Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities

Event Calendar

Sep
24
Tue
Jam Session aka Song Circle @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring your instrument and your love of music. The musician’s jam session and song circle meets monthly on the last Tuesday from 6-9PM. All are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

Sep
25
Wed
Writer-In-Residence Reading with Michael Croley
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Michael Croley was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature in 2016, his work has appeared in a number of publications and he teaches creative writing at Denison University. Michael will be reading from his debut collection of stories, Any Other Place, published in 2019.

The September 25th reading is at 5:30pm in the Great Room. A light wine and cheese reception is sponsored by St. Joseph of the Pines. The event is free and open to the public.  Books will be for sale courtesy of The Country Bookshop. Doors open at 5:00 – please arrive in time to find a seat.

Michael Croley – WIR Reading

A former student of North Carolina’s Literary Hall of Fame Inductee, Jill McCorkle, Michael Croley is the featured September 25th Weymouth Writer-in-Residence, reading from his debut short-story collection, Any Other Place: Stories. Croley’s work reflects his upbringing in “a part of the world that was very male-dominated. I think I grew up around men who had a code of ethics with unwritten rules about what it meant to be a man. Some of those rules were good and some were bad. I think I was a pretty sensitive boy and, at the same time, very much of that male-dominated culture. So, I think the stories are trying to explore that, trying to give a sense of struggle, in part, of being two ways in the world.”

Being raised up in Appalachia, of mixed heritage, was to never feel he truly belonged to the world he lived in. “I grew up half-Korean in this small town that had a very racist past. I just never felt like I fit in, though as an athlete growing up—and a fairly good one—I’m sure no one else saw it that way. I started on the football team 3 years. I played varsity basketball 3 years. I was in the “cool” crowd in a town that really prized athletics. But I never really fit in. I never got comfortable. It was more than teenage angst. It was being half-Korean, being on guard for the occasional racial slur or joke. I didn’t realize how uncomfortable I had been as a boy until I was pretty far away from my childhood.”

Croley’s thirteen short stories feature people coping with the pain that life presents. His graceful and insightful prose brings poignancy to their personal battles. The stories are set in towns from the Appalachia of Kentucky and rural Ohio to a village in South Korea. Croley is a recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature and teaches creative writing at Denison University.  His stories and essays have been published in VQR, The Paris Review Daily, Kenyon Review Online, LitHub, and Narrative amongst others.

 

Oct
6
Sun
Classical Music Sundays Concert – Frederick Moyer
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Classical Music Sundays Concert

FREDERICK MOYER, PIANO


Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Frederick Moyer began studies at age seven with his mother Betsy. Subsequent teachers included Theodore Lettvin, Eleanor Sokoloff and Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio. He attended Curtis Institute of Music and Indiana University. He has since established a career of over 35 years as a full-time concert pianist, performing in forty-three countries.
Moyer’s far-reaching interests and an affininty for a wide variety of styles have allowed him to contribute to classical music in unique ways. An avid computer programmer, he often incorporates technology into his concerts.

Doors to the Great Room open at 1:30 p.m. Please be sure to arrive in time to find a seat before the 2 o’clock start!
Reception follows the performance.
Members: $25
Nonmembers $35
Students under 18: Free
Oct
15
Tue
James Boyd Book Club
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

15 October   The Lost Boy by Thomas Wolfe

The James Boyd Book Club meets the third Tuesday of the month from September to May at 2:00 p.m. in the Weymouth Center Library.
Come join the JBBC for our upcoming 10th season delving into the wonderful variety of fiction and nonfiction books by North Carolina writers.

Next:

19 November    Throwed Away, Failures of Progress in North Carolina by Linda Flowers
17 December    A New Voyage to Carolina by John Lawson
21 January     Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
18 February     The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks
17 March     Louise’s War by Sarah Shaber
21 April    The Gulf by Belle Boggs
19 May    TBD

Oct
21
Mon
Women of Weymouth monthly meeting
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

9:30 a.m. Sign-in. Meet & greet with coffee & tea. 10:00 a.m Business Meeting. Speaker follows. 

Monday, October 21, 2019 |  Dolores Muller, Master Gardener, Photographer & Contributor to Pinehurst Living Magazine

Free and open to the public.

Become a member of Weymouth!!

Oct
29
Tue
Jam Session aka Song Circle @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring your instrument and your love of music. The musician’s jam session and song circle meets monthly on the last Tuesday from 6-9PM. All are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

Nov
3
Sun
Classical Music Sundays Concert – Duo Harpsichords
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FUNARO & BIGGS, DUO HARPSICHORDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Elaine Funaro, harpsichord
Beverly Biggs, harpsichord
“Dresden’s Golden Age”
The program is from the golden age of culture in Dresden. It includes works by Haydn, Mozart, and Ignace Pleyel. This duo has performed together since 2005 in concerts in the US and abroad and they have played world premiers of contemporary music for two harpsichords. Funaro & Biggs perform on a matched set of French baroque harpsichords.

Doors to the Great Room open at 1:30 p.m. Please be sure to arrive in time to find a seat before the 2 o’clock start!
Reception follows the performance.
Members: $25
Nonmembers $35
Students under 18: Free
Nov
18
Mon
Women of Weymouth monthly meeting
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

9:30 a.m. Sign-in. Meet & greet with coffee & tea. 10:00 a.m Business Meeting. Speaker follows. 

Monday, November 18, 2019 |  Linda Parsons, Executive Director, the Moore County Chamber of Commerce

Free and open to the public.

Become a member of Weymouth!!

Nov
19
Tue
James Boyd Book Club
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

19 November    Throwed Away, Failures of Progress in North Carolina  by Linda Flowers

The James Boyd Book Club meets the third Tuesday of the month from September to May at 2:00 p.m. in the Weymouth Center Library.
Come join the JBBC for our upcoming 10th season delving into the wonderful variety of fiction and nonfiction books by North Carolina writers.

Next:

17 December    A New Voyage to Carolina by John Lawson
21 January     Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
18 February     The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks
17 March     Louise’s War by Sarah Shaber
21 April    The Gulf by Belle Boggs
19 May    TBD

Nov
26
Tue
Jam Session aka Song Circle @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring your instrument and your love of music. The musician’s jam session and song circle meets monthly on the last Tuesday from 6-9PM. All are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.