CALENDAR FOR FEB. 17
• One By One will meet 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. Dr. Rupert Nacoste, professor at North Carolina State University, will once again join One By One on Sunday to continue a discussion of his book, “Howl of the Wolf: North Carolina State University Students Call Out for Social Change.” Some of Dr. Ncoste’s students will also be in attendance. Please call (919) 774-4797 for more information.
• A do-it-yourself divorce clinic will be held at 4 p.m. at Central Carolina Community College, room 9107, science building, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford. This clinic is for those needing general information only; attorneys will not give advice on individual matters. For a simple divorce, someone must meet the following criteria: be separated from spouse for at least a year, have no marital property or assets to divide, no custody issues and be financially eligible for legal aid services. Instruction will be provided on completing the paperwork necessary for self-representation in court. Those planning to attend must call (919) 542-0475 to reserve a space. To learn more, call (919) 542-0475 or 1-800-672-5834.
• The Lee County Community Orchestra will rehearse from 6:30-9 p.m. in the practice hall of the Lee County High School Fine Arts Building.
• Covenant Preparatory School, a classical Christian school, will host an open house at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at New Covenant Fellowship Church, 1305 Hulsey Road, Carthage. The school is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Exciting new details about the school will be announced. Feel free to call Kristin at 673-1025 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. For additional information, or to download an application, visit the school’s newly updated website at www.covenantprep.com for more information and to download an application.
• A Parkinson’s Support Group for those with Parkinson’s disease, their family members, caregivers and friends will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County in Sanford. The meeting topic will be sleep problems and Parkinson’s. Ed Hissel with Sanford Center for Sleep Disorders will be our guest. For further details, call (919) 776-0501.
• “An Evening with Ernest Green: Civil Rights Pioneer and Member of the Little Rock Nine” will be presented by the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. in Owens Auditorium on the Sandhills Community College campus in Pinehurst. Admission is free and open to the public with no tickets required. For additional information call (910) 245-3132.
• San-Lee Park’s Conservation Cubs will meet from 10-11 a.m. at the park, 572 Pumping Station Road, Sanford. The event is open to children ages 3-Â5 with parent. The cost is $6 per child, or $10 per child for both days for those who also participated on Feb. 6 (includes a healthy snack). To learn more or register, call (919) 776-Â6221. Preregistration is preferred. Ask for Jaime Osborne or Carrie Council. Theme is “songbirds in winter.”
• American Legion Post 382 in Sanford will hold a barbecue fund-raiser to support veteran activities, with meals being served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Post 382 on Legion Drive, off of Highway 1 near Wicker Street. Tickets are available from members, or at the American Legion (call (919) 776-1010). The meal includes barbecue pork, potatoes, slaw, hushpuppies and a dessert. Patrons can eat in at the post or drive by and pick up their meal. Free delivery will be offered for orders of 10 or more. Tickets are $8 in advance, or $9 at the door.
• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting celebration at 4 p.m. at Belcan Staffing Solutions, 115 S. Horner Blvd., Sanford.
• The Carolina Mountain Dulcimer Players 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 Sanford Chamber of Commerce will host an “A.M. Crow” event at 7:30 a.m. at the Chamber, 211 S. Steele St., Sanford. The event will welcome the chamber’s “Sanford strutter,” a decorated fiberglass rooster acquired as part of a Lee County Arts Council fund-raiser. The event will feature a 50/50 raffle, coffee and breakfast. Those in attendance have an opportunity to win a Kindle Fire.
• 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 Central Carolina Amateur Radio Communications Team of Lee County will be hosting an amateur radio class and test for level 1: technician license at the Northview Fire Department at 104 Perkison Road from today through Feb. 24, with the test being held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Class hours are from 6-9 p.m. on Feb. 21-22; 9 a.m. –5 p.m. on Feb. 23; and 8 a.m. – noon on Feb. 24. The course is free; the study book is $30, and the test is $15. Contact Jim at (919) 776-8196 or John at (919) 718-9829 to reserve a seat and to order a book.