Chapel Hill: Community



Bird walks

Vern Bothwell will lead a two- to three-hour bird walk. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Wild Bird Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Birdwatchers of all skill levels are welcome. Tom Driscoll will lead another two- to three-hour walk, also starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Wild Bird Center, on Saturday. For more information, email David Anderson:

Windows into Waldorf

A tour of the Emerson Waldorf School’s programs with information from the school’s students and parents will be 8:45-10:30 a.m. at 6211 New Jericho Road, Chapel Hill. Registration is requested: 919-967-1858 or

Carrboro Farmers’ Market

The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open 3-6 p.m. at 301 W. Main St.


Meet the Author

Charles Thompson will discuss his book, “Border Odyssey: Travels Along the U.S.-Mexico Divide,” at 4 p.m. in meeting room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Refreshments will be before the event at 3:30 p.m.


Arbor Day

Chapel Hill’s Arbor Day celebration is at 11 a.m. near the town’s Housing Department offices where Tanyard Branch Trail crosses Caldwell Street.

While North Carolina celebrates Arbor Day on the first Friday after March 15, Chapel Hill uses the first Friday after Nov. 15. This year, Northside Elementary School students will plant an “October Glory” red maple tree.


Farmers’ markets

▪ 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.


The Carrboro United Methodist Women hold a Tag Sale for Missions at 8 a.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall at 200 Hillsborough Road, Carrboro. The group will sell country ham and sausage biscuits, baked goods, gifts and more.

Panel discussion

The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties and the Chapel Hill-Durham branch of the American Association of University Women will host a discussion on domestic violence and gun violence against women at 10 a.m. in meeting room A of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.


The Chapel Hill Public Library will have writing parties for National Novel Writing Month from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays in meeting room C at 100 Library Drive.


A “Frozen” screening, winter wonderland and crafts will be 2-6 p.m. at 300 E. Main St., Carrboro.

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Coming up

▪ The Chapel Hill Public Library offers health insurance signup assistance during the open enrollment period from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31. To make an appointment to meet with Certified Application Counselors and Navigators, call 919-968-2780 or go to

▪ N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Extension Service host a series of free workshops for local landowners. Workshops will be on Nov. 16 and Jan. 9. Register by email with “wildlife” in the subject line:

Group meetings

▪ The Chapel Hill Zen Center offers meditation instruction at 9 a.m. Sundays at 5322 N.C. 86. RSVP: 919-967-0861,

▪ Meet to send books to people in prison 1-4 p.m. Sundays at 621 Hillsborough Road, Carrboro.

▪ 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.

▪ Women 55 and older walk trails in Meadowmont at 3:30 p.m. Mondays. 919-967-4054,

▪ 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.

▪ 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,

▪ 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. 919-968-2780.

▪ 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.,

▪ The Chapel Hill Zen Center offers meditation instruction at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 5322 N.C. 86. RSVP: 919-967-0861,

▪ UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Support Program will hold a free monthly educational series of “cancer conversations” from 7-8:30 p.m. every third Tuesday at Carolina Pointe II, 6011 Farrington Road. RSVP. 919-445-5336,

▪ The Chapel Hill Zen Center hosts a 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,

▪ 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 UNC Division of Geriatric Medicine and Charles House Association holds a caregivers support group meeting every third Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont. 919-967-7570,

▪ 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:

▪ 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.,

▪ 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.

▪ 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.

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