CALENDAR FOR AUG. 27

Aug. 27, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• 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

• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sanford. Job leads will be provided, and students from Crystal McIver’s workshop will share tips on rising to the job search challenge. At 10 a.m., jobseekers will attend the expo at the civic center to network with area businesses. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.

• 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

• he Army Ground Forces Band will perform a free, general admission concert at 7 p.m. at Festival Park in Fayetteville. The event is a pops-style concert with a wide range of selections – from marches to pop music to jazz. Selections will include John Williams’s “Star Wars,” “Washington Post” by John Phillip Sousa, and “Entry of the Gladiators” by Julius Fučík. For more on the band, see www.forscom.army.mil/band.

• 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.

SATURDAY

• The Sanford Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave. in downtown Sanford. Patrons can purchase the best of locally grown seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce. For further information, or those interested in buying and selling at the market, please call Sue Buie at (919) 356-3007 or email DonnaBuie@aol.com. For further details, see //www.facebook.com/pages/Sanford-Farmers-Market/219549214730985

• The 67th annual Moore County Agricultural Fair runs from 3-11 p.m. at the Moore County Fairgrounds, 3699 US-15 501 in Carthage, and continues through Sunday.

• A Boys & Girls Clubs youth talent extravaganza and benefit fundraiser will be held from 3-8 p.m. at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. The event will feature gospel singing, dance teams, soloists, youth choirs and more. Food and drink vendors will be available. All proceeds and donations will go to Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee County. Checks can also be mailed to The Boys and Girls Club Fund, 125 Wicker St., Sanford. Call Jamed “J.D” Williams at (919) 356-6681 for more information.

• A free lipid panel screening will be offered at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. Participants must be at least 18 years old, and the test requires fasting (nothing to eat after midnight) for accurate results. This is a blood draw, and the results will be mailed. Register at http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-us/cwsapps/findanevent.aspx to receive an appointment time.

• A Judd and Womack family reunion and cookout will be held at 4 p.m. at 811 Hillwood St., Sanford.

• A program titled “Raven Rock State Park’s Wild Neighbors” will be held at 10 a.m. at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington. Those in attendance will learn about some of the wildlife that call Raven Rock home, including deer, coyote, raccoon, fox, squirrels and more. Participants will make plaster casts from track molds and hike a 0.2-mile trail to identify wildlife.