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• The Public is invited to join the Chatham Chamber of Commerce for a Ribbon Cutting in support of Countryside Collectibles and Antiques Mall.  The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on March 04.  Light refreshments will be available afterwards.

• N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services postponed its workshop for farmers market managers until March 27. It will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Guilford County Cooperative Extension Office, 3309 Burlington Roadin Greensboro. Organizers have reopened registration until March 20; registration also includes lunch.  An agenda and registration form are available at If you have already registered for the workshop, you do not need to register again. For more information, contact Kevin Hardison at 919-707-3123 or kevin.hardison@

• There will be a Legal Aid Know-Your-Rights workshop, “Do-It-Yourself Custody Workshop” on Tuesday, March 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Legal Aid of NC,959 East Street, Suite A&B, Pittsboro. Call 919-542-0475 the day before clinic to confirm that there are no changes. Attendance is open to the public at no cost.

• Tuesdays, March 3 – April 21, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at The Fearrington Cares Center: An 8- week support group for anyone who has experienced a loss will be held.  The group will be facilitated by two UNC Hospice grief counselors. No newcomers can join after the 2nd week as each session builds on previous group work.  Contact Ann Ritter, counselor, 919-542-5545 or  to register and for further information about the course.

• Join the Women of Fear-rington for Illusions of Elvis on Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Barn at Fearring-tonVillage. For tickets, contact Nancy Wilson at 919-542-3959 or ngwilson2006@  See for details.

• New HopeAudubon Monthly Meeting: Planting for Pollinators, Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. Debbie Roos will discuss how to attract pollinators to your garden. Free and open to the public. –   Streamwatch,  Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m.,  John Kent will lead a team that conducts monthly monitoring of the pollutants and microorganisms in the New Hope Creek to gauge water quality.  If interested in participating, then contact John at:

• Chatham LIVE – Lead, Inspire, Volunteer, and Empower is the name of the non-profit leadership work-shop to be held Thursday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at theChathamCom-munity Library’s Holmes Conference Room. Leslie Crutchfield, co-author of “Forces for Good – The Six Practices of High Impact Nonprofits. There is a charge for the workshop that also includes lunch. A limited number of scholarships are available for agencies that cannot afford the registration fee. For more information or to register, call C.C.C.C. Economic and Community Development Division’sStudentSupportCenterat 919-718-7500.

• Siler City Marti Gras Party – A Taste of New Orleans will be held at the North Carolina Arts Incubator on Saturday, February 28 at 7 p.m., featuring Chef Mark Zeringue and music with the Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet. Proceeds will go to the Community Music Series. Tickets are still available. Respond to for ticket information or if you’d like your tickets held at the door. Hope to see you Saturday.

• Legal Aid will sponsor a workshop for people with criminal charges that are having problems getting employment and housing.  Some things can be removed from criminal records as dismissed charges which remain on their records or other limited criminal charges can be removed after a certain period of time.

We will be doing a joint project on March 27 at our office with Campbell law students and local volunteer private attorneys.  The interested parties would need to call our office at 919-542-0475 to be screened.  The interested parties must be below our income guidelines or 187.5% of the federal poverty guidelines.

• On Sunday, March 8, the North Carolina Pottery Center, located at233 East Avenue in Seagrove, will be open to the public from 12:30-4:30 p.m. From 2:00-2:45, in conjunction with the NC Potter’s Conference put on by the Randolph Arts Guild, Judith Duff of Brevard, will be giving a presentation.

• Siler City Parks & Recreation, Baseball, Softball, and T-Ball registration deadline is Friday, March 6. Register in person at the Water Bill/Finance office in Siler City, City Hall, Monday – Friday from 8:30 to 5 p.m.

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