CALENDAR FOR FEB. 5
• Story time for toddlers will be held at 10 a.m. the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave. in Sanford. This week's theme is “blankets.” For more information, please call Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.
• Today is the deadline to enter the 26th annual Chatham County Council on Aging’s Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake Bake-Off, slated for Feb. 9 from 3-5 p.m. at the Eastern Senior Center in Pittsboro. The event is one of the council’s major fundraisers. Entrants must sign up by 5 p.m. To enter, contact Megan Coggins at (919) 542-4512 or firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, cake’s title and cake description.
• Guy Unger will host a guitar clinic at 7 p.m. at Buchanan's Music in Sanford. Unger is a graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Music, as well as a guitar instructor and performer. Admission is at least one canned food item; donations will go to Christians United Outreach.
• The Southern Farm Show will be held today [Wednesday] through Friday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. More than 300 exhibiting companies make the show the largest agricultural exposition in the Carolinas and Virginia, hosting key industry events. Free admission and free parking will be offered. For information, call (800) 849-0248 or visit www.SouthernFarmShow.com.
• Southern foodie Elizabeth Wiegand will present a program based on her cookbook, “The New Blue Ridge Cookbook,” at 7 p.m. at Chatham Community Library. Wiegand’s articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Southern Living, and Our State Magazine. She is also the author of “The Outer Banks Cookbook” and “The Food Lover’s Guide to the Outer Banks.” The program is free and open to the public. Chatham Community Library is located on the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College at 197 N.C. Highway 87 North. For more information, call the library at (919) 545-8084.
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church for job leads, networking and job search help. This week’s program will feature human resources directors from Tyson, who will talk about tips for landing a job. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.
• The Sanford Business and Professional Womens' Club February meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at Elizabeth's Pizza, 1009 Spring Lane, Sanford. Networking begins at 5 p.m., and the meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The guest speaker this month will be Dr. Cary Ward from Duke Cardiology, who will speak about women's heart health.
• Story time for preschoolers will be held at 11 a.m. the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave. in Sanford. This week's theme is “blankets.” For more information, please call Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.
• The Chatham County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service will hold a pesticide school today and tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the Agriculture Building, 65 East Chatham St., in Pittsboro. Sign-in is from 8:30-9 a.m. Pre-registration was required by Jan. 30. Sessions will conclude by 5 p.m. Those wishing to know more should contact the Chatham County Extension Center at (919) 542-8202.
• The Moore County Republican Party will host a Reagan Day Dinner, starting with social hour at 6 p.m., at the Pinehurst Country Club. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Confirmed speakers include Lt. Governor Dan Forest, Republican Party Chairman Claude Pope and psychologist, lecturer and author Dr. Timothy Daughtry. Cash bar at 6 p.m., with background music provided by Clarence Levine. The cost is $75 per person. For reservations and more details, see the Moore County GOP website at www.mcncgop.org.
• The Temple Theatre will present a comedy show featuring Darren "DS" Sanders at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Temple, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Darren turns life’s everyday simplicities into comedy routines and is known as "The Man of Many Faces" because his facial expressions are as descriptive as his words. He's very interactive with his audiences. General admission tickets are $15. Call the box office at (919) 774-4155 or order tickets online at https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?m=81e3ccd7551f3180c82536e4cd325e2a&t=tix.
• The Abundance Foundation will host 'Amuse Bouche,” a night of global perspectives on climate adaptation as a kickoff to the second annual Climate Adaptation Conference for Farmers, from 7-9 p.m. at Fearrington Barn, Pittsboro. The event will feature a panel discussion with Frank Stasio of WUNC’s “The State of Things,” along with Albert Bates, Michiel Doorn, Liane Salgado and Lyle Estill each giving their views about the big picture of climate change, adaptation and trees/soils vs. geo-engineering. Following the panel, there will be light appetizers, cocktails, New Orleans jazz from the Decatur Street Beat Band and more. The cost is $5 in advance, $10 at the door, To learn more, see http://theabundancefoundation.org/.
• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting celebration at 8 a.m. at Taylor Automotive, 1007 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. Those in attendance will celebrate Taylor's new ownership and recently installed electric car charging station, and they have a chance to leave with one of three $50 gift certificates.
• A farming adaptation conference for farmers, gardeners, researchers and local food advocates will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at CCCC in Pittsboro. Albert Bates will be the keynote speaker, with many others to complement the lineup. The cost is $25 for farmers, students and seniors ($35 after Jan. 20) and $35 for researchers/non-farmers ($45 after Jan. 20). A local lunch will be included.
• The Chatham County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service will hold a pesticide school at 9 a.m. at the Agriculture Building, 65 East Chatham St., in Pittsboro. Sign-in is from 8:30-9 a.m. Pre-registration was required by Jan. 30. Sessions will conclude by 5 p.m. Those wishing to know more should contact the Chatham County Extension Center at (919) 542-8202.