CALENDAR FOR JUNE 27
• The Pittsboro office of Legal Aid of North Carolina, in collaboration with law students, volunteer attorneys and other community service organizations, will hold a free legal clinic at Habitat for Humanity, 2268 N.C. Highway 5, Aberdeen, where residents can have wills, powers of attorney and other advanced directives prepared and executed free of charge. To be eligible to participate, residents must meet certain eligibility guidelines and call (919) 542-0475 or 1-800-672-5834 as soon as possible to reserve a space.
• The N.C. ABC Commission will offer free responsible alcohol seller server training from 10 a.m.-noon at the City of Sanford Service Center, 6601 N. Fifth St., Sanford. Course content is geared toward management and staff of any business that sells alcohol for on- or off-premises consumption. Register online at http://abc.nc.gov/education/rasp.
• Grief counseling, sponsored by Knotts Funeral Home, will be held at 7 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church, 3324 Truelove Street Sanford. The theme is “Celebrating Life,” and sessions will be held quarterly. Facilitator is Dorothy Waterson. Please RSVP to (919) 345-8002. Those with further questions can also call Mint Downey at (919) 478-9178.
• The Stevens Center will offer summer camps for children and youth at 1576 Kelly Drive in Sanford. Today, “Kids Can Connect” will be offered for 5-8 year olds. Activities include art, music and motion, drama, basketball and more, which will be held today and July 11, 18 and 25 from 9-11 a.m. — four mornings of fun once a week. To sign up, go online to stevenscenter.org and select calendar/registration or call (919) 776-4048. Young people of all abilities and disabilities are welcome. The cost is $20.
• The Stevens Center will offer summer camps for children and youth at 1576 Kelly Drive in Sanford. Today, “Party, Paint and Playtime” will be offered for 3-4 year olds. Activities include arts and crafts, music and motion, story time and more, which will be held today and July 11, 18 and 25 from 9-11 a.m. — four mornings of fun once a week. To sign up, go online to stevenscenter.org and select calendar/registration or call (919) 776-4048. Young people of all abilities and disabilities are welcome. The cost is $20.
• The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Just Dig It,” featuring master gardener Kate Sawaya, at 2 p.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward children in grades 4-6.
• Downtown Sanford Inc. will present the Function at the Junction Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. every Thursday through September at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Patrons can bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper to these free outdoor concerts. Tonight, the Leda Ray Band will perform. For more information, call (919) 775-8332 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Preschool story time will be held from 10–11 a.m. at the Harnett County Public Library, 601 N. Main St., Lillington, for ages 3-5. The library will also host “Beneath the Surface,” an exploration into the plant cycle, from 2-3 p.m., and the Teen-Formers summer reading program for ages 13-18 from 6-7 p.m.
• Legal Aid of North Carolina will conduct a wills and advance directives clinic, in cooperation with law students, private attorneys and Brick Capital Community Development Corporation, at the W.B. Wicker Business Campus, Sanford Business Suites A, at 900 Vance St., Sanford. Participants must have been preregistered prior to June 21.
• The 2013 Temple Theatre Summer Youth Conservatory will present “Ella” at 7 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Homecoming Week has arrived at Seymour High. Ella Cinders desperately wants to make it to the big dance. Of course, her stepmother is conspiring against her, and she doesn't have a date. With the help of The Glitter Girls, can Ella make it to the dance? Will homecoming king and leader of the Golden Boys, Zach Prince, notice? Tickets are $6 for children, $12 for adults. To order tickets or learn more, visit www.templeshows.com or call the box office at (919) 774-4155 Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m.
• The All-State Youth Choir of the North Carolina United Methodist Church (UMC) will present a free concert at 7 p.m. at Jonesboro UMC, 407 W. Main St., Sanford. The 30 high school students are chosen through audition and personal recommendation for an intensive week of rehearsals and touring. Now in its 18th year, the All-State Youth Choir is directed by Jonathan P. Brotherton of Greensboro College, where students gather for music camp before starting their tour. A voluntary love offering will be taken to help defray the choir’s tour expenses.
• A cornhole tournament and fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cape Fear Christian Academy, 138 Erwin Chapel Road, Erwin. There is a $25 registration fee per team, and a $5 meal ticket will get a burger or two hot dogs, chips and a drink. The event will also include live music, prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will enable Animal Life to rescue, rehab, feed, foster and transport animals from local high-kill shelters to loving homes.
• A book signing for the newly released work by local author Frances Eastridge will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Carpenter Shop, 2431 Jefferson Davis Highway, Sanford. According to a prepared statement, “Eastridge is living proof that a poor, Southern farm girl, raised at the end of the Depression, could grow up, get married and have a family only to lose them all — and yet come out victoriously with God in her life.”
• The 2013 Temple Theatre Summer Youth Conservatory will present “Ella” at 2 and 7 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets are $6 for children, $12 for adults. To order tickets or learn more, visit www.templeshows.com or call the box office at (919) 774-4155 Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m.
• The Sanford Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Patrons can purchase the best of locally grown, seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce. For further information about buying or selling at the market, please call Sue Buie at (919) 356-3007 or email DonnaBuie@aol.com or see www.facebook.com/pages/Sanford-Farmers-Market/219549214730985.
• A concealed-carry permit class will begin at 8 a.m. at Tramway Fire Department, 5900 McDaniel Drive, Sanford. There is a $30 nonrefundable registration fee. This will go toward the total cost of the class, which is $60. Class size will be limited. This is an all-day class, and participants will need to bring a handgun (or share with someone in class), ammunition (80 rounds), safety glasses, earplugs, a holster and a ball cap for the shooting range. Those who would like to register or have any questions can contact Josh Dunigan at (919) 498-4480 or Kelli Dunigan at (919) 478-2082.