Chapel Hill: Community

Daybook: April 5-8

Several area community egg hunts are scheduled this weekend. Above, participants check out the bounty of eggs collected at a hunt last year.
Several area community egg hunts are scheduled this weekend. Above, participants check out the bounty of eggs collected at a hunt last year. News & Observer File Photo

Wednesday

Blood drives

A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 12:30-5 p.m. at Carrington Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, 120 N. Medical Drive.

Other blood drives this week: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Cedar Ridge High School, 1125 New Grady Brown School Road, Hillsborough, and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Chatham County Agriculture Building, 45 South St., Pittsboro. redcrossblood.org, 800-733-2767

Wednesday Market

The Wednesday Market of the Carrboro Farmers’ Market reopens in Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. Operating hours are 3-6 p.m. A food truck rodeo follows from 6-9 p.m. carrborofarmersmarket.com

‘Little Gandhi’

The award-winning documentary “Little Gandhi” screens at 6:30 p.m. in Union Auditorium, 3103 South Road, UNC-Chapel Hill. Free. A discussion will follow. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Traffic discussion

Traffic concerns in Southern Village will be discussed at a 7 p.m. meeting in Ascension Hall at Christ United Methodist Church, 800 Market St., Chapel Hill. Representatives with the Town of Chapel Hill will discuss findings from a recent study of neighborhood traffic patterns and safety. bit.ly/2nHuaLC, southernvillage.org

‘Surgeon in the Village’

Tony Bartelme discusses his book “A Surgeon in the Village: An American Doctor Teaches Brain Surgery in Africa” at 7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com

PlayMakers

PlayMakers Repertory Co. presents the musical “My Fair Lady” April 5-29 in Paul Green Theatre at the Center for Dramatic Art, 250 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. Tickets: $15-$57. 919-962-7529, playmakersrep.org

Eno Gallery

An exhibit of paintings by Margaret Scanlan has opened at the Eno Gallery, 100 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. The exhibit, “Far Afield,” runs through April 25. 919-883-1415, enogallery.net

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

Garden workday

A volunteer workday is 8-10 a.m. in the pollinator demonstration garden at Gold Park, 415 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough. Participants are asked to bring weeding tools, gloves, pruners and a pail for weeds. For more information: 919-241-4822, va.harris.fam@gmail.com.

Library book sales

▪ The Spring Book Sale for the Chatham Community Library is April 6-8 at the library, 197 N.C. 87 N., Pittsboro. friendsccl.org

▪ The Big Book Sale for Chapel Hill Public Library is April 7-9 at the library, 100 Library Drive. Membership in Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library required for Friday, April 7, event. bit.ly/2bSmt1e

Arts grants

The Orange County Arts Commission holds an information session on arts grants at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Link Government Services Building, 200 S. Cameron St., Hillsborough. Another session is 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in Meeting Room C at Chapel HIll Public Library, 100 Library Drive. 919-245-2335, artsorange.org/grants, artsorange.org

Dames in the Kitchen

The Dames in the Kitchen fundraiser for the Interfaith Food Shuttle is 6:30-9 p.m. at the Root Cellar, 750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. Tickets: $65; bit.ly/2mJrVZp. lesdamesnc.com

New music

A concert featuring new music from the Composition Studio is 7:30 p.m. at Person Recital Hall, 181 E. Cameron Ave., UNC-Chapel Hill. Free. unc.live/2nstQAa

New Hope Audubon

New Hope Audubon Society meets 7-9 p.m. at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. Free and open to the public. newhopeaudubon.org

N.C. Science Festival

The seventh annual North Carolina Science Festival runs through April 23. More than 400 events are planned for all ages. Special programs include An Evening with Astronaut James Lovell 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill, 114 E. Cameron Ave. Tickets: $18-$65; 919-843-3333, bit.ly/2lL8zm8. For a schedule and ticket information, go to ncsciencefestival.org.

Oral health

Registration is due for a free informational oral health program for seniors 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 12, at the Passmore Center, 103 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough. 919-245-2016, tcolville@orangecountync.gov, bit.ly/2bbQx2M

Friday

Arts Everywhere Day

The UNC-Chapel Hill campuswide arts celebration is noon to 9 p.m. The event will feature performances, exhibits, activities and tours. unc.live/2nEJlFO

Black and Blue Tour

The Black and Blue Tour, part of the Priceless Gem Tour series, is 3-4 p.m. The free walking tour begins at the UNC-Chapel Hill Visitors’ Center, 250 E. Franklin St. RSVP: uncvisitorscenter@unc.edu. unc.edu/visitors

Bad Movie Friday

Come laugh at the worst Hollywood has to offer 4-6 p.m. in the Teen Room at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. chapelhillpubliclibrary.org

Live and Local

Chapel Hill’s sixth annual Live and Local music and arts series kicks off its season from 6-9 p.m. on the Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St. This week’s program, Spring Fling, will feature music, a stilt walker, the Easter Bunny and children’s activities. The town also will turn the fog mist of the “Exhale” outdoor sculpture on for the season. bit.ly/2opUNlB, 140westfranklinplaza.com

UNC Opera

The UNC-Chapel Hill Opera performs at 8 p.m. at Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave., UNC-Chapel Hill. Tickets: $10. unc.live/2o1FLGQ

Saturday

Bird walk

New Hope Audubon Society holds a bird walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Wild Bird Center at East Gate Shopping Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. For birders of all skill levels. Canceled if heavy rain. For information, email Tommy Richey at tsrichey@gmail.com.

American Legion property

A public design and planning charrette on the future use of the American Legion Post 6 property is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Legion Hut, 1714 Legion Road, Chapel Hill. Residents may share their ideas at the meeting. To RSVP, go to bit.ly/2oE6QvR. For more information, go to bit.ly/2oDTqjs.

Egg hunts

Several area community egg hunts are scheduled. Children will be divided into age groups for the hunts. Free, unless noted. Bring a basket or other container for eggs.

▪ The Food-Free Easter Egg Hunt is 10 a.m. to noon at Gold Park, 415 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough. Cost: $2-$5 per child. Rain or shine. bit.ly/2naygZM

▪ The Chapel Hill egg hunt is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southern Community Park, 1000 Sumac Road. Hunts scheduled: ages 2-4, 11:30 a.m.; 5-7, noon; and 8-10, 12:30 p.m. The event also will feature children’s activities, the Easter Bunny, games and inflatables. Rain date: 1-4 p.m. April 9. townofchapelhill.org/egghunt

▪ Chatham County’s annual egg hunt is 10 a.m. at the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College, 764 West St. The event also will feature the Spring Into Safety Event, children’s activities and inflatables. bit.ly/2nYoRs2

▪ The Carrboro egg hunt is noon to 2 p.m. at Henry Anderson III Community Park, 302 N.C. 54 W. Hunts scheduled: ages 2-4, 12:15 p.m.; 5-7, 12:35 p.m.; and 8-10, 12:55 p.m. The event also will feature children’s activities and games. Rain date: noon to 2 p.m. April 9. The town’s Flashlight Egg Hunt, for ages 11-14, is 8:20 p.m. at Wilson Park, 101 Williams St. Registration at 7:45 p.m.; bring your own flashlight. Registration at 7:45 p.m. Free. Rain date: April 9. bit.ly/2o9IScv, townofcarrboro.org

▪ The Orange County egg hunt is noon to 3 p.m. at River Park, 140 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. Hunts scheduled: ages 2-4, 12:30 p.m.; 5-7, 12:45 p.m.; and 8-10, 1 p.m. The event also will feature children’s activities, inflatables, the Easter Bunny, crafts and games. bit.ly/2nEWz58, orangecountync.gov

▪ The Hillsborough Police Department holds its third annual Easter egg hunt and costume contest for dogs 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Gold Park, 415 Dimmocks Mill Road. Dogs must be on a leash, non-aggressive and current on vaccinations. Participants will be required to sign a waiver and release form. bit.ly/2ocrXbX, hillsboroughnc.gov

Wildflower Hike

The eighth annual spring Wildflower Hike is 10 a.m. to noon at Historic Moorefields, 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough. Cost: $5. 919-732-4941, moorefields.org

‘Rabbit Cake’

Annie Hartnett discusses her debut novel “Rabbit Cake” at 11 a.m. at McIntyre’s Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village. 919-542-3030, bit.ly/29E99rw

At 7 p.m., she discusses the book at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com

Writing workshop

The program What Are You Writing? A Workshop with Richard Krawiec is noon to 2 p.m. at Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. Recommended for teens and adults. To register, call 919-245-2536. orangecountync.gov

Photo contest exhibit

Winners of the Will Grossman Memorial Photo Competition will be announced 5-7 p.m. at Through This Lens, 303 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham. Free and open to the public. An exhibit showcasing the winners and selected submissions will be on display at the gallery through May 13. throughthislens.com

Farmers’ markets

▪ The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open 7 a.m. to noon in Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. carrborofarmersmarket.com

▪ The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market is open 8 a.m. to noon outside University Place, 201 S. Estes Drive. thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com

▪ The Eno River Farmers’ Market, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, is open 8 a.m. to noon. enoriverfarmersmarket.com

▪ The Hillsborough Farmers’ Market is open 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Hillsborough campus of UNC Hospitals, 430 Waterstone Drive. hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org

Please send calendar items two weeks in advance to chnclerk@newsobserver.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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