December Calendar

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JOY OF ART STUDIO. Painting, drawing and mixed media. 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 www.facebook.com/Joyscreativespace/.

RENT THE SUNRISE. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Rent the Sunrise Theater for your private event. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Email information@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.giventufts.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.

BOOK SALE. This month’s sale is buy one, get one free on cookbooks. Masks recommended in the book shop. Given Book Shop, 95 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 295-3642.

WINTER READING CHALLENGE. All ages are encouraged to join the Winter Reading Challenge. Track your books through the Beanstack App or by logging into the Beanstack website. Log the books that you read until Jan. 31 and be entered to win prizes. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

Saturday, January 1

MET OPERA. 1 p.m. Cinderella. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: www.sunrisetheater.com.

Sunday, January 2

LIVE MUSIC. 6:46 p.m. The Gibson Brothers perform with special guest, Vickie Vaughn. Owens Auditorium, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. Info: www.ticketmesandhills.com.

Tuesday, January 4

ADULT STORYTIME. 12 p.m. Take a break from your busy day and join us for a story time designed for adults. Bring your lunch and listen to Audrey Moriarty read some of her favorites for the season. Masks required. Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 295-3642.

Wednesday, January 5

LIBRARY PROGRAM. 3:30 p.m. At The Library After School (ATLAS) is a new after-school program for kindergarten to second-graders who enjoy stories and learning. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

Thursday, January 6

FILM. 10 a.m. Let the Scream Be Heard. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: www.sunrisetheater.com.

Friday, January 7

ART EXHIBIT. 6 – 8 p.m. Don’t miss the exhibit “Stitches and Strokes,” featuring paintings and fiber art by local artist Suzy Morgan. The exhibit runs through Feb. 15. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 295-2787 or www.mooreart.org.

Saturday, January 8

SATURDAY KIDS PROGRAM. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Celebrate January author birthdays, J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit) and A.A Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh), with great crafts and activities. Masks required. Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 295-3642.

Sunday, January 9

THEATER SHOW. 2 p.m. “Jerry Herman on Broadway” is being presented by the Sandhills Repertory Theatre. Be prepared for amazing tap dancing by some of Broadway’s finest. Show dates are Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Jan.10 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $35 for regular seating, $75 for VIP lounge seating area, and $45 at the door. Students under 12 admitted free. Bradshaw Performing Arts Center, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. Info and tickets: www.ticketmesandhills.com or www.sandhillsrep.org.

ART EXHIBIT. 2 – 3 p.m. Visit the Artists League of the Sandhills and view displays offering details about mediums, then register for classes that interest you. The exhibition of the instructors’ paintings will remain open through Jan. 28. Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen. Info: (910) 944-3979.

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 at the library. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: lholden@sppl.net.

Monday, January 10

HEALTH SERIES. 3:30 p.m. Certified occupational therapists will address the design, structures and setup of the home environment, which can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to remain healthy and to age successfully. Masks required. Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 295-3642.

Thursday, January 13

GATHERING AT GIVEN. 3:30 p.m. Folk singer Cliff Aikens will provide music for you to sing along with, including an original piece of music he wrote for Pinehurst. Masks required. Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 295-3642.

Friday, January 14

LIVE MUSIC. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Joslyn and the Sweet Compression perform a mix of funk and soul. Owens Auditorium, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. Info: www.ticketmesandhills.com.

Saturday, January 15

CRAFT DAYS. Children and their families can come by the library for Drop-in Craft Days and work on crafts at their own pace. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

DANCING. 6 p.m. Carolina Pines Dance Club invites you for a fun evening of social dancing — swing, line, ballroom, shag and Latin. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dance lessons at 6:30 p.m. Dancing until 9:30 p.m. Beginners and experienced dancers, couples and singles all welcome. Cost is $15 per person; cash at the door. National Athletic Village, 201 Air Tool Dr., Southern Pines. Info: (724) 816-1170.

Sunday, January 16

LECTURE SERIES. 3 p.m. Marsha Warren speaks on “Freedom Park: The Inspiring Story of How a Monument to Freedom is Built while Confederate Statues are Coming Down.” This is part one of a three-part series. Cost is $15 for Weymouth members and $20 for non-members. Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: www.weymouthcenter.org.

FRENCH DINNER. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Local chefs present “A French Bistro Dinner at the Cabin.” The dinner will be four courses and limited to 36 guests. The dinner is $65 per person. Sandhills Woman’s Exchange, 15 Azalea Road, Pinehurst. Info and reservations: (910) 295-4677 or www.sandhillswe.org.

Monday, January 17

WOMEN OF WEYMOUTH. 9:30 a.m. The Women of Weymouth committee will meet and have a guest speaker. Free admission. Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: www.weymouthcenter.org.

Tuesday, January 18

RING THE ALARM. 6 – 8 p.m. Join The Sway as it celebrates our local fire and police departments’ battle of the fittest in the Nutrishop’s “Guns and Hoses Challenge.” Hot Asana Yoga Studio, 10 Camelia Way, Southern Pines. Info: www.ticketmesandhills.com.

Wednesday, January 19

LIBRARY PROGRAM. 3:30 p.m. At The Library After School (ATLAS) is a new after-school program for kindergarten through second-graders who enjoy stories and learning. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

Thursday, January 20

READ BETWEEN THE PINES. 5 p.m. SPPL’s book club for adults meets to discuss this month’s book. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. To join email: mhoward@sppl.net.

CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE. 6:30 p.m. This is the annual members’ meeting where several members will provide short presentations. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. Open to the public. Civic Club, corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Ashe Street, Southern Pines. Info: (910) 246-0452 or mafarina@aol.com.

Friday, January 21

THEATER SHOW. 7:30 p.m. The Encore Center Theatre presents Guys and Dolls Jr., a production from the Teen Winter Camp. There are more performances on Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. Encore Center, 160 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines. Info and tickets: (910) 725-0603 or www.encorecenter.net.

Sunday, January 23

BOLSHOI BALLET. 1 p.m. Jewels. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: www.sunrisetheater.com.

STEAM. 3 p.m. Learn about topics in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Elementary-aged children and caregivers are invited to participate in STEAM projects and activities. This program will be held outdoors, and advanced registration is encouraged. This month’s topic will be parachutes. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

Monday, January 24

TEEN WRITING CLUB. 4 p.m. Are you a teen writer interested in creative writing and storytelling? Ready to share your work, hone your craft, or just hang out with and get inspired by other young writers? Join us for the Teen Creative Writing Club. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or email: kbroughey@sppl.net.

Tuesday, January 25

FUNDRAISER. 11:30 a.m. Friend to Friend will be hosting their annual luncheon fundraiser to support their mission to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking rebuild their lives. Pinehurst Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Hill Road S., Pinehurst. Info and registration: (910) 947-1703.

MUSICIANS’ JAM SESSION. 6 – 9 p.m. Bring your own instrument and beverage or just come and enjoy the music. Attendees must have had the COVID vaccination. Free admission. Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: www.weymouthcenter.org.

Thursday, January 27

DOUGLASS CENTER BOOK CLUB. 10:30 a.m. Multiple copies of the selected book for the month are available for checkout at the library. Douglass Center, 1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or email: mmiller@sppl.net.

Friday, January 28

TEA AND TECH. 11 a.m. Get an introduction to e-readers and e-books at this session. Bring your tablet, smartphone or laptop and your library card. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

LIVE THEATER. 7 p.m. She Kills Monsters, live on the Sunrise stage. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. There will be additional performances on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. Info: www.sunrisetheater.com.

Saturday, January 29

CRAFT DAYS. Children and their families can come by the library for Drop-in Craft Days and work on crafts at their own pace. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

HOUNDS MEET. 9 a.m. Moore County Hounds was founded by James and Jackson Boyd at Weymouth in 1914. Join us to celebrate where it all began. All mounted/unmounted members of Moore County Hounds will be offered a “stirrup cup.” Free admission. Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: www.weymouthcenter.org.

MET OPERA. 1 p.m. Rigoletto. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: www.sunrisetheater.com.

MURDER MYSTERY. 6:30 p.m. Join in for a night of murder, mystery and the mob. Hugger Mugger Brewing Company, 229 Wicker St., Sanford. Info: www.ticketmesandhills.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, February 1

BREAKFAST PRESENTATION. 9 a.m. The Sandhills Woman’s Exchange presents “Breakfast with Scott Mason,” WRAL’s The Tarheel Traveler. Tickets are $65 and include breakfast, a cash bar, author presentation and book signing. Pinehurst Member’s Club, 1 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst. Info and reservations: (910) 295-4677 or www.sandhillswe.org.

Saturday, February 5

COMEDY MUSICAL. 7:30 – 9 p.m. “The Ladysticks Show” is a live cooking musical show like nothing you have seen before.  Bradshaw Performing Arts Center, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. Info and tickets: www.ticketmesandhills.com.

Tuesday, February 8

GIVEN TO GO. Pick-up dinner provided by Elliot’s on Linden in support of the library. Ticket sales begin Jan. 18 and close on Feb.  4. Dinners can be picked up between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price is $27 per meal. Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 295-3642 or email giventufts@gmail.com.

Saturday, February 12

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Savor chocolate treats of all kinds, including our “church fudge.” Enjoy a gift boutique, doughnut and hot chocolate bar, a cake walk, chocolate demonstrations, silent auction, chocolate-themed photo booth and a children’s chocolate chase. Pinehurst United Methodist Church, 4111 Airport Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 215-4559 or www.pinehurstumc.org.

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.

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 Court, Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-7376.

GAME TRIVIA. 1 – 2 p.m. Adults 55 and older are invited to play famous TV games such as Jeopardy! and Family Feud. Southern Pines Recreation Center, 210 Memorial Park Ct., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-7376.

BRIDGE. 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. For adults 55 and older. Enjoy games of bridge with friends. Douglass Community Center, 1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Info and registration: (910) 692-7376.

Tuesdays

BABY RHYMES. 10:30 a.m. Baby Rhymes is specially designed for the youngest learners (birth – 2) and their caregivers. Repetition and comforting movements make this story time perfect for early development and brain growth. Dates this month will be Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25. There will be a duplicate session at 11 a.m. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net

GAME DAY. 12 p.m. Enjoy Bid Whist and other cool games all in the company of great friends. For adults 55 and older. Douglass Community Center, 1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-7376.

SPARK STORYTIME. 2:30 p.m. The Spark Storytime at Firestation 82 is for ages birth through 2. Kids will have a chance to see firetrucks. Dates this month will be Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Fire Station 82, 500 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.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

CHAIR VOLLEYBALL. 1 – 2 p.m. For adults 55 and older. Get fit while having fun. Free to participate. Douglass Community Center, 1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Info and registration: (910) 692-7376.

BRIDGE. 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. For adults 55 and older. Enjoy games of bridge with friends. Douglass Community Center, 1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Info and registration: (910) 692-7376.

Thursdays

MOORE COUNTY FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The year-round market features “producer only” vendors within a 50-mile radius providing fresh local, and seasonal produce, fruits, pasture meats, eggs, potting plants, cut flowers and local honey. Crafts, baked goods, jams and jellies are also available. Market is located at the Armory Sports Complex, 604 W. Morganton Road, Southern Pines.

GIVEN STORY TIME. 10 a.m. Wonderful volunteers share their love of reading. Social distancing for children and masks required for adults. Stop by and join the fun. Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info and tickets: (910) 295-3642.

CHESS AND MAHJONG. 1 p.m. For adults 55 and older. All levels welcome. Douglass Community Center, 1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Info and registration: (910) 692-7376.

CABIN TOURS. 1 – 4 p.m. The Moore County Historical Association’s Shaw House grounds, cabins, and gift shop are open for tours and visits. The restored tobacco barn features the history of children’s roles in the industry. Docents are ready to host you 1-4 p.m. The cabins will be open Thursdays and Fridays. Shaw House, 3361 Mt. Carmel Road, Carthage. Info: (910) 692-2051 or www.moorehistory.com.

MUSIC AND MOTION. 2 p.m. Does your toddler like to move and groove? Join us for outdoor “Music and Motion” to get those wiggles out. For 3 – 5-year-olds. Dates this month will be Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.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.

BRIDGE. 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. For adults 55 and older. Enjoy games of bridge with friends. Douglass Community Center, 1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Info and registration: (910) 692-7376.

Sundays

GENTLE STORY TIME. 3:30 p.m. This is a sensory story time for families with children on the autism spectrum or with multi-sensory needs. This program is for children ages 3 – 8 and will combine books, songs, movement and integrative activities. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net

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