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Art Here, Art There, Art Everywhere

The Campbell House Galleries’ May exhibition opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 7, and runs through May 28, featuring Jugtown Pottery, paintings by Sharon Ferguson, JLK Jewelry, and woodworking by Andrew Ownbey. Campbell House is at 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. For info call (910) 692-2787 or visit

Also on May 7, the Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen, will hold a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring the work of Kathy Lueck in an exhibition titled “Adventures with a Palette Knife.” The exhibition runs through May 27. For additional information, call (910) 944-3979.

Have Corkscrew, Will Travel

Enjoy wine, light hors d’oeuvres, silent auctions, a wine raffle and jewelry at “Ladies Wine Out” at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, 555 East Connecticut Ave., on Thursday, May 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The rain date is May 13. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers and are available at www.ticketmesandhills or by calling (910) 692-6261.

Mother’s Matinee

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special showing of The Sound of Music at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, at the Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Tickets are $10 per person, and masks are required inside the theater. For additional information visit or call (910) 692-3611.

Cinema En Plein Air

The Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., in Southern Pines, will be featuring outdoor movies beginning with Mamma Mia! on Friday, May 7, and Saturday May 8, at 8:15 p.m.; and Ghostbusters on Friday, May 21, and Saturday, May 22, at 8:30. Tickets for the movies are $10 per person. In the event of inclement weather, the movies will be screened indoors. For more information call (910) 692-3611 or go to

Gilded mummy called Lady Isaious. © 2020 Manchester Museum / Michael Pollard

Mummies Day

What says Mother’s Day more than a visit to the North Carolina Museum of Art’s exhibition of the Golden Mummies of Egypt? In a series of lavishly illustrated sections, the exhibition uses the collections of the Manchester Museum to showcase multicultural Roman Egypt (circa 300 B.C.E. to 200 C.E.) where diverse Egyptian, Roman, and Greek communities and influences were blended. Visitors will learn about the three mummies in the exhibition using interactives to see underneath the wrappings, thanks to digital radiography paired with multidirectional CT scanning. The exhibition runs through July 11. For tickets visit

Dig This

The Master Gardener Hotline will be back to talk you down off the horticultural ledge beginning Monday, May 3. Questions about lawns, plant care and sustainable gardening are all fair game. The Master Gardeners will be available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday at (910) 947-3188. The program continues through Oct. 31.

Taste of North Carolina

Given Memorial Library and Elliott’s on Linden will team up for another delicious Given to Go on Tuesday, May 18. The menu will be a seasonal spring mix, grilled chicken breast, herb red bliss potato salad and assorted cookies. Pickup is from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Tickets for the fundraiser are $22 per meal and sales end on Friday, May 14. Meals can be pre-purchased at the Tufts Archives at (910) 295-3642 or by email at

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