Chapel Hill and area community events Wednesday, Oct. 5, through Saturday, Oct. 8.
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. Another bird walk is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. For more information, email David Anderson at email@example.com. newhopeaudubon.org
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A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 12:30-5 p.m. at Woods Charter School, 160 Woodland Grove Lane, Chapel Hill. redcrossblood.org, 800-733-2767
Caregiving at home
The Orange County Department on Aging hosts the program Mapping the Home Caregiving Journey from Family Car to Hospice: Who, Where, What, When, How and How Much? from 2-4 p.m. at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont, 100 Sprunt St., Chapel Hill. Free. To register, call 919-966-5500. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prize-winning author Elissa Altman discusses her new memoir “Treyf: My Life and an Unorthodox Outlaw” from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Room at Wilson Library, 200 South Road, UNC-Chapel Hill. unc.live/2dDlRfS
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
College in Europe
International Education Consultant Jennifer Viemont presents an informational session on attending college in Europe from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. To register, go to bit.ly/2bFUI9F.
D.G. Martin discusses his new book “North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries” at 7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com
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.
Help Orange County master gardeners spruce up the Pollinator Demonstration Garden from 8-10 a.m. at Gold Park, 415 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough. For more information, call 919-241-4822.
A voter information session is 9-10 a.m. at Durham Technical Community College Orange County Campus, 525 College Park Road, Hillsborough. Participants can register to vote, ask questions and find out more about the electoral process. Another information session, You Can Vote, is 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. For more information, call 919-245-2525.
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.
New Hope Audubon
John Hammond, a biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, discusses the red-cockaded woodpecker at the next meeting of the New Hope Audubon Society. The group meets from 7-9 p.m. at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. Visitors welcome. newhopeaudubon.org
‘Echoes of Family’
Barbara Claypole White discusses her new novel “Echoes of Family” at 7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com
Bad Movie Friday
Come laugh at the worst Hollywood has to offer from 4-6 p.m. in the Teen Room at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. Snacks provided. For more information: bit.ly/2caHm5v.
Live and Local
The fall Live and Local Music and Arts Series continues with Stories and Songs, an evening of rock ‘n’ roll storytelling and live music performances from 6-9 p.m. on the Plaza at 140 West, 140 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Free. For more information, go to bit.ly/2ctMkLb.
Movie in River Park
The Movie in the Park series screens the family-friendly film “The Good Dinosaur” at 7:15 p.m. on the lawn of River Park, South Churton Street, Hillsborough. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information: bit.ly/1PNxTg5, bit.ly/29b4Es4.
Fridays on the Front Porch
Big Fat Gap 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.
Safe Zone training
Binkley Baptist Church hosts LGBTQ Safe Zone training from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill. Free. To register, call 919-942-4964. binkleychurch.org
Barbara Claypole White discusses her new novel “Echoes of Family” at 11 a.m. at McIntyre’s Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village. Later, Elizabeth Cox discusses her book “A Question of Mercy” at 2 p.m. at the store. 919-542-3030, bit.ly/29E99rw
Cultural outreach ambassadors from UNC-Chapel Hill’s American Indian Center present the program American Indians in North Carolina from 11:15 a.m. to noon in Meeting Room B at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free; for elementary-age children. Part of the town’s observance of Indigenous People’s Day. For more information: 919-968-2777, bit.ly/2dfxRDo.
The Chatham Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties hosts a candidates forum from 2-4 p.m. in the Holmes Meeting Room at Chatham Community Library, 197 Highway 87 N., Pittsboro. The event will feature Chatham County Board of Commissioners candidates for Districts 1 and 2 and candidates for the N.C. 15B District Court. Free and open to the public.
The movie “Goosebumps” screens at 3 p.m. at the Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. Popcorn provided. Free. For more information, call 919-245-2525.
Calls for volunteers
Hillsborough is seeking volunteers for the Tourism Board and the Tourism Development Authority. Applications are available in the town clerk’s office on the Town Hall campus, 101 E. Orange St., and on the town’s website. For more information: hillsboroughnc.gov.
In Chapel Hill, the town is seeking volunteers for the Trunk-or-Treat safe trick-or-treat event Saturday, Oct. 22, at Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Aquatic Drive. Part of the Haunted H.A.C. event. For more information and to register, call Lizzie Burrill at 919-968-2798 or email email@example.com. bit.ly/2aCbHaA
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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Find a list of support groups with the Daybook calendar under the community tab at chapelhillnews.com.
▪ 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, 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 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: 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.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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