Arts and Entertainment Calendar
Keep Moore County Beautiful, Inc. is sponsoring a Mixed Paper Recycling Drive, Saturday, July 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kangaroo Station in the Fresh Market Shopping Center, Southern Pines. Acceptable items include anything that is paper: all Christmas Paper and flattened boxes, paper grocery bags, telephone books, paperback 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, (910) 947-3478, e-mail jneal@moore countync.gov.
Sean “The Beast” Fister, World Long Drive Champion, will compete against golf pros from area clubs in the Challenge the Beast Long Drive Contest, Sunday, July 11, Little River Resort. Come meet The Beast and enjoy cocktail and hors d’oeuvres while you watch the contest. All proceeds benefit Communities In Schools (CIS) of Moore County. Tickets, (910) 295-1072.
The Fair Barn hosts a Mid Summer Night’s Swing, an evening of food, music, dancing and sophistication benefiting the Special Olympics of North Carolina, Friday, July 16, 6 p.m. Eddie Barrett and the Goodman Legacy Orchestra will provide a big band performance and Elliott’s will cater. The Pinehurst Business Guild is sponsoring the event. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Pinehurst’s Village Hall or the Fair Barn office Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., beginning Monday, June 28, or call (910) 295-0166.
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. Play a golf match under the stars on Friday, July 16, as a Moonlight Golf Contest will be held at Mid Pines Country Club as a benefit for Pinehurst’s History Museum, The Tufts Archives. Hors d’oeuvres, 7:30 p.m., followed by a four-hole match with a five-club limit. Teams will consist of four members, and you can make your own foursome or sign up and be paired with others. Your hosts for the evening are Peggy Kirk Bell and Kelly Miller from Mid Pines Country Club. Tickets, Given Memorial Library, (910) 295-3642, www.tufts archives.org.
25th NC Beautiful Golf Classic will be held July 23-25, Pinehurst Resort and Spa. Attendees will be playing the resort’s No. 4 and 5 courses. The silent auction will be held on Saturday, July 24, in the Grand Ballroom. Funds raised during the three-day event help support educational grants and scholarships that help perpetuate the natural beauty of North Carolina. NC Beautiful has been part of the state’s environmental preservation community for 40 years, supporting awareness, education and beautification efforts that affect our quality of life. To become a 2010 NC Beautiful Golf Classic sponsor, (919) 828-3190, www. ncbeautiful.org.
10th annual Dog Wash and Fundraiser for Solutions for Animals, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter, Saturday, July 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. off Montrose Road in West Hoke County behind Five Points Pet Resort. Volunteers needed. The wash is $5 per dog, and nail trims by Five Points are $5 per dog. The money raised goes to support the animals at the SFA shelter. Prizes and raffles. Rabies vaccinations by Pinetree Animal Hospital and discounted flea and tick treatments, food by Dog Nation of Southern Pines. A celebrity guest this year will be NFL player Tank Tyler, Carolina Panthers defensive tackle, No. 93, with his dog Deuce. Pony ride and face painting. (910) 875-7244.
An “Indoor Picnic in Provence,” sponsored by the Women of Weymouth, will be held Friday, Aug. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. Elliott’s will cater the event, which is $45 per person, including wine. Call (910) 692-6261.
Seagrove Potters for Peace, “Turning Stoneware into Schools,” Saturday, Aug. 14, 23 Seagrove area potteries, a jeweler and a soap-maker will sell specially signed artworks as a fundraiser for American Greg Mortenson, author of “Three Cups of Tea” and “Stones into Schools,” which chronicle his efforts to combat terrorism by educating impoverished and illiterate children in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Buy one vessel and provide a school uniform for one child, two vessels and pay a child’s school expenses for a year. For a list of participating potters, www.seagrovepottersforpeace.com. The Randolph Friends of the Library will hold a community discussion about Afghanistan and Mortenson’s work on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m., the Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. The discussion will be led by Dr. Jeff Jones, associate professor of Russian and world history at UNC-Greensboro.
Sandhills Children’s Center will be hosting its 3rd Annual Backyard Bocce Bash, Saturday, Aug.14, the Harness Track, Pinehurst. VIP team of four is $350 or team of four is $100. Teresa Copper or Kathy Desmond, (910) 692- 3323, www. BackyardBocce.org.
Blue Grass and Bar-B-Q, Aug. 14, 6-8 p.m. (seating begins at 5:30 p.m.), The Fair Barn. Catered by Smithfield Bar-B-Q, music by Jeff Medlin, Jerry Garner, Teddy White and Louis Beasley — Blue Grass Tradition. 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Tickets can be bought at Pinehurst Police Department in advance or at the door.
Pinehurst Food and Wine Festival, Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2-6. Guests of Pinehurst’s 22nd annual Food and Wine Festival will have a chance to judge Florian Bellanger, chef of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.” Bellanger is one of a dozen featured chefs who promise to delight a crowd of nearly 1,000 attendees with the theme: “Old World vs. New, Modern vs. Traditional.” The festival, held annually at Pinehurst Resort, draws the best in international wine and culinary talent and is designed to celebrate the harvest with a rich four-day lineup of seminars, culinary demonstrations and evening galas. See pinehurstwinefest.com for a complete list of presenting chefs and wine experts, or call (800) 487-4653 for reservations.
5th Annual Motorcycle Ride, Sept. 18, 8 a.m. Registration will take place at the Pinehurst Fire Department, kickstands up at 10 a.m. Bikers leave for the ride and will return to Village Hall, so bring a blanket and enjoy the fun on the meadow beside Pinehurst Village Hall. Music by Sweet T and Cold Stone Creamery ice cream.
3rd Annual Charity Memory Ride hosted by St. Joseph of the Pines to benefit the Western NC Chapter’s Alzheimer’s Association is slated for Saturday, Sept. 18 (rain date Sept. 25). Complimentary breakfast during registration 10-10:45 a.m., Pine Knoll campus, 590 Central Drive, Southern Pines. Kickstands up at 11 a.m. The 100-mile police-escorted ride will conclude back at Belle Meade of St. Joseph of the Pines with a hearty biker lunch and live music by the local string trio 2nd Childhood. Jeralie Andrews, Director of Volunteer Services, St. Joseph of the Pines, (910) 246-1139. Registration forms at “News” at www.sjp.org.
2010 Horse Farm Tour, Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Travel down the back roads of Southern Pines for a self-guided excursion through scenic Sandhills horse country. There will be equine demonstrations and lunch will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Prancing Horse Therapeutic Riding Center. For tickets, (910) 246-3202, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.prancinghorsecenter.org.
Join the organic gardening movement and eat healthy! Grow your own food while enjoying the physical activity of gardening. Lease a plot at the Southern Pines Community garden located behind the Armory ballfield. The plots are 4’x12’ raised beds. The cost includes irrigation, mulch, tools, etc. You must complete a registration form and pay a fee to secure a plot. Rynet Oxendine, (910) 692-7376.
Malcolm Blue Historical Society announces the opening of the Malcolm Blue Farm Museum and Farmhouse, Fridays and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m., from early March until just after the Early American Christmas each year. Call for individual tours. www.malcolmbluefarm.com, (910) 944-7558, e-mail malcolmblue @windstream.net.
The Southern Pines Welcome Center, located at the restored passenger train depot, is open Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., except Thanksgiving and Christmas. The center contains cultural items, photos and tourist information. Throws with icons from the town’s 120-year history to gift cards for sale. Welcome to Southern Pines Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, is raising money to maintain the museum and fund expansion into a state-of-the-art interactive museum. Donations accepted.
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. Open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (910) 692-2051, www.moorehistory.com.
Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour, located at 25 Chinquapin Road in the village of Pinehurst, Children’s Tea and Etiquette, July 13, 2:30 p.m. For boys and girls ages 6-12. Guest speaker Cave Peterson, etiquette consultant from the Protocol Academy, will share etiquette and dining skills necessary for children to be confident in social situations and how good manners go hand-in-hand with leadership. Parents are encouraged to attend. Reservations required. (910) 255-0100, www. ladybedfords.com
The Arts Council of Moore County announces ArtSmart, an after-school, visual art program for Moore County children ages 8-18, 130 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. The program is a series of art classes that help children find their creative voice by providing quality, comprehensive visual art instruction. Kim Sobat, (910) 684-0257, e-mail email@example.com, www. mooreart.org.
SkateMoore Skate Park, Aberdeen Sports Complex, N.C. 211 East, 9750 Aberdeen Road, open 4-9 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays; 4-10 p.m., Fridays; 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturdays; 1-6 p.m., Sundays. Skateboarding, roller skating, roller blading, adult exercise room, inflatables. (910) 944-4745, www. skatersformoore.org. Monthly flea market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tammy, (910) 281-0578, Terry, (910) 944-2893.
Middle Schoolers Dance Social Learn to shag. Friday nights, 7-9 p.m. Supervised. Snacks and beverage provided. Carolina Shag Dance Studio. Reservations, (910) 690-9176.
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. (910) 295-1320.
Moore County Library has storytime for preschoolers on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. (910) 947-5535.
Vass Library, Seaboard Street, has storytime at 10:30 a.m. every third Thursday of the month.
Joy of Art Studio offers ongoing art classes for ages 5-17. (910) 528-7283, joyof_art@msn. com.
Carolina Pines Ballroom Dancers (chapter 6091 USA Dance), will hold its annual 4th of July Dance, Saturday, July 10, 7-10 p.m., 105 Reynolds St., Carthage (2nd floor of the Sinclair Building). Come join us for an evening of dancing, fun, food and a free dance lesson. Couples and singles welcome, dress picnic casual. Marcia, (910) 875-8044, Asunda, (919) 356-2784.
Moore Area Shag Society hosts a Shag Dance every third Saturday of the month, Southern Pines Elks Lodge, 8 p.m.-midnight. Open to the public. Super Summer Party Dinner/Dance, Saturday, Aug. 21, Southern Pines VFW. Dinner, 7 p.m.; dance 8-11 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Moore County Special Olympics and the Food Bank of Moore County. Mooreshaggers@gmail. com, (910) 692-4144.
Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills summer dances, Old West End Gym, 8-10 p.m., July 16, Aug. 6 and 20. Regular season begins with open house/free admission on Sept. 3 and 17, 7:15-10 p.m. Beginner lessons in cha cha and foxtrot included at no charge. 134 Old West End School Road, West End. The group dances on the first and third Friday of every month September through April. (910) 246-3320, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone welcome.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio private and group classes, Monday-Saturday, 2-10 p.m. Instructors are nationally certified. Youth classes for ages 8-18 through the summer. Friday night dance parties, 8-9:30 p.m. Open to the public. (910) 295-1106 or (910) 585-2572.
Carolina Performing Arts Center, 670 SW Broad St., Southern Pines, accepts new students all year long. Classes for dancers of all levels, age 3 to adult: ballet, tap, jazz, character and lyrical. Classes for toddlers and mommies, clogging, hip-hop and pilates. (910) 695-7898, e-mail email@example.com, www. cpacsandhills.org.
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. (910) 295-2590 or (910) 673-1623.
Line Dancing with Bud Hunter, Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Beginners welcome. Carolina Shag Dance Studio, (910) 690-9176.
Dance lessons Learn to shag at Carolina Shag Dance Studio. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. (shag level 1); 7:30 p.m. (shag level 2); 8:30 p.m. (shag level 3); Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. (shag level 1); 8:30 p.m. (shag level 2). (910) 690-9176.
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. (910) 295-3003, www.pinehurstballroomdance.com.
Sophisticated Ladies Dance Troupe (seniors 50 years and over) will interview prospective members willing to make a commitment to weekly rehearsals on Mondays and Thursdays. Dance experience helpful but not required. Jo Ann, (910) 295-8051 or (910) 295-2590.
A’s Square Dance Club is an advanced-level club. Dances are on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6 p.m. in the Old West End Gym. Caller, Jimmy Roberson. Leo and Ruth Ellen Ganster, (910) 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, (910) 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, (910) 215-9313, or Karen, (910) 949-2001.
Carolina Philharmonic, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 300 Dundee Road, Pinehurst. 2nd Annual Chamber Music Festival 2010, every weekend through Aug. 29. www.CarolinaPhil.org, (910) 687-4746.
Golf Capital Chorus rehearsals, Mondays, 7 p.m., Community Presbyterian Church, Pinehurst. Visitors welcome.
The New Horizons Band in the Pines is looking for members who have never played an instrument or would like to resume playing. Rehearsal, Tuesdays (September-May), Sandhills Community College, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan Gustafson, (910) 673-4099, Marilyn Flemming, (910) 215-5914.
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. Mondays, Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Carole Amlot, (910) 944-1458.
Sandhills Cinema: (910) 695-1100.
SunFlix at the Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, (910) 692-3611. Movie times: 7:30 p.m. evenings and 2:30 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
Star Community Theatre, in Sanford, will hold auditions from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, for its production “Trial and Errors.” Auditions are open to those ages 16 to 60 and will be held at Encore Dance Studio, 107 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. Call (910) 718-5283.
Venues may charge admission or a cover or may change schedules for some events. Call for details.
Aberdeen Café, 111 N. Sycamore St., Aberdeen, Open Mic Night every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.-close. Rae Anne Kinney and Jeremy Gilchrist of We Shot JR will perform every first and third Thursday of the month, 6 p.m. (910) 944-1009.
The Bell Tree, 155 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, is open seven days a week. Lunch and dinner 11 a.m. until. Tuesday nights Buzztime National Trivia. Drink and food specials daily, live music on weekends (every Sunday, 6-9:30 p.m.). Outdoor patio bar and patio for dining. (910) 692-4766.
Bingo at the “V,” 7-9:30 p.m., Thursdays, VFW Post 7318, 615 S. Page St., Southern Pines. Snack bar. (910) 692-3772.
Darling House, 40 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst, hosts live entertainment Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. (910) 295-3193.
Davis Community Center, Robbins, hosts bluegrass music on the third Friday of each month.
Deep River Coffee, 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. Monday night sports with free hot dogs. Tuesdays and Thursdays, karaoke. Wednesdays, live Irish Music 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, live band at 9 p.m. Ladies’ night on Saturdays. (910) 295-3400.
Elliott’s Gourmet Marketplace, 905 Linden Road, 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. (910) 295-3663.
Flynne’s Coffee Bar, 115 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, serves freshly roasted gourmet coffee seven days a week and offers a variety of specialty espresso drinks as well as teas, cream sodas and fruit smoothies. H&H bagels from New York, biscotti, fresh-baked goods. Indoor and outdoor seating and free Wi-Fi. Open mic with Travis Gray, 6:30 p.m., every first and third Saturday of each month. (910) 693-1999.
Italian Table Restaurant hosts live entertainment nightly, 136 Grant St., Seven Lakes. Reservations, (910) 673-4725.
JFR Barn holds wine dinners each month. Reservations, (910) 692-7700, www.jfrbarn.com.
Jefferson Inn, located at 150 W. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines, opens daily at 4 p.m. Live entertainment Wednesday-Saturday. 9 p.m. to midnight, Friday, July 9, Jason Adamo & Friends, and Friday, July 10, House Call, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14. Clarence Levine (910) 692-9911.
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. (910) 948-4897.
May Street Market, 1010 N. May St., Southern Pines, hosts live music every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 9: Joyner, Young & Marie. Reservations, (910) 692-4110.
Neville’s is open 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday-Saturday. (910) 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. (910) 695-1915.
O’Mahoney’s Pub and Grill, 1930 Poplar St., Southern Pines, is open Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m. until. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, lunch and dinner, noon until. Wednesdays and Fridays karaoke, more than 30 tv’s with NFL, college, MLB and hockey packages, soccer and horseracing also. (910) 695-3332.
Pine Crest Inn, in the village of Pinehurst, hosts live entertainment. Friday, July 9, Barron Maness & Taste, 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 10, The Soulmaster, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, July 14, wind-down Wednesdays with DJ Peter Carpenter, 5 p.m.; Thursday, July 15, Peter O’Dea, 7 p.m.; Friday, July 16, Peter O’Dea, 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 17, The Soulmaster, 8 p.m. (910) 295-6121.
Potter’s Cafe, 201 South St., Aberdeen, features live music every Saturday night. (910) 944-1250.
The Rooster’s Wife, 204 E. South St., Aberdeen. Summer on the Porch, Sundays, through Aug. 8. Children under 12 free. www.the roosterswife.org, (910) 944-7502.
Sandhills Bowling Center, 2239 N. Pinehurst St., Aberdeen. (910) 295-9610.
Sandhills Classic Street Rod Association hosts a “cruise-in” the first and third Fridays of the month, 5-8 p.m. in the parking lot at Applebee’s, Aberdeen. Informal gatherings are open to anyone who wants to come out and share their cars. No charge.
Sandhills Winery, located at 145 West Plaza Dr., Seven Lakes. (910) 673-2949.
Table on the Green, 2205 Midland Road, Midland Country Club, hosts Dick McCollum’s Mellow Jazz Trio every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Reservations, (910) 295-4118.
The Village Wine Shop, 80 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst, has free weekly wine tastings every Saturday (bring your wine glass) and live music every Thursday. July 15, 7-9 p.m. Thursday Favorites Wine Tasting, Hours: Monday 3-6 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday, noon-7 p.m., Thursday, noon-9 p.m., Friday noon-8 p.m., Saturday 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Sundays. (910) 295-5100, www.villagewineshop.net.
The Wine Cellar and Tasting Room, 241 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, is a combination retail wine shop/wine bar with a light appetizer menu. Eclectic wine list and complementary tastings and theme tastings. Selection of imported and domestic upscale beers. Variety of local bands play music every other Saturday night. Visit Facebook or www.the winecellarandtastingroom.com. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 2-8 p.m. (910) 692-3066.
About Art Gallery at the Market Place, located in the Market Place Restaurant Building, 2160 Midland Road, Pinehurst, features local artists Joan Williams, Deane Billings, Lauren Bobo, Mike D’Andrea, Janet Burdick, Nancy Yanchus and Cele Bryant. Open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (910) 215-5963.
Appalachian Physical Therapy is located in Olmsted Village. (910) 215-0541.
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, (910) 692-6077.
Artists League of the Sandhills is located at 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen. “On the Road Again” is a solo show featuring the works of Frank Giordano. Exhibit runs through July 29. Opening reception Sunday, July 11, 3-5 p.m. Gallery hours, noon-3 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Classes and workshops available. (910) 944-3979, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. www. artistleague.org.
Broadhurst Gallery, located at 2212 Midland Road, Pinehurst, showcases works by nationally recognized artists. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m, and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. (910) 295-4817.
The Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and every third Satur-day of the month, 2-4 p.m (910) 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 inside Flynne’s Coffee Bar, 115 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, features everything from fine art to fun art. An ever-changing array of paintings, mixed media pieces, pottery, magnets, jewelry and notecards are affordable and make great gifts and souvenirs. (910) 693-1999.
Fusions Art and Fine Craft Gallery, 52 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, features 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. (910) 260-9725.
Gemma Gallery, 48 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst, hosts a showing of new designs. (910) 295-3010.
Hastings Gallery is located in the Katharine L. Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College. 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 Road, Pinehurst, welcomes new artist Sandy Scott. Other featured artists include Susan Edquist, Karen Meredith, Diane Kraudelt, Irene McFarland and owner/artist Jane Casnellie. Meet the Artist Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Regular hours, Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., and Sundays, 5:30-9:30 p.m. (910) 255-0665, www.hollyhocksartgallery.com.
Jewels of Pinehurst, located at 7 Market Square, Pinehurst, is a gallery of contemporary jewelry handmade in platinum and gold. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (910) 295-7055.
Joy of Art Studio works with Artist’s Way, Discover Your Muse and Life Drawing for adults. (910) 528-7283, e-mail joyof_art @msn.com.
Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour, located at 25 Chinquapin Road in the village of Pinehurst, will hold a Children’s Tea and Etiquette event for children ages 6-12 Tuesday, July 13, at 2:30 p.m. Etiquette consultant Cav Peterson shares etiquette and dining skills necessary for children to be confident in social situations. Reservations are required for this class, which is $25. Regular hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (910) 255-0100, www.ladybed fords.com.
Old Sport & Gallery is located in Harvard Building on Market Square in the village of Pinehurst. Tom Stewart, (910) 295-9775.
One Eleven Main is the exclusive shop for paintings by Fay Terry, located on West Main Street, Aberdeen, in the historic hardware store building. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday. (910) 944-1181.
Plan B Furniture, located at 105 E. South St., Aberdeen, features the work of local artist Doug Rowe. www.douglasrowegallery.com.
Seagrove Candle Company Store, 116 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, showcases the arts and crafts of the Sandhills and Seagrove region. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday and Wednesday-Saturday. (910) 695-0029.
Studio 590 Fine Arts Gallery, off N.C. 5 in the historic 1815 Dowd Cabin, Pinehurst, is the working studio and gallery of artists Betty DiBartolomeo and Harry Neely. Studio is open Monday-Wednesday, by chance, Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment. (910) 639-9404, (910) 315-6256.
Sundance Studio, 107 W. New Hampshire Ave., 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. (910) 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.
The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, hosts a Meet the Author series. (910) 692-3211, www.thecountrybookshop. biz. Thursday, July 15, 4 p.m., Alexandra Sokoloff, “The Harrowing.” Monday, July 19, 2 p.m., Penick Village. David Howard, “Lost Rights: The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic.”
• Card Catalog: The card catalog for the county library is available online at www.srlslibraries.com.
• Given Memorial Library is located in Pinehurst, (910) 295-6022. The Given Book Shop at Olmsted Village is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
• 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, (910) 695-3819, www.sandhills.edu.
• Moore County Library is located at 101 Saunders St., Carthage. (910) 947-5335.
• Page Memorial Library, 101 S. Poplar St., Aberdeen, is open Monday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. (910) 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. (910) 281-3004.
• Robbins Area Library, located at 161 E. Magnolia, is open Tuesday- Saturday with evening hours on Tuesday. (910) 948-4000.
• 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, (910) 692-8235. It’s not too late to register for the summer reading program! Kids in grades K-4 are invited to “Make a Splash —READ!” Middle school students (rising 5th-8th graders) are encouraged to “Make Waves @ Your Library!” Family Fun Night, Wednesday, July 14, 5:30 p.m., invites kids and their parents to an evening with Blackbeard the Pirate. Free! Preschool Storytime for infants and toddlers (ages birth-5 years), Wednesday, July 21, 3:30 p.m. Kids in grades 5-8 are invited to attend the “Band of Bookies” Summer Reading Club, Thursday, July 22, 11 a.m. Call the library to register. Don’t miss the Family Fun Movie, Sunday, July 25, 2:30 p.m. The free feature is “Surf’s Up,” an animated tale of the penguin world surfing championship.
• Vass Library, located at 128 Seaboard St., 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. (910) 245-2200.
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, (910) 692-2167, www.weymouth.woods@nc denr. gov.
Sunday, July 11, Geology of the Sandhills, 3 p.m. Where did all the sand in the Sandhills come from? What is paint rock? Join a ranger to learn the answers to these questions and discover more about the geology of the Sandhills.
Sunday, July 18, Tar Heels and Turpentine, 3 p.m. In 1880 North Carolina was producing one-third of the world's supply of turpentine. Join us for a closer look at the history of this industry, the products produced from pine resin and the origin of our state's nickname, the Tarheel State.
Sunday, July 25, N.C. State Symbols, 3 p.m. Most folks know that the Northern Cardinal is our state bird, but did you know we have many other symbols, including a state insect and state reptile? Come celebrate North Carolina by joining a ranger to learn about these and other symbols, as well as our state's toast, motto and nicknames.
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 dawn to dusk every day.
The Sandhills Natural History Society meets the fourth Monday of the month at Weymouth Woods Auditorium and sponsors a variety of field trips focusing on birds, butterflies, wildflowers and other aspects of Sandhills nature. (910) 692-2167, www.sandhillsnature. org.
• ARTours Join the Arts Council of Moore County and experience the art of travel. Reservations, (910) 692-4356, www.artscouncil-moore.org.
Westobou Festival, Augusta, Ga., Sept. 17-19.
Yadkin Valley Wine Tour, Sept. 28-29.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Mint Museum Uptown, 9 to 5: The Musical, Charlotte, Oct. 6-7.
Lion King, Durham Performing Arts Center, Jan. 11, 2011.
North Carolina Symphony, with guest pianist Lang Lang, Meymandi Concert Hall, Jan. 31, 2011.
• Kirk Tours offers a variety of tours. Reservations, (910) 295-2257, ext. 21, e-mail reservations@kirktours. com, www.kirktours.com.
Durham Bulls Baseball, July 16, 23, Aug. 12, Sept. 3, 6.
Christmas in July Pottery Tour, Seagrove, July 17.
NASCAR Hall of Fame & Panther Stadium Tour, Charlotte, July 24.
NASCAR Hall of Fame & Billy Graham Library, July 27.
N.C. Museum of Art & Capital Tour, Raleigh, July 27.
Ben Owens Kiln Opening, “Time for Tea,” July 31.
Outer Banks Tour, Aug. 3-5.
Carolina Opry, Myrtle Beach, Sept. 1.
Washington, D.C., Sept. 9-11.
Oklahoma!, Oct. 22.
KC & The Sunshine Band, Oct. 29.
Legally Blond, Nov. 1.
Billy Elliot — The Musical, Nov. 13.
The Lion King, Durham, January 15 and 16, 2011.
The Color Purple, UNC-Pembroke, Jan. 27.
Blue Man Group, Durham, March 2011.
• The Moore County Historical Association sponsors programs, historical lectures and tours of house museums. Reservations and details, (910) 692-2051, www.moorehistory. com.
Tuscany, Italy, Sept. 30-Oct. 9.
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