CALENDAR FOR APRIL 26

Apr. 26, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• The Harnett County Relay for Life will begin today at 6 p.m. at Triton High School, 215 Maynard Lake Road, Erwin. For more details, see www.facebook.com/pages/Relay-For-Life-of-Harnett-County-NC-Triton-High-School-April-26th-27th/124674217687708

• The 14th annual Southern Side by Side Championship will begin at 9 a.m. at Deep River Sporting Clays, 284 Cletus Hall Road, Sanford. One of the nation's premier shooting competitions, the Southern Side by Side Championship and Exhibition Spring Classic features competitions for all gauges of side-by-side shotguns. Exhibitors from the U.S. and Europe will occupy four tents offering a wide variety of fine guns, sporting clothes, accessories, books, art, fine jewelry, dog kennels, sporting travel providers and auction houses. Contact Deep River Sporting Clays at (919) 774-7080 or info@deepriver.net to learn more.

• The city of Sanford will host its second Arbor Day Celebration at 10 a.m. at the city of Sanford Golf Course on Hawkins Avenue. As part of the celebration, the Appearance Commission will plant a Japanese dogwood tree. This event is free and open to the public.

• People who live and work in Chatham County are invited to participate in a half-day workshop on the Triangle Area Rural Planning Organization's (TARPO) Locally Coordinated Human Service Public Transportation Plan from 9 a.m.- noon at the Orange County Southern Human Services Center — 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. The workshop will focus on the needs of rural Chatham and Orange Counties as a part of the larger TARPO region. TARPO staff will facilitate the workshop with assistance from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the local transit service agencies. To complete a survey that will be used to provide information for the Locally Coordinated Plan, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/9N3SNYF.

• The Central Carolina Jaycees and Downtown Sanford Inc. are teaming up again to offer free, family-friendly movies in Depot Park every Friday night through May 17. This year’s theme is adventure, and tonight's movie is “Hook.” Movies will start at sunset each Friday night. Additional nights may be scheduled in the case of inclement weather.

• Contemporary Christian Artists Russ Taff, Clay Crosse and Bob Carlisle will perform at 7 p.m. at Sanford’s Westview Baptist Church. The event, called the Surrender Tour, brings together three of the best-known voices in Christian music of the ‘80s and ‘90s. The tour is traveling to several U.S. cities in 2013, and this will mark the first time these artists have performed together on one stage. For more information about this event, contact the tour publicist, Tim Hall, at (615) 224-3575 or timh@ccmforever.com.

• The Three Rivers Organization will hold its first annual fashion show at 8 p.m. at Cypress Manor, 1040 Buck Jones Road, Cary. The event will highlight fashions from the School of Fashion and Textile of Meredith College, as well as local designers and others from New York and New Jersey. The event will benefit Project R.O.S.S. (Remembering Our Seniors thru Serving), which focuses on senior citizens within the southeastern sector of Chatham/Lee County. Tickets are available for a donation of $20 in advance, $30 VIP, and $25 at the door. Invited guests include Project Runway finalist, fashion celebrity and acclaimed designer Emilio Sosa. For tickets and additional information, contact Quentin Murray at (919) 478-9673.

SATURDAY

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Sanford-Lee County will host Morehead Planetarium from 11 a.m.--2:30 p.m. — which will bring an inflatable planetarium dome that will be able to present full planetarium shows to nearly 30 people at a time. The event is meant to raise awareness of, and honor, military families, and also to promote STEM education, particularly space education. A free raffle will be held for a telescope, donated by one of the clubs' mentors, and the event is free to all our members.

• The 14th annual Southern Side by Side Championship will continue today at 9 a.m. at Deep River Sporting Clays, 284 Cletus Hall Road, Sanford. One of the nation's premier shooting competitions, the Southern Side by Side Championship and Exhibition Spring Classic features competitions for all gauges of side-by-side shotguns. Contact Deep River Sporting Clays at (919) 774-7080 or info@deepriver.net to learn more.

• The 18th Annual Piedmont Farm Tour will be held today and tomorrow from 1-5 p.m. — a self-guided tour, sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Weaver Street Market, that features 39 scenic and sustainable working farms in Orange, Chatham, Alamance, Durham and Person counties. Those planning to participate can pick the farms they want to visit on the interactive map at www.carolinafarmstewards.org/pft/ and can visit any farm in any order. Printed brochures are available at all Weaver Street Market stores, and proceeds support the work of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. The tour once again features special programing for beginning farmers. Local experts will lead two half-day Beginning Farmer VIP tours to select farms. Tickets for this special program, limited to 23 beginning farmers per tour, are $3.

• Gregg Gelb and His Jazz Trio with Steve Anderson, piano, and Chris Gelb, drums, will perform from 8-11 p.m. at Dreams Café, 153 S. Horner Blvd., Sanford. Call (919) 775-1200 to learn more.

• The Temple Theatre Art Walk will be held from 4-7 p.m., when shops throughout downtown Sanford will host wine tasting and display local artists’ work available via silent auction. Immediately following the art walk, there will be a live auction hosted at The Art Studio, where there will be additional wine and hors de’ oeuvres. The suggested tax deductible donation is $30 in advance or $35 day of. For advance tickets, visit the Temple Box Office or administrative offices. Visit www.templeshows.com to learn more.

• Well-known North Carolina author Jill McCorkle will be stopping in the Triangle for several events in March and April, including a visit today at 2 p.m. to McIntyre’s Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village, Pittsboro.

• Lee County's first Great Strides Walk, a fundraising event for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will begin at 9 a.m. (registration) at the picnic shelter at Kiwanis Park, and the walk will start at 10 a.m. The event will have a Kid’s Zone that will last for approximately an hour near the end of the walk, free to all registered families and their children, as well as a silent auction. To learn more, email greatstridessanford@gmail.com or carolinas@cff.org.

• The Sanford Farmer's Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon in Depot Park, offering locally grown, seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. For further details, visit www.facebook.com/pages/Sanford-Farmers-Market/219549214730985

• A barbecue plate sale will be held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. The cost is $7 a plate. All proceeds go to Cub Scout Pack 910.

SUNDAY

• The 14th annual Southern Side by Side Championship will continue today at 9 a.m. at Deep River Sporting Clays, 284 Cletus Hall Road, Sanford. One of the nation's premier shooting competitions, the Southern Side by Side Championship and Exhibition Spring Classic features competitions for all gauges of side-by-side shotguns. Contact Deep River Sporting Clays at (919) 774-7080 or info@deepriver.net to learn more.

• Join a state park ranger on a guided hike of the New Hope Trail, the newest and most strenuous hike in the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, from 2-4 p.m. The hike is free, and the park entrance fee $6 per car. Participants will meet at the trailhead near the restrooms at the New Hope Overlook boat ramp. Register by calling (919) 545-8044. For maps, go to www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/jord/directions.php.

• Fitness Fest with the sixth annual Bike Criterium will be held all day in downtown Sanford. The Brick City Criterium begins at 9 a.m., and the kids' bike race begins at 1:15 p.m. The Brick City 5K and 10K runs begin at 8:15 a.m., and the kids' fun run begins at 9:45 a.m. The crossfit competition begins at 10 a.m. The festival features a rock climbing wall, bounce house, face painting, cheerleading, craft and food vendors and much more. Visit www.sanfordfitnessfest.com to learn more.

• Artist Studios at Fearrington Village presents Art in the Village, an outdoor exhibit and sale showcasing visual artists who live and create in Fearrington. from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Village Center. The event will feature exhibitors: painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, woodworkers, fabric artists — a wide variety of styles and media. For more information, visit http://fearringtonartists.blogspot.com/2013/03/art-in-village-spring-2013.html and http://fearringtonartists.org/