Community calendar Jan. 3 - 9

Posted 1/3/19


• New Hope Audubon Society Bird Walk, Saturday, Jan. 5 – Meet at Oak Creek Village Shopping Center, behind Bojangles in Durham for 2-3 hour walk nearby. All levels of birders …

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Community calendar Jan. 3 - 9



• New Hope Audubon Society Bird Walk, Saturday, Jan. 5 – Meet at Oak Creek Village Shopping Center, behind Bojangles in Durham for 2-3 hour walk nearby. All levels of birders are welcome. Contact Jim Capel
Stream Watch will form at 9 a.m., when John Kent will lead team conducting monthly water quality monitoring several sites on New Hope Creek. If interested in participating, contact Kent at as early as possible.


• New Hope Audubon Society Bird Walk, Wednesday, Jan. 9, meet at Wild Bird Center, Eastgate Shopping Center, Chapel Hill, 2-3 hour walk nearby site. All skill-levels welcome.
Contact Kent Fiala at

• Drop in to Chatham Community Library's computer lab for one-on-one assistance on the second Wednesday of each month, any time between 4 and 5 p.m. If you have a question about something on your personal laptop or device, please bring it with you.


• The Chatham County Soil and Water Conservation District will meet Thursday, January 10 at 7 p.m. 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.

Also Happening

• The Council on Aging will host a Health & Wellness Discussion Group on the Third Friday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Eastern Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro. To sign up for information, contact Alan Russo at 919-542-4512 or

• The following tour dates remain for prospective students for Woods Charter School students, a K-12 school in northern Chatham County, open to all school aged children in North Carolina. before a lottery occurs: Wednesday, January 9 at 9:15 a.m. for prospective Kindergarten families only; and Wednesday, January 16 at 9:15 a.m. (this tour date is after the application deadline, best to apply before attending the tour if you're interested in the 2019-2020 school year.) Applicants need to apply before January 15. Email admissions coordinator Roz Grant at for more information. Admissions are based on a lottery that will be held February 1.

• Join Chatham resident and yoga instructor, Tim Keim, for an introduction to the science of Ayruveda on Jan. 12 at Chatham Community Library, Pittsboro. During this 45 minute presentation, Keim will explore the root causes of disease, the basic elements of the human constitution according to Ayurveda, and how to match the qualities of imbalance with the opposite qualities that will create health and harmony in mind and body. This program is free and open to the public.

• The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee will sponsor the M.L.K. Parade in downtown Liberty. The parade will begin to line-up at 12 noon in the parking lot behind the SECU. If you would like to be in the parade, call Helen at 336-622-3957 or Kay at 336-674-2415 to register. There is no fee to enter.

• A Martin Luther King Program will be held Sunday, January 13 at 3 p.m. at the Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist Church in the M.P.McCleave Enrichment Center.

• The Chatham County Community Library in Pittsboro will be closed on Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

• The Friends of the Chatham Community Library will hold a special one-day sale on Jan. 26 featuring a collection of foreign language books donated from the personal library of a retired university librarian who specialized in Latin American, Iberian, and Classic Romance Languages. More than 1,000 books will be offered. Hard cover books will be $3 or less; soft cover $2 or less.

• Wake Up Wednesday, the local forum for sharing news about your products, services, skills, or non-profit events and programs, is held on the third Wednesday of every month at the Carolina Brewery near Lowes Home Store in Pittsboro. Doors open at 8 a.m. The program starts at 8:30 and ends at 9:30. $5 gains you entry, a fresh hot breakfast with coffee, and access to approximately 50 people looking for new clients and customers in the community.

• Interested in becoming a Foster and/or Adoptive Parent in Chatham County. Call 919-642-6956 to learn more about the Foster or Adoption Program.

• For Drug problems in the family, Narcotics Anonymous helps! Call 1-800-721-8225 for listing of local meetings.

• Alcoholics Anonymous, NC District 33, Meeting schedules available at 866-640-0180 for Chatham, Alamance, Caswell and Orange Counties.

• CORA invites the public to the 9th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Sunday, February 24 at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington in Pittsboro. Empty Bowls is an event designed to raise awareness and funds for our battle to end hunger in Chat-ham County. Artists of all ages, skill levels, and mediums will donate hundreds of handmade bowls. The bowl then serves as a reminder that someone’s bowl is always empty and that we need to continue our efforts to end hunger in our community. Dinner and bowls will be available for purchase at various levels. Visit for more information.

• The Caregiver Support Group meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Pittsboro Senior Center. For more information, contact Susan Hardy at 919-542-4512.

Opportunities for Scouting

• Boy Scout Troop 93 in Pittsboro meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Harold Boone Scout Park on Hwy 64W, just past CCCC. Open to boys, ages 11-17. Visit www.bstroop for more information.
• Pack 924 of Siler City First United Methodist Church meets on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for boys, grades 1 through 5. Come join the Cob Scouts.
• Pack 900 in Bear Creek meets Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at Meroney’s United Methodist Church following the school calendar. See for more information


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