Chapel Hill and local community events Wednesday, Aug. 24, through Saturday, Aug. 27.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Administration Building of the Orange Water and Sewer Authority, 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro. For an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and enter “OWASA.” Or call 919-537-4370 or 800-733-2767.
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Teacher Supply Store
The 10th annual Teacher Supply Store is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 1714 Legion Road, Chapel Hill. Teachers and social workers with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will receive vouchers they can use for classroom supplies. For more information, call 919-968-8819, ext. 2, or go to publicschoolfoundation.org.
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
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 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 Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce hosts a regional development briefing, “Spaces and Places,” from 8-10 a.m at the Sheraton Chapel Hill, 1 Europa Drive. For more information and to register, call 919-357-9988 or go to bit.ly/2boaVBf.
The Chapel Hill Downtown Pop-up Farmers Market opens Thursday, Aug. 25, on the plaza at 140 W. Franklin St. Market hours are 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 27. For more information, go to bit.ly/2b5bFcs.
Meet the publisher
Meet Talia Sherer of Macmillan Publishing from 3:30-5 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. For more information: bit.ly/2bnXmSs.
Coffee with cops
Share a cup of coffee with Chapel Hill police officers from 6-8 p.m. in Meeting Room A at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Participants can ask questions and voice concerns. For more information, go to bit.ly/2byhuPw.
The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra performs from 7-9 p.m. on the green at Southern Village in Chapel Hill. southernvillage.com
Input on trail
The Orange Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors is seeking public comment on a possible Mountains-to-Sea Trail on OWASA land near the Cane Creek Reservoir. The meeting is at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber at the Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. owasa.org
Adam Jones discusses his debut novel “Fate Ball” at 7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com
Hillsborough’s monthly Last Fridays celebration features live music, an art walk, artist receptions, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more from 6-9:30 p.m. throughout downtown. Rain or shine. For more information: 919-643-2500, 919-732-7741, bit.ly/29VXd4M. For a list of exhibits and a map, go to bit.ly/1nhQmWO.
Fridays on the Front Porch
Acoustic Manner performs 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 Alliance for Historic Hillsborough is hosting an After Dark Tour of the Old Town Cemetery from 7:30-9:30 p.m. beginning at the Hillsborough Visitor’s Center, 150 E. King St. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St., or by calling 919-732-7741. For more information, go to bit.ly/2biTkYi.
The Chapel Hill Fire Department presents the fire safety puppet show “Johnnie Joins the Fire Department” at 11 a.m. in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. For more information, go to bit.ly/2bt3FkZ.
Learn how to decorate your home on a budget. MH Designs presents “How I Decorated My House Using the ReStore” at 11 a.m. at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 5501 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Free. Refreshments will be served. Registration requested; go to bit.ly/2aTvsxK.
Pushcart Prize nominee Danny Johnson discusses his book “The Last Road Home” at 11 a.m. at McIntyre’s Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village. 919-542-3030, bit.ly/29E99rw
A summer carnival is being held from 1-4 p.m. at Brookdale Meadowmont, 100 Lanark Road, Chapel Hill. A bounce house, food, games and more will be featured. The event is a fundraiser for the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, call 919-918-7600.
Hoots and Howls
The Hoots and Howls program is from 7-8:30 p.m. at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, 6001 Turkey Farm Road, Chapel Hill. The event will feature a hike to listen for owls and coyotes and search for frogs and salamanders. Free. For ages 5 and older. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2b5cwI3.
River Park concert
A free concert featuring area musicians is from noon to 7:30 p.m. at River Park, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. The event also will feature a food court, beer and wine garden, informational booths and more. For more information, go to riverparkconcert.org.
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.
▪ 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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▪ 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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