Volunteers for Carrboro Day
Volunteers for the annual Carrboro Day festival can sign up at the town’s website, carrboroday.com/301/Carrboro-Day. The event will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, on the grounds of Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. Arts and crafts, entertainment and family activities will be featured.
Guardians of the Hill
Registration is under way for the Guardians of the Hill 5K Run at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Southern Community Park in Southern Village, 1000 Sumac Road, Chapel Hill. The event is being sponsored by the Chapel Hill Police Department and will benefit special Olympics of North Carolina. A children’s Fun Run also will be held. Cost for the 5K is $20 per person through Sunday, May 1; $25 after. Registration forms are available at chpd.us. For more information: sportoften.com.
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Tickets are available for the Tropical Dreams variety show fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. Monday, May 2, at The Barn at Fearrington Village, 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, contact Nancy Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-542-3959. Proceeds from the event, sponsored by the Women of Fearrington, will benefit non-profit organizations supporting women and children in Chatham County.
Citizens Police Academy
Registration is open through May 16 for the Hillsborough Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. Up to 13 participants will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the department substation at 501 Rainey Ave. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, be an Orange County resident and have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions. Applications are available at the main police station, 127 N. Churton St., and for download at bit.ly/1SCtcoN. For more information or to register, call Senior Cpl. Tereasa King at 919-732-2441, ext. 26.
Bees shut down playground
The Town of Chapel Hill playground at North Forest Hills Park, 121 Collums Road, is closed for about two months during the nesting season for Solitary Bees. Other town playgrounds are open. For more park locations, go to townofchapelhill.org/parks.
Series on the Holy Spirit
United Church of Chapel Hill is presenting the series “Getting to Know the Holy Spirit” at 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays through May 12 in the library at the church, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more information, email Micah Royal or Suzanne Lamport at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 919-942-3540, unitedchurch.org.
Friends of the Downtown
The Chapel Hill Friends of the Downtown will meet at 10 a.m. at the Franklin Hotel, 311 W. Franklin St. Coffee and social time begin at 9:30 a.m. Rae Buckley, assistant to the Manager for Organizational and Strategic Initiatives for Chapel Hill, will speak about Downtown 2020, the community vision for the future of downtown. For more information: franklinstreetusa.com.
Get rid of unwanted confidential papers at the Orange County Shred-a-Thon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at University Place, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, in the parking lot by Willow Drive.
The walk-up event is free to residents and small businesses of Orange County and the part of the Chapel Hill in Durham County. For more information, call the Chapel Hill Police Community Services Unit at 919-932-2929.
Moving forward after cancer
The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center offers “Cancer Transitions,” a free series of classes for patients who have completed cancer treatment and their families at Carolina Point II, 6011 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill.
Classes in Spanish will be held each Thursday from 6-8:30 p.m. through May 19. Classes in English will be held each Tuesday from 1:30-4 p.m. May 3-24. Free parking.
For more information in Spanish, call Claudia Rojas at 984-974-5800 or 919-259-0279 or email@example.com. For more information in English, call Jen Hanspal at 984-974-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinic on pond maintenance
Registration for a pond maintenance information clinic is due. Interested participants should call 919-560-0558.
The soil and water conservation districts of Durham and Orange counties will present the clinic for pond owners and potential owners at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Blackwood Farm Park, 4215 N.C. Highway 86, Hillsborough. co.orange.nc.us
Live and Local
Chapel Hill’s performance series will feature performances by the UNC Art Heels and students of Broadway Bound musical theater from 6-9 p.m. on the Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St. 140westfranklinplaza.com/series.
The Hillsborough Arts Council’s Free Concert Series and the town’s Last Fridays Art Walk kick off the spring/summer season from 6-9:30 p.m.
The featured band is The Second Set, which will perform beach music at the corner of King and Churton streets. Local artists will be featured at participating downtown galleries and businesses. Food trucks, local nonprofit and children’s activities booths will be set up around the courthouse. 919-643-2500, LastFridays.org, VisitHillsboroughNC.org/calendar
Chatham County’s mulch sale is from 7:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday through May at the Solid Waste and Recycling Main Facility, 28 County Service Road, Pittsboro. Mulch is $5 per scoop, about 1 cubic yard. County staff loads the mulch. Bring a tarp to secure the mulch. Cash or checks are accepted.
Plants for children
Tomato seedling plants will be given to children beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market in the Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. The plant giveaway will continue while supplies last. Representatives from Fifth Season Gardening Co. and Kidzu Children’s Museum will assist children with planting their seedlings. Multi-instrumentalist Tim Wells will perform from 9:30-11:30 a.m. carrborofarmersmarket.com
Orange County Public Library hosts “El día de los niños/El día de los libros,” Children’s Day/Book Day, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. The event features the Takiri Dance Academy and guest readers, including, Tom Stevens, mayor of Hillsborough; Bonnie Hammersley, county manager; and Sara Stephens, CEO of the Hillsborough Chamber. bit.ly/ocplibrary
Get rid of unwanted confidential papers at the Orange County Shred-a-Thon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the drop-off recycling site behind Home Depot at the Hampton Pointe Shopping Center, 625 Hampton Point Blvd., Hillsborough.
This event will be drive-through only and will be held with cooperation from the Hillsborough Police Department. It is free for Orange County residents and small businesses. For more information, call the Chapel Hill Police Community Services Unit at 919-932-2929.
The Chapel Hill Spring Garden Tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for the tour, which continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, are $25 in advance for both days.
Tickets can be purchased at several area venues: N.C. Botanical Garden, Piedmont Feed and Garden Center, Southern Season, Southern States, Victoria Park Florist and Wild Bird Center. Tickets the day of the tour are $35 and will be available at each garden site. Children 16 and under are free with a ticketed adult. Photography is permitted.
Proceeds will support the Children's Wonder Garden, programs at the N.C. Botanical Garden and the Chapel Hill Garden Club's service projects, which include caring for the butterfly garden at the Ronald McDonald House. For more information and maps of gardens featured, visit chapelhillgardentour.net or call 919-962-0522.
The Carrboro Branch Library and the UNC University Libraries are offering introductory computer classes from 10-11 a.m. Saturdays in April at the Cybrary at Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Free; registration requested: 919-918-7387.
Animal adoption event
The Orange County Animal Services Department holds its Spring Adoption Event at the animal shelter, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill. Cat adoption fees are reduced to $50 and dog adoption fees are reduced to $60. orangecountync.gov/departments/animalservices
Storytime and activities for children ages 2 to 5 years old is at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Carrboro Branch Library, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill.
Food truck rodeo
A food truck rodeo to benefit TABLE will be held from 3-7 p.m. at Orange United Methodist Church, 1220 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Children’s activities also will be featured. bit.ly/1SNOh46
Arts Center fundraiser
The Carrboro Arts Center hosts its Always Inspiring Gala fundraiser at 6 p.m. in the ballroom of Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Peter Lamb & the Wolves will perform. Tickets are $90; bit.ly/1orc7ag.
▪ The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon in the Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St.
▪ The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at 201 S. Estes 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, 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 or C. email@example.com.
▪ 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 recovery 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.
▪ 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. plantingseedssangha.org.
▪ 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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