CALENDAR FOR NOV. 5
• The Downtown Sanford Inc. monthly board of directors meeting will be held from 8–9 a.m. at 226 Carthage St., Sanford. The public is encouraged to attend. The mission of DSI is to manage the development of Downtown Sanford as the primary economic, cultural and social center of the community, to educate the community on the unique assets and historical significance of the downtown area, and to promote and stimulate the improvement of these assets. For more information, call (919) 775-8332, email email@example.com or see www.downtownsanford.com.
• On the first Tuesday of each month, Temple Theatre is teaming up with The Comedy Zone to present a lineup of standup comics. Doors open at 6 p.m., and shows start at 7 p.m., at 120 Carthage St. Single show tickets are $15; see www.templeshows.com to order. Tonight: Al Goodwin.
• MadKap Productions will present “Side Effects May Include,” starring Andrew J. Pond, at 1 p.m. at the Halle Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $20, available online or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-3006. See www.madkapproductions.com to learn more.
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet Wednesday from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church. Job leads, job-seeking skills, and encouragement will be offered. All who are looking for employment are welcome. Last week, the group celebrated four job landings. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.
• Junior Girl Scout Troop #1587 will be collecting turkeys and nonperishables for their” Turkey for Troops” drive from 5-7 p.m. at the Carolina Lakes Clubhouse. The Girl Scouts would like to give back to the soldiers and families of Fort Bragg, who have made great sacrifices for their freedom. Nonperishables will be donated to the 82nd Airborne chaplains' food pantry. Frozen turkeys will be delivered to soldiers and families of 1-73 CAV who signed up with the chaplain assistant. If the public knows of any other soldiers who could use a turkey this holiday season, they are encouraged to contact troop leaders Mandy Kruger and Amie O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will be able to arrange for a delivery or pickup. If you are unable to come to the collections site, the troop is willing to arrange a donation pickup earlier from your place of business.
• This week's story time theme at the main branch of the Lee County Library will be "Colors!" Story time for toddlers will be 10 a.m. at the library, located on Hawkins Avenue. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.
• The Sanford Business and Professional Women's Club will hold its November meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. at Elizabeth's Pizza, 1009 Spring Lane, Sanford. This month's topic is social media, and Kelly Quinones Miller of SocialSanford will be the speaker. Networking starts at 5 p.m., with the meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. Guests interested in learning more about BPW are invited to attend.
• A Small Business Center seminar titled “How to Increase Your Credit Score to over 740 Points” will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. Now more than ever, having good credit is important in being able to obtain a loan for your business or to obtain a personal loan. To learn more or register, see http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=sydsldnab&oeidk=a07e847s9fj0fe2bd4a or call (919) 774-6442.
• Jazz at the Flame, featuring Gregg Gelb and Court Stewart, will be from 6:30–9:30 p.m. at The Flame Steakhouse, 109 Carbonton Road, Sanford.
• This week's story time theme at the main branch of the Lee County Library will be "Colors!" Story time for preschoolers will be 11 a.m. at the library, located on Hawkins Avenue. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.
• The Brick Capital Quilters’ Guild will meet at 6:15 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. Those interested in learning how to quilt, enhancing their quilting skills or who just enjoy being with other quilters are welcome; those planning to attend are welcome to come early, bring a bag dinner and join the group from 5-6 p.m. Members will share current projects during show and tell.
• A candlelight reflection ceremony to cast light on Alzheimer’s disease will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month, and the event gives participants the opportunity to honor and remember those who have died of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, those who have the disease now and family caregivers. The gathering will feature inspirational music, opening remarks, information about Alzheimer’s disease and a reading of the Alzheimer’s Prayer and lighting of the candles, followed by a moment of silent reflection. For further information, contact Judi Womack at (919) 776-0501 x 2230 or email@example.com.
• An on-farm pepper workshop offered by the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, titled “Ripe Peppers in the Market Garden: Methods and Varieties,” will be held from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 7 at Piedmont Biofarm in Pittsboro (it will start out at the Agriculture Building, then move to the farm). Grower and educator Doug Jones will offer an indoor workshop, as well as a farm tour highlighting the 37 different varieties of peppers he is trialing this year. Participants will learn the pros and cons of including ripe, sweet peppers as a significant crop on a small farm. Other topics covered will include indoor seed production and sustainable crop management. The event will also include a discussion and tour of the different variety and breeding lines, demonstration of season extension, varietal discussion, and a pepper tasting. The cost of the workshop is $10. Registration details are available on Cooperative Extension's Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/gsf-workshops
• A veterans appreciation event will be held at 8 a.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. A full breakfast will be served to show appreciation to veterans. All veterans and current military personnel are invited at no charge. The event is co-sponsored by Miller-Boles Funeral Home and Image One Advertising. The program will follow breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Space is limited, reservations required. Call the Enrichment Center of Lee County at (919) 776-0501 x 2201 to register.