News and Events Around the County
• The public is invited to join us on Friday, October 24 at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate the opening of “Doodlebugs,” located at17 Hillsboro Streetin Pittsboro. A Ribbon Cutting will take place at 12. There will be a product preview and light refreshments after the Ribbon Cutting. The event will end at 1 p.m.
• Join yourCountyCommissionersfor a town hall meeting at theHXRCommunity Centerat Harper’s Cross Roads on Thursday October 16, at 7 p.m.
• An Open Dialogue with NCAE Vice-President Mark Jewell – Chatham County Association of Educators is hosting an evening with Mark Jewell on Thursday, October 16 at 6 p.m. in Room 2 of Building 42 at C.C.C.C. in Pittsboro. Members of the Association, as well as friends of public education, are invited to engage in a “Critical Conversation” about issues affecting public education in our community and state.
• The last Pittsboro Food Truck Rodeo of this year will be held Saturday, October 18 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Roadhouse Parking Lot. Graymatter will appear on the Roadhouse Stage at 8 p.m.
• Saturday October 18, Goldston Cruz-N, the last one for this year, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with antiques, hot rods, muscle cars and trucks are welcome. Come visit, show off your Hot Rods. Located in downtown Goldston, exit 159 on Hwy 421 between Sanfordand SilerCity. Concessions available at Rufus’ Cafe and music from the Oldie/Goldie era. For more information, contact Bruce Denkins 919-898-4937 or email bldenkins@embarq mail.com
• Holiday Craftsman Market -Courtyard Coffee Gallery at NC Arts Incubator inSilerCity. Show dates are November 21 to December 24. Deadline for entry is October 24. Call for entries are open to all artists and media. Artists are asked to submit images of the type of art they create. Artists are responsible to deliver to and from the Gallery.
• TheNorth CarolinaPotteryCenterpresents monthly lecture series, Friday, October 17 with Fred Johnston, a well-known, lively personality and story teller. The program will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m, with Meet and Greet from 7 to 8, with a slide presentation to follow at theNCPCEducationalBuildinglocated behind the NCPC at233 East Avenue, Seagrove.
• The Chatham County Council on Aging seeks residents interested in the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, an eight-week program to help control arthritis symptoms. The free program will be offered at theWesternChathamSeniorCenterat112 Village Lake Road,SilerCity. It begins Tuesday, October 14, 1-2 p.m. and will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays for eight weeks. For more information, contact Marlene Stonecipher, (919) 742-3975.
Class size is limited, so please call to reserve your space.
• There will be a “Meet the Candidates Forum” at the next meeting of the Southeast Chatham Citizen’s Advisory Council on Tuesday, October 21, at 7 PM at the Moncure Volunteer Fire Department.
• Join the Chatham Community Development Corporation celebrate the inauguration of our Chatham Next Youth Leadership Program at C.C.C.C. Multipurpose Room on the Pittsboro Campus on Thursday, October 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. The guest speaker will be NC House Representative Robert Reives.
• A course for caregivers, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, is coming to SilerCity. This free course will give the caregiver “tools” to help them take care of themselves, communicate more effectively, manage stress and access resources. Classes will run from 3-4:30 p.m. every Wednesday for 6 weeks (October 15 – November 19) and will be held at the Western Chathamsenior center. To sign up, contact Brett Moraes at (919) 542-4512. Space is limited-call today to reserve your spot!
• Join the Council on Aging for a day trip toMt.Airyalso known as Mayberry on October 16. For more information, call Allison Andrews at (919) 542-4512.
• Meet and Mingle with the candidates - Chatham County Association of Educators is hosting an eat-and-meet evening with candidates on Monday, October 27 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria atNorthwoodHigh School. The community is invited to personally meet the candidates before the mid-term elections. The evening provides an opportunity to find out first-hand where the candidates stand on issues that matter locally and globally. CCAE encourages members and friends of public education to participate in civic engagement for public education issues.
• Be a part of the 2nd Annual Crop Hop! - RAFI’s annual fundraiser celebrating family farmers, October 19 at the Haw River Ballroom. Learn more: http://rafiusa.org/crophop.
• Private Violence is a feature-length documentary film that explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman inAmericais her own home. Join us for a free screening of the HBO Broadcast Premiere on Monday October, 20, at 7 p.m. at the Varsity Theater onFranklin StreetinChapel Hill, with a discussion panel after the film. Screening brought to you by UNC School of Law Domestic Violence Action Project,Carolina’s Women’s Center,CompassCenterfor Women and Families,OrangeCountyRapeCrisis Center, and Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services of Chatham County.
• The second annual Carolina Lakes Halloween Run will be held Saturday October 25, in the Carolina Lakes community near Sanford. The run is open to the public and with certified 10K and 5K races, a 1 mile family fun walk, and costume contest; the event offers something for all ages and fitness levels. Late registration will be conducted from 6:30 – 8:30a and races start 9:00am at the Carolina Lakes Clubhouse 91, Clubhouse Dr. Sanford.. For additional information and directions go to www.lakesrun.com or e-mail email@example.com.