May 21, 2015

Social Buzz, May 21

Thursday's posts:
  • State and local officials will speak at the grand opening of the Gain Clean Fuel compressed natural gas station today (12p). The station is located at 2503 Cox Mill Road.
  • The Lee County Veterans Council is hosting a Memorial Day Observance at the NC Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Broadway on Monday (11a). Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

May 20, 2015

Social Buzz, May 20

Wednesday's top posts:
  • Kristina Seawell, a certified natural birth instructor, is hosting a birth booth camp that starts June 5 and runs on Fridays for 10 weeks (7-9:30p). Refreshments will be provided. Visit her website to register.
  • Celebrate the Jonesboro streetscape work with a groundbreaking at 115 E. Main Street tomorrow (12:30p). The Jonesboro Historical Society will serve hot dogs and drinks after.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

May 19, 2015

Social Buzz, May 19

Tuesday's highlights:
  • Go see The Embers at the Temple Theatre tonight (7:30p). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at 919-774-4155 or online.
  • Learn about treatment and strategies for handling shoulder pain a free talk by Dr. James Marino at Westfield Rehab & Health Center on Wednesday (4:30p). You must call 919-200-3878 to reserve your spot.
  • Learn how to use homemade products to keep your gut healthy at UnWINEd on Thursday (6:30-8:30p). Bring a jar if you’d like to purchase scoby or kefir grains. Wine will be available for $6 per glass.
  • Sanford Latin Dance is hosting evening salsa dance lessons at the Arts Center on Wednesdays (7-8p). The cost is $5 per person.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

May 18, 2015

Social Buzz, May 18

Monday's posts:
  • The VA Rural Health Team will be at CCCC-Harnett (9a-1p) to share resources on health care, mental health, women’s health, and more affecting veterans. You don’t have to register to take advantage of the event.
  • The Town of Broadway is currently filling appointments for the Broadway Planning Board and Joint Environmental Affairs Board. Terms start July 1. Candidates must live in Broadway and be registered to vote.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

May 15, 2015

Weekend Roundup, May 15-17



Skip ahead:
Friday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Law Enforcement Torch Run in Lee County NC
    When:
    8a
    What: Sanford police officers will run the Special Olympics torch and the United States flag through Lee County. The run begins at the Moore County-Lee County line and ends at the Lee County-Chatham County line. The public is not allowed to participate.
  • Bond Project Groundbreaking in Downtown Sanford at the Federal Building, 226 Carthage Street, Sanford
    When:
    8:30-9a
    What: Mayor Mann, members of Sanford City Council, municipal staff, downtown merchants, and the community at large will gather for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the Streetscape & Pedestrian Improvements Bond work. Refreshments of coffee and donuts from downtown Sanford businesses will be provided.
  • Turtle Talk at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford
    When:
    10a-12p
    What: Meet the park's turtles and learn more about them. After, hike the trails to observe wild, aquatic turtles in their natural habitat. The cost is $3/person. Register by Wednesday, May 13 at 919-776-6221 x 7.
  • Basic Orienteering and Map Reading at Raven Rock, e3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When: 2-3p
    What: Learn some basic orienteering and map reading skills that you can use ever
    ywhere you go. Bring a compass from home if you have one. Meet at the Visitor Center.
  • Relay for Life of Pittsboro at CCCC-Chatham, 764 West St, Pittsboro NC
    When: 5-11p
    What: Chatham County’s annual fundraiser for the Relay for Life.
  • Open Gym at Cheer Extreme All-Stars, 3492 Cameron Drive, Sanford NC
    When: 5:30-7:30p
    What: Children can try out the gym and equipment. The cost is $10 per child. Non-members are welcome.
  • Live Music at Karma Boutique & Coffee Bar, 131 Wicker Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    7-9p
    What: Sevryn Schaller will perform.
  • Free Family Movie at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When: dusk
    What: The Central Carolina Jaycees and Downtown Sanford present BIG HERO SIX in the park. Concessions will be available for purchase.
  • Live Music at Saltydog House Concerts, Cameron NC
    When:
    7:30p
    What: Andrew McKnight will play in an intimate setting. Snacks will be served at 7p, followed by a meet-and-greet. Email rob120m@aol.com or call 919-353-1278 to RSVP and obtain the concert location. A $15 donation is appreciated at the door.
  • Hairspray at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    8p
    What: See the award-winning play based on the John Waters movie. Tickets are $25 for adults and $14 for children.
  • Wine Down at Dreams Cafe, 153 S Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    9p
    What: Relax from your week with drink specials and more.

Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Junior Tennis Tournament at OT Sloan, 1414 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    8a-6p
    What: The tournament will be open to anyone ages 6-18. The entry fee is $25, which includes the tournament, a t-shirt, and lunch for participants. Contact lctatennis1@gmail.com for more information, to become a sponsor, or to receive registration form.
  • Sanford Farmer's Market at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-12p
    What: Shop for locally grown or handcrafted products. Payment can be credit, debit, and SNAP EBT. The NC Extension Center's master gardeners will be at the market for a plant clinic. Bring problem plants in a baggie or container to be diagnosed.
  • Annual Crank Up at Gilliam Mill Park, 4699 Carbonton Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-5p
    What: The annual festival celebrating the mill’s history, including old equipment and demonstrations. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Admission is $5 for ages 12+.
  • Cultural Arts Day at Southern Lee, 2303 Tramway Road, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-2p
    What: Artwork created by students in Lee County Schools will be on display. There will also be performances by school musical groups.
  • Spring Spree at Main and Sycamore streets in Aberdeen NC
    When:
    10a-4p
    What: Live music, games, arts and crafts, a kids’ zone, and more.
  • Milo Holt Western Festival in downtown Siler City NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: Music, demos, and more celebrating Western culture. There will also be food and vendors.
  • Adoption Event at Petsence, 2414 Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-3p
    What: Paw Project will bring out dogs and cats in need of a furrever home.
  • Battle of the Bands Auditions at Karma Boutique & Coffee Bar, 131 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: Battle of the Bands auditions here at Karma Boutique and Coffee Bar, presented by the Lee County Arts Council. Audition Fee is $10 and goes to support the Lee County Arts Council. To sign up or for more info please call Annie Blegen at 919-721-4497 or the Lee County Arts Council at 919-774-6139.
  • Food Truck Rodeo at Pittsboro General Store, 39 West St, Pittsboro NC
    When:
    6-9p
    What: There will be a variety of food trucks and live entertainment. Brittany Davis will perform.
  • Live Music at UnWINEd, 237 Center Grove Church Rd, Moncure NC
    When:
    7-9:30p
    What: Brien Barbour will perform.
  • Hairspray at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    8p
    What: See the award-winning play based on the John Waters movie. Tickets are $25 for adults and $14 for children.
  • Lee County Community Orchestra Concert at the Lee County Arts and Community Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 8-10p
    What: Join the Lee County Community Orchestra for a free classical music concert! "Movie Menagerie" will feature works from movies such as Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, E.T., How to Train Your Dragon, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more.
  • Skywatching at Jordan Lake (Ebenezer Church Recreation Area), New Hill NC
    When:
    9p
    What: Experts from Morehead Planetarium will guide attendees in viewing Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn. Skywatching sessions are very informal and family-friendly. You can arrive and leave at any time during the session.
  • Wine Down at Dreams Cafe, 153 S Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    9p
    What: Relax from your week with drink specials and more.

Sunday in Sanford/Lee County NC
    • Annual Crank Up at Gilliam Mill Park, 4699 Carbonton Rd, Sanford NC
      When:
      8a-5p
      What: The annual festival celebrating the mill’s history, including old equipment and demonstrations. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Admission is $5 for ages 12+.
    • Hairspray at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
      When:
      2p
      What: See the award-winning play based on the John Waters movie. Tickets are $25 for adults and $14 for children.
    • Lee County Community Orchestra Concert at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
      When: 3p
      What: Join the Lee County Community Orchestra for a free classical music concert! "Movie Menagerie" will feature works from movies such as Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, E.T., How to Train Your Dragon, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more. The concert will be held at the Arts Center if there is rain.

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