CALENDAR FOR JAN. 9
• 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.
• The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 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 Bernette 46 sewing machine at 3 p.m. Entrants must be present to win. Admission is $6, and a $1 off admission coupon and more information about hotel rates are available at www.quiltersgallery.net.
• The Sanford Youth Council will meet from 4–5:30 p.m. at 225 E. Weatherspoon St., Sanford. Teens in grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to participate. Meetings are held at the Sanford Municipal Center (West End Conference room) unless otherwise noted.
• Susan Tillis will speak to the Lee County Republican Women from 6:30-8 p.m. at Lee County GOP headquarters in Sanford.
• Area residents are invited to a public comment session at 6 p.m. at the Goldston Public Library. 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.
• Lee County Superintendent Andy Bryan will hold a meet-and-greet event at 5:30 p.m. at East Lee Middle School.
• Central Carolina Community College will hold a “Going Beyond the Resume!” class today and Jan. 15 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Pittsboro campus. Those attending the class will learn what employers are looking for, access career assessments and receive information on preparing for job interviews. The class will be held in the Continuing Education Building (103G Conference Room). For more information, call (919) 545-8045.