Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pittsboro Bach Society Free Concert Nov 8 - 3PM

It just so happens that our Community House's acoustics are perfect chamber music. As such, the Pittsboro Bach Society is hosting a free concert there on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 3:00 PM.

From their website: The Pittsboro Bach Society will present a free concert at 3:00 pm at the Pittsboro Community House, 65 Thompson Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312. The program will feature North Carolina Symphony Concertmaster Brian Reagin in the E Major Violin Concerto by J.S. Bach. He will also perform the Bach Double Violin Concerto in d minor with a different member of the Bach Society playing the second violin solo part in each movement. Our soloists will be Mara Shea, Ted Ehrhard, and Alan Mele. Dean Herington will conduct.

For more info contact Ted Ehrhard at 919-545-9019

Monday, October 26, 2009

More Photos From the Sculpture Show

Here are a few more photos from the Kiwanis Sculpture Show held last Saturday. Pittsboro and Chatham County are exceedingly lucky to have such a plethora of artists among us! We're accustomed to it, but very few communities of our size have such a concentration of talented artists. It's part of what makes our area great.Sculpture by Tamera Mulinex. My photo doesn't capture how perfectly this piece was suited for the site chosen by the artist. It just fits perfectly from all views.
These colorful pieces by artist Lou Horton brightened up a dreary rainy day. Also note a bird made by Forrest Greenslade to the right of them and a metal flower on the cedar pole made by Holly Felice. There's a close up of the latter two pieces here along with a slideshow of other photos.
A piece by Jeff Hackney - foreground and a reading bench by Mike Roig - background.
A close-up of the reading bench by Mike Roig.
A gorgeous piece by show organizer Edwin White.
An appropriately whimsical piece by Steve Cote. Is that cool or what?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kiwanis Park Sculpture Show

The weather muted the sculpture show's attendance this Saturday, but it was still a great event. My deepest gratitude is extended to all of the participating artists, especially to Eddie White for organizing the event, and Holly Felice for manning the event booth through rain and shine. Visit this web album for more photos of some of the works on hand. Thanks also to the folks at the Chatham Arts Council booth for directing people out to the park.

Thumbs up for the Sculpture Show at Kiwanis Park. Work by Steve Cote.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


As of 9am Saturday October 24th the Pittsboro Fall Street Fair is still scheduled for today. There's a light rain, but our staff and volunteers are on site making preparations. So come on out; but bring an umbrella just in case.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Map of Pittsboro's Parks

I just created a new map showing Pittsboro's Park System. I grew tired of using the old Chatham convention of giving directions to our parks by referencing where so and so used to live.

Our greenways/ public sewer easements may be added at some point.

There's a bit more functionality if you "view Pittsboro Parks in a larger map" Just click the link below the embedded map.

View Pittsboro Parks in a larger map

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Living Roof and Raingarden Course at CCCC

A Green Roof and Raingarden Course is being offered at CCCC's Pittsboro Campus. This is relevant to Pittsboro Parks because class participants will help construct the roof on a small green roofed gazebo at the New Town Park in Powell Place. They'll also help with the planting of the Park's Raingarden designed to treat the park's stormwater. This is a great opportunity to contribute to park while learning how to construct your own green roofs or raingardens.

Register now because the course starts on October 14th!
You can register by calling 542-6495 ext 232.

From Central Carolina Community College's Green Building and Renewable Energy Site:

Living Roofs and Rain Gardens - Overview and Installation. Learn how to design and construct a green, living roof and rain water garden. Living roofs and rain water gardens slow down stormwater runoff and conserves water to promote soil conservation. Two classes will be followed by living roof and rain garden installation lab at Pittsboro's New Town Park. Taught by Rhonda Goolsby and Fred Royal. Class dates 10/14/09-11/05/09, Wednesday evenings 6-9pm.

Typical shed "green" roof. The one at the park will be made of local cedar and have a pyramidal hip roof.

Above: You may recognize the largest living roof east of the Mississippi.

Monday, October 5, 2009

2009 Pittsboro Street Fair - October 24th

The Pittsboro Street Fair will be held on October 24th from 10am to 5pm! It should be bigger and better than ever with the same great music, vendors and crafts as in years past plus a few additional events to raise the bar a bit. New this year will be a third stage on the patio of the City Tap Bar and a "Sculpture in the Park" Exhibition at the Kiwanis Park. It will feature mostly Chatham artists with a few invited from surrounding counties who specialize in interactive art for children. Quite appropriate for the setting.

Click on the flyer below for more detailed info. The rain date is the following day, October 25th. Did I mention that there will be BBQ among the food vendors? Hope to see you there.

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