Social Buzz, Dec 11-15

This week’s Social Buzz is sponsored by Sanford Health & Rehab on Farrell Road. Visit them on December 15 for cookies and photos with Santa!

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

  • Sociable Art at The Flame, 109 Carbonton Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Paint a winter Christmas scene. The cost is $35 and includes painting supplies and guided instruction. You must register and pay in advance.

Tuesday

  • Dine Out for CARA at Marcos Pizza, 3058 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-11p
    What: Place an order for carry out or delivery to benefit CARA. The rescue will receive 10% of your payment if you select the fundraiser option.
  • Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A, 3224 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: A portion of sales for the night will be donated to Tramway Elementary. Make sure to mention the school when you order.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.
  • Banned Book Club at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-7:30p
    What: The club will meet and greet for the first meeting. The book selection will be revealed. Meetings will be the second Tuesday of the month starting January 2018.
  • Memorial Tree Lighting at Miller-Boles Funeral Home, 1150 Fire Tower Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-7:30p
    What: Attendees are encouraged to bring a memorial ornament to place on the memorial tree. The event is an opportunity to reflect and light a candle in honor of your loved one. Music and refreshments will follow.

Wednesday

  • Making a Resume at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    2:30-3:30p
    What: Attendees will learn how to create a resume template. By the end of the session, all attendees will have the start of resume.
  • Spirit Night at McDonald’s, 1909 Pendergrass Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: Eat in, take out, or drive thru to support SanLee Middle School.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.

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.
  • Young Adult Book Club at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    4:30-5:30p
    What: Teens and young adults are invited to the first book club meeting. The event will start with a meet and greet and pizza. The book selection will be announced at the meeting. The club will meet on the second Thursday of each month starting in January 2018.
  • Holiday Party at Maurice’s, 1033 Spring Ln, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: First 50 customers will receive giveaways, special promotions, and discounts.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.

Friday

  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.
  • Friday Night Movie at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9p
    What: See a free movie in the center’s gym. Chairs are provided or you can bring a mat to sit on. Bring a snack or purchase one there. This week’s movie is The Black Stallion Returns.
  • Parent’s Night Out at the Boys & Girls Club, 1414 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-11p
    What: The cost is $15 if you register by Thursday. Dinner will be provided. There must be 30 registered participants for the event to take place.

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

Weekend Roundup, Dec 8-10


The weekend is filled with holiday activities guaranteed to keep you busy. Have fun!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Spaghetti Plate Sale at Boys & Girls Club, 1414 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30a-6:30p
    What: Buy a spaghetti plate for $6 that includes spaghetti, side salad, garlic bread, and dessert. Your drink is included if you dine in. Delivery is available for 10+ plates during lunch hours by emailing brandon.kivett@centralcarolinaclubs.org.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.
  • Friday Night Movie at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9p
    What: See a free movie in the center’s gym. Chairs are provided or you can bring a mat to sit on. Bring a snack or purchase one there. This week’s movie is The Black Stallion.

Saturday

  • Yoga & Pints at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10-11:30a
    What: This yoga class will cost $12 and include a pint of beer or a glass of wine. Bring your own yoga mat.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.
  • Colonial Christmas at the House in the Horseshoe, 288 Alston House Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-7p
    What: Colonial era re-enactors will be on site in period attire and will conduct trade craft demonstrations. Light refreshments will be available while supplies last. The site will offer candlelight tours of the Alston House for $2 per visitor (5-7p).
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Petco, 3070 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-4p
    What: Get a 4×6 printed picture of your pet with Santa for $9.95. All proceeds will benefit homeless animals.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.

Sunday

  • Photos with Santa at Piggly Wiggly, 2412 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 12-4p
    What: Get a photo with Santa for $5, which will benefit the Boys & Girls Club. Children can also decorate a gingerbread cookie or an ornament to take home.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.
  • Christmas Music Celebration at Hunt Springs Baptist Church, 1557 St Andrews Church Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6p
    What: The church invites the community to gather with it, Open Arms Community Church, and Shepherd’s Flock Baptist Church to sing familiar and favorite Christmas songs. Meet at 5p if you’d like to participate. Refreshments will follow.

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

Social Buzz, Dec. 4-8


This week’s Social Buzz is sponsored by Sanford Health & Rehab on Farrell Road. Visit them on December 15 for cookies and photos with Santa!

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

  • Sanford Christmas Parade in downtown Sanford NC
    When: 7p
    What: Streets will start closing at 6p for the annual parade that will start at Carthage and Wicker streets and travel up Wicker to Steele Street. From there it will travel back to Carthage Street and around back to Wicker.

Tuesday

  • The Magic of Christmas at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30-9:30p
    What: The Lee County Community Orchestra and Temple Teen Ensemble will perform holiday favorites. The evening will end with a visit from Santa. Reserved seating is $10.

Wednesday

  • Collective Goods Flash Sale at CCH, 1135 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: Shop for children’s books, cookbooks, best sellers, stationery, early learning products, educational products, and more. The sale will be located in the main lobby and cafeteria. Proceeds will benefit CCH Auxiliary programs.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.

Thursday

  • Collective Goods Flash Sale at CCH, 1135 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7a-2p
    What: Shop for children’s books, cookbooks, best sellers, stationery, early learning products, educational products, and more. The sale will be located in the main lobby and cafeteria. Proceeds will benefit CCH Auxiliary programs.
  • 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.
  • Christmas Painting at Chick-fil-A, 3224 Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Paint a Christmas wreath for $15, which includes all supplies and guided instruction by The Painted Petal.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.

Friday

  • Spaghetti Plate Sale at Boys & Girls Club, 1414 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10:30a-6:30p
    What: Buy a spaghetti plate for $6 that includes spaghetti, side salad, garlic bread, and dessert. Your drink is included if you dine in. Delivery is available for 10+ plates during lunch hours by emailing brandon.kivett@centralcarolinaclubs.org.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Santa at Riverbirch Corner, Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Visit with Santa and get photos taken. The cost is $30, which includes all photos. The studio is located next to Hallmark.
  • Friday Night Movie at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9p
    What: See a free movie in the center’s gym. Chairs are provided or you can bring a mat to sit on. Bring a snack or purchase one there. This week’s movie is The Black Stallion.

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

Weekend Roundup, Dec 1-3


The weekend is filled with holiday activities guaranteed to keep you busy. Have fun!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Christmas Story Time and Book Fair at St Luke UMC, 2916 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10-11a
    What: Sanford MOPS will present this special story time event that features milk and cookies for the kids and a hot chocolate/coffee bar for the parents as they browse for books. The event is free and there is no obligation to buy.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Christmas Tree and Train Lighting at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6p
    What: Santa will arrive by fire truck to light up the park. Entertainment during the evening includes the FOG Blues Band, the Temple Teens, a children’s choir, holiday crafts, face painting, hot chocolate, and food vendors. Bring a camera for photos with Santa.

Saturday

  • Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser at St Luke UMC, 2916 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 8-9 and 9:30-10:30a
    What: Get a pancake plate and take a photo with Santa to benefit Family Promise. There are two sessions and tickets are $5. Children under age 2 are admitted free. Santa photos are an additional $5.
  • Customer Appreciation Day at Habitat for Humanity, 413 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-12p
    What: The store will have cider and cookies, coloring activities, and in-store specials. Julia Alden will host a free Chalky & Company workshop on how to upcycle materials.
  • Holiday Open House at ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St #401, Sanford NC
    When: 10a-6p (floating)
    What: The studio will be open with holiday music, snacks, and artwork. Learn more about the studio’s classes and meet the artists.
  • Lee County Community Orchestra at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 3p
    What: The orchestra will perform holiday favorites, including Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas; Chariots of Fire; O, Christmas Time; and more. Admission is free.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Lee County Community Orchestra at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 7:30p
    What: The orchestra will perform holiday favorites, including Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas; Chariots of Fire; O, Christmas Time; and more. Admission is free.
  • Social Saturday at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When: 8p
    What: The dance studio will offer a beginners salsa class for the first hour. Open dancing will last the rest of the evening. Admission is $10/adult. Bring a dessert or dish to share.

Sunday

  • First Sunday in historic Pittsboro NC
    When:
    12-5p
    What: Enjoy an afternoon of music, food, crafts, and more. This event happens on the first Sunday of each month.

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

Social Buzz, Nov 27-Dec 1


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

  • Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A, 3224 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: Support J. Glenn Edwards Elementary by eating dinner at the restaurant. A portion of all sales between 5p and 8p will be donated to the school. You must mention the school when you order.

Wednesday

  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will host an interactive and engaging story time for toddlers. The theme is “Colors.”

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 host an interactive and engaging story time for preschoolers. The theme is “Colors.”
  • Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A, 3224 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: Support San Lee Middle by eating dinner at the restaurant. A portion of all sales between 5p and 8p will be donated to the school. You must mention the school when you order.
  • Tree Lighting at CCCC-Lee, 1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30p
    What: CCCC will light its Christmas tree and serve hot cocoa and cookies. Santa and Charlee the Cougar will be available for photos.

Friday

  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: The hayride trail will be lit with thousands of lights. They’ll also have free holiday movies, s’mores roasting, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The cost is $5 per person. There is no admission fee for children ages 2 and under.
  • Lights of Christmas at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5:30-8:30p
    What: Take a hayride around the farm to see Christmas lights and a one-of-a-kind light show. Visit with Santa to take photos. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Only cash is accepted.
  • Christmas Tree and Train Lighting at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6p
    What: Santa will arrive by fire truck to light up the park. Entertainment during the evening includes the FOG Blues Band, the Temple Teens, a children’s choir, holiday crafts, face painting, hot chocolate, and food vendors. Bring a camera for photos with Santa.

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

Social Buzz, Nov 20-25


Happy Thanksgiving Week! SocialSanford will be offline starting Thursday to give thanks with friends and family. Therefore, Saturdays events are included here. Any items submitted by Wednesday will be added as time allows.

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 – Saturday

Monday
  • Ribbon Cutting at Sanford Yoga Center, 126 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When:
    4:30-5p
    What: Welcome the center to Jonesboro by attending a ribbon cutting hosted by the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Christmas Open House at Floretta Imports, 3611 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: Get into the holiday spirit with product demos, sales, and door prize drawings. Refreshments will be served. This is a floating event.
Tuesday
Wednesday
  • Snack and a Movie at Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    2-4p
    What: The library will show Americano, the 2016 movie about a Mexican parent that sets off on an adventure to defend his family. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday
  • Free Community Meal at Mrs. Wenger’s Restaurant, 105 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-1p
    What: The restaurant will offer a free meal to anyone who cannot afford a meal or who would be dining alone. They are accepting dessert donations to help with the meal.
Friday
  • Christmas with the Kringles at Millstone Creek Orchard, 506 Parks Crossrds Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    3:30-8p
    What: The orchard is offering a private, behind-the-scenes evening with Santa and Mrs. Claus that includes family firepit roasting, story time with hot cocoa, a hayride, cookie decorating and more. The cost is $19.95. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchard, 506 Parks Crossrds Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: Take a hayride through the orchard, which has been decorated with thousands of lights. They’ll also play Christmas movies and offer s’mores. The cost is $5. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free.
Saturday
  • Small Business Saturday in downtown Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-1p
    What: Stop by the DSI table to pick up a Shop Small tote and a Holiday Punch Card, which can qualify you to win one of 40+ prizes for shopping at downtown businesses. Every $10 you spend downtown earns a punch.
  • Christmas with the Kringles at Millstone Creek Orchard, 506 Parks Crossrds Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    3:30-8p
    What: The orchard is offering a private, behind-the-scenes evening with Santa and Mrs. Claus that includes family firepit roasting, story time with hot cocoa, a hayride, cookie decorating and more. The cost is $19.95. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free.
  • Christmas Hayride at Millstone Creek Orchard, 506 Parks Crossrds Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    5-9p
    What: Take a hayride through the orchard, which has been decorated with thousands of lights. They’ll also play Christmas movies and offer s’mores. The cost is $5. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free.

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

Weekend Roundup, Nov 17-19

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The weekend starts with lots of fun Friday night activities and then keeps you busy all day Saturday with shopping, celebrations, and more. Close out the weekend with a community meal!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Free Developmental Screenings at Theraplay, 135 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-12p
    What: Theraplay will hold free developmental delay screenings by appointment. Contact 919-774-1281 or info@theraplaync.com to schedule a slot.
  • ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7p
    What: The Sanford School of Classical Ballet will stage its annual production of the holiday classic. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 919-770-3171 for tickets.
  • Friday Night Football at Lee County High School, 1708 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30p
    What: Lee County High School will compete against Cape Fear in the second round of state playoffs. Free tee shirts will be given to the first 500 attendees. The gate opens at 6p. Tickets are $7.

Saturday

  • Hiring Event at Chick-fil-A, 3224 NC Hwy 87S, Sanford NC
    When: 8-11a
    What: Chick-fil-A will interview candidates for its team. Interviews will be given immediately.
  • Annual Christmas Bazaar at Turners Chapel Church, 1344 Colon Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    8a-3p
    What: Shop from different vendors for handmade items, wreaths, candles, jewelry, and more. Baked goods and hot dogs will be available for purchase. The event will benefit the church’s Jamaica Mission Trip.
  • Christmas Bazaar at Spout Springs Church, 346 HM Cagle Dr, Cameron NC
    When:
    10a-2p
    What: The church will fill its gyms with vendors and business owners of all types. Proceeds will benefit the church’s fight against human trafficking.
  • Community Appreciation Day at Cunningham & Sons Mortuary, 310 W. Courtland Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    12-4p
    What: The mortuary will celebrate 25 years of service and 1st Impressions Florist will celebrate 16 years of service to the Sanford community with live music, free food, and more. The public is invited.
  • ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p and 7p
    What: The Sanford School of Classical Ballet will stage its annual production of the holiday classic. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 919-770-3171 for tickets.
  • Latin Night at Aye Toro, 3064 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10p-2a
    What: Dance to 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. No children allowed.

Sunday

  • ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: The Sanford School of Classical Ballet will stage its annual production of the holiday classic. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 919-770-3171 for tickets.
  • Community Thanksgiving at First Presbyterian, 203 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    7p
    What: The community is invited to a Thanksgiving meal. Any monetary donations will be given to the United Way. Food donations will be divided between The Salvation Army and CUOC. Bring a non-perishable food offering to share.

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

Social Buzz, Nov 13-17

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

  • Yoga for Beginners at Sanford Yoga Center, 126 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-7p
    What: Beginners yoga is for people of all shapes, sizes, fitness levels, and genders. This is a 4-week week series that will run on Mondays. The cost is $32 for all four Mondays or $10/day. This is the third of the four Mondays.

Tuesday

  • CARA Fundraiser at Aye Toro, 3064 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When:
    4-10p
    What: Dine in or take out to benefit Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption. The org will receive a portion of sales from the night.
  • Genealogical & Historical Society Meeting at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: Bring a dish to share for the Society’s annual holiday party. Also bring a special ornament, poem, or holiday story for Holiday Show and Tell. 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 host an interactive and engaging story time for toddlers. The theme is “Thanksgiving.”
  • Open House at The Bread of Life, 219 Maple Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    1p
    What: The Bread of Life has been selected to house Sanford’s first Extreme Weather Shelter for the homeless. It will operate when temperatures are below 32 degrees or above 90 degrees. Visit the facility and learn more.
  • Upward Basketball Signups at First Baptist Church, 202 Summitt Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: High school boys can sign up to play in the Upward league. The cost is $30 for the season. 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.
  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will host an interactive and engaging story time for preschoolers. The theme is “Thanksgiving.”
  • Sanford Latin Dance at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    12-1p
    What: Sanford Latin Dance will visit the library to give free dance lessons to attendees. Dance styles include bachata, salsa, merengue and cha cha. Everyone is welcome and registration is not required.
  • Paint Night at Luminarias, 200 Independent Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9:30p
    What: Wine and Design will lead a paint night. The subject will be a deer with fall foliage. The cost is $35, which includes all supplies and guided instruction. You must register to attend.

Friday

  • Free Developmental Screenings at Theraplay, 135 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-12p
    What: Theraplay will hold free developmental delay screenings by appointment. Contact 919-774-1281 or info@theraplaync.com to schedule a slot.
  • ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7p
    What: The Sanford School of Classical Ballet will stage its annual production of the holiday classic. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 919-770-3171 for tickets.

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

Weekend Roundup, Nov 10-12

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Remember all of our veterans this weekend as you enjoy the freedoms and privileges they have worked so hard to protect!


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Skip ahead: SaturdaySunday

Friday

  • Christmas Play at Lee Christian School, 3220 Keller Andrews Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30p
    What: The Lee Christian Drama Club will stage a production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door.

Saturday

  • Veterans Day Program at the NC Veterans Pavilion, Main St, Broadway NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Veterans and active duty military will be honored and celebrated at a special service. There will also be a Purple Heart Reunited Presentation for the family of 1LT Samuel Lutterloh, a MIA/KIA Korean War Veteran.
  • Green & Clean Workshop at Joanne’s Gems, 144-C S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Learn how to replace toxic household cleaners with natural alternatives. The class fee is $12 and includes a take-home all-purpose cleaner.
  • Free Turkey Dinner at First Baptist Chruch, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    1:30p
    What: The church invites the community for a turkey dinner complete wit all the fixings.
  • Christmas Play at Lee Christian School, 3220 Keller Andrews Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p and 6p
    What: The Lee Christian Drama Club will stage a production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door.
  • Swingin’ Broadway at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    What:
    6:30p
    What: The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society will perform with special guests Peggy Taphorn, Brandon Lee, and Kathy Gelb. Tickets are $16/person or $11/student. Tickets are $16 for adults and $11 for students.

Sunday

  • Shared Abundance Dinner at the VFW, 1500 Veteran’s Way, Sanford NC
    When:
    12-4p
    What: Enjoy a wide variety of soups, salads, bread, and entertainment. Take home a beautiful handmade bowl. Entry is $15, which benefits the Lee County Arts Council.

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

Social Buzz, Nov 6-10

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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

  • Yoga for Beginners at Sanford Yoga Center, 126 W. Main St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-7p
    What: Beginners yoga is for people of all shapes, sizes, fitness levels, and genders. This is a 4-week week series that will run on Mondays. The cost is $32 for all four Mondays or $10/day.

Tuesday

  • Holiday Craft Day at the McSwain Center, 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    5-8p
    What: The ECA Club offers the public to attend a craft day that will include demos on making kitchen and bath scrubs, baked goods, jewelry, and more. There will also be children’s activities. Tickets are $1 and are limited to the 25 people. Children under age 12 are admitted free.

Wednesday

  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will host an interactive and engaging story time for toddlers. The theme is “My Favorite Pet.”
  • Trivia Night at Libations, 139 Chatham St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-7:30p
    What: Libations hosts a trivia night every other Wednesday. The winner will receive bar credit.

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.
  • Fitness & Wellness Fair at CCCC-Lee Gym, 1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-12p
    What: The college’s Fitness Science students will conduct the fair as part of their class project. They will have interactive displays as well as vendors. All are encouraged to attend.
  • Veterans Day Ceremony at the Dennis A Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9:30a
    What: CCCC will hold a ceremony to honor our veterans. The event is open to all.
  • Story Time at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a
    What: Librarians Delisa and Sheneeta will host an interactive and engaging story time for preschoolers. The theme is “My Favorite Pet.”
  • 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.
  • Science Fair at the Boys & Girls Club, 1414 Bragg St, Sanford NC
    When:
    6-8p
    What: The public is encouraged to stop by to see the different experiments and projects Club youth have created. There is no fee and the event is open to all.

Friday

  • Christmas Play at Lee Christian School, 3220 Keller Andrews Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30p
    What: The Lee Christian Drama Club will stage a production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door.
  • Gospel Benefit Concert at the Mann Center, 507 N. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7-10p
    What: Little Willie and the Spiritual Aires will perform. Admission is $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Call 919-775-5610 for tickets and more information.

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