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Philharmonic Fun

The Carolina Philharmonic hosts its annual gala fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Hill Road S., Pinehurst. Chef Mark Elliott will orchestrate the meal, and Maestro David Michael Wolff and the junior orchestra will perform. Proceeds from the dinner and charity auction support music education programs. Cost is $150 per person. For more information call (910) 603-0444 or go to


Penultimate First

In the next-to-last First Friday of the 2023 season, enjoy the blues sound of Eddie 9V on Oct. 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the stage at Sunrise Square next to the theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. The usual rules apply. No Cujos allowed. There will be food trucks, and Southern Pines Brewing Company will be on-site to administer hops and barley on demand. For additional info call (910) 420-2540 or go to



We’re talking running, magic, dancing, arts, crafts, food and way, way more. Hey, the Arts Council of Moore County and Southern Pines Parks and Rec have been doing this since 1978. Activities begin at 9 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Downtown Park in Southern Pines, 145 S.E. Broad St. For additional information call (910) 692-7376 or, better yet, just show up.


The Corner of Ghosts and Goblins

Trick-or-treat the downtown businesses of Southern Pines in Boofest 2023 beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. After your candy buckets are full, gather at the Downtown Park, 145 S.E. Broad St., beginning at 5:30 p.m. for Halloween games, crafts and the best dog costume raffle. If you need more information call (910) 692-7376.



It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time

Watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show outdoors on the Sunrise Square next to the theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines, on Friday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. There will be another showing on Oct. 28. Same Bat time, same Bat channel. If you need costume advice call
(910) 420-2549 or go to



Feelin’ Fearless?

Ride a hay-covered wagon down the winding path and into the haunted woods on October’s spookiest Friday the 13th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Campbell House Grounds, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. You’re fair game for every haunted creature of the night. Be prepared for light, sound, smell, maybe even liquid substances. For daredevils of all ages. Cost is $5 per victim. Campbell House Grounds, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-7376.


Classical Gas

Enjoy the classical guitar virtuosity of Meng Su in the McPherson Theater of the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center at Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. She has performed in over 30  countries around the world in halls such as the Concertgebouw, Palau de Musica, Tchaikovsky Hall and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Cost is $30. For more information go to


Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The celebration begins on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. There will be a presentation, land acknowledgment and history, smudging ceremony, prayer song and traditional dances with Kaya Littleturtle of the Lumbee Tribe. Admission is free but registration required. The celebration continues on Monday, Oct. 9, with an outdoor children’s event, traditional dance showcase, friendship dances, corn husk doll-making, storytelling and songs. For more information go to


Monte Carlo in Moore

Celebrate Carolina Horse Park’s 25th anniversary from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Village Pine Venue, 1628 McCaskill Road, Carthage, on lucky Friday the 13th with roulette, craps, blackjack and poker, plus raffles to invest your winnings. There will be a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar. Wear your best James Bond cocktail attire. Tickets are $85 for one and $150 for two. Info: