CALENDAR FOR OCT. 22

Oct. 22, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• A Small Business Center seminar titled “QuickBooks Payroll” will be held from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. This seminar will cover setting up your QuickBooks file to handle payroll, adding employees, creating paychecks, paying liabilities, creating and filing payroll tax forms and much more. To register, see htttp://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=sydsldnab&oeidk=a07e8166upg3937bf9e. Call (919) 774-6442 for more information.

• A Sociable Art event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at The Red Sofa in Sanford. Participants will be painting a piece called “Pumpkins.” Those planning to attend are asked to place their food orders in advance. The cost of $35 per person includes all supplies. Register at www.sociableart.com/Events-and-Registration.html.

• A free Small Business Center seminar titled “Marketing Planning, Part I” will be held from 3–5:30 p.m. at the Siler City Center, 400 Progress Blvd., Siler City. Prospective, as well as existing, business owners will learn of the information sources available to understand your product and service offerings and completely research your customers and your competition. To learn more, see http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=sydsldnab&oeidk=a07e847f8o77e4f493c. Please call (919) 545-8044 for more information.

• A free seminar for grandparents raising grandchildren will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County, located at 1615 S. Third St., Sanford. Attorney Drew Lucas will be present to address legal issues, and other discussion topics will include changing roles and family changes in raising grandchildren (Linda Swann, Lee Harnett Family Support) and surviving, managing and enjoying preteen and teenage children (therapist Karen Stone, Life Span Counseling Center P.C.). Refreshments will be served. Those planning to attend are asked to register at (919) 776-0501 x 2230.

• The Lee County Genealogical & Historical Society will not hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Lee County Library Auditorium, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. Instead, the society will take a field trip to Pittsboro the following day to tour the new Chatham County Justice Center and the restored Chatham County Courthouse. Members wishing to carpool should meet in the Library parking lot at 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 23. The tour will begin at 3 p.m. in front of the Justice Center, 40 E. Chatham St., Pittsboro. 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. in Sanford. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will be the speaker. As lieutenant governor, he serves as the president of the North Carolina Senate and as a voting member of the state Board of Education, the state Board of Community Colleges and the state Economic Development Board. He is also chairman of the eLearning Commission and a member of the N.C. Advisory Commission on Military Affairs. 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.

• North Carolina Cooperative Extension will present a workshop on introduction to small-scale poultry production at 7 p.m. at Moore County Agricultural Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage. Topics include introduction to poultry flock management, housing and regulations on the sale of meat and eggs. Presenters are Dan Campeau, area specialized poultry agent, and Kaitlyn Cranford, livestock agent. This is a free workshop, but pre-registration is required. Please contact the Moore County Cooperative Extension Office at (910) 947-3188 or email kaitlyn_cranford@ncsu.edu to register.

• The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a free forestry workshop titled “Selling Timber in Today’s Markets” as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series from 7-9 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building — 65 E. Chatham St., Pittsboro. Dennis Hazel and Robert Bardon with extension forestry at N.C. State University will discuss current markets and the process of selling timber. Participants should gain a better understanding of today's timber markets and be able to avoid the common pitfalls associated with selling timber. Pre-registration is required; email extension.programs@chathamnc.org (put “October Forestry workshop” in the subject line) or call (919) 542-8202. For a complete list of Enhancing Sustainability workshops, visit http://go.ncsu.edu/gsf-workshops

• The Sanford Brush and Palette Club's 49th annual art show will continue from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Hales Center, 147 McIver St., Sanford.

• Lee County Arts Council's grand opening/business after hours will be held from 5-7 at Steele Street Mall. Guest speaker Karen Tatum will give the history of the public mural and then rededicate it.

WEDNESDAY

• Lee County High School students will perform the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," based on the story by Washington Irving, and Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" at 7 p.m. in the LCHS auditorium. Admission will be $7 for adults and $5 for students.

• Today is the advance registration deadline for an on-farm pepper production workshop, “Ripe Peppers in the Market Garden: Methods and Varieties,” that will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Piedmont Biofarm in Pittsboro. The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems have partnered to offer the event. Grower and educator Doug Jones will offer both an indoor workshop and a farm tour highlighting the 37 different varieties of peppers he is trialing this year. Participants will learn the pros and cons of including ripe, sweet peppers as a significant crop on a small farm. Other topics covered will include indoor seed production, sustainable crop management, discussion and tour of the different variety and breeding lines, demonstration of season extension, varietal discussion and a pepper tasting. Registration details are available on Cooperative Extension's Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/gsf-workshops

• San-Lee Park's Conservation Cubs will meet from 10-11 a.m. at San-Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Road, Sanford. Children ages 3-5 are welcome with parent The cost is st: $6 per child, or $10 per child for those participating both today and Oct. 9 (includes a healthy snack). Preregistration is preferred. Call (919) 776-6221 to learn more; ask for Jaime Osborne or Carrie Council. The theme is “creepy crawlers.”

• The Sanford Brush and Palette Club's 49th annual art show will continue from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Hales Center, 147 McIver St., Sanford.

THURSDAY

• Lee County High School students will perform the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," based on the story by Washington Irving, and Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" at 7 p.m. in the LCHS auditorium. Admission will be $7 for adults and $5 for students.

• The Chatham County Register of Deeds Office and County Manager's Office will be closed to the public today (Thursday) and tomorrow due to renovations of the County Annex Building. On these dates, both offices are moving into different sections of the Annex Building. The Register of Deeds Office handles such things as property deeds, marriage licenses, birth and death certificates and the filing of important documents. During the closure, County Manager's Office staff will be available for critical issues by phone at (919) 542-8258 or (919) 549-4662.

• The Temple Theatre will present “The Dixie Swim Club” at 2 and 7 p.m. at 120 Carthage St. The show runs through Nov. 3. Adult tickets are $23; Thursday night adult, military and Lee County educator tickets are $19. Children and student tickets are $13. See www.templeshows.com to learn more.

• The Cline Classics Fundraising Extravaganza, sponsored by CCH Auxiliary, will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the CCH GI Lab waiting area adjacent to the ER waiting room (Fields Drive entrance). The Classics line of more than 1,000 items will be available, all at $6, and patrons can find numerous other upscale fashion accessories. Proceeds benefit Auxiliary projects.

• Central Carolina Community College's Chatham Campus sustainability programs, in collaboration with the Abundance Foundation, will present Donald Addu, founder and president of the Triangle Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby, speaking on “Carbon Tax: Economics, Energy, and the Environment,” one of the Third Thursday Sustainable Speakers Series. A campus tour begins at 6 p.m., and Addu speaks from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Mary Hayes Holmes Room, Chatham Community Library, 197 N.C. Highway 87, Pittsboro. His presentation will discuss the impacts of climate change, how a revenue-neutral price on carbon will help generate economic opportunity for rural North Carolina and the environmental, agricultural and health impacts of climate change. Admission is free. For more information, call (919) 545-8032 or email llauffer@cccc.edu.

• The Sanford Brush and Palette Club's 49th annual art show will continue from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Hales Center, 147 McIver St., Sanford.