CALENDAR FOR OCT. 1
• The Festival Singers of Lee County will rehearse at 7 p.m. in the choir room of First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. This community group welcomes new and returning members to come join and sing in the upcoming Dec. 1 holiday concert. For more information, please call (919) 774-4608 or (919) 776-3624.
• The Downtown Sanford Inc. board meeting scheduled for today has been canceled and moved to Tuesday, Oct. 8.
• A free Small Business Center seminar titled “Cash Flow Management” will be held from 3-5:30 p.m. at the Siler City Center, 400 Progress Blvd., Siler City. According to the Small Business Administration, more than 80 percent of small businesses do not manage their cash flow on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Cash flow is the pulse of a company, and managing it effectively often means the difference between success and failure. To register, visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e82u7ufh75866090&oseq=&c=&ch=
• The world-renowned soloists from the China National Orchestra will return to Moore County for a concert at 7 p.m. at Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School. This event is called “Trans-Pacific Melodies: An East Meets West Concert” and will feature a mix of soloists and instruments; it will be under the direction of He Jiangguo. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children (At the door: $20 for adults, $5 for children). Tickets are available now at the Arts Council offices (Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines) or by calling (910) 692-ARTS (2787).
• The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will present the annual Chatham County Farm & Industry Tour from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more than 20 years, the Chatham County Cooperative Extension team has led this tour to increase awareness of Chatham County agriculture, forestry, and industry. Tickets are $15 per person and include transportation, snacks and a local lunch. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the Cooperative Extension office in the County Agriculture Building, located at 65 E. Chatham St. in Pittsboro. The tour is limited to 85 people on a first-paid, first-served basis. Stops will include Johnny and Tommy Glosson Farms, Vineyards at Southpoint, Jean's Berry Patch and Apex Nursery. For more information, call the Chatham County Cooperative Extension office at (919) 542-8202.
• The Lee County Friends of NRA will hold a banquet/auction at 6 p.m. at the Sanford Elks Lodge. Tickets or sponsor packages may be purchased by calling (919) 770-5343 or online at www.friendsofnra.org. Half of the money raised by this event will be spent in eastern N.C. on qualifying programs, and the other half will support national programs. The Lee County Youth Hunter Safety Teams representing the seven local middle and high schools in Lee County have received grants in the past. Friends of NRA is a grassroots entity that supports thousands of community services related to firearm education, hunter safety, wildlife conservation, law enforcement and other shooting and sports interest activities.
• Chatham Community Library, in collaboration with Triangle South Workforce Development Board, will hold a job search workshop at 6 p.m.at the library, located on the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College at 197 N.C. Highway 87 North. Mike Peluso, business services coordinator at Triangle South Workforce Development Board, will share tips for navigating the world of online job searching and job applications. Participants will learn how to use job search engines, make employment information available online, keep personal information private, find and fill out online applications and identify common application mistakes. The workshop is free and open to the public. Participants must be comfortable operating a computer and navigating the Internet. Advance registration is required; please call (919) 545-8086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• A card party will be held from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. Those who enjoy playing cards or games are invited to come and help an older adult in need. The cost is $4 per person per session. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. The party is co-sponsored by Miller-Boles Funeral Home, and 100 percent of donations go to the Helping Fund, which directly assists Lee County residents who are in a crisis situation.
• On the first Tuesday of each month, Temple Theatre is teaming up with The Comedy Zone to present a lineup of standup comics. Doors open at 6 p.m., and shows start at 7 p.m., at 120 Carthage St. Single show tickets are $15; see www.templeshows.com to order. Tonight: Chris Wiles.
• A Belcan Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m-2:30 p.m. on the Chatham campus of Central Carolina Community College, 764 West St., Pittsboro (building 1, second floor). Please complete the online application prior to attending the job fair at www.belcan.com/register and bring two forms of ID. For more information, call (919) 718-0403.
• The Confucius Classroom at Central Carolina Community College will present a Chinese music exhibition and seminar, featuring award-winning members of the China National Orchestra, at 7 p.m. in the lecture hall of the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. This musical event features award-winning soloists. Orchestra president Xi Qiang will introduce the musical performance with a brief seminar on Chinese music and musical instruments. This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not required for this event. Special seating accommodations and large-group seating options are available. For more information, email the CCCC Confucius Classroom at email@example.com.
• Chatham Community Library, in collaboration with Triangle South Workforce Development Board, will hold a job search workshop at 10 a.m.at the library, located on the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College at 197 N.C. Highway 87 North.Mike Peluso, business services coordinator at Triangle South Workforce Development Board, will share tips for navigating the world of online job searching and job applications. Participants will learn how to use job search engines, make employment information available online, keep personal information private, find and fill out online applications and identify common application mistakes. The workshop is free and open to the public. Participants must be comfortable operating a computer and navigating the Internet. Advance registration is required; please call (919) 545-8086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sanford. Job leads, networking and encouragement will be offered. All who are looking for employment are welcome. Call (919) 776-6137 for more information.