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Fall into books! The Friends semi-annual book sale will be held on Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18 from 9:00 until 7:00 pm and Saturday, September 19 from 9:00 until 2:00 pm at the Library at 197 Hwy 87 North in Pittsboro. This sale is particularly strong in exceptional art books from the collection of a retired museum director. "Ramlila: The Story of Rama in Indian Devotional Theatre" will be presented by Dr. Pamela Lothspeich, UNC-CH Asian Studies, at Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro on Wednesday, September 23, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. In addition, all are welcome to join the library's book club to discuss Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger, Tuesday, September 1, at 6:45 pm, or Thursday, September 3, at 1:00 pm....

Thursday, September 3, at 7:00pm in the Gathering Place the Fearrington Film Club presents The Lunchbox, an Indian film. A younger wife, seeking to put romance back into her marriage, prepares a special lunch but the lunchbox gets delivered to the wrong guy with interesting results. Come join us for the movie, popcorn and soft drinks.

The Fearrington Genealogical Group will begin its fifth year on Tuesday, September 8, convening from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at The Gathering Place. Mr. Harry Roegner of Fearrington Village will share the story of his ancestor, Gerrit Van Duyn who came with his sister to the Dutch Colony of Nieuw Amsterdam in 1649. It will be a rare treat to learn about the richly documented genealogical history of this family and to see some of the truly remarkable archival materials they hold. Harry will give some hints about conducting research abroad and will share aspects of the historical narrative he has written about his family.

Please join us Tuesday, September 8 in The Gathering Place at 7:00 pm for the first program of our 2015-2016 season. All are welcome to enjoy refreshments and friendship prior to our speaker's presentation. We are delighted to have Rosalyn Benjamin Darling, Ph.D., Havurah member, author and Professor Emerita of Sociology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. She will present "How I Traced my Family Back to...

Although the last official meeting of the Green Scene was June 10th, the work groups of the committee have continued to meet over the summer to plan upcoming events. On Friday, October 9, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm we will host a community presentation on Recycling, Not the Usual Garbage. Topics will include Rain Water Retention and Reuse, Composting Do's and Don'ts and Recycling NOW by the County Waste Reduction Coordinator, Sandy Solochenko. Following the presentation will be a brief...

Let's start fall with a great game of bridge on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm at The Gathering Place. On the first Wednesday of the month, there is a free lesson at 12:30 pm! New and/or returning players of all levels are always welcome. For information call Phyllis Alexander at 919-533-6683 or . If you need a partner, please contact Meyer Liberman at 919-417-0674 or .

Thursday, September 10, 1:30 pm at The Gathering Place our speeaker is Dennis W. Streets, Executive Director of the Chatham County Council on Aging. His topic is "1935 to 2015--The Changing Landscape for Today's 80-Year-Old, living longer than ever". From 2006 - 2014, Dennis served as the Director of the State Division of Aging and Adult Services, after serving as coordinator of the UNC-CH Center for Aging Research and Educational Services and as clinical instructor at the Jordan Institute for...

The Fearrington Boy's Club is a men's luncheon group that meets on the second Thursday of the month, except during July and August. Our next meeting will be in the Bistro Dining Room at Galloway Ridge on Thursday, September 10, at 11:30 am. We share a glass of wine, followed by good food, good conversation and random seating to promote fellowship. The 30-year-old club does not have any speakers. If you are interested or have questions, contact Doug Carson at 919-542-0782 or ...

Medicare: Past, Present and Future

A Fearrington Cares Education Program

 Sept. 10, 7:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place. Medicare is a very important part of healthcare for beneficiaries and providers alike. This presentation will review briefly the history of Medicare, its reforms and the challenges that it faces. Dr. Gustavo Montana is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Duke University. As a member of the faculty, he was responsible for care of cancer patients...

Caregiver Support Opportunities

A Fearrington Cares Support Services Program

Sept. 18 & Oct. 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place Family caregivers play a critical role by providing a significant proportion of the care for both the chronically ill and aging. While caregiving can be rewarding and positive, many family caregivers experience significant physical, psychological and financial stressors in association with their caregiving role. These interactive afternoon programs will be...

The Galloway Ridge 5k to benefit Alzheimer's NC will be held Saturday, September 12th. All funds raised from the run STAY in North Carolina to support, educate and improve the lives of those affected by Alzheimer's disease in our local communities. Contact Duke Center For Living at 919-545-2133 for more information.

If you love to sing and enjoy making music with friends and neighbors, please consider joining the Fearrington Village Singers. Made up of The Village Voices (women) and The Harmony Grits (men), we begin rehearsals this month to prepare for our Holiday Concert in December. We rehearse weekly at The Gathering Place from 3:45 - 5:30 pm, beginning Thursday, September 10, for The Grits, and Monday, September 14, for The Voices. While we take our music seriously, rehearsals are fun and friendly. All...

Fall 2015 classes begin Monday, September 14 with 26 courses on topics from current news, history, music, science, language and much more at the Celebration Assembly of God Church, Chapel Hill. For a class list, visit our website at or call Alice Parsons at 919-642-0606, . Friday, September 25, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Jonathan Oberlander, UNC Professor, will be speaking on "Implementing Obamacare: the Promise and...

Registration forms for non-profit fall classes for seniors and retirees are available online at Ten classes and social groups are covered by a small $25 fee. Classes begin Monday, September 14, at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm at Binkley Memorial Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill, next to University Place. For more information call 919-942-3044. For all Fearrington and Galloway Ridge opera lovers Peer Learning of Chapel Hill offers another 12-week Opera Course from...

You won't want to miss the opening meeting Tuesday, September 15, 3:00 pm at The Gathering Place. Our guest speaker will be Charlotte Glenn from the Chatham County Agricultural Extension Office. Bring your gardening questions. Refreshments will be served at 3:00 pm and the program will follow. Plan to avoid the line for paying dues by putting your check to the Fearrington Garden Club in the Garden Club mailbox located in the Swim and Croquet kiosk beforehand. Membership is $15.00 per person...

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