CALENDAR FOR JUNE 2

Jun. 02, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• 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/.

MONDAY

• 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.

TUESDAY

• A support group for victims of sexual assault will meet tonight and every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the HAVEN in Lee County Conference Room, 215 Bracken St., Sanford. Please call HAVEN In Lee County for more information at (919) 774-8923, completely confidential.

• The Downtown Sanford, Inc. monthly board of directors meeting will be held from 8–9 a.m. at 226 Carthage St. (federal building). The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call (919) 775-8332, fax (919) 775-8207, email downtown@sanfordnc.net or visit www.downtownsanford.com.

• The Republican Party of Lee County will hold a town hall at 7 p.m. at the GOP Headquarters located at 101 S. Steele St. in Sanford. Several commissioners have confirmed their attendance, as well as other elected officials. Mike Stone and Ron Rabin have been asked to join, but their presence will depend on their schedule in the legislature. Each elected official will have a few minutes to speak, and a question-and-answer session will follow.

• On the first Tuesday of each month, Temple Theatre is teaming up with The Comedy Zone to present a lineup of standup comics. Doors open at 6 p.m., and shows start at 7 p.m., at 120 Carthage St. Single show tickets are $15; see www.templeshows.com to order. Tonight: Kevin Bozeman and Mike Brown.

• 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 second of four identical sessions, starting at 10 a.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. 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.

WEDNESDAY

• Today is the deadline to sign up for The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension's pollinator conservation workshop and garden tour, part of the extension's Enhancing Sustainability Series, from 2-5 p.m., starting in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. Participants will learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden and how to select trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, vines and grasses to attract a diversity of pollinators. Registration details are on Cooperative Extension’s Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/gsfworkshops.