Social Buzz, May 23-26


Welcome to the first weekly SocialSanford Social Buzz post of events and activities happening in Sanford/Lee County NC. Once a daily email, the Social Buzz will now arrive weekly with a look at the week ahead.

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Highlights for the week of May 23-26

Community Highlights

  • Sanford Aquatics Club is now registering for June swim classes, which will be taught at the Sanford Nautilus on Mondays and Wednesdays for ages 4-7 and Tuesdays and Thursdays for ages 8-12. Contact the group at or 919-895-2081 for pricing and registration.
  • Several employers are conducting on-site interviews at NC Career Works Sanford on Thursday starting at 10a. You must register at to participate.


  • Story Time at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 11a-12p
    What: This 1-hour program will include a story, a fruit tasting, a hayride and a seed planting to take home. The cost is $8. Cupcakes will be served at this story time.
  • EMS Appreciation Day at Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken, 813 S Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 11a-9p
    What: EMS personnel will receive 50% off a personal meal all day. Personal meals are 1/4 or 1/2 chicken combos or made-to-order plates. You must provide proof of employment to receive the promotion.
  • County Commissioners Meeting at Lee County Government Center, 106 Hillcrest Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 5p
    What: Commissioners will hold a budget work session.
  • Toastmasters International at CCCC-Lee County, 1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 6:30-7:30p
    What: Toastmasters International helps people reach their public speaking and leadership goals. The Central Carolina Club is open to the public and students.


  • Girls Night Out at Chick-Fil-A, 3224 NC-87, Sanford NC
    When: 5-7p
    What: The restaurant will hold special mother/daughter event with pampering and bonding for all ages.
  • City Council Meeting at City Hall, 225 E. Weatherspoon St, Sanford NC
    When: 5:30p
    What: Council members will hold a budget work session and discuss the Federal Building.


  • Produce Sale at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-3p
    What: Purchase fresh, local produce to benefit the CCH Auxiliary. The sale will be at the Visitor’s Entrance.
  • Sanford Jobseekers at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr, Sanford NC
    When: 8:30-10:30a
    What: Whether you are a jobseeker or trying to help and support job seekers. 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 Hour at Karma Boutique & Coffee Bar, 131 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 10-11a
    What: Children are invited to read stories, sing songs, do crafts and enjoy each other’s company. Story hour is open to all ages.
  • Frog Watch USA Training at Raven Rock State Park, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When: 6:30-10:30p
    What: Learn frog and toad calls at Raven Rock. This training will enable you, once passing the written and vocalization quiz, to become a certified Frog Watch volunteer for monitoring frogs and toads in your area. For more information call the park office at 910-893-4888 x 0. Pre-registration is required and children must be over 12 years old and accompanied by an adult. Space is limited.


  • Hike For Your Health at Raven Rock, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When: 10-11a
    What: Join a park ranger for a weekly hike of varying lengths. Call the park office for additional information 910-893-4888.
  • Backyard Beekeeping at the Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When: 2:30-3:30p
    What: Local beekeeper, Mack Wicker, will give a presentation on the basics of getting started in backyard beekeeping.