Jul. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


• The Third Friday ArtWalk will be held from noon-9 p.m. in downtown Siler City. Galleries, shops and eateries will be open late, and live music will be offered in the courtyard. For more information, visit the N.C. Art Incubator‘s website.

• A benefit for Bobby Branch Jr. will be held at 11 a.m. at SRB mini storage units, located at the corner of McNeil Road and U.S. 421 North. Branch was severely burned in a firework explosion recently, and the event will raise funds for his family through sales of hotdogs, lemonade, baked goods and more.


• Tommy Edwards and the Bluegrass Experience will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lee County Arts and Community Center, 507 N. Steele St., Sanford. Admission is $10, and tickets will be available at the door. The concert will raise funds toward the renovation of the Arts Center.

• A Goldston Cruz-N will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Goldston, exit 159 on Highway 421 between Sanford and Siler City. Antiques, hot rods, muscle cars and trucks are welcome. Attendees can come visit, show off their hot rods and hear music from the oldie/goldie era. Concessions will be available at Rufus's Cafe. For more information, contact Bruce Denkins at (919) 898-4937 or email

• 11 Bar East Ranch will host a round robin roping event, with sign up at 5 p.m. and start time at 6 p.m., at 2805 Lower Moncure Road. The public is invited; details available at

• The fourth annual Flapjack Fundraiser, sponsored by the Goldston Lions Club, will be held from 7-10 a.m. at Applebee's Restaurant across from Riverbirch Shopping Center, 1325 Plaza Blvd., Sanford. The cost is $7, and all proceeds benefit the blind and visually impaired in our community and other local projects in the Goldston area. Tickets can be purchased from any Goldston Lions member or on the day of the event at the door. The meal consists of pancakes, sausage and a drink (coffee, tea, juice, milk or soft drink). The Lions also will have a collection box for eyeglasses.

• Antique dealers will hold their annual Summer Sizzler sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with all shops in downtown Cameron involved in the annual clearance. To learn more, see or call (910) 245-1231.

• The Moore County Genealogical Society will host a free Family History Day workshop from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Moore County Agricultural Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage. At 10 a.m., Debra Blake, Collections Service Section manager for the N.C. State Archives, will explain how to find and use information available in the archives. At 11 a.m., Margo Farris Brewer, genealogical researcher and lecturer, will present her lecture, “Beginning Your Research – The How and Where of Genealogical Research.” She returns for the 1 p.m. session to discuss “Ages of the Military – Relating the Age and Laws of Your Ancestor’s Life to Military Service.” At 2 p.m., Judy Martin, Moore County Register of Deeds, will explain the types of records available at her office. Email the Moore County Genealogical Society at to learn more.

• A free personal safety event for families will be held from 1-3 p.m. at Black Belt Leadership Academy in Sanford. Participants will learn how to fight off danger no matter where they are and get hands-on practice. There also will be prizes, and attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for Christians United Outreach.

• The Sanford Farmer's Market will be held from 9 a.m.–noon at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. All products are locally grown or hand crafted, and credit, debit and SNAP EBT are welcome. Follow on Facebook for biweekly updates of what's in season, recipes and more — — or call (919)-343-8440 or email


• Registration for Lee County Parks and Recreation's fall art classes starts today and costs $25. These classes fill up quickly, so those wanting to participate are encouraged to sign up within the first week of registration. Call (919) 775-2107 x 207 for details.

• A career fair will be held from 1-5 p.m. at the Central Carolina Community College Pittsboro Campus Building 41, second floor. Up to 10 local companies will be on hand, and attendees can enhance their skills in resume writing, interviews, networking and social networking, and more. The fair is open to everyone.