January 27, 2012

Weekend Roundup, Jan. 27-29

Heads up, Socialites. this month's sponsor -- Rebecca Mikulka Photography -- should be a household name for her charity work. Make sure you go like her page to show your support!

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Friday in the Sanford/Lee County NC region
  • Don’t skip breakfast — get it for free from Chick-Fil-A of Sanford (6:30-10:30am)! Each guest will get either a spicy chicken biscuit or a breakfast burrito for free!
  • It's time to head back to Chick-Fil-A of Sanford for Super Heroes Night (5-7:30pm)! Each guest in costume will receive a free icedream! Hang out with Super Cow, let the kids make a super hero mask, and enter the great giveaways.
  • Take your little ones to Boomers Party & Play for Parents Night Out (6-10pm). You can register at 775-3928 or just show up. The cost is $20/child and $10 per sibling.
  • Go play cornhole with the Broadway Optimists at Lett Family Ball Park (6-10pm). The game will go in 8-player rounds and will work on a point system. This is a great way to earn prizes, dinner, or more opportunities to play.
  • Fight Like A Girl, the new self-defense course for women and girls (ages 10+) starts tonight (7:30pm). Don't miss out on this fun way to get fit and prepare yourself to fend off any attack. Space is limited -- call Crystal at 910-695-5229 to make sure there's room.
  • Pay tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline at The Temple Theatre Company's production of Country Royalty (8pm). Tickets are $22 for adults and $12 for children and students.
  • Go listen to great live music at the Steele Street Cafe. Brian Shaw will go onstage starting at 9pm.

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Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Release stress with Tree of Life’s 9am pilates/yoga (PiYo) class at 116 Steele Street (2nd floor). Come back your kiddo at 10:30am for the children’s version. Each class is $5.
  • Calling all gardeners: Big Bloomers' Flower Farm is hosting another Saturday Seminar (11am-12pm). This month’s topic is the "language" of flowers. Attendees will learn how to use flowers to convey different sentiments.
  • Hey, ladies -- make time to stop by the "Bellini's, Bags, Bling and Beauty Party" at 498 Hilltop Road, Sanford NC (2:30-4:30pm). You'll be able to shop for products from Thirty One, Just Jewelry, and Mary Kay, as well as win door prizes!
  • Calling all teenage actors! A local teen is holding auditions for Dazed, a new web-based television show, at Encore School of Performing Arts (1-3pm). All actors who are cast will be asked to stay until 6pm to film the first episode.
  • Go on a hike with a park ranger at Raven Rock State Park to look for bats. You'll also construct an origami bat and participate in an outdoor game that illustrates the unique adaptations of our local bats. Meet at the Visitor Center at 5pm.
  • Eat supper with the Broadway Optimists to raise money for their youth program. From 5:30pm to 8:30pm, you can buy a take-out plate of spaghetti, garlic bread, and dessert for just $7. Even better: Stick around for another night of cornhole and your plate will be just $5!
  • It's time for "SWAGG" at SanLee Chapel (6pm-1am). There will be food and music ranging from rock to funk to hip-hop. The public is welcome to attend.
  • Pay tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline at The Temple Theatre Company's production of Country Royalty (8pm). Tickets are $22 for adults and $12 for children and students.

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Saturday in the Sanford/Lee County NC region
  • Take a trip to Aberdeen for the Aberdeen Bead Company’s "String it Along Saturday." This week’s focus will be crystal beads (11am) and stone-and-crystal lariats (1pm). Go back at 1pm to make some book jewelry!
  • Stop by the Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro for a free brewery tour and tasting (12pm and 1pm). The tours are free, but you must sign up at 919-545-2330.
  • If you'll be in Pinehurst, stop by Elliotts on Linden between noon and 4pm for free wine tasting. There will be cooking demonstrations at noon and 2pm.
  • Head out to the Goldston Fire Department for the South Chatham Ruritan Club's annual chili cook off (2-6pm). There will be live music and door prizes. Eat for just $7/person.
  • The Morehead Planetarium’s staff invites everyone to learn more about Venus, Jupiter, and the moon at its monthly sky watching session at Jordan Lake. The event runs from 6pm to 8pm and is free to the public. Email Steve at steve.mcmurray@ncdenr.gov to RSVP.
  • Support local musicians Tim Hair & AKM Band by driving out to G&Gs Sports Bar & Grill (3545 US 401 South in Lillington NC) for some live music. The group will go onstage at 10pm.

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Sunday in Sanford/Lee County NC
  • Take a tour of the Piedmont Biofuels diodiesel plant in Pittsboro NC at 1pm. The event is free and you can just show up. However, the tours begin promptly and stragglers will likely miss out.
  • Pay tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline at The Temple Theatre Company's production of Country Royalty (2pm). Tickets are $22 for adults and $12 for children and students.

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Giveaways In the Sanford/Lee County NC region
  • Want to win tasty treats? Go like Yummy Eats Cupcakes and Desserts. For every 50 new likes, they'll give away a dozen cupcakes or brownies -- and they're only 7 likes away from the next one!
  • Win unlimited car washes from Champions Car Wash! All you have to do is post a photo of your vehicle on their page by January 31. Simple and easy!
  • Tax season is upon us. From now through April, H&R Block of Sanford will randomly select a winner for special prizes each week. Don’t miss out!
  • Carolina Artists’ Colony will holding a drawing for a snowman hand made by Tobacco Barn Creations when the page hits 600 likes. Make sure you’re in the running -- and be sure to tell your friends!
  • Win a free spray tan from Bronze Boutique just by posting your dream date on their wall. You can also win a free month of tanning by posting your favorite lotion. Go like their page and start posting!
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