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Animal Services Events

  1. Dog Adoption Month!

    October 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018

    It's DOG ADOPTION MONTH! All adoptable dogs and puppies are nearly half price during the month of October! Dogs = $65, Pups = $80. Stop by to find your new best friend and take advantage of these special prices!

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  2. Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine & Microchip Clinic

    October 25, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Farmer's Market

    One and three-year rabies vaccinations available for $10 (must have a previous rabies certification in hand to receive 3-year vaccine, a tag alone is not sufficient). Microchips offered for $35. Please bring animals on leashes and in carriers. See details and other rabies clinic dates this year on our rabies page.

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Countywide Events

  1. Get the Mo$t from Medicare – Efland Cheeks

    October 22, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Efland-Cheeks Community Center

    Did you know that Medicare Part D Drug Plans and Part C Advantage Plans change every year? Your medication costs can increase significantly if your plan changes their drug list and pricing as of Jan 1. Most people on Medicare can only make changes to their plans during Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period: Oct 15 to Dec 7. Attend one of our Get the Mo$t From Medicare classes to learn about Open Enrollment and other tips to reduce your Medicare costs.

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  2. Flu Shots - Seymour

    October 22, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine, annually. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Vaccination is especially important for people at higher risk of getting severe influenza and their close contacts - including healthcare personnel and those with close contacts of children younger than 6 months. Flu shots provided by Orange County Health Department, Walmart, and Walgreens.

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  3. Shingles and Pneumonia Vaccines Coming to You - Seymour

    October 22, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    Pharmacy teams from Walgreens and Walmart will conduct two-part immunization clinics: Part 1) *A pre-immunization assessment and registration appointment to answer questions, verify insurance co-pays, if any, and reserve your vaccine; and Part 2) The vaccination clinic. Note: If you do not have the pre-immunization assessment, vaccine will NOT be available for you. Bring the following to your registration appointment: 1) Health Insurance Cards, 2) Primary Care Provider Name & Phone Number, 3) Immunization History, and 4) List of Medications *If you are unable to attend the pre-immunization assessment, please contact the pharmacy team leader to arrange an assessment and register for your vaccine. For the Seymour Clinic, contact Sharon at Walgreens: 919-590-4800.

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  4. Estate Planning Workshops - Passmore

    October 22, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    Putting Your Estate in Order: Topics include: assessing your needs; creating a strong Will or Trust; and avoiding complications for your beneficiaries. Mon, Oct 22. Securing Support For A Loved One When They Can No Longer Take Care Of Themselves: Topics include Financial Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and Revocable Trusts. Tues, Oct 23. Preparing For Long-Term Care: Topics include understanding the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing care, what benefits are available to help pay the costs, and pitfalls to avoid. Wed, Oct 24. Instructor: Colin Austin, Attorney at Law

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  5. Shingles and Pneumonia Vaccines Coming to You - Passmore

    October 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Passmore Center

    Pharmacy teams from Walgreens and Walmart will conduct two-part immunization clinics: Part 1) *A pre-immunization assessment and registration appointment to answer questions, verify insurance co-pays, if any, and reserve your vaccine; and Part 2) The vaccination clinic. Note: If you do not have the pre-immunization assessment, vaccine will NOT be available for you. Bring the following to your registration appointment: 1) Health Insurance Cards, 2) Primary Care Provider Name & Phone Number, 3) Immunization History, and 4) List of Medications *If you are unable to attend the pre-immunization assessment, please contact the pharmacy team leader to arrange an assessment and register for your vaccine. For the Passmore Clinic, contact Tyler at Walmart: 919-268-9035.

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  6. Mary Saved $500 on her Medicare Costs. How Much Can You Save? – Efland Cheeks

    October 23, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Efland-Cheeks Community Center

    Did you know that Medicare Part D Drug Plans and Part C Advantage Plans change every year? Your medication costs can increase significantly if your plan changes their drug list and pricing as of Jan 1. Most people on Medicare can only make changes to their plans during Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period: Oct 15 to Dec 7. Make an appointment for a personal Annual Medicare Review with a certified counselor from the NC Dept. of Insurance.

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  7. Estate Planning Workshops - Passmore

    October 23, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    Putting Your Estate in Order: Topics include: assessing your needs; creating a strong Will or Trust; and avoiding complications for your beneficiaries. Mon, Oct 22. Securing Support For A Loved One When They Can No Longer Take Care Of Themselves: Topics include Financial Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and Revocable Trusts. Tues, Oct 23. Preparing For Long-Term Care: Topics include understanding the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing care, what benefits are available to help pay the costs, and pitfalls to avoid. Wed, Oct 24. Instructor: Colin Austin, Attorney at Law

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  8. Dementia Education Collaborative - Efland-Cheeks

    October 23, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Efland-Cheeks Community Center

    The Dementia Education Collaborative, educational sessions designed to provide basic information about dementia to any interested individual, will continue being held at both centers with a slightly less frequent schedule. Aging Transition Team members and community partners will provide instruction.

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  9. Party Like Rockstars: Bring Your Neighbor Day! - Seymour

    October 23, 2018, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    Do your neighbors know about the best kept secret in Chapel Hill – the Seymour Center? Bring them to this party which is for both newcomers and the community! There will be live music, refreshments, facility tours, program highlights, opportunity to meet the staff, make new friends and to have a great time. The person who brings the most guests will win a special prize! Start talking to your neighbors. Event co-sponsored with the Seymour Center Program Advisory Committee. Min: 25/ Max: 100

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  10. Welcome to Medicare! - Durham Tech - OCC

    October 23, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Durham Tech – Orange County Campus

    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 to learn about 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, Medicare’s costs, benefits and options.

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  11. Flu Shots - Seymour

    October 24, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine, annually. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Vaccination is especially important for people at higher risk of getting severe influenza and their close contacts - including healthcare personnel and those with close contacts of children younger than 6 months. Flu shots provided by Orange County Health Department, Walmart, and Walgreens.

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  12. Shingles and Pneumonia Vaccines Coming to You - Seymour

    October 24, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Seymour Center

    Pharmacy teams from Walgreens and Walmart will conduct two-part immunization clinics: Part 1) *A pre-immunization assessment and registration appointment to answer questions, verify insurance co-pays, if any, and reserve your vaccine; and Part 2) The vaccination clinic. Note: If you do not have the pre-immunization assessment, vaccine will NOT be available for you. Bring the following to your registration appointment: 1) Health Insurance Cards, 2) Primary Care Provider Name & Phone Number, 3) Immunization History, and 4) List of Medications *If you are unable to attend the pre-immunization assessment, please contact the pharmacy team leader to arrange an assessment and register for your vaccine. For the Seymour Clinic, contact Sharon at Walgreens: 919-590-4800.

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  13. Estate Planning Workshops - Passmore

    October 24, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Passmore Center

    Putting Your Estate in Order: Topics include: assessing your needs; creating a strong Will or Trust; and avoiding complications for your beneficiaries. Mon, Oct 22. Securing Support For A Loved One When They Can No Longer Take Care Of Themselves: Topics include Financial Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and Revocable Trusts. Tues, Oct 23. Preparing For Long-Term Care: Topics include understanding the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing care, what benefits are available to help pay the costs, and pitfalls to avoid. Wed, Oct 24. Instructor: Colin Austin, Attorney at Law

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  14. Flu Shots- Passmore

    October 25, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Passmore Center

    Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine, annually. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Vaccination is especially important for people at higher risk of getting severe influenza and their close contacts - including healthcare personnel and those with close contacts of children younger than 6 months. Flu shots provided by Orange County Health Department, Walmart, and Walgreens.

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  15. Shingles and Pneumonia Vaccines Coming to You - Passmore

    October 25, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Passmore Center

    Pharmacy teams from Walgreens and Walmart will conduct two-part immunization clinics: Part 1) *A pre-immunization assessment and registration appointment to answer questions, verify insurance co-pays, if any, and reserve your vaccine; and Part 2) The vaccination clinic. Note: If you do not have the pre-immunization assessment, vaccine will NOT be available for you. Bring the following to your registration appointment: 1) Health Insurance Cards, 2) Primary Care Provider Name & Phone Number, 3) Immunization History, and 4) List of Medications *If you are unable to attend the pre-immunization assessment, please contact the pharmacy team leader to arrange an assessment and register for your vaccine. For the Passmore Clinic, contact Tyler at Walmart: 919-268-9035.

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  16. A Magical Evening and Dinner with Magician Lee Werley and Friends - Seymour

    October 26, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Make this an evening to remember by joining local magicians for fun and a collage of magical entertainment! You will be amazed, maybe in disbelief as the evening unfolds before your very eyes with several fun acts. Promptly following the show, you will have the opportunity to meet the magical team and dinner will be served. Min: 40/Max: 85

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  17. ART SHOW - Jewelry Show Featuring Charley Norwood - Seymour

    October 30, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Seymour Center

    Celebrate with Charley Mae Norwood this fall as she showcases hand-made sewing projects made with seed beads. She will also feature unique pieces created with crystals and pearls. Show will be on display until Tue, Nov 27. Hostesses will be: Fung Little and Paula Morvan with live music by Horace Sher.

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  18. Dementia Education Collaborative - Efland-Cheeks

    October 30, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Efland-Cheeks Community Center

    The Dementia Education Collaborative, educational sessions designed to provide basic information about dementia to any interested individual, will continue being held at both centers with a slightly less frequent schedule. Aging Transition Team members and community partners will provide instruction.

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Library

  1. Baby Lapsit Storytime

    October 22, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Babies and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 20-minute lapsit program that incorporates age-appropriate books, rhymes, music and movement.

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  2. No Longer Silent: Poets on Family Violence at Main

    October 22, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The library honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a reading by four poets who write with courage and candor about experiences with family and/or intimate partner violence and the journey through pain to empowerment. Featured readers are: Pam Baggett, Terri Greco, Janis Harrington, and Priscilla Webster-Williams. Registration is encouraged at bit.ly/writingevents or 919-245-2536. This program is supported by the Orange County Arts Commission.

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  3. Tiny Tots Storytime

    October 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Children from walkers to age 3 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 25-minute interactive program that incorporates age-appropriate books, rhymes, music, and movement. (30-minute Stay and Play follows this storytime.)

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  4. Kids Explore

    October 23, 2018, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Kids Explore, a program for Grades K-2, provides hands-on STEAM activities to engage children’s creativity and problem solving skills. The children are given opportunities to explore monthly themes from different angles about a variety of topics while socializing with their peers at the library.

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  5. Preschool Storytime

    October 24, 2018, 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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  6. Yoga with Elijah Pruitt

    October 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Join us every 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 6-7:15pm for free beginner's yoga classes with an emphasis on strength, flexibility, balance, breathing, and total relaxation. For Yogis 10+. Registration is encouraged. We have some mats, but yogis are encouraged to bring their own. To register, call 919-245-2536 or visit www.bit.ly/ocplyoga NOTE: In November, class will be held on the 2nd Wednesday (11/14) and the 4th Wednesday (11/28) in consideration of Thanksgiving.

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  7. Spice It Up at Main

    October 25, 2018, 4:00 PM

    A cooking class for young chefs, grades 3-5. Registration is required, 919.245.2532.

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  8. Computer Class at the Cybrary -- Doing More with Word

    October 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Computer Class: Doing More with Word - Cybrary This class picks up where Word Basics left off. In this class, you will learn how to modify toolbars, how to apply advanced formatting options including bulleted lists, how to create tables, columns and adjust margins, and how to insert text boxes and symbols. The Community Workshop Series is a series of introductory computer classes held each semester in partnership with UNC. These classes are free and open to the public, but please pre-register by calling 919.918.7387. For the full schedule of CWS classes for the semester, please visit http://cws.web.unc.edu/schedule/

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  9. Saturday Storytime at Main

    October 27, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Children from walkers to age 5, their caregivers and their siblings are invited to storytime. This storytime is followed by a 30 minute stay and play.

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  10. "Halloween Boo-nanza" at Main

    October 27, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    All ages welcome Drop-in for Halloween crafts, games, and trick or treating throughout the library! Costumes encouraged. No registration necessary.

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  11. Baby Lapsit Storytime

    October 29, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Babies and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 20-minute lapsit program that incorporates age-appropriate books, rhymes, music and movement.

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  12. Spooky Science at Main

    October 29, 2018, 6:30 PM

    Best for ages 8 and up with a caregiver Get spooky with some eerie science experiments! No registration necessary.

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  13. Tiny Tots Storytime

    October 30, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Children from walkers to age 3 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 25-minute interactive program that incorporates age-appropriate books, rhymes, music, and movement. (30-minute Stay and Play follows this storytime.)

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  14. Kids Explore

    October 30, 2018, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

    Main Library Meeting Room. Kids Explore, a program for Grades K-2, provides hands-on STEAM activities to engage children’s creativity and problem solving skills. The children are given opportunities to explore monthly themes from different angles about a variety of topics while socializing with their peers at the library.

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  15. Preschool Storytime

    October 31, 2018, 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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Recreation Events

  1. Youth Basketball League Registration Deadline (Mighty-Mite through Midget Divisions)

    October 26, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Central Recreation Center

    The Orange County Youth Basketball League is a developmental program for area youth ages 5 to 15. Registration deadline is Friday, October 26.

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  2. Halloween Spooktacular

    October 26, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Central Recreation Center

    Join us for our annual Halloween Party. The Central Recreation Center will be transformed into a Halloween paradise. Your little ghoul or goblin can play many wonderful games and win prizes. Other activities include bounce houses, bingo, cake walks, a costume contest, facepainting, and concessions.

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