CALENDAR FOR JULY 19
• The Third Friday Artwalk will be held from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Siler City. Shops and galleries stay open late while live music plays in the courtyard.
• A blood drive will be held from 2:30-7 p.m. at the Walmart at 3310 N. C. Highway 87 South, Sanford. To sign up or learn more, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.
• Derek Olds will be live in concert shooting a music video at 7 p.m. at Brick City Church, 1408 Burns Drive, Sanford. Tickets are $3 pre-sale and $5 at the door. Space is limited.
• A yard sale will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the back entrance of HAVEN's Treasures, 118 E. Main St., Sanford.
• Workers for Clean Water will hold a vigil in memory of Trayvon Martin from 5-6 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park on South Horner Boulevard in Sanford.
• The Sanford Farmer's Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave. in downtown Sanford. Patrons can purchase the best of locally grown fruits, vegetables and other produce. For further information, or for those interested in selling at the market, please call Sue Buie at (919) 356-3007, email DonnaBuie@aol.com or see www.facebook.com/pages/Sanford-Farmers-Market/219549214730985.
• The first annual Christmas in July craft and vendor show will be held from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the B.T. Bullock Elementary gym, 1410 McNeill Road, Sanford. Each person attending (age 18 and above) will receive one free ticket for prizes, and additional tickets can be bought for $1 each or six for $5; drawings for vendor prizes will be held every hour.
• Christian Provision Health Ministry will present a Health and Youth Services Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 2300 Courtland Drive, Sanford, featuring exhibitors and activities, free sports physicals and the seasoned saints annual walk-a-thon.
• A Goldston Cruz-N will be held at 4 p.m. in downtown Goldston, exit 159 on Highway 421 between Sanford and Siler City. Classic and antique cars and trucks are welcome; attendees can come visit, show off their hot rods and remember the good ole' days gone by. Concessions will be available from the local scouts, and music will be from the oldie/goldie era. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, with a drawing at 7 p.m. Door prize drawings will also be held at 7 p.m. for participants bringing classic vehicles. The cruz continues through October. For more information, contact Bruce Denkins at (919) 898-4937 or email email@example.com.
• The Goldston Lions Club invites the public to its third annual flapjack fundraiser from 7-10 a.m. at the Applebee's located at 1325 Plaza Blvd., Sanford. All proceeds benefit the blind and visually impaired in the local community and other projects in the Goldston area. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased from any Goldston Lions member or on the day of the event at the door. The meal consists of pancakes, sausage, drink (coffee, tea, juice, milk or soft drink).
• The Antique Dealers of Cameron's annual “summer sizzler” sale will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This is a big clearance sale for all shops in Cameron. To learn more, call (910) 245-3020 or (910) 245-3055, or visit www.antiquesofcameron.com.
• National Night Out was created to be a night of unity and fellowship among neighbors and communities. However, many cities — including Sanford — want to carry the idea of NNO throughout the year. A "Play It Safe" Family Safety Day will be held today from 9-11 a.m. at Spring Lane Cinemas on Douglas Drive. Bring the family out to learn how to walk, ride, and bike safely. The event features the following experts: Storm Endurance Sports, Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption, Ammons Chiropractic Clinic, Sanford Fire Department and the Sanford Police Department.
• One By One will meet at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Carthage St. One By One welcomes all people who are interested in improving race relationships in an atmosphere where frank and open discussion is encouraged. Dr. Goldie Frinks Wells, the daughter of Golden Frinks, the prominent North Carolina civil rights activist of the 1960s and 70s, will be the guest of One By One. A civil rights activist in her own right, Dr. Wells is also a retired educator and author. For more information, please call (919) 774-4797.
• North Carolina's Jeanne Jolly brings a full band show for two sets at 6 p.m. (doors open) to the listening room of Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., in downtown Aberdeen. The venue seats 110, with additional seating under the awning and under the stars. The show is one of two left in the summer's season of live music presented by the Rooster's Wife. Admission to this week's show is $15. Tickets may be purchased online at theroosterswife.org or at the door if still available.
• The Tween Scene summer reading program for ages 9-12 will be held from 3-4 p.m. at the Harnett County Public Library, 601 N. Main St., Lillington.
• Youth can join coach Larry Goins for a basketball fundamentals camp at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Drive in Sanford, today through Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. The camp is co-ed for 6-16 year olds, who will be divided by age. The cost is $20 with financial assistance available. Those wanting to sign up can register at the Stevens Center, or download an application from stevenscenter.org. Call (919) 776-4048 to learn more.
• Central Carolina Community College’s Youth Entrepreneurship Camp runs from today-July 25 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the college’s Chatham County Campus, 764 West St., Pittsboro. The camp introduces students who have completed grades six through eight to entrepreneurship – starting and running one’s own business. It is taught by Diane Kannarr, the college’s REAL program instructor, and introduces youth to a viable career option. The cost is $100. For more information, call (919) 545–8044 or email Carl Thompson, director of CCCC-Chatham Continuing Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
n•The Sandhills Natural History Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Weymouth Woods Auditorium, 1024 Ft. Bragg Road, Southern Pines. The society will gather to share food and natural history favorites. Bring a dish or snack to contribute while the group looks through a collection of nature photography taken by members throughout the past year. Visitors are welcome. Call (910) 692-2167 for more information or visit online at www.sandhillsnature.org.