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Local youth theater raising funds to improve Pittsboro Community House
[Dec. 13, 2014] Among all the fancy galas and high-priced fundraisers throughout the Triangle two entrepreneurs, a handful of Pittsboro children with their parents, and patrons of the arts are preserving the history and improving the future of their wonderful hamlet. The Pittsboro Youth Theater is leading a fundraiser to improve the old Pittsboro Community House to make it the only space that's suitable and affordable for small-scale community theater in town. The Pittsboro Community House is the historic, solid stone structure that sits three doors down Thompson Street from 15/501.
 
Bynum Front Porch seeking new board membersBynum Front Porch seeking new board members
[Oct. 3, 2013] Bynum Front Porch (BFP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the spirit of Bynum alive, is looking for new board members for two-year terms, starting in January 2014. We are also looking for community volunteers for our various committees.
 
It’s time again for Bynum Front Porch BingoIt’s time again for Bynum Front Porch Bingo
[May 2, 2013] This Saturday, the Kentucky Derby may get all the attention, but the real action is down in Bynum. Why? Because it’s time again for Bynum Front Porch Bingo.
 
Jordan-Matthews High School to present "Brigadoon" musicalJordan-Matthews High School to present "Brigadoon" musical
[Mar. 12, 2013] A mysterious Scottish village that appears for one day every one-hundred years will come to life once again when Jordan-Matthews High School presents "Brigadoon," a musical with performances from March 21 to 23. By Chip Pate
 
Storytelling for grown ups at the Pittsboro General Store CaféStorytelling for grown ups at the Pittsboro General Store Café
[Jun. 15, 2011] Storytelling for Grown Ups will take place on Wednesday, June 22 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the General Store Café. The night will feature a variety of storytelling styles and stories from some of the area's finest storytellers for only $5. By Amy Barefoot
 
Time for the Northwood spring musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeTime for the Northwood spring musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
[Mar. 24, 2011] The Northwood High School Arts Education department presents their annual spring musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, March 24-26 in the Northwood High School auditorium.
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Pittsboro Mardi Gras this SaturdayPittsboro Mardi Gras this Saturday
[Mar. 2, 2011] Chatham Marketplace and the Glitter Society proudly present the fouth annual Pittsboro Mardi Gras. Pittsboro’s annual Mardi Gras is held this year on Saturday, March 5 at historic Chatham Mills on 480 Hillsboro Street from 7:00pm until the stroke of midnight. By Chris Jude
 
Whoop it up at the Funky Fashion Show & Burrito BashWhoop it up at the Funky Fashion Show & Burrito Bash
[Feb. 21, 2011] Local leaders are storming the catwalk in fashions made from recycled materials for the second annual Raising the Roof: Funky Fashion Show & Burrito Bash, a benefit for Chatham Habitat for Humanity and Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at the General Store Cafe in Pittsboro. By Bett Foley
Also: Chatham Habitat for Humanity
Also: Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services
 
ChathamArts upcoming events: Racial justice, gallery, new classes, and moreChathamArts upcoming events: Racial justice, gallery, new classes, and more
[Feb. 14, 2011] Are you an artist who wants to push the bounds of your imagination while also strengthening your local artist community? Here are some great local opportunities for you to push your artistic limits. By Molly Matlock
 
Sunday stories for grown ups at the Bynum General Store - on FridaySunday stories for grown ups at the Bynum General Store - on Friday
[Feb. 3, 2011] Although it’s called Sunday Stories for Grown Ups, Part 2 in the series is actually taking place this Friday, February 4 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Bynum General Store. The first Sunday Stories for Grown Ups had standing room only so attendees are encouraged to get there early to grab a seat. This series features a variety of storytelling styles and stories from some of the area’s finest storytellers.
 
Storytelling at the Bynum General Store this Sunday
[Jan. 5, 2011] Just a reminder to bring your families and friends and join us for an evening of storytelling for grown ups at the Bynum General Store on Sunday, January 9 from 7 pm to 9 pm. You will have the opportunity to hear a variety of storytelling styles and stories from some of the areas finest.
 
Fearrington presents Mike Wiley's performance of Blood Done Sign My NameFearrington presents Mike Wiley's performance of Blood Done Sign My Name
[May 26, 2009] Fearrington is pleased to present Mike Wiley's performance of Blood Done Sign My Name, the acclaimed memoir by Tim Tyson, in The Fearrington Barn on Saturday and Sunday, July 11th and 12th, 2009. A gifted playwright and actor, Wiley expands cultural awareness for audiences of all ages through his dynamic portrayals based on pivotal moments in African-American history.
 
'Kudzu, A Southern Musical' is coming to Pittsboro
[Apr. 11, 2009] A beloved cartoon character - and all his colorful townsfolk - come to life when “Kudzu, A Southern Musical” opens at Chatham Mills April 24. Central Carolina Community College theater production students and community members fill the stage with the ups-and-downs of small Southern town life in a tuneful, happy show that has delighted audiences worldwide. By Kerstin Lindgren
 
Pittsboro General Store Café hosts an evening of theatrePittsboro General Store Café hosts an evening of theatre
[May 2, 2008] The Chatham County Arts Council is pleased to present a special performance of "The Shape of Things" by Neil LaBute, at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 at The General Store Café in Pittsboro. The play is produced, directed and preformed by students of The Department of Dramatic Art at the UNC through the support of The Carolina Student Arts Grant.
 
Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball to benefit Chatham and New OrleansMardi Gras Masquerade Ball to benefit Chatham and New Orleans
[Jan. 15, 2008] Shake off the winter blues and let the good times roll at Pittsboro's First Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball sponsored by ChathamArts and the Abundance Foundation. The Big Easy style fun begins Saturday Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at historic Chatham Mills (480 Hillsboro Street). By Molly Matlock
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