CALENDAR FOR JULY 9
• The Victims of Sexual Assault Support Group meeting will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 215 Bracken St., Sanford. HAVEN in Lee County encourages all survivors to attend. Please call (919) 774-8923 for more information.
• “Silly Science and Crazy Concoctions” will be held 6-7 p.m. at the Harnett County Public Library, 601 N. Main St., Lillington.
• A blood drive will be held from 1:30-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church. See redcrossblood.org or call (800) RED CROSS to register or learn more.
• Covenant Preparatory School will host an open house at 7 p.m. at New Covenant Fellowship Church, 1305 Hulsey Road, Carthage. Those interested in finding out more can 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. Part-time employment opportunities are available, and school is scheduled to open this fall.
• Classical Conversations, a classical Christian community of homeschoolers, will have an informational meeting at 7 p.m. at Hope Community Baptist Church, 202 Camp Easter Road, Lakeview. For more information, also see the CC website at classicalconversations.com or email June Blue, director for foundations and essentials, at email@example.com.
• A hands-on canning class for green beans will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center. Participants should bring two pounds of green beans, washed and snapped, and jars and lids will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To learn more, see lee.ces.ncsu.edu or call (919) 775-5624.
• The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Animals that Dig,” featuring Carrie Council from San-Lee Park, at 2 p.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward grades 1-3.
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist. Participants will receive new job leads and encouragement in their job search. Call (919) 776-6137 to learn more.
• A free program titled “JFK's Assassination and the North Carolina Connection,” featuring Grover Proctor and filmmaker Randolph Benson, will be held from 7-8 p.m. in the Chatham Community Library Holmes Meeting Room, 197 N.C. Highway 87 North, Pittsboro, Proctor is a historian and former university dean who is widely acknowledged as an expert on the assassination of President Kennedy. While most of his work comprises analysis and interpretation of the assassination research phenomenon, he broke new ground in the investigation with his work on Lee Harvey Oswald's alleged telephone call from the Dallas jail to a former military counterintelligence agent in Raleigh. Randolph Benson teaches at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. He has been working on a film called “The Searchers,” about the lives of individuals who gave all their spare time — and some say their lives — to finding "the truth” about the assassination. Benson will show a clip from his upcoming film, which will be released this fall. This program is part of Chatham Community Library's adult summer reading program, "Groundbreaking Reads," and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at (919) 545-8084.
• A tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension's Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden will be held today, and every second Wednesday of the month through November, at 5:30 p.m. Participants should meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace. Visit the garden website at http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden to take a virtual tour and learn more.
• 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.
• The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Digging up Treasure” at 10 a.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward toddlers and preschoolers.
• 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 “Stroke: A Nurse's View,” and Birtha Shaw, stroke coordinator, Central Carolina Hospital, will be the speaker. Facilitator is Joy Phillips Murphy. People affected by stroke are invited to join other survivors, caregivers and family members who understand what they are going through.
• The Harnett County Library will host preschool story time for ages 3-5 from 10-11 a.m., followed by a Rags to Riches production of “Little Red Riding Hood” from 2-3 p.m. and Teen Formers summer reading program for ages 13-18 from 6-7 p.m., at Harnett County Public Library, 601 N. Main St., Lillington.
• the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra with guest vocalist, Eve Cornelious, will perform at 7 p.m. at Sanford’s Depot Park. Originally basing her singing career out of Durham, Cornelious has been based in New York City for the past decade, performing there and on the international jazz scene. For the local concert, she will sing jazz standards such as “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Everyday I Have the Blues,” “Skylark,” “Our Love Is Here To Stay,” and many more. The event is free and sponsored by Downtown Sanford, the Lee County Arts Council and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Society.
• 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 public is invited to attend and learn more about this caring ministry.
n Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. Sign up at www.carolinadonor.org or call (704) 972-4700.
• The Stevens Center will offer summer camps for children and youth at 1576 Kelly Drive in Sanford. Today, “Kids Can Connect” will be offered for for 5-8 year olds. Activities include art, music and motion, drama, basketball and more, which will be held today and July 18 and 25 from 9-11 a.m. — four mornings of fun once a week starting June 27. To sign up, go online to stevenscenter.org and select calendar/registration or call (919) 776-4048. Young people of all abilities and disabilities are welcome. The cost is $20.
• The Stevens Center will offer summer camps for children and youth at 1576 Kelly Drive in Sanford. “Party, Paint and Playtime” will be offered today for for 3-4 year olds. Activities include arts and crafts, music and motion, story time and more, which will be held today and July 18 and 25 from 9-11 a.m. — four mornings of fun once a week starting June 27. To sign up, go online to stevenscenter.org and select calendar/registration or call (919) 776-4048. Young people of all abilities and disabilities are welcome. The cost is $20.
• Downtown Sanford Inc. will present the Function at the Junction Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. every Thursday through September at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Patrons can bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper to these free outdoor concerts. Tonight, Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra will perform. For more information, call (919) 775-8332 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Animals that Dig,” featuring Carrie Council from San-Lee Park, at 2 p.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward children in grades 4-6.