Carrboro Farmers’ Market
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market will be open from 3-6 p.m. at 301 W. Main St.
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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 Sacrificial Poets present a community-wide open mic on the first Wednesday of every month, at 6:30 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com.
General Meditation Class
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.
A panel discussion on education will be 8:30-10 a.m. at Durham Technical Community College’s Orange County campus, 525 College Park Road, Hillsborough.
Downtown Pop Up Farmers’ Market
The Downtown Pop Up Farmers’ Market is open from noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays at 140 W. Franklin Plaza.
Overeaters Anonymous will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsborough Road. The group meets in the white building beside the main church building, directly across from Looking Glass Cafe.
Rabies vaccination clinic
Orange County Animal Services’ rabies vaccination clinic is 3-5 p.m. at the Animal Services Center, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill. Vaccinations cost $10. 919-942-7387, bit.ly/1IZiLwW.
Chess players are invited to the Orange County Main Library from 6-7 p.m. Thursdays on the second floor of the library at 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. If you plan to time games, bring your own clock or timer. Ages 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Survivors of Disasters Support Group
A support group for survivors of fire and other disasters meets from 6-7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in Building Three at the American Red Cross, Central NC Chapter, 4737 University Drive. 919-489-6541 ext. 337 or 333.
A poetry reading and open mic is held the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com.
Spay Neuter Day
The Orange County Animal Services Department offers free spay and neuter surgeries for pets of people who receive services from the Orange County Department of Social Services or qualify with their combined income.
To register, call Rachael Williamson (919-942-7387, extension 223) or Sarah Fallin (919-942-7387, extension 224) by Friday, Aug. 14. Spay Neuter Day services will be on Thursday, Aug. 20.
Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 910 Raleigh Road, or 2:30-7 p.m. at University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill. redcrossblood.org.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
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.
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon in the Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall at 301 W. Main St.
The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at 201 S. Estes Drive.
A fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club in Chapel Hill and Scotland County with a barbecue dinner, live auction, raffles and guests will be at 7 p.m. at Country Fried Duck, 157 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill. Organizers will accept donations, backpacks, books, school supplies and nonperishable items.
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▪ Registration for seniors and retirees for Peer Learning classes is now open. A $25 fee covers ten classes and social groups. Classes will be at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-942-3044, peerlearningofchapelhill.com.
▪ Registration for Shared Learning of Chapel Hill courses is open. The 12-week courses will meet mornings at Celebration Assembly of God Church, 114 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill. There is a $50 annual membership fee. 919-932-7356, 703-329-2933, sharedlearningchapelhill.com.
▪ N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Extension Service host a series of free workshops for local landowners. Workshops will be on Oct. 28, Nov. 16 and Jan. 9. Register by email with “wildlife” in the subject line: email@example.com.