Category Archives: Social Buzz

Social Buzz, Feb 12-16


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.
  • Beginners Tai Chi at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    11:15a
    What: Tai Chi works your mind, body, and spirit. Classes are Monday and Wednesday mornings. Call 919-499-3959 for more information.

Tuesday

  • 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 children ages 5 and younger, along with their caretakers. The theme is “Valentine’s Day.”
  • Rise Up Dance Fitness at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-6:45p
    What: Girls are invited for a dance and exercise program geared toward building character, integrity, leadership. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is led by Angela Cooke. Call 919-296-1103 for more information.
  • Banned Book Club at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-7:30p
    What: The club meets on the second Tuesday of the month. At each meeting, a different banned book is selected. This month’s book is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. For March, the club will read The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.

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.
  • Beginners Tai Chi at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    11:15a
    What: Tai Chi works your mind, body, and spirit. Classes are Monday and Wednesday mornings. Call 919-499-3959 for more information.
  • Food Truck at Hugger Mugger Brewing, 229 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
     4p
    What: Hugger Mugger Brewing is a craft brewery with a large tasting room located in downtown Sanford.  The Curbside Cravings food truck will be set up starting at 5p.
  • 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.
  • Wine, Dine, & Design at ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-9p
    What: Enjoy a three course meal, music, gifts, and speakers. You’ll also create a painting. Contact Regina Hargett at 910-489-9497 for more information.

Thursday

  • AM Buzz at the Lee County Partnership for Children, 143 Chatham Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30-9a
    What: Start your day by networking with business professionals and Chamber of Commerce members. The event 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.
  • The Odd Couple at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: The Temple will stage the iconic production every weekend through February 18. Tickets are $22/student and $27/adult.
  • Rise Up Dance Fitness at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-6:45p
    What: Girls are invited for a dance and exercise program geared toward building character, integrity, leadership. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is led by Angela Cooke. Call 919-296-1103 for more information.
  • Serving Tray Workshop at SK Crafthouse, 29 Amarillo Ln, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9:30p
    What: Turn a raw circle board into a serving tray using different techniques, stains, and paints. The cost is $45.
  • Sanford Area Photo Club at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7p
    What: The photo club is open to photographers of all levels. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome.

Friday

  • The Odd Couple at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p and 7:30p
    What: The Temple will stage the iconic production every weekend through February 18. Tickets are $22/student and $27/adult.

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

Social Buzz, Feb 5-9


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.
  • Beginners Tai Chi at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    11:15a
    What: Tai Chi works your mind, body, and spirit. Classes are Monday and Wednesday mornings. Call 919-499-3959 for more information.

Tuesday

  • Rise Up Dance Fitness at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-6:45p
    What: Girls are invited for a dance and exercise program geared toward building character, integrity, leadership. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is led by Angela Cooke. Call 919-296-1103 for more information.
  • Love Sign Workshop at SK Crafthouse, 29 Amarillo Ln, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9:30p
    What: Create a sign that includes fabric roses. Paint or stain it any color you choose. The cost is $45.

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.
  • Beginners Tai Chi at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    11:15a
    What: Tai Chi works your mind, body, and spirit. Classes are Monday and Wednesday mornings. Call 919-499-3959 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.
  • The Odd Couple at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: The Temple will stage the iconic production every weekend through February 18. Tickets are $22/student and $27/adult.
  • Teen Book Club at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    4:30p
    What: The newly formed book club for teens and young adults meets every second Thursday of each month. A snack is included.
  • German Speakers Group at Elizabeth’s Pizza, 1009 Spring Ln (Riverbirch), Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30p
    What: All German speakers are welcome. There is no agenda, just conversation. Contact Tamara Lewis at tplewis@windstream.net for more information.
  • Rise Up Dance Fitness at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-6:45p
    What: Girls are invited for a dance and exercise program geared toward building character, integrity, leadership. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is led by Angela Cooke. Call 919-296-1103 for more information.
  • Lovebirds Painting at South Park Village Apartments, 13 Commerce Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    7-9p
    What: Sociable Art will host a painting event with a Valentine’s theme. The cost is $35 and includes all supplies and guided instruction. You must register and pay in advance.

Friday

  • The Odd Couple at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p and 7:30p
    What: The Temple will stage the iconic production every weekend through February 18. Tickets are $22/student and $27/adult.
  • Food Truck at Hugger Mugger Brewing, 229 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
     4p
    What: Hugger Mugger Brewing is a craft brewery with a large tasting room located in downtown Sanford.  The Cousins Maine Lobster food truck will be set up starting at 5p.
  • Love Sign Workshop at SK Crafthouse, 29 Amarillo Ln, Sanford NC
    When:
    7-9p
    What: Create a sign that includes fabric roses. Paint or stain it any color you choose. The cost is $45.

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

Social Buzz, Jan 29-Feb 2

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.

Tuesday

  • Rise Up Dance Fitness at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-6:45p
    What: Girls are invited for a dance and exercise program geared toward building character, integrity, leadership. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is led by Angela Cooke. Call 919-296-1103 for more information.

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.
  • Preschool Story Time at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Visit the Nature Center for a special story time that is open to children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.
  • 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.
  • Annual Point In Time Count at 151 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    8p-8a
    What: Volunteers will help the S3 Housing Connect task force count and minister to Sanford/Lee County’s homeless population.

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.
  • The Odd Couple at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: The Temple will stage the iconic production every weekend through February 18. Tickets are $22/student and $27/adult.
  • Rise Up Dance Fitness at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-6:45p
    What: Girls are invited for a dance and exercise program geared toward building character, integrity, leadership. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is led by Angela Cooke. Call 919-296-1103 for more information.
  • The Gospel of Parenting at God’s Promise Church, 610 E. Main St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6p
    What: Dr. Ed Bell will share from years of experience as an educator and researcher on how to help youth be successful in the 21st century.

Friday

  • The Odd Couple at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p and 7:30p
    What: The Temple will stage the iconic production every weekend through February 18. Tickets are $22/student and $27/adult.
  • Food Truck at Hugger Mugger Brewery, 229 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    4-11p
    What: Hugger Mugger Brewing is a craft brewery with a large tasting room located in downtown Sanford. A food truck will be parked at the brewery for dinner starting at 5p.
  • 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Social Buzz, Nov 20-25


Happy Thanksgiving Week! SocialSanford will be offline starting Thursday to give thanks with friends and family. Therefore, Saturdays events are included here. Any items submitted by Wednesday will be added as time allows.

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 – Saturday

Monday
  • Ribbon Cutting at Sanford Yoga Center, 126 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When:
    4:30-5p
    What: Welcome the center to Jonesboro by attending a ribbon cutting hosted by the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Christmas Open House at Floretta Imports, 3611 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: Get into the holiday spirit with product demos, sales, and door prize drawings. Refreshments will be served. This is a floating event.
Tuesday
Wednesday
  • Snack and a Movie at Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    2-4p
    What: The library will show Americano, the 2016 movie about a Mexican parent that sets off on an adventure to defend his family. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday
  • Free Community Meal at Mrs. Wenger’s Restaurant, 105 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-1p
    What: The restaurant will offer a free meal to anyone who cannot afford a meal or who would be dining alone. They are accepting dessert donations to help with the meal.
Friday
  • Christmas with the Kringles at Millstone Creek Orchard, 506 Parks Crossrds Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    3:30-8p
    What: The orchard is offering a private, behind-the-scenes evening with Santa and Mrs. Claus that includes family firepit roasting, story time with hot cocoa, a hayride, cookie decorating and more. The cost is $19.95. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchard, 506 Parks Crossrds Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: Take a hayride through the orchard, which has been decorated with thousands of lights. They’ll also play Christmas movies and offer s’mores. The cost is $5. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free.
Saturday
  • Small Business Saturday in downtown Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-1p
    What: Stop by the DSI table to pick up a Shop Small tote and a Holiday Punch Card, which can qualify you to win one of 40+ prizes for shopping at downtown businesses. Every $10 you spend downtown earns a punch.
  • Christmas with the Kringles at Millstone Creek Orchard, 506 Parks Crossrds Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    3:30-8p
    What: The orchard is offering a private, behind-the-scenes evening with Santa and Mrs. Claus that includes family firepit roasting, story time with hot cocoa, a hayride, cookie decorating and more. The cost is $19.95. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchard, 506 Parks Crossrds Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: Take a hayride through the orchard, which has been decorated with thousands of lights. They’ll also play Christmas movies and offer s’mores. The cost is $5. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free.

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