▪ Most town offices in Chapel Hill will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.
The Chapel Hill Community Center will be closed. For schedules at the Hargraves Center, call 919-968-2794. For the Aquatic Center, call 919-968-2799. The Chapel Hill Public Library will be open from 1-5 p.m.
Chapel Hill residential garbage will not be collected Monday, May 30. Monday’s routes will be collected Wednesday, June 1. Curbside recycling will continue as normal.
Chapel Hill transit will not operate. On-street parking meters, town-owned lots and the Wallace Parking Deck will be free. bit.ly/256fhQz Orange Public Transportation will be closed but will operate limited service for the in-county dialysis route (Carolina Dialysis).
▪ Carrboro and Pittsboro town offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.
▪ Hillsborough town offices will be closed Monday. Garbage collection routes normally scheduled for Monday will be collected on Tuesday, May 31.
▪ Most Orange County offices and facilities will be closed, including senior centers, convenience centers, libraries, the health department and visitors center. Little River Regional Park will be open; Blackwood Farm Park will be closed. Cane Creek Reservoir and University Lake will be open during their normal schedules.
The Orange County Landfill, Solid Waste Convenience Centers and recycling centers will be closed. Curbside recycling will be collected as normal on Monday, May 30.
Legion Post event
The American Legion Post will continue its observance of Memorial Day beginning at 10 am. There are displays, veteran groups, military historic vehicles, and a memorial service at 11 a.m. The Chapel Hill Village Band will perform on the post lawn at 12:30 pm. Parking and entrance is free of charge to everyone. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Visit the VFW website for more event details at: www.vfwpost9100.org
‘Hearing the Voiceless’
The Orange County Peace Coalition is hosting "Hearing the Voiceless: Refugees at Home and Abroad," a commemoration for victims of war, from 2-3:30 p.m. at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill.
Human rights activist Manzoor Cheema, co-founder of the Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia, will speak at the event. Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger and Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle are scheduled to issue Memorial Day proclamations. The Raging Grannies and Danny Gotham will perform.
The deadline for artist submissions for Festifall is 5 p.m. The street festival, which includes a juried art show, is Saturday, Oct. 1, in Chapel Hill. For applications, go to bit.ly/1Tf0QnL.
Mythology, ‘Star Wars’
Novelist and cultural mythologist Dr. Druscilla French will discuss “Mythology and ‘Star Wars’: From Freud to Jung to Campbell to Lucas” from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. The free event is sponsored by the C.G. Jung Society of the Triangle. jungnc.org
Matthew Quick discusses his new young adult novel, “Every Exquisite Thing,” from 7-8 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com
A Welcome to Medicare Seminar is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the main branch of the Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. To register, call 919-245-2015.
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 3-6 p.m. in the Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. carrborofarmersmarket.com
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 Sacrificial Poets present a community-wide open mic the first Wednesday of every month, at 6:30 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com
Of dogs and coyotes
Bronwen Dickey will discuss her new book, “Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon,” and John Lane will discuss his book, “Coyote Settles in the South,” at 7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com
The West End Summer Film Series opens at 7 p.m. at West End Wine Bar, 450 W. Franklin St. The free series, which will screen short films from area filmmakers, runs every Wednesday through Aug. 31. For more information about upcoming films, go to bit.ly/1U465qA.
A UNC Comprehensive Cancer/UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Support Program for women ages 18 to 45 with breast cancer meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at Carolina Pointe II, 6011 Farrington Road, Suite 304.
Have something checked out from Chapel Hill Public Library? Keep it a little longer without a fine while the library moves a portion of its collection through Monday, June 6. The library will continue to be open normal hours but different areas of the stacks will be closed each day. For more information: bit.ly/1NyF27x.
Grady Hendrix discusses his book “My Best Friend’s Exorcism” from 7-8 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com
Fridays on the Front Porch
The Franklin St. Band performs from 5-8 p.m. as part of the Fridays on the Front Porch series at the The Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. Food trucks will be on site. For a complete schedule of events, go to bit.ly/1wvnmdm.
Live and Local
The Chapel Hill series will feature the Hot Spot, a night of game-playing and live music, from 6-9 p.m. on the Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St. 140westfranklinplaza.com/series
Blues concert series
Carrboro’s Freight Train Blues Concert Series features Piedmont blues legend John Dee Holeman and Harvey Dalton Arnold from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W. Main St. Free. Bring chairs. No picnics allowed. Food and drink vendors will be on site. bit.ly/1UTtqNV
The New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7 a.m. in front of the Wild Bird Center at Eastgate Shopping Center, Ephesus Church Road, Chapel Hill. Birders of all skill levels may attend. Bring snacks and water. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email David Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. newhopeaudubon.org
Children ages 3-15 can fish for free and register to win prizes at the annual Fishing Rodeo from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Bob Strayhorn’s Pond, 2103 New Hope Church Road, Hillsborough. Rain date is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the site. A free hot dog lunch will be provided. For more information: bit.ly/1U8J3Mw.
Guardians of the Hill
The Guardians of the Hill 5K Run begins at 8:30 a.m. at Southern Community Park in Southern Village, 1000 Sumac Road, Chapel Hill.
The event is sponsored by the Chapel Hill Police Department to benefit special Olympics of North Carolina. A children’s Fun Run also will be held. Cost for the 5K is $25 per person. Registration forms are available at chpd.us. For more information: sportoften.com.
Monitoring water quality
The New Hope Audubon Society is sponsoring a stream water quality monitoring event at 9 a.m. at several sites on New Hope Creek. To participate, email John Kent at email@example.com by Wednesday, June 1.
The Helping Women Start Over Empowerment Expo and Community Resource Fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woods Charter School, 160 Woodland Grove Lane, Chapel Hill. Free.
Storytime and activities for children ages 2 to 5 years old is at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Carrboro Branch Library, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill.
‘Language of Stars’
Louise Hawes discusses her book, “The Language of Stars,” at 11 a.m. at McIntyre's Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. 919-542-3030, bit.ly/PIxjaf
Orange County Animal Services hosts its annual open house from noon to 4 p.m. at the Animal Services Center, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill. The event will feature a facility tour, free food, face-painting, a pony feeding station and more.
June is Cat Adoption Month at the center, which will feature adoption specials of $50 for all cats and kittens. The center will remain open for regular Saturday hours and adoptable animals will be available. For more information: 919-942-7387, bit.ly/1MOnEY1.
Really Really Free Market
The Really Really Free Market is at 2 p.m. every first Saturday of the month at the Carrboro Town Commons. reallyfreecarrboro.info
The Planting Hope art show, created by area students, is from 3-4 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. 919-968-2777, chapelhillpubliclibrary.org
Triangle-area author and recording artist Donna Washington will discuss stories and myths from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Church of Reconciliation, 110 N. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill. The event is sponsored by the C.G. Jung Society of the Triangle. Cost: $10. jungnc.org
▪ The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon in the Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. carrborofarmersmarket.com
▪ The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon outside University Place, 201 S. Estes Drive. thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com
Please send calendar items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find a list of support groups with the Daybook calendar under the community tab at www.chapelhillnews.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, email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ 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: 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.