CALENDAR FOR FEB. 5
• The Nashville Jazz Jam begins at 7 p.m. at Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets are $15 (contact the box office at (919) 774-4155) and can be bought in advance or at the door. The event is an evening of standards performed by world-renowned musicians and Temple favorites from the Jason Petty Band and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra. The band: Gregg Gelb, Chris Gelb and Court Stewart from the Jazz world, and Dave Martin, Carolyn Martin and Rory Hoffman from the Country world. To learn more, visit www.templeshows.com.
• Yada Yada Sisters will meet at 5 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. Bring a favorite sandwich and stay to play cards. The sisterhood is a network with other females that offers the opportunity to receive support and encouragement from a sister.
• The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will hold a workshop at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center about price-risk management and how to better understand options for selling commodities, like the futures market. The workshop, which will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Extension Center, located at 2420 Tramway Road in Sanford, is free and doesn't require registration. More information can be found at www.ncagr.gov/paffairs/news-rel.htm.
• The Lee County Community Orchestra will rehearse from 6:30-9 p.m. in the practice hall of the Lee County High School Fine Arts Building.
• The Downtown Sanford Inc. monthly Board of Directors meeting will be held from 8–9 a.m. at 200 N. Horner Blvd. (the BB&T Building), Sanford. The public is encouraged to attend. The mission of DSI is to manage the development of Downtown Sanford as the primary economic, cultural and social center of the community; to educate the community on the unique assets and historical significance of the downtown area; and to promote and stimulate the improvement of these assets. For more information, call (919) 775-8332, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.downtownsanford.com.
• The Central Carolina Jaycees will hold a drawing for their “Love Shouldn't Hurt” raffle to benefit HAVEN in Lee County at 6 p.m. Last year, the group raised hundreds to help with transportation and facility expenses for the families being helped by HAVEN, as well as provide a special dinner and night of babysitting for the families at the facility. This year, numerous prizes will be raffled, including a date night prize, a prize appealing to fitness buffs, and a relaxation prize. Raffle tickets are $2 each, or three tickets for $5. To purchase, find a Central Carolina Jaycees member or go to Studio C Fitness on Hawkins Avenue, Body Balance Massage & Bodywork on Carthage Street or Added Accents on Steele Street.
• The High Hopes Chorus will continue its year of performances at the nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Lee County. The first rehearsal is scheduled for today at 2 p.m. at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church on Woodland Avenue. Shirley Clark will again be the group's director, and Sandra Langford will continue as its pianist. All members will be welcomed back to begin the spring season. The chorus needs new members who like to sing and would be willing to commit to joining, which includes practice every Wednesday afternoon from 2-3:30 p.m. If anyone is interested in joining and making a joyful noise, please contact Mary Ann Ludwick at (919) 776-4502.
• HAVEN in Lee County will continue its volunteer training with the last of four required sessions from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 215 Bracken St., Sanford.
• San-Lee Park's Conservation Cubs will meet today and Feb. 20 from 10-11 a.m. at the park, 572 Pumping Station Road, Sanford. The event is open to children ages 3-5 with parent. The cost is $6 per child, or both days for $10 per child (includes a healthy snack). To learn more or register, call (919) 776-6221. Preregistration is preferred. Ask for Jaime Osborne or Carrie Council. Theme is “songbirds in winter.”
• Quilt Magic Craft Class will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County with instructor Susan McGovern. Quilt Magic is like painting by numbers except that fabric is used instead of paint. No special tools are needed, and no sewing or gluing. A small kit is $8, and a large kit is $18. Class size is limited. Register today by calling (919) 776-0501 ext. 2201.
• Temple Theatre presents “The Swingin' Cowboys,” featuring Jason Petty, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the theatre, 120 Carthage St. The show is a tribute to the music of the great American West. This trip down memory lane consists of songs from Stephen Foster to the Singing Cowboys to Western swing. Tickets are $23 for adults, $19 for active military/Lee County educators/groups of 10-plus, and $13 for students and are available by calling Temple Theatre's box office at (919) 774-4155 or can be bought online at www.templeshows.com.
• A Sanford Business and Professional Women meeting will be held from 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Capital Bank building on South Steele Street in Sanford. More information about the group is available at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sanford-Business-Professional-Womens-Organization/121897982594.
• A conference titled “Farming Strategies in Today's Changing Climate,” presented by the Abundance Foundation, will be held from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Central Carolina Community College Pittsboro campus. The conference will bring farmers, researchers and technical advisors together, along with sustainable agriculture advocates, to begin answering questions about how production practices can be modified in response to climate change. Keynote guest speakers are Laura Lengnick, Warren Wilson College, and Ryan Boyles, state climatologist. Registration cost is $25 until Feb. 1, $35 after. To sign up, visit http://theabundancefoundation.org/ or or send check to Abundance, c/o Farming Strategies, 220 Lorax Lane, Box 5, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.
• Temple Theatre presents “The Swingin' Cowboys,” featuring Jason Petty, tonight at 8 p.m. at the theatre, 120 Carthage St. The show is a tribute to the music of the great American West. This trip down memory lane consists of songs from Stephen Foster to the Singing Cowboys to Western swing. Tickets are $23 for adults, $19 for active military/Lee County educators/groups of 10-plus, and $13 for students and are available by calling Temple Theatre's box office at (919) 774-4155 or can be bought online at www.templeshows.com.