CALENDAR FOR JULY 27
• Get Smart Inc. and The Sandhills Alumnae Chapter (SAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will sponsor a "Stop The Violence" celebration at 11 a.m. at Horton Park, 1515 Washington Ave., Sanford. The event will offer fun, food and fellowship, as well as music by a DJ and family activities. This is a special community uplift project. The public is invited, and all Deltas (active or inactive) and members of other Greek sororities and fraternities are encouraged to wear their paraphernalia. To learn more, please contact Ke'Sha Ridges at (202) 306-7997, Regina Jenkins Emerson at (919) 776-7289 or Deidra Baker Baldwin at (910) 944-3574.
• A fun day will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Ole Gilliam Park off of Highway 42 on the outskirts of Sanford. The event is free and will feature bounce houses, food and vendors.
• A “hummingbird day” event, with hummingbird expert Susan Campbell, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Big Bloomers Flower Farm, 275 Pressly Foushee Road, Sanford. Campbell will capture, band and release hummingbirds while visitors watch, and instructional information will be provided all day long. Guests will learn how to attract and keep hummingbirds in their yards, and Lee County master gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer gardening questions and problems (please bring any specimens in Ziploc bags).
• The Sanford Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave. in downtown Sanford. Patrons can purchase locally grown, seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce. For further information about buying or 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.
• Traditional acoustic music will be performed from 7-9 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Bartholomew's Church at 204 W. Salisbury St., Pittsboro, with Sue Wilson, Betsy Kraus, Ken Kolodner and son Brad. Music will be performed on hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, guitar, concertina and hammered mbira, as well as some vocals and lots of fun. A portion of the proceeds will go to St. Bartholomew's. Ticket price is $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (919) 542-5854 to learn more.
• The Deliverance Church of Christ will be host a flapjack fundraiser from 7:30-10 a.m. at Applebee's, located at 1325 Plaza Blvd., Sanford. All proceeds raised will go toward the Women's and Children's Ministry. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling (919) 799-9468.
• The Chatham County Animal Shelter will hold its first-ever special adoption event from 8 a.m.-noon at 725 County Landfill Road in Pittsboro. All adoption fees will be reduced to $20 for that day only. The goal for the day is to get at least half of the animals in the shelter placed into forever homes. For more information, please call (919) 542-7203.
• The Exchange Club of Sanford’s annual parent-child golf tournament will be held at Sanford Municipal Golf Course, with superball starts at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. The entry fee is $45 per player. To register, call (919) 775-8320 (SMGC). In addition to flight championships, prizes will be awarded for closest to hole, longest drive and more.
• The 2013 Temple Theatre Summer Youth Conservatory will present “Ella” at 2 and 7 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets are $6 for children, $12 for adults. To order tickets or learn more, visit www.templeshows.com or call the box office at (919) 774-4155 Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m.
• The Rooster's wife will present multi-instrumentalist Tim Carter, who will be joined by Nashville veterans Tim May, Barbara Lamb and Matt Flinner, at 6 p.m. (doors open) in 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. Tickets may be purchased online at theroosterswife.org, or at the door if still available.
• The 2013 Temple Theatre Summer Youth Conservatory will present “Ella” at 2 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets are $6 for children, $12 for adults. To order tickets or learn more, visit www.templeshows.com or call the box office at (919) 774-4155 Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m.
• Bob Bridwell, director of Sanford's Community Planning & Development Department, will speak with host Lil Barrett about the upcoming bond referendum on WDSG radio from 10:30–11 a.m. Listeners can hear the program at 107.9 FM or live stream from http://www.wdsg-fm.com.
• The Burroughs Wellcome Gallery will present “Legacy of the North Carolina Face Jug” today through Aug. 9, with a reception to be held Friday, Aug. 2, from 5-7 p.m., in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center on the campus of East Carolina University. This exhibit will be a celebration of the Tarheel state’s most renowned face jug potters and face jug pottery families, featuring pieces from 31 different face jug creators. A collection of their work has never been displayed together at one time until this exhibition, which is being curated by Jody Stouffer, East Carolina University, candidate for a master of arts degree in (art) education, as his final culminating project. The Burroughs Wellcome Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8-5 p.m. For more information call (252) 328-1287.
• Congresswoman Renee Ellmers will host a Recruit-a-Vet Job Fair, featuring participants including Campbell University, AT&T, Lowe's Home Improvement, VA Medical Center and many others, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Crown Center, 1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville. For more information, please visit Congresswoman Ellmers’s website at www.ellmers.house.gov or call (202) 225-4531.
• A house auction for a carpentry project house will be held rain or shine at 1 p.m. at Lee County High School, 1708 Nash St., Sanford. The house measures 1,595 square feet, and the auction will be conducted by auctioneer Lisa York. For more information, call Jill Williams at (919) 774-6226 x 1241 or Aaron Fleming, director of career and technical education, Lee County Schools, at (919) 774-6226 x 1242.