TRUST BUT VERIFY: As our communities deal with the challenges presented by the novel coronavirus, please be aware that events may have been postponed, rescheduled or existed only in our dreams. Check before attending.
Munch Some Brunch
Support the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities on Sunday, Nov. 1, by taking home some delicious eats from Thyme and Place Café, or bring a blanket and picnic on the grounds at 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Boxed brunches are $20 for Weymouth members and $30 for non-members. For more information call (910) 692-6262 or go to www.weymouthcenter.org.
Art on Offer
The Artists League of the Sandhills will be opening its 26th annual Art Exhibit and Sale on Friday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 129 Exchange St., Aberdeen. For information visit www.artistleague.org or call (910) 944-3979. The Arts Council of Moore County will also hold its opening reception for “Moore Artful Women” featuring the work of Beth Garrison, Paula Montgomery, Fay Terry and Mary Wright on Nov. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the Campbell House Galleries, 482. E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Visitors will need to reserve time slots at 30-minute intervals. Masks will be required. For information go to www.mooreart.org or call (910) 692-2787.
Pop Up in the Pines
A community shopping fair dedicated to bringing together chic boutiques, talented artisans, food trucks and unique handmade goods springs to life on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southern Pines Brewery, 565 Air Tool Drive, Suite E, Southern Pines. Face masks will be required.
Get Your Goat On
Visit Paradox Farm in November and hang out with the goats, feed some chickens and pigs, and take a peek at the new sheep. Group tours of Paradox Farm Creamery, 449 Hickory Creek Lane, West End, will be available on Friday and Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. Tickets for 2-10 people are $100; 11-15 are $150. For information call (910) 723-0802 or visit www.ticketmesandhills.com.
Festival of Trees
The 24th Annual Sandhills Children’s Center Festival of Trees will take place Nov. 18-22 at The Carolina Hotel, 80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst. Unlike previous years, the festival will be a ticketed event. For more information and tickets go to www.FestivalofTrees.org.
Thirty pottery shops and almost 100 ceramic artists will come together for the Celebration of Seagrove Potters Tour, the largest sales and collector event of the year. The tour begins on Friday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continues daily through Nov. 22. It starts at Luck’s Cannery, 798 N.C. 705, Seagrove. For more information go to www.discoverseagrove.com/celebration.
A Christmas Carol
The Sunrise Theater will present the radio play of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Nov. 28 and 29, times to be determined. There will be matinee and evening performances on both days. For more information visit www.sunrisetheater.com or call (910) 692-8501.
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Meet the Maker: The Saburro Shop
Scroll through The Saburro Shop on Instagram and you’ll find a little bit of everything. Bethany Saburro started her business in 2016, selling mostly custom woodwork and hand painted wooden signs, but recently found her niche in the earring world.
“I remember seeing a pair of earrings in a department store and thinking, ‘wait, I could make that,’” Bethany said.
She started out with wooden earrings, but later began experimenting with polymer clay, which have become her best sellers.
Each pair of earrings are uniquely designed by Bethany. From flowers to geometric shapes, each pair is different from the next.
A longtime lover of creating, Bethany used art as an escape. The Saburro Shop started out as mostly a hobby, but without the distractions of daily routines during quarantine, she felt inspired to invest more time in The Saburro Shop.
Bethany mostly sells her work through Instagram and occasionally on Etsy. You can also find it at Pine Scone Cafe in Pinehurst and Southern Pines, and My Sister’s Porch in Aberdeen.
“It’s so satisfying to do something that you love and to find that other people love what you spend your time and efforts on, too,” Bethany said.
Follow The Saburro Shop on Instagram to see what Bethany will come up with next.