Chapel Hill and area community events Sunday, Oct. 9, through Saturday, Oct. 15.
The Carrboro Bazaar Craft and Art Market is noon to 5 p.m. at the Town Commons, 301 W. Main St. Live music, local artwork and crafts, and food and drink vendors featured. For more information, go to thebazaar.us.
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United Church of Chapel Hill holds a Neighbors Block Party from noon to 3 p.m. at the church, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. Live music, food trucks, games and more will be featured. unitedchurch.org
A blessing of the animals and pet show is 2 p.m. at Merry Hill, 2004 Ben Wilson Road, Mebane. For more information, go to merryhillweddings.net.
Sundays in Hillsborough
The Sundays in Hillsborough Concerts and Carriage Rides series presents a free concert at 2 p.m. on the lawn of the courthouse, 106 E. Margaret Lane. The 12-week series, which runs through Oct. 30, features concerts, carriage rides and activities at participating art galleries, historic sites and eateries. Carriage rides are 1-4 p.m. from the Hillsborough Visitor’s Center; cost: $10 per person. For more information, go to bit.ly/2aAsRby.
The Harvest Dinner fundraiser is 4-7 p.m. at the Eno River Farmers Market, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. The JazzTones will perform. Tickets: $75 per person. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dvYsep.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
The Town of Chapel Hill celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day with two special programs. Johnny “Blackfeather” Jeffries will discuss the creation and demonstrate primitive tools and weapons from 4-5 p.m. on the Hargraves Softball Field, 216 Roberson St. The documentary film “Survival of the Circle” will be shown from 6-8 p.m. in the gym at Chapel Hill Community Center, 120 S. Estes Drive. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dxTbCM.
The Oktoberfest Pop-Up Beer Garden is 5-9 p.m. at Kitchen, 764 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. Free admission. bit.ly/2dvSDxx
Elizabeth Cox discusses her new novel “A Question of Mercy” at 7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com
Blood drives for the American Red Cross are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UNC-Chapel Hill Student Union on South Road and from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church - Chapel Hill, 800 Market St. redcrossblood.org, 800-733-2767
Other area blood drives this week:
▪ Wednesday, Oct. 12: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Top of the Hill, 100 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.
▪ Friday, Oct. 14: 4-8:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 216 Governor Burke Road, Hillsborough.
The Orange County Dementia Education Collaborative presents the dementia basics education series What Can We Expect? from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 11, 18 and 25 at the Passmore Center, 103 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough. Free. To register, call 919-245-2453.
New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of Oak Creek Village Shopping Center, 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. Open to birders of all skill levels. Bring snacks and water; wear long pants and walking shoes. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email Jim Capel at email@example.com.
Welcome to Medicare
An informational session for anyone interested in learning more about Medicare is 1-2:30 p.m. at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Sponsored by the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program and the Orange County Department on Aging. To register to attend, call 919-968-2070.
The Town of Chapel Hill holds a public input and information session on the Transportation Impact Analysis for the Ephesus Church Road-Fordham Boulevard area from 6-7:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dKpTiA.
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
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 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.
2nd Friday Artwalk
The artwalk is 6-9 p.m. at various locations in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. Venues offer live music, food, activities, art demonstrations and more. For more information and a list of this month’s featured events, go to 2ndfridayartwalk.com.
Live and Local
The fall Live and Local Music and Arts Series continues with Autumn Jubilee, a celebration of fall with puppetry and painting by Jeghetto, crafts and games 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.
The 11th annual West End Poetry Festival is Oct. 14-15 in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. More than 20 poets are expected to attend the event, which opens with a reception and readings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. The event continues at noon Saturday, Oct. 15, with readings, workshops, discussions and more at the Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., downtown Carrboro. Free and open to the public. For more information and a schedule of events, go to westendpoetryfestival.com
The Friends of the Carrboro Library hold their annual book sale Oct. 15-16 in the cafetorium at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill. The sale is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call the library at 919-969-3006 or go to bit.ly/2dKGAdE.
Walk for Education
The 20th annual Walk for Education is 1:30 p.m. at McCorkle Place in downtown Chapel Hill. A carnival also will be held on the field at Lincoln Center, 750 S. Merritt Mill Road. Free shuttles to the walk begin at 12:30 p.m. from Chapel Hill High School and McDougle Middle School. The carnival will feature games, activities, inflatables, a Fun Zone and food. Rain or shine. publicschoolfoundation.org
The Hillsborough Handmade Parade is 2:30 p.m. beginning at Town Hall, 101 E. Orange St., and ending at Cameron Park, where a celebration featuring live music, food and more will be featured. The parade theme is “Walk of the Wild Things!” For more information, go to bit.ly/2cz6kfl.
Movies @ the Library
The monthly adult movie series shows the movie “Me Before You,” rated PG-13, at 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. For more information, call 919-968-2777 or go to chapelhillpubliclibrary.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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, 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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