CALENDAR FOR JUNE 9
• The Brush & Palette Club's 2013 Artist of the Year is Joan Wagoner. A reception will be held in her honor from 2-4 p.m. on the lower level of BB&T on North Horner Boulevard. Her work will be on display at the bank through June 13.
• The First Baptist Church of Sanford and Sandhills Center LME will be sponsoring a free community-wide event from 5:30-7 p.m. at First Baptist, 202 Summit Drive, Sanford. The topic is "Media's Effects on Teens" — an educational session for parents, foster parents, professionals and others working with children. Childcare and light dinner will be provided for free, but registration is required. To register, contact Linda Swann at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free 1-877-776-6702.
• The June meeting of the Republican Women of Lee County will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lee GOP headquarters at 101 S. Steele St. in Sanford. The meeting will be followed by a dessert social from 7:30-8 p.m. The speaker will be Lindalyn Kakadelis, director of the North Carolina Education Alliance, who will share information about the Common Core and how it affects those with children and grandchildren in North Carolina and 44 other states. RWL supports Christians United Outreach of Lee County, so please bring a nonperishable donation. Those planning to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com.
• Registration for the Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program begins today at 9 a.m. at the main library at 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. Story time will be Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for toddlers and preschoolers, Tuesdays at 2 p.m. for grades 1-3 and Thursdays at 2 p.m. for grades 4-6. The Broadway branch toddler/preschooler story time will be held Tuesdays at 10 a.m. This summer's theme is “Dig Into Reading,” and programs run from June 18-Aug. 1; signup is free. To learn more, call Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 X 5484.
• Today is the deadline to register for the Triangle South Workforce Development Board's second Youth Rally on June 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. This year's theme is "Reality TV vs. The Real World" and the rally will be a fun-packed, highly interactive simulation of the "Real World." All youth ages 14-21 and youth leaders from Chatham, Harnett, Lee or Sampson Counties are invited to attend. Registration forms are available at http://www.trianglesouthworkforce.com/about/news/. This activity is free and open to all youth and their chaperones. Those who would like to ask questions, voice concerns or sign up to assist at the event, please contact Mrs. Jackie McMillian at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 777-7712.
• The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be offering “Safely Preserving at Home,” a basic canning class, where participants will learn the most up-to-date, research-based information for preserving safely. Today is the third of four identical sessions, starting at 6 p.m. The registration fee of $10 for individuals/couples covers class materials, including the newest edition of “Ball Blue Book for Canning” and a CD of materials. Registration forms can be downloaded on the Chatham County Cooperative Extension website at http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu (go to Food Safety and Processing on home page, form is listed under “Links” to retrieve and print), or call (919) 542-8202.
• Central Carolina Community College's Youth Entrepreneurship Camp, introducing students who have completed grades six through eight to entrepreneurship, will be held today through June 13 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the college's Chatham County Campus, 764 West St., Pittsboro. This camp, taught by Diane Kannarr, the college’s REAL program instructor, introduces youth to a viable career option. The cost is $100. For more information, call (919) 545–8044 or email Carl Thompson, director of CCCC-Chatham Continuing Education, at .
• A support group for victims of sexual assault meets tonight and every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the HAVEN in Lee County Conference Room, 215 Bracken St., Sanford. Please call HAVEN In Lee County for more information at (919) 774-8923, completely confidential.
• The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be offering “Safely Preserving at Home,” a basic canning class, at 10 a.m. — where participants will learn the most up-to-date, research-based information for preserving safely. Today is the last of four identical sessions, starting at 10 a.m. The registration fee of $10 for individuals/couples covers class materials, including the newest edition of “Ball Blue Book for Canning” and a CD of materials. Registration forms can be downloaded on the Chatham County Cooperative Extension website at http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu (go to Food Safety and Processing on home page, form is listed under “Links” to retrieve and print), or call (919) 542-8202.
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church. All searching for employment are welcome. Job leads are provided, as well as encouragement. Crystal McIver from CCCC WB Wicker will present this week's program. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.
• The Friends of the Chatham Community Library will hold their annual meeting at 7 p.m. in the Holmes Meeting Room at Chatham Community Library. The brief meeting to elect new officers will be followed by a presentation by Scott Mason, “The Tarheel Traveler.” Scott will discuss his favorite stories and show brief clips based on his many years traversing North Carolina's highways and byways in search of the quirky, the spooky and downright kooky. The program is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at (919) 545-8084.
• A tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension's Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden will be held today, and every second Wednesday of the month through November, at 5:30 p.m. Participants should meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace. Visit the garden website at http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden to take a virtual tour and learn more.
• A Comprehensive diabetic nutrition class, for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers to provide an overview on what diabetes is and how it relates to diet, will be held at 4 p.m. in the community classroom at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. Carbohydrate counting and the plate method will be reviewed. To register, go to http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=4500.