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April General Meeting

Guest Speaker, 

Thavagunan Mahadevan 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

1:30 to 3 p.m.

(Doors open at 1 p.m.)

The Gathering Place

Plus! a Roadtrip to the UNC Farm at Penny Lane April 24: 4 p.m.

Our April General Meeting will feature Thavagunan Mahadevan, MS, LCAS, who will explain the work at nearby UNC Farm at Penny Lane. The 40-acre tract is the therapeutic setting for people with mental illness. Mahadevan is Clinical Instructor and Director of Operations at UNC’s Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health. The following week, a small group of WoF members will be permitted to take a guided tour of the farm. 

This presentation is co-sponsored by Fearrington Cares. Free to WoF members. 

We request a $5 donation to the Wonderful Options Fund from guests.

To register, please click here.

April Roadtrip

Penny Lane Farm 

A therapeutic setting for people with mental illness

Wednesday April 24, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

As a follow-up to our April program, the Women of Fearrington Travel Team, in collaboration with Fearrington Cares, is offering a Roadtrip to visit our neighbors at Penny Lane Farm. The 40-acre Chatham County tract is the therapeutic setting for people with severe and persistent mental illness. Program Manager Matthew Ballard will lead the tour for up to 25 registrants. Participants will see the working farm along with the community of tiny homes being constructed for the clients.


We are suggesting a $10 donation to Penny Lane for WoF members and are requesting $15 from non-members, which includes a $5 donation to the Wonderful Options Fund.


Please register here to attend, no later than April 12. Limit is 25 registrants.

Please consider ride sharing, as parking at the farm is limited.

Founders Festival

Chalk Art Contest

Celebrating 50 years of Fearrington Village

April 27, 2024, 10 AM - 3 PM

Gathering Place Campus

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Fearrington Village by depicting moments in the Village or recollections of the ‘70s in sidewalk chalk. Drawings should show imagination and creativity. The contest is open to artists young at heart or just plain young, individual entrants and teams! Chalk will be available at the Women of Fearrington tent and generously supplied by Bo Bobbitt. You also may use your own chalk. Bring a kneeling pad for your knees!*


Our Word Search Challenge may give you ideas for the ‘70s theme.  Click here. Answer key can be found here.

*We will try to have some kneeling pads on hand, and are looking for donations or loans. Garden kneelers or worn out yoga mats welcome! Send an email to if you can help.

Registration: Free! Pre-registration by April 10 is encouraged by clicking here. 40 sidewalk “canvas” spaces will be available.

You may also sign up at the WoF tent on the day of the festival, space permitting.

Event Schedule: Entrants may begin drawing on April 27th at 10 AM. All drawings should be completed by 3 PM to allow for judging and onsite voting by attendees. Judging will begin at 3:30 PM. Winners will be announced during the closing ceremony at 4:30  PM.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded based on Originality, Artistic Expression, and Creativity. Overall Best in Show will be judged by attendees. Artists do not need to be present to win. Photos will be taken of each entry. 

Volunteers Needed for AED Training

Monday, April 29,1:30 -- 3:00 p.m.

The Gathering Place

The FHA Health, Safety & Security team will hold AED (automated external defibrillation) training on Monday, April 29, 1:30 -- 3 p.m. at The Gathering Place. They would like each club to send a representative to gain confidence in using this lifesaving device. If you regularly attend Women of Fearrington meetings and keep a cool head in emergency situations, please send your name, email, and phone number to Warren Ort, and copy Mary Jo Stone,

Scam Detection and Prevention Strategies

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

4 – 5:30 p.m.

The Gathering Place

Free to all residents of Fearrington Village and Galloway Ridge

Sadly, the tools that help us connect with family, friends, and businesses are daily subverted to annoy us and attack our mailboxes, phones, and financial accounts.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Department and SECU will highlight common consumer fraud schemes, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you fall victim to scammers. This program, sponsored by Fearrington Cares, Women of Fearrington, and the FHA, will help you be more skilled at

Please register for this free program here.

Women of Fearrington SPRING LUNCHEON

Note:  This event is open to Women of Fearrington members only.

Tarantini Italian Restaurant

50160 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Lunch, 12:00 p.m - full cash bar available

 $45.00 per person

Registration Required.  Click Here

Note any Allergies & Dietary Restrictions on the registration form

Contact: Barbara Gilbert at with any questions

Payment due by May 7, 2024 (check or cash).

Checks should be made out to Women of Fearrington with "Spring Lunch" on the memo line and envelope and left in the WoF mailbox at the Swim & Croquet kiosk.

No refund can be given on a reservation, but it can be transferred to another member.

(The price is for the meal only and does not include a donation to WoF.) 


Please Choose One


Mixed Greens, Fresh Tomatoes, Strawberries, Raisins,

Gorgonzola Cheese & Toasted Almonds



Fresh Hearts of Romaine Tossed in a Creamy Caesar Dressing

Main Course

Please Choose One


Capellini Pasta Tossed With Seasonal Roasted Vegetables in a Homemade Pine Nut Pesto Sauce Finished With Shaved Parmesan Cheese



Fresh Salmon Filet, Creamy Brandy-Tomato Sauce

With Capers & Kalamata Olives, Served Over Sauteed Vegetables



Chicken Breast Sauteed in a White Wine Lemon Butter Sauce With Capers, Served With Homemade Potato Croquettes

Soft Drinks and Ice Tea are included !



homemade lemon mousse topped with berry sauce

(strawberry, blackberry, raspberry and blueberry)



creamy chocolate mousse made from scratch

with dark chocolate topped with strawberry and 

whipped cream

Watercolor Class Postponed

Saturday, June 8th, 1:00-4:00 pm 

home of Lynn Holbein, Instructor, 920 Woodham 

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