May 27, 2011

Weekend Roundup, May 27-29

We hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial weekend. To help you better plan for remembrance celebrations, we've included Monday activities at the end of this roundup. Please let us know if we missed any events or celebrations.

  • Making plans for tomorrow night? Go watch Black Belt Leadership Academy's students perform martial arts demos right before the 7:15pm showing of Kung Fu Panda at Spring Lane Cinemas!
  • Heads up, parents -- Boomers Party & Play is hosting a Parents Night Out tomorrow night (6-10pm) for children ages 4-12. The cost is $20/child and $10 per sibling. Sounds like date night time!
  • Head out to Bynum Front Porch for the first night of the Friday Night Music Series (7-9pm), which will run through August. The night is free but they encourage a $5-7 donation for performers Dmitri Resnik and Chatham County Slim and Papa Mike.
  • If you love swing dancing, you’ll want to head down to Hay Street in Fayetteville for the Arts Council of Cumberland County’s Fourth Friday celebration. They’ll be dancing from 7-9pm. Admission is free.
  • Go rock out in Cameron this weekend at the Sandhills Bike Fest. The three-day festival will feature vendors, a bike show, a 50/50 raffle, biker games, food, and entertainment. Tickets are $50 for the weekend and you must be 21 to attend. Proceeds will benefit the Friends to Friends Shelter and the Shamrock Baptist Church Boys Home.
  • Children (ages 6-12) with little or no fishing experience are invited to Jordan Lake for the Catch A Sure Thing (CAST) youth program from 9:30-11am. They will learn to bait a hook, cast, and about the fish found in the lake. The program runs both days, but you must book your spot in advance by calling Ranger Steve at 919-362-0586 or sending an email.
  • View a wrought-iron gate and antique stained glass along with other unique architectural items on five acres of wooded wonderland during The Last Unicorn's May tour in Chapel Hill (536 Edwards Ridge Road). Friday night features Native American traditions, Saturday focuses on story telling and 'old timey music,' and Sunday is an expo and talk about 1800s arts.
  • Families affected by the tornado can go apply for FEMA assistance at the McSwain Center (Tramway Road) on Friday (noon-7pm) or Saturday and Sunday (8am-7pm). June 20 is the deadline to file for federal support.
  • Get all the fresh, local foods you’ll need for a spectacular Memorial Day bash at the Sanford Farmers’ Market (9am-noon) in Depot Park. Vendors will be selling seasonal produce, chicken and pork products, plants, and more.
  • Honor our sevice men and women with the "Hero" workout at Phalanx CrossFit (2748 Industrial Drive in Kendale) starting at 9am. Athletes will do a 1-mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 sit ups, and then another 1-mile run. Make a donation to the Fallen Heroes fund or just support those participating.
  • The Sanford Dolphins swim team wants to help keep your child safe near/in water this summer. Go to their basic water safety class this Saturday (10-11am) at the Sanford Nautilus & Racquetball Club's pool. Bring your swimsuit and a towel! Reserve your spot by calling 919-308-6100.
  • Heads up, bluegrass fans -- there will be a bluegrass jam session that's open to musicians and singers at Bynum Front Porch from 10am-2pm. Only acoustic instruments are allowed.
  • Learn how to grow and cook with herbs at Big Bloomers Flower Farm. This free Saturday seminar runs from 11am-noon, but seats fill up quickly so get there early!
  • Don't miss out on the big Lights On Broadway benefit concert featuring Tim Hair, Fantastic Shakers, Jim Quick & the Coastline Band, and Chairmen of the Board (4:30-10pm)! Tickets are $15 in advance ($10 for kids) and all proceeds go to benefit Lee County's tornado victims.
  • Take the kids to see Rango under the starts at The Lumina Theatre in Chapel Hill. Tickets are $4 per person and the show will start 15 minutes after dusk. (Check for rain cancellations before you go.)
  • Show your gratitude to our service men and women at the VFW (1500 Webb Street) on Monday at 10am. Lt. General G.R. Christmas, USMC Ret will lead the ceremony, which is sponsored by the Lee County Veterans Council and the Marine Corps League Detachment 1223.
  • Commemorate our service men and women with the Johnsonville Ruritans at the Johnsonville Veterans Memorial (Hwy 27 and 24). The ceremony will begin at 11:30am.


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