Aug. 04, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• Award-winning children's musician Bill Shontz will be a special guest instructor for Music Camp at Jonesboro United Methodist Church (JUMC) today (Sunday) through Aug. 8. More than 30 students in grades K-4 will participate each day. Danny Hester, JUMC organist, is directing the camp. Other guest instructors include Dr. Andrew Preston, Dwayne Williams and the Rev. Hunter Preston. Pre-registration was required. Shontz will participate in worship today, which is celebrated at JUMC at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, and 8:30 a.m. in the Wesley Center. The campers will present a program on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the church, which is located at 407 W. Main St.

• A reenactment of the fiery July 29, 1781, Revolutionary War confrontation between patriots and loyalists will take place at 2 p.m. at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site near Sanford; the site will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Militia demonstrations and periodic firings of a replica of an 18th-century cannon are scheduled throughout the program. Besides the reenactment, there will be presentations of period crafts such as blacksmithing and weaving. The event is free and open to the public; donations are welcome.

• Paul Brill, a local Civil War collector and historian, will speak about the Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads at 3 p.m. at the Malcolm Blue Farm, located at 1177 Bethesda Road in Aberdeen. The battle, a Confederate cavalry attack on Sherman’s army in North Carolina on March 10, 1865, that would become known as Kilpatrick’s Shirt-Tail Skedaddle, took place on the Monroe’s Homestead, which was located within the present-day Ft. Bragg reservation eight miles from Southern Pines. An extensive exhibit of the battle can be viewed in the Clayton-Blair Museum at the Malcolm Blue Farm. There are no fees charged, but donations are gratefully appreciated. For additional Information, call (910) 944-7685.


• A Public Policy Luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. at The Flame Steakhouse, 109A Carbonton Road, Sanford. Bob Bridwell, director of Sanford's Community Planning & Development Department; Victor Czar, director of Sanford Public Works, and David Montgomery, executive director of Downtown Sanford, Inc., will discuss the upcoming bond referendum. The cost to attend is $12 for chamber members or $20 for non-members. Call (919) 775-7341 to register.

• Lee Early College, year 2-3 orientation (mandatory) will be held at 6 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.

• The ribbon-cutting celebration scheduled at Piedmont Health SeniorCare, located at 163 Chatham Business Drive, Pittsboro, has been postponed. A new date has not yet been determined.


• A support group for victims of sexual assault meets tonight and every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the HAVEN in Lee County conference room, 215 Bracken St., Sanford. Please call HAVEN In Lee County for more information at (919) 774-8923, completely confidential.

• The Downtown Sanford Inc. monthly board of directors meeting will be held from 8–9 a.m. at 226 Carthage St. (federal building), Sanford. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call (919) 775-8332, email or see

• On the first Tuesday of each month, Temple Theatre is teaming up with The Comedy Zone to present a lineup of standup comics. Doors open at 6 p.m., and shows start at 7 p.m., at 120 Carthage St. Single show tickets are $15; see to order. Tonight: Kevin Lee.


• The next meeting of the Lee County Library Trustees will be held at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room of the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford.

• Bob Bridwell, director of Sanford's Community Planning & Development Department, will speak to the local Kiwanis Club about the city's upcoming bond referendum from noon–1 p.m. at The Flame Steakhouse, 109A Carbonton Road, Sanford.


• Meals on Wheels of Sanford will hold its monthly board of directors meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the library of the First Presbyterian Church on Hawkins Avenue. Interested members of the community are invited to attend and learn more about how Meals on Wheels serves its clients.

• The Sanford/Lee County stroke support group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St. The topic will be "Protecting Yourself through Diet and Supplements," featuring Jimmy Williams, health advocate. The facilitator is Joy Phillips Murphy.

• 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, Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra will perform, featuring vocalist Yolanda Rabun. She has shared stages with jazz and music icons, performing internationally as lead jazz singer with the Stanley Baird Group, with Clay Aiken throughout North Carolina, opening for Tony and Grammy winner Jennifer Holiday, and working with the late Isaac Hayes for the former President Ronald Reagan. For more information, call (919) 775-8332 or contact