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December 9
Christmas at the Shaw House

December 10
Twinkle Toes 5K

December 10
Moore County Amateur Radio Society Holiday Luncheon

December 10
House in the Horseshoe Open House

December 10
Lillington Tree Lighting and Parade

December 10
Happy Holly Days Parade

December 10
Aberdeen Christmas Parade

December 10
Broadway Christmas Parade

December 11
Fayetteville Christmas Parade

December 11
Pittsboro Holiday Parade

December 16
"The Creation” A Christmas Drama


Holiday Events




19               Raleigh- Raleigh Christmas Parade 9:40 a.m.



1                 Aberdeen- Aberdeen Tree Lighting Ceremony: 6:00 p.m.

1                 Fuquay Varina- Fuquay Varina Tree Lighting: 6:00 p.m.

1                 Siler City- Siler City Christmas Parade: 7:00 p.m.

2                 Apex- Christmas on Salem Street: 5:00 p.m.

2                 Asheboro- Asheboro Christmas Parade: 7:00 p.m.

2                 Pinehurst- Village Festivities & Tree Lighting: 5:00 p.m.

2                 Sanford- Sanford Tree and Train Lighting: 6:00 p.m.

3                 Apex- Apex Grand Christmas Parade: 5:00 p.m.

3                 Chapel Hill- Christmas Holiday Shoppe Craft Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

3                 Hillsborough- Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting: 4:45 p.m.

3                 Laurinburg- Carlie C’s Annual Christmas Parade: 2:00 p.m.

3                 Southern Pines- Christmas Parade: 11:00 a.m.

4                 Carthage- Christmas at the Bryant House: 1:00 pm.-4:00 p.m.

4                 Fuquay Varina- Fuquay Varina Christmas Parade: 3:00 p.m.

5                 Carthage- Carthage Christmas Parade: 7:00 p.m.

5                 Fort Bragg- Holiday Lights Parade: 7:00 p.m.

5                 Sanford- Sanford Christmas Parade: 7:00 p.m.

8                 Hamlet- Hamlet Christmas Parade: 3:30 p.m.

9-10            Southern Pines- Christmas at the Shaw House: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

10               Aberdeen- Aberdeen Christmas Parade: 11:00 a.m.

10               Broadway- Broad way Christmas Parade: 8:30 a.m.

10               Chapel Hill- Chapel Hill- Carrboro Holiday Parade: 10:00 a.m.

10               Holly Springs- Happy Holly Days Parade: 11:00 a.m.

10               Lillington- Tree Lighting: 5:30 p.m.

10                Lillington- Lillington Christmas Parade: 7:00 p.m.

10               Sanford- House in the Horseshoe Open House: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

10               Star- Star Christmas Parade: 2:00 p.m.

11               Pittsboro- Holiday Parade: 3:00 p.m.

12               Fayetteville- Fayetteville Christmas Parade: 11:00 a.m.

Featured Artist

2016 Nobel Prize for Literature Winner, Robert Alan Zimmerman, better known as Bob Dylan, was born on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota. He learned to play the guitar and harmonica at an early age. Influenced by Elvis Presley, Dylan began writing songs and in high school he formed a band known as the Golden Chords. Early on, he performed under the stage name Elston Gunn.

In 1960, he dropped out of the University of Minnesota and moved to New York, where he began playing music at clubs in Greenwich Village under the name Bob Dylan. There are conflicting stories of how he came to use the name Dylan – one popular theory is that he took the name of poet Thomas Dylan, and another (perhaps more likely according to biography.com) is that he took the name of the main character, Matt Dillon, from the popular television series Gunsmoke. One of his performances was given a glowing review in the New York Times, leading to his first record deal with Columbia Records. It was after securing his record deal that he officially changed his name to Dylan.

During the 1960s, Dylan’s songwriting style became iconic in its reflection of the social unrest of the time, and he became the unofficial voice of the protesters. His song “Blowin’ in the Wind” became a well-known Peter, Paul, and Mary hit and is regularly featured on our playlist of “Timeless Favorites.” He has been called “one of the most original and poetic voices in the history of American popular music.”

In the mid-1960s, Dylan attempted to reinvent his image by including both electric and acoustic sounds in his albums and performances. Fans were not appreciative of the new sound, booing him at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965.

Dylan is not only a singer/songwriter. He has also written a three-volume autobiography and is an artist, having 40 of his original paintings displayed at the National Gallery of Denmark in 2010. In 1973, Dylan appeared in and wrote the soundtrack for Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, which featured the hit “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” And in 2000, he wrote the song “Things Have Changed” for the movie Wonder Boys. The song earned him a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Dylan has won many awards over the course of a career that spans more than five decades, including, on October 13, 2016, most recently the Nobel Prize for Literature for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Dylan is the first American to win the Prize for Literature since 1993. He is a member of the Songwriters’ (1982) and Rock and Roll (1989) Halls of Fame, and has won several Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year (1972 and 1997), Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (1979 and 1997), and Best Contemporary Folk Album (2006), among others. And in 2012, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Dylan was married once, to Sara Lowndes. The couple had four children before divorcing in 1977. Dylan also had a relationship during the early ‘60s, with Joan Baez who introduced him to many of her fans by allowing him to open her concerts. Dylan also wrote some of Baez’s best known songs.

Bob Dylan’s music remains timeless in its appeal, and he continues to tour and produce new songs today.

(biography.com, rollingstone.com, allmusic.com)

Farmer's Markets






Aberdeen Farmer’s Market

Downtown Aberdeen
W. South St.

12 pm – 4pm

April - October


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

8 am-1 pm

April - January

(919) 642-0039

Dunn Farmers Market

200 North Clinton Ave.
Dunn, NC

8 am - noon

May - November

(910) 624-0642

Erwin Farmers Market

101 13th Street
Erwin, NC

9 am - 2 pm

May - October

(910) 897-5428

Fearington Farmers Market

2000 Fearington Village
Pittsboro, NC

4 pm - 6 pm

April - November

(919) 923-6262

Goldston Growers' Market

400 Bellevue Street
Goldston, NC

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

May - September

(919) 548-3458

Grower's Market of Fuquay-Varina

121 N. Main St.

Wednesday 10 am- 1pm   Saturday 8am-12pm



Holly Springs Farmers Market

128 S. Main St.

Saturday 8:30 am - 12:30pm



Lillington Farmers Market

401 North Lillington
Lillington, NC

3 pm - 5 pm

April - October

(910) 893-7533

Moore County Farmers Market- DOWNTOWN

SE Broad Street & NY Ave
Southern Pines, NC

8 am - noon

April - October

(910) 947-3752

Moore County Farmers Market- PINEHURST

170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, NC

2 pm - 6 pm

April - September

(910) 947-3752

Moore County Farmers Market- SOUTHERN PINES

Armory Sports Complex
Morganton Road Southern Pines, NC

9 am - 1 pm

April - October

(910) 947-3752

Pittsboro Farmers Market

Main Street Station
287 East Street
Pittsboro, NC

3 pm - 6 pm

April - November

(919) 542-8202

Rockingham Farmers Market

125 Carolina St.

Wednesday 3:30 pm - 6 pm



Rockingham Farmers Market-Harrington Square

123 E. Washington St.

Saturday 8am - Noon



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

9 am - noon

April - October

(919) 775-5624

Siler City Farmers Market

118 W. 2nd Street
Siler City, NC

9:30 am - 1 pm

April - November

(919) 742-5442

Town of Candor Farmers Market

Farmers Market Road 
Off Hwy 211
Candor, NC

7 am - 7 pm

June - December

(910) 974-4221

Troy Farmers' Market

417 North Main Street
Troy, NC

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

April - October

(910) 576-6011