May 4, 2016

Social Buzz, May 4

Wednesday's posts:
  • Host homes are needed for teenage exchange students from Czech Republic, Denmark, Brazil, or Thailand for the next school year. Student comes with insurance and spending money. Contact Mike McGraw at 919-352-2496 or mmcgraw@trioniaq.com for more details.
  • The annual CARA Ride for Their Lives is this Saturday at Deep River Park (7:30a). All registration details are located at the link.
  • Get a bbq plate to support Boy Scouts Troop 942 at St Luke on Saturday (11a-6p). Plates are $7 or you can buy the barbecue by the pound for $10. If you eat in, you’ll get a tea for free. Call Roger at 919-356-5186 for more details or to reserve a plate.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

May 3, 2016

Social Buzz, May 3

Tuesday's highlights:
  • Sanford BPW needs volunteers this Friday for a “Reality Store," a financial simulation where high school students choose careers and make decisions about their budgets and lifestyles. Volunteers are needed for the 8-10:30a and 12-2p shifts. Contact Tamara at broganx7@windstream.net for details.
  • CCCC is holding a CDL Information Fair at the W.B. Wicker Center tomorrow (12-2p and 4-6p). Funders will be on-site to help candidates afford the necessary training. Call 919-777-7793 or 919-777-7794 for more information.
  • The Sanford/Lee County Youth Council’s annual Race to Read 5K Run/Walk is Saturday. Registration begins at 9a at Kiwanis Family Park.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

May 2, 2016

Social Buzz, May 2

Monday's highlights:
  • The Southern Lee theatre department will present 'Swing! the Musical' today, tomorrow, and Thursday in the school’s Cavalier Black Box Theater (7p). Tickets are $6.
  • The annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be Thursday morning at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Breakfast service will begin at 7a and the program begins at 7:30a. Call Kelly Miller at 919-777-1133 for more information.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

April 28, 2016

Weekend Roundup, April 29-May 1


Skip ahead:
Friday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Arbor Day at B.T. Bullock Elementary School, 1410 McNeill Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-2p
    What: The City of Sanford will celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees at the school. There will be student performances, a special presentation, and more.
  • Music & Movie in Downtown Park, SE Broad St, Southern Pines NC
    When:
    6-8:30p
    What: The movie will be The Peanuts Movie. The Army Ground Forces Band's Brass Quartet will perform at 6:15p. Concessions will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the movie will be shown on May 13.
  • Benefit Dinner at Carolina Trace Country Club, 2100 Country Club Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-9p
    What: Help stop child trafficking at a special dinner hosted by Spout Springs Church. The cost is $50 per person if you purchase tickets by April 24.
  • Guys and Dolls at Lee County High School, 1708 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7-8:30p
    What: The Lee County High School drama department will stage a production of Guys and Dolls at McLeod Auditorium. Admission is $7/person or $5/student.
  • Line Dancing Benefit at VFW, 1500 Veterans Way, Sanford NC
    When:
    8p-12a
    What: Stanley McLeod Post 5631 will host Chris Whitaker for line dancing. Chris will also DJ country music. This event is free and open to the public. They will accept donations for ALS.

Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • 5K Color Run at Lee County High School, 1708 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    8a-12p
    What: The YMCA’s first annual 5K Color Trail Run will be held at Lee County High School. Registration is $25/member and $30 for non-members and includes a tee shirt. Sunglasses will be provided.
  • SASL Cup at the Lions Club Fairgrounds, 505 N 5th St, Sanford NC
    When:
    8a-12p
    What: The Sanford Area Soccer League is celebrating its rec season with games and food. F&W Inflatables will have the giant slide out there for kids to slide FREE on all day. The Sanford Sting/Lee County Pop Warner will have food available for purchase, including hot dogs, sausage dogs, hamburgers, nachos, other snacks/candy, and drinks.
  • Farmer's Market at Jones Family Farm, 12604 NC-27, Broadway NC
    When:
    9a-2p
    What: The farm will open for the season with lettuces, spinach, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbages, turnips, and kale. Cathis Farm will also be on-site.
  • Springfest in Southern Pines, Broad Street, Southern Pines NC
    When:
    10a-4p
    What: Free to attend, both sides of Broad Street are blocked off for 2 blocks. The event offers arts, crafts, games, rides, food, entertainment, and more!
  • Zumba at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-12p
    What: All are welcome. The cost is $5 per person.
  • Spring Open House in Downtown Sanford NC
    When:
    12-4p
    What: Shops and eateries in downtown Sanford will open their doors with specials, deals, refreshments, and more for the annual Spring Open House.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • Mother of the Year Banquet at God's Promise Church, 610 E Main St, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-6:30p
    What: Lee County NAACP extends an invitation to you to come and be a part of "Mother of The Year" banquet. The program begins at 5p and tickets are $25. Contact Bob Finch at 919-961-4045 with questions.
  • Taste of Sanford at the Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Sample foods from Sanford’s top chefs and eateries in this new addition to the Sanford Arts & Vine Festival.
  • Guys and Dolls at Lee County High School, 1708 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7-8:30p
    What: The Lee County High School drama department will stage a production of Guys and Dolls at McLeod Auditorium. Admission is $7/person or $5/student.

Sunday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • First Sunday in downtown Pittsboro NC
    When:
    12-4p
    What: The monthly street party starts with a farmers' market and includes story telling, crafts, music, food, vendors, and more.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.

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Social Buzz, April 28

Thursday's posts:
  • Take your kiddos to San-Lee Park this morning for Play Daze (9a-12p). Water will be available, but you'll need to bring your own snacks or lunch. Parking is limited.
  • This Saturday is the annual Spring Open House in downtown Sanford (12-4p). Shops and eateries in downtown Sanford will open their doors with specials, deals, refreshments, and more.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.