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Virtual tour of the book
Jill McCorkle will be in conversation with author John Hart regarding the paperback release of her book “Hieroglyphics” on Thursday, June 17 at noon.
Tickets are free, but registration is required when visiting www.ticketmesandhills.com in order to receive a link and a password.
For more information, call (910) 692-3211.
The Aberdeen Volunteer Firefighters Association will be hosting their annual spaghetti fundraising dinner on Friday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Aberdeen Fire Department.
Plates, which cost $ 8, include spaghetti, salad, a bun, and dessert, and are available for drive-thru.
The first Juneteenth celebration, a free event, will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 19 at Cardinal Park, 675 S. Walnut St. (US 1 South), Pinebluff.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of the practice of human slavery in the United States
There will be storytelling, oral artists, vendors, crafts and food, as well as live music by the Throwback Collaboration Band from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“It will be a day of reconnection and reconciliation for our community,” said a spokesperson. “This event is made possible through the Bold Initiative grant from Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church.
For more information, call (704) 595-3806.
The Sunrise Theater Summer Classic Series features “Wait Until Dark,” a 1967 psychological thriller starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin at 7 pm Thursday, June 17, inside the Sunrise Theater.
The film is sponsored by Ken Howell and Howell Masonry.
The Sunrise is located at 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines. For more information, call (910) 692-3611.
Patrick Dougherty, a natural elements artist, will be Ruth Pauley’s speaker at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 at the Owens Auditorium at BPAC on the Sandhills Community College campus.
Combining his carpentry skills with his love of nature, Dougherty began to learn about primitive building techniques and experiment with saplings as a building material.
His work quickly evolved from unique pieces on conventional plinths to environmental works on a monumental scale, which required saplings by trucks. Over the past 30+ years, he has built over 300 of these works and gained international fame.
Join the laughter on Friday June 18 and Saturday June 19 at 8:30 pm on the green space next to the Sunrise as the theater presents “National Lampoon’s Vacation”.
Accompanied by their children, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), drive from Illinois to a California theme park. As Clark increasingly focuses on a beautiful woman behind the wheel of a sports car, the Griswold’s face car trouble and the death of a family member. They reach Los Angeles, but, when Clark fears the trip may derail again, he acts impulsively to bring his family to the park.
The film is rated R. No outside food is allowed.
For more information, call (910) 692-3611.
Bring back Broadway
The Owens Auditorium at the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center will open for live performances on June 19 and 20, as the Sandhills Repertory Theater brings Broadway to the Sandhills.
After more than a year of silence, Owens’ stage will come alive with local and New York voices in the show “Bringing Back Broadway … Finally!” This free concert will feature songs from familiar Broadway shows.
The Sandhills Repertory Theater will hold two performances. The first concert will be on Saturday June 19 at 7:30 p.m., with another show on Sunday June 20 at 2 p.m.
Weymouth Woods will be hosting a volunteer day on Saturday, June 19, 9-11 a.m. at the Boyd Tract Meadow. Park staff need help cleaning vines, invasive species and other unwanted plants from the undergrowth.
“Please park in the Weymouth Center car park at 555 E. Connecticut Ave.,” a spokesperson said. “If you have pruners and work gloves, please bring them, but we will have few spare parts available. Don’t forget your water bottle; long pants and closed-toe shoes are recommended.
For more information, call (910) 692-2167.
There will be a cruise to Mac’s Breakfast Anytime, 1904 N. Sandhills Blvd., Aberdeen, on Friday, June 18, from 5 p.m. until dark.
“Bring your classic car, truck or motorcycle and have fun,” says a spokesperson. “There will be door prizes and 50/50 drawings, as well as oldies music. “
These events, sponsored by the Sandhills Classic Street Rod Association and Mac’s Breakfast Anytime, will continue on the third Friday.
of each month until October and are free to the public.
Andy Lee at (910) 585-0054 or (910) 692-3605.