April 24, 2014

Weekend Roundup, April 25-27

The annual Sanford Fitness Fest is this Sunday. 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
    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.
  • Taco Bar Benefit Lunch at CCH, 1135 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC
    What: The patient access dept will be hosting a Taco Bar Benefit to raise money for Relay for Life. Buy two tacos with all the fixings for $4 and two tacos with Spanish rice for $5. 
  • Family Movie Night at the Village Arboretum, 105 Wiregrass Ln, Southern Pines, NC
    What: Watch The Lorax for free. There will be face painting and games at 7p and the movie begins at 8p.
  • Magical Movies in the Park at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Avenue, Sanford, NC
    What: The Central Carolina Jaycees and Downtown Sanford, Inc are teaming up again to offer free, family-friendly movies. Tonight’s movie is Disney’s Frozen.
  • Night Life at Raven Rock State Park, Lillington, NC
    What: A park ranger will conduct a one hour program on local nightlife featuring taxidermy mounts in the classroom followed by a short walk behind the visitor center. Discover some of the secrets, sounds, and myths of these nocturnal animals. Bring a flashlight for your group. Meet at the visitor center. For more information, contact Raven Rock State Park at 910-893-4888.
  • Family Movie in Downtown Park, SE Broad St, Southern Pines, NC
    What: The movie will be Monsters University.

Fitness Fest April 27 Downtown Sanford NC

Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Yard Sale at Spring Lane Assembly of God, 1715 Spring Lane, Sanford, NC
    What: Shop for gently used items.
  • Benefit Yard Sale in Rosemont/McIver Historic District, Horner to Cross and Weatherspoon to Carthage streets, Sanford, NC
    What: Proceeds will go to the Lee County Relay for Life in honor of the late Margaret Ellen Jones of Sunset Drive who died of liver cancer in January. Many tables will be set up in the parking lot at 408 Summit Drive.
  • Annual Kangaroo Kup at SASL Fields, 507 N 7th St, Sanford, NC
    What: There will be inflatables and music. The Roo Racers will have drinks and snacks and the Lions Club are firing up their grills for hamburgers and hot dogs. You can also register for the Challenger British Soccer Camp and/or the Sanford Elite Soccer Academy Camp while you're there.
  • Sanford Block Party on Hawkins Avenue, Weatherspoon Street to Hill Avenue, Sanford NC
    What: Help clean up and beautify the section of Hawkins Avenue from Hill Avenue to E. Weatherspoon Street in Sanford. Get full details and find out how to volunteer.
  • Sanford Farmers’ Market, 106 Charlotte Avenue, Sanford NC
    What: Shop from local farmers and vendors for produce, baked items, and more.
  • Healthy Families Day at YMCA, 860 Spring Lane, Sanford, NC
    What: There will be free activities for kids and adults. Join the Y and get two free personal training sessions. Sign up for a week of YMCA summer Day Camp and enter to win one week free.
  • River History Hike at Raven Rock State Park, Lillington, NC
    What: Join a park ranger on this 1.5 mile hike along Fish Traps Trail to view the remains of the Northington Lock and Dam and discover the vital role of Cape Fear River in this area\'s history. Meet at the picnic shelter. For more information, contact Raven Rock State Park at 910-893-4888.
  • Paddle Boats and Kayaks at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Road, Sanford NC
    What: Rent paddle boats for $3/half hour or kayaks for $5/half hour. Call 919-776-6221 for more details.
  • "Almost Cinco de Mayo" Festival Latino at Jonesboro UMC, 407 W Main St, Sanford, NC
    What: This free event celebrates the launch of El Refugio/The Refuge family resource center. The festival will feature folk dancers, info booths, kids' activities (including a bouncy house), food vendors, cross-cultural games, a mariachi band and more. It's for folks who speak Spanish and folks who speak English.
  • Charitable Benefit Affair at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC
    What: The Epsilon Gamma Chapter Central Carolina will recognize and reward individuals in the community for outstanding community service. Contact Lillie Robinson at 919-258-9326 for additional information.
  • All American Cruise at Brick City Grill, 120 Bank Street, Sanford, NC
    What: There will be music and food along with lots of vehicles to look at.
  • Live Music at UnWINEd, 237 Center Grove Church Road, Moncure, NC
    What: James Oden will perform.

Fitness Fest April 27 Downtown Sanford NC

Sunday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Brick City Criterium and Fitness Fest in downtown Sanford NC
    What: Festivities begin with 5K, 10K and kids’ fun runs and continue with several divisions cyclists negotiating a challenging and scenic course through Historic Downtown Sanford. Other family activities include craft vendors, bounce houses, face painting and more.
  • Eleven Bar East Ranch Saddle Series, 2805 Lower Moncure Rd, Sanford, NC
    What: Registration begins at 11am and roping starts at 12p. You don't have to be a member to participate.
  • 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.
  • Silent Auction for Evie at Rail House Brewery, 105 E South Street, Aberdeen, NC
    What: The festivities will feature a live band, hors d'oeuvres, and an assortment of goods and services up for auction from vendors from Moore and Lee counties. The event will be hosted by Jenny Cruz of Star 102.5. Tickets are $15/person and includes entry into a raffle for a vacation in Tennessee.
  • PiYo at Tree of Life, 126 West Main Street, Sanford, NC
    What: Lose weight and completely transform your body with a mind/body workout that burns calories and builds muscle. The cost is $10 for drop-ins.
  • Restorative Yoga at Tree of Life, 126 West Main Street, Sanford, NC
    What: Therapeutic yoga that uses props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses, and thus, achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The cost is $10 for drop-ins.
Fitness Fest April 27 Downtown Sanford NC

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Social Buzz, April 24

Thursday's updates:
  • One-stop absentee voting for the May 6 primary election begins today at the Board of Elections on Steele Street or the McSwain Center on Tramway Road. See voting times and candidates.
  • Head out to UnWINEd tonight for Sip and Savor to benefit Chatham County teachers and students (4:30-8p). For a $10 donation, you’ll get a wine tasting, light meal, and entertainment.
  • New Hope Valley Railway will offer a diesel excursion departing at 10a tomorrow. The cost to ride is $10/adult, $7/child ages 2-12, and free for children under 2.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

April 23, 2014

Social Buzz, April 23

Wednesday's posts:
  • Mega Force Staffing Group is hiring for a Quality Assurance position that pays $9/hour. Applicants should have quality experience and pay close attention to detail. Stop by 2511 Fayetteville Street to fill out an application.
  • The Great Strides Sanford walk to cure Cystic Fibrosis is this Saturday at Kiwanis Family Park (8a-12p). Registration starts at 9a and the walk will begin at 10a. Stop by to walk or make a donation to help add tomorrows!
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

April 22, 2014

Social Buzz, April 22

Tuesday's posts:
  • Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Send in your specials and events so we can help you promote them! Use kelly@socialsanford.com or send us a Facebook message.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.

April 21, 2014

Social Buzz, April 21

Monday's updates:
  • The 1-mile trail at Kiwanis Family Park will be closed today and tomorrow for maintenance. The rest of the park will be open, but the parking lot and other areas will be restricted. You can access the paved trail from the Carbonton Road lot.
  • Take kids ages 3-5 to San Lee Park on Wednesday for Conservation Cubs (10-11a). The theme is “birds” and the cost is $6 per child (includes a healthy snack). Call Jaime or Carrie at 919-776-6221 for more information.
  • Get over to Raven Rock State Park will host a free seminar about fire ants, including earth-friendly techniques for controlling them. Meet at the visitor center at 10am.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.