Daybook, Oct. 30

October 29, 2013 

Wednesday

Pickleball

Pickleball games will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Community Center, 120 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. Beginners are welcome. Loaner paddles and instructions will be provided. For information, email jamesjwilson1942@gmail.com.

Board of Education candidates forum

Candidates for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education will answer questions from 7 to 9 p.m. at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill. Candidates James Barrett, Michelle Brownstein, Andrew Davidson and Ignacio Tzoumas will participate.

Orange County fair discussion

Residents are invited to share their opinions and ideas for a fair at 7 p.m. at the Solid Waste Operations Center, 1207 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill. The Board of Orange County Commissioners has made a working group to talk about possibly organizing a County Fair. 919-245-2510.

Pumpkin Party and Food Truck Rodeo

The Carrboro Farmers’ Market will host trick-or-treating, a photo booth, games and pumpkin painting starting at 3:30 p.m. at 301 W. Main St. The Food Truck Rodeo will be from 7 to 9 p.m. and will benefit the Carrboro Farmers’ Market Memorial Scholarship.

Board of Education Candidate Forum

The Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools PTA Council will host the Board of Education Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill. Submit questions online. http://goo.gl/AeycnR.

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

Blood drive

The American Red Cross and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room on the lower floor of OWASA’s Administration Building, 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro. redcrossblood.org.

Trick or treat in Hillsborough

Shops and restaurants will pass out candy and treats to trick-or-treaters from 6 to 8 p.m. in downtown Historic Hillsborough. A map of participating businesses is at the Hillsborough Visitors Center in the Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St. visithillsboroughnc.com/content/hillsborough-halloween.

Halloween in Southern Village

There will be Halloween face painting, pumpkin painting, crafts, gifts and trick-or-treating for kids from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Southern Village Farmers Market, at the intersection of Market Street and Aberdeen Drive, Chapel Hill. The event is free and organizers request donations to the Farmer Foodshare Donation Station. southernvillage.com, farmerfoodshare.org.

Halloween story time

A special Halloween story time for kids with costumes, stories and treats will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Carrboro Branch Library, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill.

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 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.

Friday

Disability rights presentation at UNC

Haben Girma will give a presentation about her experiences as a student with a disability and about the effects of the Americans with Disabilities Act on students and schools from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union.

Queer Youth Drop-In

Internationalist Books and Community Center will host drop-in meetings for queer or LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) teens and young adults from 5 to 8 p.m. at 405 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 919-942-1740, internationalistbooks.org.

Day of the Dead exhibit reception

The Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County will host a Day of the Dead exhibit with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hispanic Liaison’s Income Development Center, 124 Chatham Ave., Siler City.

Saturday

Book sale

The annual book sale of the Friends of the Carrboro Branch Libraries will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1to 4 p.m. Sunday at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill. 919-969-8145. The sale will raise money for library programs and materials.

Annual Craft Fair

Merritt’s Chapel United Methodist Church’s Annual Craft Fair will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1090 Farrington Point Road, Chapel Hill. 919-968-1184, merrittschapel.org.

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.

Career workshop

A career workshop for women who are survivors of domestic violence will be led by career consultant Megan Hyland Tajlili from 9 a.m. to noon at 210 Henderson St., Chapel Hill. The workshop is free; child care is available and registration is required. 919-968-4610, career@compassctr.org.

Please send calendar items to chnclerk@newsobserver.com.

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