Feb. 26, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• The Lee County NAACP #5447 Youth Caucus will honor Treyvon Martin one year later by observing Million Hoodies Day. Participants are invited to wear their hoodies all day and then take part in a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. at Dreams Cafe, 153 S. Horner Blvd., Sanford. This event is intended to promote awareness of of gun violence and foster unity within the community. Those who would like additional information can contact any member of the Lee County NAACP or Bette Turner, #5447 executive director, at (313) 355-0579.

• The public alert notification sirens within the 10-mile area around the Harris Nuclear Plant will be tested over the next several weeks, starting today. The tests will be full-volume tests that will last approximately five to 10 seconds. The work will be conducted Tuesdays through Thursdays, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Because the sirens will be tested individually, there is no specific time when residents of Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Wake counties can expect to hear any of the sirens. This testing is being performed to support the annual maintenance of the sirens.

• The Lee County Extension & Community Association (ECA) annual achievement celebration will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the McSwain Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford. Author AlexSandra Lett will be the keynote speaker. Dinner will be served. Admission is $6 per person, and Friday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m. is the deadline for paid reservations. Call (919) 775-5624 for more information.

• The monthly meeting of the Lee County Democratic Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Lee County Party Democratic Headquarters, 143 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. The program will be a presentation by the Democratic members of the Lee County Board of Commissioners. For more information, please call (919) 774-4797 or email

• 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. Society member Mack Wicker will present the program on historic sites along the Cape Fear River from Lockville to Lillington. Meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome. Call (919) 499-7661.

• 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.

• A workshop titled "Intro to Digital Image Editing" will be offered as a part of the Practical Knowledge Seminar Series from 9-11 a.m. in the meeting room of the Sanford Area Association of Realtors, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. Participants will learn about three free digital image editing software options, including skills such as cropping, adjusting size and colors, and adding text. The cost is $20 and pre-registration is required. Visit or call (919) 721-8433 for more information or to register.

• A spirit night for Payton Lawson, a 3-year-old girl with a rare, life-threatening disease called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, will be held from 5-8 p.m. at Chick-fil-A, located at 3224 N.C. Highway 87. Patrons can dine in, carry out or drive thru at Chick-fil-A, telling the cashier they are there for spirit night. Payton will receive 10 percent of the night's sales.


• Gregg Gelb and his Jazz Trio, with Court Stewart, piano, and Chris Gelb, drums, will perform from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Flame Steakhouse, 109 Carbonton Road, Sanford. To learn more, call (919) 776-7111.

• Mark Luellen, Forestry Association president, has arranged for the association to conduct a field day on Cecil Cameron's forestland in Sanford; participants will depart in the county van no later than 1 p.m. from the Lee County Extension Center. This field trip will give association members a chance to have hands-on experience using various forestry tools. Those who would like to attend can RSVP to Rhonda at (919) 775-5624.

• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Drive. Job leads, job search skills and support will be provided. Kelly Klug will lead the program. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.


• The Lee County N.A.A.C.P. will meet at Blandonia Presbyterian Church at 6 p.m. at 605 Wall St. For more information, call (919) 478-1664.

• Temple Theatre will present “Forever Plaid” at 2 and 7 p.m. at 120 Carthage St. On the way to their first big concert, singing quartet The Plaids are killed in a car accident. Due to the alignment of space and time, The Plaids are able to return to Earth for one final concert. The Plaids perform some of the greatest hits from the 1950s in four-part harmony before returning back. The show runs through March 17; Tickets prices are $23 for adults (Thursday night adult ticket is $19), $13 for children/students and $19 for Lee County teachers/educators, active military and groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased in person or by contacting the box office via phone or email at (919) 774-4155 or

• Guests can paint a Monet-Inspired 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 a 4-by-4 acrylic painting on canvas. Visit “events” at for more information. Call the Colony at (919) 776-3489 to register.

• The Safety Committee of Wings of Carolina hosts bimonthly gatherings for club fellowship and aviation education. These meetings are open to members, prospective members, and their guests. The next meeting is set for 6:30-9 p.m., and the presentation topic will be “Dealing with Abnormal and Emergency Situations.” The event is free for members, $5 for non-members.

• A free seminar titled “Understanding Your Cash Flow” will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. The event will feature Rich Trogdon, vice president, business development officer, Fidelity Bank. Call (919) 774-6442 or email to pre-register. Seminars are subject to cancellation without a minimum number of pre-registrations.

• Pricing for Profit, a Bootstrap Chatham session that will cover strategies for pricing goods, calculating the cost of goods sold and making sure payment is received, will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. in the Chatham Hospital medical office, 163 Medical Park Drive, Suite 140, Siler City. The meeting will include a presentation and an opportunity to learn from the mistakes and successes of other small businesses. Bootstrap Chatham events are free, but space is limited. Please RSVP with Mari Howe ((919) 542-8277) by Monday, Feb. 25.

• A breastfeeding class, providing education and encouragement for women who wish to breastfeed their babies, will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the community classroom at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. Husbands and supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend. To register, visit

• A gestational diabetes nutrition class will be held at 10 a.m. at Central Carolina Hospital in the rehab services classroom, 1135 Carthage Road, room 110, Sanford. Dietitians Holly White and Marsha Kenner will offer free gestational diabetes classes for pregnant women who have been diagnosed with the condition. The class will also be followed by a question-and-answer session. To register, visit

• Dietitians Holly White and Marsha Kenner will offer free classes for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes, followed by a question-and-answer session, at at 11 a.m. in the rehab services classroom at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage Road, room 110, Sanford. To register, visit