Category Archives: Weekend Roundup

Weekend Roundup, June 23-25

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Rain may be staying with us this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit at home. There’s plenty to do each day no matter the weather. If an event is not marked ‘rain or shine,’ make sure you check with the organizers to ensure it has not been canceled.


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Basketball Camp at Southern Lee High School, 2301 Tramway Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-12p
    What: SLHS will host this camp that’s open to both boys and girls (rising 1st grade and up). The cost is $50 for all three days or $20 for the individual days.
  • Sip and Shop Happy Hour at Hair Design, 1235 N. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 5-7p
    What: Shop for Essential Bodywear including new items and clearance items. There will be bra fittings, drawings for free items, and refreshments.
  • Open Studio at the ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-7:30p
    What: Bring your project or start a new one during Open Studio hours. You provide the materials and they provide the space. You can also meet exhibiting artist Karen Rushatz.
  • VBS at Christian Faith Ministries, 3110 Cameron Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 5:30-8:15p
    What: The theme will be ‘God’s love is deeper than the ocean.” Dinner will be served each night.

Saturday

  • Pollinator Party at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When: 10a-2p
    What: Learn about bees, butterflies and hummingbirds and their importance to the world’s food supply. Susan Campbell will tag and release the park’s humingbirds. This is a rain or shine event.
  • Dog Show at Carolina Town & Country, 710 E. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 11a-1p
    What: Enter your dog to win a prize. There will also be a protection dog demonstration. This is a rain or shine event.
  • Vendor Showcase at Jo-Ann’s Fashions, 2306 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford NC
    When: 11-3p
    What: Get a free bra fitting and shop with Premier Jewelry. Everyone who stops by will be entered to win a door prize.
  • Very Berry Celebration at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 11a-4p
    What: Celebrate the berry season with berry picking, hayrides, an airsoft challenge, a pie eating contest, and storytime. Admission is $3 for everyone over age 2.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • Open Studio at the ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 2-4p
    What: Bring your project or start a new one during Open Studio hours. You provide the materials and they provide the space. You can also meet exhibiting artist Karen Rushatz.
  • Brew ‘n’ Choo Luau at New Hope Valley Railway, 3900 Bonsal Rd, New Hill NC
    When: 2-9p
    What: Ride a train in a Hawaiian setting complete with craft beer, wine, pulled pork barbecue and music. The first 500 train passengers will receive a free floral lei.
  • Gather & Flourish: The Market, 346 HM Cagle Dr, Cameron NC
    When: 5-8p
    What: The market features local produce, photography, jewelry, clothing, food and more.

Sunday

  • Very Berry Celebration at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 1-5p
    What: Celebrate the berry season with berry picking, hayrides, an airsoft challenge, a pie eating contest, and storytime. Admission is $3 for everyone over age 2.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • VBS at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, 2200 Woodland Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30p
    What: Dinner will be served at 5:30p. VBS will follow. This year’s theme is Maker Fun Factory. The nursery will be available for babies and toddlers. Contact Lindsay at 919-827-6729 with any questions.
  • VBS at Shallow Well Church, 1220 Broadway Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8p
    What: Dinner will be served each night. Some transportation is provided. The theme is Maker Fun Factory.
  • VBS at New Life Praise Church, 2398 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8:30p
    What: A week of VBS will start at 4p with a hot dog kickoff. The theme is Maker Factory.
  • VBS at Ephesus Baptist Church, 2724 White Hill Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-9p
    What: The first night starts at 5:30p with dinner. The program will run through June 30 with a Family Night Celebration at the end. The theme is Galactic Starveyors.

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

Social Buzz, June 19-23

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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

  • Hero Central VBS at St. Luke UMC, 2916 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 9a-12:20p
    What: Pre-K through 5th graders are invited to VBS. Register online here. The program lasts through Friday.
  • Ribbon Cutting at Lee County YMCA, 1907 KM Wicker Memorial Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 10:30-11a
    What: Celebrate the opening of the YMCA’s new location, where the Sanford Nautilus was located.

Tuesday

  • Summer Reading Program – Grades K-3 at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: The theme for the week is “Friend Adventure” featuring Ronald McDonald.
  • Bill Brown at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 7-8:30p
    What: Local author Bill Brown will discuss his book called Money to Burn. The event will be in the library auditorium.

Wednesday

  • Basketball Camp at Southern Lee High School, 2301 Tramway Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-12p
    What: SLHS will host this camp that’s open to both boys and girls (rising 1st grade and up). The cost is $50 for all three days or $20 for the individual days.
  • 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: Chad Spivey will present “Build a Better World Through Music.”
  • Cub Treks at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 10-11a
    What: A park naturalist will lead a one-mile hike that will include time to stop and explore. The hike is free. Donations for the animals will be accepted. Call Lydia at 919-775-2107 x3 to preregister (preferred).
  • Parkinson’s Disease Support Group at 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.
  • VBS at Christian Faith Ministries, 3110 Cameron Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 7-8p
    What: The theme will be ‘God’s love is deeper than the ocean.” Dinner will be served each night.

Thursday

  • Basketball Camp at Southern Lee High School, 2301 Tramway Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-12p
    What: SLHS will host this camp that’s open to both boys and girls (rising 1st grade and up). The cost is $50 for all three days or $20 for the individual days.
  • 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 Reading Program at First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: Lee County Parks & Rec will present “Build a Better World Through Art.”
  • VBS at Christian Faith Ministries, 3110 Cameron Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 5:30-8:15p
    What: The theme will be ‘God’s love is deeper than the ocean.” Dinner will be served each night.
  • Reception at the Artstudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 6:30-8:30p
    What: Celebrate the opening of local artist Karen Rushatz’s solo exhibit. In addition to more than 30 paintings and drawings in this show, Karen has jewelry, notebooks, bags, and other items. There will be a drawing for an original art piece at the reception.

Friday

  • Basketball Camp at Southern Lee High School, 2301 Tramway Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-12p
    What: SLHS will host this camp that’s open to both boys and girls (rising 1st grade and up). The cost is $50 for all three days or $20 for the individual days.
  • Sip and Shop Happy Hour at Hair Design, 1235 N. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 5-7p
    What: Shop for Essential Bodywear including new items and clearance items. There will be bra fittings, drawings for free items, and refreshments.
  • VBS at Christian Faith Ministries, 3110 Cameron Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 5:30-8:15p
    What: The theme will be ‘God’s love is deeper than the ocean.” Dinner will be served each night.

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

Weekend Roundup, June 16-18

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Friday is slow, but Saturday is packed! There’s plenty to do for all age groups. Make sure you get out and have fun before the rain moves in next week!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

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.

Saturday

  • 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.
  • Grand Opening Weekend at Lidl, 3209 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-3p
    What: Kids activities and giveaways. There will be specials and giveaways all weekend.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • Father’s Day Celebration at Millstone Creek Orchard, 506 Parks Crossrds Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 11a-3p
    What: Celebrate Dad with a day of fun. Admission includes fishing with dad, an orchard hayride, an airsoft competition, and berry picking. Admission is free for dads and kids under age 2.
  • Block Party at Horton Park, 1515 Washington Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 12-5p
    What: The community is invited to a Kickin’ Crime in Lee County party. There’ll be guest speakers, entertainment, free food, face painting, games and much more.
  • Gather & Flourish: The Market, 346 HM Cagle Dr, Cameron NC
    When: 5-8p
    What: The market features local produce, photography, jewelry, clothing, food and more.
  • Social Saturday at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 8p
    What: The event starts with salsa dancing lessons from 8p to 9p. From 9p to 12a, the floor will be open to dancing. Light refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring a dish or dessert to share. Admission is $10 per adult.

Sunday

  • Father’s Day Celebration at Millstone Creek Orchard, 506 Parks Crossrds Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 1-4p
    What: Celebrate Dad with a day of fun. Admission includes fishing with dad, an orchard hayride, an airsoft competition, and berry picking. Admission is free for dads and kids under age 2.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • One By One at Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 4-5p
    What: One by One is a monthly community forum to discuss racism with the hope of sharing, understanding, and healing. All are invited to participate.

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

Weekend Roundup, June 9-11

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Congratulations to all the graduates of the Class of 2017, and to all the local kids who have finished out another school year. This weekend is surprisingly low key, so take a few days to relax and enjoy the beginning of summer!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

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.

Saturday

  • Adoption Event At Petco, 3070 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 12-3p
    What: Meet adoptable animals. The event is hosted by Animal Life Rescue.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • Gather & Flourish: The Market, 346 HM Cagle Dr, Cameron NC
    When: 5-8p
    What: The market features local produce, photography, jewelry, clothing, food and more.

Sunday

  • Slow Down Sunday at New Hope Valley Railway, 3900 Bonsal Rd, New Hill NC
    When:
    10a-3p
    What: Unplug with a scenic train ride. Tickets cost $10/adults, $9/seniors (ages 60+) and $7/children (ages 2-12, under 2 is free). Trains depart at 11a, 12:30p, and 2p. Chef’s House will be onsite for those who want to purchase lunch.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.

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

Weekend Roundup, June 2-4

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Start your weekend with lunch or dinner to benefit great causes and then see a movie under the stars at House in the Horseshoe. That’s just Friday! Saturday is full of fun and interesting things to do. Get out and enjoy!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Fundraiser Plate Sale at Deep River Park, 3485 R. Jordan Rd, Gulf NC
    When:
    11a-6p
    What: Buy a plate of chicken tenders, green beans, cole slaw, rolls, dessert, and a beverage for $8. Delivery is available for 10+ orders by calling Phil at 919-214-4178 or Lucinda at 919-801-7316.
  • Fundraiser Plate Sale at the Lee County Arts Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 11a-7p
    What: Buy a plate for $8 that includes a chicken leg quarter, slaw, baked beans, a roll, and dessert. Free delivery for orders of 10+. The sale will benefit Carolina Stars travel baseball.
  • Hollywood at House in the Horseshoe, 288 Alston House Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 8-11p
    What: Bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch Peter Hunt’s 1972 classic “1776” on an outdoor screen. They’ll have a food truck and games/activities for the whole family. There will be a $5 parking fee per vehicle.

Saturday

  • Yard Sale at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    8a-1p
    What: The theatre will sell clothing, including wedding dresses, coats, hats, and more, from its many past productions.
  • Furniture Auction at CCCC-Harnett Campus, 1075 E Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington NC
    When: 9a-12p
    What: A variety of handcrafted wood and metalwork, including lawn furniture, utility buildings, yard decorations, and other items, will be up for auction. The items will be available for viewing in and outside of the Miriello Building Multipurpose Room. Bidding starts at 10a.
  • Wellness and Safety Awareness Day at the Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When: 10a-2p
    What: The community is invited for a day of health screenings, wellness activities, and more sponsored by Sanford Lodge # 101 – Prince Hall Affiliate.
  • Hot Dog Sale at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church, 316 W Main St, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-2p
    What: The church youth will sell hot dogs in the parking lot across from the church. Two hot dogs, a bag of chips and a drink are available for $5, drive-through only. All proceeds go toward the youth mission trip to Washington, DC in July.
  • Adoption Event at Petco, 3070 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 12-3p
    What: Meet adoptable pets. The event is hosted by Animal Life Rescue.
  • Pittsboro Wine Fest at the Alpha Center, 697 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro NC
    When: 1-4p
    What: Try an array of wines from 15+ vendors along with a souvenir glass, cheeses, door raffles, music, and more. Tickets are $40 each and benefit Vidas de Esperanza, a nonprofit organization that provides free medical and dental care to Chatham County residents.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • Gather & Flourish: The Market, 346 HM Cagle Dr, Cameron NC
    When: 5-8p
    What: The market features local produce, photography, jewelry, clothing, food and more. Local musician Chicadee will perform.
  • Social Saturday at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 8p-12a
    What: Learn beginners salsa from 8-9 and then dance from 9-12. Light refreshments are provided. Bring a dish or a desert to share. The cost is $10 per adult.

Sunday

  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.

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

Weekend Roundup, May 26-28

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Check out “Guns of Ava” at the Temple Theatre on Friday. There’s also a beach party at New Hill Valley Railway, live music all weekend, a couple fundraisers, and more. Note: There will be no Social Buzz next week.


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Zumba Glow Party at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-7:30p
    What: Zumba Jammer Meladie Capers-Adams will host this 90-minute zumba party. Admission is $5/member and $10/non-member.
  • “Guns of Ava” at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 7:30-10p
    What: This production is a Memorial Day Weekend tribute to our military men and women and centers around the true story of a decorated veteran. Tickets are $20/adult, $15/student, and $18/military member.

Saturday

  • Bowling Fun Day at Kendale Bowling Lanes, 139 Rand St, Sanford NC
    When: 10a-5p
    What: Bowl to raise money for Family Promise. Tickets are $25, which includes 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, and 3 raffle tickets for prizes. There will also be a silent auction. Contact Wendy Smith at 919-258-5689 for more info.
  • Birthday Bash at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 11a-3p
    What: Celebrate the orchard’s 13th year with apple cider donuts, hayrides, open fishing and a scavenger hunt. The event is free.
  • Country-Western Dance Workshop at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 12:30-4:30p
    What: Learn country-western dances, including two-step, swing, cha-cha, waltz, polka, and line dancing. The cost is $40/person or $75/couple of one leader and one follower.
  • Brew ‘n’ Choo Beach Party at New Hill Valley Railway, 3900 Bonsal Road, New Hill NC
    When: 2-9p
    What: The family-friendly event offers one-hour, diesel-powered train excursions along with festivities in the railyard including food, dessert, craft beer, local wine, live music, games, prizes and giveaways. Ride tickets are $12/adult, $11/senior (age 60+), and $10/child (age 2-12).

Sunday

  • Birthday Bash at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 1-4p
    What: Celebrate the orchard’s 13th year with apple cider donuts, hayrides, open fishing and a scavenger hunt. The event is free./li>
  • Armed Forces Concert at Festival Park, 335 Ray Ave, Fayetteville NC
    When: 7:30p
    What: The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra will perform a series of patriotic and popular works to honor all members of the armed forces. Bring your own chair/blanket. Food trucks will be onsite. In case of bad weather, the concert will be at Methodist University’s Huff Concert Hall.

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

Weekend Roundup, May 19-21

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Travel back in time this weekend at the Gilliam Mill or House in the Horseshoe Historic Site. Try your hand at clay shooting or golf. Support local music and dancing. In other words — have a great weekend in Sanford/Lee County!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Plate Sale at Tramway Baptist Church, 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-7p
    What: The church will sell barbecue chicken plates for $8. Plates will include barbecue chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, a roll, and cookies.
  • SASS Social featuring DJ Kitty Earles at the VFW, 1500 Webb St, Sanford NC
    When: 7-10p
    What: The Sanford Area Society of Shaggers will hold their monthly social. People who enjoy beach music and/or shag dancing are welcome to attend.

Saturday

  • Ole Crank Up at Gilliam Mill, Hwy 42W, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-5p
    What: Learn about life in earlier times through demos including hit and miss engines, a whisky still, weaving, soap-making, and more. The grist mill will also be in use. Kids can participate in a scavenger hunt. Admission is $5/person. Children under age 12 are admitted free.
  • Bike Rodeo and Safety Day by Spring Lane Cinemas, 1351 Douglas Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 9a-12p
    What: Area Cub Scouts units invite girls and boys to ride a bike maze, go on a trail ride, get a helmet check, learn about bike safety, visit with a firefighter, learn about community law enforcement and more.
  • Drive Thru Job Fair Event at 2950 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 10a-2p
    What: Kelly Services is hiring stand up forklift drivers, material handlers, and general production workers for all three shifts.
  • Vendor Showcase at Jo-Ann’s Fashions, 2306 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford NC
    When: 10a-3p
    What: Get a free bra fitting by an Essential Bodywear specialist. The featured vendor is Penny DelGiudice with Premier Jewelry.
  • Kaleidoscope Fest in Waxhaw NC
    When: 10a-6p
    What: Live music, art, craft beer, farmer’s market and chef tastings, dance, and more. This is Waxhaw’s spring festival. Admission is free.
  • Social Saturday at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 7-11:30p
    What: The event starts with salsa dancing lessons from 7p to 8p. From 8p to 11:30p, the floor will be open to dancing. Light refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring a dish or dessert to share. Admission is $10 per adult.
  • Free Movie at Lillington Park, 801 S. First St, Lillington NC
    When: 8:15-10:15p
    What: See the movie “Sing” in the park. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Free popcorn will be provided.

Sunday

  • Ole Crank Up at Gilliam Mill, Hwy 42W, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-5p
    What: Learn about life in earlier times through demos including hit and miss engines, a whisky still, weaving, soap-making, and more. The grist mill will also be in use. Kids can participate in a scavenger hunt. Admission is $5/person. Children under age 12 are admitted free.
  • An Evening with the Orchestra at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 3p
    What: The Lee County Community Orchestra will perform “Summer Skylight,” a celebration of Armed Forces Day and the arrival of summer.
  • One By One at Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 4-5p
    What: To improve race relations, One by One is a monthly community forum to discuss racism with the hope of sharing, understanding, and healing. All are invited to participate.

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

Weekend Roundup, May 12-14

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Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all our local moms, grandmoms, and other special mother figures. Enjoy your weekend!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Sidewalk Sale at 2nd Glances, 137 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 10a-3p
    What: The shop will have several items at discounted prices. In case of rain, the sale will be inside.
  • Warbird Weekend at the Raleigh Exec Jetport, 900 Rod Sullivan Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 12-5p
    What: The CAF Fighters & Bombers Tour will stop by the Jetport. The tour will include the chance to purchase rides in the P-51 Mustang, SBD-5 Dauntless, or the B-25 Mitchell, the aircraft made famous by the Doolittle Raid.
  • Legally Blonde at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 2p and 8p
    What: A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

Saturday

  • Postal Workers Food Drive in Lee County
    When: All day
    What: Leave a bag (or bags) of non-perishable foods at your mailbox. All donations will be taken to CUOC. Volunteer opportunity: Drop by CUOC on Saturday to help receive and organize the donations.
  • Ride for Their Lives at Camel Back Bridge, 2989-3079 State Rd 2145, Bear Creek NC
    When: 7:30a-3p
    What: This annual fundraiser bike ride will benefit Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption. Ride 10, 31 or 62 miles through Lee, Chatham, and Moore counties. Entry is $40. Food and refreshments served to all riders.
  • Race to Read 5K Run/Walk at Kiwanis Park, 1800 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-12p
    What: The Sanford/Lee County Youth Council is hosting run/walk to provide reading materials to elementary schools in Lee County. Entry is $30. T-shirts are an additional $10. For more information contact Karen Kennedy at 919-718-4657 x5391 or Lesa Price at 919-718-4605 x5505.
  • Let’s Tattoo the Town Fundraiser at the Buggy Company, 115 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When: 9a-12p
    What: Participate in a motorcycle ride to raise funds for Sanford Mural Arts program. Entry is $20. The event will include music, door prizes, acution items, a 50/50 raffle, and food.
  • May Event at The Vintage Warehouse, 210 Market St, Sanford NC
    When: 9a-3p
    What: Shop for unique vintage, primitive, and collectible items. The warehouse opens one Saturday each month for a one-day event.
  • Buggy Festival in historic Carthage NC
    When: 9a-4p
    What: Enjoy a buggy and tractor show, a classic car and truck show, a free kid’s area, a fun run, vendors, food, and more.
  • Sidewalk Sale at 2nd Glances, 137 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 10a-3p
    What: The shop will have several items at discounted prices. In case of rain, the sale will be inside.
  • Warbird Weekend at the Raleigh Exec Jetport, 900 Rod Sullivan Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 10a-5p
    What: The CAF Fighters & Bombers Tour will stop by the Jetport. The tour will include the chance to purchase rides in the P-51 Mustang, SBD-5 Dauntless, or the B-25 Mitchell, the aircraft made famous by the Doolittle Raid.
  • Adoption Drive at Sandhills Orthodontics, 1129 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 3-6p
    What: Attend an adoption drive for Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption. They’ll have Pelican’s Snoballs, face painting, animals, and more. It is not necessary for you to adopt a pet to enjoy the festivities.
  • Legally Blonde at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

Sunday

  • Warbird Weekend at the Raleigh Exec Jetport, 900 Rod Sullivan Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 10a-5p
    What: The CAF Fighters & Bombers Tour will stop by the Jetport. The tour will include the chance to purchase rides in the P-51 Mustang, SBD-5 Dauntless, or the B-25 Mitchell, the aircraft made famous by the Doolittle Raid.
  • Legally Blonde at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 2p
    What: A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

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

Weekend Roundup, May 5-7

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Welcome to May! After a few jam-packed weekends, the next few days are bustling but not overly busy. Enjoy a little down time between activities that celebrate what’s so great and unique about our community.


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Arbor Day at B.T. Bullock Elementary School, 1410 McNeil Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 12p
    What: The community is invited to hear students’ poetry, essays, and songs devoted to Arbor Day. The City of Sanford will plant trees on the school campus.
  • Legally Blonde at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 2p and 8p
    What: A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

Saturday

  • NAACP WIN Mother of the Year Brunch at First Calvary Baptist Church, 240 Fields Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 10a-2p
    What: The NC NAACP Conference of Branches and the NC Women in NAACP will hold its 62nd Woman-Mother of the Year Brunch/Coronation. Attendees of all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $30/adult, $10/youth and students under age 18.
  • Social Saturday at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 7p-12a
    What: The event starts with salsa dancing lessons from 7p to 8p. From 8p to 11:30p, the floor will be open to dancing. Light refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring a dish or dessert to share. Admission is $10 per adult.
  • Legally Blonde at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

Sunday

  • Legally Blonde at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 2p
    What: A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

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

Weekend Roundup, April 28-30

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Another spring weekend means another jam-packed couple of days. This weekend features the annual Sanford Block Party, the NC Jaycee Burn Center benefit, Legally Blonde at the Temple, and lots more. Have fun!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Recruitment Fair at the Sanford Correctional Center, 417 Prison Camp Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-1p
    What: The NC Department of Public Safety/Division of Adult Corrections is recruiting applicants for Correctional Officer I and II positions.
  • Open House at the Lee County Health Department, 106 Hillcrest Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 2-4p
    What: Meet the department’s staff and learn about the many programs and services available. Educational materials, light refreshments and prizes will be available. The open house is free and open to the public. For more information, call 919-718-4640.
  • Legally Blonde at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 2p and 8p
    What: A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.
  • Spaghetti Dinner Benefit at First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 6-8p
    What: Spaghetti dinner including salad, roll, drink and dessert for $8/adult or $5/child under age 5. Students from J. Glenn Edwards Elementary and B.T. Bullock will sing and an East Lee Middle School student will provide background music. Proceeds benefit two local families fighting cancer.
  • Student Theatre at San-Lee Chapel, 3215 Keller Andrews Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: Lee Christian’s drama students will present “Holy Moses!” — a new telling of the classic bible tale.
  • Annie at the Stewart Theatre, 114 N Wilson Ave, Dunn NC
    When:
    7:30p
    What: Harnett Regional Theatre will stage the iconic play. Tickets are $12.

Saturday

  • Spring Plein Air Paint-Out at the Art House, 1501 Cool Springs Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 7a-4p
    What: Sanford Brush & Palette Club invites artists to set up around the farm to paint in the fresh air. The cost to participate is $10/member or $15/non-member.
  • Sanford Block Party on McIntosh St, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-3p
    What: Volunteers from around the community will come together to spruce up areas of McIntosh Street. Free breakfast will begin at 8a and work will begin at 9a. Free lunch will also be provided.
  • NC Jaycee Burn Center Ride & Music Event 2017 at the Gilliam Mill, 4699 Carbonton Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-9p
    What: The day starts with a benefit bike ride and ends with live music at the Ole Gilliam Mill. The cost to ride is $20/single and $20+love offering/double. Kick stands up at 10a. Vendors and food will start at the mill at 1p. The music will start at 2p.
  • Adoptathon at PetSense, 2414 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 9a-5p
    What: The store will offer adoptions and activities for the whole family. There will be goodie bags for those who adopt.
  • Annie at the Stewart Theatre, 114 N Wilson Ave, Dunn NC
    When:
    3:30p
    What: Harnett Regional Theatre will stage the iconic play. Tickets are $12.
  • Sour Beer Tasting at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When: 5-7p
    What: Sample ten sour beers from Cascade Barrel House. Tickets are $30/person, which includes 3 oz of each beer and the chance to order the beers at a deep discount.
  • Student Theatre at San-Lee Chapel, 3215 Keller Andrews Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: Lee Christian’s drama students will present “Holy Moses!” — a new telling of the classic bible tale.
  • Legally Blonde at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

Sunday

  • Cruise-In from Circle-K, 2219 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford NC
    When: 8a
    What: Cruise’in to Goodguys Raleigh to K&N All American show at the fairgrounds.
  • Legally Blonde at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 2p
    What: A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.
  • Annie at the Stewart Theatre, 114 N Wilson Ave, Dunn NC
    When:
    2:30p
    What: Harnett Regional Theatre will stage the iconic play. Tickets are $12.

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