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Centennial Calendar of Events

September 2006
Launching, Sanford and Lee County (Images of America), Jimmy Haire and Wilson Seymour

1-3, 7-8, 10  Temple Theatre, Smokey Joe’s Café
28-30 Temple Theatre, Deathtrap


October 2006

1, 5-8, 12-15  Temple Theatre, Deathtrap
8 Carolina Trace Street Fair (noon-5:00)
9-15  Sanford Lions, 69th Lee Regional Fair
22 Jimmy Haire, Tour, Downtown Sanford, Railroad House Historical Association
27-29 Temple Theatre, The Sound of Music


November 2006
2-5, 9-12, 16-19 Temple Theatre, The Sound of Music
3 Dedication, W. B. Wicker Business Campus
16-22   Farm-City Week, McSwain Center
30 Temple Theatre, The Best of Broadway Christmas
 
December 2006
1 Lee County Orchestra, Arts and Community Center
1-3, 7-10, 14-17  Temple Theatre, The Best of Broadway Christmas
3 Lee County Festival Singers, Feast of Carols, 3:00 P.M., Harper Center, First Presbyterian Church
4 Jaycees, 57th Sanford Christmas Parade
25 Christmas Day
  
January 2007
1 New Year’s Day
4 Lee County Centennial Art and Literature in Tandem:  Deadline for entries, Juried Art Exhibition
5  Gregg Gelb Band and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Chorus, Temple Theatre
9 Endor Iron Furnace Fundraising Banquet, featuring Edwin C. Bearss, Carolina Trace Country Club, 5:30 P.M.; Launching, The Men of Endor: Their Works and Their Times, 1861-1876, by R. A. Wiesner, dedicated to Hugh Carr, ed. Lynn Veach Sadler, foreword by Edwin C. Bearss
10 Edwin C. Bearss, Tour, Endor Iron Furnace, Railroad House Historical Association, 10:00 A.M.
10 Commemoration, Robert E. Lee 200th Birthday; speaker, Edwin C. Bearss; Courthouse, 7:00 P.M.
15 Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Observances
18 Sanford Area Questers, Program on the Lee County Centennial, (Dr.) Lynn Veach Sadler, Carolina Trace Country Club
23 Lee County Centennial Art and Literature in Tandem:  Reception, Juried Art Exhibition, Capital Bank, 5:30-7:30 P.M.
25 -28      Temple Theatre, The Fantasticks
 
February 2007
1-4, 8-11   Temple Theatre, The Fantasticks
14-16  Centennial Play, Lee Way[s], Sponsor: Central Carolina Community College, Civic Center, 7:30 P.M., Lynn Veach Sadler (Playwright), Anne Edens (Director)
17 Centennial Play, Lee Way[s], Sponsor: Central Carolina Community College, Civic Center, 2:00 P.M.
19 Washington’s Birthday Observances
24 Centennial Dance #1, “Winter Ball:  Dancing Through the Decades” (Formal, Period Costumes of Choice, e.g., flappers), Lee County Community Orchestra (Ensemble), Sanford Ballroom Dance Company, 122 South Steele Street, 7:00-10:00 P.M.

March 2007
8 Broadway Birthday Celebration
8-11, 15-18, 22-25  Temple Theatre, See How They Run
15 Lee County Centennial Art and Literature in Tandem:  Deadline, Charlotte G. Hall Poetry Contest, Lee County Arts Council
17, 18 Lee County Community Orchestra, Centennial Concert, Arts and Community Center TBA Reinterment of Jacob Gaster, now buried in the only known grave of a Revolutionary veteran within the bounds of Lee County
  
April 2007
8 Easter Sunday
12 Lee County Centennial Art and Literature in Tandem:  Reception/Reading, Charlotte G.  Hall Poetry Contest Winners (and Juried Art Exhibition Participants), “Old Ballroom,” Wilrik Apartments, 6:00 P.M.
13 Centennial Dance #2, Old-Fashioned Styles, Marvin Gaster et al., Lions Fairgrounds, 7:00-10:00 P.M.
14 Dedication, Robert E. Lee Sculpture, Period Dance Performance (Sanford Ballroom Dance Company)
15 Centennial Tour
19-22, 26-29  Temple Theatre, A Dash of Rosemary
20-22  Broadway Centennial Celebration
28 Parks and Recreation, Opening Day, Youth Baseball
 
May 2007
 3-6, 10-13  Temple Theatre, A Dash of Rosemary
5-6 Pottery Festival
15-26 Senior Games and Silver Arts of Lee County
18-19  State Checkers Tournament, River Lodge Restaurant
19 Lee County Community Orchestra, Centennial Concert, Arts and Community Center
19-20  Ole Gilliam Mill Crank-Up
20  Lee County Community Orchestra, Centennial Concert, Depot Park
20 Centennial Tour
28 Memorial Day
31 Temple Theatre, Beehive

June 2007
1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24  Temple Theatre, Beehive
7, 14, 21 “Function at the Junction,” Depot Park Concert Series, 7 P.M.
16 Centennial Dance #3, Sock Hop with DJ Marsha Trabold, emphasis:  beach music, 7:00-10:00 P.M., Lee Senior High School, Old Gymnasium [tentative]
 17 Centennial Tour
24 Lecture on “Lee County Brick,” Robert Brickhouse, Arts and Community Center, 2:00 P.M.
28 Central Carolina Community College Concert, “Function at the Junction,” Depot Park Concert Series, 7-9 P.M.

July 2007
2 Lee County Birthday Celebration [TBA]
2 Official first-class Centennial stamp canceled/metered at Sanford Post Office
4 Independence Day
5, 12, 19  “Function at the Junction,” Depot Park Concert Series, 7 P.M.
14 Centennial presentation, “Lee County History Inside Carolina Trace,” Carolina Trace County Club
15 Centennial Tour
22 Lecture, “Lee County Brownstone,” William Freeman, Arts and Community Center, 2:00 P.M.
26 Central Carolina Community College Concert, “Function at the Junction,” Depot Park Concert Series, 7-9 P.M.
   
August 2007
2, 9, 16, 30 “Function at the Junction,” Depot Park Concert Series, 7 P.M.
19 Centennial Tour
23 Central Carolina Community College Concert, “Function at the Junction,” Depot Park Concert Series, 7-9 P.M.
25 Centennial presentation, “Lee County History Inside Carolina Trace,” Carolina Trace County Club
  
September 2007
3 Labor Day
6, 13  “Function at the Junction,” Depot Park Concert Series, 7 P.M.
8 Columbus Day Observances
15 Library launching Lee Reads [Light-Horse Harry Lee and the Legacy of the American Revolution, Charles Royster], Kick-Off Breakfast, presentation (“Why That Lee?”), Drs. Emory and Lynn Veach Sadler
15 Heart-of-North-Carolina Golf Tournament, Carolina Trace
16 Centennial Tour
22 Centennial Dance #4, Band:  RN5P, Elks Lodge, 7:00-10:00 P.M.
 
October 2007
7-15 Sanford Lions, 70th Lee Regional Fair
12-14 W. B. Wicker School (1929-69) Reunion
12, 13 Revue/Review of Tobacco in Lee County, Lynn Veach Sadler (Playwright), Director provided by Temple Theatre, Arts and Community Center, 7:30 P.M.
13 North Carolina Society of Historians, Annual Meeting, Carolina Trace Country Club
14 Tours of the Railroad House and Endor Iron Furnace for the North Carolina Society of Historians
14 Library’s Lee Reads, small group discussions, individual homes [TBA]
20 Lee County Community Orchestra, Centennial Concert, Arts and Community Center [tentative]
21 Lee County Community Orchestra, Centennial Concert, Depot Park [tentative]
21 Centennial Tour
 
November 2007
4 Reception for and Dedication of Plaque to Centennial Donors [TBA]
12 Veterans Day Observances
15-22 Farm-City Week, McSwain Center, Centennial events TBA, including Revue/Review of Tobacco in Lee County, Corn Shucking
22 Thanksgiving Day
30 Library’s Lee Reads, special presentation on Light-Horse Harry Lee by Edwin C. Bearss, Head Historian Emeritus, National Park Service; reenactors [tentative]
  
December 2007
1 Lee County Community Orchestra, Centennial Concert, Arts and Community Center [tentative]
3 Jaycees, 58th Sanford Christmas Parade
25 Christmas Day Launching, In Celebration of the 2007 Centennial of Lee County:  A Collection of  Historical Articles and Creative Works