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PinePitch June 2024

Dream Sequence

Gary Taylor Dance journeys to an alternate universe of color, dance and infinite possibilities in its three-act production of “Cirque Dreams & Illusions” at BPAC’s Owens Auditorium, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, and again at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. Also on June 1 at 2 p.m., “Cirque Dreams Jr.” highlights the PK Dance and Elementary Dance Studio programs. For ticketing and information visit or go to

Rushing Waters by Kathy Petz

Judge and Jury

The Artists League of the Sandhills is holding a reception for its judged exhibit and sale “Art to Appreciate” on Friday, June 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen. The show will hang through June 28. For information go to

U.S. Open Showcase

The village of Pinehurst and the United States Golf Association have teamed to create the U.S. Open Showcase at Tufts Park during the week of the championship. There will be a 9 x 12 foot LED screen, a golf simulator, putting green and live streaming of the tournament for those hoping to enjoy the competition outside the gates. Parking in the business district on the street and in the Village Green parking lot will be available, up to a three-hour limit. After 5 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday, visitors should park at Cannon Park, where complimentary shuttles will transport guests to and from the Village Green. Parking at Cannon Park prior to 5 p.m. requires a permit. The roads in the village center will remain open during the day, with limited closures on Wednesday and Saturday evenings to accommodate scheduled events. During June 10-16 the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the village’s temporary social district. Space is limited for the walking tours and the history presentation at the Tufts Archives. Preregister at

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 10

  • 10 a.m. SLAM Fitness Class

Tuesday, June 11

  • 8 a.m. Yoga in the Park
  • 10 a.m. Historical Walking Tour
  • 1 p.m. Paint by Number in the Park
  • 8 p.m. Movie in the Park: The Greatest Game Ever Played

Wednesday, June 12

  • 8 a.m. Yoga in the Park
  • 10 a.m. SLAM Fitness Class
  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Farmers Market
  • 5 p.m. History of Pinehurst presentation in the Tufts Archives
  • 7 p.m. Military Appreciation Night and Concert with a pipe and drum ensemble, military video tribute, the 82nd Airborne Military Chorus and the Sand Band.

Thursday, June 13

  • 8 a.m. Yoga in the Park
  • 10 a.m. Historical Walking Tour
  • 1 p.m. Paint by Number in the Park
  • 8 p.m. Music with Rock It Productions

Friday, June 14

  • 8 a.m. Yoga in the Park
  • 1 p.m. Live Music
  • 8 p.m. Whiskey Pines Concert

Saturday, June 15

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Farmers Market
  • 8 p.m. Parks Brothers Band Concert

Sunday, June 16

  • 9 a.m. Golf Conditioning Exercises

USGA/Chris Keane

In Case You Haven’t Heard

The United States Open Championship will be conducted on Pinehurst’s storied No. 2 course the week of June 10-16. The championship rounds will be June 13-16. It’s our national championship, folks. If you need to know anything else visit or

Jazz It Up

The Sandhills Community College Jazz Band will hold its summer concert featuring the sounds of Henry Mancini and Duke Ellington on Monday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. at SCC, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. For more information call (910) 315-6900.

Ashley Lovegrove and Barbara Baker’s By Golly

Get a Jump on It

The North Carolina Hunter Jumper Association’s annual show begins on Monday, June 24, and continues through Sunday, June 30, at the Carolina Horse Park, 2814 Montrose Road, Raeford. For information go to

Founding Father

Enjoy a virtual conversation with Eric Weiner, the author of Ben & Me: In Search of a Founder’s Formula for a Long and Useful Life, at The Country Bookshop, 140 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines, on Tuesday, June 25 at 1 p.m. For information visit

Take a Load Off

The village of Pinehurst, the Pinehurst Business Partners and the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau have collaborated to create “Rock the Village.” This art installation celebrates the return of the U.S. Open to Pinehurst No. 2 and features 48 sponsored rocking chairs positioned in the village and painted by local artists. Proceeds benefit the First Tee – Sandhills. Rock on. For more information go to

Photograph by Starworks

Star Gazing

The Starworks gallery, 100 Russell Drive, Star, opens its Craft Invitational, featuring some of the region’s most talented craft artists encompassing glass, ceramics, metal, wood and fiber, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 8. The cost is $5. If you want a sneak peek there is a preview reception on Friday, June 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets for the early look are $25. For more information go to

Down to the Bones

Join Sara E. Johnson to discuss her new novel The Hungry Bones on Wednesday, June 19, at 6 p.m., at The Country Bookshop, 140 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. A human skeleton, believed to be the bones of a Chinese gold miner, has been exhumed in a quaint former gold rush town in New Zealand. Johnson’s protagonist, Alexa Glock, is called in to examine the teeth and the secrets they contain. She didn’t expect to discover a hole in the skull. When another skeleton is unearthed nearby and also shows evidence of a violent death, Alexa digs into both cases. The secrets she uncovers make her dangerously unpopular with those who want to keep the past buried. Reserve your spot at

Lumbee Film Festival

The sixth annual Lumbee Film Festival begins during Lumbee Homecoming at 12 p.m. Friday, July 5, and continues on Saturday, July 6, at the Thomas School of Business Auditorium, 1 University Drive, Pembroke. The festival showcases original new films made by Native Americans, Indigenous filmmakers and American Indians, especially members of the Lumbee Tribe living in North Carolina and across the United States. For questions email or

Great Balls of Fire

After he played Jerry Lee Lewis in the musical Million Dollar Quartet, the Sandhills Repertory Theatre brings Jason Cohen and his portrayal of The Killer to the Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines for two shows on Saturday, June 1, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. “Jerry Lee Lewis & Friends” features the songs of Lewis and his contemporaries Elvis, Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly. Tickets are $36. For further information call (910) 420-2549 or go to

The Livin’ Is Easy

The town of Vass is hosting a summer festival with live music, vendors and plenty of food on Saturday, June 8, on Seaboard Street in Vass. For information call (910) 245-4677 or go to