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Weekend Roundup, Oct 20-22

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This weekend is full of events and most of them are completely free! Make sure you scroll through the events for each day to make sure you maximize all your opportunities for fall fun.


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Nature’s Seedlings at Raven Rock, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Children will learn about trees and the benefits they provide. After, attendees will help rangers plant two Longleaf Pine trees behind the Visitor Center.
  • 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 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!
  • 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.
  • Fiesta Friday at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9p-1a
    What: Wear glow gear or Halloween costumes for a special Friday night dance party complete with black lights.

Saturday

  • Nature Center Open at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-5p
    What: The newly built Nature Center will be open to the public every day in October from 8a to 5p. The building is now located up the hill from the old center.
  • Family Fun Day at Spring Lane Assembly of God, 1715 Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When: 9a-1p
    What: The church will have bouncy houses and a slide, a petting zoo, face painting, games, hot dogs, cotton candy, and snow cones. The event is free.
  • Miltia Muster at The House in the Horseshoe, 288 Alston House Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-4p
    What: Learn about backcountry militias and their roles during the American Revolution. You can watch units practice their drills and visit the encampments. Activities will include musket firings/drills, house tours, demonstrations, and games. Curbside Cravin’s Food Truck will be on site all day.
  • Pumpkin Painting at The Painted Petal, 1112 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-3p
    What: Stop by the studio to paint pumpkins. There’s no charge if you bring your own pumpkin to paint. All ages are welcome.
  • Quilt Show at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-4p
    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.
  • Oktoberfest at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 10a-4p
    What: Admission is $8 for ages 3+ and includes hayrides, cider demos, pumpkin chunkin’, story time with the Great Pumpkin, pumpkin pie eating contests, S’mores, pumpkin piñatas, samples, and more. You must pay for your pumpkin separately.
  • Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Gross Farms, 1606 Pickett Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-10p
    What: Enjoy picking pumpkins, exploring a corn maze, playing games, taking a hay ride, and more. Admission is $3. Attractions are priced separately. Faith Bardill will provide live music starting at 4p.
  • Oktoberfest Benefit at Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-2p
    What: Get a plate with a brat, sauerkraut, potatoes, a roll, a drink, and a homemade dessert for $8. You can choose a hot dog, chips, and a drink for $5. The Hill Family Band will entertain with bluegrass and Gospel music during the noon hour. The event will benefit the CUOC, Family Promise, and the Helping Hands Clinic.
  • Fall-O-Ween at Aberdeen Lake Park, 301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen NC
    When:
    11a-2p
    What: Aberdeen Parks & Rec will offer carnival games, inflatables, face painting, a climbing wall, and more. The event is for children ages 15 and under. Admission is $5 per child. Children under age 2 are admitted free.
  • Hayride & Movie Night at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 5-9p
    What: Ride the “happy” hayride trail decorated with animated scenes and thousands of lights. They’ll also play a halloween movie. Every child dressed in costume will receive a treat bag and there will be a costume contest at 6:30p. Admission is $7 for ages 3+.
  • 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.
  • ‘Clue’ at the Temple Theater, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    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!

Sunday

  • Nature Center Open at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-5p
    What: The newly built Nature Center will be open to the public every day in October from 8a to 5p. The building is now located up the hill from the old center.
  • Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Gross Farms, 1606 Pickett Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-6p
    What: Enjoy picking pumpkins, exploring a corn maze, playing games, taking a hay ride, and more. Admission is $3. Attractions are priced separately. The B-Sides will provide live music starting at 2p.
  • Oktoberfest at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: Admission is $8 for ages 3+ and includes hayrides, cider demos, pumpkin chunkin’, storytime with the Great Pumpkin, pumpkin pie eating contests, S’mores, pumpkin piñatas, samples, and more. You must pay for your pumpkin separately.
  • ‘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!

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

Weekend Roundup, Oct 13-15

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This weekend is full of events and most of them are completely free! Make sure you scroll through the events for each day to make sure you maximize all your opportunities for fall fun.


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

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.

Saturday

  • Chick-Fil-A 5K at Depot Park, downtown Sanford NC
    When: 7:30-9:30a
    What: The race will wind through downtown Sanford. Chick-Fil-A will have free breakfast in Depot Park as well as a DJ. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club. Registration is $35.
  • Mom-to-Mom Consignment Sale at St Luke UMC, 2916 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-12:30p
    What: Shop for all things baby and child from local moms. Admission is $1 per adult. The sale benefits the ministry of Sanford MOPS.
  • Nature Center Open at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-5p
    What: The newly built Nature Center will be open to the public every day in October from 8a to 5p. The building is now located up the hill from the old center.
  • Teddy Bear Brunch at the McSwain Center, 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 9-11:30a
    What: Children under age 5 are invited for a morning snack, storytelling, music, crafts, a teddy bear hunt, and more. Admission is free but donations are welcome. You must pre-register.
  • Goldston Old Fashion Day in Goldston NC
    When:
    9a-4p
    What: The annual festival will feature food, games, entertainment, music, vendors, and more.
  • Bike and Safety Day at Bray Park, 800 Alston Bridge Rd, Siler City NC
    When:
    10a-1p
    What: The Boy Scouts and the Town of Siler City invites youth to bring their bikes to the park for activities ranging from a bike maze to how to care for your pet. Many community partners, such as the Siler City Police Department, will also attend.
  • Oktoberfest at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 10a-4p
    What: Admission is $8 for ages 3+ and includes hayrides, cider demos, pumpkin chunkin’, story time with the Great Pumpkin, pumpkin pie eating contests, S’mores, pumpkin piñatas, samples, and more. You must pay for your pumpkin separately.
  • Big Foot Festival at Deep River Park, 3485 R Jordan Rd, Gulf NC
    When: 10a-8p
    What: Expert speakers, exhibits, vendors, food, contests, and more. Admission is $5 for ages 13+. Free admission for those with a military ID.
  • Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Gross Farms, 1606 Pickett Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-10p
    What: Enjoy picking pumpkins, exploring a corn maze, playing games, taking a hay ride, and more. Admission is $3. Attractions are priced separately. The B-Sides will provide live music starting at 3p.
  • Fall Festival at Coffee Barrel, 703D S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 1-3p
    What: The shop will have games, a cake walk, rock painting, door prizes, and free hot dogs.
  • Strut Your Mutt Fall Festival at Petco, 3070 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 3-9p
    What: Meet animals available for adoption. You can also bring pets in costume for a costume contest. A professional photographer will be onsite for photos and there will be live music.
  • Hayride & Movie Night at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 5-9p
    What: Ride the “happy” hayride trail decorated with animated scenes and thousands of lights. They’ll also play a halloween movie. Every child dressed in costume will receive a treat bag and there will be a costume contest at 6:30p. Admission is $7 for ages 3+.
  • 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.
  • ‘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.

Sunday

  • Nature Center Open at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-5p
    What: The newly built Nature Center will be open to the public every day in October from 8a to 5p. The building is now located up the hill from the old center.
  • Oktoberfest at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: Admission is $8 for ages 3+ and includes hayrides, cider demos, pumpkin chunkin’, storytime with the Great Pumpkin, pumpkin pie eating contests, S’mores, pumpkin piñatas, samples, and more. You must pay for your pumpkin separately.
  • ‘The Cost of Living’ at the ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    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.

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

Weekend Roundup, Oct 6-8

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There’s rain in the forecast, but hopefully that doesn’t put too much of a damper on the weekend’s many activities — which include lots of Halloween- and fall-themed things to do. It’s full on pumpkin season!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

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.

Saturday

  • Kids Kloset Consignment Sale at the Lions Club Fairgrounds, 505 N 7th St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7a-5p
    What: Shop for gently used children’s clothes, toys, gear, and more. See the full schedule here.
  • Annual Clearance Sale at JR Moore & Son, 865 Thrift Rd, Gulf NC
    When:
    8a-4p
    What: The store will hold a sale in its warehouse. Shoes will be 50% off and clothing will be 30% off. No returns or refunds.
  • Customer Appreciation Day at Travelers Auto, 816 E. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 9a-4p
    What: The dealership will offer deals on cars, scooter parts, and accessories. They’ll serve a free hot dog lunch starting at 11:30a.
  • NASA Ambassador Visit at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 10-11a
    What: A solar system ambassador will present a NASA update for kids. The program is ideal for youth ages 9-12. Call 919-718-4665 x5490 for more details.
  • Oktoberfest at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 10a-4p
    What: Admission is $8 for ages 3+ and includes hayrides, cider demos, pumpkin chunkin’, story time with the Great Pumpkin, pumpkin pie eating contests, S’mores, pumpkin piñatas, samples, and more. You must pay for your pumpkin separately.
  • Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Gross Farms, 1606 Pickett Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-10p
    What: Enjoy picking pumpkins, exploring a corn maze, playing games, taking a hay ride, and more. Admission is $3. Attractions are priced separately. The B-Sides will provide live music starting at 2p.
  • Festival Latino at Jonesboro UMC, 407 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 11a-3p
    What: Learn about different Latin cultures while sampling foods from various vendors, listening to music, and playing games. Apex Immigration Services and the Consulates from Mexico and Guatemala will be there.
  • Rib Fest at Kiwanis Park, 1800 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 11a
    What: Keepers of the Faith invite the public to participate in a contest for the best ribs. A trophy will be awarded to the winner. No entry fee. For information, contact Casey Potter at 919-410-2188 or Jeff Pierce at 919-721-2033. The festival will feature food and games all day. Food will be served starting at 11a. Open to the public. No alcoholic beverages please.
  • Hayride & Movie Night at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 5-9p
    What: Ride the “happy” hayride trail decorated with animated scenes and thousands of lights. They’ll also play a halloween movie. Every child dressed in costume will receive a treat bag and there will be a costume contest at 6:30p. Admission is $7 for ages 3+.

Sunday

  • Oktoberfest at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: Admission is $8 for ages 3+ and includes hayrides, cider demos, pumpkin chunkin’, storytime with the Great Pumpkin, pumpkin pie eating contests, S’mores, pumpkin piñatas, samples, and more. You must pay for your pumpkin separately.
  • Blessing of the Animals at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 312 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    3p
    What: The public is invited to bring their pets to celebrate the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all animals. Gifts will be given to each pet. Animals must be leashed or caged. The event will benefit CARA. Make a donation to receive a custom-made dog bandanna.

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

Weekend Roundup, Sept 29-Oct 1

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Fall is coming, as evidenced by the several pumpkin/Halloween activities this weekend. There’s also music, dancing, beer, and more. Fun for everyone!


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.
  • J. Fletcher Rosser Day at St Luke UMC, 2916 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 11a-2p and 5-7p
    What: Buy a barbecue plate that includes slaw, potatoes, and hushpuppies for $8 to benefit the Bread Basket. You must preorder by noon on September 26 to qualify for delivery.
  • Free ACES Program at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When: 1-2p
    What: CCCC will host poet and Mount Olive University Assistant Professor of English, Lenard Moore, for a presentation, poetry reading, and Q&A entitled “B.A.M.: Black Arts Movement.” Book signing available as well.
  • Footloose at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p and 7:30p
    What: Youth and adult actors will stage the 80s hit. Tickets are $27/adult and $15/child or senior.
  • Latin Night at Aye Toro, 3064 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 10p-2a
    What: DJ Kriz will play salsa, merengue, bachata, house, and more. Ladies get in free. All others pay $5. You must be 21 to enter, and there is a dress code.

Saturday

  • Plein Air Paint Out in Downtown Sanford NC
    When: 8a-4p
    What: Painters of all ages and skill levels are invited to set up anywhere Downtown to paint. Bring your own materials, water, snacks, and lunch. The cost to participate is $15.
  • 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.
  • Pumpkin Festival at Hart’s Pumpkin Farm, 885 Meronies Church Rd, Bear Creek NC
    When: 10a-6p
    What: The festival will feature bluegrass music, a lawn tractor pull, a mud sling, Little Miss Pumpkin, a giant slide for the kids, the pie barn, craft vendors, and food. Admission is $6 for ages 5+. Parking is free.
  • Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Gross Farms, 1606 Pickett Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-10p
    What: Enjoy picking pumpkins, exploring a corn maze, playing games, taking a hay ride, and more. Admission is $3. Attractions are priced separately. Faith Bardill will provide live music in the afternoon.
  • An Enchanting Evening at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 5-8p
    What: Love Grove AME Zion Church’s women’s ministry will host this event which features dinner, fashion, and comedy. Admission is a donation of $20 per person. For tickets, contact Sharon Byrd at 919-770-8354.
  • Footloose at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30p
    What: Youth and adult actors will stage the 80s hit. Tickets are $27/adult and $15/child or senior.

Sunday

  • Church at Kiwanis Family Park, 1800 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 10a-2p
    What: Six local Presbyterian churches will celebrate World Communion Day in the park. After the service, Ron’s Barn will offer a catered meal ($10/plate or $20/family). Bring your own chair.
  • 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.
  • Pumpkin Festival at Hart’s Pumpkin Farm, 885 Meronies Church Rd, Bear Creek NC
    When: 10a-6p
    What: The festival will feature bluegrass music, a lawn tractor pull, a mud sling, Little Miss Pumpkin, a giant slide for the kids, the pie barn, craft vendors, and food. Admission is $6 for ages 5+. Parking is free.
  • Footloose at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: Youth and adult actors will stage the 80s hit. Tickets are $27/adult and $15/child or senior.

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

Weekend Roundup, Sept 22-24

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This weekend is full of fun, interested and — best of all — free things to do. What’s on your to-do list?


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Annual Book Sale at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-5p
    What: Purchase books and DVDs to benefit the local library. The sale is hosted by the Friends of the Lee County Library. You can join for $5.
  • 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.
  • Footloose at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p and 7:30p
    What: Youth and adult actors will stage the 80s hit. Tickets are $27/adult and $15/child or senior.
  • Sip & Shop Happy Hour at 2nd Glances, 137 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 5:30-7:30p
    What: Sip on wine and snack on cheese and chocolates while shopping for the clothes and jewelry. The first 10 people will get 50% off their jewelry purchase.

Saturday

  • Annual Book Sale at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 9a-12p
    What: Purchase books and DVDs to benefit the local library. The sale is hosted by the Friends of the Lee County Library. Fill a bag for $5 (bag provided).
  • Karate in the Park at Kiwanis Park, 1800 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 10-11a
    What: G-Force Kempo Karate will host a free class for all levels. There will also be free classes on September 30 and October 7.
  • 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.
  • Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Gross Farms, 1606 Pickett Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-10p
    What: Enjoy picking pumpkins, exploring a corn maze, playing games, taking a hay ride, and more. Admission is $3. Attractions are priced separately.
  • Praise in the Park at Depot Park, 106 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 12-5p
    What: The public is invited for a family, fun, and fellowship day that includes free food.
  • Footloose at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30p
    What: Youth and adult actors will stage the 80s hit. Tickets are $27/adult and $15/child or senior.

Sunday

  • Yoga in the Park at Kiwanis Family Park, 1800 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 8:15-9:30a
    What: Bring your own mat for this 75-minute class for all levels. The cost is $10. You must to sign in to participate.
  • 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.
  • Footloose at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: Youth and adult actors will stage the 80s hit. Tickets are $27/adult and $15/child or senior.
  • Benefit Concert at Spout Springs Church, 346 HM Cagle Rd, Cameron NC
    When:
    6p
    What: As We Are and We Are Vessel will perform. Admission is a donation of your choice. A portion of proceeds will be donated to disaster relief.

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

Weekend Roundup, Sept 15-17

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The fair is in town, Footloose is at the Temple, and there’s live music all week … get out and enjoy!


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.
  • Footloose at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p and 7:30p
    What: Youth and adult actors will stage the 80s hit. Tickets are $27/adult and $15/child or senior.
  • Family Movie Night at 1Hope, 1922 Henley Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: The church will show Facing the Giants. They will serve popcorns, candy, and drinks.
  • SASS Social at the VFW, 1500 Webb St, Sanford NC
    When: 7-10p
    What: Enjoy beach music and socializing with the Sanford Area Society of Shaggers. Kitty Earles will be the DJ.
  • Free Family Movie at Aberdeen Lake Park, 301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen NC
    When: 7:45p
    What: Bring blankets or chairs to watch Moana by the lake. Small concessions will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the movie will play on Sept 16.

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.
  • Wooden Sign Workshop at Hobby Lobby, 3012 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30-12:30p
    What: Learn to paint, stain, distress, and apply a stencil to a wooden sign. Email to check space availability.
  • Footloose at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30p
    What: Youth and adult actors will stage the 80s hit. Tickets are $27/adult and $15/child or senior.

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.
  • Footloose at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: Youth and adult actors will stage the 80s hit. Tickets are $27/adult and $15/child or senior.
  • Concert at the Hawkins House, 112 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    3-5p
    What: Lee County Community Orchestra presents Jamie Laval in a Solo Concert of Celtic Music and Mythic Stories. Tickets are $20/adult and $10/child.
  • “Sips & Songs” at Kiwanis Family Park Shelter, 1800 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-7p
    What: Stop by for music by local favorites Richard Galloway, Robert Watson and Cliff Wheeler, plus friendly conversation and community connections. Curb Side Cravin’s food truck will be available. Hosted by Jonesboro United Methodist Church.

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

Weekend Roundup, Sept 8-10

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Everyone’s watching the weather, but there’s still plenty of fun things to do and try this weekend — from visiting the Madras Maiden at the Raleigh Exec Jetport to entering exhibits at the fair. Live music, dancing, and more … go have some fun!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Salute to Veterans Tour at the Raleigh Exec Jetport, 700 Rod Sullivan Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-3p
    What: The Liberty Foundation’s 2017 Salute to Veterans Tour with visit with the Boeing B-17 “Madras Maiden.” Flights will be available for purchase for $450. Tours are free.
  • 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.
  • Live Music at The Smoke and Barrel, 120 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: Violet Bell (ft. Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez) will play. There is no cover charge.

Saturday

  • Walk Against Trafficking at Spout Springs Church, 346 H.M. Cagle Drive, Cameron NC
    When:
    9a-3p
    What: This is a 2-mile race for all ages with a 1/2-mile kids race. There will also be a free fair with food, games and local vendors for all to enjoy.
  • Salute to Veterans Tour at the Raleigh Exec Jetport, 700 Rod Sullivan Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-3p
    What: The Liberty Foundation’s 2017 Salute to Veterans Tour with visit with the Boeing B-17 “Madras Maiden.” Flights will be available for purchase for $450. Tours are free.
  • 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.
  • Open House at Dancers’ Workshop, 1221 N. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    2-4p
    What: Learn more about the classes offered and get registered. They’ll offer a free hip hop class with Rell, free hot dogs, face paining, a tie dye t-shirt station, and a bounce house.
  • Homeschool Kickoff Meeting at Turners Chapel Church, 1344 Colon Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    3:30p
    What: CHECC will host this kickoff and interest meeting. They’ll have food, games, and conversation. The whole family is invited.
  • Salsa Night at Aye Toro, 3064 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    11:30p-2a
    What: Sanford Latin Dance will start the night with Salsa and Bachata lessons. Partners are not required. Open dancing begins at 11:30p. The cover charge is $5 if you attend the lessons and $10 for just open dancing.

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.
  • Artist Reception at the Lee County Arts Council, 144 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-4p
    What: The Arts Council will host a reception honoring Saundra Smith Rubiera whose work will be shown through September 27.

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

Weekend Roundup, Aug 25-27

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It’s the last weekend of summer for traditional calendar students. Go out and enjoy all the Sanford region has to offer before it’s back to the school grind!


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.
  • Outdoor Movie at Pool Park, 730 S. Henley St, Southern Pines NC
    When:
    8p
    What: Watch the movie Trolls for free. Arrive at 6:30 for a program by the Southern Pines Fire Department.

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. 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.
  • Open Audition at the Lions Club Fairgrounds, 505 N. 7th St, Sanford NC
    When:
    4-6p
    What: The Lions Club is holding open audition for Sanford’s Got Talent and Sanford’s Kids Got Talent. Call 919-842-8154 for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.