CALENDAR FOR AUG. 25

Aug. 25, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• An annual Recovery Sunday event will be held at 10:30 a.m. (worship service) at Grace Chapel Church, 2605 Jefferson Davis Highway (Hwy 1), Sanford. The entire worship service will be devoted to the Lighthouse Recovery Ministry, and this year, there will be two speakers — Lauryn A., a young woman who grew up in Sanford and Grace Chapel, who became addicted to drugs and is now living clean, sober, and serving God; and Tammy A., (Lauryn’s Mom), a longtime member of Grace Chapel, whose life and family have been deeply impacted through the Lighthouse Recovery Ministry. For more information, please contact Steve Horne at (919) 478-6237 or dbrministries@yahoo.com.

MONDAY

• The Sandhills Natural History Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Weymouth Woods Auditorium, 1024 Ft. Bragg Road, Southern Pines. The program will be “Past Reflections of Owl and Hawk Banding in the Great Valley of Pennsylvania." Bob Ganis will chronicle efforts to locate and band raptors in Lebanon and Dauphin counties, Pennsylvania, including long-eared, short-eared and barn owls, along with red-shouldered, broad-winged and American rough-legged hawks and kestrels. Visitors are welcome. Call (910) 692-2167 for more information or see www.sandhillsnature.org.

• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a special Public Policy Luncheon, featuring a forum for candidates for Sanford City Council and mayor, at 11:45 a.m. at The Flame Steakhouse in Sanford. A moderator will ask candidates the same questions and then, time permitting, the floor will be opened to attendees with questions. Registration is required. Call the Chamber at (919) 775-7341 or see www.sanford-nc.com to learn more.

TUESDAY

• The Lee County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m., at the party headquarters at 147 Chatham St., Sanford. Reports from the recent meeting of the North Carolina Democratic Party State Executive Committee will be given. The Forward Together Movement Rally to be held in Dunn on Aug. 28 and other upcoming activities and events will also be discussed.

• The 67th annual Moore County Agricultural Fair runs from 5-11 p.m. at the Moore County Fairgrounds, 3699 US-15 501 in Carthage, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 1. Students (elementary and middle only) will be admitted free with a coupon.

• The Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Lee County Library Auditorium, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. The program, titled "Some Antique Barbed Wire That Helped Fence the West," will be presented by Hal Cleavinger. Meetings are open to the public, and guests are welcome. Call (919) 499-7661 to learn more.

• The Lee County Republican Men’s Club will meet at noon at the Lee County Republican Headquarters, 101 S. Steele St., Sanford, This month’s meeting will focus on the pocketbook issues affecting local taxpayers. All men registered as Lee County Republicans are invited to attend the meeting by emailing mensgroup@LeeGOP.org, and making reservations. Attendees can enjoy a lunch ($10) catered by Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House and Tea Room.

WEDNESDAY

• The 67th annual Moore County Agricultural Fair runs from 5-11 p.m. at the Moore County Fairgrounds, 3699 US-15 501 in Carthage, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 1.

• The 11th annual Boomer, Senior and Caregiver Expo will be held from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. This event will provide a one-stop shop for adults, caregivers and families wanting to connect with local resources. Participants will have access to dozens of vendors, health screenings, massages, educational seminars, prize giveaways and more.

THURSDAY

• Extension Agent Al Cooke and County Extension Director Sam Groce will present “Taking the Fire out of Fire Ants” from 7-9 p.m. at Bestfood Cafeteria, 220 E. 11th St. (US 64), Siler City. Fire ants are a perennial problem, better some years, worse in others. This program will address the biology of a fire ant mound, options available to property owners and managers, why fall is a good time for action and why no action may be a good option in some situations. There is no charge unless participants choose to eat; they can pay for their meal on site. Please email extension.programs@chathamnc.org or call (919) 542-8202 to be eligible for material handouts. This program is suitable for managers of farms, livestock, home grounds, home gardens, and forestry and provides two hours pesticide recertification credit in several categories.

• The 67th annual Moore County Agricultural Fair runs from 5-11 p.m. at the Moore County Fairgrounds, 3699 US-15 501 in Carthage, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 1.

• Downtown Sanford Inc. will present the Function at the Junction Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. every Thursday through September at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Patrons can bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper to these free outdoor concerts. Tonight, Roger Hester & the High Country Men will perform. For more information, call (919) 775-8332 or contact downtown@sanfordnc.net.

FRIDAY

• The 67th annual Moore County Agricultural Fair runs from 5-11 p.m. at the Moore County Fairgrounds, 3699 US-15 501 in Carthage, and continues through Sunday.