creek Band. The WWEs Baby Doll will be on hand for autographs and photos. Food available for purchase. Tickets, 245-6584. $10.
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 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, NC 28388.
First Friday, downtown Southern Pines, 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.
First Sunday, July 5, noon-4 p.m., historic downtown Pittsboro. Come out and join in the fun as the Pittsboro merchants host an all-American First Sunday. Listen to American tunes as you stroll through downtown shopping in the stores and visiting with the arts and crafts artists. pittsboroshops.com, (919) 960-5892.
NAMI-MC Old-Fashioned Barbe-cue, Monday, July 6, Foxfire Park, 6 p.m., $15 per person, $5 consumer. All NAMI-MC members, their families and friends are invited to the annual summer gathering. Wear red, white and blue, and come for some fun. Hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade ice cream, watermelon, ice tea, lemonade and more! Reservations by contacting Patty Laughlin, email@example.com or 528-6121 by June 30. Payable in advance. Mail to NAMI-MC, P.O. Box 4823, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Something Moore, A Treasure Chest Sale, Arts Council of Moore County, Campbell House, Southern Pines, July 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 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 Growing Farmer's 4-H Livestock Club yard sale/bake sale on Saturday, July 11, Moore County Fairgrounds, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Spaces available for rent (two sizes). 603-8671 to rent a space.
Dog Wash and Fun Festival for the whole family. Carolina Horse Park at Five Points in West Hoke County (2814 Montrose Rd., Raeford), Saturday, July 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. All supplies provided, even the bathers for $5. Best shaker prizes every hour. Nail trims, $5. Kids fun booth, pony rides, raffles, ice cream. Lunch provided by Dog Nation Grill of Southern Pines. $6 rabies vaccinations. All funds raised go directly to the care of our rescued animals. Adoptable companion animals available. Volunteers needed. 875-7244.
Moore County Genealogical Society 25th Anniversary Open House, Saturday, July 18, 1-4 p.m., Moore County Agricultural Bldg., 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage. Displays and presentations for the beginner and experienced genealogist. Vintage documents, door prizes, refreshments and more. 947-2689, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 Association will be held Saturday, Sept. 19. Charity riders will meet at the Overlook at Pine Knoll for coffee and doughnuts and to register for the 100-mile ride with the route organized by Moore County Sheriff's Deputy Henry Shamburger. 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.
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 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.
Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Summer Camp (half day, $35, residents, $55, non-residents; full day, $55, residents, $75, non-residents) is centered around a youth wellness program that will help children learn how to make smart nutrition and activity choices and get excited about the natural world around them. Participate in group activities, games, crafts, free time and more. Registration information is available at the Aberdeen Lake Park Recreation Station. Ryan Gordon, 944-PARK.
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 camps 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 through Aug. 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.
Write On: A Children's Writing Camp at Weymouth for rising 3rd-graders through 5th-graders, Monday, Aug. 3, through Wednesday, 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 with Hope Price, 692-6261. $30.
Elliot's and Kitchen Essence Kid Chef Camps at Elliot's on Linden, 905 Linden Rd., Pinehurst. For camp details, contact Kim Folken, manager, cooking school, 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.
Moore County Library has storytime for preschoolers on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. 947-5535.
Given Memorial Library's Children's Summer Reading Program, Under the Big Top. Sue Bower, email@example.com. Aesop's Fables performed by Red Herring Puppets, Saturday, June 27, 1 p.m., The Village Chapel, free. Clowning Around at Given, July 9, 3:30 p.m. will include comedy, magic and more! 295-6022.
Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Conneticut Ave., Southern Pines. 692-8235, www.sppl.net.
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.
Aberdeen Parks and Recreation: Beginning Dance and Movement (ages 3-5), 5:15-6 p.m., Mondays. Music, Movement and Rhythm (ages 3-5), 4:15-5 p.m., Mondays.
Great Dance Music -- Huge Space. Join Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills at the West End Gym from 8-10 p.m., July 10 and 24, Aug. 7 and 21. firstname.lastname@example.org, 246-3320. Everyone welcome!
Carolina Performing Arts Center is holding classes. 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.pinehurstball roomdance.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.
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. 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 MCCB. 295-9023, www.moorecountyband.com.
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.
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 Chrous 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. Jan Menges, 215-8758, 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. $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 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 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 NE Broad St., Southern Pines. 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. 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. Joyner, Young and Marie will perform on June 26. 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 3 p.m. Live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. Friday night entertainment TBA; Family Truckster will perform June 27. 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. 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, located at 20 Parker Ln., Pinehurst, 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. 639-2577.
Art Studio of Fay Terry, located at 20 Parker Ln., Pinehurst, hosts visiting artists of work. New paintings are featured weekly. 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. 944-4979, www.artistleague.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. 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. Gallery hours: 7:45 a.m-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 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 , 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 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 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. 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, 140 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, hosts a Meet the Author series. 692-3211, www.thecountrybookshop.biz. 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, Jenniger Cannino, "Picking Cotton: A Memoir of Injustice and Redemption." Friday, Aug. 7, 3 p.m., Nicole R. Dickson, "Casting Off." Saturday, Aug. 8, 3:p.m., Denise Giardina, "Emily's Ghost: A Novel of the Bronte Sisters." Thursday, Aug. 13, 4 p.m., Erica Eisdorfer, "Wet Nurse's Tale."
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.
n 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. 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 the identification of the Sandhills' species will be the main theme during this outing.
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 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 organize a 10-year reunion. Quannah Jackson-Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 816-8814.
Academy Heights High School 2009 Reunion, Aug 28-30. Dorothy Brisbon, 692-8141, e-mail email@example.com.
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 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 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 Sept. 25-27. Friday: barbeque, 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
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 email@example.com 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.
North Carolina Symphony Classical Pops Concert, Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency, Cary, July 18. This all-Russian program features the symphony and William Henry Curry conduction music from Tchaikovsky and Rachmainoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 played by pianist Valentina Lisitsa.
Washington, D.C., tour the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Virginia Museum of Art, the National World War II Memorial, the Newseum, a new production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" starring Cate Blanchett and the National Symphony Orchestra Pops with Chris Botti/Marvin Hamlisch. Accommodations at the Morrison Clark Inn. Oct. 29-Nov. 1.
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.
La Traviata, Nov. 15, War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro. An opera in three acts, based on Alexandre Dumas play, La Dame aux Camelias, is considered to be Giuseppe Verdi's best loved opera. Come be swept away by the soaring memorable music.
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.
The Great Midwest (South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Branson, Miss.), July 9-24.
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.
n Kirk Tours offers a variety of tours. Reservations, 295-2557, ext., 21, e-mail reservations@kirktours. com, www.kirktours.com.
Jersey Boys, matinee show on Thursday, July 16 ($106 per person), and Saturday, July 18 ($122 per person), at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh.
Washington, D.C., and Outer Banks tours coming up at the end of July.
Durham Bulls Baseball games, Friday, July 24, and Saturday, Aug. 29. $39 per person for one game; $70 per person for two games. Includes ticket and transportation.
- The Moore County Historical Association sponsors programs, historical lectures and tours of house museums. Reservations and details, 692-2051, www.moorehistory.com.
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