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Re: The fantastic, fun, fabulous and unforgettable trip to Charlotte!

Two spaces have opened up on our trip! If you thought you would like to participate in this outing but missed the sign-up or put it on the back burner for April, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE. Or, if you cannot go but know someone who would like to, please encourage them.

Contact Terry Ames at   919-533-6964 or
Carol Schachner at   919-533-3012.

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Wednesday, April 1, at 2:00 pm our annual tea to raise money for AAUW Opportunity Funds is being held at Extraordinary Ventures on Elliott Road, in Chapel Hill. Our author, Haven Kimmel, a New York Times' best-selling author, wrote "She Got Up Off the Couch." Tickets are $20. Please call Kay White in Fearrington for tickets at 919-542-1138.On Saturday, April 18, at 10:00 am our installation of officers and annual potluck lunch will follow speakers Emily Kass and Peg McGurk on the topic "Downtown Chapel Hill as a Cultural District." The program will be held at the Carol Woods Retirement Community on Weaver Dairy Road in Chapel Hill.

The Chapel Ridge Champions, a Pittsboro Relay For Life team, established to support the research of the American Cancer Society, will host its fifth annual Relay "Fore" Life Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 18. The tournament, hosted by the Chapel Ridge Golf Club, will kick off with a noon shotgun start. The format will include an open flight and a couple's flight and feature eight team prizes, seven individual prizes, dinner and raffle drawings. The entry fee for golf and dinner is $100.00...

 Ahoy Mates. The Spring Fling is nearly here. It will be great fun with TOMMY EDWARDS AND FRIENDS entertaining us. You bring the finger foods, we'll bring the drinks. The cost is $5.00 per person. April 19 (raindate April 26) at 5:30 pm at the upper lawn of Swim & Croquet. Contact planners Sandy Kelley, or Lelia Brettman, for a sign-up form.

The spring trip to the Eastern Shore of...

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...

Final Matters Action Group
A Fearrington Cares Education Program

April 7, 21, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place. This session in our popular series will offer participants of all ages information, resources and encouragement to address difficult topics and tasks related to end of life planning. Whether you are forty and working full time or seventy and retired, we all need to thoughtfully consider our choices and plans for serious illness and care giving, wills and funerals, etc...

Our meeting on Tuesday, April 21, at 3:00 at The Gathering Place will feature Matthew Arnsberger of Piedmont Environmental Landscaping and Design. He will speak about dry shade plants and xeriscaping for gardens that thrive and look natural in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Come early to enjoy refreshments!

Our season will end Tuesday, May 19 at 6:00 at The Gathering Place with our annual dinner meeting and election of new Board members. Board and committee members are still needed for...

Death Over Dinner
A Fearrington Cares Education Program

Wednesdays in April, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Fearrington Cares Center. Our Nurse and Executive Director, Karen Metzguer, will be hosting an "unusual" set of dinners in April with a goal of helping residents understand choices about medical care at the end of life and how best to communicate your choices to loved ones. Few people want to have these conversations, which is why many people do not have more control over the way they live...

Join us for our annual Spring Party at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 22 at The Gathering Place. There will be lots of good food and good bridge talk followed by good play. Our regular games are on the 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th of April in The Gathering Place at 1:00 pm. On April 1st there will be a brief lesson starting at 12:30 PM. New and/or returning players of all levels are always welcome. For information call Carol Schachner at 919-533-3012. If you need a partner, please contact Meyer...

Our planned trip to Charlotte will be April 23-24. We'll have specially-led tours of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Mint Uptown, the Historic Rosedale Plantationand backstage at the Charlotte Ballet. At this point the trip is filled. However, reservations are open for members and non-members of FFA to be on our very short wait list. Positions are open for new board members for the 2015-16 year. If you are interested in being part of this vital group in the community, please feel free to...

Scam! Scam! Scam!

A Fearrington Cares Education Program

April 23, 1:30 p.m. at The Gathering PlaceLearn about the most recent scams in our area, how to avoid them and what to do when you are a victim of a scam. This very timely topic will include detection of scams along with simple practical ways to avoid being a victim. Our presenter is Detective Mike Copeland from the Chatham County Sheriff's Office. Please join us for this presentation which could save us time, money and aggravation.

April 9, 23, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place.These two meetings offer attendees support to do the "homework" necessary to understand an individual's best housing choices. Facilitated discussion will help participants identify goals, challenges and resources to develop action steps and individualized plans. Participants must commit to attending both sessions. Call the Fearrington Cares Center at 919–542–6877 before April 3 to sign up.

Problems using the website? Can't find what you're looking for? Can't do what you want? Friday, April 24, 3:00 - 4:30 pm at The Gathering Place CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST. a few of our knowledgeable and friendly neighbors will be available to offer assistance. They can assist in resolving problems you may have in using the FHA or another website, simple configuration questions, "how-to" questions, etc. We will have some expertise with PCs and Mac devices as well. Bring your device(s)...

CCSP 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.The wish list includes: gift cards (grocery stores, gas, general); comfort items (lightweight gloves, socks, playing cards, hand sanitizers); boutique items (UNC logo hats, large scarves, new wigs, lip balm, small skin lotion bottles); art cart items (coloring books, crayons/markers/colored pencils, forever stamps). Fearrington...

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