Bettye Collier-Thomas speaks at UNC
Collier-Thomas, an author and researcher, will give the keynote address in UNC-Chapel Hill’s African-American History Month celebration.
She will discuss “African-American Historical Sites: Identity, Memory, History and Preservation” at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, 150 South Road.
Public input meeting
Chapel Hill is looking for residents’ thoughts on the design of bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Estes Drive. A meeting will be 5-7 p.m. in the first floor conference room at Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties’ discussion on violence against women in the three counties will be 6-8 p.m. in room A of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.
The Orange County Commissioners Candidates Forum, sponsored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, is 7-9 p.m. at the Orange Water and Sewer Authority Community Room, 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro.
Public information meeting
Chapel Hill’s Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board’s public information meeting on public transit is 7-9 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Town staff and GoTriangle representatives will talk about current and planned Chapel Hill Transit and GoTriangle services, the North-South Corridor Study and the Durham-Orange light rail corridor.
Planting Seeds Sangha
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.
Orange High School students’ play “Almost, Maine” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at 500 Orange High School Road, Hillsborough. Tickets are $5.
Spay Neuter Day
Registration is open through Friday for the Orange County Animal Services Department’s Spay Neuter Day on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
Animal Services and Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina offer free spay and neuter surgeries for pets of households receiving services from the Orange County Department of Social Services, or who qualify by income. 919-942-7387, extension 224.
Peer Learning talk
Chapel Hill Public Library Director Susan Brown discusses the library’s history and plans at 10:30 a.m. at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill.
Dr. Niklaus Steiner’s lecture, “The Current Refugee Crisis in Europe,” with the Shared Learning Association is at 11 a.m. at the Expand Church, 114 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill. 703-329-2933.
▪ The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 9 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.
Alpha Phi Omega’s TABLE 5K starts at 9:30 a.m. on Cameron Avenue in front of the Old Well. Registration and packet pick-up start at 8:30 a.m. Registration for the fundraiser is $25, plus a $3.25 online sign-up fee. table5k.weebly.com.
Big Wesley Auction
UNC Wesley Campus Ministry’s annual fundraising auction and barbecue lunch is at 11 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 800 Market St., Chapel Hill. The group’s members are raising money for mission work for students.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for students and kids. uncwesley.org/auction.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ 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. 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. meditationinchapelhill.org, KosalaEPC@gmail.com.
▪ 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, 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.
▪ 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. foodaddicts.org.
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Class at SEEDS
A free martial arts and dance class at SEEDS Community Gardens in Durham is looking for new members. The class is led by Thaddeus Bennett. For details or to join, call 919-683-1197 or email email@example.com.
The Chapel Hill Public Library is planning to extend its hours. The new schedule is planned to go into effect in March.
A survey for input on the new hours is online: bit.ly/1VR9nND.