CALENDAR FOR MAY 2

May. 02, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

THURSDAY

• Trinity United Methodist Church will be conducting a youth seminar in conjunction with the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 6 p.m. at the church, 523 Maple Ave. in Sanford. An officer will be available to answer questions and give information to help our youth stay on the right path.

• 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 boxoffice@templeshows.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 wooden 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#.

FRIDAY

• 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 boxoffice@templeshows.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.

• 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.

SATURDAY

• Artists and vendors will be selling and showing their goods today and tomorrow from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. To learn more about the participating vendors, wineries and musicians, visit sanfordartsandvine.com. The website also has links to purchase tickets, download festival maps and learn more information about how to sponsor or become a volunteer.

• 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 boxoffice@templeshows.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.

• The Coty Relay for Life Team, the Coty Racers, will hold a fundraising motorcycle event starting at 8 a.m. (registration) in the parking lot of Tractor Supply on Horner Boulevard, Sanford. The cost is $15 per biker, $5 per rider.

• Boy Scout Troop 942 will hold a pork barbecue plate sale, and offer pork barbecue by the pound, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at 2916 Wicker St., Sanford. The cost is $7 per plate and $10 per pound.

• The annual Spring Antiques Street Fair in Cameron is scheduled from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., including all antique shops and 250 outside vendors. Food, refreshments and parking will be provided by local churches and civic groups. The fair has been a tradition for 25 years in Cameron, located off of U.S. 1 on Highway 24/27 between Sanford and Southern Pines. To learn more, call (910) 245-3055 or (910) 245-3020, or visit www.antiquesofcameron.com.

• Haw River Festival will be held from 4-11 p.m. in Saxapahaw, N.C., kicking off the Saturdays in Saxapahaw Summer Series featuring live music, a kayak raffle, a silent auction and hands-on river monitoring for all ages, Also offered will be Haw River T-shirts, guided canoe rides for kids, environmental info, a farmers' market and food trucks.

• The Sanford/Lee County Youth Council invites runners and walkers to join the Race to Read, a 5K fun run/walk. Runners and walkers will assemble for registration at 8 a.m. in the rear parking lot of Spring Lane Cinemas (1351 Plaza Blvd.) in Sanford. This is the race's second year. As with last year, proceeds from the race will be used to purchase and donate reading materials to Lee County elementary schools. Registration costs $25. For questions or more information about the race, contact Karen Kennedy at (919) 777-1113 or karen.kennedy@sanfordnc.net.

• The Potter's Palette II, featuring original canvases by N.C. potters and artists, will open with registration from 4-5 p.m. at the N.C Pottery Center, 233 East Ave., Seagrove. The event is a fundraiser for the N.C. Pottery Center. RSVP to (336) 873-8430 Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are $15 apiece, or two for $25. For more details or to see images of the canvases, visit www.ncpotterycenter.org.