CALENDAR FOR FEB. 22
• Goldston Star Lodge #688, Morning Chapter #594 OES, will hold a community fish fry from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Goldston Lodge Hall, 419 J.S. Waters School Road, Goldston. Requested donation amount is $7.
• Crowned Cuties will host a princess tea party at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Church Fellowship Hall, 511 Church St., Sanford. Those in attendance can dress in their most elegant gowns, join the princess parade and enjoy a storyteller and treats. Each princess must be escorted by an adult. The event is free, but registration is required. Call (919) 727-9013 or go to CrownedCuties.com to register. There is limited space available. Questions? Contact Lyndra McLeod at (919) 727-9013.
• “Give Harnett Kids A Smile” will be held from 9-4:30 p.m. at the Harnett County Health Department, 307 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington. Free medical and dental services are available for pre-registered children up to 13 years old from uninsured families; application forms are available from https://www.facebook.com/HarnettSmiles or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
• A Project Linus Make A Blanket Day will be held from 9 a.m.-noon in the sewing room of Sew There Fabric Store, located at 11 S. Broad St., Angier. Project Linus is a nonprofit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need in Harnett County and across the United States. There will be fabric and fleece, volunteers to help and answer questions and tables to work on. Those who have a sewing machine, please bring it and a favorite pair of scissors. Call (919) 331-2499 to learn more.
• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for Oakland will be held at 7 p.m. at 3006 River Forks Road, Sanford.
• The fourth annual Lee County district final for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, sponsored by Lee County PAGE, will be held at 1 p.m. in Lee County High School's McLeod Auditorium. All participants should arrive at the auditorium by noon.
• The Carolina Lakes Polar Bear Plunge, benefiting wounded warriors at the Fort Bragg Soldier and Family Assistance Center, will be held at 10 a.m. at Carolina Lakes Marina. The event will feature a ski show presented by April Coble Eller and Pro Tour Driver Chris Eller of Coble Ski School. Register online at www.active.com; pre-registration is recommended. Participants may also register on the day of the event starting at 9 a.m. The cost is $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the event. Wounded warriors and children under 10 jump for free. Food and drinks will be available. Sponsorships available beginning at $200. To learn more, contact Gretchen at (919) 721-4854 or see www.carolinalakes.info.
• The Chatham County Historical Association Inc. will present a program on a book titled “Civil War in the North Carolina Quaker Belt — the Confederate Campaign Against Agitators, Deserters and Draft Dodgers” at 2 p.m. at the Historic Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro. The program will consist of a video interview with the late author, William T. Auman, and a special guest visit from his sister, Ann Brown of Pittsboro. Copies will be available for purchase at the meeting. A CCHA business meeting will follow.
• A monthly mileage hike will be held at 2 p.m. at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington. This challenge for 2014 puts a unique twist on the months of the year, and every month, a hike will be offered that covers the mileage that is equivalent to the month of the year. With this being February, participants will do a two-mile hike that includes a hike on Fish Traps Trail and Longleaf Loop Trail to complete the two miles. Hikers will meet at the picnic shelter.
• A Valentine's mixed doubles event, with squad times from 3:30-5:30 p.m., will be held at Kendale Lanes in Sanford. There is a $40 entry fee, with an optional $10 singles HDCP and scratch. The first-place prize is $500.
• An engagement party will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Sanford Belk store, 1065 Spring Lane, Sanford. The event, held twice each year, allows brides and grooms to add to their registry or create a new one, all while having a chance to win prizes. To learn more, call (919) 774-4428.
• Instrumentalist group Trio Solisti, composed of a violinist, cellist and pianist, will perform at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.) at Sunrise Theater, Southern Pines, as part of the Classical Concert Series presented by the Moore County Arts Council. The Jefferson Inn is offering a pre-concert dinner costing $38 per person (tax and gratuity included); reservations are required and can only be made by calling the Arts Council at (910) 692-2787. Classical Concert Series brochures are available at the Arts Council offices (Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines) or call (910) 692-2787 to receive a brochure by mail. For additional information about the Arts Council or CCS, visit www.MooreArt.org.
• The Sandhills Natural History Society will meet at 7p.m. at Weymouth Woods Auditorium, 1024 Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines. Martin Farley, professor of geology at UNC Pembroke, will discuss techniques of extracting fossil pollen from geologic sediment and how the pollen can be used to determine flora present in past periods. Eastern N.C. will be used as an example of climate reconstruction based on fossil pollen from sediments of Carolina Bay lakes. Visitors are welcome. Call (910) 692-2167 for more information or visit www.sandhillsnature.org.