Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


• The monthly meeting of the Lee County Democratic Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. at party headquarters at 139 Chatham St., Sanford. The program will be a forum featuring the Democratic candidates for the Lee County Board of Education. The forum will provide an opportunity for the public to better understand the viewpoints and goals of the individual candidates. During the forum, each candidate will present opening and closing comments, answers to predetermined questions from a moderator, and time permitting, questions from the audience. Before the forum, refreshments will be served. For more information about this event and about the Lee County Democratic Party, please call (919) 774-4797 or (919) 718-4914, see or email

• A Small Business Center seminar titled “QuickBooks Payroll” will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. This seminar will cover setting up a QuickBooks file to handle payroll, adding employees, creating paychecks, paying liabilities, creating and filing payroll tax forms and much more. Presenter will be Lori Stiles, Fortis Accounting Service, LLC. To learn more, contact Kelly Dehring, Central Carolina SBC, at (919) 718-7544 or

• Today is the deadline to register for Project Lazarus, which will be held on July 29 from noon-2 p.m. at the Lee County Farm Bureau Auditorium at the Ernest and Ruby McSwain Extension Education and Agricultural Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford. The event is intended to address issues surrounding prescription drugs, addiction to pain medication and access to appropriate chronic pain care. The goal is to reduce the number of overdoses and people addicted to prescription drugs in the community. For more information, please contact Ashley Graham at

• A Small Business Center seminar titled “How to Rent Your Own Property Without Going Broke or Going to Jail” will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. In this seminar, attendees will learn techniques for establishing rental agreements, collecting rent, avoiding evictions, protecting their property from vandalism and ultimately making money. The presenter is Realtor Rose Hammond. To learn more, call Kelly Dehring at Central Carolina SBC at (919) 718-7544.

• “We Believe in Faith: The Wounded Warrior Concert” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Theatre in Sanford, featuring Crush, Dark Water Rising and Faith Bardill. Tickets are $20 and available through or the Temple box office at (919) 774-4155. Wounded Warrior T-shirts also are available for $20 at the Temple box office, and all proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

• The Lee County Library will be “Fizzing Up Magic Potions,” featuring Jessica Brown the Magical Scientist, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. The program is for grades 1-3. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484 or Sheneeta Thomas at x 5485.

• The Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lee County Library Auditorium, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. Trent Strickland, president of the Carolinas Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Foundation, will present the program on Cpl. Richard Warfington of Louisburg, N.C., who was a member of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery in 1803. The meeting is open to the public, and guests are welcome. Call (919) 499-7661.

• The Coalition for Families in Lee County's summer reading program will be held today and every Tuesday through July from 10-11:30 p.m. at the Lee County Community Arts Center, second floor, room 314, 507 N. Steele St., Sanford. The program will include story time, crafts, a snack and more; the theme is “Insects and Bugs.” Sessions are free and open to preschool children in Lee County. For more information or to register, contact Heather Garrity at (919) 774-8144 x 204 or

• Middle school students are invited to sign up for a Healthcare Career Camp to be held today and July 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Central Carolina Community College’s Harnett Health Sciences Center in Lillington. Participants will experience hands-on activities and technology used in various health fields, including dental hygiene and assisting, medical assisting, medical office administration, nursing, nurse aid and veterinary medical technology. Interested parties can sign up for either camp day. Lunch is provided. Transportation from the child's school can be provided. Registration is $10. Space is limited; register by calling (919) 718-7347 or emailing


• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church for job leads, job fair connections and encouragement. This week's program: “Tips on Dressing for that Important Interview” by Teresa Dew Kelly. Call (919) 776-6137 for more information.

• The Lee County Library will present toddlers and preschoolers story time at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. The theme will be “Booming with Music and Stories,” featuring Karen Huey. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484 or Sheneeta Thomas at x 5485.

• Legal Aid of North Carolina will hold an intake day from noon-2 p.m. at Christians United Outreach Center, 2885 Lee Ave., Sanford. Topics that can be addressed include consumer issues, foreclosures, evictions, Medicaid Disability, expungements and much more. Legal Aid of North Carolina is a nonprofit that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people to ensure equal access to justice and remove barriers to economic opportunity. For more information, please call (919) 542-0475.

• North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County will offer a free class on Maintaining Fertility of Organic Gardens at 6 p.m. at the McSwain Extension Education Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford. The class will explore natural ways to increase the yields and overall health of plants while improving the soil and not using any synthetic chemicals in the process. This will be ideal for gardeners of all skill levels who care about their health and the land on which they grow a garden. Those wanting to attend can call (919) 775-5624.

• A cub trek will be held from 10-11 a.m. at San-Lee Park, located on Pumping Station Road in Sanford. The one-mile hike for children ages 3-5, accompanied by their parents or guardians, will allow participants to explore trails with a naturalist. Please pre-register by calling the park at (919) 776-6221 and asking for Jaime Osborne or Carrie Council. Additional treks will be held on Aug. 6 and 20.