CALENDAR FOR JAN. 21
• A Small Business Center seminar titled “Starting a Small Business” will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. Participants will discover how to find the business that fits them, where to find resources to get started and how to write a simple business plan. Contact Kelly Dehring at Central Carolina SBC at (919) 774-6442 to learn more; register at http://www.dawcc.com/calendar/.
• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold an informational session about the Chamber Ambassador Program at 11:45 a.m. at 211 S. Steele St., Sanford. The session will cover the perks and requirements of being an ambassador. Learn more or register at http://www.sanford-nc.com.
• Story time will be held at 10 a.m. today and every Tuesday at the Broadway Library, 206 S. Main St., Sanford. Parents are invited to bring their toddlers and preschoolers. This week's theme is "Happy Birthday!" Those in attendance will share stories, sing songs, do rhymes and more. For more information, please call Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.
• The High Hopes Chorus will be rehearsing at 2 p.m. at at the Jonesboro Presbyterian Church. All newcomers are welcome. The group practices or performs on Wednesdays only. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Ludwick at (919) 776-4502.
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet at First Baptist Church from 8:30-10 a.m. for job leads, networking and encouragement. Call (919) 776-6137 for more information.
• Story time for toddlers will be held at 10 a.m. at the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. This week's theme will be “Happy Birthday!” For more information, please call Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665.
• Today is the deadline to register for The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension's Cut Flower Production Workshop, part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series, which is set for Jan. 29, 2014, from 1-5 p.m. at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope. Those in attendance will learn from nationally renowned cut flower experts at North Carolina State University. The workshop will cover the latest new cut flower species and cultivars, high tunnel production, cut flower fertilization, harvest and post-harvest handling and more. Speakers include John Dole, Alicain Carlson and Iftikhar Ahmad, all from the North Carolina State University Horticultural Sciences Department. Details and registration information are on Extension’s Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/gsf-workshops. Space is limited.
• The Harnett County Library Trustees will meet from 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the Harnett County Public Library, 601 S. Main St., Lillington.
• Story time for preschoolers will be held at 11 a.m. at the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. This week's theme will be “Happy Birthday!” For more information, please call Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665.
• The Triangle Down Syndrome Network will hold a Sandhills Get Together at 6:30 p.m. at Elizabeth's Pizza, located in the Riverbirch Shopping Center just off of the Spring Lane exit in Sanford. The purpose of the gathering is to connect parents in Cumberland, Moore, Chatham and Lee counties. Each guest is responsible for his own bill. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Chamber Membership 101, a free, informational seminar about what the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce does and how it can be a useful tool for businesses, will be held at 11:45 a.m. at the Chamber, 211 S. Steele St., Sanford. RSVP to (919) 775-7341. See http://www.sanford-nc.com to learn more.
• Lee County Schools Superintendent Andy Bryan will hold a meet-and-greet session at 5:30 p.m. at SanLee Middle School, 2309 Tramway Road, Sanford.
• The Temple Theatre will present “Black Pearl Sings” at 2 and 7 p.m. at the theater, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets can be purchased by phone or in person through the box office ( (919) 774-4155) or online via www.templeshows.com. Prices range from $23 for a regular adult ticket to $13 for children/students. Discounts available for military, Lee County educators and groups of 10 or more ($19 per person).
• The Broadway Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Feedmeal Restaurant.
• Certified enrollment volunteers offer help with healthcare signup each week at Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro. Today's session is at noon in the computer lab. Assistance is free and available to anyone; no appointment is necessary. In order to enroll in healthcare at the time of their visit, those applying for healthcare coverage should bring social security numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants) for everyone in the household needing insurance coverage, employer and income information (W-2 forms, Wage and Tax statements or pay stubs) for everyone in the household needing coverage and policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of the household. The volunteer program is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, UNC Healthcare and Get Covered America. For more information or a complete schedule of enrollment days and times, call the library at (919) 545-8084.
• The Temple Theatre will present “Black Pearl Sings” at 8 p.m. at the theater, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets can be purchased by phone or in person through the box office ( (919) 774-4155) or online via www.templeshows.com. Prices range from $23 for a regular adult ticket to $13 for children/students. Discounts available for military, Lee County educators and groups of 10 or more ($19 per person).