CALENDAR FOR MAY17

May. 17, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• 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 boxoffice@templeshows.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.

SATURDAY

• Central Carolina Hospital will hold a free lipid panel screening at 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. This is a blood draw, and the results will be mailed. Participants must be at least 18 years old. The test requires fasting (nothing to eat after midnight) for accurate results. To register and receive an appointment time, visit http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=4243.

• The Goldston Cruz-N will begin at 4 p.m. in downtown Goldston, exit 159 on Highway 421 between Sanford and Siler City. Classic and antique cars and trucks are welcome. Come visit, show off your hot rod and remember the good ole' days gone by. Concessions will be available from the local scouts, and entertainment will be music from the oldie/goldie era. There will be a 50/50 raffle, with a drawing at 7 p.m. The cruz continues through October. For more information, contact Bruce Denkins at (919) 898-4937 or email bldenkins@embarqmail.com.

• The Lee County High School Athletic Boosters 2013 Spring Golf Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. (parent/child) at Sanford Golf Course. Lunch will be served at noon, and a shotgun start for four-man superball will be at 1 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes green fees, carts and lunch. Prizes will go to the top teams in each flight, longest drive and closest to the pin.

• Broadway Lions Club will hold the “Taste of Broadway” event from 5-8pm on Saturday, May 18. Four Heart Harmony, Just Right Blue Grass, and a group that won Battle of the Bands at the Lee Regional Fair will perform. Guests can sample foods prepared by churches and vote on their favorite cooks. Prize money goes to winning churches. Cakes by Broadway Lions club members will be available in a silent auction, as well as a barn quilt. Tickets are $10 and available at Feedmeal, Susan Bailey's and Piggly Wiggly in Broadway. Proceeds will help the Broadway Lions Club with its charitable works.

• K-12 students from across the district will showcase their talents at the annual Cultural Arts Festival, which will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Southern Lee High School.

• The Moore County Chamber of Commerce will again present the Festival of Beers from 3-6 p.m. at the Southern Pines Elks Lodge. Tickets are $25 in advance (available at the Moore County Chamber of Commerce or online at www.moorecountychamber.com) and $30 at the door. Because of the popularity of the event, the chamber urges advance ticket purchase — as it has sold out for three consecutive years. Beer makers from out of state, as well as local breweries and major distributors, are participating in this event.

• Today is Kids Day at the Siler City Farmer’s Market, which is open from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays and is located at 118 W. Second St. in downtown Siler City behind the Courtyard Coffee and Soda Shop. The fun- filled morning is sponsored by Smart Start, and The Chatham County Partnership for Children will be providing arts and crafts and other fun and games geared toward young children under 5. For further information, contact the Chatham County Partnership for Children at (919) 742-7449. Visit www.chathamkids.org for more information about the Chatham County Partnership for Children and Smart Start.

• The second annual Wellness of Chatham Health Festival will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Powell Place Park, 304 Old Rock Springs Cemetery Road, Pittsboro. The purpose of the festival is to educate the public in and around Chatham County about topics, issues, practitioners, services and products available locally that promote wellness.

• 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 boxoffice@templeshows.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 Community Orchestra's silver anniversary season continues with “Celebrating the Audience” at 8 p.m. at the Lee County Arts and Community Center, 507 N. Steele St., Sanford. The performance will feature music by Copland, Dvorak, Gershwin, Mozart, Richard Rodgers and John Williams. In tribute to the military, the “Armed Forces Salute” will honor active and veteran personnel. Admission is free. See www.leecountycommunityorchestra.com to learn more.

• Triangle Boat Tours is partnering with Chatham Conservation Partnership to offer a special boat tour of Jordan Lake from noon-2 p.m. The cost is $25 per adult, $15 per child, plus a park entrance fee of $6 per car. Call Triangle Boat Tours at (919) 585-1488 to register for this trip (full refund if canceled due to bad weather). A map and directions are available at www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/jord/pics/seaforth.pdf.

• The Sandhills Sankofa Festival will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Spring Lake Recreation Center on Ruth Street. The event is free to the public, with lots of entertainment, crafts, foods, information, etc. To learn more, visit http://www.sandhillsfamilyheritage.org/; vendor applications available by calling Janet at (919) 499-0626/(919) 888-0389 or Ammie at (910) 497-0628/(910) 436-3404.

• Milo Holt's Siler City Film Festival continues today from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Siler City. Activities include musical acts on two stages all day, bull whip and rope tricks, a Civil War encampment with firing canon demo, Native American display with tepees, Tom Mix Rangers with stagecoach, three movie screening locations, shootout at high noon and gunfight at the O.K. Corral. 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.

• The annual Ole Mill Crank-Up will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Ole Gilliam Mill, located on Highway 42 West, four miles west of Sanford. The cost is $5 per person, children under 12 free. Camping is first come, first served; RVs or campers are $10 per night, and tents are $6. Vendor space is $25 for the weekend. The attractions include a whiskey still, an ole grist mill, blacksmithing, cornmeal grinding, an upright boiler, a working sawmill, lye soap boiling, hit-and-miss engines and more. Other offerings include tractor rides, concessions and live entertainment, including the Back Porch Gut Bucket Band. To learn more, call Jimmy Bass at (919) 774-5554 or (919) 498-5324.

• A first annual Missions Rally will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Tramway Baptist Church, 2401 Jefferson Davis Highway. The free event will feature local missions in the community, and participants will learn about nonprofit organizations and opportunities to offer support. Four Heart Harmony will take the stage, and the The Lee County Sheriff's Office will be on site, and Tramway's Volunteer Fire Department will bring a firetruck; children can register for Vacation Bible School.