Free Mobile Pharmacy Event to Siler City on June 1

NC MedAssist will hold a Mobile Free Pharmacy Event in Siler City on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 9 AM to 2 PM. . The event, which is in collaboration with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, is open to any low-income individual or family needing free health screenings, education and free over-the-counter medications. The event will be held at the National Guard Armory located at 801 Alston Bridge Road in Siler City.  Identification is not required to participate.

“We are always excited to work with our partners at NC MedAssist to bring valuable events to our communities,” said Cardinal Innovations CEO Trey Sutten. “The Mobile Free Pharmacy event is an opportunity for us to make an impact on the health and wellness of the people of Chatham County. We look forward to helping provide health resources and education to individuals and families in this community.”

Individuals will receive up to up to 10 medicine cabinet items for their family/home. Additionally, participants will receive other free healthcare services, such as information on NC MedAssist Free Pharmacy Program and community health resources. NC MedAssist’s overall goal is to help ease the burden for those who are making the choice between buying food or purchasing medication.

The event is completely volunteer run and we are in great need of more volunteers to help the day of and the day before to set up.  See the box at the right for more info.

“NC MedAssist is excited to work with Cardinal Innovations and all of our partners to give back to our neighbors in need,” stated CEO Lori Giang. “Through our collaboration we are able to reach more and more individuals and educate them on our free resources. No one should go without medicine and this program is enabling us to reach those who are unaware of our free medications.”

There are currently more than 3,700 people in Chatham County that live below the Federal Poverty Level and do not qualify for insurance. Last fiscal year, NC MedAssist dispensed over $48 million in free prescription medication statewide. For more information on the Mobile Free Pharmacy and NC MedAssist, please visit

Nanjing Impression: An Exhibition of Chinese Performance Arts

pexels-photo-932261.jpegPITTSBORO — “Nanjing Impression: An Exhibition of Chinese Performance Arts” will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro. The event is presented by Central Carolina Community College’s Confucius Classroom. Admission to the show is free.

The performance is part of an ongoing series of Chinese cultural performances and exhibitions presented through the college’s Confucius Classroom. The Classroom is a partnership with North Carolina State University’s Confucius Institute, which works with Hanban — the Chinese education ministry — to promote an understanding and appreciation of Chinese language and culture.

In 2009, CCCC was the first community college in the nation to establish a Confucius Classroom.

“Our Confucius Classroom enables the college to prepare our students for living and working in a global economy,” said CCCC President T. Eston Marchant. “It helps link our central North Carolina communities, governments, and businesses to China. Being able to host these superb performances is a major cultural bonus that connects the people of our nations in a very positive way.”

For more information on Central Carolina Community College, visit the college website at

Speaking Lesson: Giving Advice

Choose one of the letters to Abby included in the post that I re-blogged. Then, send me and email with a response that includes some piece of advice to the problem stated.

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I enjoy sharing speaking lesson plans, since my speaking classes don’t follow a book or curriculum, only a list of topics. This week, we are preparing for next week’s speaking final, in which the students will have to speak for 2-3 minutes on one of three topics. One of the topics is giving advice. Here is the lesson plan I developed for this topic:

Level: Upper beginner/Lower intermediate
Time: 50 minutes
Materials: Dear Abby strips; whiteboard

For this lesson, I began by eliciting advice language from my students – for example:
You should ______…
You must _______…
You can _______…

I found it helpful today to give the students these phrases with a general sense of importance. This gave my students a reference for which verb to choose based on how important the information they were sharing was. For example:
can, could, may = 50%
should, ought to = 80%

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Winter Registrations 2018



Registration Dates: January 2, 9, and 1


Inscripciones: 2, 9 y 16 de enero

Morning Class: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Evening Class: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm



Registration Dates: January 4,11,and 18

Inscripciones: 4, 11, y 18 de enero

Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursday 6:00 pm to 9:00pm