Compiled by Haley Ledford

Fine Arts Festival

The Arts Council of Moore County will be featuring artists from all over the country on Friday, Aug. 2, from 6-8 p.m. at the Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. For more information, call (910) 692-2787 or go to

119th United States Amateur Championship

One of the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf championships in the world begins with qualifying on Pinehurst’s No. 2 and No. 4 courses on Aug. 12. After 36 holes the field will be trimmed to 64 players for match play. All matches will be played on Pinehurst No. 2 until the 36-hole final on Aug. 18 that will be contested on both the No. 2 and No. 4 courses, the first time the championship match has ever been played on two golf courses. For more information, go to

Bocce Bash

Watch or play — or both — in the 12th Annual Sandhills Children’s Center Backyard Bocce Bash at the National Athletic Village, 201 Air Tool Road, Southern Pines, on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 9:30 a.m. Each team will play three games in a round-robin format. Teams check in at 8:30 a.m. Donations begin at $25 per player in this Children’s Center benefit. For information and registration, go to

U.S. Kids Come to Town

Beginning in late July and lasting until Aug. 4, more than 1,500 junior golfers from over 50 nations come to Pinehurst and Southern Pines for a weeklong golf experience that includes a Parent/Child Tournament, Team Challenge, Parade of Nations, three rounds of championship play and a closing ceremony. Following the three-day championship, the World Van Horn Cup — a one-day best ball tournament featuring the top 12-year-olds from the United States squaring off against the top 12-year-olds from the rest of the world – is contested on Pinehurst No. 2. For more information, go to

Summer Classic Movies

The Sunrise Theater closes out its Summer Classic Movie Series in August with three titles on consecutive Thursdays, beginning Aug. 1 with Hook, sponsored by The Ice Cream Parlor. On Aug. 8, Southern Whey is sponsoring Goodfellas, and the series concludes with This Is Spinal Tap, sponsored by Murphy Insurance Nationwide. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movies begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the Sunrise Theater, 244 N.W. Broad Street, Southern Pines. For more information, call (910) 692-3611 or go to

Evening with the Authors

Visit the Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, on Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. to kick off a new series highlighting Moore County authors. Local authors will be there to speak and answer questions about their books. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to

Conversation Cafe

Stop by to listen, reflect and share ideas at the Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m., where the topic will be “When Are We Most Challenged to Find and Show Love.” The event is an open, hosted dialogue lasting about 90 minutes. For more information, call (910) 692-8235 or go to

First Friday

Come out to see the Love Canon at the First Bank Stage on the green space at the Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad Street, Southern Pines, on Aug. 2, from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free and there will be food and alcohol for sale, but no outside alcohol is permitted. This edition is sponsored by Realty World Properties of the Pines and ritualx CBD. For more information, call (910) 692-8501 or go to

Broadway on Broad

Kinky Boots, a Broadway hit filmed in high definition on the London stage, comes to the Sunrise Theater screen on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15, and the event is sponsored by Sandhills PRIDE. There will be another showing at the Sunrise Theater, 244 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines, on Monday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (910) 692-3611 or go to

Ruth Pauley Lecture Series

Celebrating its 33rd season, the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series at Sandhills Community College presents nationally known, thought-provoking speakers. The lectures, all beginning at 7:30 p.m., are free, open to the public and conclude with a Q&A session. For more information, go to This year’s lineup includes:

Thursday, Oct. 10 — “A Conversation with Diane Rehm.” The longtime radio talk show host and best-selling author has won awards and honors such as The National Humanities Medal and the Peabody Award. Her lecture at Pinecrest High School’s Lee Auditorium is hosted by the American Association of University Women.

Wednesday, Oct. 30 — “A Crazy Little Thing Called OCD.” Barbara Claypole White presents the second lecture in the series, also at the Sunrise Theater, hosted by the League of Women Voters. White’s son was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder as a child, and she has since published five books on the subject, the last of which, The Promise Between Us, won the Nautilus award, given to books that foster positive change in the world.

Thursday, Dec. 5 — “Leaving the Madhouse: The Path to Climate Change.” The series returns to Owens Auditorium at SCC for a lecture by Michael Mann, a distinguished professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University and head of their Earth System Science Center. He has received numerous awards on climate science communication and is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications and four books on climate change.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 — “Conserving the Southeast’s Amazing Natural Resources in an Era of Climate Change.” Hosted by SCC at Owens Auditorium, Mark Anderson, who was awarded the Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Achievement Award in 2017, will showcase his research with the Eastern Conservation Science team.

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