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Social Buzz, Jan 22-26

Make sure you submit events and activities to have them included in the weekly Social Buzz or Weekend Roundup.

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

  • Free GED Classes at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-12p
    What: The Salvation Army and CCCC provide free GED classes to the public. Call 919-718-1717 for more information.
  • Painting for Paws at the Painted Petal, 1112 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-9p
    What: Raise money for CARA by painting a canine canvas. The cost is $35 and includes supplies, guided instruction, and light appetizers.

Tuesday

  • PIT Count Training Session at the Buggy Company, 115 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Train to participate in a count of the city’s homeless population. Volunteers will learn about their situations, share what services are available to them, and distribute care packages.
  • Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A, 3224 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: Dine in or drive thru to support J Glenn Edwards. Make sure to mention the school when you order for a portion of your bill to be donated.
  • PIT Count Training Session at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30p
    What: Train to participate in a count of the city’s homeless population. Volunteers will learn about their situations, share what services are available to them, and distribute care packages.

Wednesday

  • Sanford Jobseekers at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    8:30-10:30a
    What: Whether you are a jobseeker or trying to help and support job seekers. 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.
  • Free GED Classes at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-12p
    What: The Salvation Army and CCCC provide free GED classes to the public. Call 919-718-1717 for more information.
  • Trivia Night at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6p
    What: Libations hosts a trivia night every other Wednesday. Categories include music, sports, and everything in between. Prizes always include credit toward your bill.

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.
  • Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A, 3224 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: Dine in or drive thru to support SanLee Middle. Make sure to mention the school when you order for a portion of your bill to be donated.

Friday

  • Plate Sale at Central Baptist Temple, 1411 Fire Tower Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-6p
    What: Buy a plate for $9 that includes a half chicken, beans, slaw, and a roll to support the church youth’s camp fund. Call 919-776-0021 for more information.
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover at Chick-Fil-A, 3224 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-7p
    What: Bring children for a special dinner, warm cookies, and milk with their stuffed animals. The stuffed animals will spend the night and be picked up the next morning. Children should wear their pajamas.
  • Movie Night at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9:30p
    What: What the original Jumanji, starring Robin Williams, for free. Bring a snack or purchase one from the center. You can bring your own chair or borrow one.

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

Weekend Roundup, Jan 19-21


Cabin fever? Take advantage of the big thaw and get out of the house. There’s plenty to do and see this weekend. Here’s a handy list to get you started.


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Baseball Signups at Gilbert Lett Family Park, 100 Gilbert Lett Dr, Broadway NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: The Broadway Basecball Club will hold signups at the clubhouse every Friday from 6-8p and every Saturday from 2-6p through the registration period for each of their sports. Leagues include youth baseball and softball. The club also offers wood bat for teens and adults as well as men’s softball and flag football.
  • Cancelled: Movie Night at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9:30p
    What: Watch the original Jumanji, starring Robin Williams, for free. Bring a snack or purchase one from the center. You can bring your own chair or borrow one.
  • Fiesta Friday Social at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9p-1:30a
    What: Beginners’ salsa lessons start at 9p and open dancing starts at 10p. The event is $10 per adult. Bring a dessert or appetizer to share. No partner or experience needed.

Saturday

  • Pints & Poses at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-12p
    What: Yoga will be offered for $10, which includes a libation. Bring your own yoga mat.
  • Girl Scout Cookie Booth at Food Lion, 1931 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-3p
    What: Troop 1401 will sell Girl Scout cookies of all varieties at the Food Lion by Lee Senior, including favorites like Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, and Peanut Butter Patties. They will also have gluten-free oatmeal peanut butter cookies. Cookies are $4 per box.
  • Classic Nashville Roadshow at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: See Jason Petty and Katie Deal will perform in the “Sequined Sequel” to last year’s show complete with classic hits from country music’s greats. Tickets are $15/student and $27/adult.
  • Baseball Signups at Gilbert Lett Family Park, 100 Gilbert Lett Dr, Broadway NC
    When:
    2-6p
    What: The Broadway Basecball Club will hold signups at the clubhouse every Friday from 6-8p and every Saturday from 2-6p through the registration period for each of their sports. Leagues include youth baseball and softball. The club also offers wood bat for teens and adults as well as men’s softball and flag football.
  • Masquerade Ball at Spout Springs Church, 346 HM Cagle Dr, Cameron NC
    When:
    6-10p
    What: Enjoy dinner, desserts, and dancing as well as a mask contest and door prizes at this fundraiser for the church’s mission team. The cost is $25 per person.
  • Classic Nashville Roadshow at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30p
    What: See Jason Petty and Katie Deal will perform in the “Sequined Sequel” to last year’s show complete with classic hits from country music’s greats. Tickets are $15/student and $27/adult.

Sunday

  • Classic Nashville Roadshow at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: See Jason Petty and Katie Deal will perform in the “Sequined Sequel” to last year’s show complete with classic hits from country music’s greats. Tickets are $15/student and $27/adult.

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

Social Buzz, Jan 15-19

SocialSanford is back for 2018! Make sure you submit events and activities to have them included in the weekly Social Buzz or Weekend Roundup.

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

  • MLK Community Celebration at the Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-3p
    What: The day will start with free breakfast for youth and include a DJ contest, comedy, and more for youth. The main program will begin at 1p and will feature the MLK Community Choir.

Wednesday

  • Sanford Jobseekers at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    8:30-10:30a
    What: Whether you are a jobseeker or trying to help and support job seekers. 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.
  • RESCHEDULED: PIT Count Training Session at the Buggy Company, 115 Chatham Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Train to participate in a count of the city’s homeless population. Volunteers will learn about their situations, share what services are available to them, and distribute care packages. This event is rescheduled for January 23.

Thursday

  • Cancelled: AM Buzz at the Buggy Company, 115 Chatham Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30-9a
    What: LegalShield will host this monthly event, which offers complimentary coffee and breakfast along with networking 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.

Friday

  • Movie Night at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9:30p
    What: What the original Jumanji, starring Robin Williams, for free. Bring a snack or purchase one from the center. You can bring your own chair or borrow one.

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

Social Buzz, Dec 18-22

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

  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.

Tuesday

  • Santa at Toots, 1707 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Santa will be at the eatery to visit with patrons.
  • Santa Max at Pandora’s Box, 2918 Industrial Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa Max. Bring your camera for a picture of the visit.

Wednesday

  • Toddler Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will host an interactive and engaging story time for toddlers. The theme is “Christmas.”
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.

Thursday

  • AM Buzz at Express Employment Professionals, 307 N. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30-9a
    What: Network with business professionals and Chamber members. They’ll have a light breakfast and coffee along with networking and prizes.
  • 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.
  • Preschool Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will host an interactive and engaging story time for preschoolers. The theme is “Christmas.”
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.

Friday

  • Winter Skills Camp at Theraplay, 135 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9:30-10:30a
    What: All ages are welcome to attend this camp that will focus on improving speech sounds. The cost is $50.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.

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

Weekend Roundup, Dec 15-17


The weekend is filled with holiday activities guaranteed to keep you busy. Have fun!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.
  • Friday Night Movie at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9p
    What: See a free movie in the center’s gym. Chairs are provided or you can bring a mat to sit on. Bring a snack or purchase one there. This week’s movie is The Black Stallion Returns.

Saturday

  • Kids Club at Chick-Fil-A, 3224 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    9-10a
    What: This month’s topic is generosity. Children will craft paper chains and enjoy the holiday season.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.
  • AleSmith Tap Takeover at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    12-8p
    What: The tap will run on a first-come first-served basis and you’ll get an Alesmith pint glass for your first beer.
  • Santa at Buchanan’s Music, 2845 Industrial Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-4p
    What: Bring your wishlist for a visit with Santa. There will also be an open mic for Christmas music.
  • Miracle On Hillsboro Street at the Historic Courthouse, 40 E Chatham St, Pittsboro NC
    When:
    2 and 4:30p
    What: Santa Claus goes on trial in this production that requires audience participation. Admission is $5 to benefit Communities in Schools. Children under 6 are admitted free.
  • Skydiving Santa and Elves at Pik N Pig, 194 Gilliam McConnell Rd, Carthage NC
    When:
    4-8p
    What: Arrive early to see the elves dive in at 4:15p and for Santa to dive in at 4:30p. Bring a non-perishable item or a toy to donate to local groups.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Christmas Social at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    8p-12:30a
    What: Get beginners salsa dancing lessons from 8-9p. Open dancing will follow. Bring a dish or dessert to share. The cost is $10 per adult. This is the last Latin Dance Social for 2017.

Sunday

  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.

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

Social Buzz, Dec 11-15

This week’s Social Buzz is sponsored by Sanford Health & Rehab on Farrell Road. Visit them on December 15 for cookies and photos with Santa!

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

  • Sociable Art at The Flame, 109 Carbonton Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Paint a winter Christmas scene. The cost is $35 and includes painting supplies and guided instruction. You must register and pay in advance.

Tuesday

  • Dine Out for CARA at Marcos Pizza, 3058 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-11p
    What: Place an order for carry out or delivery to benefit CARA. The rescue will receive 10% of your payment if you select the fundraiser option.
  • Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A, 3224 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: A portion of sales for the night will be donated to Tramway Elementary. Make sure to mention the school when you order.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.
  • Banned Book Club at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-7:30p
    What: The club will meet and greet for the first meeting. The book selection will be revealed. Meetings will be the second Tuesday of the month starting January 2018.
  • Memorial Tree Lighting at Miller-Boles Funeral Home, 1150 Fire Tower Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-7:30p
    What: Attendees are encouraged to bring a memorial ornament to place on the memorial tree. The event is an opportunity to reflect and light a candle in honor of your loved one. Music and refreshments will follow.

Wednesday

  • Making a Resume at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    2:30-3:30p
    What: Attendees will learn how to create a resume template. By the end of the session, all attendees will have the start of resume.
  • Spirit Night at McDonald’s, 1909 Pendergrass Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: Eat in, take out, or drive thru to support SanLee Middle School.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.

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.
  • Young Adult Book Club at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    4:30-5:30p
    What: Teens and young adults are invited to the first book club meeting. The event will start with a meet and greet and pizza. The book selection will be announced at the meeting. The club will meet on the second Thursday of each month starting in January 2018.
  • Holiday Party at Maurice’s, 1033 Spring Ln, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: First 50 customers will receive giveaways, special promotions, and discounts.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.

Friday

  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.
  • Friday Night Movie at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9p
    What: See a free movie in the center’s gym. Chairs are provided or you can bring a mat to sit on. Bring a snack or purchase one there. This week’s movie is The Black Stallion Returns.
  • Parent’s Night Out at the Boys & Girls Club, 1414 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-11p
    What: The cost is $15 if you register by Thursday. Dinner will be provided. There must be 30 registered participants for the event to take place.

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

Weekend Roundup, Dec 8-10


The weekend is filled with holiday activities guaranteed to keep you busy. Have fun!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Spaghetti Plate Sale at Boys & Girls Club, 1414 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30a-6:30p
    What: Buy a spaghetti plate for $6 that includes spaghetti, side salad, garlic bread, and dessert. Your drink is included if you dine in. Delivery is available for 10+ plates during lunch hours by emailing brandon.kivett@centralcarolinaclubs.org.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.
  • Friday Night Movie at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9p
    What: See a free movie in the center’s gym. Chairs are provided or you can bring a mat to sit on. Bring a snack or purchase one there. This week’s movie is The Black Stallion.

Saturday

  • Yoga & Pints at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10-11:30a
    What: This yoga class will cost $12 and include a pint of beer or a glass of wine. Bring your own yoga mat.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.
  • Colonial Christmas at the House in the Horseshoe, 288 Alston House Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-7p
    What: Colonial era re-enactors will be on site in period attire and will conduct trade craft demonstrations. Light refreshments will be available while supplies last. The site will offer candlelight tours of the Alston House for $2 per visitor (5-7p).
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Petco, 3070 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-4p
    What: Get a 4×6 printed picture of your pet with Santa for $9.95. All proceeds will benefit homeless animals.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.

Sunday

  • Photos with Santa at Piggly Wiggly, 2412 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 12-4p
    What: Get a photo with Santa for $5, which will benefit the Boys & Girls Club. Children can also decorate a gingerbread cookie or an ornament to take home.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.
  • Christmas Music Celebration at Hunt Springs Baptist Church, 1557 St Andrews Church Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6p
    What: The church invites the community to gather with it, Open Arms Community Church, and Shepherd’s Flock Baptist Church to sing familiar and favorite Christmas songs. Meet at 5p if you’d like to participate. Refreshments will follow.

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

Social Buzz, Dec. 4-8


This week’s Social Buzz is sponsored by Sanford Health & Rehab on Farrell Road. Visit them on December 15 for cookies and photos with Santa!

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

  • Sanford Christmas Parade in downtown Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: Streets will start closing at 6p for the annual parade that will start at Carthage and Wicker streets and travel up Wicker to Steele Street. From there it will travel back to Carthage Street and around back to Wicker.

Tuesday

  • The Magic of Christmas at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30-9:30p
    What: The Lee County Community Orchestra and Temple Teen Ensemble will perform holiday favorites. The evening will end with a visit from Santa. Reserved seating is $10.

Wednesday

  • Collective Goods Flash Sale at CCH, 1135 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: Shop for children’s books, cookbooks, best sellers, stationery, early learning products, educational products, and more. The sale will be located in the main lobby and cafeteria. Proceeds will benefit CCH Auxiliary programs.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.

Thursday

  • Collective Goods Flash Sale at CCH, 1135 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7a-2p
    What: Shop for children’s books, cookbooks, best sellers, stationery, early learning products, educational products, and more. The sale will be located in the main lobby and cafeteria. Proceeds will benefit CCH Auxiliary programs.
  • 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.
  • Christmas Painting at Chick-fil-A, 3224 Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Paint a Christmas wreath for $15, which includes all supplies and guided instruction by The Painted Petal.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.

Friday

  • Spaghetti Plate Sale at Boys & Girls Club, 1414 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30a-6:30p
    What: Buy a spaghetti plate for $6 that includes spaghetti, side salad, garlic bread, and dessert. Your drink is included if you dine in. Delivery is available for 10+ plates during lunch hours by emailing brandon.kivett@centralcarolinaclubs.org.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.
  • Friday Night Movie at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9p
    What: See a free movie in the center’s gym. Chairs are provided or you can bring a mat to sit on. Bring a snack or purchase one there. This week’s movie is The Black Stallion.

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

Weekend Roundup, Dec 1-3


The weekend is filled with holiday activities guaranteed to keep you busy. Have fun!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Christmas Story Time and Book Fair at St Luke UMC, 2916 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10-11a
    What: Sanford MOPS will present this special story time event that features milk and cookies for the kids and a hot chocolate/coffee bar for the parents as they browse for books. The event is free and there is no obligation to buy.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Christmas Tree and Train Lighting at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6p
    What: Santa will arrive by fire truck to light up the park. Entertainment during the evening includes the FOG Blues Band, the Temple Teens, a children’s choir, holiday crafts, face painting, hot chocolate, and food vendors. Bring a camera for photos with Santa.

Saturday

  • Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser at St Luke UMC, 2916 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 8-9 and 9:30-10:30a
    What: Get a pancake plate and take a photo with Santa to benefit Family Promise. There are two sessions and tickets are $5. Children under age 2 are admitted free. Santa photos are an additional $5.
  • Customer Appreciation Day at Habitat for Humanity, 413 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-12p
    What: The store will have cider and cookies, coloring activities, and in-store specials. Julia Alden will host a free Chalky & Company workshop on how to upcycle materials.
  • Holiday Open House at ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St #401, Sanford NC
    When: 10a-6p (floating)
    What: The studio will be open with holiday music, snacks, and artwork. Learn more about the studio’s classes and meet the artists.
  • Lee County Community Orchestra at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 3p
    What: The orchestra will perform holiday favorites, including Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas; Chariots of Fire; O, Christmas Time; and more. Admission is free.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Lee County Community Orchestra at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 7:30p
    What: The orchestra will perform holiday favorites, including Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas; Chariots of Fire; O, Christmas Time; and more. Admission is free.
  • Social Saturday at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 8p
    What: The dance studio will offer a beginners salsa class for the first hour. Open dancing will last the rest of the evening. Admission is $10/adult. Bring a dessert or dish to share.

Sunday

  • First Sunday in historic Pittsboro NC
    When:
    12-5p
    What: Enjoy an afternoon of music, food, crafts, and more. This event happens on the first Sunday of each month.

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

Social Buzz, Nov 27-Dec 1


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

  • Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A, 3224 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: Support J. Glenn Edwards Elementary by eating dinner at the restaurant. A portion of all sales between 5p and 8p will be donated to the school. You must mention the school when you order.

Wednesday

  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will host an interactive and engaging story time for toddlers. The theme is “Colors.”

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 Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will host an interactive and engaging story time for preschoolers. The theme is “Colors.”
  • Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A, 3224 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: Support San Lee Middle by eating dinner at the restaurant. A portion of all sales between 5p and 8p will be donated to the school. You must mention the school when you order.
  • Tree Lighting at CCCC-Lee, 1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30p
    What: CCCC will light its Christmas tree and serve hot cocoa and cookies. Santa and Charlee the Cougar will be available for photos.

Friday

  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Christmas Tree and Train Lighting at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6p
    What: Santa will arrive by fire truck to light up the park. Entertainment during the evening includes the FOG Blues Band, the Temple Teens, a children’s choir, holiday crafts, face painting, hot chocolate, and food vendors. Bring a camera for photos with Santa.

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