Jun. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


• The Elks Lodge will host its annual Flag Day event from noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge swimming pool at 910 Carthage St. to educate children on the meaning and purpose of Flag Day, which commemorates the day 237 years ago in 1777 when the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States. Free hot dogs will be provided.

• BelFlex Staffing Network, in partnership with PNC Bank, will hold a drive-through job fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot behind the Chick-fil-A. The event is particularly for those seeking jobs as maintenance mechanics, stand-up forklift drivers, production workers, injection molding workers and HR coordinators. Call (919) 718-0403 to learn more.

• 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, call (919) 343-8440 or email

• 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.

• A Rogue Alpha Rush 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

• 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 to order.


• The Eleven Bar East Ranch Saddle Series, presented by Eleven Bar East Ranch and Parker Arena, will be held at noon (sign-up at 11 a.m.) at. Eleven Bar East Ranch, 2805 Lower Moncure Road, Sanford. Membership is $25, but not required to rope. Stalls and camper hookups are available; call Chad Shepherd at (813) 477-4740 or email USTRC and METRA numbers will be used; management has the right to reclassify anyone.

• Jazz fans and families are invited to the third annual Paul Montgomery Memorial Father’s Day Jazz Concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Raleigh Little Theatre Scottie Stevenson Amphitheatre. The concert is dedicated to the memory of Paul Montgomery, a longtime musician in the Raleigh area and beloved “Uncle Paul” of WRAL. The concert will bring together student and veteran jazz musicians to play tunes from “Uncle Paul’s” favorite repertoire. Paul’s daughter, Kathy Montgomery Gelb, will be the featured vocalist, plus the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra and the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble, which are directed by his son-in-law, Gregg Gelb. Special guests will be the Second Line Stompers, a New Orleans-style jazz ensemble, including players who used to play in groups with Uncle Paul. In addition, the Second Line Stompers will be giving a free workshop on jazz for the students. Ticket information is available at the Raleigh Little Theatre website —


• The doors will open to Sanford’s first Zaxby’s restaurant, which will operate from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, at 3220 N.C. Highway 87 South in front of Walmart. The new 3,000-square-foot location will seat 72 in Zaxby’s unique design and provide drive-thru services to meet the needs of customers on the go. The chain offers its guests prepared-at-order chicken fingers, traditional or boneless wings, sandwiches, salads and appetizers, along with a variety of nine sauces and beverages.