A Community Connected

The streets of Chatham County look a bit different these days. As its residents are practicing safe social distancing, community events have become scarce. Temperatures are on the rise and the want to get outdoors is becoming that much greater. Local businesses are making it possible to connect with your neighbors, just in ways you may not have expected! Shop local and stay connected!

Yoga Garden Events & Classes:

From June to October, Yoga Garden PBO will be hosting a variety of courses via livestream and outdoors in their garden. Yoga Garden PBO is Pittsboro’s premier yoga community. Prioritizing the essence of shopping and living local, Yoga Garden PBO is led by a team of teachers experienced in a wide spectrum of yoga styles. Typically, yogis would take to the mat in one of the studios of the charming yoga cottage, but COVID-19 had other plans. Bring your practice outdoors, or even to the living room.

Livestream classes are available online and Flow Yoga will be offered outside using a class pass or membership, by donation or for free. Donations are highly encouraged at this time, if you are able, to help continue the practice for all Pittsboro yogis in the future. Want to take your practice to the next level? Sign up for a one-on-one private lesson with teacher Christine Sicinski via any online platform. This opportunity is free to members and offered by donations to yogis without a membership. 

Once you have taken a few classes, make your membership official! Their $49 new member special is valid for a month of weekly classes. Stay in the relaxation zone all week long, namaste!

Virtual Storytime:

Author events at McIntyre’s Books in Fearrington Village goes on, well online that is. School may be out for the summer, but that is no reason for a pause on learning. From June to September, McIntyre’s Books will be hosting live storytime events on their Instagram on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. These events will be hosted by children’s bookseller Johanna Banana. 

From July 13 – July 17, McIntyre’s Books will be offering a Teen Writing Workshop with award-winning author and educator John Claude Bemis. For teens ages 12-18, this writing camp will engage aspiring authors in a series of imaginative activities. The registration fee is $150 and spots are limited! 

For another way to support your local bookseller, order books online and have them shipped directly to your door or take a listen to any of their audiobooks! You can still support local businesses from the comfort of your home. 

Fearrington Farmers’ Market:

Get your fruits and veggies, at a distance! From June to February, the Fearrington Farmers’ Market is open every Tuesday from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. In its 30th season, the producer-only market is home to over three dozen members selling vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, flowers, home-canned goods and baked goods. 

To comply with social distancing regulations, avoid crowding around vendor booths, have vendors handle all items you plan on purchasing, pay with whole dollars or a credit/debit card and bring reusable bags along with you. The outdoor location of this market is optimal for fresh air and safe social distancing! 

Dinner at Postal Fish Company:

Sunday, June 21 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., join Postal Fish Company for a Virtual Father’s Day Wine Dinner. Don’t knock it until you try it! An innovative way for wine lovers to experience perfectly-paired wines with a scrumptious dinner, this in-house wine dinner will include a three-course meal, directions for plating and three bottles of wine to pair with the courses. For the cherry on top, you will be immersed in an expert wine discussion by Laurence Vuelta of Trinchero Family Estates. 

Step 1: Contact Postal Fish Company at (919)-704-8612 to sign up by Thursday, June 18 at 3 p.m. The meal and wine kit is for two people and is $130. 

Step 2: Pick up your pre-ordered meal kit and wine pairings between 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Directions and a video link demonstrating how to reheat the courses will be included with the kit. 

Step 3: The Zoom meeting will be hosted by Chef Bill Hartley and Laurence Vuelta at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 21. At the end of the call, you are welcome to stay on the call and chat with other guests or enjoy your dinner in the privacy of your home!