Chatham Scene

News and Events Around the County

COMMUNITY WATCH  MEETING
The Community Watch Meeting for Bonlee, Bear Creek, Bennett and Goldston areas will be held at Hickory Grove Baptist Church on Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 17721 N.C. Hwy 902, Bear Creek. All area residents are invited.
RANDOLPH HEALTH PT – FREE FOOT SCREENING
The healthcare professionals with Randolph Health Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine will offer a free foot screening to the community on Tuesday, April 4 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Randolph Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, at 138-A Dublin Square Road in Asheboro. While the screening is free, registration is required. For more information or to register, call the Community Event Desk at (336) 633-7788.
NEW HOPE AUDUBON  BIRD WALKS SCHEDULED
March 18 at 7:30 a.m. bird walk to a local site.Meet in front of the Wild Bird Center in East Gate Shopping Center for 2-3 hour  walk. Questions, contact Tommy Rickey at tsrichey@gmail.com. Wednesday, March 22, meet at 7:30 in front of Oak Creek Vaillage Shopping Center for 2-3 hour walk. For questions, contact Jim Capel at jim.capel@mindspring.com.
HOSPICE SUPPORT GROUP SCHEDULED
UNC Hospice will offer an 8-week grief support group beginning Wednesday, March 22 and ending May 10.  There is no charge and it is open to anyone who has experienced a major loss.  The group will meet from 10  – 11:30 at the Pittsboro office, 287 East Street.  Space is limited.  Call or email Ann Ritter at 984-215-2650 or ann.ritter@unchealth.unc.edu.
SPRING BLOOD DRIVE – HOST: CHATHAM COUNTY EMPLOYEES
The Chatham County Employees Spring Blood Drive will be held on Friday, April 7, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Ag Auditorium (old Ag Building).  This event is open to the public.  Schedule your life-saving appointment today by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and search by sponsor code: Chatham County.  If you have any questions, email courtney.goldston@chathamnc.org or call 919-545-8370.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
Randolph Health will offer Mental Health First Aid training, an 8-hour course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.
This will take place Monday, April 10 from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Randolph Health Education Center, 200 A Foust Street, Asheboro. Space is limited and registration is required.
If you would like to register, call (336)633-7788.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS GROUP
A Multiple Sclerosis Self Help meeting will be held in Pittsboro on Tuesday, March 21, from 6-7:45 p.m.  Have questions about MS?  Come and ask!  For location, contact Eileen at PittsboroMS@gmail.com or 919-535-4135.
STUDY OF FRACKING IN OUR STATE  
The Environmental Issues Team of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is hosting a presentation on Fracking in North Carolina, on Saturday April 1, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Chapel Hill Public Library,
located at 100 Library Drive in Chapel Hill.  The program is free and open to the public.  Free parking is available.