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Aging

  1. It’s A Wonderful Life; The Radio Play Presented by Orange Community Players - Passmore

    December 8, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    This beloved holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. It takes the help of a lovable angel to show George what life would be like if he hadn’t been born. Join us for this joyous story of redemption that resonates with all ages. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ocpnc.com or at the Passmore Center.

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  2. Comfort Touch - Seymour

    December 9, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Seymour Center

    This class will review the benefits of touch throughout our lives and ways that it can be used in a variety of settings. Virginia Sprague is a licensed massage therapist with over 31 years of experience. She will demonstrate some simple methods of providing gentle, comforting touch, which can be used to lower stress and anxiety and provide a sense of well-being for those you care about. There will be time to receive and practice these methods. Instructor: Virginia Sprague, licensed massage therapist NC license #3732

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  3. Seymour Quilters: A Show & Tell Exhibit

    December 9, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Seymour Quilters will share another colorful and eclectic display of various patterns pieced together. The quilts will also feature their stories - sharing the motivation or attraction behind the fabrics selected, and what inspired them. These stories will help viewers connect and understand the love and time put into each quilt. The quilts will be on display Mon, Dec 9 - Thu, Jan 23. If you are interested in quilting, this would be a great opportunity to engage with members of the quilting class to learn more. They would love for you to join them! If you can’t make the show, you may contact Susan Zeisel at 919-932-9080 or Hein Chu at 919-357-5471.The group meets every Mon from 10 am to 12 noon. Art Opening Hostesses will be: Margaret Mays, Ceresa Clark and Ann Wilkerson with live music by Horace Sher.

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  4. WELCOME TO MEDICARE!

    December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Chapel Hill Public Library

    Are you turning 65, and eligible for Medicare? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the information “bombarding” you? The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and the Orange County Department on Aging offer monthly sessions on Medicare - and all its parts. Whether you are retiring soon, already retired or continuing to work, you’ll get valuable information including how and when to enroll, potential penalties for late enrollment, as well as Medicare’s costs, benefits and options. Call 919-968-2070 to Register.

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  5. Faith Outreach Quarterly Breakfast: Seasonal Affective Disorder: How Your Faith Can Help Support You

    December 10, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ UNC Health Care – Hillsborough Campus

    The Department on Aging, together with UNC Health Care, and the Project EngAGE Faith Outreach Senior Resource Team, cordially invites all members of Orange County faith organizations, as well as anyone interested, to its next quarterly breakfast meeting. Please join us and guest speaker Annie Deaver, MSW, LCSWA from Orange County Department on Aging on Tue, Dec 10, at the UNC Hospital – Hillsborough Campus, for a presentation on seasonal affective disorder how it can affect your mental wellness and how to get support from your faith. The Faith Outreach initiative aims to connect Orange County’s diverse faith communities, and to bring them essential information, education, and opportunities. Please RSVP by Fri, Dec 6. Contact Shenae McPherson, VC55+ Administrator, at 919-245-4243, or shmcpherson@orangecountync.gov

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  6. Investigating the Presidents - Passmore

    December 10, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Unpack the history of how procedures were set up to curb the powers of the executive branch, examine the legal advantages a US president has that the average American citizen does not, discover the key roles that the media and the court of public opinion play in a presidential investigation, explore limits to the president’s ability to pardon specific individuals of a crime, and how investigative reports can help historians better understand past presidential scandals. Min: 12/ Max: 25. Instructor: Dr Michael C. Joseph

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  7. Understanding Senior Housing Options - Retirement Living Options Part 2 and Making the Move - Seymour

    December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Continuing on with the discussion on independent senior living options, their differences, the various contract options and addressing your questions. Expanding the discussion to include affordable senior housing options, assisted living, skilled care and memory care. If you have already made your community choice and starting to plan your move, we will go over tips for downsizing and helpful tools for getting your house ready to put on the market. Min. 10/Max. 20. Instructors: Michelle Lytle-Westrom, MHA Senior Housing Consultant, and Armand Lenchek Realtor

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  8. Tax-Free Investing - It's Not What You Make, It's What You Keep - Seymour

    December 11, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Join us to learn how certain investments can deliver tax-free income and possibly keep you in a lower tax bracket. Min: 3/Max: 25. Instructor: Mary-Charles Nassif, CFP

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  9. Selfie with an Elfie! - Seymour

    December 12, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    Join our spunky elves for selfies, cider, cookies, candy canes, and holiday tunes. Bring your cell phones to take as many selfies with the elfie as you’d like. In exchange for selfies, we ask that you bring and donate 1 breakfast food item to be delivered to the IFC Women’s Shelter. Donations should have an extended shelf life without refrigeration. Suggested items include: cereal, instant oatmeal or grits, pop tarts, pancake mix, syrup, jelly, honey, canned fruit, cereal bars, granola and etc. Min: 25/Max: 100

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  10. Active Seniors - Seymour

    December 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Join us for various activities offered in Spanish. This group offers socialization, exercise, and learning with other seniors in Spanish. Typical gatherings might involve discussing health, relaxing activities, and/or learning a new skill (eg navigate social media, computer, or an English conversation). At noon the group participates in the Lunch program. The qualifications for participation in it are to be 60 years or older and reside in Orange County. If you don’t qualify for the program, you may purchase a meal for $6. If you have questions or require transportation, please call 919- 245-4279 (ex 1) for additional information.

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  11. ADULTOS MAYORES ACTIVOS - Seymour

    December 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Acompáñenos para una variedad de actividades ofrecidas en español. Este grupo ofrece la oportunidad de socializar con adultos mayores, hacer ejercicio y aprender algo nuevo. Un día típico incluye pláticas sobre temas de salud, y tiempo para socializar, relajarse y aprender una nueva habilidad. A las 12:00 el grupo participa en el programa de comida. Los requisitos son tener más de 60 años y vivir en el condado de Orange. Si las personas no califican para el programa tienen la opción de comprar su comida por $6. Podemos tratar de ofrecerle, si lo solicita, transporte. Para más información en español puede contactar 919-245-4279.

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  12. Comfort Touch - Passmore

    December 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Passmore Center

    This class will review the benefits of touch throughout our lives and ways that it can be used in a variety of settings. Virginia Sprague is a licensed massage therapist with over 31 years of experience. She will demonstrate some simple methods of providing gentle, comforting touch, which can be used to lower stress and anxiety and provide a sense of well-being for those you care about. There will be time to receive and practice these methods. Instructor: Virginia Sprague, licensed massage therapist NC license #3732

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  13. Holiday Winter Concert with Eno Academy Strings and Brass Ensemble - Passmore

    December 13, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Passmore Center

    We welcome back these talented musicians from Eno Academy High School as they present a variety of festive holiday music. This year, in addition to the Strings Ensemble, we will enjoy songs performed by the Brass Ensemble. There is nothing that gets you into the holiday season more than gathering with others, enjoying light refreshments, and listening to the beautiful sounds of the season. Min: 25/Max: 75

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  14. Caregiver Education Series - Caring Basics - When the person you care for is a veteran

    December 16, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    A new monthly education series designed to provide information for individuals providing care and support for a friend or family member. The program hopes to strengthen your skills and resilience, and bolster the ability to nurture and support those for whom you care. You may register for one or multiple sessions. Instructors: Aging Transitions Team and Experienced Community Professionals

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  15. Ted Talks at Seymour - What reading slowly taught me about writing

    December 16, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    What are TED Talks? TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. TED is owned by a non-profit, non-partisan foundation. Its agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation. Topics are created and made available for use by TED. Join us as we dive into TED Talks at Seymour including a 15 minute video/talk and follow up discussions. Reading slowly has led Jacqueline Woodson to a life of writing books to be savored. In a lyrical talk, she invites us to slow down and appreciate stories that take us places we never thought we'd go and introduce us to people we never thought we'd meet. Min: 10/Max: 82. Facilitator: Emily Gordon

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  16. Investigating the Presidents - Passmore

    December 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Unpack the history of how procedures were set up to curb the powers of the executive branch, examine the legal advantages a US president has that the average American citizen does not, discover the key roles that the media and the court of public opinion play in a presidential investigation, explore limits to the president’s ability to pardon specific individuals of a crime, and how investigative reports can help historians better understand past presidential scandals. Min: 12/ Max: 25. Instructor: Dr Michael C. Joseph

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  17. Ted Talks at Passmore - The Lies Our Culture Tells Us About What Matters - and a Better Way to Live - David Brooks

    December 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    What are TED Talks? TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. TED is owned by a non-profit, non-partisan foundation. Its agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversations. Topics are created and made available for use by TED. Join us as we dive into TED Talks at Passmore in a laidback yet informative environment including a 15 - 30 min video/talk and follow up discussions. Our society is in the midst of a social crisis, says op-ed columnist and author David Brooks: we're trapped in a valley of isolation and fragmentation. How do we find our way out? Based on his travels across the United States -- and his meetings with a range of exceptional people known as "weavers" -- Brooks lays out his vision for a cultural revolution that empowers us all to lead lives of greater meaning, purpose and joy. Min: 5/Max: 25. Facilitator: Meghan Davis

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  18. Selling Your Home in Today’s Market - Seymour

    December 17, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Have you considered selling your home or purchasing a different one? Do you understand where you can get professional assistance? Do you know how to determine the value of your property, so you can sell it quickly at the highest price? Do you understand the current process of selling and what information needs to be disclosed to the buyer? We will also talk about what to look for if you are buying a “maintenance free” home.

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  19. Holiday Jazz: Music to Your Ears - Seymour

    December 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Seymour Center

    The sounds of holiday jazz and pizazz will be music to your ears featuring Gary Brunotte & George Hindenach. This dynamic duo will jazz up the Holiday Season with their renditions of the Holiday Classics. You’ll love Gary’s musical talent on the Hammond Organ and George on the drums. They will be taking you on a Sleigh Ride through a Winter Wonderland. Get ready for an exciting musical experience. Min: 25/Max: 80

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  20. Active Seniors - Seymour

    December 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Join us for various activities offered in Spanish. This group offers socialization, exercise, and learning with other seniors in Spanish. Typical gatherings might involve discussing health, relaxing activities, and/or learning a new skill (eg navigate social media, computer, or an English conversation). At noon the group participates in the Lunch program. The qualifications for participation in it are to be 60 years or older and reside in Orange County. If you don’t qualify for the program, you may purchase a meal for $6. If you have questions or require transportation, please call 919- 245-4279 (ex 1) for additional information.

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  21. ADULTOS MAYORES ACTIVOS - Seymour

    December 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Acompáñenos para una variedad de actividades ofrecidas en español. Este grupo ofrece la oportunidad de socializar con adultos mayores, hacer ejercicio y aprender algo nuevo. Un día típico incluye pláticas sobre temas de salud, y tiempo para socializar, relajarse y aprender una nueva habilidad. A las 12:00 el grupo participa en el programa de comida. Los requisitos son tener más de 60 años y vivir en el condado de Orange. Si las personas no califican para el programa tienen la opción de comprar su comida por $6. Podemos tratar de ofrecerle, si lo solicita, transporte. Para más información en español puede contactar 919-245-4279.

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  22. Nailed It! Gingerbread Houses - Passmore

    December 19, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    This is the Passmore version of the hit Netflix show, Nailed It! Are you up for the challenge of making a gingerbread house and possible taking home a “fabulous” prize? The center will provide the supplies and you bring your creativity. If you are interested in being a contestant (working in teams of two) call Terry at 919-245-2016. Four teams will compete. Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun and light refreshments. Min: 20/Max: 35. Leader: Connie Cole

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  23. Holiday Bingo Party - Passmore

    December 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Passmore Center

    Don’t miss out of the Holiday fun as we play Bingo. Winners will claim their prize and hope that the next winner doesn’t steal their new gift. Bring your favorite snack to share. Beverages will be provided. Min: 15/ Max: 40

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  24. Tech Knowledge - Seymour

    December 21, 2019, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    Not sure if your cell phone is an android or iPhone? If you want to learn more about your iPads, kindles, tablets, or whatever device you may have, this is a great opportunity. You will get one on one instruction from our tech savvy high school students. Your own personal Tech Assistant will be available to address your specific needs and inquiries with you for 45 – 60 min every other Saturday. Contact Meghan Davis, Program Assistant at 919-245-2026 to make an appointment. Instructors: Local High School Students.

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  25. Active Seniors - Seymour

    December 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Join us for various activities offered in Spanish. This group offers socialization, exercise, and learning with other seniors in Spanish. Typical gatherings might involve discussing health, relaxing activities, and/or learning a new skill (eg navigate social media, computer, or an English conversation). At noon the group participates in the Lunch program. The qualifications for participation in it are to be 60 years or older and reside in Orange County. If you don’t qualify for the program, you may purchase a meal for $6. If you have questions or require transportation, please call 919- 245-4279 (ex 1) for additional information.

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  26. ADULTOS MAYORES ACTIVOS - Seymour

    December 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Acompáñenos para una variedad de actividades ofrecidas en español. Este grupo ofrece la oportunidad de socializar con adultos mayores, hacer ejercicio y aprender algo nuevo. Un día típico incluye pláticas sobre temas de salud, y tiempo para socializar, relajarse y aprender una nueva habilidad. A las 12:00 el grupo participa en el programa de comida. Los requisitos son tener más de 60 años y vivir en el condado de Orange. Si las personas no califican para el programa tienen la opción de comprar su comida por $6. Podemos tratar de ofrecerle, si lo solicita, transporte. Para más información en español puede contactar 919-245-4279.

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Animal Services Events

  1. Home For The Holidays 2019

    November 13, 2019 - December 31, 2019

    Join us in celebrating “Home for the Holidays” from November 13 – December 31! Special events include: *Adoption Specials on all available dogs and cats *Sponsorship opportunities for shelter pets *Hillsborough Holiday Parade, December 1 *Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade, December 14 *Pictures with Santa, December 14 *Canned pet food drive, November 13 – December 14

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  2. Canned Pet Food Drive for PICTURES WITH SANTA!

    December 14, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Orange County Animal Services

    Donate 4 cans of pet food and have your picture taken with Santa!

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Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)

  1. Family Success Alliance Meeting

    December 9, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Carrboro Century Center

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  2. Human Relations Commission

    December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Link Government Center

    Contact: Tara May

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  3. Orange County Board of Adjustment

    December 9, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whitted - BOCC Meeting Room

    Contact: Michael Harvey

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  4. Commission for the Environment

    December 9, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ West Campus Office

    Contact: Tom Davis

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  5. ABC Board - Special Meeting (Grand Opening)

    December 10, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ ABC Store Grand Opening

    Contact: Angel Neighbours

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  6. Advisory Board on Aging

    December 10, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Contact: Janice Tyler

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  7. Affordable Housing Advisory Board

    December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Campus Office, (Rm-204)

    Contact: Emila Sutton

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  8. BOCC Business Meeting

    December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Southern Human Services Center

    Contact: Donna Baker

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  9. Soil and Water Conservation Board

    December 11, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environment and Agricultural Center

    Contact: Lisa Pope

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  10. Historic Preservation Commission

    December 11, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Old Orange County Courthouse

    Contact: Peter Sandbeck

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  11. Healthy Carolinians of Orange County

    December 12, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ TBD

    Contact: Ashley Rawlinson

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  12. Justice Advisory Council

    December 13, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ TBD

    Contact:Caitlin Fenhagen

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  13. Partnership to End Homelessness

    December 16, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Chapel Hill - Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

    Contact: Corey Root

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  14. Orange County Housing Authority

    December 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Southern Human Services Center

    Contact: Emila Sutton

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  15. CANCELED - Orange Unified Transportation Board

    December 18, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Campus Office (Rm – 204)

    Contact: Abigaile Pittman

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  16. Social Services Board

    December 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ DSS Board Room

    Contact: Lindsey Shewmaker

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  17. Holiday

    December 24, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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  18. Holiday

    December 25, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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  19. Holiday

    December 26, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Human Relations Commission

  1. Human Relations Commission Meeting

    December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Regular monthly meeting for the Orange County Human Relations Commission

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Library

  1. Lapsit Storytime | Main Library

    December 9, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Children ages birth to 2 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 20-minute lapsit program that incorporates age-appropriate books, rhymes, music and movement. Stay after for free play. It's a wonderful way to extend the fun!

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  2. Tuesday Evening Book Club | Main Library

    December 10, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Schedule (all books are in our collection): November 13 - Wings of a Flying Tiger by Iris Yang December 11 - A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry January 8 - Educated by Tara Westover February 12 - A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline March 12 - Readers' choice April 9 - Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

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  3. Preschool Storytime | Main Library

    December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 30-minute interactive program with books, songs, and movement to nurture pre-reading skills. (30-minute Stay and Play follows this storytime.)

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  4. Pathfinder RPG Meet Up | Second Saturdays of the month | High School Ages & Up

    December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Main Library, Hillsborough

    Join us for epic storytelling and imaginative adventures over snacks with the new role playing game group for Pathfinder, a fantasy RPG very similar to Dungeons & Dragons. The group will be playing Pathfinder First Edition led by Juan Sanchez. No experience or registration required. For high school ages and up.

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  5. Carrboro Branch Yarn Club | Ages 16+

    December 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Carrboro Branch Library

    Drop by and knit, tat or crochet with us. We have supplies. For more information call, 919969.3006.

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  6. Libraries Closed for Christmas

    December 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - December 26, 2019, 8:00 PM

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