Past Programs

Lantern Making Workshop
November 2023

Insights into Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation
November 2023

Wreath Making Workshop
December 2023

Coming Soon

Spiritual Autobiography Group

Tuesdays, February 6-March 12
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Fearrington Cares Center

You are invited to participate in our “Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography” group even if you’re not sure what “spirituality” is or have never written a word before this. We will explore our individual stories of meaning and belonging, and share the results of our explorations in a non-judgmental, non-religious, conversational setting. You will be given prompts for writing topics during the group session, as well as some to take home. Please bring a journal or notebook and a pen.

The group will be led by Maj-Britt Johnson, a writer, resident of Fearrington Village, and a former minister of congregations in Virginia, New Jersey, and Chapel Hill.

Registration is required. Call the Center at (919) 542-6877.

Dialogue with Sera Cuni: Chef, Restaurateur & So Much More!

Monday, February 26
12:30 pm
Fearrington Cares Center

Sera Cuni, owner and chef of Cafe Root Cellar in Pittsboro, will share stories about her life as a chef and restaurateur, winner of Guy’s Grocery Games, co-founder of Feed-Well Fridges, and occasional Strong Man contestant. 

Chef Sera launched her career in her home state of Connecticut, where she grew up surrounded by a family of cooks who embraced their Italian and Czech foodie traditions. Intelligently escaping the frigid north, she settled in NC in the early 2000s. She served for several years as chef at the Fearrington House Inn before tackling other foodie projects. Come meet Chef Sera at the Fearrington Cares Center.

Forest Therapy: Mindfulness in Nature

Saturday, March 2
Meet in Fearrington Village in front of McIntyre’s books by 9:50am

Registration runs February 7-28 at the Fearrington Cares Center. $30 fee. (Cash, or check made out to Denise Pastoor)

Come experience Forest Therapy, also known as Forest Bathing, a mindful immersion in nature, using sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch to deepen sensory awareness. The aim is to slow down and tap into the powerful health benefits of nature to boost immunity, improve mood, and decrease stress.

Denise Pastoor, a resident of Fearrington Village, Certified Forest Therapy guide, RN psychotherapist, yoga teacher and healing touch practitioner, will guide you as you savor the sights, sounds, and smells of nature to create stillness and calm. Listen to the sounds of the forest, touch the textures of trees, smell nature’s scents, and bask in sunlight dabbling through the trees.

This practice is slow-paced and suitable for all fitness levels. Please dress for the weather, as we will be outdoors for the entire program. You may wish to bring water, insect repellent, or anything else that will help you be comfortable. Feel free to bring something to sit on (yoga mat, outdoor chair/stool) that you would not mind carrying. The program is RAIN or SHINE. Come unwind in nature’s wonders!

Contact Denise at with any questions.

Denise DeForest Pastoor is a certified Forest Therapy guide through the Association of Forest and Nature Therapy Guides.

Get Your Vitals Checked at a Free UNC Health Fair!

Saturday, March 9
10 am-2 pm
Fearrington Cares Center

Fearrington Cares will be hosting a Health Fair conducted by UNC Wellness and UNC Cardiology. This Fair is free to all residents of the Village! Come get your glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure checked. No appointment is necessary! Also, come learn about services provided by Aegis Home Care and MedSpa 501, a new venture of Han Su from 501 pharmacy.

Join the Fearrington Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Make a Difference!

Tuesday, March 12
7 pm
Fearrington Cares Center

Are you ready to make a positive impact during emergencies? The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is your opportunity to learn essential disaster response skills and contribute to the safety and well-being of our community.

CERT is a free, voluntary program that educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may occur where we live. By participating in CERT training, you’ll gain valuable knowledge and skills to assist during emergencies when professional responders are unable to reach us immediately. These include fire safety, light search and rescue, and basic first aid and medical triage. By joining CERT, you will improve your disaster response abilities and become part of a Fearrington network helping neighbors in an emergency.

Come to our orientation session on March 12 to get more information about CERT. No prior experience is necessary; everyone is welcome, regardless of experience level. Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or a newcomer, your dedication matters. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to reach out to us at

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