Return of the Shaw House
The Moore County Historical Association’s Shaw House grounds and properties will reopen for tours beginning Thursday, April 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The gift shop containing unique items including books about Moore County’s history, vintage soaps and framed, pressed flowers will also be open. Tours will continue through April 30. Masks are required indoors. Please call the Historical Association in advance at (910) 692-2051 to book tours.
Authors in the Virtual House
Join The Country Bookshop for back-to-back, free virtual events featuring Kelly Mustian, the author of The Girls in the Stilt House, on April 5 at 7 p.m.; and Natalie Standiford, the author of Astrid Sees All, on April 6 at 7 p.m. For information and tickets go to www.ticketmesandhills.com.
Art on Display
The work of local artist Jude Winkley will be on exhibit in a show titled “All That Jazz,” beginning with a reception on Friday, April 2, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen. For information call (910) 944-3979.
Charity on the Hoof
The auction of the Painted Ponies that have graced the streets of Southern Pines for over a month will be held live and online at www.eventgives.com/painted ponies on Saturday, April 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Carolina Horse Park Foundation. For more information go to www.carolinahorsepark.com.
Given to Go
Elliott’s on Linden and the Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives are partnering for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Meal pickup times are 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst.
Hitting the High Notes
A victim of the Year of Covid, the Moore County Choral Society hasn’t been able to hold a concert since the virus invaded the Sandhills. Its commitments — including the annual scholarship given to a local, budding musician — don’t stop, however, so the society whose catch phrase is “may you always have a song” has organized an online fundraising auction from April 21 to 26 at www.biddingowl.com/moorecountychoralsociety. There will be wines, antiques, rounds of golf, restaurant meals, paintings, crafts, gift baskets, home services, limited-edition prints and much, much more on offer, and all for a good cause. With any luck, the Moore County Choral Society’s Holiday Concert will return in December. In the meantime, bid like crazy. For additional information go to moorecountychoralsociety.org.
Wear you finest hats, cocktail dresses and seersucker suits for the live stream of the Kentucky Derby at the St. John Paul II Catholic School Derby Gala on Saturday, May 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Pinehurst Country Club, 1 Carolina Vista Drive. There will be an open bar, sit-down dinner, music and a silent auction. Tickets are $125 at ticketmesandhills.com.
The Pinehurst Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale fundraiser, including favorites like geraniums, vincas and begonias, on Sunday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Green Haven Nursery, 255 Green Haven Lane, Carthage. For more information call (910) 420-8214 or go to www.pinehurstgardenclub.com.