Category Archives: Social Buzz

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.

Social Buzz, Nov 13-17

socialbuzz


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


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

  • Yoga for Beginners at Sanford Yoga Center, 126 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-7p
    What: Beginners yoga is for people of all shapes, sizes, fitness levels, and genders. This is a 4-week week series that will run on Mondays. The cost is $32 for all four Mondays or $10/day. This is the third of the four Mondays.

Tuesday

  • CARA Fundraiser at Aye Toro, 3064 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    4-10p
    What: Dine in or take out to benefit Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption. The org will receive a portion of sales from the night.
  • Genealogical & Historical Society Meeting at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Bring a dish to share for the Society’s annual holiday party. Also bring a special ornament, poem, or holiday story for Holiday Show and Tell. The meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome.

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 “Thanksgiving.”
  • Open House at The Bread of Life, 219 Maple Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    1p
    What: The Bread of Life has been selected to house Sanford’s first Extreme Weather Shelter for the homeless. It will operate when temperatures are below 32 degrees or above 90 degrees. Visit the facility and learn more.
  • Upward Basketball Signups at First Baptist Church, 202 Summitt Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: High school boys can sign up to play in the Upward league. The cost is $30 for the season. 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.
  • 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 “Thanksgiving.”
  • Sanford Latin Dance at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    12-1p
    What: Sanford Latin Dance will visit the library to give free dance lessons to attendees. Dance styles include bachata, salsa, merengue and cha cha. Everyone is welcome and registration is not required.
  • Paint Night at Luminarias, 200 Independent Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9:30p
    What: Wine and Design will lead a paint night. The subject will be a deer with fall foliage. The cost is $35, which includes all supplies and guided instruction. You must register to attend.

Friday

  • Free Developmental Screenings at Theraplay, 135 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-12p
    What: Theraplay will hold free developmental delay screenings by appointment. Contact 919-774-1281 or info@theraplaync.com to schedule a slot.
  • ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7p
    What: The Sanford School of Classical Ballet will stage its annual production of the holiday classic. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 919-770-3171 for tickets.

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

Social Buzz, Nov 6-10

socialbuzz


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


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

  • Yoga for Beginners at Sanford Yoga Center, 126 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-7p
    What: Beginners yoga is for people of all shapes, sizes, fitness levels, and genders. This is a 4-week week series that will run on Mondays. The cost is $32 for all four Mondays or $10/day.

Tuesday

  • Holiday Craft Day at the McSwain Center, 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: The ECA Club offers the public to attend a craft day that will include demos on making kitchen and bath scrubs, baked goods, jewelry, and more. There will also be children’s activities. Tickets are $1 and are limited to the 25 people. Children under age 12 are admitted free.

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 “My Favorite Pet.”
  • Trivia Night at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-7:30p
    What: Libations hosts a trivia night every other Wednesday. The winner will receive bar credit.

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.
  • Fitness & Wellness Fair at CCCC-Lee Gym, 1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-12p
    What: The college’s Fitness Science students will conduct the fair as part of their class project. They will have interactive displays as well as vendors. All are encouraged to attend.
  • Veterans Day Ceremony at the Dennis A Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9:30a
    What: CCCC will hold a ceremony to honor our veterans. The event is open to all.
  • 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 “My Favorite Pet.”
  • 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.
  • Science Fair at the Boys & Girls Club, 1414 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: The public is encouraged to stop by to see the different experiments and projects Club youth have created. There is no fee and the event is open to all.

Friday

  • Christmas Play at Lee Christian School, 3220 Keller Andrews Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30p
    What: The Lee Christian Drama Club will stage a production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door.
  • Gospel Benefit Concert at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7-10p
    What: Little Willie and the Spiritual Aires will perform. Admission is $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Call 919-775-5610 for tickets and more information.

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

Social Buzz, Oct 30-Nov 3

socialbuzz


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


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

  • Yoga for Beginners at Sanford Yoga Center, 126 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-7p
    What: Beginners yoga is for people of all shapes, sizes, fitness levels, and genders. This is a 4-week week series that will run on Mondays. The cost is $32 for all four Mondays or $10/day.
  • Fall Festival at Monarch Lee PSR, 214 McIver St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: The festival will feature candy, food, games, and more. Hot dogs will be available for purchase. Donations of canned goods are welcomed.

Tuesday

  • Berry Spooktacular Halloween at Edible Arrangements, 3035 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    all day
    What: Make a purchase to get a free professional face painting or glitter tattoo. Everyone in costume will be entered into a drawing for a free dipped cone. Donate an unwrapped toy for Toys 4 Tots.
  • Trick-or-Treating at Piggly Wiggly, 2412 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    3:30-6p
    What: The Sanford store will have candy and games. You can also purchase raffle tickets for Piggly Wiggly gift cards.
  • Trunk or Treat at Grace Chapel, 2605 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: The church will have food trucks, face painting, video games, and more. They’ll also have a special party for middle and high school ages.
  • Trunk or Treat at Holly Springs Baptist Church, 385 Holly Springs Church Rd, Broadway NC
    When:
    6:30-8p
    What: Everyone is invited for a trunk or treat.
  • Night of the Living Dead at Lee County High School, 1708 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9-10:30p
    What: The drama department will stage a production of the Halloween classic. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30p and on October 31 at 9p. Tickets are $8/adult and $5/student.

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 Pajama Day.

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 Pajama Day.
  • ‘Clue’ at the Temple Theater, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: See the iconic whodunnit musical for $27/adult or $15/student/senior citizen. The audience will get involved in solving the crime!
  • Candlelight Reflections Reception & Ceremony at the Enrichment Center, 1615 S. Third St, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-7:30p
    What: This annual ceremony raises awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and celebrates the lives of those affected by this condition. Luminaries are available for purchase for $5. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to 919-776-0501 x 2230.

Friday

  • ‘Clue’ at the Temple Theater, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p and 7:30p
    What: See the iconic whodunnit musical for $27/adult or $15/student/senior citizen. The audience will get involved in solving the crime!
  • Pancake Supper with Silent Auction at Lemon Springs Baptist Church, 576 Sanders Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-7p
    What: Purchase a pancake plate for $5 to benefit Operation Christmas Child. Silent auctions include homemade crafts, baked goods, and more.

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

Social Buzz, Oct 23-27

socialbuzz


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


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

Tuesday

  • Genealogical & Historical Society Meeting at The Enrichment Center, 1615 S. Third St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6p
    What: This month’s program is “Salute Our Veterans” and will feature a guest speaker. John Santa from Chapel Hill will present a special celebration for our veterans in attendance. The meeting is open to the public, and guests are welcome.
  • Central Carolina Toastmasters at CCCC-Lee, 1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-7:30p
    What: Improve your communication and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome. Meetings start and end on time, so arrive early.

Wednesday

  • Jack o’Lantern Trail in downtown Sanford NC
    When:
    nightfall
    What: Participating businesses in downtown Sanford will display original jack o’lanterns in their store windows.

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.
  • ‘Clue’ at the Temple Theater, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: See the iconic whodunnit musical for $27/adult or $15/student/senior citizen. The audience will get involved in solving the crime!
  • Business After Hours at the Mann Center of NC, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-6:30p
    What: Take a tour of the historic building, watch a dress rehearsal for an upcoming production, and peruse the Miller Art Gallery while networking with community and business leaders.
  • Jack o’Lantern Trail in downtown Sanford NC
    When:
    nightfall
    What: Participating businesses in downtown Sanford will display original jack o’lanterns in their store windows.
  • Night of the Living Dead at Lee County High School, 1708 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30-9p
    What: The drama department will stage a production of the Halloween classic. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30p and on October 31 at 9p. Tickets are $8/adult and $5/student.

Friday

  • ‘Clue’ at the Temple Theater, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p and 8p
    What: See the iconic whodunnit musical for $27/adult or $15/student/senior citizen. The audience will get involved in solving the crime!
  • Halloween Festival at Lillington Park, 405 S. First St, Lillington NC
    When:
    5:30-8p
    What: The annual event includes a trunk or treat, hayride, cake walk, and movie in the park. No scary costumes. Adults may not wear a mask.
  • Jack o’Lantern Trail in downtown Sanford NC
    When:
    nightfall
    What: Participating businesses in downtown Sanford will display original jack o’lanterns in their store windows.
  • Lights of Halloween at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9p
    What: The farm will offer a 30-minute hay ride with lighted displayed and a special light show at the end. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Cash only.
  • Night of the Living Dead at Lee County High School, 1708 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30-9p
    What: The drama department will stage a production of the Halloween classic. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30p and on October 31 at 9p. Tickets are $8/adult and $5/student.

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

Social Buzz, Oct 16-20

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This week’s Social Buzz is sponsored by Sanford Health & Rehab on Farrell Road. Go learn more about their services on October 19!

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

  • NC Museum of Natural Sciences at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    4-5p
    What: The museum will present “Tools of the Scientific Trade.” Registration is free but is limited to 40 participants. The program is suitable for chldren ages 7+ with the supervision of an adult. For more information or to register, call 919-718-4665 x5484 or x5485.
  • Spirit Night at Biscuitville, 2053 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: Have breakfast after dark in support of J. Glenn Edwards. A portion of the night’s sales will be donated to the school.
  • Spirit Night at Zaxby’s, 3220 NC 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: Zaxby’s will donate a portion of the night’s sales to Lee Early College.
  • “Encounter…” at St Stephen Catholic Church, 901 N. Franklin Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30p
    What: “Encounter: A Conversation about Including and Respecting All People” is open to the public and will feature guests and leaders from the community. All are welcome. The church will offer free refreshments and a drawing for prizes.
  • Central Carolina Toastmasters at CCCC-Harnett, 1075 E Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington NC
    When:
    6:30-7:30p
    What: This is a special meeting. Improve your communication and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome. Meetings start and end on time, so arrive early.

Wednesday

  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will partner with the Lee County Partnership for Children to read Quackers for Read for the Record.
  • 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. The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Thursday

  • AM Buzz at the Buggy Factory, 115 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30-9a
    What: This month’s morning networking event is sponsored by Morgan Stanley-Autumn Yamamura. A light breakfast is provided. There is no cost to attend, but you’ll want to bring cash to purchase tickets for door 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.
  • MOPS Meeting at Central Baptist Temple, 1411 Fire Tower Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-12p
    What: The church is hosting its first Mothers of Preschoolers group. The topic is “free indeed.” They’ll have coffee and donuts followed by a craft. The group is open to mothers with children of all ages.
  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will partner with the Lee County Partnership for Children to read Quackers for Read for the Record.
  • ‘Clue’ at the Temple Theater, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: See the iconic whodunnit musical for $27/adult or $15/student/senior citizen. The audience will get involved in solving the crime!
  • Read for the Record at Maple Avenue Park, 305 Maple Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    3:30-4:30p
    What: The Lee County Partnership for Children will read the book Quackers as part of Read for the Record, the world’s largest shared reading experience.
  • Community Meet & Mingle at Sanford Health & Rehab, 2701 Farrell Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    4:30-6:30p
    What: Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine at a special afternoon networking and meetup event.

Friday

  • Quilt Show at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: Presented by the Hearts and Hands ECA Quilters’ Guild, the quilt show will feature more than 100 quilts, as well as vendors, raffles, door prizes, handmade items, and more. Admission is $6. Children under age 12 are admitted free.
  • ‘Clue’ at the Temple Theater, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p and 8p
    What: See the iconic whodunnit musical for $27/adult or $15/student/senior citizen. The audience will get involved in solving the crime!
  • Lights of Halloween at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9p
    What: The farm will offer a 30-minute hay ride with lighted displayed and a special light show at the end. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Cash only.
  • 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.
  • Family Movie at Aberdeen Town Lake, 301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen NC
    When:
    7:15p
    What: Aberdeen Parks & Rec will show Lego Batman. There is no cost to attend. Concessions will be available for purchase.

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

Social Buzz, Oct 9-13

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This week’s Social Buzz is sponsored by Sanford Health & Rehab on Farrell Road. Go learn more about their services on October 19!

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

  • Central Carolina Toastmasters at CCCC-Harnett, 1075 E Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington NC
    When:
    6:30-7:30p
    What: This is a special meeting. Improve your communication and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome. Meetings start and end on time, so arrive early.
  • Author Meet & Greet at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30p
    What: Meet Valerie Simpson, author of ‘A Resume of a Desperate Woman, and Other Writings.” Simpson will read an excerpt from the book and be available afterward for questions and book signings.

Wednesday

  • 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. The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
  • Joint Pain Seminar at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-6:30p
    What: Learn more about joint pain and joint replacement surgery. Professional golfer Fred Funk will be the guest speaker. Call 888-787-9537 to register.
  • Trivia Night at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-7:30p
    What: Libations hosts a trivia night every other Wednesday. The winning team will get $50 towards their bar tab.

Thursday

  • Thursday Hike at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When:
    9a
    What: Join park staff every week to hike 3-6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Plan to stop during the hike to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental educational moments, and listen to the natural world. For ages 12 and up. Call the visitor center at 910-893-4888 x0 for additional information and meeting location.
  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will offer stories, crafts, and games for preschoolers. The Sanford Fire Department will be onhand to talk about fire safety.
  • 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.

Friday

  • Lights of Halloween at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9p
    What: The farm will offer a 30-minute hay ride with lighted displayed and a special light show at the end. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Cash only.
  • 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.
  • ‘The Cost of Living’ at the ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    8p
    What: The Cost of Living is a one-act play based on letters and interviews with 25 Anchorage, AK breast cancer survivors. Tickets are $25 each and all proceeds from the event will be shared between Central Carolina Hospital Auxiliary Cancer Care Fund and the Lee County Highway To Healing Fund.

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