Sunday, June 28, 2015

Great American Backyard Campout in Briar Chapel

Last night, thousands of families set up a tent in the backyard or a local park to celebrate life in the great outdoors.

The Great American Backyard Campout is sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. It is an important part of the organization’s “Be Out There” campaign, which is dedicated to getting children outside so they can enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. Camping out in the backyard is also a wonderful opportunity to observe and learn about the wildlife that surrounds us every day.

Briar Chapel's activity director organized a great campout for residents, complete with a storyteller, marshmallows for roasting, and fun games!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

2nd Saturday Briar Chapel Summer Concert - July 11th w/ Old Habits

Please join us on Saturday, July 11th from 5-8pm in Great Meadow Park as Briar Chapel hosts its next Music in the Meadow summer concert!

Listen to Old Habits pick a little bluegrass music while enjoying tasty offerings from local food trucks and breweries, including: Baguettaboutit, Steel String Brewery, and Little Dippers Italian Ice.

This event is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to bring a canned food donation to give to CORA Food Bank, a non-profit serving residents of Chatham County, which will be on-site at the event.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Tarheel Youth Triathlon Race #2 Coming to Briar Chapel on August 2, 2015

Briar Chapel will be hosting the second race in the Tar Heel Youth Triathlon series this year on August 2, 2015.

The swim will take place in Briar Chapel's 25-yard saltwater pool using a time-trial start format.

After completing the swim, kids run to the transition area, which is located in the Briar Club parking lot and get their bikes to begin a one or two-loop out-and-back style bike course on Tobacco Farm Road and Briar Chapel Parkway.

After returning their bikes to the transition area, kids run either a 1K loop for short course or a 2K loop for long course on quiet streets near the Briar Club. They will finish near the Club.

All finishers receive a finisher medal. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female overall and in each age group (6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15).

Ages 6 through 10 must race Short Course: 100 yard swim/2 mile bike/1k run
Ages 11 through 15 must race Long Course: 200 yard swim/4 mile bike/2k run
*Note that race age is determined as of December 31st of the current year.

For more information, visit the Kids Tri NC website.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Solar PV Seminar - June 14th at 4pm in Briar Chapel

Are you thinking of adding solar to your home? Do you have questions about the costs associated with residential systems, and how the government & utility incentives work? If so, then you'll want to attend the upcoming Solar PV Seminar in Briar Chapel.

Southern Energy's Graham Alexander will discuss the entire process and answer your questions. Briar Chapel homeowners who have already added solar to their homes will also be in attendance to share their experience and results.
  • Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015
  • Time: 4pm
  • Location: 307 Dark Forest Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 

Here is a sampling of questions Graham will be addressing in this seminar:
  • How much does a solar photovoltaic (PV) system cost? 
  • Is financing available?
  • How will a solar system impact my home’s value?
  • What if I produce more energy than I need? 
  • How much maintenance does a solar PV system require? 
  • How will I know if my system is working?

If you are interested in attending the seminar, please RSVP to Peter Winkler at 919-360-1285.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Introducing 2nd Saturdays Briar Chapel Summer Music Series

Please consider joining us on Saturday, June 13th from 5-8pm in Great Meadow Park as Briar Chapel kicks off its exciting Music in the Meadow summer concert series!

Relax, sing, and even dance as The 919 Band rocks out while enjoying tasty offerings from local food trucks and breweries, including: The Humble Pig, Carolina Brewery, Little Dippers Italian Ice, and Cocoa Forte Cheesecake.

Please bring a canned food donation to help CORA Food Pantry feed families.