Category Archives: Events

Live Raptors 6/1/21

Tuesday June 1, 7 PM

Porch of New Hope Improvement Association Building

Dr. John Parks, an ornithology expert, will present and discuss the intrinsic value and conservation of birds of prey – raptors – using live specimens from around the world. Please join us for this kid friendly, safe outdoor event.

Hike & History of Hollow Rock 3/20/21

Please join us on a hike next Saturday, March 20, at 10 am at Hollow Rock Nature Preserve on Erwin Rd.

Our quest – the hollow rocks on New Hope Creek that were visited by John Lawson in 1701 and described in his book in 1709. The book describes his journey through what is now North and South Carolina but few locations can be identified with as much certainty as this unusual rock formation in our own neighborhood. The route of our hike is relatively flat (one hill) and is dry right now but no guarantees. Please join amateur historians Steve Herman and Walter Fowler for a very worthwhile Saturday morning jaunt. There is more on the NHIA schedule that you will hear about soon.

We ask that all participants wear masks and practice social distancing during this event.

Membership Meeting and Talk 4/20/20

Monday, April 20, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the NHIA Building. Membership meeting that all members should attend. 

Monday, April 20, 2020, at 7:15 p.m.The Rankest Rebel Town.  Speaker: Ernest Dollar, Director, City Museum of Raleigh and M. T. Pope Museum.

Union soldiers fought their way into Chapel Hill in April 1865 under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick (given the unflattering name of Kil-Calvary by his own soldiers).  The soldiers remained during negotiations with skirmishes in Orange County (and what is now Durham County). Learn about what life was like for soldiers and civilians at the end of the war in Orange County.  Talk is suitable for all those in middle school and up in age.

Light refreshments will be served.

Ice Cream Social and Open House 7/21/19

You are invited to the annual NHIA Ice Cream Social and Open House presented by the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department

Sunday, July 21, 2019
1-3 p.m.

4012 Whitfield Rd, Chapel Hill, at the Association building, and next door at the Fire Department

There will be ice cream and all the toppings, a bouncy house, and fire trucks.

Free and open to the public, though donations will be accepted. Invite neighbors who might not know to come, as well as friends and family. The children always have a wonderful time. Fun for the whole family. 

Meet the neighbors you know and the ones you do not.

Nature Hike and Food Drive 4/6/19

Johnson Mill Guided Hike begins at 10:00 am in the parking lot at 6001 Turkey Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, and will cover about one mile, with an optional trillium hunt/hike at the end.

Parking is limited so we encourage you to carpool. Carpoolers will depart from the New Hope Improvement Association at 9:45 am.  (What a convenient time to also bring a PORCH donation!)

This event is FREE and open to the public.

From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm  Drop off your donations for PORCH of Chapel Hill at the New Hope Improvement Association, 4014 Whitfield Rd, Chapel Hill (adjacent to the fire station).

GREATEST NEEDS:

  • Low-sugar cereals
  • Cans of tuna and chicken
  • Cans of fruits and vegetables of all kinds
  • Healthy snacks such as applesauce, raisins, peanuts, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, peanuts, etc.
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Bags of rice and beans of all kinds
  • Plastic containers of peanut butter and jelly
  • Mac & cheese

Public Safety Program 8/21/18

NEW HOPE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION PRESENTS
Orange County Sheriffs’ Community Engagement

Come hear deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s department give a short presentation and attend a question and answer session

Tuesday August 21 at 7 pm
4014 Whitfield Road

Free and open to all – Bring your neighbor!
Refreshments will be served