CALENDAR FOR NOV. 7
• A Christmas open house will be held from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at CCH Auxiliary This & That Gift Shop (located across from the cafeteria) at Central Carolina Hospital. This pre-Christmas sale will offer 20 percent off of all items (excluding candy, flowers, cards and books). Patrons are invited to come for a cup of hot cider and cookies. Proceeds from the gift shop help fund the special projects of the Auxiliary to the benefit of hospital patients and healthcare in the community.
• The Sanford Business and Professional Women's Club will hold its November meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. at Elizabeth's Pizza, 1009 Spring Lane, Sanford. This month's topic is social media, and Kelly Quinones Miller of SocialSanford will be the speaker. Networking starts at 5 p.m., with the meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. Guests interested in learning more about BPW are invited to attend.
• A Small Business Center seminar titled “How to Increase Your Credit Score to over 740 Points” will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. Now more than ever, having good credit is important in being able to obtain a loan for your business or to obtain a personal loan. To learn more or register, see http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=sydsldnab&oeidk=a07e847s9fj0fe2bd4a or call (919) 774-6442.
• Jazz at the Flame, featuring Gregg Gelb and Court Stewart, will be from 6:30–9:30 p.m. at The Flame Steakhouse, 109 Carbonton Road, Sanford.
• This week's story time theme at the main branch of the Lee County Library will be "Colors!" Story time for preschoolers will be at 11 a.m. at the library, located on Hawkins Avenue. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.
• The Brick Capital Quilters’ Guild will meet at 6:15 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. Those interested in learning how to quilt, enhancing their quilting skills or who just enjoy being with other quilters are welcome; those planning to attend are welcome to come early, bring a bag dinner and join the group from 5-6 p.m. Members will share current projects during show and tell.
• A candlelight reflection ceremony to cast light on Alzheimer's disease will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford. November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month, and the event gives participants the opportunity to honor and remember those who have died of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, those who have the disease now and family caregivers. The gathering will feature inspirational music, opening remarks, information about Alzheimer's disease and a reading of the Alzheimer's Prayer and lighting of the candles, followed by a moment of silent reflection. For further information, contact Judi Womack at (919) 776-0501 x 2230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• An on-farm pepper workshop offered by the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, titled “Ripe Peppers in the Market Garden: Methods and Varieties,” will be held from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 7 at Piedmont Biofarm in Pittsboro (it will start out at the Agriculture Building, then move to the farm). Grower and educator Doug Jones will offer an indoor workshop, as well as 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 and sustainable crop management. The event will also include a discussion and tour of the different variety and breeding lines, demonstration of season extension, varietal discussion and a pepper tasting. The cost of the workshop is $10. Registration details are available on Cooperative Extension's Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/gsf-workshops.
• A veterans appreciation event will be held at 8 a.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. A full breakfast will be served to show appreciation to veterans. All veterans and current military personnel are invited at no charge. The event is co-sponsored by Miller-Boles Funeral Home and Image One Advertising. The program will follow breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Space is limited, reservations required. Call the Enrichment Center of Lee County at (919) 776-0501 x 2201 to register.
• The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with other sponsors, will host a “Hiring Our Heroes” job fair from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at The Fort Bragg Club, building I-4930 at Armistead and Totten streets on Fort Bragg. Interested job seekers can register for free at hoh.greatjob.net. Walk-in job seekers are allowed.
• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. to celebrate 4G LTE in Sanford from AT&T at 1821 S. Horner Blvd., Sanford.
• A Christmas open house will be held from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. at CCH Auxiliary This &That Gift Shop (located across from the cafeteria) at Central Carolina Hospital. This pre-Christmas sale will offer 20 percent off of all items (excluding candy, flowers, cards and books). Patrons are invited to come for a cup of hot cider and cookies. Proceeds from the gift shop help fund the special projects of the Auxiliary to the benefit of hospital patients and healthcare in the community.
• The license plate agency located at 331 Wilson Road, Sanford, will be closed today (Friday), Monday, Nov. 11, and Tuesday, Nov. 12, for Veterans Day. The closest offices are located in Aberdeen and Siler City. Regular office hours will resume Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m.
• The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1.-5:30 p.m. at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, 2200 Woodland Ave., Sanford. See http://www.redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment or learn more.
• Temple Theatre will host a fundraising gala at 7 p.m. at the theatre, located at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Complimentary food and beverages will be available, and each of the performers in Temple's “Relive the Magic: An Elvis Christmas Show,” will be on hand to take pictures, sign autographs, and share their stories. The night will be capped off with a special opening night performance of the show. Those interested in attending can call the box office at (919) 774-4155 for more information.