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Posted 1/31/19

THURSDAY

A trivia night fundraiser event benefiting the mission of Central Piedmont Community Action (CPCA) will be held Jan. 31 at Pittsboro Roadhouse, 39 West St. Doors open at 6 p.m. and team …

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THURSDAY

  • A trivia night fundraiser event benefiting the mission of Central Piedmont Community Action (CPCA) will be held Jan. 31 at Pittsboro Roadhouse, 39 West St. Doors open at 6 p.m. and team trivia begins at 7. Cost is $5 per player. There will be trivia winner prizes. For more information, contact Amber at 919-742-2277 or cpcanc.org.

    FRIDAY

  • Children ages 1 to 12 without dental insurance may receive free dental services through Piedmont Health Care for Give Kids a Smile Day, Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Services available include exams, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride treatment and free toothbrush and toothpaste. Appointments are required, and space is limited. In Chatham, call Moncure Community Health Center, 7228 Pittsboro-Moncure Rd., Moncure (919-542-4991) or Siler City Community Health Center, 224 South 10th Ave., Siler City (919-663-4401) to schedule an appointment.
  • Chatham Community Library and the Career and Employment Training program at Central Carolina Community College are partnering to offer free employment assistance beginning Feb. 1. 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.
  • The Spring for Literacy Luncheon to benefit Chatham Literacy will be held April 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.

    NEXT WEEK

  • 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:  Tues., February 5, 3 - 4:30 pm; Microsoft Word Basics, Part 2:  Tues., February 12, 3 - 4:30 pm; Genealogy 101: Wednesday, February 20, 3 - 4:30 pm.
  • The Chatham County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), which meets to discuss county-wide emergency preparedness, has scheduled its 2019 quarterly meetings for February 7, May 2, August 1, and November 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 Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 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) on Feb.9 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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
  • Writing Toward Resilience, a weekly opportunity for all those grieving or current caregivers, meets every Monday at noon at 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 located 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.
  • Come enjoy the winter woods in the Lower Haw River State Natural Area on Feb. 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. 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. (Note: Correction from 01/24 calendar entry.)
  • 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.
  • CORA invites the public to the 9th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 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 Chatham 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 www.corafoodpantry.org for more information.

    ALSO HAPPENING

  • 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 at www.chathamconnecting.org

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