Jun. 13, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• The Sanford/Lee County Stroke Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford. The topic is gait retraining, and the speaker will be Michael Lewek of the UNC Division of Physical Therapy. The group facilitator is Joy Phillips Murphy, and those who have been impacted by stroke are invited to join others who understand what they are going through.

• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting to celebrate new owners at Sylvan Learning Center at noon at 160 Pine State St., Lillington.

• Downtown Sanford Inc. will present the Function at the Junction Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. every Thursday of the month through September at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Patrons can bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper to these free outdoor concerts. Tonight, Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra will perform. For more information, call (919) 775-8332 or contact

• 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.


• A Cruz-N will be held at 4 p.m. in in downtown Goldston, exit 159 on Highway 421 between Sanford and Siler City. Classic and antique cars and trucks welcome. Come visit, show off your hot rod and remember the good ole' days gone by. Concessions will be available from the local scouts, and music will be from the oldie/goldie era. There will be a 50/50 raffle, drawing will be at 7 p.m. Door prize drawings will also be held at 7 p.m. for participants bringing classic vehicles. Cruz continues through October. For more information, contact Bruce Denkins at (919) 898-4937 or email

• 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.


• The Rooster's Wife continues Sunday evening shows, with doors opening at 6 p.m., featuring national touring musicians in the listening room of Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., downtown Aberdeen. The room seats 110, with additional seating under the awning and on the patio. This summer's schedule includes a wide array of genres, from this week's Tony award-winning Red Clay Ramblers, to Prairie Home regulars Robin and Linda Williams, and the blues of the Harris Brothers. Shows are family friendly. Admission to this week's show is $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show. The performance starts at 6:46 p.m.