Club Briefs: Browns Backers Meet Sunday
The Cleveland Browns Backers of the Sandhills will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at The Bell Tree, 155 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, when the Browns meet the Cincinnati Bengals.
For information, call Fred Zimmerman at (910) 295-6480.
For further information, visit www.brownsbackersofthesandhills.com
The Moore Numismatic Association Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Aberdeen Fire Station, U.S. 1.
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month and consist of coin news and events, member presentations and discussions, and a coin raffle and auction.
Club membership is $15 per year, $6 for those 17 and under. "New members are always welcome," says Paul Brill, secretary-treasurer.
Call Brill at (910) 638-4542 for more information.
The coin club is in the final weeks of selling raffle tickets for a Dec. 2 drawing. Raffle tickets ($1 each or 25 tickets for $20) can be purchased at Town and Country Antiques, located on U.S. 1 in Aberdeen.
The College Club's December holiday luncheon will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Pinehurst Member's Club.
The program will feature the Glissandro String Quartet, a group of Pinecrest high school students. The quartet consists of three violins and one cello.
The performers are Myles Yang, Madison Struhs, Dillon Taylor and Robert Edens. The four talented individuals have impressive resumes in that they are National Honor students, write and compose music and play several musical instruments. The 11:30 a.m. social will be followed by lunch and then the program.
The College Club has been in operation for 20 years. The requirement for membership is a degree from a four-year institution.
The College Club members expand their knowledge through various speakers, programs and interest groups, as well as providing a scholarship at the end of the year. This scholarship will go to either an academically proficient female high school graduate entering a four-year accredited college or university for the first time or to a deserving woman who is seeking to further her education at a four year institution.
The club has six yearly luncheons with speakers or entertainment included. The dates and times of the luncheon meetings as well as the location and price of the luncheons ($15) are published at least two weeks prior to each event.
For further information, contact Katharine Bozarth, vice president/membership chairman at (910) 255-6286.
Ladies Special Events
The Ladies Special Events will host a musical program presented by the Advanced Orchestra and Advanced Choir of Pinecrest High School Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Nicole Peragine is the teacher and director of the orchestra and is a viola player herself. She holds a bachelor's degree in music education from the Crane School and a master's degree in music performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music.
Peragine is a contracted member of the Fayetteville Symphony. She was a winner for the presidential scholarship grant for research in string education, and is a past president of two collegiate chapters of the American String Teacher Association.
James Brown studied at the University of Akron, and conducted and performed in Immensee, Berne and Baveno, Switzerland, and in Nova Ponente, Venezia, Manerba del Garda, Spello, Spoleto, Assisi and Perugia, Italy, when the university's choir did its European tours.
Brown was a featured soloist with the university's chamber choir for the premiere of a new composition by Roger Zahab. He also sang with and conducted the Canton Civic Opera. He has been given many prestigious awards and is a member of many music organizations.
The Advanced Choir, which Brown directs and teaches, won first place in last spring's national performances.
To make a reservation, call (910) 235-8100. At noon, the club will serve complimentary juice or wine in the main lobby. At 12:30 p.m., luncheon will be served in the main dining room. There is an elevator to the second floor.
After the students leave, retiring chairman Cynthia Strecker will have some remarks. This will be Strecker's last Ladies Special Events luncheon after 10 years as chairman.
Linden Garden Club
The Linden Garden Club will celebrate with a holiday luncheon Thursday, Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m. at the Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club.
Raffle tickets are being sold for the benefit of the scholarship program at Sandhills Community College.
"Increase your chances of winning one of the beautiful gift baskets by bringing extra money to the luncheon," says a spokesman. "Entertainment to kick off this joyous holiday event will be provided by a talented barbershop quartet."
Deadline for reservations is Monday, Nov. 30. For information, call Nona Burrell at (910) 295-3909.
W.P. Garden Club
On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the Whispering Pines Garden Club program was presented by Shawna Smith, who spoke on herb gardening.
She suggested various herbs to grow and how to use herbs. Included in her presentation were several special treats to taste: soup and pastries. They contained some of the herbs she'd grown, and she shared the recipes with members.
On Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. there will be a garden club gathering just to socialize and enjoy appetizers and desserts.
"Please bring one of those and enjoy the fun," says a spokesman. "There will be no program."
The Tuesday, Jan. 5, the program at 7:30 p.m will be on recycling, presented by Steve DeBolt.
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