CALENDAR FOR MAY 1
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church. The gathering will offer job leads, as well as assistance with job search skills and support from fellow jobseekers. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.
• San-Lee Park's Conservation Cubs will meet from 10-11 a.m. at 572 Pumping Station Road. This activity is open to children ages 3-5 with parent. The cost is $6 per child just for today, or $10 for today and May 15, which includes a healthy snack. Pre-registration is preferred. Call (919) 776-6221 and ask for Jaime Osborne or Carrie Council. The theme is “In the Garden.”
n The Lee County Library Trustee meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. in the conference room of the main library on Hawkins Avenue.
• A quarterly membership meeting of Lee County JobReady will be held from noon-1 p.m. in the Lee County High School Culinary Arts Dining Room. Tony Bloedorn, business teacher at LCHS, will discuss a new certification available for accounting students. Other topics will include a Sanford Arts and Vine Festival concert update and election of the JobReady Executive Committee for 2013-2014. To RSVP, send a quick response to firstname.lastname@example.org, respond via the Lee County JobReady Facebook event page or call Jill Williams at (919) 774-6226 x 1241.
• The Sanford Business and Professional Women's meeting will be held from 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Capital Bank Building, South Steele Street, Sanford. Each meeting has a different topic. To learn more, see https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sanford-Business-Professional-Womens-Organization/121897982594.
• Overhills High School will host a math night at 6 p.m. in the auditorium, during which students will present math concepts that they have learned using visual presentations on trifold boards, computer programs, power points, and other innovative media. Students will be available after their presentations to discuss their findings and reports with the general public. Students of the fine arts department and JROTC will also be performing. This year’s special guests will include N.C.Sen. Ron Rabin, state House Rep. David Lewis, Harnett County School Board Member Bill Morris, and Harnett County Schools Superintendent Tom Frye. Food will be served at no cost, and anyone is welcome to attend. To learn more, contact Cheryle Moston at cmoston@ harnett.k12.nc.us.
• The Temple Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 2 and 7 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. The show, which runs through May 19, is a retelling of the biblical story of Joseph, whose brothers become jealous of his abilities and favor with his father and sell Joseph into slavery. Joseph is eventually sent to jail, where the pharaoh hears of Joseph’s abilities and then appoints him to the post of Number 2. Years later, Joseph's starving brothers arrive and ask Joseph for assistance. Joseph ultimately reveals his identity and reunites the family. Tickets can be bought in person or by contacting the box office at (919) 774-4155 or email@example.com. Ticket prices are: adult, $23; Thursday night adult, $19; children/student, $13; Lee County teacher/educator, active military and groups of 10 or more, $19. See www.templeshows.com to learn more.
• Take a “Tropical Escape” one-stroke painting class with Lisa Orlando of The Painted Petal from 6-8 p.m. at the Carolina Artists’ Colony, 148 S. Moore St. in downtown Sanford. A $35 fee covers instruction and supplies needed to create a hand-painted, beach-themed wood sign. Students may bring beverages and snacks to enjoy. Visit www.CarolinaArtistsColony.com for details. Call the Colony at (919)776-3489 to pre-register.
• National Day of Prayer observances will be held at the city of Sanford Municipal Building flagpole at noon and at the Broadway Veterans Memorial Park, also at noon. Area pastors will be leading prayers at those sites.
• Join the Lee County YMCA for a National Day of Prayer luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church. This time will be filled with fun, fellowship and community as friends, neighbors and family from all across Lee County join together for a time of peace and devotion. Interested parties may purchase a table of eight for $65. The chorus of Broadway Elementary School will put on a special musical performance. James White, vice president of leadership development for YMCA of the Triangle, will be the keynote speaker. Those wanting to attend, or looking for more information, please contact Jamie Roberts at Jamie.Roberts@YMCATriangle.org.
• Pittsboro will hold a public ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Eastern Chatham Senior Center to announce its designation as a North Carolina Certified Retirement Community (CRC). With Pittsboro designated a CRC, RetireNC will highlight and promote the city as an attraction to the multitudes of retirees who migrate to North Carolina. The designation lasts five years. To learn more about the program, visit www.visitnc.com/retire. To RSVP for Thursday’s event, visit www.eventbrite.com/event/6420240111/eorg#.
• The Sanford Arts & Vine kick-off concert will feature four North Carolina artists and bands and will be headlined by Asheville recording artist Shannon Whitworth at 5 p.m. (gates open) at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. Whitworth will be joined by opening acts Huckleberry Blue of Sanford and Raleigh bands Scarlet and Crush. Buy tickets at http://sanfordartsandvine.com and click “festival goers” and “music” or visit http://artsandvine.eventbrite.com/. Learn more about Whitworth at her website, http://www.shannonwhitworth.net; Huckleberry Blue at http://www.huckleberryblue.com/; Scarlet at http://www.thescarletband.com/; and Crush at http://www.crushband.net/.
• The Temple Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 8 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets can be bought in person or by contacting the box office at (919) 774-4155 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket prices are: adult, $23; Thursday night adult, $19; children/student, $13; Lee County teacher/educator, active military and groups of 10 or more, $19. See www.templeshows.com to learn more.
• For the past five years, international artist Jessie Stuart Mackay and the Rev. Deacon Tally Bandy have journeyed to Tanzania to work both with schools and villages. Mackay is having her fourth art show to benefit the people of the Dodoma region, a particularly arid, drought-prone area, today through May 5 from 1-4 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene's Episcopal Church, 1145 Seven Lakes Drive, Seven Lakes, N.C. To learn more, visit www.karimutanzania.com or www.jessiemackayart.com.
• 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 “Journey 2.” Movies will start at sunset each Friday night. Additional nights may be scheduled in the case of inclement weather.
• The West Chatham Relay for Life will be held today and tomorrow at the Bray Park baseball field, featuring food, entertainment and numerous activities. A highlight of the event will be the luminaria ceremony at 9 p.m. honoring those who have survived cancer and those who have lost their battle. Luminarias can be purchased with a $10 donation. To learn more, visit www.wcrfl.info.