CALENDAR FOR OCT. 8
• The Democratic Women of Lee County will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Elizabeth's Pizza & Italian Restaurant in Sanford. Those in attendance are asked to come early if they plan to dine. Elaine Marshall, North Carolina Secretary of State, will be the speaker. For questions, please call Lynda F. Turbeville, president, at (919) 776-9916.
• Cumnock Preservation, a chapter of Blue Ridge Environment Defense League, will hold an organizational meeting for split estate landowners in Lee County from 5-8 p.m. at the Lee County Library auditorium. The group will be discussing strategies to protect surface land owners. All are welcome.
• The North Carolina Farm Bureau's Healthy Living for a Lifetime initiative will provide free health screenings from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the parking lot of Tractor Supply, located on South Horner Boulevard in Sanford. The Farm Bureau's Healthy Living for a Lifetime mobile unit 2 will be equipped for the following screenings: cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, bone density and lung function. Fasting for eight hours is recommended but not required. There will also be organizations from throughout the community to provide local resources to attendees. This event is open to the public. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call (919) 706-4159 or visit www.healthylivingforalifetime.com.
• 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.
• The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series will present “Churches in Crisis: The Future of Christianity in America” at 7:30 p.m. in Owens Auditorium on the Sandhills Community College campus in Pinehurst. Christopher Evans, award-winning author and professor of history of Christianity and Methodist studies at the Boston University School of Theology, will give insights into the growing crisis facing mainstream religion in the 21st Century. Admission is free and open to the public with no tickets required.
• This week's storytime theme at Broadway Library will be “Autumn & Leaves.” Toddlers and preschoolers can participate today and every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Broadway Library, 206 S. Main St., Broadway.
• This week's storytime theme at the Lee County main library will be “Apples! Apples! Apples!” Storytime for toddlers will be held at 10 a.m. at the main library branch at 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford.
• The Central Carolina Society for Human Resource Management will hold a job fair from 1-4 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford.
• Sanford Jobseekers will meet Wednesday from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church for job leads and networking. Participants should bring a copy of their resume and cover letter. This week, the group will discuss “How to Network at a Job Fair,” and members will plan to attend a job fair in the afternoon from 1-4 pm at the Wicker Civic Center. Call (919) 776-6137 for information.
• San-Lee Park's Conservation Cubs will meet from 10-11 a.m. today (Wednesday) and Oct. 23 at San-Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Road, Sanford. Children ages 3-5 are welcome with parent The cost is st: $6 per child, or both days for $10 per child (includes a healthy snack). Preregistration is preferred. Call (919) 776-6221 to learn more; ask for Jaime Osborne or Carrie Council. The theme is “creepy crawlers.”
• A tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension's Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden will be held today, and every second Wednesday of the month through November, at 5:30 p.m. at 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. Participants should meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace. Agricultural Extension Agent Debbie Roos will lead the tour. Visit the garden website at http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden to take a virtual tour and learn more.
• A comprehensive diabetic nutrition class, for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers to provide an overview on what diabetes is and how it relates to diet, will be held at 4 p.m. in the community classroom at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. Carbohydrate counting and the plate method will be reviewed. To register, go to http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=4500.
• A Small Business Center seminar titled “Personal Productivity” will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. This seminar is for individuals and business owners who do some or all of their work at a desk, allowing them to learn how to keep their responsibilities and commitments organized to maximize productivity. To register, visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8166udz393bfb7f&oseq=&c=&ch=, and to learn more, contact Kelly Dehring at Central Carolina SBC at (919) 774-6442.
• This week's storytime theme at the Lee County main library will be “Apples! Apples! Apples!” Storytime for preschoolers will be held at 11 a.m. at the main library branch at 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford.
• The Sanford-Lee County Stroke Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford. The topic will be “The Importance of Staying Connected,” with speaker Judi Womack, family caregiver specialist with the Enrichment Center. Group facilitator is Joy Phillips Murphy.
• Sanford Business and Professional Women will host an inaugural women's conference called “The Women’s Exchange” from 8 a.m-1 p.m. at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. It will be a half-day program including presentations, a panel of successful women business owners, networking, and a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Sharon Decker, N.C. Secretary of Commerce. Registration after Sept. 10 is $50. Sign up online at http://www.sanfordbpw.org/registration/.