CALENDAR FOR MAY 16
• A youth appreciation banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Sanford Elks Lodge at 910 Carthage St., Sanford. The Sanford Elks host this annual event to honor the students of the month from Lee County and Southern Lee high schools. In addition, two students of the year and two other scholarship programs are recognized. Other awards will be presented to winners of the drug awareness poster contest, and this year's foreign exchange students will be recognized. The special guest will be Andy Bryan, who will become the superintendent of Lee County Schools on July 1.
• The Carolina Mountain Dulcimer Players will meet at 7 p.m. at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill. Beginners, experts, and all stringed instruments are welcome. For more information and directions, contact Shirley Ray at ShirleyRay@aol.com or (919) 929-5359.
• The Rufus Barringer Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. at the Southern Pines Civic Club, located at Ashe and Pennsylvania avenues behind the tennis courts in Southern Pines. The Roundtable will welcome Kelly Hinson,10th generation North Carolinian and a Moore County native, who will present a living history of Anna Morrison, widow of Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson. It is titled, "Reflected Glory: Letters to Anna." New members are needed, and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (910) 235-0946 or (910) 695-9058.
• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's AM Buzz event will be held at 7:30 a.m. at Karma Boutique. Come for networking, prizes, a 50/50 raffle and more.
• Maj. Dave Goetze, candidate for vice chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, will be the guest speaker at the May meeting of the Harnett Republican Men's Club, set for 7 p.m. in room 149 of the Lundy Fetterman School of Business at Campbell University in Buies Creek. For more information, contact club president Joey Powell at (910) 892-0201.
• A Covenant Preparatory School open house will be held at 7 p.m. at New Covenant Fellowship Church, 1305 Hulsey Road, Carthage. Those interested in finding out more can visit www.covenantprep.com, contact Kristin at (910) 673-1025 or (201) 417-0481, or email email@example.com. The school is now enrolling grades K-12. School is scheduled to open in fall 2013.
• The Harnett County Social Crafters group will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Office, 126 Alexander Drive, Lillington. All interested individuals are welcome. The group, sponsored by the Harnett County Extension and Community Associates group, is led by Rose Cotton. All portable craft projects are welcome. Come to learn new skills and to share your knowledge with others. For more information contact the Cooperative Extension, (910) 893-7535.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
• Take a Crazy Cool Critters painting class with artist Jodi Ohl from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Carolina Artists’ Colony, 148 S. Moore St. in downtown Sanford. Create an owl, dog, cat, bunny or any whimsical creature while learning tips and tricks for painting with acrylics and using water-soluble pencils and graphite in this freestyle, funky painting class. Students may bring a beverage and snack to enjoy and should bring: one small round detail paintbrush, one medium flat paint brush, one 1 F graphite pencil, a water container and a willingness to paint with their fingers. A $39 fee includes instruction and use of supplies needed during class. Save $5 by registering and paying in advance with a friend. Visit www.CarolinaArtistsColony.com for complete details. Call the Colony at (919) 776-3489 to pre-register.
• The Sanford Shrine Club fish fry will be held from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Golf Course Lane off of Hawkins Avenue. The cost is $7 per plate. For more information, call (919) 718-6009.
• The Public Art Collaborative’s Art-Force Program will unveil a unique display of 12 light sculptures, the result of a partnership between N.C. artist Hoss Haley and local manufacturer Floorazzo Tile, as part of the Third Friday Gallery Walk and Celebration from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Siler City.
• Millstone Creek Orchards will celebrate the opening day of its 2013 season at 506 Parks Crossroad Church Road, Ramseur, N.C. — kicking off an opening weekend extravaganza. Activities include a super sampling of new 2013 products, walking and tractor tour of “What’s Happening Now at the Orchard,” and the orchard's first family picnic day with Lawn Games on Sunday, May 19. Store hours are Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m.– 6 p.m., Sunday, 1–5:30 p.m. Call (336) 824-2699 to learn more, or visit www.millstonecreekorchards.com.
• “Bringing It Home,” a new documentary film, talks to hemp industry leaders overseas and hemp business owners in North Carolina to explore its benefits for jobs, the economy, healthy construction, nutrition and the environment. The Abundance Foundation will hold a fundraiser and outdoor screening at 7 p.m., at Piedmont Biofuels, 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro. In addition to the film screening and Q&A with the filmmakers, Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson, there will be a hemp information tent, hemp foods to sample, cash bar and live music from Circle City. Advance tickets $15 online at www.bringingithomemovie.com/screenings. ($20 at the door.)
• The Temple Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 8 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.
• Lee County Parks and Recreation will be accepting registrations for preschool tee ball through today from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation office, 2303 Tramway Road. The activity is for boys and girls ages 3 and 4 (ages determined as of May 1), and the fee is $19. New players are required to bring a copy of their birth certificate. To learn more, call (919) 775-2107 x 502.
• Lee County Parks and Recreation will be accepting registrations through today for tee ball for boys and girls ages 5 through 7 (ages determined as of May 1) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation office, 2303 Tramway Road. The fee is $19. To learn more, call (919) 775-2107 x 502.
• The Central Carolina Jaycees and Downtown Sanford Inc. are teaming up again to offer free, family-friendly movies in Depot Park. This year’s theme is adventure, and tonight's movie is “The Lorax.” Movies will start at sunset each Friday night. Additional nights may be scheduled in the case of inclement weather.
• Milo Holt's Siler City Film Festival will be held today at 5 p.m., with a Jordan Matthews High School Cafeteria Reception of the Stars, and continues tomorrow. The event will feature a catered buffet dinner ($15), and a short program followed by movie “The Undefeated” starring John Wayne. Those who are interested in helping or sponsoring, please contact Linda Holt Lehman at (919) 742-4034 or (919) 200-5161 or at 823 E. Cardinal St., Siler City.