Jun. 14, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• The Lee County Veterans Council, an organization consisting of all the county's veterans groups, will hold a flag retirement ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 382, located on Legion Drive, in honor of Flag Day. The event is open to the public.

• Preschool and toddler story time will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. at Chatham Community Library, 197 Highway 87 North, Pittsboro.

• Teen night will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Chatham Community Library, 197 Highway 87 North, Pittsboro.

• A free Piedmont Biofuels tour will be held from 10–11 a.m. on Lorax Lane, Pittsboro. Tours begin promptly rain or shine; no need to call in advance.


• A Cruz-N will be held at 4 p.m. in in downtown Goldston, exit 159 on Highway 421 between Sanford and Siler City. Classic and antique cars and trucks welcome. Come visit, show off your hot rod and remember the good ole' days gone by. Concessions will be available from the local scouts, and music will be from the oldie/goldie era. There will be a 50/50 raffle, drawing will be at 7 p.m. Door prize drawings will also be held at 7 p.m. for participants bringing classic vehicles. Cruz continues through October. For more information, contact Bruce Denkins at (919) 898-4937 or email

• The Sanford Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Locally grown, seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce will be available. Those wanting further information, or are interested in selling at the market, please call Sue Buie at (919) 356-3007 or email For other details, see

• Patrons can support the Heart of Carolina Jazz Society's efforts to bring jazz to the Triangle by contributing to Power2Give. To do so, give to the "Never Too Young for Jazz" project on and support jazz clinics with special guest Ron Carter from noon-4 p.m. at Marsh Woodwinds, and concert on Sunday, June 16, at Raleigh Little Theatre Amphitheatre. To learn more, see

• The North Carolina Cardboard Boat Championships will be held today at Lake Waccamaw, N.C. The race challenge is to design and build a human-powered, corrugated cardboard boat that’s capable of finishing around a 200-yard course. State championship categories include parent/child (age 9+ with adult), single paddler junior (ages 13-17), multi-paddler junior, single paddler adult, multi-paddler adult and a last-boat-standing, free-for-all match. June 1 was the deadline for registering a boat at discounted rates. Family, youth group and individual boat entries are $20, club and nonprofit organization entries are $40 and corporate team entries are $100. Entry forms can be downloaded at

• A free tour our of B. Everett Jordan Dam will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. Participants will meet at the B. Everett Jordan Dam Visitor Assistance Center on 2080 Jordan Dam Road in Moncure and will learn about the history of the dam's creation and how the dam works. Register by calling (919) 545-8044.

• The Three Rivers Organization in Moncure will present the first annual backyard BBQ cook-off and antique car/motorcycle benefit at the Chatham County Fairgrounds. Grillers can enter to win prizes ranging from $100-$500. Check-in time is no earlier than 7 a.m., and judging begins at 12:30 p.m. Winners will be awarded by 2 p.m. Participants must complete an entry form and submit with $50 entry fee. Entry in the antique car and motorcycle show carries a $20 donation/entry fee; check-in time is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Judging begins at 12:30 p.m., with winners awarded by 3 p.m. First- and second-place trophies will be awarded separately in the antique car, truck and motorcycle categories. Call Clarissa Toomer Neal at (919) 924-8407 for details or to receive entry forms.


• The Rooster's Wife continues Sunday evening shows, with doors opening at 6 p.m., featuring national touring musicians in the listening room of Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., downtown Aberdeen. The room seats 110, with additional seating under the awning and on the patio. This summer's schedule includes a wide array of genres, from this week's Tony award-winning Red Clay Ramblers, to Prairie Home regulars Robin and Linda Williams, and the blues of the Harris Brothers. Shows are family friendly. Admission to this week's show is $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show. The performance starts at 6:46 p.m.


• Today is the deadline to register for the Frack Free NC Public Forum, an anti-hydraulic fracturing workshop in Pittsboro from 1-5 p.m. on June 22. The event will feature local speakers, as well as speakers who own farms in Pennsylvania and will talk about their experiences with hydraulic fracturing and other natural gas operations. The forum is sponsored by the Waterkeeper Alliance & Clean Water for NC, and the cost of attendance is $10, or $20 for a ticket and lunch. It will be held at the Byrnum Ruritan Club, located at 28 Charlie Fields Road, Pittsboro. To sign up or get more information, visit, or call Elaine Chiosso at (919) 542-5790 or Hope Taylor at (919) 401-9600.

• The Stevens Center will offer summer camps for children and youth at 1576 Kelly Drive in Sanford. Today, “Free to Be Me” will begin for 9-12 year olds, continuing through June 21. Participants can mix and match their day with basketball, dance, art, games, music and more Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-noon. To sign up, go online to and select calendar/registration or call 776-4048. The cost is $35.