May. 24, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• Cheerleading tryouts will be held for the 2013-2014 squads at Southern Lee High School from 3:45-6:30 p.m. in the Aux Gym. Cheerleaders should report to the gym dressed and ready to start no later than 3:45 p.m. Students must be dropped off and picked up by the bus entrance.

• Swim lessons registration will continue today from 3-6 p.m. at O.T. Sloan Pool. The cost is $29 per session for county residents and $39 per session for non-county residents. After May 27, register at Lee County Parks and Recreation, 2303 Tramway Road. Class size is limited, and enrollment will be accepted in person only on a first-come, first-served basis.

• The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2:30-7 p.m. at Walmart in Sanford.

• Lee County Parks and Recreation will host gymnastics registrations from 3-6 p.m. for ages toddler and up at 221 Commercial Court behind Sagebrush. Class sizes are limited. Call (919) 774-6445 for more information.

• Adult FA/CPR/AED training will be held at 8 a.m. at 214B Steele St., Sanford. This is a National Safety Council course and costs $85 per person. Please go to or call (919) 930-1934 to register.


• “Take Me to the King,” a live production telling the story of Jesus Christ from birth to resurrection, will be presented at 7 p.m. at Depot Park in Sanford. This Memorial Day weekend event will be presented by “Temple Connection” Solid Rock Community, Kendale Acres Church, Sanford Community Church and Cumnock Baptist Church. Refreshments will be available on location.

• Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

• The Sanford Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Depot Park. Patrons can purchase 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 or email For other details, see

• A concealed-carry permit class will begin at 8 a.m. at Tramway Fire Department. There is a $30 non-refundable registration fee that will go toward the total class cost of $60. Class size will be limited. Participants will need to bring a handgun (or share with someone in class), ammunition (80 rounds), safety glasses, earplugs, holster, and a ball cap for the shooting range. To register or learn more, contact Matt Grant Smith at (919) 708-2103.

• OT Sloan Pool opens to the public today. The cost is $3 per person.

• “Big Fish” author Daniel Wallace will be reading from his new novel, “The Kings and Queens of Roam,” at 11 a.m. at Davenport & Winkleperry Café, 18A Salisbury St., Pittsboro. The novel is a wild cavalcade of house-hunting ghosts, mysterious lumberjacks , blind orphans, Chinese mystics, poisonous butterflies and enchanted potions. Pittsboro’s indy bookstore Circle City Books & Music is sponsoring the event, and the author will sign books there after the reading. Wallace heads the UNC creative writing program and lives in Chapel Hill. For more information, call (919) 548-5954.

• A photo workshop with photographer David Blevins will be held from 3:30-8:30 p.m. at the White Pines Nature Preserve in Chatham County. The fee is $50. Register at the following link: David will work with participants behind their cameras to help them identify and achieve their own photographic goals. Registration is $50, and the event is limited to 10 participants. Register online at Bring your own camera and your camera’s instructions. A tripod is recommended, but not essential. Bring your own dinner, plenty of water, insect repellent and anything else needed to remain comfortable.


• Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.


• Lee County Veterans Council Memorial Day Observed will be held at 10:30 a.m. at 305 Legion Drive, Sanford, hosed by American Legion Post 382, Sanford, with keynote speaker N.C. Senator Ronald Rabin. World War II veterans will be individually recognized. Those with questions can contact the Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford, at (919) 776-0501 x 2209.

• Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.


• Lee County Republican Men's Club will hold its May meeting at noon at the Lee County Republican Headquarters, 101 S. Steele St., Sanford. Dallas Woodhouse, the state director of Americans for Prosperity-North Carolina, will be the speaker this month. Woodhouse became director of the organization's North Carolina chapter in August 2007. All men registered as Lee County Republicans are invited to attend the meeting by calling (919) 895-8056 or emailing

• The Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Lee County Library Auditorium, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. Society member John Lipscomb will present a program on 'The Trail of Lewis & Clark, 1803-1806.' Meetings are open to the public, and guests are welcome. Call (919) 499-7661.