May. 25, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• All branches of Chatham County Libraries will be closed today for Memorial Day weekend.

• “Take Me to the King,” a live production telling the story of Jesus Christ from birth to resurrection, will be presented at 7 p.m. at Depot Park in Sanford. This Memorial Day weekend event will be presented by “Temple Connection” Solid Rock Community, Kendale Acres Church, Sanford Community Church and Cumnock Baptist Church. Refreshments will be available on location.

• Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

• The Sanford Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Depot Park. Patrons can purchase locally grown, seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce. For further information about buying or selling at the market, please call Sue Buie at (919) 356-3007 or email For other details, see

• A concealed-carry permit class will begin at 8 a.m. at Tramway Fire Department. There is a $30 non-refundable registration fee that will go toward the total class cost of $60. Class size will be limited. Participants will need to bring a handgun (or share with someone in class), ammunition (80 rounds), safety glasses, earplugs, holster and a ball cap for the shooting range. To register or learn more, contact Matt Grant Smith at (919) 708-2103.

• OT Sloan Pool opens to the public today. The cost is $3 per person.

• “Big Fish” author Daniel Wallace will be reading from his new novel, “The Kings and Queens of Roam,” at 11 a.m. at Davenport & Winkleperry Café, 18A Salisbury St., Pittsboro. The novel is a wild cavalcade of house-hunting ghosts, mysterious lumberjacks , blind orphans, Chinese mystics, poisonous butterflies and enchanted potions. Pittsboro’s Circle City Books & Music is sponsoring the event, and the author will sign books there after the reading. Wallace heads the UNC creative writing program and lives in Chapel Hill. For more information, call (919) 548-5954.

• A photo workshop with photographer David Blevins will be held from 3:30-8:30 p.m. at the White Pines Nature Preserve in Chatham County. The fee is $50. Register at the following link: David will work with participants behind their cameras to help them identify and achieve their own photographic goals. Registration is $50, and the event is limited to 10 participants. Register online at Bring your own camera and your camera's instructions. A tripod is recommended, but not essential. Bring your own dinner, plenty of water, insect repellent and anything else needed to remain comfortable.


• Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.


• All branches of Chatham County Libraries will be closed today for Memorial Day weekend.

• Lee County Veterans Council Memorial Day Observed will be held at 10:30 a.m. at 305 Legion Drive, Sanford, hosed by American Legion Post 382, Sanford, with keynote speaker N.C. Senator Ronald Rabin. World War II veterans will be individually recognized. Those with questions can contact the Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford, at (919) 776-0501 x 2209.

• Lee County Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.


• Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro will reopen at 9 a.m. and Wren Library in Siler City will reopen at 10 a.m. following closures for Memorial Day.

• The Lee Count Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Lee County Democratic Headquarters, 143 Charlotte Avenue. “The United States of ALEC,” a documentary by investigative journalist Bill Moyers, will be shown. ALEC is the acronym for the American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization funded by some of the nation's largest and richest corporations and comprised of some 2,000 state legislators and corporate executives. The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion. Among the panelists will be MaryBe McMillan, secretary-treasurer of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO, Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, and Tazra Mitchell. a fellow at the Budget and Tax Center of the North Carolina Justice Center. For more information, please call (919) 774-4797 or email

• Lee County Republican Men's Club will hold its May meeting at noon at the Lee County Republican Headquarters, 101 S. Steele St., Sanford. Dallas Woodhouse, the state director of Americans for Prosperity-North Carolina, will be the speaker this month. Woodhouse became director of the organization's North Carolina chapter in August 2007. All men registered as Lee County Republicans are invited to attend the meeting by calling (919) 895-8056 or emailing

• The Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Lee County Library Auditorium, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. Society member John Lipscomb will present a program on 'The Trail of Lewis & Clark, 1803-1806.' Meetings are open to the public, and guests are welcome. Call (919) 499-7661.