CALENDAR FOR MARCH 31

Mar. 31, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

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

MONDAY

• HAVEN in Lee County will host a Victims of Sexual Assault Support Group meeting tonight and every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. HAVEN encourages all survivors to attend. Please call (919) 775-8923 for more information.

• Keith Baldwin, certified by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as a technical service provider, will be helping interested growers with the development of a Conservation Activity Plan Supporting Organic Transition (CAP 138) for their farms at an informational meeting at 7 p.m. at the Ag Building auditorium in Pittsboro (65 East Chatham St.), Chatham County is hosting this event to answer any and all questions about this project. For more information on the conservation activity plans, go to www.carolinafarmstewards.org/cap-consulting-services/. Those interested in participating and are "transitioning to organic," please contact Keith Baldwin at (919) 302-3871 or keith@carolinafarmstewards.org.

TUESDAY

• Find X Designs will host craft demonstrations for children — a morning fabric tangrams demo from 11 a.m.– noon, and an afternoon tutu-making demo from 1-2 p.m. — at 719 Carthage St. in Sanford. Participants can create a fabric, no-sew quilt using basic shapes to make foxes, bunnies, ducks or build a house, or they can make a tutu fit for a princess with no sewing necessary. Other activities are planned throughout the week. Those with questions can call (919) 774-4700. Space is limited, so please call ahead to reserve.

• The Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) will celebrate World Autism Awareness Day by hosting a Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Camp Royall, a133 acre facility located near Pittsboro. The event is expected to draw more than 300 individuals from the North Carolina mountains to the coast to join in a daylong celebration, featuring an assortment of free activities designed for children and teens with autism including boating, zip lining, games, arts and crafts, and a cookout. Celebrity guests will be on hand, including Betty Camp and Mary Lou “Bobo” Warren, the two women who founded ASNC, and Dwayne Ballen, an award-winning television journalist.

• U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is encouraging job seekers and employers to participate in her "Back to Work North Carolina Jobs Fair," which she is co-hosting with Wake Technical Community College from 9 a.m.-noon at the college, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh. More than 90 employers with open positions have already registered to participate. The fair is free to employers and job seekers. For employer registration details, please contact Amanda Gabriel at Amanda_Gabriel@hagan.senate.gov. Interested job seekers can call (877) 852-9462 for more information.

WEDNESDAY

• Find X Designs will host a demonstration for children from 11 a.m.-noon, teaching how to use a pom-pom maker to create monsters, animals and decorations, at 719 Carthage St. in Sanford. Those with questions can call (919) 774-4700. Space is limited, so please call ahead to reserve.

• The Lee Small Business Center will present a free seminar about CEED’s microloan program, which assists local entrepreneurs and current business owners with capital to support startup and growth of their business, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. Topics to be discussed are requirements, including business plan and credit report, what is available for startup businesses and for expanding businesses, and how to make it happen. The presenter is Rayshonia Manuel, Center for Economic Empowerment & Development. To register, please call (919) 774-6442 or email sbc@cccc.edu.

THURSDAY

• A blood drive will be held from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at CCCC. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 800.RED.CROSS to learn more.

• Find X Designs will host a demonstration for children from 11 a.m.-noon, teaching how to make an artistic bowl with yarn, at 719 Carthage St. in Sanford. Those with questions can call (919) 774-4700. Space is limited, so please call ahead to reserve.

• Temple Theatre will present “The Smell of the Kill” at 2 and 7 p.m. 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.

• Dana Beach will discuss “The Legacy of Land Conservation in the Carolina Low Country” as part of the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. in Owens Auditorium on the Sandhills Community College campus, Pinehurst. He is Director of the S.C. Coastal Conservation League. Admission is free and open to the public with no tickets required. For additional information, call (910) 245-3132.

FRIDAY

• The seventh annual Carolina FiberFest, to celebrate the fiber arts, will be held today from 4–6 p.m. (classes and marketplace), and will continue April 6 and 7, at the Lions Club Fairgrounds, 505 N. 7th St. Sanford. Knitters, spinners, weavers, crocheters, tatters and other fiber artists will participate, and features will include classes, demonstrations, sheep shearing and herding. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit CarolinaFiberFest.org.

• Temple Theatre will present “The Smell of the Kill” at 8 p.m. 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.