New Hope Audubon Society holds a bird walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of Wild Bird Center at East Gate Shopping Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Open to birders of all skill levels. Canceled if heavy rain. For information, email David Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Blood drives for the American Red Cross are 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UNC-Chapel Hill Student Union, South Road, and 2-6 p.m. at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont, 100 Sprunt St., Chapel Hill.
Other area blood drives this week: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Building 2 at Central Carolina Community College, 764 West St., Pittsboro; and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Walgreens, 200 Hwy. 70 E., Hillsborough. redcrossblood.org, 800-733-2767
The Wednesday Market of the Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open 3-6 p.m. in Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. carrborofarmersmarket.com
Retired Navy Capt. Michael John delivers the annual Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture at 5:30 p.m. at Wilson Library, 200 South Road, UNC-Chapel Hill. A viewing of the exhibit “Doing Our Bit: UNC and the Great War” is 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. unc.live/2nHEGmr
Big Band Night
Ticket sales are underway for the 22nd annual Piedmont Farm Tour April 22-23. The event will feature tours and other activities at farms in Alamance, Chatham, Orange and Person counties. Two-day tickets: $30 advance per vehicle. The event is a fundraiser for Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. For information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2otpwT0 or carolinafarmstewards.org.
Diabetes support group
The Diabetes Education and Support Group meets 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.
A drop-in public information workshop on Orange County transit plans is 5-7 p.m. in Council Chambers at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Residents also can speak at a public hearing 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Southern Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. OurTransitFuture.com
Get a close look at owls, hawks, snakes, turtles and more at the Welcome to the Wild Kingdom program 5-7:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Wildlife Center, 364 Leigh Farm Road, Durham. Free. bit.ly/2otXmXR, piedmontwildlifecenter.org
The Peep Smackdown for teens is 5-6 p.m. at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. chapelhillpubliclibrary.org
Music on the Porch
The Music on the Porch series presents the River Kings at 5:30 p.m. at the Love House and Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Free. Bring a blanket to sit on. The concert is sponsored by the Center for the Study of the American South. south.unc.edu, unc.live/2nFZ98j
Meet the new superintendent of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools at a series of public sessions through May 8. The first event is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Carrboro High School, 201 Rock Haven Road. For information and a schedule of events, go to chccs.k12.nc.us.
Political satirist/singer Roy Zimmerman performs at 7 p.m. at Hot Tin Roof, 115 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. The concert is a fundraiser for Orange Durham Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at the door. 336-212-0138, orangedurhamau.com
The UNC-Chapel Hill Percussion ensemble performs 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall at Kenan Music Building, 125 S. Columbia St. Free. unc.live/2n3S7Ow
N.C. Science Festival
The seventh annual North Carolina Science Festival runs through April 23. More than 400 events are planned for all ages. For a schedule and ticket information, go to ncsciencefestival.org.
Most town offices in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Pittsboro and Chatham and Orange counties are closed for the Good Friday holiday.
Orange County libraries are closed Friday, April 14, and Sunday, April 16. Chatham County libraries are closed April 14-16. Chapel Hill Public Library is closed Sunday, April 16.
Garbage collections: No change in garbage or recycling collections in Chapel Hill. Yard waste will not be collected Friday. In Carrboro, garbage normally collected on Fridays will be collected one day early on Thursday, April 13. In Hillsborough, garbage and bulky items normally collected on Friday will be collected Monday, April 17.
The Orange County landfill is closed Saturday, April 15. Orange and Chatham county Solid Waste Convenience centers are closed Sunday, April 16. townofchapelhill.org, bit.ly/2nA6Lsk, townofcarrboro.org, hillsboroughnc.gov, pittsboronc.gov, orangecountync.gov, chathamnc.org
The movie “Wall-E,” rated G, screens at 3 p.m. at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. chapelhillpubliclibrary.org
2nd Friday ArtWalk
The monthly art walk is 6-9 p.m. in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. Venues feature live music, food, activities, hands-on art demonstrations and more. For information and a list of events, go to 2ndfridayartwalk.com.
▪ Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., UNC-Chapel Hill: 5-8 p.m. “Los Trompos.”
▪ The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro: Opening reception 6-8 p.m. for exhibits “Off the Grid” by William Moore and photographs by Tanya Sue Todd. Art and Poetry Treasure Hunt 6-9 p.m. with Mimi Herman, Piedmont Laureate.
▪ FRANK Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill: Opening reception 6-9 p.m. for “Defining FRANK” seventh annual members’ spotlight exhibit and “Personal Spaces” by the Karen Youth Art Group.
▪ Architure Month Firm Crawl: 6-8 p.m. at various locations.
▪ “Floraffiti: Bringing Words to Life and Life to Words”: Spoken word performances 6-9 p.m. at various locations.
Concert on the Green
The Ambassadors swing band performs at 7 p.m. at the free Concert on the Green at Southern Village, Hwy. 15-501 S., Chapel Hill. southernvillage.com
The lecture series Future Imperfect: What Science Fiction Film Tells Us About Now presents the program Refugee Anxiety at 7 p.m. at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. chapelhillpubliclibrary.org
Historic Roads Hike
The Historic Roads Hike is 10 a.m. to noon at Historic Moorefields, 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough. Cost: $5. 919-732-4941, moorefields.org
Michael McFee discusses his new book “We Were Once Here” at 11 a.m. at McIntyre’s Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village. 919-542-3030, bit.ly/29E99rw
‘All Grown Up’
Best-selling author Jami Attenberg discusses her new novel, “All Grown Up,” at 2 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com
Movies @ the Library
The movie “Arrival,” rated PG-13, screens at 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. chapelhillpubliclibrary.org
An opening reception for “Untold” by Jane Filer is 7-9 p.m. at Tyndall Galleries at University Place, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill.
▪ The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open 7 a.m. to noon in Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. carrborofarmersmarket.com
▪ The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market is open 8 a.m. to noon outside University Place, 201 S. Estes Drive. thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com
▪ The Eno River Farmers’ Market, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, is open 8 a.m. to noon. enoriverfarmersmarket.com
▪ The Hillsborough Farmers’ Market is open 8 a.m. to noon 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.
To add your club to the calendar or update your group’s meeting time or location, send information two weeks in advance to email@example.com.