The 19th Annual Community Dinner, prepared by Mama Dip’s Kitchen, will be at 1 p.m. in the McDougle School Cafetorium, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children under 10. communitydinner.org.
Never miss a local story.
Children’s picture book author Linda Ashman will sign and read from her books at 2 p.m. in meeting room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.
Animal adoption event
The Orange County Animal Services Department is holding its Spring Adoption Event through Saturday, April 30, at the animal shelter, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill. Cat adoption fees are reduced to $50 and dog adoption fees are reduced to $60. orangecountync.gov/departments/animalservices
Street closure extended
Umstead Drive in Chapel Hill will be closed for another week, with the estimated date for re-opening reset to Friday, April 15. After then, there still may be occasional single-lane closures. For more information, contact Bill Webster, Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation, 919-968-2819, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Triangle Stamp Club
The Triangle Stamp Club meets the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Family, 200 Hayes Road. email@example.com.
Public input sought
The Town of Hillsborough is seeking public input on proposed changes to the town’s water and sewer billing and collection services. A public comment period will be open during the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners meeting at 7 p.m. in the downstairs boardroom of the Town Barn, 101 E. Orange St. To comment outside of the meeting, call 919-732-2104, ext. 1001.
Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Carolina Pointe, 6011 Farrington Road. trianglebcs.org.
The Optimist Club of Chapel Hill meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first, second and third Wednesdays of the month at the Bob Evans restaurant, 5419 Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. New members are welcome.
Orange County Animal Services will host a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic from 3-5 p.m. at the services center, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill. The clinic will offer 1-year vaccinations for $10; additional clinics will be held monthly through November. Microchips also will be offered for $25 each, including registration fees. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. orangecountync.gov /departments/animalservices, 919-942-7387.
Survivors of Disasters Support Group
A support group for survivors of fire and other disasters meets from 6-7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in Building Three at the American Red Cross, Central NC Chapter, 4737 University Drive. 919-489-6541 ext. 337 or 333.
Moving forward after cancer
The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center offers “Cancer Transitions,” a free series of classes for patients who have completed cancer treatment and their families at Carolina Point II, 6011 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill.
Classes in Spanish will be held each Thursday from 6-8:30 p.m. April 14 through May 19. Classes in English will be held each Tuesday from 1:30-4 p.m. May 3-24. Free parking.
For more information in Spanish, call Claudia Rojas at 984-974-5800 or 919-259-0279 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information in English, call Jen Hanspal at 984-974-8100 or email@example.com.
A poetry reading and open mic is held the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com.
Tarheel Speaks & Beats
Get into the beat of the street at Tarheel Speaks & Beats, a Live and Local event featuring the UNC Beat Making Lab, Sacrificial Poets and the Town of Chapel Hill Teen Center, from 6-9 p.m. at The Plaza, 140 W. Franklin St. 140westfranklinplaza.com/series/
Hillsborough arts and crafts show
A Taste of Hillsborough arts and crafts show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, on the lawn of the Orange County Visitor’s Center, 150 E. King St. Rain date is Sunday, April 17. 919-643-2500, hillsboroughartscouncil.org.
The Carrboro Branch Library and the UNC University Libraries are offering introductory computer classes from 10-11 a.m. Saturdays in April at the Cybrary at Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Free but pre-registration is requested: 919-918-7387.
Storytime and activities for children ages 2 to 5 years old is at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Carrboro Branch Library, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill.
Walk With a Doc
The Walk With a Doc group meets at 11 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont, 100 Sprunt St., Chapel Hill. Doctors affiliated with the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance lead each walk, which is open to all but is designed for those with arthritis.
▪ The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon in the Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St.
▪ The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at 201 S. Estes Drive.
Please send calendar items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Cornucopia House Cancer Support Center offers a free Restorative Yoga class for anyone affected by cancer from 9:30-11 a.m. Sundays at Blue Point Yoga Studio, 2816 Erwin Road, Durham. 919-401-9333.
▪ Meet to send books to people in prison 1-4 p.m. Sundays at 621 Hillsborough Road, Carrboro. prisonbooks.info.
▪ Overeaters Anonymous meets 4-5 p.m. Sundays at Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsborough Road. 919-360-3789.
▪ Breastfeeding Cafe, an informal drop-in for breastfeeding moms, is 10-11 a.m. Mondays at the Red Hen, University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive.
▪ A yoga class by the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program for people with cancer, caregivers and cancer survivors is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at Carolina Pointe II, 6011 Farrington Road. Each class costs $5. unclineberger.org.
▪ Women 55 and older walk trails in Meadowmont at 3:30 p.m. Mondays. 919-967-4054, email@example.com.
▪ Anorexia Bulimia Anonymous, a 12-step program for people with eating disorders, meets 7-8 p.m. Mondays in room 17 at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill. triangleaba.wix.com/meeting.
▪ Overeaters Anonymous meets from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsborough Road: 919-259-2843. Meetings are also held from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Evergreen United Methodist Church, U.S. 15-501: 919-933-1355. Another group meets 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsborough Road. This group meets in the white building beside the main church building, directly across from Looking Glass Cafe.
▪ Gamblers Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Amity United Methodist Church, 825 Estes Drive. Call Tom at 919-460-9039.
▪ A 12-step program for relatives and friends of addicts meets 8-9 p.m. Mondays at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3638 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. 919-596-2915, nar-anon.org.
▪ Cornucopia House Cancer Support Center offers a free Restorative Yoga class for anyone affected by cancer from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill. 919-401-9333.
▪ A needlework group that creates knitted and crocheted items for charities meets 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, in Meeting Room A or C. firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Residents 50 and up play bingo from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-918-7364.
▪ A Meditation 101 class introduces beginners to meditation from 7-8:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Kosala Buddhist Center, 711 W. Rosemary St., Suite E, Carrboro. Walk-ins are welcome. meditationinchapelhill.org, KosalaEPC@gmail.com.
▪ The Chapel Hill Zen Center hosts a group with a Buddhist perspective on 12-step programs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 5322 N.C. 86. Meetings begin with 20 minutes of silent meditation. 919-265-7600, ZenandRecovery@gmail.com.
▪ The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance support group meets from 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive. 919-533-9510.
▪ The Optimist Club of Chapel Hill meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first, second and third Wednesdays of the month at the Bob Evans restaurant, 5419 Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. New members are welcome.
▪ The People of Color Meditation Group meets 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Chapel Hill Zen Center, 5322 N.C. 86. For details, email Conal or Kriti: email@example.com.
▪ An introduction to Buddhist philosophy, psychology and meditation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Kosala Buddhist Center, 711 W. Rosemary St., Suite E, Carrboro. meditationinchapelhill.org, KosalaEPC@gmail.com.
▪ The Planting Seeds Sangha group meets to study and practice the Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness and meditation from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Church of the Advocate, 8410 Merin Road, Chapel Hill. Newcomers are welcome and no experience is necessary. plantingseedssangha.org.
▪ Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays at the United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. foodaddicts.org.
To add your club to the calendar or update your group’s meeting time or location, send information two weeks in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.