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Council on Aging Extends Registration Deadline for Chatham County Senior Games and Silver Arts until 3/30

March 29th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:23:45 -0400
From: “Lindsay Hickling”
Subject: Council on Aging Extends Registration Deadline for Chatham County Senior Games and Silver Arts: Last Call

Council on Aging Extends Registration Deadline for Chatham County Senior Games and Silver Arts: Last Call

PITTSBORO – As coordinator of Chatham’s Senior Games and SilverArts, the Council on Aging is extending the registration by a couple of days. “It’s last call for people aged 50 and better as we say in Senior Games’ lingo. Register by the end of this Thursday, March 30th and enjoy all of the fun and friendly competition that comes with participation in Senior Games and SilverArts,” says Lindsay Hickling of the Council.

Chatham County Senior Games is sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. to serve as an official qualifying site for State Finals for 2017. Events will be held in various locations throughout the county April 19th through May 5th. Event sites include: Carolina Meadows, Carolina Preserve, Central Rec Center, Duke Center for Living at Fearrington, Fearrington Swim and Croquet Club, Paul Braxton Gym, Eastern Chatham Senior Center, Pittsboro (McClenahan) Pickleball/Tennis Courts, Siler City Country Club, Jordan Matthews High School and the Thomas Brooks Park.

Sporting events include archery, basketball shoot, bocce, bowling, cornhole, croquet, cycling, football throw, one-mile fun walk, golf, horseshoes, pickleball, softball throw, swimming, tennis, track and field events. The Council is adding some more week-end competition to help those working during the week.

SilverArts cover four categories. Heritage Arts includes basket weaving, crocheting, jewelry, knitting, needlework, pottery, quilting, stained glass, tole/decorative painting, weaving, woodcarving, woodturning and woodworking. Those interested in Literary Arts can submit essays, life experiences, poems and short stories, while performing arts includes comedy/drama, dance, line dance, instrumental and vocal.  The fourth category is Visual Arts: acrylics, drawing, mixed media, oils, pastels, photography, sculpture, and watercolor.

Those interested in registering should contact Lindsay Hickling, 919-542-4512, ext. 228 or  by the end of this Thursday, March 30th.

You can pick up an application at the following locations: Eastern Chatham Senior Center, Western Chatham Senior Center, Chatham County Parks and Recreation, Duke Center for Living at Fearrington and Carolina Meadows. You can also get the application on the Council’s website at

“I hope all of you aged 50 and better will join me in participating in Senior Games and SilverArts. We want Chatham to show the state that we are all about fun, fellowship and friendly competition,” noted Dennis Streets, Council director and Senior Games participant. “Once you experience the spirit of these activities, you will be as hooked as I am.”

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