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 meditationinchapelhill.org or email Monica Heiser at KosalaEPC@gmail.com.
The American Red Cross and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) will sponsor a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room of OWASA’s Administration Building, 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro. The American Red Cross seeks donors, especially those with blood types O negative, B negative and A negative. Walk-ins are welcome after noon. To make an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “owasa,” or contact Kelly Chapman at OWASA at 919-537-4370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy Peacock at FlyLeaf Books
Author Nancy Peacock will present her novel “The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson” at 7 p.m. at FlyLeaf Books.
Nar-Anon is a 12-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 nar-anon.org.
Hillsborough Police prescription drug drop box
The Hillsborough Police will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new prescription drug drop box at 10 a.m. at 127 N. Churton St. Residents will be able to drop expired, unused or unwanted medication there.
NABA Membership Drive
The National Association of Black Accountants-Research Triangle Park Chapter’s members and executive team will meet to build membership from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mardi Gras Bowling Center, 6118-A Farrington Road, Chapel Hill. Bring a friend. Register by Wednesday, Aug. 14, by emailing email@example.com. For information about NABA, go to nabartp.org.
Melon Festival with Kidzu Children’s Museum
Kidzu Children’s Museum will lead kids’ activities at the Carrboro Farmers Market, 301 West Main St. There will also be watermelons and cantaloupes for sampling in the market gazebo beginning at 8:30 a.m.