Chatham Scene

News and Events Around the County

SMALL MUSEUM of FOLK ART OPENING – PITTSBORO
Art lovers will have a new venue in Chatham County when the doors open at The Small Museum of Folk Art in downtown Pittsboro on Sunday, September 25, from 4 to 8 p.m.
The grand opening celebration is free and open to the public. It is located at 219 East Street in Pittsboro. Parking access for the grand opening will be available on East Street with handicap parking in the Cafe lot.
Call 919-642-3866 or www.smallmus
eumfolkart.org for more information.
Holiday Craft Fair – Saturday, November 12 (8am-3pm)
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Calling all crafters! Saturday, November 12, 8am-3pm. Free and open to the public.   Rent a table (table rental proceeds benefit our ‘Investing in People’ Scholarship Program).   The Holiday Craft Fair will coincide with our Fall Community Day where we open the Y Free to our community.  Other happenings this day include Flu Shots and Health Screenings, Canned Food Drive, and Membership Specials!
Location: 343 NC Hwy 42N, Asheboro.
CHATHAM CHAMBER of COMMERCE EVENT
The Chatham Chamber of Commerce will have their Annual Meeting & Silent Auction in the auditorium of  Galloway Ridge on September 27, from 10:30am – 1:15pm.  Galloway Ridge is located at 3000 Galloway Ridge Road, Pittsboro.
Register through the Chamber website at http://www.ccucc.net/Event-Registration.  For more information:  Contact us at info@ccucc.net or 919-742-3333.The Silent Auction, appetizers and networking begins at 10:30.  Lunch will be served during this event.
C.C.H.S.  CLASS of 1981 REUNION
The 35th year reunion of Chatham Central High School, Class of 1981 will be held Saturday, October 1 at Carolina Brewery in
Pittsboro at 6 p.m. Contact Linda Womble Palmer at 919-898-4743 if questions and to RSVP if you haven’t already.
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CLASS of 1986 REUNION   
The 30th year class reunion for the J.M. Class of 1986 is scheduled for Saturday, October 15 at the J.M. Gymnasium. If you haven’t registered, contact Dawn W. Elkins, PO Box 591, Siler City, NC 27344 as soon as possible.
GRANTS  AVAILABLE FOR NON-PROFITS
North Carolina nonprofits can apply for the 2017 Joy Pope Memorial Grant in the Arts and the 2017 Joy Pope Memorial Grant in Human Services until October 17.  The foundation will award $100,000, for each grant, to a selected nonprofit for an innovative project that will be completed in 2017.  Interested organizations should visit the foundation’s website at www.jwpf.org for more information and application instructions.
JS WATERS  FIELD TRIP FUNDRAISER
Chicken Tender dinner and Bingo Fundraiser supporting the JS Waters 8th Grade Class Field Trip. September 23, 11am-7pm. Bingo starts at 6:30
at Goldston Fire Department. Dine-In, Carry-out, and Lunch Delivery Available (pre-order). Plates include: Chicken tenders, slaw, green beans, roll and dessert. Drinks included with dine-in. To place an order contact 919-770-9945.
CHATHAM in SCHOOLS in CHATHAM
Annual meeting, Tuesday, September 27, 5:30 – 7pm, at Chatham Community Library
Holmes Mtg Room, – 197 NC 87, Pittsboro. Special guest: Renee Pascal, Chatham County Manager,
Former Mentee: Alexis Peluso, Keynote speaker: Billy Lassiter, Deputy Commissioner of Juvenile Justice at NC Dept of Public Safety.
TUESDAY NIGHT DANCE for the GROUP HOMES and HANDICAPPED
All are welcome to come be a part of the Tuesday Night Dances held at Sage Academy, from 7 to 9 p.m., all ages. For information,call Lois Garner at 919-742-5436. See a special edition of the Tarheel Traveler on Channel 5, WTVD this Thursday at 5:55 covering last week’s dance. It was quite an enjoyable ocassion for the attendees.
HEROIN and OPIOD DRUG HELP
• Narconon reminds families that abuse of heroin and opiod drugs has become a national health crisis. Learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk.
Visit www.narcononnewliferetreat org/blog/naloxone-availability.html to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your state.
ADDICTION SCREENINGS
Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754