A meeting for downtown business owners and managers to discuss loading and unloading zones for delivery vehicles will start at 9:30 a.m. in the meeting room in Northside Gym at Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St.
Carrboro Farmers’ Market
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market will be open from 3-6 p.m. at 301 W. Main St.
Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 4-8:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 216 Governor Burke Road, Hillsborough. redcrossblood.org.
Food truck rodeo
A food truck rodeo to celebrate participants in the Senior Games will be from 4:30-8 p.m. at the Robert & Pearl Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. Admission is free; the first 100 people will receive a voucher for Chirba Chirba dumplings.
Northside Elementary School Walk & Talk
The Northside Elementary School Walk & Talk tour of North Carolina’s first LEED Platinum School will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at 350 Caldwell St., Chapel Hill. Drinks at Carolina Brewery will follow. Register online: bit.ly/1byE61a.
Economic historian Dave Shreve will talk about “Myths that Shape Economic Development” from 6-8 p.m. in meeting room A of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. chalt.org.
Harvey Richmond will give a presentation on clean energy plans at 6 p.m. in meeting room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. bit.ly/1DEIEJp.
Public information meeting
A public information meeting with the Eno River Hydrilla Management Task Force will be at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 230 in the Whitted Building, 300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough.
General Meditation Class
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.
Steve Peck will give a lecture about Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly at 7 p.m. at the Burwell School Historic Site, 319 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. Reservations are not required but seating is limited. 919-732-7451, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Downtown
The Friends of the Downtown will meet for coffee at 9:30 a.m. and speakers at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the Franklin Hotel, 311 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.
Overeaters Anonymous will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsborough Road. The group meets in the white building beside the main church building, directly across from Looking Glass Cafe.
Chess players are invited to the Orange County Main Library from 6-7 p.m. Thursdays on the second floor of the library at 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. If you plan to time games, bring your own clock or timer. Ages 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Durham, Alamance and Orange counties request residents’ thoughts and questions on a regional hazard mitigation plan for the three-county “Eno-Haw” area from 6-8 p.m. at the Durham County Emergency Management Office, 2422 Broad St.
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon in the Carrboro Town Commons, beside Town Hall at 301 W. Main St.
The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at 201 S. Estes Drive.
Kids with special needs or disabilities are invited to learn about bike safety and try adaptive bikes from 9 a.m. to noon at Fire Station No. 4 Training Grounds, 101 Weaver Dairy Road. Friends, siblings, families and caregivers are welcome. Registration is required. bit.ly/1DTIlO0.
Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day will start with the Comics for a Cure 5K at 9 a.m. comicsforacure.itsyourrace.com.
Free Comic Book Day starts at 10 a.m. at Ultimate Comics, 6120 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill. ultimatecomics.com.
Beyond the Bin
Sandy Skolochenko, Chatham County Waste Reduction Coordinator, will lead a program on recycling in Chatham County from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling main facility, 28 County Services Road. Call to register: 919-545-8044.
Retired N.C. State professor Gary Davis will talk about how birds breathe and fly and how ducks stay underwater from 11-11:30 a.m. and 2-2:30 p.m. at Wild Birds Unlimited, 1806 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Paws4ever will host Paw-Di Gras, a masquerade and auction, from 7-10 p.m. at Performance Subaru, 1810 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Chapel Hill. Tickets cost $25 in advance, VIP tickets cost $40 and tickets cost $35 the day of the event. bit.ly/1FuNPwG.
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A support group for parents of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder meets from 6:15-8 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Burwell School Historic Site will host free tours at 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 319 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. The buildings and grounds are open for self-guided tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the same days. There will be tours as requested from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. 919-732-7451, burwellschool.org.