Community Calendar for 02/07/2019

Posted 2/7/19

ON THE AGENDA

The Chatham County Schools Board of Education will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Chatham County Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro. The Pittsboro Board of …

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Community Calendar for 02/07/2019

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ON THE AGENDA

  • The Chatham County Schools Board of Education will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Chatham County Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro.
  • The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at Pittsboro Town Hall.
  • WEDNESDAY

  • Join Boy Scout Troop 93 in Pittsboro at 7 p.m. each Wednesday at the Harold Boone Scout Park on Hwy. 64 West, just past CCCC. Open to boys ages 11-17. Visit www.bstroop93.org to find out more about upcoming events.
  • House of Hops in Pittsboro is hosting a Ping Pong League from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 at its location at 112 Russet Run in Pittsboro. The league will be comprised of 12 teams, that will compete on a weekly basis for a total of 6 weeks. As a league member, you will gain access to: Beer and wine specials, prizes and giveaways, and the opportunity to meet new people!
  • Registration fee is $10 per person. This fee will assist in the investment of league specific table tennis equipment and maintenance. The registration fee can be paid in-person or by calling our taproom at 919-542-3435.

    THURSDAY

  • The Chatham County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), which meets to discuss county-wide emergency preparedness, has scheduled its 2019 quarterly meetings for Feb. 7, May 2, August 1 and Nov. 7. The February meeting will be held at the Jordan Lake Visitor Center in Apex, from 10 a.m. to noon. The other meeting sites for the year will be the Chatham County Detention Center, the new Mountaire Farms facility in Siler City, and the county’s Emergency Operations Center in Pittsboro.
  • Specific details for each meeting will be made known via media notification, county E-Notify, Facebook, and Twitter at least two weeks prior to the respective meeting dates. For information concerning hazardous material facilities in Chatham County or the LEPC in general, contact Emergency Management at 919-545-8163.
  • The Goldston Library, located at 9235 Pittsboro-Goldston Road in Goldston, is hosting a Little Hands Arts ‘n Crafts event at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 7. Best for preschoolers. For more information contact the Goldston Library at 919-898-4522.

    FRIDAY

  • Chatham Community Library and the Career and Employment Training program at Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) are partnering to offer free employment assistance. Timir Cox, a Career and Employment Training instructor at CCCC, will be available to assist with employment skills and related questions from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Friday through March 29.  Job seekers can meet one-on-one with Cox to learn how to search for jobs, research employers, accurately complete applications, create resumes and cover letters, and practice interview strategies.
  • Assistance is free to those who are unemployed, underemployed, working and eligible for the federal earned income tax credit, or those who have received notice of a layoff. No appointment is necessary. Participants will be asked to complete brief registration paperwork on their first visit. Sessions take place in the computer lab at Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro, on the campus of Central Carolina Community College.

    SATURDAY

  • The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, in partnership with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Psi Gamma Omega Chapter Hillsborough, is announcing a financial education seminar, “The Ultimate Financial Wellness Playbook.” This free event for the community will take place at the Seymour Senior Center, 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 9.
  • Target market: adults with special sessions for teens (High School) on vocational career options and being financially prepared for college. Topics: Financial Fraud Awareness; Credit Repair, Vocational Career Options; Planning Financially for College; and others. Questions, Contact Erna Jean Smith-King at 919-303-9686, or ermaplus@bellsouth.net.
  • Jugtown Pottery will celebrate its love of animals this Valentine’s by donating 10 percent of in store sales Feb. 9-14 to Animal Advocates of Moore County. AAMC is not a shelter; they are an organization dedicated to the animals and animal lovers of Moore County. AAMC programs include Foster Care, Adoptions Events, Trap-Neuter-Release, Financial Assistance with Spay/Neuter, Surgery Needs & Emergency Care, Feral Cat Sanctuary Maintenance, and Lost & Found Animal Program.
  • The shop will be stocked with pots made by the Jugtown potters, Vernon, Pam, Travis, & Bayle Owens. Available pieces will include bowls & mugs, serving dishes, vases & candlesticks, JLK Jewelry, and great American made crafts. We will have earthy wood fired pieces, as well as an array of warm colors. We will also have some special pieces featuring animals.
  • While shopping, enjoy coffee, tea, and Valentine treats in the shop!
  • Jugtown Pottery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Twice a month join the gathering for the Bluegrass Jam Circle and make music. You can join the fun every 2nd and 4th Saturday throughout the year, right here at 950 Bynum Rd. The circle forms around 10am until 12ish. Singers, new pickers (… spoons, washboards…) and audience members are all very welcome! This is an open circle type jam for all skill levels and ages. If you pick, bring your instrument. If you sing, bring your voice. Come to enjoy great music at the historic Bynum General Store. Pickers are asked to bring Acoustic Instruments Only. As always, the Circle Jam is Free and open to the public!
  • Starlight Mead is hosting ‘Mead and Chocolate – A Sweet Pairing’ from noon - 6 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 10 at its location in the Chatham Beverage District at 130 Lorax Lane in Pittsboro. The event is $10.
  • It’s baby goat season again! Join us for lots of cuddles and adorable antics, baby goat yoga, and a chance to see a goat dairy in action. We might even see some new babies born during the Open Barn at Celebrity Dairy from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 10. Celebrity Dairy is located at 144 Celebrity Dairy Way in Siler City.
  • We invite you to join us for a homemade lunch of soup and sandwiches at the Inn, including many vegetarian and gluten-free options. Finish off your meal with something sweet — we’ll have cookies, fudge, and goat milk gelato for sale!
  • All vehicles must pay $10 admission fee. Individuals who purchase tickets for goat yoga must also pay the admission fee per vehicle. Activities (goat yoga, goat nature walks) are available for an additional fee per participant.
  • Questions? Call us at 919-742-5176 or email us at TheInn@CelebrityDairy.com!
  • Do you He(art) hearts and Valentine’s? If you do, you’re in for a treat. Pop in to the Chatham Arts Council’s pop-up show featuring new He(art) works by local artist, Dorrie Casey. The event is taking place from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 9at the Chatham Arts Council gallery space (118 West Street, Pittsboro) to celebrate that age-old combination: art and love.
  • Because of her huge He(art) for art, Casey is very generously donating 100% of the proceeds of the sale to the Chatham Arts Council to support our mission of investing in artists and educating kids through the arts.
  • Casey, who was known as a writer, musician, and actor before exploring her talents as a visual artist, creates art out of the materials she has found or have been brought to her. Bark, feathers, fur, cowhide, shells – she can turn anything into a visually appealing piece of art that grabs the viewer immediately. She sees beauty everywhere and her fans benefit greatly.
  • The CAC will have supplies on hand to create valentines, with the help of Girl Scouts from Troupe 1006 – all in time for the season of love. While you’re in downtown Pittsboro, pop by Deep River Mercantile to peruse their latest merchandise and continue making valentines for your loved ones. Deep River Mercantile will generously be donating a percentage of their sales that day to the Chatham Arts Council because of their big He(art) for art.

    SUNDAY

  • Join downtown Siler City businesses for an afternoon sip something from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 10. Each business with a yellow flag on display will be open with different wines for tastings. We have a special “Discover Siler City” wine glass which is your sip something passport. The wine glass is $10 and good for all sip something events throughout the year. You can purchase you glass at all participating locations. Fun, food, wine, nibbles, arts & crafts, artists demonstrations, and so much more. Thank you, we look forward to seeing you at the next sip something! Don’t forget….Valentine’s Day is coming up!
  • We’re back in Briar Chapel for 2019 on a new night, with a new time, and in a new location! Join us on Sunday nights at 5 p.m. for this gathering led by Pastor Brent Levy. Dinner and childcare provided. All are welcome!
  • Local Tables are small(ish) gatherings of friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, and people who are about to become your friends. At your Local Table, you’ll share a meal, talk, listen, be encouraged, and make friends who become like family. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, Local Tables give you the opportunity to lean in, listen, and know you’re not alone. You’ll start to see things you didn’t before and encounter God in new friendships, stirred hearts, and through serving in the community.
  • Learn more about what to expect and why we think these matter at http://thelocalchurchpbo.org/tables.
  • Oasis Open Air Market is hosting a Berryfield Valentine. Join Berryfield unplugged for a Valentine afternoon
  • As an extra Valentine’s surprise, Al, Murphy, and Dean, will be giving away 10 “You Can Fly” CD’s to the first 10 pairs of advance tickets sold!
  • Doors open at 2 p.m., your choice of a menu item with food and beverage service included with advanced $25.00pp ticket. Stay and shop afterward at the fresh market.
  • Berryfield has become one of fastest rising regional Americana acoustic acts. Murphy McNeill, Dean Overman, and Al Simmons continue to expand their performing base in listening venues and festivals throughout North Carolina. Their three-part harmonies and arranging skills give this trio a style that is uniquely Berryfield. The intertwining of Al’s fingerpicking and Dean’s flat picking and mandolin create an interesting musical backdrop. All three are seasoned lead vocalists which adds to their show’s variety.

    MONDAY

  • Come enjoy the winter woods in the Lower Haw River State Natural Area from 1:30-3 p.m. on Feb. 11. The family adventure will begin with a short scavenger hunt searching for hearts that nature created along the Haw. These may be found in leaves, rocks or lichens. After the hike, participants will create land art in the shape of hearts, constructed from materials found in the woods. Only dead material will be used, no live twigs or leaves. Enrollment is limited. To register or for questions contact: lowerhawevents@gmail.com.
  • Writing Toward Resilience, a weekly opportunity for all those grieving or current caregivers, meets at noon every Monday at the SECU Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC. No writing experience necessary. Facilitated by Carol Henderson, a professional writer and workshop leader who has facilitated workshops all over the U.S. and in Europe. No registration needed.
  • The UNC Hospice Home is at 100 Roundtree Circle, behind Bojangles in Pittsboro. For further information, contact Ann Ritter, 919-984-2650 or email at ann.ritter@unchealth.unc.edu.
  • Boy Scouts Meeting: Pack 900 meets at 6 p.m. on Monday nights at Goldston Methodist Church. Boys are welcome.

    TUESDAY

  • Cub Scout Pack 924 of Siler City First United Methodist Church meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays for boys grade 1 - 6. Come join the Scouts.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Bring your camper, your friends and come meet the local summer camps in the area at the 2nd annual Chatham County Summer Camp Meet brought to you by Chatham County Events. This is the perfect time to ask questions, get information or have your camper meet some of the camp staff.
  • Doors Open at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Chatham Community College Multipurpose Room and come as you can till 7:30 p.m. and find out more about camps you are interested in, maybe didn’t even know were here or even info on Spring Break or Day Camps during the school year.
  • Special thanks to Central Carolina Community College for co-hosting this event. Have a summer camp, day camp or spring break camp – Join us – Last year we had 200 families come through its a great way to get the word out to the community – We are limited to 32 camps – please fill out this form here or email us at info@chathamcountyevents.com.
  • The Chatham County Soil and Water Conservation District will meet at 7 p.m. on Feb. 14 in the conference room downstairs in the New Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. This is an open meeting. To confirm the meeting or for additional information, call the office at 919-542-8240 for Brenda or 919-542-8228 for Susannah.
  • Talking Black in America , a Documentary Screening - The Chatham County Historical Association invite you to a special screening of Talking Black in America about the most misunderstood language variety in the history of American English. It examines the historical roots of African-American language.
  • The documentary will be shown at 2 p.m. on Feb.17 in the Historic Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro. A question and answer period will follow the 60-minute film. The program is free and all are welcome. More info and directions at chathamhistory.org.
  • The Guardian ad Litem program is looking for volunteers to be the voice of an abused or neglected child in our community. Training begins March 9. Chatham County is in need of volunteers to be an advocate for children who are currently in foster care. For more information, contact Nickie Siler, GAL Program Supervisor, District 15BNorth Carolina Judicial Branch, at: nickie.siler@nccourts.org<mailto:nickie.siler@nccourts.org> or 919-545-3650 or visit at: www.VolunteerforGAL.org.
  • The Spring for Literacy Luncheon to benefit Chatham Literacy will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 10 at Governors Club. Best-selling author Frances Mayes to keynote. She will share about her adventures in Italy and new book. Registration starts Feb. 1.  Tickets are $100; available at chathamliteracy.org or 919-542-6424.

    ALSO HAPPENING

  • The Chatham County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), which meets to discuss county-wide emergency preparedness, has scheduled its 2019 quarterly meetings for Feb. 7, May 2, August 1 and Nov. 7. The February meeting will be held at the Jordan Lake Visitor Center in Apex, from 10 a.m. to noon. The other meeting sites for the year will be the Chatham County Detention Center, the new Mountaire Farms facility in Siler City, and the county’s Emergency Operations Center in Pittsboro.
  • Specific details for each meeting will be made known via media notification, county E-Notify, Facebook, and Twitter at least two weeks prior to the respective meeting dates. For information concerning hazardous material facilities in Chatham County or the LEPC in general, contact Emergency Management at 919-545-8163.
  • The Goldston Library, located at 9235 Pittsboro-Goldston Road in Goldston, is hosting a Little Hands Arts ‘n Crafts event at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 7. Best for preschoolers. For more information contact the Goldston Library at 919-898-4522.
  • FRIDAY

  • Chatham Community Library and the Career and Employment Training program at Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) are partnering to offer free employment assistance. Timir Cox, a Career and Employment Training instructor at CCCC, will be available to assist with employment skills and related questions from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Friday through March 29.  Job seekers can meet one-on-one with Cox to learn how to search for jobs, research employers, accurately complete applications, create resumes and cover letters, and practice interview strategies.
  • Assistance is free to those who are unemployed, underemployed, working and eligible for the federal earned income tax credit, or those who have received notice of a layoff. No appointment is necessary. Participants will be asked to complete brief registration paperwork on their first visit. Sessions take place in the computer lab at Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro, on the campus of Central Carolina Community College.
  • SATURDAY

  • The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, in partnership with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Psi Gamma Omega Chapter Hillsborough, is announcing a financial education seminar, “The Ultimate Financial Wellness Playbook.” This free event for the community will take place at the Seymour Senior Center, 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 9.
  • Target market: adults with special sessions for teens (High School) on vocational career options and being financially prepared for college. Topics: Financial Fraud Awareness; Credit Repair, Vocational Career Options; Planning Financially for College; and others. Questions, Contact Erna Jean Smith-King at 919-303-9686, or ermaplus@bellsouth.net.
  • Jugtown Pottery will celebrate its love of animals this Valentine’s by donating 10 percent of in store sales Feb. 9-14 to Animal Advocates of Moore County. AAMC is not a shelter; they are an organization dedicated to the animals and animal lovers of Moore County. AAMC programs include Foster Care, Adoptions Events, Trap-Neuter-Release, Financial Assistance with Spay/Neuter, Surgery Needs & Emergency Care, Feral Cat Sanctuary Maintenance, and Lost & Found Animal Program.
  • The shop will be stocked with pots made by the Jugtown potters, Vernon, Pam, Travis, & Bayle Owens. Available pieces will include bowls & mugs, serving dishes, vases & candlesticks, JLK Jewelry, and great American made crafts. We will have earthy wood fired pieces, as well as an array of warm colors. We will also have some special pieces featuring animals.
  • While shopping, enjoy coffee, tea, and Valentine treats in the shop!
  • Jugtown Pottery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Twice a month join the gathering for the Bluegrass Jam Circle and make music. You can join the fun every 2nd and 4th Saturday throughout the year, right here at 950 Bynum Rd. The circle forms around 10am until 12ish. Singers, new pickers (… spoons, washboards…) and audience members are all very welcome! This is an open circle type jam for all skill levels and ages. If you pick, bring your instrument. If you sing, bring your voice. Come to enjoy great music at the historic Bynum General Store. Pickers are asked to bring Acoustic Instruments Only. As always, the Circle Jam is Free and open to the public!
  • Starlight Mead is hosting ‘Mead and Chocolate – A Sweet Pairing’ from noon - 6 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 10 at its location in the Chatham Beverage District at 130 Lorax Lane in Pittsboro. The event is $10.
  • It’s baby goat season again! Join us for lots of cuddles and adorable antics, baby goat yoga, and a chance to see a goat dairy in action. We might even see some new babies born during the Open Barn at Celebrity Dairy from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 10. Celebrity Dairy is located at 144 Celebrity Dairy Way in Siler City.
  • We invite you to join us for a homemade lunch of soup and sandwiches at the Inn, including many vegetarian and gluten-free options. Finish off your meal with something sweet — we’ll have cookies, fudge, and goat milk gelato for sale!
  • All vehicles must pay $10 admission fee. Individuals who purchase tickets for goat yoga must also pay the admission fee per vehicle. Activities (goat yoga, goat nature walks) are available for an additional fee per participant.
  • Questions? Call us at 919-742-5176 or email us at TheInn@CelebrityDairy.com!
  • Do you He(art) hearts and Valentine’s? If you do, you’re in for a treat. Pop in to the Chatham Arts Council’s pop-up show featuring new He(art) works by local artist, Dorrie Casey. The event is taking place from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 9at the Chatham Arts Council gallery space (118 West Street, Pittsboro) to celebrate that age-old combination: art and love.
  • Because of her huge He(art) for art, Casey is very generously donating 100% of the proceeds of the sale to the Chatham Arts Council to support our mission of investing in artists and educating kids through the arts.
  • Casey, who was known as a writer, musician, and actor before exploring her talents as a visual artist, creates art out of the materials she has found or have been brought to her. Bark, feathers, fur, cowhide, shells – she can turn anything into a visually appealing piece of art that grabs the viewer immediately. She sees beauty everywhere and her fans benefit greatly.
  • The CAC will have supplies on hand to create valentines, with the help of Girl Scouts from Troupe 1006 – all in time for the season of love. While you’re in downtown Pittsboro, pop by Deep River Mercantile to peruse their latest merchandise and continue making valentines for your loved ones. Deep River Mercantile will generously be donating a percentage of their sales that day to the Chatham Arts Council because of their big He(art) for art.
  • SUNDAY

  • Join downtown Siler City businesses for an afternoon sip something from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 10. Each business with a yellow flag on display will be open with different wines for tastings. We have a special “Discover Siler City” wine glass which is your sip something passport. The wine glass is $10 and good for all sip something events throughout the year. You can purchase you glass at all participating locations. Fun, food, wine, nibbles, arts & crafts, artists demonstrations, and so much more. Thank you, we look forward to seeing you at the next sip something! Don’t forget….Valentine’s Day is coming up!
  • We’re back in Briar Chapel for 2019 on a new night, with a new time, and in a new location! Join us on Sunday nights at 5 p.m. for this gathering led by Pastor Brent Levy. Dinner and childcare provided. All are welcome!
  • Local Tables are small(ish) gatherings of friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, and people who are about to become your friends. At your Local Table, you’ll share a meal, talk, listen, be encouraged, and make friends who become like family. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, Local Tables give you the opportunity to lean in, listen, and know you’re not alone. You’ll start to see things you didn’t before and encounter God in new friendships, stirred hearts, and through serving in the community.
  • Learn more about what to expect and why we think these matter at http://thelocalchurchpbo.org/tables.
  • Oasis Open Air Market is hosting a Berryfield Valentine. Join Berryfield unplugged for a Valentine afternoon
  • As an extra Valentine’s surprise, Al, Murphy, and Dean, will be giving away 10 “You Can Fly” CD’s to the first 10 pairs of advance tickets sold!
  • Doors open at 2 p.m., your choice of a menu item with food and beverage service included with advanced $25.00pp ticket. Stay and shop afterward at the fresh market.
  • Berryfield has become one of fastest rising regional Americana acoustic acts. Murphy McNeill, Dean Overman, and Al Simmons continue to expand their performing base in listening venues and festivals throughout North Carolina. Their three-part harmonies and arranging skills give this trio a style that is uniquely Berryfield. The intertwining of Al’s fingerpicking and Dean’s flat picking and mandolin create an interesting musical backdrop. All three are seasoned lead vocalists which adds to their show’s variety.
  • MONDAY

  • Come enjoy the winter woods in the Lower Haw River State Natural Area from 1:30-3 p.m. on Feb. 11. The family adventure will begin with a short scavenger hunt searching for hearts that nature created along the Haw. These may be found in leaves, rocks or lichens. After the hike, participants will create land art in the shape of hearts, constructed from materials found in the woods. Only dead material will be used, no live twigs or leaves. Enrollment is limited. To register or for questions contact: lowerhawevents@gmail.com.
  • Writing Toward Resilience, a weekly opportunity for all those grieving or current caregivers, meets at noon every Monday at the SECU Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC. No writing experience necessary. Facilitated by Carol Henderson, a professional writer and workshop leader who has facilitated workshops all over the U.S. and in Europe. No registration needed.
  • The UNC Hospice Home is at 100 Roundtree Circle, behind Bojangles in Pittsboro. For further information, contact Ann Ritter, 919-984-2650 or email at ann.ritter@unchealth.unc.edu.
  • Boy Scouts Meeting: Pack 900 meets at 6 p.m. on Monday nights at Goldston Methodist Church. Boys are welcome.
  • TUESDAY

  • Cub Scout Pack 924 of Siler City First United Methodist Church meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays for boys grade 1 - 6. Come join the Scouts.
  • UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Bring your camper, your friends and come meet the local summer camps in the area at the 2nd annual Chatham County Summer Camp Meet brought to you by Chatham County Events. This is the perfect time to ask questions, get information or have your camper meet some of the camp staff.
  • Doors Open at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Chatham Community College Multipurpose Room and come as you can till 7:30 p.m. and find out more about camps you are interested in, maybe didn’t even know were here or even info on Spring Break or Day Camps during the school year.
  • Special thanks to Central Carolina Community College for co-hosting this event. Have a summer camp, day camp or spring break camp – Join us – Last year we had 200 families come through its a great way to get the word out to the community – We are limited to 32 camps – please fill out this form here or email us at info@chathamcountyevents.com.
  • The Chatham County Soil and Water Conservation District will meet at 7 p.m. on Feb. 14 in the conference room downstairs in the New Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. This is an open meeting. To confirm the meeting or for additional information, call the office at 919-542-8240 for Brenda or 919-542-8228 for Susannah.
  • Talking Black in America , a Documentary Screening - The Chatham County Historical Association invite you to a special screening of Talking Black in America about the most misunderstood language variety in the history of American English. It examines the historical roots of African-American language.
  • The documentary will be shown at 2 p.m. on Feb.17 in the Historic Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro. A question and answer period will follow the 60-minute film. The program is free and all are welcome. More info and directions at chathamhistory.org.
  • The Guardian ad Litem program is looking for volunteers to be the voice of an abused or neglected child in our community. Training begins March 9. Chatham County is in need of volunteers to be an advocate for children who are currently in foster care. For more information, contact Nickie Siler, GAL Program Supervisor, District 15BNorth Carolina Judicial Branch, at: nickie.siler@nccourts.org<mailto:nickie.siler@nccourts.org> or 919-545-3650 or visit at: www.VolunteerforGAL.org.
  • The Spring for Literacy Luncheon to benefit Chatham Literacy will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 10 at Governors Club. Best-selling author Frances Mayes to keynote. She will share about her adventures in Italy and new book. Registration starts Feb. 1.  Tickets are $100; available at chathamliteracy.org or 919-542-6424.
  • ALSO HAPPENING

  • Chatham Community Library is offering a series of free computer classes. Find a full description of each class, including topics covered and prerequisites for attending, by visiting www.chathamnc.org/ComputerClasses. Classes take place in the computer lab at the Library, on the campus of CCCC: Microsoft Word Basics, Part 1:  Feb. 5, 3 - 4:30 pm; Microsoft Word Basics, Part 2:  Feb. 12, 3 - 4:30 pm; Genealogy 101: Feb. 20, 3 - 4:30 pm.
  • Volunteers Needed - Nonprofit agencies in Chatham seek teen volunteers to help with many projects.  Teens can help at food pantries, in gardens, fundraising projects, office work, care for animals.  Chatham Connecting website lists many volunteer opportunities for youth.  See where you are needed to help in the community. www.chathamconnecting.org
  • Chatham County Council on Aging presents their VITA PROGRAM (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program). Appointments are being taken for persons/families of low to middle income, planning to file a 1040 Form. To schedule an appointment, call the Council on Aging at 919-542-4512. VITA is a service of the IRS, where their volunteers assist with income tax preparation with no charge to you. Locations at: Eastern Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro and the Western Chatham Senior Center in Siler City.

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