Chapel Hill: Community

Daybook: Aug. 10-13

Works by Mario Heitman are featured during an artist’s reception Friday, Aug. 12, at WomanCraft Gifts in Carrboro.
Works by Mario Heitman are featured during an artist’s reception Friday, Aug. 12, at WomanCraft Gifts in Carrboro. Courtesy WomanCraft Gifts

Chapel Hill and local community events Wednesday, Aug. 10, through Saturday, Aug. 13.

Wednesday

Transit service

The Carrboro to Durham GoTriangle transit service is now running during weekday peak hours. Morning service from Carrboro begins at 5:45 a.m. Afternoon service from Durham begins at 3:30 p.m. The fare is $2.25 one way. For more information, go to bit.ly/2arHvyg.

Empty Bowls dinner

Tickets sales are under way for the annual TABLE Empty Bowls dinner from 3:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Weaver Street Market, 101 E. Weaver St., Carrboro. Tickets range from $15 to $50. Proceeds will be used to help TABLE provide hunger relief and nutrition education programs for local children. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 919-636-4860; at tablenc.org/empty-bowls; at TABLE, 205 W. Weaver St.; or at Weaver Street Market. For more information, go to bit.ly/11wSz8z.

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

Skate & Scoot

The Skate & Scoot competition is from 6-8 p.m. at Chapel Hill (Homestead) Skate Park, 300 Aquatic Drive. Rescheduled from Aug. 3. Free for spectators; $15 entry fee. Part of the Bangers & Smash Tour. For more information, call 919-968-2784 or 919-969-2799, or go to bit.ly/2anXVaJ.

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 screens short films from area filmmakers, runs every Wednesday through Aug. 31. For more information about upcoming films, go to bit.ly/1U465qA.

Thursday

Back to School Forum

The Hillsbouough Chamber of Commerce’s Back to School Forum is from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Whitted Building, 300 W. Tryon St. The event will focus on how digital technology supports learning and teaching. Free and open to the public. Registration required. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2b8qN8w.

Movies at library

The Chatham Community Library shows two family-friendly movies at 1 p.m. in the meeting room of the library, 197 Highway 87 N., Pittsboro. Free. “Disney’s Extreme Sports Fun” and “Casey at the Bat” will be shown. For more information, call 919-545-8085. bit.ly/29DB7cu

Movies Under the Stars

Chapel Hill’s summer movie series continues with a screening of “Men in Black” at 8:30 p.m. at the Wallace Parking Deck, 150 E. Rosemary St. Bring lawn chairs. The last film in the series is “Space Jam” on Aug. 18. For more information, visit downtownchapelhill.com/movies.

Friday

Family Movie Matinee

The movie “Kung Fu Panda 3,” rated PG, screens 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/2aCfkNU.

Fridays on the Front Porch

Mel Melton 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.

Saturday

Bird walk

The New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7 a.m. in front of the Oak Creek Village Shopping Center, 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. Birders of all skill levels may attend. Bring snacks and water. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email Jim Capel at jim.capel@mindspring.com.

Cloggers perform

The Carolina Heartland Cloggers perform from 2-3 p.m. at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. Free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 919-968-2070 or go to bit.ly/2aOhehC.

Family fun

Family Fun Day is from 2-6 p.m. at Meadowmont Village, 100 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill. Free. The event will feature children’s activities, music, entertainment, games, raffles and giveaways. Pets welcome. Rain date is Aug. 14, same time.

Family Fun Day

The Town of Chapel Hill hosts Family Fun Day from 5-10 p.m. at Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St. Free. The event will feature entertainment, music and more. For more information, go to bit.ly/2aCbHaA or log in at bit.ly/2b34QHP.

Movie in the park

The Summer Movies at River Park series screens the film “Jurassic World” at 8:15 p.m. on the lawn of River Park, South Churton Street, Hillsborough. The free outdoor series screens family-friendly films the second Saturday of the month. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information: bit.ly/1PNxTg5, bit.ly/29b4Es4.

Pet adoption

Orange County Animal Services is offering reduced pet adoption fees throughout August. The fees are $60 for dogs and $50 for cats.

Animal Services also is hosting free spay and neuter surgeries for pets of Orange County residents who receive public assistance. Registration is required by Wednesday, Aug. 17. For more information, call 919-942-7387, ext. 223 or 224, or go to bit.ly/1MOnEY1.

Music in the Meadow

The Swingin’ Richards perform from 6-9 p.m. at Great Meadow Park, 1342 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill. Free. Food and beer vendors will be on site. 919-951-0700, bit.ly/29NMtWf.

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.

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. 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 chnclerk@newsobserver.com.

2nd Friday Artwalk

The monthly artwalk is from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at various locations in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. Venues offer live music, food, activities, hands-on art demonstrations and more. For more information, go to 2ndfridayartwalk.com.

Featured events:

▪ Reception from 6-8 p.m. at the Ackland Museum Store, 109 E. Franklin St., Suite 10, Chapel Hill, to celebrate the partnership between the store and UNC Press. ackland.org/shop

▪ Artist’s reception from 6-9 p.m. at WomanCraft Gifts, 360 W. Main St., Carrboro. Works by Mario Heitman featured. bit.ly/2b1gXGp

▪ Food and beverages will be served from 6-9 p.m. at the Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill. The drawing and mixed media exhibit “Aporia” by Jina Valentine is on display. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org

▪ Artist’s reception from 6-9 p.m. at Caffe Driade, 1215 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, for photography by a Phillip’s Middle School teacher. A portion of proceeds will be donated to First Pages. bit.ly/2aOhLyF

▪ Opening reception from 6-9 p.m. at FRANK Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, for exhibit “All That Glitters,” featuring ceramics by Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke, paintings by Gordon Jameson and jewelry by Sheila Stillman. frankisart.com

Support groups

Find a list of support groups with the Daybook calendar under the community tab at 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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