CALENDAR FOR FEB. 26

Feb. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• Chatham Community Library will host a presentation on Tanzania, Africa, at 7 p.m. in the Holmes Meeting Room of Chatham Community Library, 197 N.C. Highway 87 North, Pittsboro. Former Peace Corps volunteers Pat and Glen Stucke will discuss their lives and experiences living and teaching in Tanzania from 2009-2011. The program is free and open to the public. A farm-to-table dinner at the Natural Chef Café will precede the program, with the first seating at 6 p.m.; reservations are required and can be made by calling (919) 545-8076.

• A tupperware fundraiser will be held from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. in the GI lab waiting area adjacent to emergency waiting [Fields Drive entrance] at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. Patrons can take products home the same day and receive a free gift with their purchase. The event is sponsored by the Central Carolina Hospital Auxiliary, and proceeds help fund the special projects of the auxiliary to the benefit of hospital patients and health care in the community..

• The Brownstone Home and Garden Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Mrs. Lacy's in Sanford.

• Anderson Creek Club Charter School will conduct a public information forum for parents interested in enrolling children for the 2014-2015 school year at 6:30 p.m. at the Olivia Fire Station, 4023 N.C. Highway 87 North, Sanford. Anderson Creek Club Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school that will serve students in grades K-5. The school is seeking students for a rigorous academic program designed around the Common Core State Standards and the North Carolina Essential Standards. The school will conduct open enrollment from Feb. 24, 2014 through March 25, 2014. Applications are available at www.andersoncreekcharter.com. Space is limited to 180 students. If applications exceed the number of spaces available for any grade level or classroom, a lottery will be held on April 8, 2014 at a location to be announced.

• A seminar titled “Introduction to Your Regional Foreign Trade Zone,” presented by the Triangle J Council of Governments, has been postponed until spring. More details should be available in the coming weeks.

• Today is the deadline to register for The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension's cut-flower production workshop, part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series, from 1-5 p.m. at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope. The workshop will cover the latest new cut-flower species and cultivars, high tunnel production, cut-flower fertilization, harvest and post-harvest handling and more. Speakers include John Dole, Alicain Carlson and Iftikhar Ahmad, all from the North Carolina State University Horticultural Sciences Department. Details and registration information are posted on the Extension’s Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/gsf-workshops.

• San-Lee Park's Conservation Cubs will meet from 10-11 a.m. at 572 Pumping Station Road, Sanford. Children ages 3-5 are welcome with parent. The cost is $6 per child for those who also attended on Feb. 12, or $10 per child for one day. The cost includes a healthy snack. Pre-registration is preferred at (919) 776-6221. Ask for Jaime Osborne or Carrie Council. The theme is opossums.

THURSDAY

• A Small Business Center seminar titled “Introduction to Google Tools” will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. Today, many businesses rely on Google’s ever-growing suite of tools, including Drive, Calendar, Alerts, and Places. Learn how to collaborate with others, add a calendar to your website and much more. Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8mh2ip99dc61fd7&oseq=&c=&ch= or call (919) 718-7424.

• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for Harpers Crossroads will be held at 7:30 p.m. at 499 Ronald Scott Road, Bear Creek.

• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for Bynum will be held at 4 p.m. at Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road, Bynum.

• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for Goldston will be held at 7 p.m. at Goldston Fire Department, 486 Church St., Goldston.

• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. All who are looking for a job are welcome. Job leads and encouragement will be available. This week’s program: Crystal McIver from CCCC will be speaking on “Attitude Check.” Call (919) 776-6137 for more information.

• Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Central Carolina Hospital Community Classroom, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. Public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ website, www.cbcc.us. Call (704) 972-4700 or go to www.carolinadonor.org to make an appointment at any location.

• Anderson Creek Club Charter School will conduct a public information forum for parents interested in enrolling children for the 2014-2015 school year at 6:30 p.m. at Harnett County Public Library, 601 Main St., Lillington. Anderson Creek Club Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school that will serve students in grades K-5. The school is seeking students for a rigorous academic program designed around the Common Core State Standards and the North Carolina Essential Standards. The school will conduct open enrollment from Feb. 24, 2014 through March 25, 2014. Applications are available at www.andersoncreekcharter.com. Space is limited to 180 students. If applications exceed the number of spaces available for any grade level or classroom, a lottery will be held on April 8, 2014 at a location to be announced.

• Gasland Part II, Josh Fox’s new fracking documentary, will be shown at 7 p.m. at Congregational Church of Pinehurst, 895 Linden Road, Pinehurst. Admission is free. The showing is co-sponsored by Save Our Sandhills and the church's Mission, Peace and Justice Team. The film covers the increasing influence of the gas industry, research on environmental contamination from methane, and global consequences of fracking. Following the film, a speaker from Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, a group instrumental in passing Anson County’s fracking moratorium, will discuss fracking developments in N.C. For more information, call Betty Thomas at (919) 754-7255.

FRIDAY

• Nonprofit grant applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. today to the United Way of Chatham County. For more information, contact Dina Reynolds, executive director of United Way of Chatham County, by phone at (919) 542-1110 or by email at uwaycc@emji.net. United Way coordinates the application process on behalf of Chatham County. The grant application must be submitted online and will be available soon at funding.chathamnc.org. However, nonprofits must contact Dina Reynolds to get a login and password.