CALENDAR FOR MAY 5
• A National Team Roping event continues today at Eleven Bar East Ranch at 10 a.m. (signup 9 a.m.) at 2805 Lower MoncureRoad, Sanford. See elevenbareastranch.com or call Chad Shepherd at (813) 477-4740 for more information.
• Slide guitarist and storyteller David Jacobs-Strain, accompanied by harmonica master Bob Beach, brings his passionate performance to Aberdeen in a show presented at 6:45 p.m. by the Rooster's Wife at the Poplar Knight Spot. To learn more about the performer, visit www.davidjacobs-strain.com.
• Artists and vendors will be selling and showing their goods from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. To learn more about the participating vendors, wineries and musicians, visit sanfordartsandvine.com. The website also has links to purchase tickets, download festival maps and learn more information about how to sponsor or become a volunteer.
• The Temple Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 2 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets can be bought in person or by contacting the box office at (919) 774-4155 or email@example.com. Ticket prices are: adult, $23; Thursday night adult, $19; children/student, $13; Lee County teacher/educator, active military and groups of 10 or more, $19. See www.templeshows.com to learn more.
• Due to rainy weather on Sunday, April 28, Art in the Village Spring 2013 has been rescheduled for today from 10-4 p.m. in theFearrington Village Center. For details, see http://fearringtonartists.org/.
• Join Bill Bussey with theTriangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy for an easy, free educational walk along the Chatham section of the American Tobacco Trail from 2-3:30 p.m. Participants will meet at the New Hope Church Road trail crossing. Register by calling (919) 545-8044. A map is available at www.triangletrails.org/pdfs/ATT_map-6-10_3-4.pdf.
• Workers for Clean Water, a group opposed to hydraulic fracturing, will be holding an informational event starting at 3 p.m. at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Cecilia Jiminez, one of the group's organizers, said everyone is welcome to attend the event but that it will be targeted at informing people who don't own their own property about other ways fracking might affect them — such as potential health risks and a rising cost of living. There will be six speakers, as well as live music, and the event is expected to last several hours.
• The Southern Lee High School Theatre Department presents Robert Fulghum's “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten,” a comedy/ drama /musical, today and May 7, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. in the Cavalier Theatre (room 205 on the right side of the 200 hall, just as you enter the building past the office). All tickets are $6.
• Passport to Adventure — The Magic Tree House Live Reading Tour will be held at 6 p.m. at Chatham Community Library, located on the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College at 197 N.C. Highway 87 North. Mary Pope Osborne’s internationally beloved and bestselling “Magic Tree House” series comes to life in its first-ever live character tour. This event, which is cosponsored by McIntyre’s Books of Fearrington, is free and open to the public and recommended for children ages 7 and up. For more information, contact youth services at (919) 545-8085.
• The Southern Lee High School Theatre Department presents Robert Fulghum's “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten,” a comedy/ drama /musical, today and May 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. in the Cavalier Theatre (room 205 on the right side of the 200 hall, just as you enter the building past the office). All tickets are $6.
• An evening with Mildred Council, aka “Mama Dip.” will be held at 7 p.m. at the Chatham Community Library, located on the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College at 197 NC Highway 87 North. Mama Dip, the youngest of seven children, was born and raised in Chatham County. After a career spent cooking for local families, a fraternity and the Carolina Coffee Shop, she opened her own restaurant in 1976. Since then she has written two cookbooks. Mama Dip will discuss her life and work as we sample cooked custards and pecan pies from her restaurant. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (919) 545-8084.
• A tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden will be held today, and every second Wednesday of the month through November, at 5:30 p.m. Participants should meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace. The garden was designed to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects. Visit the garden website at http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden to take a virtual tour, view lists of pollinator plants suitable for our region, study “what’s in bloom” lists and photos, explore web resources related to pollinator conservation, and much more.
• The annual Gay 90’s Luncheon will be held at noon at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. Those who are age 90 or above and would like to attend the luncheon, please call Debbie at The Enrichment Center at (919) 776-0501 x 2203.
• A Comprehensive diabetic nutrition class, for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers to provide an overview on what diabetes is and how it relates to diet, will be held at 4 p.m. in the community classroom at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. Carborhydrate counting and the plate method will be reviewed. To register, go to http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=4500.
• A blood drive will be held from 3:30-8 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Sanford Church of God. Please sign up at redcrossblood.org; click on sponsor code and enter 16537. To learn more, call Chinyere “Chi Chi” Evbuomwan at (919) 776-6133 or (443) 739-0704.
• Gary Thomas Farms will offer seasonal produce from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. outside the Carthage Street entrance to Central Carolina Hospital. This is an event sponsored by CCH Auxiliary, with proceeds to benefit auxiliary projects. While picking up their favorite seasonal produce, patrons can visit the CCH Auxiliary This-n-That gift shop for a fresh baked cookie and other items.