CALENDAR FOR JUNE 25

Jun. 25, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. at the new BB&T South Side Plaza Financial Center, 2940 S. Horner Boulevard, Sanford.

• The Lee County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lee County Democratic Party Headquarters, 143 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. The topic of the program will be the Moral Monday protests held every Monday outside the North Carolina Legislative Building during the current session of the North Carolina General Assembly. A number of local Moral Monday participants will describe these protests and tell why they are participating in this growing movement. One of the local participants who will be speaking was arrested for civil disobedience and will talk about his experience. For more information, please call (919) 774-4797 or email chair@leedemocrats.org; also refer to the website www.leedemocrats.org and www.facebook/#1/leedemocrats.

• A classroom lecture, “So Easy to Preserve,” will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. at the McSwain Extension Education Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford. Preregistration is required for all classes, and fees must be paid in advance. Call (919) 775-5624 or see lee.ces.ncsu.edu to learn more.

• The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Just Dig It,” featuring master gardener Kate Sawaya, at 2 p.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward grades 1-3.

• The Sons of Confederate Veterans Historical Preservation Society, Nathan Bedford Forrest Camp #803, will hold their monthly meeting from 7-9 p.m. at Elizabeth's Pizza in the Riverbirch Shopping Center on Spring Lane. The group meets regularly on the last Tuesday of every month. Those who wish to order food, please come early. The meetings are open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend. A different guest speaker is featured at each meeting to cover a variety of topics regarding Southern history. Please visit www.ncscv.org for more information about this historical preservation society.

• A support group for victims of sexual assault meets tonight and every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the HAVEN in Lee County Conference Room, 215 Bracken St., Sanford. Please call HAVEN In Lee County for more information at (919) 774-8923, completely confidential.

WEDNESDAY

• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sanford. All who are searching for employment are welcome. Job leads, resume support, interview practice and encouragement will be given. Call (919) 776-6137 for more information.

• The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Animals that Dig,” with special guest Sanford Mayor Cornelia Olive, at 10 a.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward toddlers and preschoolers.

THURSDAY

• The N.C. ABC Commission will offer free responsible alcohol seller server training from 10 a.m.-noon at the City of Sanford Service Center, 6601 N. Fifth St., Sanford. Course content is geared toward management and staff of any business that sells alcohol for on- or off-premises consumption. Register online at http://abc.nc.gov/education/rasp.

• Grief counseling, sponsored by Knotts Funeral Home, will be held at 7 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church, 3324 Truelove Street Sanford. The theme is “Celebrating Life,” and sessions will be held quarterly. Facilitator is Dorothy Waterson. Please RSVP to (919) 345-8002. Those with further questions can also call Mint Downey at (919) 478-9178.

• The Stevens Center will offer summer camps for children and youth at 1576 Kelly Drive in Sanford. Today, “Kids Can Connect” will be offered for for 5-8 year olds. Activities include art, music and motion, drama, basketball and more, which will be held today and July 11, 18 and 25 from 9-11 a.m. — four mornings of fun once a week. To sign up, go online to stevenscenter.org and select calendar/registration or call (919) 776-4048. Young people of all abilities and disabilities are welcome. The cost is $20.

• The Stevens Center will offer summer camps for children and youth at 1576 Kelly Drive in Sanford. Today, “Party, Paint and Playtime” will be offered for for 3-4 year olds. Activities include arts and crafts, music and motion, story time and more, which will be held today and July 11, 18 and 25 from 9-11 a.m. — four mornings of fun once a week. To sign up, go online to stevenscenter.org and select calendar/registration or call (919) 776-4048. Young people of all abilities and disabilities are welcome. The cost is $20.

• The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Just Dig It,” featuring master gardener Kate Sawaya, at 2 p.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward children in grades 4-6.

• Downtown Sanford Inc. will present the Function at the Junction Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. every Thursday through September at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Patrons can bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper to these free outdoor concerts. Tonight, the Leda Ray Band will perform. For more information, call (919) 775-8332 or contact downtown@sanfordnc.net.

• Preschool story time will be held from 10–11 a.m. at the Harnett County Public Library, 601 N. Main St., Lillington, for ages 3-5. The library will also host “Beneath the Surface,” an exploration into the plant cycle, from 2-3 p.m., and the Teen-Formers summer reading program for ages 13-18 from 6-7 p.m.