Social Buzz, Aug 21-25

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


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

  • Solar Eclipse Party at Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-4p
    What: Make a pinhole viewer (bring your own cereal box), learn more about eclipses in history, and watch the eclipse. A few solar glasses will be available to borrow.
  • Eclipse Viewing at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When: 1-4p
    What: Park rangers will offer glasses on a first-come first-served basis. They’ll also offer safe viewing options for those without glasses. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to set up behind the Visitor Center.
  • Eclipse Party at CCCC-Lee Campus, 1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 2:15p
    What: The college will offer refreshments for eclipse viewers inside the courtyard beside the Bell Welcome Center. Solar eclipse glasses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday

  • Meeting of the Lee County Genealogical & Historical Society at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    7p
    What: This month’s topic is “What’s in your attic?” Bring a painting “from your attic” that has sentimental or historical significance, or that has interesting subject matter, to share. The meeting will be in the auditorium and is open to all.

Wednesday

  • Sanford Jobseekers at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    8:30-10:30a
    What: Join a group of like-minded job seekers who want to support one another during transition. Everyone is welcome. Call 919-776-6137 for more information.

Thursday

  • Thursday Hike at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When:
    9a
    What: Join park staff every week to hike 3-6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Plan to stop during the hike to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental educational moments, and listen to the natural world. For ages 12 and up. Call the visitor center at 910-893-4888 x0 for additional information and meeting location.

Friday

  • Ribbon Cutting at US Cellular, 3274 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When: 11a
    What: Join the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate US Cellular’s newly remodeled location.
  • Country Cool Comedy Tour at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 7:30-10p
    What: Trish Suhr, Karen Mills and Leanne Morgan channel their southern roots for a comedy with a no-nonsense approach full of charm and style. Doors open at 6:30p. Reserved seating starts $25. Call 919-774-4155 or visit templeshows.com for tickets.
  • Free Movie at Aberdeen Town Lake, 301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen NC
    When: 8:15p
    What: See the movie Happy Gilmore, sponsored by Railhouse Brewery. There will be yard games and concessions available for purchase, including Railhouse beer.

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

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.

Social Buzz, Aug 14-19

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


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

  • Central Carolina Toastmasters, 1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 6:30-7:30p
    What: Improve your communication and leadership skills. Meetings are held Central Carolina Community College in Wilkinson Hall, Room 221. Guests are always welcome. Meetings start and end on time, so arrive early.
  • Kidz Turn at Crossroads Ministries, 107 Milton Ave, Broadway NC
    When: 6:30-8:30p
    What: Ages 4+ are invited for a back-to-school bash tonight through Wednesday. You must register to attend.

Tuesday

  • Pollinator Garden Tour at Chatham Mills, 480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro NC
    When: 5:30p
    What: Chatham County Cooperative Extension agent Debbie Roos will lead a tour of the garden. No registration is required. Meet on the lawn.

Wednesday

  • Sanford Jobseekers at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    8:30-10:30a
    What: Join a group of like-minded job seekers who want to support one another during transition. Everyone is welcome. Call 919-776-6137 for more information.
  • Parkinson’s Disease Support Group at the Lee County Enrichment Center, 1615 S. Third St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30a
    What: This group is for patients and their caregivers. All are welcome.
  • Trivia Night at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When: 6:15p
    What: The winning team will receive $50 toward their bar tab. Call 919-292-1629 with questions.

Thursday

  • AM Buzz hosted by Carolina Trace Country Club, 2100 Country Club Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 7:30a
    What: AM Buzz features breakfast, coffee, and networking with members of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and the business community.
  • Thursday Hike at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When:
    9a
    What: Join park staff every week to hike 3-6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Plan to stop during the hike to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental educational moments, and listen to the natural world. For ages 12 and up. Call the visitor center at 910-893-4888 x0 for additional information and meeting location.
  • Guardian ad Litem Program Volunteer Training Class in Lillington, NC
    When: 5:30-8:30p
    What: Learn how to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Call 800-982-4041 or visit volunteerforgal.org for more information.

Friday

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

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.

Social Buzz, Aug 7-11

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


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

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

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Sanford Jobseekers at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    8:30-10:30a
    What: Join a group of like-minded job seekers who want to support one another during transition. Everyone is welcome. Call 919-776-6137 for more information.

Thursday

  • Thursday Hike at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When:
    9a
    What: Join park staff every week to hike 3-6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Plan to stop during the hike to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental educational moments, and listen to the natural world. For ages 12 and up. Call the visitor center at 910-893-4888 x0 for additional information and meeting location.
  • Summer Party at Field Sparrow Farm, 1623 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When: 5-8p
    What: Celebrate the farm’s first season in Sanford with farm tours, food, and discussions on sustainable agriculture and cooking. Tours run at 5:30p and 6:30p. Food is at 7p. Bring your favorite dish to share.
  • German Speakers Group at San Felipe Mexican Restaurant, 1706 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 5:30p
    What: The group invites all German speakers to attend. There is no agenda, just great conversation. Contact Tamara Lewis at tplewis@windstream.net for more information.

Friday

  • Coffee & Worship at Coffee Barrel, 703D S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 6-9p
    What: Bring an instrument and join in or just come and enjoy others playing and singing. Allysha Lilley will start the night.
  • ‘Wizard of Oz’ at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: The second session of the theatre’s Summer Youth Conservatory will stage the iconic production. Tickets are $8/child and $14/adult.

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

Social Buzz, July 31-Aug 4

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


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

  • Sanford Jobseekers at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    8:30-10:30a
    What: Join a group of like-minded job seekers who want to support one another during transition. Everyone is welcome. Call 919-776-6137 for more information.
  • Grant Writing Workshop at Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10-11a
    What: On August 2, 9, and 16, Lee County Library will host a 3-part Grant Writing Program. Participants will learn where to look for money and how to write grants for their non-profits, government agencies or anyone interested in learning how grants are done. Call the library to sign up.
  • Hamlet In The Park at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    8p
    What: The Temple Theatre’s teen conservatory will stage Hamlet in the park. There is no admission fee.

Thursday

  • Thursday Hike at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When:
    9a
    What: Join park staff every week to hike 3-6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Plan to stop during the hike to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental educational moments, and listen to the natural world. For ages 12 and up. Call the visitor center at 910-893-4888 x0 for additional information and meeting location.
  • BPW Kickoff Meeting at Hawkins House Events, 112 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 5:30-7p
    What: Join Sanford’s largest women’s organization for its annual kickoff meeting. Meet the members and learn how BPW can help YOU grow professionally, personally, and politically. Drinks and appetizers will be served.
  • Hamlet In The Park at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 8p
    What: The Temple Theatre’s teen conservatory will stage Hamlet. This is the only indoor performance of the production. There is no admission fee.

Friday

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

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

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.

Social Buzz, July 24-28

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


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

  • Sanford Jobseekers at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    8:30-10:30a
    What: Join a group of like-minded job seekers who want to support one another during transition. Everyone is welcome. Call 919-776-6137 for more information.
  • Safety Lunch for Seniors at the Enrichment Center, 1615 S 3rd St, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: The Sanford Police Department’s Community Police Unit will provide safety tips and strategies for staying safe. Ashley Graham with Lee County’s Project Lazarus will present information about prescription medication safety. The event is free to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring an item to donate to BackPack Pals.

Thursday

  • Thursday Hike at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When:
    9a
    What: Join park staff every week to hike 3-6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Plan to stop during the hike to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental educational moments, and listen to the natural world. For ages 12 and up. Call the visitor center at 910-893-4888 x0 for additional information and meeting location.
  • Preschool Reading Program at Kiwanis Park, 1800 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30a
    What: The Lee County Coalition for Families will host a story time for preschoolers and their siblings. For the last week of the program, kids are encouraged to bring a bike. Other games will be provided.
  • Art Camp at ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 2-5p
    What: Youth ages 5-9 will create art from 2-3:30p. Youth ages 10-18 will create art from 3:30-5p. The cost is $25 and the weeks’ theme is watercolors.
  • The Science of Eclipses at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    3:30-4:30p
    What: Librarian Allison Sills will present information about the recorded history of eclipses. Professor Jason Ezell will provide a telescope with some filters and a presentation. The library will give safety solar viewing glasses to everyone who attends. The event will take place in the library auditorium.

Friday

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

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

Weekend Roundup, July 21-23

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It’s gonna be a scorcher this weekend. Take advantage of one of these local events to take a break from the heat.


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

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 at OT Sloan Pool, 1420 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    12-6p
    What: Bring the family for free food, games, music, and swimming hosted by the Elks Lodge #688. All are welcome.
  • 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.
  • Community Summer Fest at Jonesboro UMC, 407 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-8p
    What: El Refugio will provide fun, free workshops and activities for adults, youth, and children. Register here. Childcare is available for children ages 6 months-4 years.

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.
  • Christmas in July Extravaganza at Luminarias, 200 Independent Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    3-7p
    What: Get a head start on your Christmas shopping with multiple vendors. The first 25 attendees will receive a gift bag. There will be multiple door prize drawings.

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

Social Buzz, July 17-21

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


Things to do in Sanford/Lee County this week:

Skip ahead: TuesdayWednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

  • Sanford Jobseekers at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    8:30-10:30a
    What: Join a group of like-minded job seekers who want to support one another during transition. Everyone is welcome. Call 919-776-6137 for more information.
  • Parkinson’s Disease Support Group at the Lee County Enrichment Center, 1615 S 3rd St, Sanford NC
    When: 10:30-11:30a
    What: Parkinson’s Disease Support Group for patients and their caregivers meets on the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome.
  • Community Summer Fest at Jonesboro UMC, 407 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-8p
    What: El Refugio will provide fun, free workshops and activities for adults, youth, and children. Register here. Childcare is available for children ages 6 months-4 years.

Thursday

  • AM Buzz hosted by the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 7:30-9a
    What: Network with local business leaders and Chamber members while enjoying free coffee and breakfast. There will also be opportunities to promote your business and win a 50/50 raffle.
  • Thursday Hike at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When:
    9a
    What: Join park staff every week to hike 3-6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Plan to stop during the hike to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental educational moments, and listen to the natural world. For ages 12 and up. Call the visitor center at 910-893-4888 x0 for additional information and meeting location.
  • Preschool Reading Program at Chatlee Marine, 2615 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30a
    What: The Lee County Coalition for Families will host a story time with the theme of transportation. This week’s story time will focus on boats. Younger children and older siblings are welcome.
  • Art Camp at ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 2-5p
    What: Youth ages 5-9 will create art from 2-3:30p. Youth ages 10-18 will create art from 3:30-5p. The cost is $25 and the weeks’ theme is ‘mystery paper bag.’ Each artist will choose one Mystery Bag of goodies, arranging the items inside into his/her own still life.
  • Community Summer Fest at Jonesboro UMC, 407 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-8p
    What: El Refugio will provide fun, free workshops and activities for adults, youth, and children. Register here. Childcare is available for children ages 6 months-4 years.
  • Drawing Demo at ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 6:30-8p
    What: Enjoy an interactive drawing demo with exhibiting artist Karen Rushatz. Meet the artist and learn firsthand how she creates her vibrant drawings. See her work up close. Ask questions. Enjoy the great art. Create your own.

Friday

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

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