UPCOMING EVENTS
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May 24
K9 Hiking/Park Training

May 25
Memorial Day Services

May 30
“All About Invasives”

May 30
Hopefest 2015

May 31
Sunday Film Series

June 1
Summer Reading Sign-Ups

June 6
BBQ and Chicken Plate Fundraiser

June 7
Lecture Series: Explorations

June 9
Blood Drive

June 18
Book Club

June 24
Re-Purposing Found Items as Garden Art

STATION NEWS

Featured Artist

Marvin Pentz Gay Jr., more commonly known as Marvin Gaye, was born on April 2, 1939, in Washington, D.C. His father, Marvin Gay Sr., was a church minister and his mother, Alberta Gay, was a domestic worker. Little Marvin was the third child of six. He had two sisters, Jeanne and Zeola, and three brothers, Michael, Frankie, and Antwaun.

Gay started singing in church when he was four years old. Although he developed a love of singing, he wasn’t encouraged to pursue it professionally until after a performance at a school play.

In high school Marvin joined several doo-wop vocal groups, including the Dippers and the D.C. Tones. Unable to tolerate his father’s abusive tendencies, however, in 1956 he dropped out of high school and enlisted in the United States Air Force as a basic airman. He was later discharged after his sergeant stated that he refused to follow orders.

After returning to the States, Gay and good friend Reese Palmer formed the vocal quartet, the Marquees. In 1960 the group disbanded and Gay began playing drums on several Tri-Phi releases. Gay performed at Motown president Berry Gordy's house during the holiday season in 1960. It was after that that Gordy signed him with Motown.

Upon releasing his first single in May of 1961, “Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide,” Gay changed his surname. He added the “e” to the end of “Gay” to distinguish himself from his father and avoid sexuality jokes.

His first album release, The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye, did not sell well. He therefore relied heavily on drumming for $5 weekly with the Miracles and the Marvelettes.

Still working with Motown Records, Gaye eventually released his hit solo single, “Hitch Hike,” which went on to break the top 40. He then went on to release songs like “Can I Get A Witness” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Gaye’s “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” is still one of Motown’s top selling singles. In fact, it is the Number One selling song in Motown history.

In 1972, “Let’s Get it On” became Gaye’s second Number One Billboard hit. In 1977, “Got to Give Up” made its way to the Number One spot on Billboard’s chart.

After two decades at Motown, in 1982, Gaye signed with CBS's Columbia Records and began to work on his last album, Midnight Love. The lead single from that album, "Sexual Healing,” became a huge comeback hit for the R&B star and earned him his first two Grammy Awards and an American Music Award for Favorite Soul Single.

Returning home after touring, Gaye met again his violent past with his father. On April 1, 1984, Marvin Gay Sr. shot and killed his son. Even so, Gaye left a legacy for all R&B artists, and three years after his death, in 1987, Marvin Gaye Jr. was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

(http://www.biography.com/people/marvin-gaye-9307988#death-and-legacy; http://oldies.about.com/od/motownmusic/tp/The-Top-10-Motown-Hits-Of-All-Time.htm; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Gaye)

Farmer's Markets

Name

Location

Time

Running

Contact

Asheboro Downtown Farmer's Market

134 South Church Street, Asheboro, NC

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
7 am-1 pm

May - October

(336) 626-1240

Chatham Mills Farmers Market

480 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC

Saturdays
8 am-1 pm

April - November

(919) 642-0039

Clayton Farm & Community Market

439 E Mainstreet
Clayton, NC

Saturdays
9 am - 1 pm

April - October

 

Dunn Farmers Market

200 North Clinton Ave.
Dunn, NC

Saturdays
8 am - noon

May - November

(910) 624-0642

Erwin Farmers Market

100 13th Street
Erwin, NC

Saturdays
9 am - 1 pm

May - October

(910) 897-5428

Fearington Farmers Market

2000 Fearington Village
Pittsboro, NC

Tuesdays
4 pm - 6 pm

April - October

(919) 923-6262

Goldston Growers' Market

400 Bellevue Street
Goldston, NC

Wednesdays
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

May - September

(919) 548-3458

Lillington Farmers Market

401 North Lillington
Lillington, NC

Wednesdays
3 pm - 5 pm

April - October

(910) 893-7533

Moore County Farmers Market- DOWNTOWN

SE Broad Street & NY Ave
Southern Pines, NC

Saturdays
8 am - noon

April - October

(910) 947-3752

Moore County Farmers Market- PINEHURST

170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, NC

Mondays
2 pm - 6 pm

April - September

(910) 947-3752

Moore County Farmers Market- SOUTHERN PINES

Armory Sports Complex
Morganton Road Southern Pines, NC

Thursdays
9 am - 1 pm

April - October

(910) 947-3752

Pittsboro Farmers Market

Main Street Station
287 East Street
Pittsboro, NC

Thursdays
3 pm - 6 pm

April - November

(919) 542-8202

Sandhills Farmers Market of Pinehurst

Pinehurst Sand Parking Lot near the Village Chapel

Wednesdays: 3 pm - 6 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - 1 pm

April - September

(910) 687-0377

Sanford Farmers Market

Depot Park
Carthage Street
Sanford, NC

Saturdays
9 am - noon

May - October

(919) 775-5624

Siler City Farmers Market

118 W. 2nd Street
Siler City, NC

Saturdays
9:30 am - 1 pm

April - November

(919) 742-5442

Town of Candor Farmers Market

Farmers Market Road
Off Hwy 211
Candor, NC

Daily
7 am - 6 pm

April - December

(910) 974-4221

Troy Farmers' Market

417 North Main Street
Troy, NC

Thursdays
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

April - October

(910) 576-6011