Arts and Entertainment
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.
North Carolina Special Olympics Fundraiser, Friday, May 15, with the Eddie Barrett Orchestra at the Fair Barn. Seating will begin at 4:30 p.m. Music from 5-7 p.m. Dinner catered by The White Rabbit. Tickets are $20 and include food, fun, fellowship, door prizes and 50/50 drawing.
Literary Feast at Weymouth Center, Friday, May 15, 6:30-9 p.m. Guests will visit five areas of the house where different mysteries will be themed. The food, donated by Elliott's on Linden, in each room will be a clue to the identity of the book as will actors in each room, portraying characters from that specific book. There will be a prize basket, donated by local merchants, in each room that is an additional clue to the book. Guests will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for an Italian lunch cooking school for eight at Elliott's.
Spring Open House, Friday, May 15, Southern Chic Furniture and Interior Design (in a new location), 5 Market Square, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Storewide savings and refreshments all day! Art show and sale, featuring Charleston-based artist Teresa Yates. Reception 4-7 p.m. Wine and cheese.
Eastwood Fire Department Open House, Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. New fire truck on display, activities for kids, music, hot dogs. Hwy 73, West End. 295-3322.
The Pinehurst Conservation Commission announces a public meeting Saturday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Village Hall, featuring a presentation and discussion on water conservation, recycling and hazardous waste, Greenway wildlife habitat, open space, tree preservation and alternative energy sources.
The John Blue Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Aberdeen will host the annual Confederate Memorial Day celebration on May 16, at 10 a.m. at Old Bethesda Church in Aberdeen and will be assisted by the Scotch Rifleman and John A. Liske camps of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans of Moore and Montgomery counties. Author Lauren Cook Wike will be the speaker. The graves of Confederate and Union soldiers buried at Old Betheseda Cemetery will be decorated with flags and wreaths. Dinner served following the ceremony. Public is invited.
Yard Sale Made Easy, by the Kiwanis Club of Pinehurst, Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Pinehurst Elementary School. Join your community at a one-day yard sale. Rent table and space for $35, or bring your own table for $25. Stop by and purchase items or donate items to Kiwanis. Fundraiser to benefit children in Moore County. Claudia Collins, 693-0335, x. 16650, e-mail, cacollins @mailaaa.com.
Ellerbe Lions Club Lawnmower Race, Saturday, May 16. Gate opens at 4 p.m., and first race begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $5, adults, and $2, school-age children. Food concessions. http://racing.ellerbelions clubnc.com.
David Hewson will present a series of lectures and films that will look at the beauty and plight of the Amazon rainforest. Weymouth Center, free and open to the public. 3 p.m., Sunday, May 17. Space is limited; reservations required, 692-4356, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Show for students at Sandhills Classical Christian School, May 18, 6-8 p.m. Open to public, 650 Pee Dee Rd., Southern Pines. 695-1874.
Benefit for Brenda Stutts (benefit to raise money for medical expenses), Friday, May 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. BBQ plates $7 (includes barbecue, baked beans, slaw and roll), Carthage Rescue Squad building. Live music by House Call. Can eat in or take out.
Budding Artists Exhibit, Saturday, May 30, Senior Enrichment Center students will be exhibiting their work. 215-0900.
Given Memorial Library & Tufts Archives present Promenade Preview, May 30, 6-8 p.m. ($50, includes entrance to next day's Promenade). An exclusive preview of two historic Pinehurst cottages including heavy hours d'oeuvres, beverages and entertainment. Pinehurst Promenade, May 31, 12-5 p.m. ($15 advance/$20 at the door). A historic home tour of eight Pinehurst village cottages with guided tours, transportation, entertainment and before and after photos of the village and its homes. For ticketed guests, iced tea will be served on the veranda of the Magnolia Inn and coffee and cookies at the Tufts Archives. All proceeds benefit the Given Memorial Library & Tufts Archives. Tickets, 295-6022, www.tuftsarchives.org.
The Child Advocacy Center will present Darkness to Light, an interactive training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse on June 1, at the Fayetteville Family Life Center, 114 Highland Ave., Fayetteville. Training runs from 9-11:30 a.m. Educators, parents and other concerned adults are invited to participate. The program is provided free of charge. To register, call the Fayetteville Family Life Center at (910) 484-0176.
Sandhills Community College Open House Tuesday, June 2, 5-6:30 p.m., Little Hall. Representatives from Automotive Technologies, Cosmetology and Esthetics, Engineer-ing Technologies, Golf Course Management, Computer Technolo-gies, Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Landscape Gardening will be available to answer questions. Info regarding applying and registering for classes, www.sandhills.edu, Tricia Donadio, 695-3725.
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.
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.
Woof Woof Open, the fundraising effort to create a three-acre fenced-in dog park (located on N.C. 22 and Waynor Road near the airport) called "Pooch Park in the Pines" will be held Saturday, June 27, at Longleaf and Sunday, June 28, at The Pit. $75 per round or $125 for both days. Men, women and mixed teams play best two balls of four. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. both days. Entry forms are available at local pro shops or online at www.poochparkinthepines.com. Sponsorships available by contacting Woof Woof Open, P.O. Box 203, Southern Pines, N.C. 28388.
The 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 to the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk of Moore County, North Carolina. Elizabeth, 695-0011.
The Carolina Hotel offers high tea the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $25 per person. 235-8415.
The Southern Pines Welcome Center, located at the restored passenger train depot, is open noon-4 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. The center contains cultural items, photos and tourism information.
Visit and tour the Shaw House properties, three historic houses built between the 1770s and 1820s. Located at the corner of Morganton Road and SW Broad Street in Southern Pines. Gift shop offers books and photo prints of local interest. Free admission. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 692-2051, www. moorehistory.com.
Terpsichore...a moving experience presents Once Upon A Time..., Saturday, May 30, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (youngest dancers, ages 3-8). Tickets: $9, adults, and $7, children/students/senior citizens. 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. 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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Pinecrest Choral Program presents its annual Spring Concert on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, 7 p.m. James Brown, conductor, and Mari Jo Brown, accompanist. Robert E. Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School. Admission: $6, adults, $4, students.
The Moore County Concert Band, directed by David Seiberling, will perform its third concert of the 2008/2009 season on Sunday, May 24, at 2 p.m. in the Carolina Hotel's Grand Ballroom. 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.
Cellist Chase Johnson, violinist Kaitlyn Johnson and pianist Darlene Skinner will present a concert at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines, Tuesday, May 26, 7 p.m. in the Great Room. The concert will combine solo and duet repertoire featuring music by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Faur, Hindemith and others. Free and open to the public.
As part of the Cole Community Series, Ralph Stanley, the man some consider to be the founding father of modern bluegrass, will bring his unique style and his ever-popular Clinch Mountain Boys to the Sandhills, Friday, June 5, 7:30 p.m., Robert L. & Elizabeth S. Cole Auditorium, 1042 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet. Tickets, $20-$35, reserved seating. (910) 410-1691, www.rich mon dcc.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. Lunch, noon-2:30 p.m., and dinner is served 5:30-10 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Reservations, 692-4449.
Darling House, 40 Chinquapin Rd., Pinehurst, hosts live entertainment Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. 295-3193.
Davis Community Center, Robbins, hosts bluegrass music on the third Friday of each month.
Deep River Coffee, located on Main Street, Robbins, hosts live music every Thursday night from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Dog Nation Grill hosts live music every Friday at 301 Poplar St., Aberdeen, and 207 S. McNeill St., Carthage.
Dugan's Pub, No. 2 Market Square, Pinehurst. Pub Quiz Night on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. with pizza from Vito's. Karaoke on Thursdays from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 295-3400.
Elliott's Gourmet Marketplace, 905 Linden Rd., Pinehurst, provides workshops and wine seminars in the cooking school as well as a special series of lunches and dinners. Free wine tastings from noon-4 p.m., Saturdays. 295-3663.
Flynne's Coffee Bar, 115 N.E. Broad St., Southern Pines. 693-1999.
Italian Table Restaurant presents live entertainment nightly at 136 Grant St., Seven Lakes. Reservations, 673-4725.
The Jefferson Inn, W. New Hampshire Avenue, Southern Pines, 692-9911.
The JFR Barn holds wine dinners each month. Reservations, 692-7700, www.jfrbarn.com.
Maness Pottery and Music Barn features bluegrass, country and gospel pickin' and singing at 6 p.m. every Tuesday night. Located six miles west of Carthage on N.C. 24/27. 948-4897.
May Street Market, 1010 N. May St., Southern Pines, hosts live music every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. The Randy Hughes Band will perform on May 15. 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. Jeff and Vida, bluegrass and rockabilly, perform on May 17 (Angela Easterling opens). 944-7502, www.theroosterswife.org.
Sandhills Bowling Center, 2239 N. Pinehurst St., Aberdeen. 295-9610.
Sandhills Classic Street Rod Association will host a "cruise-in" on the first and third Fridays of the month from 5-8 p.m. in the parking lot at Al's Diner, Aberdeen. No charge.
Sports Page Bar and Grill, off U.S. 1, Aberdeen, The Commons, hosts karaoke each Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.
Table on the Green, 2205 Midland Road, Midland Country Club, hosts Dick McCollum's Mellow Jazz Trio every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month. Reservations, 925-4118.
The Wine Cellar and Tasting Room, 241 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, is open until 10 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday. 692-3066, www.thewinecellarandtastingroom. com.
About Art Gallery at the Market Place, located in the Market Place Restaurant Building, 2160 Midland Rd., Pinehurst, features local artists Joan Williams, Deane Billings, Jeanette Sheehan, Mike D'Andrea, Janet Burdick, Nancy Yanchus and Cele Bryant. Guest artist Michelle Peele will exhibit through May 15. 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. Courtney Herndon, artist of the month for May, will exhibit through May 29. Opening reception, Saturday, May 9, 5-7 p.m. 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 "It's Our Pleasure," featuring works by Pamela Swarbrick and Joan Williams through May 29. 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. 20th Annual Student Art Exhibit, through May 12. 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. Thursday, May 21, 4 p.m., Eric Alpenfels and Dr. Bob Christina, co-authors of "Instinct Putting: Putt Your Best Using the Breakthrough, Science-Based Target Vision Putting Technique." Tuesday, May 26, 4 p.m., Lise Funderburg, "Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home." Thursday, May 28, 4 p.m., John Hart, "The Last Child." Thursday, June 4, 4 p.m., Aaron Gwyn, "The World Beneath." Saturday, June 6, 2 p.m., author Kathy McGougan, illustrator Sally Hale and Buddy the therapy dog, "Fixin' Buddy's Little Red Wagon." 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."
Open mike poetry night is held at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month at Starbucks. Come 30 minutes prior if you wish to read. Jessica, 315-2949.
Sandhills Writers hosts a creative roundtable, including reading and critiques, every third Tuesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. at the Weymouth Center, Southern Pines. Writers of all genres welcome.
- Bookmobile: Services are scheduled throughout the county.
- Card Catalog: The card catalog for the county library is available online at www.srlslibraries.com.
- Given Memorial Library is located in Pinehurst, 295-6022. The Given Book Shop at Olmsted Village is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. All proceeds go to the library/archives.
- The Katharine L. Boyd Library, at Sandhills Community College is open 7:45 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, 695-3819, www.sandhills.edu.
- The Moore County Library is located at 101 Saunders St., Carthage. 947-5335.
- Page Library, located in Aberdeen at 101 N. Poplar and Main streets, is open Monday-Friday from 2-6 p.m. 944-1200.
- The Pinebluff Library, located at 305 E. Baltimore and Currant, is open from 2-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 281-3004.
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. Saturday Afternoon at the Movies presents Wall-E for grades 3-5 on Saturday, May 16 at 2 p.m. On Tuesday, May 19 from 5-6 p.m., Pizza with Pizzazz invites students in grades 6-8 to get their game on! Play X-Box and PlayStation games with friends and eat free pizza! The library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 25.
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, on Seaboard Street, is open Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, May 16, 8 a.m., Bird Walk. Spend the day with the birds at Weymouth Woods. A variety of activities and displays are planned from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring a picnic and the whole family. May 17, 3 p.m., Boyd Tract Old Tree Hike, meet the oldest known longleaf pine in the world. Learn how this tract was preserved. May 23, 8 a.m., Bird Walk. May 24, 3 p.m., Herp Hike. Find and identify some of the park's common reptiles a nd amphibians on this two-mile hike. May 31, 3 p.m., Ticks, Chiggers and Spiders. Get the facts about these creatures. 692-2167, Weymouth.email@example.com.
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.
West Southern Pines School 2009 reunion, May 22-24. In Southern Pines, Carolyn Chavis, 692-4315, Alfreda Chavis , 692-9397, and in Fayetteville, Marcella Coleman, (910) 867-0664. Cost is $65 per person. Deadline is April 15.
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 email@example.com with contact info so reunion information can be sent to you.
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 Reunion Committee invites former classmates to share in celebrating our 30th class reunion. Celebrations will be in the Sandhills area during the fall 2009 (late October/early November). Contact Toni Monroe-Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org, (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.
Spoleto Festival, Charleston, S.C. Enjoy Charles Wadsworth at Memminger Auditorium, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Intermezzi at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Opera Louise by Gustave Charpentier and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra at Gaillard Auditorium. May 28-June 1.
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 conducting music from Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 played by pianist Valentina Lisitsa.
n Kirk Tours offers a variety of tours. Reservations, 295-2257, ext. 21, e-mail email@example.com, www.kirktours.com.
West Jefferson Tour, Thursday, May 21, travel to this small town, and visit Holy Trinity and St. Mary's churches with fresco paintings by Ben Long. Tour the Ashe County Cheese Factory, and eat lunch at Shatley Springs Inn. $58 per person (includes lunch and transportation).
Jersey Boys, Saturday, July 18, $122 per person at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh.
Childress Winnery, Raylen Winery Tour, Tuesday, May, 26, $90 per person (includes transportation, all fees and admissions and breakfast).
Crabtree Valley Shopping, Raleigh, Tuesday, June 2, $25 per person.
- The Moore County Historical Association sponsors programs, historical lectures and tours of house museums. Reservations and details, 692-2051, www.moorehistory.com.
Hudson River Valley Tour, May 27-June 3, coach tour to Lyndhurst, Kykuit (Rockefeller home), Sunnyside (Washington Irving home), Union Church, West Point Academy, Locust Grove and Hyde Park. Carolyn Burns, 692-8344.
- Professional charter train and bus trip to MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., June 19-22. Includes MLB game in Philadelphia between Phillies and Orioles, three nights hotel with breakfast, all tickets, AMTRAK train and bus transportation. Cost: $675 per person based on two to a room. Bill McClement, (828) 210-8594, e-mail bmcclement@ saganc.com.
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