June Calendar

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JOY OF ART STUDIO. Summer Celebrate Your Creativity. For all ages. 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/.

GIVEN BOOK SHOP. The Given Book Shop will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Those who wish to enter must abide by CDC guidelines. For those not wishing to enter the bookshop, a “to-go” request form can be found at www.giventufts.org/book-request-form/. Please check www.giventufts.org for up-to-date information on the status of open days, hours of operation and book donations. The Given Book Shop, 95 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 585-4820.

GIVEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY. Given Memorial Library will be open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Those who wish to enter must abide by CDC guidelines. 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. 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 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 295-6022 or info@giventufts.com.

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.

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION. Registration is open for the Sunrise Theater’s Tweet! The Musical camp for rising second- through fourth-graders. Camps are 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., from June 21 – July 15, with performances Friday afternoon and Saturday morning on the Sunrise stages. Camp includes singing, acting and movement lessons under the guidance of an experienced theater director, music director and a staff of talented student volunteers. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or www.sunriserheater.com.

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.

SPPL OPEN. The Southern Pines Public Library is 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. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines.

HISTORICAL EXHIBIT. The Moore County Historical Association has put together an exhibit titled “The Lure of Southern Pines, as Seen in Early Postcards.” This exhibit highlights people, places and businesses of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Southern Pines Planning, Finance and Billing Office, 180 S.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-2051.

TAKE AND MAKE BAGS. Take and Make Bags will be available on the second and last Wednesday of the month on a first come, first served basis. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or email lib@sppl.net.

Tuesday, June 1

BOOK LAUNCH. 2 – 3 p.m. Elizabeth Letts discusses The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America in a free virtual event. Registration is required to receive the link and passcode. The link and passcode will be sent the day of the event to the email used at registration. Copies of The Ride of Her Life can be pre-purchased on www.thecountrybookshop.biz. Tickets and info: www.ticketmesandhills.com.

READING PROGRAM. All ages are invited to participate in the 2021 Summer Reading Program. Start tracking the minutes that you read on the Beanstack website or app. Every child is encouraged to read 15 minutes a day. Adults can help by modeling good reading habits for children in the community. Get a swag bag for signing up and enter to win a prize at the end of the summer. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net

Friday, June 4

PET PROGRAM. 3 – 4 p.m. Did your family adopt a pet during the pandemic? Are you interested in becoming a pet owner? Please join us in partnership with the Moore County Pet Responsibility Committee to learn about responsible pet ownership and meet Beanie the therapy dog. This program will be held outdoors in the story circle. Masks are required. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net

ART EXHIBIT OPENING. View the exhibit “Cloth and Clay” featuring art by Anne Crabbe, Sarah Entsminger, Jenny Williams and Nanette Zeller. The exhibit will remain on display through June 25. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-2787 or www.mooreart.org.

Saturday, June 5

BOOK WORKSHOP. 9 a.m. Dan Schilling, author of The Power of Awareness, will host a one hour, in-person workshop outlining six tenets you can apply anywhere to improve your personal safety. Tickets are $28 and include an autographed copy of the book. Tickets and info: www.ticketmesandhills.com.

PET PORTRAITS. 10 – 11 a.m. Kids K – 5 are invited to turn pictures of their pets into portraits. No pet? No problem. Bring in a photo of your favorite cute animal or choose from pictures the library supplies. Art supplies will be provided. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net

SATURDAY KIDS PROGRAM. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Stations will be set up outside with arts, crafts and activities for the whole family. Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info: 910-295-3642.

ART CLASS. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Introduction to life figure drawing for children ages 7 – 11. Instructed by Ellen Burke and Adele Buytenhuys. Tuition cost is $15 and includes all materials. Serendipity-Art Studios and Gallery, 110 N. Poplar St., Aberdeen. Info: (951) 249-6866 or www.serendipity-art.com.

Sunday, June 6

OPENING RECEPTION. 5 – 7 p.m. This exhibit includes the works of all members of the Artists League of the Sandhills and is the only exhibit at the League that is judged by a professional art authority. Winners for best in each category, as well as best overall, will be selected and ribbons hung by each selected painting.  Guests will be asked to participate by voting for their favorite painting for the People’s Choice Award.  The show will hang through Thursday, July 1. Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen. Info: (910) 944-3979.

Monday, June 7

FOREST BATHING. 9 – 11:30 a.m. Forest bathing is a way to resource our health and wellness by gently connecting our senses to the richness of the natural world. Join us for Forest Bathing for Wellness with licensed occupational therapist Lara Beth Jones. Participants should wear whatever will be comfortable for a few hours outdoors, which may include a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses or an umbrella. These sessions will be held on June 7, 14, 21 and 28. Each session is limited to 20 people. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net or www.larabethjones.com.

WRITER IN RESIDENCE READING. 5:30 p.m. Mildred Barya, North Carolina Humanities Council’s 2019 Linda Flowers Award winner, will read from her work in progress. Masks required. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-6261 or weymouthcenter.org.

Wednesday, June 9

BOOK SIGNING. 5 – 6 p.m. Patrick Dougherty will be signing copies of his book, Stickwork, featuring over 200 pages of photos, anecdotes, and insights into his methods and his art. The Country Bookshop will be on-site selling the limited-edition monograph. CDC guidelines will be followed. Space is limited, and registration is required. Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-6261 or www.ticketmesandhills.com.

Thursday, June 10

ART CLASS. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Linoleum block printmaking for children ages 9 – 16. Instructed by Ellen Burke and Adele Buytenhuys. Tuition cost is $15 and includes all materials. Serendipity-Art Studios and Gallery, 110 N. Poplar Street, Aberdeen. Info: (951) 249-6866 www.serendipity-art.com.

Saturday, June 12

PET PORTRAITS. 10 – 11 a.m. Teens 12 and older are invited to turn pictures of their pets into portraits. No pet? No problem. Bring in a photo of your favorite cute animal or choose from pictures the library supplies. Art supplies will be provided. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

ART CLASS. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Introduction to life figure drawing for children ages 12 – 17. Instructed by Ellen Burke and Adele Buytenhuys. Tuition cost is $15 and includes all materials. Serendipity-Art Studios and Gallery, 110 N. Poplar Street, Aberdeen. Info: (951) 249-6866 www.serendipity-art.com.

MARKETPLACE ON THE SUNRISE SQUARE. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. An outdoor market 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. Dogs are not permitted. Sunrise Square, 260 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or  www.sunrisetheater.com.

Sunday, June 13

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.

Monday, June 14

ART CLASS. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Linoleum block printmaking for adults. Instructed by Ellen Burke. Tuition cost is $40 and includes all materials. Serendipity-Art Studios and Gallery, 110 N. Poplar Street, Aberdeen. Info: (951) 249-6866 www.serendipity-art.com.

SUMMER READING STATIONS. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Growing Moore Readers will host summer reading stations where children can pick up free books. Visit Given Memorial Library and other pop-up locations across Moore County for this great program. The stations will be set up through June 17. Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info: www.facebook.com/mooreliteracy.

Tuesday, June 15

ART CLASS. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Acrylic painting for children ages 7 – 11. Instructed by Adele Buytenhuys. Tuition cost is $15 and includes all materials. Serendipity-Art Studios and Gallery, 110 N. Poplar Street, Aberdeen. Info: (951) 249-6866 www.serendipity-art.com.

Thursday, June 17

BRUNCH. 10 a.m. The N.C. Sandhills Christian Women’s Connection will meet for a brunch.  There will be an inspirational speaker from Stonecroft Ministries, an amateur art show and brunch. All women are welcome. Cost is $20. Wear your favorite hat. Country Club of North Carolina, 1600 Morganton Road, Pinehurst. Info: (423) 987-9888 or sbrown1850@att.net.

CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE. 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be historian Chris Hartley with a presentation on “Cavalry Fight on Willis Church Road.” Meeting starts at 7 p.m. This is the first open meeting with no attendance limitations. Civic Club, corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Ashe Street, Southern Pines. Info: (910) 246-0452 or mafarina@aol.com.

Friday, June 18

CREATIVITY CLUB. 3 – 4 p.m. Are you interested in drawing, painting or just learning to be more creative? During this program, kids in grades K-5 can reimagine and illustrate classic fairy tales with a twist! There will be another session on June 25. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE. 5:30 p.m. Twenty talented campers perform Arf! The Musical before a live audience. Tickets are $5 for adults and children under 18 are admitted free. Box office opens 15 minutes before showtime. There will be a second performance on June 19 at 11 a.m. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or  www.sunrisetheater.com.

OUTDOOR MOVIE. 8:30 p.m. National Lampoon’s Vacation. The movie will play outside the Sunrise Theater. The screening will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather. There will be a second showing on June 19 at 8:30 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, June 19

TODDLER TIME. 11 a.m. Does your toddler like to move and groove? Join us for pop-up Toddler Time to get those wiggles out. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net or email lib@sppl.net.

BRINGING BACK BROADWAY. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sandhills Repertory Theatre presents Bringing Back Broadway — Finally! This is a free performance. There is a second performance June 20 at 2 p.m. Owens Auditorium, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. Info: www.ticketmesandhills.com.

Tuesday, June 22

ART CLASS. Introduction to drawing for children ages 10 – 14. Instructed by Ellen Burke and Adele Buytenhuys. Tuition cost is $15 and includes all materials. Serendipity-Art Studios and Gallery, 110 N. Poplar Street, Aberdeen. Info: (951) 249-6866 www.serendipity-art.com.

Thursday, June 24

ART CLASS. Acrylic pour for children ages 10 – 16. Instructed by Adele Buytenhuys. Children will create paintings using acrylic pouring techniques. Tuition cost is $30 and includes all materials. Serendipity-Art Studios and Gallery, 110 N. Poplar Street, Aberdeen. Info: (951) 249-6866 www.serendipity-art.com.

Friday, June 25

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE. 5:30 p.m. Talented campers perform Tweet! The Musical before a live audience. Tickets are $5 for adults and children under 18 are admitted free. Box office opens 15 minutes before showtime. There will be a second performance on June 26 at 11 a.m. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or  www.sunrisetheater.com.

MUSICAL. 6:30 p.m. Matilda the Musical. There will be additional shows on June 26 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and June 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for VIP and $8 for general admission. Encore Center, 160 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines. Info and tickets: www.tix.com/ticket-sales/encorecenter/6154.

Saturday, June 26

ECOEXPLORE. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Learn more about ecoEXPLORE! Presented by a representative from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, this program encourages kids grades K-8 to participate in citizen science. Using smartphones or tablets, kids can make observations that scientists can use in their own research and also earn points and prizes at the same time. Come to the library with a charged smartphone/tablet or a camera, water bottle, and dressed for a short walk around the story circle. Make an account beforehand at www.ecoexplore.net. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

SINGER-SONGWRITERS. 7 p.m. “Singer-Songwriters in the Round” returns with Annelle Staal hosting fellow North Carolina artists. The artists share the stage and perform one song at a time while offering personal stories behind each song’s inspiration. Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3611 or  www.sunrisetheater.com.

Tuesday, June 29

PAGE TURNERS. 10:30 a.m. Southern Pines Public Library’s book club will meet via Zoom. The book is In Five Years, by Rebecca Serle. Info: (910) 692-8235 or email lib@sppl.net.

MUSICIANS JAM SESSION. 6 – 9 p.m. Bring your instrument and beverage or just come and enjoy the music. All attendees are required to have had the COVID-19 vaccination to attend. Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-6261 or weymouthcenter.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, July 6

AUTHOR EVENT. 2 – 3 p.m. Join a virtual author event with Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. They will be discussing the book The Personal Librarian. The event is free but registration is required. 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.

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

BABY RYHMES. 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. There will be duplicate sessions at 11 a.m. on June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut 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

ART CLASS. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The art of cooking and nutrition for children ages 3-18 instructed by Natasja Essed. The workshop combines food knowledge, nutrition and food preparation skills and is packed with food fun. Children learn what’s in food; what the effect of food is on the body; what you can prepare with a food; how to make it taste delicious; and that cooking together is a lot of fun. Tuition cost is $60 for all three classes. Classes meet on June 9, 16 and 23. Serendipity-Art Studios and Gallery, 110 N. Poplar Street, Aberdeen. Info: (951) 249-6866 www.serendipity-art.com.

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 a N.C. fishmonger so locals can purchase fresh fish that is 24-48 hours from wave to plate. Fishmonger only comes on Wednesday. Regularly featuring 20 or more farms plus entertainment and opportunities for kids. Tufts Park, Pinehurst.

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, 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. Those who wish to enter must abide by CDC guidelines. Stop by and join the fun. Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info and tickets: (910) 295-3642.

PRESCHOOL STORIES. 3:30 p.m. Story times will take place in the newly expanded outdoor story circle this spring. Ages 3-5 and their families can enjoy a session with literacy-building skills to help them prepare for kindergarten. This session is for your big kid who is ready to stretch, dance, listen and play. Dates will be June 3, 10, 17 and 24. 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.

ART CLASS. 1 – 4 p.m. Watercolor class for adults. Instructed by Ellen Burke. These classes introduce basic and intermediate watercolor techniques. No prior experience is necessary to enjoy the pleasure of working with watercolor. Tuition cost is $150 for all three classes and includes all materials. Classes meet on June 4, 11 and 18. Serendipity-Art Studios and Gallery, 110 N. Poplar Street, Aberdeen. Info: (951) 249-6866 www.serendipity-art.com.

Saturdays

MOORE COUNTY FARMERS MARKET. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. The market features “producer only” vendors within a 50-mile radius providing fresh, local, seasonal produce, fruits, pasture meats, eggs, potting plants, cut flowers and local honey. Crafts, baked goods, jams, and jellies are also available, accompanied by live music. Market is located in downtown Southern Pines at S.E. Broad Street and New York Ave. and runs weekly (with the exception of Autumnfest on October 2) until the end of October.

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

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