Feb. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


• Nonprofit grant applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. today to the United Way of Chatham County. For more information, contact Dina Reynolds, executive director of United Way of Chatham County, by phone at (919) 542-1110 or by email at United Way coordinates the application process on behalf of Chatham County. The grant application must be submitted online and will be available soon at However, nonprofits must contact Dina Reynolds to get a login and password.


• A celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday will be held at 11 a.m. at the Harnett County Public Library, 601 S. Main St., Lillington. Donna Pruett, the Balloon Lady, will be on hand, and following her presentation, children will enjoy cake provided by the Harnett County Association of Educators. The event is co-sponsored by the Harnett County Association of Educators, American Library Association and the Harnett County Public Library.

• A Chatham County Democratic Party precinct meeting for Bynum will be held at 4 p.m. at Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road, Bynum.

• The Epsilon Gamma Central Carolina Chapter of Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. is partnering with the Christian Education Department of Cameron Grove AMEZ Church, under the direction of Minnie Ragland, to host Career Awareness Day from 11 .a.m-2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Cameron Grove AMEZ Church, 309 Vernon St., Broadway. This is an annual event held by the sorority; whereby the aim is to familiarize and/or to interest our youth to begin thinking about their future career choices. The target audience is middle and high school students. To learn more, contact Lillie Robinson at (919) 258-9326 or by email at; or contact Ragland at (910) 488-4890 or by email at

• Sanford Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will host a mom-to-mom sale from 8 a.m.-noon at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2916 Wicker St., Sanford. Approximately 20-plus people will be set up offering a wide variety of gently used items for children, newborn and up to teen. These will include clothes, maternity items, cribs, pack n' plays, swings and toys. The cost to shop is $1, which will also qualify the shopper for a 50-50 raffle. MOPS uses the money to support community organizations and causes, including Backpack Pals, Salvation Army Angel Tree and more. To learn more, email


• The SanLee Antique Automobile Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. in the Cameron Methodist Fellowship Hall. The upcoming Spring Tour, the 60th anniversary N.C. Region Tour in Wilmington and the June 7 Car Show at Depot Park will be discussed. Refreshments will follow the meeting. A couple of free national memberships are yet available.


• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Public Policy Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at The Flame Steakhouse in Sanford. The Chamber will welcome Dianne Reid, president of the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation, who will discuss “Economic Development in Chatham County and Its Impact on Lee County.” Her talk will include the megasite in western Chatham and the region's potential to attract a major automobile manufacturer; she will also answer questions about the Chatham Park project. The cost is $15 for chamber members, $20 for non-members. Registration is required via phone at (919) 775-7341 or online via

• Joyce Cotton, Republican chair of North Carolina's Second District, will address members of the Moore Republican Women at their regular monthly meeting at noon (registration at 11:30 a.m.) in the Pinehurst Country Club main dining room. District Court Judge Bill Southern; court of appeals judges Robert N. Hunter and Donna Stroud; and Steve Bibey, judicial candidate for District 19B, will also speak. Southern, Hunter and Stroud are seeking re-election; Bibey is running for his first-term as judge. The cost is $17 and includes lunch. Members and guests are welcome. To make a reservation, contact Dawn Wehrum at or call (910) 823-6881.

• An adult painting class will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Painted Petal, 1112-C Hawkins Ave., Sanford. Participants will paint a spring time owl; all paints, supplies and surfaces are included in class cost of $35 unless otherwise posted. Each class is a different project, and no painting experience is necessary. To learn more, call the Painted Petal at (919) 718-9284 or visit