August 21, 2014

Weekend Roundup, Aug 22-24

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Friday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Free Tour of Piedmont Biofuels, Lorax Lane, Pittsboro NC
    What: Take a tour of the biodiesel plant. Tours are rain or shine, and begin promptly. No need to call in advance. Tours are not preempted by holidays.
  • Ice Bucket Challenge at the Sanford Municipal Center, 225 E. Weatherspoon Street, Sanford NC
    What: Sanford Mayor Chet Mann and surprise guests will accept the ice bucket challenge to support ALS. An ice cream social will follow. Everyone is invited.
  • Football at Southern Lee High School, 2303 Tramway Road, Sanford NC
    What: The Southern Lee Cavaliers will take on the Western Harnett Eagles. School principal Chris Dossenbach and Booster Club President Vince Wenger will participate in the ice bucket challenge in honor of Head Coach Don Simon's mother who is battling ALS.

Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Free: Lipid and Glucose Screening at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage Street, Sanford NC
    What: Free screening will be offered in the community classroom. Call 1-877-228-3638 to make an appointment. Make sure you fast for 8 hours before you go.
  • Benefit Yard Sale at Davison's Steaks, 1724 Westover Drive, Sanford NC
    What: Shop gently used items to support the Lee County Panthers AAU football team. You can also purchase Pizza Hut discount cards, which are $10 and offer 12 free pizzas.
  • Yoga Monkeys at Tree of Life Piyo, 126 W. Main Street, Sanford NC
    What: Weekly 30-minute classes for children. The drop-in fee is $5/class but a bulk rate is available.
  • Sanford Farmers' Market, Depot Park, Charlotte Avenue, Sanford NC
    What: Fitness classes, entertainment, kids' activities, cooking demonstrations, along with fresh produce and more.
  • Agriculture Awareness Day at CCCC-Pittsboro, 764 West Street, Pittsboro NC
    What: Tour the CCCC student farm, see a chainsaw safety demo, watch a ferrier shoe a horse, and more. There will be free lunch for the first 500 guests.
  • Dog Wash and Pet Adoption at Tractor Supply, 3004 Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    What: Get your dog washed for $7, nails trimmed for $5, or the works for $15 to benefit animal rescues.
  • Swimming at OT Sloan Pool, Bragg Street, Sanford NC
    What: The cost is $3 per person. (Weather permitting.)
  • Paddle Boats and Kayaks at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Road, Sanford NC
    What: Rent paddle boats for $3/half hour or kayaks for $5/half hour. Call 919-776-6221 for more details. (Weather permitting.)
  • School Supplies Event at MT Birch Center, 1122 Boykin Avenue, Sanford NC
    What: Local leaders and celebrities like Aaron Mellette and Akeem Richmond will help hand out book bags and school supplies to local children. There will be hot dogs for the kids.
  • Cruise-In at Brick City Grill, 120 Bank Street, Sanford NC
    What: Enjoy vintage cars and trucks.
  • Live Music at UnWINEd, 237 Center Grove Church Road, Moncure NC
    What: Rhonda Robichaux and Danny Addabbo will perform.

Sunday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Free Piedmont Biofuels Tours at Lorax Lane, Pittsboro NC
    When: 1-2p
    What: Take a tour of the biodiesel plant. No need to call in advance. Tours are not preempted by holidays or inclement weather.
  • Free Movie at New Life Praise Church, 2398 Wicker Street, Sanford NC
    What: The church will show ‘God’s Not Dead.’ Light refreshments will be served.
  • PiYo Crash Course at Tree of Life, 126 W. Main Street, Sanford NC
    What: A beginner PiYo class that's perfect for those trying to lose weight. This is a 5-week course. Drop-in rate is $10 or you can pay $40 for all weeks.
  • Restorative Yoga at Tree of Life, 126 W. Main Street, Sanford NC
    What: Practice poses using props to help relax your body and quiet your mind. The drop-in rate is $10.

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Social Buzz, Aug 21

Thursday's posts:
  • Drop off a new, unopened toy at the Kids Kloset consignment sale today through Saturday and you’ll receive 20 tickets for a $200 Visa card drawing. The toys are for the NC Treasure Chest Ministry.
  • Make sure you enter our giveaway of 2 tickets to the magic show happening at the Temple Theatre next week. Entering is easy! Link:
  • Photographers and those who love photography are invited to the Enrichment Center tonight for the monthly Sanford Area Photography Club meeting. It starts at 6p.
  • It’s Weekend Roundup time. If you have an event or activity planned for the weekend, send it in to so we can help you promote it for free.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

August 20, 2014

Social Buzz, Aug 20

Wednesday's posts:
  • There’s another free Cub Trek for children ages 3-5 at San Lee Park today (10-11a). Call Jaime or Carrie at 919-776-6221 if you’re interested in attending.
  • Attention Deep River parents -- Brandon Harcum from the Lee County YMCA will be at your school tomorrow night for open house (4-6p). He needs a few more parents to sign their children up for the Y to be able to offer after-school transportation. Stop by his booth for details.
  • Make sure you head down to Depot Park tomorrow evening for the Function in the Junction concert series. RN5P will take the stage at 7p.
  • St Luke UMC has created a prayer labyrinth to the side of their church. The labyrinth is clearly marked and offers benches for those wishing to meditate. It is open to all.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

August 19, 2014

Social Buzz, Aug 19

Tuesday's posts:
  • The Lee County Community Orchestra begins rehearsals for its 27th season tonight in the Band-Arts Building at Lee Senior (6:30-9p). Student and amateur musicians are invited to join them.
  • Fall registration for 4p classes is now open at Sanford Academy and classes begin on August 25. Classes starting at 5p or later have open enrollment year-round. Get details here.
  • Comedian Tim Kidd is at the Temple Theatre tonight (7p). Tickets are $10 and there’s a buy-one-get-one free offer for teachers.
  • CARA needs donations to help feed its cats. They’re asking for gift cards so they can buy cat food as needed. They also need bleach, laundry detergent, office paper, and office supplies.
  • The annual Kids Kloset fall/winter consignment sale opens to the public tomorrow (9:30a). You can shop at 9a if you bring 6 non-perishable food items.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

August 18, 2014

Social Buzz, Aug 18

Monday's posts:
  • Registration for fall classes at Lee County Gymnastics runs this Wednesday through Friday (3-6p). Spaces go fast, so make sure you get there early.
  • New AAU football organization the Lee County Panthers is seeking donations for uniforms, transportation, and equipment. Contact Darnell Prince at 919-352-5041 if you can help.
  • A local woman needs practice hours for a hypnotherapy certification in weight management and smoking cessation. If you’re interested in a free session, send your name, phone number, and session preference to
  • There are still a couple spots left for tomorrow’s Frozen day at Big Screen Beauty Salon (10a-2p). They’ll have face painting, the movie playing, and visits from Elsa and Anna. Call 919-777-9198 to make your child’s appointment.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.