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• N.C. State Fair fans who want to save money on admission and rides can buy advance tickets online at through Oct. 16. People who buy tickets by October 16 will save $2 per adult admission ticket and $8 on each sheet of ride tickets. Advance admission tickets cost $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. Adult admission tickets for groups of 40 or more are $5 and must be purchased during the advance-sales period. Ride sheets cost $10 in advance. Concert tickets must be purchased online. Fair will take place October 16-26 at the State Fairgrounds.

• Fast Fiction Fast:  Learn the art of the short, short story with UNC-Chapel Hill creative writing teacher, Ruth Moose, on Saturday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at C.C.C.C. in Pittsboro. If you want to write, need some impetus to either get started or to write more, consider this class. There are “No” prerequisites. To enroll, call CCCC Continuing Education at (919) 545-8044 and ask for course number 3704.

• Join the Council on Aging for a fun trip to the NC State Fair on Tuesday, October 21. Cost $5 for transportation. For more information or to reserve your space, call Allison (919) 542-4512 or Faye (919) 742-3975. Space is limited, so reserve your space by Tuesday, October 14.

• Columbus Lodge No 102, AF&AM will present it annual fundraiser: a car show, silent auction and Rib Fest on Saturday, October 4 at 119 East Street, Pittsboro (at the corner of Masonic St & East Street, across from Hardee’s. No charge for car show spectators, but minimum donation to show vehicle and charge for Rib Fest.  Money raised helps support N.C. Widows and Orphans. There will be food, music and children’s activities. Contact Brian Glover at 919-265-4081 or for more information.

• The Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Community Library (FotCCL) will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 9 to 11, at the library on the campus of C.C.C.C. in Pittsboro. Salehours are Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information about the sale, including membership and volunteer opportunities, may be found on the FotCCL Website at w

•The  local Audubon chapter representing Chatham, Durham, and Orange Counties is holding its annual bird seed sale. Profits from the sale are used to further the mission to support birds and other wildlife through conservation and education. Why not think about ordering seed and suet to last through the coming winter months? The order form is on our website:

Orders and payment must be in by October 15. The pickup date for orders is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, 11-01-14 at theWildBirdCenter,EastgateShopping Center,Chapel Hill.

• Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser to Benefit Boyscout Troop 93! At the old Ford Lot, East St, Pittsboro (in case of rain– Harold Boone Scout Hut, Hwy 64 West of the circle, just past CCCC), Saturday, September 27  9 a.m. to early afternoon. For more info, contact Karen at Help the Boy Scouts of Troop 93 stay alive and fully funded! Prices as low as $2.00!!

• Americana Music concert event-free for the family  with Bill Hicks, Joe Woodson, Art Champagne, Jordan Koronet, and Paul Rosenberg – with special guest Sharon Blessum (Poet), Saturday October 11 at 5 p.m. on the lawn at Chatham Market 480 Hillsboro Street in Pittsboro. For more information, contact Chatham Market at 919-542-2643,

•ChathamCountyCenter- NC Cooperative Extension presents Eat Smart/Move More/Take Control  starting Thursday, October 16.  The six (6) week session program is designed to help individuals manage their health.  This class is available at no cost to individuals.  Registration is requested due to the limited spaces.  Classes will be held on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m., at Chatham County Cooperative Extension building, top floor in the Food Lab. For additional information, contact the Chatham County Cooperative Extension, 919-542-8202; extension.program@

• Learn how you can help feed hungry families in Chatham Countyby participating in the

26thChatham Hunger Walk on November 2. Come to theChatham Hunger Walk Kick-Off Friday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. at  Pittsboro Presbyterian Church,95 East Street to get information and registration materials.

• Dr. Michael Munger, professor of Political Science, Economics, and Public Policy atDukeUniversity, will be the first speaker of the school year for the Free Market Lecture Series sponsored byCentralCarolinaCommunity College’s Business Technologies Department. Dr. Munger will speak on “Crony Capitalism” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October

8, in the Lecture Hall at the college’sDennisA.WickerCivicCenter,1801 Nash Street.Sanford. The presentation is open to students and the public and is free of charge.




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