Veteran’s Day at The Siler City Center

SILER CITY – Veterans Day will be observed on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Central Carolina Community College Siler City Center.

This event will begin at 10 a.m. and will offer classes conducted by veterans who will share their military experiences.

The presenters will be Chatham County resident Dr. J. George Chall and CCCC Instructor Kyle Talbott. Chall was a World War II Army medic in the Battle of the Bulge, and upon returning from Europe, attended Columbia University on the G.I. Bill. Talbott is a Post-911 Navy veteran and teaches English as a Second Language at Siler City and also Spanish/College prep classes for Veterans Upward Bound. He is a native of Florida and a graduate of N.C. State University.

The event will include a ceremonial activity with patriotic music by vocalist Victoria Chall, accompanied by guitarist Danny Gotham, with participants in flag-arrayed formation.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating American Heroes.” The observance is intended to offer gratitude for deserving men and women who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and for the year-round sacrifices of service members and their families.

With participation, career exploration, and military appreciation from students of the College and Career Readiness department, highlights will include tributes to the ends of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War — and a holiday-themed talent showcase.

The event is free and open to the public. 

For more information, people can contact coordinator Della Newkirk at or by calling 919-545-8668.

Third Friday Art Walk
Downtown Music Series



              This Friday, October 21st       
6pm till 9pm

will be playing their classic rock on the Rotary Stage at 7pm

PAF Gallery will be featuring artists participating in this year’s Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour

Come here first to get a sneak peak of which studios you would like to tour the first two weekends in December
Reception begins at 6pm

Make sure not to miss the Chatham Literacy Table to learn a little more about what opportunities they offer our community

Take a walk around Downtown Siler City and see if you can find all the Murals!  There are mural maps at Courtyard Coffee to help you along!

Food will be provided by
Wildfire Pizza
Gun Dogs Catering
Mr. B”s Chicken

Beverage provided by
Courtyard Coffee and Soda Cafe
Bear Creek Brewery

Galleries in Downtown to visit
Person to Person Art
Wing Nut Gallery
Green Turtle Gallery
Against His Will


Brainstorming is an essential pre-writing activity that will help you organize your ideas on paper. Brainstorming is a thinking processes that will help you with the overwhelming “storm” of ideas that is taking place in your brain.

Practice from the Great Writing Student Companion Site.

Click on Web Activities Unit 2 Activity 1, 2, and 3


In Egypt, The High Cost Of Romance Is Crippling Hopes Of Marriage

Source: NPR Weekend Edition Sunday 10/15/16

In the Shubra al-Kheima neighborhood of Cairo, Sharouk, 20, has had two engagements broken off by her prospective grooms’ families. The reason: She couldn’t afford to buy kitchen appliances.

The surprising influence of the Chinese zodiac —

Whether or not you believe in it, the zodiac system is a useful way to understand Chinese culture, says writer ShaoLan Hsueh. Do you know your Chinese zodiac sign? According to tradition, it reveals more than simply your age — it’s a window into your personality, career, love prospects, and future good (or bad) fortune. For ShaoLan Hsueh (TED…

via The surprising influence of the Chinese zodiac —

Finding out new meanings #1: the verb to tell

“Tell” and “Say” can be easily confused. Here’s a very interesting post with usage on these two verbs. Enjoy!

Teach Taught Taught

B1 I want this to be the first post of a series that I’ll call “finding out new   meanings”: we’ll look at some common words and learn meanings that students do not immediately relate to these terms.

Today I want to focus on the verb ‘to tell’. In its most common usage, to tell simply means ‘to say something to someone’*. However, today I want to explore other meanings of the verb ‘to tell’.


Have a look at these sentences:

  1. Mary and Lucy look so much alike that I can’t tell who is who.
  2. I’m really bad with languages, I can’t tell the difference between Spanish and Italian.

In both the above examples, ‘tell’ is used to express the inability to see / get the difference between two people / things.

  1. I can always tell when my boyfriend…

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Professor Paul Cuadros: El Nuevo South – Playing for the American Dream

Thursday, October 13th 2016; 12:30 pm

Pittsboro Campus:  Chatham Community Library – Holmes Meeting Room


Central Carolina Community College welcomes Paul Cuadros as part of our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.  Professor Cuadros will deliver his presentation, El Nuevo South – Playing for the American Dream, at CCCC’s Pittsboro campus on October 13th at 12:30.  The presentation will be held in the Holmes Meeting Room on the Chatham Library.

This event was coordinated by the CCCC Diversity Committee, in association with the Student Government Association.  We will like to give special thanks to our students Franklin Gomez and Carlos Sanchez for their generous assistance.


Paul Cuadros: Retrieved from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism

Paul Cuadros is an award-winning investigative reporter and author whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Time magazine,, The Chicago Reporter, and other national and local publications. He joined the school in 2007.


For the past 20 years, Cuadros has focused his reporting on issues of race and poverty in America. In 1999, he won a fellowship with the Alicia Patterson Foundation, sponsored by New York Newsday and considered one of the most prestigious fellowships in journalism, to report on emerging Latino communities in rural poultry-processing towns in the South. The culmination of his reporting was his book, “A Home on the Field: How One Championship Team Inspires Hope for the Revival of Small Town America,” which tells the story of Siler City, N.C., as it copes and struggles with Latino immigration through the lives of a predominantly Latino high school soccer team.

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration in Siler City

Dia de Los Muertos /Day of the Dead Celebration

Date: October 29 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm

Location:  Courtyard in Downtown Siler City


Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. This special day coincides with the Catholic holiday All Soul’s & All Saint’s Day. Indigenous people have celebrated Dia de Los Muertos for centuries honoring their deceased loved ones.
Come out to participate in and learn about this beautiful tradition. We will be painting sugar skulls!  
To learn more about Dia de Los Muertos click here

What movie would you like to watch in class this quarter?