CALENDAR FOR MAY 11
• 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 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.
• Lee County Arts Council presents The Barnyard Bash from noon-4 p.m. in Depot Park The event will feature barbecue plates, 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 email@example.com.
• The Rooster's Wife brings twelve more shows this season, starting at 6:46 p.m., to the listening room of Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., in downtown Aberdeen. The rooms seats 110, with additional seating under the awning and on the patio. Americana sensation Harpeth Rising comes to Aberdeen tonight to celebrate Mother's Day with community music. Shows are family friendly. Admission to this week's show is $15. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit theroosterswife.org, call (910) 944-7502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 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.
• The First Baptist Church of Sanford and Sandhills Center LME will sponsor a free, community-wide educational event from 5:30-7 p.m. The topic is "Understanding Emotional Disorders in Children." This should be an informative session for parents, foster parents, professionals and others working with children. Child care and light dinner provided free, but registration is required. To register, contact Linda Swann, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call toll free 1-877-776-6702.
• The May meeting of Republican Women of Lee County will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Lee GOP headquarters, 101 S. Steele St., Sanford. Joyce Cotten, chairperson of the second congressional district, will be the speaker. Come enjoy good fellowship with other conservatives.
• The public alert notification sirens around the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant will be tested from 10-11 a.m. The 83 sirens within 10 miles of the plant will be tested at full volume for approximately five seconds. The test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is conducted in cooperation with the State of North Carolina, as well as Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Wake counties. Progress Energy Carolinas performs full-volume tests annually. Silent tests are conducted every two weeks, and short duration, full-volume tests every three months. Questions about the tests may be directed to county or state emergency management agencies.
• The Democratic Women of Lee County will meet at 6 p.m. at Democratic Headquarters at 143 Charlotte Ave. Bob Atwater, Former Senator for District 18 (Chatham, Durham, Lee), will present the program. For questions, please call Lynda F. Turbeville, president, at (919) 776-9916.
• The N.C. History Quiz Bowl will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Old Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and presented by The Lee County Library, the Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum and the Museum of the Cape Fear. To participate, call the library at (919) 718-4665.
• The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Sanford.
• The Veterans Upward Bound program of Chatham/Lee/Harnett/Johnston/Wake counties will host an informational session about VUB resources and services from 5-7 p.m. in Room 9107, Science Building, Central Carolina Community College’s Lee County Campus, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford. The conference is for veterans who want to return to school and obtain an associate or bachelor’s degree, as well as for professionals working with veterans. For more information, call (919) 718-7463 or email email@example.com.