CALENDAR FOR JUNE 23
• The Sanford Moose Lodge will hold its installation of officers and enrollment for the Women of the Moose at 3 p.m. at the Sanford Moose Lodge, located at 821 Woodland Ave., Sanford. Following the ceremony, there will be heavy hors d oeuvres and music. Everyone is invited to attend.
• A coordinators' meeting for the upcoming National Night Out event in Sanford, set for Aug. 6, will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the west end conference room of the Sanford Municipal Center. Those in attendance will learn more about National Night Out and can sign up to be host an NNO event for their neighborhood. Both new and veteran coordinators are encouraged to attend this meeting. Call Kelly Miller at (919) 777-1133 for details.
• A Do-It-Yourself Divorce Workshop, presented by Legal Aid of North Carolina Inc., Pittsboro office, will be held at 4 p.m. at Central Carolina Community College, Wilkinson Hall, Room 221, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford. For a simple divorce, a person must be separated for at least one year, have no marital property or assets to divide, have no custody issues and be financially eligible for Legal Aid services. This free workshop is for those needing general information only; attorneys will not give specific advice on individual matters. Attendees must call (919) 542-0475 to reserve a space.
• The Sandhills Natural History Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Weymouth Woods Auditorium, 1024 Ft. Bragg Road, Southern Pines. The program is "Birding and Botanizing in Patagonia," and Bruce Sorrie will present photos and topics covering coastal marshes southeast of Buenos Aires, shrub steppe in northern Patagonia, coastal grasslands and bluffs of Peninsula Valdez, montane tundra and seabirds around Beagle Channel and marshes and glaciers on the Chilean border. Visitors are welcome. Call (910) 692-2167 for more information or visit www.sandhillsnature.org.
• Tween Scene, a summer reading program for ages 9-12, will be offered from 3-4 p.m. at Harnett County Public Library, 601 N. Main St., Lillington.
• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. at the new BB&T South Side Plaza Financial Center, 2940 S. Horner Boulevard, Sanford.
• The Lee County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lee County Democratic Party Headquarters, 143 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. The topic of the program will be the Moral Monday protests held every Monday outside the North Carolina Legislative Building during the current session of the North Carolina General Assembly. A number of local Moral Monday participants will describe these protests and tell why they are participating in this growing movement. One of the local participants who will be speaking was arrested for civil disobedience and will talk about his experience. For more information, please call (919) 774-4797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, also refer to the website www.leedemocrats.org and www.facebook/#1/leedemocrats.
• A classroom lecture, “So Easy to Preserve,” will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. at the McSwain Extension Education Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford. Preregistration is required for all classes, and fees must be paid in advance. Call (919) 775-5624 or see lee.ces.ncsu.edu to learn more.
• The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Just Dig It,” featuring master gardener Kate Sawaya, at 2 p.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward grades 1-3.
• The Sons of Confederate Veterans Historical Preservation Society, Nathan Bedford Forrest Camp #803, will hold their monthly meeting from 7-9 p.m. at Elizabeth's Pizza in the Riverbirch Shopping Center on Spring Lane. The group meets regularly on the last Tuesday of every month. Those who wish to order food, please come early. The meetings are open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend. A different guest speaker is featured at each meeting to cover a variety of topics regarding Southern history. Please visit www.ncscv.org for more information about this historical preservation society.
• 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 Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Animals that Dig,” with special guest Sanford Mayor Cornelia Olive, at 10 a.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward toddlers and preschoolers.
• The N.C. ABC Commission will offer free responsible alcohol seller server training from 10 a.m.-noon at the City of Sanford Service Center, 6601 N. Fifth St., Sanford. Course content is geared toward management and staff of any business that sells alcohol for on- or off-premises consumption. Register online at http://abc.nc.gov/education/rasp.
• Grief counseling, sponsored by Knotts Funeral Home, will be held at 7 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church, 3324 Truelove Street Sanford. The theme is “Celebrating Life,” and sessions will be held quarterly. Facilitator is Dorothy Waterson. Please RSVP to (919) 345-8002. Those with further questions can also call Mint Downey at (919) 478-9178.
• The Stevens Center will offer summer camps for children and youth at 1576 Kelly Drive in Sanford. Today, “Kids Can Connect” will be offered for for 5-8 year olds. Activities include art, music and motion, drama, basketball and more, which will be held today and July 11, 18 and 25 from 9-11 a.m. — four mornings of fun once a week. To sign up, go online to stevenscenter.org and select calendar/registration or call (919) 776-4048. Young people of all abilities and disabilities are welcome. The cost is $20.
• The Stevens Center will offer summer camps for children and youth at 1576 Kelly Drive in Sanford. Today, “Party, Paint and Playtime” will be offered for for 3-4 year olds. Activities include arts and crafts, music and motion, story time and more, which will be held today and July 11, 18 and 25 from 9-11 a.m. — four mornings of fun once a week. To sign up, go online to stevenscenter.org and select calendar/registration or call (919) 776-4048. Young people of all abilities and disabilities are welcome. The cost is $20.
• The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Just Dig It,” featuring master gardener Kate Sawaya, at 2 p.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward children in grades 4-6.
• 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, the Leda Ray Band will perform. For more information, call (919) 775-8332 or contact email@example.com.