Parade of Champions

Come walk the fairways with the legends of the game in the second United States Senior Women’s Open Championship played May 16-19 at the Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines. Defending champion is Dame Laura Davies who won the inaugural championship last year at Chicago Golf Club. Eleven former U.S. Women’s Open Champions are among those in the field. Ticket packages — some including a special screening of The Founders at the Sunrise Theater on May 13 at 5 p.m. with reception to follow at The Pilot — vary and are available at Tickets will also be available at the gate.

Spring into Antiques

The Cameron Spring Antiques Street Fair takes place Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the heart of Cameron on Hwy. 24/27. All shops will be open and will be joined by 250 outside vendors. Food and refreshments will be available.

Author Visits Brownson

Debby Irving, the author of Waking Up White will be at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church for a lecture and discussion on Monday, May 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to noon for a workshop, followed by a discussion period. A former community organizer and a classroom teacher for 25 years, she shares her struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, offering a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners and tolerance. 

First of the Firsts

The opening First Friday concert features Eric Gales on the First Bank Stage next to the Sunrise Theater on Friday, May 3. Music begins at 5 p.m., rain or shine. Beer available for purchase. No outside alcohol and, please, leave your dogs at home. There will be food trucks and fine music in
great abundance.

Get Your Souvenir

The Judson Theatre Company presents Liz McCartney and Bob Stillman in Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins. It’s the true story of one of opera’s most unforgettable stars. An eccentric and wealthy New York socialite believes she is an enchanting coloratura soprano and wants to share her gifts with the world. She becomes a sensation, draped in fabulous costumes, holding recitals at the Ritz. Unfortunately the truth is, Mrs. Jenkins can’t sing. But there’s more than one way to get to Carnegie Hall. The curtain goes up at the Hannah Center Theatre, The O’Neal School, 3300 Airport Rd., Southern Pines, on Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m.; Friday, May 10, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $38 and available at

Farmers al Fresco

North Carolina food is expertly prepared by Chef Mark Elliott in this special fund-raising event for the Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives at 6:30 p.m. on May 21 at Tufts Memorial Park on the Village Green in Pinehurst. Tickets are $80 and can be purchased at the Tufts Archives or For additional information call (910) 295-3642.

Start Your Engines

The second Sandhills Motoring Festival begins Friday, May 24 with an informal car show at Little River Golf & Resort from 5 – 8 p.m. The three-day event continues on Saturday with a rally and concludes on Sunday at the Concours in the Village with 125 automobiles parked on the Village Green and the streets of Pinehurst. Registration ends on May 15. For more information visit

Best of the Pines

Explore pop-up booths from over 25 favorite local businesses vying for nominations and votes for “Best of the Pines” honors on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Heritage Flag Company, 230 S. Bennett St. in Southern Pines. The vendors will be giving out samples of treats, products and services. There will be live music, beer from the Southern Pines Brewing Company and food from What’s Fore Lunch food truck.

The Rooster’s Wife

Sunday, May 5: Rory Block and Cindy Cashdollar. The name says it all: Sisters of Steel. Delta blues guitar, steel guitar and lap steel superlative. Cost: $25.

Thursday, May 9: Compton and Newberry. Preeminent practitioners of the real deal. Masters of old-time mandolin and banjo/guitar. Cost: $15.

Sunday, May 12: Fish Harmonics, The East Pointers. Take an adventurous dive into roots and modern folk music with first-class world music maestros.

Thursday, May 16: Open mic with the Parsons.

Saturday, May 18: The Gravy Boys. Natural storytellers who spin their tales through tight brother duet harmonies over a vintage acoustic backdrop. Cost: $10.

Sunday, May 19: Bombadil, India Ramey. Creative and heartfelt lyrics, lush vocal harmonies and thoughtful arrangement, contrast with a sassy spitfire and her Southern-gothic songwriting. Cost: $15.

Friday, May 24: Yarn, Ashley Heath. Yarn plays roots music from the shadows of skyscrapers. Expect velvet blues with a touch of twang from Ashley Heath to open the evening. Cost: $15.

Sunday, May 26: The Allen Boys. Sacred steel comes to Aberdeen. Get ready to be happy. Cost: $25.

Thursday, May 30: Tim Carter Band. Grooving Appalachian, folk rock, funked-up, bluegrass, gypsy blues music.
Cost: $10.

Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 6:46 at the Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., Aberdeen. Prices above are for members. Annual memberships are $5 and available online or at the door. For more information call (910) 944-7502 or visit or


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