Mar. 20, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• 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 more 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 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 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

• 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


• 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 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 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 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 Please pre-register by calling (919) 774-6442 or emailing 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.


• Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action Inc. will host a free, public workshop titled “Money Management: Pay Yourself First” at 1 p.m. at 225 S. Steele St., Sanford.

• Chatham Community Library will hold an American Girl doll event at 4 p.m. at the branch in Pittsboro. Children ages 8 and up are invited to bring their favorite dolls to meet the library’s new doll, Molly. After the party, Molly will be available to be checked out for one week at a time. The event is free and open to the public, and will include snacks and games. Molly the doll is a gift from the Friends of the Chatham Community Library. She represents a typical girl who lived during World War II. The library also offers books about Molly and other American Girls for check out. For more information, contact children's services at (919) 545-8085.