Carrboro Farmers’ Market
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market will be open from 3-6 p.m. at 301 W. Main St.
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A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 4-8:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 216 Governor Burke Road, Hillsborough. redcrossblood.org.
People of Color Meditation Group
The People of Color Meditation Group meets 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Chapel Hill Zen Center, 5322 N.C. Highway 86. For details, email Conal or Kriti: email@example.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.
Downtown Pop Up Farmers’ Market
The Downtown Pop Up Farmers’ Market is open from noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays, through Sept. 10, 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.
PRIMETIME Business Expo
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Hillsborough Chambers of Commerce host the PRIMETIME Business Expo from 4-7:30 p.m. at 100 Friday Center Drive. Admission is free with a business card. carolinachamber.org/PRIMETIME.
Good Neighbor Block Party
Chapel Hill’s Good Neighbor Initiative Neighborhood Night Out and Block Party is at 5 p.m. at the Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St. The Good Neighbor Initiative encourages UNCstudents who live off campus to meet their neighbors and work with them to build community and keep neighborhoods clean and safe. Free food, live music, games, prizes and more.
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.
The Orange Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors will hold a public meeting on possible changes in recreation at the Cane Creek Reservoir at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the OWASA Administration Building, 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro. bit.ly/1UrG3eV.
Panel on election laws
A panel discussion on new election laws with the Board of Elections directors from Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties, is at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.
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.
Peer Learning talk
Peer Learning will host emergency medical technician David Stilkin for a discussion on preventing falls at home at 10:30 a.m. in the lounge at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill. 919-942-3044, peerlearningofchapelhill.com.
Tar Heel Downtown
The Tar Heel Downtown rally with music by the Transit Vocal Band, kids’ activities and more is 6-9 p.m. on the Plaza at 140 West.
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.
Triangle Scrabble Tournament
The Triangle Scrabble Tournament for all ages is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. Registration costs $20 and North American SCRABBLE Players Association membership is required. trianglescrabble.com.
A workshop on “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Challenges and Hope for Parents and Providers,” sponsored by the Family Advocacy Network of Mental Health America of the Triangle, will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Freedom House Recovery Center, 102 New Stateside Drive, Chapel Hill.
Register by Thursday. mhatriangle.org.
Colonial Kids Day
The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough’s annual Colonial Kids Day event is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Burwell School Historic Site, 319 N. Churton St.
There will also be spinning and weaving demonstrations and activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orange County Historical Museum, 201 N. Churton St. A walking tour starts at 11 a.m. at the Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St. Tickets cost $5.
Speak Up! Toastmasters’ Club Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce building, 104 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. All are welcome. speakuptmc.org.
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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.