CALENDAR FOR OCT. 26

Oct. 26, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption will hold a haunted house fundraiser today (Saturday) through Oct. 31 from 6-8:30 p.m. at 217 Gulf St., Sanford. The cost is $3 per person; children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free with donation of items from CARA's supply wish list (available at www.cara-nc.org). All proceeds and donations will go toward the care of animals at CARA.

• “Run for the Son” cruise-in and bike ride will be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church, with registration for the ride from noon-2 p.m. ($10 to participate) and the cruise-in starting at 4 p.m. Those in attendance can enjoy live music, food, door prizes and fellowship.

• A Democratic unity breakfast for Sanford City Council and mayoral candidates will be held at 9 a.m. at The Flame Restaurant. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. Special guests will be Democrats who have served and are serving the citizens of Lee County as elected officials. Former Lt. Gov. Dennis A. Wicker will address the group. For more information, please call Ann P. McCracken, Lee Democratic Party chair, at (919) 774-4797 or John Kirkman at (919) 498-6935.

• Lee County Hazardous Waste Day will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford (please use Kelly Drive entrance). All Lee County residents are invited to bring all of their household chemicals, cleaners, paint, automotive fluids, batteries, pesticides and more for proper disposal. For more information, please contact Lee County Solid Waste at (919) 718-4622.

• A fall bazaar will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. There will be community vendors from The Carpenter's Shop, Bert’s, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Find X Designs and more. Homemade chili and cornbread plates will be for sale for $6.

• 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 13th annual No Scare Fair will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Stevens Center, 1576 Kelly Drive, Sanford. Tickets will be pre-sold for $5 per person and will include a choice of six different time slots. At the event, the costumed treaters will trick-or-treat at “exciting doors,” sponsored by local businesses, civic organizations and individuals. After trick-or-treating, the children will have an opportunity to experience folktales, entertainers, face-painting, crafts and a parade of costumes. A concession booth will be available to buy various foods such as popcorn, hotdogs, cookies and drinks.

• A fall festival will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. Patrons can browse and purchase from more than 40 tables filled with woodcarving, jewelry, paintings, homemade soaps and lotions, candles, Christmas decorations, hand-sewn items and more. Hot dogs, sausage dogs with the trimmings, chips, drinks and fresh baked goods will be available. All food proceeds will benefit The Enrichment Center Inc. Helping Fund.

• Lillington's Great Pumpkin Festival will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lillington Community Center, 607 S. 13th St., Lillington. The event will include trunk or treat, face painting, games, food sold by the booster club and prizes for children in costumes. Admission is free.

• The New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), annual Track or Treat Halloween train rides will be held today and 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 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.

• The inaugural Carolina Lakes Halloween Run 5K/10K run and one-mile family walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Carolina Lakes Community Clubhouse, 91 Clubhouse Drive, Sanford. The event is open to the public. Costumes are encouraged, with awards for the top three male and female runners in each age group. This event is presented by the Carolina Lakes POA Community Affairs Committee to fund improvements to fitness trails and other fitness-related projects. Register by logging onto http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2106390.

SUNDAY

• Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption will hold a haunted house fundraiser today through Oct. 31 from 6-8:30 p.m. at 217 Gulf St., Sanford. The cost is $3 per person; children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free with donation of items from CARA's supply wish list (available at www.cara-nc.org). All proceeds and donations will go toward the care of animals at CARA.

• In an effort to raise money for Family Promise of Lee County, a “Duck Dynasty”-themed fundraiser will be held at noon at the Sanford Lions Club Fairgrounds. There will be free food, live music and, with the public's help, hundreds of people dressed in their “Duck Dynasty” best. The object is to combine a fundraiser, community night out, small business expo, costume party and concert into one event helping local homeless families. A $15 donation will be requested for those in Duck Dynasty attire, and $20 for those who are not (kids 12 and under are free with parents). Those interested in being part of the event, please contact Dusty Phillips at (919) 353-0947.

• Chatham County Arts Council’s “Pickin’: A Celebration,” sponsored by Weaver Street Realty, will be held at 4 p.m. at the Fearrington Barn in Pittsboro. Tommy Edwards and The Bluegrass Experience will be the headliners, and the house opens at 3 p.m. when the Chatham County Junior Appalachian Band starts the pickin’ on the patio. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They are available at www.chathamarts.org or in person at McIntyre’s Books in Fearrington, Small B&B Café in Pittsboro, and Courtyard Coffee and Soda Café in Siler City.

• A nine-pin, no-tap tournament will be held at 3 p.m. at Kendale Bowling Lanes in Sanford. The entry fee is $20 per person. Sign up will begin at 1 p.m. on the day of the tournament.

• Navy Day will be held from 2-5 p.m. at North Carolina Veterans Park, 300 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville. Participants can join veterans and their families at this free event honoring the U.S. Navy and those who have served. Events include story and photo sharing by veterans and spouses, a musical performance by Chandra Scott and a ceremony with keynote address by Kirk deViere. The event is sponsored by the American Legion Post 32, Legion Riders Post 32 and Fleet Reserve Association Branch 259. For more information, contact (910) 436-3866 or (910) 875-6062.

• The Temple Theatre will present “The Dixie Swim Club” at 2 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 25th annual Chatham Hunger Walk and Halloween Carnival will kick off with registration from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Pittsboro Elementary School. The walk itself begins at 2:30 p.m., and participants can then follow a one- or three-mile course through the streets of Pittsboro. The walk is CORA’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps CORA provide much-needed food to families. For more information, call the CORA Food Pantry at (919) 545-3030 or email hungerwalk@corafoodpantry.org. Walkers who wish to recruit a team for the fundraiser can request a packet of information by sending an email to hungerwalk@corafoodpantry.org or by calling the number above. Registration forms will also be available online beginning Oct. 1 at www.corafoodpantry.org.

MONDAY

• Story time will be held at 10 a.m. at the Broadway Library, 206 S. Main St., Broadway. The theme is “Fire Safety”; the special guests will be from the Cape Fear Fire Department, and they will bring the big fire truck.

• Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption will hold a haunted house fundraiser today through Oct. 31 from 6-8:30 p.m. at 217 Gulf St., Sanford. The cost is $3 per person; children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free with donation of items from CARA's supply wish list (available at www.cara-nc.org). All proceeds and donations will go toward the care of animals at CARA.

• The Sandhills Natural History Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Weymouth Woods Auditorium, 1024 Ft. Bragg Road, Southern Pines. Natural history of Raft Swamp Farms will be presented by Jackie and Louie Hough. Visitors are welcome. Call (910) 692-2167 for more information or visit online at www.sandhillsnature.org.

• N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and Tony Almeida, senior advisor to the governor on jobs and the economy, will headline a N.C. Department of Commerce listening tour from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Sandhills (South Central) Prosperity Zone, Pinehurst Resort, 80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst. Decker and Almeida are asking economic development professionals, community, business and education leaders and other stakeholders about the barriers and threats to progress and local opportunities for economic growth. Information will be compiled and reviewed for inclusion in the new, 10-year strategic plan that Gov. McCrory has tasked Decker and the N.C. Economic Development Board with creating by December.

• The Grammy-winning Parker Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.) at Sunrise Theater, Southern Pines, as part of the Classical Concert Series presented by the Moore County Arts Council. The Jefferson Inn is offering a pre-concert dinner costing $38 per person (tax and gratuity included); reservations are required and can only be made by calling the Arts Council at (910) 692-2787. Classical Concert Series brochures are available at the Arts Council offices (Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines) or call (910) 692-2787 to receive a brochure by mail. For additional information about the Arts Council or CCS, visit www.MooreArt.org.