April 19, 2012

Weekend Roundup, April 20-22

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Friday in and around Sanford/Lee County NC

  • Lee County Primary's One Stop Early Voting
    When: 8am–5pm
    What: Cast your vote for local office candidates at the Board of Elections (225 S. Steele Street, Sanford NC) or the McSwain Center (2420 Tramway Road, Sanford NC).
  • Cage Fitness @ Black Belt Leadership Academy, 1716 Westover Drive, Sanford NC
    When: 8:30–9am
    What: Interval training that’s perfect for all fitness levels. The cost is $49/month for 2 nights a week, or $69/month for unlimited classes. The drop in rate is $10/class. Your first class is always free.
  • Fun Gym at Sandhills Academy of Gymnastics, 220 Ampersand Road, Aberdeen NC
    When: 12:30–2:30pm, 6:30–9:30pm
    What: Take children of all ages out to the gym for supervised open practice time that’s available to members and nonmembers. The cost is $6/hour per child.
  • 2K Walk-A-Thon to Prevent Sexual Violence, 2301 Tramway Road, Sanford NC
    When: 4:30–6pm
    What: Help HAVEN in Lee County wipe out sexual violence. The walk will be at Southern Lee High School's track field. The cost to enter $15/person or $10/person for teams of 10 or more. For more information, contact Rosa Portillo at 919-774-8923 or rosa@haveninlee​county.org.
  • Third Friday Durham, Durham NC
    When: 5:30–9pm
    What: On the third Fridays of the month, venues across Durham offer specials and discounts.
  • Live After 5, Village of Pinehurst, Pinehurst NC
    When: 5:30–8:30pm
    What: Go hear The Steady Eddies on the village green. The concert is free.
  • Wine Down Friday @ UnWINEd, 237 Center Grove Church Road, Moncure NC
    When: 5:30–8:30pm
    What: The Doug Largent Duo will play jazz and blues on the keyboard and base guitar. Grilled pizza will be provided by Bella Donna's. There will be locally made Italian ice for dessert.
  • Battle of the Decades @ Studio C Fitness, 1809 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 7–9pm
    What: To participate in Studio C's theme party, go dressed in an outfit from your favorite decade and be sure to add some purple to it for Relay. Proceeds will benefit Lee County Relay for Life.
  • All Night Skate @ Family Fun Zone, 111 Rand Street, Sanford NC
    When: 7pm–7am
    What: For $25 each, kids can skate all night. They’ll also get dinner and breakfast. Regular skaters can skate until 11pm for $8.
  • Free Family Movie Nights @ the Arboretum, 395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst NC
    When: 8–10pm
    What: Bring your blankets or lawn chairs to watch Happy Feet Two for free. Concessions will be available for purchase.

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Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC

  • Dave Martin Used Equipment/Tool Sale, 505 N 7th Street, Sanford NC
    When: 8:30–11:30am
    What: Browse for used equipment and tools at the Lions Club Fairgrounds.
  • Blood Drive & Yard Sale @ Solid Start Childcare Center, 2815 Olivia Road, Sanford NC
    When: 8am–12pm
    What: All proceeds made from the yard sale will go to benefit the children (field trips, supplies, projects, and graduation). The blood drive is for the American Red Cross.
  • Free Auto and Light Truck Vehicle Inspections @ R&N Motor Company, 811 Woodland Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 8am–12pm
    What: Auto technicians will identify ways you can improve your vehicle's gas mileage, enhance performance, increase safety and vehicle life and reduce emissions. There will also be displays and drawings for prizes for participants.
  • Lee County Primary's One Stop Early Voting
    When: 8am–1pm
    What: Cast your vote for local office candidates at the Board of Elections (225 S. Steele Street, Sanford NC) or the McSwain Center (2420 Tramway Road, Sanford NC).
  • Sanford Farmer's Market, Depot Park, Sanford NC
    When: 9am–12pm
    What: Shop for produce, breads, locally made goods, and more right in downtown Sanford.
  • Broadway Our Way, Main Street, Broadway NC
    When: 9am–9pm
    What: Enjoy a town-wide street festival, BBQ cook-off, live music, and more. There will also be a vendor faire and kids’ zone.
  • PiYo @ Tree of Life, 116 Steele Street (2nd floor), Sanford NC
    When: 10am–11am
    What: This class is a mix pilates and yoga. RSVP today to bring your children on Sunday. Come back tomorrow for the children’s version. Each class is $5.
  • Rocky Fork Church Block Party, 4246 Rocky Fork Church Road, Sanford NC
    When: 10am–4pm
    What: The church will offer fair rides, bounce houses, first responders, and more. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Big Juicy's Homecoming, 2509 Cox Mill Road, Sanford NC
    When: 10am–4pm
    What: Tru TV's own Lizard Lick Towing's "Big Juicy" is coming to her hometown for the day. She'll sign autographs. T-shirts will be for sale.
  • Thrifty Treasures Grand Opening, 1112 Woodland Avenue, Sanford NC
    When: 10am–6:30pm
    What: The store is offering free hotdogs and hamburgers, a raffle for a $50 gift certificate, and more.
  • Priscilla Anne Edwards Scholarship Game @ Southern Lee, 2301 Tramway Road, Sanford NC
    When: 11am–4pm
    What: Southern Lee and Lee Senior Varsity and JV girls will go head-to-head to raise money for the scholarship. Admission is $6 and enters you into a raffle for door prizes.
  • BBQ Dinner @ First Wesleyan Church, 2901 Beechtree Drive, Sanford NC
    When: 11am–6:30pm
    What: Grab lunch or dinner to help send kids to church camp this summer. Plates include bbq pork, green beans, cole slaw, a roll, and dessert.
  • Children's Closet @ Jones Chapel UMC, Deep River Road, Sanford NC
    When: 1–2pm
    What: Families in need can pick up gently used children’s clothing, books, toys, and more. The Children’s Closet is open other times by appointment.
  • Necklace Making, 148 S. Moore Street, Sanford NC
    When: 1–3pm
    What: Each student will create a one-of-a-kind hand stamped solid copper or brass pendant. The cost of the class is $29.
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Saturday in the area surrounding Sanford/Lee County NC

  • Earth Day at Weymouth Woods, 1024 Ft. Bragg Road, Southern Pines NC
    When: 8am–5pm
    What: Celebrate Earth Day with a day of activities, from bird banding (8am) and a wildflower walk (10am) to a nest search (12pm) and compass course. All activities are free.
  • 4th Annual Farm Heritage Day, 4221 Silk Hope Road, Siler City NC
    When: 9am–6pm
    What: See farm animals and equipment, restored farmstead, antiques, and traditional entertainment. The cost is $7/person for those over age 7 (free for under). Parking is free.
  • Southern Pines 2012 Disc Golf Tournament, Reservoir Park, Southern Pines NC
    When: 10am–1pm
    What: The tournament will be at the Disc Golf Course at Reservoir Park. Participants will play 2 rounds with a lunch break between rounds.
  • Goldston Cruz-In, Goldston NC
    When: 4–7pm
    What: The monthly Goldston Cruz-N run throughout the summer. All cars and trucks at least 25 years old are welcome to join in.
  • Free Family Movie @ Lillington Park, 405 S. First Street, Lillington NC
    When: dusk
    What: Bring a blanket or chairs to watch HOP on the big screen. The event is free and open to the public. In case of rain, the movie will play on Sunday at the Lillington Community Center (6pm).
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Sunday in and around Sanford/Lee County NC

  • Free Piedmont Biofuels Tours, Lorax Lane, Pittsboro NC
    When: 1–2pm
    What: Take a free tour of the biodiesel plant. The tour begins promptly, rain or shine. You do not need a reservation.
  • Blessing of the Aminals, Jonesboro Methodist Church, 407 W. Main Street, Sanford NC
    When: 1–3pm
    What: Bring your pets to receive God’s blessing through the laying-on of hands. The event will also feature free treats for pets, music by the JUMC Heartstrings band and more.
  • Pops in the Park @ Piney Wood Park, 400 East Woodcroft Parkway, Durham NC
    When: 5–8pm
    What: Listen to the NC Symphony perform “Classical Thunder,” which includes the 1812 Overture, music from West Side Story, and more. In case of rain, the concert will be held at Watts Elementary School.
  • Hope Community Church Interest Meeting @ Civic Center, 1801 Nash Street, Sanford NC
    When: 6pm
    What: Eat a complimentary dinner and then watch a short presentation about the church. You must register in advance. Click here to get started.
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