Chapel Hill and area community events Sunday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Oct. 22.
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. Birders of all skill levels welcome. Bring snacks and water; wear long pants and walking shoes. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email Jim Capel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bo Howes at email@example.com.
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The Friends of the Carrboro Library’s annual book sale continues from 1-4 p.m. in the cafetorium at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill. Bring a bag and fill it for $6. For more information, call the library at 919-969-3006 or go to bit.ly/2dKGAdE.
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.
Pooja Chilukuri discusses her memoir “And Then There Was Jesus” at 2 p.m. at McIntyre’s Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village. 919-542-3030, bit.ly/29E99rw
The Alberto Ginastera Centennial Celebration is 3-5 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall at Kenan Music Building, 125 S. Columbia St., UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Tickets: $15. For more information, go to unc.live/2dO2Fx8.
Empty Bowls dinner
The fourth annual TABLE Empty Bowls dinner is 3:30-7 p.m. on the lawn at Weaver Street Market, 101 E. Weaver St., downtown Carrboro. The fundraiser also will feature live music, a silent auction, a raffle and more. Tickets range from $15 to $50. Proceeds will help TABLE provide hunger relief and nutrition education programs for local children. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2e1pucJ. tablenc.org
Faith & the Arts
Singer-songwriter Mary Rocap performs at 4 p.m. as part of the Faith & the Arts series at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough. Tickets are $10. Tickets will be available at the door, or call 919-732-9308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jill Ridky-Blackburn discusses the history of Coker Hills neighborhood from 7-8:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. bit.ly/2e5OOTc
Peace of Mind
The program Peace of Mind: How Poetry Can Help You De-stress, De-clutter and Finally Lose Those Unwanted Fifteen Pounds” is 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. 919-245-2525
The UNC-Chapel Hill Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band perform a scholarship benefit concert from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 140 E. Cameron Ave. Tickets: $10. For more information: unc.live/2dZZDpV.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 2-6 p.m. at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont, 100 Sprunt St., Chapel Hill. redcrossblood.org, 800-733-2767
Other area drives this week:
▪ 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Orange High School, 500 Orange High School Road, Hillsborough.
▪ 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Lowe's Home Improvement, 121 Lowes Drive, Pittsboro.
MS support group
A self-help group for people with multiple sclerosis and their caregivers is 6-7:45 p.m. For location details and other information, email PittsboroMS@gmail.com or call 919-535-4135.
Jonathan Lethem discusses his new novel “A Gambler’s Anatomy” at 7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com
New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk 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 sturdy shoes. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email Vern Bothwell at email@example.com.
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
Author Lester Levine reads and signs his book “9/11 Memorial Visions: Innovative Concepts from the 2003 World Trade Center Memorial Design Competition” from 6:30-8 p.m. at Bull’s Head Bookshop, UNC-Chapel Hill Student Stores, 207 South Road.
D.G. Martin discusses his new book “North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries” at the Meet the Author Tea from 3:30-5 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. For more information, go to bit.ly/2e5GK4T.
The Chapel Hill Downtown Pop-up Farmers Market is open 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays on the plaza at 140 W. Franklin St. For more information, go to bit.ly/2b5bFcs.
Brent Glass discusses his book “50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S.” at 7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com
The Carolina Mountain Dulcimers meet at 7 p.m. at Carol Woods Retirement Community, 750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill. Players of all levels may attend. All string instruments welcome. For more information, call or email Shirley Ray at 919-929-5359 or ShirleyRay@aol.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. For more information: bit.ly/1PIBUa3.
Family Movie Matinee
The movie “The Haunted Mansion,” rated PG, screens at 4 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. Popcorn provided. For more information: bit.ly/2aCfkNU.
Live and Local
The fall Live and Local Music and Arts Series continues with Pumpkins in the Plaza, a early celebration of Halloween with live music by Spookcase, a costume contest, trick-or-treating and 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.
Janice Y. K. Lee discusses her new book “The Expatriates” at 2 p.m. at McIntyre’s Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village. 919-542-3030, bit.ly/29E99rw
Chapel Hill holds Haunted H.A.C. at 5 p.m. at Homestead Aquatic Center, 300 Northern Park Drive. Free. The event will feature games, ghost stories, food trucks, a costume parade, a Trunk or Treat and a Dive-in Movie, “The Addams Family,” rated PG-13. For more information, go to bit.ly/2aCbHaA.
Evening with Elvis
The Chapel Hill Service League holds An Evening with Elvis from 7-9 p.m. at the UNC-Chapel Hill Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive. The event, featuring tribute performer Keith Henderson, is a fundraiser for the league’s Christmas House outreach program for families. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $30-$40. For more information and tickets, go to chapelhillserviceleague.com.
Calls for volunteers
Chapel Hill is seeking volunteers for various town boards and commissions. For more information and applications, go to bit.ly/1UwYYKb.
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.
▪ 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
Please send calendar items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 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.
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.