Social Buzz, June 26-30

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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

  • Cheer Camp at Cheer Extreme, 3492 Cameron Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-4p
    What: Youth ages 4-14 will cheer, tumble, jump, arts & crafts, and more for $135/week ($100 for members). Email cea-sanford@windstream.net to reserve a spot. The camp runs through Thursday.
  • VBS at Holly Springs Baptist Church, 385 Holly Springs Church Rd, Broadway NC
    When:
    6:30-9p
    What: This year’s program lasts through Thursday with the theme of Galactic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe. Preschoolers will be dismissed at 8p each night.

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.
  • Homeschool Information Meeting at Sonic, 2600 S Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Learn more about a new homeschooling group in Sanford. Discussion will include the classical model of education, the benefits of community, and the curriculum the group uses. Contact Kristan at 919-996-9287 with questions.

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 the Sanford Fire Department, 512 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30a
    What: The Lee County Coalition for Families will host a story time with the theme of transportation. This month’s story time will focus on fire trucks. Younger children and older siblings are welcome.
  • NASA Event at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    3:30-4:30p
    What: There will be a solar eclipse across the U.S. on August 21. The library is hosting 2 events to promote awareness. On June 29 and July 27 (the last Thursdays of each month), the library will show videos from the NASA website and talk about the science behind eclipses in the library auditorium.

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.

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

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.

Social Buzz, June 12-16

socialbuzz


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

Tuesday

  • Summer Reading Program – Grades K-3 at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: Lee County Parks & Rec will present “Build a Better World with Art.”
  • Caterpillar Job Fair at CCCC, 1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 3-6p
    What: Representatives from several areas will speak with potential candidates about available positions, as well as help with the online application process. All applications must be submitted online. Start here.
  • Food-Mood Seminar at Theraplay, 135 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-7p
    What: Alyssa Anderson, nutritionist at Lee County Cooperative Extension, will discuss the importance of label reading and give tips for grocery shopping. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Homeschool Information Meeting at Starbucks, 2905 S Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: Learn more about a new homeschooling group in Sanford. Discussion will include the classical model of education, the benefits of community, and the curriculum the group uses. Contact Kristan at 919-996-9287 with questions.

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.
  • Summer Reading Program – Toddlers/Preschoolers at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Lee County Parks & Rec will present “Build a Better World with Art.”

Thursday

  • Grand Opening of Lidl, 3209 NC 87 S, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:40a
    What: The German grocer will host grand opening events tomorrow through Sunday, starting with the ribbon cutting. The first 100 customers will have the chance to win a $100 gift card. They’ll also give out free reusable bags while supplies last. They’ll have games, prizes, and samples all weekend.
  • AM Buzz at the Buggy Factory, 115 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When: 7:30-9a
    What: Start the day with breakfast and networking hosted by US Cellular.
  • 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.
  • Pops in the Park(ing Lot) at St Luke UMC, 2913 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9:30a
    What: Learn more about Sanford MOPS at this free play date. They’ll serve ice pops and popcorn. Bring your trikes, strollers, scooters, or other ride-ons for a safe time playing with friends.
  • Summer Reading Program at First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: Don and Kathy Burns will present “Build a Better World with Magic & Ventriloquism.” All are welcome.
  • HAVEN Annual Meeting at The Flame, 109 Carbonton Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 5-7p
    What: The community is invited to learn more about HAVEN, their upcoming events, and more. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. RSVP at 919-774-8923.
  • Sanford Area Photography Club at the Mann Center, 507 N Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7p
    What: The club is open to photographers of all ages and levels. This month’s competition photos will have the topic “Atmosphere.”
  • Gallagher at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: Infamous comedian Gallagher will perform for a local audience with special guests Bob Nelson and Artie Fletcher. Reserved seating in the ‘Splash Zone’ is $45; the rest of the house is $35.

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.

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

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.

Social Buzz, June 5-9

socialbuzz


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

  • Static Control Job Fair at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2-5p
    What: Apply for a range of jobs, including general manufacturing, assembly specialist, material handlers, and sales support. Experience-based positions included product manager, sales engineer, and Siebel developer.
  • National Night Out Coordinators’ Meeting at City Hall, 225 E. Weatherspoon St, Sanford NC
    When: 6:30p
    What: Attendees will be able to ask questions about National Night Out, start preparing for their neighborhoods’ events, and win prizes. Please note this event is for City residents only. County residents should contact the Sheriff’s Office for more information. A light dinner will be served.

Tuesday

  • Tuesday Tales at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30p
    What: The Lee County Arts Council invites the public to an evening of storytelling. Ron Jones, Dick Sotori, and Jadie Fusion will tell their stories.

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.
  • Toddler Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Bring toddlers (up to age 3) for story time in the auditorium. Programs last between 20 and 30 minutes and may include stories, finger plays, flannel board stories, crafts, movement, and music.

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 Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Bring children ages 3-5 for story time in the auditorium. Programs last between 20 and 30 minutes and may include stories, finger plays, flannel board stories, crafts, movement, and music.

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.

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

Weekend Roundup, June 2-4

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


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

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

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

Weekend Roundup, May 26-28

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


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

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

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

Social Buzz, May 22-26

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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: Tuesday – WednesdayThursday – Friday

Monday

  • TOPS Open House at First Baptist Church Life Center, 202 Summitt Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 6p
    What: Sanford’s Take Off Pounds Sensibly chapter will hold an open house. Learn more about how the group can help with a healthy lifestyle. For more information, contact Jill Lucas at 919-775-5551.
  • Coupon Class at the McSwain Center, 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 6:30p
    What: Get tips for saving money on groceries from ECA volunteer Becky Poole. Call 919-775-5624 or 919-774-1490 to register.

Tuesday

  • Genealogy Resource Class at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 10-11:15a
    What: Learn about Ancestry Library and Heritage Quest searches, as well as other online options. Call 919-718-4665 for more information or to register.

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.
  • Toddler Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Bring toddlers (up to age 3) for story time in the auditorium. Programs last between 20 and 30 minutes and may include stories, finger plays, flannel board stories, crafts, movement, and music.
  • Ribbon Cutting at Electric Vehicle Charge Point, 151 S Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 11a
    What: Join the City of Sanford, Duke Energy, and the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce to cut the ribbon on Sanford’s first Electric Vehicle Charge Point, which is located in the Horner Square parking lot in downtown.

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 Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Bring children ages 3-5 for story time in the auditorium. Programs last between 20 and 30 minutes and may include stories, finger plays, flannel board stories, crafts, movement, and music.
  • Oil Painting Class with Doug Rowe at Artstudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 1-3p
    What: Learn to paint with oils. This is a multi-week class that includes a sketched and sealed canvas and guided instruction. The cost is $125. Email Doug Rowe at drowe@charter.net to sign up.

Friday

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

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