CALENDAR FOR MARCH 12
• A girl versus leader basketball game, part of Girl Scout week activities and hosted by Troop 737, will be held from 6-7 p.m. at the old armory (The Bob E. Hales Center).
• Sustainable Sandhills invites the public over the age of 21 to attend Peers & Beers: Brewing Local (aka Green Beer, North Carolina-style) from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Sustainable Sandhills office in 215-B Williams St., the Moore Exposure Building. Featured guest will be Derek Garman, assistant brewer at Fayetteville’s Huske Hardware House Restaurant & Brewery. Peers & Beers is a free monthly gathering with an environmental sustainability theme. Event details are posted on the NCBeerGuys.com events website, the Sustainable Neighbors Meetup.com group, and the Sustainable Sandhills Facebook page.
• 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.
• 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 fundraiser for John Fortenberry, who was recently diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer, will be held from 5-9 p.m. at Golden Corral, Sanford. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 email@example.com, 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 http://www.centralcarolinahosp.com/en-US/CWSApps/FindAnEvent.aspx?ClassLink=4500.
• An organizational meeting of the Sanford Farmers' Market will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the McSwain Extension Education Center in the Farm Bureau Auditorium. Produce farmers in the area who would like to sell at the local markets are invited to attend. On the agenda is the election of officers, setting opening dates, grant opportunities and advertising, and more. Those who are current members or would like to join the Sanford Farmers Market are encouraged to attend this meeting. Also during the meeting, NCDA will be present to re-certify produce scales. For more information contact Sue Buie, 2012 market manager, at (919) 356-3007 or the Lee County Cooperative Extension at (919) 775-5624.
• Meals on Wheels of Sanford will hold its monthly board of governors meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the library of the First Presbyterian Church on Hawkins Avenue. All interested parties are invited to attend and learn more about this ministry that serves the homebound in Sanford.
• Residents living in and around Sanford can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture by participating in a Life Line Screening at Swann Station Baptist Church, 7592 N.C. Highway 87 South, Sanford. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
• Guests can create a springtime mesh wreath with artist Donna Stees from 6-8 p.m. at the Carolina Artists' Colony. A $40 fee includes instruction and all supplies needed to make the wreath. Visit “events” at www.carolinaartistscolony.com for more information. Call the Colony at (919) 776-3489 to register.
• A program titled “Social Security & Retirement” will be held at 6 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. Dargan Moore, CFP, CLU financial advisor, Edward Jones, will lead the program. Participants can get their questions answered about Social Security and see if their plans are going to meet their needs. Call the center to register at (919) 776-0501 x 2201. The event is free and open to the public.
• Temple Theatre will present “Forever Plaid” at 2 and 7 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Covenant Preparatory School will host an open house at 7 p.m. at New Covenant Fellowship Church, 1305 Hulsey Road, Carthage (located between New Century Middle School and Union Pines High School). Organizers plan on having sports programs for middle/high school students with intramurals for the younger grades. Enrollment applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 school year. The application fee has been waived through March 15. To learn more, contact Kristin at 673-1025 or email@example.com, or visit the school's newly updated website at www.covenantprep.com for more information and to download an application.
• A free seminar titled “Financing Your Existing or Prospective Small Business (CBS)” will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. Participants will learn what they need to know to make the financing application process go smoothly and get a "yes" from the bank. Presenter is Floria Oates-Williams. Interested parties can pre-register by calling (919) 774-6442 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Seminars are subject to cancellation without a minimum number of pre-registrations.
• The Sanford/Lee County Stroke Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. (time change for this month only) at the Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford. The topic will be adaptive yoga, and the speaker will be Howie Shareff, author of “Sit Stretch Smile” and director of You Call This Yoga. Facilitator is Joy Phillips Murphy. Participants can join other stroke survivors caregivers and others who understand what they are going through.