News and Events Around the County
COMMUNITY WATCH MEETING
The Community Watch meeting for Bonlee, Bear Creek, Bennet and Goldston areas will be held at Edward Hill Friends Church on Ed Leonard Road, on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Deputy Jonathan Hensley will do a program for the group. All area residents are invited.
MARK HEWITT POTTERY
The spring Kiln Opening will be held at Mark Hewitt Pottery on Saturday, April 22 from 9 to 5 p.m. with preview from 8 to 8:50; and Sunday, April 23 from 9 to 5 p.m. Location is 424 Johnny Burke Road, Pittsboro, www.hewittpottery.com, 919-542-2371.
DAY OF THE BOOKS FESTIVAL
Chatham County Partnership for Children invites the community to the Day of the Books, a family celebration, also known as El Día de los Libros. This family festival will be held at Bray Park in Siler City, on April 29. Each child will take home one free brand-new English-Spanish bilingual book and a handful of gently used books of their choice, with festivities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In case of rain, the festival will be held at Virginia Cross Elementary School.
NCWORKS CAREER CENTER RIBBON CUTTING
The public is invited to attend the April 25 Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-Opening Celebration for Chatham County NCWorks Career Center, located at Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro. After an 11 a.m. Ribbon Cutting in front of Building 41 of the college, light refreshments will be offered.
LEAGUE of WOMEN’S VOTERS PROGRAM
The Environmental Issues Team of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is hosting a presentation on the status of environmental legislation in North Carolina, Saturday April 29, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Chapel Hill Public Library. The Library is located at 100 Library Drive in Chapel Hill. The program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.
HOUSE in HORSESHOE EVENT
On April 22 from 11 to 4 p.m., House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site in Sanford, NC will host “An Afternoon at Retreat,” a free event commemorating the life and times of Governor Williams. The site is located at 288 Alston Road, Sanford. All public buildings are accessible to people with disabilities.
FREE SQUARE DANCE
Get an energizing workout and challenge your brain with a fun-filled evening of square dancing. Try it free on Friday, April 21 from 8-10 p.m. at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill! No experience necessary, but a partner is encouraged. Wear comfortable shoes! Questions? Ask Rebekah at 919-542-3708 or email@example.com or visit www.squareheels.org for info for future dances.
SHAKORI HILLS WORKSHOPS PLANNED
The Shakori Hills Community Arts Center is offering a variety of workshops this warm-weather season. Most are free or donation-based, and all are open to the public; registration may be needed. For a list of the open workshops, see website below with updates always available. http://shakorihills.org/2017-workshop-schedule./
Friends of the Goldston Library will have an OpenHouse on Saturday, April 20…would like to see you! Mother Goose will join us at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be offered. Did you know there is free Wi-Fi? Are you aware you can use Ancestry.com for free at the library? Videos, audible books, conference room, our library offers many opportunities. Come out and take a look!
RIBBON CUTTING PLANNED
Everyone is invited to attend a joint Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Celebration for 501 Pharmacy and Carolina Convenient Care. Join us in supporting these new businesses. After a 12 noon Ribbon Cutting, refreshments will be available to guests.
BYNUM FRONT PORCH
Friday Night Music at Bynum Front Porch begins its 11th season on Friday, May 5! 7 to 9, rain or shine! May 5: Violet Bell May 12: Onyx Club Boys – May 19: Boys from Carolina and May 26: Milagro Saints.
Location: 950 Bynum Road, Pittsboro.
HORTON HIGH ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
Applications for the Horton High School Alumni Association Scholarship for 2017/2018 is available online at: www.hortonhighalumni.com.
Deadline for applications is June 1.
Questions, contact: Helen Dark at helen_dark@hotmail. com.