TRUST BUT VERIFY: As our communities deal with the challenges presented by the novel coronavirus, please be aware that events may have been postponed, rescheduled or existed only in our dreams. Check before attending.
Open for Art
The exhibit “Cloth and Clay” at the Campbell House Galleries, featuring the work of Anne Crabbe, Sarah Entsminger, Jenny Williams and Nanette Zeller, opens on Friday, June 4, at the Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. The exhibit runs through June 25. For more info go to www.mooreart.org or call (910) 692-2787. Then, on Sunday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be an opening reception for a juried exhibition at the Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen. For additional information call (910) 944-3979.
Writer in Residence
Mildred Barya, a Ugandan poet and fiction writer, and winner of the North Carolina Humanities Council’s 2019 Linda Flowers Award, will read from her work-in-progress at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 7, at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information call (910) 692-6261 or visit
Broadway Is Back, Baby
The Sandhills Repertory Theatre will present Bringing Back Broadway — Finally! on Saturday, June 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at the Owens Auditorium, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. The show is free. There will be a matinee performance on Sunday, June 20, at 2 p.m. For additional information go to www.ticketmesandhills.com.
Be a Citizen Explorer
Bring a smartphone, tablet or camera, a water bottle, dress for a short walk, and join a representative from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to learn about ecoExplore! at the Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., on Saturday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The program encourages kids in grades K-8 to participate in citizen science. You can create an account beforehand at www.ecoexplore.net. For more information call (910) 692-3611 or go to www.sppl.net.
The Stickman Cometh
World-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty, who grew up in Southern Pines, will sign copies of his book, Stickwork, featuring over 200 pages of photos, anecdotes and insights at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, on Wednesday, June 9, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Country Bookshop will be on-site selling the limited edition monograph. Space is limited and registration is required. For information call (910) 692-6261 or go to www.ticketmesandhills.com.
Popcorn on the Grass
The Sunrise Theater will be showing National Lampoon’s Vacation, starring Chevy Chase, on the grass at the Sunrise Square, beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 18. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will move inside the adjacent Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information call (910) 692-3611 or visit www.sunrisetheater.com.
Get the Buzz
Sign up for PineStraw’s newsletter PineBuzz at www.pinestrawmag.com.