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The Patient and Family Resource Center provides support, resources, and comfort to families dealing with a cancer diagnosis. For the month of April, Fearrington Cares will be the donation drop-off point.  

  • WISH LIST: Gift Cards: grocery stores, gas
  • general comfort Items: lightweight gloves, socks, playing cards, hand sanitizers
  • Boutique: UNC logo hats, large scarves, new wigs, lip balm, small skin lotion bottles
  • Art Cart: coloring books, crayons/markers/colored pencils, forever stamps

Fearrington Cares hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Questions? Laura T. Jensen:

Blood Drive Update
A Fearrington Cares Health Services Program

This just in: you may not be able to get blood out of a turnip, but you can sure can get it out of Fearringtonians! At our recent blood drive, we had 48 Fearrington Heroes who stepped up to the plate. And this blood was the good stuff – rich and red!

New Member Special! 1984-like Prices! Imagine a cool swim in the pool, a relaxing soak in the hot tub with your family, children and grandchildren! It seems months away, but now is the time to join the Fearrington Swim & Croquet Club.

Two unique membership incentives are available during this membership drive. New single-adult families can join for exactly the same price as when the pool opened in the summer of 1984, $250; 2-adult families will pay only $500. Joining fees may be paid in two installments over 2015 and 2016. Even better, all former members are invited back to membership for only $75 per adult. The annual dues for all members are the best in the area at $210 per single-adult family and $420 for a two-adult family...

In addition to our usual first Thursday show, we will have a FEBRUARY FILM FEST 

Film on February 20 cancelled due to weather – Dave: Dave runs a temporary employment agency and has a side job impersonating the President; and on February 27 – Grand Budapest Hotel - 2014 comedy film staring Ralph Fiennes as a concierge who teams up with one of his employees to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder. For questions contact Ray Albers at 919-542-5839.

A big THANK YOU to our very own Joe Geoghegan, who helped guide 83 residents through the Medicare Part D open enrollment period during the last quarter of 2014. His assistance as a Fearrington Cares Volunteer and SHIIP volunteer helped save fellow residents close to $30,000 in premiums.

Fewer and fewer Americans are controlling more and more of our country's wealth. A French economist, Thomas Piketty, in a best-selling book has proposed that this is the intrinsic outcome of capitalist markets. This provocative idea will be analyzed by Stanley W. Black, the Georges Lurcy Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus, UNC Chapel Hill. His talk, "Income Inequality: Are We Returning to the 19th Century," will be given on postponed until Monday, March 2 Tuesday, February...

Dr. Mickey Efird, Emeritus Professor Of Biblical Interpretation, Duke Divinity School returns again to Fearrington Village on March 2, 9, 16, and 23, for four lectures on The Gospel of John. Dr. Efird has a lifetime of knowledge of the Bible and its many translations, which makes his presentations very interesting & effective. Many residents have enjoyed his teachings here for 18 plus years. All lectures are from 9:45 am to 11:15 am at The Gathering Place. All Fearrington and Galloway...

Sharing Our Stories
Tuesdays, March 3 - April 21, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at The Fearrington Cares Center

An 8-week support group for anyone who has experienced a loss will be held twice in 2015. This group will be facilitated by two UNC Hospice grief counselors. No newcomers can join after the second week as each session builds on previous group work. Please contact Ann Ritter, Grief Counselor, (919-542-5545 or ) for further information about the...

Our first tournament of the year will be at Pine Hollow Country Club in Clayton on April 14. It is a 4 person team, low net, 2 better ball format. To sign up or for information, Gary Kibler, tournament chair, can be reached at 919 542-9995 or at . Guests are welcome but need to have handicap approval.

March is a good time to make up for all the "weather delays"; so dust off the clubs and get in practice before the April tournament. John King is...

Parkinson's Support Group
A Fearrington Cares Health Services Program

March 4, 18, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at the Fearrington Cares Center.   Anyone interested in Parkinson's Disease is welcome to join the Support Group at any time. We have a variety of speakers and discuss various topics at our meetings. Come visit and see for yourself if this is something that might interest you.

We welcome all residents to see Wadja (2012, PG, 98 minutes, 5 stars, subtitles) on Thursday, March 5, 7:00 pm atTthe Gathering Place. (Free popcorn and beverages). A little girl yearns for a bicycle, but her Middle Eastern culture deems bicycles inappropriate for girls. Yearly membership (15 films) is $10 (checks to Fearrington Film Club preferred), or $3 per film. Questions: contact Ray Albers 919-542-5839

March 6, 13, 20 and 27

The February iPad classes filled up with 12 residents registering before the deadline. To accommodate additional people who are interested, Mig Hayes agreed to do the same classes in March. Classes will be held on four consecutive Fridays from 4:00-5:30 pm at The Gathering Place. These classes will cover Settings, Apps, synching with iCloud, troubleshooting and more. Your operating system needs to be running iOS8. The March class may be smaller but several people are...

The Fearrington Debaters will take a long look at the Boston Marathon Bombing trial now taking place. Meet at 499 Beechmast, March 6, at 1:00 pm.
Questions to be explored:
1. Did the FBI know the accused before the bombing?
2. Was the FBI and/or Boston Police running a practice drill at the same time as the race?
3. Why was a witness killed by 15 bullets in Orlando by the FBI shortly afterward?
To find out more and reserve your seat, please call Larry Rochelle at 919-542-6202.

TOPS Weight Loss Support
A Fearrington Cares Health Services Program

Every Friday (starting March 6), 2 p.m. at the Fearrington Cares Center. Fearrington Cares is initiating a weight loss support group using a national program, TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly; Weekly meetings are the heart of TOPS' support; they usually last an hour and will be held at the FC Center. Members will record their weight and a TOPS facilitator will provide a brief program covering a variety...

On Sunday, March 8, at 3 pm, The Fearrington Concert Series will present Brian Reagin, violinist in The Gathering Place. A Chicago native, Brian Reagin is in his 24th season as Concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony, and returns this summer to the Chautauqua Symphony for his 17th season as concertmaster of that prestigious summer festival. Please join us for this and the remaining afternoon of music, the UNC School of the Arts students.Contact Nina Alperin at 545-9011, or Barbara...

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