April 18, 2014

Weekend Roundup, April 18-20


The annual Sanford Fitness Fest is coming up on April 27. Click over to see the line up for the day
and mark your calendars to attend!

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Fitness Fest April 27 Downtown Sanford NC

Friday in Sanford/Lee County NC

  • Free Tour of Piedmont Biofuels, Lorax Lane, Pittsboro NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Take a tour of the biodiesel plant. Tours are rain or shine, and begin promptly. No need to call in advance. Tours are not preempted by holidays.
  • ArtWalk in downtown Siler City NC
    When:
    6p
    What: Every third Friday, shops, eateries, and galleries stay open late. There will be live music and craft beer tastings.
  • Passion Play at Hunt Springs Baptist Church, 1557 St. Andrews Church Road, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30p
    What: Temple Connections and Destination will present "Take Me to the King." Admission is free.

Fitness Fest April 27 Downtown Sanford NC

Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC

  • Mama & Me Yoga at Tree of Life Piyo, Main Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    8-9a
    What: Mothers can bring their babies (birth to crawling) to learn restorative, bonding poses. The cost is $10 for drop-ins.
  • CLOSED: Sanford Farmers’ Market, 106 Charlotte Avenue, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-12p
    What: Shop from local farmers and vendors for produce, baked items, and more.
  • Music Festival at Shakori Hills, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro NC
    When:
    9a-12a
    What: Activities for kids and adults all day, including a full lineup of performances.
  • Broadway Our Way Street Festival in Broadway NC
    When:
    10a
    What: The annual event features a bbq cookoff, music, vendors, a car and tractor show, a cornhole tournament, and more. Note that Main Street will be closed from the caution light to the Veterans Memorial starting at 5a.
  • Earth Day Celebration at Raven Rock State Park, Raven Rock Road off Hwy 421S, Lillington NC
    When:
    10a-3p
    What: Learn about the history of Earth Day and different ways to help the environment. Learn to make items out of recycled materials. There will also be vendors and demonstrations.
  • POSTPONED: Marvin "Knowledge" Lee Memorial Scholarship Ride at Honda Suzuki of Sanford, 3128 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    12p
    What: The cost is $10 per bike, $5 per bike passenger, and $10 per car. Attend a picnic in Depot Park after the ride (3p).
  • Organ Meditation at Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Carthage Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    1p
    What: Contemplative pieces appropriate to the season such as Bach chorale preludes will be played. Since this is not a formal recital or worship service, listeners may come in and leave as they wish.
  • Paddle Boats and Kayaks at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Road, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: Rent paddle boats for $3/half hour or kayaks for $5/half hour. Call 919-776-6221 for more details.
  • Tutus & Tiaras Pageant at the Lee County Arts Center, 507 N. Steele Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    3p
    What: Children can compete for a trip to The Bailey Agency School of Fashion in Atlanta and a crown, trophy, and custom sash. All participants will win a crown and gift.
  • Live Music at Dandalia Bakery & Coffee House, 1907 Bragg Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    7p
    What: Up and coming country musician Tyler Barham, named a Billboard “Who to Watch 2014,” will perform. Admission is a suggested $10 donation.

Fitness Fest April 27 Downtown Sanford NC

Sunday in Sanford/Lee County NC

  • Music Festival at Shakori Hills, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro NC
    When:
    9a-8p
    What: Activities for kids and adults all day, including a full lineup of performances.
  • 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.
  • Mileage Hike at Raven Rock State Park, Raven Rock Road off Hwy 421S, Lillington NC
    When:
    2p
    What: Because April is the 4th month of the year, a park ranger will lead hikers on a 4-mile hike that includes Raven Rock Loop Trail and Little Creek Loop Trail. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Meet at the picnic shelter.
Fitness Fest April 27 Downtown Sanford NC

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April 17, 2014

Social Buzz, April 17

Thursday's posts:
  • Belk Charity Days is coming up on May 3. If you’d like your charity to benefit from the fundraiser, call the store at 919-774-4428 x 210. You can buy tickets to shop at the event in the store or from one of the 14 local charities selling tickets.
  • Go see the passion play “Take Me to the King” at Hunt Springs Baptist Church tomorrow night (6:30p). Go back for a sunrise service and breakfast on Easter Sunday (7a).
  • The Tutus & Tiaras Pageant will be at the Arts Center on Saturday (3p). There’s still time to enter your child. Call Lyndra at 919-727-9013 for details.
  • Tree of Life Piyo is hosting “Mama & Me” yoga on Saturday (8-9a). Mothers can bring their babies (birth to crawling) to learn restorative, bonding poses. The cost is $10 for drop-ins.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

April 16, 2014

Social Buzz, April 16

Wednesday's posts:
  • Kayakers, canoeists, and those interested in kayaking or canoeing are invited to the Central Carolina Paddlers meeting this Thursday in Jonesboro UMC’s Wesley Center (7p). Contact Elizabeth Bass at 919-776-9012 for more details.
  • Have you planned out your family’s egg hunting? Our 2014 Egg Hunts & More Guide to local hunts is right here. Do you have a favorite?
  • Head over to Raven Rock State Park tomorrow for a weekly hike led by a park assistant (10a). Call 910-893-4888 for details and to register.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

April 15, 2014

Social Buzz, April 15


Tuesday's updates:
  • Story time for toddlers and preschoolers will be at the Broadway Library today and for toddlers at the Lee County Library tomorrow (10a for both). This week's theme is Easter/bunnies.
  • Paint a bold flower for Mother’s Day at The Flame this Wednesday or a peacock at Yesterday’s Pub on May 7 with Sociable Art. Click over for dates and details.
  • Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday at Raven Rock State Park (10a-3p). They’ll have exhibitors from the N.C. Forest Service, Sustainable Sandhills, local farmers and more, as well as games and fun for all ages.
  • The Sanford City Council will meet tonight in Council Chambers at the Sanford Municipal Center (7p). Meetings are open to the public.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

April 14, 2014

Social Buzz, April 14


Monday's updates:
  • Karma Boutique is hosting a Rainbow Loom Meetup today (1-3p). Kids can bring their looms, bands, and patterns. Cost is $5 and includes a snack and drink. Call 910-297-4965 to let them know you’re coming.
  • Looking for volunteer opportunities? J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School needs helpers for their end-of-grade testing on May 28, 29, and 30. Contact Jessi at jhill.edwards@lee.k12.nc.us or 919-774-3733 ext. 3558 to sign up.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.