Feb. 04, 2014 @ 02:04 AM


• The Downtown Sanford Inc. monthly board of directors meeting will be held from 8-9 a.m. at 226 Carthage St., Sanford. The mission of DSI is to manage the development of downtown Sanford as the economic, cultural and social center of the community, to educate the community on the unique assets and historical significance of the downtown area and to promote and stimulate the improvement of these assets. To learn more, call (919) 775-8332, email or visit

• Central Carolina Hospital will offer free lipid panel (total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), triglycerides and glucose screenings from 7-9 a.m. at the hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. This is a blood draw, and the results will be mailed. Participants must be at least 18 years old, and the screening requires fasting (nothing to eat after midnight) for accurate results. Register at or call 800-483-6385 to learn more.

• 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's “Art With A Heart” event has been rescheduled to Feb. 18. Those planning to attend are asked to sign up by calling (919) 774-6139, via email or through the Arts Council's Facebook page.

• 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.

• A Small Business Center Seminar titled “Record Keeping for Existing and Prospective Businesses” will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. This seminar will cover basic record keeping and taxation for small businesses, including federal and state taxes, employment taxes, deductible expenses, financial statements and resources for businesses. To register, go to, and to learn more, call Kelly Dehring at Central Carolina SBC at (919) 774-6442.


• 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 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

• 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.

• Sanford Jobseekers will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church for job leads, networking and job search help. This week's program will feature human resources directors from Tyson, who will talk about tips for landing a job. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.