Met Opera in HD

On Saturday, March 14, at 12:55 p.m., the Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines will present live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, “Der Fliegende Holländer,” known in English as “The Flying Dutchman.”

The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.

The estimated run time is two hours and 44 minutes.

Tickets are $27 and may be purchased at the door. The Sunrise Theater is located at 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines.

For further information call the theater office (910) 692-8501 or visit

Cat Adoption

Feline Friends of Moore County is holding a cat adoption and fundraiser at The Design Market, 3086 N.C. 5, Aberdeen on Saturday, March 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The volunteers will be happy to tell you about the loving cats who are all combo tested and up-to-date on shots and in need of a forever home.  While visiting the cats, stop by our new Feline Friends room of thrifty treasures. Donations of cat food are always appreciated.

Call (910) 986-0468 for more info or to donates items.  

Lunch and Learn

A free lunch and learn on essential oils will be held Thursday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sandhills.

Helen Gibbons will present the workshop titled “Unraveling the Mysteries of Essential Oils.”

While the event is free, space is limited. Registration is require by calling (910) 695-3882 (leave name, number and email address) or emailing

Fiddlers’ Convention

The 85th annual Highfalls Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention will be held at North Moore High School Auditorium Saturday, March 14. The auditorium is located on North Moore Road between High Falls and Robbins.

Registration for participants will begin at 4:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. Admission is $7 per person for an evening of entertainment that begins at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door. A concession stand will be open throughout the evening.

This event is sponsored by Highfalls Elementary K-8 School with the proceeds being used to benefit the school.

J.J. Moore will emcee this event where some of the best musicians in the state can be heard. For more information, call Highfalls Elementary School during school hours at (910) 464-3600 or visit the website at

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The annual Pinehurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Saturday, March 14, at 11 a.m. in downtown Pinehurst.

The parade will be followed by entertainment and children’s activities at Tufts Memorial Park.


Based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, Encore Center offers the tale of “Pinkalicious,” who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents.

The musical will be presented at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14.

Encore Center is located at 160 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pinea. Tickets are priced from $8 to $20 and are available by calling (910) 725-0758, emailing Visit

College Night

To help students and parents answer important questions relating to college, the Pinecrest High School Guidance Department and PTSA are hosting the school’s annual College Night on Wednesday, March 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the James H. Moore Gymnasium at Pinecrest High School, 250 Voit Gilmore Lane in Southern Pines. The event is free.

College Night is open to all Moore County students (freshmen through seniors), including those from other public high schools, private high schools and home-schooled students.

Representatives from more than 25 colleges, universities and military branches will be on hand.

Pinecrest High School College and Scholarship Coordinator Tami Devine will be available to share information about scholarships, college open houses and college visits. Pinecrest High School’s Josh Newton will be available to share information about the Career and College Promise Program that offers qualified high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to earn college credit or workforce continuing education credit toward an industry-recognized credential or certification while enrolled in high school. Additionally, Sandhills Community College will have a representative on site to provide information about Sandhills Promise, a program that offers free tuition at Sandhills Community College to qualified students for the two years immediately following high school graduation.

K-9 Veterans Day

Celebrate the lives of military working dogs Saturday, March 14, from noon to 3 p.m. at Hatchet Brewery in Southern Pines.

Tough Stump Technologies, in partnership with Hexagon U.S. Federal, will sponsor a fundraiser to raise $25,000 for K9s for Warriors. This is the cost to train and pair a service dog with a warrior in need.

“Come honor the life of Atos, a military working dog who was killed in action on Dec. 24, 2007, and all working dogs that give their all for us without reservation,” says a spokesman.

Southern Pines CrossFit hosts the “Atos” workout at 7, 8, 9, and 10 a.m. the day of the event.

Weymouth Woods

On Friday, March 13, at 10 a.m., a program children ages 3 to 5 focuses on animals who live in trees. There will be a short hike, a book reading and a craft. “Dress for the weather,” says a spokesman.

That night at 7:30 p.m., enjoy the longleaf forest at night on a 1-mile hike! “One flashlight per family, please,” says a spokesman. “Children must be accompanied by an adult.” The event is co-sponsored with Southern Pines Recreation and Parks.

Take a spring hike at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15. This easy 1.5-mile hike is a friendly introduction for new hikers.

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

Healing Experience

Oasis of Peace presents Reiki, healing touch or Jin Sin Jyutsu Saturday, March 14, on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shadowlawn at the Clara McLean House, 20 First Village Drive, Pinehurst. Donations of $25 per treatment are accepted. Reserve a 40-minute experience by calling (910) 639-9449.

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