Arts & Entertainment Calendar
Keep Moore County Beautiful, Inc. is sponsoring a Mixed Paper Recycling Drive, Saturday, March 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kangaroo Station, Fresh Market Shopping Center, Southern Pines. Also, household and rechargeable batteries, inkjet cartridges, cell phones, diskettes, CDs, DVDs and laptop computers. Joan Neal, Executive Director, Keep Moore County Beautiful, Inc., (910) 947-3478, e-mail email@example.com.
Stop Hunger Now Event to Benefit Haiti, Saturday, March 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Dempsey Student Center, Sandhills Community College. Local volunteers will package nutritious meals that will be shipped to Haiti to fight hunger. Dan Askins, (910) 215-8150, x. 234, e-mail StopHungerNow10@aol.com.
Congregational Church of Pinehurst, United Church of Christ, 895 Linden Road, will host an improvisational theater performance by Off the Deep End Ensemble, Saturday, March 13, 7 p.m. This Interplay troupe from Raleigh will explore the theme of “Deep Gladness, Deep Hunger” and invite the audience to participate in making art together. Free. Donations will be accepted to benefit the UCC Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. (910) 295-2243.
ShamRock ‘n’ Roll Road Race 5K/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, Whispering Pines Police Station, Saturday, March 13, 5K at 8:30 a.m., 1 mile at 9:30 a.m. Register at Active.com or download application at www.whisperingpinesnc.net, click on “special notices.” Jill Saunders, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fashion Show, Saturday, March 13, The Fair Barn, noon (seating begins at 11:30 a.m.). Eve Avery and Tina’s Turn will be showing their attire. 50/50 drawing, door prizes. Tickets, (910) 295-3141.
Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities invites children, their parents and grandparents to learn about bluebirds on Sunday, March 14, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Frances Outhwaite, the Alamance County coordinator for North Carolina’s Bluebird Society, and Pamela F. Kirby, author of “What Bluebirds Do,” will explain the life cycles of bluebirds and show exhibits of cavity nesters and samples of the nests with eggs in them. Free. (910) 692-8221.
Fine Arts Lecture Series presented by the Arts Council of Moore County and Weymouth Center. March 18, 10 a.m., Dr. Molly Gwinn, Learning from the French Avant-Garde: John Marin & Paul Strand. April 15, 10 a.m., Dr. Molly Gwinn, Escape to the Southwest: Georgia O’Keeffe. May 13, 10 a.m., Dr. Molly Gwinn, Artist as Force of Nature: Jackson Pollock. May 20, 10 a.m., Denise Drum Baker, Environmental Earthworks: Robert Smithson, Christo and Andy Goldsworthy. Lectures presented at Weymouth Center. (910) 692-4356.
Weymouth Young Musicians Festival auditions, March 20, and finalists’ concert, March 21, 3 p.m., Great Room at Weymouth Center. The festival is open to young musicians in Moore, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond, Lee and Montgomery counties in grades 4-12 who are studying an instrument or voice. (910) 692-6061.
Sixth Annual Taste of the Town at the West Side Community Center, Seven Lakes, Monday, March 22, 5-7 p.m. All are welcome. Second Annual Wine Tasting featuring Sandhills Winery, 4-5 p.m. Proceeds to benefit local charities supported by the Women of Seven Lakes. Raffle tickets, Lois Ann Eisel (910) 400-3094.
Elberta Lodge in West End is holding its annual charity fundraiser, Friday, March 26, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for chicken or barbecue, pick up or eat in. Proceeds support Masonic Home for Children and other Masonic charities. (910) 673-1337.
Stoneybrook presents the Casa-blanca Casino Gala, a high stakes evening of glamour and dancing, Saturday, March 27, 7 p.m., Member’s Club, Pinehurst Resort, with cocktails in “Rick’s Bar” followed by dinner, dancing and “gaming.” Proceeds to benefit the Foundation of FirstHealth Cancer CARE Fund and the Carolina Horse Park Foundation. A silent auction of vacation getaways will also be held. (910) 874-2074, www.carolina horsepark.com.
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. 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, (910) 295-6086, www.tufts archives.org.
Hoop It Up basketball tourna-ment, Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m. Lee Senior High School, 1708 Nash St., Sanford. Free admission. Enjoy a day of fun, food and wholesome athletic competition between men, women, teens and other ministry groups within the Triad area. Sponsored by Christian Provision Ministries/VSM. (919) 774-9462, www.christianprovision.com.
Urban Farm Tour 2010 Brings Sustainability Home, Saturday, April 10, gardeners in Moore, Cumberland, Hoke and Harnett counties will open their gates for self-guided tours. Sustainable Sand- hills hopes to raise awareness and engage the community in efforts that preserve our natural resources, enhance economic development and improve the quality of life in our Sandhills region. Heather Brown, (910) 639-7024.
Sandhills Horticultural Society Plant Sale, Saturday, April 17, spring plant sale, 8 a.m.-noon. Perennials, woody plants and daffodils will be for sale at the new horticultural building area (Steed Hall) of Sandhills Community College. Pre-orders, (910) 695-3882.
Landscape Gardening students bedding plant sale, Friday, April 23, 1-5 p.m., and Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m.-noon. Annuals, herbs, tomatoes and peppers available. Pre-orders, (910) 695-3882, (910) 246-4959.
2nd Annual DAV Memorial 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m., Veteran’s Memorial in Carthage. Entry form, Don Bennett, (910) 639-3030, dbaerotech@ embarqmail.com, Jimmy Paulk, (910) 215-0624, rolandjimmy1@ yahoo.com.
Pinehurst Garden Club Plant Sale, Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Pinehurst village. A variety of plants will be available the day of the sale. All proceeds will benefit scholarship and local beautification. (910) 255-0720, (910) 215-8719.
The Sandhills Children’s Center and Classic Wines will host the 11th annual Run for the Roses Wine Tasting, Friday, April 30, 6-9 p.m., Fair Barn, Pinehurst. The Kentucky Derby themed evening to benefit Sandhills Children’s Center will include amazing wines, delicious food and unbeatable company! Tickets, (910) 692-3323, www. SandhillsChildrensCenter.org.
2nd Annual Woof Woof Open Golf Tournament, Best Two Balls of Four, Saturday, June 26 (Longleaf Golf and Country Club), Step Aside Woof Woof Scramble, Sunday, June 27 (The Pit). Men, women or mixed. 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Benefits Pooch Park in the Pines, Moore Humane Society’s 3 1/2-acre dog park, a leash-free park for canines and their owners. Entry forms available in local pro shops and online, www.moorehumane.org.
The Southern Pines Welcome Center, located at the restored passenger train depot, is open Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. except for Thanksgiving and Christmas days. The center contains cultural items, photos and tourist information. Browse among many items for sale, from quality throws with icons from the town’s 120-year history to gift cards. Welcome to Southern Pines Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of local residents, is raising money to maintain the museum and to 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.
Daily, free, Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m., docent-guided tours of the 1820-era Shaw House, furnished with period items, and home of the MCHA, this antebellum farmstead is the birthplace of Southern Pines and the homestead of its first mayor. Also on the property at the corner of Morganton Road and Broad Street are two historic homes from northern Moore County, built in the 1700s and moved to the site.
Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., is sponsoring a Community Read, encouraging citizens to read the same book, “Serena,” by Ron Rash, and take part in discussions and lecture (Community Read wiki: http://moorecommunityread.pbworks.com/). As the culminating event of the Community Read, four-time Grammy winner David Holt will perform traditional music and stories of the Southern Appalachian Mountains at a luncheon on Friday, March 26. Tickets, www.palustris festival.com.
Footprints in the Sandhills Tour with Pottery in the Pines Tour, Friday, March 26, and Saturday, March 27. Discover the charm, experience the history, folklore tales, 18th century historical homes, museums, pottery and horse country. Kirk Tours, (910) 295-2257, www.kirktours.com.
Moore County Choral Society Ensemble’s choral concert, March 27, 5 p.m., Brownson Presbyterian Church. Free.
Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m., ”Greeting the Train With the Sounds of Southern Memory.” Directed by Ray Owen and based on two historic greetings in the town’s early days, designed to give northerners coming in on the train a chance to meet and get a taste of the local culture of African-American and Scottish immigrants who settled here. Program includes an African-American choir song and a bagpipe band, plus Gaelic-and-English language prayer. Free.
Saturday, March 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m., musician Larry McNeely and his band perform at Old Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen. McNeely is a five-string banjo player who has collaborated and performed with country music star Glen Campbell and has recorded soundtracks for several motion pictures. Tickets, www.palustris festival.com.
Saturday, March 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Old Bethesda Presbyterian Church, concert featuring musicians Craig Fuller and his son Patrick. Craig is a founding member of the pioneering country rock band Pure Prairie League. He has recorded with the band American Flyer, the first of which was produced by the Beatles’ producer Sir George Martin. His other credits include writing and working with several bands, including Little Feat, where he served as front man. Tickets, www.palustris festival.com.
Saturday, March 27, 8 p.m., Pinecrest High School Auditorium, Southern Pines, singer-songwriter and recording artist Tift Merritt. Merritt sings rock ’n’ roll, soul, folk and country music. Merritt was nominated for a Grammy for the album “Tambourine” and for an American Music Award for a single from her latest album, “Another Country.” Tickets, (910) 692-2787, www. palustrisfestival.com.
Sunday, March 28, 3:30 p.m., “Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession,” Old Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Aberdeen. A one-woman play, starring Jane Holding. Directed by Katja Hill, a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, the story focuses on Lucy, who marries a Civil War veteran. Lucy tells a harrowing and hilarious comedy that she experienced through the years she lived with her husband, who remained haunted by his wartime experiences. Tickets, www. palustrisfestival.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.
Carthage Carolina Pines Ballroom Dancers (USA Dance) invites you to its St. Patrick’s Day Dance (Shamrocks & Shenanigans) Saturday, March 13, 105 McReynolds St., Carthage. The dance event begins at 7 p.m., complimentary lesson 7:30-8 p.m., dancing 8-10 p.m. Singles and couples welcome. Trevor, (910) 639-0489 or Asunda, (919) 356-2784.
Great Dance Music, Huge Space. Join Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills at the West End Gym. Ballroom dance lesson, 7:15 p.m., social dancing, 8-10 p.m., March 19, April 9, 23. firstname.lastname@example.org, (910) 246-3320. Everyone welcome.
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.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio private and group classes (age 7-adult), Monday-Saturday, 2-10 p.m. Instructors are nationally certified. Friday night dance parties, 8-9:30 p.m. Open to the public. (910) 295-1106 or (910) 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. (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.
75th Annual Highfalls Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention, North Moore High School Auditorium, Saturday, March 13, 6 p.m. Registration, 5-7:30 p.m. Bands can participate without preregistration. More than $1,000 in cash prizes and ribbons. Proceeds to benefit Highfalls Elementary. (910) 464-3600, http://schoolcenter.mcs.k12. nc.us/education/school/school.php?sec tiondetailid=95&.
The Moore County Concert Band, under the direction of David Sieberling, presents its Spring Concert, Sunday, March 14, 2 p.m., Grand Ballroom of the Carolina Hotel. The Fayetteville Community Band will also play. No admission charge.
Sandhills Harmony Chorus, a member of Sweet Adelines International, 4th annual show, March 20, 7 p.m., Sandhills Community College, Owens Auditorium. Special guests Hot Air Buffoons, a funny men’s international top 20 quartet, and Ear Candy, a Young Women in Harmony quartet. Carole Amlot, (910) 944-1458.
Richmond Community College’s Cole Auditorium, Hamlet, presents Tokyo String Quartet, Tuesday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. Cirque Le Masque, Thursday, April 29. Langley Winds Woodwind Quintet Concert. (910) 410-1691, www.richmondcc. edu/coleindex.html.
Carolina Philharmonic, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 300 Dundee Road, Pinehurst. Saturday, March 20, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Chamber music On the Brink, Beethoven, Hindemith, Ravel. Wednesday, March 24, 7 p.m. Orchestra Holy Week Concert with chorus, Haydn, Barber, Verdi, Mozart, Torelli, Handel. Saturday, April 24, 7 p.m. Chamber music Beloved Classics, Bach, Beet-hoven, Mozart, Chopin. Saturday, May 15, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Chamber music Asian Delicacies, Ishii, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, tradi-tional Korean songs. Saturday, May 22, 7 p.m. Orchestra Concerto Extrava-ganza, Koussevitsky, Bar-tok, Mascagni, Bach, Ewazen. 2nd Annual Chamber Music Festival 2010, every weekend, June 4-Aug. 29. www.CarolinaPhil.org, (910) 687-4746.
Union Pines Band Events Saturday, March 27, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Spring Craft and Bake Sale, Carthage Community Building, McReynolds Street, Carthage. Thursday, May 20, Spring Band Pops Concert with Pinecrest choirs and awards banquet, 7 p.m., Union Pines High School. Saturday, May 22, Wind Ensemble Performance with Pine-crest choirs, 7 p.m., Pinecrest High School. Sunday, May 23, Combined Wind Ensemble Performance with Pinecrest choirs, matinee, Pinecrest High School. Tuesday, April 20, Womanless Pageant, Union Pines High School, 7 p.m.
The Moore County Choral Society, under the direction of Anne Dorsey, will present its Spring Classical Concert, “Sing On,” on Sunday, April 18, 4 p.m., Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines. (910) 295-3971.
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 challenging music, join MCCB. (910) 295-9023, www.moorecountyband.com.
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.
The Union Pines Stage presents L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. Friday and Saturday, March 12 and 13, 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 14, 3:30 p.m.
The Richmond Community Theater presents “Steel Magnolias,” April 8-18 at the theater on the square in downtown Rockingham. 8 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 2 p.m., Sundays. Reservations, (910) 997-3765.
Venues may charge admission or a cover or may change schedules for some events. Call for details.
Aberdeen Café, 111 N. Sycamore St., Aberdeen, has live music every Friday and Saturday night from 5-8 p.m. Call for open mic info. (910) 757-0203.
The Bell Tree, 155 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, serves lunch and dinner and has live music. March 12, DL Token, March 13, Jacked Up Hot Rods. (910) 692-4766.
Bingo at the “V,” 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday at VFW Post 7318, 615 S. Page St., Southern Pines. Snack bar available. (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, 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. 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, offers gourmet coffee drinks, teas, chai lattés, hot chocolate, baked goods and local art and pottery. Free Wi-Fi. Art classes. Live music Fridays and Saturdays (third Saturdays are art night). Open mic first and third Saturdays, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, March 12, Hot Phuzz and the Viceroys. (910) 693-1999.
Italian Table Restaurant presents live entertainment nightly, 136 Grant St., Seven Lakes. Reserva-tions, (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, is open daily at 4 p.m. for food and beverages. Live entertainment Wednesday-Saturday. Friday, March 12, Brad Stockham; Saturday, March 13, Tony Barnes. (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, March 12, The Jason Adamo Trio. 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.
Pine Crest Inn, in the village of Pinehurst, hosts live entertainment. Friday, March 12, 8 p.m., The Soulmaster; Saturday, March 13, 8 p.m., Brad Stockham; Wednesday, March 17, 6 p.m., St. Patrick’s Day Party (live entertainment with Kenny & Art). (910) 695-1915.
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, www.theroosterswife. org. Saturday, March 13, Rob Ickes of Blue Highway and his jazz trio Road Song. (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 Al’s Diner, Aberdeen. No charge.
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 weekly wine tastings every Friday, 6-8 p.m., and live music every Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 13, wine tasting and St. Patrick’s Day party, noon (following the Pinehurst St. Patrick’s Day parade). (910) 295-5100, www.villagewine shop.net.
The Wine Cellar and Tasting Room, 241 NE Broad St., Southern Pines, is open until 10 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday. www.thewine cellarandtastingroom.com, (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, Jeanette Sheehan, 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. Janette K. Hopper’s work (oils, watercolors and prints) is on display in March. Hopper is a professor at UNC-Pembroke. Her work has appeared in shows throughout the country and internationally in Germany, Italy and Denmark. (910) 215-0541.
Art & Furnishings, located at 20 Parker Lane, 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. (910) 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, (910) 692-6077.
Artists League of the Sandhills is located at 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen. “Please Don’t Feed the Animals!” exhibit runs through March 19. The show consists of more than 50 works of original art depicting animals, birds, fish, etc., by more than 30 member artists. An ideal opportunity to expose children to fine art. Gallery hours are noon-3 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Classes and workshops available. (910) 944-3979, 10-4, 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, presents “14th Annual Young People’s Fine Arts Festival.” This exhibit runs through March 20. Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and every third Saturday of the month from 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 local and regional art and pottery. Paintings and note cards of Southern Pines scenes. (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, reopens after renovations, joining artists Jane Casnellie, Diane Kraudelt and Irene McFarland, and new artists Susan Edquist and Karen Meredith. Open daily at 10:30 a.m. and evenings. (910) 255-0665, www.Hollyhocks ArtGallery.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, features artist Mary Frey, a new resident of Pinehurst. She paints with watercolor and ink or acrylics on a variety of subjects from rural and water scenery to still lifes and the whimsical. 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, located off N.C. 5 in the historic 1815 Dowd Cabin in Pinehurst, is the working studio and gallery of artists Betty DiBartolomeo and Harry Neely. March 25-27, visit a working artist’s studio, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 22-23, visit a working artist’s studio featuring plein air and still life paintings, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Studio is open Monday-Wednesday, by chance, Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment. (910) 639-9404 or (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, April 1, 4 p.m. Beth Hoffman, “Saving Ceecee Honeycutt.” Tuesday, April 20, 2 p.m., auditorium at Penick Village (call for reservation). Jim Dodson, “A Son of the Game.” Thursday, April 22, 4 p.m. Randi Davenport, Ph.D, executive director of the James M. Johnston Center for Undergrad-uate Excellence at UNC-Chapel Hill, “The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes.” Tuesday, April 27, 2 p.m., auditorium at Penick Village (call for reservation). Ann B. Ross, “Miss Julia Renews Her Vows” and “Miss Julia Delivers the Goods.” Thursday, May 13, 4 p.m., Suzy Barile, “Undaunted Heart: The True Love Story of a Southern Belle and a Yankee General.”
n Card Catalog: The card catalog for the county library is available online at www.srlslibraries.com.
n 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.
n 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.
n Moore County Library is located at 101 Saunders St., Carthage. (910) 947-5335.
n Page Memorial Library, 101 S. Poplar St., Aberdeen, is open Monday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. (910) 944-1200.
n 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.
n Robbins Area Library, located at 161 E. Magnolia, is open Tuesday- Saturday with evening hours on Tuesday. (910) 948-4000.
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, (910) 692-8235. A.A.R.P. Tax Help available on Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., through April (except Saturday, April 3). Clients must register onsite. Preschool Storytime for infants and toddlers (ages birth-5) will be held Wednesdays, March 17, 24 and 31, 3:30-4 p.m. Children in grades 3-5 and their parents are invited to Sunday Afternoon at the Movies, Sunday, March 14, 2:30 p.m. “Hotel for Dogs” (rated PG) is based on the book by Lois Duncan. On Tuesday, March 16, 5-6 p.m., Pizza with Pizzazz participants are invited to enjoy free pizza with friends while playing XBox 360 (for students in grades 6-8). The library’s ongoing lecture series Explorations: A Forum for Adults will present an afternoon of old-time music on Sunday, March 21, 3 p.m. Members of the April Fools old-time string band will play music inspired by the Community Read novel “Serena,” and local actors will present dramatic readings.
n Vass Library 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.
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
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