CALENDAR FOR JAN. 12
• Wings of Carolina Flying Club will hold its second Saturday cookout from noon-1 p.m. at the Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County. Anyone is welcome to attend the monthly cookout, providing an opportunity to meet Wings of Carolina Flying Club members, other local pilots and people interested in aviation. Food is served at $5 per plate. The event occasionally includes special programs or guest speakers. Contact email@example.com to learn more.
• A fun shoot will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Deep River Sporting Clays. The event is a 100-target, National Sporting Clays Association-registered shoot. Registration opens at 9 a.m., last shooter on the course at 1 p.m. Non-NSCA shooters will compete in an open class. Everyone is welcome.
• A fund-raiser to raise money for the "Keeping Kevin" group, which is walking in the Triangle ALS Walk in April, as well as the "Keeping Kevin" Foundation, will be held at the Sanford Applebee's, 1325 Plaza Blvd. Tickets are $7 apiece. Those who would like to purchase tickets, please let organizers know how many are needed. Those who cannot attend but would still like to donate may do so.
• Kiss the Toad Creations will present the Superhero Dash 5K superhero trail run at 9 a.m. at Western Harnett High School. Pre-race registration begins at 7 a.m.; the cost is $20 per person. Awards will be given to the top three males and females, and the event will have a best superhero costume contest. The organization's mission is to encourage and recognize children who are battling a life-threatening illness by presenting them with their official superhero cape. To register or learn more, visit www.kissthetoadcreations.com/#north-carolina/c1yup or www.active.com/running/lillington-nc/kiss-the-toad-creations-superhero-dash-2013
• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting event, celebrating the grand reopening of the McDonald's Spring Lane location, at 9 a.m. at 1001 Spring Lane, Sanford.
• The Carolina Pines Ballroom Chapter 6091 USA Dance invites the public to attend its January dance, “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” starting at 7 p.m. at 105 McReynolds St., Carthage (across the street from Fred’s on the second floor of the Sinclair Building). The dance begins with food and snacks, then from 7:30-8 p.m., a free complimentary dance lesson will be offered, followed by open dancing from 8-10 p.m. Singles and couples are welcome. If possible, please bring an appetizer or food to share. Beverages are provided. This is a smoke free/alcohol free event. The cost is $7 for members, $10 for guests. All first-time guests get in free. For more information, call Asunda at (919) 356-2784, or visit www.DancingInTheCarolinaPines.org.
• “Citizen-led Sustainable Change: Innovations in North American Community Development,” a conversation with Yogesh Ghore of Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, will be held at 10 a.m. in the Spout Springs Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 2420 N.C. Highway 24, Cameron.
• Gregg Gelb and Steve Wing Jazz Band will perform from 7:30–9:30 p.m. at Pittsboro Roadhouse and General Store, 39 West St., Pittsboro. Call (919) 542-2432 to learn more.
• A CPR (basic and re-certification) class will be held at 9 a.m. at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. The class will provide comprehensive information and practice in CPR and obstructed airway rescue for adults, children and infants. Other areas covered include one-rescuer CPR, management of foreign-body airway obstruction and the use of barrier devices for ventilation. This class teaches both basic and renewal students. The cost is $25, and an American Heart Association health care provider (HCP) card will be issued upon completion. To register, visit www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=52
• The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. Admission is $5; parking is free. The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace features 30 shops under one roof that will interest any quilter, knitter, fiber craftsperson or mixed-media artist. Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House will be serving morning coffee, sweets and lunch. For a complete list of vendors, visit the website www.quiltersgallery.net.
• The Rooster’s Wife brings a North Carolina treasure, Molasses Creek, east to the Sandhills at 6:46 p.m. in the 100-seat listening room at the corner of Knight and Poplar in downtown Aberdeen — featuring acoustic music of all genres. Shows continue this winter through March 24 on consecutive Sundays, with the exception of Feb. 2, when Red June performs on that Saturday night in deference to the Super Bowl. Jazz with Kate McGarry, modern bluegrass from Frank Solivan, guitar picking from Jack Lawrence and Tommy Edwards are just a few of the programs to be presented. Visit www.theroosterswife.org to learn more.
• The Republican Women of Lee County will continue to meet on the second Monday of each month throughout the year, and the first meeting of this year will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lee GOP headquarters at 101 S. Steele St. The meeting will be followed by a dessert social to follow at 7:30 p.m. RWL ladies support the Christian United Outreach Center (CUOC), so please bring a non-perishable item to donate. All Lee County ladies who are registered Republicans are welcome to join. Please RSVP to Melissa Staley, the new RWL president, at (919) 498-4714 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Victims of Sexual Assault Support Group meets tonight and every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please call HAVEN In Lee County for more information at (919)-774-8923.
• The First Baptist Church of Sanford and Sandhills Center LME will be sponsoring a free community-wide informational event, "Dealing with Challenging Behaviors," from 5:30-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Drive, Sanford. The speaker is Linda Swann of Lee Harnett Family Support. This session is directed toward parents, foster parents and others working with children. Childcare and light dinner provided free, but registration is required. To register, contact Linda Swann, email@example.com, or call toll-free 1-877-776-6702.