CALENDAR FOR MARCH 29

Mar. 29, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

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 on Earth.

• 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 and Lee County offices will be closed today in observance of Good Friday, as well as the Lee County Courthouse.

• Mission Angels Thrift Shop's grand opening celebration will begin at 10 a.m. at 1225 N. Horner Blvd., Sanford. The store will offer clothing, accessories, home décor items, books, electronics, toys, collectibles and more. Store hours are Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. To learn more, visit www.missionangelsrthriftshop.com or call (919) 480-2351.

SATURDAY

• A Relay for Life vendor sale, sponsored by the Tranway Fire Department, will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 5900 McDaniel Drive, Sanford. Available vendors include Origami Owl, Scentsy, Thirty One, Kitcheneez, Pink Zebra, Tastefully Simple, Paparazzi Jewelry, a mesh wreath designer, Old Hickory Buildings, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Initial Inc. and Rainbow Distributors.

• A memorial scholarship ride honoring the memory of Marvin Gerone Lee, who was killed in an automobile accident on Aug. 12, 2012, will start at 11 a.m. (line up at 10 a.m.) at the Mt Burch Center at 1122 Boykin Ave., Sanford, and end at Kiwanis park on Wicker Street for a day of fellowship, food, music and even an Easter egg hunt. The cost is $10 for bikes, $5 for bike passengers and $10 for cars. The proceeds will be applied toward the Marvin “Knowledge” Lee Memorial Scholarship, to be awarded to an eligible high school graduate of Lee County. To learn more, please call (919) 478-0977.

• 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.

SUNDAY

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