CALENDAR FOR JAN. 8
• Saltydog House Concerts will present The Bumper Jacksons, a group that plays country swing, roots jazz, street blues and more, at 7:30 p.m. at 21578 N.C. Highway 24/27, Cameron. Salty Dog is a new venture in which nationally touring musicians come to perform in the intimate atmosphere of someone's living room. Friends, neighbors and community members gather to enjoy different styles of music, food and fellowship. Call (919) 353-1278 or email Rob120m@aol.com to get on the guest list. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Suggested donation is $15. All proceeds go to cover the expenses and travel costs of the musicians.
• Sanford jobseekers will meet Wednesday from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sanford. Visitors are invited to start the new year by hitting the job search hard and getting some encouragement too. Call (919) 776-6137 for more information.
• This week's story time theme for toddlers will be at 10 a.m. at the main library on Hawkins Avenue in Sanford. The theme will be "Winter!" For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.
• The next scheduled Lee County Library Trustee meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room of the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. The agenda includes Quiz Bowl and budget.
• A weight management and purification class, hosted by Ammons Chiropractic Clinic, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at 1401 Greenway Court, Sanford. Today's session is a complimentary introduction to a six-week purification to help participants change their lifestyle habits and be healthier and happier in the new year. The class will cover weight management, purification, lowering blood pressure, blood sugar management, decreasing triglycerides, decreasing cholesterol, whole food nutrition, group support and education on nutrition.
• The Sanford/Lee County Stroke Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at The Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford. The topic is “Where do we go now?,” and the meeting will include group goal setting and will serve as the group's second anniversary celebration. Those who have been affected by stroke are welcome to join other stroke survivors, caregivers and/or family members who understand what they are going through. The facilitator is Joy Phillips Murphy.
• This week's story time theme for preschoolers will be at 11 a.m. at the main library on Hawkins Avenue in Sanford. The theme will be "Winter!" For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.
• 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. The agenda will include the swearing in of the 2014 officers by Carrie Carpenter Nicholson, youth minister of St. Luke's. Guests and interested members of the community are invited to attend. There will be light refreshments to help celebrate the occasion.
• Special guest Edwin Cole Bearss will present "Earl Van Dorn" at 7 p.m. at the Rufus Barringer Round Table, which will meet in a special location — Pinehurst Village Hall, 395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst. Bearss is historian emeritus for the National Park Service, an author and preservationist. Refreshments will be served at 6:15 p.m. For more information, please call (910) 235-0946 or (910) 695-9058.
• A newborn care class, designed to educate parents on the physical care of the newborn, development needs of the young infant and adjustment to parenthood, will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the community classroom at Central Carolina Community College, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. To register, go to http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=1863
• Chatham Community Library will host a free affordable health care workshop that is open to the public from 1-3 p.m. in the computer lab of the main branch in Pittsboro. The workshop will be led by certified application counselors and will include one-on-one enrollment sessions. Participants who plan to enroll should bring social security numbers for each person in the household who needs coverage (or document numbers for legal immigrants), employer and income information (such as W-2s or pay stubs) for each person in the household, and policy numbers for any current health insurance anyone in the household currently has. The workshop is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, UNC Healthcare and Get Covered America. For more information, call the library at (919) 545-8084.
• The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace will be held today from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and continue tomorrow at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center in Sanford — offering fabrics, books, patterns, yarns, buttons, sewing machines and long-arm quilting machines, mixed media and more. This is the QFAM's fourth year to return to Sanford for this show. There will be a drawing for a Pfaff Hobby 1122 sewing machine at at 3 p.m. Entrants must be present to win the sewing machine. Admission is $6, and a $1 off admission coupon and more information about hotel rates are available at www.quiltersgallery.net.