CALENDAR FOR DEC. 5

Dec. 04, 2012 @ 02:57 PM

TODAY

• The annual Ladies Luncheon, held as part of Farm-City Week activities, will begin at 11:45 a.m. at the McSwain Extension Center. The purpose of the luncheon is to promote a widespread understanding of the interdependence of rural and urban families by bringing these groups together for a fun and informative program related to families. The committee this year has arranged for Brenda Sutton, aka “The Produce Lady,” with N.C. Cooperative Extension to speak about how to use local produce in holiday meals. Her topic will be “Homegrown…Quick and Tasty.” The cost of a ticket, which must be purchased in advance, is $10. Tickets may be purchased from the McSwain Extension Center, Crescent State Bank, 870 Spring Lane, or Central Electric Membership Corporation, 128 Wilson Road. For further information about this or other FCW events, contact the local Cooperative Extension office at (919) 775-5624.

• Lee County JobReady will hold a membership meeting at noon in the Lee County High School Culinary Arts Dining Room.

• The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on fiber animal production from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope. The event is a full day of educational programs and exhibits, plus lots of opportunities for sharing and networking and show and tell. Participants will receive handouts and a resource CD. The cost of the workshop is $45 and includes breakfast, lunch and the CD. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, so register early. To register, visit Cooperative Extension's Growing Small Farms website and download a registration form: http://bit.ly/GSFworkshops. Call (919) 542-8202 or email Debbie Roos at debbie.roos@chathamnc.org for more information.

• Sanford Jobseekers will meet Wednesday from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church to share job leads, tips for job searching and support. There is a CCCC computer lab immediately after the program for those who need to upgrade their skills. Call (919) 776-6137 for more information.

THURSDAY

• CCCC will host its first Christmas Tree Lighting and Photos with Santa event from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Lee County Campus Plaza at the main campus entrance. The event is free and open to children of all ages. The Southern Lee High School Marching Band will parade through campus, leading Santa into the plaza. The jolly old elf will ride in on an antique Deep River Fire Department fire truck. The lights on the college’s 18-foot Christmas tree will be turned on, and Julian Philpott, chair of the CCCC Board of Trustees, will read “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Hot cocoa prepared by CCCC’s Chef Gregg Hamm’s Café 121 and cookies prepared by student inmates at the Harnett Correctional Institution will be served to all. Ornaments made by HCI students will be distributed to children while the supply lasts. The CCCC Plaza is located at the main entrance to the campus, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford.

• The Carthage Christmas Parade will be held at 6:15 p.m. in downtown Carthage.

• A Quilt Magic craft class will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. Quit Magic is like painting by numbers, except for using fabric instead of paint. Purchase a kit that includes all the necessary items to complete this craft. For more information contact The Enrichment Center at (919) 776-0501 x 2201.

• The Siler City Christmas Parade will begin at 7 p.m. in downtown Siler City. This year's parade theme will be "The Wonder of Christmas Morning." Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three floats. Organizers invite the public to the courtyard on Chatham Avenue for the following: An onstage performance of "Midst of Lions" before and after the parade, Siler City Merchant's Association's annual tree-lighting, and Santa, who will be available to visit with children in the courtyard after the parade. To learn more, contact the Chatham Chamber of Commerce at (919) 742-3333 or visit www.ccucc.net.

• The Temple Theatre presents "A Christmas Carol" at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at 120 Carthage St. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. It also is open one hour before curtain on show days for will call and walk-up sales only. To learn more, visit www.templeshows.com.

FRIDAY

• The Temple Theatre presents "A Christmas Carol" at 8 p.m. at 120 Carthage St. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. It also is open one hour before curtain on show days for will call and walk-up sales only. To learn more, visit www.templeshows.com.