CALENDAR FOR APRIL 14
• A vendor and craft fair to benefit Daniel Barbour will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Jim's Family Restaurant, 1600 Tramway Road, Sanford. Barbour was diagnosed with kidney failure on Valentine's Day, and funds raised at this event will go toward his medical expenses.
• Temple Theatre will present “The Smell of the Kill” at 2 p.m. at 120 Carthage St. Mainstage tickets are $23 for adults and $13 for children and students. Discounted tickets are available for $19 for Thursday night performances, active-duty military, Lee County teachers and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available from the Temple Theatre Box Office at (919) 774-4155 firstname.lastname@example.org. See www.templeshows.com for more details.
• The Jonesboro Youth Group will host a flapjack fundraiser from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Applebee's located at 1325 Plaza Blvd., Sanford. All proceeds raised will help purchase supplies, plane tickets and transportation for upcoming events. Tickets are $7 andcan be purchased at the door or by calling (919) 200-3217.
• The Lee Small Business Center will present “The Art of Marketing and Advertising a Small Business (CBS)” from 1-4 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. The presenter, Steve Carver of Fast Forward Services Inc., will share experiences, tips and methods to teach small business owners and managers the art of opportunities of long-term marketing, short-term advertising fundamentals, and strategies. The primary focus will be on how to develop strategies to make marketing investments produce better traffic and increased sales. To register please call (919) 774-6442 or email email@example.com.
• The next bus driver class offered by Chatham County Schools will be held today through April 17. Times will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Central Office South conference room on the Horton Middle School campus.
• Today is the deadline for grillers to submit their entry forms and fees for the first annual backyard BBQ cook-off and antique car/motorcycle benefit, presented by the Three Rivers Organization in Moncure on June 15 at the Chatham County Fairgrounds. All interested grillers can enter to win, with prizes ranging from $100-$500. Cook-off participants must submit their forms andsubmit the $50 entry fee. Entry in the antique car and motorcycle show carries a $20 donation/entry fee. First- and second-place trophies will be awarded separately in the antique car, truck and motorcycle categories. Call Clarissa Toomer Neal at (919) 924-8407 for details or for entry forms. Applications can be downloaded at www.chathamnc.org.
• This week, the third Chef Challenge is coming to cafeterias across Chatham County Schools. Cafeteria staff creates special meals for students and staff, and area chefs and The Abundance Foundation partner with Chatham County Schools for the Chef Challenge — which works to encourage students to try new foods. The local produce feature days for the 2013 Chef Challenge will be: Today, local tomatoes; Tuesday, local sweet potatoes; and Thursday, local apples.
• Lee County Arts Council presents "OpenArt with Laura Newman" from 6-8 p.m. Please join us at the Artists' Loft above the Shops at Steele Street to create a Georgia O'Keefe-inspired flower painting. Beginners are welcome. The cost is $35 for LCAC members and $45 for non-members, which includes all supplies. Please call (919) 799-6596 to preregister.
• Today is the deadline to submit an entry form for a children's shoe-fitting event, held by The Kinetic Institute Physical Therapy and FootCentric LLC, set from 12:30-4 p.m. at The Kinetic Institute Physical Therapy, 1210 Carthage St., Sanford. This event is designed to inform parents about the importance of correct footwear for children and to provide an appropriate pair of shoes to those who may not be able to afford them. Time slots will be assigned on a first-response basis. Shoe sizes are in limited supply, so please call (919) 776-5488 in advance to reserve a spot and determine if your size is available. Information for those children who are not able to be served during this fitting will be held for future events.
• A “Jewelry is Fun! (Everything's $5)” sale will be held from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Central Carolina Hospital GI waiting area adjacent to ER entrance. An array of jewelry and accessories will be available. This is a CCH Auxiliary sponsored event, and proceeds will benefit auxiliary projects.
• UNCP Jazz Ensemble, Combo I, and Jazz Choir will perform a concert at 7 p.m. at Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St. in downtown Southern Pines.. The evening will feature popular jazz music, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Hoagy Carmichael, Louis Armstrong, Billy Strayhorn, Steve Allen and the Manhattan Transfer. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.sunrisetheater.com or by calling (910) 692-8501.
• Covenant Preparatory School will host an open house at 7 p.m. at New Covenant Fellowship Church, 1305 Hulsey Road, Carthage. For those interested in finding out more, visit www.covenantprep.com or contact Kristin at (910) 673-1025 or (201) 417-0481, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The school is now enrolling grades k-12 and is scheduled to open in fall of 2013.