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The NC Arts Incubator announces the grand opening of the new Arts Incubator Gallery next to Courtyard Coffee & Soda Shop on 3rd Friday, September 19. The Shelbys will be the featured band this month in the Concert in the Courtyard Series sponsored by a grassroots grant from the Chatham County Arts Council and The N.C. Arts Council. The Shelbys will be performing from 7 – 9 p.m. on the Siler City Rotary Club Stage located at 223 North Chatham Avenue. Raleigh Street Gallery will feature Artist Sarah Sparrow and the Chatham Camera Club opens a reception for Elaine O'Shields. Restaurants, galleries, and other businesses will be open from 6-9 p.m. Phone 663-6278 for more information.
Author plan readings at McIntyre's
McIntyre's Fine Books in Fearrington Village is hosting a number of authors.
On Friday, September 19 at 2 p.m., Doris Flexner will read from The Pessimist’s Guide To History: An Irresistible Compendium of Catastrophes, Barbarities, Massacres, and Mayhem-From 14 Billions Years Ago to 2007. This is a classic look at the past with a very jaundiced eye - now updated with even more disheartening facts.
On Saturday, September 20 at 11 a.m. Anna R. Hayes will discuss Without Precedent: The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp. The first woman judge in the state of North Carolina and the first woman in the United States to be elected chief justice of a state supreme court, Susie Marshall Sharp (1907-1996) broke new ground for women in the legal profession.
On Sunday, September 21 at 11 a.m. Author and actor Evan Handler will read from It’s Only Temporary: The Good News and Bad News of Being Alive.
The NC Poetry Society Reading Series, featuring Keith Flynn will take place Thursday, September 25 at 7 p.m.
On Friday, September 26 at 2 p.m. Paul Austin will read from Something For The Pain: One Doctor’s Account of Life and Death in the ER.
On Saturday, September 27 at 11 a.m. Kelly Alexander will read from her new book, Hometown Appetites: The Story of Clementine Paddleford, the Forgotten Food Writer Who Chronicled How America Ate. Call McIntyre’s Fine Books at 919.542.3030 for details.
Dairy Fun Day at Chatham County Fair
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will host a Cow Milking Booth and a Homemade Ice Cream Churn-off, sponsored by the Chatham County Farm Bureau, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, as part of the 58th Annual Chatham County Agricultural and Industrial Fair.
A friendly 4-H Jersey cow provided by the Clover Garden Grizzlies 4-H Club will be available for trying your hand at milking. Anyone interested in entering the ice cream churn-off should be at the fairgrounds by 5:30 the day of the contest ready to start their churn. A first and second place cash prize winner will be determined for both youth and adult categories. Official rules and entry form for the contest are available at http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/content/2008Fair or by calling the Chatham County Extension Center at 919.542.8202.
Learn about politics of climate change
The United Nations Association West Triangle Chapter will inaugurate its 2008-2009 Lunch and Learn season with a talk on September 24 by Professor J. Jason West, a faculty member in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Department of the UNC School of Public Health. He is an atmospheric scientist who has broad knowledge about climate change, its impacts, their mitigation and climate politics. His presentation is entitled “Global Climate Change: Is there a way out of the Greenhouse?” He will discuss climate change and focus on solutions to its impact on the environment. Professor West will also address the international politics of the phenomenon including how we got to the Kyoto Protocol and the prospects for effective climate agreements in the future.
The meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 24 from Noon to 2:00 PM at the Carolina Meadows retirement community on Whippoorwill Road in Chapel Hill. Reservations may be made by sending a check for $17 per person, which includes lunch, to Barbara Rodbell, 404 Carolina Meadows Villa, Chapel Hill, NC 27517. The deadline for reservations is Friday, September 19.
Chatham Chamber to hold annual meeting
The Chatham Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting/Luncheon and Silent Auction will be held at the Fearrington Barn on September 23. The event begins at 10:30a. Contact Cindy Poindexter at 919.742.3333 or via email at email@example.com to RSVP or to offer donations for the Silent Auction.
Chatham County Farm and Industry Tour
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Chatham County Farm and Industry Tour conducted by the Chatham County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension and N.C. State University. This is part of Chatham County’s celebration of National Farm-City Week. The tour will be Thursday, September 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person and include refreshments, snacks, lunch and transportation. Tickets are available at the County Agriculture Building, 45 South Street, in Pittsboro. Tickets are also available from John Wait at Fearrington Village. Tour stops will include Chaudhry Halal Meats, Chestnut Hill Farm, Lindale Farm, Silk Hope Nursery, and Silk Hope Winery.
Chaudhry Halal Meats is a USDA–inspected meat and poultry processing plant. Halal is an Islamic way of meat/poultry processing which meets USDA requirements. Chaudhry’s new poultry processing plant started up this spring and is the only small-scale poultry processing plant in the southeast.
Chestnut Hill Farm is a fourth generation poultry and livestock farm. Lin Andrew, owner, is now selling all natural 100 percent grass-fed beef. The farm has won numerous awards.
Lindale Farm is a family farm that is the only organic dairy farm in Chatham County.
Silk Hope Nursery is a family-operated retail nursery focused on growing top quality landscape plants.
Silk Hope Winery was started by Wally Butler in October, 2000, with about three acres of vineyards. The winery produces 400-500 cases of wine each year.
Lunch will be cooked by Sam Groce, Livestock Extension Agent and served at the Silk Hope Community Building. The luncheon will feature local farm products – Chestnut Hill grass-fed beef, Perry-winkle Farm pastured free range eggs, and Organic Valley Milk. Lunch will include Sam’s special meatloaf, vegetables, rolls, tea, homemade ice cream, and homemade peach cobbler.
Pick up locations include Siler Crossing Shopping Center in Siler City, the County Agriculture Building in Pittsboro, and the Gathering Place in Fearrington Village.
The tour is limited to 75 people on a first-pay, first-serve basis. School activity bus and van transportation is included. For details, call 919.542.8202 or visit the Chatham Cooperative Extension web site at http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/.
7th Annual Woof-A-Palooza
Put one paw in front of the other and join the fun at the Woof-A-Palooza dog walk benefiting Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc. (C.A.R.E.). Pittsboro Mayor, Randy Voller, proclaimed Saturday, September 27 as “Woof-A-Palooza Day”. This furry fun raising event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus of Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro. You and your pet will have a howling good time as you enjoy the activities, contests, demonstrations, refreshments and shopping. Adoptable dogs will be awaiting their forever homes at Woof-A-Palooza as well.
Proceeds from the walk provide critical veterinary care and supplies for the animals in C.A.R.E.’s all-volunteer foster program.
Walk applications, sponsorship forms and additional in-fur-mation about CARE are available online at www.chathamanimalrescue.org. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919.542.5757.
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc. is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit humane society. All C.A.R.E. animals are fostered in volunteer foster homes. C.A.R.E. pays for food and routine medical expenses such as spay or neuter, rabies vaccinations, deworming and vaccinations. Adoption fees cover the very basic medical expenses of animals, but they do not cover additional treatments that some animals require.
The Fall Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance
The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance will hold it's annual Fall festival from Thursday, October 9 to Sunday, October 12, 2008. The festival will feature more than 40 bands and performers on two big outdoor stages, a large Dance Tent, and an intimate Cabaret Tent. It is located at 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road in Silk Hope, North Carolina which is just down the road from Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Raleigh, Durham, and Greensboro.
Confirmed bands include The Del McCoury Band, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Duhks, and Boulder Acoustic Society.