March 29, 2012

Weekend Roundup, March 30-April 1

Heads up, Socialites. this month's sponsor is the Central Carolina Jaycees, an organization that develops leaders while making Lee County a better place. Check 'em out!

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Skip ahead:
Friday in and around Sanford/Lee County NC
Cage Fitness @ Black Belt Leadership Academy, 1716 Westover Drive, Sanford NC
When: 8:30am–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.

Benefit for Brenda Matteson at San Lee Chapel, 3215 Keller Andrews Road, Sanford NC
When: 11am–8pm
What: Get a BBQ or barbecue chicken plate for just $7 to help a local woman afford treatment for a bone infection. There will also be a bake sale and silent auction.

Fun Gym at Sandhills Academy of Gymnastics, 220 Ampersand Road, Aberdeen NC
When: 12:30pm – 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.

Fish Fry at St Stephens Catholic Church, N. Franklin Drive, Sanford NC
When: 4pm – 8pm
What: Purchase fish plates every Friday during Lent. Plates come with cod (fried or baked), fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, and a beverage. The cost is $7.50/adult and $5/child.

B.T. Bullock Elementary Spring Carnival, 1410 McNeill Rd, Sanford NC
When: 5–8pm
What: Participate in fun family activities, such as inflatables, face painting, great food and great prizes -- all to support the school. Admission is free.

Funky Monkey at Swank Coffee, 232 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines NC
When: 6–8pm
What: Kids ages 8 and up can go make a sock monkey. Bring a pair of socks -- old ,new, mismatched, anything works! Call the shop at 910-692-8068 before you go to make sure there’s space for you.

Beauty and the Beast at Lee County High School, Nash Street, Sanford NC
When: 7–9pm
What: Go watch the Lee Senior drama students perform this Disney classic in the school auditorium. Admission is $5.

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Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC

Don't miss out on Easter-themed activities in our area!
Click here for the roundup!

Postponed indefinitely! Work Day for Family Promise Of Lee County, Woodland Avenue, Sanford NC
When: 9am–4pm
What: Volunteers will meet to help with cleaning up the yard, outside painting, assembling the play fort, cleaning up the storage buildings, and more. Lunch will be served. Call the center at 919-718-1540 if you’d like to help.

Shrub Sale at Lee County Arts and Community Center, 507 N. Steele Street, Sanford NC
When: 9am–12pm
What: Shrubs and azaleas will be for sale.

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.

Postponed indefinitely! Spring Fling at Chick-Fil-A of Sanford, Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
When: 10am–2pm
What: There will be bouncy houses, face painting, games for the kids and lots of other activities. You can also sample the handmade lemonade and Chick-Fil-A's many milkshakes.

Saturday Gardening Seminar at Big Bloomers Flower Farm, 275 Pressly Foushee Road Sanford NC
When: 11am–12pm
What: Learn all about herbs -- and sample them -- at “How to Grow ‘Em, How to Eat ‘Em,” a free seminar that’s open to the public. Make sure you get there early as these seminars tend to fill up!

Just Cruisin’ Around with the Kendale Knights at Kendale Plaza, Lee Avenue, Sanford NC
When: 7–10pm
What: Attend a one night nostalgia cruise-in to kick off the spring. This is a free event, and you can participate no matter what type of vehicle you drive.

Beauty and the Beast at Lee County High School, Nash Street, Sanford NC
When: 7–9pm
What: Go watch the Lee Senior drama students perform this Disney classic in the school auditorium. Admission is $5.

Larry G Davis at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage Street, Sanford NC
When: 7:30–9pm
What: A master guitarist, Davis will perform music from a variety of traditions. Tickets are $12.

Jazz at the Steele Street Cafe, 120 S. Steele Street, Sanford NC
When: 8:30pm-11:30pm
What: Live jazz performed by the Michael Pelz-Sherman Trio.

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Saturday in the area surrounding Sanford/Lee County NC
Spring Fling, Womble Park, 301 Stinson Avenue, Holly Springs NC
When: 8am-12pm
What: The Town of Holly Springs's annual yard sale and egg hunt. The yard sale begins at 8am; games, inflatables, and other family fun will start at 10am; and the egg hunt (for children ages 0-8) begins at 12pm.

Jewelry Making at Aberdeen Bead Co, 110 W. South Street, Aberdeen NC
When: 11am–12pm
What: Snack on cupcakes while creating jewelry under the guidance of experts. The cost is usually $20 per item.

Cooking Demos & Wine Tasting at Elliotts on Linden, 905 Linden Road, Pinehurst NC
When: 12–4pm
What: The restaurant hosts a wine tasting (noon-4pm) and cooking demonstrations (noon and 2pm) each Saturday. The theme varies. Get updates here.

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Sunday in and around Sanford/Lee County NC
Don't miss out on Easter-themed activities in our area!
Click here for the roundup!

First Sunday in downtown Pittsboro, NC
When: 10am-5pm
What: Explore downtown Pittsboro shops and eateries, such as Reclamation Home Furnishings. There will be a fun street fair atmosphere and plenty of special festivities.

Kids Eat Free at Firehouse Subs, 3248 NC Route 87 South, Sanford NC
When: 10am-close
What: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult’s dine-in meal -- and the kids get a firefighter hat. Click here to see kids meal specials for the whole week!

Free Piedmont Biofuels Tours, Lorax Lane, Pittsboro NC
When: 1pm–2pm
What: Take a free tour of the biodiesel plant. The tour begins promptly, rain or shine. You do not need a reservation.

Mother's Day Jewelry Class For Kids at Southern Jewelers, Steele Street, Sanford NC
When: 1–4pm
What: At 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm, your child can make a bracelet or anklet to give as a Mother's Day gift. The cost is $20 and the classes are for children ages 4-12. Call the store (919-774-7007) to find out if the slots are full.

4th Annual Downtown Merchant Spring Open House
When: 1pm–5pm
What: Explore downtown Sanford and its many shops and eateries. They’ll be offering special deals, prizes, and more to help you "Shop Local Lee"!

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Want your event added to the Weekend Roundup? Post it in the comments or send it over to us and we'll get it added.

Facebook Recap, March 29

Today's recap:
  • Click over and share your opinions on: 1) Tennis clubs or other options for boosting your tennis skills and/or 2) A nice date restaurant that's open on Sunday. Our Socialites need your input! :)
  • It’s going to be a busy weekend! Take a look at our calendar to make some early plans. Weekend Roundup will be ready in a couple hours!
  • Master guitarist Larry Davis is performing at the Temple Theatre Company on Saturday (7:30-9pm). Tickets are just $12! Call the box office to reserve yours at 919-774-4155.
  • The Pampered Chef consultant Julia Love Alden is hosting a cooking class for children ages 5-10 on April 14 (2:30pm)! The cost is $20 and includes a Pampered Chef brownie pan. Register before space runs out at jalden09@yahoo.com.
  • Families with children over age 5 can take a spring hike at the NC Botanical Garden this Saturday (small fee). Call 919-962-0522 by tomorrow afternoon to sign up!
  • It’s spirit night for Lee Christian at Chick-Fil-A tonight (until 8pm). Go eat and make sure you let them know you’re supporting the school. 10% of your purchase will be donated back!

March 28, 2012

Facebook Recap, March 28

Today's recap:
  • Job seekers -- Crossroads Nissan of Sanford looking for a part-time receptionist and sales consultants. To apply, stop by the dealership Thursday or Friday of this week (Monday and Tuesday of next week), fill out an application, and ask for Kelley.
  • Hey jazz lovers, the Greg Gelb Jazz Trio is playing at The Flame tonight! The music starts at 6pm and there’s no cover charge. Go and enjoy!
The social buzz:


March 27, 2012

Facebook Recap, March 27

Today's recap:
  • Attend the Lee County Health & Fitness Fair tonight at the Civic Center. There will be info sessions, health screenings, door prizes, and more -- including Portion Size Me, Inc.'s "Snack Wars" competition. It all starts at 5pm!
  • Heads up, cool cats -- Reaching for the Stars vintage boutique is holding a grand opening reception tonight (6-7:30pm), followed by music and cocktails at the Steele Street Cafe. Come out and see what's new in downtown Sanford!
  • There are lots of options for eating out with the family tonight, including at Firehouse Subs, where 10% of tonight’s net sales will be donated to the CUOC. Check out our roundup!
  • Toast the grand opening of Reaching For The Stars Vintage with hors d’ouevres and champagne until 7:30pm, or hit up the afterparty at Steele Street Cafe (8pm) with jazz by Bill Stonehouse.
The social buzz:

March 26, 2012

Facebook Recap, March 26

Today's recap:
  • Have you heard about the Beginning Life With Books Spelling Bee? It happens tonight at the Civic Center (6pm refreshments, 7pm start) and helps provide books to babies born at Central Carolina Hospital. Stop by and show your support!
  • Reaching for the Stars, a new vintage boutique opening at 142 S. Steele Street, is hosting a grand opening reception tomorrow (6pm). There will be music, hors d’oeuvres, and more — make sure you swing by!
  • If you have Easter on the brain, make sure you check out our roundup of Easter events. You only have two weeks left to make some wonderful memories!
  • Make time this week to see Beauty & The Beast performed by Lee Senior drama students. Performances are Wednesday-Saturday at 7pm in the LCHS auditorium and admission is just $5!
  • It's a great night for free bluegrass at Circle M City in Tramway (7pm). And if you're headed out to tonight's spelling bee (7pm), make sure you bring a gently used book for Communities In Schools of Lee County
  • There’s a lot going on this week. Make sure you don’t miss out on a thing by taking a close look at our community calendar. We promise you won’t regret it!
The social buzz:
  • There will be another public hearing about fracking tomorrow at East Chapel Hill High School (500 Weaver Dairy Road). The hearing starts at 6:30pm, but you must arrive by 5:15pm if you'd like to sign up to speak.

March 23, 2012

Weekend Roundup, March 23-25

Heads up, Socialites. this month's sponsor is the Central Carolina Jaycees, an organization that develops leaders while making Lee County a better place. Check 'em out!


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Skip ahead:
Friday in and around Sanford/Lee County NC
Cage Fitness @ Black Belt Leadership Academy, 1716 Westover Drive, Sanford NC
When: 8:30am–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.

COMPASSION '12 - Escape from Poverty at McSwain Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford NC
When: 9am–12:30pm
What: A roundtable event for community leaders to address Lee County’s most pressing needs. This event is free and open to the public.

"What They Never Told Me About Being A Man" at Civic Center, 1801 Nash Street, Sanford NC
When: 9am-2pm
What: Joint program of Central Carolina Community College's MADE and Sandhills Community College's MOVE featuring motivational speakers Tawan Perry and Kwain Bryant. The event is free and open to the public.

3rd Annual Palustris Festival in Moore County NC
When: 9am–8pm
What: Moore County's celebration of the literary, visual and performing arts, the Palustris Festival offers more than 100 events over four days at 30 different venues.

Spaghetti Plate Sale for Floyd L Knight at 607 McIntosh Street, Sanford NC
When: 10:30am–2:30pm
What: Plates are $7 each. They will deliver orders of 10 plates or more. All proceeds will benefit the school. Call 919-774-4634 to order or reserve.

Benefit & Auction for Deputy Chuck Thomas at Goldston Fire Department, Goldston NC
When: 11am–8pm
What: A chicken tender benefit for Deputy Sheriff Charles "Chuck" Thomas Jr. to help in his battle with stage four Hodgkin's Lymphoma. A silent auction will follow at 7pm. A $7 donation is requested per plate, which includes chicken tenders, green beans, slaw, bread and dessert. Plate orders can be faxed to 898-0175 by March 21.

Fun Gym at Sandhills Academy of Gymnastics, 220 Ampersand Road, Aberdeen NC
When: 12:30pm – 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.

Fish Fry at St Stephens Catholic Church, N. Franklin Drive, Sanford NC
When: 4pm – 8pm
What: Purchase fish plates every Friday during Lent. Plates come with cod (fried or baked), fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, and a beverage. The cost is $7.50/adult and $5/child.

Pancake Supper at Zion Christian Church, Zion Church Road, Sanford NC
When: 5–7pm
What: The Zion Christian Church Relay for Life team is holding a pancake supper. Plates are $5 and are available for eat in or carry out.

Parents Night Out at Boomers Party & Play, Tramway Road, Sanford NC
When: 6–10pm
What: Parents can have a night out without children. The cost is $20 per child and $10 per sibling. Socks are required. Call 919-775-3928 to sign up.

Give Back Fest at the Jaycee Hut, 809 Tryon Street, Sanford NC
When: 6:30-10:30pm
What: Hear local bands The Sherman Neckties, The Escape Artist, Radio Comeback, and Dying as Goodmen for just $4 admission. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross.

DL Token at Steele Street Cafe, 120 S. Steele Street, Sanford NC
When: 9pm–12am
What: Kick back with 80s cover tunes. There is no cover charge.

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Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC
Don't miss out on Easter-themed activities in our area!
Click here for the roundup!

Multi Family Yards Sale at 3209 Foggy Mountain Loop, Sanford NC
When: 7am–12pm
What: Purchase household items, clothing, baby gera, and more. All items are from a smoke & pet free home.

Flapjack Fundraiser For Lee County Dance Team, Applebee's, Sanford NC
When: 8-10am
What: For $7, you'll get a plate of pancakes with sausage and a beverage. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

UMM Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction, 407 West Main Street, Sanford NC
When: 8–11am
What: Tickets for breakfast cost $5. The Silent Auction will have items for everyone and every budget.

Passport Fair at Broadway Post Office, Main Street, Broadway NC
When: 9am-1pm
What: Learn more about how to obtain a passport. If you're planning to submit an application, fill it out before you attend, but don't sign it.

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.

Spring Fling at Chick-Fil-A of Sanford, Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
When: 10am–2pm
What: There will be bouncy houses, face painting, games for the kids and lots of other activities. You can also sample the handmade lemonade and Chick-Fil-A's many milkshakes.

Health and Wellness Fair at Center United Methodist Church, Center Church Road, Sanford NC
When: 10am–1pm
What: There will be free screenings, health information, massage therapy, wellness and safety information and chances to win door prizes. All are invited and welcomed.

Relay for Life Flag Football at Southern Lee High School, Sanford NC
When: 11am–12pm
What: Central Carolina Hospital employees and physicians are battling it out on the flag football field to raise money for Lee County Relay. Tickets are $2.

Public Auction at Sheriff's Office, 1401 Elm Street, Sanford NC
When: 12–2pm
What: Drug seizure items are available for purchase, including vehicles, carpentry tools, generators, hand tools, power tools, and more. Cash Only. You can view the items at 12pm but the auction begins at 1pm.

Live music at Steele Street Cafe, 120 S. Steele Street, Sanford NC
When: 9pm–12am
What: Misty Mayham and her band will sing soul and blues music.

Live music at Yesterdays, 98 Amarillo Lane, Sanford NC
When: 9pm–12am
What: Toucan Jam will play starting at 9 pm.

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Saturday in the area surrounding Sanford/Lee County NC
3rd Annual Palustris Festival in Moore County NC
When: 9am–8pm
What: Moore County's celebration of the literary, visual and performing arts, the Palustris Festival offers more than 100 events over four days at 30 different venues.

Jewelry Making at Aberdeen Bead Co, 110 W. South Street, Aberdeen NC
When: 11am–12pm
What: Snack on cupcakes while creating jewelry under the guidance of experts. The cost is usually $20 per item.

Cooking Demos & Wine Tasting at Elliotts on Linden, 905 Linden Road, Pinehurst NC
When: 12–4pm
What: The restaurant hosts a wine tasting (noon-4pm) and cooking demonstrations (noon and 2pm) each Saturday. The theme varies. Get updates here.

Music and Mead at Starrlight Mead, 480 Hillsboro St. Suite 1000, Pittsboro NC
When: 2-4pm
What: The meadery will offer Renaissance music from a local recorder group.
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Sunday in and around Sanford/Lee County NC
Don't miss out on Easter-themed activities in our area!
Click here for the roundup!

Kids Eat Free at Firehouse Subs, 3248 NC Route 87 South, Sanford NC
When: 10am-close
What: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult’s dine-in meal -- and the kids get a firefighter hat. Click here to see kids meal specials for the whole week!

Free Piedmont Biofuels Tours, Lorax Lane, Pittsboro NC
When: 1pm–2pm
What: Take a free tour of the biodiesel plant. The tour begins promptly, rain or shine. You do not need a reservation.

Easter/Spring Pet Pictures with CARA, First Wesleyan Church, 2901 Beechtree Dr, Sanford NC
When: 1–5pm
What: CARA will be hosting Easter/ Spring Pictures for your pets with Michele Quick Photography. $10 for a print that will be mailed to you or $5 for a print that will be emailed to you.

March Madness Vendor Event, 320 Brookfield Circle, Sanford NC
When: 2-4pm (floating)
What: Shop with Scentsy, thirty one, Tastefully Simple, Dove Discoveries, Park Lane Jewelry, Avon, and It Works in one location. They'll have cash-and-carry items, snacks, raffles, and more.

Twelfth Night performed by Temple Theatre Winter Youth Conservatory, 120 Carthage Street, Sanford NC
When: 2–4pm
What: Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students (with ID) and children under 12. Call the Temple Theatre box office at 919-774-4155 to reserve yours.
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Want your event added to the Weekend Roundup? Post it in the comments or send it over to us and we'll get it added.

March 22, 2012

Facebook Recap, March 22

Today's recap:

Have An Eggtastic Easter

Easter falls early this year (Sunday, April 8), which means the next few weeks will be chock-full of local Easter-themed activities for community members and their families.

Add these local (and close to local) Easter bunny photo opportunities and community egg hunts to your calendar (and don't forget to bring a basket or bag for each child):

Saturday, March 24
  • Community Egg Hunt by the American Red Cross
    When: 11am-1pm
    Where: Kiwanis Family Park, Sanford NC
    Cost: $5 per child.
Sunday, March 25
  • Easter/Spring Pet Pictures with Michele Quick Photography for CARA
    When: 1pm-5pm
    Where: First Wesleyan Church, 2901 Beechtree Dr, Sanford NC
    Cost: $10 for a print that will be mailed to you or $5 for a print that will be emailed to you.
Saturday, March 31
Sunday, April 1
  • Easter Bunny Photos at Books At A Steal
    When: 1pm-5pm
    Where: 106 S. Steele Street, Sanford NC
    Cost: Each child will receive one free 4x6 photo from Walgreens. Packages are available for purchase.
Good Friday, April 6
  • EGGstravaganze at Dandalia Bakery
    When: All day
    Where: 1907 Bragg Street, Sanford NC
    Cost: For each purchase you make, you can choose a prize-stuffed Easter egg. The prizes range from free cupcakes to discounts on future purchases.
  • Egg Hunt at Family Fun Zone
    When: 5pm
    Where: 111 Rand Street, Sanford NC
    Note: Eggs will hold free skate passes, candy, and food coupons. One egg will hold $25.
    Cost: $8 for admission (includes skating).
Saturday, April 7
  • Egg Hunt & Carnival at the Boys & Girls Club
    When: 11am-2pm
    Where: OT Sloan Park, Sanford NC
    Cost: Free.
  • 4th Annual Easter Pageant at Northwood High School in Pittsboro
    When: 3pm and 7pm
    What: Pittsboro Baptist Church will perform the pageant. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact info@pittsborobaptistchurch.org or 919-542-2986.
  • Puppets in the Park with Calvary United Pentecostal Church
    When: 4-6pm
    Where: Kiwanis Family Park, 1800 Wicker Street, Sanford NC
    Cost: Free for children of all ages to enjoy food, puppet shows, dramas, inflatables, music, and more.
  • 'The Star of Easter' Musical featuring 'Four Heart Harmony'
    When: 7pm
    Where: Lee County Arts and Community Center, 507 N. Steele Street, Sanford NC
    Cost: Free.
Sunday, April 8
  • 26th Annual Easter Sunrise Service with WFJA and WWGP
    When: 6:45am
    Where: Buffalo Presbyterian Cemetery, 1333 Carthage Street, Sanford NC
    Cost: Free with special music provided by Four Heart Harmony.
  • Easter Extravaganza at Calvary United Pentecostal Church
    When: 10am until ...
    Where: 6416 Lemon Springs Road, Sanford NC
    Cost: Free for children of all ages to enjoy food, puppet shows, dramas, inflatables, music, and more.
  • Christ's Treasure Church Easter Service
    When: 11am
    Where: Lee County Arts and Community Center, 507 N. Steele Street, Sanford NC
    Cost: Free.
Did we miss an egg hunt? Send it to us and we’ll update this post with your information!

March 21, 2012

Facebook Recap, March 21

Today's recap:
  • Want some free Pampered Chef products? Go like this page and then share it with your friends. Then write “done” on the wall. She’ll choose a winner when the page reaches 65 likes!
  • Need grant writing tips and tricks? Get ‘em for free at tomorrow’s seminar at the Civic Center (6:30pm) presented by Karen Kennedy. Make sure you register ASAP (919-774-6442 or sbc@cccc.edu) or this event could be cancelled!
  • Make time to attend Compassion ‘12 on Friday (8:30am-12:30pm). This free community roundtable event brings together local leaders to identify social needs and make a plan for addressing them. Your input is needed!
  • Roses in Riverbich Shopping Center (Spring Lane) opened its doors to shoppers this morning and will be open until 9pm on most days. Lots of great sales! Stop by the store next Thursday (8:30am) for its ribbon cutting with the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Lots of fun stuff happening tonight, from free meals for kids to fun fitness for the whole family. Even better: It's trivia night at Steele Street Cafe (7pm). Go play for a great prize!
The social buzz:
  • We'll be publishing a roundup of Easter egg hunts tomorrow. Let us know ASAP if you have an event to be included, or if you'd like to be a sponsor for the roundup. Sponsorships are $50. 

March 20, 2012

Facebook Recap, March 20

We're working on a roundup of tornado remembrance events. If your group or organization is hosting one, please let us know so that we can spread the word. You can post it here or send it to kelly@socialsanford.com!

Today's recap:
  • If you've ever been a student or participated in a training at Black Belt Leadership Academy, you'll want to click over and participate in a new giveaway for $300 worth of private lessons. Make sure you follow the directions and then enter away!
  • The Sanford Farmers' Market will kick off in just a couple months. That means now's the time to add your wares or produce. Click over for membership and contact information!

March 19, 2012

Facebook Recap, March 19

Today's recap:
  • It's time again for the For Haven's Sake monthly lunch meeting (11:30am). The group will be meeting at Golden Corral and will be collecting gifts for boys under two years old. New folks are welcome to attend!
  • Keep the March Madness going with special sales at Added Accents all week. Make sure you click over and like their page -- many of the deals will be announced there first!
  • Creating a plan for your business makes you 60% more likely to succeed -- learn how to do it at Lighthouse Documentation & Training's seminar tomorrow at CCCC-Lee campus’ library (6-8pm). It's free but you should RSVP at 919-774-6442!
  • Don't forget about all the fitness classes around town tonight. Prices, times, and locations are listed in our calendar!
  • Learn more about fracking and voice your opinion about bringing it to Lee County at a public hearing tomorrow at the Civic Center. The hearing will begin at 6:30pm and is open to everyone in the community.
  • If you’re struggling with debt or just trying to lock down your finances, go like Law Office of Sara Harrington. You’ll get lots of helpful information as well as tie-ins to current legislation and events. Great resource!
The social buzz:

March 15, 2012

Weekend Roundup, March 16-18

Heads up, Socialites. this month's sponsor is the Central Carolina Jaycees, an organization that develops leaders while making Lee County a better place. Check 'em out!

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Note: We're testing out a different format this week. Do you like it? Hate it? Miss the old way? Let us know!

Skip ahead:
Friday in and around Sanford/Lee County NC
Cage Fitness @ Black Belt Leadership Academy, 1716 Westover Drive, Sanford NC
When: 8:30am–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.

Arbor Day Celebration @ Aberdeen Lake Park, Aberdeen NC
When: 11am–12pm
What: Activities include a ceremony, the history of Arbor Day, reading of the Proclamation, the Pledge of Allegiance, and planting of a Red Bud tree donated by Town Commissioner Pat Ann McMurray. Refreshments will be served.

Fun Gym at Sandhills Academy of Gymnastics, 220 Ampersand Road, Aberdeen NC
When: 12:30pm – 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.

Dandalia Bakery Cupcakes at Added Accents and Kathryn’s Hallmark, Sanford NC
When: Refer to store hours
What: This week’s stock celebrates St. Patrick's Day with the Mint to Be (chocolate and mint), Stout Chocolate (Guiness infused), Shamrock (vanilla), Nutty Irishman (hazelnut, Frangelico, and Nutella), and Key Lime (aka Margarita).

Fish Fry at St Stephens Catholic Church, N. Franklin Drive, Sanford NC
When: 4pm – 8pm
What: Purchase fish plates every Friday during Lent. Plates come with cod (fried or baked), fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, and a beverage. The cost is $7.50/adult and $5/child.

All Night Skate @ Family Fun Zone, Rand Street, Sanford NC
When: 5pm–7am
What: Cost is $25, which includes dinner and breakfast. Call 919-721-8712 for more information.

Third Friday Artwalk in Downtown Siler City NC
When: 5pm–9pm
What: The monthly event takes on an Irish flare for St Patty's Day, including Irish eats, craft beer, live music, and art.

Third Friday in Durham NC
When: 5:30pm–9pm
What: On the 3rd Fridays of the month, venues across Durham offer specials and discounts.

Pinehurst Live After 5, Village of Pinehurst NC
When: 5:30pm–8:30pm
What: Live music from Loaded Dice, drinks, and more. The event is free and open to the public.

Cornhole at the Broadway Optimists Ball Field, Broadway NC
When: 6pm–10pm
What: Play cornhole with the Broadway Optimists. Theme and rounds differ each night. Check in with the group for specifics. You can also sign up for spring baseball while you’re there!

Out 'n the Cold @ Temple Theatre, Carthage Street, Sanford NC
When: 7pm–9pm
What: Listen to live bluegrass music performed by Out ‘n the Cold featuring Jeanne Jolly. Tickets are $15.

The Music Man @ Union Pines High School, 1981 Union Church Road, Cameron NC
When: 7pm–9pm
What: Tickets for this popular musical will be available at the door. the cost $12/adult or $9/child under 12. The show is presented by UP Stage.
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Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC
There are a ton of St. Patrick's Day themed activities happening in our area. Click here to see our handy guide!

Moving Sale at 110 Quartermaster Drive in Carthage Colonies (off Firetower Road)
When: 7am-5pm, rain or shine
What: Pick up a furniture set, TVs, bed frames, and more at a multi-family moving sale. Come thirsty -- the kids are setting up a lemonade and cookies stand.

St. Patty's Day Stampede @ Kiwanis Family Park, Wicker Street, Sanford NC
When: Registration at 8am, Run/walk at 9am
What: Grab your running (or walking!) shoes for a 5k and Mile Fun Walk to benefit the Red Cross. The cost is $20/person or free for children age 10 and under. T-shirts will also be for sale ($7).

BBQ Plate Sale, Broadway Community Building, Broadway NC
When: 8am-2pm
What: The Circle of Friends are selling barbecue plates to benefit Relay for Life. There will also be a yard sale onsite.

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.

Chicken/Fish Benefit Plate Sale, 2815 Mt. Pisagh Church Rd, Sanford NC
When: 11am-7pm
What: Buy a plate with fried chicken or fish, two sides (cole slaw, string beans, or potato salad), a roll and a dessert for just $8. Proceeds will benefit Jerry McDougald.

Children's Closet @ Jones Chapel UMC, Deep River Road, Sanford NC
When: 1pm–2pm
What: The Children's Closet provides children's clothing, book, toys, etc for those in need that aren't able to purchase these items. All items are gently used but have been cleaned and a ready for a good home! If you are a family in need (or know of a family in need) of children's clothing, please stop by.

Bunco Wrap Party @ Buffalo Lake Clubhouse, 255 Vic Keith Rd, Sanford NC
When: 2pm–5pm
What: Learn about It Works and the Ultimate Body Applicator. You can also play BUNCO! The cost is $25 to Play & Wrap. Other vendors include Pure Romance, Thirty One, Just Jewelry, Vault Denim, Jamberry Nails and Tastefully Simple.

Cornhole at the Broadway Optimists Ball Field, Broadway NC
When: 6pm–10pm
What: Play cornhole with the Broadway Optimists. Theme and rounds differ each night. Check in with the group for specifics. You can also sign up for spring baseball while you’re there!

Out 'n the Cold @ Temple Theatre, Carthage Street, Sanford NC
When: 7pm–9pm
What: Listen to live bluegrass music performed by Out ‘n the Cold featuring Jeanne Jolly. Tickets are $15.
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Saturday in the area surrounding Sanford/Lee County NC
Birds Day at Weymouth Woods, 1024 Fort Bragg Rd, Southern Pines NC
When: 10am–11am
What: Make your own birdhouse (bring your own portable electric screw driver and/or hammer). Hike. Learn about birds in our backyard. Co-sponsored by Lowe's Home Improvement and Weymouth Woods. This is a free event.

Mommy & Me Jewelry Day at Aberdeen Bead Co, 110 W. South Street, Aberdeen NC
When: 11am–12pm
What: Snack on cupcakes while creating matching jewelry with your child(ren) under the guidance of experts. The cost is usually $20 per item.

Cooking Demos & Wine Tasting at Elliotts on Linden, 905 Linden Road, Pinehurst NC
When: 12pm–4pm
What: The restaurant hosts a wine tasting (noon-4pm) and cooking demonstrations (noon and 2pm) each Saturday. The theme varies. Get updates here.

Pitch, Hit & Run Competition, Lillington Park, Lillington NC
When: 1pm–3pm
What: Participate in the official skills competition of the MLB. Competitors (ages 7-14) will have the chance to advance through four levels of competition. The competition is free for all participants. Pre-register at the Lillington Community Center. Contact tmorrill@lillingtonparksandrec.com for details.

The Music Man @ Union Pines High School, 1981 Union Church Road, Cameron NC
When: 7pm–9pm
What: Tickets for this popular musical will be available at the door. the cost $12/adult or $9/child under 12. The show is presented by UP Stage.

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Sunday in and around Sanford/Lee County NC
Kids Eat Free at Firehouse Subs, 3248 NC Route 87 South, Sanford NC
When: 10am-close
What: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult’s dine-in meal -- and the kids get a firefighter hat. Click here to see kids meal specials for the whole week!

Gospel Sing, Carthage Church of God, 801 Saunders Street, Carthage NC
When: 10:30am–12pm
What: The Arise Quartet will lead a gospel sing to support Haven House Ministries.

Free Piedmont Biofuels Tours, Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, NC
When: 1pm–2pm
What: Take a free tour of the biodiesel plant. The tour begins promptly, rain or shine. You do not need a reservation.

PiYo for Kids @ Tree of Life, 116 Steele Street (2nd floor), Sanford NC
When: 2pm-2:45pm
What: This class is a mix pilates and yoga for children. You must have RSVPed by noon on Saturday to attend. Each class is $5.

The Music Man @ Union Pines High School, 1981 Union Church Road, Cameron NC
When: 3pm–5pm
What: Tickets for this popular musical will be available at the door. the cost $12/adult or $9/child under 12. The show is presented by UP Stage.
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Here Are Your Local St Patrick's Day Celebrations

Looking for fun ways to celebrate St. Patty’s Day? Well look no further! Newest SocialSanford team member Ashley Thompson has created a handy guide for all things green in Sanford/Lee County and the Central NC region!

Saturday, March 17th in Sanford/Lee County NC
St. Patty’s Day Celebration @ Chick-fil-a of Sanford
When: 7am-10pm
Where: 3224 NC Hwy 87, Sanford NC
What: Wear green to Chick-fil-A for your St. Pattys breakfast, lunch, or dinner! All diners in a green hat, green shirt, or entire green ensemble will receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A biscuit on their next visit! Also, the store will be serving green Icedreams!

Added Accents' St. Patty's Day Sidewalk Sale
When: 8am-4pm
Where: 124 S Steele Street, Sanford, NC 27330
What: Wear green to find great deals on the store's top items, many of which are down to just the "Last One Left!" The sidewalk sale starts at 8am, but there will be other "deals and steals" inside the store starting at 10am.

Green & Clean at Champions Car Wash
When: 8am-7pm
Where: 111 Bank Street, Sanford NC
What: Do you drive a green vehicle? Bring it to Champions Car Wash for a cleaning. They’ll be washing green cars for free all day long!

H&R Block St. Patty’s Event, H&R Block
When: 8am-5pm
Where: All Sanford locations
What: Get free St. Patty’s day gifts and information on how H&R Block can save you some more green. Just make sure when you stop in you are wearing something green! Free gifts while supplies last!

Free Green Salad @ La Dolce Vita
When: 11am-9pm
Where: 143 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
What: Get a free Insalata Verde when present this coupon. The offer is not valid with other specials and can be used today only.

St. PARTIES Day Celebration @ Yesterdays Pub and Grill
When: 11:30am-2pm
Where: 98 Amarillo Lane, Sanford NC
What: There will be performances by Tim Hair & AKM Band and TRIFACTO. Dublin Girls are going to be dressed in original Irish attire and will be passing out free St Parties Day shirts, beads, and themed drinks or green beer! There will also be a cornhole tournament.

Kids St. Pattys Day Party @ Kidz Junction
When: 5pm-10pm
Where: 1031 Spring Lane, Sanford NC
What: Take the kids out to celebrate St. Patty’s Day their way! The new center will have games, foods, and lots of fun for your little ones!
Cost: Rate is $8 an hour or package deals are available. RSVP by Friday, March 16!

Shaggin' in the Sandhills St Patty's Day Dance with Sanford Area Society of Shaggers
When: 7:30pm-12am
Where: Sanford Elks Lodge, corner of Carthage and Wicker streets, Sanford NC
What: DJ Robbie Farrell will be playing your favorite beach music. Enjoy lots of food, a cash bar, fantastic entertainment, door prizes and deals on the Silent Auction tables. Proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and other local charities.
Cost: $8 in advance/$10 at the door.

St Patty's Bar Hop with the Central Carolina Jaycees
When: 8:30pm-2am
Where: Downtown Sanford
What: Get ready for a fun night with the Central Carolina Jaycees! The night will begin at Local Joe's at 8:30pm and will continue to Steele Street Cafe and The Flame. Designated drivers will be available and carpooling is preferred. Email info@centralcarolinajcs.org to let them know you're going so they can make arrangements for everyone.

St. Patricks Party @ The Flame Steakhouse
When: 9pm-2am
Where: Carbonton Road, Sanford NC
What: The restaurant will be having an adults-only party, so get ready to party the night away. There will be drink specials, music, and more and no cover charge.
Saturday, March 17th in the Central NC region
3rd Annual Shamrock Run for Hope
When: 8am-12pm
Where: Pittsboro NC
What: Get your workout in on St. Patty’s day too! The run will start at the courthouse circle at 8am. They will even have childcare available from 7:15am-10am at Pittsboro Baptist Church. When you register you receive a T-shirt and a full breakfast. Proceeds will go towards Pittsboro's Relay for Life.
Cost: $30/individual plus special pricing for groups.

Shamrockin’ Raleigh 2012 Parade & Festival
When: 10am-9pm
Where: Moore Square area of Downtown Raleigh
What: Raleigh’s annual St. Patrick’s Day event will feature the parade at noon. Before and after, celebrate the day at the Wearin’ ‘O the Green Festival. There will be food, beverages, and performers.

Annual Saint Patricks Day Parade
When: 11am-12pm
Where: Pinehurst, NC
What: Pinehurst has lots planned for the11th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade! Go see Miss North Carolina, The Boombadeers, Cross Breek Pipe & Drums, clowns, leprechauns and much more. There will also be “A Tribute to the Armed Forces” celebrating our troops' return from Iraq.

St. Joseph's Day Italian Special @ UnWINEd & Bella Donnal
When: 3pm-10pm
Where: Chatham County NC
What: Celebrate St. Joseph's Day -- the Italian version of St. Patrick's Day -- with wine, music, and great food. UnWINEd is offerning wine tastings, a bottle of wine, and wonderful music. Then take your bottle of wine to Bella Donna for a shared appetizer, two entrees and a dessert for only $55. You can get your tickets at either location.
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Facebook Recap, March 14

Unfortunately, Windstream's network outage for half of Wednesday left us unable to get online for posts. That's the bad news. The good news is hardly anyone else seemed to be online either. So! Here's are tiny little recap, along with the stuff we had scheduled.

Planned:
  • St Patrick’s Day is this weekend. Use this handy St. Patrick's Day guide, developed by Ashley Thompson, to take advantage of all the fun local festivities and giveaways happening in our area!
  • The Flame Steakhouse is also hiring! The restaurant is on the hunt for servers. You can go in to fill out an application between 2pm and 4pm or apply online. Happy job hunting!
Posted:
  • This is the last week to sign up for Broadway Optimist Baseball's spring program. Registration is $40 and you can do it at the Optimists' clubhouse every night through Saturday (6-8pm).
  • Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts at a past and present volunteer luncheon at St. Luke UMC (Saturday, 11:30am-1:30pm). Attendees will share memories of the past and visions for the future. RSVP to dkmonty@windstream.net.
  • Don't forget about Added Accents' Ladies Night featuring Matilda Jane, Twice Loved by Maggie B, and Rodan+Fields. It starts today at 4pm.
  • Want to win a $50 credit toward drop-in childcare? Send your friends to go like Kidz Junction and say that you sent them. On Saturday, the person who has referred the most new likes will win!

Facebook Recap, March 15

Our St. Patrick's Day guide is posted and ready for you. Thank you to Ashley Thompson for pulling it together. Also, the Weekend Roundup ready! Click over and make your plans for a wonderful weekend in our area.

Today's recap:
  • No internet for half of yesterday threw everyone out of whack. Get back into the swing of things with the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's free AM Buzz monthly networking breakfast at PrimeLending. It starts at 7:30am!
  • ‎Dandalia Bakery's cupcakes this week are all about St. Patrick's Day! There's the Mint to Be (chocolate and mint), Stout Chocolate (Guiness infused), Shamrock (vanilla), Nutty Irishman (hazelnut, Frangelico, and Nutella), and Key Lime. Get 'em before they're gone!
  • Lots of giveaways posted on the page today -- including a free 1/2 hour massage from Body Balance Massage and Bodywork. To enter, ask your friends to go like the page and leave a comment saying you sent them. A winner will be chosen tonight!
  • Lots going on tonight: A Facebook-for-Business seminar at the Civic Center (6pm), a chocolate tasting at Steele Street Cafe (7pm), and the Tuesday Night Music Club at The Flame (7:30pm). Enjoy this gorgeous early Spring evening in Sanford!

March 13, 2012

Facebook Recap, March 13

Today's posts:
  • There’s a candidates forum tonight (6-8pm) at the Wilrik Hotel on Steele Street hosted by the Lee County Democratic Women. Voters will have the chance to meet Democratic candidates for local and state offices.
  • Mark your calendar for this Thursday’s “AM Buzz” networking event (7:30am) at PrimeLending on Chatham Street. You’ll get breakfast, coffee, and the opportunity to meet other business owners and entrepreneurs in our area.
  • Biz owners -- prepare yourself for Timeline for Facebook Pages by attending a free Facebook seminar (Thursday, 6-8pm) at the Civic Center presented by SocialSanford and the Small Business Center. RSVP at 919-774-6442 or sbc@cccc.edu. Remember - Timeline goes live at the end of this month!
  • The weekly Women's Power Networking Coffee and Contacts group meets tomorrow at Steele Street Cafe (11am). There are lots of great events coming up, so don't miss this opportunity to network with others!

March 12, 2012

Facebook Recap, March 12

Today's post:
  • Shop NYC without the hassle of planning with Red Eye NYC Trips' upcoming group trip! The next one is scheduled for June 30 ($115) and will depart from Dunn. Get tickets and more information at redeyenyctrips@gmail.com!
  • A local teacher is trying to give our area more access to music education -- but she needs to know what YOU want. Take this survey so that she can (hopefully) bring great things to kids, adults, and families!
  • Grab dinner at Cafe 121 with the Republican Women of Lee County tonight (5:30-6:30pm) or go find out how you can help with the community egg hunt or upcoming Duck Derby at the Central Carolina Jaycees meeting (7pm). A great, active night!
  • Throughout March, when you reserve a full tea for three at Afternoon Tea Gourmet Market & Tea Room, you’ll get one of them for free! Now’s the time to try this local treat. Call 919-776-5145 for details!
  • The CUOC needs non-perishable foods like peanut butter, canned meat and vegetables, and tomato sauce, as well as personal hygiene items like tooth brushes and toilet paper. Contact the center for the best times for drop-off!
The social buzz:
  • Attend a "Meet the Candidates" forum on Tuesday (6-8pm) at the Wilrik Hotel on Steele Street hosted by the Lee County Democratic Women. Voters will have the chance to meet Democratic candidates for local and state offices.

March 8, 2012

Weekend Roundup, March 9-11

Heads up, Socialites. this month's sponsor is the Central Carolina Jaycees, an organization that develops leaders while making Lee County a better place. Check 'em out!

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Note: We're testing out a different format this week. Do you like it? Hate it? Miss the old way? Let us know!

Skip ahead:
Friday in and around Sanford/Lee County NC
Kids Kloset Consignment Sale, 500 Wicker Street, Sanford NC 
When: 10am – 7pm
What: Get your kiddos' spring and summer wardrobe at rock-bottom prices. Bring 6 non-perishable food items and you can get it at 9:30am!

Cat in the Hat @ Books at a Steal, 106 S. Steele Street, Sanford NC
When: 9:30am – 11:00am
What: Bring the family for a special Dr. Seuss themed story time. Kids will hear Dr. Seuss stories and visit with The Cat in the Hat. Feel free to donate any children’s books (including Dr. Seuss) while you’re there.

Fun Gym at Sandhills Academy of Gymnastics, 220 Ampersand Road, Aberdeen NC
When: 12:30pm – 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.

Dandalia Bakery Cupcakes at Added Accents and Kathryn’s Hallmark, Sanford NC
When: Refer to store hours
What: This week’s feature is the “Snickers” cupcake -- a chocolate cupcake topped with the bakery’s signature frosting, drizzled in caramel, and finished off with a mini Snickers bar. Other flavors this week are Reese's, Kahlua & Kream, Banana Nut Maple, Mint Chocolate Chip and Vanilla w/ vanilla rimmed in mini chocolate chips!

Snack Wars at Lee County Boys & Girls Club, 1414 Bragg Street, Sanford NC
When: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
What: Watch children from the Boys & Girls Club compete to make the healthiest snack from items they find in a mystery basket. This is the first in a series of Snack Wars events!

Fish Fry at St Stephens Catholic Church, N. Franklin Drive, Sanford NC
When: 4pm – 8pm
What: Purchase fish plates every Friday during Lent. Plates come with cod (fried or baked), fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, and a beverage. The cost is $7.50/adult and $5/child.

Friday Night Tastings at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro, Southern Village, and Hillsborough
When: 4pm-7pm
What: The Hillborough store will sample Weaver Street Market bratwurst and Strangford Lough Legbiter Ale, the Carrboro store will sample Rawclates’ artisan chocolates, and the Southern Village store will sample Nello’s sauce.

Movie Night at Kidz Junction, 1031 Spring Lane, Sanford NC
When: 5pm–8:30pm
What: Kids can go to the brand new center to watch Smurfs, eat popcorn and play games. The movie will begin promptly at 7pm. The cost is $8/hour per child while package deals are available.

Candlelight Concert at First Presbyterian Church's Harper Center
When: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
What: Attend a Candlelight Concert that will feature a program called Rachmaninoff to Broadway. Singers will also perform songs by Whitney Houston, Patsy Cline, and Aretha Franklin and from West Side Story. Tickets are $15 and included dessert and coffee served to your table. Call 919-775-5216 for information.

Cornhole at the Broadway Optimists Ball Field, Broadway NC
When: 6pm–10pm
What: Play cornhole with the Broadway Optimists. Theme and rounds differ each night. Check in with the group for specifics. You can also sign up for spring baseball while you’re there!

Mini Spring Fling Tour at the Jaycee Hut, 809 Tryon Street, Sanford NC
When: 7pm – 11pm
What: Go support and enjoy several local bands, including xHONORx, Ever After, Upon Glory, and Dying As Goodmen. Admission is just $4.

Spoken Word at Cup Of Flow Coffee, 115 NE Broad Street, Southern Pines NC
When: 7pm
What: If you love hip hop and spoken word, you won’t want to miss this new monthly event. Come to listen or get on stage and show what you’ve got!
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Saturday in Sanford/Lee County NC
Kids Kloset Consignment Sale, 500 Wicker Street, Sanford NC
When: 10am–7pm
What: Get your kiddos' spring and summer wardrobe at rock-bottom prices. Bring 6 non-perishable food items and you can get it at 9:30am!

Community Health Fair, First Calvary Baptist Church, Fields Drive, Sanford NC
When: 9am–12pm
What: There will be something for everyone including a youth session. They’ll provide handouts and snacks. Open to the public. Call 919-775-3525 for more information!

Fundraiser for UNC Burn Center at the Jaycee Hut, 809 Tryon Street, Sanford NC
When: 11am-3pm
What: Shop with Thirty One, Tastefully Simple, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Brooke Wolfe Photography, and more! Each vendor is donating a portion of profits to the Burn Center. There will also be three special raffles full of items from these vendors. Don't miss it!

Second Saturday Cookout at Raleigh Executive Jetport, Sanford NC
When: 12pm–1pm
What: Meet club members, local pilots and others interested in aviation at the Wings of Carolina Flight Center. Lunch is available for $5.

Kidney Cutie Meet & Greet at La Dolce Vita, 143 Charlotte Avenue, Sanford NC
When: 3pm- 5pm
What: Meet the Ashley Quinones and Jeremy Morris -- the Kidney Cuties -- at a special meet and greet. There will be light appetizers; additional food and drink will be available for purchase. You can also donate cash for Larry Wilder, who received a kidney transplant the same day as Ashley, at the event.

BBQ Fundraiser for the Broadway Optimists, Lett Family Park, Broadway NC
When: 5pm–8pm
What: Buy a plate of BBQ to eat while you play cornhole with the Broadway Optimists. The plates will consist of BBQ, baked beans, slaw, and a roll. The cost is $7 and all proceeds will go to the baseball/softball program for the boys and girls in Broadway.

Kids Night Out at Kidz Junction, 1031 Spring Lane, Sanford NC
When: 6pm–8:30pm
What: Kids can go to the brand new center for pizza, cupcakes, games, and a dance party. The dance party will begin promptly at 7pm. The cost is $8/hour per child while package deals are available.

Candlelight Concert at First Presbyterian Church's Harper Center
When: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
What: Attend a Candlelight Concert that will feature a program called Rachmaninoff to Broadway. Singers will also perform songs by Whitney Houston, Patsy Cline, and Aretha Franklin and from West Side Story. Tickets are $15 and included dessert and coffee served to your table. Call 919-775-5216 for information.

Lee County Community Orchestra at Grace Chapel Church, Sanford NC
When: 8pm–9pm
What: This concert, called “Orchid," will feature violinist Ulric Schweizer. Admission is free and everyone has a chance to win a special door prize donated by Big Bloomers Flower Farm.
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Saturday in the area surrounding Sanford/Lee County NC
Pancake Dinner at Johnsonville Ruritan Club, Hwy 24/27, Johnsonville NC
When: 8am-11am
What: Get a pancake plate for $5/adult or $3/child. Raise money for the Friends of the Harnett County Public Library will also be selling books (9am-12pm).

Seven Lakes Farmers Market, 1057 Seven Lakes Drive, West End NC
When: 8am–10am
What: Get fresh vegetables, fruit, honey, cupcakes, eggs and organic
meats, rum cakes, breads, jams, handicrafts and more!

Bynum Front Porch Pickin', 950 Bynum Road, Bynum NC
When: 10am–2pm
What: The Bynum Front Porch Pickin' takes place every second and fourth Saturday each month. The picking is a bluegrass jam session open to musicians and singers of all skill levels and ages. Acoustic instruments only, please!

String it along Saturday at Aberdeen Bead Company, 110 W. South St., Aberdeen NC
When: 10am-2pm
What: Snack on cupcakes while creating your own jewelry under the guidance of experts. This is great for kids and adults.

Parachute Jump, Moore County Airport, 7825 Aviation Drive, Carthage NC
When: 10am–12pm
What: The Moore County Airport is hosting a jump for U.S. Veteran Colonel Hal Shook, who will jump with Mike Elliott, a tandem instructor who jumped President Bush on two occasions. The jump celebrates Col. Shook's career and 94th birthday. There will also be hot dogs, training, and a meet-and-greet.

Brewery Tour, Carolina Brewery, 120 Lowes Dr Pittsboro, NC
When: 12pm–2pm
What: Every second Saturday, get a behind-the-scenes look at the Brewery at noon and again at 1pm. Reserve your tour by calling 919-545-2330.

Cooking Demos & Wine Tasting at Elliotts on Linden, 905 Linden Road, Pinehurst NC
When: 12pm–4pm
What: The restaurant hosts a wine tasting (noon-4pm) and cooking demonstrations (noon and 2pm) each Saturday. The theme varies. Get updates here.

Carolina Gymnastics Home Meet, Carmichael Arena, UNC Chapel Hill campus
When: 1pm–3pm
What: Parking and the event are free. Pick up a poster and then stay after for team autographs.

Mead Tasting at Spa at Bell House, 74 E. Salisbury Street, Pittsboro NC
When: 3pm–5pm
What: Sample Starrlight Mead’s signature meads while enjoying the spa’s many services.

Shamrocks & Shenanigans Dance, 105 McReynolds Street, Carthage NC
When: 7:30pm-10pm
What: Get complimentary lessons from Carolina Pines Ballroom Chapter 6091 USA Dance and then dance the night away. Bring food to share. The cost is $7/member or $10/guest. First time guests are free.
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Sunday in and around Sanford/Lee County NC
Free Piedmont Biofuels Tours, Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, NC
When: 1pm–2pm
What: Take a free tour of the biodiesel plant. The tour begins promptly, rain or shine. You do not need a reservation.

PiYo for Kids (5-10yrs) @ Tree of Life, 116 Steele Street, Second Floor, Sanford NC
When: 2:00pm–2:45pm
What: Bring the kids to experience a unique blend of pilates and yoga. The drop in rate is $5 and you must pay for your child by the Saturday prior. Call Micki at 910-366-3664 for more information.

Lee County Community Orchestra at Grace Chapel Church, Sanford NC
When: 3pm–4pm
What: This concert, called “Orchid," will feature violinist Ulric Schweizer. Admission is free and everyone has a chance to win a special door prize donated by Big Bloomers Flower Farm.

"The Help" at First Calvary Baptist Church, Fields Drive, Sanford NC
When: 4pm–6pm
What: As part of the church's Women's Day weekend, the public is invited to watch the movie “The Help” and enjoy refreshments afterward.
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