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Chatham Parks and Recreation will open up registrations for Summer Camp on March 1, 2019. Spots fill up fast so sign up early.

Here is a link to our website where you can find a copy of our 2019 Spring flyer that will have details on our programs and our events that will be coming up soon.

https://www.chathamnc.org/government/departments-programs/parks-recreation
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We are currently accepting registrations for T-Ball, Girls Softball, Youth Track & Field, Youth Tennis, Adult Co-Ed Softball and Adult Basketball.

Here is a link to the website where you can find a copy of 2019 Spring flyer that will have details on our programs and our events that will be coming up soon.

https://www.chathamnc.org/government/departments-programs/parks-recreation

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CORA’s 9th Empty Bowls charitable fundraiser will be held on Sunday, February 24th at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington in Pittsboro from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. The concept is simple: guests choose a handmade bowl, enjoy delicious restaurant tastings, and go home with their bowl that serves as a reminder that someone’s bowl is always empty and that we need to continue our efforts to end hunger in Chatham County. This popular event is open to the public. CORA encourages all who are interested to attend and purchase a bowl and supper to support a great cause.

CORA is excited that this event has relocated to the new venue at Galloway Ridge. This space will allow for more community members and restaurants to participate. In addition to amazing appetizers, breads, soups, and desserts presented by your favorite local restaurants, wine and beer will also be available for purchase in 2019. Entertainment will also be provided by the Popcorn Blue Band and Bolin Creek String Band.

CORA’s Empty Bowls is one of many such events held nationwide and in at least 14 other countries. The concept, now in its 28th year, was first developed by a teacher and his high school students in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan — conceived as a way to raise money for hunger relief organizations while providing donors with a tangible reminder of the problem of worldwide hunger.

More information about the event, including purchasing tickets online, can be found at www.corafoodpantry.org. Corporate sponsorships opportunities are still available, please contact Rebecca Hankins at 919-491-5896 for more information.
Be the voice of an abused or neglected child in our community. Training begins March 9, 2019! Chatham County is in need of volunteers to be an advocate for children who are currently in foster care. For more information, please contact Nickie Siler at: nickie.siler@nccourts.org<mailto:nickie.siler@nccourts.org> or 919= -545-3650 or visit us at: www.VolunteerforGAL.org Nickie Siler GAL Program Supervisor District # 15B North Carolina Judicial Branch O 919-968-2088 ext. 224 919-545-3650
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On Saturday, February 16, Chatham Community Library will host the first in a series of Community Awareness Events with a forum on addiction and the opioid crisis. This event is designed to foster community awareness surrounding the abuse of opiates and prescription drugs and its impact on Chatham County.

For additional information see: https://tinyurl.com/CCL-OpioidCrisis
Chatham Transit Network is the Community Transportation Provider providing public transportation for Chatham County residents.

Chatham Transit Network is seeking interested volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors (3-year term). The Board meets bi-monthly on the third Friday of the month at 9:00 am in the Chatham Transit office in Pittsboro. To volunteer, please contact Anna Testerman, Executive Director, at a.testerman@chathamtransit.org, or call 919-542-5136 ext. 102. Visit Chatham Transit's website at www.chathamtransit.org for more information or to fill out an application.
CCCC has started a drop-in option for earning your High School Equivalency Diploma: Fast Track Fridays! Individuals can stop by CCCC's Siler City Center (near the Chatham Hospital) anytime between 8:30am -1:30pm on any Friday until the end of May. Prospective students can take practice tests, strengthen skills, and sign up to take official tests. Depending on practice test scores, there may be financial assistance to help pay for one or more tests.

Stop putting it off and get on track with your education this Friday!

*Tammie L. Quick *
College and Career Readiness Coordinator
Chatham County
Central Carolina Community College
919-545-8671
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The 5th annual Jordan Lake 12-Hour Challenge will be held April 13, 2019 at Jordan Lake Educational State Forest on Big Woods Road. Teams or individuals can compete for the greatest distance covered in 6 or 12 hours. Proceeds benefit Chatham County Partnership for Children. More info at: www.chathamkids.org/12-hour.
Lunch Buddies needed!
Can you spare 30 minutes a week to have lunch with a youth at school?
Communities In Schools Chatham County is recruiting adult volunteers that can join a student (K-5 grades), for lunch to see how his/her day is going and encourage positive behavior.

To learn more contact Shirille Lee at (919)663-0116 or shirille@cischatham.org
Make a difference!

Visit www.cischatham.org
Save the Date: Sunday, April 28 5-8 pm @ the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center Pittsboro. For more information go to www.cischatham.org
Did you know there's an urban garden smack in the middle of Siler City? It's the Communities In Schools Youth Garden. We are located in what used to be an empty lot next to "Against His Will" at 117 S. 2nd Street. Four years ago, this empty lot was turned into a wonderful garden retreat.
There's nothing more rejuvenating and fun than working with others in the garden. We weedeat, harvest, prepare beds for new plantings, mulch and pull weeds and more. If you or your child is interested in helping out, the more the merrier! Produce is distributed to clients in our social service programs and others less fortunate in our community. Call Gwen at
919.663.0116 ext. 409.