A group discussion of Atul Gawande’s “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” will be held for four weeks starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Advocate, 8410 Merin Road, Chapel Hill.
Denisé Dews, clinical assistant professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work, will lead the meeting. 919-933-3221.
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Internationalist Books & Community Center hosts an open house in honor of founder Bob Sheldon on the 25th anniversary of his death from 3-5 p.m. at 101 Lloyd St., Carrboro.
Chapel Hill Bird Club
The Chapel Hill Bird Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill.
Lynn Mosley will speak about bald eagles in North America, including a pair of eagles that she documented for 22 years at a lake in Greensboro.
Blood drives for the American Red Cross will be 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Orange Water and Sewer Authority, 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro, and 2-6:30 p.m. Thursday at Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity, 110 W. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill. redcrossblood.org.
Public outreach sessions
Chapel Hill Transit’s two public outreach sessions on the North-South Corridor Study will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., and from 4-6 p.m. the same day in meeting room A of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. nscstudy.org.
In Internationalist Books and Community Center’s Herbal Series, herbalist Molly Sweetster will talk about herbs and the digestive system from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at 101 Lloyd St., Carrboro. 919-942-1740, internationalistbooks.org.
Coffee & Conversations
Mental Health America of the Triangle’s Coffee & Conversations public discussion on mental health will be at 10 a.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Register online: conta.cc/1ok3w99.
Birdman Dave visits the Carrboro Century Center in an event for ages 3 to 5 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 100 N. Greensboro St. Admission is $3.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro PTA Council’s forum for seven Orange County Board of Commissioners at-large and District 1 candidates is 7-8 p.m. in the council chambers of Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The forum will also be shown on Chapel Hill’s Gov-TV and online. chccsptacouncil.blogspot.com.
‘What is Socialism?’
The “What is Socialism?” discussion will be 7-8:30 p.m. at Internationalist Books and Community Center, 101 Lloyd St., Carrboro. Barry Maguire, part of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program, and UNC student Kerry Foerst will speak and a discussion will follow.
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.
A slide show presentation on Spain and Portugal for a planned trip to both countries in September is at 2 p.m. at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. The event is presented by the Friends of the Seymour Senior Center.
A Zumba fitness class is 7:30-9 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Admission is $3.
▪ 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.
Rare disease awareness event
The Rare Disease Coalition of N.C. hosts an event with information, kids’ activities with KIDZU, support for those with rare illnesses and a fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at University Place, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill.
Red for Cure panel
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Red for Cure panel discussion, in commemoration of National Black AIDS Awareness Day, will be 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Lane, Chapel Hill.
Special Olympics Orange County’s basketball tournament, hosted by UNC-Chapel Hill, will be 1-4:30 p.m. in Ram’s Head Recreation Center.
‘A Carolina Walk in the Woods’
Wildlife photographer Mary Sonis shares her work from 3-4:30 p.m. in room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.
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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, email@example.com.
▪ 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: 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.
▪ 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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Class at SEEDS
A free martial arts and dance class at SEEDS Community Gardens in Durham is looking for new members. The class is led by Thaddeus Bennett. For details or to join, call 919-683-1197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will accept applications for scholarships from high school seniors in the Orange County, Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Chatham County school districts until the postmark deadline of Wednesday, Feb. 24.
Merit and need-based academic scholarships are availiable. Students are required to submit an essay on three initiatives to improve racial relationships locally and in general. chcaa-dst.org.
Orange County Republican Party
The Orange County Republican Party’s Precinct Meetings and County Convention will be Thursday, March 3, at Sunrise Church, 1315 New Hope Trace, Chapel Hill.
Registration starts at 5:30 p.m., meetings begin at 6:45 p.m. and the convention starts at 7:15 p.m. orangencgop.org.