Sandhills Christian Women's Connection invites you to their monthly luncheon Thursday, March 19.
Rebecca Lapin, of Cool Sweats in the Village of Pinehurst, will host a fashion show. She and her models show members the latest in active wear for a stylish spring.
Maye Jepson, of Richmond, Va., is the month's guest speaker. She will share her "Lemonade Lessons for Life."
All Sandhills women and their guests are welcome to attend the luncheon held at the National Golf Club in Pinehurst from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Call Joan at 673-5146 or Anne at 215-0074 to make reservations.
"Be sure to let us know if you will be taking advantage of our free nursery," says a spokesman.
The cost of this month's luncheon is $13, all-inclusive.
Kiwanis of the
At the Feb. 4 luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills, cardiologist Dr. David Cowherd gave members a presentation on "Cardiology and You."
He discussed the various procedures used to diagnose coronary artery disease which is the basis for heart attacks, the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. The new $100 million Cardiac and Vascular Hospital is approved and building should should start next month.
At the Feb. 11 luncheon meeting, club member Linda Hubbard presented the Moore County Schools Volunteers Report. She spoke about the many volunteers in Moore County who so generously give their time and resources to the children they serve each year.
At the Feb. 18 luncheon meeting, member Ray Ogden introduced Caleb Miles, president and CEO of the Moore County Visitors' Bureau.
Miles gave a recap of Moore County tourism over the last few years. In 2007, Moore County ranked 11th in the state but in 2008, tourism fell off due to consumer pessimism with the economic situation.
The recovery prediction for improvement is the second quarter of 2010, and in the meantime, marketing approaches must be changed to focus on friends and family.
For more information about the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills and the informative programs, call Susan Holmes at (910) 255-0131.
The Sandhills Men's Fellowship continues its 2009 breakfast speaker series with the return of MSgt Randy Rhodes, U.S. Army (Ret) as the guest speaker on Tuesday, March 24.
Rhodes is a former member of the special operations community, having served as a U.S. Army Ranger and Special Forces non-commissioned officer. He currently is employed by the U.S. government and has recently returned from postings in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa and Afghanistan.
Fellowship begins at 7:40 a.m. at the Pinehurst Member's Club. Breakfast will follow at 8 a.m. For more information, call Tom Stewart at 295-9775.
The Moore County Amateur Radio Society will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. on the lower level of the Moore County Emergency Operations Center, Carthage.
The meeting will focus on planning club participation for the Dressage in the Sandhills horse show and the Moore County Interagency Emergency Training Exercise in April.
In addition, a VEC licensing examination will be held at the Moore County Library, Carthage, at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 21.
"Everyone with an interest in amateur radio is welcome to attend," says a spokesman.
For further information, contact James Johnson at (910) 400-3019.
Seven Lakes Kiwanis
Cary McSwain, Moore County manager, spoke at the March 3 meeting of the Seven Lakes Kiwanis Club.
McSwain had a fact-filled talk about the current status of the county, which he indicated is in good shape, financially.
He has submitted a balanced budget to the commisioners with only a 2.6 percent increase for 2009-10. Questions about water and sewers are abundant but being seriously addressed. He indicated that he has been working hard to organize the county offices so that there will be what he called a "One Call Service Center."
The Seven Lakes Kiwanis meets every Tuesday at noon at the Seven Lakes Country Club.
The Sandhills Natural History Society meets Monday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at Weymouth Woods Visitors' Center auditorium.
This month's presentation is "Sandhills Native Bees." Sam Droege, biologist with USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, will give a presentation on his work in identifying and monitoring native bees. Droege has been doing field work in the Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge. He developed a Handy Bee ID Manual that can be downloaded at http:/bio2.elmira.edu/ fieldbio.
For information, call (910) 692-2167.
Save Our Sandhills will have a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Southern Pines Civic Center, to present its new Power Point presentation, 'An Ode to Longleaf' and to answer the question "What Makes Our Sandhills Unique?"
Innovative ideas will be explored.
Refreshments will follow the presentation.
Women of the Pines
On Wednesday, Feb. 18, the Women of the Pines met at the Pinehurst Member's Club.
Keith McDaniel, grief counselor for Hospice, was the guest speaker.
The next meeting will be March 18 at the Pinehurst Mem-ber's Club. Rita DiNapoli, president of the Women of the Pines, will give an informative presentation on spring fashion trends.
Those interested in attending should call Francine Crumbaugh at 281-4095.
Health Resources Network, a forum for health care professionals that provide services for seniors, will meet at noon Wednesday, March 25. This month's meeting will be at Table on the Green at Midland Country Club.
Featured speaker is Rachel Yates, owner of Hope Cottage LLC, who will explain her unique specialty shop dedicated to helping women on their journey through cancer.
The second speaker is Bobbie Miller of Seven Lakes Massage & Body Therapies.
Those interested in attending should call Veronica Sanchez at 944-1116.