The Take and Wear Clothes Closet, LYSTRA Baptist Church, will be open on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 9:00-10:30. Anyone needing clothes is welcome to come and shop. Everything is free! There is no advantage in arriving before 8:45. LYSTRA Church is located at 686 LYSTRA Road,
off 15-501, pass Chatham Downs. For more information, call 919-933-6612.
Do you love animals? Want to be a leader in animal rescue and adoption in Chatham county? Come help our organization grow and make a difference in the lives of animals and our community.

Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE) is seeking a dynamic and visionary Executive Director to lead the organization through our next phase of development in preparation for continued growth in Chatham County. The Executive Director will operate as the public face of CARE, acting as a liaison and educator to differing populations across the county, including individuals and government organizations. Experience in community outreach, development of donor relationships, and event management is vital. The Executive Director will interact with all CARE committees and an established volunteer base, and thus must have strong verbal and written communication skills, be personable and diplomatic, and be a team player.

Job description and application instructions located at our website.
Help a Child Succeed in School – Become a Volunteer Tutor
Tutors are needed for after-school tutoring and preschool programs that take place at Nature Trail, the manufactured home community on Mt. Carmel Church Road. The after-school program serves elementary and middle-school children and meets Monday through Thursday from 3 to 5. The preschool program meets five half-days (four mornings and one afternoon) per week for about 2 ½ hours each session.

All programs have a lead tutor who plans the lessons and activities to be undertaken each session and helps the tutors work with the children. Tutors in the after-school program generally work one-on-one with a child, although some small group sessions may also occur from time to time.

Tutors can volunteer for one or more days a week during the school year. While it is hoped that tutors will be consistently available during the school year, substitute tutors are available to cover times when a volunteer may be ill or traveling.

These programs are run by a local nonprofit, The Learning Trail. More information can be found on its website at If you are interested in helping a child succeed in school this year, you can find a volunteer form at which you can complete and submit electronically. Someone will contact you shortly thereafter to discuss your interest.
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On Thursday, July 19, we will resume Community Lunch , serving from 12 noon until 1 PM. All are welcome. Lunch is free, and donations are happily accepted! If you have a desire to cook with a group of fun volunteers, please call the church at 919/542-5679 .
On October 15, 2018, CORA is hosting its 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament, the ACC vs. Big Ten Golf Challenge. This event, at the Governors Club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Chapel Hill, will support our mission of providing food to children, individuals, and families within our community who are in need during difficult personal economic times. The day will include golf, live auction, raffle, and an awards dinner.

When: October 15, 2018
Where: Governors Club, Chapel Hill
Cost: $150 Per Golfer*

Registration fee includes green fees & golf cart, goodie bag, lunch, soft drinks/water and dinner at awards event. Sign up as a team of 4 or as an individual. Dress up in your favorite team’s colors, even if it is not an ACC or Big 10 team! Dinner only tickets are available for purchase for $50.

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Friends Fall Book Sale is September 27, 28 & 29 at the Chatham Community Library

The Friends of the Chatham Community Library (FotCCL) will hold its Fall Book Sale September 27, 28 and 29 at the library on the campus of Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro.

Hours of the sale are Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More than 18,000 hardbound and softbound books, audio books and more will be available for purchase. Audio-visual items such as DVDs, CDs, LPs and audio books will also be offered.

17th Annual Golf Tournament
Carolina Trace Country Club
Wednesday, October 17th

Breakfast & Lunch Provided by Chick-fil-A

Breakfast at 8 AM
Start Time 8:30 AM

Hole-in-One wins a boat!
$2,500 Putt Off
Sign Up Online

The 14th annual Reindeer Run/Walk will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Central Carolina Community College's Pittsboro campus. The 5K begins on campus and winds its way through downtown Pittsboro. Rudolph's Fun Run (1 mile) is free for children ages 12 and under.
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The YAPPY Hour is back! Bring your two and four-legged friends and join us from 5:30 to 7:30 May 21 at Carolina Brewery and Grill, 120 Lowes Drive, Pittsboro, for a 'Paw'sitively terrific time! In case of bad weather, check our website for an update.

Your $10 Donation includes a YAPPY HOUR gift and two beverage tickets. Kids eat free with a paying adult. All donations go to support Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc. (CARE).

CARE will also have merchandise for sale. All sales benefit our mission.

YAPPY HOUR Etiquette: If your dog is not feeling well, please leave your dog at home. Dogs must be kept in outdoor areas; be well socialized and leashed at all times; no retractable leashes; any dog disturbing others may be asked to leave; all dogs must be vaccinated and RABIES REQUIRED; dog waste must be cleaned up immediately by the owner; dog owners must be 21 years old to partake in adult beverages. Thank you for helping make YAPPY HOUR a safe event for all the four-legged family members in attendance.

The mission of Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE) is to promote the health and safety of all cats and dogs in Chatham County.

CARE is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that promotes responsible pet ownership by educating the community, providing targeted spay/neuter programs, and fostering homeless cats and dogs until they are placed in loving, permanent homes.

CARE began in 1975 making us over 40 years strong! See our website at or for more information.

Mark your calendars for the rest of the season:
May 21
June 18
July 16
August 20
September 17
October 15