Chapel Hill: Community

Daybook: Oct. 26-29

Hillsborough’s monthly Last Fridays celebration features an art walk, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, throughout downtown.
Hillsborough’s monthly Last Fridays celebration features an art walk, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, throughout downtown. courtesy of Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau

Chapel Hill and area community events Wednesday, Oct. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 29.

Wednesday

Bird walk

New Hope Audubon Society holds a bird walk beginning at 7:30 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; wear long pants and walking shoes. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information on either event, email Jim Capel at jim.capel@mindspring.com.

Urban stream restoration

CHALT sponsors a public lecture on urban stream restoration from 5:30-7 p.m. in Meeting Room A at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Crystal Taylor-Goode, project manager of the restoration of Charlotte’s Little Sugar Creek, will discuss the project and lessons learned. chalt.org

‘Israeli Cuisine’

The documentary “In Search of Israeli Cuisine” screens at 6:30 p.m. at the Varsity Theater, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 919-967-8665, varsityonfranklin.com, israelicuisinefilm.com

Farmers’ market

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 in the Gathering Room at University Place, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 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.

Thursday

Blood drives

Blood drives for the American Red Cross are 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough, 430 Waterstone Drive, and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the OWASA Administration Building, 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro. redcrossblood.org, 800-733-2767

Project Connect

The 10th annual Project Connect Orange County is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill. The event will feature information on numerous services, medical care, veterans benefits, nutrition and more. Flu shots and haircuts also will be available. For more information, call 919-245-2496 or go to bit.ly/1YZdWYE.

Tax assistance

The Orange County Volunteer Connect 55+ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is seeking volunteers to assist low- and middle-income clients. An orientation session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. For more information or to register for the session, call VITA Coordinator Kathy Porter at 919-245-4240.

Business Showcase

The Chatham Community Business Showcase is noon to 5:30 p.m. in the showroom at Pittsboro Ford, 1245 Thompson St., Pittsboro. Free admission; open to the public. About 50 local businesses will offer information on their products and services. The event also will feature health screenings, fitness activities, food samples, door prizes and more. 919-742-3333, bit.ly/2dOLDKP, info@ccucc.net

Pop-up market

The last Chapel Hill Downtown Pop-up Farmers Market of the season is 3:30-5:30 p.m. on the plaza at 140 W. Franklin St. For more information, go to bit.ly/2b5bFcs.

Rabies vaccinations

The Orange County Animal Services Department holds a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic from 5-7 p.m. at Eno River Farmers Market, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. Cost: $10; cash only. Animals must be leashed or in carriers. For more information: bit.ly/1IZiLwW.

Book reading

Author Lester Levine reads and signs his book “9/11 Memorial Visions: Innovative Concepts from the 2003 World Trade Center Memorial Design Competition” from 6:30-8 p.m. at Bull’s Head Bookshop, UNC-Chapel Hill Student Stores, 207 South Road. Rescheduled from Oct. 19.

Silent auction

Made With Love Bakery holds its third annual Silent Auction Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. at The Strowd, 159 1/2 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Bakery goods and items from area businesses will be featured. Tickets: $12 at the door. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dnWdvT.

OWASA hearing

The OWASA Board of Directors hold a public hearing on a proposal to change the water rate for multi-family master-metered accounts, such as apartment complexes, at 7 p.m. at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more information, go to bit.ly/2e8BJsQ.

UNC staged reading

UNC students and local actors directed by Joseph Megel will perform a staged reading of It Can't Happen Here at 7:30 p.m. in Historic Playmakers Theatre on the 80th anniversary of the Federal Theatre Project (1935-1939) nationwide opening of Sinclair Lewis’s adaptation of his novel about the fascist takeover of the United States by a democratically elected president. Free and open to the public.

Friday

Election lecture

James Stimson, distinguished UNC-Chapel Hill professor of political science, presents the lecture “A Pre-Election Postmortem: Bringing Perspective to Factors, Away from the Events, Polls, Gaffes and Noise” at 11 a.m. at Expand Church, 114 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill. Free and open to the public. sharedlearningchapelhill.com

Last Fridays

Hillsborough’s monthly Last Fridays celebration features an art walk, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more from 6-9 p.m. throughout downtown. Rain or shine. For more information: 919-643-2500, 919-732-7741, bit.ly/1nhQmWO.

Open Studio Tour

An opening reception for the Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour exhibition is 6-9 p.m. at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, 121 N. Churton St. The 22nd annual open studio tour is Nov. 5-6 and 12-13 at 66 studio locations throughout Orange County. More than 80 artists will be featured. For more information and a studio map, go to bit.ly/2dTeJxN.

Costume Party

The Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation holds its Costume Party fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Hall at the Carolina Club, 150 Stadium Drive. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2e1XAhC.

Spirit tours

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and Orange County Community Players hold their annual Spirits of Hillsborough historic tours Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. Tickets: $12 adults, $5 children. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2do6pEC.

Saturday

Bird walk

New Hope Audubon Society holds a bird walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Wild Bird Center at East Gate Shopping Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. The group will travel to Eno River State Park. Birders of all skill levels welcome. Bring snacks and water; wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email Vern Bothwell at vbothwell@jbdlaw.com.

Hillsborough PD 5K

The Hillsborough Police Department 5K Run is 8 a.m. on South Cameron Street. The event is a fundraiser for Special Olympics North Carolina. For more information, go to bit.ly/2el4iTl.

Play at Burwell School

“Behind the Scenes: An Imagined Meeting and Conversation between Elizabeth Keckly and Anna Burwell” will be performed at 2 and 5 p.m. at the Burwell School Historic Site, 319 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. Tickets: $15. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dQ7x33.

Spooktacular

The annual Halloween Spooktacular is 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Orange County Central Recreation Center, 302 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough. Free admission. The event will feature bounce houses, games, children’s activities, a cake walk, pumpking patch treasure hunt and more. For more information, go to bit.ly/2elmJmm.

Calls for volunteers

Chapel Hill is seeking volunteers for various town boards and commissions. For more information and applications, go to bit.ly/1UwYYKb.

Hillsborough is seeking volunteers for the Tourism Board and the Tourism Development Authority. Applications are available in the town clerk’s office on the Town Hall campus, 101 E. Orange St., and on the town’s website. For more information: hillsboroughnc.gov.

Farmers’ markets

▪ 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

Please send calendar items to chnclerk@newsobserver.com.

Support groups

Find a list of support groups with the Daybook calendar under the community tab at chapelhillnews.com.

Support groups

Find a list of support groups with the Daybook calendar under the community tab at chapelhillnews.com.

Group meetings

▪ The Chapel Hill Zen Center offers meditation instruction at 9 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 5322 N.C. 86. RSVP: 919-967-0861, info@chzc.org. chzc.org.

▪ 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 2811 Hillsborough Road, Durham. 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, walkingforwomen@gmail.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. schectman@gmail.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: pocsittinggroup@gmail.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.

To add your club to the calendar or update your group’s meeting time or location, send information two weeks in advance to chnclerk@newsobserver.com.

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