Day Trip to Greensboro, Sept. 28

Day Tour to Historic Greensboro
Sponsored by the Moore County Historical Association
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Departs Shaw House, Southern Pines.  8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Day trip to Greensboro, NC. Visit Blandwood Mansion, an elegant 19th century Italian Villa, home of NC Governor John Matley Moorehead. Next stop, Greensboro Historical Museum where you will see the Dolly Madison and O. Henry memorabilia, rare documents, art works and a military history exhibit including 140 Confederate long rifles. Dutch lunch at Liberty Oaks restaurant. Final stop, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (scene of the battle on March 15, 1781).
$55 members, $60 non-members. Travel by minibus
Sarah at the Shaw House (910) 692-2051 for info and reservations


Joyride, Sept. 6

FirstHealth Community Health Services and the Foundation of FirstHealth are bringing Portland-based bicycle transportation expert and author Mia Birk to the Sandhills to discuss bicycling and pedestrian programs, plans and policies while sharing experiences and stories that inspired her success.

Monday, September 5

22nd Annual Tour de Moore Classic to benefit the Moore County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity
Join guest rider Mia Birk for a hilly, challenging and fun ride around beautiful Moore County in the heart of the Sandhills. For more information or to register, visit www.tourdemoore.org

Tuesday, September 6

Mia Birk will meet with key leaders to examine local policies that affect non-motorized transportation initiatives. Community leaders will have the opportunity to work directly with a leading expert on bicycle planning to create a bike and pedestrian-friendly community in Moore County.

Tuesday, September 6

Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet featuring author Mia Birk

6 p.m. • Robert E. Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School

A dramatic and enlightening behind-the-scenes story of how a group of determined visionaries transformed a community into a cycling mecca and inspired the nation. Please join us as author Mia Birk inspires, educates and empowers us to create ways to make our community more human, healthy, safe and splendid.

Representatives from The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines will be present with books available for purchase and signing.

To register for this event, please call (910) 715-5376 or visit www.firsthealth.org/joyride.