News and Events Around the County
POKER RUN SCHEDULED
The American Legion Post 305 will ride the country road through Alamance County for a Hot Dog and BBQ meal and a chance to win cash.
April 28, leave out from Post 305 in Snow Camp, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m., ride set for 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call or text Robert at 919-214-2032. Proceeds go to renovation of Post 305.
The Southwest Chatham Community Watch meeting will be held Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at Edward Hill Friends Church, located at 92 Ed Leonard Road. Sheriff Mike Roberson will be the guest speaker. All area residents are invited.
HORTON HIGH SCHOOL
Descendants of Horton High School Alumnus or attendees of Horton High School are eligible to apply for the Horton High Alumni Association Scholarship for 2018-2019. High school graduates, college students, and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Applications are on website: hortonhighalumni.com, click: Scholarship. Deadline for applications, June 1.
SHAKORI HILLS EVENT
Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance – May 3 – 6, 2018! Tickets are available online at: www.shakorihills
SEAGROVE POTTERS, KILN OPENING
The 10th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters, Spring Kiln Opening, April 21 and 22. Pick up a Spring Tour Guide at your first participating shop or download a list from our website Discover Seagrove. It includes a map, shop hours and listing of the participating shops.
CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE
The Nathan Bedford Forrest Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 803 and Mary Ann Montgomery Forrest Order of the Confederate Rose Chapter 53 extend an invitation to the Second Annual Confederate Memorial Day Service to be held at 10 a.m. on May 5, at historic Euphronia Presbyterian Church, located at 169 Euphronia Church Road, Sanford. Rev. Alex Cheek will be the keynote speaker. His message will be “Perseverance: Honoring the Lessons of Our Ancestors.”All are welcome to attend.
CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY ACTION INFO SESSION
On April 19 from 12-3 p.m. at 1401 Ross Ave in Siler City, Central Piedmont Community Action, Inc will host an Open House event for all members of the community. Community Services Block Grant, Weatherization Assistance, and Rapid Re-Housing program staff will be available to answer questions about the services they offer in Chatham, County. Light refreshments will be served.
DAY of the BOOKS
Join us for Day of the Books / El Día de los Libros on April 28, a free family event. All children attending receive a brand new bilingual book. Complimentary lunch for all!
Location: Virginia Cross Elementary School, Time: 10:30 a.m to 2 p.m.
HAND SCREENING FOR PAIN
Randolph Health is conducting a free hand screening on Thursday, April 26 at Randolph Health Outpatient Center, from 4 – 6 p.m. To register for this screening, call the Community Events Desk at (336) 633-7788. Registration is required and space is limited.
FAMILY BIRD WALK SET
Join us for a Family Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28. Meet a little before 9 at Sandy Creek Park in Durham. Youth of all ages and their family and friends are welcome. We will look for spring arrivals and other familiar bird friends. Loaner binoculars are available. We will also provide a bird diary and fun bird masks to participants. This is a free event.
CHATHAM COMMUNITY LIBRARY EVENT
Chatham Community Library will host “Poetic Voices of North Carolina” in celebration of National Poetry Month, on Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in the Holmes Meeting Room. A program of the North Carolina Humanities Council, explores the verse of 20th century North Carolina poets; their perceptions, dreams, experiences, and concerns.
Actress, playwright, and teacher, Connie Clark will perform the readings.
CAREGIVER STRESS WORKSHOP
For those providing physical and/or emotional care for an ill or disabled loved one? There will be a Caregiver Stress Workshop Saturday, April 21 at the Church of Reconciliation , 110 N Elliott Road, Chapel Hill. The event is free and open to the public, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., helping to regaining your energy and stay motivated and preventing burnout. Presented by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. To register, visit www.chcaa-dst.org.
CHATHAM HABITAT WOMEN’S BUILD
Looking for participants for the Women Build 2018, May 9 or 10 from 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. (pick a day!), at Toomer Loop in Pittsboro. Good activity to make new friends and learn new skills! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HEALTH & WELLNESS GROUP MEETS
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 or for more information, please contact Alan Russo at 919-542-4512 or email@example.com.
FOSTER &/OR ADOPTIVE INFORMATION
Give children a safe place to grow. Interested in becoming a Foster and/or Adoptive parent. Call 642-6956 to learn more.
North Carolina District 33, call the Help Line at 866-640-0180 for the meeting schedule for this area.
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.
For drug problems in the family, Narcotics Anonymous helps! Call 1-800-721-8225 for listing of local meetings!
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.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Caregiver Support Group meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Pittsboro Senior Center.
For more information, contact Susan Hardy at 919-542-4512.