Donate blood to the American Red Cross from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at New Sharon United Methodist Church, 1601 New Sharon Church Road, Hillsborough.
Another blood drive will be from 2-6 p.m. Monday at UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont, 100 Sprunt St., Chapel Hill. redcrossblood.org.
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Family Science Day: Take Flight
Kids will learn about flying machines, insects and animals from 1-4 p.m. at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.
Along with the kids’ activities, there will be presentations on bird conservation, flight on other planets and research on vultures and gliding lizards. The “Take Flight” show will be at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. moreheadplanetarium.org.
Patty Cole reads from her book, “A Way I Sing,” from 4-5 p.m. at The Joyful Jewel, 44-A Hillsboro St., Pittsboro.
Mediterranean Deli’s third annual benefit dinner for TABLE is 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 410 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.
Tickets for dinner, beer and wine are $45. There will also be a silent auction. All of the money raised will be used to give food to children in need in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. bit.ly/1SHeTnF.
Fareed Zakaria will discuss “In Defense of a Liberal Education” at 5:30 p.m. in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Genome Sciences Auditorium.
Dr. Patricia Leigh will lead a seminar, “Save Your Child’s Brain from Electronics,” as part of Brain Awareness Month at the Chapel Hill Brain Centre from 6-7 p.m. at 6110 Falconbridge Road, suite 100.
Sign up online: chapelhillbrain.com.
In Internationalist Books and Community Center’s Herbal Series, herbalist Molly Sweetster will give health advice for spring from 7-8:30 p.m. at 101 Lloyd St., Carrboro. 919-942-1740, internationalistbooks.org.
A two- to three-hour bird walk with the New Hope Audubon Society starts at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Wild Bird Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.
Bring snacks and water. If there is heavy rain, the event will be canceled. For more, email David Anderson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization hosts a public hearing on the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan with elected officials at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Durham City Hall Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza.
A drop-in workshop will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Durham Station Transportation Center, 515 W. Pettigrew St.
Personal History Class
Members of the Shared Learning Association of Chapel Hill’s Personal History Class present their writing from 1:30-3 p.m. in meeting room A of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. The program is “Effects of War: Refugees, Immigrants, Home Front.”
Bible scholar Bart Ehrman reads from “Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed and Invented Their Stories of the Savior” at 3 p.m. at Bull’s Head Bookshop at the UNC-Chapel Hill Student Stores.
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.
Peer Learning talk
Alan Ziegler discusses “What If We Viewed Aging as a Disease Instead of a Natural Part of Life” at 10:30 a.m. at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, 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.
Dr. Druscilla French will give a lecture, “Mythology and Star Wars: The Collaboration of Joseph Campbell and George Lucas,” from 3-5 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.
The presentation is sponsored by the C.G. Jung Society of the Triangle.
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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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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 email@example.com.
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.