CALENDAR FOR APRIL 17
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sanford. All who are searching for work are welcome. Bring a recent resume’. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.
• Chatham County residents are invited to the 2013 Senior Games opening ceremonies at 2 p.m. at the Eastern Senior Center, located at 365 N.C. Highway 87 North in Pittsboro. The ceremonies will include special guest speaker Al Manning, a well-traveled local senior and Navy veteran, entertainment by The Doozies, art by local seniors, a one-mile fun walk, light refreshments and post-ceremony demonstrations of bocce, cornhole and horseshoes. For more information, please contact Lindsay Hickling at (919) 542-4512, x 228, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Chatham County Senior Games are open for all seniors 55 and above.
• Chatham Community Library will offer an evening with author Melissa Delbridge starting at 7 p.m. at the library, located on the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College at 197 Highway 87 North. Delbridge, whose 2008 memoir, “Family Bible,” recounts her experiences growing up in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in the 1960s, will be reading from published work, as well as work in progress. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact the library at (919) 545-8084.
• A “Jewelry is Fun! (Everything's $5)” sale will be held from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Central Carolina Hospital GI waiting area adjacent to ER entrance. An array of jewelry and accessories will be available. This is a CCH Auxiliary-sponsored event, and proceeds will benefit auxiliary projects.
• The annual Day of the Young Child event, a joint venture of the local Coalition for Families and the Partnership for Children, will be held starting at 9 a.m. at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Sanford. The agencies are expecting around 500 preschool-aged children from various child care centers and the public. There will be lots of activities, as well as an African-American musical group that will perform. To learn more, contact the Coalition for Families at (919) 774-8144.
• The Carolina Mountain Dulcimers will meet at 7 p.m. at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill. Beginners, experts and all stringed instruments welcome. For more information and directions, contact Shirley Ray at ShirleyRay@aol.com or (919) 929-5359.
• The Rufus Barringer Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. at the Southern Pines Civic Club, located at Ashe and Pennsylvania avenues behind the tennis courts in Southern Pines. The roundtable is welcoming back Harry Smeltzer, host of Bull Running's, who has published articles in many American Civil War magazines and is vice president of the very active "Save Historic Antietam” Foundation. New members are needed, and visitors are always welcome. For information, please call (910) 235-0946 or (910) 695-9058.
• Lee County Arts Council presents "OpenArt with Laura Newman" from 6-8 p.m. Please join us at the Artists' Loft above the Shops at Steele Street to create a Georgia O'Keefe-inspired flower painting. Beginners are welcome. The cost is $35 for LCAC members and $45 for non-members, which includes all supplies. Please call (919) 799-6596 to preregister.
• The Third Thursday Sustainable Speaker Series presents Lynne Walter of Toxic Free NC for a workshop on how to keep kitchens and homes bug free and toxin free from 6-8 p.m. in the Chatham Community Library at the college's Chatham County Campus, 764 West St., Pittsboro. Participants will learn about the basics of safe, do-it-yourself pest control and tips about safer alternatives to conventional household cleaning products. For more information, contact Laura Lauffer at (919) 545-8032 or email@example.com.
• Paint a Monet-inspired mini masterpiece with artist Shirley Patterson from 6-8 p.m. at the Carolina Artists' Colony, 148 S. Moore St, downtown Sanford. A $20 fee includes instruction and all supplies needed to create an acrylic painting on canvas, which will compliment paintings created in the February or March classes, or stand alone as a gorgeous artwork in its own right. Visit EVENTS at www.carolinaartistscolony.com for more info. Call the Colony at (919) 776-3489 to register.
• An opening night gala for Temple Theatre's Buddy Holly concert will begin at 6 p.m. at the theatre, 120 Carthage St. The cost is $100. To learn more, visit www.templeshows.com.
• Chatham Conservation Partnership will meet from 9 a.m.-noon at Celebrity Dairy in Siler City. The agenda includes breakfast at the farm ($5 at the door), the Chatham County Farmland Protection Plan, The Chatham County Conservation Plan Agriculture Assessment, the Statewide Agriculture Assessment, local food in Chatham County and a Celebrity Dairy Farm Tour. Please RSVP for the breakfast by emailing Sarah McRae at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit http://chathamconservation.wikispaces.com/.
• Area residents can attend the annual FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Pregnancy Fair and get their questions answered from 6-7:30 p.m. at The Fair Barn at the Harness Track off Highway 5 in Pinehurst. Information will be available on pregnancy, childbirth, baby care and related community services, among other topics. In addition, more than 30 vendors will be present with a variety of giveaways to share. There is no cost to attend, and registration is not necessary. For more information on this event, please call (910) 715-1478 or (800) 213-3284 toll free.
• The board of directors of Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action Inc. will hold their board meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Board of Elections Building at 225 S. Steele St., Sanford.
• The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance will be held today through Sunday at 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, 20 minutes southwest of Chapel Hill near Silk Hope, and just a short drive north of Pittsboro. The festival features numerous performers, on-site camping, kids' activities, food, workshops and more. For further details, please call (919) 542-8142 or visit http://shakorihillsgrassroots.org/.
• A drawing for the Southern Lee High School Booster Club reverse raffle will be held tonight during the varsity baseball game. The holder of the last ticket pulled wins $10,000, and there will be surprise winners throughout the drawing. Only 225 tickets will be sold, and ticket holders do not have to be present to win.
• The Relay For Life Moore County 2013 will begin tonight at 6 p.m. and end tomorrow at 11 a.m. on the campus of Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. The relay is a fundraiser to raise money for research to stamp out cancer. To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/events/211213639003362
• The Buddy Holly Concert, starring Baxter Clement as Buddy Holly, along with his friends, the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, Leah Nichols and the kickin’ Buddy Holly band under the direction of Steve Menendez, will begin at 8 p.m. at Temple Theatre in Sanford. Visit www.templeshows.com for tickets or to learn more. The cost is $25.
• Rex UNC Healthcare Mobile Mammography will make a visit from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to The Enrichment Center of Lee County. Contact Sharon Lucas at the Lee County Health Department for more information and to pre-register at (919) 718-4640 x 5317.
• The Central Carolina Jaycees and Downtown Sanford Inc. are teaming up again to offer free, family-friendly movies in Depot Park every Friday night through May 17. This year’s theme is adventure, and tonight's movie is “Tangled.” Movies will start at sunset each Friday night. Additional nights may be scheduled in the case of inclement weather.
• The Kinetic Institute Physical Therapy and FootCentric LLC invite parents to bring their children to be fit for appropriate footwear from 12:30-4 p.m. at The Kinetic Institute Physical Therapy, 1210 Carthage St., Sanford. This event is designed to inform parents about the importance of correct footwear for children and to provide an appropriate pair of shoes to those who may not be able to afford them. Representatives from New Balance and Aetrex will be involved with fitting the children. Participants must have submitted an entry form or signed up by phone by April 16. To learn more, call (919) 776-5488.