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Greetings from Weymouth Center!
A daffodil's eye view of the Boyd House!

Come see the daffodils!  After the planning by Sue Huston, donations from local garden clubs and planting by Sue and a team of community gardeners, the beautiful yellow beacons of spring are here and guaranteed to put a smile on your face! This glorious and dry weather invites us all to take a walk, picnic, read a book and enjoy the beauty of Weymouth’s gardens.
 
If you know of anyone planning their wedding or special event in the next year and a half, call now!  We are delighted to be showing the house and grounds to prospective wedding parties and others planning special celebrations. With so many events postponed, the vaccine roll-out and diminishing COVID-19 numbers promising a brighter future, bookings are picking up rapidly. Weymouth adheres to the state mandate and safety precautions. 
 
I hope to see many of you this Sunday at the St. Patty’s Day Warm-Up! What a great kick-off to Spring. A special thank you to the Women of Weymouth and Barbara Keating for this fundraiser. Bring a chair and picnic or take your Irish fare home for a no-fuss meal. We thank Broad Street Bakery & Café for partnering with us for this event.
 
Please know the Friends of Weymouth, Inc. Board of Directors is working hard to assess our current business office needs and to work through this transition time.  It may take a little longer for Marianna Grasso to return your call, because she has a lot on her plate, so an email is always a good idea as well: Marianna@weymouthcenter.org. Please note that we are transitioning to new email addresses for all Weymouth Center emails.  A name with the @weymouthcenter.org address behind it is from someone working on Weymouth business, so be certain not to throw us in spam!

Thank you for your continued support !

Kathryn Talton
President, Friends of Weymouth Board of Directors

The James Boyd Book Club is back!

Tuesdays: April 20 and May 18, on the patio
Each attendee may talk to the group about a book by a North Carolina writer that they recommend.

Women of Weymouth meeting: March 15, 10 a.m.

We are pleased to announce our guest speaker for Monday’s meeting is Veronica Karamon. Veronica was featured in the Pilot on Sunday with headline The Power of Curiosity.  Inspiring true champions is the essence of Veronica Karaman’s life and the reason why she has become a successful life coach, speaker, teacher, motivator, and author.  One of her achievements and book The Champion’s Way: Core Foundations for Achieving Peak Performance in Sports and Life. (Veronica will have some her books available for purchase at our meeting.)

In addition to being a professional tour player and instructor, for the last 20 years Veronica has mentored and coached students of all ages and abilities to become academic champions, freed to excel with joy.
In 2004, she became a certified life coach through Transformational Leadership Coaching, Inc. Through True Champion Coaching, Veronica combines her background in peak performance and coach training, life experiences, and the revelation of true championship to help other captives become true champions themselves, on the course, in the classroom and in life. 
 
If you would like to attend, please arrive a little before 10am. Bring your mask!

 
Our new Weymouth Note cards will be featured and ready for sale. These beautiful cards designed by Frank Pierce at Eye Candy Gallery painted his beautiful view of the Boyd House.  A package of 10 for $20. If you wish to make a purchase please bring cash or check.
Thanks to all who helped our St. Patty's Day Warm-Up fundraiser! Broad Street Bakery & Cafe prepared about 140 boxed dinners for the event.

Dirt Gardeners seeking useful garden items.

Spring cleaning? Consider donating those garden decorations, 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 to be used 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. 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 dolphin3999@gmail.com. 
Thank you!

Resident Weymouth writer, Kelly Mustian, will talk about her debut novel in a free online event.
April 5, 7 to 8PM. This is a FREE zoom event, but registration is required for entrance. Click here for more information and reserve your spot!

Kelly Mustian grew up in Natchez, Mississippi, the southern terminus of the historic Natchez Trace. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and commercial magazines, and she is a past recipient of a Blumenthal Writers Award and a Regional Artist Grant from the North Carolina Arts and Science Council. She currently lives near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. The Girls in the Stilt House is her debut novel.

Copies of The Girls in the Stilt House with autographed bookplates are available through The Country Bookshop. 10% discount with Weymouth Center membership!


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

Weymouth will have a tent at: 
Sunrise Marketplace on March 20
and,
Spring Fest downtown Southern Pines on April 24
Coming soon:
Annual Moore County Writer's Competition 2021

Write poetry or a story to enter into our annual competition! Fiction or nonfiction, all ages. More info coming soon.
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