Chatham Scene

News and Events Around the County

SHOULDER SCREENING  
Because shoulder pain is so prevalent, Randolph Hospital is partnering with Randolph Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to conduct a free shoulder screening. It will be conducted on Tuesday, September 13 at Randolph Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at 138-A Dublin Square Road, Asheboro, from 5 – 7 p.m. To register for this screening, call the Community Events Desk at (336) 633-7788. Registration is required and space is limited.
NEW HOPE AUDUBON  SOCIETY
Bird walk with the Society at 7 a.m. on Saturday, August 20 to a local site. Meet at 7 a.m. in front of Oak Creek Village Shopping Center in Durham for 2-3 hour walk. New birders and those of all skill levels are welcome. Bring snacks and water if you like. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact jim.capel@mindspring.com.
COUNTY PARKS and REC EVENTS
– Back to School Bash (Family Fun Night) at Northwest District Park (2413 Woody Store Road, Siler City, Friday, Aaaaugust 19. Free to the public. Bounce houses, inflatable water slide, rock climbing wall, games, arts and crafts, and concessions will be available for purchase. Activities begin at 7. Movie will begin showing as dusk. Bring your own chair or blanket to use during the movie.
– Kids to Kids Tennis presents a free tennis camp on August 20 and 21 at McClenehan Street Park Pittsboro Tennis Courtw, 290 Pittsboro Elem School Road, on the corner of McClenehan and Pittsboro School Road. Camp is for beginner tennis players ages 6 to 12. Participants will receive tennis racquet and balls. Limited space, pre-register at the office, 90 East Street, Pittsboro (beside Hardees).
COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EVENT
Join the Chatham County Democratic Party on August 23 at the Pittsboro Roadhouse at 6:30 p.m. for Candidate Speed Dating – Round 2.Confirmed guests include Sen. Valerie Foushee, County Commissioner Karen Howard, District 15B (Long Seat) candidate Sherri Murrell, and District 15B (Anderson Seat) candidates Sam Cooper and Samantha Cabe.  Registration begins at 6: p.m. and the event will start at 6:30. The event is free; however, an RSVP is appreciated. Please visit www.chathamdemsnc.net/speed_dating_for_candidates_2 for more information and to RSVP.
FOSTER and/or ADOPTIVE  PARENT INFO
Give a child a safe place to grow. Interested in becoming a Foster and/or Adoptive Parent in Chatham County, call 919-642-6956 to learn more about the foster and adoption program.
A.A. PROGRAM INFORMATION
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of adults who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to help solve common problems, and recover from alcoholism.  N.C. District 33, call the help line at 866-640-0180 for the meeting scheduled for Alamance, Caswell, Chatham and Orange Counties.
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.
HELP FOR DRUG  PROBLEMS
For drug problems in the family, Narcotics Anonymous can help! Call 1-800-721-8225 for a listing of local meetings.
AL-ANON  FAMILY GROUP SCHEDULE
Pittsboro Serenity Seekers Al-Anon FamilyGroups meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Pittsboro. Call Jennifer at 914-213-9323 for more information. See        www.alanonalateen6nc.org.
 CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETS
Caregiver Support Group Meeting are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at Pittsboro Senior Center. For more information, contact Brett Maraes at 919-542-4512.