Arts/Entertainment Calendar - September 4, 2009
Ellerbe Lions Club Lawnmower Racing, Saturday, Sept. 12. Gates open, 4 p.m.; first race, 6:30 p.m. Food concessions. Admission: $5 for adults, $2 for school-age kids. www.racing.ellerbelionsclubnc.com.
Keep Moore County Beautiful, Inc. mixed paper recycling drive on Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Kangaroo Station in the Fresh Market Shopping Center, Southern Pines. Acceptable items include anything that is paper: paper grocery bags, flattened boxes, telephone books, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, shredded paper, flattened corrugated cardboard, office paper, and newspapers. Also accepting: any type of household and rechargeable batteries, inkjet cartridges, cell phones, diskettes, CDs, DVDs and laptop computers. Joan Neal, 947-3478, e-mail jneal@ moorecountync.gov.
American Heroes, Celebrating Americans' Strength in Story and Song, Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast, 131 S. Main St., Laurinburg. Professional storytellers and musicians perform tributes to American heroes, games, crafts exhibits, food vendors, street entertainment and an apple pie contest. Free. (910) 291-0929.
West End Elementary School PTA will host a fundraising yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 12, 7 a.m. on school grounds. Those interested in participating can contact Kay Miller (673-2932) or Sue Povish (400-5062). All proceeds from sale of spaces will go to improving the playground.
Moore County Kennel Club of NC, Inc. presents the annual all breed show and obedience rally trials, Harness Track, Pinehurst, Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 parking. Micro chip clinic both days, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $20. Rabies clinic, Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $5.
Animal Advocates of Moore County will be at PetSmart Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13, noon-4 p.m. for the Second Chance for Love Fall National Adoption Weekend. For every adoption made, Hill's Science Diet will donate $10 to a PetSmart Charity. 944-5098.
Arts in the Park program Saturdays Sept. 12, 19 and 26 in Camelot Playground located in Cannon Park. Refreshments and face painting, 10:30 a.m.; show, 11 a.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain, programs will be held at the Village Hall. Free.
Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities is hosting "North Carolina's Extraordinary Coast," Part II, a continuation of last year's popular lecture series. Free lectures, 3-5 p.m. Sept. 13, "The Lost Light," a Cape Hatteras Lighthouse mystery. Oct. 18, "The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate," who pillaged and haunted North Carolina's coastline during colonial days. Nov. 15, "The War Zone," North Carolina's Outer Banks, a battleground during World War II. The series is presented by former WRAL-TV executive Kevin Duffus, an award-winning documentary producer and writer. 692-6261, www. weymouthcenter.org.
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.
VFW Post 7318 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept.19. All proceeds to benefit the veterans assistance fund. The VFW is located 2 blocks behind the Lob Steer Inn in Southern Pines.
Benefit for Bradly Reid Thompson, member of Thompson Quartet is Saturday, Sept. 19, 2 p.m. Bluegrass and gospel music by Thickety Creek, Blue Horizon and Gospel Winds bands at the Thickety Creek Ball Field, 1947 Thickety Creek Rd., Mt. Gilead, (910) 572-1752. All donations go toward a heart transplant for Bradly.
Tufts Archives and Given Memorial Library present Heritage Highlights and Literary Lessons, a series of events that will engage the community in historic and literary activities. Twilight Cruise of Lake Pinehurst (Sept. 19, reservations being accepted), Dining in the Archives with Ghosts of Pinehurst Past (Oct. 29), The Book Review (Nov. 9), Winter Sleigh-Ride on Lake Pinehurst (Dec. 17), Pinalia Holly Winter Dinner (Jan. 22), Wine of the Time (Feb. 11), Hats & Afternoon Tea in the Village (March 27), Cake & Croquet (April 17), Given on the Green (May 15), Historic No. 2 (June 18) and Midnight Golf (July 16). Tickets, Given Memorial Library or 295-6086. www.tuftsarchives.org.
Second Annual Charity Motorcycle Memory Ride of the Western North Carolina Chapter Alzheimer's Associa-tion, Saturday, Sept. 19. Charity riders meet at the Overlook at Pine Knoll for coffee and doughnuts and to register for the 100-mile ride. 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.
The annual fall fashion show and luncheon, hosted by Susan Marks, of Phoenix Fashions, will be held Monday, Sept. 21, at noon at Beacon Ridge Country Club. Tickets are $12.50 in advance. 673-5998.
The international string ensemble Barrage will perform at the Robert E. Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School, Sept. 23, 7 p.m. Tickets, $20 for adults and $10 for students. Proceeds will be used to improve the orchestra program in Moore County through funding music, instruments and future workshops. Tickets available from Eric Kopecky at Southern Middle School or the Arts Council of Moore County.
Faye Carpenter Bone Marrow Drive will be held at Community Presbyterian Church in Pinehurst, Sept. 25, 3-7 p.m. Faye was diagnosed with myelodysplasia, also known as refractive anemia with excess blasts (a pre-cursor to leukemia) and is undergoing tests to determine whether a bone marrow transplant will be helpful to her. www.marrow.org or www.bethe match.org. Be the Match program at (800)marrow2 to receive an at-home test kit.
Antique Automobile Show, Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pinehurst Harness Track, N.C. 5. Food vendors. Handicap parking. Free admission. $20 to register classic or antique car for prizes in all AACA catagories. Door prizes and refreshments for all registered participants. For application to show a car, 949-2420 or 692-1313, email@example.com.
Episcopal Day School 50th Anniversary Celebration, Sept. 27, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 350 E. Massachusetts Ave., Southern Pines, 11 a.m. worship Service, followed by lunch in the Parish Hall. School and grounds open for touring. RSVP by Monday, Sept. 21. 692-3492.
June Lucas, research director of Old Salem Museum and Gardens in Winston-Salem, will lecture on hand-made, paint-decorated wooden furniture made in the 18th and 19th centuries by Piedmont, North Carolina, craftsmen. Sunday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 200 E. New York Ave., Southern Pines. Sponsored by Moore County Historical Association. Free.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Friday, Oct. 2 (The New Familiars), 5-8 p.m.
NAMI-MC's 4th Annual "Pathway to Awareness" weekend, Oct. 3 and 4, Village of Pinehurst Assembly Hall Complex. Saturday, 7-9 p.m., presentation by Patricia and John Gallagher, authors of "No More Secrets." Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m., book signing by the Gallaghers and Meet and Greet; 1-3 p.m. "Ask the Psychiatrists" forum with Drs. Cobos and Gardella; 3:15 p.m. walk around Rassie Wicker Park; 4:30 p.m. "Candles in the Sky" observance. 295-1053.
Empty Bowls Project will be held on Oct. 4, at Pittsboro's First Sunday to benefit the CORA Food pantry in Chatham County. Handmade bowls from all media will be accepted through Oct. 3. (919) 960-5892. Drop off donations at Vespertine's, 64 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, Tuesday- Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Come and stay all day at the Moore County Historical Association's first outdoor Shaw House Fair, a sale of vintage collectibles and antiques on Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the grounds of the historic Shaw House on the corner of Morganton Road and Broad Street in Southern Pines. Fair held rain or shine. Proceeds will go to the MCHA in order to operate and maintain five historic house museums. Free admission to the fair; facilities, food and refreshments available on-site.
First Annual CommunityFest to benefit Montgomery County Humane Society, Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Senior Citizen's Building, Troy. 572-1010. Doggie Pageant, 4 p.m., $10 entry fee.
Internationally acclaimed concert pianist Jesse Davis will perform on Sunday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m., Pinehurst First Baptist Church, Hwy. 211. Public invited.
Prancing Horse Farm Tour Sunday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Self-guided excursion through scenic Sandhills horse country. Equine demonstrations, lunch available for purchase. 246-3202, e-mail email@example.com.
Vass Rescue Squad annual auction, Friday, Oct. 23. Food served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the auction at 6:30 p.m. Donations are being accepted. 245-7219 for pick up.
Hoke County Fall Festival at the Carolina Horse Park, Oct. 24. Fun for the whole family. Free admission. 875-2074.
Antique Sale and Show, at the Fair Barn, N.C. 5, Pinehurst, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thousands of items for sale in all price ranges. Crystal and doll repair. Local historical memorabilia. Concessions. Admission $5. Portion of proceeds benefit the Moore County Historical Association. 692-2051. $1 off admission coupon at www.moorehistory.com.
Prancing Horse Therapeutic Riding Center has a limited number of openings for fall classes. The mission of Prancing Horse is to improve the physical and emotional well-being of special needs populations by providing a safe environment for therapeutic horseback riding. $30 for a one-hour class. (Groups include three to five students.) 235-0365, e-mail Prancing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southern Pines Welcome Center, located at the restored passenger train depot, is open 10 a.m.-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.
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. Video games available. Steve, 281-2052, or Terry, 944-2893.
Teaching Kids to Care for Cats and Canines teaches fourth-graders how to care for the creatures they spend their lives with. Training and materials provided. 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.
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.
Dance With Us!. 4,700 sq. ft. floor, great music and free lessons. Sept. 18, Oct. 2, 23, Nov. 6, 20, Dec. 4, 18. Outstanding workshops and exhibition Saturday, Oct. 3. ballroomdancersofthesandhills@gmail. com or 246-3320. All welcome.
Carolina Pines Ballroom dancers (USA DANCE) will host a dance at 104 Reynolds St., Carthage, Saturday, Sept. 12, 7-10 p.m. $7 per person. Lessons, 7-8 p.m. and general dancing from 8-10 p.m. 692-5280.
Adult Ballroom Dance Classes with instruction from Fred Astaire Dance Studios participants. Students will learn the essentials of dancing: footwork, style, balance, control, character and technique. Classes at the Pinehurst Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Mondays, Sept. 14-Oct. 19, 7-8 p.m. No partner necessary. $23 for Pinehurst residents, $46 for non-residents. 295-2817.
Carolina Performing Arts Center is accepting new pupils from ages 1 to adult for its dance program. Call 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.pine hurstballroomdance.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 Choral Society, under the direction of Anne Dorsey, rehearsals, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Tuesdays. $45; high school students, $20. John Pfisterer, 692-3371.
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.
Moore County Concert Band is looking for new members. Rehearsals, Mondays (September-June), Sandhills Community College, 6:30 p.m. The band performs six concerts a year. If you play or have ever played an instrument and would like to play some challenging music, join MCCB. 295-9023, www.moorecountyband.com.
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. Thursdays, Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Pat Rogers, 420-2038, 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. 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 and a special series of lunches and dinners. Free wine tastings Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. 295-3663.
Flynne's Coffee Bar, 115 NE Broad St., Southern Pines. Friday, Sept. 18, 6-8 p.m., James Head: A Living Retrospective. Art opening and artist reception. Benefit for Parkinsons Association. Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 p.m.-midnight, House Music Dance party. Will Tell and Spiral Formatt. No cover. 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.
Lobsteer Inn, Jason Adamo, a North Carolina based soul/rock singer/songwriter, will perform Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m.
Maness Pottery and Music Barn features bluegrass, country and gospel pickin' and singing, 6 p.m. Tuesday nights. 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. Friday, Sept. 11, Cowboys. 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 at 3 p.m. Live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays. Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 p.m., Thunderin' Blues (Texas blues, Texas rock). Sunday, Sept. 13, 3:30 p.m., Eddie Barrett Goodman Legacy Orchestra (swing, big band, dance). No cover. 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. 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. Oil paintings of M.L. Gregory and the bronze sculptures of Dee Dee McHam through October. Meet the Artists on Friday Sept. 25, 7-9 pm. 215-0541.
Art & Furnishings, located at 20 Parker Ln., Pinehurst, features the work of three, well-known local artists, Betty DiBartolomeo, Harry Neely and Kim Sobat. Open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment 295-6590.
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. "Variety," a solo exhibit and sale featuring the recent works of area artist and Sandhills Community College instructor Ann Campbell, runs through Sept. 28. A reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 4-6 p.m. Campbell will demonstrate her painting on Monday, Sept. 14. Exhibit hours are noon-3 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Classes and workshops offered. 944-3979, 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, presents "Derry & Friends," featuring works by Derry Booher, Cathy Bason, Jeanne Casey, Karen Fox, Bonnie Hanly, Laurie Lutz and Sandy Williams. The exhibit runs through Sept. 25. 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. Southern Pines artists: woodturner Mike Girimont, painter Suzy Morgan and printer/painter Laurie Deleot through October. Gallery hours: 7:45 a.m-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free.
Hollyhocks Art Gallery, located at the shops of Pinehurst Place, 905 Linden Rd., Pinehurst, reopens after renovations...joining artists Jane Casnellie, Diane Kraudelt, Paula Montgomery and Irene McFarland and new artists, Beth Roy, Susan Edquist and Karen Meredith. Grand re-opening celebration on Saturday, Sept. 12, noon-4 p.m. Open daily at 10:30 a.m. and evenings. 255-0665, www.janecasnellie.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. Artist's Way group at Flynne's Coffee Bar in Southern Pines for all creatives, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2-3:30 p.m. Material for the group will be taken from Julia Cameron's books "The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity" and "The Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart." 528-7283, e-mail email@example.com.
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 work 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. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday and Wednesday-Saturday. 695-0029.
SKY Art Gallery, located at 602 Magnolia Dr., Aberdeen, features Moore County's best local and nationally recognized artists, rare signed lithographs, oils and fine art photography. John Gessner Photo-graphy offers commercial and fine art photography. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. www.skyart gallery.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. 315-2746. Studio/gallery hours by appointment or chance.
SWANK Coffee Shop, 232 NW Broad St., 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. Friday, Sept. 11, 3 p.m., Emyl Jenkins, "The Big Steal." Thursday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m., Terrence Holt, "In the Valley of Kings." Monday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m., Dr. Mardy Grothe, "Ifferisms." Sunday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m., Tomie dePaola, author of "Strega Nona," will unveil four new books. Event will be held at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines. Call the bookshop for reservations. Thursday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m., Jill McCorkle, "Going Away Shoes." Thursday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m., Batt Humphreys, "Dead Weight."
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.
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. Preschool Storytime for infants and toddlers (ages birth through 5 years) will be held Wednesday, Sept. 23 and 30, 3:30-4 p.m. for stories, songs and fun! Sunday Afternoon Movie, The "Tale of Despereaux," on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2:30 p.m. Refreshments served. Pizza with Pizzazz: Manga Mania! for kids in grades 6-8 on Tues., Sept. 15, 5-6 p.m. Get together with other fans of Japanese anime, manga and graphic novels. Free pizza! BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Book Discussion Group meets Thursday, Sept. 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Bring any fiction book you've been reading to share with the group. No sign-up required. Refreshments served. Explorations: A Forum for Adults will present Job Searching 101 on Sunday, Sept. 20, 3 p.m. Meet Pat Hall of the Employment Security Commission and Jenny Troyer of JobsNOW, and find out how to land the job of your dreams.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitors 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.
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 phs89classreunion@hot mail.com with contact info so information can be sent to you.
Pinebluff Lake reunion, Saturday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. If you have fond memories of growing up and hanging out at Pinebluff Lake in the '60s, '70s and '80s, come share pictures, memories and all-around good times. Bring covered dish, drinks, etc. Lunch, 1 p.m. E-mail Darlene Brafford at email@example.com or on Facebook at the Groups page "Delano Park," Pinebluff Lake.
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 the weekend of Sept. 25-27. Festivities begin on Friday evening at Recreation Station at the Aberdeen Lake Park with barbecue and music; Saturday evening dinner and dancing at the Southern Pines Elks Club. On Sunday worship at local churches. Individual classes have activities scheduled for Saturday, and the AHS museum will be open each day. Former students, teachers and others with ties to our school who have not received a registration packet may contact the committee at: AHS Reunion, P.O. Box 1657, Southern Pines, NC 28388. www. aberdeenreunion.com.
The family of John Goins, Lottie Harrington, Sarah Harrington Jackson, Rosa Marsh and Walter Richardson are planning a family reunion on Oct. 9 and 10. They want to get as many family members together as possible but are missing addresses and phone numbers. If you're a part of this family, contact 295-6276 for info.
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. Pinecrest High School Class of 1979 Committee Members Meet-N-Greet! Saturday, Sept. 12, Golden Corral (off Hwy. 15/501), 2 p.m. Classmates and others are invited to attend as well as '76-'79 staff and faculty. Pre-registration forms and details will be available. Contact Toni Monroe-Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Joshua Bell, Jan. 14, Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh.
Johnny Mathis, Feb. 26, Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh.
"Carmen," March 14, Belk Theatre, Charlotte.
New York Cityy, March 17-21.
Elaine Oliver Tours, 714 Richmond Rd., Rockingham, 895-9477.
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.
Kirk Tours offers a variety of tours. Reservations, 295-2257, ext., 21, e-mail reservations@kirktours. com, www.kirktours.com.
"Buddy Holly Story," Tuesday, Sept. 22. Barn Dinner Theater, Greensboro.
Shopping at Streets of Southpoint, Tuesday, Sept. 29.
"A Christmas Carol" Train Tour by Disney, Friday, Oct. 9, Saturday, Oct. 10, Spencer, N.C.
Carolina Opry Christmas Show, Friday, Nov. 6, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
"South Pacific," Saturday, Nov. 7, Raleigh.
Biltmore Christmas, Nov. 12-13, Asheville.
Cinderella Christmas at Biltmore, Nov. 16-17, Asheville.
Southern Christmas Show, Nov. 18 and Nov. 21, Charlotte.
"Camelot," Saturday, Dec. 5, UNC-Pembroke Givens Auditorium.
Myrtle Beach Christmas, Dec. 7-8.
Johnny Mathis in Concert, Saturday, Feb. 27, Raleigh.
The Moore County Historical Association sponsors programs, historical lectures and tours of house museums. Reservations and details, 692-2051, www.moorehistory.com.
Bus tour to New York City, Nov. 9-12, $594 per person, double occupancy, includes roundtrip transportation, three nights at Hotel Edison (off of Times Square) and baggage handling. Tour open to general public. Reservations/info, Judy Romine (Newcomers of the Pinehurst Area) 255-6902, 639-7892.
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