CALENDAR FOR JUNE 16
• 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.
• Today is the deadline to register for the Frack Free NC Public Forum, an anti-hydraulic fracturing workshop in Pittsboro from 1-5 p.m. on June 22. The event will feature local speakers, as well as speakers who own farms in Pennsylvania and will talk about their experiences with hydraulic fracturing and other natural gas operations. The forum is sponsored by the Waterkeeper Alliance & Clean Water for NC, and the cost of attendance is $10, or $20 for a ticket and lunch. It will be held at the Byrnum Ruritan Club, located at 28 Charlie Fields Road, Pittsboro. To sign up or get more information, visit http://frackfreenc-forum.eventbrite.com, or call Elaine Chiosso at (919) 542-5790 or Hope Taylor at (919) 401-9600.
• The Stevens Center will offer summer camps for children and youth at 1576 Kelly Drive in Sanford. Today, “Free to Be Me” will begin for 9-12 year olds, continuing through June 21. Participants can mix and match their day with basketball, dance, art, games, music and more Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-noon. To sign up, go online to stevenscenter.org and select calendar/registration or call (919) 776-4048. The cost is $35.
• Magician Jeff Jones will perform from 6–7 p.m. at the Harnett County Public Library, 601 N. Main St., Lillington.
• 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 Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Call Before Digging,” featuring Jody Albright from Central Electric, at 2 p.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward grades 1-3.
• The annual safety awards ceremony, presented by the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and the N.C. Department of Labor, will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Pfizer, 3316 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. 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.
• Today is the deadline to pre-register for a cornhole tournament, hosted by Ladybugs Cornhole Games and Boyettes Cornhole Boards, set for noon at the Lee County Fairgrounds. The tournament will be held during the Raising Oklahoma Benefit and be a 50/50 blind draw/double elimination, with first, second and third cash prizes. The cost is $15 per person (pre-registration) and $20 per person the day of signup.
• A support group for people with Parkinson's disease, their family members, caregivers and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. Hal Siler and Hans Nieworokh will report on the 10th annual Parkinson's Symposium in Chapel Hill on June 8, conducted by and for People With Parkinson's. To learn more, contact the Enrichment Center at (919) 776-0501.
• The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Just Dig It” at 10 a.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward toddlers and preschoolers.
• Teen-Formers, a summer reading program for ages 13-18, will meet from 6–7 p.m. at the Harnett County Public Library.
• Downtown Sanford Inc. will present the Function at the Junction Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. every Thursday through September at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Patrons can bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper to these free outdoor concerts. Tonight, Gospel Echoes will perform. For more information, call (919) 775-8332 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Rufus Barringer Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. at the Southern Pines Civic Club, located at Ashe and Pennsylvania avenues behind the tennis counts in Southern Pines. The roundtable will welcome Thomas G. Clemens, who will present "Antietam in their own words." Ezra Carman compiled a selection of letters from Antietam veterans. Hundreds of these veterans wrote thousands of letters to Carman, who tried to sort out the combat and movement of troops on America's bloodiest day. These stories offer new insight into the battle, and more importantly, of the men who fought it. New members are needed, and visitors are always welcome. Refreshments are served. For more Information, call (910) 235-0946 or (910) 695-9058.
• The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Call Before Digging” at 2 p.m., featuring Jody Albright from Central Electric, at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward children in grades 4-6.
• The Parkinson's Support Group for those with Parkinson's disease, their family members, caregivers and friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford. Call (919) 776-0501 to learn more.
• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's AM Buzz event will be held at 7:30 a.m. at LCI Inc., 2711 Tramway Road. The event will include door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, coffee and breakfast. Call (919) 775-7341 to learn more.