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CLOSINGS AND CANCELLATIONS
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many agencies are closed or have limited hours. Many events that were planned have been cancelled. Please call an agency before going there to be sure they are open.
The Chatham Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament will be Monday, October 26 at Governors Club. Register for the tournament by October 20 at
https://www.ccucc.net/Chatham_Chamber_Golf_Tournament_Governors_Club
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Join CORA in building a community without hunger by participating in our CORA Hunger Heroes food drive! During the month of October, we will be partnering with local businesses and community groups to collect food for the food pantry. As many families face a loss of income due to COVID-19 and current families face uncertainty, the demand for our services has increased dramatically. Headed to the store to stock up? Please help CORA support families during this critical time by donating canned and shelf-stable food items. Your support is essential and will strengthen our ability to ensure that our most vulnerable neighbors get the food they need.

MOST NEEDED ITEMS (Please donate the requested items as they truly are our most needed and most popular items.)

Canned Salmon
Canned Pineapple
Maseca
Chef Boyardee
Canned Green Beans
Cereal Bars
Olive Oil
Canned Peas
SPAM

Click here to learn more about this month-long event, https://www.corafoodpantry.org/events/cora-hunger-heroes/.
Nonprofit agencies in Chatham County could use college student volunteers. KidSCope seeks support with their social media and marketing campaigns. Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services needs help in their Second Bloom Thrift Shop. Contact these agencies directly, as they would welcome your help!
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CONTEST RUNS ONLINE SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 30
VOTING WILL START OCTOBER 15
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 31
Anyone, anywhere can enter the Pet Tabbies Not Tigers Costume Contest! Get creative with your costume and write a compelling story about your non-human friend and their costume. Then invite your friends and family members to vote for your dressed-up doggie or cute-as-a-button kittie. The more money you raise, the higher your ranking.
TO REGISTER: Visit the Pet Tabbies Not Tigers Costume Contest website: https://my.360photocontest.com/PetTabbies
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Chin-Cheta Explorers
Tuesdays, September 29 - October 27
10:30 am

On YouTube!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a special video series:
Chin - Cheta Explorers!

Chin - Cheta Explorers will take viewers on a magical journey as they explore Words, Songs, Music and Stories. As Magical Explorers they can travel anywhere in the world, through time and space.

Videos are recorded in Spain and are in Castellano (Spanish) with some English. Videos are produced by Artist Studio Project Publishing LLC - (ASP Books) and form part of its educational Spanish outreach program. Videos are edited by Rafael A. Osuba

Chin: J. M. Ramos has over 30 years performing and is known worldwide. He specializes in the middle age era and can play over 50 medieval musical instruments. Cheta: Ali Kaskabel is an educator and specializes in educating children with special needs. Active performers Chin - Cheta can be seen traveling Europe entertaining audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Got something to say, to sing, or to play? Join the Chatham Community Library's
Virtual Open Mic and share!

On the fourth Thursday of every month, the Chatham Community Library hosts a LIVE virtual open mic from 3:00 - 4:30PM. Show off your talent, express yourself, and connect with others!

We want all y’all!
Singers and songwriters? Of course! ♦ Poets? Please, yes! ♦ Instrumentalists? For sure!

Our next open mic session is on September 24, 2020.
Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/CCL-OpenMic
Join us for a social conversation about books! This virtual meet-up for adults is a time to take a break, share what you've been reading, talk about favorite books, and connect with other book lovers. There is no specific book required; just show up and share! Takes place the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

For questions, or to register for this event, please email mary.mills@chathamlibraries.org