CALENDAR FOR JAN. 29
• Project United, a group of Lee County residents discussing ways to stop violence in Sanford, will meet at 6 p.m. at Dreams Cafe, 149 S. Horner Blvd. Everyone is invited, and people with questions can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church for job leads, encouragement and job search skills. In this week's program, Sanford’s new mayor, Chet Mann, will speak about his “Open for Business” concept for Lee County. Call (919) 776-6137 for more information.
• Story time for toddlers will be held at 10 a.m. at the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. This week's theme is “Polar Bears.” Participants will share stories, sing songs, do rhymes and more. For more information, please call Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.
• The Brownstone Home and Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. at the Lee County Enrichment Center.
• Master potter Mark Hewitt will discuss his art and his book “The Potter’s Eye” at 7 p.m. at Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro. The program is free and open to the public; reservations are not required. Mark and his wife, Carol Peppe Hewitt, opened their Pittsboro pottery operation in 1983. His work has been featured in “Smithsonian” magazine and on the cover of “American Craft” magazine; he has written extensively in the ceramic press, and he has exhibited in London, New York and Tokyo, as well as throughout the U.S. He is well represented in museum and private collections. A farm-to-table dinner will be served at Central Carolina Community College's Natural Chef Café preceding the program from 6-7 p.m. Dinner reservations are strongly suggested and are accepted at (910) 545-8076. Chatham Community Library and the Natural Chef Café are located on the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College at 197 N.C. Highway 87 North.
• Carolina Town and Country will hold a Nutrena Hay Party from 4-7 p.m. at 710 E. Main St., Sanford. Patrons are invited to drop off their hay sample and complete paperwork by Jan. 23, and at the party, they can pick up their results, learn how to read and use the data, get a customized feed program and enjoy refreshments and hospitality. Testing is free. See www.nutrenaworld.com/hay or call (919) 776-2790 to learn more.
• The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension's Cut Flower Production Workshop, part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series, will be held from 1-5 p.m. at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope. Those in attendance will learn from nationally renown cut flower experts at North Carolina State University. The workshop will cover the latest new cut flower species and cultivars, high tunnel production, cut flower fertilization, harvest and post-harvest handling and more. Speakers include John Dole, Alicain Carlson and Iftikhar Ahmad, all from the North Carolina State University Horticultural Sciences Department. Details and registration information are on Extension’s Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/gsf-workshops. Space is limited.
• Chatham Community Library will host potter Mark Hewitt at 7 p.m. at the library, located at 197 N. Carolina 87, Pittsboro, and will have some of his work on display throughout the month.
• Story time for preschoolers will be held at 11 a.m. at the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. This week's theme is “Polar Bears.” Participants will share stories, sing songs, do rhymes and more. For more information, please call Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.
• The Temple Theatre will present “Black Pearl Sings” at 2 and 7 p.m. at the theater, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets can be purchased by phone or in person through the box office ( (919) 774-4155) or online via www.templeshows.com. Prices range from $23 for a regular adult ticket to $13 for children/students. Discounts available for military, Lee County educators and groups of 10 or more ($19 per person).
• Today is the deadline to register for the pesticide school held by the Chatham County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, which will be on Feb. 6 and 7, 2014, at the Agriculture Building, 65 E. Chatham St., Pittsboro. Registration is from 8:30-9 a.m., with the program beginning at 9 a.m. on both days. Sessions will conclude by 5 p.m. Those wishing to participate should contact the Chatham County Extension Center at (919) 542-8202 regarding fees, necessary study manuals and which exams they will need to prepare for. The training will prepare participants to take the exam for Certified Private Applicator or licensed Ground Applicator for Ornamental and Turf sub-category.
• A Small Business Center seminar titled “Where do I Start? Introduction to Business Plans” will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. The instructor will walk participants through a step-by-step strategy with the goal of giving them the motivation and the tools to create their own plan. Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8mgigle2b9e7efd&oseq=&c=&ch= or call Kelly Dehring at Central Carolina SBC at (919) 774-6442 to learn more.
• Those planning to participate in the seventh annual 5k/10k/ one-mile fun walk at Anderson Creek Club Recreation Area, 2495 Ray Road, Spring Lake, on Feb. 1 must register by noon today (Friday). Register at http://www.active.com/spring-lake-nc/running/7th-annual-acc-5k-10k-1-mile-fun-walk-2014.
• The Temple Theatre will present “Black Pearl Sings” at 8 p.m. at the theater, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets can be purchased by phone or in person through the box office ( (919) 774-4155) or online via www.templeshows.com. Prices range from $23 for a regular adult ticket to $13 for children/students. Discounts available for military, Lee County educators and groups of 10 or more ($19 per person).