Jun. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


• A cub trek will be held from 10-11 a.m. at San-Lee Park, located on Pumping Station Road in Sanford. The one-mile hike for children ages 3-5, accompanied by their parents or guardians, will allow participants to explore trails with a naturalist. Please pre-register by calling the park at (919) 776-6221 and asking for Jaime Osborne or Carrie Council. Additional treks will be held on June 25, July 8 and 23, and Aug. 6 and 20.

• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church for a time of networking, job skill support and job leads. This week's program will help jobseekers answer the frequently asked interview question: “Tell me about yourself.” Kelly Klug, from Lighthouse Documentation, will teach attendees how to give a 30-60 second answer. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.

• Agricultural Extension Agent Debbie Roos will lead a tour at 5:30 p.m. of Chatham County Cooperative Extension's Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills, 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. The garden was designed to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects. No registration is required, and attendees will meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace. The garden has more than 40 different plants in bloom this week. View photos on the Extension's Growing Small Farms website at Tours will be offered monthly through October.

• SAGE Academy graduation will be at 3 p.m. at the Jordan-Matthews High School auditorium.

• The Veterans' Remembrance Group will meet at 2 p.m., at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. The event will feature guest speaker Carla Stancil, a daughter and further descendant of many veterans. She will speak about her military ancestry. The event is open to the general public. The group will not meet in July or August.

• The Sunrise Theatre will present the “Southern Pines Wide Open” from 6-9:30 p.m. in downtown Southern Pines next to the theater. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or a blanket to the free outside concert, which will feature beach music and drinks. Performers tonight are The Embers, featuring Craig Woolard.

• The Veterans Remembrance Group will meet at 2 p.m. at The Enrichment Center of Lee County. Speaker Carla Stancil, a daughter of a veteran and descendant of many veterans, will speak about her military ancestry. No meetings will be held in July or August. The group meets at The Enrichment Center on the second Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. Call (919) 776-0501 x 2201 for more information.

• Gary Thomas Farms will offer seasonal produce from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. outside the Carthage Street entrance to Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. The event is sponsored by CCH Auxiliary, with proceeds to benefit auxiliary projects.

• Chatham County Center — N.C. Cooperative Extension — will be offering "Safely Preserving at Home," a basic canning class, at 10 a.m. at the center, 65 E. Chatham St., Pittsboro. Attendees will learn the most up-to-date, research-based information for preserving safely. Free testing of canners, particularly the Presto canner, is now available through the county extension office. The registration fee of $10 for individuals/couples covers class materials, including the newest edition of "Ball Blue Book for Canning," and CD of materials. Scholarships are available. Registration forms are available from the Chatham County Cooperative Extension website,, or by calling (919) 542-8202.


• “Sunset at the Overlook” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington. Attendees can join a park ranger for a hike to the overlook to view the sunset over the Cape Fear River on this two-mile hike and discover some of Raven Rock's crepuscular life along the way. Bring a flashlight for this two-hour program; meet at the picnic shelter.

• A “Hike for Your Health” will be held today and every Thursday at 9 a.m. at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington. Attendees will meet in the visitor center and join Raven Rock's office assistant for the hike. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike three to six miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Sturdy hiking shoes and drinking water are recommended for this hike, to be held rain or shine.

• The Sanford/Lee County Stroke Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford. The topic will be Health Care 101 (things you need and want to know about health insurance). The speaker will be Donna Hewitt, health care reform advisor. Group facilitator is Joy Phillips Murphy. To learn more, call (919) 776-0501 x 2230.

• The Sanford Police Department invites the public to take a community tour of the department as part of National Night Out at 6:30 p.m. at the department, 225 E. Weatherspoon St., Sanford. Attendees can meet with officers from Sanford's community policing division, take a guided tour of the department, learn how the department works, learn about National Night Out and donate food items to Christians United Outreach Center. Call (919) 777-1133 to learn more.

• Meals on Wheels of Sanford will hold its monthly board of directors meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the library of the First Presbyterian Church on Hawkins Avenue. All interested members of the community are invited to attend and learn more about this ministry.


• The free mobile dental clinic will be in Sanford today and tomorrow to care for underprivileged and uninsured local residents. For eligibility screening and appointments, call Helping Hand Clinic at (919) 776-4359.

• Chatham Central High School graduation will be held at 7 p.m. at the stadium.

• Overhills High School graduation will be held at 3 p.m. at Campbell University's John W. Pope Convocation Center.

• Triton High School graduation will be held at 7 p.m. at Campbell University's John W. Pope Convocation Center.

• As part of the Southern Pines “Wide Open” festivities during the U.S. Open golf championships, The Arts Council of Moore County and Southern Pines Recreation & Park Department will offer a free concert by the U.S. Army Ground Forces Concert Band at 6:30 p.m., followed by a showing of Disney's “Frozen” at 8 p.m., at Downtown Park, 145 S.E. Broad St., Southern Pines. Attendees are welcome to bring their own blankets or chairs; concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is permitted in the park. For additional information, contact Emma Guthrie at (910) 692-7376 or, or Chris Dunn at (910) 692-ARTS (2787) or