Antiques Roadshow, Right Up the Road

Since 1985 antiques and collectibles dealers have gathered to display their wares in the village shops and along the streets of Cameron’s historic district. Like wine — and people — it only gets better with age! Head up the road for a free event with more than 150 dealers, shopping, food and fun on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Downtown Cameron, Carthage Street, Cameron.

Calling All Hats

Treat your hat to a night on the town at the Derby Day fundraising event for Weymouth’s new free after-school program, Weymouth Equestrians, from 5 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Enjoy bluegrass, bourbon and BBQ while competing in the best hat contest and a prize raffle for your win/place/show Derby picks. Info and tickets:

Buggy with the Fringe on the Top

Spontaneous singing of Broadway show tunes not required to enjoy this year’s annual Carthage Buggy Festival, though it’s never discouraged. Come out to enjoy arts and crafts, beer, wine and food 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. There will be a kids zone, classic car and truck show, and buggy and tractor show. Downtown Carthage at 1 Courthouse Square, Carthage.

Strawberry Fields Forever

The Women of Weymouth’s final meeting of the season will conclude on Monday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with an outdoor luncheon, featuring strawberry shortcake, music and a Talbot’s fashion show. Wear your most fashionable fascinators and win some sweet prizes. John Lennon may or may not be on the playlist. Reserve your tickets by May 6. Cost is $20 for supporters and $25 for guests. Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info:


Bocce with a Big Heart

Brush up your bank shot and break out your bocce balls to benefit children who have special developmental needs at the Sandhills Children’s Center’s Backyard Bocce Bash. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Pinehurst Harness Track, 200 Beulah Hill Road, Pinehurst, for the teams of four competing in the round robin tournament. Info: (910) 692-3323 or

Double Play Books Bash

There are two separate author events to scratch your lit-itch on Wednesday, May 11. Michelle Huneven will be chatting online about her book, Search, from 12 1 p.m. The talk isn’t just cheap, it’s free, but registration is required. For in-person bibliophiles, Taylor Brown will be discussing his book, Wingwalkers, from 4 6:30 p.m. at The Country Bookshop, 140 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Info and tickets for both events:

Memorial Day Muscles

Start off the Memorial Day weekend with the Murph Workout Challenge, an energetic way to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation. The workout consists of a mile run followed by 300 air squats, 200 push-ups, 100 pull-ups, and another mile run, but can be modified to suit physical ability. Southern Pines CrossFit will host its annual Memorial weekend tribute to the fallen while supporting the amazing Gold Star Teens Organization. Corner of New York Avenue and Bennett Street, Southern Pines, on Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m. Info and tickets:

Fun Times Infinity

All day long. We’re talking alllll day long. The Village of Pinehurst Family Fest is a full day of live music — three bands on hand — from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 30, with a skydiving jump by the Black Daggers, a kids zone, North Carolina’s premier video game truck, a photo booth with the U.S. Women’s Open trophy, various food and beverage vendors . . . and the list goes on and on. Pinehurst Harness Track, Beulah Hill Road S., Pinehurst. Info and tickets:

Sip, Sip, Sip

Thirsty Thursdays get a glow-up on Thursday, June 2, from 6 9 p.m., when Babson Real Estate Advisors presents “A Taste of North Carolina: Whiskey and Wine” at the Agora Bakery and Café, 15 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst. Info and tickets: Time to treat yourself. 

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