CALENDAR FOR JULY 23

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• The Chatham County Career Fair will be held from 1-5 p.m. on the Pittsboro Campus of Central Carolina Community College (Building 41, second floor). Numerous services and more than 200 jobs will be represented. The fair is open to everyone.

• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church for job leads, job fair connections and encouragement. This week’s program: “Tips on Dressing for that Important Interview” by Teresa Dew Kelly. Call (919) 776-6137 for more information.

• The Lee County Library will present toddlers and preschoolers story time at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. The theme will be “Booming with Music and Stories,” featuring Karen Huey. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484 or Sheneeta Thomas at x 5485.

• Legal Aid of North Carolina will hold an intake day from noon-2 p.m. at Christians United Outreach Center, 2885 Lee Ave., Sanford. Topics that can be addressed include consumer issues, foreclosures, evictions, Medicaid Disability, expungements and much more. Legal Aid of North Carolina is a nonprofit that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people to ensure equal access to justice and remove barriers to economic opportunity. For more information, please call (919) 542-0475.

• North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County will offer a free class on Maintaining Fertility of Organic Gardens at 6 p.m. at the McSwain Extension Education Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford. The class will explore natural ways to increase the yields and overall health of plants while improving the soil and not using any synthetic chemicals in the process. This will be ideal for gardeners of all skill levels who care about their health and the land on which they grow a garden. Those wanting to attend can call (919) 775-5624.

• A cub trek will be held from 10-11 a.m. at San-Lee Park, located on Pumping Station Road in Sanford. The one-mile hike for children ages 3-5, accompanied by their parents or guardians, will allow participants to explore trails with a naturalist. Please pre-register by calling the park at (919) 776-6221 and asking for Jaime Osborne or Carrie Council. Additional treks will be held on Aug. 6 and 20.

THURSDAY

• CCH Auxiliary and CCH Staff have joined together to bolster the CCH Auxiliary Medication Fund with a fundraiser starting at 8 a.m. in the area adjacent to the emergency waiting room at Central Carolina Hospital. There will be homemade and handmade items available, such as cakes, cookies, candy, pies, bread, rolls, barbecue pork, pimento cheese and more. Raffle tickets will be available, six for $5, with a drawing at 3 p.m.

• 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 4-6. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484 or Sheneeta Thomas at x 5485.

• U.S. Cellular is bringing “Shark Tank” casting calls to Greenville for the first time in the show’s history, beginning at 9 a.m. at The Martinsborough, located at 330 S. Evans St. North Carolina small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to make their business dreams come true in the upcoming sixth season. Aspiring businesspersons will receive a wristband upon arrival, and interviews will start at 10 a.m. The first 500 entrepreneurs who show up at the open call are guaranteed to be seen and will pitch the “Shark Tank” casting team with their products, services or ideas.

• State Sen. Ronald Rabin will hold a town hall at 7 p.m. at the Depot in Angier to discuss hydraulic fracturing. James K. Womack, chairman of the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission and Lee County commissioner, will present on natural gas exploration.

• A weekly hike will be held from 9–10 a.m. at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington. Participants will join Raven Rock's office assistant on a two-to-five-mile hike on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. The hike is for ages 12 and up; attendees should wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Please call (910) 893-4888 to register; meet at the visitor center rain or shine.

• The Sunrise Theatre will present “Ferris Buehler's Day Off,” part of its summer classic series, at 7:30 p.m. at 250 N.W. Broad St. in Southern Pines. Admission is $6. Call (910) 692-8501 to learn more.

• The Function at the Junction Summer Concert Series will continue with a performance by Jus' Right Bluegrass from 7-10 p.m. at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. Attendees can bring their lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper to Depot Park to these free outdoor concerts provided by Downtown Sanford Inc. For more information, call (919) 777-1400 or contact downtown@sanfordnc.net.