CALENDAR FOR FEB. 12
• Loved ones can surprise co-workers, family and friends with Central Carolina Hospital Auxiliary “Cups of Gratiitude,” which are $1.25 and available through Feb. 14. The cups are filled with Hershey's mini mix bars, kisses, peppermint patties and peppermint puffs. The cups are available at This N' That Gift Shop, across from cafeteria at CCH. Proceeds will be used for CCH Auxiliary projects.
• The Democratic Women of Lee County will meet from 5:30–6:30 p.m. at Elizabeth's Pizza in the Riverbirch Shopping Center, Spring Lane, Sanford.
• The Novel Approach Book Group will meet at noon at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. The group will discuss “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The group is open to the general public.
• 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.
• A workshop titled "Resume Reality Check" will be offered as a part of the Practical Knowledge Seminar Series from 10 a.m.-noon in the meeting room of the Sanford Area Association of Realtors, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. Participants will look at sample formats and learn tips for creating a resume that will stand out from the crowd. The cost is $20 and advance registration is required. Visit pkseminars.com or call (919) 721-8433 for more information or to register.
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church for a time of job leads, encouragement and development of job search skills. Call (919) 776-6137 for more information. All are welcome.
• The Veterans Remembrance Group will meet at 2 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County with guest speaker Dick Kanning, who will speak about his service on a nuclear submarine. The meeting is open to the general public.
• A Comprehensive diabetic nutrition class, for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers to provide an overview on what diabetes is and how it relates to diet, will be held at 4 p.m. in the community classroom at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. Carborhydrate counting and the plate method will be reviewed. To register, go to http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=4500.
• Meals on Wheels of Sanford will hold its monthly board of directors meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the library of the First Presbyterian Church on Hawkins Avenue. The organization cordially invites interested members of the public to join the gathering and learn more about this ministry.
• The North Carolina Symphony, as part of its 80th anniversary season, will present Schumann’s piano concerto at 7:30 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. The orchestra will also play selections from Mozart, Purcell, Britten and Prokofiev. Pre-concert dinner specials will be offered at several Sanford restaurants including Applebee’s, Cafe Vesuvio, Davidson’s Steakhouse, La Dolce Vita Pizzeria, The Flame and Ruby Tuesday. Concert tickets are $24 for adults, $21 for seniors and $6 for students and available at the Temple Theatre box office, The Enrichment Center and Capital Bank on Steele Street. They are also available through ncsymphony.org or (919) 733-2750.
• A free informational session about the history of Black History Month, led by Robert Barnes, history instructor, Central Carolina Community College, will be held from 11 a.m.-noon at the Chatham Community Library, 197 N.C. Highway 87 North, Pittsboro. The event is open to the public; reservations are not required.
• The Sanford-Lee County Stroke Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford. The topic will be loving yourself enough to understand emotional changes after stroke, and the featured speaker will be Karen D. Sullivan, Ph.D., neuropsychologist with Carolina Behavioral Care, Pinehurst. Guests are welcome to come and join other stroke survivors, caregivers and/or family members who understand what they are going through. The facilitator is Joy Phillips Murphy. To learn more, call (919) 776-0501.
• renowned jazz saxophonist Virginia Mayhew will join Dr. Gregg Gelb and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra for a special two-day series of concerts and classes tonight and tomorrow, Saturday Feb. 16. Concerts will be held tonight at 8 p.m. at the Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St., in downtown Sanford, and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Halle Cultural Arts Center at 237 North Salem St. in Apex. Tickets are $15 (adults) and $10 (students) for the Temple Theatre show and $12 for the Halle Cultural Center show. Tickets will be available at the Temple Theatre Box Office ((919) 774-4155) or Halle Cultural Center ((919) 249-1120). In addition, on Saturday afternoon, Mayhew will offer a free master class (younger players welcome) from 5-6 p.m. at the Halle Center.
• A Be My Valentine supper, featuring the Storytellers Band, will start with dinner at 8:30 p.m. at Dreams Cafe and Gourmets, 153 S. Horner Blvd., Sanford. Live jazz will begin at 9 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and $20 per couple. Like Robert Annette Wallace on Facebook for event updates.