Monument to Freedom
In 2021 ground was broken for the North Carolina Freedom Park in downtown Raleigh. Marsha Warren will speak on “Freedom Park: The Inspiring Story of How a Monument to Freedom is Built while Confederate Statures are Coming Down” on Sunday, Jan. 16, at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Cost is $15 for Weymouth members and $20 for non-members. This is part one of a three-part lecture series. For more information go to www.weymouthcenter.org.
Swing Your Partner
The Carolina Pines Dance Club trips the light fantastic with swing, line, ballroom, shag and Latin dancing on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the National Athletic Village, 201 Air Tool Dr., Southern Pines. Lessons are available at 6:30 p.m. The dancing goes until 9:30 p.m. Beginners, old hands, couples and singles are all welcome. Cost is $15. For information call (724) 816-1170.
Tap Into This
The Sandhills Repertory Theatre presents “Jerry Herman on Broadway,” with amazing tap dancing — including a medley of hits from Hello, Dolly! and much more — at the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. Show dates are Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $35 for regular seating ($45 at the door) and $75 for VIP lounge seats. Students under 12 admitted free. For information and tickets go to www.ticketmeshandhills or www.sandhillsreporg.
The Gibson Brothers, Leigh and Eric, perform with special guest Vickie Vaughn at 6:46 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, at the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center, Owens Auditorium, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. The brothers were named Entertainers of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2012 and 2013. Tickets are $40-$45 and available at www.ticketmesandhills.com.
Warm Up Those Pipes
You can fight off the cold weather with a red-hot aria or two at the beginning and at the end of the month. The Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St. in Southern Pines, will show the Met Opera performances of Cinderella at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1, and Rigoletto at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29. For more information visit www.sunrisetheater.com.