CALENDAR FOR JUNE 26
• The “Function at the Junction” summer concert series continues with Tommy Edwards and Carolina Lightnin’, also featuring Keith Thomas, from 7–10 p.m. at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. Attendees can bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper for the outdoor concert, sponsored by Downtown Sanford Inc. For information, call (919) 775-8332 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Summer Reading Program for grades 4-6 will meet at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. The theme will be “Booming with Animals,” featuring Carrie Council from San-Lee Park. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484 or Sheneeta Thomas at x 5485.
• Melody Scalley, Heritage Action mid-Atlantic regional coordinator, will hold a free skills clinic in conjunction with the Moore TEA Citizens in Pinehurst from 6-8:30 p.m.at the Village of Pinehurst Assembly Hall, 295 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst. This program is designed to teach participants how to engage in national politics in an effective and time-efficient manner. Scalley will focus on three areas: knowing the issues; growing activist skills and networks and taking a leadership role in the community. To register or for more information, contact Melody Himel Scalley at (202) 716-9738 or register online at http://tiny.cc/mbnagx.
• A legislative day is planned for CC TARS (Central Carolina Teenage Republicans). Attendees will go to Raleigh to meet with their representatives, senators and other elected officials. The group is open to any conservative-minded teenager. For more information, please contact Eli Brightbill at email@example.com.
• The Sunrise Theatre will present “Big,” part of its summer classic series, at 7:30 p.m. at 250 N.W. Broad St. in Southern Pines. Admission is $6. Call (910) 692-8501 to learn more.
• A “Hike for Your Health” will be held today and every Thursday at 9 a.m. at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington. Attendees will meet in the visitor center and join Raven Rock's office assistant for the hike. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike three to six miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Sturdy hiking shoes and drinking water are recommended for this hike, to be held rain or shine.
• CC TARS (Central Carolina Teenage Republicans) will meet at 6 p.m. at Lee GOP headquarters — 101 S. Steele St., Sanford. This group is open to any conservative-minded teenager. Teenagers do not have to be registered to vote to be a member. For more information, please contact Eli Brightbill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The public is invited to preview a new gated neighborhood in western Harnett County aimed specifically at adults ages 55 and older, with its own private clubhouse, recreation center, walking trails and more. The pre-sales event for Carriage Glen, a new neighborhood inside the larger Anderson Creek Club development, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Anderson Creek Golf Course Clubhouse. There will be some short remarks followed by a Q&A session and refreshments. To RSVP, call (919) 814-2633 or visit www.andersoncreekclub.com.
• The Sanford Farmers' Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. All products are locally grown or hand-crafted. The market accepts credit, debit and SNAP EBT. Follow on Facebook for bi-weekly updates of what's in season, recipes and more, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sanford-Farmers-Market/219549214730985, or call (919) 343-8440 or email email@example.com.
• Carolina Town and Country will hold a “Life of a Cowboy” event from 10 a.m.-noon for kids ages 4-14 at 710 E. Main St., Sanford. Kids will participate in a day of fun where they will run an obstacle course and learn what the “life of a cowboy” is like. There will be teams of three, and participants will be divided into two age groups — 4-9 and 10-14. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Call (919) 776-2790 to sign up.
• A Korean War remembrance, an annual event to remember the veterans who fought the forgotten war, will be held at 10 a.m. at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, located in the Yarborough-Bank Theater in Fayetteville. The public is invited to honor and recognize those who served in the Korean War, the 187th Rakkasans and their four Medal of Honor recipients. N.C. Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 will be presenting a Missing Man table ceremony.
• Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption will hold a “Putts for Mutts” annual benefit golf tournament, which kicks off with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. (check-in at 8 a.m.) at Little River Golf and Resort, 500 Little River Farm Blvd., Sanford. This is a four-person scramble tournament offering prizes, games, drinks, food and fun. The $75 per-player fee includes golf fees and cart, range balls and practice facilities, morning coffee and snacks, lunch and beverages, free gifts and a goodie bag, prizes for each flight and more. For more information, forms, sponsorship, or a paypal link, see www.cara-nc.org/puttsformutts. To register, call 888-766-6538.
• The Girl Scouts of Moore County will hold a “Wacky Olympics 2014” event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Phillips Memorial Park, Highway 24/27, Cameron. The registration fee is $2. This event is open to all registered girl scouts, as well as any interested fourth-graders through 11th-graders. Attendees should bring a bagged lunch, water bottle and sunscreen. Activities will include a pool noodle javelin throw, frisbee tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, human bubbles, outdoor twister, tarp toss and more. Pre-registration is required by June 26, and registration includes the fee and completion of a health history form. For more information or to register please contact: Morrissa Barber at (910) 245-2849.
• A benefit for Celia Carter will be held at Broadway Optimist Park, with a softball tournament starting at 8:30 a.m. The team entry fee is $125, and teams can buy up to five homeruns pre-game at $5 each or five for $20. Call Jason Thomas to sign up a team by Friday, June 20, at (919) 353-1046. Child and adult hair cuts will be available for $10 each by a licensed hair stylist; call Lisa Ivey to set up an appointment at (919) 478-3733. There also will be a yard and craft safe and a chicken plate sale. Contact Tiffany Thomas to donate items at (919) 356-3502. Chicken plates are $7 apiece; contact Crystal Hickman at (919) 353-2060 or Candice Akridge at (919) 356-2993.