Chapel Hill and local community events Sunday, Aug. 14, through Saturday, Aug. 20.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross is from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, 7215 Walnut Grove Church Road, Hurdle Mills. For directions or to schedule an appointment, call Carlye Carr at 919-732-7183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundays in Hillsborough
“The Voice” contestant Katie Basden kicks off the Sundays in Hillsborough Concerts and Carriage Rides series of free concerts with a performance at 2 p.m. on the lawn of the courthouse, 106 E. Margaret Lane.
The 12-week series, which runs through Oct. 30, will feature concerts, carriage rides and activities at participating art galleries, historic sites and eateries. Carriage rides are from 1-4 p.m. from the Hillsborough Visitor’s Center; cost: $10 per person. For more information, go to bit.ly/2aAsRby.
The PTA Thrift Shop holds a community groundbreaking to launch its Nonprofit Collaborative Venture at 9 a.m. at 117 W. Main St., Carrboro, next door to its current retail store. The NCV will focus on youth-serving organizations. Free. For more information, go to bit.ly/2aGozMd.
Public comments on one-time incentives for a proposed 100-room hotel in Pittsboro are welcome at the 6 p.m. meeting of the Chatham County Commissioners in the auditorium at Chatham Central High School, N.C. 907, Bear Creek. For more information, go to chathamnc.org.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross is from 1-5:30 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 216 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. redcrossblood.org
MS support group
The Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group meets from 6-7:45 p.m. in Pittsboro. For more information and location details, call 919-535-4135 or email PittsboroMS@gmail.com.
Welcome to Medicare
An informational class on Medicare is from 1-3 p.m. at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Sponsored by the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance, and the Orange County Department on Aging. To register, call 919-968-2070.
Free spay, neuter
Registration is due for free spay and neuter surgeries at the Orange County Animal Services Center for pets of county residents who receive public assistance. Spay-Neuter Day is Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the center, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill. For more information, call 919-942-7387, ext. 223 or 224, or go to bit.ly/1MOnEY1.
The center also is offering reduced pet adoption fees throughout August. The fees are $60 for dogs and $50 for cats.
Diabetes support group
The Diabetes Education and Support Group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. Open to anyone who either has diabetes or has a friend or family member with the disease. For more information, email Diabetes.Group@yahoo.com.
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 3-6 p.m. in the Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. carrborofarmersmarket.com
The West End Summer Film Series continues at 7 p.m. at West End Wine Bar, 450 W. Franklin St. The free series, which screens short films from area filmmakers, runs every Wednesday through Aug. 31. For more information about upcoming films, go to bit.ly/1U465qA.
The Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, hosts Interactive Family Movie Night at 6 p.m. Recommended for ages 8 and up. For more information and the movie title, call 919-245-2532.
Movies Under the Stars
Chapel Hill’s summer movie series closes its season with a screening of “Space Jam” at 8:30 p.m. at the Wallace Parking Deck, 150 E. Rosemary St. Bring lawn chairs. For more information, visit downtownchapelhill.com/movies.
Family Movie Matinee
“The Angry Birds Movie,” rated PG, screens at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. For more information: bit.ly/2aCfkNU.
Bad Movie Friday
Come laugh at the worst Hollywood has to offer from 4-6 p.m. in the Teen Room at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. For more information: bit.ly/1PIBUa3.
Fridays on the Front Porch
The Holland Brothers perform from 5-8 p.m. as part of the Fridays on the Front Porch series at the Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. Food trucks will be on site. For a complete schedule of events, go to bit.ly/1wvnmdm.
The Chatham Community Library, 197 Highway 87 N., Pittsboro, hosts Teen Night from 6-9 p.m. The free event will feature crafts, board games, Dungeons & Dragons and snacks. For more information, call 919-545-8085.
The New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7 a.m. in front of the Oak Creek Village Shopping Center, 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. Birders of all skill levels may attend. Bring snacks and water. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email Jim Capel at email@example.com.
Active Families Day
Active Families Day kicks off with a 5K run at 8 a.m. at the Orange County Sportsplex, 101 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough. Cost: $20 per person or $30 per family. The festival continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with food trucks, vendors, an open house, games, prizes, free swimming and ice skating, a raffle and more. Proceeds will benefit the Orange County Partnership for Young People. For more information, go to oc-sportsplex.com.
Julia Franks discusses her book “Over the Plain Houses” at 11 a.m. at McIntyre’s Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village. 919-542-3030, bit.ly/29E99rw
The Fairview Live community celebration is from noon to 4 p.m. at Fairview Park, 195 Torain St., Hillsborough. The free event is hosted by the Hillsborough Police Department, Fairview Community Watch and the Orange County Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation. It will feature entertainment, children’s activities, information booths and more. For more information, go to bit.ly/2bgkgvd.
Archaeology for Kids
Uncover clues on how people lived 200 years ago from 1-4 p.m. at Leigh Farm Park, 370 Leigh Farm Road, Chapel Hill. Free drop-in program. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for ages 5-14. For more information, call 919-471-1623, option 2, or go to bit.ly/2aSO0xq.
Movies @ the Library
The monthly adult movie series shows the movie “Hail, Caesar!,” rated PG-13, at 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. For more information: bit.ly/2aBq0jC.
Benefit for WCOM
A fundraiser for community radio station WCOM begins at 7 p.m. at the Kraken, 2823 Highway 54, Chapel Hill. Live music and food trucks will be featured.
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.
Empty Bowls dinner
Tickets sales are under way for the annual TABLE Empty Bowls dinner from 3:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Weaver Street Market, 101 E. Weaver St., Carrboro. Tickets range from $15 to $50. Proceeds will be used to help TABLE provide hunger relief and nutrition education programs for local children. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 919-636-4860; at tablenc.org/empty-bowls; at TABLE, 205 W. Weaver St.; or at Weaver Street Market. For more information, go to bit.ly/11wSz8z.
▪ The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon in the Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. Free food waste drop-off every Saturday through September. Bring food scraps (veggie and all meat, bones and dairy) and food-related paper (paper napkins and paper plates) to be composted. carrborofarmersmarket.com
▪ The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon outside University Place, 201 S. Estes Drive. thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com
▪ The Hillsborough Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Hillsborough campus of UNC Hospital, 430 Waterstone Drive. hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org
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Find a list of support groups with the Daybook calendar under the community tab at chapelhillnews.com.
▪ 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 or C. firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ 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: 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.
▪ 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.wix.com/chapel-hill-nc
▪ 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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