Evening at Ashten’s

The fourth annual Evening at Ashten’s, which benefits Caring Hearts for Canines, will be held Monday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m.

There will be guest bartenders, raffle tickets, a silent auction, heavy appetizers, beer and wine. Tickets are $50 and are available at www.caringheartsforcanines.com.

Ashten’s is located at 140 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines.

Weymouth Woods

On Sunday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m., come to Weymouth Woods to be inspired by nature. “This program will help you channel those feelings into creative energy as we do some simple poetry and drawing exercises along the trail,” says a spokesman. “All ages are welcome, no previous art/writing skills are required, and there’s no pressure to participate in all of the activities.  Feel free to bring your own journal or sketchbook, or we can provide clipboards, paper, and pencils.

This program will last approximately an hours.

Weymouth Woods is located at 1024 Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines. Call (910) 692-2167.

Eats, Beat and Brews

Everyone’s favorite food truck rodeo is back at the Village Arboretum in Pinehurst. Eats, Beats, and Brews returns from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, offering a variety of your favorite local vendors while bringing something new into town Wine and craft beer will be available for purchase; outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Live entertainment throughout the evening for all to enjoy and kids’ activities in store for the children. Heads Up Penny performs from 5 to 7 p.m. and Minutes and Years from 7 to 9 p.m.

“Make sure to bring your dancing shoes and appetite,” says a spokesman.

Tag Sale

There will be a tag sale and cat adoption at 255 Stoneyfield Drive, in Sandhurst South in Southern Pines, Saturday, Sept. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to benefit Feline Friends of Moore County

“A delightful selection of loving indoor cats barn cats and playful kittens will be available for adoption,” says spokesman. “Sale will include workshop items, home decor items, furniture, lamps, art objects, pet supplies, etc.”

Donations of cat or kitten food are welcome.

Call (910) 986-0468 for information or to donate items.

Frank Sinatra Songbook

Sandhills Repertory Theatre presents “The Frank Sinatra Songbook,” featuring Laurie Wells and Adam James, under the musical direction of Peter Candela, Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m., at the Hannah Center Theatre at The O’Neal School, 3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines.

Tickets in advance are $35 general admission, $32 for seniors, military and active Moore County teachers, and $20 for students 18 and under. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Robbins Concert

A Woodstock tribute concert, featuring Yesterdayze, a Florida band featuring Alex Kinlaw, a 1975 North Moore High School graduate, will be held at the Greenspace in Robbins Friday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. Yesterdayze will perform top hits from groups who participated in the festival, as well as a wide variety of Top-40 hits from 1960-1969.

For information, call the town of Robbins at (910) 948-2431.


The Moore County Republican Party, the Moore County Republican Men’s Club and the Moore Country Republican Women’s Club will co-host a fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst.

There will be live auction, entertainment by Dark Horse and homemade chili from the Market Place.

The cost is $20.20 per person. For information, visit www.mcncgop.com or call (760) 451-5095.

Sandhills Natural History Society

The Sandhills Natural History Society meets Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve, 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines. This month’s speaker is Jackie Hough, a naturalist and member of the N.C. State Beekeeprs Association, whose topic is “A History of Bees and Beekeeping in North Carolina.”

For information, call (910) 692-2167.


There will be a cruise-in at Mac’s Breakfast Anytime, 1904 N. Sandhills Blvd., Aberdeen from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.

“Bring your classic car, truck or motorcycle,” says a spokesman. There will be door prizes, 50/50 drawings and oldies music.

The free event is sponsored by the Sandhills Classic Street Road Association and Mac’s, which offers a special seafood menu.

Proceeds go to support local charities. Visit www.sandhillsclassicstreetrods or contact Andy Lee at (910) 585-0054 or (910) 692-3605.

Night Sky

Years ago, farmers used the phases of the moon as a calendar to help them prepare and harvest their crops. Today, the sky still shines as bright as it did over 200 years ago at the House in the Horseshoe. Come and learn more about what the night sky can tell us at “Gazing into the Past” on Sept. 20, from 8 to 10 p.m. This free, family friendly event is co-hosted by Morehead Planetarium.

Staff from Morehead Planetarium will be leading the stargazing session.

Morehead staff will bring all telescopes for viewing stars and constellations and will be using a green laser to conduct a sky tour as well. The general public is welcome to bring their own telescopes, but due to the nature of the event they should be prepared to let other visitors use them. All activities are weather permitting and may change without notice.

Admission and parking are free. Donations are welcome to support future programming at the site. Parking will be located next to the site office. Visitors should expect to walk distances in the dark. Flashlights are welcome, but their use should be limited in the stargazing area.

The circa 1770 Alston house will also be open for tours. This event offers a rare chance to see the home dimly lit by candlelight, as it may have been during the American Revolution.

Located at 288 Alston House Road, Sanford, House in the Horseshoe is 16 miles west of Sanford off N.C. 42 and 10 miles north of Carthage on the Carbonton-Carthage Road.

Better Sleep Bingo

The North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry will be hosting “Better Sleep Bingo.” Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? Do you wake up feeling tired? You are not alone, because at least 40 million Americans have ongoing sleep problems.

“Join us for a game of Sleep Bingo and learn tips for having a good night’s sleep. This is an interactive workshop — BINGO cards and prizes are provided. This program will be on Friday, Sept. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center. To register, call (910) 947-4483.

Sip and Paint

On Monday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Hollyhocks Art Gallery will offer a creative fundraiser for the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange. Located at 905 Linden Road, the gallery offers a chance to “Sip & Paint” a personal masterpiece with the guidance of Jane Casnellie.

All materials and, of course, the wine, are furnished for the $35 fee. Thanks to Elliotts on Linden for providing the wine. Proceeds are to benefit the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange, the 1810 historical cabin in the Village of Pinehurst.

To register, call (910) 639-4823 to join the first 30 participants. You may leave a message and your credit card number for easy registration payment.

For more information about the Hollyhocks Art Gallery, visit www.hollyhocksartgallern.com. Additional information about the SWE is available at www.sandhillswe.org.

L.E.O. Lift-Off

Anytime Fitness is excited to host the third annual Lifting Competition, Benefit fundraiser for the Moore County Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) Association on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Anytime Fitness facility located in the PineCroft Plaza in Taylortown. This also falls on the National Thank a Police Officer Day. This year’s competition includes bench press, dead-lift, squat and the 5K run.

“The goal of this event is to raise money and awareness for the Moore County L.E.O., all in a supportive and yet competitive environment.” said Hannah Ambrozewski co-owner of the Anytime Fitness clubs here in the Pines and host of the event. “Even though we’re competing against each other in the Lift Off, we couldn’t be more supportive of all competitors in these challenging events.” The importance of giving back is vital and it is rewarding to make a difference for our local officers faced with difficult times.

This year we’ve added a ‘Run with a Cop 5K’ to be the first event to kick off this years Lift Off competition. The 5K is a free event for all to participate and will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

For information, call (910) 365-9882.

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