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Be a dog foster caregiver for CARE

November 20th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:18:43 -0500
From: Carolyn Wood
Subject: Be a dog foster caregiver for CARE

CARE (Chatham Animal Rescue and Education) is seeking volunteer foster caregivers to provide quality, temporary in-home care for one or more homeless dogs from Chatham County until they can be permanently adopted by a loving home.
CARE does not have a shelter. We can only rescue as many animals as we have space for in the homes of our volunteer foster caregivers.

While in the homes of foster caregivers, we ask that dogs receive affection, food, shelter and socialization to be successfully adopted. CARE pays for the cost of veterinary care, spay/neuter, vaccines and food.

New foster caregivers are assigned an experienced mentor, who will guide them through the procedures and guidelines for dog care, fostering and CARE’s policies.

Fostering a dog takes time and energy. However, it is a wonderfully rewarding experience and a critical need in Chatham County.

If you would like information on becoming a foster caregiver, please contact CARE: (919) 542-5757 or 

Thank you for making a difference by saving a dog’s life through fostering.

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Opioid / Benzodiazepines Parent Meeting at Chatham Library in Pittsboro on November 27

November 20th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:41:02 -0500
From: George Greger-Holt
Subject: Opioid/Benzodiazepines Parent Meeting

opiods
ParentsMatter and Chatham Drug Free

Invite You to a Very Special Presentation
A Continuation of a Community Conversation:

Parents, the Opioid/Benzodiazepine Crisis and Our Youth: The Importance of Awareness

Monday, November 27, 2017
Mary Hayes Holmes Meeting Room
Chatham County Community Library, Pittsboro
7:00 – 8:30

Presentation by youth and Phillip Richard from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office on the Good Samaritan Law
Learn about the signs and symptoms of druguse and how to help youth navigate this new landscape

For more information, contact George Greger-Holt at the address below:
George Greger-Holt
Community Outreach Coordinator
Chatham Drug Free

919.545.5333

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Maya Angelou

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This Week at Chatham County Libraries – Thanksgiving Week

November 20th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:25:47 +0000
From: Susan Clayton
Subject: This Week at  Chatham County Libraries

Monday, Nov. 20
10am                   CCL Toddler Story Time -Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes. Appropriate for children ages 18 through 36 months.. Older and   younger siblings welcome, of course! Story Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. For more information, contact Katy at 919-545-8085.
6pm                      Monday Night Movie – Monday Night Movies will be shown on the third Monday of each month at Chatham Community Library. For title and additional details, contact Katy Henderson at 919-545-8085.

Tuesday, Nov. 21
10am                   CCL Toddler Story Time -Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes. Appropriate for children ages 18 through 36 months.. Older and   younger siblings welcome, of course! Story Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. For more information, contact Katy at 919-545-8085.
11am                            CCL Preschool Story Time- Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes. Appropriate for children ages 3 to 5 years. Older and younger siblings welcome, of course! Story Time lasts approximately 30 minutes.
4pm                         CCL Book Club for Kids Ages 9-11  Readers ages 9-11 years old are invited to join the book club meeting on the third Tuesday of each month to discuss selected titles. Discussion is followed by craft activities and/or games related to the title. For more information, and for upcoming titles, please contact Katy at 919-545-8085.

Wren Library, Siler City
Wednesday, Nov. 22
10:30am                       Wren Story Time
3:30pm                         Wren Lego Club

All Chatham County Libraries will be CLOSED Thursday, Nov. 23 through Saturday, Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Branches will reopen Monday morning at their regular times. Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

“Love, butter & the company of cats is the recipe for a good life”. Julia Child.
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The priestess of All That Is Right With The Left, has absolved any liberals, leftists, socialists, or other for attacking Goodnight Mark

November 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2017 23:03:43 -0500
From: “Tom Glendinning”
Subject: sine ecclesiam Dei

I am so relieved that the priestess of All That Is Right With The Left, has absolved any liberals, leftists, socialists, or other for attacking Goodnight Mark for his views. Thus is the self absorbed universe of that grouping who believe that censorship, violent criticism, destruction of property, name calling and obfuscation of fact and reality are fair game for leading the lemmings.

These are the same who believe that the grand cathedral which Lot thought to be acceptable is also OK with them.

With a deft turn of phrase, the author tried to turn fault to the opposition camp and say that theft, diversion and lies were shared activities in the bipolar campaign of election.

I do wish to refer to fact, which is stranger in that camp. The word “hate” was first pronounced by the Left. Violence is executed by the Left (ANTIFA) and at public events. Theft of campaign items/signs would not be a normal conservative tactic because the Right respects private property. But Leftists have been known to perform certain acts on themselves to make the crime appear to have been committed by their opposition. All that needs to be cited for proof is the behavior of the liberals and Leftists at rallies and riots since January 20, 2017.

A word of caution: stop being the puppet of a well orchestrated incitement to riot and terror, perpetrated by an evil man who pays for the disruption of our society. At some point, all this evil will bring an ugly conflict, and you will be called to war for nothing that is worth it. The illusion of the fight for principles that evaporate when submitted to the light of reason, social benefit, and human cost. The juvenile excitement of hormonal pique will dissolve in shame and disappointment. The shrill screams of crisis and critical cadence will silence at the dawn of awareness.

Recall what Hillary said, “Christians must change their beliefs.” And worship what, I ask? Or who?

Tom Glendinning

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I got my thrill on Blueberry Hill

November 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:20:45 -0500
From: “N.A. Booko”
Subject: I got my thrill . . .

On Blueberry hill . . . or to be more specific, in Bailey N.C. – Blueberry Country.
It must have been the late 1970s- I hadn’t been in Chatham County that long.

It probably was a June. A feature story on T.V. told about a Blueberry Farm in the eastern part of N.C. and the wonders it held. It told of the remarkable blueberries you could pick yourself at a fraction of the market value. I fell for the pitch.

I can’t remember exactly where Bailey is, but I know it is way past Wilson. i got up very early one morning and drove over there. You could stay and pick as long as you liked and would pay for what you picked. You could eat as many as you wanted for free- and I did- to my regret. I arrived back home about 5 p.m. loaded down with buckets and buckets of blueberries and a few blue berry bushes. Tummy in trouble. Then, what to do with all those berries.
It consumed a couple of days.

Tarts and toast, jelly and jam, pancakes and puddings, cheesecake and juice, juice, juice. Frozen this way- frozen that way. Blue fingers, blue tongue, blew my mind. The trip was not one of my better ideas.

I planted the bushes in the edge of the woods. Didn’t take care of them. Ever so often I would pass by and see some berries and eat a few- but over the years even that stopped.  Last week on a walk, I spotted the bushes. They had survived all these years. Hanging on for dear life. And really surprised me that one of the labels was still in good condition- “Rabbit Eye Blueberry”-

Yeah- I did get my thrill on Blueberry Hill . . . Would I do it again? Well, just maybe- If they were Peruvian Blue Berries and it was an all expense paid trip  to Peru . . .

N.A. Booko

N.A. Booko lives, writes and gardens in Chatham County, Frequently making digs no one gets or understands.

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Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church welcomes handbell ringers, experienced or not

November 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:53:54 +0000 (UTC)
From: Mary Donna Pond
Subject: Handbell ringers

Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church (located just off Mann’s Chapel Road, north of Briar Chapel) welcomes handbell ringers, experienced or not! The handbell choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and plays for worship Sunday mornings about once a month. The church has also started a children’s bell choir for middle-school age children (5th-8th grade) that rehearses Wednesday afternoons from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Come and make a joyful noise!

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Virginia Penley is happy Pamela Baldwin and Michael Fiocco won in Pittsboro

November 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:51:07 -0500
From: virginia penley
Subject: RE: Pittsboro Post Election

Congratulations to Pamela Baldwin and Michael Fiocco for their victories on Tuesday.

I was proud to work for them and help get them re-elected.

Alexander Kast also gets kudos for running a good campaign and working hard all day on election day meeting voters and discussing his platform.

I hope he stays involved with Pittsboro and Chatham County.

Onward to 2018!

Virginia

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Sprott Youth Center in Moncure

November 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:24:56 -0500 (EST)
From: Sprott Center
Subject: Sprott Youth Center in Moncure

Sprott Youth Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Moncure. In addition to offering educational and recreational opportunities, our beautiful gymnasium provides space for family dinners and community gatherings. Like us on Facebook or visit our website sprottyouthcenter.org

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This Week at the Chatham County Libraries – Week of November 13, 2017

November 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:35:20 +0000
From: Susan Clayton
Subject: Next Week at Chatham County Libraries

Monday, Nov. 13
10am                   CCL Toddler Story Time -Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes. Appropriate for children ages 18 through 36 months.. Older and   younger siblings welcome, of course! Story Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. For more information, contact Katy at 919-545-8085.

Tuesday, Nov. 14
10am                   CCL Toddler Story Time -Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes. Appropriate for children ages 18 through 36 months.. Older and   younger siblings welcome, of course! Story Time lasts approximately 20 minutes. For more information, contact Katy at 919-545-8085.

11am                            CCL Preschool Story Time- Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes. Appropriate for children ages 3 to 5 years. Older and younger siblings welcome, of course! Story Time lasts approximately 30 minutes.

4pm                         CCL Book Club for Kids Ages 5-8.  Readers ages 5-8 years old are invited to join the book club meeting on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss selected titles. Discussion is followed by craft activities and/or games related to the title. For more information, and for upcoming titles, please contact Katy at 919-545-8085.

6-7pm                         Virtual Justice Project: Educational Plans in the School System. Understanding educational plans and how they can impact student success. Encore session. This presentation will be broadcast live from North Carolina Central University as part of the Virtual Justice Project. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists in real time. Takes place in the double study room at Chatham Community Library.  No registration required, but seating is limited.  Call 919-545-8083 for more information.

Wednesday, Nov. 15
10am                     Using the Library’s Online Catalog. Are you getting the most out of the library’s online catalog?  This class will teach you how to search for materials, renew items, place holds, and more! Topics covered in this workshop include: getting to the catalog from home and in the library, using basic and advanced search strategies, understanding call numbers and item locations, accessing your patron account, renewing materials, placing a request (hold), and creating a saved list.  Prerequisites:  Participants must be comfortable operating a computer, using a keyboard and mouse, and navigating the Internet. This workshop is FREE and open to the public; however, class size is limited and registration is required. Call the Reference desk at 919-545-8086 to register.

6-8pm                   Virtual Justice Project: Debit Trap. A general discussion on ways to alleviate personal debt and prevent loss of personal and residential property. This presentation will be broadcast live from North Carolina Central University as part of the Virtual Justice Project. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists in real time. Takes place in the double study room at Chatham Community Library.  No registration required, but seating is limited.  Call 919-545-8083 for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 16
9am-12pm                 Genealogy Assistance- Volunteer genealogists are available to assist with family history research, whether your ancestors lived in Chatham County, the 50 states, or overseas.  A genealogist is on site in the library most Thursdays from 9:00 am to noon, and other days and times by appointment. Call 919-545-8086 to make an appointment. Sessions take place in the Local History & Genealogy area of Chatham Community Library.  Please bring as much written documentation as you have about the topic you are researching, as well as a flash drive for saving documents and/or money for printing.

Friday, Nov. 17
10am-Noon               Common Thread Needle Craft Group for adults. Bring your favorite needlework project and enjoy the conversation and camaraderie.. Newcomers are always welcome and registration is not required. For more information, call the library at (919) 545-8084.

4pm                        CCL Pokemon Meetup.  Come to trade and battle Pokémon cards! Play Pokémon Go! All ages welcome. For more    information, call Katy at (919) 545-8085.

6pm                       Teen Game Night. Glory! Honor! Revenge! Pizza!  No matter what guides your quest, you are sure to be successful at the Chatham Community Library Teen Game Night.  Multiple tables of Dungeons and Dragons are always looking for new adventurers.  Other options include a selection of board games and a Nintendo Wii.  There are also snacks and pizza.  Teen Game Night is held monthly. For more information, call Katy at (919) 545-8085.

Saturday, Nov. 18
2pm                              CCL Fall Family Craft.  Families with children of all ages are invited to make a Thanksgiving related fall craft. No registration is necessary! Our craft event will take place in the Holmes Meeting Room. For more information, contact Katy Henderson at (919) 545-8085
3:30pm                          Spanish Book Club- This club meets twice a month in the double study room and is conducted entirely in Spanish. All the book club members are bilingual, the majority of our club members are native English speakers, with a small portion whose native language are different from English.

Wren Library, Siler City
Monday, Nov. 13
4pm                              Afternoon Movies at Wren.  Today’s showing is a Classic from the Silver Screen. Please call the Wren library for more information at 919-742-2016.

Wednesday, Nov. 15
10:30am                       Wren Story Time
3:30pm                         Wren Lego Club

Goldston Library, Goldston
Thursday, Nov. 16
10:30am                            Goldston Story Time
3:30pm                              Goldston LEGO Club

“Love, butter & the company of cats is the recipe for a good life”. Julia Child.

In keeping with the NC Public Records Law, e-mails, including attachments, may be released to others upon request for inspection and copying.

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November 19! The Bluegrass Experience 46th Anniversary Concert!

November 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2017 14:04:19 -0500
From: “Chatham Arts Council (Hello)”
Subject: November 19! The Bluegrass Experience 46th Anniversary Concert!

Join the Chatham Arts Council for the 46th Anniversary Concert of the Bluegrass Experience! Thanks to Opus Financial Advisors and our other arts-lovin’ sponsors, it’s going to be a fabulous afternoon.

When: Sunday, November 19, 3 p.m.

Where: Fearrington Barn, Fearrington Village Pittsboro, NC 27312

How: Buy advance tickets at McIntyre’s Books in Fearrington or online at https://bluegrass2017.brownpapertickets.com/. Tickets are $16 in advance or $20 at the door for adults. Tickets for kids (ages 3-12) are $8.

Why:

Reason #1: Because 46 years of playing together makes a band really dang good. The Bluegrass Experience’s current band members Tommy Edwards, Snuffy Smith, Keith Thomas, Stan Brown, and Michael Aldridge—and former members “Fiddlin Al†McCanless, Leroy Savage, Jimmy Cameron. Bland Simpson will be our master of ceremonies this year.

Reason #2: Because proceeds from the concert will benefit Chatham County children through the Council’s Artists-in-Schools Initiative. The Bluegrass Experience, led by former Chatham County Schools teacher Tommy Edwards, believes in arts and education. They celebrate their 46th anniversary of making music together, and proceeds go to place more artists in more Chatham schools.

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