CALENDAR FOR SEPT. 27

Sep. 27, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• The full North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. in the ground floor hearing room of the Archdale Building, 512 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh. Other groups of the Mining and Energy Commission may meet Sept. 27. If other meetings are scheduled, a list of times and dates will be added to the commission’s schedule of meetings, which can be found at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mining-and-energy-commission/mec-schedules-and-agendas.

• J. Fletcher Rosser Day in Lee County, with barbecue plates sold to benefit the Breadbasket, will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and 5-7 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Sanford. Tickets are $8.

• Downtown 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 “The Haunted Mansion.”

• 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.

• The Southern Ideal Home Show, the area’s largest home and outdoor living event, will host three days filled with home products, services and ideas to thousands of local homeowners today through Sept. 29 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds; show hours are Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-8p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $9 at the door and free for children under 15 years of age (with paying adult). For more information, call (800) 849-0248 or visit www.southernidealhomeshow.com.

• The Fall Book Sale of the Friends of the Chatham Community Library continues today from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Holmes Family Meeting Room of the Chatham Community Library at 197 N.C. Highway 87 in Pittsboro. Admission is free, and purchases may be made by cash or check, but not credit cards. Today, all books and materials are half price. All proceeds from the book sale are used to benefit Chatham Community Library for underwriting programs; purchasing needed books, materials and equipment; and improving technology and services. For more information, see www.friendsofthechathamcommunitylibrary.org or call (919) 545-8084.

• Two local authors from Sanford will be featured in the first author showcase from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Raleigh Street Gallery, 120 W. Raleigh St., Siler City. The first is Karen Matthews, author of “The Legend of Lizard Lick,” A North Carolina folktale. The second is Carolyn Miller, author of “Murder in the Old Courthouse.”

SATURDAY

• The Northview Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. at 104 Perkinson Road, Sanford. Visitors can tour the station, check out the fire trucks and learn more about fire safety.

• A “Nature Crafts” program will begin at 1 p.m. at Raven Rock State Park, located six miles west of Lillington off of Highway 421 North. Participants will learn how to use natural items to create fun crafts. They will meet at 1 p.m. in the visitor center, and there will be be an easy half-mile hike to discuss what natural items can work in making nature crafts. Natural items for the crafts will be furnished. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Preregistration is required, and the class is limited to 25 participants. Sign up by calling the park office at (910) 893-4888 x 107. The program will take place rain or shine.

• The 44th Malcolm Blue Historical Crafts & Farmskills Festival will be open to the public from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at the 1825 historic Malcolm Blue Farmstead, located at 1177 Bethesda Road (Highway 5 South) in Aberdeen. Music and entertainment are scheduled throughout the day. Admission is $5 for adults, children age 13 and under are $3 and preschoolers are free. Active duty military personnel with ID will enter fee. Festival proceeds will be used for the Stone Soup Children’s Museum programming, restoration of the Grist Mill and preservation of the stable and farm buildings. For further information, call Martha Clayton Swaringen, founder of the Malcolm Blue Historical Society and festival, at (910) 944-7685.

• A concealed carry permit class will be held from 8 a.m.-until (depends on turnout) at the Tramway Fire Department. Participants will need 80-90 rounds per person and safety glasses. The cost of the class is $60. Those in attendance can pay a $30 deposit or pay in full the morning of the class. To learn more, call Matt Smith at (919) 708-2103, Josh Dunigan at (919) 498-4480 or Kelli Dunigan at (919) 478-2082.

• The Lee County Harvest Walk, to feed the hungry in the local area, will start at 8 a.m.; the approximately two-hour walk will begin and end at First Presbyterian Church at 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford (parking lot in back of the church). Organizations to be helped include the Christians United Outreach Center, the Bread Basket, Meals on Wheels, Outreach Mission (homeless shelters) and Lee County Backpack Pals. Please address questions to (919) 538-5885. Signup sheets are available through First Presbyterian and other local sponsoring churches.

• 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.

• The Fall Book Sale of the Friends of the Chatham Community Library continues today from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Holmes Family Meeting Room of the Chatham Community Library at 197 N.C. Highway 87 in Pittsboro. Admission is free, and purchases may be made by cash or check, but not credit cards. Today, customers can fill grocery bags with books and materials they choose for $5 each bag, with no limit on the number of bags. All proceeds from the book sale are used to benefit Chatham Community Library for underwriting programs; purchasing needed books, materials and equipment; and improving technology and services. For more information, see www.friendsofthechathamcommunitylibrary.org or call (919) 545-8084.