CALENDAR FOR MAY 9

May. 09, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• The drama department will present "The Taming of the Shrew" tonight and every night through Saturday at 7 p.m. at Lee County High School; admission is $5. The play is being put on by two advanced theatre arts classes. One class will perform on Wednesday and Friday, and the other on Thursday and Saturday.

• Meals on Wheels of Sanford will hold its monthly board of directors meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the library of the First Presbyterian Church on Hawkins Avenue. Interested members of the public and prospective volunteers are encouraged to attend.

• The Southern Lee High School Theatre Department presents Robert Fulghum's “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten,” a comedy/ drama /musical, today and May 10 at 7 p.m. in the Cavalier Theatre (room 205 on the right side of the 200 hall, just as you enter the building past the office). All tickets are $6.

• The Temple Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 2 and 7 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.

• Create a masterpiece inspired by Monet’s “Japanese Bridge Over Water Lilies” from 6-8 p.m. at the Carolina Artists’ Colony, 148 S. Moore St. in downtown Sanford. Shirley Patterson of My Little Art and Gift Shop will facilitate. A $20 fee includes instruction and all supplies needed during class to create the artwork in acrylics on canvas. Students may bring a beverage and snack to enjoy. Class size is eight-12 students. Visit www.CarolinaArtistsColony.com for details. Call the Colony at (919) 776-3489 to pre-register.

• The Sanford-Lee County Stroke Support Group will observe its second annual stroke awareness celebration at 12:15 p.m. (the time by which attendees are asked to arrive) in Chef Hamm's dining room at Cafe 121 (CHI Thyme). David Huang, chief, Division of Stroke, UNC Health Care, will speak at 1 p.m. The topic will be “what modern stroke care means for you.” For details on the stroke awareness celebration luncheon, contact facilitator Joy Phillips Murphy at (919) 776-0501 x 2230.

• Sen. Ron Rabin (R-Harnett), Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) and Rep. Mike Stone (R-Lee) announced that they will make five stops on their Harnett County Town Hall Tour. The City of Dunn will host them at 7 p.m. at Dunn City Hall, 401 E. Broad St., Dunn.

• A bone marrow donor registry drive for ages 18-44 will be held from 3:30-8 p.m. at the Sanford Church of God, 2105 Pathway Drive, Sanford. Marrow donors are urgently needed to save the lives of patients with diseases like leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell anemia. To learn more, contact Chinyere Evbuomwan (Chi Chi) at (919) 776-6133 or visit www.bethematchfoundation.org/.

• A blood drive will be held from 3:30-8 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Sanford Church of God. Please sign up at redcrossblood.org; click on sponsor code and enter 16537. To learn more, call Chinyere “Chi Chi” Evbuomwan at (919) 776-6133 or (443) 739-0704.

FRIDAY

• The drama department will present "The Taming of the Shrew" tonight and every night through Saturday at 7 p.m. at Lee County High School; admission is $5. The play is being put on by two advanced theatre arts classes. One class will perform on Wednesday and Friday, and the other on Thursday and Saturday.

• The Southern Lee High School Theatre Department presents Robert Fulghum's “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten,” a comedy/ drama /musical, at 7 p.m. in the Cavalier Theatre (room 205 on the right side of the 200 hall, just as you enter the building past the office). All tickets are $6.

n 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.

• Visit the free May Flowers After-Hours event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Carolina Artists’ Colony, 148 S. Moore St. in downtown Sanford. Browse through made-in-N.C. pottery, jewelry, arts and crafts and mingle with artists; the event will also offer complimentary wine, samples of Old Log Cabin munchies, a raffle for a large Dirtworks Pottery clay planter filled with flowers donated by Big Bloomers and more.

• 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 “Shrek.” Movies will start at sunset each Friday night. Additional nights may be scheduled in the case of inclement weather.

• The 2013 Relay For Life of Lee County will begin at 5:30 p.m. (opening ceremonies) at the Lion's Club Fairgrounds. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated. Visit www.relayforlife.org/lee to create or join a team, purchase luminary or donate.

SATURDAY

• The 21st annual National Association of Letter Carriers' “Stamp Out Hunger” Postal Food Drive will be held today. This is the country's largest one-day food collection effort. People can participate by hanging a bag of non-perishable food on their mailboxes for their mail carriers to pick up. The most needed items are canned meats, boxed meals, pasta, cooking oil, canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly. To learn more, contact NALC Food Drive Co-Coordinator Coleen Mundy at (919) 770-2956.

• The drama department will present "The Taming of the Shrew" at 7 p.m. at Lee County High School; admission is $5. The play is being put on by two advanced theatre arts classes. One class will perform on Wednesday and Friday, and the other on Thursday and Saturday.

• A fun shoot will be held at 10 a.m. (registration and the Wobble Deck open at 9 a.m.) at Deep River Sporting Clays, 284 Cletus Hall Road, Sanford. Entry is $50 for non-members, $35 for members. This is a 100-target shoot. Each class winner will receive a $25 gift certificate.

• The Carolina Pines Ballroom Chapter 6091 USA Dance invites the public to its “Mother’s May Blossom Dance, staring at 7 p.m. at 105 McReynolds St., Carthage (across the street from Fred's on the second floor of the Sinclair Building). The dance begins with snacks, followed by a complimentary dance lesson from 7:30-8 p.m.,and open dancing from 8-10 p.m. Singles and couples are welcome. Please bring an appetizer or a food to share. The cost is $7 for members, $10 for guests. All first-time guests get in free.

• 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.

• Lee County Arts Council presents The Barnyard Bash from noon-4 p.m. in Depot Park The cost is $12 for adults and $3 for children, which includes a barbecue plate, entertainment, children's activities, and the auction of The Sanford Strutters. The big auction will be at 2 p.m. This event marks the grand finale of the Lee county arts council’s first community arts project of 2012/2013, “LCAC Sanford Strutters.” For additional information, please contact Beth Whitehead, executive director, at (919) 774-6139 or via email at leecountyarts@gmail.com.