New Hope Audubon Society holds a bird walk beginning at 8 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 Bo Howes at email@example.com.
Chatham Studio Tour
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The 24th annual Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour is noon to 5 p.m. at various locations. The tour features 53 artists. For more information, a list of artists and a map, go to chathamartistsguild.org.
Last day of the 28th annual Sculpture in the Garden outdoor exhibit at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. The display features 30 sculptures by North Carolina artists. Free. ncbg.unc.edu
Chapel Hill is accepting applications from nonprofit and for-profit housing providers for funding proposals on affordable housing development. The deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 30. For more information and application forms, go to bit.ly/2gVeuBr.
Block grant applications
Chapel Hill is accepting applications from human service, affordable housing and other nonprofit providers for Human Services and Community Development Block Grant funding in 2017-18. The deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. Forms are available online at tinyurl.com/ob9xd8o. For more information: bit.ly/2gbtqw3.
The 18th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive for the American Red Cross is 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fetzer Hall, 210 South Road, UNC-Chapel Hill. Free parking is available in the Cobb Deck off Country Club Road. To make an appointment to donate: 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org, code UNC.
MS support group
The Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group meets from 6-7:45 p.m. in Pittsboro. For location information: 919-535-4135 or PittsboroMS@gmail.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.
Bill of Rights Day
Hillsborough celebrates Bill of Rights Day with a simultaneous ringing of bells at noon in the town’s historic merchant district. The ringings will last 225 seconds, or 3 minutes and 45 seconds, in honor of the 225th Bill of Rights Day. Area churches are scheduled to participate as well the Regulator Historic Site at 200 E. King St. The public also can bring bells to ring. bit.ly/2h6Si5r
Libraries open later
The Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, opens at noon instead of 9 a.m. because of staff training. The Cybrary, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro, will open at 12:30 p.m. instead of 9 a.m. orangecountync.gov
Meet the Author
The Meet the Author Tea is 3:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. UNC-Chapel Hill professor, author, photographer and folklorist William Ferris will discuss his new book “The South in Color: A Visual Journal.” chapelhillpubliclibrary.org
Bad Movie Friday
Come laugh at the worst Hollywood has to offer at 4 p.m. in the Teen Room at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. bit.ly/2caHm5v
New Hope Audubon Society holds a bird walk beginning at 8 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The dedication ceremony for a new Occaneechi replica village is noon at River Park in downtown Hillsborough. The event will include a Tutelo prayer, ceremonial smudging, installation of palisade posts and remarks from representatives of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation. The village is scheduled to be completed in 2017. Open to the public. obsn.org
Movies @ the Library
The monthly adult movie series shows the movie “Star Trek Beyond,” rated PG-13, at 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. For more information: bit.ly/2aBq0jC.
Daytime parking is free every Saturday in December at town-owned parking lots and metered parking in downtown Chapel Hill. After 5 p.m., normal rates will be charged at Wallace Deck and the Rosemary/Columbia Lot. All public parking is free Saturday, Dec. 24, and Saturday, Dec. 31. Public parking is free year-round on Sundays. bit.ly/2fDfeKF
▪ The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open 9 a.m. to noon in the Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. The market will remain open during renovations to the Town Commons, which are scheduled to begin in December. carrborofarmersmarket.com
▪ The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market is open 9 a.m. to noon outside University Place, 201 S. Estes Drive. thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com
▪ The Hillsborough Farmers’ Market is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Hillsborough campus of UNC Hospitals, 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, 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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