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St. Patty Pick Me Up

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a boxed dinner catered by Broad Street Bakery and Café. Create your own picnic or take it away on Sunday, March 14 from 5 – 6 p.m. at the Weymouth Center, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Dinner will include corned beef, potatoes, cabbage carrots, soda bread and dessert. Tickets are $25 for Weymouth members and $35 for non-members. Reserve your serving by March 9. For information and tickets call (910) 692-6161 or go to either www.weymouthcenter.org or www.ticketmesandhills.com.

The Thrill Is Back

Set in a bigger, dirtier, scarier version of Charlotte in 1972, John Hart’s latest novel, The Unwilling, begins with Jason French’s return from three years in prison following a dishonorable discharge from the Marines during the Vietnam conflict. Jason is a heroin addict prone to violence whose folks aren’t thrilled about his homecoming. His younger brother, Gibby, desperately wants to re-establish a relationship with Jason, so they set out on a carefree journey that takes a chilling turn when they encounter a prison transfer bus on a stretch of empty road. Hart’s intricate, fictional plot began with two seeds from real life, the My Lai massacre in Vietnam and a moment 30 years ago when Hart and his then-girlfriend were headed to Wrightsville Beach and ended up on a deserted road with a prison transfer bus. What if the girl in the convertible lifted her shirt? “I wrapped those (ideas) up in a family story that takes place in a community split by war,” says the New York Times bestselling author of fast-paced thrillers. For more information about The Unwilling and upcoming virtual events, visit johnhartfiction.com or follow @johnhartauthor on Instagram.

Bring an Oscar to Lunch

The Sandhills Woman’s Exchange will host movie buff Ron Layne for a presentation on “Movies and the Oscars” on Thursday, March 11, at 10 a.m. There will be lunch and dessert to follow. Reservations are $25 per person. The Sandhills Woman’s Exchange, 15 Azalea Road, Pinehurst. For information call (910) 295-4677.

Another Bite at the Corned Beef

Given Memorial Library and Elliott’s on Linden present St. Patrick’s Day Given-To-Go on March 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ticket sales for the traditional meal of corned beef, cabbage and more begin on March 1. Dinner for two is $40. For information call (910) 295-3642 or email giventufts@gmail.com.

Egg Spotting

Fill up those Easter baskets at a flashlight egg hunt for children ages 3 – 12 on Friday, March 26, from 7 – 8 p.m. at Memorial Park, 210 Memorial Park Court, Southern Pines. For information call (910) 692-7376.

Tea on Wheels

Join the potters of Seagrove on a relaxing walkabout beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 13. Participating shops will have goodie bags to take home, including tea from Carriage House Tea of Asheboro. For more information visit www.teawithseagrovepotters.webstarts.com.

Movies on the Grass

Bring your blankets and chairs for outdoor movies at the Sunrise Theater. On Friday, March 12, they’ll be showing Back to the Future at 7 p.m.; and on Friday, March 19 the feature will be Airplane! at 8 p.m. As a bonus, ET will make an Earthly appearance on Friday, April 2, at 8 p.m. For more information call (910) 692-3611 or go to www.sunrisetheater.com.

Young Cézannes

Art from the annual Young People’s Fine Arts Festival, showcasing the work of Moore County Schools students from kindergarten through the eighth grade, will be on display at the Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, beginning Friday, March 5, at 9 a.m. The show will continue through March 26. For more information call (910) 692-2787 or go to www.mooreart.org.

Artists League

The Artists League of the Sandhills March exhibition featuring the members’ work in multiple media will be on display beginning Friday, March 5, from 5 – 7 p.m. It continues through March 25 at the Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen. For additional information call (910) 944-3979.

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