Jun. 11, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• A support group for victims of sexual assault meets tonight and every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the HAVEN in Lee County Conference Room, 215 Bracken St., Sanford. Please call HAVEN In Lee County for more information at (919) 774-8923, completely confidential.

• The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be offering “Safely Preserving at Home,” a basic canning class, at 10 a.m. — where participants will learn the most up-to-date, research-based information for preserving safely. Today is the last of four identical sessions, starting at 10 a.m. The registration fee of $10 for individuals/couples covers class materials, including the newest edition of “Ball Blue Book for Canning” and a CD of materials. Registration forms can be downloaded on the Chatham County Cooperative Extension website at (go to Food Safety and Processing on home page, form is listed under “Links” to retrieve and print), or call (919) 542-8202.


• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church. All searching for employment are welcome. Job leads are provided, as well as encouragement. Crystal McIver from CCCC WB Wicker will present this week's program. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.

• The Friends of the Chatham Community Library will hold their annual meeting at 7 p.m. in the Holmes Meeting Room at Chatham Community Library. The brief meeting to elect new officers will be followed by a presentation by Scott Mason, “The Tarheel Traveler.” Scott will discuss his favorite stories and show brief clips based on his many years traversing North Carolina’s highways and byways in search of the quirky, the spooky and downright kooky. The program is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at (919) 545-8084.

• A tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension's Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden will be held today, and every second Wednesday of the month through November, at 5:30 p.m. Participants should meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace. Visit the garden website at to take a virtual tour and learn more.

• A Comprehensive diabetic nutrition class, for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers to provide an overview on what diabetes is and how it relates to diet, will be held at 4 p.m. in the community classroom at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. Carbohydrate counting and the plate method will be reviewed. To register, go to


• 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. The organization is actively seeking new board members and invites the public to attend and learn more about this ministry.

• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will host “Chamber Membership: 101” at 11:45 a.m. at the chamber office in Sanford. The free, informational seminar will cover what the chamber does and how it can be a useful business tool. Kelly Hazen Klug of Lighthouse Documentation and Training will lead the seminar. To RSVP, call the chamber at (919) 775-7341.

• Today is the deadline to register for the annual safety awards ceremony, presented by the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and the N.C. Department of Labor, on June 18 on the Pfizer campus. The keynote address will be given by Cherie Berry, N.C. commissioner of labor. Please note — only those people who have registered will be allowed onto the Pfizer campus, and all attendees must have their driver's license when they arrive. The cost is $15 per person. Call the chamber at (919) 775-7341 to learn more.

• A reception honoring departing Lee County Schools Superintendent Jeff Moss will be held from 5-7 p.m. (presentation at 6 p.m.) at the Flame Steakhouse, 109 Carbonton Road, Sanford.


• The Sanford Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Locally grown, seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables, and other produce will be available. Those wanting further information, or are interested in selling at the market, please call Sue Buie at (919) 356-3007 or email: For other details, see

• Patrons can support the Heart of Carolina Jazz Society's efforts to bring jazz to the Triangle by contributing to Power2Give. To do so, give to the "Never Too Young for Jazz" project on and support jazz clinics with special guest Ron Carter from noon-4 p.m. at Marsh Woodwinds, and concert on Sunday, June 16, at Raleigh Little Theatre Amphitheatre. To learn more, see

• The North Carolina Cardboard Boat Championships will be held today at Lake Waccamaw, N.C. The race challenge is to design and build a human-powered, corrugated cardboard boat that's capable of finishing around a 200-yard course. State Championship categories include parent/child (age 9+ with adult), single paddler junior (ages 13-17), multi-paddler junior, single paddler adult, multi-paddler adult and a last-boat-standing, free-for-all match. June 1 was the deadline for registering a boat at discounted rates. Family, youth group and individual boat entries are $20, club and nonprofit organization entries are $40 and corporate team entries are $100. Entry forms can be downloaded at

• A free tour our of B. Everett Jordan Dam will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. Participants will meet at the B. Everett Jordan Dam Visitor Assistance Center on 2080 Jordan Dam Road in Moncure and will learn about the history of the dam's creation and how the dam works. Register by calling (919) 545-8044.

• The Three Rivers Organization in Moncure will present the first annual backyard BBQ cook-off and antique car/motorcycle benefit at the Chatham County Fairgrounds. Grillers can enter to win prizes ranging from $100-$500. Check-in time is no earlier than 7 a.m., and judging begins at 12:30 p.m. Winners will be awarded by 2 p.m. Participants must complete an entry form and submit with $50 entry fee. Entry in the antique car and motorcycle show carries a $20 donation/entry fee; check-in time is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Judging begins at 12:30 p.m., with winners awarded by 3 p.m. First- and second-place trophies will be awarded separately in the antique car, truck and motorcycle categories. Call Clarissa Toomer Neal at (919) 924-8407 for details or to receive entry forms.