SANDHILLS BEST BETS: Art Show Benefits African Trip
Artist Jessie Stuart Mackay will present a show and sale of her colorful, impressionistic oil paintings from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, at St. Mary Magdalene's, 1145 Seven Lakes Drive.
Proceeds will fund Mackay and the Rev. Tally Bandy as they make a return trip to Tanzania this summer to teach art and theology to students there.
Sustainable Sandhills Community Action Team (CAT) meets Tuesday, May 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Clement Dining Hall, Dempsey Center, on the campus of Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst.
CAT meetings are a forum for people with green ideas to form networks, identify projects and take positive action to improve their communities.
Current projects include greening local schools, creating new trails for recreation, weatherizing low income housing, recycling and urban farming.
Sustainable Sandhills is a nonprofit organization working in the communities surrounding Fort Bragg.
For more information, contact Amanda Blue at (910) 673-0826 or amandab@sustainablesand hills.org.
The John Blue Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, in Aberdeen, will host the annualConfederate Memorial Day celebration Saturday, May 16, beginning at 10 a.m. at Old Betheseda Church in Aberdeen.
They will be assisted by the Scotch Riflemen and John A. Liske camps of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans of Mooreand Montgomery counties.
Noted author Lauren Cook Wike will be the speaker. She is the author of "An Uncommon Soldier: The Civil War Letters of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, Alias Pvt. Lyons Wakeman, Co. H. 153rd New York State Volunteers, 1862-1864," and her larger history documenting the experiences of over 250 women and their military experiences, "They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War."
The graves of both Confederate and Union soldiers buried at Old Bethesda Cemetery will be decorated with flags and wreaths.
Dinner will be served on the grounds following the ceremony.
"The public is invited," says a spokesman.
The Moore County Historical Association will hold its annual meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at Old Bethesda Church.
A special program will be presented by Bernie Harberts, along with his mule. Harberts, of Southern Pines, documented his mule-riding journey to California, and is currently working on his Lost Sea Expedition series, filmed entirely aboard his mule wagon.
Call 692-2051 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A North Carolina Special Olympics fundraiser will be held Friday, May 15, at the Fair Barn, featuring the Eddie Barrett Orchestra.
Seating will begin at 4:30 p.m., with music from 5 to 7 p.m. and dinner catered by The White Rabbit.
Tickets are $20 and include food, fun, fellowship, door prizes and 50/50 drawing.
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