CALENDAR FOR FEB. 25

Feb. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

FEB. 25
• Audiences can attend a free viewing of
the documentary “Toot Blues” at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) at the Sunrise
Theater in Southern Pines. “Toot Blues” tells the story of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, an organization founded in 1994 to provide a voice and support to hundreds of blues artists, most over age 55 and living on minimum income. Representatives of the Music Maker Relief Foundation
will be in attendance to answer questions about the documentary. Please call the theater
at (910) 692-8501
for information and directions.

• Sarah Curry, director of fiscal policy studies at the John Locke Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Lee County Republican Men’s Club, set for noon at Lee County Republican Party Headquarters, 101 S. Steele St. in Sanford. All men registered as Lee County Republicans are invited to attend the meeting and asked to email mensgroup@LeeGOP.org to make reservations. Attendees will enjoy a lunch ($10) catered by Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House.
• The Lee County Democratic Party will meet at 5 p.m. at the new headquarters at 139 Chatham St, Sanford. The meeting will provide an opportunity to congratulate and welcome the speaker, Robert Reives II, the newly appointed North Carolina House District 54 representative. Please call (919) 774-4797 for additional information. 
• Consumers with questions about the Affordable Care Act are invited to attend a free presentation sponsored by Legal Aid of North Carolina and FirstHealth of the Carolinas from 5:30-6:15 p.m. in the Monroe Auditorium, located in the Conference Center at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, 9305 N.C. Highway. Certified application counselors with FirstHealth will be available to answer questions following the presentation. No advance registration is necessary.
• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for Hadley will be held at 7 p.m. at Brown's Chapel, 355 Chicken Bridge Road, Pittsboro, with a 6:15 p.m. potluck before the meeting.
• Anderson Creek Club Charter School will conduct a public information forum for parents interested in enrolling children for the 2014-2015 school year at 6:30 p.m. at Patriot Hall, 216 Anderson Creek Drive, Spring Lake. Anderson Creek Club Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school that will serve students in grades K-5. The school is seeking students for a rigorous academic program designed around the Common Core State Standards and the North Carolina Essential Standards. The school will conduct open enrollment from Feb. 24, 2014 through March 25, 2014. Applications are available at www.andersoncreekcharter.com. Space is limited to 180 students. If applications exceed the number of spaces available for any grade level or classroom, a lottery will be held on April 8, 2014, at a location to be announced.
• The Lee County Genealogical & Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Lee County Library Auditorium, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. Peggy Taphorn, producing artistic director for The Temple Theatre, will present the program on “The Temple Theatre, Then and Now.” Meetings are open to the public, and guests are welcome. Call (919) 499-7661 to learn more.
• The Temple Theatre will present Sweet Potato Pie at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the theatre, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. The group performs a blend of Americana, bluegrass, country and gospel music that they call “sweetgrass.” Hailed as “The Lennon Sisters of Bluegrass,” the group’s show revolves around their three-part harmonies, hard-driving instrumentals and down-home humor. The performance will feature classic songs from Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe and the Judds, as well as the group’s original, chart-topping material. General admission seats are $15. Call the box office at (919) 774-4155 or order online at https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?m=81e3ccd7551f3180c82536e4cd325e2a&t=tix.
FEB. 26
• The Brownstone Home and Garden Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Mrs. Lacy's in Sanford.
• Anderson Creek Club Charter School will conduct a public information forum for parents interested in enrolling children for the 2014-2015 school year at 6:30 p.m. at the Olivia Fire Station, 4023 N.C. Highway 87 North, Sanford. Anderson Creek Club Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school that will serve students in grades K-5. The school is seeking students for a rigorous academic program designed around the Common Core State Standards and the North Carolina Essential Standards. The school will conduct open enrollment from Feb. 24, 2014 through March 25, 2014. Applications are available at: www.andersoncreekcharter.com Space is limited to 180 students. If applications exceed the number of spaces available for any grade level or classroom, a lottery will be held on April 8, 2014 at a location to be announced.
• A seminar titled “Introduction to Your Regional Foreign Trade Zone,” presented by the Triangle J Council of Governments, has been postponed until spring. More details should be available in the coming weeks.
• Today is the deadline to register for The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension's cut-flower production workshop, part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series, from 1-5 p.m. at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope. The workshop will cover the latest new cut-flower species and cultivars, high tunnel production, cut-flower fertilization, harvest and post-harvest handling and more. Speakers include John Dole, Alicain Carlson and Iftikhar Ahmad, all from the North Carolina State University Horticultural Sciences Department. Details and registration information are posted on the Extension’s Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/gsf-workshops.
• San-Lee Park's Conservation Cubs will meet from 10-11 a.m. at 572 Pumping Station Road, Sanford. Children ages 3-5 are welcome with parent. The cost is $6 per child for those who also attended on Feb. 12, or $10 per child for one day. The cost includes a healthy snack. Pre-registration is prefered at (919) 776-6221. Ask for Jaime Osborne or Carrie Council. The theme is opossums.
FEB. 27
• A Small Business Center seminar titled “Introduction to Google Tools” will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. Today, many businesses rely on Google’s ever-growing suite of tools, including Drive, Calendar, Alerts, and Places. Learn how to collaborate with others, add a calendar to your website and much more. Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8mh2ip99dc61fd7&oseq=&c=&ch= or call (919) 718-7424.
• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for Harpers Crossroads will be held at 7:30 p.m. at 499 Ronald Scott Road, Bear Creek.
• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for Bynum will be held at 4 p.m. at Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road, Bynum.
• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for Goldston will be held at 7 p.m. at Goldston Fire Department, 486 Church St., Goldston.
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. All who are looking for a job are welcome. Job leads and encouragement will be available. This week’s program: Crystal McIver from CCCC will be speaking on “Attitude Check.” Call (919) 776-6137 for more information.
• Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Central Carolina Hospital Community Classroom, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. Public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ website www.cbcc.us. Call (704) 972-4700 or go to www.carolinadonor.org to make an appointment at any location.
• Anderson Creek Club Charter School will conduct a public information forum for parents interested in enrolling children for the 2014-2015 school year at 6:30 p.m. at Harnett County Public Library, 601 Main St., Lillington. Anderson Creek Club Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school that will serve students in grades K-5. The school is seeking students for a rigorous academic program designed around the Common Core State Standards and the North Carolina Essential Standards. The school will conduct open enrollment from Feb. 24, 2014 through March 25, 2014. Applications are available at: www.andersoncreekcharter.com Space is limited to 180 students. If applications exceed the number of spaces available for any grade level or classroom, a lottery will be held on April 8, 2014 at a location to be announced.
• Gasland Part II, Josh Fox’s New Fracking Documentary, will be shown at 7 p.m. at Congregational Church of Pinehurst, 895 Linden Road, Pinehurst. Admission is free. The showing is co-sponsored by Save Our Sandhills and the church’s Mission, Peace and Justice Team. The film covers the increasing influence of the gas industry, research on environmental contamination from methane, and global consequences of fracking. Following the film, a speaker from Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, a group instrumental in passing Anson County’s fracking moratorium, will discuss fracking developments in N.C. For more information, call Betty Thomas at (919) 754-7255.