Firefighters and science
The Chapel Hill Public Library presents the program “Sci Why: How Firefighters use Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” from 1-4 p.m. in Meeting Room B of the library, 100 Library Drive. For ages 8-12. Pre-registration required. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2a9fqzf.
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 West End Summer Film Series continues at 7 p.m. at West End Wine Bar, 450 W. Franklin St. The free series, which screens short films from area filmmakers, runs every Wednesday through Aug. 31. For more information about upcoming films, go to bit.ly/1U465qA.
Movie at library
The Chatham Community Library shows family-friendly movies at 1 p.m. every Thursday in the meeting room of the library, 197 Highway 87 N., Pittsboro. Free. For more information, call 919-545-8085. bit.ly/29DB7cu
Movies Under the Stars
Chapel Hill’s summer movie series continues with a screening at 8:30 p.m. of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Wallace Parking Deck, 150 E. Rosemary St. Bring lawn chairs. Other films in the free series are: “Men in Black,” Aug. 11, and “Space Jam,” Aug. 18. For more information, visit downtownchapelhill.com/movies.
Aging plan input
The Orange County Department on Aging and its Advisory Board are hosting a series of public meetings throughout the county to seek input on the next Master Aging Plan. The first meeting is from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, July 29, at the Maple View Agricultural Center, 3501 Dairyland Road, Hillsborough.
Family Movie Matinee
The first Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,” rated PG, will be shown at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Free. For more information and a list of upcoming films: bit.ly/1OduxqA.
Fridays on the Front Porch
Fireside Collective performs from 5-8 p.m. as part of the Fridays on the Front Porch series at 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.
Hillsborough Last Fridays
Hillsborough’s monthly Last Fridays celebration features live music, an art walk, artist receptions, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more from 6-9:30 p.m. throughout downtown. Rain or shine. For more information: 919-643-2500, 919-732-7741. For a list of exhibits and a location map, go to bit.ly/1nhQmWO.
The Dangerous Ladies 2.0 Tour presents a panel discussion and book signing at 7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. For more information and a list of authors and their books, go to bit.ly/2ah0kcb. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com
The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough is hosting an After Dark Tour of the Old Town Cemetery from 8-10 p.m. beginning at the Hillsborough Visitor’s Center, 150 E. King St.
Advance tickets only. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St., or by calling 919-732-7741. Flashlights provided or bring your own. Historian/archaeologist Ken Ostrand will lead the tour. A portion of proceeds will support cemetery restoration efforts. For more information, go to bit.ly/29V07pq.
The New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7 a.m. in front of the Wild Bird Center at East Gate Shopping Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Birders of all skill levels may attend. Bring snacks and water. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email David Anderson at email@example.com.
The Triangle Disability Awareness Council is hosting a celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s 26th anniversary from 1-3 p.m. at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. For more information, call 919-245-4337. A Tech Expo and Transportation/Housing Expo is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; donations accepted. RSVP required. To register to attend, go to triangledac.org.
Award-winning author Ron Tanner discusses his book “Missile Paradise” at 11 a.m. at McIntyre’s Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village. 919-542-3030, bit.ly/29E99rw
The Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer Carnival is from 1-5 p.m. at the Passmore Center, 103 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough. The event will feature the Paperhand Puppet Intervention, a Celebrity Dunking Booth, performances, activities and more. The carnival is a fundraiser for the Passmore and Seymour centers. For more information, call 919-275-2809 or email SummerCarnival2016@gmail.com.
Celebrate National Dance Day from 2-3 p.m. at the Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. Free. For all ages. 919-245-2525, bit.ly/1OdzXC2
Harry Potter party
The wizarding magic continues with a party beginning at 10 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. The event celebrates the midnight release of the latest Potter adventure: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and features a costume contest, cake, crafts and other activities. Advance orders only for the book. For more information, go to bit.ly/1SXOCmz. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com
The volunteer-based Chatham Community Food Council is looking for new members. Apply online at bit.ly/2autgcY. For more information, go to bit.ly/2autIrU or email the council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On-street metered parking is free on Saturdays in downtown Chapel Hill throughout July. The usual two-hour limit for metered parking still will be in effect. Parking at town decks and surface parking lots is not included.
Applications for the 2016-17 residential parking district permits are being accepted at the Parking Office at Chapel Hill Police Headquarters, 828 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The current permits expire at the end of July. Cost: $25. For more information, call 919-968-2758, email email@example.com or visit townofchapelhill.org/parking.
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.
▪ The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon in the Carrboro Town Commons beside Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. Free food waste drop-off every Saturday through September. Bring food scraps (veggie and all meat, bones and dairy) and food-related paper (paper napkins and paper plates) to be composted. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find a list of support groups with the Daybook calendar under the community tab at 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.