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Social Buzz, Sept 18-22

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Remember to check back during the week and watch the SocialSanford Facebook page for events or updates that weren’t submitted in time for the Social Buzz. Specifically, use the hashtags #socialsanfordjobs and #socialsanfordgiveaways on Facebook for job/giveaway updates.


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

Tuesday

  • Ladies Night at Deep River Sporting Clays, 284 Cletus Hall Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-7p
    What: Women are invited to practice, hone their skills, network, and learn. Novices are welcome. The cost is $15, which includes refreshments. Call 919-774-7080 to register.
  • Life Planning Seminar at Davison’s Steaks, 1724 Westover Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Miller-Boles Funeral Home will host this informational program which will be followed by a complimentary dinner. The topic will be the importance of pre-need funeral planning. You must register at 919-775-3434.

Wednesday

  • Sanford Jobseekers at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    8:30-10:30a
    What: Join a group of like-minded job seekers who want to support one another during transition. Everyone is welcome. Call 919-776-6137 for more information.
  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will offer stories, crafts, and games for toddlers. This week’s theme is “Family.”

Thursday

  • AM Buzz at the Hawkins House, 112 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30-9a
    What: Network over breakfast with business leaders and Chamber members. The event is hosted by the Sanford Business and Professional Women’s Club. There is no cost to attend, but bring cash to take advantage of the pay to play opportunities.
  • Thursday Hike at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When:
    9a
    What: Join park staff every week to hike 3-6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Plan to stop during the hike to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental educational moments, and listen to the natural world. For ages 12 and up. Call the visitor center at 910-893-4888 x0 for additional information and meeting location.
  • Story Time at the Broadway Library, 206 S. Main St, Broadway NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Librarian Sheneeta will offer stories, crafts, and games for toddlers and preschoolers. This week’s theme is “Family.”
  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will offer stories, crafts, and games for preschoolers. This week’s theme is “Family.”
  • Preview Book Sale at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: Purchase books and DVDs to benefit the local library. This is a preview sale for members, but anyone can join at the door for $5. The sale is hosted by the Friends of the Lee County Library.

Friday

  • Annual Book Sale at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-5p
    What: Purchase books and DVDs to benefit the local library. The sale is hosted by the Friends of the Lee County Library. You can join for $5.
  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Footloose at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p and 7:30p
    What: Youth and adult actors will stage the 80s hit. Tickets are $27/adult and $15/child or senior.
  • Sip & Shop Happy Hour at 2nd Glances, 137 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 5:30-7:30p
    What: Sip on wine and snack on cheese and chocolates while shopping for the clothes and jewelry. The first 10 people will get 50% off their jewelry purchase.

Events submitted after Sunday night will be added to the SocialSanford Events Calendar and/or SocialSanford’s Facebook Events.

Weekend Roundup, Sept 15-17

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The fair is in town, Footloose is at the Temple, and there’s live music all week … get out and enjoy!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Footloose at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p and 7:30p
    What: Youth and adult actors will stage the 80s hit. Tickets are $27/adult and $15/child or senior.
  • Family Movie Night at 1Hope, 1922 Henley Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: The church will show Facing the Giants. They will serve popcorns, candy, and drinks.
  • SASS Social at the VFW, 1500 Webb St, Sanford NC
    When: 7-10p
    What: Enjoy beach music and socializing with the Sanford Area Society of Shaggers. Kitty Earles will be the DJ.
  • Free Family Movie at Aberdeen Lake Park, 301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen NC
    When: 7:45p
    What: Bring blankets or chairs to watch Moana by the lake. Small concessions will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the movie will play on Sept 16.

Saturday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Wooden Sign Workshop at Hobby Lobby, 3012 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30-12:30p
    What: Learn to paint, stain, distress, and apply a stencil to a wooden sign. Email to check space availability.
  • Footloose at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30p
    What: Youth and adult actors will stage the 80s hit. Tickets are $27/adult and $15/child or senior.

Sunday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Footloose at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: Youth and adult actors will stage the 80s hit. Tickets are $27/adult and $15/child or senior.
  • Concert at the Hawkins House, 112 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    3-5p
    What: Lee County Community Orchestra presents Jamie Laval in a Solo Concert of Celtic Music and Mythic Stories. Tickets are $20/adult and $10/child.
  • “Sips & Songs” at Kiwanis Family Park Shelter, 1800 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-7p
    What: Stop by for music by local favorites Richard Galloway, Robert Watson and Cliff Wheeler, plus friendly conversation and community connections. Curb Side Cravin’s food truck will be available. Hosted by Jonesboro United Methodist Church.

If you’d like an event or activity added to the Weekend Roundup, submit it by Thursdays to kelly@socialsanford.com.

Social Buzz, Sept 11-15

socialbuzz


Remember to check back during the week and watch the SocialSanford Facebook page for events or updates that weren’t submitted in time for the Social Buzz. Specifically, use the hashtags #socialsanfordjobs and #socialsanfordgiveaways on Facebook for job/giveaway updates.


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

Tuesday

  • Free ACES Program at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-2p
    What: CCCC’s Academic & Cultural Enrichment Series (ACES) will host sociologist and retired UNC-Pembroke professor, Dr. Stanley Knick Graham, for a presentation and Q&A entitled “Contemporary Issues Facing Native Americans.” All are invited.
  • Ladies Night at Deep River Sporting Clays, 284 Cletus Hall Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-7p
    What: Women are invited to practice, hone their skills, network, and learn. Novices are welcome. The cost is $15, which includes refreshments. Call 919-774-7080 to register.

Wednesday

  • Sanford Jobseekers at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    8:30-10:30a
    What: Join a group of like-minded job seekers who want to support one another during transition. Everyone is welcome. Call 919-776-6137 for more information.
  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will offer stories, crafts, and games for toddlers. This week’s theme is “All About Me.”
  • Trivia Night at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-7:30p
    What: Libations hosts a trivia night every other Wednesday. The winning team will get $50 towards their bar tab.

Thursday

  • Thursday Hike at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When:
    9a
    What: Join park staff every week to hike 3-6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Plan to stop during the hike to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental educational moments, and listen to the natural world. For ages 12 and up. Call the visitor center at 910-893-4888 x0 for additional information and meeting location.
  • Story Time at the Broadway Library, 206 S. Main St, Broadway NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Librarian Sheneeta will offer stories, crafts, and games for toddlers and preschoolers. This week’s theme is “All About Me.”
  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will offer stories, crafts, and games for preschoolers. This week’s theme is “All About Me.”
  • Story Time at the Lee Regional Fair, N. 5th St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9:30a
    What: The Coalition for Families invites preschoolers and families to attend the fair for free. They’ll offer story time, songs, and limited rides (10-11a).
  • German Speakers Group at Yamato Japanese Steak House, 2610 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30p
    What: All German speakers are welcome. There is no agenda, just great conversation. Contact Tamara Lewis at tplewis@windstream.net for more information.
  • Fall Open House at CCCC, 1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-7:30p
    What: Learn more about the Health Technologies and Cosmetic Arts programs. Dental programs will be highlighted at the Dental Center.
  • Free Symphony Concert at Westover Park, 267 Bonanza Dr, Fayetteville NC
    When:
    6:30p
    What: Select Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra musicians will perform dixieland jazz. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. No pets or alcohol are allowed in the park. Some food trucks will be on site. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors to the Westover Recreation Center, but not cancelled.

Friday

  • Free Family Movie at Aberdeen Lake Park, 301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen NC
    When:
    7:45p
    What: Bring blankets or chairs to watch Moana by the lake. Small concessions will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the movie will play on Sept 16.

Events submitted after Sunday night will be added to the SocialSanford Events Calendar and/or SocialSanford’s Facebook Events.

Weekend Roundup, Sept 8-10

weekendroundup


Everyone’s watching the weather, but there’s still plenty of fun things to do and try this weekend — from visiting the Madras Maiden at the Raleigh Exec Jetport to entering exhibits at the fair. Live music, dancing, and more … go have some fun!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Salute to Veterans Tour at the Raleigh Exec Jetport, 700 Rod Sullivan Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-3p
    What: The Liberty Foundation’s 2017 Salute to Veterans Tour with visit with the Boeing B-17 “Madras Maiden.” Flights will be available for purchase for $450. Tours are free.
  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Live Music at The Smoke and Barrel, 120 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: Violet Bell (ft. Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez) will play. There is no cover charge.

Saturday

  • Walk Against Trafficking at Spout Springs Church, 346 H.M. Cagle Drive, Cameron NC
    When:
    9a-3p
    What: This is a 2-mile race for all ages with a 1/2-mile kids race. There will also be a free fair with food, games and local vendors for all to enjoy.
  • Salute to Veterans Tour at the Raleigh Exec Jetport, 700 Rod Sullivan Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-3p
    What: The Liberty Foundation’s 2017 Salute to Veterans Tour with visit with the Boeing B-17 “Madras Maiden.” Flights will be available for purchase for $450. Tours are free.
  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Open House at Dancers’ Workshop, 1221 N. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    2-4p
    What: Learn more about the classes offered and get registered. They’ll offer a free hip hop class with Rell, free hot dogs, face paining, a tie dye t-shirt station, and a bounce house.
  • Homeschool Kickoff Meeting at Turners Chapel Church, 1344 Colon Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    3:30p
    What: CHECC will host this kickoff and interest meeting. They’ll have food, games, and conversation. The whole family is invited.
  • Salsa Night at Aye Toro, 3064 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    11:30p-2a
    What: Sanford Latin Dance will start the night with Salsa and Bachata lessons. Partners are not required. Open dancing begins at 11:30p. The cover charge is $5 if you attend the lessons and $10 for just open dancing.

Sunday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Artist Reception at the Lee County Arts Council, 144 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-4p
    What: The Arts Council will host a reception honoring Saundra Smith Rubiera whose work will be shown through September 27.

If you’d like an event or activity added to the Weekend Roundup, submit it by Thursdays to kelly@socialsanford.com.

Social Buzz, Aug 28-Sept 1

socialbuzz


Remember to check back during the week and watch the SocialSanford Facebook page for events or updates that weren’t submitted in time for the Social Buzz. Specifically, use the hashtags #socialsanfordjobs and #socialsanfordgiveaways on Facebook for job/giveaway updates.


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

  • Sale at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-7p
    What: The CCH Auxiliary will host a masquerade, jewelry, and accessories sale in the front lobby. The sale will benefit the Aux’s projects.

Tuesday

  • Sale at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 7a-3p
    What: The CCH Auxiliary will host a masquerade, jewelry, and accessories sale in the front lobby. The sale will benefit the Aux’s projects.
  • Fall Hiring Event at Chick-Fil-A, 3224 Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When: 9a-2p
    What: The restaurant will host immediate interviews for openings for the kitchen and front counter.

Wednesday

  • Sanford Jobseekers at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    8:30-10:30a
    What: Join a group of like-minded job seekers who want to support one another during transition. Everyone is welcome. Call 919-776-6137 for more information.
  • Fall Hiring Event at Chick-Fil-A, 3224 Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When: 9a-2p
    What: The restaurant will host immediate interviews for openings for the kitchen and front counter.
  • MOPS Registration Meet-up at Coffee Barrel, 703D S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 9:30-11a
    What: Learn more about MOPS and register for the upcoming year. This event is free and open to mothers with children in preschool or older.
  • Ribbon Cutting at T-Mobile, 3106 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 11-11:30a
    What: Join the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce to cut the ribbon on T-Mobile’s new location.
  • Trivia Night at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-7:30p
    What: Libations hosts a trivia night every other Wednesday. The winning team will get $50 towards their bar tab.

Thursday

  • Thursday Hike at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When:
    9a
    What: Join park staff every week to hike 3-6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Plan to stop during the hike to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental educational moments, and listen to the natural world. For ages 12 and up. Call the visitor center at 910-893-4888 x0 for additional information and meeting location.
  • Family Style Pop Up Dinner at Cafe 121, 121 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When: 5:30-7:30p
    What: Chef Hamm and Porch Light Raleigh will prepare a special meal that includes starters, entree, and dessert. The cost is $25 per person. You must reserve space in advance by contacting burtonk64@gmail.com or 217-408-8083.

Friday — There will be no Weekend Roundup for Labor Day weekend. 

Events submitted after Sunday night will be added to the SocialSanford Events Calendar and/or SocialSanford’s Facebook Events.

Weekend Roundup, Aug 25-27

weekendroundup


It’s the last weekend of summer for traditional calendar students. Go out and enjoy all the Sanford region has to offer before it’s back to the school grind!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Outdoor Movie at Pool Park, 730 S. Henley St, Southern Pines NC
    When:
    8p
    What: Watch the movie Trolls for free. Arrive at 6:30 for a program by the Southern Pines Fire Department.

Saturday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person. The pool is only open on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent paddle boats for $3/30 minutes and sit-on-top kayaks for $5/30 minutes. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • Open Audition at the Lions Club Fairgrounds, 505 N. 7th St, Sanford NC
    When:
    4-6p
    What: The Lions Club is holding open audition for Sanford’s Got Talent and Sanford’s Kids Got Talent. Call 919-842-8154 for more information.
  • Gather & Flourish: The Market, 346 HM Cagle Dr, Cameron NC
    When: 5-8p
    What: The market features local produce, photography, jewelry, clothing, food and more.

Sunday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person. The pool is only open on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.

If you’d like an event or activity added to the Weekend Roundup, submit it by Thursdays to kelly@socialsanford.com.

Social Buzz, Aug 21-25

socialbuzz


Remember to check back during the week and watch the SocialSanford Facebook page for events or updates that weren’t submitted in time for the Social Buzz. Specifically, use the hashtags #socialsanfordjobs and #socialsanfordgiveaways on Facebook for job/giveaway updates.


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

  • Solar Eclipse Party at Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-4p
    What: Make a pinhole viewer (bring your own cereal box), learn more about eclipses in history, and watch the eclipse. A few solar glasses will be available to borrow.
  • Eclipse Viewing at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When: 1-4p
    What: Park rangers will offer glasses on a first-come first-served basis. They’ll also offer safe viewing options for those without glasses. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to set up behind the Visitor Center.
  • Eclipse Party at CCCC-Lee Campus, 1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 2:15p
    What: The college will offer refreshments for eclipse viewers inside the courtyard beside the Bell Welcome Center. Solar eclipse glasses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday

  • Meeting of the Lee County Genealogical & Historical Society at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    7p
    What: This month’s topic is “What’s in your attic?” Bring a painting “from your attic” that has sentimental or historical significance, or that has interesting subject matter, to share. The meeting will be in the auditorium and is open to all.

Wednesday

  • Sanford Jobseekers at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    8:30-10:30a
    What: Join a group of like-minded job seekers who want to support one another during transition. Everyone is welcome. Call 919-776-6137 for more information.

Thursday

  • Thursday Hike at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When:
    9a
    What: Join park staff every week to hike 3-6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Plan to stop during the hike to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental educational moments, and listen to the natural world. For ages 12 and up. Call the visitor center at 910-893-4888 x0 for additional information and meeting location.

Friday

  • Ribbon Cutting at US Cellular, 3274 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When: 11a
    What: Join the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate US Cellular’s newly remodeled location.
  • Country Cool Comedy Tour at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 7:30-10p
    What: Trish Suhr, Karen Mills and Leanne Morgan channel their southern roots for a comedy with a no-nonsense approach full of charm and style. Doors open at 6:30p. Reserved seating starts $25. Call 919-774-4155 or visit templeshows.com for tickets.
  • Free Movie at Aberdeen Town Lake, 301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen NC
    When: 8:15p
    What: See the movie Happy Gilmore, sponsored by Railhouse Brewery. There will be yard games and concessions available for purchase, including Railhouse beer.

Events submitted after Sunday night will be added to the SocialSanford Events Calendar and/or SocialSanford’s Facebook Events.

Weekend Roundup, Aug 18-20

weekendroundup


We’re heading into a quiet weekend. What’s on your list of things to do? Get some ideas in the Weekend Roundup below!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.

Saturday

  • Warehouse Sale at The Vintage Warehouse, 109 E. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 9a-3p
    What: During its monthly open door event, the shop offers antiques and vintage, primitive and new furniture along with home decor.
  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Annual Community Outreach “Cookout” at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 11a-3p
    What: New Birth Harvest Church will have free food, games, music, and more at the park. Groups include Carla and Redemption, The Sounds of Praise, Youth in Christ, and more.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person. The pool is only open on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent paddle boats for $3/30 minutes and sit-on-top kayaks for $5/30 minutes. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • Mural Dedication and Celebration on Trade Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    4-7p
    What: The City of Sanford Appearance Commission invites everyone to help dedicate the new Jonesboro Cornet Band mural in historic Jonesboro on Saturday. They’ll have food, photo opps, music, and more.
  • Gather & Flourish: The Market, 346 HM Cagle Dr, Cameron NC
    When: 5-8p
    What: The market features local produce, photography, jewelry, clothing, food and more.
  • Social Saturday at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 8p-12a
    What: The event starts with salsa dancing lessons from 8p to 9p. From 9p to 12a, the floor will be open to dancing. Light refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring a dish or dessert to share. Admission is $10 per adult.

Sunday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Gospel Sing at Hunt Springs Baptist Church, 1557 St. Andrews Church Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 11a
    What: Hunt Springs Baptist Church will welcome back “Servants Call.” Keith and Penny Jenkins and Roslyn Parker lead the Gospel Sing.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person. The pool is only open on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.

If you’d like an event or activity added to the Weekend Roundup, submit it by Thursdays to kelly@socialsanford.com.

Social Buzz, Aug 14-19

socialbuzz


Remember to check back during the week and watch the SocialSanford Facebook page for events or updates that weren’t submitted in time for the Social Buzz. Specifically, use the hashtags #socialsanfordjobs and #socialsanfordgiveaways on Facebook for job/giveaway updates.


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

  • Central Carolina Toastmasters, 1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 6:30-7:30p
    What: Improve your communication and leadership skills. Meetings are held Central Carolina Community College in Wilkinson Hall, Room 221. Guests are always welcome. Meetings start and end on time, so arrive early.
  • Kidz Turn at Crossroads Ministries, 107 Milton Ave, Broadway NC
    When: 6:30-8:30p
    What: Ages 4+ are invited for a back-to-school bash tonight through Wednesday. You must register to attend.

Tuesday

  • Pollinator Garden Tour at Chatham Mills, 480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro NC
    When: 5:30p
    What: Chatham County Cooperative Extension agent Debbie Roos will lead a tour of the garden. No registration is required. Meet on the lawn.

Wednesday

  • Sanford Jobseekers at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    8:30-10:30a
    What: Join a group of like-minded job seekers who want to support one another during transition. Everyone is welcome. Call 919-776-6137 for more information.
  • Parkinson’s Disease Support Group at the Lee County Enrichment Center, 1615 S. Third St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30a
    What: This group is for patients and their caregivers. All are welcome.
  • Trivia Night at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When: 6:15p
    What: The winning team will receive $50 toward their bar tab. Call 919-292-1629 with questions.

Thursday

  • AM Buzz hosted by Carolina Trace Country Club, 2100 Country Club Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 7:30a
    What: AM Buzz features breakfast, coffee, and networking with members of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and the business community.
  • Thursday Hike at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When:
    9a
    What: Join park staff every week to hike 3-6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Plan to stop during the hike to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental educational moments, and listen to the natural world. For ages 12 and up. Call the visitor center at 910-893-4888 x0 for additional information and meeting location.
  • Guardian ad Litem Program Volunteer Training Class in Lillington, NC
    When: 5:30-8:30p
    What: Learn how to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Call 800-982-4041 or visit volunteerforgal.org for more information.

Friday

Events submitted after Sunday night will be added to the SocialSanford Events Calendar and/or SocialSanford’s Facebook Events.

Weekend Roundup, Aug 11-13

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We’re heading into a quiet weekend. What’s on your list of things to do? Get some ideas in the Weekend Roundup below!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

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Friday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Coffee & Worship at Coffee Barrel, 703D S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 6-9p
    What: Bring an instrument and join in or just come and enjoy others playing and singing. Allysha Lilley will start the night.
  • ‘Wizard of Oz’ at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: The second session of the theatre’s Summer Youth Conservatory will stage the iconic production. Tickets are $8/child and $14/adult.

Saturday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent paddle boats for $3/30 minutes and sit-on-top kayaks for $5/30 minutes. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • ‘Wizard of Oz’ at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 2p and 7p
    What: The second session of the theatre’s Summer Youth Conservatory will stage the iconic production. Tickets are $8/child and $14/adult.
  • Gather & Flourish: The Market, 346 HM Cagle Dr, Cameron NC
    When: 5-8p
    What: The market features local produce, photography, jewelry, clothing, food and more.
  • Skywatching at Jordan Lake, 2582 Beaver Creek Rd, Apex NC
    When:
    9-11p
    What: Morehead Planetarium will provide telescopes to see the Perseid Meteor Shower. Skywatching sessions are free, informal, and family-friendly. Each session is scheduled for two hours, but you can arrive and leave at any time during the session. Parking is limited.

Sunday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • ‘Wizard of Oz’ at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 2p
    What: The second session of the theatre’s Summer Youth Conservatory will stage the iconic production. Tickets are $8/child and $14/adult.

If you’d like an event or activity added to the Weekend Roundup, submit it by Thursdays to kelly@socialsanford.com.