Mar. 10, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• Temple Theatre will present “Forever Plaid” at 2 p.m. at 120 Carthage St. The show runs through March 17; Tickets prices are $23 for adults (Thursday night adult ticket is $19), $13 for children/students and $19 for Lee County teachers/educators, active military and groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased in person or by contacting the box office via phone or email at (919) 774-4155 or

• The 10th annual Tapas and Tunes, the signature fund-raiser for Chatham County Together, will be held from 5-8 p.m. at the Briar Club at Briar Chapel, 1600 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill. Guests will enjoy gourmet tapas, light bites and desserts. The event will also include a silent auction, raffle and door prizes. Tickets are $40 per person. Event and raffle tickets can be purchased at; it is not necessary to be present to win. To learn more, visit or call (919) 542-5155 or (919) 663-0116.


• The Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group meets tonight and every Monday from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the HAVEN in Lee County conference room, 215 Bracken St., Sanford. Please call (919) 774-8923 for more information, completely confidential.

• Ballroom dance lessons for beginners will be offered at 6:45 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County with instructor Judith McDonald, president of Outreach Programs, US Dance. This is a free opportunity for anyone who would like to learn to glide across the floor with confidence. Wear comfortable clothing and bring dance or leather-soled shoes. Class size is limited; call (919) 776-0501 ext. 2201 to register or learn more.

• The March Republican Women of Lee County meeting will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lee GOP headquarters at 101 S. Steele Street in Sanford, followed by a dessert social from 7:30-8 p.m. Speakers are Chris Farr from the North Carolina Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and Kirk Smith from the Lee County Board of Commissioners. The RWL supports CUOC (Christian United Outreach Center) in Lee County; please bring a nonperishable donation.


• The Democratic Women of Lee County will meet at 6 p.m. at Democratic Headquarters at 143 Charlotte Ave. For questions, please call Lynda Turbeville, president, at (919) 776-9916.

• A seminar titled “Marketing on a Shoestring Budget” will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. Participants will explore ideas and techniques to get their name known and increase customers, as well as a variety of cost-effective marketing strategies to retain new customers in order to fuel business growth. Topics include branding, low-cost promotional ideas and website advertising. Presenter is Laura Solano, Center for Economic Empowerment & Development. To register, please call (919) 774-6442 or email Seminars are subject to cancellation without a minimum number of pre-registrations.

• The second annual Man and Woman of the Year event, to benefit the Lee County Community Foundation, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Carolina Trace Country Club. Those wanting to attend or sponsor the event can call Howard Bokhoven, president of the LCCF, ((919) 774-4826) or contact board members Mikeal Basinger, Adam Beal, Wilson Cox, Oliver Crawley, David Foushee, Ed Garrison, Doug Gay, Jan Hayes, Drew Lucas, Dargan Moore, Bob Nelson, John Quiggle, John Ramsperger, Linda Smith, Sharon Spence or Charlie Welborn. They could also contact NCCF representative Mary Anne Howard at (919) 256-6924.

• The Lee County Community Orchestra will rehearse from 6:30-9 p.m. in the practice hall of the Lee County High School Fine Arts Building.

• Pittsboro Feed, along with North Carolina Cooperative Extension Poultry Agent Dan Campeau, will host the second of four chicken workshops in the month of March from 11:30-1 p.m. at the store in Pittsboro. The meeting today will cover feeding chickens an organic diet and whether it results in healthier meat. Sign up by calling (919) 542-2454. Light snacks will be available for lunch. All four classes are available for $15, or participants can pay $5 per class.

• A fund-raiser for John Fortenberry, who was recently diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer, will be held from 5-9 p.m. at Golden Corral. Friends and family are raising money to help pay his medical bills. In addition to the food, there will also be a performance by local singer Teresa Baker.


• A non-partisan town hall for all Lee County residents will be held at 5 p.m. in the Lee County Arts Center auditorium, 507 N. Steele St., Sanford. Speakers include newly elected Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Administrative Court Judge Beecher Gray, Lee County Sheriff Tracy Carter and Thomas Rhyne of Grassroots North Carolina. Time will be allotted for audience questions. For further information, contact coordinator Frank del Palazzo at (919) 776-9835 or

• The quarterly membership meeting for the Lee County JobReady Partnership Council will be held from noon -1 p.m. at Southern Lee High School. New career and technical education programs in local schools will be discussed. Those wanting to attend can RSVP by emailing, responding via the Lee County JobReady Facebook event page or calling Jill Williams at (919) 774-6226 x 1241.

• 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. Carborhydrate counting and the plate method will be reviewed. To register, go to