CALENDAR FOR SEPT. 18

Sep. 18, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church. All who are job seekers are welcome. Job leads and encouragement will be provided. Call (919) 776-6137 for more information.

• A Parkinson's support group for people with Parkinsons, their loved ones and caregivers will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford. The meeting will include roundtable discussions about new treatments and research. Call (919) 776-0501 to learn more.

• Local author Carol Peppe Hewitt will read from and sign copies of her book, “Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money,” at 7 p.m. at Chatham Community Library. Published in April of 2013, her book recounts the experiences of Slow Money entrepreneurs who grow, process, distribute and sell local food and the people who become their Slow Money lenders. This program is free and open to the public. A special farm-to-table dinner will be served before the program at the Natural Chef cafe from 6 to 7 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (919) 545-8076. The charge for the three-course dinner is $15 per person.

• The Brownstone Home and Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. at the Heritage Pointe Clubhouse. The group will have a covered dish luncheon.

• The Great Grocery Can-paign, a massive food drive to fill local emergency food banks, continues with a day-long public collection from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Volunteers will be operating a "drive-n-drop" location, where people donating food can simply drive through and hand contributions out their car windows. The rain date is Sept. 25, one week later.

• The High Hopes Chorus will rehearse at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church from 2-3:30 p.m. All newcomers are welcome. The chorus really needs men to join. Information can be obtained by contacting Mary Ann Ludwick at (919) 776-4502.

THURSDAY

• A free Small Business Center seminar titled “Free Online Resources for Small Businesses and Nonprofits” will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. Small business owners and nonprofit managers often don't have a large budget for marketing, research and other business operations. In this seminar, participants will learn about free and low-cost resources available to them 24/7 via the Internet. To learn more, see http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=sydsldnab&oeidk=a07e7ynrsyfb9424fd9

• The Carolina Mountain Dulcimers will meet at 7 p.m. at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill. Beginners, experts, and all stringed instruments welcome. For more information and directions, contact Shirley Ray at ShirleyRay@aol.com or (919) 929-5359.

• The AM Buzz September event will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 S. Steele St., Sanford. The event will feature door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, coffee and breakfast. Call (919) 775-7341 or see www.sanford-nc.com to learn more.

• Advance registration is required by today for The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension's pollinator conservation workshop and garden tour, part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series, from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 25 in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. Participants will learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden and — just in time for fall planting — how to select trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, vines, and grasses to attract a diversity of pollinators. The workshop will include a tour of Cooperative Extension's demonstration pollinator garden at Chatham Marketplace, about half a mile from the Agriculture Building. Visit the Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/gsfworkshops to download a registration form.

• The Friends of the Lee County Library will hold their annual fall book sale from from 4-7 p.m., for Friends of the Library only, at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue, Sanford. Today (Thursday) and tomorrow, hardback books will be $2 each; paperbacks and children’s books will be 50 cents each or 3 for $1.

• The Temple Theatre will present “The Music Man” at 2 and 7 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford; the show continues through Sept. 29. Tickets are $23 for general admission; $19 for Thursday night shows, Lee County educators, military or groups of 10 or more; and $13 for children. To purchase tickets, see www.templeshows.com or call the box office at (919) 774-4155.

FRIDAY

• The N.C. Arts Incubator and other downtown businesses will host an evening of live music and dancing at the Third Friday Artwalk event from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Siler City. The Attractions Band will be coming to the Rotary Stage, located at at 223 N. Chatham Ave., to perform Carolina beach music favorites. The evening will also provide the opportunity to sample local food and drinks, with Slammin’ Fish and Loma Bonita lending their culinary expertise. The Siler City Boys and Girls Club will be offering traditional cookout favorites, and the N.C. Arts Incubator will be serving beer from Bear Creek Brews, as well as selected wines.

• The Friends of the Lee County Library will hold their annual fall book sale from from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue, Sanford. Today (Friday), hardback books will be $2 each; paperbacks and children's books will be $.50 each or 3 for $1.

• Dowtown Sanford and the Central Carolina Jaycees will present free Halloween movies in the park on Friday nights through Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. Tonight's movie is “Hotel Transylvania.”

• The Temple Theatre will present “The Music Man” at 8 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford; the show continues through Sept. 29. Tickets are $23 for general admission; $19 for Thursday night shows, Lee County educators, military or groups of 10 or more; and $13 for children. To purchase tickets, see www.templeshows.com or call the box office at (919) 774-4155.