CALENDAR FOR JULY 8

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• A story time for grades 1-3 will be held at 2 p.m. at the Main Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. The theme will be “Fizz Into Chinese Storytelling,” with special guest Guan Wang of the Central Carolina Community College Confucius Classroom. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484 or Sheneeta Thomas at x 5485.

• The Downtown Sanford Inc. monthly board of directors meeting will be held from 8-9 a.m. at 226 Carthage St., Sanford. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call (919) 775-8332, email downtown@sanfordnc.net or visit www.downtownsanford.com.

• The Coalition for Families in Lee County's summer reading program will be held today and every Tuesday through July from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Community Arts Center, second floor, room 314, 507 N. Steele St., Sanford. The program will include story time, crafts, a snack and more; the theme is “Insects and Bugs.” Sessions are free and open to preschool children in Lee County. For more information or to register, contact Heather Garrity at (919) 774-8144, x 204, or hgarritycoalition@windstream.net.

• A cub trek will be held from 10-11 a.m. at San-Lee Park, located on Pumping Station Road in Sanford. The one-mile hike for children ages 3-5, accompanied by their parents or guardians, will allow participants to explore trails with a naturalist. Please pre-register by calling the park at (919) 776-6221 and asking for Jaime Osborne or Carrie Council. Additional treks will be held on July 23, and Aug. 6 and 20.

WEDNESDAY

• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sanford to give job lead support and encouragement. Call (919) 776-6137 for more information.

• Legal Aid of North Carolina will hold an intake day from noon-2 p.m. at Christians United Outreach Center, 2885 Lee Ave., Sanford. Topics that can be addressed include consumer issues, foreclosures, evictions, Medicaid disability, expungements and much more. Legal Aid of North Carolina is a nonprofit that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people to ensure equal access to justice and remove barriers to economic opportunity. For more information, please call (919) 542-0475.

• Legal Aid of North Carolina will hold an intake day from 9:30-11:30 p.m. at HAVEN, 160 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. Topics that can be addressed include consumer issues, foreclosures, evictions, Medicaid disability, expungements and much more. Legal Aid of North Carolina is a nonprofit that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people to ensure equal access to justice and remove barriers to economic opportunity. For more information, please call (919) 542-0475.

• Story time for toddlers and preschoolers will be held at 10 a.m. at the Main Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. The theme will be “Booming with Animals,” featuring special guest Carrie Council from San-Lee Park. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484 or Sheneeta Thomas at x 5485.

THURSDAY

• A story time for grades 4-6 will be held at 2 p.m. at the Main Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. The theme will be “Fizz Into Chinese Storytelling,” with special guest Guan Wang of the Central Carolina Community College Confucius Classroom. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484 or Sheneeta Thomas at x 5485.

• The public is invited to take a tour of The Sanford Fire Department at 6:30 p.m. at 512 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. During the guided visit, guests will get to meet many of the firefighters who keep Sanford safe each day. The tour will begin promptly rain or shine. Anyone interested in registering a National Night Out event for their neighborhood or group may do so from 6-7 p.m. Please remember to bring an item to donate to the Christians United Outreach Center.

• The Grief Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at The Enrichment Center of Lee County.

• The Sunrise Theatre will present “Top Gun,” part of its summer classic series, at 7:30 p.m. at 250 N.W. Broad St. in Southern Pines. Admission is $6. Call (910) 692-8501 to learn more.

• An informational meeting for poultry growers interested in working with Carolina Premium Foods will meet at 7 p.m. at the Moore County Agriculture Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave. in Carthage. CPF will be leasing the poultry processing plant at Chaudhry’s in Siler City starting the first week of August. CPF will primarily be processing birds that are raised organically according to their company's policies using out-of-contract former Townsend and Pilgrim’s growers. The aim is to process up to 50,000 birds per week at the former Chaudhry Processing plant. The informational meeting is for producers who want to raise and sell birds to CPF and also for producers who want to get their own birds processed at the plant. To learn more, contact Sonya Holmes at sonyaholmes88@hotmail.com.

• The “Function at the Junction” summer concert series continues with the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra from 7–10 p.m. at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. Visitors can bring their lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper to the free concert, sponsored by Downtown Sanford Inc. Since 1990, the orchestra has played for thousands of jazz enthusiasts around North Carolina at schools, arts centers, festivals, dances and other venues and functions. For more information, call (919) 775-8332 or contact downtown@sanfordnc.net.

• A weekly hike will be held from 9–10 a.m. at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington. Participants will join Raven Rock's office assistant on a two-to-five-mile hike on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. The hike is for ages 12 and up; attendees should wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Please call (910) 893-4888 to register; meet at the visitor center rain or shine.

• “Sunset at the Overlook” will be offered at 7:30 p.m. at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington. Attendees will meet at the picnic shelter and join a park ranger for a hike to the overlook, viewing the sunset over the Cape Fear River on this two-mile hike and discovering some of Raven Rock’s crepuscular life along the way. Participants should bring a flashlight for this two-hour program.

• The Sanford/Lee County Stroke Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. The topic will be beans, peaches, artisanal bread or bok choy — opportunities in our local agriculture. Speakers will be Lee County Extension Director Susan Condlin, Tina Gross of Gross Farms and another local farmer, Alvin Bean. Guests are welcome to join other stroke survivors, caregivers and/or family members who understand what they are going through. The facilitator is Joy Phillips Murphy.