CALENDAR FOR AUG. 13

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 04:22 AM

TODAY

n 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.

n 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.

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

n The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League will hold a mineral rights workshop from 4-8:30 p.m. at the Lee County Library main branch, 107 Hawkins Avenue, for people with questions or concerns about split estates whether or not they own their mineral rights. Those in attendance can look at the Lee County GIS map. For more information, contact Debbie Hall at (919) 775-7506 or (919) 356-4035, or Therese Vick at (919) 345-3673.

n 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.

n 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.

WEDNESDAY

n 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 http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=4500.

n 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.

n Sanford Jobseekers will meet Wednesday from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church. Job search support and job leads will be available. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.

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

n 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 http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden to take a virtual tour and learn more.

THURSDAY

n A diabetes nutrition 101 class will be held at 11 a.m. in the rehab services classroom at Central Carolina Community College, 1135 Carthage Road, room 110, Sanford. This class is open to the public but is ideal for new diabetics or people who need some basic tips to get stated managing their diabetes. It is also great for people with pre-diabetes who wish to change their lifestyle to slow or stop the progression to diabetes. Family and care givers are welcome to attend. Register at http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=4022.

n A free gestational diabetes nutrition class will be held at 10 a.m. in the rehab services classroom at Central Carolina Community College, 1135 Carthage Road, room 110, Sanford. This class is for pregnant women who have gestational diabetes, and students will learn which foods contain carbohydrates and how to manage their intake to control their blood sugar during pregnancy. Register at www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=4021.

n The Chatham Economic Development Corporation will host a joint meeting at 7 p.m. at the Siler City campus of Central Carolina Community College, at 400 Progress Blvd. with the Board of Commissioners, the town boards of Goldston, Pittsboro, and Siler City, and the Board of Education to give an update on a countywide conceptual land use plan. The EDC developed a hybrid growth scenario that combines farmland preservation and targeted employment growth. In the next few months, Chatham County and the EDC will work closely with the towns on developing a related infrastructure plan and will hold additional meetings for residents and businesses. For more information, contact the EDC at (919) 542-8274.

n Lee County Schools Superintendent Andy Bryan will hold a public meet-and-greet event at 5:30 p.m. at J.R. Ingram 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 sspence@lee.k12.nc.us.

n The Board of Directors of Johnson-Lee-Harnett Community Action Inc. will hold its board meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 1102 Massey St., Smithfield.

n The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's AM Buzz networking event will be held at 7:30 a.m. at Dandalia Bakery, 1907 Bragg St., Sanford.

n In coordination with the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration will be held at 11 a.m. at the new Siler City location of Chatham Habitat for Humanity, 134 N. Chatham Ave., Siler City. An open house will follow and continue until 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. The public is invited.

n Bob Bridwell, director of Sanford's Community Planning & Development Department, will speak to the Sanford Area Association of Realtors about the upcoming city bond referendum from 11:30-1 p.m. at the Flame Steakhouse, 109A Carbonton Road, Sanford.

n Lee Early College year 4-5 orientation will be held at 6 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, Sanford.

n 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, Huckleberry Blue will perform. For more information, call (919) 775-8332 or contact downtown@sanfordnc.net.

n The Carolina Mountain Dulcimers will meet at 7 p.m. at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill. Beginners, experts, and all stringed instruments welcome. For more information and directions, contact Shirley Ray at ShirleyRay@aol.com or (919) 929-5359.