Jan. 13, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• 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 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

• 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,, or call toll-free 1-877-776-6702.


• The Lee County Community Orchestra will rehearse from 6:30-9 p.m. in the practice hall of the Lee County High School Fine Arts Building.

• Strata Solar of Chapel Hill, along with Philip Culpepper, consulting planner for the proposed Chatham Park, will be giving a presentation about the southeast Chatham solar farm project at the next meeting of the Southeast Chatham Citizens Advisory Council. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Moncure Fire Department on Old Highway 1 at Pea Ridge Road. The public is invited to attend.


• HAVEN in Lee County will be holding volunteer training today, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, and Feb. 6 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 215 Bracken St., Sanford. Participants must attend all four sessions. For a volunteer application, log on to or call (919) 774-8923.

• A regional workshop to help farmers and landowners chart the future of their farms and land assets will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and continue through 1 p.m. at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford. Topics may include the tools of farm transfer, basic estate planning documents, federal and state tax updates, creating a team of advisors and other various subjects. Pre-registration is required, and the fee is $10 per person and $5 for each additional family member. Make checks payable to NCCE, Lee County, and drop off or mail to Rhonda Gaster, McSwain Extension and Agriculture Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford. For further details, call (919) 775-5624.

• A Parkinson's support group, an educational group for people with Parkinson’s and their family members, caregivers, and friends, will meet at 10:30 a.m. at The Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third Street, Sanford. The group seeks understanding about the challenges of living with Parkinson’s Disease. Facilitators are Bob Brickhouse, Marge Kanning and Hal Siler. To learn more, call (919) 776-0501 x 2230.


• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's AM Buzz January event will be held at 7:30 a.m. at Todd Rivenbark and Puryear, 1622 S. Third St. The event will feature door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, coffee and breakfast.

• A childbirth preparation class will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the community classroom at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. The class is designed to help prepare the expectant mother and her support person for labor and delivery. It includes instruction on the process of childbearing; breathing and relaxation; anesthesia and medication used during labor and delivery; the role of the labor coach; and postpartum and infant care. To register, visit


• A “Hungry Birds” workshop will be held at 11 a.m. at Raven Rock State Park, where participants will learn what they can do to help feed the birds this winter. After a brief PowerPoint introduction, the group will learn how to make homemade suet and different types of bird feeders. Supplies will be furnished, but guests can feel free to bring old milk jugs/cartons, paper towel rolls, mesh fruit bags and oranges. All children must be accompanied by an adult during the program. The group will also be discussing how to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count coming in February. Please be aware that there will be peanut products involved with some activities.

• Temple Theatre invites guests to its annual Winter Ball fund-raiser from 5-9 p.m. at the ArtStudio on the corner of Steele and Carthage streets. The event will feature food, music, a raffle and more. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, and music will be presented by DJ Tommy D. The cost is $35 per person, or $200 for a silver table of six. Space is limited to the first 150 guests. For reservations, call Jordan at (919) 774-4512 X 221 or email

• Try Jesus Ministries will present “Fired Up for God,” starting at 7 p.m. at 311 Carthage St., Sanford; doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature Pastor Marshall Blackmond, comedian D' Lo and Todd Curry and Focus. All proceeds go to Apostle Joseph and his family, who lost their home to a fire on the Sunday before Christmas.