CALENDAR FOR MAY 3

May. 03, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• 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

• Eleven Bar East Ranch is conducting a National Team Roping event today and tomorrow at 10 a.m. (signup 9 a.m.) at 2805 Lower Moncure Road, Sanford. See elevenbareastranch.com or call Chad Shepherd at (813) 477-4740 for more information.

• Artists and vendors will be selling and showing their goods today and tomorrow from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sanford Arts &Vine Festival 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 farmer’s 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.

SUNDAY

• A National Team Roping event continues today at Eleven Bar East Ranch at 10 a.m. (signup 9 a.m.) at 2805 Lower Moncure Road, Sanford. See elevenbareastranch.com or call Chad Shepherd at (813) 477-4740 for more information.

• Slide guitarist and storyteller David Jacobs-Strain, accompanied by harmonica master Bob Beach, brings his passionate performance to Aberdeen in a show presented at 6:45 p.m. by the Rooster's Wife at the Poplar Knight Spot. To learn more about the performer, visit www.davidjacobs-strain.com.

• Artists and vendors will be selling and showing their goods from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sanford Arts & Vine Festival 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 2 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.

• Due to rainy weather on Sunday, April 28, Art in the Village Spring 2013 has been rescheduled for today from 10-4 p.m. in the Fearrington Village Center. For details, see http://fearringtonartists.org/.

• Join Bill Bussey with theTriangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy for an easy, free educational walk along the Chatham section of the American Tobacco Trail from 2-3:30 p.m. Participants will meet at the New Hope Church Road trail crossing. Register by calling (919) 545-8044. A map is available at www.triangletrails.org/pdfs/ATT_map-6-10_3-4.pdf.

• Workers for Clean Water, a group opposed to hydraulic fracturing, will be holding an informational event starting at 3 p.m. at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Cecilia Jiminez, one of the group's organizers, said everyone is welcome to attend the event but that it will be targeted at informing people who don't own their own property about other ways fracking might affect them — such as potential health risks and a rising cost of living. There will be six speakers, as well as live music, and the event is expected to last several hours.