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Weekend Roundup, Aug 18-20

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We’re heading into a quiet weekend. What’s on your list of things to do? Get some ideas in the Weekend Roundup below!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.

Saturday

  • Warehouse Sale at The Vintage Warehouse, 109 E. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 9a-3p
    What: During its monthly open door event, the shop offers antiques and vintage, primitive and new furniture along with home decor.
  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Annual Community Outreach “Cookout” at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 11a-3p
    What: New Birth Harvest Church will have free food, games, music, and more at the park. Groups include Carla and Redemption, The Sounds of Praise, Youth in Christ, and more.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person. The pool is only open on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent paddle boats for $3/30 minutes and sit-on-top kayaks for $5/30 minutes. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • Mural Dedication and Celebration on Trade Street, Sanford NC
    When:
    4-7p
    What: The City of Sanford Appearance Commission invites everyone to help dedicate the new Jonesboro Cornet Band mural in historic Jonesboro on Saturday. They’ll have food, photo opps, music, and 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-12a
    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

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Gospel Sing at Hunt Springs Baptist Church, 1557 St. Andrews Church Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 11a
    What: Hunt Springs Baptist Church will welcome back “Servants Call.” Keith and Penny Jenkins and Roslyn Parker lead the Gospel Sing.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person. The pool is only open on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • 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, Aug 11-13

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We’re heading into a quiet weekend. What’s on your list of things to do? Get some ideas in the Weekend Roundup below!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • 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.

Saturday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent paddle boats for $3/30 minutes and sit-on-top kayaks for $5/30 minutes. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • ‘Wizard of Oz’ at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 2p and 7p
    What: The second session of the theatre’s Summer Youth Conservatory will stage the iconic production. Tickets are $8/child and $14/adult.
  • 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.
  • Skywatching at Jordan Lake, 2582 Beaver Creek Rd, Apex NC
    When:
    9-11p
    What: Morehead Planetarium will provide telescopes to see the Perseid Meteor Shower. Skywatching sessions are free, informal, and family-friendly. Each session is scheduled for two hours, but you can arrive and leave at any time during the session. Parking is limited.

Sunday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person.
  • 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.
  • ‘Wizard of Oz’ at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 2p
    What: The second session of the theatre’s Summer Youth Conservatory will stage the iconic production. Tickets are $8/child and $14/adult.

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

Weekend Roundup, July 28-30

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This weekend is full of events, including a first responders touch-a-truck, live music, and lots of free fun for everyone. Make the most of this bustling region we live in!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • NASA Talk at Sanford Health & Rehab, 2702 Farrell Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    12p
    What: A NASA Solar System Ambassador will share information about NASA’s missions to the moon and Mars. The event is free and open to all.
  • Kids’ Afternoon at the Coffee Bar, 703D S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-3p
    What: Kids can make a campfire hand print with a s’mores snack.

Saturday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Brew ‘n’ Choo Ice Cream Social at New Hope Valley Railway, 3900 Bonsal Rd, New Hill NC
    When: 10a-4p
    What: For each train ticket purchased, visitors will get two scoops of ice cream (children under age 2 will get 1 scoop) and a choice of toppings from Bruster’s Real Ice Cream of Apex. There will also be baby back ribs and hot dogs available for purchase and a DJ will play music.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent paddle boats for $3/30 minutes and sit-on-top kayaks for $5/30 minutes. 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.
  • Latin Night at Aye Toro, 3064 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 10:30p-2a
    What: The restaurant will have a DJ playing salsa, merengue, bachata, house, reggaeton, and more. You must be 21 or older to attend and there is a dress code.

Sunday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person.
  • 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, July 14-16

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The weekend is filled with opportunities to take in some live music. Go support our local artists!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • 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.

Saturday

  • VBS at Hunt Springs Baptist Church, 1557 St. Andrews Church Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    8:30a-5p
    What: Elementary-aged children will learn Bible stories, make a craft, and have lunch. There will be water activities in the afternoon. For more information, contact huntspringschurch@gmail.com or 919-774-1822.
  • Warehouse Sale at The Vintage Warehouse, 109 E. Main St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-3p
    What: Shop for vintage items, primitive furniture, and accessories from Old Gold Salvage & Antiques and Redoux Home Vintage shops.
  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent paddle boats for $3/30 minutes and sit-on-top kayaks for $5/30 minutes. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • Sweeney Todd at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: The Temple’s Teen Conservatory will stage this production. Tickets are $14/adult and $8/student.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person.
  • 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.
  • Sweeney Todd at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: The Temple’s Teen Conservatory will stage this production. Tickets are $14/adult and $8/student.

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

Weekend Roundup, July 7-9

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The weekend is filled with opportunities to take in some live music. Go support our local artists!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.

Saturday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Community Day in Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-1p
    What: Enjoy games, music, and speakers to help bring awareness to domestic violence. Bring items to donate to HAVEN in Lee County. See a list of needed items here. The event is in memory of Calandra McLean and TaShonna Cameron.
  • Rock Painting at Coffee Barrel, 703D S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 1-3p
    What: Paint rocks to hide in the community. All supplies will be provided at no charge.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent paddle boats for $3/30 minutes and sit-on-top kayaks for $5/30 minutes. 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

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: The fountain will run at specific times each day. The hours are 10-11a, 12-1p, 2-3p, and 4-5p.
  • Military Appreciation Train Ride at New Hill Valley Railway, 3900 Bonsal Rd, New Hill NC
    When: 10a-3p
    What: The railroad will honor those who serve our country with up to four free tickets offered to active duty, reserve, National Guard, veterans and retired military personnel for its diesel train excursions.
  • Public Swim at O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool is open to the public for swimming. The cost is $3/person.
  • 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 30-July 2

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The weekend before the 4th is unsurprisingly low key, but there’s enough to keep you busy, including youth theatre and live music.

Heads up: Looking for July 4th events and fireworks? Check the SocialSanford Facebook event page!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

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.

Saturday

  • 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.
  • Season Opening of O.T. Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: The pool will open for the summer. Hours are 1p to 5p from Tuesday through Sunday.
  • Wizard of Oz at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Home Town Dance at the Enrichment Center, 1615 S. Third St, Sanford NC
    When: 7-10p
    What: The Southern Exposure Band will play. The Enrichment Center will provide hot dogs and hamburgers. Bring a dessert to share.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Wizard of Oz at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    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.
  • Summerfest in historic Pittsboro NC
    When: 2-8p
    What: The festival will feature an artisan market, kids activities, face painting, fairy hair, a dunking booth, games, food, and lots of live music.

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

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.