Daybook, Aug. 7

August 6, 2013 


Books Sandwiched In

Readers will discuss “Home” by Toni Morrison at 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room C, 100 Library Drive. Bring a sandwich for lunch and share your thoughts on “Home.”

UNC Chapel Hill Employee Forum

The Forum will meet from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Upendo Lounge of the Students and Academic Services North Building, 450 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill. For more information, go to

Kids’ Storytelling

Local storyteller Cynthia Raxter will tell short stories from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the market gazebo at the Carrboro Famers Market, 301 West Main St.

Open Mic

The Sacrificial Poets present a communitywide open mic on the first Wednesday of every month, at 6:30 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373,

General Meditation Class

This class for anyone interested in Buddhist meditation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Kosala Buddhist Center, 711 W. Rosemary St., Suite E, Carrboro. The classes provide an introduction to Buddhist philosophy, psychology and meditation. For details, go to or email Monica Heiser at


Crop Hop to benefit local farms

The Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA will host a Crop Hop square dance benefit for small, local farms at 7:30 p.m. at the Fearrington Barn, 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro. Tickets cost $20. All proceeds will support RAFI’s Farm Sustainability program, which gives financial help to over 500 family farms. For tickets and more information, go to

Survivors of Disasters Support Group

A survivors of fire and other disasters support group meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in Building Three at the American Red Cross, Central N.C. Chapter, 4737 University Drive. 919-489-6541, ext. 337 or 333.

Poetry Event

A poetry reading and open mic is held the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373,


Nar-Anon is a twelve-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend. It will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Immanuel Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2102 South Alston Ave., Durham. For details, call 919-383-4236 or visit


Prompt Writing

Author Nancy Peacock will lead a free prompt writing class from 10 a.m. to noon every second Saturday at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Family Fun Day in Hillsborough

Family Fun Day will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Hillsborough. The Orange County Main Library and the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough will host this day of children’s activities, history tours, shopping and dining.

Hillsborough guided walking tour

A one-hour tour of historic Hillsborough will begin at 11 a.m. at the Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St. Tickets are $5 and one additional ticket is free. For more information, call 919-732-3341 or go to

Artgarden Montessori Children’s House open house

Learn about the Montessori curriculum of the Artgarden Montessori Children’s House from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1603 E Franklin St.

Horton High School Alumni Association meeting

The Horton High School Alumni Association will meet at 10 a.m. Horton Middle School, Suite 813, 79 Horton St., Pittsboro. The group will make their final plans for a reunion.

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