Rooster’s Wife

The Rooster’s Wife has a sweetheart of an evening planned for Valentine’s Day at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. The doors open at 6 p.m.

“We will roll back the rugs for a dance party with the Shakedown,” says Janet Kenworthy. “The house massage therapist will be on hand if your dance moves are a little rusty.”

Tickets, which are $23 for members, include heavy hors d’oeuvres. They are available at

This event takes place at Poplar Knight Spot , 114 Knight St., Aberdeen. For information, call (910) 944-7502.

Furever Yours Gala

Caring Hearts for Canines holds its Forever Yours Gala Friday, Feb. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the St. Andrews Room at Pinehurst Resort, 1 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst.

The event raises funds to save abandoned, neglected and stray dogs in Moore County. There will be a silent auction, drinks, food and dancing.

Shakespeare Competition

On Saturday, Feb. 15, the English Speaking Union, Sandhills Branch is sponsoring its 2020 Shakespeare Competition featuring performances by Moore County high school students. The winner will move on to the ESU-US Shakespeare Competition in New York City. The competition begins at 3 p.m. and will be preceded by an organ recital by Dr. Homer Ferguson III at 2:30 p.m.

The competition will take place at The Village Chapel at 10 Azalea Road in Pinehurst. There is no cost to attend.

Children’s Program

The Katharine Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College will host its monthly Saturday Children’s Program Saturday, Feb. 15, “An African Safari” creature feature. For children of all ages with parent or guardian anytime between 10 a.m. and noon. RSVP required to

‘Our Story’

Storyteller Mitch Capel traces the journey of African-Americans in a culmination of 40 years of research Sunday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. at the Sunrise Theater. Penick Village is sponsoring the event.

The multi-media production follows a select few African-Americans through plantation life, the Civil War and beyond.

With the utilization of great ancestral poets and writers, Mitch Capel, breathes life into these individuals and resurrects their struggle for existence.

Tickets are $15 VIP and $10 reserved seating. Tickets are available at

‘Almost, Maine’

Encore Center’s live production of “Almost, Maine,” continues Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at 160 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines.

Tickets are $15 to $20 and are available at For information, call (910) 725-0603.

Precincts Meeting

The East Aberdeen, West Aberdeen and Pinebluff Democratic Precincts will hold their organizational meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Aberdeen Lake Recreation Center.

These precincts will elect officers, forward resolutions, and elect delegates to represent the precincts at the County Convention this spring.

 All Democrats in these precincts are encouraged to attend.  The coming months will be critical planning times for the Democratic Party, and input is needed from our local precincts. 

Weymouth Woods

At 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Weymouth Woods, children ages 3 to 5 are invited to learn about mammals in the Sandhills.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Wildings (a program geared for ages 6 to 10), will create a half-mile long scale replica of our solar system.

On Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m., join a ranger to learn the basics of finding your way with a compass. Courses will be off-trail, so long pants and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

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

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