October 21, 2014

Social Buzz, Oct 21

Tuesday's post:
  • Take your children ages 6+ to paint a fall scarecrow at The Painted Petal (9-10:15a). Classes are $20/child. Click over to claim your spot.
  • The Hampton Inn is hiring a part-time breakfast host and front desk employee. Stop by the hotel for an application.
  • Petsense is hosting a pet costume contest on their page. Enter by October 27 at midnight to win a $100 gift certificate. Click over for full details.
  • Thinking ahead to Christmas photos? Photography By Renee is now booking 20-minute sessions of up to 5 people for $50. Message the page to reserve your spot.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

October 20, 2014

Social Buzz, Oct 20

Monday's posts:
  • Go meet members of and learn about EnvironmentaLEE at the Enrichment Center tonight (6:30p). Meeting topics include air quality testing and fracking.
  • Take kids for Upward basketball or cheerleading registration and evaluation tonight (grades 1-5) and tomorrow (grades 6-12) at First Baptist Church. Stop by between 6p and 8p.
  • Don’t forget about Read for the Record tomorrow at the Arts Center (10a). Kids will hear a Max and Ruby story and then have a birthday party.
  • There will be a voter information session at the Old Lee County Courthouse on Wednesday (6:30p). A rep from the Lee County Board of Elections will be on-hand to answer questions about voting laws and voters’ rights.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

October 16, 2014

Weekend Roundup, Oct 17-19

Skip ahead:
Friday in Sanford/Lee County NC

  • Halloween Movies at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Avenue, Sanford NC
    When:
    7p
    What: The Central Carolina Jaycees and Downtown Sanford, Inc. will show Ghostbusters.
  • Live Music at UnWINEd, 237 Center Grove Church Road, Moncure NC
    When:
    7-9:30p
    What: The Holland Brothers will perform.
  • Dracula at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    8p
    What: Mainstage tickets are $23 for adults and $13 for children and students. Discounted tickets are available for active-duty military, Lee County teachers, and groups.

Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC

  • Lee County Democratic Party Unity Breakfast at First Calvary Baptist Church, 240 Fields Drive, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a
    What: NC Sec. of State Elaine Marshall will speak. 2014 Democratic candidates will also speak.
  • First Shots at Deep River Sporting Clays, 284 Cletus Hall Road, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a
    What: People who are new to shooting can try it out. Each session is $20 and includes guidance by instructors, prizes, and a gift bag. Call 919-774-7080 to register.
  • Sanford Farmers' Market, Depot Park, Charlotte Avenue, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-12p
    What: Fitness classes, entertainment, kids' activities, cooking demonstrations, along with fresh produce and more.
  • Grand Opening at Little Red Hen Art Studio & Gift Shop, 2120 Southern Road, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-2p
    What: Explore locally created arts and crafts.
  • Grand Opening of Steele Street Mall, 144 S. Steele Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    12-4p
    What: Make a purchase in any of the mall stores to be entered to win a grand prize. There’ll also be door prizes, refreshments, music, and deals.
  • Live Music at Sweet Frog, 815 S Horner Blvd #110, Sanford NC
    When:
    3p
    What: Dorshan Millhouse will perform.
  • Dracula at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    8p
    What: Mainstage tickets are $23 for adults and $13 for children and students. Discounted tickets are available for active-duty military, Lee County teachers, and groups.
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.
  • Dracula at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: Mainstage tickets are $23 for adults and $13 for children and students. Discounted tickets are available for active-duty military, Lee County teachers, and groups.
  • Tour of the Endor Iron Furnace, Endor Iron Furnace Road, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: Meet at the hill overlooking furnace. To get there, take Cotton Road to Iron Furnace Road. Drive past the wastewater treatment plant to the new road to the furnace.
  • Open House at LCI, 2711 Tramway Road, Sanford NC
    When:
    2-4p
    What: Learn more about LCI’s complete range of services and more.
  • Live Music at a Private House Concert, Sanford NC
    When:
    6p
    What: Jay Nash and Josh Day will perform. Admission is a suggested $15 donation and includes food and beverages. Space is limited. RSVP to info@sanfordsounds.com for details.
  • 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.

Halloween & Fall Festivals 2014


For the first time in a while, Halloween falls on a Friday night this year. The official trick-or-treat time for Lee County is 6-9p.

However, you don't have to wait to get into the spirit of things. There are many events and activities planned for the rest of this month.

WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 24
October 24
October 25
  • Zombie Run at Gross Farms, 1606 Pickett Road, Sanford NC
    When: 8:30-10:30a
    What: Run or walk a 5K to benefit the Temple Theatre. Entry is $20. Register by October 21 to receive a race tee.
  • Fall Festival at Chick-Fil-A of Sanford, 3224 Hwy 87 S, Sanford NC
    When: 11a-2p
    What: Enjoy pumpkins, costumes, carnival games, prizes, fire truck tours, Child ID kits by the Sanford Police Department and more.
  • Fall-O-Ween Carnival at Aberdeen Lake Park, 301 Lake Park Crossing , Aberdeen NC
    When:
    2-4p
    What: This annual carnival includes games, activities, and a costume contest. The event is for ages 15 and under. Admission is $5.
  • Fall Festival at New Life Praise Church, 2398 Wicker Street, Sanford NC
    When: 5p
    What: There will be free food, games, hay rides, bounce house and a truck or treat.
  • Lillington Halloween Festival at Lillington Recreational Park, 405 S. First Street, Sanford NC
    When: 5-10:30p
    What: This event features a trunk-or-treat, hayrides, games, and movies. It’s a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will play at 7:15p and Ghostbusters will play at 8:30p. Children are invited to attend in costume.
October 26
  • Spooky Side of the Sandhills at Weymouth Woods, 1024 Ft. Bragg Road, Southern Pines NC
    When:
    3p
    What: Learn about the nature preserve’s spiders, bats, owls, and more.
WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 31
October 29-30
October 31
  • Southern Pines Halloween Haunt at Downtown Park, 145 SE Broad St, Southern Pines NC
    When:
    5p
    What: Children ages 10 and under can enjoy edible crafts, games, bingo, a flashlight egg hunt, and more. Dress in costume. In case of rain, the event will be in the Southern Pines Recreation Center.
  • Trunk-or-Treat at First Apostolic Church, Weatherspoon Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Play games, hear music, and trick-or-treat in a safe, family atmosphere.
  • Fall Festival at New Hope Baptist, 3007 Beechtree Drive, Sanford NC
    When: 6-9p
    What: There will be carnival type games and inflatables for the kids.
  • Trunk or Treat at Ephesus Baptist Church, 2724 White Hill Rd (Hwy 15/501), Sanford NC
    When: 6:30p
    What: Safe fun for the whole family. Dinner will be served.
November 1
  • Harvest Sale at Morris Chapel UMC, 8533 Cox Mill Road, Sanford NC
    When: 11a-3p
    Where: Buy a turkey and dressing plate with all the fixing for $8. A live auction will begin at 4p.
  • Fall Festival at Cool Springs Baptist Church, 1313 Cool Springs Road, Sanford NC
    When:
    4-6p
    What: Enjoy candy, puppets, inflatables, games, and food. Everything is free.
  • Costume Party at Vivid Salon, 2918 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 4-8p
    What: Dress in costume and bring in the kids for photos. They’ll also have games, giveaways, and refreshments.
  • Trunk or Treat at Emmanuel Christian Church, 1089 Wilkins Drive, Sanford NC
    When: 7-8p
    What: Everyone is invited. Kids should bring their own bucket or bag.
PAST EVENTS

WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 18
October 17
October 18
  • Plate Sale at Poplar Springs Church, 1809 Poplar Springs Church Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 11a-2p
    What: Get a plate of homemade chicken and dumplings or barbecue for $7. Barbecue is also available by the pound.
  • Harvest Sale at Tramway Baptist Church, 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford NC
    When: 11a-7p
    What: There will be a bake and craft sale from 8a-7p and an auction from 2-4p. Buy a barbecue or chicken-n-dumplings plate for $7. Purchases benefit the church's building fund.
Did we miss your Halloween or fall festival event? Submit it now!

Social Buzz, Oct 16

Thursday's posts:
  • Deep River Sporting Clays is offering a special “FirstShots” day for people who have never shot on Saturday (9a). Each session is $20 and includes guidance by instructors, prizes, and a gift bag. Call 919-774-7080 to register.
  • Take your kids over to the Arts Center on Tuesday to Read for the Record (10a). They’ll read “Bunny Cakes” and have a birthday celebration with Max and Ruby. Make sure you RSVP to claim your spot.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.