Valerie Nieman and Judy Hogan read from their work from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Joyful Jewel, 44-A Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. 919-883-2775, joyfuljewel.com.
Documentary and discussion
The Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist hosts a screening of the documentary “Detaining Dreams” and a discussion on ending military detention of Palestinian children at 7 p.m. at 106 Purefoy Road. 919-942-2535, nwttac.dci-palestine.org.
Reading and discussion
UNC-Chapel Hill hosts a staged reading of “In Abraham’s Bosom” and a discussion at 7 p.m. in the Center for Dramatic Art’s Paul Green Theatre.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, 160 Dental Circle. redcrossblood.org.
Writers for Readers
Orange Literacy’s annual Writers for Readers fundraiser is at 6 p.m. at the Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. Tickets are $20 and VIP tickets are $125.
VIP tickets include a reception, a book by a participating author, priority seating and spots in line. orangeliteracy.org.
The Town of Chapel Hill Advisory Board and Commission hosts an “Overview of Legislative Updates Meeting” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber of Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Jim Sorauf, a geology professor at SUNY Binghamton, will discuss “The Geology of the Grand Canyon National Park” from 7-9 p.m. at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill.
The lecture is sponsored by the Central N.C. Mineral Club. centralncmineralclub.org.
‘Telling Our Stories of Home’
The festival “Telling Our Stories of Home: Exploring and Celebrating Changing African and African Diaspora Communities” is from Wednesday through Friday at UNC-Chapel Hill.
For details and a complete schedule, go to tellingourstories.web.unc.edu.
Meals on Wheels luncheon
The Meals on Wheels volunteer appreciation event will be 12:30-2:30 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill. chcmow.org.
Spring Book Sale
The Friends of the Chatham Community Library Spring Book Sale will be from Thursday through Saturday. The hours are:
▪ 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday
▪ 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
▪ 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Books, DVDs, CDs and more can be bought by cash or check (no credit cards). Everything is half price on Friday. On Saturday, everything that fills a grocery bag is $5 per bag. friendsccl.org/booksale.htm.
Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation’s Street Scene Teen Center’s fourth annual Teen Week is Friday through Saturday, April 16. A complete schedule is online. bit.ly/1WXgrIU, facebook.com/chparksrecreation.
Peer Learning talk
Rae Buckley, assistant to the Chapel Hill town manager, will talk about the town’s Downtown 2020 Work Plan at 10:30 a.m. at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive.
▪ 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.
A street fair with science activities, talks, lab tours and exhibitions is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Please send calendar items to email@example.com.
▪ 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.
▪ 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.org.
▪ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.