Jan
30
Tue
Young Affiliates of Weymouth Meeting
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm

Sounds on the Grounds Concert

The Young Affiliates of Weymouth (YAW) is a group of young professionals in Moore County that support the centers’ membership, development and outreach programs. The Young Affiliates create events such as the popular “A Heritage Affair” Gala throughout the year to build awareness and interest in Weymouth.  Net proceeds YAW events support the Young Affiliates and Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities.

If you are a young professional with a desire to get to know other like-minded individuals who support this very worthy cause, then we invite you to join us!  JOIN NOW:  http://weymouthcenter.org/join/

Musicians Jam Session @ Weymouth Center
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Musicians Jam Session @ Weymouth Center | Southern Pines | North Carolina | United States

Our Musicians Jam Session is a song circle of acoustics, percussions and vocals that is open to all area musicians.  Bring your instrument or your voice and your own beverages to Weymouth the last Tuesday of each month for a lively jam session with friends and neighbors.  Non-performers are always welcome to come and listen.

Feb
4
Sun
Chamber Music Concert: Blue Mountain Ensemble @ The Great Room
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm

Join us in The Great Room for a special concert with the Blue Mountain Ensemble, which features faculty from Duke University and the University of North Carolina – Greensboro:

  • Carla Copeland-Burns, flute
  • Michael Burns, bassoon
  • Inara Zandmane, piano

 There will be a reception to meet the artists following the concert.

TICKETS are available at the Weymouth Center office 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday, at the door on the day of the performance or by calling our office at 910-692-6261

Members:$10/Concert; $50/Season; Non-members: $20/Concert; $100/Season; Age 18 & under: no charge


Feb
11
Sun
Banned Books Lecture Series Part I: The Politics of Sex, Misogyny and Religion
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Banned Books Lecture Series Part I: The Politics of Sex, Misogyny and Religion

“The Politics of Sex, Misogyny and Religion”  Speaker:  Larry Allen

WEYMOUTH’S ARTS & HUMANITIES COMMITTEE IS PROUD TO INTRODUCE A THREE-PART SERIES ON THE COMPLEX AND FASCINATING SUBJECT OF BANNED BOOKS IN AMERICA.
LARRY ALLEN, A RETIRED PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AT SANDHILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE RUTH PAULEY LECTURE SERIES WILL OPEN THE SERIES WITH AN OVERVIEW CENTERED AROUND THE HISTORY OF BANNED BOOKS AND HOW THAT HISTORY PARALLELS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATION. 
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Feb
17
Sat
2018 Young Musician’s Festival – Competition @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
2018 Young Musician's Festival - Competition @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities | Southern Pines | North Carolina | United States

2018 Young Musician’s Festival

Submission deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018

Competition: Saturday, February 17, 2018 (Time to be announced)

Finalist Recital: Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Application Fee: $20.00 (Please make checks payable to “Friends of Weymouth”. Please include “YMF” in the memo line.)  For each entrant, send a completed application and check to: Weymouth Center, PO Box 939, Southern Pines, NC 28388

The Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities is pleased to announce the 2018 Young Musicians Festival (YMF), on Saturday and Sunday, February 17 & 18!  The Festival provides an opportunity for music students in grades four through twelve, from the counties of Cumberland, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, and Scotland, to perform before credentialed adjudicators from North Carolina schools of music.  Applicants must be currently studying with a teacher in the area of performance for which they plan to audition.  Adjudicator comments are focused on building the technical and musical aspects of a student’s performance area.  The remarks also provide the student’s teacher with particular information helpful for further study.

Teachers will be notified by Monday, February 12, regarding student audition times.  Questions may be directed to Festival Chair, Sue Aceves, at:  SueBeth@charter.net.  You may also visit the Weymouth Center Web site at:  www.weymouthcenter.org

This year’s Festival is graciously sponsored by Ralph and Vivian Jacobson.  We look forward to receiving applications for the Young Musicians Festival and to having your students participate in the 2018 Festival!

Click here to download the application: Weymouth-YMF-Application-2018

See guidelines below or click here to download: Weymouth-YMF-Guidelines-2018

2018 Audition Guidelines-

The Weymouth Festival Committee wishes to thank you for encouraging your students to participate in the Young Musicians Festival.   In order for the event to proceed smoothly and positively for everyone involved, please read the following guidelines and discuss them with your student(s) where appropriate.

  • Auditioners who live in the counties of Moore, Lee, Hoke, Montgomery, Richmond, Cumberland and Scotland, and are currently studying an instrument or voice with a teacher, are eligible to participate.  Students may enter more than once (piano, voice, violin, etc.) but may be a finalist in only one category.
  • REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS:
    • Division 1 (grades 4-6) – 10 minutes maximum time, two (2) memorized pieces of contrasting styles.
    • Division 2 (grades 7-9) – 13 minutes maximum time, two (2) memorized pieces of contrasting styles.
    • Division 3 (grades 10-12) – 15 minutes maximum time, may be one (1) longer piece showing contrasting styles, or two (2) pieces, all music memorized.
    • Division 4 (Advanced, for auditioners who have been finalists two out of the last three years; applies to 7th-12th grades) – 15 minutes maximum time, may be one (1) longer piece showing contrasting styles, or two (2) pieces, all music memorized.
  • Auditioners should arrive at the Weymouth Center at least 15 minutes prior to their audition time on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Upon arrival, each student should register and make certain that all repertoire information on rating sheets is correct.  After registration, auditioners should wait quietly in the Garden Room or Library.  A monitor will be present to escort each auditioner  to the audition site at the appointed time.
  • Auditioners should be encouraged to wear appropriate dress for the occasion.
  • Auditioners may leave at the conclusion of their audition. Finalists will be announced at the end of the day.  Teachers will be responsible for notifying the finalists of their participation in Sunday’s concert.
  • Auditioners (if applicable) must supply an accompanist other than their performance area teacher. This accompanist must also be available for the Sunday concert in the event the auditioner is selected as a finalist.
  • If the auditioner will not be able to perform on Sunday if selected, they may audition for comments only.” Please make a note of this on the application.
  • Each auditioner should be prepared to announce to the adjudicator the titles of their compositions in the order in which they are to be performed.
  • Pianists are encouraged to take a minute to warm-up on the piano. Instrumentalists are encouraged to take time to tune their instruments to the piano if being accompanied. Vocal participants may warm-up their voices in the Garden Room.
  • All music must be memorized, and each auditioner must provide the judge with a copy of their performance pieces with measures numbered. No photocopies  will be allowed.
  • The Weymouth Center will be open to Festival participants for rehearsal between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, and Friday, February    Time will be limited to 10 minutes per auditioner. Please sign in upon arrival.  Auditioners will be taken in sign-up order.   Please permit auditioners to practice privately.
  • Please park in designated areas at all times.
  • The Finalists Concert at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2018, is open to the public. Those selected to perform should arrive no later than 2:45 p.m.  Finalists are asked to remain for a few minutes after the concert to have a group photo taken.

Awards to be given:

Katherine Boyd Award:  Overall  winner   $100

Amelia Rose Ehrhardt Award:  Division 4–$70

Lena Stewart Brillhart Award:  Division 3–$60

Glenn Brillhart Award:  Division 2–$50

Elizabeth Stevenson Ives Award:  Division 1–$30

Finalists awards will also be given in each division.

Thank you again for making the Festival a positive experience for the young musicians who wish to participate.  If you have any questions, please contact Sue Aceves (phone:  910-949-3609 or email: suebeth@charter.net) .

Festival Committee:  Sue Aceves, Chair; Elaine Sills, Weymouth Music Committee Co-Chair; John Hatcher; and Sondra Nelson

Feb
18
Sun
Young Musicians Festival Finalist Concert
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come enjoy some of the finest young regional musical talent!

Talented young musicians from 7 counties will compete for this outstanding honor.   This event is FREE and open to the public.  *For information on how to enter, please call us at 910-692-6261.

Feb
19
Mon
Women of Weymouth Monthly Meeting
Feb 19 @ 9:30 am
Women of Weymouth Monthly Meeting @ Southern Pines | North Carolina | United States

WOMEN OF WEYMOUTH (WOW) MEETING 

WHEN:  Monday, February 19th, 9:30am – Coffee, 10am – Brief Business Meeting Followed by Speaker

WHO:   Current members of WOW and women interested in joining this amazing group of volunteers who are dedicated to preserving and enhancing Weymouth Center.

WHAT:  Each meeting starts with coffee/tea and social time followed by a brief meeting and an interesting presentation.  Our speaker this month will be Teah Ward, Ph.D. who will address the topic of Brain Food  & Overall Health & Well Being.

Feb
20
Tue
James Boyd Book Club Meeting @ The Library
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
James Boyd Book Club Meeting @ The Library  | Southern Pines | North Carolina | United States

Our Book Club meets the in The Library the third Tuesday of every month.  We read works by North Carolina authors.  Please come and bring a friend!

This month, we will discuss The Blood of Emmett Till, by Timothy B. Tyson.

This extraordinary New York Times bestseller reexamines a pivotal event of the civil rights movement—the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till—“and demands that we do the one vital thing we aren’t often enough asked to do with history: learn from it” (The Atlantic).

Feb
21
Wed
Writer-in-Residence Read: Ed Southern
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

January Writer-in-Residence Reading:   Ed Southern

Join us in The Great Room as Ed Southern reads from his short story collection, Parlous Angels.  Southern is a North Carolina native and a graduate of Wake Forest University who resides in Winston-Salem.  He has been executive director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network since January 2008, after more than eight years with John F. Blair, Publisher.

Wine and Cheese Reception Following     

Sponsored by St. Joseph of the Pines

Free and Open to the Public

Feb
27
Tue
Young Affiliates of Weymouth Meeting
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm

Sounds on the Grounds Concert

The Young Affiliates of Weymouth (YAW) is a group of young professionals in Moore County that support the centers’ membership, development and outreach programs. The Young Affiliates create events such as the popular “A Heritage Affair” Gala throughout the year to build awareness and interest in Weymouth.  Net proceeds YAW events support the Young Affiliates and Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities.

If you are a young professional with a desire to get to know other like-minded individuals who support this very worthy cause, then we invite you to join us!  JOIN NOW:  http://weymouthcenter.org/join/