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April Calendar

Although conscientious effort is made to provide accurate and up-to-date information, all events are subject to change and errors can occur! Please call to verify times, costs, status and location before planning or attending an event.

JOY OF ART STUDIO. 2021 Joy of Art Studio Arts continues with lots of fun and creative classes for all ages. Paint with Joy twice a month. Offering both private and small groups with safe distance. Classes are held at Joy of Art Studio, 139 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite B, Southern Pines. Info: (910) 528-7283 or www.joyof-art.com or facebook.com/Joyscreativespace/.

GIVEN BOOK SHOP. The Given Book Shop is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday. Those who wish to enter must wear a face mask, have their temperature taken and abide by rules of social distancing. For those not wishing to enter the bookshop a “to-go” request form can be found at www.giventufts.org/book-request-form/. The Given Book Shop, 95 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 585-4820.

GIVEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY. Given Memorial Library is open on a limited basis. Those who wish to enter must wear a face mask, have their temperature taken and abide by rules of social distancing. Please check www.giventufts.org for up-to-date information on the status of open days and hours of operation. For those not wishing to enter the library “to-go” orders can be placed by phone or email. Go to the online catalog. Check for availability, then call (910) 295-6022 or email info@giventufts.com. Staff will fill request and contact with instructions on pickup. Library will return to regular hours on April 5. Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst.

LIBRARY READING PACKETS. Given Memorial Library has new reading packets available, which include craft supplies and activity sheets. Pickup for packets can be done from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 295-6022 or info@giventufts.com. 

LITTLE READERS. Little Clips for Little Readers features fun rhymes, songs and literacy tips for children aged birth to 5 and their parents and caregivers. Look for these videos posted weekly on SPPL’s Facebook and YouTube channel. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

MOORE ART SHARE. The Arts Council of Moore County and Given Memorial Library invite citizens of all ages to share their art with the community by submitting it to an online publication. Submissions can include visual arts, music, theater, short stories, videos, photography, recipes and more. Info: (910) 692-2787 or www.mooreart.org. 

WEYMOUTH CENTER. The Weymouth Center has tentative events dependent upon the directives of the governor’s office. Visit www.weymouthcenter.org for upcoming event information. 

DATE NIGHT AT THE SUNRISE. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Rent the Sunrise Theater for your private event. Email MaryBeth@sunrisetheater.com to help you plan your special night out at the Sunrise. 

SCAVENGER HUNT. Pick up scavenger hunts at the Given Book Shop, Given Memorial Library or online at www.giventurfts.org/program-and-events. The scavenger hunt will take you through the village of Pinehurst and there will be multiple themes such as science, shapes, historic buildings and more. Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst.

SPPL OPEN. The Southern Pines Public Library is now open for browsing. Hours have been extended to 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 – 5 p.m. on Sundays. In order to keep staff and patrons safe, capacity in the library is limited to 20 people and 15 minutes of browsing time. Masks are required for entry to the library for adults and children 5 and older. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines.

Thursday, April 1

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH. Celebrate National Poetry Month with a writing contest. From April 1 to April 30, Grades K-12 are invited submit poems to lib@sppl.net. Stop by the library to record your poem for everyone to hear on Dial-a-Story (910) 900-9099.

THEATER SHOW. 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. War Horse. Tickets are $15 per person. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or www.sunrisetheater.com.

Friday, April 2

ART RECEPTION. 5 – 7 p.m. The April exhibit will showcase the work of Sandhills artist Jude Winkley, who will present her works in a solo exhibit titled “All That Jazz.” The exhibit will be on display through April 29. Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen. Info: (910) 944-3979.

MOVIE. Godzilla vs. Kong. The movie will play inside the Sunrise Theater and continues through April 10. Tickets are $10 per person. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or www.sunrisetheater.com.

OUTDOOR MOVIE. 7:45 p.m. ET. There will be a second showing on April 3 at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or  www.sunrisetheater.com.

Saturday, April 2–3

Hoppin’ Around Downtown Fayetteville. Join the Cool Spring Downtown District for Hoppin’ Around Downtown! Can you find all the eggs that are scattered on the windows of local businesses? Find them all and enter to win a prize. You can also meet Honey, the Bunny! Honey will be greeting for a limited time so click on our event page link to know what time Honey will be downtown. Info: HoppinAroundDTFay

Saturday, April 3

PAINTED PONIES AUCTION. The Painted Ponies Auction will be held live and online at www.eventgives.com/
paintedponies from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Carolina Horse Park Foundation. Info:
www.carolinahorsepark.com.

Monday, April 5

BOOK EVENT. 7 p.m. Join The Country Bookshop for a virtual event with author Kelly Mustian and her book The Girls in the Stilt House. Free event. Info and tickets: ticketmesandhills.com.

Tuesday, April 6

BOOK EVENT. 7 p.m. Join The Country Bookshop for a virtual event with author Natalie Standiford and her book Astrid Sees All. Free event. Info and tickets: www.ticketmesandhills.com.

Thursday, April 8

SHAW HOUSE TOURS. 1 – 4 p.m. The Moore County Historical Association’s Shaw House grounds and properties are reopening for tours of the houses and structures, Thursdays and Fridays only. The gift shop will also be open and contains unique items including area history books, vintage soaps, framed canceled-stamp envelopes, and beautifully framed pressed flowers. Tours continue through April 30. Masks are required for indoor touring. Call the Historical Association ahead of time to book a tour at (910) 692-2051.

Friday, April 9

ART EXHIBIT OPENING. View the exhibit: “Palustris: Celebrating Longleaf Through the Arts.” The exhibit will remain on display through April 30. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-2787 or www.mooreart.org.

SYMPHONY. 12 p.m. Friday Favorites: Music from the Movies. This is a streaming concert. There will be another stream on April 30 at 12 p.m. N.C. Symphony, 3700 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Info: www.ncsymphony.org.

Saturday, April 10

MARKETPLACE ON SUNRISE SQUARE. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. An outdoor market featuring a variety of local small businesses and artisans providing shoppers access to numerous artisans, small businesses, and organizations in a safe, fresh air environment. Pop-up shops are scattered around the Sunrise Square park. Masks are required for everyone ages 2 and up. Dogs are not permitted. Sunrise Square, 260 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or  www.sunrisetheater.com.

SYMPHONY. 8 p.m. Copland and Dvorák. This is a streaming concert. N.C. Symphony, 3700 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Info: www.ncsymphony.org.

Sunday, April 11

MOVIE. 2 p.m. Royal Wedding (1951). The movie will play inside the Sunrise Theater. Tickets are $10 per person. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or  www.sunrisetheater.com.

Thursday, April 13

GIVEN TO GO. 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Elliott’s on Linden and the Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives are holding a Given to Go fundraiser on Tuesday, April 13, featuring smokehouse brisket, buttermilk mashed potatoes, a vegetable medley and dessert. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by calling the Tufts Archives at (910) 295-3642 or emailing giventufts@gmail.com. Meal pickup times are 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst.

Friday, April 16

DINO HUNT. 12 p.m. You and your team of dinosaur hunters can embark on an adventure, spotting and hunting Dinos with a Nerf-style dart blaster from your own car. Cost is $20 per car in advance or $30 at the door. CATHIS Farm, 544 Falcon Road, Lillington. Info: (910) 502-0348 or www.cathisfarm.com/dino-hunt-adventure.

OUTDOOR MOVIE. 8 p.m. Movie to be determined. There will be a second showing on April 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or  www.sunrisetheater.com.

Saturday, April 17

SYMPHONY. 8 p.m. Appalachian Spring and Mozart Symphony No. 33. This is a streaming concert. N.C. Symphony, 3700 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Info: www.ncsymphony.org.

Blue and Brews: A Festival at the Farm. Malcolm Blue 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 or blankets! No outside food or beverages allowed. All COVID regulations will be followed. Masks and social distancing are required. Capacity will be limited to 400 people at any one time (as people leave more will be let in). Tickets will be sold at the gate, cash only. Those who buy their tickets in advance online are not guaranteed immediate entry, but will be given priority entry when space becomes available. Performances by: Cumberland County Line, Cuttin’ GrassShortly Thereafter, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road. Food and Drink Vendors: Railhouse Brewery, James Creek Ciderhouse, Southern Pines Brewing Company, Trompos Tacos, The House of Odell and Luella, Big Fat Philly (Some vendors may be cash only)

Sunday, April 18

PLANT SALE. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Pinehurst Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser will offer  plant favorites such as geraniums, vincas and begonias. Green Haven Nursery, 255 Green Haven Lane, Carthage. Info: (910) 420-8214 or www.pinehurstgardenclub.com.

WRITING GROUP. 3 p.m. Interested in creating fiction, nonfiction, poetry or comics? Connect with other writers and artists, chat about your craft and get feedback on your work. All levels are welcome. The session will meet via Zoom. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. To join email: lholden@sppl.net.

Tuesday, April 20

BINGO. 1 p.m. Adults 55 and older are invited to come play 10 games of bingo. Prizes given to the winners. Cost is $2/resident; $4/non-resident. Space is limited to 24 participants. Douglass Community Center, 1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Info and registration: (910) 692-7376.

Thursday, April 22

CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE. 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Paul Dunn, round table member and author, with a presentation on “The Religious Beliefs of Abraham Lincoln, Including His Recurring Dreams.” Meeting starts at 7 p.m. Attendance may be limited to 25, reservations will be necessary. Civic Club, corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Ashe St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 246-0452 or mafarina@aol.com.

Friday, April 23

OUTDOOR MOVIE. 8 p.m. Movie to be determined. There will be a second showing on April 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or www.sunrisetheater.com.

Saturday, April 24

MARKETPLACE ON SUNRISE SQUARE. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. An outdoor market featuring a variety of local small businesses and artisans providing shoppers access to numerous artisans, small businesses, and organizations in a safe, fresh air environment. Pop-up shops are scattered around the Sunrise Square park. Masks are required for everyone ages 2 and up. Dogs are not permitted. Sunrise Square, 260 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or www.sunrisetheater.com.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Celebration. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tai Chi Arts Association is Hosting a FREE Online or In-Person Event
Pinehurst Country Club 80 Carolina Vista Drive or Online. Please register on our Web Page address: https://www.tai-chi-arts.com/events
Annual Event to be held Rain or Shine. A Buffet lunch will be available for a fee after the event. FREE Tai Chi & and Healing Workshop for all participants.
This annual International event is held in over 80 countries and 100 cities
around the World on the same date and time, every year to elevate awareness and to update research of this ancient health and healing Art for everyone. To Register and for more information visit www.tai-chi-arts.com.

SYMPHONY. 8 p.m. Ragtime Kings. This is a streaming concert. N.C. Symphony, 3700 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Info: www.ncsymphony.org.

Tuesday, April 27

PAGE TURNERS. 10:30 a.m. Southern Pines Public Library’s book club will meet via Zoom. The book is Long Bright River, by Liz Moore. Can’t make the live meeting? Head over to the SPPL Page Turners Facebook page to post your thoughts and interact with group members. Info: (910) 692-8235 or email lib@sppl.net.

Friday, April 30

OUTDOOR MOVIE. 8 p.m. Movie to be determined. There will be a second showing on May 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or  www.sunrisetheater.com.

LIVE THEATER SHOW. Join The Encore Center for Charlotte’s Web and Smoke on the Mountain, two live shows for all ages. Shows are running from April 30 through May 7. For tickets or more information about these or other upcoming productions, call (910) 725-0603 or visit www.EncoreCenter.net.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, May 1

DERBY GALA. 5:30 – 10 p.m. Join the St. John Paul II Catholic School in your most dapper derby attire. Enjoy an open bar, sit-down dinner, music, live stream of the Kentucky Derby race, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $125. Pinehurst Country Club, 1 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst. Info: www.ticketmesandhills.com.

WEEKLY EVENTS

Mondays

WORKOUTS. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Adults 55 and older are invited to get their workout on. Open Monday through Friday. Cost for six months: $15/resident; $30/non-resident. Douglass Community Center, 1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Info and registration: (910) 692-7376. Info: (910) 692-7376.

INDOOR WALKING. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Improve balance, blood pressure and maintain healthy bones with one of the best methods of exercise. Classes are held at the same time Monday through Friday. Ages 55 and up. Cost for six months: $15/resident; $30/non-resident. Southern Pines Recreation Center, 210 Memorial Park Ct., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-7376.

TAP CLASS. 1:30 – 3 p.m. For adults 55 and older. All levels welcome. Cost per class: $15/resident; $30/non-resident. Douglass Community Center, 1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Info and registration: (910) 692-7376.

Tuesdays

OUTDOOR STORYTIME. 10 a.m. Story times will take place in the newly expanded outdoor story circle this spring. Babies birth to 2 years old and their families are invited for a 20 to 30-minute story session. Each of these sessions is first come, first served with a capacity of 10 families. Masks are required for any participant over the age of 5. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net or email lib@sppl.net.

TABLE TENNIS. 7 – 9 p.m. Enjoy playing this exciting game every Tuesday. Cost for six months is $15 for residents of Southern Pines and $30 for non-residents. For adults 55 and older. Douglass Community Center, 1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-7376.

Wednesdays

FARM TO TABLE. Join Sandhills Farm to Table Co-op by ordering a subscription of local produce to support our local farmers. Info: (910) 722-1623 or  www.sandhillsfarm2table.com.

SANDHILLS FARMERS MARKET IN PINEHURST. 3 – 6 p.m. The market will feature local farmers, bakers, crafters and an N.C. fishmonger so locals can purchase fresh fish that is 24 to 48 hours from wave to plate. The market opens on April 14. Fishmonger only comes on Wednesday. Regularly featuring 20 or more farms plus entertainment and opportunities for kids. Tufts Park, Pinehurst. 

Thursdays

OUTDOOR STORYTIME. 3 p.m. Story times will take place in the newly expanded outdoor story circle this spring. Ages 3 to 5 and their families can enjoy a session with literacy-building skills to help them prepare for kindergarten. Each of these sessions is first come, first served with a capacity of 10 families. Masks are required for any participant over the age of 5. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net or email lib@sppl.net.

Fridays

TAP CLASS. 10 – 11:30 a.m. For adults 55 and older. All levels welcome. Cost per class: $15/resident; $30/non-resident. Douglass Community Center, 1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Info and registration: (910) 692-7376.

Saturdays

SANDHILLS FARMERS MARKET IN PINEHURST. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The market will feature local farmers, bakers and crafters. The market opens on April 14. Regularly featuring 20 or more farms plus entertainment and opportunities for kids. Tufts Park, Pinehurst.

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