Daybook, Nov. 13

November 12, 2013 

Rev. Galen Guengerich of All Souls Church in New York will talk about his new book, “God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road, Durham.




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

Second Wednesday winter hike series

The Sierra Club will lead a 3-mile hike through Carolina North Forest on moderate to rough paths from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is required.

General Meditation Class

This class for anyone interested in Buddhist meditation will be held from 7 p.m. 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 or email Monica Heiser at

‘Generational Theft’ discussion

Educator Geoffrey Canada and investor Stanley Druckenmiller will lead “Generational Theft: The Impact of the Federal Budget on Young Americans,” a discussion of the possible effects of government spending levels on America’s youth, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall at UNC.

Glen Lennox redevelopment talk

The town of Chapel Hill will host a discussion about the redevelopment of the Glen Lennox area from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in meeting room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.

Local food panel

A discussion on local food movements will be at 7 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. The panel, organized by the Sierra Club, will include Ben Greene of The Farmery, chef Kabui of Organics & Sounds, Renée Mass of Food & Water Watch, Justin Senkbeil from CompostNow, Maurice Small of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Blair Pollock from the Orange County Solid Waste Management Department.

Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night

This month’s meeting to send birthday cards with messages of support to political prisoners will be at 7 p.m. at Internationalist Books and Community Center, 405 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 919-942-1740,


Meet the Author Tea

Meet Nancy Peacock, author of “The Life and Times of Persimmon Williams,” with refreshments at 3:30 p.m. and a discussion from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, room B, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill.

UNC planning department history presentation

A panel of UNC alumni will talk about the history of their school’s city and regional planning department at 5:30 p.m. in Gerrard Hall at UNC.


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


Simple Gifts Market

The Simple Gifts Market of alternative and fair trade gifts will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Chatham Community Church, 11520 US 15-501 N, Suite 201, Chapel Hill. Shoppers can donate to nonprofits.

Light Rail public meeting

A public meeting on the Durham Orange Light Rail Transit Project will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill.

Artists’ Salon

Trudy Thomson will lead a discussion on blogging for artists of all kinds from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the West End Theatre at The ArtsCenter, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. Registration required. 919-968-2011,

Threshold Choir Southeastern Gathering

Threshold Choirs will perform at a potluck dinner at 7 p.m. in the dining hall of Camp New Hope, 4805 N.C. 86 S., Chapel Hill. Current and prospective members of Threshold Choirs will meet at Camp New Hope from Nov. 15 to 17. The choirs sing at the bedsides of people in hospitals, hospices and nursing homes.


Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market

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

Carrboro Farmers’ Market

The Carrboro Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon in the Carrboro Town Commons, beside Town Hall at 301 W. Main St.

Workshop on ADHD and bipolar disorder

Therapist Geoffrey Zeger, a licensed clinical social worker, will lead a workshop for parents, “Understanding Differences Between ADHD and Bipolar Disorder in Children,” from 10 a.m. to noon in conference room A at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Parents, teachers and other caregivers of children with impulsive, emotional behavior are invited. Register by Thursday.

Blood drive

Venture Crew 9 of Chapel Hill, a group of high school students, will host their fifth blood drive from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Franklin Hotel, 311 W. Franklin St. Register online with sponsor code “chapelhill.”

Star Families: Native American Skies

Learn about the stories Cherokee and other Native Americans have told about the Big Dipper, North Star, Pleiades and Milky Way from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Star Families is a series of programs for kids 7 to 12 and their families. Admission is $5. Register online.

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