Jun. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


• Books At A Steal will offer a story time on Tuesdays for preschoolers, starting today, at 10 a.m. at 106 S. Steele St., Sanford (next to the Hobby Shop). They will run each week throughout the summer, featuring reading, songs and games. The story time leader will be elementary school teacher Mary Beth Stec.

• Blue Sky Crying will perform as part of Temple Theatre's “Tuesdays at the Temple” series at 7 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Blue Sky Crying's Justin Abood, Brian Maskell, Lee Hodge and Russell Harper call Cary home, but they have played all over the region for years, paying homage to the greats and mixing in some original tunes as well with their blues and rock sound. The series is designed to bring "acts of all shapes and sizes" to the historic theater in downtown Sanford. General admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased from the Temple box office at (919) 774-4155 or online through Vendini.

• Conservation easement monitoring with Triangle Land Conservancy will be offered from 9-11 p.m. at La Grange Nature Preserve. Guests can join the conservancy's Easement Steward Matt Rutledge on this monitoring site visit to this TLC property, located in the western part of Chatham County and not easily accessible to the general public. As a land trust, TLC acts to conserve land in perpetuity, and monitoring is the main tool to ensure their eased properties meet that target. Register for this free tour by calling (919) 545-8044 Monday through Friday. Participants must be 12 or above and should wear sturdy shoes for walking on uneven terrain and bring water, insect repellent and sunscreen.


• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sanford for networking, job leads and job fair information. Call (919) 776-6137 for more information. All those seeking employment are welcome.

• Story time for toddlers and preschoolers will be at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at the Main Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. The theme will be “Fizz, Boom, Read!” and feature Nate the Great Scientist. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484 or Sheneeta Thomas at x 5485.

• A Parkinson's support group for people with Parkinson's disease, their family members, caregivers and friends, will meet at 10:30 a.m. at The Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford. To learn more, call (919) 776-0501.

• The Wings of Carolina Flying Club will host a presentation about the atmosphere's role in space flight at 7 p.m. at the Wings of Carolina flying center, located at Raleigh Executive Jetport @ Sanford-Lee County. Since the early days of the space program, the atmosphere has played a role in spacecraft design. Pizza will be served at 6:30 p.m., $5 for non-members.


• The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host two programs, at 1 p.m. for grades one-three and 2 p.m. for grades four-six, at the Main Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford. The theme will be “Dinosaur Discovery!” Registration is free and is required for this event. Programs take place in the library auditorium unless otherwise announced. For more information, please contact Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484 or Sheneeta Thomas at x 5485.

• The Sunrise Theatre will present “Tin Cup,” part of its summer classic series, at 7:30 p.m. at 250 N.W. Broad St. in Southern Pines. Admission is $6. Call (910) 692-8501 to learn more.

• FOG Band will perform as part of the “Function at the Junction” summer concert series at 7 p.m. at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave. in downtown Sanford. Participants can bring their lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper for the concert. FOG Band specializes in blues and classic rock — playing a blend of Delta, Chicago and Texas blues, as well as R&B and funk. To learn more, call (919) 775-8332 or contact

• A “Hike for Your Health” will be held today and every Thursday at 9 a.m. at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington. Attendees will meet in the visitor center and join Raven Rock's office assistant for the hike. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike three to six miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Sturdy hiking shoes and drinking water are recommended for this hike, to be held rain or shine.

• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's June AM Buzz event will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Lee County Partnership for Children, 143 Chatham St., Sanford. The event will feature door prizes, coffee and breakfast.


• Today is the deadline to sign up for a softball tournament, held as part of a benefit for Celia Carter, which will be held June 26 at Broadway Optimist Park starting at 8:30 a.m. The team entry fee is $125, and teams can buy up to five homeruns pre-game at $5 each or five for $20. Call Jason Thomas to register at (919) 353-1046.