May. 12, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• The Rooster's Wife brings twelve more shows this season, starting at 6:46 p.m., to the listening room of Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., in downtown Aberdeen. The rooms seats 110, with additional seating under the awning and on the patio. Americana sensation Harpeth Rising comes to Aberdeen tonight to celebrate Mother's Day with community music. Shows are family friendly. Admission to this week's show is $15. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit, call (910) 944-7502 or email

• The Temple Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 2 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets can be bought in person or by contacting the box office at (919) 774-4155 or Ticket prices are: adult, $23; Thursday night adult, $19; children/student, $13; Lee County teacher/educator, active military and groups of 10 or more, $19. See


• The First Baptist Church of Sanford and Sandhills Center LME will sponsor a free, community-wide educational event from 5:30-7 p.m. The topic is "Understanding Emotional Disorders in Children." This should be an informative session for parents, foster parents, professionals and others working with children. Child care and light dinner provided free, but registration is required. To register, contact Linda Swann,, or call toll free 1-877-776-6702.

• The May meeting of Republican Women of Lee County will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Lee GOP headquarters, 101 S. Steele St., Sanford. Joyce Cotten, chairperson of the second congressional district, will be the speaker. Come enjoy good fellowship with other conservatives.


• The public alert notification sirens around the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant will be tested from 10-11 a.m. The 83 sirens within 10 miles of the plant will be tested at full volume for approximately five seconds. The test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is conducted in cooperation with the State of North Carolina, as well as Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Wake counties. Progress Energy Carolinas performs full-volume tests annually. Silent tests are conducted every two weeks, and short duration, full-volume tests every three months. Questions about the tests may be directed to county or state emergency management agencies.

• The Democratic Women of Lee County will meet at 6 p.m. at Democratic Headquarters at 143 Charlotte Ave. Bob Atwater, Former Senator for District 18 (Chatham, Durham, Lee), will present the program. For questions, please call Lynda F. Turbeville, president, at (919) 776-9916.

• The N.C. History Quiz Bowl will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Old Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and presented by The Lee County Library, the Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum and the Museum of the Cape Fear. To participate, call the library at (919) 718-4665.

• The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Sanford.

• The Veterans Upward Bound program of Chatham/Lee/Harnett/Johnston/Wake counties will host an informational session about VUB resources and services from 5-7 p.m. in Room 9107, Science Building, Central Carolina Community College’s Lee County Campus, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford. The conference is for veterans who want to return to school and obtain an associate or bachelor’s degree, as well as for professionals working with veterans. For more information, call (919) 718-7463 or email


• The Parkinson's Support Group for people with Parkinson's disease, their family members, caregivers and friends, will meet at 10:30 a.m. at The Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St., Sanford. The meeting will focus on Parkinson's and fatigue, touching on exercise, diet, sleep habits and mental activity. To learn more, call (919) 776-0501.

• Gary Thomas Farms will offer seasonal produce from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. outside the Carthage Street entrance to Central Carolina Hospital. This is an event sponsored by CCH Auxiliary, with proceeds to benefit auxiliary projects. While picking up their favorite seasonal produce, patrons can visit the CCH Auxiliary This-n-That gift shop for a fresh baked cookie and other items.

• San-Lee Park's Conservation Cubs will meet from 10-11 a.m. at 572 Pumping Station Road. This activity is open to children ages 3-5 with parent. The cost is $6 per child just for today, or $10 for those participating today and May 1, which includes a healthy snack. Pre-registration is preferred. Call (919) 776-6221 and ask for Jaime Osborne or Carrie Council. The theme is “In the Garden.”