CALENDAR FOR NOV. 2
• The 100+ Years of Progress show, a festival featuring antique tractors and other attractions, will continue today and Sunday from 9 a.m.-dark at 644 Niagra Carthage Road in Carthage. The public is invited to the event, which will feature machines, tractor pulls, an auction and a Depression-era general store and other buildings. Admission is $10 for one day, $18 for two days or $25 for all three days. More information is available at www.edervillenc.com.
• The 34th annual Brick Capital Classic will be held from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at Lee Senior High School in Sanford. Those who would like to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the event, go to www.lchsmarchingband.com.
• The Deep River Northview Optimist Turkey Shoot will be held tonight and every Saturday night, beginning at 6 p.m., through December.
• Morris Chapel United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Harvest Sale, offering plates of turkey and dressing with all the trimmings ($7 each) from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or until food runs out at 8533 Cox Mill Road. New this year will be two serving lines. A live auction will be held at 4 p.m. to auction off all the cakes, donated items and handmade crafts. All proceeds go to the building fund. Call (919) 499-4949 for more information.
• Raven Rock State Park will hold a Fall Fun Day, featuring a guided hike and exhibits, starting at 10 a.m. Participants will meet by the picnic shelter and join a park ranger for a two-hour, two-mile hike to Raven Rock. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., exhibits will be open at the picnic shelter. Ann Mathis, wildlife rehabilitator with the Wildlife Rescue Center in Sanford, will display live raptors from the center. Marc Fitchett will provide an exhibit on basic backpack camping and discuss hiking, camping, equipment and safety. Park staff will be available at the discovery table to explain some of park's natural wonders and animal signs. Raven Rock State Park is located six miles west of Lillington off Highway 421 North. These programs are free. For more information, call the park office at (910) 893-4888.
• East Lee Middle School Athletics and PTSO will hold their 2013-2014 Golf Tournament from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sanford Golf Course. There will be a first-place trophy, 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Entry fees are $55 per person, or $210 for a team of four. Fees include green fees for 18 holes, cart rental and lunch at the course.
• The Lee County High Dance Team will host a flapjack fundraiser from 8-10 a.m. at the Applebee's located at 1325 Plaza Blvd., Sanford. All proceeds raised will go toward providing the team with T-shirts and warmups. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling (919) 356-4150.
• Brick Capital Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit housing organization, will offer a homebuyer education workshop from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Holmes meeting room at the Chatham County Library. The Homebuyer Education Workshop teaches families how to become successful homeowners. Chatham County is partnering with Brick Capital on this workshop to teach families about credit reports, budgeting, finding the right home and working with a realtor. The workshop will also include instruction on obtaining a loan and downpayment assistance, the closing process and post-homeownership resources. Brick Capital staff and professional guest speakers will be available to answer questions. For more information about Brick Capital’s homebuyer education workshops or to register, call (919) 775-2300. All are welcome.
• The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Broadway Baptist Church, 105 E. Harrington Ave., Broadway. See http://www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or learn more.
• 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 Carolina Artist's Colony will hold a Christmas open house from 1-6 p.m. at 148 S. Moore St., Sanford. Patrons can purchase one-of-a-kind, handmade North Carolina gifts, meet their favorite artist and enjoy a glass of wine or warm, spiced cider with cookies while they shop.
• A downtown Sanford merchant holiday open house will be held from 1-5 p.m. Downtown Sanford is home to a number of stores, many locally owned, and places to find unique holiday gifts. The event is presented by Downtown Sanford Inc. and participating merchants. For more information, please call (919) 777-1400, email@example.com or downtownsanford.com.
• The 100+ Years of Progress show, a festival featuring antique tractors and other attractions, will be held from 9 a.m.-dark at 644 Niagra Carthage Road in Carthage. The public is invited to the event, which will feature machines, tractor pulls, an auction and a Depression-era general store and other buildings. Admission is $10 for one day, $18 for two days or $25 for all three days. More information is available at www.edervillenc.com.
• The tone alert radio system around the Harris Nuclear Plant will be tested at 6 p.m. The tone alert radios are distributed to residents within a five-mile radius of the Harris Plant. Duke Energy Progress will coordinate this test with the National Weather Service. In the event of severe weather, the test will be postponed until Sunday, Nov. 10. The test is conducted in cooperation with the emergency planning offices of the State of North Carolina and Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Wake counties. Questions can be directed to county or state emergency management agencies or to the Harris Plant at (919) 362.3261.
• The Temple Theatre will present “The Dixie Swim Club” at 2 p.m. at 120 Carthage St. 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.
• Ted's Flower Basket will hold a holiday open house from noon-5 p.m. at 111Vance St., Sanford. The store will be fully stocked for the holidays.