Community Calendar for SEPTEMBER 16-23

Posted 9/18/20

Events are subject to change based on closures due to coronavirus. Verify with organizers prior to events.


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Community Calendar for SEPTEMBER 16-23

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Events are subject to change based on closures due to coronavirus. Verify with organizers prior to events.


  • 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
  • Chatham County Historical Museum: For the safety of visitors and volunteers, the Chatham County Historical Museum is closed until further notice. See our website:
  • Chatham Community Library: Closed to the public at this time.



  • September 16th is the next virtual Wake-Up Wednesday networking meeting. Join us at the link below. You may start logging on at 8 a.m. to take care of any technical issues you may encounter. Please make sure your camera/audio works. The structured meeting will begin at 8:30. This month’s speakers are Susan Lecrone with Uppercuts Hair Studio and Steve Hand, executive director at BNI.
  • Join Zoom meeting at, Meeting ID: 826 0647 0013. One tap mobile: +19292056099, 82606470013# US (New York).
  • Thank you for your adaptability and we look forward to seeing you online Sept. 16.
  • Mark Hewitt’s Pottery Summer Sale is now in progress at Mark Hewitt Pottery, 424 Johnny Burke Rd., Pittsboro, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., by appointment only. Book an appointment here: or at the website: or by calling the pottery at 919-542-2371.
  • 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, appetizing 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.


  • Election 2020 Voter Registration Drives: Bi-partisan, open to all! Drive will be hosted from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 19 by the First Missionary Baptist Church in Siler City, located at 914 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. To verify your current registration status, visit:


  • Chatham Striders: The Chatham County County Council on Aging has kicked off its Chatham Striders Walk & Learn educational walking and wellness series with a virtual session. For more information on this series or how to register, contact Liz Lahti at 919-542-4512 or Faye Tillman at 919-742-3975.
  • Central Carolina Community College’s 12-week term allows you to find courses that fit your academic and career goals. The current 12-week session of classes began Sept. 15. To register for courses, contact your advisor or the Admissions office at 919-718-7300 (Lee Main Campus), 919-545-8025 (Chatham Main Campus), and 910-814-8827 or 910-814-8867 (Harnett Main Campus). See for a list of classes.
  • The Chatham County Challenge is a virtual walk, run, or bike challenge that is taking place September 1-30. Bikers are challenged to complete a 100k (62 miles) and runners/walkers are challenged to complete a 50k (31 miles). Participants will be asked to track their miles through a mobile app called Map My Fitness. The top 25 bikers and top 25 walkers/runners with the most distance logged in the Map My Fitness challenge will receive a free T-shirt. A weekly leaderboard and end of challenge winners will be announced on the Parks and Recreation website, Facebook, and Instagram. Head over to for details on how to sign up for free.
  • Movies in the Park Series: Chatham County Parks and Recreation will host a free outdoor movie night series at The Park at Briar Chapel. Due to COVID-19, temperatures will be taken, hand sanitizer will be provided upon arrival, and the field will be grid off to maintain social distance guidelines. There will be space available for 25 people to sit on the field, and 17 cars in drive-in spots. Attendance is first-come, first-served. Movie Schedule: Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse: Sept. 25, movie starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Chatham County Council on Aging will host drive-thru immunization clinics at each of its two centers. Flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccines will be available. Masks required. Participants will remain in their cars at all times. Cost based on health insurance. Please bring insurance card and photo ID.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Eastern Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro. RSVP suggested by Sept. 15. Call 919-542-4512 or email
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Western Chatham Senior Center in Siler City, RSVP suggested by Sept. 29. Call 919-742-3975 or email
  • Youth Jump Rope Classes: Class 1: Meets in Pittsboro (location TBD) on Mondays, 5 p.m. to 5:55 and 6 p.m. to 6:55 to Oct. 19. Class 2: Meets at Northwest District Park on Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 6:55 p.m., and Sept. 16 to Oct. 21. This jump rope class is all about fun and fitness. The class is suitable for youth who are both beginning and intermediate jumpers. Participants will learn and perfect single rope, Double Dutch, and long rope skills. Jumpers will develop strength, agility and endurance throughout the class. For details on how to register, visit the parks and recreation website: or call the office at 919-545-8555.
  • Chatham Arts & Recreation: Youth Art Class will meet Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m., Sept. 17 - Oct. 22. This is a six-week exploration of various art and craft skills. Participants will experiment with projects such as watercolor painting, dot painting, paper crafts (quilling and/or origami) and 3D art. For details on how to register, visit the parks and recreation website: or call 919-545-8555.
  • Chatham Arts & Recreation: The Trunk or Treat Boo-Thru will have candy drive-throughs and a pumpkin carving contest this year. Event 1: A “Monster Hunt” will be held from 6 to 8 Southwest District Park on Thursday, Oct. 29, and Event 2: from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, in the Northwest District Park.
  • Central Carolina Community College will offer the Teacher Preparation degrees this fall. To register for the programs, visit or call CCCC Student Services at 919-718-7300. Students can earn an Associate in Science - Teacher Preparation degree or Associate in Arts – Teacher Preparation degree in only two years, and then transfer to a four-year institution and enter as a junior. These degrees allow students to pursue a teaching degree in the K-12 field of education.
  • Join the Chatham YMCA for Virtual Trivia at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1. You can form teams of 4 to 6 to compete. Trivia topics will include Chatham County facts and legends, in addition to others. Great local prizes to the winning team! Event is free but donations are encouraged. Register by Sept. 28 at


  • Second Bloom of Chatham: Come see us 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 10 Sanford Rd., Pittsboro (on the Courthouse Circle). Credit cards are accepted. Profits go to support services for survivors of domestic or sexual violence and promote community education in collaboration with Chatham County.
  • With COVID-19 sweeping the country, artists’ livelihoods are being challenged like never before. 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
  • 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.
  • Adult Volunteers Needed at Chatham Hospital in Siler City, a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Siler City and part of the UNC Health Care System. All prospective volunteers must complete an on-line application, a criminal background check, an orientation and have documentation of required immunizations. To learn more go to:
  • 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, and care for animals. Chatham Connecting website lists many volunteer opportunities for youth. See where you are needed to help in the community:
  • 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
  • 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 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 for more information.


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