CALENDAR FOR OCT. 19

Oct. 19, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• A Johnsonville Ruritan pancake and sausage fundraiser breakfast will be held at the Johnsonville Community Center, 20130 Highway 24/27, Johnsonville. Food will be served from 8-10 a.m. There will also be sausage gravy and biscuits available. The cost is adults $5, children $3.

• 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., 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.

• 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 bethbale@windstream.net.

• "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 info@heartsandhandsnc.org 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.

• The monthly Goldston Cruz-N will begin at 4 p.m. in downtown Goldston, off of Highway 421 between Sanford and Siler City (exit 159). The cruz features antiques, classics, muscle, rat-rods, and vehicles of all eras. Concessions will be available from the local scouts, and music will be from the oldie/goldie era. There will be a 50/50 raffle, with a drawing at 7 p.m. Door prize drawings will also be held at 7 p.m., open to participants bringing classic vehicles. For more information, contact Bruce Denkins at (919) 898-4937 or email bldenkins@embarqmail.com.

SUNDAY

• The Temple Theatre will present “The Dixie Swim Club” at 2 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. 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 second of two “Spirit of America" concerts at 3 p.m. outdoors at Depot Park. 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. The second annual instrument petting zoo will precede the Depot Park concert at 2 p.m. Children of all ages will have a chance to touch and try out brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion — as well as talk to a real-life composer. Instruments have been donated by Buchanan’s Music and members of the orchestra. Orchestral members will also be on hand to demonstrate their instruments. 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.

• Formula for Little Angels will hold a collection event from 1-5 p.m. in the parking lot of Piggly Wiggly, 2412 S. Horner Blvd., Sanford. A tent will be set up and accepting donations of baby formula (can and powder of all brands), baby food, baby cereal and all other baby needs. Sanford and surrounding communities are affected by the WIC shutdown, and this event is meant to help local families meet the needs of their small children. All donations will go to Christians United Outreach, 2885 Lee Ave., Sanford. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/214552885382233/permalink/214557665381755/ to learn more.

• A community-wide Operation Christmas Child (OCC) kickoff event will be held from 3-5 p.m. at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church, 316 W. Main St., Sanford. Those in attendance will be preparing for another season of shoebox giving with Operation Christmas Child. Those who are interested in participating can come participate and hear from fellow OCC friends, who will share their experiences, shoebox packing tips and ideas, behind-the-scenes information and November collection week information. Contact Donna Smith at (919) 777-8786 to learn more.

• The fourth annual Three Rivers Arts Festival, featuring arts, crafts and music, will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 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 bethbale@windstream.net.

• The Shared Abundance Dinner, hosted by the Lee County Arts Council, will be held from 1-4 p.m. at VFW Post 5631, 1500 Webb St., Sanford. Proceeds will go to benefit Christians United Outreach Center and the Lee County Arts Council. A donation of $12 is requested for admission; tickets may be purchased at the Lee County Arts Council office or at the CUOC. Tickets may also be pre-ordered with a credit or debit card by calling the Arts Council office at (919) 774-6139. Donations of pre-packaged and canned goods for CUOC are also appreciated.

• The Sanford Brush and Palette Club's 49th annual art show will continue from 1-6 p.m. at the Hales Center, 147 McIver St., Sanford.

• The Railroad House Historical Association will conduct a historical tour at 2 p.m. at the Bridges log cabin just beyond Deep River School; it is located on Cabin Lane. After a presentation at the cabin, the tour will move on two more miles down Deep River to the Farish-Lambeth House and will conclude at the home of Jane Barringer, where refreshments will be served. The tour is free and open to the public.

MONDAY

• The Sanford Brush and Palette Club's 49th annual art show will continue from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Hales Center, 147 McIver St., Sanford.