Chapel Hill: Community

Daybook: June 8-11

Wednesday

Bird walk

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 d47anders@gmail.com. newhopeaudubon.org

Farmers’ market

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

Optimist Club

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.

Film series

The Southern Culture Movie Series presents the film “Deep Run” at 6:30 p.m. in Room 116 in Murphey Hall, Lenoir Drive, UNC-Chapel Hill. Free. Other films in the series will be shown on June 23, July 7 and July 21. For a list of upcoming films, go to unc.live/1r5GAeh.

Debut novel

Joy Callaway discusses her debut novel “The Fifth Avenue Artists Society” from 7-8 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com

Film series

The West End Summer Film Series continues 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.

Thursday

Applying for college

Get a jump start on college applications with the free program “College Applications and Financing: What You Really Need To Know” at 6:30 p.m. at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. For more information: bit.ly/1XPRQsk.

Symphony performs

The North Carolina Symphony performs a free outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. on the Village Green at Southern Village, Aberdeen Drive, Chapel Hill. The program, under Associate Conductor David Glover, will feature light classical favorites. For more information: bit.ly/1P689KI.

Movies Under the Stars

Chapel Hill’s summer movie series begins with a screening at 8:30 p.m. of “Lilo & Stitch,” rated G, at the Wallace Parking Deck, 150 E. Rosemary St.

Other films in the free series are: “Guardians of the Galaxy,” June 23; “Star Trek,” July 14; “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” July 28; “Men in Black,” Aug. 11; and “Space Jam,” Aug. 18.

For more information, visit downtownchapelhill.com/movies.

Table volunteers

Table is seeking volunteers for its free summer food deliveries to children in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro areas. Deliveries are made on Thursday afternoons. To volunteer: bit.ly/1roMeJ0.

Friday

Summer kickoff

The Chapel Hill Public Library holds its Summer Kickoff Party from 2-6 p.m. outside the library, 100 Library Drive. Activities for all ages will be featured and food trucks will be on site.

The library also begins its summer reading program, Summer Challenge 2016, which will run through Monday, Aug. 15. For more information: bit.ly/1VwHQUD.

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.

Blues concert series

Carrboro’s Freight Train Blues Concert Series features Robert Finley and Albert White 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

Saturday

Summer reading

A 5K run and a fun run/walk kick off summer reading program festivities at 8 a.m. at the Riverwalk in Hillsborough.

A program sign-up party follows from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the main branch of the Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane. Parents also can register children during normal hours at the Carrboro Branch Library, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill.

For more information: 919-245-2525, bit.ly/1TXJqfO.

Preschool storytime

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.

Book discussions

Joy Callaway discusses her debut novel “The Fifth Avenue Artists Society” and Kim Wright discusses her book “Last Ride to Graceland” at 11 a.m. at McIntyre's Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. 919-542-3030, bit.ly/PIxjaf

Farmers’ markets

▪ 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

▪ The Hillsborough Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Hillsborough campus of UNC Hospital, 430 Waterstone Drive. hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org

Please send calendar items to chnclerk@newsobserver.com.

Support groups

Find a list of support groups with the Daybook calendar under the community tab at www.chapelhillnews.com

Group meetings

▪ The Chapel Hill Zen Center offers meditation instruction at 9 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 5322 N.C. 86. RSVP: 919-967-0861, info@chzc.org. chzc.org.

▪ 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, walkingforwomen@gmail.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. schectman@gmail.com.

▪ 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: pocsittinggroup@gmail.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 chnclerk@newsobserver.com.

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