CALENDAR FOR MARCH 27

Mar. 27, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

WEDNESDAY

• The Turning Pages Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. at the Harnett County Public Library, 601 S. Main St., Lillington. See the webpage for schedule at www.harnett.org/library/bookclub/book_club.htm for more details.

• Sanford City Council members will observe Town Hall Day by meeting with state legislators in Raleigh.

THURSDAY

• Temple Theatre will present “The Smell of the Kill” at 2 and 7 p.m. at 120 Carthage St. Three malicious wives, three miserable husbands and plenty of odd situations add up to uproarious laughter in this dark comedy. Mainstage tickets are $23 for adults and $13 for children and students. Discounted tickets are available for $19 for Thursday night performances, active-duty military, Lee County teachers and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available from the Temple Theatre Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or boxoffice@templeshows.com. (The box office is open Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. It also is open one hour before curtain on show days for will call and walk-up sales only.)

• Paint a Monet-inspired masterpiece with artist Shirley Patterson from 6-8 p.m. at the Carolina Artists' Colony, 148 S. Moore St, downtown Sanford. A $20 fee includes instruction and all supplies needed to create an acrylic painting on canvas, which will complement paintings created in the Feb. 28 class or upcoming April class, or stand alone as a gorgeous artwork in its own right. Visit EVENTS at www.carolinaartistscolony.com for more info. Call the Colony at (919) 776-3489 to register.

• A gestational diabetes nutrition class will be held at 10 a.m. at Central Carolina Hospital in the rehab services classroom, 1135 Carthage Road, room 110, Sanford. Dietitians Holly White and Marsha Kenner will offer free gestational diabetes classes for pregnant women who have been diagnosed with the condition. The class will also be followed by a question-and-answer session. To register, visit http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=4021.

• Dietitians Holly White and Marsha Kenner will offer free classes for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes, followed by a question-and-answer session, at at 11 a.m. in the rehab services classroom at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage Road, room 110, Sanford. To register, visit www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=4022.

• Lee County N.A.A.C.P. will meet at 6 p.m. at Dreams Cafe & Gourmets, 153 S. Horner Blvd., Sanford. For more information, call (919) 478-1664.

• A Sociable Art event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at The Moose Lodge, 821 Woodland Ave., Sanford. Participants can learn to paint a masterpiece on canvas with step-by-step instructions. Beginners are welcome, no experience necessary. The cost of $35 includes all supplies. Register at http://www.sociableart.com.

FRIDAY

• The "Via Crucis" passion play will be presented from noon–2 p.m. at St. Stephen the First Martyr Catholic Church, Franklin Street, Sanford. The play is a live Spanish language presentation of the Stations of the Cross, or scenes from Jesus's final days.

• Temple Theatre will present “The Smell of the Kill” at 8 p.m. today at 120 Carthage St. Mainstage tickets are $23 for adults and $13 for children and students. Discounted tickets are available for $19 for Thursday night performances, active-duty military, Lee County teachers and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available from the Temple Theatre Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or boxoffice@templeshows.com. See www.templeshows.com for more details.

• The Lee County Library (107 Hawkins Ave.) will be closed.

• Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action Inc. will host a free, public workshop titled “Tips for a Successful Job Search” at 11 a.m. at 225 S. Steele St., Sanford.

• A medical benefit auction for Eddie Eargle will be held at 7 p.m. at Council Auction in Lakeview, N.C. For directions or details, call Cathy Council at (910) 245-7347.

• City of Sanford offices will be closed today in observance of Good Friday.

SATURDAY

• A fundraiser dance will be held from 7-10 p.m. at the American Legion in Sanford. Gene Dickens will be the DJ, and tickets are $10 each. The benefit will help pay for medical expenses incurred by the late John Wicker, who died recently from cancer. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

• Temple Theatre will present “The Smell of the Kill” at 8 p.m. today at 120 Carthage St. Mainstage tickets are $23 for adults and $13 for children and students. Discounted tickets are available for $19 for Thursday night performances, active-duty military, Lee County teachers and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available from the Temple Theatre Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or boxoffice@templeshows.com. See www.templeshows.com for more details.

• The Lee County Library (107 Hawkins Ave.) will be closed.

• Local Relay for Life Team: Cure for Cancer will be hosting a flapjack fundraiser from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Applebee's located at 1325 Plaza Blvd., Sanford. All proceeds raised will go toward the continuous research and education efforts of the American Cancer Society. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling (919) 499-2206.

• Broken Plow Farm welcomes visitors to an Easter egg hunt, offered at 1 p.m. at the farm at 1851 Avents Ferry Road, Sanford. The cost will be $10 per person, and children under 2 are admitted free. The event includes the hunt, with hundreds of eggs, prizes, visits with the with Easter Bunny at Easter Village, barrel rides, 30-minute hay rides, access to a fort, rope maze, petting zoo, and games, and an educational portion about farming. The Easter egg hunt will last for about two hours, and sessions will be limited to 40 people. Please make a reservation by calling (919)-770-6223 or by visiting www.brokenplowfarm.com. At this time, Broken Plow Farm can only accept cash and checks as payment for services. Please plan accordingly.

• The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation, in partnership with First Citizens Bank, will host the fourth annual Easter Egg Scramble beginning at 8 a.m. The Museum Foundation will host a pancake and sausage breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Reflection Garden. Space is at a premium, so participants are encouraged to register early. The breakfast costs $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Children 2 and under are free. From 9:30-11:45 a.m., there will be scrambles for kids 10 and under — divided by age groups. Children should bring their own baskets. One adult may accompany 2-year-olds and younger on the field. Children must pick up their own eggs. Reservations are required. Advance tickets may also be purchased in the Museum Gift Shop. Call (910) 643-2778 for more information on all Museum Foundation Easter events or to make reservations for the breakfast.

• Pittsboro Feed, along with North Carolina Cooperative Extension Poultry Agent Dan Campeau, will host the last of four chicken workshops in the month of March from 8:30-10 a.m. at the store, 1103 East St. Pittsboro. The meeting today will cover flock health and include a panel discussion with Dr. Donna Carver, N.C. State University poultry vet; Campeau; Jeannette Beranger, American Livestock Breeds Conservancy; and Christine Miller, Pittsboro Feed owner. 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.

• The Pretty Girlz Rock Semi-Glitz Pageant will be held at the Lee County Arts and Community Center, 507 N. Steele St., Sanford. General admission is $5 and $3 for children. The pageant is for girls ages 4-12 and will consist of three divisions: express yourself (outfit of choice), talent and dress to impress. Girls will have the opportunity to win crowns, trophies, sashes and prizes. To find out more, please visit www.pinkpageant.com. For further information or to register, please contact Lyndra McLeod at (919) 727-9013 or prettygirlzrockpageant@gmail.com.