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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.
Chatham County 4-H Summer Fun

Summer is a bit different this year but, Chatham County 4-H is as busy as always! It's a virtual summer!! The best part....IT'S FREE! Spaces are limited! Register today! For more information and to register visit, go.ncsu.edu/4hsummerfun
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CORA Needs Volunteers to help with SNACK Program

CORA Food Pantry and the Chatham Community Hub are in need of volunteers! The Community Hub is a mobile effort that provides community resources at the same location as CORA’s SNACK (summer food ) distribution.
There are several opportunities for volunteers including packing food boxes, distributing food at one of the 5 SNACK sites, or assisting with community resource guidance.
Please sign-up to volunteer at the site below:
https://airtable.com/shr7iAV92xCUY4l3z

Join Carolina Tiger Rescue in its very first Tiger Day 5k fun run, with all proceeds benefiting the amazing animals who call the sanctuary home!

Register yourself or your team, then walk, run, or ride a 5k, by yourself or with friends, anytime between July 24th and July 29th.

We'll wrap up with a virtual celebration on July 29th for International Tiger Day! Your $35 registration fee benefits all of the cats at the sanctuary AND includes a Tiger Day 5k commemorative t-shirt!

~REGISTER NOW!~

https://one.bidpal.net/tigerday5k/welcome
Walk by yourself or with a group of friends! Register a team of 5+ people and you could win a private tour valued at $500!
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Chatham County 4-H will be distributing free craft learning kits at various CORA food distribution sites over the summer. The tentative distribution schedule includes the following dates/locations: July 15th (Pittsboro), July 28th (Moncure), and Aug. 10th (Siler City)
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The Learning Trail. a non-profit based in Chatham County, provides academic programs for children from low-income Latinx families who live in Nature Trail, a mobile home community in Chapel Hill, NC. The Learning Trail is seeking an Early Childhood Specialist to lead our Early Childhood Preschool Program. Program emphasis is placed on language acquisition and development, early literacy skills, and social and emotional development. The Preschool operates Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to noon with a maximum of ten children. Fluency in Spanish, a BA preferably in education, and work experience with young children are required. Send Resumes to suzanne@thelearningtrail.org.
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CORA needs your help with SNACK!

SNACK!’s goal is to increase the accessibility of nutritious meals throughout the summer to children facing food insecurity in Chatham County and CORA hopes to serve nearly 2,000 children. Due to severe constraints in the food supply chain as a result of COVID-19, some of the foods CORA normally buys in bulk are not available. They are asking the community to help by purchasing the following items and dropping them off at 40 Camp Drive Monday through Friday between 9 am - 1:30 pm. Please contact Rosa at Rosa@corafoodpantry.org if you have any questions.

16oz. Peanut Butter
Chef Boyardee
Fruit Cups
Single-Serve Oatmeal Packets
Canned Vegetables
We're excited to now offer curbside pick-up! Browse the online catalog for ideas, then call us at 919-545-8084 Monday through Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm,to place a request for pick-up. Be sure to click the "where is it?" button to the right of the item in the catalog to make sure it's here, as we are not currently transferring any materials between branches.
Chatham County Public Libraries invite children and teens to participate in our Virtual Summer Reading Challenge “Imagine Your Story!” with Chatham County Public Libraries from June 15 through August 1, 2020.
The Virtual Summer Reading Challenge, sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Community Library, is open to children and teens, ages 2 and up. Readers will participate online this year by signing up on the libraries’ Beanstack site (https://chathamnc.beanstack.org) and win prizes for completing 10 hours of reading. Using Beanstack, readers can log their time and titles online, as well as create book reviews for others to see. All readers who reach the 10-hour goal will earn a free book and will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate to a local or online bookseller.
Community Empowerment Fund Latinx provides CEF services to the Latinx and Spanish speaking community. These services include relationship based support, safe savings accounts, and information and resource for financial wellbeing, provided on site at our offices in Chapel Hill or Durham.

The Chatham County Department of Social Services is here for our community during COVID-19. County residents are encouraged to apply for assistance via phone, email or online while the main lobby remains closed to the public. Paper applications can be picked up outside the main lobby Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, and staff are on hand to mail any requested paper applications. Visit epass.nc.gov/CitizenPortal/application.do to apply online.
Chatham Literacy’s No-show Fundraiser on September 26 at 11 am asks you to simply read in jammies or discuss this story with friends!
The first 125 to purchase a $60 ticket by September 14th receive a free copy of Allan Gurganus’, “A Fool for Christmas.”

Chatham Literacy Raffle: 6 chances to win a prize! Win one of six amazing prizes: a $100 gift card to Postal Fish Company; COVID gift basket; signed books from local authors; framed artwork; wind spinners; or a $50 Netflix gift card!
Hurry, registration begins July 15th at www.chathamliteracy.org or 919-214-1269.
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We invite you to share your art with us, whether you sing, play, write, dance, or act. The program starts at 3:00 pm with a series of nine (9) 10-minute open-mic slots. If you don’t want to perform, please join us as an audience member and cheer our artists on!

Virtual open mic takes place the last Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:30 pm and is intended for mature audiences only.


Register to perform or attend here: https://tinyurl.com/CCL-OpenMic.
Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with virtual meeting instructions and ID number.
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