CALENDAR FOR AUG. 28
• The Function at the Junction Summer Concert Series will continue with Roger Hester & the High Country Men (bluegrass) from 7–10 p.m. at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. Attendees can bring their own lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper to another summer of free outdoor concerts provided by Downtown Sanford Inc. For more information, call (919) 777-1400 or contact email@example.com .
• The U.S. Army Ground Forces Concert Band will perform its summer concert series finale at 7 p.m. at Festival Park in Fayetteville. Admission is free.
• A webinar titled “Even Monkeys Fall From Trees: Learn From Your Mistakes and Embrace Change” will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m., hosted by Express Employment Professionals. The event will feature Doug Lipp, author, professional speaker and expert on customer service, leadership and change management. During the webinar, Lipp will take participants on a "behind-the-scenes" tour of the Walt Disney Company, where he served as the head of training at Disney Studio's Walt Disney University, to learn about both its successes and how it overcame obstacles by challenging the status quo and embracing change. Register at ExpressPros.com/WebinarRegistration http://expresspros.com/WebinarRegistration.
• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new location of Thrivent Financial at 8 a.m. at 900 S. Vance St., #250, Sanford.
• The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pinehurst Surgical, 5 First Village Drive, Pinehurst. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
• The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office is bringing services to eligible locals from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the DAV Michael J. Thomas Chapter #5, 146 S. Main St., Broadway. During this stop, a trained DAV national service officer will provide counseling and claim-filing assistance. The services are free, and DAV membership is not required. Attendees should bring their claim number, Social Security number and any other pertinent documentation. To learn more, please call Michelle Colpaert, DAV NSO, at (336) 631-5481.
• The Temple Theatre will present “Impossibilities: Magic, Mind-Reading and Mayhem” at 7:30 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Magical Comedian Chris Collins and Mentalist Erik Dobell have spent a combined 40-plus years traveling from South Dakota to South Korea entertaining NFL football players and celebrities at private and public events. For their new project, they wondered what would happen if a magician and a mind reader worked together as a duo — which resulted in this show. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Advance tickets for military service members and their families are $12. VIP passes are available for $55. Call the box office at (919) 774-4155 or order via www.templeshows.com.
• Sprott Youth Center of Sanford will host a Flapjack Fundraiser at 7 a.m. at Applebee's, 1325 Plaza Blvd., Sanford. All funds raised at the pancake breakfast will be used by the Youth Center to offset operating costs throughout the year, as well as to provide educational programs for young men and women in the community. Tickets for the Flapjack Fundraiser are $7 and can be purchased by contacting Kennie Ellis at (919) 548-5577. Breakfast includes a short stack of pancakes, sausage and beverages.
• The Cumnock Community Annual Ice Cream event will begin at 7 p.m. on the Camel Back Bridge. Music will be provided by Junior Appalachian Musicians at 7 p.m., and ice cream will be served at 7:30 p.m. Attendees can bring a lawn chair and come out to enjoy ice cream and baked goods. The event is hosted by Cumnock Union Methodist Church.
• OT Sloan Pool will be open for public swim Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day (weather permitting) from 1-5 p.m. The pool will be closed to the public after Labor Day for the season.
• The Sanford Farmer's Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. All products are locally grown or hand crafted; credit, debit and SNAP EBT are accepted. Follow on Facebook for biweekly updates of what's in season, recipes and more, www.facebook.com/pages/Sanford-Farmers-Market/219549214730985, or call (919) 343-8440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
n Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford, will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
• Christian hip-hop artist Derek Minor will perform at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at Temple Theatre. 120 Carthage St., Sanford. General admission is $20, and a VIP backstage pass is $35. To order tickets or learn more, visit www.templeshows.com or call the box office at (919) 774-4155.
• A musical worship service featuring Butler Hughes & Hayes and Mercy’s Cross will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Coats Community Church, 275 N. McKinley St., Coats, to benefit the Anna Ruth Christian Retreat. Complete information is available by calling (910) 897-2881; no admission will be charged, but a love offering will be received.
• Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford, will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
• Belk is inviting engaged couples to create or add to their wedding registry during a bridal engagement party from 2-5 p.m. at 1065 Spring Lane, Sanford. Light refreshments will be served. Participating brides will receive a free gift from Carolee.
• The Moore County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual culinary showcase from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Carolina Hotel. The showcase is held within the Pinehurst Food & Wine Festival, and guests will enjoy a glass of wine or beer of their choice from various vendors along with their food. Dishes will range from seafood to desserts and everything in between. A portion of the proceeds will fund scholarships for students in the culinary arts program at Sandhills Community College, and other proceeds support Chamber member programs.