Daybook, Oct. 9

October 8, 2013 

The pottery of Blue Hen Pottery of Seagrove and textile artwork, including “Sunless” by Susan Webb Lee, will be on display during the Second Friday Art Walk from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the North Carolina Crafts Gallery, 212 W. Main St., Carrboro. nccraftsgallery.com.

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.

Excel Basics class

A class will introduce new users of Microsoft Excel to the spreadsheet program from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Registration is required. 919-968-2780, lib.unc.edu/cws/ch_signup.html.

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. 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 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 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 nar-anon.org.

Saturday

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.

Big Sweep in Carrboro

Carrboro will participate in N.C.’s Big Sweep beginning with registration at 9 a.m. at the Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. After registration, groups of volunteers will visit local parks to clean up trash and recycling until 11:30 a.m. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

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 12 p.m. 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.

Excel Basics class

A class will introduce new Microsoft Excel users to the spreadsheet program from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Carrboro Cybrary, 100 N. Greensboro St. Registration is required. 919-918-7387, lib.unc.edu/cws/cybrary_signup.html.

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. 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.

Please send calendar items to kkoomen@newsobserver.com.

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