Chatham County is celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2021, and programs highlighting our county's history, community, and culture will occur throughout the year. In May, “Local on Main” needs volunteers 16 years or older to help set up, serve, and take down tables for the Farm and Art Dinner which will be held on May 19. Call 814-331-7903 for information. The Community Remembrance Coalition—Chatham - Home (, plans a series of Equal Justice events including a book discussion late May of Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. Has spring cleaning yielded treasures that need new homes? Take a look at our website, Chatham Connecting, where you can find over 100 Chatham County non-profits that could benefit from your donations. Special buttons at the top of our webpage take you to youth volunteer opportunities and work-from-home options. If you prefer the outdoors this time of year, check out the Friends of Lower Haw River State Natural Area, which seeks volunteers to clean up the riverbanks and participate in other environmental activities. Whatever your interest there are organizations that need your help.