Pauley Lecture

On Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School, in Southern Pines, Diane Rehm launches the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series with “A Conversation with Diane Rehm.”

A longtime radio talk show host and best-selling author, Rehm is most widely known as host of NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show,” called one of the most powerful programs in public radio.She has been recognized with many honors and awards, including The National Humanities Medal and the Peabody Award. In addition, Rehm is the author of four best-selling autobiographical books, including “On My Own,” which details the tragic death of her husband of 54 years and her struggle to reconstruct her life without him. This lecture is hosted by the American Association of University Women.

All lectures are free to the public and conclude with a question-and-answer session.

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Harvest the Promise

Family Promise of Moore County will hold its annual Harvest the Promise gala Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst.

Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Some of the area’s top restaurants will be serving their signature dishes in a dine-around style. Both a live and silent auction will be offered, with all proceeds benefiting homeless children and their families.

Tickets are $50 per person and also include beer, wine and other beverages.

For more information, call Family Promise at (910) 944-7149.

Family Promise of Moore County, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is a nonprofit organization that provides housing, meals and a hand up to homeless women and their children in Moore County.

Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Vision4Moore presents the final concert in the Cooper Ford series Saturday, Oct. 12, featuring Rumors: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute.” Opening the concert will be The Shoppe Girls.

The gates open at 5 p.m., with the Shoppe Girls taking the stage at 6 p.m. Cooper Ford is located 10 minutes north of the Pinehurst Traffic Circle.

The outdoor concert, held rain or shine, benefits the Moore Free and Charitable Clinic.

Tickets are $25 in advance through They are also available for cash or check at Burney Hardware in Aberdeen and Seven Lakes; Cooper Ford in Carthage; Given Memorial Library and Pine Scones Cafe, in Pinehurst.

Tickets at the gate are $30. Student tickets are $10. Children 12 and under are admitted free (no ticket required).

Fall Festival

First Presbyterian Church holds its fall festival Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a chili cook-off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., baked goods, silent auction, a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a plant sale, bouncy house, kids’ games, face painting, 50/50 raffle and quilt raffle. Buggy Town Coffee will serve from 8 a.m. to noon and Kona Ice will serve from noon to 3 p.m. There will be live music by Larry Allen and Emily Whittle from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The church is located at 110 S. Ray St., Carthage. Call (910) 947-2924 for information.

Live After 5

The final Live After 5 event for the season scheduled Friday, Oct. 11, from 5:15 to 9 p.m., features the band Bantum Rooster.

“Join us at Tufts Memorial Park for a night of live music and fun kids’ activities,” says a spokesman. “Food trucks will be on-site with a wide selection for all to enjoy. Beer, wine, and additional beverages will also be available for purchase. Picnic baskets are allowed; however, outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes.”

Shaw House Fair

The 11th annual Shaw House Heritage Fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

In addition to the vendors, there will be live music, re-enactors, tours, demonstrations, children’s activities, vintage photo portraits and more.

Shaw House is located at 110 W. Morganton Road, Southern Pines

Funds raised go to support the Moore County Historical Association.

For information, call (910) 692-2051 or visit

Black Cultural Arts Festival

The Black Cultural Arts Festival will be held Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Southern Pines Primary School. The annual event is sponsored by the West Southern Pines Civic Club.

On Friday evening at 7 p.m., the Southern Pines Land and Housing Trust will sponsor a free showing of “Under the Kudzu,” a documentary film directed by Claudia Stack that traces the history of two schools that African-American communities built in cooperation with the Rosenwald Fund. The film will be shown in the Southern Pines Primary School auditorium, which is the site of the original West Southern Pines Rosenwald school. 

On Saturday, Oct. 12, the Black Cultural Arts Festival continues with the Rev. Dr. Paul Murphy opening the day’s events at 10 a.m. with his saxophone.

Other musical entertainment scheduled includes Wattz R & B Band, DJs Tasha Allmond and Bill Curtis Thumpmatic, from Southern Pines, DJ Marvin Taylor, from Taylortown, and DJ Avix Rodney Smith, from Charlotte.

Featured guest speakers are Atrayus Goode, of Movement of Youth in Durham, and Camryn Smith, of Neighborhood Allies in Durham. Spoken word artists participating in the festival include Jermaine Monroe, from Charlotte, and LaKisha Womack, from Moore County.

In addition, Lynn Marshall Linnemeier, a native of West Southern Pines and a renowned visual artist, will be showing some of her famous art pieces.

Family-friendly activities also include soul food, Caribbean food, a vending area, and a bounce house for kids.

Southern Pines Primary School is located at 1250 West New York Ave. in Southern Pines.

Pancake Breakfast

Moore County Choral Society, Kickback Jack’s Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 to 10 a.m. 10745 US 15-501, Southern Pines

Tickets are $8, from a chorus member of at the door.

Puccini’s “Turandot”

On Saturday, Oct. 12, at 12:55 p.m., The Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines will present live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, Puccini’s “Turandot.”

Dramatic soprano Christine Goerke brings her fierce portrayal of the title princess to cinemas on Oct. 12, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium for Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov is the mysterious prince Calàf, alongside soprano Eleonora Buratto as Liù and bass-baritone James Morris as Timur. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to more than 2,200 theaters in more than 70 countries worldwide.

The estimated run time is 3 hours and 22 minutes. 

Tickets are $27 and may be purchased at the door.

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

Caregiver Series

The North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry and Moore County Senior Enrichment Center will be hosting “The Heart of the Caregiver” series. As a family caregiver, have you often felt alone, like you are the only one not handling your role well? You spend countless hours in doctor’s offices, managing care schedules, meeting with therapists, going to the hospital — advocating, praying and stressing.

“The Heart of the Caregiver” is your invitation to a new beginning — to see yourself, your situation and the person you are caring for in a whole new way — through the light of God’s amazing love.

This is an 8-week workshop and will be each Monday from Oct. 21 through Dec. 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center. Cost for the workshop is $10 and includes a copy of the book.

To learn more or to register, call 910-947-4483.

Children’s Program

The Katharine L. Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College hosts its monthly children’s program Saturday Oct. 12, beginning at 10 a.m.

This month’s topic is “Award-Winning Books: The Best of the Best Children’s Books.” There will be short readings from some of the “100 Best Children’s Books of All Time” and crafts, book character bingo and other games, snacks, takeaway bags and a drawing for six new books.

“To add to our celebration, children and parents are invited to come dressed as a book character,” says a spokesman. “Please arrive early enough to register and get settled before 10 a.m.”

RSVP (required) with child’s first name and age to

Women Build Fundraiser

The Women Build Dinner and Fashion Show, hosted by Habitat for Humanity of the N.C. Sandhills, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Country Club of North Carolina.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for shopping and cocktails. Dinner will be served prior to the fashion show.

Tickets are $100 and are available at

Call Stacy at Habitat for more information. (910) 295-1934.

Explorations for Adults

The next Explorations for Adults continues the Southern Pines Public Library’s theme for the year: “Dream It, Achieve It: Envisioning the Future at Your Library.”

On Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. the public is invited to attend an interest session for the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program. Provided by a grant from the NC IDEA Foundation, this program is designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide. Anyone who is interested in developing the skills needed to thrive in the existing workforce, to become a business owner, to excel in higher education studies, or to improve their overall quality of life should attend.

The library is located at 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Call (910) 692-8235.

Hot Glass, Cold Beer

STARworks Hot Glass Cold Beer features Berryfield Live at the Café, Thursday, Oct. 10, 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.

Car Show

Crossroads Ford of Southern Pines, on U.S. 1, is sponsoring an American-made car show Saturday, Oct. 12. The show will be hosted by the Sandhills Classic Street Rod Association, featuring cars and trucks from the 1930s to present.

There is free entry for all spectators from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children are welcome. There will be a DJ and 50/50 raffle as well as a food concession onsite provided by Carthage United Methodist Church Women’s Association.

All proceeds will be donated to Carthage Food Bank and Sandhills Teen Challenge.

For information, call Don Crimmins at (910) 688-7211.

Sardine Festival

The 26th annual Sardine Festival will be held Friday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aberdeen Lake Park off U.S. 1.

“All are invited to enjoy a free lunch of sardines, crackers, moon pies, RC Colas, and Cokes,” says a spokesman.

Last year’s Sardine Queen will arrive via fire truck in her own parade at noon, and the new 2019 Sardine Queen will be crowned.

Admission is free; donations are welcome.

More information can be obtained by contacting Jamie Boles at (910) 692-6262.

Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters of Moore County has scheduled a candidate forum for Southern Pines Tuesday evening, Oct. 15, in the Fordham Room at Belle Meade, 100 Waters Drive, Southern Pines.

Carol Haney and Craig Morrison are running for the office of mayor. John McLaughlin, Paul Murphy and Bill Pate are running for two town council member seats. The races for both offices are for four-year terms.

The forum format will give each candidate time to tell about their background and reasons for running for office, answer two questions that have been sent to them beforehand, and as time permits, to answer written questions from the audience.

For more information, call (910) 673-2935.

Photo Club

The Sandhills Photography Club presents “Discovery Hour,” an introduction to the club and its programs, competitions, field trips, day trips, photowalks, exhibitions and workshops at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Hannah Theater on the campus of The O’Neal School on Airport Road, Pinehurst.

“Come hear about the club and stay for the competition night at 7 p.m., which features wonderful photography by our members,” says a spokesman. Refreshments will follow.

Weymouth Woods

On Friday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m., Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve presents a Halloween-themed Wee Ones, where we’ll talk about bones.

“Many of our spooky friends such as bats, snakes and owls have bones, so let’s learn more about them as we read a book, do some activities and make a craft,” says a spokesman. “All activities will be geared towards 3 to 5 year-olds and meant for parents to do with their children.”

On Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m., “Bat Business” will be the topic for Wildings (ages 6 to 10). “We’ll dispel some common myths along the trail and do some activities to see how our senses compare to our furry flying friends,” says the spokesman.

Join a ranger at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, on a 1-mile hike to look for the Pine Barren Gentian and other fall wildflowers.

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

Halloween Party

The Pinehurst Parks and Recreation Department and the Arc of Moore County present a Halloween party and costume contest Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst.

This event is for ages 15 and up. Tickets are $10, which includes pizza, salad, dessert and music by DJ Jermain Bright. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 14 at the Arc of Moore County, 673, S. Bennett St., Southern Pines. For information call (910) 692-8272.


The North Carolina Symphony performs Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. at Lee Auditorium on the campus of Pinecrest High School, 250 Voit Gilmore Lane, Southern Pines.

Rune Bergmann will conduct and Phillippe Quint will perform on the violin. Concluding the program will be Rachmaninoff’s “Symphony No. 2,” known as his “victory” symphony.

Tickets may be purchased online at, calling (877) 627-6724 or in person at The Country Bookshop or Campbell House in Southern Pines or Tufts Archives in Pinehurst.

Candlelight Vigil

The Take Back the Night candlelight vigil to honor those from North Carolina who have lost their lives in the past year due to domestic violence will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Downtown Park, 145 SE Broad St., Southern Pines.

There will be multiple displays, live music, refreshments and more at this free event.

Cat Adoption

Feline Friends of Moore County is holding a cat adoption and food drive at The Design Market of The Sandhills, 3086 N.C. 5, Aberdeen Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Lovely cats and playful kittens will be available for adoption. Volunteers will provide Information on TNR (Trap, Neuter and Return)  to caregivers of

neighborhood cats.  at and kitten food will be gratefully accepted. 

Call (910) 986-0468 for information.

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