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Events are subject to change based on closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Verify with organizers prior to events.
The Chatham Soil and Water Conservation District will not have the regularly scheduled SWCD board meeting in January.
Chatham County Council on Aging: Both centers are closed at this time until further notice. If you need to pick up supplies, call the Siler City or Pittsboro location or check our website at chathamcoa.org.
ON THE AGENDA
Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Monday, Jan. 18. It’s a federal holiday and many government offices and banks will be closed.
The Siler City Board of Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Siler City town hall.
Chatham Community Library’s Virtual Winter Reading Program will offer its virtual Winter Reading Program “Ten to Try” through Jan. 15. For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Katy Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pittsboro Farmers Market is open with seasonable items year-round from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. It is located at 287 East St., Pittsboro.
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church provides a healthy, meal at no cost to those who come to us hungry at noon on Thursdays. We provide a place of hospitality and fellowship for everyone. All are welcome, regardless of race, sex, age, national origin, religious preference, handicap, or income.
The next Wake Up Wednesday networking meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 20. Begin logging on at 8 a.m. to take care of any technical issues you may encounter. The structured meeting will begin at 8:30 and end promptly at 9:30. This month’s speakers are Caren Osborne with Memory Lane Photo Solutions and Cindy Schmidt with the Chatham County Historical Museum. Join Zoom Meeting -- Meeting ID: 826 0647 0013 -- Passcode: chomp
The Chatham Historical Museum is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Masks required and groups will be distanced. Adult and kid friendly; no admission fee. Our current special exhibit is vintage toys. Don’t miss it! Our permanent exhibits cover all aspects of Chatham’s unique history. The Museum is located in the historic Chatham County Courthouse in the circle. More info: https://chathamhistory.org
Second Bloom of Chatham Thrift Shop has made the move to Chatham Commons, at 630 E. St., Pittsboro, in the Food Lion shopping center. We will be accepting donations when we reopen. Our hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. All proceeds provide support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and promote community education in collaboration with Chatham County.
Chatham Community Library is offering free classes on internet skills and NC LIVE resources in January. While the library is closed, all classes will be offered online. Class descriptions and a registration link can be found at www.chathamnc.org/ComputerClasses. -- #1, Internet: Beyond Basics: January 20, Wednesday, 3 p.m. -- #2, NC LIVE: New Online Resources for 2021: January 26, Tuesday, 3 p.m.
With COVID-19 sweeping the country, artists’ livelihoods are being challenged like never before. The Chatham Arts Council has put together a relief effort specifically for artists and arts-workers called CAARE: Chatham Artist and Arts-Worker Relief Effort. For more information on CAARE, or to donate, visit ChathamArtsCouncil.org.
JMArts hosted a JMACoronaConcert via Twitter featuring performances submitted by JM students and faculty. Concerts can be viewed on its Twitter account @JMArts and by using the hashtags #JMACoronaConcert performances and #JMACoronaConcert program.
Adult volunteers needed at Chatham Hospital in Siler City, a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Siler City and part of the UNC Health Care System. All prospective volunteers must complete an on-line application, a criminal background check, an orientation and have documentation of required immunizations. To learn more go to: www.chathamhospital.org/ch/about-us/volunteer.
Volunteers needed: Nonprofit agencies in Chatham seek teen volunteers to help with many projects. Teens can help at food pantries, in gardens, fundraising projects, office work, and care for animals. Chatham Connecting website lists many volunteer opportunities for youth. See where you are needed to help in the community: www.chathamconnecting.org.
Foster and/or adoptive information: Give children a safe place to grow. Interested in becoming a Foster and/or Adoptive parent? Call 919-642-6956 to learn more.
Alcoholics Anonymous — North Carolina District 33, call the Help Line at 866-640-0180 for the meeting schedule for this area.
Motorcycle Association — The Motorcycle Association for Chatham, Western Wake, Lee, Orange and Alamance counties meets in Pittsboro and is open to all riders. For information, call 919-392-3939 or visit www.chathamCBA.com.
Narcotics Anonymous — For drug problems in the family, Narcotics Anonymous helps. Call 1-800-721-8225 for listing of local meetings.
Al-Anon Meeting — Pittsboro Serenity Seekers Al-Anon Family Group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Chatham Community Church, in the lower level of Chatham Mill, Pittsboro.
Scout News • Boy Scout Troop 93 in Pittsboro meets 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Harold Boone Scout Park on Hwy 64W, just past CCCC. Open to boys, ages 11-17. Visit www.bstroop93.org for more information. • Pack 924 of Siler City First U.M.C. meets on from 7 to 8:30 p.m Tuesdays for boys, grades 1 through 5. Come join the Cub Scouts. • Pack 900 in Bear Creek meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Meroney’s U.M.C., following the school calendar. See http://pack900.com for more information.