CALENDAR FOR SEPT. 7
• The 2nd Chance Prom, benefiting Communities in Schools of Lee County, will be held from 7:30-11 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. This event is CIS’s major fundraiser for the year, supplementing more than 50 percent of its budget. This year's event will feature music, dancing, the crowning of local celebrities as king and queen and more — all while helping students in Lee County. To learn more or vote for king and queen, visit http://leecountync.communitiesinschools.org. Tickets are available at http://cis2cp.eventbrite.com/.
• The Sanford Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave. in downtown Sanford. Patrons can purchase the best of locally grown seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables, and other produce. For further information about buying or selling at the market, please call Sue Buie at (919) 356-3007, email DonnaBuie@aol.com or see www.facebook.com/pages/Sanford-Farmers-Market/219549214730985
• The Siler City farmers' market will be held at 9:30 a.m. at 118 W. Second St., behind the Courtyard Rotary Stage (Cafe Gazebo).
• The First Ever Girl Scouts — North Carolina Coastal Pines adult recruitment brunch will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at Mrs. Lacy's Magnolia House, 405 Carthage St., Sanford. Those who want to work directly with the girls or behind the scenes in a supporting role are invited to learn about the various volunteer opportunities available in girl scouting.
• A fundraiser will be held for the Hope Hyde family starting at 11 a.m. on the Morris Chapel United Methodist Church grounds, 8553 Cox Mill Road, Sanford. Baby Hope was diagnosed with Edwards Syndrome, a chromosomal condition. Barbecue chicken plates with coleslaw, baked beans, a roll, homemade dessert and tea will be sold for $7 per plate; delivery available with purchase of 10 plates or more. Fun and games will be offered from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., including face painting, live music, a dunking booth, and refreshments. Call (919) 499-4485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The first-ever “Splash 'n' Bark” event, with all donations benefiting a dog park at O.T. Sloan Park, will be held from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at O.T. Sloan, located at 1420 Bragg St., Sanford. The cost is $15 donation per dog (includes handler and three family members) and $5 for spectators. The event will feature Carolina Dock Dogs big air and extreme vertical exhibitions at 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; food and other vendors; face painting; photo booth; agility course, and more.
• A homecoming will continue today celebrating the 200th anniversary of the old building at Union Presbyterian Church in Carthage. Today's activities include worship at the site of the old building, led by the Rev. Donald McDonald, at 11 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. luncheon at Union Presbyterian Church (no charge) and historical and genealogical lectures and tours of local historical sites from 2-5:30 p.m. For more information and to register, go to www.unionchurchcarthage.org/union-homecoming-2013/, email email@example.com or call (910) 692-7272 or (910) 947-2626.
• Sanford Second Sunday will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Patrons can browse along the streets of downtown Sanford, where they will find music, several local businesses open, as well as numerous vendors. Those who would like additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://sanford2ndsundaync.weebly.com/
• A free canoe paddle on Weaver Creek will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m., starting from the canoe access point maintained by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and located off of Beaver Creek Road (SR 1008) a few hundred yards south of the intersection with Pea Ridge Road. Weaver Creek is a small arm off of Jordan Lake closed to gasoline motor boats. The guide will be N.C. State Parks Ranger Steve McMurray. Registration is free but limited to nine people. N.C. State Parks will provide canoes and paddles. The minimum age for paddlers is 10, and children at least 6 years old are welcome if not paddling. Register by calling (919) 545-8044.
• A homecoming will conclude today celebrating the 200th anniversary of the old building at Union Presbyterian Church in Carthage. Homecoming worship will be held at 11 a.m., followed by dinner on the grounds. For more information and to register, go to www.unionchurchcarthage.org/union-homecoming-2013/, email email@example.com or call (910) 692-7272 or (910) 947-2626.
• The September meeting of the Republican Women of Lee County will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Lee GOP headquarters at 101 S. Steele St., downtown Sanford. The speaker will be state Sen. Ronald Rabin. A dessert social will follow the meeting. Those who are interested in becoming an officer for RWL for 2014, please contact Carmen Ledford at firstname.lastname@example.org or Paulette Puckett at email@example.com. New officers will assume their positions in January 2014.
• The Sanford/Lee County Youth Council will meet at 4 p.m. at the Sanford Municipal Center. The Youth Council is designed to introduce teens to local leaders and decision makers and gives teens the opportunity to become more involved in their community. The council is open to teens in grades 9 through 12, including homeschoolers. For more information, call Karen Kennedy at (919) 777-1113.
• The Lee County Young Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Democratic headquarters, 143 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. For more information, call Imani Johnson at (678) 612-6699.
• Moore Moral Monday will be held at 5 p.m. at Downtown Park, 145 S.E. Broad St., Southern Pines. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president, North Carolina NAACP Conference of Branches. The public is invited to join the Moore County NAACP and the Forward Together Team for an evening of music, fellowship and information from experts on the most important issues facing our state and our communities in 2013 and beyond. For more information, call (910) 947-1422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Free ballroom dance lessons with instructor Judith McDonald, member, USA Dance, will be held tonight (Monday) and every Monday through Oct 14 at 6:45 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. This is a beginner class. Registration is required. Call (919) 776-0501 x 2201 to learn more.
• Lee County Schools Superintendent Andy Bryan will hold a public meet-and-greet event at 5:30 p.m. at Greenwood Elementary School. Bryan will hold a total of seven informal gatherings at elementary schools around the county, giving him the chance to hear from parents, community members and educators about the direction they would like to see Lee County Schools take in the next few years. Members of the public are invited to attend any session that is convenient for their schedule. For more information, please contact Lee County Schools Public Information Officer Sharon Spence at (919) 774-6226 or email@example.com