Category Archives: Social Buzz

Social Buzz, Aug 21-25

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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

  • 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.

Social Buzz, Aug 14-19

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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

  • 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.

Social Buzz, Aug 7-11

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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

  • Pollinator Garden Tour at Chatham Mills, 480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro NC
    When: 10a
    What: Chatham County Cooperative Extension agent Debbie Roos will lead a tour of the garden. No registration is required. Meet on the lawn.
  • Pints & Poses at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When: 6:30p
    What: Michelle Morie will lead a one hour yoga class. The class and your choice of a beer or glass of wine is $10. Call 919-292-1629 to check on availability.

Tuesday

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.
  • Summer Party at Field Sparrow Farm, 1623 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When: 5-8p
    What: Celebrate the farm’s first season in Sanford with farm tours, food, and discussions on sustainable agriculture and cooking. Tours run at 5:30p and 6:30p. Food is at 7p. Bring your favorite dish to share.
  • German Speakers Group at San Felipe Mexican Restaurant, 1706 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 5:30p
    What: The group invites all German speakers to attend. There is no agenda, just great conversation. Contact Tamara Lewis at tplewis@windstream.net for more information.

Friday

  • 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.

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

Social Buzz, July 31-Aug 4

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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

  • Cone with a Cop at Dairy Queen, 2831 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford Nc
    When:
    1-3p
    What: Bring your children to Dairy Queen on Horner Blvd to enjoy free ice cream with members of the Sanford Police Department! The officers will offer free I.D. kits and kids can participate in a coloring contest. Bring school supplies or a non-perishable food item to donate to BackPack Pals.

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.
  • Grant Writing Workshop at Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10-11a
    What: On August 2, 9, and 16, Lee County Library will host a 3-part Grant Writing Program. Participants will learn where to look for money and how to write grants for their non-profits, government agencies or anyone interested in learning how grants are done. Call the library to sign up.
  • Hamlet In The Park at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    8p
    What: The Temple Theatre’s teen conservatory will stage Hamlet in the park. There is no admission fee.

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.
  • BPW Kickoff Meeting at Hawkins House Events, 112 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 5:30-7p
    What: Join Sanford’s largest women’s organization for its annual kickoff meeting. Meet the members and learn how BPW can help YOU grow professionally, personally, and politically. Drinks and appetizers will be served.
  • Hamlet In The Park at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 8p
    What: The Temple Theatre’s teen conservatory will stage Hamlet. This is the only indoor performance of the production. There is no admission fee.

Friday

  • Hamlet In The Park at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 8p
    What: The Temple Theatre’s teen conservatory will stage Hamlet in the park. There is no admission fee.
  • Live Music at Schoolys, 102 E. Trade St, Sanford NC
    When: 9p-2a
    What: Bryan Mayer will play. The cost is $7 for members and $10 for guests.

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

Social Buzz, July 24-28

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Remember: 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

  • Margarash Reading at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    2-3p
    What: Author Mark Riddle will read from his book Margarash, a children’s book about a young boy and a seemingly-nasty monster who realize they need each other. The event will be held in the library auditorium.
  • 8-Week Parenting Class at Compass House Counseling Center, 311 W. Rose St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-7:30p
    What: Instructor Pamela Parker, PhD, MS, LMFT will lead the class, which will be held every Monday for 8 weeks. The cost is $10 per session. You must register at 919-774-8790.

Tuesday

  • Lee County Genealogical & Historical Society Meeting at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    7p
    What: This month’s topic is “Family Owned Businesses – The Backbone of America” with representatives from Thomas & Sons Butcher Shop, Key’s Upholstery, Perry Brothers Tire Service, Sloan’s Garage, Budd-Mann Company, and Ukie Hallman’s Pig Farm. The meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome.

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.
  • Safety Lunch for Seniors at the Enrichment Center, 1615 S 3rd St, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: The Sanford Police Department’s Community Police Unit will provide safety tips and strategies for staying safe. Ashley Graham with Lee County’s Project Lazarus will present information about prescription medication safety. The event is free to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring an item to donate to BackPack Pals.

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.
  • Preschool Reading Program at Kiwanis Park, 1800 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30a
    What: The Lee County Coalition for Families will host a story time for preschoolers and their siblings. For the last week of the program, kids are encouraged to bring a bike. Other games will be provided.
  • Art Camp at ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 2-5p
    What: Youth ages 5-9 will create art from 2-3:30p. Youth ages 10-18 will create art from 3:30-5p. The cost is $25 and the weeks’ theme is watercolors.
  • The Science of Eclipses at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    3:30-4:30p
    What: Librarian Allison Sills will present information about the recorded history of eclipses. Professor Jason Ezell will provide a telescope with some filters and a presentation. The library will give safety solar viewing glasses to everyone who attends. The event will take place in the library auditorium.

Friday

  • Kids’ Afternoon at the Coffee Bar, 703D S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-3p
    What: Kids can make a campfire handprint with a s’mores snack.

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

Social Buzz, July 17-21

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Remember: 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

  • 8-Week Parenting Class at Compass House Counseling Center, 311 W. Rose St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-7:30p
    What: Instructor Pamela Parker, PhD, MS, LMFT will lead the class, which will be held every Monday for 8 weeks. The cost is $10 per session. You must register at 919-774-8790.
  • Community Summer Fest at Jonesboro UMC, 407 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-8p
    What: El Refugio will provide fun, free workshops and activities for adults, youth, and children. Register here. Childcare is available for children ages 6 months-4 years.

Tuesday

  • Community Summer Fest at Jonesboro UMC, 407 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-8p
    What: El Refugio will provide fun, free workshops and activities for adults, youth, and children. Register here. Childcare is available for children ages 6 months-4 years.

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 3rd St, Sanford NC
    When: 10:30-11:30a
    What: Parkinson’s Disease Support Group for patients and their caregivers meets on the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome.
  • Community Summer Fest at Jonesboro UMC, 407 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-8p
    What: El Refugio will provide fun, free workshops and activities for adults, youth, and children. Register here. Childcare is available for children ages 6 months-4 years.

Thursday

  • AM Buzz hosted by the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 7:30-9a
    What: Network with local business leaders and Chamber members while enjoying free coffee and breakfast. There will also be opportunities to promote your business and win a 50/50 raffle.
  • 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 Reading Program at Chatlee Marine, 2615 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30a
    What: The Lee County Coalition for Families will host a story time with the theme of transportation. This week’s story time will focus on boats. Younger children and older siblings are welcome.
  • Art Camp at ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 2-5p
    What: Youth ages 5-9 will create art from 2-3:30p. Youth ages 10-18 will create art from 3:30-5p. The cost is $25 and the weeks’ theme is ‘mystery paper bag.’ Each artist will choose one Mystery Bag of goodies, arranging the items inside into his/her own still life.
  • Community Summer Fest at Jonesboro UMC, 407 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-8p
    What: El Refugio will provide fun, free workshops and activities for adults, youth, and children. Register here. Childcare is available for children ages 6 months-4 years.
  • Drawing Demo at ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 6:30-8p
    What: Enjoy an interactive drawing demo with exhibiting artist Karen Rushatz. Meet the artist and learn firsthand how she creates her vibrant drawings. See her work up close. Ask questions. Enjoy the great art. Create your own.

Friday

  • Community Summer Fest at Jonesboro UMC, 407 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-8p
    What: El Refugio will provide fun, free workshops and activities for adults, youth, and children. Register here. Childcare is available for children ages 6 months-4 years.
  • Shaggers’ Social at the VFW, 1500 Webb St, Sanford NC
    When: 7-10p
    What: The Sanford Area Society of Shaggers (SASS) will hold their monthly social. The event will feature DJ Kitty Earles.

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

Social Buzz, July 10-14

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Remember: 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

  • Aldi Job Fair at Holiday Inn Express, 2110 Dalrymple St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7a-1p and 3-7p
    What: The store, which is still under construction, is seeking store associates ($12/hr) and shift managers ($16.50/hr).
  • Paint & Sip at The Flame, 109 Carbonton Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Paint Van Gogh’s “Still Life with Roses and Sunflowers” for $35, which includes all supplies and guided instruction. The subject will be sketched on an 11×14″ canvas. You must pay in advance here.

Tuesday

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.
  • Job Fair at NC Works Career Center, 1909 Lee Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-2p
    What: The Staffing Alliance will hire skilled production workers, forklift operators, general production workers, and material handlers. You must pre-register at www.ncworks.gov.

Thursday

  • Historical Plaque Unveiling in downtown Sanford NC
    When:
    9a
    What: The City of Sanford plaque dedicated to downtown Sanford’s horse hitching rings will be unveiled on the corner of McIver and Chatham streets.
  • 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 Reading Program at the Raleigh Exec Jetport, 700 Rod Sullivan Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30a
    What: The Lee County Coalition for Families will host a story time with the theme of transportation. This week’s story time will focus on airplanes. Younger children and older siblings are welcome.

Friday

  • Sweeney Todd at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7p
    What: The Temple’s Teen Conservatory will stage this production. Tickets are $14/adult and $8/student.

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

Social Buzz, June 26-30

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Remember: Check the SocialSanford Facebook page during the week 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

  • Cheer Camp at Cheer Extreme, 3492 Cameron Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-4p
    What: Youth ages 4-14 will cheer, tumble, jump, arts & crafts, and more for $135/week ($100 for members). Email cea-sanford@windstream.net to reserve a spot. The camp runs through Thursday.
  • VBS at Holly Springs Baptist Church, 385 Holly Springs Church Rd, Broadway NC
    When:
    6:30-9p
    What: This year’s program lasts through Thursday with the theme of Galactic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe. Preschoolers will be dismissed at 8p each night.

Tuesday

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.
  • Homeschool Information Meeting at Sonic, 2600 S Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Learn more about a new homeschooling group in Sanford. Discussion will include the classical model of education, the benefits of community, and the curriculum the group uses. Contact Kristan at 919-996-9287 with questions.

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.
  • Preschool Reading Program at the Sanford Fire Department, 512 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30a
    What: The Lee County Coalition for Families will host a story time with the theme of transportation. This month’s story time will focus on fire trucks. Younger children and older siblings are welcome.
  • NASA Event at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    3:30-4:30p
    What: There will be a solar eclipse across the U.S. on August 21. The library is hosting 2 events to promote awareness. On June 29 and July 27 (the last Thursdays of each month), the library will show videos from the NASA website and talk about the science behind eclipses in the library auditorium.

Friday

  • Wizard of Oz at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7p
    What: The first session of the theatre’s Summer Youth Conservatory will stage the iconic production. Tickets are $8/child or student and $14/adult.

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

Social Buzz, June 12-16

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Remember: Check the SocialSanford Facebook page during the week 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

  • Summer Reading Program – Grades K-3 at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: Lee County Parks & Rec will present “Build a Better World with Art.”
  • Caterpillar Job Fair at CCCC, 1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 3-6p
    What: Representatives from several areas will speak with potential candidates about available positions, as well as help with the online application process. All applications must be submitted online. Start here.
  • Food-Mood Seminar at Theraplay, 135 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-7p
    What: Alyssa Anderson, nutritionist at Lee County Cooperative Extension, will discuss the importance of label reading and give tips for grocery shopping. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Homeschool Information Meeting at Starbucks, 2905 S Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: Learn more about a new homeschooling group in Sanford. Discussion will include the classical model of education, the benefits of community, and the curriculum the group uses. Contact Kristan at 919-996-9287 with questions.

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.
  • Summer Reading Program – Toddlers/Preschoolers at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Lee County Parks & Rec will present “Build a Better World with Art.”

Thursday

  • Grand Opening of Lidl, 3209 NC 87 S, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:40a
    What: The German grocer will host grand opening events tomorrow through Sunday, starting with the ribbon cutting. The first 100 customers will have the chance to win a $100 gift card. They’ll also give out free reusable bags while supplies last. They’ll have games, prizes, and samples all weekend.
  • AM Buzz at the Buggy Factory, 115 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When: 7:30-9a
    What: Start the day with breakfast and networking hosted by US Cellular.
  • 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.
  • Pops in the Park(ing Lot) at St Luke UMC, 2913 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9:30a
    What: Learn more about Sanford MOPS at this free play date. They’ll serve ice pops and popcorn. Bring your trikes, strollers, scooters, or other ride-ons for a safe time playing with friends.
  • Summer Reading Program at First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: Don and Kathy Burns will present “Build a Better World with Magic & Ventriloquism.” All are welcome.
  • HAVEN Annual Meeting at The Flame, 109 Carbonton Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 5-7p
    What: The community is invited to learn more about HAVEN, their upcoming events, and more. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. RSVP at 919-774-8923.
  • Sanford Area Photography Club at the Mann Center, 507 N Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7p
    What: The club is open to photographers of all ages and levels. This month’s competition photos will have the topic “Atmosphere.”
  • Gallagher at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: Infamous comedian Gallagher will perform for a local audience with special guests Bob Nelson and Artie Fletcher. Reserved seating in the ‘Splash Zone’ is $45; the rest of the house is $35.

Friday

  • Blood Drive AT Chick-Fil-A, 3224 NC Hwy 87 S, Sanford NC
    When: 10:30a-3p
    What: Find out how donating blood can earn you a free sandwich here. Give the gift of life.
  • SASS Social at the VFW, 1500 Webb St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7-10p
    What: The Sanford Area Society of Shaggers is a group of friendly, welcoming people who have shag dancing and beach music. This is their monthly social and will feature DJ Kitty Earles.

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

Social Buzz, June 5-9

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Remember: Check the SocialSanford Facebook page during the week 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

  • Static Control Job Fair at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2-5p
    What: Apply for a range of jobs, including general manufacturing, assembly specialist, material handlers, and sales support. Experience-based positions included product manager, sales engineer, and Siebel developer.
  • National Night Out Coordinators’ Meeting at City Hall, 225 E. Weatherspoon St, Sanford NC
    When: 6:30p
    What: Attendees will be able to ask questions about National Night Out, start preparing for their neighborhoods’ events, and win prizes. Please note this event is for City residents only. County residents should contact the Sheriff’s Office for more information. A light dinner will be served.

Tuesday

  • Tuesday Tales at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30p
    What: The Lee County Arts Council invites the public to an evening of storytelling. Ron Jones, Dick Sotori, and Jadie Fusion will tell their stories.

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.
  • Toddler Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Bring toddlers (up to age 3) for story time in the auditorium. Programs last between 20 and 30 minutes and may include stories, finger plays, flannel board stories, crafts, movement, and music.

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.
  • Preschool Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Bring children ages 3-5 for story time in the auditorium. Programs last between 20 and 30 minutes and may include stories, finger plays, flannel board stories, crafts, movement, and music.

Friday

  • “Voice of Faith” at The Enrichment Center, 1615 S. Third St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: Meet local author and former community school administrator Kimberly McLean. Hear the story of how she overcame stage 4 cancer.

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