January 22, 2015

Weekend Roundup, Jan 23-25

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Friday in Sanford/Lee County NC

Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's, 1325 Plaza Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30-10a
    What: Get a plate of pancakes and sausage with a drink for $7 to benefit Brick Capital CDC.
  • First Shots at Deep River Sporting Clays, 284 Cletus Hall Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    9:30a-12p
    What: Learn about the sport of target shooting using handguns and/or shotguns. Firearms safety, education and responsibility will be addressed one session or $35 for both. Each attendee will receive a gift bag. Class size is limited. To register, call 919-774-7080 with your name, telephone number and email address.
  • Great Groundhog Day at Raven Rock State Park, Hwy 421S, Lillington NC
    When:
    10a-4p
    What: Meet at the visitor’s center for a full day of groundhog-themed games, stories, crafts, and history.
  • Beer Tasting at The Wing Company, 1574 Hwy 24/87, Cameron NC
    When:
    6p
    What: Dirtbag Ales will have their Kolsch draft beer available for tasting.
  • Night Hike at Raven Rock State Park, Hwy 421S, Lillington NC
    When:
    6-9p
    What: Explore the nocturnal park and see/hear what you can’t during daylight hours. Bring several flashlights and/or headlamps. Participants must be at least age 8. Register at 910-893-4888.
  • Soupy Saturday at UnWINEd, 237 Center Grove Church Road, Moncure NC
    When:
    6:30-8:30p
    What: Bring your favorite soup in a crock pot and compete with others. UnWINEd will provide bread, bowls, and spoons. The winner will take home a bottle of wine.

Sunday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Volunteer Mountain Bike Trail Work Day at Raven Rock State Park, Hwy 421S, Lillington NC
    When:
    1p
    What: Adults and children ages 12+ can help work on the new mountain bike trails. Bring work gloves, water, and snacks. Volunteers should dress appropriately for outdoor work.

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Social Buzz, Jan 22

Thursday's highlights:
  • A local distribution company is hiring a part-time admin assistant. Duties will include working on Sage business work software and other related software programs. Ideal candidates should have an AA in business or science. New graduates are encouraged to apply. Send your resume and cover letter to vendors@tarheeldistributors.com.
  • Mr & Mrs Hot Dog is hiring a cashier to take orders and make drinks. Hours are Monday through Friday from 11a to 5p. Apply at 1809 Hawkins Avenue on those days between 4p and 5:30p.
  • UnWINEd is hosting a winter soup competition on Saturday (6:30-8:30p). Bring your favorite soup in a crock pot. They will provide bread, bowls, and spoons. The winner will take home a bottle of wine.
  • Go eat pancakes on Saturday morning at Applebee’s to benefit Brick Capital CDC (7:30-10a). The cost is $7/person. Call 919-775-3200 to purchase tickets or buy them at the door.
  • Buy a spaghetti plate to benefit local child Bryson Oest at Carolina Trace FD on Friday (11a-6p). Plates are $5 in advance or $7 that night. Delivery is available for 8+ plates.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

January 21, 2015

Social Buzz, Jan 21

Wednesday's posts:
  • Chick-Fil-A of Sanford is hosting story time today with a winter theme (10a). The story will be "The Mitten" and children will do an activity and a craft.
  • St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church is offering a literacy training class for volunteers to work with struggling readers. The class will run Jan. 26-30 (9a-3p). Contact Barbara at 919-774-8644 or yusk@windstream.net for more details.
  • Go paint a winter cardinal at The Painted Petal on Monday (6-8p). You’ll get guided instruction and a piece of art to take home for $35.
  • Project Lazarus will meet next Friday (12-2p) to develop goals and objectives for Lee County to address prescription drug abuse and overdose. Lunch will be provided, so you must RSVP by January 23 to Ashley at agraham@leecountync.gov.
  • Stop by Raven Rock State Park any time this Saturday between 10a and 4p for a full day of groundhog-themed games, stories, crafts, and history. Meet in the visitor’s center.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

January 20, 2015

Social Buzz, Jan 20

Tuesday's highlights:
  • Sonic is offering $0.50 corn dogs today for “Best Friends Day.” This offer is good for today (Tuesday) only.
  • Sanford Latin Dance is hosting a beginners’ salsa class tomorrow at the Arts Center (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.

January 19, 2015

Social Buzz, Jan 19

Monday's highlights:
  • Observe MLK Day with a day of empowerment, music, speakers, and more at the Civic Center. The youth program will run from 10a to 1p, which is when the formal program will begin.
  • After5 Drop In Childcare is hiring for part-time work. Applicants must be at least 25 years old and CPR certified. Applications are available at the center.
  • New book club the Lee Readers will meet at the Lee County Library on Tuesday (6:30p). The first book will be “Gilead.” Anyone who’d like to join is welcome to attend, even if they haven’t read the book. Call Ann at 919-774-4797 or Susan at 919-776-1230 for more information.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.