A cat adoption event will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Petco South Square, 4011 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, and in several foster homes on Monday.
Independent Animal Rescue has reduced the adoption fee for cats at least 1 year old from $100 to $50 until the end of January. animalrescue.net.
Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorations
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosts events to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work from this Sunday through next Sunday. A complete schedule is online: bit.ly/1GksOLd.
Chapel Hill Transit will operate Saturday routes on Monday. CM, CW, D, FG, JN and T will operate; the Hillsborough Express 420 route and weekend U and NU routes will not. EZ Rider is available 8:15 a.m. to 6:52 p.m.
GoTriangle will follow a schedule with reduced service on Monday: gotriangle.org/maps-and-schedules.
In Chapel Hill, thre will be no garbage collection on Monday. It will be picked up on Wednesday instead.
‘Building on Yesterday’s Dream’
The event starts from 9-10:15 a.m. at the Peace & Justice Plaza, continues with a march to First Baptist Church and ends with a church service led by Dr. Reginald Hildebrand.
Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 1-5:30 p.m. Monday at Hargraves Recreation Center, 216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill. This blood drive is the 26th Annual MLK Blood Drive sponsored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Two more blood drives will be from 4-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 216 Governor Burke Road, Hillsborough, and 2-6 p.m. Friday at Hillsborough United Methodist Church, 130 W. Tryon St. redcrossblood.org.
The Chapel Hill Public Library offers drop-in sessions for those who want help learning to use new devices and downloading books from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 28, at 100 Library Drive.
Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group
A group for people with multiple sclerosis and those close to them meets from 6-7:45 p.m. at the Chatham Community Library, 197 N.C. Highway 87 N. Walk-ins are welcome. For details or to RSVP, contact Eileen: 919-535-4135, PittsboroMS@gmail.com.
Chapel Hill’s public outreach sessions on the North-South Corridor Study will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Children’s Hospital stage area, 101 Manning Drive; 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at Southern Village, 410 Market St.; and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at UNC Carolina Union, West Lounge, 3103 South Road.
Discussion on Medicaid expansion
The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties hosts “Status of Medicaid Expansion: What’s on the Political Horizon” at 6:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.
Planting Seeds Sangha
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.
Meet the Author Tea
A Meet the Author Tea with Dr. Damon Tweedy starts with refreshments at 3:30 p.m. and the program 4-5 p.m. in meeting room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.
Taylor Brown reads from “Fallen Land” at 7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill.
▪ The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 9 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.
Free throw contest
The Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest for ages 9 to 14 starts with registration at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Thomas More Catholic School gym, 920 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill.
Participants must bring proof of their age and written permission from their parents. Winners will move on to a district-wide competition.
The Chapel Hill/Carrboro Mothers Club’s annual preschool fair is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St.
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▪ 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 621 Hillsborough Road, Carrboro. 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. 919-968-2780.
▪ 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 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.
▪ 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.
▪ 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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