CALENDAR FOR MARCH 21
• The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's March A.M. Buzz event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Lee County Partnership for Children, 143 Chatham St., Sanford. The event will feature door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, coffee and breakfast.
• The Carolina Mountain Dulcimers will meet at 7 p.m. at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill. Beginners, experts and all stringed instruments welcome. For more information and directions, contact Shirley Ray at ShirleyRay@aol.com or (919) 929-5359.
• The family-friendly Smash Magic Tour is coming at 7 p.m. to Chatham Central High School in Bear Creek on their second consecutive tour. Smash Magic has partnered with critically acclaimed illusionists to launch a powerful, family-friendly magic tour that comes to cities throughout North America every spring. Tickets are $8 in advance at www.SmashMagic.com and $10 at the door (while tickets last). A portion of the ticket sales will go to support Chatham County Relay for Life.
• “Don’t Think, Just Glue” in an abstract collage class with artist Amy Smith, who will lead students to quickly and intuitively create several small paper collages suitable for framing from 6-8 p.m. at the Carolina Artists’ Colony, 148 S. Moore St, downtown Sanford. A $30 fee includes instruction and all materials needed. Visit EVENTS at www.carolinaartistscolony.com for more info. Call the Colony at (919) 776-3489 to register.
• A seminar titled “EZ Prepare a Business Plan” will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford. This seminar will discuss the need for a business plan and give a general overview of the business plan. Presenter is Scott Keen, Center for Economic Empowerment & Development. To register, please call (919) 774-6442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please pre-register by calling (919) 774-6442 or emailing email@example.com. Seminars are subject to cancellation without a minimum number of pre-registrations.
• An AARP driver safety program will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Phil Bruce, AARP instructor, will present the program. This course covers age-related physical changes, declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems and license renewal requirements. The cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members, which is payable at class. Registration is required. Please call The Enrichment Center, (919) 776-0501 x 2201, to register.
• A veterans' job fair will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Vaughn Towers at Carter-Finley Stadium, 4600 Trinity Road, Raleigh. More than 300 veterans are expected to attend and network with veteran-friendly employers, including Duke Energy, Winston-Salem Police Department, Waste Management, Walgreens, PNC Bank, Military Sealift Command, U.S. Department of State, State Farm, CPI Security Systems and many more. There will be national, regional and local job opportunities, as well as entrepreneurial and educational offerings. This event is being produced by RecruitMilitary in cooperation with The American Legion.
• Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action Inc. will host a free, public workshop titled “Money Management: Pay Yourself First” at 1 p.m. at 225 S. Steele St., Sanford.
• Chatham Community Library will hold an American Girl doll event at 4 p.m. at the branch in Pittsboro. Children ages 8 and up are invited to bring their favorite dolls to meet the library's new doll, Molly. After the party, Molly will be available to be checked out for one week at a time. The event is free and open to the public, and will include snacks and games. Molly the doll is a gift from the Friends of the Chatham Community Library. She represents a typical girl who lived during World War II. The library also offers books about Molly and other American Girls for check out. For more information, contact children's services at (919) 545-8085.
• The Sunrise Theater will present McKenzies Mill in concert at 7:30 p.m. at 250 N.W. Broad St. in downtown Southern Pines. Tickets are on sale now for $15. Seating is reserved. The show starts with an opening performance by local band Dirt Road Senate. For tickets, call the Sunrise Administration office at (910) 692-8501 or visit www.sunrisetheather.com.
• The Sanford community is invited to a motorcycle poker run starting at 11 a.m. (kickstands up, registration at 10 a.m.) at the Horner Boulevard Kangaroo Express to help send kids to Victory Junction — a year-round camping environment for children ages 6 to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. The poker run will be $5 a hand, and the event will include family-friendly activities including a bounce house, pie in the face, a hula hoop contest, raffles, line dancing and giveaways, as well as a kids' karaoke contest with a $1 entrance fee.
• The Gregg Gelb Jazz Trio, with Grant Osborne, keyboard, Gregg Gelb, saxophone, and Chris Gelb, drums, will perform from 8-11 p.m. at the Brick City Oyster Bar & Grill, 1609 South Horner Blvd., Sanford.
• A Lee Christian School yard and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m.-noon on Keller Andrews Road. Clothes, furniture, toys and other items will be available.
• Broken Plow Farm welcomes visitors to an Easter egg hunt, offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the farm at 1851 Avents Ferry Road, Sanford. The cost will be $10 per person, and children under 2 are admitted free. The event includes the hunt, with hundreds of eggs, prizes, visits with the with Easter Bunny at Easter Village, barrel rides, 30-minute hay rides, access to a fort, rope maze, petting zoo, and games, and an educational portion about farming. The Easter egg hunt will last for about two hours, and sessions will be limited to 40 people. Please make a reservation by calling (919)-770-6223 or by visiting www.brokenplowfarm.com. At this time, Broken Plow Farm can only accept cash and checks as payment for services. Please plan accordingly.
• An intro to aquaponics workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Plant, 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, N.C. Aquaponics is a self-contained, sustainable system for growing fish and veggies. Join Mike Yablonski and Rachel Tinker-Kulberg for an introduction to the world of aquaponics. During this hands-on workshop, Mike and Rachel will show participants how to build their own backyard system. Registration is limited to 15 people, and pre-registration and pre-payment are required; the cost is $40 for the aquaponics workshop and $50 for the workshop plus a sandwich from Angelina’s. Mail checks to The Abundance Foundation, 220 Lorax Lane #5, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312, or register online at http://theabundancefoundation.org/diy-2013/aquaponics-workshop-march-23-2013.
• The Central Carolina Jaycees will present their annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kiwanis Family Park, 1800 Wicker St., Sanford. The event will feature egg hunts divided by age, games, prizes, face painting, balloon animals, an Easter basket raffle and Easter Bunny visits.
• A plant, shrubbery and long-leaf pine straw sale will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at the Lee County Arts & Community Center, 507 N. Steele St., Sanford. Long-leaf pine straw costs $4 per bale, and delivery will be available; contact Kevin at (919) 888-1158. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Lee County Arts & Community Center.