Jul. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

• The Carolina Dock Dogs will practice from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ole Gilliam Mill Park, Highway 42 West, Sanford. That time is reserved for CDD members only,  but afterward, anyone is welcome to participate at a cost of $5 per dog.
• 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. 
• The monthly meeting of the Lee County Democratic Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. at party headquarters at 139 Chatham St., Sanford. The program will be a forum featuring the Democratic candidates for the Lee County Board of Education. The forum will provide an opportunity for the public to better understand the viewpoints and goals of the individual candidates. During the forum, each candidate will present opening and closing comments, answers to predetermined questions from a moderator, and time permitting, questions from the audience. Before the forum, refreshments will be served. For more information about this event and about the Lee County Democratic Party, please call (919) 774-4797 or (919) 718-4914, see, or email
• A Small Business Center seminar titled “QuickBooks Payroll” will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. This seminar will cover setting up a QuickBooks file to handle payroll, adding employees, creating paychecks, paying liabilities, creating and filing payroll tax forms and much more. Presenter will be Lori Stiles, Fortis Accounting Service, LLC. To learn more, contact Kelly Dehring, Central Carolina SBC, at (919) 718-7544 or
• “We Believe in Faith: The Wounded Warrior Concert” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Theatre in Sanford, featuring Crush, Dark Water Rising and Faith Bardill. Tickets are $20 and available through or the Temple box office at (919) 774-4155. Wounded Warrior T-shirts also are available for $20 at the Temple box office, and all proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.  
• The Lee County Library will be “Fizzing Up Magic Potions,” featuring Jessica Brown the Magical Scientist, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. The program is for grades 1-3. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484 or Sheneeta Thomas at x 5485.
• The Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lee County Library Auditorium, 107 Hawkins Ave.,Sanford. Trent Strickland, president of the Carolinas Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Foundation, will present the program on Cpl. Richard Warfington of Louisburg, N.C., who was a member of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery in 1803.  The meeting is open to the public, and guests are welcome. Call (919) 499-7661.
• The Coalition for Families in Lee County's summer reading program will be held today and every Tuesday through July from 10-11:30 p.m. at the Lee County Community Arts Center, second floor, room 314, 507 N. Steele St., Sanford. The program will include story time, crafts, a snack and more; the theme is “Insects and Bugs.” Sessions are free and open to preschool children in Lee County. For more information or to register, contact Heather Garrity at (919) 774-8144, x204, or   
• Middle school students are invited to sign up for a Healthcare Career Camp to be held today and July 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Central Carolina Community College’s Harnett Health Sciences Center in Lillington. Participants will experience hands-on activities and technology used in various health fields, including dental hygiene and assisting, medical assisting, medical office administration, nursing, nurse aid and veterinary medical technology. Interested parties can sign up for either camp day. Lunch is provided. Transportation from the child’s school can be provided. Registration is $10. Space is limited; register by calling (919) 718-7347 or email