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.

Social Buzz, Oct 16-20

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This week’s Social Buzz is sponsored by Sanford Health & Rehab on Farrell Road. Go learn more about their services on October 19!

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

  • NC Museum of Natural Sciences at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    4-5p
    What: The museum will present “Tools of the Scientific Trade.” Registration is free but is limited to 40 participants. The program is suitable for chldren ages 7+ with the supervision of an adult. For more information or to register, call 919-718-4665 x5484 or x5485.
  • Spirit Night at Biscuitville, 2053 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: Have breakfast after dark in support of J. Glenn Edwards. A portion of the night’s sales will be donated to the school.
  • Spirit Night at Zaxby’s, 3220 NC 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: Zaxby’s will donate a portion of the night’s sales to Lee Early College.
  • “Encounter…” at St Stephen Catholic Church, 901 N. Franklin Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30p
    What: “Encounter: A Conversation about Including and Respecting All People” is open to the public and will feature guests and leaders from the community. All are welcome. The church will offer free refreshments and a drawing for prizes.
  • Central Carolina Toastmasters at CCCC-Harnett, 1075 E Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington NC
    When:
    6:30-7:30p
    What: This is a special meeting. Improve your communication and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome. Meetings start and end on time, so arrive early.

Wednesday

  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will partner with the Lee County Partnership for Children to read Quackers for Read for the Record.
  • 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. The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Thursday

  • AM Buzz at the Buggy Factory, 115 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30-9a
    What: This month’s morning networking event is sponsored by Morgan Stanley-Autumn Yamamura. A light breakfast is provided. There is no cost to attend, but you’ll want to bring cash to purchase tickets for door prizes.
  • 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.
  • MOPS Meeting at Central Baptist Temple, 1411 Fire Tower Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-12p
    What: The church is hosting its first Mothers of Preschoolers group. The topic is “free indeed.” They’ll have coffee and donuts followed by a craft. The group is open to mothers with children of all ages.
  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will partner with the Lee County Partnership for Children to read Quackers for Read for the Record.
  • ‘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!
  • Read for the Record at Maple Avenue Park, 305 Maple Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    3:30-4:30p
    What: The Lee County Partnership for Children will read the book Quackers as part of Read for the Record, the world’s largest shared reading experience.
  • Community Meet & Mingle at Sanford Health & Rehab, 2701 Farrell Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    4:30-6:30p
    What: Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine at a special afternoon networking and meetup event.

Friday

  • 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 8p
    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.

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

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.

Social Buzz, Oct 9-13

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This week’s Social Buzz is sponsored by Sanford Health & Rehab on Farrell Road. Go learn more about their services on October 19!

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

  • Central Carolina Toastmasters at CCCC-Harnett, 1075 E Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington NC
    When:
    6:30-7:30p
    What: This is a special meeting. Improve your communication and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome. Meetings start and end on time, so arrive early.
  • Author Meet & Greet at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30p
    What: Meet Valerie Simpson, author of ‘A Resume of a Desperate Woman, and Other Writings.” Simpson will read an excerpt from the book and be available afterward for questions and book signings.

Wednesday

  • 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. The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
  • Joint Pain Seminar at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-6:30p
    What: Learn more about joint pain and joint replacement surgery. Professional golfer Fred Funk will be the guest speaker. Call 888-787-9537 to register.
  • Trivia Night at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-7:30p
    What: Libations hosts a trivia night every other Wednesday. The winning team will get $50 towards their bar tab.

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.
  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will offer stories, crafts, and games for preschoolers. The Sanford Fire Department will be onhand to talk about fire safety.
  • German Speakers Group at Elizabeth’s Pizza, 1009 Spring Ln (Riverbirch), Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30p
    What: All German speakers are welcome. There is no agenda, just conversation. Contact Tamara Lewis at tplewis@windstream.net for more information.

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.

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

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.

Social Buzz, Oct 2-6

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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

Wednesday

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

Weekend Roundup, Sept 29-Oct 1

weekendroundup


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.

Social Buzz, Sept 25-29

socialbuzz


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

  • Pints & Poses at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6p
    What: Sally Houston will lead a one-hour yoga class. The cost is $10 and includes a glass of wine or your choice of beer. Call 919-292-1629 to reserve your spot.

Tuesday

  • Head of Class Award Ceremony at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When: 10a
    What: The Lee County Education Foundation will present the 2017 Head of Class Project Award to Greenwood Elementary School. The public is encouraged to attend.
  • Fundraiser at Zaxby’s, 3220 Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When: 5-8p
    What: The restaurant will donate 10% of the night’s sales to Barbecue Presbyterian Church’s youth. There will also be donation jars. All donations and proceeds will benefit the Harnett County Buddy Backpack program.
  • Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A, 3224 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When: 5-8p
    What: A portion of dine-in and drive-thru sales will be donated to San Lee Middle School. You must tell your cashier that you are there to support the school.
  • Pumpkin Painting for 2 at Chick-Fil-A, 3224 Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When: 6-8p
    What: Team up with a friend, coworker, or family member to paint two pumpkin canvases with The Painted Petal. The cost is $25, which includes both canvases and guided instruction.
  • Lee County Genealogical & Historical Society Meeting at Jonesboro UMC, 407 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: This is the Society’s monthly meeting. The topic will be “The History of Olde Jonesboro as told by Jimmy Haire.” The meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome.

Wednesday

  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will offer stories, crafts, and games for toddlers. This week’s theme is “Autumn.”
  • Job Fair at First Baptist Church, 202 Summitt Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 10a-1p
    What: This free event will bring together local employers, training providers, service providers, and resource agencies. It is sponsored by NCWorks Career Center, First Baptist Church, and the Salvation Army.
  • Trivia Night at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When: 6-7:30p
    What: Libations hosts a trivia night every other Wednesday. The winning team will get $50 towards their bar tab.

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.
  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will offer stories, crafts, and games for preschoolers. This week’s theme is “Autumn.”
  • DACA Renewal Clinic at Jonesboro UMC, 407 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When: 12-8p
    What: El Refugio is offering a free renewal clinic to help people who are eligible to renew their DACA status. People whose DACA status expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 must file a renewal application by October 5, 2017, to be considered.

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.

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

Weekend Roundup, Sept 22-24

weekendroundup


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.

Social Buzz, Sept 18-22

socialbuzz


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

  • Ladies Night at Deep River Sporting Clays, 284 Cletus Hall Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-7p
    What: Women are invited to practice, hone their skills, network, and learn. Novices are welcome. The cost is $15, which includes refreshments. Call 919-774-7080 to register.
  • Life Planning Seminar at Davison’s Steaks, 1724 Westover Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Miller-Boles Funeral Home will host this informational program which will be followed by a complimentary dinner. The topic will be the importance of pre-need funeral planning. You must register at 919-775-3434.

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.
  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will offer stories, crafts, and games for toddlers. This week’s theme is “Family.”

Thursday

  • AM Buzz at the Hawkins House, 112 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30-9a
    What: Network over breakfast with business leaders and Chamber members. The event is hosted by the Sanford Business and Professional Women’s Club. There is no cost to attend, but bring cash to take advantage of the pay to play opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Story Time at the Broadway Library, 206 S. Main St, Broadway NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Librarian Sheneeta will offer stories, crafts, and games for toddlers and preschoolers. This week’s theme is “Family.”
  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will offer stories, crafts, and games for preschoolers. This week’s theme is “Family.”
  • Preview Book Sale at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: Purchase books and DVDs to benefit the local library. This is a preview sale for members, but anyone can join at the door for $5. The sale is hosted by the Friends of the Lee County Library.

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.

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