News and Events Around the County
LEAGUE of WOMEN VOTERS PRESENTS
The Public Education Action Team of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties is hosting a presentation, featuring Representative Graig Meyer, on Monday November 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Drive. The program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.
UNC HOSPICE GATHERING
The UNC Hospice Gathering takes place this Sunday, 3 p.m. at 26 Swim and Croquet, Fearrington Village. All those who want to celebrate their loved ones who they have lost are welcome to attend our service and light candles in memory of their special person. Light refreshments to follow.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SELF-HELP GROUP
The Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group will meets in Pittsboro on Tuesday, October 18 from 6-7:45 p.m., providing support for persons with MS and those who care about them. For location and more details, contact Eileen at PittsboroMS@gmail.com or 919-535-4135.
COUNCIL on AGING EVENT
The Council on Aging will host a Wellness Health Discussion Group on the Third Friday of each month,
(October 21) at 2 p.m. in the Eastern Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro. To sign up or for more information, contact Alan at 919-542-4512 or e-mail alan.russo@
DULCIMER PLAYERS TO MEET
The Carolina Mountain Dulcimer Players will meet on Thursday, October 20 at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. Beginners, experts, and all stringed instruments welcome. Contact: Shirley Ray@aol.com
or 919-929-4359 for more information or directions.
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.
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.
CHATHAM HUNGER WALK 2016
CORA Food Pantry Benefit, starting at Pittsboro Elementary School Sunday, November 6 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Help CORA Feed the Hungry! Walk a one- or three-mile route on event day through picturesque Pittsboro and the CCCC Campus. Form a team or walk alone. For a team information packet, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at www.corafoodpantry.org.
NICKELS for KNOW-HOW REFERENDUM
The Chatham County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Thursday, November 1. According to Charlotte Glen, County Referendum Chairman, eight polling places have been established in the county. The referendum is being held to allow users and producers of feed or fertilizer decide if they wish to continue the self-assessment program. For more information on the referendum, call the Chatham County Extension Office at 919-542-8202.
FRACKING in NC
The Environmental Issues Team of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties iwill host a presentation on Fracking in North Carolina, on Saturday October 22, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Chapel Hill Public Library, at 100 Library Drive. The program is free, open to the public, with free parking
CANDIDATE MEET & GREET
The Durham Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties and the Durham Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are co-sponsoring a forum for the public to meet Election 2016 candidates on Sunday, October 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. The forum will be held in the Ivy Community Center, at 4222 Fayetteville Road. The forum is free and open to the public with free parking available.
C.C.C.C. FIFSA DAY
The C.C.C.C. Office of Financial Aid will be available to assist prospective students who will be entering college in the 2017-2018 school year in completing and submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on FAFSA Day. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 29, at the Lee County Campus Science Building’s Academic Assistance Center, and is open to the general public. For more information about FAFSA Day or the CCCC Financial Aid office, call 919-718-7229.
2016 SSVP AWARDS
Be a part of the 2016 SSVP Honors Awards to honor Ms. Maria Jordan for her community and humanitarian service. October 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Avenue. Ticket can be purchased online at: www.ssvphonors2016.eventbrite.com.
NC POTTERY CENTER EVENT
The North Carolina Pottery Center is pleased to announce the addition of Owen Laurion as our new Artist-in-Residence. He plans to fill and fire the groundhog kiln on the Pottery Center grounds this weekend. He will be available to explain the process and answer questions Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. during the normal operating hours of the Center, located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove.