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.

April 10, 2014

Weekend Roundup, April 11-13


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

Don't miss our list of Easter Egg Hunts -- there are EIGHT happening this weekend!
  • 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.
  • Prodigal Princess the Musical at the Arts Center, 507 N. Steele Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    7-8:30p
    What: FAITH Players will present "The Prodigal Princess and the Knights of the Slightly Oblong Table." Tickets are $6/child and $10 for ages 12+. This is a family friendly show.

Fitness Fest April 27 Downtown Sanford NC

Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC

Don't miss our list of Easter Egg Hunts -- there are EIGHT happening this weekend!
  • Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s, 1325 Plaza Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30-10p
    What: Eat pancakes and sausage to support the SASL Celtics girls soccer team. Tickets are $7.
  • Used Equipment Sale at Northview Self Storage, 3313 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford NC
    When:
    8a-12p
    What: Lee County Pop Warner/Sanford Sting will sell their used cheer and football equipment. The sale will be at the storage units next to the Northview Optimist Baseball Fields.
  • Sanford Farmers’ Market, 106 Charlotte Avenue, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-12p
    What: Shop from local farmers and vendors for produce, baked items, and more.
  • Free: Earth Day at Chatham County Recycling Main Facility, 720 Renaissance Drive, Pittsboro NC
    When:
    9a-1p
    What: Free document shredding, compost bin sales, household hazardous waste collection, mulch sales, prizes and giveaways. This event is open to Chatham County residents and no decal is required.
  • Benefit Poker Ride at Honda Suzuki of Sanford, 3128 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Ride with the Souls of Service and Friends On A Mission to benefit Relay for Life.Entry is $15/person or $20/couple. Buy a BBQ plate for $5, participate in a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, and more.
  • "The Science of Trains" at New Hope Valley Railway, 5121 Daisey Street, New Hill NC
    When:
    10a-12p
    What: See a special demonstrations on the science of steam and diesel locomotives and the science of track. There will also be raffles, games and crafts for kids on top of the museum cars. 
  • Zumba for Babies at the Wicker Gym, 806 Vance Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-1p
    What: Zumba to raise money for the March of Dimes. There will be door prizes, hot dogs, and more. Admission is $5/person and $2/child. Donations will be accepted at the door.
  • Art7: International Wine Tasting and Art Walk in downtown Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-6:30p
    What: Pick up a glass and wrist band in the Temple Theatre lobby to enjoy art and wine at 27 local businesses. There will also be live music in Depot Park and an art auction at Lisa Mathis’ Art Studio.
  • 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.
  • Quarter Frenzy at the Civic Center, 1801 Nash Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    3:30-7p
    What: Local direct sales vendors will be auctioning off new items for 1-6 quarters per bid. This is a monthly event and the profits are donated to a local nonprofit.
  • Prodigal Princess the Musical at the Arts Center, 507 N. Steele Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    7-8:30p
    What: FAITH Players will present "The Prodigal Princess and the Knights of the Slightly Oblong Table." Tickets are $6/child and $10 for ages 12+. This is a family friendly show.
  • Live Music at UnWINEd, 237 Center Grove Church Road, Moncure NC
    When:
    7-9:30p
    What: Laura Thurston will perform.

Fitness Fest April 27 Downtown Sanford NC

Sunday in Sanford/Lee County NC

Don't miss our list of Easter Egg Hunts -- there are EIGHT happening this weekend!
  • 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.
  • Free: “Spring Storms” at Raven Rock State Park, off Hwy 421 S, Lillington NC
    When:
    2p
    What: Learn about different spring storms and how to use clouds to identify severe weather. Meet at the visitor center.
  • PiYo at Tree of Life, 126 West Main Street, Sanford NC
    When: 6p
    What: Experience PiYo from the ground up to build strength and endurance and help with weight loss. The drop-in cost is $8.
  • Restorative Yoga at Tree of Life, 126 West Main Street, Sanford NC
    When: 7:15-8:15p
    What: Reduce stress and anxiety, increase core strength and flexibility, and improve balance.
Fitness Fest April 27 Downtown Sanford NC

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Social Buzz, April 10


Thursday's updates:
  • Chick-Fil-A of Sanford is giving away a free meal for every week May. Click over to their page and follow the directions to enter. You can even earn extra entries.
  • Plan to attend the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on May 1, which is also the National Day of Prayer (7-8:30a). Table sponsorships are $60.
  • Eat pancakes and sausage at Applebee’s on Saturday to support the SASL Celtics girls soccer team (7:30-10p). Tickets are $7. Email kdwalton9@gmail.com for details.
Do more: See our full calendar for the day on Facebook or right here on our website.