Daybook, Sept. 8

September 7, 2013 

The United Voices of Praise gospel choir will sing at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in the first morning service at United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.



Swim for Smiles

The Swim for Smiles Foundation will host the Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon at 8 a.m. at the Briar Chapel neighborhood in Chapel Hill. Proceeds will benefit the N.C. Children’s Hospital. Register at

Weaver Creek Canoe Paddle

N.C. State Parks Ranger Steve McMurray will lead canoes for ages 10 and up from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Weaver Creek. Canoes and supplies will be provided. Registration is required and limited to nine people. 919-545-8044.

Walk This Way Tour

Walk This Way – the Fact and Folklore of Franklin Street Tour is held the second Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. beginning at the Horace Williams House. Reservations are required. 919-942-7818.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsborough Road. 919-448-7010.


Yoga Class

A yoga class for people new to yoga, people in treatment for cancer, caregivers or cancer survivors, is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program at Carolina Pointe II, 6011 Farrington Road. Cost is $5 per session.

Breastfeeding Group

Breastfeeding Cafe, an informal drop-in gathering of breastfeeding moms, is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Red Hen, University Mall, 201 South Estes Drive.

Restorative Yoga

Cornucopia House Cancer Support Center, 5517 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., offers a free Restorative Yoga class for anyone affected by cancer from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 919-401-9333.

Walking Group

A walking group for women 55 and older will walk trails in Meadowmont at 3:30 p.m. 919-967-4054,

Canine Playtime

The Chapel Hill Small Dog Meetup Group will gather from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Southern Village Dog Park, 1000 Dogwood Acres Drive. This is for dogs under 25 lbs.

Divorce Support Group

DivorceCare, a seminar and support group offering information in a small-group setting for people experiencing divorce, will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Orange United Methodist Church. Book fee is $12, scholarships available. 919-942-2825,

‘Down the Up Escalator’ discussion

Deep Dish Theater Company and the Chapel Hill Public Library will host a discussion of “Down the Up Escalator: How the 99% Live in the Great Recession” by Barbara Garson at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room D of the library, 100 Library Drive.

Triangle Stamp Club

The Triangle Stamp Club meets the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Family, 200 Hayes Road.


Nar-Anon, a 12-step support group for family and friends of addicts, will be from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3638 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. 919-596-2915,

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. at Amity United Methodist Church, 825 Estes Drive. 888-862-1298.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsborough Road. 919-933-1355.


Knitting for Charity

Knitting for Charity, a needlework group that provides knitted and crocheted items for various charities, meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Bring acrylic yarn and knitting needles or crochet hook. 919-968-2780. Bingo

Residents 50 and up can register to play bingo from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Call 919-918-7364.

Farmers’ Market

The Fearrington Farmers Market at Fearrington Village on U.S. 15-501 South is held at 4 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 6 to 7 p.m. at Evergreen United Methodist Church, U.S. 15-501. 919-933-1355.

Meditation 101

This class will introduce beginners to meditation from 7 to 8:15 every Tuesday at Kosala Buddhist Center, 711 W. Rosemary St., Suite E, Carrboro. Walk-ins are welcome.,

Support Group

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance support group meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive. 919-428-6296.

Support Group

Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Carolina Pointe, 6011 Farrington Road.

Support Group

SMART Recovery sponsors a free recovery group for drinking and other addictive behaviors at 7:30 p.m. at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive.



Pickleball games will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Community Center, 120 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. Beginners are welcome.

Internet Basics

This free class, for new computer users who would like to learn to use the Internet, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Registration is required. 919-968-2780.

General Meditation Class

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



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 to 8 p.m. at Immanuel Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2102 South Alston Avenue. For details, call 919-383-4236 or visit

Survivors of Disasters Support Group

A survivors of fire and other disasters support group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in Building Three at the American Red Cross, Central NC 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,


Seminar on art and research

A Brown Bag Seminar with photographer Donn Young will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Hickerson House, 108 Battle Lane, Chapel Hill. Donn Young and UNC professor Maureen Berner will discuss their research and documentation with photography of hunger in North Carolina.

‘Love and Lament’ reading at Bull’s Head Bookshop

Author John Milliken Thompson will read and sign copies of his novel, “Love and Lament,” at 2 p.m. at Bull’s Head Bookshop in the UNC Student Stores, on the UNC campus.

Pecha Kucha

The Abundance Foundation will hold its Pecha Kucha night of presentations and conversation at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m., at Top of the Hill Back Bar, 100 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.


Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market

The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday at 201 S. Estes Drive.

Hillsborough Family Fun Day

The Orange County main Library and the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough will host Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Hillsborough. There will be guided history tours, children’s activities, a farmer’s market, shopping and dining.

This month’s Family Fun Day will also include a walking tour of historic Hillsborough from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with $5 tickets available at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, and Colonial Kids Day free activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Burwell School Historic Site, 319 N. Churton St., and the Orange County Historical Museum, 201 N. Churton St.

Story Time at the Carrboro library

Librarians will provide stories and crafts for kids at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday in September at the Orange County Public Library Carrboro Branch Library, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill.

Meadowmont Community yard sale fundraiser

The Meadowmont Community will host a yard sale to benefit The Arc of Orange County, which is building a home for young adults with disabilities in Meadowmont, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Castalia parking lot, 301 W. Barbee Chapel Road, Chapel Hill. For details, call 919-942-1223.

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.

‘Freddie for a Day’

Local musicians will play at the “Freddie for a Day: The Songs of Queen” benefit for Planned Parenthood of Central N.C. and the Mercury Phoenix Trust at 9 p.m. at Chapel Hill Underground, 157 E. Rosemary St. A donation of $10 is recommended. All proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood of Central N.C. and the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

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