CALENDAR FOR APRIL 21
• One By One meets at 4 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Carthage St. One By One welcomes all people who are interested in improving race relationships in an atmosphere where frank and open discussion is encouraged. Please call (919) 744-4797 for more information.
• Breakfast of Champions — creating advocates for Communities in Schools of Lee County — will hold its first advocacy breakfast, with time slots available at 7:15 a.m., 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. — at 211 S. Steele St., Sanford (Chamber of Commerce). The event will feature a light breakfast, a question-and-answer session and a 15-minute presentation. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Lee County Arts Council presents "Mini Masters" with Laura Newman from 6-8 p.m. at the Artists' Loft on the mezzanine above the Shops at Steele Street. Participants will create three mini-canvases. The cost is $35 for LCAC members and $45 for non-members, which includes all supplies and a mini-easel to display your mini-masterpiece. Call (919) 799-6596 to preregister.
• The Sandhills Natural History Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Weymouth Woods Auditorium, 1024 Ft. Bragg Road., Southern Pines. "A New Old South": Nick Radko of UNC Pembroke will lead part two of a look at Carolina prehistory, discussing the transition of societies from mobile to agricultural, beginning as early as 3,000 years ago, and reviewing sociopolitical, economic, and ritualistic changes that lead to the development of a regional ceremonial complex represented locally by the Town Creek Indian Mound in Mt. Gilead. Visitors are welcome. Call (910) 692-2167 for more information, or visit online at www.sandhillsnature.org.
• Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project, a research and outreach project out of NC State University, NC A&T University, and NC Cooperative Extension, will award mini-grants to groups that are interested in improving access to healthy, affordable foods and safe places to be active in Lee County. An informational session will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Wicker Conference Room on the first floor of the Lee County Health Department (106 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford). The 2013-2014 Lee County Mini-Grant information packet and application are available at http://voicesintoaction.org/leeminigrants/. For more information, please contact Kathryn Rosenbaum, community outreach coordinator, at (919) 513-2703 or Kathryn_rosenbaum@ncsu.edu.
• The first meeting of the Lee County Republican Men's Club will be held at noon at the Republican Headquarters at 101 S. Steele Street in Sanford. Lunch will be provided by Ron's Barn. Our guest speaker will be Cherie Berry, the N.C. Commissioner of Labor. Everyone is welcome to this organizational meeting.
• The Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host a public input session to gather feedback for a conceptual land use plan for Chatham County from 7– 8:30 p.m. at the Earl B. Fitts Center in Siler City (111 S. Third Ave.). The ChathamEDC will present four growth scenarios that cover Chatham County from the present until 2040. The conceptual land use plan focuses on balance, preservation, economic prosperity, collaboration among public services and local government and flexibility to adapt with change. For more information, contact the EDC at (919) 542-8274 or email@example.com.
• Lee County Arts Council presents "Mini Masters" with Laura Newman from 6-8 p.m. at the Artists' Loft on the mezzanine above the Shops at Steele Street. Participants will create three mini-canvases. The cost is $35 for LCAC members and $45 for non-members, which includes all supplies and a mini-easel to display your mini-masterpiece. Call (919) 799-6596 to pre-register.
• The Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Lee County Library Auditorium, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. Chatham County resident and author Timothy Tron will present a program on his genealogical family search that led to his writing of the book, “Bruecke to Heaven.” Meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome. Call (919) 499-7661 to learn more.
• The Moore County Board of Commissioners will hold a dedication at 2 p.m. of the Rick Rhyne Public Safety Center, 302 S.McNeill St., Carthage.
• The Lee Small Business Center will present a seminar titled “Where Do I Start?! Introduction to Business Plans (CBS)” from 1-4 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. Creating a business plan seems like a daunting task, but it does not have to be. In this introductory seminar, presenter Kelly Klug of Lighthouse Documentation and Training will walk participants through a sample plan and give them a step-by-step strategy for gathering the needed pieces. To register, please call (919) 774-6442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• An annual card party will be held from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at The Enrichment Center of Lee County. The cost is $4 per person per session; all proceeds go to The Helping Fund to assist Lee County residents who are in a crisis situation. Interested parties can join for refreshments and prizes, but most of all to know they have helped an older adult in need. The event is co-sponsored by Miller-Boles Funeral Home, and registration is required. Call The Enrichment Center at (919) 776-0501 x 2201 to register.