Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


• 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


• 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,, or call (919) 343-8440 or email

• 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 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.


• City of Sanford offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

• Lee County offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

• The Enrichment Center of Lee County will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

• Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford, will be closed in observance of Labor Day.


• The Festival Singers of Lee County will rehearse at 7 p.m. in the choir room of First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. This community group welcomes new and returning members to come join and sing in our upcoming Dec. 7 holiday concert. For more information, please call (919) 774-4608 or (919) 776-3624.

• Swann Station Baptist Church will host the nine-week Financial Peace University course starting tonight at 7 p.m. at 7592 N.C. 87 in Sanford. The course, designed by financial author, radio host, television personality and motivational speaker Dave Ramsey, is designed to give families and individuals practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week, where a different lesson is taught by Dave on DVD and followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. Contact Blake McFarland at (919) 499-4652 for more information or to register.

• The Yada Yada Sisters will meet at 5 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. Attendees are invited to bring their favorite sandwich and stay to play after eating. The sisterhood is a network offering an opportunity to receive support and encouragement from a sister. For more information, call The Enrichment Center at (919) 776-0501 x 2201.