CALENDAR FOR JAN. 11
• 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 Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance Support Group, with facilitator Theresa Miller, will meet at 6 p.m. today and every second Monday of the month at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. The group provides an opportunity to share experiences, knowledge, information, suppliers, recipes and support.
• 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.
• The Democratic Women of Lee County will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Elizabeth's Pizza, Riverbirch Shopping Center, Spring Lane, Sanford.
• The Broadway Library will hold story time for preschools and toddlers today and every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the library, 206 S. Main St., Broadway. This week's theme is “Let It Snow.” Those in attendance will share stories, sing songs, do rhymes and more. For more information, please call Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.
• The Goldston Lions Club, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, will sponsor a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. at the Goldston Baptist Church, 190 N. Church St., Goldston. The public is urged to come out and generously support this opportunity. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments may be made by calling (919) 898-4624. Candidates must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent) and weigh 110 pounds; they should bring a photo ID or Red Cross donor card. The North Carolina Lions Mobile Screening Units will be on site providing free vision and hearing screenings for ages 6 to adult. All kids ages 6-18 must have a parent/guardian sign their registration form. No appointment necessary for the screenings.
• Area residents are invited to a public comment session at 2 p.m. at Chatham Community Library, Pittsboro, and 6 p.m. at Wren Library, Siler City. 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 Ruth Pauley Lecture Series will present “Silent Too Long: What Southern Foods Would Tell Us If They Could Talk” at 7:30 p.m. in Owens Auditorium on the Sandhills Community College campus in Pinehurst. SCC’s Ray Linville will discuss the influences of history and culture on the nutrition of the South and how they affect the region’s public health. He will explore how historical, political, socioeconomic and other cultural factors of this region shape the eating habits and food choices of those who live in the South. This lecture will be presented in memory of Mrs. Agnes Buckley. Admission is free and open to the public with no tickets required.
• The Parkinson's Support Group for those with Parkinson's disease, their family members and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. The meeting will feature a roundtable discussion about Parkinson's and how it affects sense of taste and smell.
• Story time for toddlers will be held at 10 a.m. at the Main Library on Hawkins Avenue in Sanford. This week's theme will be “Let It Snow.” For more information, please contact: Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.
• The High Hopes Chorus will begin its spring season with their first rehearsal at 2 p.m. at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church. All newcomers are welcome. The group practices or performs on Wednesdays only. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Ludwick at (919) 776-4502.