CALENDAR FOR JUNE 12
• The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra will perform as part of the “Function at the Junction” summer concert series at 7 p.m. at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave. in downtown Sanford. Participants can bring their lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper for the concert. HOC Jazz has performed for thousands of jazz enthusiasts around the state at schools, art centers, festivals, dances and other events. To learn more, call (919) 775-8332 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• “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 email@example.com, or Chris Dunn at (910) 692-ARTS (2787) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Sanford Farmer's Market will be held from 9 a.m.–noon at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. All products are locally grown or hand-crafted, and credit, debit and SNAP EBT are welcome. Follow the market on facebook for bi-weekly updates of what's in season, recipes and more at www.facebook.com/pages/Sanford-Farmers-Market/219549214730985, call (919) 343-8440 or email email@example.com.
• The Powerade State Games of North Carolina will open with registration at 8:30 a.m. at Deep River Sporting Clays, 284 Cletus Hall Road, Sanford. The entry fee is $65. This year's event will consist of a 100-target National Sporting Clays Association registered event shot over 13 fields, NSCA Rules will be in effect. NSCA members will compete for medals in their class and concurrent class. Non-NSCA members will shoot in an open class with class winners receiving medals determined by the Lewis Class System of classification. Activities begin at 9:30 a.m., and the last shooter must be on the course by 1 p.m. Call (919) 774-7080 to learn more.
• The free mobile dental clinic will be in Sanford to care for underprivileged and uninsured local residents. For eligibility screening and appointments, call Helping Hand Clinic at (919) 776-4359.
• In honor of National Get Outdoors Day, Kids in Parks and Raven Rock State Park will celebrate the grand opening of the Raven Rock State Park TRACK Trail. Attendees will meet at 10 a.m. in the picnic area parking lot for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free kids' prizes and refreshments, followed by a ranger-guided hike. The trail follows the American Beech Trail, a half-mile loop that features signs about the local trees and is great for young children. Those wishing for a longer adventure may choose to connect to the 2.6 mile Raven Rock loop, which features an overlook on the Cape Fear River and an offshoot to the iconic Raven Rock.
• A grand opening celebration will be held from 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. at the new Dairy Queen, located at the 2204 Jefferson Davis Highway Kangaroo Express store in Sanford. There will be raffles from various businesses, a Victory Junction Organization prize raffle, kid bike raffles and more.
• Northwood High School graduation will be held at 1 p.m. at UNC-Chapel Hill's Carmichael Arena.
• Jordan-Matthews High School graduation will be held at 10 a.m. at the stadium.
• Western Harnett High School graduation will be held at 10 a.m. at Campbell University's John W. Pope Convocation Center.
• Harnett Central High School graduation will be held at 2 p.m. at Campbell University's John W. Pope Convocation Center.
• Rogue Alpha Rush, a 5k Mud Run benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, will begin at 8 a.m. (gates open) at 5724 Swanns Station Road, Sanford. At 9 a.m., the first wave of runners will begin, and additional rounds of challengers will be allowed to begin the course every 15-20 minutes. The last round of challengers will start the race at 1:30 p.m. To learn more, see www.rarush.com.
• Temple Theatre will present the Saints and Sinners Comedy Tour at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. The tour features Matthew Lumpkin and Patrick Jolle, mixing the mainstream, working man's material of Lumpkin with Jolle's ego-boosted flair. The comics wrap up every show with their duo segment, in which Jolle rejoins Lumpkin on stage and the two showcase their talents in a verbal contest of camaraderie and wit. General admission tickets are $15. Military, police, firefighters and Lee County Schools employees get half off. Call the box office at (919) 774-4155 or see www.templeshows.com to order.