Things to do Around Pinehurst this Weekend – Weekend of 9/24

by patricrawley on September 21, 2016

Friday, September 23

  • Art Class

    • “Portraiture – Human or Animal”
    • Pastels
    • The class will be taught by Betty Hendrix
    • Cost: $40
    • 10 am – 3 pm at Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange Sr., Aberdeen. 910 944-3979
  • Quilting in the Pines

    • Local and regional quilters present their work for competition.
    • Event includes vendors, a boutique, demonstrations, antique quilts, and a silent auction.
    • Presented by Sandhills Quilters Guild and co-sponsored by Village of Pinehurst Parks and Recreation.
    • Cost: $7
    • 10 am – 6 pm at The Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Road S., Pinehurst. 910 295-1900
  • Meet the Author

    • Thomas Mullen will discuss his new novel Darktown.
    • Mullen is a widely published writer whose works have been named to many Year’s Best lists, including The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and The San Diego Union Times.
    • Free and Open to the Public
    • 5 pm at The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad St., Southern Pines. 910 692-3211
  • Local Singer/Songwriter Concert

    • This concert is presented in Nashville’s “in-the-round” style and highlights some of our area’s finest singer-songwriters.
    • Becca Rae (mainstream country), Mitch Clark (pop veteran of “The Voice” and “America’s Got Talent”), Momma Molasses (Americana-folk chanteuse), and Patrick Fuller (folk/blues) will play songs and explain the meaning and emotions behind their melodies and lyrics.
    • Becca Rae will be hosting
    • During intermissions, the audience can meet the artists, purchase signed CDs, and pose for selfies!
    • Tickets: $14 Tickets may be purchased online here or over phone.
    • 7:30 pm at Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines. 910 692-3611

Saturday, September 24
  • Carolina Polocross

    • Polocrosse is a sport that resembles the American Indian game of lacrosse and Persian sport of polo.
    • It is played on horseback with a ball and racket.
    • 9 am – 5 pm at Pinehurst Harness Track, 200 Beulah Road S., Pinehurst. 910 215-0816
  • Painting in the Gardens

    • Enjoy a day in the gardens and watch local artists painting in this beautiful garden setting.
    • Light refreshments will be served and additional paintings will be on display and for sale (cash or check only).
    • A portion of the proceeds goes to support the gardens.
    • This event is free
    • 10 am – 3 pm at Horticultural Gardens and Ball Visitors Center, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. 910 692-3882
  • Meet the Artist at Work

  • Visit with artist Louise Price and learn about her background in art and techniques.
  • 10 am – 1 pm at Hollyhocks Art Gallery, 905 Linden Road, Pinehurst. 910 255-0665
  • Quilting in the Pines

    • Local and regional quilters present their work for competition.
    • Event includes vendors, a boutique, demonstrations, antique quilts, and a silent auction.
    • Presented by Sandhills Quilters Guild and co-sponsored by Village of Pinehurst Parks and Recreation.
    • Cost: $7
    • 10 am – 5 pm at The Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Road S., Pinehurst. 910 295-1900
  • Family Day at the Library

    • This month’s theme will celebrate the launch of the StoryWalk and its first book, Tap the Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson.
    • Craft tables celebrating the seasons will be out all day!
    • From 11 am – 12 pm participants can learn how to draw forest animals.
    • At 2 pm there will be a Maker session on teaching a robot how to follow a path.
    • Teens are welcome all day to come and design their own buttons.
    • This event is free and open to the public.
    • Southern Pines Public Library, 170 W. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. 910 692-8235
  • Meet the Author

    • Fred Thompson, well known cookbook author and editor of Edible Piedmont magazine, will discuss his new book, Bacon: A Savor The South Cookbook.
    • Thompson captures a humble ingredient’s regional culinary history and outsized contributions to the table.
    • The event is free and open to the public
    • 4 pm at The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad St., Southern Pines. 910 692-3211

    Sunday, September 25

    • Carolina Polocross

      • Polocrosse is a sport that resembles the American Indian game of lacrosse and Persian sport of polo.
      • It is played on horseback with a ball and racket.
      • 9 am – 5 pm at Pinehurst Harness Track, 200 Beulah Road S., Pinehurst. 910 215-0816
    • Meet the Author

      • Bill Ferris will discuss his new book, The South in Color: A Visual Journal, a collection of color photographs taken in the ’60s and ’70s that take you on a tour of Southern homes, churches, blues clubs, and their handmade folk art.
      • Ferris is an Eminent Professor of History at UNC Chapel Hill and a former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
      • 2 pm at The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad St., Southern Pines. 910 692-3211
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