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Events are subject to change based on closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Verify with organizers prior to events.
The 2021 Spring Chicken Festival, scheduled for May, has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
The Friends of the Chatham Community Library has cancelled its Spring Book Sale due to the continued lockdown of government offices and businesses, ordered by federal, state, and local government. More information can be found on the website: friendsccl.org.
Chatham County Council on Aging: Both centers are closed at this time until further notice. If you need to pick up supplies, call the Siler City or Pittsboro location or check our website at chathamcoa.org.
ON THE AGENDA
The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 12, at town hall in Pittsboro.
Chatham Soil and Water Conservation District Board Meeting will be held Thursday, April 8, at 7 pm. Anyone who would like to attend, please reach out to Brandy at 919-545-8440 as in-person seating is limited due to COVID-19 safety guidelines. We will also allow interested guests to call in via a provided teleconference number I can give them.
Pittsboro Boys & Girls Club and the Kiwanis Club are holding a groundbreaking ceremony at 12 noon on Saturday, April 10, at Kiwanis Park. Kiwanis will be hosting the Boys & Girls Club so we want to celebrate the partnership and give everyone an update on our plans for the building and the club.
The NC Association of Educators and Chatham County Association of Educators will host the NCAE Apple RV on its 100 County “We Heart Public Schools” Statewide Tour and Donation Drive for Mutual Aid on Saturday, April 10. Stop 1: Chatham Central High School, Bear Creek, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Stop 2: Central Services Building in Pittsboro from 12:30 - 2 p.m. -Stop 3: Jordan-Matthews High School, 3 to 5 p.m.
The Pittsboro Farmers Market is open with seasonable items year-round from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. It is located at 287 East St., Pittsboro.
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church provides a healthy, meal at no cost to those who come to us hungry at noon on Thursdays. We provide a place of hospitality and fellowship for everyone. All are welcome, regardless of race, sex, age, national origin, religious preference, handicap, or income.
Chatham Community Library will commemorate National Poetry Month in April with a presentation by NC Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green. The virtual event entitled “An Evening with the North Carolina Poet Laureate,” will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. Green is the first African American and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate.
The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties invites the community to a lecture series on “The State of Our Democracy”. Join us as six distinguished scholars from local universities explore the roots of our government, past and present pressures on our system and the resiliency of our democracy. Register below for one or more, they are free and open to the public and all are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. - Tuesday, April 13, Partison Evolution: Race, Gender, and American Politics; - Tuesday, April 20, For the Living and Not the Dead: The US Constitution, Then and Now; - Tuesday, April 27, The State of Our News Media; - and Tuesday, May 4, America’s Struggle Over Voting Rights: Lessons from North Carolina.
The Chatham Historical Museum is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Masks required and groups will be distanced. Adult and kid friendly; no admission fee. Our current special exhibit is vintage toys. Don’t miss it! Our permanent exhibits cover all aspects of Chatham’s unique history. The Museum is located in the historic Chatham County Courthouse in the circle. More info: https://chathamhistory.org
Second Bloom Thrift Store is open in our new location at the Food Lion Shopping Center. Our store hours are from Tuesday until Saturday 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Masks are required and hand sanitizer is also available. All proceeds provide support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and promote community education in collaboration with Chatham County.
Pittboro Youth Theater, pittsboroyouththeater.com - is offering in-person theater camps this summer! All campers will learn a comprehensive variety of theater skills, rehearse and perform a live play at Sweet Bee Theater. Every camp will be led by experienced Pittsboro Youth Theater Director(s) and Assistant(s). Camp themes include Princess Camp, Fairy Camp, Jungle Camp, and Alien Camp. There will also be a 3-week musical intensive resulting in performances of Frozen Jr, as well as a 2-week intensive for younger campers resulting in performances of Frozen Kids. Enrollment is open now on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages: 6-12; 3 weeks for ages 10-18. Dates: Weekly camps, 2-week summer intensive, and 3-week summer intensive, June 14 - August 13, 9 am to 5 pm, (early drop-off and late pick-up for an additional fee). Price: Weekly camps: $265. Frozen Jr. and Frozen Kids: See website for details, Covid-19 Precautions, full details and accommodations - PYT Marketing Team, email@example.com - 18A E. Salisbury St., Pittsboro NC 27312, 919-533-6997.
The Chatham Arts Council has put together a relief effort specifically for artists and arts-workers called CAARE: Chatham Artist and Arts-Worker Relief Effort. For more information on CAARE, or to donate, visit ChathamArtsCouncil.org.
JMArts hosted a JMACoronaConcert via Twitter featuring performances submitted by JM students and faculty. Concerts can be viewed on its Twitter account @JMArts and by using the hashtags #JMACoronaConcert performances and #JMACoronaConcert program.
Foster and/or adoptive information: Give children a safe place to grow. Interested in becoming a Foster and/or Adoptive parent? Call 919-642-6956 to learn more.
Alcoholics Anonymous — North Carolina District 33, call the Help Line at 866-640-0180 for the meeting schedule for this area.
Motorcycle Association — The Motorcycle Association for Chatham, Western Wake, Lee, Orange and Alamance counties meets in Pittsboro and is open to all riders. For information, call 919-392-3939 or visit www.chathamCBA.com.
Narcotics Anonymous — For drug problems in the family, Narcotics Anonymous helps. Call 1-800-721-8225 for listing of local meetings.
Al-Anon Meeting — Pittsboro Serenity Seekers Al-Anon Family Group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Chatham Community Church, in the lower level of Chatham Mill, Pittsboro.
Scout News • Boy Scout Troop 93 in Pittsboro meets 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Harold Boone Scout Park on Hwy 64W, just past CCCC. Open to boys, ages 11-17. Visit www.bstroop93.org for more information. • Pack 924 of Siler City First U.M.C. meets on from 7 to 8:30 p.m Tuesdays for boys, grades 1 through 5. Come join the Cub Scouts. • Pack 900 in Bear Creek meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Meroney’s U.M.C., following the school calendar. See http://pack900.com for more information.