CALENDAR FOR FEB. 2
• The SanLee Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. in the Zion Christian Church Fellowship Hall on Farrell Road. Planning for the June 7 “Classics to Customs”' car show held at Depot Park will be on the agenda. New members are welcome, and three free memberships will be given away. Snacks will follow the meeting. Those in attendance are invited to drive their classic or come in their daily driver.
• The Temple Theatre will present “Black Pearl Sings” at 2 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).
• A Small Business Seminar titled “The Art of Marketing and Advertising a Small Business” will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. Those in attendance will learn how to develop strategies to make their marketing investments produce better traffic and increased sales. To learn more, call Kelly Dehring at Central Carolina SBC at (919) 774-6442 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8mgho4e9dd2c064&oseq=&c=&ch=.
• A Public Policy Luncheon featuring Pat Corso with of Moore County Partners in Progress will be held at 12:15 p.m. at The Flame Steakhouse in Sanford. Corso, who is also owner of the local five-county Dunkin Donuts franchise, has a long history of resort and PGA tournament-related tourism experience. He will explain how he sees the relationship between tourism and economic development and also discuss the upcoming U.S. Open Championship and its impact to the region. The cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Registration is required. Please call (919) 775-7341 or visit sanford-nc.com to reserve a seat.
• Story time for toddlers and preschoolers will be held today and every Tuesday at 10 a.m. the Broadway Library, 206 S. Main St. The theme this week is “blankets,” and those in attendance will share stories, sing songs, do rhymes and more. For more information, please call Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.
• The Lee County Arts Council will hold an “Art With A Heart” event, featuring guest speaker Cornelia Olive — former newspaper editor and Sanford mayor — at 6 p.m. at the council office, 507 N. Steele St., Sanford. Olive will be speaking on the importance of arts in the community. Colette Schwach with unWind Wine Shop will provide a wine tasting; she is also a wine bottle artist. Sweets and chocolates will be provided by friends of the Arts Council.
• The Chatham County Council On Aging will hold its 18th annual Healthy Heart Day event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Western Chatham Senior Center, 112 Village Lake Road, Siler City. The event will offer several health screenings, such as the Lion’s Club vision van, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, and screenings for balance, hearing, memory and depression. Healthy Heart Day also features hair massages, nutrition and health information, and information on products and services including dental care and physical therapy. For more information, contact Faye Tillman at (919) 742-3975 or Lindsay Hickling at (919) 542-4512.
• Story time for toddlers will be held at 10 a.m. the Main Library, 107 Hawkins Ave. in Sanford. This week's theme is “blankets.” For more information, please call Delisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.
• Today is the deadline to enter the 26th annual Chatham County Council on Aging’s Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake Bake-Off, slated for Feb. 9 from 3-5 p.m. at the Eastern Senior Center in Pittsboro. The event is one of the council's major fundraisers. Entrants must sign up by 5 p.m. To enter, contact Megan Coggins at (919) 542-4512 or email@example.com and provide your name, cake's title and cake description.
• Guy Unger will host a guitar clinic at 7 p.m. at Buchanan's Music in Sanford. Unger is a graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Music, as well as a guitar instructor and performer. Admission is at least one canned food item; donations will go to Christians United Outreach.
• The Southern Farm Show will be held today [Wednesday] through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. More than 300 exhibiting companies make the show the largest agricultural exposition in the Carolinas and Virginia, hosting key industry events. Free admission and free parking will be offered. For information, call (800) 849-0248 or visit www.SouthernFarmShow.com.
• Southern foodie Elizabeth Wiegand will present a program based on her cookbook, “The New Blue Ridge Cookbook,” at 7 p.m. at Chatham Community Library. Wiegand’s articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Southern Living, and Our State Magazine. She is also the author of “The Outer Banks Cookbook” and “The Food Lover’s Guide to the Outer Banks.” The program is free and open to the public. Chatham Community Library is located on the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College at 197 N.C. Highway 87 North. For more information, call the library at (919) 545-8084.
• The Sanford Business and Professional Womens' Club February meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at Elizabeth's Pizza, 1009 Spring Lane, Sanford. Networking begins at 5 p.m., and the meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The guest speaker this month will be Dr. Cary Ward from Duke Cardiology, who will speak about women's heart health.