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• ArtBrake! is a progressive studio tour event April 25 and 26 involving 11 artists and 6 gallery locations in the Frosty community, nine miles out Jones Ferry Road from Carrboro, nine miles North of Pittsboro, and 15 miles from Siler City. Look for ArtBrake! post cards at local shops and eateries. Download the map from: Contact: Louise Hobbs, 919-542-6162.

• Your are invited to attend a Home Ownership Education Course, April 25 at the Wren Memorial Library, 500 N 2nd Avenue, Siler City. All must register by April 23 by calling 919-775-2300. A light lunch will be provided. Learn what it takes to never have to pay rent again. The course is free of charge and is sponsored by Brick Capital Community Development Corporation in partnership with Chatham County.

• Virlie’s Fundraising Night will be held Thursday, April 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. (58 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro). They will donate 10% of their sales to the Hanks Chapel Relay for Life Team and will also hold a 50/50 raffle. Flounder, shrimp and meatloaf will be on special.

• Pittsboro Relay for Life Survivor Dinner will be held Sunday, April 26 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Woods Charter School, 160 Woodland Grove Lane, Chapel Hill, to celebrate survivors or those who are battling cancer. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jo Campbell at or 919-542-2592. RSVP by April 12.

•  Week-Day yard sale, Carbonton Community semi-annual sale, with a huge variety of items, clothing (all sizes), household goods, furniture, jewelry, tools, etc., plus baked goods, Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. From Goldston, take Goldston-Carbonton Roadto Hwy 42, turn left and watch for signs.

• Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support Sprott Youth Center will be held Saturday, April 18 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at Sprott Youth Center,80 Sprott Center Drive, Moncure. Made from scratch pancakes will be served with breakfast sausage, coffee, and orange juice.

• The Chatham County Council on Aging seeks residents interested in the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, a program to help control arthritis symptoms, to be offered at the Eastern Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro. It begins Monday, April 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m. and will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays for eight weeks.  For more information, contact Allison Andrews, (919) 542-4512. Class size is limited, so call to reserve your space.

• Saturday, May 2nd from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Beyond the Bin: Join Sandy Skolochenko, Chatham County Waste Reduction Coordinator, for an education program about waste and recycling in Chatham County. She will talk about all of the county’s recycling programs, and give a tour of the main facility where some of the county’s recyclables are consolidated and additional services are offered. Meet at the Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling main facility on28 County Services Road, west of Pittsboro. Turn onto Renaissance Drive off of Hwy 64, then turn right ontoCounty Services Road. Register by calling 919-545-8044 Monday through Friday at Central Carolina Community College’s Continuing Education Department.

• Caregiver Support Group Meetings, meets the third Monday of each month (April 20) at 6 p.m. atPittsboroSeniorCenter. For more information, call Brett Moraes at 919-542-4512.

• New Al-Anon meeting at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church on Mondays at 7 p.m., Pittsboro Serenity Seekers Al-Anon Family Group. Call Jennifer at 914-213-9323 for more information. Group is for friends and families of alcoholics: www.alanonalatee

• The Carolina Mountain Dulcimers will meet on April 16, at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. Beginners, experts, and all stringed instruments welcome.  For more information and directions, contact Shirley Ray at or 919-929-5359.

• Our next Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshop,  April 20-23 from 6 to -8 p.m. will be held at the Chatham County Housing Authority Office, 13450 U.S. Hwy64 W., SilerCity.  To register, call Brenda by April 16th at  (919) 742-1236,  ext 27.  Workshop will include guidance on how to apply for special programs available to potential home buyers and provide referrals to various community partners. These events are free for allChathamCounty residents.

• This month’s meeting of the Southeast Chatham Citizen’s Advisory Council will be on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at the Moncure Volunteer Fire Department.  The agenda will be a continuation of whatChathamandLeeCountycitizens have been doing the last several weeks to prevent the disposal of coal ash from Duke Energy to Moncure andSanfordmines.

• The Council on Aging invites the public to attend the Annual Senior Games Opening Ceremonies on Friday April 17 at 12:30 p.m. at thePittsboroSeniorCenter. We will hear from special guest speaker Flora Moorman, Ms North Carolina Senior America 2014, celebrate the SilverArts winners, entertainment from the performing arts, and culminate with the “Fun Walk” around CCCC’s one mile trail. For more information, please contact Lindsay Hickling at (919) 542-4512.

• Bynum Front Porch Prom Night Bingo, April 24 beginning at 6:30. Dress to Impress in prom night attire. Corsages furnished, w/pictures being made. This is a fundraiser for graduating Chatham County high school seniors, that is also sponsored by Cinderella’s Closet. Prom dress and shoe donations are welcome.

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