CALENDAR FOR JULY 28
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• An Informational session about the city bond referendum will be aired on “Live at 9” from 9–10 p.m.; viewers can watch the interview on Charter channel 16 (WBFT-46). Sanford City Manager Hal Hegwer and Bob Bridwell, director of Sanford's Community Planning & Development Department, will speak with host Wayne Staton about the upcoming referendum.
• The Lee County Democratic Party is hosting a “Meet the Candidates” reception for the Democratic candidates who have filed for seats on the Sanford City Council and for the office of mayor from 6:30 – 8 p.m., at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. These candidates (James Williams, Ervin Fox, L.I. “Poly” Cohen, Chas Post, Cornelia Olive, and Chet Mann) will be on the Sept. 10 primary ballot. Sam Gaskins, who is unopposed in the primary but will be on the November ballot, will also be in attendance. There will be an opportunity to hear brief remarks from each candidate and to talk with them. The Lee County Democratic Party is in the process of relocating to new headquarters at 147 Chatham St. For more information, please call (919) 774-4797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• A support group for victims of sexual assault meets tonight and every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the HAVEN in Lee County conference room, 215 Bracken St., Sanford. Please call HAVEN In Lee County for more information at (919) 774-8923, completely confidential.
• A hands-on canning class for tomatoes will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center. Participants should bring four pounds of tomatoes, washed, and jars and lids will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To learn more, see lee.ces.ncsu.edu or call (919) 775-5624.
• The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Digging up Treasure” at 2 p.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward grades 1-3.
• A big finish performance for the Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will be held at 10 a.m. featuring Sherisse Kenerson, Party People NC, in the First Presbyterian Church Old Fellowship Hall, next to the Main Library in Sanford.
• Lee Early College freshman orientation will be held at 6 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford (mandatory for all incoming freshmen and their parents).