The Business of Being Born, Cameo Theater, Mar 3 and 17

Sustainable Saturdays Film Series
Please join Sustainable Sandhills SATURDAY, March 3 & 17 at the Cameo Art House Theatre Inc. in downtown Fayetteville for showings of "The Business of Being Born". Brought to you by Sustainable Sandhills and Cameo Theatre, both showings will start at 11 a.m.

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Following the film, Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique, a partial sponsor, will discuss its green baby store, and certified doulas will answer audience questions about the film.

We will also have a drawing for an individual membership to the Cameo, donated by a generous benefactor.

Cameo Art House Theatre is at
225 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Cost is $6 per person or $5 for Cameo and Sustainable Sandhills members. Children six years and younger will be admitted free.

A look at the film...

"The Business of Being Born" is about the choices that are available to families as they welcome their new members into the world. Compared to the details women often focus on when planning a wedding or party, often times the birthing process is accepted "as is" without any idea of alternatives. This film is a good starting point for families who want to learn more. The film delves into alternative births with midwives and home births as well as hospital births in America, and includes footage of on-screen births.

To learn more, go to www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com

Sustainable Sandhills is also working with multiple partner businesses to bring a special Sustainable Moms event to Fayetteville. The event will showcase the new film "More Business of Being Born" and will also include a panel discussion by local, leading businesses focusing on midwifery, doula services, and green baby products and services. We will update you with information soon.

Sustainable Sandhills is a nonprofit dedicated to conserving the natural resources of the eight-county region surrounding Fort Bragg, NC. Through education, demonstration, and collaboration, we are changing the ways we live, work, and play.

We have many upcoming events this spring that will be fun, will educate the public and will provide sustainability dialogue. We need corporate sponsors, volunteers and members to help make these events successful. For a list of events, click here.

Become a fan of Sustainable Sandhills on Facebook. Dialogue with us about sustainability, stay updated on events, and learn what sustainable information makes the news in the Cape Fear and Sandhills regions. We are getting very close to our 1,150th "like", and that person will win a special sustainability prize. Please like our page and share the information about the film with your friends and colleagues.

For more information, contact Marketing & Office Manager
Jen Cooke at jenc@sustainablesandhills.org or 484-9098. To donate, and for more information about our organization, please go to our website at sustainablesandhills.org.


April Fools tonight, Wine Cellar, 7-10

April Fools Old Time String Band plays tonight, Saturday, February 25 from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Wine Cellar, downtown Southern Pines.

Amendment 1, local film Sunday, Feb. 26, 7 pm

Learn more about Amendment 1, NC Legislature, tomorrow evening, 7:00, Whispering Pines Community Center, 1320 Ray's Bridge Rd, just off Hwy 22, about 1 1/2 miles north of the traffic circle at the airport, Whispering Pines, NC.
We are at a critical point in the health of the state of North Carolina.   Please join our Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Sandhills as we present the first in a series of films to bring awareness to Moore County about the inequities of Amendment One.

Broad Street Bakery!

While we're enjoying the opening of Betsy's Crepes, let's not forget the Broad Street Bakery next door, where for 19 years Steve and Jackie have been preparing specialty breads, pastries, custom cakes and pies, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, a large variety of beverages.  Hours 7 am - 3 pm, 6 days a week.

Let's keep BOTH local businesses alive and well on Broad Street, downtown Southern Pines, the best small town in NC!


Save Our Sandhills and Palustris, Mar. 24

Save Our Sandhills: Learning from the Past for a Better Future
Saturday, March 24, 2012
9:00 am  -- 5:30 pm
Southern Pines Civic Club, downtown

There is a “web of connection” throughout life, a web between past and present, a web between plant life and animal life to create an ecosystem, a web between mankind and nature. Save Our Sandhills celebrates those webs that create sense from chaos, thereby making our lives more meaningful and enjoyable.

9am –5:30pm: Enjoy a celebration of North Carolina’s natural landscapes through the photographic display by David Blevins. Items will be offered for sale.  Blevins’ website is www.blevinsphoto.com.

9:30am – 11am: Wild North Carolina: Author Michael Schafal, a community ecologist for the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program) and nature photographer David Blevins, also a forest ecologist, will discuss their book Wild North Carolina, illuminating our state’s natural communities and highlighting the reasons plant and animals are found where they are, with a special focus on the Sandhills. Autographed books will be offered for sale.

11am – 12:30pm: “Eating Wild”: Terry Sharpe, a wildlife biologist and forester who spent 30 years working with the NC Wildlife Commission, will describe the joys of reconnecting with a more natural way of life. Considering the great outdoors to be one big dinner plate, he will discuss favorites on his menu, provide guidelines on finding and preparing them, and bring samples to taste.

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Traditional bluegrass music by Joe and Abby and Friends. Refreshments will be served.

1:30pm – 3pm: Looking for Longleaf: Lawrence Earley, former editor of Wildlife in North Carolina magazine, and a writer and photographer, will discuss his book Looking for Longleaf. Having the ability to bring the past to life, he will explain how the longleaf pine ecosystem was exploited, the problems with regeneration of the pines, and the renewed commitment needed to help this biodiverse ecosystem thrive. Autographed books will be offered for sale.

3pm – 4:30pm: “Photographing Nature”: David Blevins, a nature photographer and forest ecologist, will describe how patterns in landscapes help people to see familiar places in a new way and new places with a sense of familiarity.

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Traditional bluegrass music by Joe and Abby and Friends. Refreshments will be served.  Refreshments courtesy of The Fresh Market and Nature’s Own, both of Southern Pines


Economics of Happiness info on film


The Economics of Happiness, P'hurst, Mar. 18

Documentary film series    Congregational Church of Pinehurst on Linden Road, 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 18.  The first film, The Economics of Happiness.


Farm2Table Sign-up!

https://coop.sandhillsfarm2table.com/  See incentives for early sign-up!  This is the award-winning LOCAL endeavor to bring Sandhills folks real food.