Daybook, Oct. 6

October 5, 2013 

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Jose Manuel Cruz’s shirt blends into his brightly colored chalkwork on West Franklin Street during the 2009 Festifall. “I’m Puerto Rican-Colombian,” the middle school teacher said. “Even though I don’t think about what I’m going to do, it comes out naturally. I guess it’s in my blood.” Today’s events kick off at noon.

MARK SCHULTZ — mschultz@newsobserver.com

Sunday

Festifall Arts Festival

Chapel Hill’s annual celebration of arts will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Franklin Street. There will be live music, shows by local artists in all media and activities for all ages and interests. www.townofchapelhill.org/festifall.

Fabric Art Workshop

Ali Givens will lead a fabric art workshop for families from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carrboro Branch Library, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required. 919-969-3006.

‘Our Harsh Logic’

Dana Golan, a veteran Israeli officer, will describe stories from the book “Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010” at 2:30 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill.

Flamenco Carolina

Flamenco Carolina dancers and a guitarist will perform at 2:30 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Admission costs $3. 919-918-7364.

Artgarden open house

Artgarden Montessori Children’s House will host an open house from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1603 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Families will explore the school’s classroom for ages 3 to 6, playground, garden and dance studios in the Ballet School of Chapel Hill.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Monday

Yoga Class

A yoga class for people new to yoga, in treatment for cancer, a caregiver or cancer survivor, is held 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. unclineberger.org.

Breastfeeding Group

Breastfeeding Cafe, an informal drop-in gathering of breastfeeding moms, is held 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 age 55 and older will walk trails in Meadowmont at 3:30 p.m. 919-967-4054, walkingforwomen@gmail.com.

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. For dogs under 25 lbs. smalldogmeetup@gmail.com.

Divorce Support Group

DivorceCare, a seminar and support group offering information in a small-group setting for men and women experiencing divorce, will hold sessions from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Orange United Methodist Church. Book fee is $12, scholarships available. 919-942-2825, mwmcclain@nc.rr.com.

He Was Like One of Us: Lincoln and American Jewry

Gary Zola will speak about Abraham Lincoln’s relationship and influence with the American Jewish community from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. Zola is the executive director of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and a professor at Hebrew Union College.

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.

Nar-Anon

Nar-Anon, a 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend will be from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3638 Chapel Hill Road. 919-596-2915, nar-anon.org.

Tuesday

Knitting for Charity

Knitting for Charity, a needlework group that provides knitted and crocheted items for various charities, meets from 1 p.m. 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 p.m. 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 p.m. 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 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Kosala Buddhist Center, 711 W. Rosemary St., Suite E, Carrboro. Walk-ins are welcome. For details, go to meditationinchapelhill.org or email Monica Heiser at KosalaEPC@gmail.com.

Support Group

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

Support Group

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

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. trianglesmartrecovery.org.

Wednesday

Pickleball

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. For information, email jamesjwilson1942@gmail.com.

General Meditation Class

This class for anyone interested in Buddhist meditation will be held from 7 p.m. 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. For details, go to meditationinchapelhill.org or email Monica Heiser at KosalaEPC@gmail.com.

Thursday

Project Connect

Project Connect will connect people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with resources including housing, employment, health, legal and social services from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill. Project Connect is supported by donations. ocncgiving.org/Make-a-Donation.html.

Shred-A-Thon

Safely dispose of documents for free at Chapel Hill’s Shred-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University Mall Parking Lot, 201 S. Estes Drive. Another Shred-A-Thon will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the recycling drop-off area behind Home Depot at Hampton Pointe Shopping Center, 625 Hamptoin Pointe, Hillsborough.

Food Truck Rodeo

The Orange County Department on Aging will host a Food Truck Rodeo from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. Food trucks will include American Meltdown, Mama Dukes, Parlezvous Crepes, Baguettaboutit, Old North State BBQ and Tarheel Creamery. RSVP to 919-968-2070.

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 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, flyleafbooks.com.

Nar-Anon

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 Avenue. For details, call 919-383-4236 or visit nar-anon.org.

Saturday

Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market

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

When a Bully Provokes: Things Every Parent Should Know

A workshop for parents will be provided by The Family Advocacy Network and the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Freedom House Recovery Center, 102 New Stateside Drive, Chapel Hill. The training is designed for parents of children with emotional, behavioral and other mental health issues, or children who have learning disabilities or who are on the autism spectrum. Professionals like teachers, coaches and youth ministers are also welcome. Registration is required. 919-942-8083 ext. 2, julie@mhatriangle.org, mhatriangle.org.

Guided tour of historic Hillsborough

A one-hour guided tour of historic Hillsborough will begin at 10 a.m. at the Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St. 919-732-7741, visithillsboroughnc.com.

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. flyleafbooks.com.

Won Buddhist Temple annual bazaar

The Won Buddhist Meditation Temple of Chapel Hill will host its annual Temple Bazaar from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 8021 Old N.C. 86, Chapel Hill. There will be music, Korean food, meditation clothing, crafts and temple items for sale. Tours of the temple and short talks on Buddhism and meditation will also be given.

Chancellor Folt’s installation at UNC

Dr. Carol L. Folt will join UNC as its 11th chancellor at 1:30 p.m. at Polk Place, on the steps of the South Building, at UNC. Pre-processional music by the Carolina Choir and the UNC Wind Ensemble will be performed before the processional begins at 1:30. Chancellor Folt will participate in the Installation Ceremony and speak at 2 p.m.. A public reception will follow the ceremony.

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