Aug. 11, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• The W.B. Wicker School Alumni Committee will meet at 4 p.m. at Comfort Inn and Suites, located at Highway 421 and Bragg Street, Sanford.


• The August meeting of the Republican Women of Lee County will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Lee GOP headquarters at 101 S. Steele St., Sanford. The guest speaker will be Mike Stone.

• Lee County Schools Superintendent Andy Bryan will hold a public meet-and-greet event at 5:30 p.m. at Deep River Elementary School. Bryan will hold a total of seven informal gatherings at elementary schools around the county, giving him the chance to hear from parents, community members and educators about the direction they would like to see Lee County Schools take in the next few years. Members of the public are invited to attend any session that is convenient for their schedule. For more information, please contact Lee County Schools Public Information Officer Sharon Spence at (919) 774-6226 or

• The First Baptist Church of Sanford and Sandhills Center MCO will be sponsoring a free community-wide event titled “Autism — What Every Family Should Know” from 5:30-7 p.m. at First Baptist, 202 Summit Drive, Sanford. This is an informative session for parents, foster parents, professionals and others working with children. Childcare and light dinner are provided free, but registration is required. To register, contact Linda Swann, or call toll free 1-877-776-6702.

• A bond informational session will be held during the Railroad House Historic Association meeting from 10-11 a.m. Bob Bridwell, director of Sanford's Community Planning & Development Department, and David Montgomery, executive director of Downtown Sanford, Inc., will discuss the upcoming bond referendum.


• A support group for victims of sexual assault will meet 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 breast cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. in the Women's Center at Central Carolina Hospital. This group was formed to help patients and their family members have a better idea of how to take a more positive approach with their care and where to turn when questions arise. No reservation is required.

• Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center will host a ribbon-cutting and open house from 3-6 p.m. at 3100 Tramway Road, Sanford.

• The Goldston Lions Club, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. at Goldston Baptist Church, 190 N. Church St., Goldston. The public is urged to come out and support this opportunity to give the gift of life. Walk-ins are welcome, but participants can make an appointment by calling (919) 898-4624. Candidates must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent) and weigh 110 pounds. Donors should bring a photo ID or Red Cross donor card.

• A workshop titled “Do You Own Your Own Mineral Rights” will be held from 4-8:45 p.m. in the Lee County Library auditorium at 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. Those in attendance will be looking at the Lee County GIS map online.

• The Stevens Center's annual golf tournament tees off at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Tobacco Road Golf Club. Four-person teams play captain's choice. The cost of $65 per person includes golf, cart, beverages and lunch by Chick-fil-A. Call (919) 776-4048 to check availability.


• A free comprehensive diabetic nutrition management class will be held at 4 p.m. in the community classroom at Central Carolina Community College, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. This class is open to the public but designed to educate people with diabetes about using food as medicine to control their blood sugars, prevent long-term problems and live a healthier life. Register at

• Members of the public can join a park ranger at 8 p.m. at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington for a one-hour program to discover some of the secrets, sounds and myths of the park's night life. Taxidermy mounts will be on display. Participants will meet at the visitor center.

• The low vision support group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County.

• A tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden will be held today, and every second Wednesday of the month through November, at 5:30 p.m. Participants should meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace. Visit the garden website at to take a virtual tour and learn more.