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Frank Theatres— Sandhills Stadium 10

Blockbusters come to Sandhills Stadium 10, a 10-screen Frank Theatres multiplex with digital images and sound. The theater offers D-Box seats. These new technologically advanced seats use motion and vibration to make viewing a 4D experience. Sandhills Stadium 10 is located at 104 Brucewood Road in Southern Pines. Call (910) 695-1100.

Sunrise Theater

Built in 1898 as a hardware store and then becoming a movie theater in the 1940s, the Sunrise Theater thrives today as a performing arts center, presenting new-release independent films, live music, drama and the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, as well as multiple other arts and entertainment events. In the early 1980s, the Arts Council of Moore County and the Sandhills Little Theater rallied community support to restore the theater as a performing arts center. Today, the Sunrise Preservation Group, a not-for-profit organization, owns and operates the theater. The Sunrise Theater is located at 250 NW Broad St. in Southern Pines. Call (910) 692-8501 or visit www.sunrisetheater.com.


Carolina Performing Arts Center

670 SW Broad St., Southern Pines, offers classes for all levels, beginner through advanced, ages 3 through adults. Call (910) 695-7898.

Choreographic Institute of North Carolina (CINC)

A pre-professional dance school offering classical dance training and education to students age 3 to 18. Established to inspire, cultivate and nurture creativity, dance and dance-making skills through the art form of classical dance, CINC is committed to cultivating the creativity of every child. CINC incorporates the foundational training of the Royal Academy of Dance in its education of students. CINC is located inside the Monarch Creative Arts and Community Center at 1662 Richard St., in Southern Pines. Visit www.cincdance.com or call (910) 725-0595.

Terpsichore … A Moving Experience

in Southern Pines, offers technical classes in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, acrobatics and Hip-Hop from the beginner through the advanced level. Dancers begin at age three and contiue their dance education well into their teen years. Call (910) 695-1116 or visit www.danceatterpsichore.com.

Taylor Dance/The Playhouse

262D Pinehurst Ave., Southern Pines, offers classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, tap and hip hop for ages 3 to adult. It produces classical, neo-classical and contemporary dance performances and children’s theatre productions.
Visit www.taylordancetheplayhouse.org or call (910) 695-1320.


Arts Council of Moore County,

which supports or actively participates in many arts activities in the Sandhills, also schedules visiting performers, such as the Classical Concert Series, the Heart ’n’ Soul of Jazz in February and the Missoula Children’s Theatre, throughout the year. Call (910) 692-ARTS or visit www.mooreart.org.

Temple Theatre

in nearby Sanford is a popular spot for group outings. Built in 1925, Temple is a regional, professional theater. The building hosts a company of actors providing an eight-show mainstage season, children’s theatre and special events. The director is Peggy Taphorn. Call (919) 774-4512 or visit www.templeshows.com.


The Country Bookshop

in Southern Pines hosts North Carolina writers for book signings or gala book launches. The store also hosts other special events. The store is at 140 NW Broad St., Southern Pines. Call (910) 692-3211.

The North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame

is located at Weymouth Center, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, and displays photographs and lists of works of notable writers. It is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (910) 692-6261.


Several lecture series take place in the Sandhills, including the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series, Kiwanis Travelog Series, Weymouth’s humanities lecture series and fine arts lecture series.

Many clubs and organizations also host informative talks throughout the year. Other frequent lecture hosts are the League of Women Voters of Moore County and the county’s Democratic and Republican political parties. Often, colleges nearby, such as the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Fayetteville State University, host well-known celebrities for talks.


The Sandhills hosts a myriad of music events, including the outdoor and indoor jazz concerts by the Sandhills Community College Jazz Band, concerts at the Sunrise Theater presented by the SunEvents Music Series, performances of the North Carolina Symphony, the annual Heart ’n’ Soul of Jazz Festival, performances by the area’s barbershop quartets, the Golf Capital Chorus, the Classical Concert Series and the Weymouth Chamber Music Series.

The Maness Pottery and Music Barn

features bluegrass, country and gospel pickin’ and singing every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. For nearly 30 years, Clyde Maness has opened this doors to his neighbors to his weekly pick-and-feed event, which attracts the bluegrass faithful and musicians of all ages. Maness Pottery and Music Barn is located six miles west of Carthage at 10995 N.C. 24-27. Call (910) 948-4897.

Since it started in 1974, the Moore County Choral Society has grown to more than 100 members from Moore County and the surrounding area. The Choral Society performs two concerts each year, presenting a varied repertoire. Rehearsals are held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, September through April, at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church on South May Street in Southern Pines.Visit  www.moorecountychoralsociety.org, email info@moorecounty choralsociety.org or call  (910) 281-2029.

The Moore County Concert Band also is a standout in the music of the Sandhills. Performing free at the Carolina Hotel, the MCCB often draws a crowd. The purpose of the group is to foster and promote the great American tradition of military and concert band music. Visit www.moorecountyband.com.

Since 2005, the Moore Philharmonic Orchestra has served Moore County as a youth orchestra and a community orchestra. It provides an outlet for approximately 50 volunteer musicians to perform varied programs of orchestral literature. Members include experienced adults and talented college, high school and middle school students. The Moore Philharmonic has an open membership policy with no participation fees. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at Sandhills Community College. Visit www.mporchestra.com or call (910) 944-3452.

The Rooster’s Wife is a nonprofit music organization created to celebrate the performing arts in Aberdeen. It offers concerts, workshops, readings and school and medical outreach programs year round in the Sandhills. The Rooster’s Wife presents live music most Sundays, at 6:46 p.m. at Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight Street, in downtown Aberdeen. Call (910) 944-7502, visit www.theroosterswife.org or email theroosterswife@ yahoo.com.

First Friday is a monthly community nonprofit event, for people of all ages in the Southern Pines area from May – October. First Friday is a community event, provided through sponsorship and volunteer effort. It is a free event and family-friendly. Food, beverages, live music and other forms of entertainment make this event a must see. Where: The grassy knoll adjacent to the Sunrise Theater. Times:  5:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Pinehurst Live after 5 is a free concert presented by the Village of Pinehurst. Visit vopnc.org or call (910) 295-8656.

Blues Crawl

With an all-access wristband, participants can sample different Blues musical styles, while enjoying the libations and food of the unique restaurants, wine cellars, and pubs each hosting different performers. Call (910) 692-8501.

North Carolina Senior America “Age of Elegance” Pageant”

Senior America, Inc. is a Non-Profit corporation designed not only to enrich the lives of seniors but also to tap their energy to enrich the lives of others. Call (910) 944-8171 or visit www.senioramerica.org

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