CALENDAR FOR AUG. 28

Aug. 28, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• 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 U.S. 15-501 in Carthage, and continues through Saturday, Aug. 31.

• 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. (U.S. 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 of 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 U.S. 15-501 in Carthage, and continues through Saturday, Aug. 31.

• 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 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 U.S. 15-501 in Carthage, and continues through tomorrow (Saturday). 

SATURDAY

• The Annual Ice Cream Social, hosted by Cumnock Union United Methodist Church, will be held at 7 p.m. on the Camelback Bridge in Deep River Park on Cumnock Road. Tim Tron and Family will be performing at 7 p.m. The public is invited. Attendees should bring a chair if possible.

• A public auction will be held at 10 a.m., with preview one hour prior, at 2153 Midland Road, Southern Pines, across from Carolina Eye. Items will include garden tools, pine hutch bookcases, concrete garden ornaments, pine desk, rings, a 4-by-6 oriental rug and much more.

• Ammons Farm will host a Labor Day celebration at 4 p.m. (gates open) at 2702 Farrell Road, Sanford (In the field beside Sanford Health & Rehab). The event will feature live music by Huckleberry Blue and Brick City, games, a cornhole tournament, food, drinks and fun for the whole family.

• 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 U.S. 15-501 in Carthage.

• 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.