CALENDAR FOR MAY 31
• The Malcolm Blue Historical Society will host a Friday night fish fry rom 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Blue Farm, 1177 Bethesda Road, Aberdeen. The meal consists of filets, hush puppies, Napa slaw, Carolina caviar and tea; the cost is $8, and dessert is optional. An odds-and-ends auction will be held from 5:30-6 p.m., and back porch music will be offered from 4-7 p.m. Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair.
• The Relay For Life of Pittsboro will begin today at 6 p.m. and continue through tomorrow at Northwood High School to benefit the activities of the American Cancer Society. Participants will come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. See http://www.relayforlife.org (enter "Pittsboro" in the search field) to learn more.
• The banquet on the Camelback Bridge fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Deep River Park, 3485 R. Jordan Road, Cumnock. Patrons can drive through or eat on the Camelback Bridge. Plates of chicken tenders, green beans, bread, homemade slaw and dessert are $7 apiece, and delivery is free with 10 plates or more. The rain location is the Old Station by Bud's barbecue in Cumnock. For details, or to place an order, contact Phil Oldham at (919) 776-8154, Dick Harrison at (919) 356-5678 or Bill Corder at email@example.com. All proceeds go to Deep River Park for maintenance and upkeep.
• A Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the Tree of Life new studio location will be held at 4 p.m. at 126 W. Main St., Sanford.
• The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sanford/ Lee County will host its first female youth summit titled “Proud 2 Be Me” today and tomorrow, starting with a session at 7 p.m., at the O.T. Sloan facility — 1414 Bragg St. in Sanford. This summit will inform and empower every participant and show them they have the ability to harness their own power and inner strength. The cost is $12 per participant, and this will include three meals, a gift bag and several resources. The first 50 young ladies to register will receive a free “Proud 2 Be Me” T-shirt. For more information, please contact Dana Petty at (919) 776-9743 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Central Electric Membership Corporation will hold a giant shred-a-thon from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at its Wilson Road location in Sanford. CEMC members can bring up to four boxes or bags of their private papers. Central EMC will then slice and dice the documents for free. The community event is for individuals only. For more information, call Heather Vaughan at 1-800-446-7752 or email Vaughanh@cemcpower.com.
• The Sanford Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave. in downtown Sanford. Patrons can purchase the best of locally grown, seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce. Those wanting further information or to sell at the market, please contact Sue Buie at (919) 356-3007 or email DonnaBuie@aol.com. For other details, see www.facebook.com/pages/Sanford-Farmers-Market/219549214730985.
• The Central Carolina Community College Foundation will host its 13th annual furniture auction at 9 a.m. (registration and viewing begin) in the multipurpose room of the Miriello Building on the college's Harnett County Campus, 1075 E. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Bidding begins at 10 a.m., and handcrafted wood and metalwork made by the college’s carpentry and welding classes at Harnett Correctional Institution will be on the block. Proceeds help to provide scholarships for Harnett County students at the college and also pay for materials used to produce the auction items. For more information about the CCCC Foundation Furniture Auction, call (910) 893-9101 or visit www.cccc.edu/foundation/events/furnitureauction.
• The 2013 San-Lee “Classics to Customs” Antique Car Show will be held from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. Trophies will be awarded in all AACA classes, special interest and modified through 1970. Registration is 8 a.m. to noon, with judging from noon to 3 p.m. and the awards presentation at 4 p.m. For event information and directions, contact Roger Lyons at (919) 776-3134.
• The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension's hands-on queen-rearing workshop for beekeepers will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. The workshop will be repeated on Monday, June 3. Class size is restricted to 25 participants for each session. Each step of the process will be demonstrated in the bee yard, and participants will have an opportunity to practice grafting. This workshop is for beekeepers who understand the basic principles of queen rearing.
• Sanford Resident Karen Matthews, who just published her first book, “The Legend of Lizard Lick,” will attend a book signing from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Book Corner in the Shops of Steele Street in Sanford. The book is an illustrated, fictional children's tale, featuring a cast of frogs and lizards, about the origin of the community of Lizard Lick in North Carolina. For more information, contact Matthews at email@example.com or Sheila Brewer at (919) 777-6959 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Malcolm Blue Historical Society will host a “tool talk” event focusing on an antique tool collection, with speaker Jim Ransdell from Burney Hardware, at 3 p.m. at the Malcolm Blue Farm in Aberdeen.
• The Temple Theatre will welcome A Great Big World in concert at 4 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Featuring positive, piano-driven pop bursting with harmonies and woven together with a theatrical twist, A Great Big World is stopping in Sanford on a national tour and has been featured on “Glee,“ “The Rachel Ray Show,” “One Tree Hill” and “The Amazing Race.” Accompanying them are Julia Nunes and Rebecca Haviland & Whiskey Heart. General seating is $8. For tickets, go to https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?m=81e3ccd7551f3180c82536e4cd325e2a&t=tix or call (919) 774-4155.
• Artist Studios at Fearrington Village will present Art in the Village from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the village center. Come join in a celebration of the visual arts offering art, music, gardens and shops, as well as gourmet food from the Dancing Goat and the Old Granary. Flauto Dolce of the Triangle, a recorder ensemble, will perform, and a special feature for this show will be made-to-order, wood-fired pizzas prepared by Capp's Apizza-Artisan Wood-Fired Pizza. For details, see /fearringtonartists.org/.