Events April-May 2019

01 Apr 2019

Looking to fill your social calendar?  We've got the rundown on what to do this spring season.

“Wine Down” Tastings at Sandhills Winery
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Sandhills Winery will have tastings on Thursday Night beginning at 5:30 pm. They will taste from four to six varietals from different regions of the world and pair the wines with foods that will complement the wines best. It is a wonderful opportunity to experience wines you may not normally try to see if you might find a new favorite. The cost is $10.00/person and the dress is always casual! Every Thursday from 5:30-8pm. Reservations are preferred. 910-673-2949,

Apr 5
A two-day festival celebrating the role of fire in the creation of art, will be held at STARworks in Star, NC, Guest artists will create art, hold slide shows and participate in finale events involving fire. Attendees can try working with hot glass, metal or clay at STARworks Open Studios, Friday evening. More in-depth workshops in each medium will be offered Saturday. Other activities include an art sale, a Kids Draw It, We Make It glassblowing demo, live music by The Radio, locally-brewed beer and food vendors. Finale events, slide shows, demonstrations, live entertainment and observing artists at work is included in the price of admission. Daily admission is $5. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Open Studios and workshops will be additional costs. Admission is not included in the price of Open Studios or workshops. 910-428-9001,

Spring Matinee Races at Pinehurst Harness Track
Apr 6
The Pinehurst Parks and Recreation Department and the Pinehurst Driving and Training Club invite everyone to the 70th Annual Spring Matinee Races at the Pinehurst Harness Track. Admission is $5 per person (age 12 and under are free), which includes bleacher seating. Gates open at 11:00 AM for parking. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 1:00 PM, and the first of eight races is scheduled for 1:30 PM. Food and beverages will be available for purchase and picnic baskets are welcome. Rain date: Sunday, April 7. Pinehurst Harness Track, 708-921-1719

Celebration of the Military Child
Apr 6
Join us for this annual celebration of the many military children in our community. Co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills, this fun-filled afternoon will include a free cookout, kid-friendly activities and live entertainment. This event is open for everyone to enjoy an afternoon full of family fun. 12 – 3 p.m. The Village Arboretum, 375 Magnolia Rd., Pinehurst.

4th Pinehurst Classic Pro-Am
Apr 6
Compete in the sandhills of North Carolina including play at the legendary No. 2 Course.  Optional extended stays to watch The Masters at Augusta.  All golfers welcome! Pinehurst Resort, 80 Carolina Vista Dr., Pinehurst.

Sandhills Farm Tour
Apr 6
Love your farmer? Want to connect with and support those who grow your food? Join us for the third annual Sandhills Self Driving Farm tour. More than a dozen farms from Broadway to Ellerbe are featured on this tour. See how strawberries, flowers, greenhouse vegetables, both organic and conventional, are raised. See colorful chickens, ostriches, goats, pigs, and other animals on pasture. Farm raised products available for purchase. Food trucks, bathrooms, and kid friendly activities available. Once you sign up by email, a map with farm descriptions and directions will be sent to you by email, or mailed to you. Farmers/volunteers will only be available from 9:00 a.m. to Noon OR Noon to 3:00 p.m. Please visit only within assigned hours for that farm. Moore County Agriculture Building, 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage, 910-947-3188

Weymouth Chamber Music Series: Turnia Trio
Apr 7
The Turnía Trio, formed in Washington State, is known for showcasing piano trios from Czech Romantic Composers Antonín Dvorák and Bedrich Smetana, as well as works by composer/cellist Bradley Hawkins.

Rachel Nesvig, violin; Bradley Hawkins, cello; Kristina Henckel, piano. All concerts are held in the Great Room followed by a post-concert reception to meet the artists. Tickets are available at the door. 2pm. Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. 910-692-6261,

Moore Young Professionals Social
Apr 10
Moore Young Professionals (MYP) is an initiative designed to build a stronger community for the future leaders of Moore County through professional development, fostering connections, and serving the local community. 2nd Wednesday of every month, 6pm - 7:30pm.

Live After 5 Concert
Apr 12 & May 10
Our Live After 5 Concert Series is back! Kicking off the series for the second year in a row is the band Night Years. You will be dancing all night to their multi-decade range of music mixed with their high energy performance. 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. This is a great free event the entire family is sure to enjoy. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes! Tufts Memorial Park, 1 Village Green Road West, Pinehurst. 910-295-2817,

Festival d’Avion
Apr 12
The Festival D’Avion is a celebration of Freedom and Flight and honors the men and women that have served in the armed forces. The event, hosted at the Moore County Airport includes a celebration concert on the 12th, and on the 13th features a Runway 5K fun run, special aircraft exhibits, scheduled aircraft fly-overs, Warbird displays, precision jump team exhibitions, programmed entertainment and a special scheduled fly-out of all participating aircraft. The five branches of the military have approved participation for the Festival D’Avion and will provide a variety of static aircraft and military equipment displays. A variety of food & beverage options will be available from area and regional food trucks, craft beer breweries, North Carolina wineries and vendors. Save the date! More information coming. Moore County Airport, 7825 Aviation Dr., Carthage. 910-215-0861,

Southern Pines Garden Club Home Tour
Apr 13
The Southern Pines Garden Club Home & Garden Tour offers exclusive access to six magnificent homes, art exhibits, plant sales, an orchid sale and show, and restaurant discounts in Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Horse Country. Each home on the tour is decorated with arrangements created by Southern Pines Garden Club members. At the peak of spring blooming, guests enjoy a full day of extraordinary private homes, local gardens, historic landmarks, plant sales and restaurant discounts. Among the oldest garden clubs in the nation, the Southern Pines Garden Club raises funds through this tour for community beautification and horticultural education projects. This is the 71st Home and Garden Tour. The Campbell House, 482 E Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. 910-725-1105,

Easter Egg Hunts
Apr 13
Children ages nine and younger are invited to ‘eggsplore’ Cannon Park for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Special prize eggs will be hidden for each age group. Following the egg hunts, families are encouraged to visit with the Easter Bunny and to hang around the park for more family fun activities. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Start times are staggered by age groups from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for family fun activities. Children may only participate in their age group's hunt and we ask that all participants arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time. Rain date: April 20. Cannon Park, 90 Woods Rd., Pinehurst.

Science of Cocktails
Apr 16
Join us as we learn about the Science that goes into making cocktails. Local expert Tony Cross introduces us to oils and juices that make amazing drinks. Limited seating, tickets on sale April 2nd at Given Book Shop. Cost is $25 and proceeds benefit Given Memorial Library. 6-8 p.m., Given Book Shop.

Apr 25 - May 12
Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Tickets: $15-$27. Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. 919-774-4512, Box Office: 919-774-4155

Southern Pines Springfest
Apr 27
Join us for arts, crafts, games, rides, food, entertainment, and more! We host over 160 vendors from all around North Carolina and the country. Enjoy beautiful artwork and crafts including paintings, jewelry, metal art, photography, woodwork, designs from nature, and other amazing creations. Kid's Block is full of activities for kids. Bring your bike, tricycle or big wheels for the annual Youth Bike Races for children 10 and under. Sign-up before the races on site at the Sunrise Theater. This event is co-sponsored by the Town of Southern Pines and the Southern Pines Business Association.Historic Downtown Southern Pines, along both sides of Broad Street.

Sandhills Farmers Market
May 1
Come out and support your local farmers and growers. Tufts Memorial Park, 1 Village Green Rd. West, Pinehurst. 3 - 6 p.m.

Fine Arts Lecture Series
May 2
These lectures will examine the accomplishments of five notable women who produced paintings and textile art that were every bit as original as the much-heralded art of their male counterparts. In “Not Just a Pretty Face”, part 2 of the 3-part series, Ellel Burke discusses portrait painter, Alice Neel. She used bold color and line to communicate our frailty, dynamism, intelligence, and passion, creating art that speaks to our soul rather than describing appearances. Join us as we explore some of the most intriguing modern portrait artists, including Robert Henri, Alice Neel, Frida Kahlo, Philip Pearlstein, Larry Rivers, and David Hockney.

Cameron Antiques Fair
May 3
This quaint village opens itself to an estimated 15,000 antique shoppers within the half mile stretch of town. That's when 300+ antique dealers from in and out of North Carolina flock to Cameron for this 2-day antique festival. Dealers, along with 10 antique and vintage shops, set up in yard after yard (and along the streets) with anything from furniture to jewelry and cast iron items to textiles and glassware to kitchen collectibles. This is a FREE event and takes place rain or shine. Food and refreshments are also available through vendors and The Dewberry Deli (famous for Dewberry Pie) and McPhersons Store. This year, the event is of a 2-day duration and will feature new and exciting vendors, a different variety of food (including plenty of sweets!) and more vintage clothing, traditional hand-crafted items and nursery plants. Cameron Historic District,

St. John Paul II Catholic School Derby Gala
May 4
Wear your most dapper Derby attire – seersucker suits, cocktail dresses, bow ties and over-the-top Derby hats are strongly encouraged. Enjoy an open bar featuring a signature cocktail, plated sit down dinner, music, live streaming of the Derby Race on large projector screens, photo opportunities, a silent auction and more. Tickets: $125. Pinehurst Member's Club, 1 Carolina Vista Dr, Pinehurst.

Girls’ Spa Weekend
May 10 - 12
Enjoy resort accommodations for two nights and a therapeutic spa treatment as well as Mimosa Yoga, crafting session, jewelry making with and a 3-course gourmet dinner – starting at just $419 per person. Spa at Pinehurst,

2nd U.S. Senior Women’s Open
May 16 - 19
In a special offering, golf fans can secure good-any-one-day or all-inclusive upgraded combination ticket packages to attend both championships (includes U.S. Amateur) in 2019 for increased value. Golf enthusiasts can also purchase premium tickets that include rounds of golf on Pine Needles as well as Pinehurst’s Course No. 4 and The Cradle after the championships are complete. Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, 1005 Midland Road, Southern Pines.

Ellerbe Strawberry Festival
May 18
Come out to celebrate Spring and Strawberries in Downtown Ellerbe. The event is presented by the Ellerbe Downtown Merchants Association. Enjoy live music, food, arts & crafts, kids' events, and family fun. Event is Free.

Rock the Cradle Concert
May 26
Join us for the premiere of our Rock the Cradle summer concert series, featuring Divine Past 9. Based out of North Carolina, Divine Past 9 is a twelve piece band, featuring a horn section, percussion, and multiple lead vocalists, delivers the best music from Aretha Franklin to ZZ Top. You’ll love their high-energy choreographed show with high-quality production and sound. Croquet Courts outside of the Pinehurst Resort Clubhouse, 6:30pm, Tickets $25+.

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