CALENDAR FOR JULY 12
• San-Lee Chapel will host a carnival at 3215 Keller Andrews Road, Sanford, which will be open from 5-6 p.m. for the special-needs population only and 6-9:30 p.m. for the public. The family evening of fun will feature rides, snow cones, cotton candy and more.
• A chicken tender dinner/auction to benefit Sam Holt will be held at the Goldston Fire Department from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Plates are available for eat in or carry out (delivery also available) for a $7 donation. Drinks are available for dine in-pick up only. An auction will be held at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Goldston Firemen's Association (checks payable to Randy Holt, Sam's dad). For additional information about the benefit, or those who wish to donate items or help, please contact Earle Allen at (919) 837-2935. Delivery orders can be faxed to (919) 898-0215.
• National Night Out was created to be a night of unity and fellowship among neighbors and communities. However, many cities — including Sanford — want to carry the idea of NNO throughout the year. In that spirit, the city of Sanford has planned three community events to help spread the word about NNO and further unite the community to work together against crime. A community tour of the Sanford Police Department will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Community Policing division will lead the free tour and answer all questions. Visitors can also register for NNO or donate non-perishable food items to the CUOC.
• A blood drive will be held from 1-5:30 p.m. at Jonesboro Presbyterian. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS to learn more.
• A “dog wash” event, with proceeds benefiting Animal Life Inc. Rescue, will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Tractor Supply at 3004 S. Horner Blvd., Sanford. The event will offer $6 dog baths, $5 nail trims and pet adoptions.
• Having been postponed due to weather, the Ammons Farm annual July 4 celebration will be held at 3 p.m. (gates open) Saturday in the field beside Sanford Health and Rehabilitation at 2702 Farrell Road, Sanford. The event will be a family day of fun, featuring inflatables, face painting, food and more. Please call (919) 770-6372 to learn more or express interest in sponsorship.
• Local author Frances Eastridge will hold a signing for her book, “Roses Will Bloom Again,” weather permitting, at 4 p.m. during the annual Ammons Farm July 4 Celebration in the field beside Sanford Health and Rehabilitation.
• A second Saturday cookout will be held from noon-1 p.m., at the Wings of Carolina Flight Center at Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County. Those in attendance can meet club members, local pilots and others interested in aviation. Lunch is available for $5.
• A fun shoot will be held at Deep River Sporting Clays, with registration and the wobble deck opening at 9 a.m. and event shooting starting at 10 a.m. Shooting will be held over 13 fields. The entry fee is $50 ($35 for members); youth shoot for $30. Each class winner will get a $25 gift certificate for goods or services at Deep River, and all shooters will be entered into a drawing for a case of cartridges and other prizes.
• The Sanford Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave. in downtown Sanford. Patrons can purchase the best of locally grown seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce. Those wanting further information about buying or selling at the market can call Sue Buie at (919) 356-3007, email DonnaBuie@aol.com or see www.facebook.com/pages/Sanford-Farmers-Market/219549214730985.
• The Carolina Pines Ballroom Chapter 6091 USA Dance invites the public to its “All-American Picnic Dance,” an evening of fun, music, picnic food and dance, at 7 p.m. at 105 McReynolds St., Carthage (across the street from Fred's on the second floor of the Sinclair Building). The dance begins with snacks, then a free dance lesson from 7:30-8 p.m. and open dancing from 8-10 p.m. Singles and couples are welcome; please bring an appetizer or a picnic food to share. This is a smoke-free/alcohol-free event. Admission is $7 members, $10 guests. All first-time guests get in free. For more information, call Asunda at (919) 356-2784 or visit www.DancingInTheCarolinaPines.org.
• The Sunrise Theater's annual Blues Crawl fundraiser will be held in downtown Southern Pines. This year's event will involve nine venues and even more bands; all-access wristbands are available in the Sunrise Theater administration office or online at www.sunrisetheater.com. Wristbands bought before July 5 are $18, they are $20 after. Wristbands gain patrons access into every venue, including Sunrise Theater. To see the lineup and learn more, see http://www.sunrisetheater.com or call (910) 692-5801. Those who would like to volunteer at the event, please email email@example.com.
• The W.B.Wicker Alumni committee will meet at 4 p.m. at Comfort Suites in Sanford.
• The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a free informational meeting as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series from 7-9 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. Derek St. Romain, Central North Carolina regional coordinator for the nonprofit Backyard Bow Pro, will talk about connecting farmers and landowners with hunters to reduce deer depredation and provide hunger relief. Attendees will also hear from local landowners, hunters, food bank representatives and others who have worked with Backyard Bow Pro. Registration is not required. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call Chatham County Cooperative Extension at (919) 542-8202 or visit www.nohungrypeople.org.
• The Women's Club will meet from 7–8 p.m. at 210 S. Main St., Broadway.
• The Tween Scene summer reading program for ages 9-12 will be held from 3-4 p.m. at Harnett County Public Library, 601 N. Main St., Lillington.