by Samantha Berlin
May is one of the prettiest months of the year to visit Pinehurst. If you’re a golfer or an equestrian, you know that already. And if you’re a shopper, walker, reader, or music-lover, you’ve also got a lot to look forward to. Make the hour’s drive for one of these upcoming events:
Dressage in the Sandhills takes place all day at the Harness Track on Beulah Hill Road in Pinehurst.
Jim Dodson, local author and PineStraw editor, will speak about his new book: Range Bucket List and Other Adventures in Golf. 3:30 p.m. at Given Memorial Library; 7 p.m. at Given Outpost; vopnc.org
A free ’80s-themed concert under the stars takes place at Tufts Park. 5 – 9 p.m.; vopnc.org
Check out carriage driving at the Carriage Classic in the Pines, presented by the Moore County Driving Club at the Pinehurst Harness Track.
As many as 400 golfers will gather for the Carolinas Wireless Association’s 11th annual charity golf tournament. For the sixth year, the group will raise money for Victory Junction, a camp that works with children with serious illnesses and their families. The association hopes to bring its total contribution to the organization to more than $100,000 this year.
The Pinehurst Harness Track hosts Carolina Polocrosse each day from 9 a.m – 3 p.m. The sport resembles lacrosse – played astride a horse. carolinapolocrosse.com