CALENDAR FOR JUNE 18
n Magician Jeff Jones will perform from 6–7 p.m. at the Harnett County Public Library, 601 N. Main St., Lillington.
n 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.
n The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Call Before Digging,” featuring Jody Albright from Central Electric, at 2 p.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward grades 1-3.
n The annual safety awards ceremony, presented by the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and the N.C. Department of Labor, will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Pfizer, 3316 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. The keynote address will be given by Cherie Berry, N.C. commissioner of labor. Please note — only those people who have registered will be allowed onto the Pfizer campus, and all attendees must have their driver’s license when they arrive. The cost is $15 per person.
n Today is the deadline to pre-register for a cornhole tournament, hosted by Ladybugs Cornhole Games and Boyettes Cornhole Boards, set for noon at the Lee County Fairgrounds. The tournament will be held during the Raising Oklahoma Benefit and be a 50/50 blind draw/double elimination, with first, second and third cash prizes. The cost is $15 per person (pre-registration) and $20 per person the day of signup.
n A support group for people with Parkinson's disease, their family members, caregivers and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. Hal Siler and Hans Nieworokh will report on the 10th annual Parkinson's Symposium in Chapel Hill on June 8, conducted by and for People With Parkinson's. To learn more, contact the Enrichment Center at (919) 776-0501.
n The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Just Dig It” at 10 a.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward toddlers and preschoolers.
n The PBS Kids Program will be held from 2-3 p.m. at the Harnett County Public Library, 601 N. Main St., Lillington.
n Teen-Formers, a summer reading program for ages 13-18, will meet from 6–7 p.m. at the Harnett County Public Library.
n Downtown Sanford Inc. will present the Function at the Junction Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. every Thursday through September at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Patrons can bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper to these free outdoor concerts. Tonight, Gospel Echoes will perform. For more information, call (919) 775-8332 or contact email@example.com.
n The Rufus Barringer Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. at the Southern Pines Civic Club, located at Ashe and Pennsylvania avenues behind the tennis counts in Southern Pines. The roundtable will welcome Thomas G. Clemens, who will present "Antietam in their own words." Ezra Carman compiled a selection of letters from Antietam veterans. Hundreds of these veterans wrote thousands of letters to Carman, who tried to sort out the combat and movement of troops on America's bloodiest day. Their memories include comical and tragic aspects of the conflict. These stories offer new insight into the battle and, more importantly, the men who fought it. New members are needed, and visitors are always welcome. Refreshments are served. For more information, call (910) 235-0946 or (910) 695-9058.
n The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Call Before Digging” at 2 p.m., featuring Jody Albright from Central Electric, at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward children in grades 4-6.
n The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's AM Buzz event will be held at 7:30 a.m. at LCI Inc., 2711 Tramway Road. The event will include door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, coffee and breakfast. Call (919) 775-7341 to learn more.
n The Carolina Mountain Dulcimers will meet at 7 p.m. at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill. Beginners, experts and all stringed instruments welcome. For more information and directions, contact Shirley Ray at ShirleyRay@aol.com or (919) 929-5359.
n Together with the Sanford Fire Department and Lee County Sheriff's Office, the Sanford Police Department is hosting an A.S.K. Day Celebration from 3-9 p.m. in Depot Park. The day will feature games, bounce houses, face painting, food and haircuts – all provided by local businesses to attendees at no cost. A.S.K. Day is a national initiative of the Center to Prevent Youth Violence (CPYV). It is meant to remind parents about the importance of asking whether there are guns in the places where their children play.
n Today is the deadline to register for Legal Aid of North Carolina's Wills and Advance Directives Clinic on Friday, June 28, at the W.B. Wicker Business Campus, Sanford Business Suites A, 900 Vance St., Sanford. To participate free of charge, call (919) 542-0475 or 1-800-672-5834 to be screened and make an appointment.
n Triangle South Workforce Development Board will hold its second Youth Rally 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 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 were due no later than June 10 to attend. 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.
n Lee County Parks and Recreation will be offering registrations through today for youth football from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation office, 2303 Tramway Road. The activity is open to boys and girls ages 6-8 (flag), fee of $19; and 8-10 (pee wee) and 11-12 (midget), fee of $ 34. For details, call (919) 775-2107 x 205.