Thank you to all of our autumn bulb planters! The fruits of your labor are bright spots in the landscape.
The daffodils are blooming and plentiful throughout the Weymouth grounds. Thanks goes to Sue Huston for reaching out to the community of local garden clubs for donations and the volunteers who then came together for the annual bulb planting party! We hope you all come and see how pretty they are.
Last chance to purchase your Warm Up to St. Patty's day dinners!
Put on a bit of Irish and kick off the return of Daylight Savings time with a Pick-up or Picnic dinner at Weymouth Center. The St. Patty’s Day Warm-Up offers a delectable box dinner and live Celtic music on the grounds. Bring your lawn chair and a beverage of your choice and select a special spot to enjoy the beautiful gardens. With 26 acres of grounds to choose from, social distancing is never a problem! If you’d prefer to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, pick up your meal and take a break from the kitchen. Broad Street Bakery & Cafe is partnering with the Weymouth Center to bring you corned beef, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, Irish soda bread and a special dessert. Pick up your dinner, Sunday, March 14 th from 5-6pm in the driveway beside the front door of the Boyd House. Bring your own beverage.
“What better way to have a great dinner and enjoy it your way – either here in our beautiful gardens, or in the comfort of your own home, while supporting this marvelous institution?” asks Barbara Keating, event chair. “We invite you to enjoy the daffodils and camelias, take a stroll around the grounds, appreciate the Celtic music, check out our new beautiful shutters and simply experience this special place. Families can bring a picnic for the kids while the parents enjoy a special meal. Weymouth is here for everyone, but it takes everyone’s support to keep us going for the future.”
Reservations for dinner are $25 members, $35 nonmembers and must be made by March 9. Click on the picture above for tickets or call 910-692-6261, M-F, 10am-2pm. Proceeds support the historic property and operations. Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities is a non-profit 501(c)(3). The historic Boyd House and 26 acres of grounds are open to the public. Weymouth is home to the NC Literacy Hall of Fame and is located at 555 East Connecticut Avenue in Southern Pines.
A bit of James Boyd history...
Note Card Benefit Fundraiser
"The Boyd House Weymouth Center" note cards are available for a donation of $20. All proceeds benefit Weymouth Center. They are available at the Weymouth Center office or at Eye Candy Gallery. Thank you to Frank Pierce of Eye Candy Gallery who painted this beautiful view of the Boyd House. The cards are blank inside and measure 4.25 x 5.5 in. when folded. Packaged for gift giving or personal use. Envelopes included. Eye Candy Gallery & Framing is located at 275 Northeast Broad St., Southern Pines, NC
Donate useful gardening items!
Consider donating garden décor, extra tools, unused pots, extra watering cans, bird feeders, bird baths, house plants and miscellaneous landscaping items that you no longer use to the Weymouth Center Dirt Gardeners. All will be used to either propagate or in future fundraisers to benefit the Weymouth gardens and grounds.
Also, the Dirt Gardeners collect house plants, perennials, shrubs, small trees, as well as ground-coverings and will happily relieve you of your unwanted plantings! Pots may be provided and some limited help in digging is available if needed. Please make arrangements in advance for any donation drop-offs by contacting Kathy Luckhaus at (910-986-3009) or via email at email@example.com.
TIME TO RENEW? Your membership is a vital part of sustaining the Weymouth Center for our community and future generations. To renew your membership or for more ways to become a monthly donor or sustaining member, please call or visit the membership page on the Weymouth website. Thank you for your support! weymouthcenter.org/join
Mark your calendar!
Sunrise Marketplace on March 20
Spring Fest downtown Southern Pines on April 24
Annual Writer's Competition information coming soon. We do know this: Writers may hone their stories over the summer and entries will be accepted around August. The recognition ceremony for winners will likely be in September.