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The Chatham County Wellness of Chatham organization is hosting the 2nd Annual Wellness of Chatham Health Festival on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be held at the Powell Place Sub-Division Park in Pittsboro. The purpose of the Festival is to educate the public in and around Chatham County on topics, issues, practitioners, services, and products available locally that promote wellness; defined as alternative forms of health care.
Various organizations and businesses will showcase their service, product and/or knowledge at this event by providing educational information and health awareness activities to all participants, both young and old. All vendors are wellness oriented, offering an alternative and educational approach to promoting better living and healthier lifestyles. Some example categories of vendors include but are not limited to Organic Farming/Community Gardening, Alternative Health Practitioners like massage therapists, acupuncturists and herbologists, Healthy Restaurants, Fitness Coaches/Practitioners, yoga instructors as well as Wellness Groups/Organizations. This year we are pleased to announce that the Rex Mammography Van will be a participant of the festival!
Each participant at the fair will receive educational materials that will be distributed by vendors. All vendors will also incorporate an activity that participants can engage in during the fair that showcases what they do and/or offer in order to provide a learning experience for event participants. Activities will be age appropriate, so children and adults of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend!
We want to thank our sponsors who are supporting our efforts to make this incredible event happen: Fleet Feet of Carrboro, Southern Village Acupuncture and Herbology, Occupy Health and Wellness NC, Norm's Farm - Elderberry Life, Joy of Movement and Chatham YMCA.
CARE’s 10th Annual Bash and Auction
On Sunday May 19th, animal lovers of all ages will come together with friends to eat, drink, enjoy scenic surroundings, and vie for fantastic auction items at Shady Wagon Farm in New Hill, to benefit Chatham County’s dogs and cats. The 10th Annual Bash and Auction, presented by Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE), will raise funds to support the organization’s targeted spay/neuter program and continuing effort to find forever homes for homeless cats and dogs.
The event kicks off promptly at 5 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. The evening will be filled with food, music, auctions, and fun! Get in on the excitement by bidding on fabulous silent auction items beginning at 5 p.m. and enjoy a live auction with auctioneer W. Tucker Withington starting at 7 p.m. A week-long vacation at Hatteras Island for you, a 3-night stay at Companion Camp for your furry ones, and a priceless “Clyde Critter” are just a few of the many hot-ticket items available. For your listening pleasure, DJ Ed Fowler will be spinning your favorite tunes.
Shady Wagon Farm offers a unique setting for the evening, including a covered pavilion, pond, and a magnificent barn, so come enjoy a wonderful evening, rain or shine. Enjoy a delicious chicken dinner or vegetarian option catered by Carolina Brewery & Grill in the dining pavilion. Beer and wine will be available at the cash bar.
Tickets are available in advance for only $12 at www.chathamanimalrescue.org or $15 at the door.
The mission of Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE) is to promote responsible pet ownership, thereby ensuring the health and safety of all dogs and cats in Chatham County. CARE foster caregivers provide loving, stable homes to homeless cats and dogs, helping them become the best possible pets for their future forever families. CARE works with the Chatham County Animal Shelter to save the lives of unwanted cats and dogs, manages feral cat colonies, and serves as an educational resource. CARE’s Lillie's Fund is a targeted spay/neuter program, subsidizing sterilization surgeries for pets owned by lower income families in Chatham County. CARE is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that has served the community since 1975 and relies on individual and corporate donors for support.
White Pines Nature Preserve Photo Workshop
Join professional nature photographer David Blevins for a photo tour of White Pines Nature Preserve in Chatham County on May 25 from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. David will work with each participant behind their camera to help them identify and achieve their own photographic goals. Registration is $50 and limited to 10 participants. Register online at www.blevinsphoto.com/workshops.htm.
This workshop is open to photographers of all skill levels. Bring your own camera and your camera’s instructions if you have any doubts about how to operate your camera. A tripod is recommended if you have one but is not essential. Bring your own dinner, plenty of water to drink, insect repellent, and anything else that will help you remain comfortable during an afternoon and evening of photography outdoors. There are no facilities or shelter on the preserve so come prepared to be outside, in the elements, until dusk.
Directions to White Pines Nature Preserve: http://www.triangleland.org/assets/images/uploads/White_Pines_guide.pdf
Art in Fearrington Village
April showers came our way.
The winds of May nearly blew us away.
But the second of June will be our lucky day.
Artist Studios at Fearrington Village will present Art in the Village on Sunday June 2nd in the village center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We really mean it this time. Come join us in a celebration of the visual arts. Art, Music, beautiful gardens, exciting shops. In addition to the original art, the beautiful gardens, the home-made music and the exciting shops, visitors can enjoy the gourmet food of the Dancing Goat and the Old Granary. A special feature for this show will be made to order wood-fired pizzas prepared by Pittsboro's own Capp's Apizza-Artisan Wood-Fired Pizza. They will be just behind The Roost, serving their yummy selection of pizzas hot from their mobile wood fired oven.
Do a sun dance!