CALENDAR FOR JUNE 22
• One By One meets at 4 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Carthage St., Sanford. One By One welcomes all people who are interested in improving race relationships in an atmosphere where frank and open discussion is encouraged. The Rev. Aaron Johnson, a longtime activist for civil rights and social justice, will be the speaker. He also is the author of “Man from Macedonia,” a memoir of his experiences and struggles as an activist for more than 50 years. For more information, please call (919) 774-4797.
• A N.C. concealed carry handgun training will be held at 8 a.m. at Deep River Sporting Clays, 284 Cletus Hall Road, Sanford. Reservations are required. Call (919) 774-7080 to learn more. Tuition is $90.
• The Painted Petal design studio will host a kids' summer painting class at 10:15 a.m. at the studio, 1112 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. The cost is $20, and the project this week will be “Fishy Fishy.” Pre-registration is required, and payment is due the day of class. To learn more, call (919) 718-9284 or visit thepaintedpetal.com and select “classes” from the tab on the left. The “contact” link in the same tab will allow you to sign up.
• The Painted Petal design studio will host a painting class from 6-8 p.m. at the studio, 1112 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. Classes cover technique for decorative painting and various faux finishes, along with color tips and trends. All paints, supplies and surfaces are included in class cost unless otherwise posted. No painting experience is necessary. The cost is $35, and the project this week will be “Fancy Flamingo.” Pre-registration is required, and payment is due the day of class. To learn more, call (919) 718-9284 or visit thepaintedpetal.com and select “classes” from the tab on the left. The “contact” link in the same tab will allow you to sign up.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Clay Aiken, the Democratic candidate for the 2nd North Carolina Congressional District, will arrive at 6:30 p.m. to the Lee County Democratic Party Headquarters at 139 Chatham St. Aiken, who will face current Rep. Renee Ellmers in the November 2014 election, will speak and greet Lee County Democrats. Refreshments also will be available. For more information, please call (919) 718-4931, (919) 774-4797, or email email@example.com.
• 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 July 8 and 23, and Aug. 6 and 20.
• A legislative day is planned for CC TARS (Central Carolina Teenage Republicans). Attendees will go to Raleigh to meet with their representatives, senators and other elected officials. Details are still being finalized. The group is open to any conservative-minded teenager. For more information, please contact Eli Brightbill at email@example.com.
• The Sunrise Theatre will present “Big,” part of its summer classic series, at 7:30 p.m. at 250 N.W. Broad St. in Southern Pines. Admission is $6. Call (910) 692-8501 to learn more.
• A “Hike for Your Health” will be held today and every Thursday at 9 a.m. at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington. Attendees will meet in the visitor center and join Raven Rock's office assistant for the hike. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike three to six miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Sturdy hiking shoes and drinking water are recommended for this hike, to be held rain or shine.
• CC TARS (Central Carolina Teenage Republicans) will meet at 6 p.m. at Lee GOP headquarters — 101 S. Steele St., Sanford. This group is open to any conservative-minded teenager. Teenagers do not have to be registered to vote to be a member. For more information, please contact Eli Brightbill at firstname.lastname@example.org.