CALENDAR FOR OCT. 17
• Chick-fil-A will hold a Breast Cancer Awareness Day from 6:30 a.m.–10 p.m. at the Sanford location at 3224 N.C. Highway 87. Patrons can wear a pink shirt or pants, make a purchase and get a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich for their next visit. Mary Kay will be at the restaurant from 5-8 p.m. to pass out free gifts, as well as offer free hand treatments to anyone who makes a donation to the Susan G. Kommen foundation.
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sanford. Job leads, job fair information and encouragement will be offered. All who are interested in seeking employment are welcome. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.
• Professional pet portraits (with or without Halloween costumes) will be offered from 4-8 p.m. at Family Veterinary Hospital, 303 S. Horner Blvd., Sanford. The cost is $15 for a 4-by-6 portrait.; 10 percent of the proceeds go to CARA, with a matching donation from Family Veterinary Hospital. Costumes will be available for purchase. For more information about photos, please contact Family Veterinary Hospital at (919) 718-0850.
• The Temple Theatre will present “The Dixie Swim Club” at 2 and 7 p.m. at 120 Carthage St. The show runs through Nov. 3. It follows five North Carolina women, who met on their college swim team and set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. The show focuses on four of those weekends, spanning a period of 33 years. As their lives unfold, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, marriage, parenting, divorce, and aging) that life flings at them. Adult tickets are $23; Thursday night adult, military and Lee County educator tickets are $19. Children and student tickets are $13. See www.templeshows.com to learn more.
• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's AM Buzz “Networking with a Jolt” event will be held at 7:30 a.m. at Hampton Inn in Sanford.
• A TARPO Rural Technical Coordinating Committee (RTCC) meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center, Wicker Conference Room, 106 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford.
• A TARPO Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) meeting will be held from noon-2 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center, Wicker Conference Room, 106 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford.
• A newborn care class, designed to educate parents on the physical care of the newborn, development needs of the young infant and adjustment to parenthood, will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the community classroom at Central Carolina Community College, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. To register, go to http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=1863.
• The Carolina Mountain Dulcimers will meet at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. Beginners, experts, and all stringed instruments welcome. For more information and directions, contact Shirley Ray at ShirleyRay@aol.com or (919) 929-5359.
• The Third Friday ArtWalk will be held from 6–9 p.m. in downtown Siler City. The event offers food, live music, arts and crafts, wine tastings, and more every month. Patrons can visit the independent bookstore, Paperbacks Plus, and enjoy live music, check out the NC Arts Incubator, have coffee at Courtyard Coffee and explore the Farmers' Alliance (still in business after 120-plus years); additional shops and galleries will be open. See visitpittsboro.com/events/third-friday-artwalk to learn more.
• The Temple Theatre will present “The Dixie Swim Club” at 8 p.m. at 120 Carthage St. The show runs through Nov. 3. Adult tickets are $23; Thursday night adult, military and Lee County educator tickets are $19. Children and student tickets are $13. See www.templeshows.com to learn more.
• Rex UNC Healthcare Mobile Mammography unit will be available at 9 a.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. All patients must be pre-registered. Call Sharon Lucas at The Lee County Health Department for more information and to pre-register at (919) 718-4640 x 5317.
• The Chamber Clays Championship will begin with registration at 12:30 p.m. at Deep River Sporting Clays. Shooting begins at 1:30 p.m., and happy hour begins at 4 p.m.
• “A Harvest of Quilts” Quilt Show, presented by the Hearts and Hands ECA Quilters’ Guild, will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. Best in Show prize will be $300. Admission is $5, under 12 get in free. The event will feature more than 100 quilts, vendor booths, raffle baskets, door prizes, a boutique with handmade items, an antique quilt display, demonstrations, the Quiltmobile, lunch available on site, and much more. See www.heartsandhandsnc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
• Downtown Sanford and the Central Carolina Jaycees will present “Frankenweenie,” the last of their free Halloween movie in the park series, at 7 p.m. at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford.
• The Durham Arts Council will host a Third Friday reception, featuring the artists of its most recent exhibits, from 5-7 p.m. at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, Durham. This event is free and open to the public as part of Durham’s Third Friday. Contact Lindsay Gordon, artist services manager, at (919) 560-2719 or email@example.com, or see www.durhamarts.org