Aug. 06, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• The Downtown Sanford Inc. monthly board of directors meeting will be held from 8–9 a.m. at 226 Carthage St. (federal building), Sanford. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call (919) 775-8332, email or see

• A support group for victims of sexual assault meets tonight and every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the HAVEN in Lee County conference room, 215 Bracken St., Sanford. Please call HAVEN In Lee County for more information at (919) 774-8923, completely confidential.

• On the first Tuesday of each month, Temple Theatre is teaming up with The Comedy Zone to present a lineup of standup comics. Doors open at 6 p.m., and shows start at 7 p.m., at 120 Carthage St. Single show tickets are $15; see to order. Tonight: Kevin Lee.


• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church. Participants should bring a recent resume to exchange. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.

• The next meeting of the Lee County Library Trustees will be held at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room of the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford.

• Bob Bridwell, director of Sanford's Community Planning & Development Department, will speak to the local Kiwanis Club about the city's upcoming bond referendum from noon–1 p.m. at The Flame Steakhouse, 109A Carbonton Road, Sanford.


• Lee County Schools Superintendent Andy Bryan will hold a public meet-and-greet event at 5:30 p.m. at Broadway Elementary School. Bryan will hold a total of seven informal gatherings at elementary schools around the county, giving him the chance to hear from parents, community members and educators about the direction they would like to see Lee County Schools take in the next few years. Members of the public are invited to attend any session that is convenient for their schedule. For more information, please contact Lee County Schools Public Information Officer Sharon Spence at (919) 774-6226 or

• Meals on Wheels of Sanford will hold its monthly board of directors meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the library of the First Presbyterian Church on Hawkins Avenue. Interested members of the community are invited to attend and learn more about how Meals on Wheels serves its clients.

• The Sanford/Lee County stroke support group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St. The topic will be "Protecting Yourself through Diet and Supplements," featuring Jimmy Williams, health advocate. The facilitator is Joy Phillips Murphy.

• Downtown Sanford Inc. will present the Function at the Junction Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. every Thursday through September at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Patrons can bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic supper to these free outdoor concerts. Tonight, Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra will perform, featuring vocalist Yolanda Rabun. She has shared stages with jazz and music icons, performing internationally as lead jazz singer with the Stanley Baird Group, with Clay Aiken throughout North Carolina, opening for Tony and Grammy winner Jennifer Holiday, and working with the late Isaac Hayes for the former President Ronald Reagan. For more information, call (919) 775-8332 or contact


• Workers for Clean Water will hold an anti-fracking meeting from 5-7 p.m. in the Lee County Arts Center conference room. To learn more, call Reginald Marsh at (919) 356-7187 or Janeth Benitez at (919) 888-3426.


• Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School will host a fun shoot, with shooting starting ay 10 a.m. (registration and the Wobble Deck open at 9 a.m.), at 284 Cletus Hall Road, Sanford. The entry fee is $50, $35 for members and $30 for youth. This is a 100-target shoot, and each class winner will receive a $25 gift certificate for goods and services at Deep River. To learn more, see

• The Lee County High School Marching Band will host a flapjack fundraiser from 7-10 a.m. at the Applebee's located at 1325 Plaza Blvd., Sanford. All proceeds raised will be used to offset competition and instructor fees. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling (919) 499-3621.

• The Carolina Pines Ballroom Chapter 6091 USA Dance will hold its “Luau Dance” starting at 7 p.m. at 105 McReynolds St., Carthage (across the street from Fred's on the second floor of the Sinclair Building). The dance begins with snacks, then a complimentary dance lesson from 7:30-8 p.m. and open dancing from 8-10 p.m.. Singles and couples are welcome. Attendees are asked to bring an appetizer or a picnic food to share. This is a smoke free/alcohol free event. The cost is $7 for members, $10 for guests. All first-time guests get in free.