CALENDAR FOR MARCH 4
• Tom Angleberger, author of the beloved middle school books comprising the Origami Yoda series, will appear at 4 p.m. at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro to celebrate the release of his latest novel, “Princess Lablemaker to the Rescue!” Angleberger will come with pens in hand and prepared to draw and fold for those present. The Chatham Community Library is located at 197 Highway 87 North. Call (919) 545-8084 to learn more.
• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for West Williams will be held at 7 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro.
• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for West Siler City will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Earl B. Fitts Community Center, 111 S. Third Ave., Siler City.
• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for Hickory Mountain will be held at 7 p.m. at Celebrity Dairy, 144 Celebrity Dairy Way, Siler City. Contact John Graybeal for more information at (919) 417-5836.
• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for East Siler City will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Earl B. Fitts Community Center, 111 South Third Ave., Siler City.
• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for East Williams will be held at 7 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church, New Hope Church Road, Apex.
• Celebrate Mardi Gras with pancakes on ‘Fat Tuesday' or Shrove from 5-7 p.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Pittsboro (corner of Rectory and Salisbury). Palms from last year's Palm Sunday will be burned after supper. The Rev. Wilber Mundia will bless the ashes in preparation for St. Bartholomew’s Ash Wednesday service on March 5 at noon in the sanctuary. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the penitential season of Lent.
• The Downtown Sanford Inc. monthly board of directors meeting will be held from 8–9 a.m. at 226 Carthage St., Sanford. The public is encouraged to attend. The mission of DSI is to manage the development of downtown Sanford as the primary economic, cultural and social center of the community, to educate the community on the unique assets and historical significance of the downtown area and to promote and stimulate the improvement of these assets. For more information, call (919) 775-8332, fax (919) 775-8207, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.downtownsanford.com.
• Story time for toddlers and preschoolers will be held at 10 a.m. at the Broadway Library, 206 S. Main St., Sanford. Those in attendance will share stories, sing songs, do rhymes and more. For more information, please call Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665, x 5484.
• Temple Theatre will present stand-up comedy featuring Julie Scoggins at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Scoggins is regularly heard on XM/Sirius 'Blue Collar Radio', as well as many syndicated stations, including “The John Boy & Billy Show,” “The Bob & Sheri Show” (Charlotte) and “The Bob & Tom Show” (Indianapolis). General Admission tickets are $15. Military, police, firefighters and Lee County Schools employees receive half off. Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or go online to http://templeshows.com/.
• The Small Business Center will present “Dynamite Marketing on a Firecracker Budget” from 6-9 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. Marketing is undergoing a revolution. Entrepreneurs are using big business strategies like targeted ads, letters and phone calls to reach potential customers. In this seminar, participants will create a low-cost marketing plan for their business. Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8z8w2hg1eff7bc6&oseq=&c=&ch= or call Kelly Dehring at Central Carolina SBC at (919) 718-7424.
• Story time for toddlers will be held at 10 a.m. at the Main Library on Hawkins Avenue in Sanford. The theme is “Music.” For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665, x 5484.
• The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with North Carolina State University and Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA), will conduct a two-part Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) workshop series that will address how farmers of all sizes can achieve USDA GAPs certification, deliver information on principles of fresh produce safety and on-farm hazard assessment, as well as provide assistance with creating a fresh produce farm safety plan. The first workshop, "Principles of Fresh Produce Safety and Navigating the USDA GAP Audit," will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Pittsboro. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance that fulfills a portion of the eligibility requirements to receive up to $600 in GAPs Cost Share assistance from CFSA. Participants will spend the morning at Harland’s Creek Farm in Pittsboro, then receive classroom instruction at the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. The second session will be held on March 19. Details and registration information are on the Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/gsf-workshops.
• Today is the deadline to sign up for two of three day camp sessions offered by San-Lee Park’s Nature Center staff: March 10-14 and March 17-21. The full-day option is from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and costs $100 per week, with one field trip included. Participants will need two snacks and a lunch. The half-day option is from 7:30 a.m.-noon and costs $60 per week, with one field trip provided for an additional cost; participants will need one snack. The camps include arts and crafts, nature hikes and outdoor and indoor games. A maximum of 12 children can sign up. Call San-Lee Park at (919) 776-6221 for more information. Ask for Jaime Osborne or Carrie Council.
• The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series will present “The Search for Josef Mengele” at 7:30 p.m. in Owens Auditorium on the Sandhills Community College campus in Pinehurst. Before becoming the director of the Museum of Jewish History in New York, presenter David Marwell served as the chief investigator in the hunt for Nazi war criminals Klaus Barbie and Josef Mengele. Admission is free and open to the public with no tickets required.
• The Carolina Mountain Dulcimers will meet at 1 p.m. at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill. Beginners, experts and all stringed instruments are welcome. For more information and directions, contact Shirley Ray at ShirleyRay@aol.com or (919) 929-5359.
• A Small Business Center Seminar titled “Marketing with Pinterest” will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. 1801 Nash St., Sanford. https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8mglkvz7a49fa1c&oseq=&c=&ch= or call (919) 774-6442 to learn more.
• Story time for preschoolers will be held at 11 a.m. at the Main Library on Hawkins Avenue in Sanford. The theme is “Music.” For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665, x 5484.
• An orthopaedic and physical therapy lecture will be held at 6 p.m. at the Carolina Trace Country Club Clubhouse, 2100 Country Club Drive in Sanford. Speakers will include Dr. Glen Subin and Ginny Barbour. Those in attendance will learn about common orthopaedic conditions and injuries, and speakers will address treatment options for back pain, hand/upper extremity injuries, sports- and work-related injuries, physical therapy and more. The lecture is free, and light refreshments will be served.
• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for Three Rivers will be held at 7 p.m. at Liberty Chapel Church, 1855 Old U.S. Highway 1, Moncure.