November 25, 2014

Social Buzz, Nov 25

Tuesday's posts:
  • Get ready for your Thanksgiving meal by taking a 4-mile hike at Raven Rock on Thursday (9-11a). Call 910-893-4888 to register.
  • If you’ll be in Moore County on Thursday, stop by Weymouth Woods for a Thanksgiving Walk to see late-season flowers, seasonal colors, and more. The walk begins at 10a.
  • If you’re an email subscriber, you received our 2014 Parade Guide early yesterday morning. It’s live on our website and includes more than 10 parades. Take a look!
  • SocialSanford is going offline for Thanksgiving. However, our calendar is updated. You can also share activities or events on our Facebook page if you didn’t get them submitted before now. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

November 24, 2014

2014 Holiday Parades

Love parades? You're in luck! Our area has plenty for you to enjoy. Use this comprehensive list of local and regional parades to ensure your family makes the most of this year's parade season:

In Lee County:
Sanford Christmas Parade
When: Dec. 1, 7pm
Where: downtown Sanford

Annual Broadway Optimist Christmas Parade & Celebration
When: Dec. 13, 2pm
Where: Main Street, Broadway
Bonus: Celebration starts at 10:30am. Event is rain or shine.
In the areas surrounding Lee County:

Tuesday, December 2
Carthage Christmas Parade
When: 6:15pm
Where: Parade will wrap around the town circle.
Saturday, December 6
Southern Pines Christmas Parade
When: 10am
Where: Broad Street, Southern Pines NC

Angier Christmas Parade
When: 10am
Where: downtown Angier
Bonus: A Santa reception will follow.

Goldston Christmas Parade
When: 11am
Where: downtown Goldston beginning on Manchester Street.

Dunn Christmas Parade
When: 3pm
Where: downtown Dunn NC
Sunday, December 7
Town of Pittsboro Christmas Parade
When: 3pm
Where: downtown Pittsboro NC

Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade
Where: Main Street, Fuquay-Varina NC
When: 3pm
Saturday, December 13
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade
When: 10am
Where: The parade will begin at East Franklin Street and end at the Carrboro Town Commons in Carrboro NC.

Cameron Christmas Parade
When:
10am
Where: downtown Cameron NC
Bonus: Have refreshments, hear The Christmas Story, and visit with Santa at the Cameron Baptist Church fellowship hall after.

Fayetteville Rotary Christmas Parade
When: 11am
Where: The parade will begin on Person Street and end at Railroad Station in Fayetteville NC.

Aberdeen Christmas Parade
When: 11am
Where: downtown Aberdeen NC

Lillington Christmas Parade & Celebration
When: 7pm
Where: Downtown Lillington
Bonus: Free photos with Santa (3:30-5pm), tree lighting at town hall (5pm).

Did we miss your favorite parade? Share the details in the comments or send them via email.

Social Buzz, Nov. 24

Monday's posts:
  • Mrs. Wengers is hosting a special Thanksgiving meal on Thursday for those who cannot afford a meal or who would otherwise eat alone (11a-1p). Feel free to drop off any donations to help them make this happen.
  • The new We Rock The Spectrum Gym-Sanford is offering a special deal. Buy 3 open play visits for $25, which is an $11 dollar savings. They also have a happy hour special of $6/hour (9a-12p).
  • The Coalition for Families in Lee County needs volunteers to sponsor families from its angel tree for the holidays. You can shop for a family or make a monetary donation. Contact Heather at 919-774-8144 for details.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

November 20, 2014

Weekend Roundup, Nov 21-23

Skip ahead:
Friday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Benefit Plate Sale at Northview Optimist Park, 3401 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-9p
    What: Buy a barbeque plate for $8 to benefit the family of Payton Lawson, a local child who died earlier this month.
  • Reception at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford NC
    When:
    3-5p
    What: A reception honoring Michael Matochik for his 30+ years of service to the library. Reception will be hosted by the Friends of the Lee County Library and the library’s Board of Trustees.
  • Pajama Party at Chick-Fil-A of Sanford,
    When:
    5-7:30p
    What: Have breakfast for dinner, play games, and meet the Cow in his PJs.
  • Turkey Shoot at Northview Optimist Park, 3401 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30p
    What: The shoot will feature concessions and lighted fields.

Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Christmas Festival at Turner's Chapel Church, 1344 Colon Road, Sanford NC
    When:
    8a-2p
    What: Vendors will have handmade crafts, baked goods, and crafts. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase. Attendees could win a door prize.
  • American Girl Day at Northview Christian Church, 3301 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-1p
    What: Children can learn about American Girl doll Kaya and her Native American heritage. They'll make a craft and bake a treat. The cost is $40.
  • Christmas Open House at the Carolina Artists' Colony, 148 S Moore Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-4p
    What: Get in some holiday shopping while enjoying warm mulled cider and munching on Christmas cookies. The first 25 customers will receive a free pair of handcrafted earrings donated by Desiree's Designs. You can also register to win a $25 gift certificate to the Colony, or a Videri Chocolate Bar.
  • Christmas Open House in Cameron NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: Downtown Cameron's antique shops will host sales and refreshments.
  • Pop-Up Boutique at 1812 Riddle Road, Sanford NC
    When:
    12-4p
    What: Shop from Lularoe clothing to benefit the NC Treasure Chest Ministry.
  • Trail Work Day at Raven Rock, 3009 Raven Rock Road, Lillington NC
    When:
    1p
    What: Adults and children ages 12+ can help along the Raven Rock Loop Trail. Wear clothing appropriate for outdoor work and bring work gloves, water, and snacks. Meet at the picnic shelter.
  • A Frozen Fairytale at Sandhills Community College Auditorium, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst NC
    When:
    1p and 6:30p
    What: The Carolina Performing Arts Center will present their version of Frozen through dance. Tickets are $15/adult and $10/child ages 10 and under.
  • Turkey Shoot at Northview Optimist Park, 3401 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30p
    What: The shoot will feature concessions and lighted fields.
  • Live Music at UnWINEd, 237 Center Grove Church Road, Moncure NC
    When:
    7-9:30p
    What: Cee Rodriguez will perform.

Sunday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Christmas Open House in Cameron NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: Downtown Cameron's antique shops will host sales and refreshments.
  • Restorative Yoga at Tree of Life, 126 W. Main Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:15p
    What: Practice poses using props to help relax your body and quiet your mind. The drop-in rate is $10.

Want your event added to the Weekend Roundup? Post it in the comments or send it over to get it added.

Social Buzz, Nov 20

Thursday's posts:
  • Black Belt Leadership Academy is hiring for part-time office work in the afternoons/evenings. Contact Jeremy at 919-777-6913 or blackbeltleadership@hotmail.com for more information or to apply.
  • Communities In Schools of Lee County’s BackPack Pals needs the following for the Christmas holiday: peanut butter, mac and cheese, large cans of "chef boyardee" type meals, and family size cereal. Call 919-718-5426 for drop-off details.
  • Floretta Imports is hosting another wreath-making class on Tuesday (7-9p). Stop by the store or call them at 919-775-5803 to register.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.