Community Calendar for OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 4

Posted 10/28/20

Events are subject to change based on closures due to coronavirus. Verify with organizers prior to events.


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Community Calendar for OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 4

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Events are subject to change based on closures due to coronavirus. Verify with organizers prior to events.


  • 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


  • The Chatham County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, at the historic Chatham County Courthouse.
  • The Siler City Board of Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, at City Hall in downtown Siler City.
  • The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, at Pittsboro Town Hall.
  • The Chatham County Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, at Horton Middle School.
  • Check the respective board websites for information about online access to meetings.
  • The Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees will meet virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 28. To join this meeting by video, visit
  • Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling is having mulch sales during the month of October at the Main Facility, at 28 County Services Rd., Pittsboro. Saturday sales are from 7:30 a.m. to noon on October 31. Wednesday sales are from 7 a.m. to noon on October 28. Solid Waste & Recycling staff will load the mulch, and residents must haul it. Mulch is $5 per scoop,about one cubic yard. Staff will load large trailers and dump trucks only with a large scoop for $10 per scoop. Note: Saturday sales are cash or check only. Sales will continue as long as supplies last. All loads of mulch MUST be secured. Learn more about securing your load. Tarps are available for purchase at the Main Facility and during mulch sales. The tarps are $3 each and are 6x8 feet.
  • The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties (LWVODC) reminds everyone of the availability of, their online 2020 Election Voter Guide. The League’s nonpartisan election resource offers voters a “one-stop shop” for all things election related. Visit, enter your address and see: Your customized ballot; Candidate profiles and responses to questions in the candidate’s words; Where and when to vote; Voter registration status, and more.
  • Central Carolina Community College: Whether you are looking for flexible course choices to meet your personal schedule or starting a new program of study, CCCC’s 8-week term allows you to find courses that fit your academic and career goals. To register for courses, contact your advisor or the admissions office at 919-718-7300 (Lee Main Campus), 919-545-8025 (Chatham Main Campus), and 910-814-8827 or 910-814-8867 (Harnett Main Campus). See for a list of classes.


  • Chatham Parks & Recreation: The Trunk or Treat Boo-Thru will have candy drive-throughs and a pumpkin carving contest this year. Event 1: A “Monster Hunt” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Northwest District Park on Thursday, Oct. 29, and Event 2: from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, in the Northwest District Park.
  • The Chatham Historical Museum is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Masks required and groups will be distanced. Adult and kid friendly; with no admission fee. The 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:
  • 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, appetizing 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
  • Second Bloom of Chatham is having a Halloween Sale. All black and orange clothing will be 50% off until October 31. Treat yourself to some fine clothing and jewelry. Masks are required and hand sanitizer is also available. The store is open 10a.m. to 4p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday. We are now accepting donations of clean, new and gently used men and women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry. We accept credit cards. We are located on the Courthouse Circle at 10 Sanford Road, Pittsboro.


  • The Bray Park Sports Complex and Parking Lot, 200 Bray Park Complex Drive, Siler City, will temporarily close on Friday, October 30, beginning at 12 p.m. for preparation of the annual Fall-O-Ween Trunk R’ Treat event. Loves Creek Greenway patrons are encouraged to park at the Bray Park Aquatic Facility parking lot, located at 700 Alston Bridge Road, and access the greenway at 623 South Second Avenue on Friday, October 30, 2020. The park and parking lot will reopen on Saturday, October 31. In case of inclement weather, the event rain date is Saturday, October 31, 10:30a a.m. to 1 p.m.


  • New Hope Valley Railway is back on track. The nonprofit railway reopens with limited capacity Halloween train rides in Bonsal. The North Carolina Railway Museum, which operates New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR) has reopened to the public and resumed train rides with its popular Track or Treat: Halloween Express trains. Located at 3900 Bonsal Road in New Hill, it is nicknamed the Triangle’s Train. NHVR’s family-friendly Halloween trains are planned thru Saturday, Oct. 31. Trains will depart at 2:45, 4:00, 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. and tickets will only be sold online prior to ride days and not at the railroad on the day-of. Tickets cost $14 for all ages.
  • Chatham Parks & Recreation: The Trunk or Treat Boo-Thru will have candy drive-throughs and a pumpkin carving contest this year. Event 1: A “Monster Hunt” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Northwest District Park on Thursday, Oct. 29, and Event 2: from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, in the Northwest District Park.
  • Supper with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Paul Braxton Gymnasium, where the facility will be turned into a winter wonderland. This is a floating event and pre-registered tickets are required to enter as space is limited. Event tickets are available online at or in City Hall, 311 North Second Avenue, Siler City. Adult tickets are $10 and tickets for children age 12 and younger are $5. The deadline to register is November 27, 2020 or until full. No tickets will be available on the day of the event. For more information, contact Daniel Spivey with the Siler City Parks and Recreation Department at (919) 742-2699, email, or visit us online at
  • Thales Academy, a college preparatory network of K-12 independent schools, will be opening its newest campus in the Vineyards neighborhood of Chatham Park in July, 2021. The first school to open in the Chatham Park community is now accepting applications for grades K-4 for the 2021-2022 school year. Subsequent grades will be added in the future to ulimately serve grades K-12. Applications are first-come, first-served and will be open until seats are filled and a waitlist is created. Enrollment is open to all area families, not just Chatham Park residents. Tuition at Thales Academy Pittsboro will be $5,300 per year. Scholarships, discounts, and payment plans are available to further reduce this cost. Families may apply right from our website­,, and if they have any questions, they may contact”
  • 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
  • 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:
  • Volunteers Needed: Nonprofit agencies in Chatham seek teen volunteers to help with many projects. Teens can help at food pantries, in gardens, fundraising projects, ffice work, and care for animals. Chatham Connecting website lists many volunteer opportunities for youth. See where you are needed to help in the community:
  • 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
  • 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 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 for more information.


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