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Sandhills Events Aug-Sept 2019

Posted On August 5, 2019

The Sandhills Magazine rundown on what to do to make the most of your free time.

238th Anniversary of the Battle at House in the Horseshoe

August 3 & 4

Join us for the annual reenactment of the Tory and Whig skirmish at House in the Horseshoe. The skirmish highlights the struggles of the backcountry as the Revolutionary War engulfed North Carolina. The battle will take place at 2:00 pm both days. There will be activities and demonstrations throughout the site. Historical sutlers and food vendors will also be present. $5.00 parking fee. All proceeds benefit the House in the Horseshoe Preservation Committee. 288 Alston House Rd, Sanford. historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/house-horseshoe

Supper on the Grounds BBQ

September 12 

A September evening of barbecue with music by Momma Molasses on the beautiful grounds of The Boyd House. Hosted by the Women of Weymouth, Supper On The Grounds is an outdoor event. Barbecue By Jordan’s of West End. Menu: BBQ Pork, Fried Chicken, Sides & Desserts. Wine, Beer, Iced Tea and Lemonade included. 5:30-7:30 pm $20 Members / $30 Non Members / $10 Kids 6 To 14 / Kids Under 5 Eat Free; Share Plates. 555 E Connecticut Ave, Southern Pines. http://weymouthcenter.org/

2019 MIRA Bob Baillie Memorial Tournament

September 21

A relaxed, fun morning of golf in memory of the late Bob Baillie, who with his wife Elaine, founded of MIRA USA., a charitable organization and the only one in the U.S. that provides guide dogs to blind children free of charge. Held at The Country Club of Whispering Pines with an 8:00am Registration / 9:00am Shotgun Start / Captain’s Choice. Tournament player prices: Individual Golfer $98/ Foursome $392.00. Includes Greens Fees & Golf Cart / Coffee & Doughnuts / Beverages & Snacks / Lunch Buffet.  mirausa.org/mira-visionary-golf/

An Evening with Mary Alice Monroe

September 26

The Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills presents this author evening featuring SC fiction writer and active conservationist Mary Alice Monroe. Known for writing richly textured books that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life, Monroe is a memorable speaker. VIP reception at 5:30 pm; General Admission at 6:00 pm at the Pinehurst Members Club. For questions and sponsorship opportunities benefitting the B&GC, contact gfragate@sandhillsbgc.org. ticketmesandhills.com/events

James Creek Cider House To Open Tasting Room

September 28 

Construction is underway for a tasting room and new production facility at James Creek Cider House in Cameron. Owners Ann Marie and David Thornton are planning for a September 28th grand opening of the tasting room which will feature outdoor seating areas with views of the orchards. 

“My favorite part of the week is being at the farmers’ market, pouring samples of cider for people and talking to them about cider and the old Southern heirloom apple varieties that we grow. The tasting room will give us more opportunities to engage with our customers and show them how we grow our apples and produce these ciders that reflect our region and our fruit. This ‘sense of place’ is so important to us,” says David. 172 US Highway 1, North, Business, Cameron. www. facebook.com/jamescreekciderhouse    

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Fayetteville Woodpeckers 

August 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 & September 1, 2

 

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers are a Minor League Baseball team of the Carolina League and the Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros. No summer is complete without an evening of America’s favorite pastime, so drive over and support the Woodpeckers! Currently playing at Segra Stadium in Fayetteville, the team is in the process of having a new stadium built in downtown. milb.com/fayetteville/ballpark/

64th Annual Farmers Day Festival in Robbins

August 1, 2, 3 

People from near and far fill the streets of Robbins to celebrate community and heritage at its annual Farmers Day Festival. Though its beginnings were humble, the festival has grown into something much bigger. Now, the 2019 Farmers Day spans three days and boasts live music, food and craft vendors, and a fireworks display. Adding to the already full slate of entertainment are carnival rides and a tractor parade. With the exception of the carnival rides, all of the weekend’s entertainment is free. 110 S Middleton Street, Robbins. http://www.robbinsfarmersday.com/

Art Exhibit: Fine Arts Festival 2019 

August 2-29

Created to provide incentive for local artists to improve their technique and a place to showcase and sell their artwork, this exhibit has since grown into a major exhibit featuring artists from all over the country. The event also includes an art competition where the entries are judged and cash prizes and ribbons are awarded. Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, August 2, 2019, 6-8 pm Exhibit Dates: August 2-29, 2019. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines. mooreart.org/

Sunrise Theaters Summer Classic Film Series

August 1, 8 & 15

Sunrise Theater continues to host its Summer Classics. All shows start at 7:30 PM and are just $6. Doors open at 6:30, so come early to get popcorn and drinks and enjoy the show! (AUG 1 - Hook  AUG 8 - Goodfellas  

AUG 15 - This is Spinal Tap) 250 NW Broad St. Southern Pines. sunrisetheater.com

First Friday

August 2

Sunrise Theater First Friday presents Love Canon from 5-8 pm.. Love Canon brings their acoustic-roots sensibilities to the electronic-tinged pop hits of the 80’s and 90’s to create Cover Story, their 4th album. Join us for an evening of music, food trucks and as always, Southern Pines Brewing Company beer will be flowing! Free, open to the public and family-friendly! As a reminder, due to the large crowds that First Fridays attracts, please leave your pets at home. 250 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines. sunrisetheater.com

238th Anniversary of the Battle at House in the Horseshoe

August 3 & 4

Join us for the annual reenactment of the Tory and Whig skirmish at House in the Horseshoe. The skirmish highlights the struggles of the backcountry as the Revolutionary War engulfed North Carolina. The battle will take place at 2:00 PM both days. There will be activities and demonstrations throughout the site. Historical sutlers and food vendors will also be present. $5.00 parking fee. All proceeds benefit the House in the Horseshoe Preservation Committee. 288 Alston House Rd, Sanford. historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/house-horseshoe

Pinehurst Live After 5 with the Sand Band

August 9

Join us for a night of dancing with the local favorite, the Sand Band, with opening act Paige Johnson. Live music and fun kids’ activities while food trucks are 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! 5 pm Tufts Memorial Park, Pinehurst www.vopnc.org

Arachnids Abound at Weymouth Woods

August 11

Ticks, chiggers, and spiders are just a part of life in the sandhills, though usually not a pleasant part. Come learn what to be wary of when it comes to these critters and also put to rest some myths and unfounded fears. Held at 3:00 pm, this demonstration is weather permitting. 1024 Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines, (910) 692-2167 weymouth.woods@ncparks.gov

2019 U.S. Amateur Championship

August 12 through August 18 

The U.S. Amateur returns to Pinehurst in 2019 for the third time, and the first since 2008. Pinehurst has been the stage of Labron Harris’ triumph in 1962, and in 2008, Danny Lee romped to victory, becoming the youngest player to win the Amateur at the time. The 2018 U.S. Amateur Champion Viktor Hovland (pictured) is already looking forward to coming to Pinehurst for the 2019 U.S. Amateur. Pinehurst No. 2 and Pinehurst No. 4 will serve as the companion courses for the 2019 National Championship. usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2019/u-s—amateur

Night Hike at Weymouth Woods

August 16

Discover nature by moonlight! Listen to the sounds of the night as you walk along the trail. This event is co-sponsored by Southern Pines Recreation and Parks.1024 Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines, (910) 692-2167 weymouth.woods@ncparks.gov

Movies by the Lake

August 16 & September 20 

Aberdeen Lake Park hosts family movies on the big screen. Admission is free and concessions will be available for purchase. (August 16th – Lego Movie 2 September 20th – How to Train your Dragon 3) 301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen townofaberdeen.net  *Rain dates will be the same time, the following day.

Jam Session AKA Song Circle at Weymouth Center 

August 27 & September 24

 

Live music at the historic Weymouth Center. Casual and fun from 6-9:00 pm. 482 E. Connecticut Ave, Southern Pines.  http://weymouthcenter.org/

Drafts and a Laugh

August 30    

Join us for a night out at Aberdeen Lake Park sponsored by Railhouse Brewery! Watch "TAG" on the big screen and enjoy Rita's Italian Ice. Yard games will be set up at 7, the movie will begin at 8:00 pm. 301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen townofaberdeen.net  *Rain dates will be the same time, the following day.

Art Exhibit: The Light Within

September 6 to 26   

The Arts Council of Moore County invites you to Campbell House Galleries to view the art exhibit, THE LIGHT WITHIN, featuring the art of Christine Hager-Braun. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines. www.mooreart.org

First Friday 

September 6

Sunrise Theater First Friday presents Fireside Collective from 5-8:00 pm. A progressive folk band from the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and heavily influenced by American roots music and contemporary bluegrass, the Fireside Collective strives to create music that is both engaging and accessible. Join us for an evening of music, food trucks and as always, Southern Pines Brewing Company beer will be flowing! Free, open to the public and family-friendly! 250 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines. sunrisetheater.com

Brandon Heath Live in Concert

September 7 

Brandon Heath has four #1 singles to his credit, including the RIAA Platinum-certified “Give Me Your Eyes,” five Grammy nominations, an American Music Award nod and an Emmy Award, eight Dove Awards, and a win for Song of the Year (“Give Me Your Eyes”). This event benefits Adult and Teen Challenge Sandhills, NC. Join the fun outside at Cooper Ford (located 10 minutes north from the Pinehurst traffic circle) in Carthage. 5292 US 15 501 Highway, Carthage. ticketmesandhills.com/events

SCC Jazz Band Outdoor Concert

August 12 

Summer concerts on the McNeill-Woodward Green by the SCC Jazz Band are a Sandhills tradition. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening under the pines in front of Boyd Library. In the event of rain, the concert moves into the Dempsey Student Center. Food truck service begins at 5:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is free. 3395 Airport Rd, Pinehurst.

Supper on the Grounds BBQ

September 12 

A September evening of barbecue with music by Momma Molasses on the beautiful grounds of The Boyd House. Hosted by the Women of Weymouth, Supper On The Grounds is an outdoor event. Barbecue By Jordan’s of West End. Menu: BBQ Pork, Fried Chicken, Sides & Desserts. Wine, Beer, Iced Tea and Lemonade included. 5:30-7:30 pm $20 Members / $30 Non Members / $10 Kids 6 To 14 / Kids Under 5 Eat Free; Share Plates. 555 E Connecticut Ave, Southern Pines. http://weymouthcenter.org/

Pinehurst Live After 5 with the Band of Oz

September 13 

Join us for a night of dancing with the Band of Oz! The amazing Tony Barnes will be kicking off the night so you will want be early for this show! Live music and fun kids’ activities will ensure a good time for all ages. 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. 5 pm Tufts Memorial Park, Pinehurst. www.vopnc.org


2019 MIRA Bob Baillie Memorial Tournament

September 21

A relaxed and fun morning of golf in memory of Bob Baillie, founder of MIRA USA., held at The Country Club of Whispering Pines. 8:00am Registration / 9:00am Shotgun Start / Captain’s Choice. Tournament player prices: Individual Golfer $98/ Foursome $392.00, and includes Greens Fees & Golf Cart / Coffee & Doughnuts / Beverages & Snacks / Lunch Buffet. mirausa.org/mira-visionary-golf/

4th Annual Pours in the Pines Beer Festival

September 21 

Pours in the Pines is coming back for its 4th year at the beautiful and historic Weymouth Center. Save the date and stay tuned for details! This is a 21 and older event. No exceptions. ID's will be checked at the door and anyone without a valid ID will not be allowed entry, even with a ticket. 482 E. Connecticut Ave, Southern Pines. Follow Pours in the Pines on Facebook

Eats, Beats & Brews

September 21 

Everyone's favorite food truck rodeo is back at the Village Arboretum! Eats, Beats & Brews returns offering a variety of your favorite local vendors while bringing something new into town! Wine and craft beer will be available for purchase, outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Live entertainment throughout the evening: 5 - 7:00 pm: Heads Up Penny, and 7- 9:00 pm: Minutes and Years. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes and appetite! 375 Magnolia Rd, Pinehurst. www.vopnc.org

An Evening with Mary Alice Monroe

September 26

The Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills presents this author evening featuring SC fiction writer and active conservationist Mary Alice Monroe. VIP reception at 5:30 pm; General Admission at 6:00 pm at the Pinehurst Members Club. For questions and sponsorship opportunities benefitting the B&GC, contact gfragate@sandhillsbgc.org. ticketmesandhills.com/events

NC Symphony: Enigma Variations

September 29 

On Opening Night, Elgar's "Enigma" Variations offer one delight after another, as the composer shares musical portraits of friends and family with humor, tenderness, and sweeping emotion. The Symphony’s ongoing commitment to music by women composers continues with the gorgeous and poetic Sea Sketches by Grace Williams, depicting the Welsh coast. Tickets are available now as part of a series package. 250 Voit Gilmore Lane, Southern Pines. Individual tickets will go on sale in August. ncsymphony.org/events

Mark & Maggie O’Connor, Violin Duo

September 30 

Held at the Sunrise Theater, Mark & Maggie O’Connor concerts offer a broad and interconnecting collection of American music through violin/fiddle solos and duos, with additional music by Mark on guitar. You will find yourself inspired by the songbook of America as you have never heard it before. This is the first of four concerts in the Classical Concert Series. 250 NW Broad St, Southern Pines. sunrisetheater.com


Hosting Regular Wine Tastings 

Black Rock Winery 

Black Rock Vineyard is a small vinifera vineyard in the upper part of Moore County. Being the first vinifera vineyard in this area, we are growing nine red varieties and five white varieties to find out which varieties will suit our growing conditions. Come and sample these young vineyard wines. 6652 US Highway 15-501
Carthage. Open Thursday to Sunday afternoons. blackrockvineyard.com

Sandhills Winery

Sandhills Winery hosts tastings on Thursday nights when they pour from four to six varietals from different regions of the world, and pair the wines with foods that will complement the wines. The cost is $10.00/person and the dress is always casual. Every Thursday from 5:30 to 8 PM. Reservations are preferred. 1057 Seven Lakes Dr, Seven Lakes. sandhillswinery.com

Village Wine Shop 

Stop by & enjoy a glass of wine in their cozy, friendly wine bar. Nicknamed the “Cheers of Pinehurst”, it is a fun gathering spot and a great place to taste different wines. 80 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst. Open daily. villagewineshop.net

The Wine Cellar  

Featuring over 20 wines for tasting by the glass every day, 8 craft beers on tap, beer flights, and over 90 bottled craft brews and ciders, The Wine cellar also hosts live acoustic music on Friday & Saturday evenings. Open daily. 241-A NE Broad St, Southern Pines. thewinecellarandtastingroom.com