May 31, 2011

Found on Facebook, May 31

It's scorching hot outside, so remember to drink lots of water, wear your sunscreen, and take it easy. In the meantime, here's what we posted on Facebook today (from the comfort of air conditioning):

  • Make Tuesday night your bowling night -- Kendale Bowling Lanes is offering a buy-one-get-one-free special on bowling and the snack bar tonight only. Make sure you sign in and get your wristband to participate!
  • Celebrate "A World of Languages" with Lee County Schools tonight (5:30pm) at SanLee Middle (Tramway Road). The Rosetta Stone CEO Tom Adams will be there to answer any questions. Refreshments and door prizes included!
  • Books at a Steal's story time today (11am) will focus on transportation with special reader Mrs. Airy. Take the kids for an hour of planes, trains, and automobiles!

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.

FRIDAY
  • 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.
ALL WEEKEND
  • 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.
SATURDAY
  • 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.)
MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS
  • 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.

May 26, 2011

Found on Facebook, May 26

Make sure you get those Vacation Bible School dates, themes, and times in (click here to submit via our form). We'll publish the 2011 roundup soon!
Today's posts were:
  • 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!
  • IMPORTANT: Only 16 of the 200 eligible families in Lee County have applied for FEMA's help. Please encourage ALL tornado victims to apply for assistance, even if they have homeowners' insurance. Families can pick up application forms at First Baptist Church or work with FEMA directly at the McSwain Center on Tramway Rd.) on May 27 (noon-7pm) or May 28-29 (8am-7pm). June 20 is the deadline to file.
  • Anyone in the areas near St Andrews want to participate in the Lee County Super Yard Sale? There is a person in that area wanting to do a sale, but she's in St Andrews. Let us know if you're having a sale in that area that she can join!
  • 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!

May 25, 2011

Found on Facebook, May 25

Vacation Bible School time is upon us. Send in your church's info for the 2011 VBS roundup!

Today's posts were:
  • 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.
  • The Poplar Springs Church Soup Kitchen is currently working to find a contact in TN or GA that can move their donations from those areas to Joplin, Denning, and other points west that have been devastated by tornadoes. Please let them know if you can help!
  • Don't miss out on the big Lights On Broadway Benefit Concert featuring Chairmen of the Board this weekend! Tickets are $15 in advance ($10 for kids) and all proceeds go to benefit Lee County's tornado victims.

May 24, 2011

Found on Facebook, May 24

Our hearts and prayers go out to the hundreds of tornado victims across the country tonight, from Ringgold, Tuscaloosa, Big Rock, and Joplin all the way to Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. If you're interested in donating to help with recovery in those areas, click on the city names.

Today we posted:
  • Guy Unger and Jeremy Strothers are playing at The Flame Steakhouse tonight -- get out of the house and hear some great music!
  • Heads up, artists -- The Artist's Loft (102 S Steele St) is hosting a drop-in reception for past, current, and prospective displaying artists tomorrow (5:30-8pm). Go learn more about the space and possible opportunities!
  • Want to make money doing what you love? Learn how at a free two-part seminar tomorrow at the Civic Center (10:30am-noon; 1:30-3:30pm) led by AlexSandra Lett. Here are all the details!
  • Have a some free time today? Use it to volunteer! Matt 6 needs help until 3pm today and Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Sanford, NC needs it until 2pm. Both orgs are sorting and packing supplies to distribute to Lee County's tornado victims.
  • It's not too late to register for tomorrow night's Sociable Art class at Steele Street Cafe (6-8pm). For $35, you'll get the instruction and supplies to paint your own 16x20" canvas of Monet's Field of Poppies. Beginners are encouraged to come!

May 23, 2011

Found on Facebook, May 23

Strawberries are on their way out, but there's so much more where they came from. Check out our guide to local farms and markets, where you'll get everything from milk to produce to meat to condiments.

And here's what we posted on Facebook today:
  • Summer means swim lessons! Register for one of Parks & Rec's sessions this week from 3-6pm at OT Sloan pool on Bragg Street. The cost is $20/session for county residents or $30 for non-county residents.
  • How about a Monday giveaway? Win the June warmer and a scent bar from Smelly Mama - Independent Scentsy Consultant just by clicking "like" on her page and then referring your friends. The person with the most referrals wins!

Shop Fresh & Local At These Farms


Our local strawberry crop is dwindling but that doesn't mean you should take local farms off your must-visit list. If you aren't sure what's in season now, here's a handy chart that will help you pinpoint what's fresh right now -- and what crops will be ready to eat next.

[Check out our tips for making the most of your visit to the Farmers' Market.]

Want to know where you can go locally for that tasty, fresh produce? Here's a a roundup of the farms and markets in Sanford that sell their products directly to consumers:

LOCAL FARMS

Barry's Strawberry Farm, 4193 Cox Mill Road, Sanford NC
What: Strawberries and asparagus (April through June), cabbage and onions (May-June)
When: Mondays-Saturdays from 8am-7pm, Sundays from 1-6pm
Contact: 919-258-3606, email

Blueberry Hill U-Pick, 1921 Steel Bridge Road, Sanford NC
What: Blueberries (June through August)
When: Mondays - Saturdays from sun up to sun down, Sundays from 1-7pm
Contact: 919-498-4282, email, website, Facebook

Douglas' Strawberry Patch, Hwy 87 in Olivia and US 1 in Tramway, Sanford NC
What: Strawberries
When: Mondays-Saturdays from 8am-6pm
Contact: 919-353-2399

Down on the Farm, 1413 Bragg Street, Sanford NC (look for the green John Deere mailbox)
What: Locally grown produce. Call to see what is available.
When: Thursdays-Saturdays from 8am-2pm
Contact: Bill at 919-770-2461

Gary Thomas Farms, 443 Thomas Road, Sanford NC
What: Strawberries, sweet Onions, lettuce, greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers, and sweet potatoes (mid April through early June); asparagus (mid-April through mid-May); green beans, peaches, blackberries and sweet corn (June through July); honey, pickled asparagus, breads, jams, and jellies all season.
When: Mondays-Saturdays from 8am-6pm
Contact: 919-258-3262, Facebook

Griffin's Vineyard, Thomas Road, Sanford NC
What: Muscadine grapes, homemade muscadine wine
When: Saturdays from 8am-3pm in September
Contact: 919-258-3587, email

Gross Farms, 1606 Pickett Road, Sanford NC
What: Strawberries (April through June); asparagus, lettuce and broccoli (April through May); onions, cucumbers and tomatoes (April through August), sweet corn (June through August); cabbage, broccoli, cantaloupe, watermelon, blackberries, peas and butterbeans (July through August); pumpkins (October); sweet potatoes all year.
When: Mondays-Saturdays from 8am-6pm, Sundays from 1-6pm
Specials: Corn maze and pumpkin patch from September through October
Contact: 919-498-6727, email, website, Facebook

Harrington Farms, 1412 San Lee Drive, Sanford NC
What: Strawberries, onions, cabbage, potatoes, broccoli and asparagus (April through June); Tomatoes (March through July); corn and cantaloupe (July); greens (September through December); collards (November through December)
When: Mondays-Saturdays from 7am-7pm, Sundays from 1-6pm
Specials: Also participates in Sanford Farmers' Market, Saturday mornings (9am-12pm) from April through September.
Contact: 919-775-4242

Logan Farms, 110 Logan Farm Lane, Sanford NC
What: Strawberries (May); sweet corn (July); tomatoes (July through September), sweet potatoes (August through October); bedding and vegetable plants to grow (April through October)
When: Mondays-Saturdays from 7:30am-8pm
Contact: 919-776-1898

McNeill Farms, 5948 Lemon Springs Road, Sanford NC
What: Strawberries, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage (mid-April through mid-June); greenhouse cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers (mid-April through mid-July); sweet corn, field tomatoes, and peppers (July-September); field peas (mid-September through late-September); sweet potatoes (October through November)
When: Tuesdays-Saturdays from 8am-6pm
Contact: 919-774-1085

Phillips Greenhouse and Produce LLC, 6822 Bradley Road, Sanford NC
What: Blackberries, grapes, greenhouse vegetables, and peppers
When: Call for hours
Contact: 919-935-9575, email

Spivey Farms, 285 McCormick Road, Sanford NC
What: Strawberries, Silver King corn, butterbeans, cucumbers, okra, squash, tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, hoop cheese, cured ham and meat products, jams and jellies, pickled vegetables, local honey, country style and fruit butters, blackstrap molasses, and more.
When: Mondays-Saturdays from 8am-6pm.
Contact: 919-499-0807, website, Facebook

OPEN AIR MARKETS

Jackson Bros. Produce, 2424 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford NC
What: Farm fresh milk, local produce, and local products like hoop cheese, fruit butters, pickled vegetables, chow chow, country side meat, watermelon rind pickles, jellies and preserves, garden honey, blackstrap molasses, and Farmers Roasted Soynuts.
When: Mondays-Fridays from 7am-7:30pm, Saturdays from 7am-7pm, and Sundays from 8am-6pm
Specials: Also sell plants for growing and offer a roadside grill featuring NC barbecue.
Contact: 919-776-6632, email, website

Sanford Farmers' Market, Depot Park at 106 Charlotte Avenue, Sanford NC
What: Seasonal produce, chicken and pork products, plants, homemade soaps and jewelry.
When: Saturdays from 9am-noon from April 30-September 30
Contact: 919-356-3007, e-mail

MORE: Interested in fresh, local products all year round? Don't forget about these other options, which include the Farm2Table program and Carolina Grown CSA.

May 20, 2011

Found on Facebook, May 20

The Weekend Roundup has been posted! Take a look at all the great stuff happening in our area over the next few days -- and prepare yourself: Friday night is a doozy all by itself!

Also -- today was the first day of registration for our county's 4H camps -- and many of them filled up quickly. There are still a few slots left, so make sure you check out (and act on) our camp guide!

Today we posted:
  • Make plans to help the Mayor and civic and religious groups revitalize portions of Charlotte Avenue tomorrow. Meet at First Baptist Church at 8am to get an "assignment" and catch a shuttle to your work spot.
  • Heads up, job seekers -- Carolina Pool Management is hiring Lifeguards/Swim Lessons Instructors for Siler City Public Pool at Bray Park. To apply, call Niki at 336-854-8884 or click here.
  • Pittsboro's Relay for Life needs volunteers today, too. If you're available, they're already working over at Northwood High School!

Weekend Roundup, May 20-22

Ready for a great weekend in Sanford, Lee County, and our entire region? Here's your guide to all the action:

All Weekend in Sanford
  • Get ready for music that stirs your patriotic soul. The Lee County Community Orchestra will play on Saturday at the Lee County Arts and Community Center (8pm) and Sunday at Depot Park (3pm). These free concerts will honor active and veteran members of the military. Service men and women in the audience will be recognized during "Armed Forces Salute, a medley of the official songs of the five branches.
All Weekend in areas surrounding Sanford
  • 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 to steve.mcmurray@ncdenr.gov.
  • Immerse yourself in space and science at the Museum of Natural Science's Astronomy Days (9am-5pm on Saturday, noon-5pm on Sunday). Participants will blast off a bottle rocket, find out how much they weigh in outer space, and see a full scale model of the Mars Rover.
  • Explore North Carolina at the Got to Be NC Festival -- a celebration of agricultural bounty with two days of exhibits, games, food, and music that include a fiddling contest, draft horse pull, antique tractor show, bluegrass band competition, wine festival, and more. The festival runs 9am-midnight on Saturday and 9am-10pm on Sunday. Click here for a schedule of events.
  • 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.
Saturday In Sanford
  • Make plans to help the Mayor and civic and religious groups revitalize portions of Charlotte Avenue tomorrow. Meet at First Baptist Church at 8am to get an "assignment" and catch a shuttle to your work spot. Learn more here.
  • It's Flock Swap day at Carolina Town & Country (Main Street)! Buy, sell, or trade animals right at the store. Call them for details at 919-776-2790.
  • If you missed the Kendale All American Cruise last weekend, you have another chance to cruise! Be at Bubba's Subs and Pizza (1932 S. Horner Blvd) from 4-8pm for a cruise-in featuring live music from Madman's Sunday. You can cruise Kendale after the event if you'd like.
  • Pick out your spiffiest duds for the "Starry Nights" Tiki Ball. This chance to relive your prom starts at 9pm and will feature music from DJ YT. Finger foods will be provided.
Saturday in areas surrounding Sanford
  • Don't miss the Second Annual Moncure Panther Prowl 5K and Fun Run at Moncure School. Registration starts at 8am and the 5K begins at 9am. Proceeds will help fund classroom technology. Snacks and drinks for participants will be provided, but event t-shirts are limited.
  • Stop by the Western Harnett/Overhills Area PTO Thrift Store (Olivia) between 9am-5pm for hot dogs, candy bars, popcorn, sno-cones and baked goods. They're also discounting all clothing and shoes for this sales event.
  • Make time for Sharp Store Music's 2nd Annual Spring Celebration at the store on Pittsboro-Goldstone Road in Bear Creek (10am-5pm). There will be a full line up of bands including Tommy Edwards & Friends, Smith Family, Hey Brothers, Lester Fricks, and Aluminum Buzzard, as well as craft vendors, food, and more. Tickets are 15 for ages 15+.
  • Go support Rocky's Boxing and Sanford hometown hero amateur boxing champ, Braulio Mireles at the "West Side Throwdown" at Western Harnett High School (10637 NC 27 West) in Lillington. Weigh-ins are from 11am-1pm and the event begins at 4pm.
  • The monthly Goldson Cruz-N begins at 4pm in downtown Goldston. The local Cub Scouts will sell concessions. Need more information? Call Bruce at 919-898-4937.
  • Head to Lillington tonight for "Salsa En La Plaza," an evening of festivities that includes food, dance, and live music by The Tropic Orchestra. The party starts at 6pm at the Harnett County Arts Council (816 S. Main Street) and the event is free.
  • Help Pocket Creek raise money for North Carolina's tornado victims at a Tornado Relief Concert at Lincoln Theatre (126 E. Cabarrus St, Raleigh) from 7-10pm. Other participating bands are the Chris Hendrix Band, Lizzy Ross Band, West End Rivival, and Hank Bowman. The cost is $7 minimum donation. You can also watch the concert live.
Sunday in Sanford
  • Get your flapjack fix from 8-10am at Applebee's to support Southern Lee High School's DECA program. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door.
  • Support Sanford's newest shop -- Twigs & Rags is celebrating its grand opening with food, wine, and shopping starting at 2pm. The store is located at 112 S. Steele Street and specializes in vintage furniture and accessories.
Sunday in areas surrounding Sanford
  • Calling all history buffs! The Chatham County Historical Society is presenting a program called "Life on the Home Front" as part of its Civil War Series. The program will start at 2pm at the multi-purpose room of Building 2 at CCCC's Pittsboro campus. It is free and open to the public.
Friday
  • Continue helping the fight against cancer at Pittsboro's Relay for Life tonight starting at 6pm. The event will be Northwood High School and will feature a full slate of local bands, including Redeemed Resonance, Biscuits and Gravy, and Southern Grace.
  • Love live music? Check out Tracy Wiebeck, Joe Bell and the Stinging Blades, and Tristan Omand at City Tap Bar in Pittsboro tonight starting at 5pm.
  • It's the Third Friday Art Walk in Siler City tonight starting at 6pm. There will be live music, arts and crafts, wine tastings, and more as you stroll the town's many art haunts. Tonight is also the opening of the Frugal Couture exhibit at Against His Will Gallery, which showcases upcycled jewelry and apparel.
  • Paint a party dress at Mollysmud (125 S. Bennett Street) in Southern Pines. This guided art party allows you to choose your colors and make the dress your own. It costs $25 ($5 discount for first-time painters) and runs from 7-9pm. Call 404-510-4037 for details.
  • Watch local five-piece bluegrass band Hey Brothers do their thing at Bynum Front Porch from 7pm-9pm. This is pickin' to write home about!
  • Take the family to Depot Park tonight at 8pm for the weekly Screen on the Green series. This week's movie is Beethoven.
  • Planning to be in Moore County tonight? Check out the "Movie in the Pines" series in Downtown Park. Tonights movie is Despicable Me! and it starts at 8pm.
  • If you love to sing, then you don't want to miss The Flame's weekly Friday night karaoke. The music starts at 9pm and goes until closing time.
Did we miss an event? Let us know ASAP and we'll add it to the list!

May 19, 2011

Found on Facebook, May 19

Did you see our 2011 Summer Camp Guide? There are 35 camps listed and more on the way as soon as the details are available. Needless to say -- there's a camp for everyone, from toddlers and preschoolers all the way through teenagers! Check out the summer camp guide here.

Side note: Sorry for the lack of posting this evening. After a busy past few days, the SocialSanford team laid back to battle a headache and woke up six hours later. Refreshing? Yes. Productive? No. Therefore, expect lots of posts tomorrow to get you ready for the weekend!

Here's what we posted today:
  • Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption has an urgent need for bleach! They are down to 1 bottle but bleach is used daily to maintain a clean environment for their dogs. Please bring them what you can today from 3-7pm and tomorrow from 10am-2pm!
  • There's still time to grab lunch from the Elks Lodge today (11am-2pm; 910 Carthage Street). The group is selling barbecue chicken plates ($6) to raise money for its scholarship fund. If you've already had lunch, buy one to eat later!
  • Looking to volunteer today? Matt 6 (222 Main St in Jonesboro) and Neighbors Helping Neighbors (814 Spring Lane by Lowe's Foods) both need help! Matt 6 is open 11-6pm and Neighbors is open 10-2pm!

Let Summer Camp Season Begin!


We're rushing headlong into summer. Take advantage of the many interesting and informative camp options available in Sanford, Lee County, and the areas surrounding us.

Skip ahead: Athletics (weekly or monthly), Reading, Arts (weekly or monthly), Academics, Hobbies, General Interest (weekly or monthly). To come back to the top of the screen, click Ctrl + Home.

DAILY/WEEKLY:
ATHLETICS
Ages 6 and up
Brazilian Soccer Camp: Soccer enthusiasts of all ability levels can learn Brazilian techniques, footwork, and moves in a fun and challenging environment. Participants who register at least 45 days in advance will receive a TetraBrazil ball, shirt, and jersey. The camp will run June 13-17 and the cost ranges from $140 to $200 depending on age and skill. Click here for details.

Basketball Fundamentals at First Baptist: This camp runs June 14-17 (9am-noon) for children ages 6-14 and features basketball training and skills development as well as contests and awards. There will be an emphasis on academics and character building. Sign up in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church or contact Coach Peace. The cost is $40 per child and siblings receive a discount.

Martial Arts at Black Belt Leadership Academy: Children of all ages can have fun while learning martial arts techniques and fundamentals at this camp that runs 8am-noon on the weeks of June 27, July 11, and August 1. The cost is $30 per day or $129 per week. Call 919-777-6913 to register.

Baseball Camp at Lee Christian: Children in 1st-7th grades can hone their skill and technique from July 11-15 (8:30-10:30am). The cost is $45. Contact Coach Seymore by email or call 919-708-5115 to register.

Basketball Fundamentals at Stevens Center: This skill building clinic is for children ages 6-16 who are interested in improving techniques in dribbling, passing, shooting, and lay ups. The clinic will run Monday, July 25 through Thursday, July 28 from 6-8 pm. The cost is $20. Click here for details. Note that financial aid is available.
Ages 7-12
Parks & Rec Volleyball Camp: Sign up your child (ages 7-12) for this clinic scheduled for mid-August at the Old Armory on McIver Street. Registration is July 16, 23, or 30 from 9am-noon at the Old Armory or July 25-29 from 8am-5pm at the Parks & Rec office on Tramway Road. The camp costs $20 per child for county residents. Call 919-775-2107 for details.

Upward Basketball Camp: Coach Jeff Yow and others will teach basketball skills and fundamentals on August 1-3 from 4:30-6:30pm (grades rising 1-3) and 6:30-8:30pm (rising 4th-7th) at First Baptist Church. The cost is $15 and includes a t-shirt.

Coach Pratt's Soccer Academy: Children in grades K-8th will receive individual and tactical training from 9am-noon on August 1-5 at Grace Christian School. The camp costs $60 and snacks/drinks will be available for purchase. Learn more here.
Ages 9-14
Juniors Golf Camp: The Sanford Municipal Golf Course offers this week-long instructional camp for children ages 9-14 at all levels of experience and ability. The camp runs from 8:30am-12:30 pm. On Friday, children will compete in a tournament. The cost is $75 per week and includes snack and lunch. There are only 75 slots. Call 919-775-8320 to register. Download an application.
Ages 4th grade and up
First Baptist Church Volleyball Camp: Hone your skills or gain new ones at this week-long camp for grades 4 and up. The session runs from June 20-22 at First Baptist Church (202 Summit Drive). Grades 4-6 will attend from 9am-noon and all other grades will attend from 1-4pm. Download a registration form.
Ages 6th-8th grades
Coach Murr’s Basketball Academy: Middle school girls (only) will practice fundamentals, including shooting, dribbling, passing, and defense. The camp runs July 25-29 from 6-8:30pm at Grace Christian. Learn more here.
READING
Toddlers and Preschoolers
"One World, Many Stories" Program: Every Thursday from June 23 through July 28 at 11am you can bring your tot to the Lee County Library for its summer reading program designed specifically for this age group. Children will hear stories from across the globe and participate in crafts and music that fit the theme. Participation is free, but you must pre-register at the main library starting on Monday, June 13.
Grades 1-3
"One World, Many Stories" Program: The Lee County Library's summer program for early gradeschoolers runs every Tuesday from June 21 through July 26 at 11am. Children will hear stories from all seven continents and take part in music and crafts that fit the theme. Participation is free, but you must pre-register at the main library starting on Monday, June 13.
Grades 4-6
"One World, Many Stories" Program: Give your older gradeschooler a passport to learning with the library's summer reading focus on stories from across the globe. Every Thursday at 2pm from June 23 to July 28 your kiddo will hear stories and participate in music and crafts from all seven continents. Participation is free, but you must pre-register at the main library starting on Monday, June 13.
ARTS
All Ages
Kid’s Cooking Camp (L-2165): Chef Hamm will lead this camp that teaches the basics of food preparation and safety in the kitchen from July 11-14 from 8-10:30am at Cafe 121. The cost is $125 and you register by calling 775-2122 ext 7793 or via the college's Web Advisor.
Ages 3-4
Party, Paints & Playtime: Preschoolers ages 3-4 years old will participate in arts, crafts, music, motion and more at this day camp hosted by the Stevens Center. The camp is on Tuesdays (6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19) from 9-11am and costs $15 per session. Click here for details. Note that financial aid is available.
Ages 5 and up
Just Like Grandma Used to Make ... Heritage Crafts 4H Camp: Campers will learn to make handicrafts that have been passed down through the generations, including calligraphy, quilling, weaving, and pottery. The camp is open to kids ages 5-19 and will run July 18-22. There will be a 9am-noon session for ages 5-10 and a 1-4pm session for ages 11-19. Cost is $12 and class size is limited to 12. Click here to register.
Ages 6-8
Kid’s Cooking Camp (L-2163): Chef Hamm will lead this camp that teaches the basics of food preparation and safety in the kitchen from June 13-16 from 8-10:30am at Cafe 121. The cost is $125 and you register by calling 775-2122 ext 7793 or via the college's Web Advisor.
Ages 5-12
Camp Boredom Buster: The Painted Petal is offering creative crafting and painting fun the week of July 11 from 9-11am for $99. There is a $25 non-refundable deposit and you must register your child (ages 6-12) by July 5. Click here to register.

New! Junior ArtSmart: Local artist Lisa Mathis will teach children (ages 5-12) techniques for realistic drawing. This camp will improve participants' fine muscle coordination, listening and observational skills, and focus. It is on Wednesdays (3:15-4:15pm or 4:15-5:15pm) and runs 5 weeks. The camp begins July 20 and costs $100. To register, contact Lisa at 919-770-1534 or email her.
Ages 8-12
Cake Decorating for Kids (L-2189): Campers will learn how to decorate cakes and cupcakes with flowers, clowns, swirlies, and other fun designs created from scratch on Wednesday nights (6:30-8:30pm) from July 7-27 in Building A, Room 105 of CCCC's Lee County campus. The cost is $39 and you register by calling 775-2122 ext 7793 or via the college's Web Advisor
Digital Photography for Kids (L-2171): Participants should bring a digital camera to explore and be creative with digital photography. The course runs July 18-21 from 9-11am in Room 215 of the Main Building on CCCC's Lee County campus. The cost is $39 and you register by calling 775-2122 ext 7793 or via the college's Web Advisor.
Ages 9-12
Kid’s Cooking Camp (L-2164): Chef Hamm will lead this camp that teaches the basics of food preparation and safety in the kitchen from June 20-23 from 8-10:30am at Cafe 121. The cost is $125 and you register by calling 775-2122 ext 7793 or via the college's Web Advisor.
Ages 13-18
New! Art for Teens: Participants will experiment with all types of media in this intensive drawing and painting camp for teens. The camp will run July 18-22 (1-2:30pm) and will cost $100. To register, contact Lisa Mathis at 919-770-1534 or email her.
ACADEMICS
Ages 12 and up
Adventures in Science 4H Camp: Participants will learn how science and technology are integral parts of modern lives, see physics demonstrations, and try their hands at geocaching. Trips to the Morehead Planetarium and Museum of Life and Science are in the works. (Parents must provide travel.) The camp runs August 1-5 for ages 12-18 and costs $30. Size is limited. Register here.
HOBBIES
Ages 5-16
Growing a Green Thumb 4H Camp: Young gardeners will learn the basic concepts and techniques for growing plants. The camp runs June 20-22 and June 24 at the McSwain Center. There will be two courses: one from 9am-noon for ages 5-9 and one from 1-4pm for ages 10-16. Trips to Big Bloomers and the Butterfly House in Durham are being planned. The camp costs $15 and is limited to 12 participants. Click here to register.
Ages 8-19
Let's Get Cooking 4H Camp: Cooks of all ages will enjoy this camp centered around preparing easy, healthy meals and snacks. The camp runs August 8-12 from 9am-noon for ages 8-18 at the McSwain Center. The cost is $20 and class size is limited. Click here to register.
Sew Forth and Sew On 4H Camp: Those ages 9-12 will learn sewing basics and safety from 9am-noon. Campers ages 13-19 will create pajama pants and pillow cases, as well as learn basic skills from 1-4pm. The camp runs June 27-July 1 at the McSwain Center, costs $25, and is limited to 10 participants. Click here to register. 
Quilt Camp 4H Camp: This course, targeted toward children up to age 19. Those ages 9-12 will learn quilting basics and will complete a wall hanging. Older campers will work with felted wool, including how to cut and fuse wool appliques and stitch around them. There are two courses that both run on July 11-15, one from 9am-noon (ages 9-12) and the other from 1-4pm (ages 13-19) at the McSwain Center. The cost is $25 per participant and class size is limited. Click here to register.
Ages 10-12
Kid’s Sewing Camp (L-2166): Campers will learn how to cut material and sew a bib apron and tote bag. Participants must bring their own scissors, thread, and material. The camp runs June 20-23 from 1-3pm at CCCC-Lee campus' Main Building, Room 114. The cost is $29 and you register by calling 775-2122 ext 7793 or via the college's Web Advisor.
GENERAL INTEREST
Ages 4-12
San-Lee Park Nature Camps: Full- and half-day campers can experience nature through hands-on activities and crafts, as well as go on field trips and hit the pool. Each week of camp has a different theme and you can sign campers up for as many or as few weeks as you'd like. Camps run for one week from June 20 through August 12 at San-Lee Park Nature Center. The cost is $50/week for half-day campers and $90/week for full-day campers. Register before June 6 by calling (919) 776-6221. Click here camp descriptions and registration form.
Ages 5-8
Kids Can Connect: Starting on June 28, children ages 5-8 can participate in art, music, motion, drama, and basketball at this Tuesdays-only camp hosted by the Stevens Center. The camp runs from 9-11am through July 19 and costs $15. Click here for details. Note that financial aid is available.
Ages 5-19
Those Amazing Animals 4H Camp: Your child will learn more about all sorts of critters and creatures at this two-day camp at San Lee Park. Participants will also visit Wags and Whiskers to learn more about pet care and grooming. The camp is July 5-8 from 9am-noon (ages 5-10) and 1-4pm (ages 11-19). It costs $8 and class size is limited. Click here to register.
Ages 9-12
4H Summer Overnight Camp: Children ages 8-12 can attend a week-long sleepaway 4H camp on the Albemarle Sound from June 26-July 1 for just $175 -- including transportation to the camp and back. This is a $275 discount (see full price)! To register, call Bill Stone at 775-5624. Space is limited!

Free to Be Me Day Camp: Children ages 9-12 will enjoy participating in basketball, dance, art, games, music, and more at this camp that runs June 20-24 from 10am-2pm at the Stevens Center. The camp costs $25 and children must bring their own lunch. Click here for details. Note that financial aid is available.

Dollars and Sense 4H Camp: Children ages 9-12 will learn how banks work, as well as how to create and manage a budget. The camp runs June 13-17 from 9am-noon at the McSwain Center. The cost is $12 per participant. Click here to register.
Ages 11 and up
Happy Day Camp: This is a week-long day camp for individuals with special needs held at San Lee Park (Pumping Station Road). Campers will interact with their peers through activities like arts and crafts, boating, swimming, and special field trips. The camp is offered the week of June 20 for participants ages 5-10, the week of June 27 for ages 11-14, and the week of July 11 for those over age 15. There is no cost for qualified participants. Click here to register.
Ages 12 and up
Babysitting 101: Participants who take this American Red Cross class will earn babysitter certification. Courses are offered June 25 or July 16 from 11am-4pm at the Lee County Arts Building (Steele Street). The cost is $40 per participant. Call the Red Cross at 919-774-6857 to register.

CPR for Youth: Participants in this American Red Cross course will learn to recognize emergency situations, care for choking victims, and administer CPR to adults, children, and infants. After completing the course, participants will be certified in CPR. The course is offered on June 11 or July 30 from 9am-4pm at the Lee County Arts Building (Steele Street). The cost is $45 per participant. all the Red Cross at 919-774-6857 to register.

The Great Outdoors 4H Camp: This camp will offer archery, skeet shooting, fishing, poisonous plant and animal identification, canoeing, and more! It will run July 25-28 for ages 12-18 and costs $30. Class size is limited to 8 participants. Click here to register.
Ages 13-18
Get Your Motor Running 4H Camp: Participants will head to the auto shop at CCCC where they will learn the basics of taking care of their car. The camp runs the last three Fridays in July from 1-4pm, is open to ages 13-18, costs $5, and is limited to 10 participants. Click here to register.
MONTHLY
GENERAL INTEREST
Ages 6-16
Ready Day Camp: Participants ages 6-16 will learn to work as a team during four weeks of fun and learning at this month-long camp that runs July 11-August 5 (8am-noon). The cost is $120 and includes all activity fees. Click here for details. Note that financial aid is available.
SUMMER-LONG:
ATHLETICS
Toddlers and up:
Parks & Rec Summer Gymnastics: ;Children as young as 18 months can participate in weekly gymnastics classes that begin June 6 and run through August. The cost is $60 for 1-hour sessions or $70 for 1.5-hour sessions, and $25 for the 30-minute Me & My Folks session. Registration is May 26-27 at 221 Commercial Court from 3-6pm. Click here for details.
Ages 3 and up
Sanford Academy Gymnastics Camps: Children 3 and older can participate in tumbling and gymnastics Mondays through Thursdays at 4 pm for just $50. Toddler camps are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 10am and cost $35 per month. Click here for details.
Ages 4 and up
Summer Cheerleading: Youth Champions of America will hold a summer cheer session every Saturday from June 4-Sept 10 at 1-2:30pm at the Parks & Rec gym at 221 Commercial Court. The session is open to children ages 4 and up and costs $6/pay with an $8 registration fee. Students can register up to the third week of class. Click here for more information.
Ages 6 and up
Self Defense: This course will teach students the techniques of self-defense on Wednesdays from May 25-Sept 7 at BT Bullock Elementary. There will be classes for ages 4-6 (6-6:45pm), ages 7-9 (6:45-7:30pm), and 10+ (7:30-8:15pm). The course costs $6/week and students can register up to the third week of class. Click here for details.
ARTS
All Ages:
Learn to Play Guitar: People of all ages, including younger children, can learn to play the guitar through private lessons hosted at Buchanan's Music. Lessons are led by student teachers such as Keith Davis. Contact Keith directly at 499-8587 or contact Buchanan's Music at 775-2422 to sign up with other instructors.
GENERAL INTEREST
Ages 2-12
MSOS Summer Camp: The Montessori School of Sanford is offering a day camp for children ages 2-12 from June 6-August 19 at 152 Charlotte Avenue. The program costs $150 per week for 7:45am-5:30pm and children must bring their lunch. Email info@msoskids.org for more details or click here.
Ages (rising) K-8th
Kids of the Kingdom Kamp: This summer-long day camp at First Baptist Church is for rising Kindergarteners through 8th graders and runs June 13-August 19 from 7:30am-5:30pm. Call Cindy at 776-6137 for details, or click here
Ages K-5th Grade
Camp Voyager: The YMCA runs this camp and breaks each week of summer into a different theme. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will swim, play, attend assemblies, and more. Camps run June 13 though August 19 at B.T. Bullock. The cost is $91 per week for members or $109 per week for non-members. Click here for details.
Ages 6th-9th Grade
Camp 3: This YMCA camp for sixth through ninth graders offers ping pong and water balloon tournaments, special awards, field days, and the chance to build leadership skills. The camp runs June 13 through August 19 at B.T. Bullock. The cost is $91 per week for members or $109 per week for non-members. Click here for details.
Have we missed your favorite camp? Does your child have an interest that isn't covered? Let us know and we'll see what we can find!

May 18, 2011

Found on Facebook, May 18

Lots of news today, including the announcement for Lee County's first Super Yard Sale! The dates are June 8-12 but all the rest is up to you. Join the sale or become a sponsor!

Here's what else you missed:
  • Registration for a summer-long self defense class is tonight from 6-7:30pm at BT Bullock. The class is every Wednesday from May 25-Sept 7 (6-6:45 and 6:45-7:30pm) and costs $6/week.You can register up to the third week of class.
  • Want ideas for preventing cyber bullying? Head over to J.Glenn Edwards (Cemetery Road) tonight (6-6:30 or 6:40-7:10pm) for information, suggestions, and solutions from Brandon Madden of the NC Department of Justice.
  • Calling all actors! Star Community Theatre is holding auditions for LETTERS tonight (7-9pm) at Encore Dance Studio (107 Charlotte Ave). Performances will be June 29-July 1 and auditions are open to adults and teens.
  • Hey military families -- FMWR Fort Bragg is holding a Family Fun 5K Run/Walk this Saturday at Hedrick Stadium (9am). There's no registration required and the event is free, but you'll need to present a military/government ID. One person will win a bike!
  • Sanford Jobseekers will meet at tomorrow morning at First Baptist Church (8:30-10:30am). Bring your resume and prepare to practice your interviewing skills. Anyone searching for a job is welcome to attend.

Sign Up To Super Size Your Yard Sale

Thinking about holding a yard sale in the next few weeks? Make it even bigger and better by connecting it with other sales happening over the same weekend!


The new site LeeCounty.co has teamed up with SocialSanford to bring you the Lee County Super Yard Sale starting Wednesday, June 8 and running through Sunday, June 12. All individuals, groups, and businesses are encouraged to participate! This is a great way to attract shoppers from all over the region and get the best exposure for your wares.

What: A "super yard sale" is individual sales taking place over the same period of time all across the county. There will be a list and map of all sales included in the event and you'll be able to spotlight your big-ticket items before sale day.

How to participate: Go fill out this form and be as specific as you can about what you're selling. We'll compile and print the information for distribution around town before the sale. Shoppers will also be able to download a copy of the information.

If you'd like to participate in a sale but don't have enough stuff to host your own, let us know and we'll connect you with a sale happening in your area.

Dates: The sale will start on Wednesday, June 8 and run through Sunday, June 12. You can hold a sale on one of these days or choose to sell your items on each day. The frequency is up to you! You just submit the information by May 31 to be included in the sale.

Cost: The Lee County Super Yard Sale is free to participants! We are hoping to get some sponsors to help pay for print costs and to make the next one even bigger and better. Anyone interested in sponsoring the sale can find more information here.

We hope you'll take advantage of this unique opportunity to make the most of your second-hand goods. How you use the sale is up to you, but the opportunities are endless -- whether you want to clean out your closets, raise money for tornado victims, or hold a direct-sales open house. Any and all sales are welcome!

Have questions? Contact us or post them below in the comments.

Happy selling!

May 17, 2011

Found on Facebook, May 17

We're still collecting summer camp information, so send it over ASAP. We're also compiling farmers' market info, farm-to-customer options, and vacation bible school schedules -- definitely share any information you have!
  • Sanford Jobseekers will meet at tomorrow morning at First Baptist Church (8:30-10:30am). Bring your resume and prepare to practice your interviewing skills. Anyone searching for a job is welcome to attend.
  • Interested in the lawsuit between the school board and commissioners in Superintendent Moss's last district? Justice Paul Newby will speak on the topic at the Lee County Republican Party meeting tonight at the Old Courthouse (6:30pm).
  • Need to get somewhere on Lee Ave? Good news: The barricades are officially down. Happy driving!
  • More cheerleading: Registration for Parks & Rec's summer cheer session is Saturday (1-2:30pm) at 201 Commercial Drive for classes that will run every Saturday from June 4-Sept 10 for ages 4+.

May 16, 2011

Found on Facebook, May 16

Today we posted:
  • Interested in putting your kiddo in gymnastics this summer? Registration for Sanford Academy's summer session starts today for classes beginning June 13 and runs through August. The session costs just $50. (Get a schedule of classes and weekly info.)
  • Great news! Homeowners now have until Friday to move storm debris into the right of way for collection. Get all the details.
  • Want to learn how to make your website show up in Google searches? Check out Wednesday's free seminar "DIY Search Engine Optimization for Business Websites" at the Civic Center (9-11am)! Call 774-6442 or e-mail sbc@cccc.edu to sign up.
  • Another Haven In Lee County $25 gift certificate giveaway is on the way. If you haven't liked the page yet, head over so you'll be in the running.
  • Giveaway alert! Photos by Erica Sprouse will give away a free photoshoot to one lucky person when the page reaches 300 likes. That's only 25 or so likes away ... go say hi!

May 15, 2011

Found on Facebook, May 15

We hope you had a great weekend in Lee County. There was certainly no shortage of options! Here's what you missed on Facebook today:
  • Want to be part of the East Sanford "Block Party" revitalization day? Attend an informational/planning meeting tonight at New Hope Baptist Church (3915 Hawkins Ave). It starts at 7pm.
  • Giveaway alert! For every 50 people who like its page, Haven In Lee County will give a $25 gift certificate for use in its thrift stores to one random liker. This giveaway will go on indefinitely, so there will be many chances to win! Click here to visit the page.

May 14, 2011

Found on Facebook, May 13

Don't miss out on any fun event or activity happening this weekend. And if you want a printed copy, check out page A3 in Saturday's The Sanford Herald!
  • It's Facebook Friday at Added Accents. Shop the store today and save 20% off one item when you mention that you're a Facebook fan! (If you don't make it this Friday, no worries -- you'll get this deal every Friday!)
  • Have a chainsaw or other yardwork tools? Volunteer in the St Andrews area this weekend to help move remaining debris to the curb for the last pick-up day (Monday). Contact Pastor Thomas of Hunt Springs Baptist Church (919-704-6316) if you can help!

May 13, 2011

Weekend Roundup, May 13-15

It's going to be a gorgeous Spring weekend in Sanford. Give your time, money, and support to these local events and activities:

All Weekend
  • Spend your day steeped in history at the Ole Gilliam Mill Crank-Up today (8am-8pm) and tomorrow (8am-5pm). There will be antique exhibits, live entertainment, and old-timey demonstrations like corn grinding, weaving, and wood turning.
  • Support the Bikers for Bikers Foundation at the first annual Spring Rally at Shakori Hills (1439 Tanyard Rd, Pittsboro) this weekend. There will be live music, camping, bike games, prizes, a beer garden, and a 50/50 drawing. Weekend passes are $50, day passes are $25. Adults only!
  • This weekend is your last chance to see The Temple Theatre Company’s production of "Beguiled Again." Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Online sales are closed, but tickets to each show are still available. This is the last show of the company’s regular season.
Friday
  • It’s time again for the Shriners’ Friday fish fry. Go get your plate at 530 Golf Course Lane. They’ll be selling until 7pm.
  • Pack up your picnic blanket and dinner for tonight’s Screen on the Green showing in Depot Park. The movie (Homeward Bound) starts at 8pm and is free to all.
Saturday in Sanford
  • Get your pancakes from the Carolina All Stars AAU Basketball Team’s flapjack fundraiser at Applebee’s (8-10am) to help pay for warm-up uniforms and tournament fees. Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the door.
  • Experience art and culture at Lee County Schools’ annual Cultural Arts Day (9am-3pm) at Greenwood Elementary (Lemon Springs). More than 700 pieces of student artwork will be on display and bands, orchestras, and choral ensembles will perform throughout the day.
  • Don’t miss out on the Lee County Extension Center's craft day (9am-noon). They’re offering classes in making button bracelets, potato bead necklaces, reversed decoupage decorative plates, and iris paper folding greeting cards. Cost ranges from $6-15 and includes all materials. Call 775-5624 to register.
  • Help raise money for Brandon Noble’s medical treatments and continue supporting our tornado victims at a family festival in Depot Park (10am-7pm). Kids will enjoy the magician, clown, facepainting, balloon animals, and games as adults take advantage of the bake, yard, and plant sales.
  • Go meet Lee County Animal Shelter’s adoptable pets at Walmart (10am-2pm). The Humane Society, Purina, and other animal-services groups will be onsite to give samples and information. Heads up -- you must pre-pay the spay/neuter fee ($120) to adopt.
  • Have fun at Vineyard Assembly’s "Under the Big Top" family fun day (11am-2pm) at 1922 Henley Road. There will be free food and drink, carnival games with prizes, inflatables, giveaways, facepainting, and a clown!
  • Take the kids out to Holly Springs Baptist Church’s Family Fun Day (11am-3pm) in Broadway. There will be bounce houses, pony rides, games, food, and more -- all free! You can also donate blood on-site thanks to the American Red Cross blood mobile.
  • Grab lunch from Schoolys Bar and Billiards (102 East Trade Street) tomorrow (noon-3pm) to help raise funds for Eric Orischak, who was in a motorcycle accident. Plates are $5 (include bbq, potato and macaroni salad, corn, beans, and dessert), there will be an auction, and cash donations will be accepted. Sing karaoke while you wait!
  • Sanford Fire Department is hosting a Child Passenger Safety Clinic in the Kmart parking lot from 1-4pm. Bring your child, vehicle, and the child restraint to ensure your children are as safe as possible. For more info, call Tracy at 775-8312.
  • Sanford’s tornado relief events aren’t over! Plan to attend the Lee County Disaster Relief BBQ Fund Raiser with Jim Avett (2-8pm) at the Lions Club Fairgrounds. They'll also have face painting, inflatables, a bake sale, and an auction. Post on the event page or just show up early if you'd like to volunteer!
  • There’s another Carolina Pines Ballroom dance tonight. The "Swingin' Spring Fling Dance" begins at 7pm at 105 McReynolds St in Carthage. There will be a complimentary lesson followed by open dancing until 10. Price is $7 for members and $10 for guests.
Saturday in the region surrounding Sanford:
  • The 8th annual Bluegrass Festival is at Historic Malcolm Blue Farmstead (1177 Bethesda Rd) in Aberdeen today (noon-8pm). Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. There is no charge for children under preschool age.
Sunday
  • Want to be part of the East Sanford "Block Party" revitalization day? Attend an informational/planning meeting this Sunday night at New Hope Baptist Church (3915 Hawkins Ave) at 7pm.

May 11, 2011

Found on Facebook, May 11

In case you missed it:
  • Know someone affected by the tornado who needs tools or lawn/garden supplies? Sears Hometown Sanford is offering victims 10% off these items through May 20 (must present disaster paperwork). Better yet -- foot the bill so these items are free!
  • The Baptist Men and Women on Mission still have nearly 200 disastery recovery/clean up/chain saw jobs left do in Raleigh and Fayetteville. Click this link to volunteer your time or find out how else you can help.
  • Here's how you can show your support for early childhood education: Call Governor Perdue at 1-800-662-7952 and encourage her to continue supporting our children. Let her know you're paying attention!
  • Time is running out for county storm debris removal. Monday will be the last day to place debris in the right-of-way for collection. If you need help with debris, register at the Disaster Recovery Center (McSwain Center) or call FEMA at (800) 621-3362. Find more debris removal info here.