CALENDAR FOR JAN. 24

Jan. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• The Temple Theatre will present “Black Pearl Sings” at 8 p.m. at the theater, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets can be purchased by phone or in person through the box office ( (919) 774-4155) or online via www.templeshows.com. Prices range from $23 for a regular adult ticket to $13 for children/students. Discounts available for military, Lee County educators and groups of 10 or more ($19 per person).

SATURDAY

• The South Chatham Ruritans will hold their annual chili cookoff from 4-6 p.m. at the Goldston Fire Department. Proceeds benefit Chatham Central scholarships. The cost is $7 per person, which includes chili, grilled cheese, beverage and a dessert. To enter, drop off two quarts of chili in a crockpot by 2 p.m.; winners will be announced at 4 p.m. The entry fee is $10. Categories are regular, with beans, white and vegetarian. The winners in each category will receive a trophy.

• The Temple Theatre will present “Black Pearl Sings” at 8 p.m. at the theater, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets can be purchased by phone or in person through the box office ( (919) 774-4155) or online via www.templeshows.com. Prices range from $23 for a regular adult ticket to $13 for children/students. Discounts available for military, Lee County educators and groups of 10 or more ($19 per person).

• Lee County Arts Council invites people to turn wine bottles into indoor or outdoor lamps from 1-4 p.m. at the council office, located in the Steele Street Mall in Sanford. Wine bottles will be available, but those with one they would like to use are welcome to bring it. The project should take no more than an hour to complete, and participants can come in any time during those three hours. The cost is $12 for an outdoor bottle and $15 for an indoor bottle (based on the hardware used). Call (919) 774-6139 to sign up, or email at leecountyarts@gmail.com.

SUNDAY

• The Temple Theatre will present “Black Pearl Sings” at 2 p.m. at the theater, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets can be purchased by phone or in person through the box office ( (919) 774-4155) or online via www.templeshows.com. Prices range from $23 for a regular adult ticket to $13 for children/students. Discounts available for military, Lee County educators and groups of 10 or more ($19 per person).

• An information session and campus tours will be held from 2–4 p.m. for all families interested in learning more about The O’Neal School. During the information session, families will have the opportunity to hear from and speak with Headmaster Alan Barr, Director of Admissions Alice Droppers, the division directors, faculty and current O’Neal parents and students. For more information about enrollment to The O’Neal School, please call Director of Admissions Alice Droppers at (910) 692-6920 or see www.ONealSchool.org.

MONDAY

• Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro will hold a public forum at 6 p.m. at the library. Chatham County residents are invited to provide comments on library programs and services. The forum is part of Chatham County Libraries’ strategic planning project to plan for the next few years. The forum is free and open to the public and will be moderated by library consultant Phillip Barton. For more information, call the library at (919) 545-8084.

• Area residents are invited to a public comment session at 6 p.m. at the Chatham Community Library, Pittsboro. Chatham County Public Libraries will hold four sessions in January to solicit public comment from county residents. Residents are encouraged to attend a session at the libraries they use most often. The discussions are free and open to the public. One winner of a VISA gift card will be announced at each session. More than 500 citizens responded to a countywide survey, the results of which will form the basis of these discussions. For more information, call project coordinator Jennifer Gillis at (919) 545-8083.

• The Sandhills Natural History Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Weymouth Woods Auditorium, 1024 Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines. Bruce Sorrie, author of “Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region,” will speak about birding and botanizing in southern Brazil. Visitors are welcome. Call (910) 692-2167 for more information or visit online at www.sandhillsnature.org.

• Lee County Schools Superintendent Andy Bryan will hold a meet-and-greet session at 5:30 p.m. at West Lee Middle School, 3301 Wicker St., Sanford.