CALENDAR FOR OCT. 24

Oct. 24, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• Lee County Girl Scouts invite families to a free evening of drug prevention activities at 6 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church. The event is in celebration of Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the United States — led locally by Girl Scout Troop 324. There will be a drug prevention education session led by the Sanford Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Following the class, attendees will release red balloons. For more information about Red Ribbon Week or the Lee County Girl Scouts, contact Kamilah Davis at kdavis@nccoastalpines.org.

• A Small Business Center seminar titled “The Power of Email Marketing” will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. Participants will learn how to drive repeat business, get more referrals and boost their business success with email marketing. To register or learn more, see https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8166uqbbd2908bc&oseq=&c=&ch=

• 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., Sanford. 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.

FRIDAY

• The Central Carolina Jaycees will show their last Halloween movie in the park at 7 p.m. in Depot Park in downtown Sanford. This week's movie will be “Monster House” to make up for the weather cancellation on Oct. 11.

• 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 Temple Theatre will present “The Dixie Swim Club” at 8 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.

• North Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker will be the keynote speaker for the Chatham Economic Development Corporation’s fifth annual Opportunity Chatham, presented by Duke Energy, from 7:30–10 a.m. at The Barn at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro. This year’s program will focus on two major economic development projects in Chatham County: the Chatham-Randolph Megasite and Chatham Park. Tickets are $30 per person through Oct. 11, after which the price increases to $35. Tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/opportunity13 or by mailing a check with the names of attendees to Chatham Economic Development Corporation, P.O. Box 1627, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312. For more information, contact Dianne Reid, Chatham EDC president, at (919) 542-8274.

• 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.

• A barbecue chicken supper benefit for Lynda Lohr's bone marrow transplant fund will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the VFW on Webb Street in Sanford. The cost is $7 per plate, dine in or carry out. Tickets are available at Simpson and Simpson.

SATURDAY

• A Democratic unity breakfast for Sanford City Council and mayoral candidates will be held at 9 a.m. at The Flame Restaurant. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. Special guests will be Democrats who have served and are serving the citizens of Lee County as elected officials. Former Lt. Gov. Dennis A. Wicker will address the group. For more information, please call Ann P. McCracken, Lee Democratic Party chair, at (919) 774-4797 or John Kirkman at (919) 498-6935.

• Lee County Hazardous Waste Day will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford (please use Kelly Drive entrance). All Lee County residents are invited to bring all of their household chemicals, cleaners, paint, automotive fluids, batteries, pesticides and more for proper disposal. For more information, please contact Lee County Solid Waste at (919) 718-4622.

• A fall bazaar will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. There will be community vendors from The Carpenter’s Shop, Bert’s, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Find X Designs and more. Homemade chili and cornbread plates will be for sale for $6.

• The Temple Theatre will present “The Dixie Swim Club” at 8 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 13th annual No Scare Fair will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Drive, Sanford. Tickets will be pre-sold for $5 per person and will include a choice of six different time slots. At the event, the costumed treaters will trick-or-treat at “exciting doors,” sponsored by local businesses, civic organizations and individuals. After trick-or-treating, the children will have an opportunity to experience folktales, entertainers, face-painting, crafts and a parade of costumes. A concession booth will be available to buy various foods such as popcorn, hotdogs, cookies and drinks.

• The Sandhills Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. will sponsor its first annual Fall Bazaar from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Get Smart Inc., 1309 Washington Ave., Sanford. Patrons will be able to purchase unique items but will also be supporting local crafters, artisans and businesses. Vendor tables are $20, and electricity will be provided for an additional $10 fee. For additional information or to request a vendor application, please contact Ke'sha Ridges at (202) 306-7997 or Ophelia Livingston at (919) 208-8736.

• A fall festival will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. Patrons can browse and purchase from more than 40 tables filled with woodcarving, jewelry, paintings, homemade soaps and lotions, candles, Christmas decorations, hand-sewn items and more. Hot dogs, sausage dogs with the trimmings, chips, drinks and fresh baked goods will be available. All food proceeds will benefit The Enrichment Center Inc. Helping Fund.

• Lillington's Great Pumpkin Festival will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lillington Community Center, 607 S. 13th St., Lillington. The event will include truck or treat, face painting, games, food sold by the booster club and prizes for children in costumes. Admission is free.

• The New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), annual Track or Treat Halloween train rides will be held today and feature new haunted caboose tours and activities for all ages. Additions, both scary and not-so-scary, have been made to the live, interactive Halloween scenes set up along the eight-mile train ride. Visitors are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and partake in the photo opportunities upon entering the rail yard through a giant monster mouth. Rides depart at 4 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased online at www.TriangleTrain.com. More information is available at www.facebook.com/TriangleTrain.

• 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.

• The inaugural Carolina Lakes Halloween Run 5K/10K run and one-mile family walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Carolina Lakes Community Clubhouse, 91 Clubhouse Drive, Sanford. The event is open to the public. Costumes are encouraged, with awards for the top three male and female runners in each age group. This event is presented by the Carolina Lakes POA Community Affairs Committee to fund improvements to fitness trails and other fitness-related projects. Register by logging onto active.com. http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2106390.