Chapel Hill and area community events Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 1.
New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Wild Bird Center at Eastgate Shopping Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Birders of all skill levels may attend. Bring snacks and water; wear long pants and walking shoes. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email David Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. newhopeaudubon.org
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Friends of Downtown
The Friends of the Downtown meet from 9-10:15 a.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Networking and coffee afterward at the Root Cellar, 750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more information: franklinstreetusa.com.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Orange County Government Services Link Building, 200 S. Cameron St., Hillsborough. Another area blood drive is 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Orange County Solid Waste Administration, 1207 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill. redcrossblood.org, 800-733-2767
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 3-6 p.m. in the Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. carrborofarmersmarket.com
The Town of Chapel Hill hosts a public workshop on a proposed inclusive playground at Cedar Falls Park from 4-7 p.m. in Meeting Room A at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. For more information: bit.ly/2cUUD02.
Banned Books Week
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, celebrates the freedom to read during its Banned Books Week event. Winning artwork in the library’s annual Banned Books Trading Cards contest will be revealed daily through Saturday, Oct. 1. For more information, call 919-968-2777 or go to bit.ly/2cnb1eW.
Diabetes support group
The Diabetes Education and Support Group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Gathering Room at University Place, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. Free. Open to anyone who either has diabetes or has a friend or family member with the disease. For more information, email Diabetes.Group@yahoo.com.
The official renaming and dedication ceremony for the Jerry M. Passmore Center, previously the Central Orange Senior Center, is 10:30 a.m. at the center, 103 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough. For more information: 919-245-2015, bit.ly/2cQxQpj.
The Chapel Hill Downtown Pop-up Farmers Market is open 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 27 on the plaza at 140 W. Franklin St. For more information, go to bit.ly/2b5bFcs.
The Orange County Animal Services Department holds a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic from 5-7 p.m. at Eno River Farmers Market, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. Cost: $10; cash only. Animals must be leashed or in carriers. For more information: bit.ly/1IZiLwW.
Jennifer Brulé shares samples from her new cookbook “Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways” from noon to 1 p.m. at The Root Cellar, 750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. For more information, go to bit.ly/2cXjnpU.
Fridays on the Front Porch
Mel Melton performs from 5-8 p.m. as part of the Fridays on the Front Porch series at the Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. Food trucks will be on site. For more information, go to bit.ly/1wvnmdm.
Hillsborough’s monthly Last Fridays celebration will feature live music, an art walk, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more from 6-9:30 p.m. throughout downtown. Rain or shine. Last concert of the season; featured band is 4EverAll. For more information: 919-643-2500, 919-732-7741, hillsboroughartscouncil.org.
Ghosts of Confederacy
A Ghosts of the Confederacy tour is 6-8 p.m. in the churchyard at historic St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 210 St Marys Road, Hillsborough. The tour will begin at the Hillsborough Visitors Center and will be led by local historian Steve Peck. A portion of proceeds will help restore and maintain headstones and monuments at St. Matthew’s cemetery. Cost: $10; advance purchase required. For more information and tickets: 919-732-7741, bit.ly/2cRnDYb.
Comment on library
Orange County Public Library seeks public input on the library’s future direction at a series of countywide events. The first comment period is 6:30-9:30 p.m. during the Last Fridays celebration in Hillsborough. The next are 10:30 to noon at Carrboro Branch Library and 1-3 p.m. at the Carrboro Cybrary Saturday, Oct. 1. For more information and a complete list of upcoming public input sessions, go to bit.ly/2cHlleL. bit.ly/2dgYshl
Study the stars from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Little River Regional Park, 301 Little River Park Way, Rougemont. Representatives from Morehead Planetarium will bring high-powered telescopes for a close-up tour of the night sky. For more information and updates, call the park office after 4 p.m.: 919-732-5505.
The 10th annual Automobile Racers Reunion and Car Show is 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Occoneechee/Orange Speedway, 320 Elizabeth Brady Road, Hillsborough. Free admission. Rain or shine. The event, honoring local racing legends Curtis Turner and Ned Jarrett, will feature parade laps of classic race cars around the historic dirt track, a classic car show, autographs and more. For more information: bit.ly/2cu4AUF.
New Hope Audubon Society is sponsoring a stream water quality monitoring event at 8 a.m. at several sites on New Hope Creek. To participate, email John Kent at email@example.com by Wednesday, Sept. 28.
A low-cost rabies vaccination clinic is 9 a.m. to noon at the Orange County Animal Services Center, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill. Cost: $10. Microchips also will be offered for $25. Checks, cards and cash. Animals must be leashed or in carriers. For more information: bit.ly/1IZiLwW.
Family bird walk
New Hope Audubon Society hosts a family bird walk from 9-10:30 a.m. at Sandy Creek Park, 3510 Sandy Creek Drive, Durham. Binoculars will be available or bring your own. For more information, email Tommy Richey at firstname.lastname@example.org. newhopeaudubon.org
Gem and Mineral Show
The Central North Carolina Mineral Club hosts a Gem and Mineral Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Seymour Senior Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. Free admission.
Patrick Phillips discusses his new book “Blood at the Root” at 11 a.m. at McIntyre’s Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village. Later, D.G. Martin discusses his book “North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries” at 2 p.m. at the store. 919-542-3030, bit.ly/29E99rw
The Binkley Baptist Church Fall Festival is 1-4 p.m at the church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill. Live music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, food trucks, a fire truck and service dogs will be featured. A Blessing of the Animals ceremony will be a 4 p.m. Tarheel mascot Ramses is scheduled to attend. Free admission. For more information: 919-942-4964, binkleychurch.org.
Tennis and Toss
The Tennis and Toss Fundraiser is 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Tennis Club, 403 Westbrook Drive. The event will feature tennis and corn hole tournaments, live music, a raffle, food and more. Proceeds support Compassionate Passages and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Sunrise Rotary Club. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2cRzjKy.
Empty Bowls dinner
Tickets sales continue for the annual TABLE Empty Bowls dinner 3:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Weaver Street Market, 101 E. Weaver St., Carrboro. Tickets range from $15 to $50. Proceeds will be used to help TABLE provide hunger relief and nutrition education programs for local children.
▪ The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon in the Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. Free food waste drop-off every Saturday through September. Bring food scraps (veggie and all meat, bones and dairy) and food-related paper (paper napkins and paper plates) to be composted. carrborofarmersmarket.com
▪ The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon outside University Place, 201 S. Estes Drive. thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com
▪ The Hillsborough Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Hillsborough campus of UNC Hospital, 430 Waterstone Drive. hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org
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▪ 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 2811 Hillsborough Road, Durham. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ 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. email@example.com.
▪ 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 recovery 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ 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.wix.com/chapel-hill-nc
▪ 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.
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