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Whatever Your Interest, There’s a Club or Group for You

Want to get involved? Moore County has a plethora of active clubs, organizations and groups for those looking to get involved in civic or hobby-oriented activities.
For the latest information on these enthusiastic groups and their activities, The Pilot publishes a community calendar on Wednesdays and an arts and entertainment calendar on Fridays.
To submit your group’s listing for publication in either calendar, call Jenny Fitter at (910) 693-2480 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Interested groups may also fax information to (910) 692-9382.
The Pilot also publishes club news each Sunday. To submit club news, call Features Editor Faye Dasen at (910) 693-2475 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Following is a list of area clubs and ­organizations that would  love to include you in their activities.

A Square Dance Club
A Square Dance Club is an advanced level club. Dances are held at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month in the Olde West End gym. Dancers new to the area are welcome. The caller is Jimmy Roberson. For more information, call Leo and Ruth Ellen Ganster at (910) 295-5786.

AARP — Moore County Chapter
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Moore County Chapter meets every third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. except for the months of July and August. Visitors are welcome. Meetings are held at First Bank, 205 SE Broad St., Southern Pines. June and December meetings are held at Penick Village. For more information, call Bob Lockwood at (910) 692-1850 or (910) 692-5664.

AAUW
The Sandhills/Southern Pines Branch of the American Association of University Women is for women who are ­graduates of a four-year accredited college or university. The general meeting is usually held on the second Thursday of the month.
 
American Legion 
Aberdeen American Legion Post 72 meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the American Legion Building, 211 E. Main Street in Aberdeen. Call Cecil Brewer at (910) 281-4170 or Rora Kellis at (910) 245-2805 for ­information.

American Singles Golf Association
The American Singles Golf Association — Pinehurst Chapter is active in golf and social events for adult singles. Visit the Web site at www.pinehurst.singlesgolf.com for information on activities or call Charlie at (910) 603-4540.

Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills
The Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills club offers dancers of all levels the opportunity to learn and practice ballroom ­dancing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The club holds dances at the Olde West End gym on Friday evenings with the dancing beginning at 8 p.m. A brief lesson is given during the evening at 7:15 p.m. Dances are scheduled for February 1, 15 and 29; March 14 and 28; April 18; and May 2. For more ­information, call Bryan and Margaret Cropley at (910) 295-2730, visit www.pinehurst.net/~ballroom/.

Business Network International
Business Network International is a business-to-business referral network that meets at 7:30 a.m. each Tuesday ­morning at the Days Inn restaurant. Visitors are welcome.

Browns Backers
Browns Backers of the Sandhills, a Cleveland Browns fan club, meets at Easy’s in Olmsted Village during football season. Food and ­beverages are available. For more ­information, contact Fred at (910) 295-6480.

Carolina Pines Chapter of USA Dance
The mission of Carolina Pines Chapter of USA Dance Inc. is to promote ballroom ­dancing in Moore County and the ­surrounding area as well as educate the public regarding the physical, mental and social benefits of ­ballroom dancing.  Dances are held from 8 to 10 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month at 1105 Reynolds St., Carthage. Lessons are offered from 7 to 8  p.m. For more information about the chapter or Thursday night dance ­lessons, call (910) 949-5500 or (910) 692-5280.

Civil War Round Table
The Gen. Rufus Barringer Civil War Round Table meets in the Civics Center every third Thursday at the Pinehurst Town Hall, except for January when the meetings are on the second Thursday. For more ­information, call Tonia Smith at (910) 692-4934.

College Club 
The College Club is a nonprofit organization that welcomes all women who have earned a four-year college degree or more. Bimonthly luncheons with speakers. For information, ­contact Murna Sandall at (910) 295-2934.

Disabled American Veterans
The Disabled American Veterans Moore County Chapter No. 83 meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at 1020 Priest Hill Road in Carthage. The DAV also offers ­transportation for vets to the nearby VA hospital. Volunteer drivers are always needed. For more informaton, contact Commander Cedoin Odom at (910) 944-1113. Correspondence may be sent to: DAV, Moore County Chapter No. 83, P.O. Box 154, Southern Pines, NC 28388.

Duffie Dancers Round Dance Club
The Duffie Dancers Round Dance Club is an all-phase club. Dances are held every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Olde West End gym. The cuer is Lucille Hensley. For more ­information, call Max and Frances Lamberti at (910) 949-2566.

Evening Star Quilters
Evening Star Quilters meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center, 8040 U.S. 15-501, just north of the Traffic Circle. Beginning and experienced quilters are welcome. For information, contact Naomi Krahnert at (910) 692-0931.

Fleet Reserve Association
The Cape Fear Branch 259 of the Fleet Reserve Association and Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve meet every fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the RMA Building off old Elizabethtown Road in Fayetteville. For further information, contact Charles Dittmar at (910) 848-6126.

Foxfire Book Club
The Foxfire Book Club meets the third Monday of each month, at 3 p.m. in the Members’ Room. Membership is open to all Foxfire Village residents, and there are no dues. Information about meetings or about obtaining paperback copies of the books selected may be obtained by telephoning  Francine Crumbaugh at (910) 281-4905 or Pepper Bahr at (910) 673-5812.

Friends of Given Memorial 
Library and Tufts Archives
The Friends support the Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives year round, holding several annual events to raise money to fund the needs of the only privately funded library in the state of North Carolina. For more ­information about events or to become a Friend of Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives, call (910) 295-3642.

Golf Capital Chorus
The Golf Capital Ch­orus is looking for new members. Can you carry a tune and do you like to sing? Visit Barbershop Chorus rehearsals on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, 125 Everette Rd., Pinehurst, or call Fred Wolferman at (910) 692-5930 for more information.

Jaycees
The Jaycees is a younger civic organization for people between the ages of 21-40 years. The group meets the ­second and fourth Thursdays of every month at the Best Western Pinehurst Inn on U.S. 1.

Junior League of Moore County
Junior League of  Moore County is a ­nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the ­potential of women and improving the ­community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The league meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Pinehurst Village Hall.

Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis clubs aim to serve the ­community, especially its children, through ­service projects and volunteer work. There are several local clubs in Moore County, including:
n Kiwanis in the Pines
Meets Thursdays at 7 a.m. at the Elks Grill.
n Kiwanis Club of Sandhills
Meets each Wednesday at noon at National Golf Club.
n Pinehurst Kiwanis
Meets at noon on Thursdays at the Pine Crest Inn.
n Seven Lakes Kiwanis Club
Meets weekly, every Tuesday at noon, at the Seven Lakes Country Club.
n Kiwanis Aktion Club
A community-service organization for adults living with a disability. Each Aktion Club is ­sponsored by a local Kiwanis club, whose members assist the Aktion Club with its ­organizational and service activities and provide contacts with the business and professional community. The Kiwanis Aktion Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Sandhills Alliance Church, Pinehurst.
Knights of Columbus
A men’s fraternal organization chartered by Congress and open to Catholic gentlemen. For information about local  chapters not listed, call (910) 295-1212 or (910) 695-0807.
n Monsignor Fredrick Koch No. 6528 Chapter of the Knights of Columbus meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the school hall at the Pope John Paul II Catholic School, Southern Pines.
n Sacred Heart Council No. 11103 Chapter of the Knights of Columbus meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month in the Founders Hall of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. For information, call (910) 949-3715.

League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of Moore County is a nonpartisan organization that encourages the informed and active ­participation in government and influences ­public policy through education and advocacy.
The LWVMC holds a luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month, excluding December, July and August, at The Paddock Restaurant at Longleaf Country Club. For more information, contact League President Jo Nicholas at (910) 673-3604.

Lions Clubs
The Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service organization with more than 1.4 million members. Local chapters are listed below.
n Aberdeen Lions Club meets at noon on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Mac’s Restaurant on U.S. 1. For more ­information, contact Club President Eric Braun at (910) 315-8540.
n Carthage Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the ­second Thursday of the month at the Moore County Library, 101 Saunder St., Carthage. For more information, contact Club President Keith Poindexter at (910) 692-2020 or (910) 947-9965.
n Pinebluff Lions Club meets on the ­second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. in the Lions Club House, 165 W. Philadelphia Ave. For more information, call President Jim Mangrum at (910) 281-5500.
n Pinehurst Lions Club meets at 6:45 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the Community Presbyterian Church, 125 Everette Rd.
n Sandhills Cyberspace Lions Club meets monthly online at http://tech.groups. yahoo.com/group/SandhillsCyberspaceLionsClub.org. For more information, visit the Web site or call Mike Martin at (910) 603-1433.
n Seven Lakes Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the North Club House on Freetree Road.
n Southern Pines Lions Club meets at noon on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Days Inn on U.S. 1. For more information, contact Club President Marlene Berke at (910) 695-2645.
n Vass Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Woodlake Country Club. For more information, contact Terry Keith at (910) 245-4199.

Marine Corps League
Marines, former Marines, active, reserve and retired, and U.S. Navy Corpsmen who served with the FMF are invited to attend the Marine Corps League meetings, which are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the American Legion Post No. 72, 211 East Main St., Aberdeen. For more information, call (910) 295-6750 or (910) 255-6066.

Military Order of Purple Hearts
The Military Order of Purple Hearts meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the DAV on Hwy. 77 in Hamlet. Call John L. Mims at (910) 281-4877 for more information.

MOAA Women
Membership in MOAA Women is open to wives of military officers, retired female officers who are members of the Sandhills chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and widows of retired officers who are members of the MOAA Auxiliary. Call Therla Henry at (910) 692-8065 for membership ­information.

Moore County Choral Society
The Moore County Choral Society rehearses from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday, January through May and September through early December, at Brownson Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on May Street in Southern Pines. New members may join in January. The Choral Society is under the direction of Anne Dorsey.

Moore County Concert Band
The Moore County Concert Band is always looking for new members. Rehearsals are held at 6:30 p.m. Monday evenings at Sandhills Community College. The band performs six ­concerts per year and rehearses September through June. If you now play or have ever played a musical instrument and would like to play some challenging music, consider joining the MCCB. For more information, call (910) 295-9023 or visit the band’s Web site at www.moorecountyband.com.

Moore County Genealogical Society 
The Moore County Genealogical Society meets quarterly at the Moore County Library, 101 Saunders St., Carthage. For more ­information, visit the Society’s Web site at www.rootsweb.com/~ncmcgs/index.html.

Moore Philharmonic Orchestra
Moore Philharmonic Orchestra is a ­community orchestra designed for advancing students as well as adults in the Moore County community. The group rehearses at Union Pines High School and performs regularly. For more information, visit the group’s Web site at mporchestra.com/default.aspx or call (910) 944-3452.

NARFE
National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter No. 1895 meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Community Congregational Church, 141 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines. For more ­information, call Membership Chairman Vilma Geisert at (910) 215-5898.

Newcomers of Pinehurst
The Newcomers of Pinehurst is an ­organization founded in 1984 to bring new ­residents of Pinehurst together for social activities. For membership information, call (910) 315-2471, leave a message, or visit www.pinehurst newcomers.com.

Pinehurst Ballroom Dance Studio
The Pinehurst Ballroom Dance Studio offers professionally taught private or group social ­ballroom dance lessons for singles or couples. No partners are needed. For more information, call Claudia at (910) 295-3003 or visit www.pinehurstballroomdance.com

Professional Women’s Network
The Professional Women’s Network ­traditionally meets the second Thursday of each month at noon at the Pinehurst Member’s Club. For membership information or to find out about the group, e-mail Cynthia Bradley, ­membership chair, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Red Hat Society
The Red Hat Society is a social club for women over age 50 who wear red hats and purple dresses to their functions. The group was inspired by a popular poem entitled “Warning,” by Jenny Joseph, which ­mentions older women wearing red hats and purple attire. For more information, call Lambie at (910) 295-3553.

Rotary
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional  leaders that provides ­humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.
There are several Rotary Clubs in Moore County,  including:
n Carthage Rotary Club
Meets at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McDonald Building, 203 McReynolds St., Carthage. Call Wendy at (910) 947-1000 for membership information.
n Pinehurst Rotary Club 
Meets at noon every Tuesday at the Pine Crest Inn. For more information, call (910) 693-8000.
n Sandhills Community College Rotaract. Contact Buddy Spong at (910) 695-3858 for more information.
n Sandhills Rotary Club
Meets every Wednesday. at 7 a.m. in the ­dining room of the Carolina Hotel. For more information, call (910) 215-5749.
n Southern Pines Rotary Club
Meets at noon on Fridays at Longleaf Country Club. For more information, call (910) 693-1019.

Sandhills Area Bridge Groups
Moore County has several active bridge groups, including:
n Belle Meade Duplicate
Open only to residents of Belle Meade and their guests, the Belle Meade Duplicate is an ACBL-sanctioned game which meets at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesdays. The game is non-smoking with computer scoring and refreshments. For more ­information, contact Belle Meade at (910) 246-1018 or Nancy Dressing at (910) 295-8871 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
n Nancy’s Game
Nancy’s Game meets at 1 p.m. Mondays at Fox Hollow Assisted Living of Pinehurst on Fox Hollow Road (off Morganton Road). The game is ACBL sanctioned and non-smoking with computer scoring and refreshments. All games are Charity Club Championship games and pay big points. For more information, call Nancy at (910) 295-8871 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for information or partners.
n Nancy’s Other Game
Nancy’s Other Game meets at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Civic Club in Southern Pines. The game is open, non-smoking with computer scoring and refreshments. All games are Charity Club Championships. Call (910) 295-8871 for information.
n Sandhills Bridge Studio
The Sandhills Bridge Studio is a good place to locate fellow bridge players. The studio is located at 367 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines. For more information, call (910) 692-4188 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
The studio’s Web site, www.sandhillsbridge.com, offers ­information, schedules, game results and bridge tips.

Sandhills BPW
For information about Sandhills  Business and Professional Women and its meetings, call Donna Dacre at (910) 215-8147.

Sandhills Gem and Mineral Society
Sandhills Gem and Mineral Society meets the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in Room 208 Van Dusen Hall, Sandhills Community College. The club is open to anyone interested in rocks, gems, minerals and jewelry. Earth science field trips are planned and families are ­welcomed.
For more information or to join the club, ­contact Jeffrey Sheer at (910) 693-0331 or by 
e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Ken Carlson at (910) 255-0251 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sandhills Natural History Society 
The Sandhills Natural History Society meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. The club invites anyone interested in the birds, plants and animals of the Sandhills to attend. For the monthly program or field trip ­information, call (910) 692-2167 or visit the Society’s Web site at www.sandhillsnature.org.

Sandhills Needlers Guild 
The Sandhills Needlers Guild, a chapter of the ANG (American Needlepoint Guild), meets at 1 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Pinehurst Congregational Church on Linden Road. For more information, call Just Needlepoint at (910) 295-3727.

Sandhills Photography Club
Sandhillls Photography Club meets at 7 p.m. on the ­second Monday of each month at Christ Fellowship Church on Midland Road at Pee Dee Road, Southern Pines. Prospective members, regardless of background or skill in photography, are invited to attend the meetings. For ­information, visit www.sandhillsphotoclub.org or call President Bill Matthews at (910) 949-3714.

Sandhills Pointing Breeds Club
The Sandhills Pointing Breeds Club, an AKC-licensed hunt club for pointing breeds only, meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the clubhouse. Club grounds in Jackson Springs are ­available for members to train their dogs. For membership information, call Bonita Austin at (910) 246-0926.

Sandhills Striders
The Sandhills Striders, a nonprofit running organization, recently formed to serve runners in Moore County and the surrounding area. The club is open to runners of all ages, abilities and varying distances. The club holds bi-monthly meetings on the first Thursday of the month at the FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness in Pinehurst.
Members meet for weekly group runs at 8 a.m. Sundays at the Reservoir Park in Southern Pines in the lake loop parking lot; at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in front of the Ice Cream Parlor on the corner of Broad Street and New Hampshire Avenue in Southern Pines; and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in front of Dugan’s Pub in Pinehurst. Runs average three to six miles, depending on group participants.
For more information, up-to-date run times and group activities, visit the club’s Web site at www.SandhillsStriders.com or call (910) 528-2302.

Sandhills Quilters
The Sandhills Quilters meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center, two miles north of the Traffic Circle on U.S. 15-501. The public is invited to attend.
For guild programs and information, visit the Web site, www.sandhillsquilters.org, or call Joyce Riedell at (910) 295-2734.

Sandhills Railroad Club
The Sandhills Central Model Railroad Club meets in the basement of the Campbell House at 7:15 p.m. on the first and second Wednesday of the month. New members are welcome. For information, call Jim Ferrente at (910) 295-7229.

Sandhills Singles
The Sandhills Singles club meets on Fridays at different area restaurants. For more information, call Jane at (910) 692-8367.

Shrine Club
The Moore County Shrine Club meets for a 6 p.m. dinner meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at Russell’s Seafood Restaurant located on Carthage Road (N.C. 22) in Southern Pines.

Stardust Dinner Dance Club
Stardust Dinner Dance Club hosts eight dances each year from September through May, with the majority held at the Country Club of Whispering Pines. Live music and fine dining add to an evening of fun for all who enjoy ­dancing. Visitors may attend one dance as a guest for the cost of dinner only.
For reservations and information, call (910) 295-1916. 

Sweet Adelines
The local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, Sandhills Harmony Chorus, is looking for new members. The chapter meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings at  Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines. Call (910) 255-1081 for ­information.

Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club
The Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club is a plus-level club that meets every Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Olde West End Gym. For more information, call Harry and Jean Vogt at (910) 295-4185 or (910) 295-5332.