Have you ever played Latin Bingo? Want to have fun and learn novel words in Spanish? Join us for a fun evening on 12/2 from 6 to 9 PM at: First United Methodist Church 1101 W. Raleigh St. Siler City Have a blast playing the wildly popular Loteria game, where each tablet is filled with beautiful images. Only $1 per game and lots of great prizes! Delicious tacos and soft drinks for sale. The Hispanic Liaison depends on donations to keep our doors open. We need your help to help hundreds of families in our community! Want to donate a prize or volunteer at Loteria? All donors will be recognized at the event. Call us at 919-742-1448 or
Job Opening at Chatham Literacy: Volunteer Coordinator Basic Function: Assisting the Executive Director in managing/coordinating literacy tutors and volunteers. Qualified candidate will manage the recruitment, orientation, training, ongoing support, in-service training opportunities, and retention of tutors and volunteers. Responsibilities of the Volunteer Coordinator include: Recruiting, training, and providing ongoing support to volunteers. Working with the Student Coordinator to determine tutoring adult learner/volunteer matches Coordinating literacy programs, Maintaining library of educational and instructional materials, to include ordering, Entering and maintaining tutor-related data in organizational database, Producing monthly tracking reports and volunteer newsletters, Developing and conducting tutor-related surveys, Organizing volunteers to participate in community outreach events, and Identifying volunteers to work with Chatham Literacy in other capacities to support the agency. Commitment: Full-time (40 hours/week). Hours worked in the Siler City office, with some travel to meetings. Qualifications: Associates Degree with experience in volunteer coordination, in the field of adult literacy, and in community outreach. Must have computer skills in Word, Excel, Power Point, and database entry. Good organizational, writing, and communication skills. Must possess an attention to detail and an ability to work independently. Ability to communicate in Spanish, preferred. Siler City Office: 606 East Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344 To Apply: By 5 p.m. on December 4, 2017, please mail a letter of interest and resume to: Vicki Newell, Chatham Literacy, P.O. Box 1696, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or email a letter of interest and resume to Vicki Newell, No phone calls please. Chatham County Literacy Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Joy of Movement is presenting a free Kindermusik Holiday class on Saturday, December 9 from 10:30 to 11:15 AM for children 0-5yrs.
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Come join the Central Carolina Community College family for a Christmas Tree Lighting on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The event begins at 5:30 PM at the Siler City Center at 400 Progress Boulevard. Enjoy Christmas music from Jordan Matthews Marching Band, Hot cocoa and cookies, and free photos with Santa.
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Join Chatham County Partnership for Children and Siler City Rotary at a fundraising concert to benefit Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. The event , which features local bluegrass band Nu-Blu, will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 7 to 9 PM at Peppercorn in downtown Siler City, 138 North Chatham Avenue. Ticket are $25 per person and can be purchased online at or at Courtyard Coffee & Soda Cafe in Siler City.
Chatham Reads is conducting a book drive though December 15. We are collecting new and gently used children's books for Chatham County kids. Drop off locations are McIntyre's Books, Breakaway Cafe, Governors Club Realty, and the Clubhouse at Briar Chapel. Suggested donations: Board books Early reader books Dr. Seuss Bilingual books and books in Spanish Early chapter books
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The annual Bynum Front Porch Christmas Tree Sale is up & running!! Our Christmas Trees are fresh Frasier Firs and are cut just a few days before delivery. Join us for our Open House and Tree Pick-up. We will have a Bynum Bazaar with artists & craftspersons offering their creations for sale for that special someone in your life. So: Pick-up your tree, shop a little (or a lot!) and enjoy goodies prepared by our BFP Board, friends & neighbors. Join us for the fun festivities. Deadline for all orders is November 18. Pick-up Time: 10am-1:30pm Date: November 25, 2017 Place: Bynum General Store GPS: 950 Bynum Road Pittsboro, N. C. 27312 Check out our website: * *for ordering information, click on Fundraiser and choose Christmas Trees. Sales of our trees will benefit Education Grants given to 2 Chatham graduating Seniors who plan to continue his/her education. So far BFP has given over $18,000 to our students.
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The Chatham Health Alliance and the Chatham YMCA have teamed up to provide Worksite Wellness Chatham, a comprehensive worksite wellness program, to Chatham employers. The Alliance is using grant funding to support employers and their organizations in developing worksite wellness programs. We are seeking your feedback to determine the best way to distribute Worksite Wellness Chatham tools and resources. We need your help to achieve this goal and are asking employers to complete a brief 5-10 minute survey and/or participate in an in-depth discussion about worksite wellness. Survey here: Results from the survey and discussions will be used to promote Worksite Wellness Chatham. We look forward to receiving your responses! What is worksite wellness? Worksite Wellness refers to health promotion and protection strategies implemented at the worksite to improve employee health. This can include health-related programs, policies, benefits, and supports in the work environment designed to encourage the health and safety of all employees. How can worksite wellness help my organization? Studies show worksite wellness has many benefits including reduced healthcare costs, decreases in absenteeism, increased morale among employees, and enhanced recruitment and retention of employees. Why is worksite wellness important for Chatham County? A recent Chatham County community health survey indicated obesity is one of the major health concerns among residents. Worksite wellness has the potential to engage a large number of Chatham residents and could improve health across Chatham. What's available in my community? To increase the number of Chatham employers with worksite wellness programs, the Alliance developed Worksite Wellness Chatham. The Alliance is using grant funding to support employers and their organizations in developing worksite wellness programs. Employers who take part in Worksite Wellness Chatham will be able to apply for support, including program materials, and incentive items, from the Alliance. What's next? If you or your organization is interested in participating or learning more contact: Sarah Weller Pegna ( or 919-545-8443.
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CEF is proud to announce our new literacy tutoring program, SOAR. Select 2nd graders will receive specialized, one-on-one literacy tutoring. Watch them SOAR! This new program provides specialized literacy tutoring to some 2nd grade students not meeting literacy benchmarks at North Chatham Elementary School in Chapel Hill and at Virginia Cross Elementary School in Siler City. Tutors are trained with the Augustine Literacy Project, a proven program with strong results. CEF pays for the tutors? training. Tutors can receive 3.0 CEU?s for completion of the training. Contact: SOAR Program Manager, Regina Johnson at or (919) 533-9037 Please contact Regina to sign up as a SOAR Program Tutor, to reserve your seat at an Interest Meeting, to become a sponsor or partner and to learn more about the SOAR Program SOAR PROGRAM INTEREST MEETINGS Sunday, November 12th 3:30pm Chapel Hill Public Library - 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Wednesday, November 15th 12:00pm Chatham Public Library - 197 NC Highway 87, Pittsboro, NC 27312 Thursday, November 16th 6:30pm The Briar Club - 1600 Briar Chapel Pkwy Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Light refreshments will be served at all 3 Interest Meetings
Allow the Boys & Girls Club of Central Carolina to take care of your Christmas card needs this year. With a donation of $10 per card you will receive a Christmas card designed by one of our members. The card will read, "Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina! A contribution has been made in your honor by your name". We handle all the addressing and mailing so you can enjoy your family during the holidays. We'll even lick the envelope! Click here for more information and to download an order form. Please send your greeting card list and donation by December 18th to ensure Greeting Card Delivery prior to Christmas.
The Boys and Girls Club of Central Carolina invite you to Sparkles & Spirits Holiday Festival. This celebration of NC artisans, including pottery, jewelry, food, wine and beer, will be held on December 2nd from 10 Am to 7 PM at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. For more information, visit
The Hispanic Liaison has been selected to join the Newman?s Own Holiday Fundraising Challenge! The online campaign will start on 11/21. With your help, we'll have a chance to win matching funds from Newman?s Own.
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Applications for receiving toys can be submitted online at the website by December 1. You can drop off your donation of new toys for the Toys for Tots Program at the following locations in Chatham County: Al's Diner 535 West St Pittsboro, NC APC Insurance Thompson St Pittsboro, NC Back Solutions 143 Chatham Downs Chapel Hill, NC BB&T 44 Powell Place Pittsboro, NC Bean & Barrel 50100 Governors Dr ChapelHill, NC Bella Donna Restaurant East St Pittsboro, NC Bennett Elementary Beta Club Chatham Hospital Siler City, NC Briar Chapel US 15/501 Pittsboro, NC Carolina Brewery 120 Lowes Drive Pittsboro, NC Chatham Central High School 14950 Highway 902 Bear Creek,NC Chatham Charter School PO Box 245/2200 Hamp Stone Rd Siler City, NC Chatham Community Library 197 Highway 87 North Pittsboro, NC Community One Bank 1711 East 11th Street Siler City, NC Cruisers 30 Powell Place Ln. Pittsboro, NC Dollar General Store 704 East Street Pittsboro,NC Dollar General Goldston, NC Edward Jones 190 Chatham Downs Drive Suite 103 Chapel Hill, NC Food Lion 630 East St Pittsboro, NC Food Lion Governor's Dr Chapel Hill, NC Food Lion East 11th St Siler City,NC John's Restaurant 122 Sanford Rd Pittsboro, NC Jordan Matthews High School 910 East Cardinal Street Siler City, NC Ladies Fitness Hillsboro St Pittsboro,NC Legacy at Jordan Lake 348 Legacy Falls Dr N Chapel Hill, NC Liberty Tax Service 215 Chatham Square Siler City, NC Moncure Elementary School 600 Moncure School Rd Moncure NC M2 Graphics 106 Hillsboro St Pittsboro, NC New Salem Church 5030 Old Graham Rd Pittsboro, NC Northwood High School Northwood High School Road Pittsboro, NC PNC Bank 50001 Governors Dr Chapel Hill, NC Piedmont Senior Care (PACE) 163 Chatham Buisness Dr Pittsboro, NC Pittsboro Ford Thompson St Pittsboro, NC Pittsboro Toy Store Pittsboro, NC Roadhouse & General Store 39 West St Pittsboro, NC Robyn's Nest Creative Learning Center, Inc "Proverbs 22:6" 69 Robyn's Nest Lane Pittsboro, NC Siler City Pharmancy 202 East Raleigh St Siler City, NC Snapfitness 120 Lowes Drive Suite 104 Pittsboro, NC State Employees Credit Union Siler City, NC State Employees Credit Union Pittsboro, NC Virlie's Grill 58 Hillsboro St Pittsboro,NC Walgreens Pittsboro, NC Walmart Supercenter 150 Walmart Super Center Siler City, NC Walmart Supercenter 15/501 Chapel Hill NC YMCA 964 E.Street Pittsboro, NC
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Health care insurance under the ACA for 2018 is currently available. The enrollment period ends December 15, 2017. Information is available at in both English and Spanish. Local personal help is available at Piedmont Health Centers in Moncure and Siler City and at Legal Aid in Pittsboro.
The 13th annual Reindeer Run/Walk will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 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. More info at:
We are still building Habitat for Humanity homes in Siler City. The addresses of our construction sites are 422 and 426 East 9th Street. Chatham Habitat will also be building 3 new houses in Pittsboro this Spring. Our plans are to put 5 new partner families in affordable homes over the next 6 to 8 months! Work Dates: December 2 December 9 December 16 January 6 January 13 January 20 January 27 February 3 February 10 February 17 February 24 *PS: We also work at the construction site every Wednesday and Thursday of each week, if that is more convenient for your schedule* We still need individual volunteers to come out and help our partner families build . This would be the perfect gift of love to give our partner families, during this holiday season. We would also love your help in pulling together a group from your church, civic group, place of employment or your community. Please check the dates below and let me know if we can work together to make this happen. A volunteer group would consist of at least 6 to 10 people coming out on a Saturday morning to work at our construction site. Can you help us make this happen? If so, please call Mechelle Thompson at Chatham Habitat for Humanity (919)542-0794 ext 228 to discuss the details of a construction work day. *Our work days run from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm, with one hour for lunch:*
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 weed eat, 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.
Pretty in Pink Foundation is seeking to develop local volunteer teams to help distribute comfort packages for, during and after cancer treatment when needed. Or you could hold FUNraisers to help raise funds for supplies. Or both. A great cause and a good way to get your friends together to improve the lives of champions in our area.
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 offices in Pittsboro. To volunteer please contact Anna Testerman, Executive Director, at, or call 919-542-5136 ext. 102. Visit Chatham Transit's website at for more information or to fill out an application.
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 two mornings and one afternoon per week for about 2 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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EightJordan-Matthews High School arts students are traveling to New York next spring for the inaugural JM New York Arts Adventure sponsored by JMArts, the Jordan-Matthews Arts Foundation. The adventure gives local students a different perspective, the chance to explore one of the world?s great cities and an opportunity to experience world-class performing and visual arts. If you?d like to sponsor a scholarship for one of the students or contribute to make the trip more affordable for everyone, please contact JMArts President Rose Pate at For information about the JM New York Arts Adventure:
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The 4th annual Jordan Lake 12-Hour Challenge will be held April 14, 2018 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:
CARE (Chatham Animal Rescue and Education) is seeking volunteer foster caregivers to provide quality, temporary in-home care for one or more homeless dogs from Chatham County until they can be permanently adopted by a loving home. CARE does not have a shelter. We can only rescue as many animals as we have space for in the homes of our volunteer foster caregivers. While in the homes of foster caregivers, we ask that dogs receive affection, food, shelter and socialization to be successfully adopted. CARE pays for the cost of veterinary care, spay/neuter, vaccines and food. New foster caregivers are assigned an experienced mentor, who will guide them through the procedures and guidelines for dog care, fostering and CARE?s policies. Fostering a dog takes time and energy. However, it is a wonderfully rewarding experience and a critical need in Chatham County. If you would like information on becoming a dog foster caregiver, please contact CARE at 919-542-5757 or
Whether you are seeking to tone your body or transform your mind, the studio offers more than 50 classes each month : Nia, Yoga, Ballroom Dance, Inclusive Dance, Belly Dance, Meditation, Martial Arts, Tai Chi, Pilates, Kindermusik, Gong Bath, Sacred Sounds Meditation, More. In addition, we have a variety of special events each month designed to nurture your mind, body, and spirit. For a class schedule and more information about our events and talented teachers, please visit
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VFW Post 7313 has begun seeking individuals who wish to form an organization to support the efforts of the local VFW Post members who continue to serve veterans in our community. To find out how to become involved contact Doc Ski at 919-929-9023, or e-mail Ms Barb Vogel at Thank you for your consideration. Doc Ski Commander, VFW Post 7313, serving Pittsboro and all of Chatham County.
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We are looking for amazing volunteers to lead Girl Scout troops in Chatham County. Training can be done online and materials to run your troop meetings are pre-made and ready to go. Volunteering has never been easier. Invest in girls and change the world! For more information, contact Kristan Shimpi at 919 915-0634,
VFW Post 7313 meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at our Post home located at 219 West Street for a free meal and camaraderie. Eligible non-members are invited to join us. Meal starts at 18:30 hours (6:30 pm) followed by the business meeting at 19:00 hours (7:00 pm). We look forward to meeting you. Doc Ski Commander, VFW Post 7313, serving Pittsboro and all of Chatham County.
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