CALENDAR FOR MARCH 19
• The Lee Soil and Water Conservation District awards banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Lee County Farm Bureau auditorium (McSwain Ag Center), 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford. Dinner will be served.
• The third annual Family Health and Fitness Fair will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. The free family event will feature more than 45 exhibitors, demonstrations and health screenings
• Concerned Citizens against Fracking, with Stand Your Ground, N.C., will host a gathering from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Courthouse #4, Horner Boulevard, Sanford. Guest speakers will be presenting information. Concerns over property rights, property values, water supply, infrastructure, air pollution and more will be heard. This meeting has been created to share information prior to the final laws being written that will affect Lee County. Contact Eddoris@windstream.net to learn more.
• Pittsboro Feed, along with North Carolina Cooperative Extension Poultry Agent Dan Campeau, will host the third of four chicken workshops in the month of March from 11:30-1 p.m. at the store, 1103 East St. Pittsboro. The meeting today will cover housing — light versus permanent. Sign up by calling (919) 542-2454. Light snacks will be available for lunch. All four classes are available for $15, or participants can pay $5 per class.
• Rally to Keep the Promise — Stop the Rush to Frack will be held at 6 p.m. at the plaza across the street from the General Assembly building, 16 W. Jones St., Raleigh. The gathering is presented by Clean Water for North Carolina, Food & Water Watch, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-Triangle Branch and Environment North Carolina.
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church for networking, job leads, and encouragement. Bring a recent resume’. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.
• The Parkinson's support group for those with Parkinson's disease, their family members and caregivers, will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. Meeting topics include exercise, sleep and your medicines. Come at 10 a.m. for Kathy's Directions with Dancing.
• The Teaching Fellows Program in Campbell University's School of Education will hold a bone marrow registry drive for students, faculty and staff at Campbell and for individuals in surrounding communities from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. in Taylor Hall 118 on the university’s main campus in Buies Creek. The drive will be part of Be The Match, a national marrow donor program that helps patients with blood diseases find bone marrow transplant donors and receive treatment. According to Be The Match, about 10,000 patients each year receive a bone marrow transplant.
• The annual Sanford Business and Professional Women luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.at the McSwain Center. The event will feature a presentation titled “Keys to a Wildly Wonderful Career,” featuring Linda Watson, author of the best-selling book “Wildly Affordable Organic” and co-creator of the “Wildly Good Cook” videos. It will also include lunch from Mrs. Lacy's. Admission is $12; register and pay online at sanfordbpw.org.
• A free seminar titled “Record Keeping and Taxes for Existing and Prospective Small Businesses (CBS)” will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. This seminar will cover basic record keeping and taxation for small businesses, including federal and state taxes, employment taxes, depreciation, deductible expenses, record-keeping systems and software, financial statements and resources for small businesses. There will be time allowed for questions and answers. Presenter is Lori Stiles, Fortis Accounting Service LLC. To register, please call (919) 774-6442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Carolina Mountain Dulcimers will meet at 7 p.m. at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill. Beginners, experts and all stringed instruments welcome. For more information and directions, contact Shirley Ray at ShirleyRay@aol.com or (919) 929-5359.
• The family-friendly Smash Magic Tour is coming at 7 p.m. to Chatham Central High School in Bear Creek on their second consecutive tour. Smash Magic has partnered with critically acclaimed illusionists to launch a powerful, family-friendly magic tour that comes to cities throughout North America every spring. Tickets are $8 in advance at www.SmashMagic.com and $10 at the door (while tickets last). A portion of the ticket sales will go to support Chatham County Relay for Life.
• “Don’t Think, Just Glue” in an abstract collage class with artist Amy Smith, who will lead students to quickly and intuitively create several small paper collages suitable for framing from 6-8 p.m. at the Carolina Artists’ Colony, 148 S. Moore St, downtown Sanford. A $30 fee includes instruction and all materials needed. Visit EVENTS at www.carolinaartistscolony.com for more info. Call the Colony at (919) 776-3489 to register.
• A seminar titled “EZ Prepare a Business Plan” will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. This seminar will discuss the need for a business plan and give a general overview of the business plan. Presenter is Scott Keen, Center for Economic Empowerment & Development. To register, please call (919) 774-6442 or email email@example.com. Please pre-register by calling (919) 774-6442 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Seminars are subject to cancellation without a minimum number of pre-registrations.
• An AARP driver safety program will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Phil Bruce, AARP instructor, will present the program. This course covers age-related physical changes, declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems and license renewal requirements. The cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members, which is payable at class. Registration is required. Please call The Enrichment Center, (919) 776-0501 x 2201, to register.
• A veterans' job fair will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Vaughn Towers at Carter-Finley Stadium, 4600 Trinity Road, Raleigh. More than 300 veterans are expected to attend and network with veteran-friendly employers, including Duke Energy, Winston-Salem Police Department, Waste Management, Walgreens, PNC Bank, Military Sealift Command, U.S. Department of State, State Farm, CPI Security Systems and many more. There will be national, regional and local job opportunities, as well as entrepreneurial and educational offerings. This event is being produced by RecruitMilitary in cooperation with The American Legion.