CALENDAR FOR MARCH 5
• 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.
• The Gregg Gelb Jazz Trio, with Court Stewart and Chris Gelb, will perform from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Flame Steakhouse, 109 Carbonton Road, Sanford. To learn more, call (919) 776-7111.
• The Sanford Business and Professional Women's Club will host its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Elizabeth's Pizza in Sanford. Networking starts at 5 p.m., followed by the meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This month's topic is business etiquette. Visitors are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or for more information.
• The Temple Theatre will present “Smoke on the Mountain” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the theatre, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. The show tells the story of a Saturday night gospel sing at a country church in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen bluegrass songs, played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true and hilariously imperfect natures. Admission prices range from $23 for general adult admission to $13 for children and students. Purchase tickets through www.templeshows.com or call the box office at (919) 774-4155.
• 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. Register through 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.
• The Temple Theatre will present “Smoke on the Mountain” at 8 p.m. at the theatre, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. The show tells the story of a Saturday night gospel sing at a country church in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen bluegrass songs, played and sung by the Sanders Family. Admission prices range from $23 for general adult admission to $13 for children and students. Purchase tickets through www.templeshows.com or call the box office at (919) 774-4155.
• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for Pittsboro will be held at 7 p.m. at the Ag Auditorium, Agricultural Center, 65 East St., Pittsboro.
• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Dandalia Bakery will be held at 4 p.m. at 1907 Bragg St., Sanford. Guests are invited to return March 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for a grand opening event, which will feature face painting, specials, giveaways and more.