CALENDAR FOR OCT. 2
• A Belcan Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m-2:30 p.m. on the Chatham campus of Central Carolina Community College, 764 West St., Pittsboro (building 1, second floor). Please complete the online application prior to attending the job fair at www.belcan.com/register and bring two forms of ID. For more information, call (919) 718-0403.
• The Confucius Classroom at Central Carolina Community College will present a Chinese music exhibition and seminar, featuring award-winning members of the China National Orchestra, at 7 p.m. in the lecture hall of the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. This musical event features award-winning soloists. Orchestra president Xi Qiang will introduce the musical performance with a brief seminar on Chinese music and musical instruments. This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not required for this event. Special seating accommodations and large-group seating options are available. For more information, email the CCCC Confucius Classroom at email@example.com.
• Chatham Community Library, in collaboration with Triangle South Workforce Development Board, will hold a job search workshop at 10 a.m. at the library, located on the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College at 197 N.C. Highway 87 North. Mike Peluso, business services coordinator at Triangle South Workforce Development Board, will share tips for navigating the world of online job searching and job applications. Participants will learn how to use job search engines, make employment information available online, keep personal information private, find and fill out online applications and identify common application mistakes. The workshop is free and open to the public. Participants must be comfortable operating a computer and navigating the Internet. Advance registration is required; please call (919) 545-8086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sanford. Job leads, networking and encouragement will be offered. All who are looking for employment are welcome. Call (919) 776-6137 for more information.
• A new report from Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center will present a report concerning fracking at 10 a.m. at the North Carolina General Assembly legislative building, press conference room, Raleigh.
• Visitors are invited to a playdate down on the farm, where they will read “Otis” by Loren Long, at 10 a.m. at Mitchell Farm — 806 Covert Road, Sanford (across from Deep River Elementary). The event will feature live reading, and then a playdate with dramatic play, games, arts and crafts and more. Children are invited to dress like their favorite farm hand. Jumpstart's “Read for the Record,” presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is one day of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy, and today, millions of adults and children across the country will read “Otis” in support of Jumpstart's efforts to encourage literacy and promote early childhood education. RSVP to (919) 774-9496.
• The Gregg Gelb Jazz Trio will perform from 6:30-9:30 at the Flame Steakhouse, 109 Carbonton Road, Sanford. There is no cover charge.
• Central Carolina Community College Small Business Centers will present a free seminar, "Growing Your Business with Social Media … the New Competitive Advantage," with a session titled “Social Media Marketing and Advertising — an Overview” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and a session titled “Using Social Media to Supercharge Your Business” from 6-9 p.m., at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, Sanford. To register, call (919) 774-6442 or email email@example.com. Seminars are free.
• The 2013 Kitchens….and Moore Home Tour, sponsored by the Moore County Extension and Community Association ECA, will start at 10 a.m.; six homes will be featured on the tour, which are located in Forest Creek, National Golf Club, McClendon Hills, Pinewild, and on Lake Point Drive on Pinehurst Lake. Elliott’s on Linden, The Fresh Market, the Midland Bistro, White Rabbit Catering, Sandhills Farm to Table, and Bonefish will host the homes with food tastings. Advance tickets will be available for $25 at the Faded Rose in Pinehurst Village, Daphne’s Hallmark store, The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, Aldena Frye Floral in Aberdeen, Seven Lakes Winery in Seven Lakes, and at the Cooperative Extension Office in the Moore County Agriculture Building in Carthage. For more information, please call the Moore County Cooperative Extension Office at (910) 947-3188. Inquiries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Central Carolina Jaycees Annual Turkey shoot is from 7-11 p.m. tonight [Friday] and every Friday through Nov. 22 at the empty field next to Walmart, located at 3310 N.C. Highway 87. It's $3 per round, except for specialty rounds, and 12, 16, 20 and 410 gauge shotguns are accepted. All kinds of meat will be awarded as prizes, and it benefits the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center. For more information contact (919) 353-2108 or visit www.centralcarolinajcs.org.
• The Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to be part of events related to National Visit a Park Day. The department is hosting a free Zumba class at 6 p.m. for ages 12 and up at Northwest District Park (Silk Hope) in the dining hall. Those who visit a park facility today are encouraged to submit photos via Twitter or Facebook documenting the visit, using the hashtag #VisitaParkDay. To find out more about the county’s parks, visit www.chathamnc.org/Index.aspx?page=150
• Today is the registration deadline for the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension's pollinator conservation workshop and garden tour. It will be held on Oct. 10 from 2-5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. Participants will learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden and — just in time for fall planting — how to select trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, vines and grasses to attract a diversity of pollinators. Visit the Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/gsfworkshops to download a registration form.
• Gene Watson and The Farewell Party Band will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at the Garner Performing Arts Center, 742 W. Garner Road, Garner. A native Texan, Watson has six No. 1 country Hits, 23 top tens and more than 75 charted songs. Order tickets online at www.garnerperformingartscenter.com/ or call (919) 661-4602. Ticket prices are $28-$33.
• Dowtown Sanford and the Central Carolina Jaycees will present free Halloween movies in the park on Friday nights through Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. Tonight's movie is “Paranorman.”
• A “Dance Concert for Shelter Animals” will be held at 7 p.m. (doors open) at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw to raise awareness for euthanasia of shelter animals. The event is sponsored by the Goathouse Refuge for cats in Pittsboro and other rescue and animal welfare partners. Music starts at 8 p.m. Admission is by voluntary donation. For further information (including requests by other performers to participate in this event), call (919) 542-6815 or go to www.goathouserefuge.org or www.hawriverballroom.com.