CALENDAR FOR MARCH 1

Feb. 28, 2013 @ 12:16 PM

TODAY

• 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 will present “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

• High Falls Fire and Rescue will hold its annual chicken stew and classic car cruise-in, with stew being served starting at 3 p.m., at High Falls Elementary. The cost is $8 per plate, and kids ages 5 and under eat free (cafeteria only). The classic car cruise in gets under way at 10 a.m. For more information, call Chief Doyle Maness at (910) 639-9814 or Dale Maness at (919) 930-4391.    

• 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.

SUNDAY

• The Rooster's Wife presents a pair of folk singers from two very disparate backgrounds: John Flynn, who began his professional career as a staff songwriter in Nashville and moved steadily toward music as a form of social activism, and Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Sunday evening concerts begin at 6:46 p.m., with the doors opening at 6 p.m. for general admission seating. The 100-seat listening room at the corner of Knight and Poplar in downtown Aberdeen features acoustic music of all genres. Shows continue this winter through March 24 on consecutive Sundays.

• Temple Theatre will present “Forever Plaid” at 2 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.

• The First Sunday event will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Pittsboro. First Sunday is a monthly artisan market held on the streets of downtown Pittsboro, which features emerging and well-established artists selling their wares with live music, food vendors and much more. Many of the shops along Hillsboro Street will open their doors for business from noon- 4 p.m.