CALENDAR FOR OCT. 17
• The Open Doors Entrepreneurship Initiative kickoff event will be held from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at the Central Carolina Community College Sanford campus, 1105 Kelly Drive, Science Building lobby. The initiative is designed to offer survivors of domestic violence another option to achieve self sufficiency by providing an open door to entrepreneurship assistance. Representatives from participating organizations will speak during the kickoff. For more information, contact Mike Jones, SBC director, at (919) 718-7424 or email@example.com.
• The Temple Theatre will present “The Dixie Swim Club” at 2 and 7 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. 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 Lacs will perform live, with Jessta James opening, at 7 p.m. (doors open) at Schooly's Bar and Billiards, 102 E. Trade St., Sanford. To learn more, call Schooly's at (919) 776-1700.
• 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., Sanford. 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
• The second annual “God Belongs in My City” prayer walk will begin at 10 a.m., with participants meeting at the tennis court beside Medicine Park Pharmacy. The participants will walk down Carthage Street together to Depot Park as a group of Christians while praying for a spiritual revival in Sanford. To learn more, see https://www.facebook.com/GBIOCsanford.
• 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.
• The Lee County Community Orchestra will present its first of two “Spirit of America" concerts at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Lee County Arts & Community Center. Featured will be the premiere of "Illumination," a piece written in celebration of the orchestra's 25th anniversary by American composer Mark Petering. He will be on hand to share his inspiration and ideas with the audience. The program will also include works highlighting various time periods throughout the history of American music, such as salutes to the big bands and to Cole Porter, Copland's "Hoe-Down from Rodeo," selections from "Chicago," and many more familiar tunes. At both concerts, refreshments will be available, and all proceeds will go to the Central Carolina Jaycees. A drawing will be held at intermission for children under age 7 to win a prize donated by Kindermusik with Real Great Music LLC.
• The fourth annual “Blessed to be a Blessing” fall community outreach event will be held from 9 a.m.-noon. The purpose of the outreach, held at St Luke United Methodist Church (2916 Wicker St.), is to provide free clothing, cold-weather gear, shoes, personal care items, diapers and school supplies to Lee County neighbors in need. To help, community members can donate gently used clothing, coats and shoes, or fill a bag with new socks, mittens and gloves, and bring to the church prior to the event. Those who have questions, or would like to help in other ways, can contact Terri Kirkman or Cindy Cay, coordinator of children's ministry and music. To learn more, contact the church at (919) 776-2012.
• Toyota-Scion of Sanford will host a family fun day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the dealership, 3321 Highway 87 South, Sanford. There will be food, games and fun for the whole family. They will host a Sale-A-Thon to raise funds to provide help and hope for our families. Also, for every new and used car sold during the month of October, Toyota-Scion of Sanford will donate $100 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To learn more, contact Abby Lowry at (919) 783-0222.
• The New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), annual Track or Treat Halloween train rides scheduled for today (Saturday) and Oct. 26 will feature new haunted caboose tours and activities for all ages. Additions, both scary and not-so-scary, have been made to the live, interactive Halloween scenes set up along the eight-mile train ride. Visitors are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and partake in the photo opportunities upon entering the rail yard through a giant monster mouth. Rides depart at 4 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased online at www.TriangleTrain.com. More information is available at www.facebook.com/TriangleTrain.
• The fourth annual Three Rivers Arts Festival, featuring arts, crafts and music, will be held today (Saturday) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and tomorrow at Summer Rain Farm, located at 1064 Walter Bright Road, Sanford (Chatham County). Art will be displayed in and around the barns and pasture, and three musicians/groups will be performing each day from opening to closing time. There will be more than 30 vendors of a wide variety of artistic media, including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, woodwork, photography, nature crafts, mixed media and more, as well as vendors and art/craft demonstrations and an opportunity to visit the horses and chickens on the farm. Entrance and parking are free. See www.threeriversartsfestival.net for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• “A Harvest of Quilts” Quilt Show, presented by the Hearts and Hands ECA Quilters’ Guild, will continue from 9 a.m.-5 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 email@example.com to learn more.
• A fall foliage boat tour of Jordan Lake ($25 adult, $15 child) will be held from 2-4 p.m., with the tour boarding at the boat ramp at Seaforth Recreation Area at Jordan Lake on U.S. 64. Capt. Don Watkins is partnering with Chatham Conservation Partnership to offer this special trip to the general public. Call Triangle Boat Tours at (919) 585-1488 to register (rain date is Nov. 2). This trip is limited to 12 people. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour start time. For a map and and directions, see www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/jord/pics/seaforth.pdf.
• The Sanford Brush and Palette Club's 49th annual art show will be held today (Oct. 19) through Oct. 26 at the Hales Center, 147 McIver St., Sanford; hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-6 p.m.
• The Sanford-Lee County 5K race and Alzheimer's walk will kick off at 7:30 a.m. (registration) at Kiwanis Family Park, 1800 Wicker St., Sanford; run starts at 8:30 a.m. The walk's purpose is to raise awareness and funds for programs, services and support for families coping with Alzheimer's disease. To register, see www.leecountync.gov/ec or pick up forms from Carolina Women's Fitness Center, Sanford Nautilus and The Enrichment Center of Lee County. To learn more, contact Judi at (919) 776-0501 x 2230 or Betsy at (919) 718-5417.
• A publishing workshop for new authors will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express, 1006 Marco Drive, Apex. The cost is $59 per person for all ages. Register and learn more at www.apexartscouncil.org/creativewritingclass2.php.