Children’s Program

The Katharine Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College presents a children’s program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 16, focusing on the topic “We Are Family.”

“Come enjoy stories and poems about families and family members,” says a spokesman. “At our crafts center, families will make a 3-D family tree and a “thank-you” dish. There will also be table top activities for parents to enjoy with their children, take-away bags, a drawing for six new books and treats for all.”

For the 10 a.m. story time, arrive by 9:45 a.m.; for the 11:15 story time, arrive by 11 a.m.

Registration is required by emailing with the child’s first name and age.

Farm-City Banquet

The Moore County Cooperative Extension Service and sponsors will host the 2019 Farm-City Banquet on Monday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and will feature entertainment by the South Ridge Bluegrass band. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased in advance at the Moore County Cooperative Extension office inside the Agricultural Building in Carthage or by calling (910) 947-3188. 

Community Helpers

The Community Helpers Club of West Southern Pines will celebrate its 54th anniversary Sunday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. at The Worship Center, 150 Eastman Road, Southern Pines.

The best speaker is Pastor Deborah Gray, of Jordan Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.

Pet Adoption and Rabies Clinic

The Viking Key Club at Union Pines High School is sponsoring a pet adoption and rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Union Pines High School on the main parking lot. 

The Viking Key Club is working with the Moore County Sheriff's Animal Services to bring this event to the area. There will also be a rabies clinic for anyone who needs it (cats and dogs). The cost is $5 per shot  payable in cash, check, and credit/debit card. Checks can be made out to MCSOAS.  

Bolshoi Ballet

The Sunrise Theater presents the Bolshoi Ballet’s “Le Corsaire,” live in HD from Moscow Sunday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m.

On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the Pacha is struck by the beauty of Medora and tries to buy her, but the lovely young woman is not for sale. As the transaction is about to be completed, Medora is kidnaped by Conrad, a charming corsair (pirate) who catches her eye.

“Le Corsaire” remains a breath-taking production reworked by Alexei Ratmansky, who has created enough dancing for nearly the entire troupe, along with luxurious cinematic sets and a shipwreck, bringing the magnificence of the Bolshoi to life.

The run time is 3 hours and 30 minutes.  

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children and may be purchased at the door. The theater is located at 250 W. Broad St., Southern Pines.

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

Santa’s Coming

Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a return visit to the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens at Sandhills Community College Sunday, Nov.17, from 1 to 4 p.m.

“Bring your children to the Hoad Children’s Garden for a visit and storytelling,” says a spokesman.

There will also be face painting, a craft to make reindeer food, and of course, cookies and hot chocolate.

“Take your own pictures with Santa to use on your Christmas cards,” says the spokesman. “Visit with Santa from 1 to 2 p.m.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will tell Christmas stories from 2 to 2:30 p.m., followed by another chance to visit with Santa.”

This event is free, but, registration is required, and space is limited. “When you register, tell us how many children you will bring and the time you will come (between 1 and 2 or 2:30 to 3:30,” says the spokesman. “If the weather is bad, activities will more indoors to the Ball Visitors Center.”

Register by emailing, or calling (910) 695-3882.

Waste Collection

The 11th annual household hazardous waste collection and paper shredding event will be held at Pinecrest High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the parking lot off Voit Gilmore Lane.

This event is for Moore County residents only; commercial and electronic waste will not be accepted. (You may dispose of e-waste at Moore County Collection Centers, points out a spokesman.)

“The KMCB paper shredding event with Pro Shed will be in the lower smaller parking lot,” says the spokesman. “There is a limit of eight boxes or bags for paper shredding. The boxes or plastic bags will need to be taken back with you.”

Paint and paint thinners, furniture strippers and finishing products, solvents and degreasers, wood preservatives, polishes, aerosols, fluorescent light tubes, compact fluorescent bulbs, NiCad batteries, alkaline batteries, lithium batteries, propane cylinders, swimming pool chemicals, used motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, hydraulic transmission and brake fluid.

Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides will be accepted but must be in original containers for identification purposes.

This event is sponsored by Moore County Cooperative Extension Service, Keep Moore County Beautiful, County of Moore, village of Pinehurst, village of Whispering Pines, N.C. Department of Agriculture, town of Aberdeen, town of Southern Pines and the NCDA & CS Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program.

Party 4 the Pups

Party 4 the Pups, a fundraiser for Unchaining Moore Dogs, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 (tonight), at the Wine Cellar, 241 NE Broad St., Southern Pines.

There will be raffles, games, silent auctions and music by Whiskey Pines.

“There will be many ways to shop and donate,” says a spokesman.


Encore Center will hold auditions for its upcoming production of “Almost, Maine” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at 160 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines.

“We are looking for actors ages 18 and up,” says a spokesman. “You may sign up for a time at or simply show up.”

Open House

The Sandhills Woman’s Exchange hosts a holiday open house at the cabin, located at 15 Azalea Road, Pinehurst, from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

There will be wine and cheese, door prizes, free gift wrapping and a chance to meet the artisans.

“Come see the cabin decked out for the season,” says a spokesman. “Shop from our unique gift collection.”


A benefit will be held for Matt Northcutt Saturday, Nov. 16, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m, at the Chapel in the Pines on Seven Lakes Drive. Come enjoy a pulled pork barbecue sandwich with sides, a classic car cruise-in, and the McKenzie Brothers Band — all for a $10 ticket.

Raffle tickets are also available for $10 each or 3 for $25. Prizes include a Yeti Tundra wheeled-cooler, a Spartina purse and Calloway golf equipment. There will also be a silent auction at the event with baskets and gift certificates from local merchants and golf courses, and a 50/50 drawing.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at The Chapel in the Pines, First Bank in Seven Lakes, the Seven Lakes Landowners office, and Seven Lakes Fire Department.

Cash or checks should be made out to “Benefit for Matt Northcutt.” Call (910) 400-5188 for information or to volunteer.

Gathering at Given

Jim Pedersen, director of the Moore County Veterans Service Office, will present a question-and-answer session regarding veterans benefits at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Gathering at Given, held at Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst.

Casino Night

Carolina Horse Park Foundation presents its third annual Casino Night Friday, Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Hyland Golf Club, 115 Fairway Ave., Southern Pines.

Tickets are $75 per person or two for $125 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres from Ashten’s, open wine and beer bar, plus a signature cocktail.

“Enjoy a night of roulette, blackjack, poker and craps as well as a silent auction,” says a spokesman. “There will be prizes for Best James Bond and Best Bond Girl.”

For tickets, visit

Weymouth Woods

Weymouth Woods teams up with the Southern Pines Recreation and Parks for a 1-mile night hike at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15,

“Please bring one flashlight per family,” says a spokesman.

The Wildlings program series, geared for 6 to 10-year-olds, will take a short hike at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, to learn about the different owls that call the Sandhills home.

“Then we’ll head inside to dissect some owl pellets and see what they’ve been eating around the park,” says a spokesman.

On Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m., there will be a 1-mile hike of the Boyd Round Timber Tract and a discussion of the history of Weymouth Woods and the preservation of one of the last remaining old growth stands of longleaf pine, with a visit to the world’s oldest know living longleaf pine tree. Meet at Weymouth Center for this hike.

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


STARworks Hot Glass Cold Beer and Emily Musolino Live at the Café will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

STARworks is located at 100 Russell Drive in Star. Call (910) 428-9001 or visit for more information.

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