Event Calendar May/June 2020
The Sandhills Magazine rundown on what to do to make the most of your free time.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All calendar events should be double checked on each host’s website before attending during this nationwide period of “social distancing.” Another reliable online source is ThePinesTimes.com. Begun by Sue Deutsch, her online calendar will be an even greater resource to us all in the months ahead for timely info on events, entertainment and happenings.
Cameron Antiques Fair
May 1 & 2
The Antiques and Collectibles Street Fair hosts over 200 vendors displaying their items on the lawns of homeowners along Carthage Street. Since 1985 the quaint village of Cameron opens itself to antique shoppers within the half mile stretch of town. The abundance of antiques and collectibles make this a yearly destination for many. From 9am to 5pm both days, for information,
Freedom! A Promise Disrupted: North Carolina, 1862-1901
Ongoing April & May
The exhibit depicts the struggle that newly freed African Americans faced to maintain their freedom in the post-Civil War and Reconstruction Era of North Carolina. The exhibit is made up of panels with a few artifacts. Tuesday-Sunday. Museum of Cape Fear, 801 Arsenal Ave, Fayetteville.
Spring is migration time! Learn which birds are just passing through and which ones will stay for the whole summer on this 2-mile hike to look and listen for our feathered friends. Please bring binoculars if you have them. 8am at Weymouth Woods, Southern Pines. 910-692-2167
Visit with the Easter Bunny, get your face painted, and hunt for Easter eggs. Open to Ages 9 and under. Ages will be divided as such: 0-3, 4-6, and 7-9. Prize eggs will be hidden in each age group. We will have face painting, pony rides, train rides, and a petting zoo starting at 10am, the hunt starts at 11am. Don't forget your Easter baskets. Free. Malcolm Blue Farm, 1177 Bethesda Road, Aberdeen.
Downtown Aberdeen Dog Fair
Bring your furbabies on a leash and enjoy this fair. Available onsite: vets, groomers, sitters, walkers, pet artist, vendors, crafts, food, raffles, and a whole lot more. Also available: free dog photo booth, contests & prizes, and dogs looking for homes. Free entry, donations to shelters appreciated. Exchange Lawn, Artist League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St. Aberdeen.
Easter Fest/Jelly Bean 5k & Easter Egg Dash
Join us for lots of family fun with an egg hunt, food trucks, beer vendors, bouncy houses, games and live music. Event includes: 10am - Easter Egg Dash; 10:30am - Jelly Bean 5K; 11:15am - Park Festival. Event Pricing or Ticketing Info: Jelly Bean 5K / Easter Egg Dash; Jan-Feb $30/$20; Feb-March $35/$25; March-April $40/$30. All proceeds go towards improving Sandy Ramey Keith Park, 3600 US-1 BUS, Vass. runsignup.com/Race/NC/Vass/JellyBean5K
Hustle & Flow in the Meadow
To benefit Three Rivers Land Trust and conservation in the Sandhills. Join us for an action-packed outdoor fitness event that will remind you why you love to be outside. First, 45-minute high intensity athletic conditioning workout; next, 60 minute yoga class designed to refresh, restore, and center the mind. Cost: $35. Boyd Meadow, Weymouth Woods, Southern Pines. threeriverslandtrust.org/meadow
Baby Goat Yoga at Paradox Farms
April 4, 18, 25
Enjoy fresh air, baby goat yoga, and get a taste of cheese spread. 10–11:30am. Bring your yoga mat and we will take care of the rest. $25. Paradox Farm, 449 Hickory Creek Ln, West End. ticketmesandhills.com
Historical Presentation: “Helen Boyd Dull: A Portrait of Civility”
Join the Moore County Historical Association and the Southern Pines Civic Club at 3pm for this free lecture by local writer Ray Owen about Helen Boyd Dull, the Southern Pines Civic Club founder. Come learn about this inspiring woman and how she sparked conservation efforts across the South. Southern Pines Civic Club, 105 S. Ashe St., Southern Pines. moorehistory.com
MET Opera in Cinema: Puccini's Tosca
Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko takes on the soaring title diva of Puccini’s grand melodrama with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca’s impassioned lover and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia. At 1pm, Sunrise Theater, Southern Pines. 910-692-3611.
Arts Council Lecture: Fashion as Identity & Performance
Arts Council of Moore County & Bradshaw Performing Arts Center (BPAC) present the annual Fine Arts Lecture Series, called "Fashion, Celebrity & Performance." Speaker: Molly Gwinn, Ph.D. Tickets: $16 adult; $5 students with ID. 5:30pm at McPherson Theater at BPAC, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. To register: 910-692-2787.
Live Music Fundraiser: Sweet Loretta's Back Porch Band
100% of the proceeds will go to the Luke Joseph Ryan Veterans Center in the Boyd Library. John Stacey, Stephen Smith, Caitlin Rexrode, Larry Allen and Rick Smith will reunite for a special reunion show to support SCC's veteran students and families. Enjoy an eclectic repertoire of folk, bluegrass and country music. Tickets: $10. 7pm at BPAC, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. ticketmesandhills.com
NC Symphony: Scheherazade
Tales of the pursuit of love and conquest come alive in one of the most colorful, evocative, and descriptive scores, guaranteed to capture the imagination. 8pm at Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School, Southern Pines ncsymphony.org/events
200th Birthday – The Bryant House Heritage Day
Bring the whole family and join us for live music, 18th and 19th century crafters, story tellers and farm demonstrations. There will also be “camps” of both the American Revolution and the Civil War with reenactors, demonstrations of old-time activities such as quilting, weaving, cooking, woodworking, and living history. 10am to 4pm at the Bryant House and McLendon Cabin, 3361 Mount Carmel Road, Carthage. moorehistory.com.
Blue & Brews: A Festival at the Farm
Join us for this festival at the farm. Enjoy bluegrass performances and yard games all day with beer, cider, and food available for purchase. Don't forget your lawn chairs! From Noon to 7pm at Malcolm Blue Farm, Aberdeen. moorehistory.com.
Sunrise Theater: The Hillbenders Present: Whograss
A chronological journey of The Who's legendary catalog though the wood and wire of bluegrass instrumentation. $30 General; $35 VIP. 7pm at Sunrise Theater, Southern Pines. 910-692-3611.
The Carolina Philharmonic: Three Tenors and a Soprano
Enjoy Maestro David Michael Wolff and three extraordinary tenors as they join soprano Young Mee Jun for an evening of songs that will thrill and delight. Starting from $30. 7:30pm at Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. carolinaphil.org
Sunrise Theater: Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: "Jewels"
This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond. 1 PM at Sunrise Theater, Southern Pines. 910-692-3611.
In Honor of Earth Day - March of the Penguins
At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary by intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet. G, Nature Documentary, Family. 2:30pm at Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad St, Southern Pines. For more info: 910-692-3611.
Temple Theater: Mamma Mia!
April 23 — May 10
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious and heartfelt story of Donna and her 20 year-old daughter, Sophie, who is getting married and invites her three possible dads to the wedding on a beautiful Greek Island! Tickets: $17-$29. Temple Theatre, Sanford. Box Office: 919-774-4155.
4th Annual Rock ‘N Run
Enjoy a 5K fun run at 6:30pm. A band will be staged near the start line and there will be music played throughout the course providing pump up tunes and the race culminates with a beer and concert at the finish line. Don't forget a lawn chair. From 6–9pm at Southern Pines Brewing Company, 565 Air Tool Dr, Southern Pines. southernpinesbrewing.com
Southern Pines Springfest Arts & Crafts Fair
Free to attend, Southern Pines Springfest blocks off both sides of Broad Street for two blocks. Arts, crafts, games, rides, food, entertainment with more than 160 vendors from around North Carolina and the country.
Springfest at the Shaw House
As part of the Southern Pines Springfest festivities, come visit the Historical Association’s Shaw House site. There will be on-going tours of all three properties (Shaw House, Garner House, and the Sanders Cabin). The Tobacco Barn’s new exhibit is expected to be completed by this time for previewing. From 11am–4pm, 110 West Morganton Road, Southern Pines. moorehistory.com
Live Theater: An American in Paris
In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. $21-$46. 7:30pm at Givens Performing Arts Center, 1 University Dr., Pembroke. For more info and tickets: 910-521-6361.
SCC The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series: "A Conservative Approach to Fighting Climate Change"
Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of republicEn.org, a growing group of conservatives concerned about climate change. For his work on climate change, Inglis was given the 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. He appears in the film "Merchants of Doubt," in the Showtime series "Years of Living Dangerously," and has given TED Talks on political courage and on his metamorphosis on climate change. 7:30pm at Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College.
Temple Theater: Ed Asner - A Man and His Prostate
Emmy Award Winner Ed Asner brings his one man show to our stage. This is a compelling stage-play and true life experience of hilarious magnitude. Tickets: $35. 7:30pm at Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. For more info: 919-774-4512, Box Office: 919-774-4155.
2020 Spring Home and Garden Expo
May 1, 2, 3
Explore booths exhibiting almost anything you need for your home or garden with over 45 exhibitors. Demonstrations and seminars on Saturday and Sunday. Cost: $7 at the door. (Sunday - Active Duty & 1st Responders free with ID.) The Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Hill Rd., Pinehurst. For more info: 910-944-2992.
Moore County Kennel Club Dog Show
May 2, 3
Join the Moore County Kennel Club for the All Breed Kennel Show at the Pinehurst Harness Track May 2 & 3 from 8am-5pm. The Club’s show brings in 800 dogs each day competing for best of their respective breeds, as well as the very the prestigious Best in Show. The public is welcome to attend. There will also be vendors and food for sale. mckcnc.com
Gathering of the Pines Golf Tournament
Your team will be paired with a child from the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills. Cost: $125 person; $500 team of 4. Cost includes a light dinner and drinks. Prizes for closest to the pine and hole in one. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhill. From 5–7pm at The Cradle, Pinehurst Country Club, 1 Carolina Vista Dr, Pinehurst. ticketmesandhills.com
Live After 5 Concert Series
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us for live music by "Berryfield" and "The Band Punch," dancing, and activities for the kids. Food trucks will be on-site with a wide selection of food. Beer, wine, and additional beverages will also be available for purchase. Picnic baskets are allowed; however, outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Free. 5:15pm at Tufts Memorial Park, Pinehurst.
Weymouth Spring Plant Sale & Garden White Elephant Sale
From 9am to 1pm, bring your own wagon or cart and purchase perennials, shrubs, trees, groundcovers, vines & herbs from the Weymouth Estate and Members' gardens. There will also be a Garden White Elephant Sale with containers, books, baskets, tools, and more. Proceeds go to the Weymouth Center Gardens. Rain or shine. Weymouth Center, Southern Pines. weymouthcenter.org
3rd Annual Ellerbe Strawberry Festival
From 10am to 4pm, come out to celebrate Spring and Strawberries in Downtown Ellerbe. The event is presented by the Ellerbe Area Neighbors Association. Enjoy live music, food, arts & crafts, kids' events, and family fun. This is a free event. Downtown Ellerbe.
32nd Annual Carthage Buggy Festival
The Carthage Buggy Festival is held each year to commemorate the famous Tyson and Jones Buggy Factory that produced carriages from the mid-1800s to the 1920s. More than 125 food and craft vendors surround the Historic Courthouse. A stage is set up on the steps of the Courthouse, and is host to a variety of entertainment, including cloggers and bands playing gospel, country, and Southern rock music. Free. 10am to 4pm in Downtown Carthage. For more info: 910-947-2331.
MET Opera in Cinema: Donizetti's Maria Stuarda
A pseudo-historical opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. 1pm at Sunrise Theater, Southern Pines.
"Cruzin 4 Kidz" Car Show & Vendor Fair
From 9am to 3pm, with judging at 1pm. $20.00 registration fee. Open to all makes and models. Enjoy door prizes, face painting, fun for the kids, vendors, raffles, food and more. Proceeds to go to at-need families. Cooper Ford, 5292 US 15/501, Carthage.
Vision 4 Moore: Disco Vision
The Pines Times is a Platinum Sponsor of this event. Grab your "Disco" attire and join us on the dance floor. There will be a Costume Contest with 1st Prize winning $100, 2nd Prize $50 and 3rd Prize $25! Doors open at 7pm, the music begins at 7:30pm. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 at the door. The Rooster's Wife, Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight Street, Aberdeen. For tickets: 910-365-9890.
Women of Weymouth: Strawberry Festival
From 9:30am to noon, come for music and great food. Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, Southern Pines. weymouthcenter.org
The Sandhills Motoring Festival
MOVED TO September 4-6
The Sandhills Motoring Festival will take place Memorial Day Weekend from Friday, May 22nd through Sunday, May 24th. The three-day event features an Automobiles & BBQ event Friday, a Road Rally Saturday with a Hangar Party that evening, all leading up to the Sunday Car Show — The Concours in the Village — taking place in Pinehurst from 9am until 3pm. Proceeds from the car-enthusiast event will be donated to Sandhills Community College Foundation. For a car rush, tickets and details, visit sandhillsmotoringfestival.com.
BPAC Troubadour Series: The Contenders and Aaron Burdett
Josh Day and Jay Nash, embody the true spirit of what it means to be a troubadour and their latest album "Laughing with the Reckless" is a testament to their strong bond and shared experiences of life on the road. 7:30pm at Owens Auditorium, BPAC, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. sandhillsbpac.com
NC Symphony: The Music of John Williams
Enjoy some John Williams epic movie scores, including Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, and more. Also from the Golden Age of Hollywood and beyond. 8pm at R.E. Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School, Southern Pines. For more info and tickets: 877-627-6724.