CALENDAR FOR MAY 7
• On the first Tuesday of each month, Temple Theatre is teaming up with The Comedy Zone to present a lineup of standup comics. Doors open at 6 p.m., and shows start at 7 p.m., at 120 Carthage St. Single show tickets are $15; see www.templeshows.com to order. Tonight: David L and Sid Davis.
• The Downtown Sanford, Inc. monthly board of directors meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at 226 Carthage St., Sanford. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call (919) 775-8332, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.downtownsanford.com.
• 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.
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sanford. This is a support group for those who are looking for employment during this difficult time in our economy. This week's speaker will be Tammy Haines from Belcan, who will give us tips on landing a job. Call (919) 776-6137 for more information.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Meals on Wheels of Sanford will hold its monthly board of directors meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the library of the First Presbyterian Church on Hawkins Avenue. Interested members of the public and prospective volunteers are encouraged to attend.
• 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 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.
• The Temple Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 2 and 7 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.
• Create a masterpiece inspired by Monet’s “Japanese Bridge Over Water Lilies” from 6-8 p.m. at the Carolina Artists’ Colony, 148 S. Moore St. in downtown Sanford. Shirley Patterson of My Little Art and Gift Shop will facilitate. A $20 fee includes instruction and all supplies needed during class to create the artwork in acrylics on canvas. Students may bring a beverage and snack to enjoy. Class size is eight-12 students. Visit www.CarolinaArtistsColony.com for details. Call the Colony at (919) 776-3489 to pre-register.
• The Sanford-Lee County Stroke Support Group will observe its second annual stroke awareness celebration at 12:15 p.m. (the time by which attendees are asked to arrive) in Chef Hamm's dining room at Cafe 121 (CHI Thyme). David Huang, chief, Division of Stroke, UNC Health Care, will speak at 1 p.m. The topic will be “what modern stroke care means for you.” For details on the stroke awareness celebration luncheon, contact facilitator Joy Phillips Murphy at (919) 776-0501 x 2230.
• Sen. Ron Rabin (R-Harnett), Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) and Rep. Mike Stone (R-Lee) announced that they will make five stops on their Harnett County Town Hall Tour. The City of Dunn will host them at 7 p.m. at Dunn City Hall, 401 E. Broad St., Dunn.
• A bone marrow donor registry drive for ages 18-44 will be held from 3:30-8 p.m. at the Sanford Church of God, 2105 Pathway Drive, Sanford. Marrow donors are urgently needed to save the lives of patients with diseases like leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell anemia. To learn more, contact Chinyere Evbuomwan (Chi Chi) at (919) 776-6133 or visit www.bethematchfoundation.org/.
• 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.