Focus on Education

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Includes, but not limited to, Fearrington Cares Education Committee programs and events, Olli classes, Peer Learning classes, Galloway Ridge education events, Great Decisions programming, online learning, UNC & Duke opportunities, etc.

September and October 2018 Free Computer Classes at Chatham Community Library

Learn a new skill this fall! Chatham Community Library is offering a series of free computer classes in September and October. The names, dates and times of the classes are listed below. You can find a full description, including topics covered and prerequisites for attending, by clicking on the class name.

Drop-in Computer Assistance  September 12Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM 

PowerPoint Basics, Part 1  September 18Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

PowerPoint Basics, Part 2  September 25, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Internet Basics, Part 1  October 2, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Drop-in Computer Assistance  October 10, Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Internet Basics, Part 2  October 16, Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

NEW!  Genealogy 101 October 24, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

The Drop-In Computer Assistance sessions (September 12 and October 10) do not require registration. For all other classes, space is limited and you must register in advance if you wish to attend.  Register online by clicking here. For more information, call 919-545-8086 or email reference@chathamlibraries.org. All classes take place in the computer lab at Chatham Community Library, 197 NC Hwy 87 N in Pittsboro, on the campus of Central Carolina Community College.

September and October 2018 Free Computer Classes at Chatham Community Library 2018-08-30T12:48:36-04:00

Second Senior Education Conference on November 7, 2018 at Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center in Pittsboro

Enjoy a day-long program of educational sessions on health and wellness, planning for the future, safety, and nutrition. Lunch included.

The Chatham County Council on Aging, in partnership with NC Cooperative Extension Service, is putting together a day-long program of educational sessions on a wide range of topics.

SPEAKER: The keynote speaker is Dr. James Johnson and he will be speaking on the “Browning and Graying of America”—Implications of Immigration for an Aging Population. It is sure to be a thought-provoking presentation.

TOPICS COVERED: Among the many other topics that will be addressed during the day by speakers from Chatham and surrounding counties include (more…)

Second Senior Education Conference on November 7, 2018 at Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center in Pittsboro 2018-08-20T10:12:23-04:00

Fall 2018 OLLI Course Catalogs Now Available at the Fearrington Smoke House

Copies of the Fall 2018 course catalog for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke University are now available for pick up at the Fearrington Smoke House.

OLLI at Duke offers over 160 non-credit courses in various subjects with no assignments or grades to “seasoned” adults over age 50. Courses are at the Duke campus and at different nearby locations, including Galloway Ridge. OLLI’s Fall Registration starts on Tuesday, August 07th at 9:00 am. For online registration and additional information visit www.learnmore.duke.edu or call 919-684-6259. If you have any questions you can also call Warren Ort in Fearrington 919-533-6597. The Fall 2018 Course Catalog can be viewed and also be downloaded here. Up-to-date course enrollment status can be viewed here. (click “show” under the COURSES label). 

Since 2001 philanthropist Bernard Osher has made grants from his foundation to launch OLLI programs at 120 universities and colleges in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Fall 2018 OLLI Course Catalogs Now Available at the Fearrington Smoke House 2018-08-20T10:03:32-04:00