Nov. 10, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• Lee County Library will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.

• Sanford 2nd Sunday will be held from noon-4 p.m. in downtown Sanford. The festival will feature street vendors, musicians and more — in addition to open stores and restaurants. For more information, email

• Eleven Bar East Ranch will present a fall special team roping event, with signup at noon and roping at 1 p.m., at 2805 Lower Moncure Road, Sanford. Stalls and camper hookups will be available; contact Chad Sheperd at (813) 477-4740 or email to reserve. For more information, see


• Lee County Library will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.

• The O’Neal School, a pre K-12 private college preparatory school, will hold its first student visitation day from 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at 3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines. Students and families who wish to learn more about the school will be paired with a current student, attend classes, meet the teachers, participate in a Veterans’ Day program and be treated to lunch. To register visit and click on the admission tab, then the visitation day link. Contact Alice Droppers at or (910) 692-6920 x 103 for more information.

• A Veterans Day program will be held at 11 a.m. at the North Carolina Veterans Memorial pavilion in Broadway. The program will honor and celebrate veterans and active duty members of the armed forces. Men and women veterans and present military personnel from all branches and from all wars, conflicts and peacetime service will be honored at this program in appreciation of their service, commitment and sacrifice. The program is sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit #5. For more information, please call (919) 498-9823.

• The First Baptist Church of Sanford and Sandhills Center MCO will be sponsoring a free, community-wide event about “Reducing Holiday Stress” from 5:30-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 202 Summitt Drive, Sanford. The speaker is Donna Rogers, therapist with Peace of Mind Inc. The event will include discussion and tips on handling the stress and expectations of the holidays. Childcare and light dinner will be provided free, but registration is required. To register, contact Linda Swann, or call toll free 1-877-776-6702.


• The Festival Singers of Lee County will rehearse at 7 p.m. in the choir room of First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. This community group welcomes new and returning members to come join and sing in its upcoming Dec. 1 holiday concert. For further information, please call (919) 774-4608 or (919) 776-3624.

• Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to story time today and every Tuesday at 10 a.m., at the Broadway Library, 206 S. Main St., Broadway. This week's story time theme is "Art!" Those in attendance will share stories, sing songs, do rhymes and more. For more information, please call Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.

• Lee County Red Cross will host a blood drive from 1:30-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 202 Summitt Drive, Sanford. See to make an appointment or learn more.

• The Exceptional Children's Assistance Center, in conjunction with the Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Program, is sponsoring a free workshop for parents of of children with disabilities from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the East Lee Middle School auditorium, 1337 Broadway Road, Sanford. All materials will be provided at no cost for the program, titled "Effective Communication Skills.” For more information or to register, please call Brian White at (910) 643-6993.

• The Democratic Women of Lee County will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Elizabeth's Pizza & Italian Restaurant in Sanford. Attendees are asked to come early if they plan to dine. Kelly Quinones Miller, public information officer for the city of Sanford, will present a program on the bond referenda that passed in the September primary. For more information, please call Lynda F. Turbeville, president, at (919) 776-9916.


• This week's story time theme at the main Lee County library will be “Pajama Day!” Children can wear their favorite pajamas. Story time for toddlers will be at 10 a.m. at the library, located on Hawkins Avenue. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.

• Award-winning floral designer Jihye Shumann will demonstrate three different arrangements for the upcoming holidays at 2 p.m. at Chatham Community Library. Participants will learn how to create arrangements using affordable materials that can be found in home gardens and grocery stores. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Community Library, is free and open to the public. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required. Telephone registrations will be accepted until Tuesday, Nov. 12, and can be made by calling (919) 545-8084 (all Chatham County libraries will be closed for Veterans’ Day on Monday, November 11).

• A tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension's Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden will be held today, and every second Wednesday of the month through November, at 5:30 p.m. Participants should meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace. Visit the garden website at to take a virtual tour and learn more.

• A Comprehensive diabetic nutrition class, for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers to provide an overview on what diabetes is and how it relates to diet, will be held at 4 p.m. in the community classroom at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. Carborhydrate counting and the plate method will be reviewed. To register, go to