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Holly Arts and Crafts Festival

The 43rd Holly Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the village of Pinehurst.

The festival combines the talents of over 100 artisans in a variety of genres – from woodworking to glasswork, stitched art to lawn ornaments, handcrafted jewelry to metal sculpture. The shops and restaurants in the city center have sales and promotions. There will also be a few food trucks in Tufts Memorial Park.

“We urge customers to frequently use hand sanitizer or wash their hands and adhere to social distancing guidelines,” a spokesperson said.

Public parking lots include the gravel lot at Village Green / Tufts Park and the gravel lot at 50 Dogwood Road.

Additional parking with free shuttle provided by Kirk Tours and Limousine to and from Rassie Wicker Park (10 Rassie Wicker Drive).

Film by the lake

Aberdeen Parks and Recreation presents “Cruella” on Friday October 15 at 6:45 pm at Aberdeen Lake Park.

The film is free. Concessions will be available for purchase. The rainy date is Saturday October 16 at the same time.

“Don’t forget your lawn chairs or blankets,” says a spokesperson.

Moore trivia

The Moore Trivia Fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills returns Friday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst.

There will be a silent auction, and people from local businesses and retirees have come together to form teams of eight.

Thomas Taylor will serve as master of ceremonies. Beer, wine and refreshments will also be available.

For more information, call (910) 692-0777 (extension 2231).

Cinema conference

Kevin Lewis presents the “Brainstorm: Making Sense of Sandhills Cinematic Tragedy” talk at 7:30 pm Thursday, October 14 at the Owens Auditorium at BPAC on the Sandhills Community College campus.

Forty years ago, Governor Jim Hunt envisioned a film industry in North Carolina. In October 1981, MGM Hollywood Studios arrived in the Sandhills to film parts of “Brainstorm,” starring Natalie Wood, Christopher Walken, Cliff Robertson and Louise Fletcher. After scenes were shot at Research Triangle Park and Kitty Hawk, filming moved to the Pinehurst Hotel and Sandy Lane Farm in Southern Pines.

Join Kevin Lewis, CSC Assistant Faculty and Film Historian, as he gives an illustrated talk, incorporating scenes shot in North Carolina and exploring the locals who were involved in the production.

Admission is free, but request a ticket at or at the BPAC Box Office at Boyd Library to ensure CSC maintains social distancing with the public.

Reap the promise

Family Promise of Moore County will be holding their annual Harvest the Promise fundraising gala on Thursday, October 14.

Individual tickets cost $ 50 per person. All proceeds go to homeless children and their families.

Dogwood Festival

The Fayetteville Dogwood Fall Festival, presented by Healy Wholesale Co. Inc., takes place from Friday October 15 through Sunday October 17.

Friday includes downtown cart rides and historic hauntings from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., in addition to cart rides and hauntings, there will be a group battle, a Blazin ‘Keys dueling piano show.

The festival ends on Sunday with a show of cars and motorcycles and other cart rides from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

There will be food and beer available as well as children’s activities and vendors.

Garage sale

The Moore County Historical Association will be holding a garage sale on Saturday, October 16 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Shaw House, 110 W. Morganton Road, Southern Pines.

There will be collectibles, pottery, jewelry, art, antiques, antique books, toys and more.

The event will take place rain or shine.

All proceeds go to the continuing efforts of the Moore County Historical Association (MCHA); a non-profit organization that collects, preserves and shares the rich historical legacy of our historic buildings, towns, cities and surrounding areas in Moore County.

For more information on selling labels or to become a MCHA member, call (910) 692-2051 or email [email protected]

Sale of pastries

The Pine Women will be holding their annual bake sale on Saturday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange, 15 Azalea Road, Pinehurst.

Troubadour BPAC Series

Darin and Brooke Aldridge will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 16 at the Owens Auditorium at BPAC on the Sandhills Community College campus.

The two highly acclaimed vocalists (Brooke is the four-time reigning IBMA Vocalist of the Year), the Aldridges combine rich harmonies with impeccable musicality to create the unique sound that has made them one of the most successful young artists. the popularity of acoustic music. .

Royal Dad-Daughter Ball

The Fifth Annual Royal Papa Daughter Ball will be held on Sunday, October 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (general admission) at the Country Club in North Carolina.

“There will be a dinner, a dance, a dessert, carriage rides, a silent auction and real princesses”, specifies a spokesperson.

All proceeds from the sponsorship and silent auction will go to Moore County’s newest non-profit Camp Resilient. Camp Resilient is located outside of Fort Bragg and offers outdoor nature-based therapies to cope with the stress and trauma of service to serving military members, veterans and their families.

The event is organized by Once Upon a Fairytale and Little Pines Academy.

Gathering at Donné

Jennifer Tyner, Care Manager at AOS Care Management, will provide tips to help seniors lead more active, healthier lives at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 14 at the Given Memorial Library, located at 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst.

Call (910) 295-6022 for more information.

Weymouth Wood

On Sunday, October 17, at 2 p.m., a ranger will lead a one-mile hike of the Boyd Round Timber Tract and discuss the history of Weymouth Woods and the preservation of one of the last remaining stands of Marsh Pine .

“We will also visit the oldest living bog pine in the world,” a spokesperson said. “Meet at 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Weymouth Center.

Call (910) 692-2167 for more information.

Harvest supper

The Mt. Pleasant Christian Church will be hosting its annual harvest dinner (drive-thru) and quilt raffle from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 16. The cost is $ 8 per plate.

The church is located at 4460 Lobelia Road, Vass.

Community forum

A community forum on racial intolerance will be held on Thursday, October 14, starting at 2 p.m., at the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church in the Stock Exchange Hall.

In-person participation is limited to the first 50 people. Masks are mandatory.

The moderator is Dion Lyons, a conciliation specialist for the Community Relations Department of the US Department of Justice. Presenters include federal, state and local law enforcement officials, Moore County clergy, and local victims of intolerance.

After a 4 p.m. recess, a community engagement will take place, led by James Davis, retired Hoke County Sheriff and CRS Peacemaker.

The event is co-sponsored by the Moore County NAACP, the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church Bold Initiative Fund, the West Southern Pines Civic Club, the New Westside Project and the American Legion Post No. 177.

Brownson is located at 330 S. May St., Southern Pines. (Enter through the Ashe Street gate.)

Social dance

The Carolina Pines Dance Club hosts a social dance on the third Saturday of each month at the National Athletic Village, 201 Air Tool Drive, Southern Pines. Doors open at 6 p.m., with lessons at 6.30 p.m. and dancing until 9.30 p.m.

Beginner and experienced dancers, couples and singles are all welcome for an evening of swing, shag, ballroom, Latin and line dancing.


There will be a cruise to Mac’s Breakfast Anytime on Friday, October 15, starting at 5 p.m.

Mac’s is located at 1904 N. Sandhills Blvd., Aberdeen.

“Bring your classic car, truck or motorcycle and have fun,” the spokesperson says. “Door prizes and 50/50 design, and oldies music. The event is free.

Sponsored by the Sandhills Classic Street Rod

Association and Mac’s Breakfast Food is available at Mac’s at all times with a special seafood menu. Profits are donated to local charities. For more information visit or call

Andy Lee at (910) 585-0054 or (910) 692-3605.

Community awareness

The “From Ashes to Beauty” community outreach will take place on Saturday, October 16, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, at 301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen.

COVID-19 vaccines for ages 12 and over will be available. Masks are mandatory.

There will also be blood pressure checks and blood sugar tests, along with bags of snacks and gifts and resource brochures.

For more information, contact Cynthia Hart at (910) 946-3658.


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