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WE ARE BUILDING BACK THE BLOOD SUPPLY FOR OUR VETERANS AND SUPPORTING THOSE IN NEED

WHERE: PITTSBORO LOWES

121 LOWES DR, PITTSBORO, NC 27312
WHEN: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 19
CONTACT: VFW Commander Andy Cochran
919.903.6620
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In conjunction with the Chatham 250 celebration, Chatham Community Library will host a virtual lecture by Dr. Virginia Cárdenas. The program, entitled K-12: Tracing the Latino Experience in Chatham County Schools, is part of a series of discussions chronicling the history of communities of color in Chatham County. It will be held virtually on Friday, June 25, 2021, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. A question and answer period will follow the lecture.

For more details, or to register for this event, click https://www.chathamcountync.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/34809/1445?curm=6&cury=2021

To celebrate the resilience of the Council and our community in bringing the COA to its 47th year of service to Chatham County's seniors and their families, the Council will be hosting a special virtual celebration on its anniversary ⏤ Thursday, July 8 ⏤ complete with performers and other special guests, as well as a raffle with exciting prizes for donors.

For more details visit: https://chathamcouncilonaging.org/events/#t-1618235650091
Beginning Monday, May 24, all Chatham County Public Libraries
will be resuming our pre-COVID hours of operation.

Chatham Community Library (Pittsboro)
Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm
Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat: 9am-5pm

Goldston Library
Mon & Wed: 10:00am-1pm., 2pm-6pm.
Tues: CLOSED
Thurs: 10am-1pm, 2pm–8pm
Fri: 10am-1pm, 2pm–5pm
Sat: 9am–1pm

Wren Memorial Library (Siler City)
Mon: 12pm-8pm
Tues-Fri: 1oam-6pm
Sat: 9am-5pm


In honor of Juneteenth and in conjunction with the Chatham 250 celebration , Chatham Community Library will host a virtual program entitled, "From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans in Chatham County, NC," on Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This lecture will be presented by Dr. Charles Johnson, Associate Professor and Director of Public History at North Carolina Central University. This program is free and open to the public.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States, with varying official recognition. It is commemorated on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas.

Registration for this program is required and is available at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/JohnsonLecture Residents are encouraged to visit the libraries' website, www.chathamlibraries.org or contact the Library at (919) 545-8084 or rita.vanduinen@chathamlibraries.org for more information.

The Mobile Market - Nature Trail will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4pm - 6pm at 326 Nature Trail in Chapel Hill. Due to COVID-19 we are currently distributing food via a drive-through model. Families stay in their car and pre-packed groceries are placed in their vehicle. 
Chatham County Public Libraries invite children and teens to participate in its 2021 Virtual Summer Reading Challenge "Tails and Tales" from June 3 through July 31, 2021. 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 McIntyre's Books<https://www.fearrington.com/mcintyres-books/>.
* The Chatham County Public Health Department is offering first- and second-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations at its Siler City clinic (1000 S. 10th Ave.) on Fridays. To make an appointment, call 919-742-5641. Walk-ins are also welcome.
* StarMed Healthcare is continuing to operate Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center in Pittsboro on Fridays and Saturdays from 2 PM to 6 PM. To pre-register, visit starmed.care or call (980) 445-9818. Walk-ins are also accepted.
* StarMed Healthcare is providing Pfizer vaccinations at the Goldston Town Hall (40 Coral Ave. #A) from 2 PM to 7 PM on Wednesdays. Second-dose appointments will follow three weeks later. To pre-register, visit starmed.care or call (980) 445-9818. Walk-ins are also accepted.
The Board of the Friends of the Chatham Community Library is in need of new members.  We need to fill the position of Secretary for the upcoming fiscal year and want to expand our At Large Member base. Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities is encouraged to send an e-mail to contact@friendsccl.org. 
CCCC is offering three *new* Continuing Education courses – a Video game art and design course, a Home Cooking course (distance education), and Private Pilot Ground School. Please encourage people to register. Contact Jon Spoon with any questions (jspoon@cccc.edu).
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Join Alina Celeste & Mi Amigo Hamlet for BEING BILINGUAL ROCKS! - a musical celebration in two languages. This interactive show incorporates original and folk tunes in Spanish and English, with music spanning Caribbean and Latin American and North American Beats. Be prepared to dance, sing and ROCK OUT, bilingual style!

View this lively virtual event on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/qYZiVgs2wZQ


Dolly Parton Imagination Library offers free books for children from the time they are born until their 5th birthday.
This is offered to ALL families regardless of where they live!
Go here to sign up and find more information: http://chathamkids.org/families/imagination-library/
Chatham County, founded in 1771, is celebrating its semiquincentennial (250th anniversary) this year! Special events and celebrations will happen across the County from April through October, 2021.

Participate in activities through October, 2021, using your Chatham 250 Passports, found here: https://www.chatham250.com/passportoverview. Each Passport lists family-friendly opportunities to learn about and celebrate what makes Chatham County so special. There is a passport for each Chatham 250 Celebration Theme: Creative Arts, Growth & Change, Agriculture, Diversity & Community, and Natural Environment. Complete 10 Passport activities and earn a Chatham 250 Swag Bag!

Look for Chatham 250 on social: #chatham250 and @chathamcountync
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