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A memorable evening is ahead and you don’t want to miss music that touches the heart and gets the toes tapping.
 
Mint Julep is a high-energy ensemble group of eight musicians, four horns and a rhythm section of three who are joined by vocalist Laura Windley to give you music you love and remember from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, and many notable others.
 
This timeless music stays anchored in the heart and continues to make spirits soar. Join us for a joyful, energizing evening of great music!

Jeff Hopper and Karen MetzguerKaren Metzguer, Fearrington Cares' Nurse and Executive Director, discusses the state of "The Build" with our contractor, Jeff Hopper. Site prep, plumbing, and concrete slab are completed and framing commenced on December 09, 2019.
FC Capital Campaign Fund Donations as of January 08, 2020We are immensely grateful to each of you who contributed to our 2019 appeal for operating expenses, and to each of you who have participated to date with a contribution to our Capital Campaign; we will need your continued financial support in 2020. A donation of any amount is appreciated.
Construction Progress: Roof Trusses Are Up!The roof trusses were raised and secured at the beginning of the first full week of January 2020I With the work of an exceptional building crew, the construction progress is moving ahead smoothly.
Progress of Framing for the Walls of the Building Expansion as of December 12, 2019We broke ground on August 05, 2019 and after a 6-week delay (waiting for Duke Power,) things have moved along at a nice clip. This photo shows the status of the wall construction framing for the building expansion at the end of the first week of framing. The order has been placed for the roof trusses and we hope to be "under roof" in the near future. We are immensely grateful to each of you who contributed to our 2019 annual appeal for operating expenses, and to each of you who have participated to date with a contribution to our Capital Campaign; we will need your continued financial support in 2020. No one else is going to build the Fearrington Cares you envision and this expansion is designed to meet current and future program needs.
Help Us Pave the Way to Furnish Our New AdditionTo contribute by ordering a paving brick, see the easy-to-follow ordering information contained in the announcement at the top of our home page.
NCSU Mechanical Design Graduate Students Designing With Dignity ProjectNCSU graduate students in Mechanical Design worked with FC Elder Innovators for three months to evaluate their design projects. STUDENTS: Sara Weir, Ryan Bolick, Yetong Xie, and Yimiao Xu. LEADERS: Lee Anne and Bill McClaymont, ELDER INNOVATORS: Paula Easton, Gary Piontak, Diana Tasciotti, Jon Darling, Carl Angel, Dale Colson, Bob Colson, Cindy Kahler, & David Kahler. NOT PICTURED: John Tyrrell and Amy Nullman. (Unfortunately, this very wide image had to be cropped slightly to fit the frame.
Weekday Morning Movement ClassesMovement classes every weekday morning at the Fearrington Cares Center. See the Calendar tab for the classes and schedule.
Recent Fearrington Cares Health ExpoA recent Fearrington Cares Health Expo held at The Gathering Place featuring a room full of exhibitors of health products and demonstrations.
Fearrington Cares Volunteer Driver Providing Free Ride to ResidentOur dedicated corps of resident-volunteer drivers each scheduled for just two weeks/year.
Community Residents Donated Food & Supplies for Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts185 residents donated 131 large boxes of cleaning supplies, bottled water, food, & personal items, together with $2,780 to the Red Cross and $1,315 to Salvation Army.
Community Birthday LuncheonMusical entertainment during the 2018 Fearrington Cares Community Birthday Luncheon.
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It’s Flu Season — Remember to Get Your Senior Flu Shot!  The cost is covered by Part B Medicare coverage. The season has gotten off to an early start especially in the South and the strain that is spreading fastest is a very serious one.  It’s still not too late to get vaccinated. Monitor the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) influenza website for up-to-date incidence and prevalence reports, symptoms, and warnings. This is a health issue to be taken seriously. 


FearringtonEdge’s Tech Tuesday program “Beyond Google Search: Google for Students and for Us.” 1:00 p.m. on February 04, 2020 in the Gathering Place. Tom Mullaney, a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Google for Education Silver Product Expert who has spoken at national and regional conferences about integrating digital learning resources into school curricula, will discuss how technology expands learning opportunities for students and even for those who are well beyond our high school years. Chatham County is a leader in North Carolina in the adoption of student laptops and Mr. Mullaney has helped guide the county’s innovative policies at Northwood. Our parents’ encyclopedia sets opened the world to many of us; let’s learn how our grandchildren (and we) can experience this amazing blue orb – and the worlds beyond – through technology. This series is sponsored by Fearrington Cares.


New Transportation Terms Beginning in 2020. Fearrington Cares volunteers will take villagers to the grocery store, the bank, an attorney or to a medical appointment. Our services are well utilized and the increasing number of requests is challenging our drivers many weeks of the year. Beginning in 2020, we have 2 important requests of those we assist: we ask that grocery shopping be completed in 90 minutes and going forward we can no longer provide either next day or same-day rides. Ride requests for medical appointments may be made as much as 2 weeks in advance; please call the Center with no less than 2 days’ notice to request transportation assistance from our volunteers.
 
A NEW SUPPORT GROUP: Living with Loss meets at 1:00 – 2:30 pm on Thursdays, January 09 and 30, 2020 in the Fearrington Cares Center. This new Support Group is open to people who are dealing with the loss of a spouse, parent, child, or friend and will meet twice a month. Led by Fearrington residents John and Judyth Branson (John a minister and Judyth a psychotherapist), this will be a confidential group where it feels safe to talk about the feelings of loss. Call Judyth (203-451-0383) or Karen (919-542-6877) if you have questions.

See the FearringtonEdge TECH TUESDAYS Series new dedicated content page, which displays recent and upcoming program information, including (when available) the presentation files associated with each program in the series. Following all programs, visit that page to see and download the associated program file(s). Next program February 04, 2020. See their dedicated page for details.
Chatham Public Library FREE Computer Classes for JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2020: A full list of upcoming events can be found on the library’s events calendar. Sign up to receive automatic email notifications when a new class is added. (Be sure to select Library Adult Events.)
 
Duke Energy encourages everyone to have a plan should another severe storm cause extended power outages. You can sign up for outage alerts by texting REG to 57801 or enroll online.

If you live in Fearrington Village and need a helping hand, Fearrington Cares is a network of volunteers, friends, and neighbors who are here to help at no cost to you!

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Fearrington Cares provides services and programs to support mental and physical health, as well as educational programs on a wide variety of topics.

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