CALENDAR FOR FEB. 28

Feb. 28, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

TODAY

• A reception and awards ceremony for the show "Pigment of Our Imagination" will be held from noon-2 p.m. at the Artists' Loft, Shops of Steele Street Mezzanine. Awards will be presented to local homeschoolers who participated in the show.

• 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; Ticket 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 boxoffice@templeshows.com.

• 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 www.carolinaartistscolony.com 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 tonight from 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 sbc@cccc.edu 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 http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=1865.

• 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 http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=4021.

• 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 www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=4022.

FRIDAY

• The Carolina Artists' Colony invites patrons to celebrate National Pig Day with the Swine and Wine Event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the colony, located at 148 S. Moore St., Sanford. This free, First Friday event will include a complimentary barbecue sauce tasting, raffles for $25 and $50 Artists' Colony gift certificates, complimentary wine and samplings of My Own Happy Pantry treats, a Pig Parade of pig doodles drawn by attendees during the event and hung on the colony's orange hall wall, a "Meet and Greet" with artists and artisans and plenty of pig-themed creations.

• Temple Theatre will present “Forever Plaid” at 8 p.m. at 120 Carthage St. The show runs through March 17; Ticket 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 boxoffice@templeshows.com.

• Piedmont Health Services presents “How to be prepared for your doctor visit” at 11 a.m. at The Enrichment Center of Lee County. This program is free and open to the public.

• Methodist University’s touring choral ensemble, the Methodist University Chorale, will present a free concert at 7 p.m. at Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 W. Main St., Sanford. This is the kick-off event in anticipation of their seven-concert tour from Fayetteville to Orlando, Fla. The group will present works from different musical epochs, with special performances by soloists from the group, MU Chamber singers and pianist John Drymon. For more information and directions, visit www.JonesboroUMC.org.

• The Knights of Columbus will host a fish fry tonight and every Friday through March 15 from 5-8 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Plates are $7.50 for adults, $5 for children. Contact Ken Friend at kfriend82@gmail.com or (919) 770-1082 to learn more.

SATURDAY

• David Drake, science fiction and fantasy literature novelist, will have a reading at 2 p.m. at Davenport & Winkleperry Café, followed by a book signing across the street at Circle City Books & Music. Drake is the author of more than 160 novels and short stories, in addition to co-writing many more. His most well-known work is the military sci-fi series, “Hammer’s Slammers,” which began in 1979 and continued with additional stories and novels over the next 25 years. The event is co-sponsored by Davenport & Winkleperry Café. For more details, call (919) 548-5954.

• Temple Theatre will present “Forever Plaid” at 8 p.m. at 120 Carthage St. The show runs through March 17; Ticket 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 boxoffice@templeshows.com.

• Cloer Family Vineyards and Weddings By The Vine invites the public to experience “A Taste of a Vineyard Wedding,”a bridal event, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cloer Family Vineyards in Apex. Advanced tickets are $5 per person and are available by contacting Cloer Family Vineyards at cloervineyards@bellsouth.net or Weddings by the Vine at kimberly@weddingsbythevine.com. Tickets will be available on the day of the event for $8 per person. There will be plenty of door prizes for the brides in addition to the grand prize giveaway. For further information, please contact Pam Cloer at www.cloerfamilyvineyards.com or by calling (919) 387-5760. Kimberly Williams at Weddings by the Vine can be contacted through www.weddingsbythevine.com or by phone at (919) 415-1331.

• Pittsboro Feed, along with North Carolina Cooperative Extension Poultry Agent Dan Campeau, will be hosting four chicken workshops in the month of March at the store att 1103 East St., Pittsboro. The 8:30-10:30 a.m. meeting today will cover topics including the first five weeks — care, equipment, and nutrition, and breed selection — what breed will fit best in your home? Sign up by calling (919) 542-2454. Coffee and doughnuts will be available. All four classes are available for $15, or participants can pay $5 per class.