Education Programs

The Fearrington Cares Education Committee presents programs each month from September through June.

Lectures cover a wide variety of health-related topics, such as hypertension, macular degeneration, healthful cooking, exercise, long-term care insurance, hospice, and diabetes.

Occasionally we sponsor a Lunch and Learn or a one-time seminar on a particular topic of interest.

If programs are on Zoom, please join the conversation ten minutes before the starting time and please mute your audio.

Marvel at the Wonders of Nature in Chatham County
Thursday, May 26
1:30 pm, Camden Park (Jenny’s Park)
Meet near the sheep in the park

Join naturalist Andy Upshaw as he shares his favorite sites for birding, spotting wildlife, hiking, communing with trees, and identifying plants.

This program offers highlights from Andy’s popular Plants, Birds, Rocks & Things course at Central Carolina Community College, where he leads weekly field trips to explore local botany, ornithology, geology, and archeology.

Andy is a North Carolina native and has lived in Chatham County since 1980. As a JC Raulston fellow, he taught plant identification at NC State University and was the manager of Niche Gardens in Chapel Hill. He has taught horticulture and nature classes at CCCC since 2001 and directs the youth enrichment summer day camp.

Bring a chair!

Herbs to Optimize Your Health & Support Healthy Aging
Thursday, June 9
1:30 pm
The Gathering Place

Herbal remedies and natural protocols may be useful for treating a variety of health and age-related issues. Bill Rawls, MD, a leading expert in integrative health, will highlight how to manage stressors that contribute to aging with the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-microbial qualities of natural products. He will also discuss integrating herbs into your diet through culinary herbs, tinctures, and supplements.

Dr. Rawls has extensive training in alternative therapies, which he has used himself to overcome Lyme disease and fibromyalgia. He is the author of Unlocking Lyme: Myths, Truths, and Practical Solutions and has a forthcoming book on managing health issues with herbal remedies. Dr. Rawls is the co-founder and medical director of Vital Plan, a holistic health supplement company in Cary, North Carolina.


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