CALENDAR FOR JUNE 1
• Broken Plow Farm is getting the farm ready for planting crops and could use some help. The farm will hold a “Work in the Dirt” day from 10 a.m.-noon at 1851 Avents Ferry Road, Sanford. Farm representatives will talk about gardening, and kids can help plant seeds in the farm hand garden. They will also go home with a planted seed of their own and participate in a sing-and-dance along with Henrietta. Reserve a spot by calling (919) 770-6223.
• A Southern Lee High School carpentry project house will be auctioned at 9 a.m. at 2301 Tramway Road, Sanford. To learn more, call (919) 774-6226 x 1242 or (919) 718-2400 x 3249.
• Mud racing will be held today and monthly at 8 a.m. (gates open) on the first Saturday at the Lee County Mud Motorsports Complex, 4080 Lover River Road, Sanford. Racing begins at noon.
• The grand opening of the Sanford Banfield Pet Hospital will be held at 868 Spring Lane in Sanford. To celebrate the newest location, PetSmart and Banfield have teamed-up to host the grand opening with refreshments and activities including contests, giveaways, “Ask-the-Vet” sessions and hospital tours. To further commemorate the grand opening and give back to the loyal pet community, 20 percent of Banfield’s opening weekend revenue will be donated to the Moore Humane Society and Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption.
• 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.
• First Sunday activities will be held from noon-4 p.m. in downtown Pittsboro. This monthly artisan market offers shops, eateries, artist vendors, live music, food and more. To learn more, see http://visitpittsboro.com/events/first-sunday-and-downtown-festivities.
• Brick City Belles & Beaux, a community handbell choir, will present a program of handbell music at 3 p.m. in the Harper Center at First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. All are invited, and admission is free.
• 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/.
• The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be offering “Safely Preserving at Home,” a basic canning class, where participants will learn the most up-to-date, research-based information for preserving safely. Today is the first of four identical sessions, starting at 6 p.m. The registration fee of $10 for individuals/couples covers class materials, including the newest edition of “Ball Blue Book for Canning” and a CD of materials. Only one “Ball Blue for Canning” book will be provided to couple registrations. Class sizes will be limited, so first-come, first-served. Registration forms can be downloaded on the Chatham County Cooperative Extension website at http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu (go to Food Safety and Processing on home page; form is listed under “Links” to retrieve and print), or call (919) 542-8202.