Daybook, Nov. 17

November 16, 2013 

Floral designer and author John Grady Burns will talk about and design holiday arrangements with the Chapel Hill Garden Club at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. An auction of his floral arrangements will follow the lecture. Tickets cost $5. apugh21419@gmail.com.

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Sunday

Rev. John McCullough at United Church of Chapel Hill

Rev. John McCullough, president of the humanitarian Church World Service, will preach at the 8:45 and 11 a.m. worship services at United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. cwsglobal.org.

Sanctuary groundbreaking

Aldersgate United Methodist Church will host a groundbreaking service for a new sanctuary at 12:30 p.m. at 632 Laurel Hill Road, Chapel Hill. The annual bake sale of the church’s preschool families will be after the service. Everyone is welcome.

Prison Books

Meet to send books to people in prison from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays at 621 Hillsborough Road, Carrboro. prisonbooks.info.

Ballet performance

Students of Legacy Studios for the Performing Arts will perform classical ballet at 2:30 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Admission is $3. 919-918-7364.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4 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 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 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.

Fare increase workshop

Triangle Transit and Capital Area Transit will host a public workshop to talk about possible fare increases from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. gotriangle.org/fareincrease.

Canine Playtime

The Chapel Hill Small Dog Meetup Group will gather from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Southern Village Dog Park, 1000 Dogwood Acres Drive. For dogs under 25 pounds. smalldogmeetup@gmail.com.

Anti-bullying workshop

The LGBTQ Center of UNC will host a workshop, “Beyond Bullying: What Bystanders Can Do to Prevent Identity-Based and Sexual Harrassment,” at 6 p.m. in room 3209 of the Student Union. This is sponsored by Student Wellness as part of the LGBTQ Center’s Trans Awareness Week, a week of activities centered on Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Cameron’s grand opening

Cameron’s will celebrate moving to a new store with a ribbon cutting and grand opening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 370 E. Main St., Suite 130, Carrboro.

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 to 9 p.m. at Orange United Methodist Church. Book fee is $12, scholarships available. 919-942-2825, mwmcclain@nc.rr.com.

Living in Climate Chaos reading group

The Living in Climate Chaos reading group will meet to talk about “Storming the Breach” at 7 p.m. at Internationalist Books and Community Center, 405 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Reading materials are available for $5. 919-942-1740, internationalistbooks.org.

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

Stuart Eizenstat lecture

Stuart Eizenstat will give a lecture on “The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel and its Relationship with the United States” from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education at UNC, 100 Friday Center Drive. https://jewishstudies.unc.edu/event/stuart-eizenstat/.

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 to 9 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3638 Chapel Hill Road. 919-596-2915, nar-anon.org.

Tuesday

Memory screenings

The Orange County Department on Aging offers free confidential memory screenings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. Screenings will also be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Orange Senior Center, 103 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough. Call to register. 919-968-2070.

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

Aging in Community

Dene Peterson, the founder and developer of ElderSpirit Community in Virginia, will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Orange Senior Center, 103 Meadowland Drive, Hillsborough. This is the last part of the Aging in Community: Planning for Our Future series of lectures and talks about the variety of housing plans for seniors. Register early. 919-968-2070, charleshouse.org.

Carrboro Branch Adult Book Club

The Carrboro Branch Adult Book Club will talk about “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman at 6:30 p.m. at the Carrboro Branch Library, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill. The group is free to join and open to the public. 919-969-3006.

Durham Garden Forum

The Durham Garden Forum will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St., Durham. Mark Kiefer of Kiefer Landscaping will discuss “Water Features.” Annual membership is $25, or $15 for students. durhamgardenforum@gmail.com.

Muslim Journeys: book discussion

A discussion of “The Butterfly Mosque” by G. Willow Wilson will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. This discussion is part of the Muslim Journeys series of programs about Islamic art, culture and faith. Call or stop by the library for a copy of the book and registration. 919-968-2780, chapelhillpubliclibrary.org.

Cancer Support Program

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Support Program will hold a free monthly educational series of “cancer conversations” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every third Tuesday at Carolina Pointe II, 6011 Farrington Road. Register by calling 919-445-5336, unclineberger.org.

Laverne Cox speaks at UNC

Laverne Cox, a transgender activist and actress in “Orange is the New Black,” will talk about her experiences with race, class and gender at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of UNC’s Carolina Union on the corner of South and Raleigh Road in Chapel Hill. This is part of UNC’S LGBTQ Center’s Trans* Awareness Week, centered on Transgender Day of Remembrance.

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. For details, go to meditationinchapelhill.org or email Monica Heiser at KosalaEPC@gmail.com.

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

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 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.

‘Puss in Boots’

Rags to Riches Theatre will perfom “Puss in Boots” for kids from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Admission is $3. 919-918-7364, rags-to-riches.org.

Transgender Day of Remembrance at UNC

The LGBTQ Center of UNC will commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual, international day of vigils, discussions and other events to memorialize victims of violence based on gender identity or expression. Students will wear black shirts or “ally” shirts provided by the LGBTQ Center. A group of students will participate in the school’s annual symbolic “Die-In” at 11:45 a.m. in the Pit at UNC.

Arbor Day tree planting

Join the Hillsborough Tree Board and the Hillsborough Garden Club for Arbor Day for the planting of a white oak tree at 1 p.m. in Gold Park, 415 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough. Mayor Tom Stevens will read the town’s Arbor Day proclamation.

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.

Nancy Peacock reading

Nancy Peacock will read from her novel, “The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson,” at 7 p.m. at the Burwell School Historic Site, 319 N. Churton St. Reservations are not required; seating is limited. 919-732-7451, director@burwellschool.org.

Orange County manager selection

Learn more and give suggestions for choosing a new County Manager from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Southern Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill.

Thursday

Isaiah: A Prophet of Hope for Jews and Christians

Dr. Yaakov Ariel, Jason Robert Combs and Stephen Anderson will talk about the book of Isaiah from 4 to 6 p.m. in Hyde Hall in UNC’s Music Department. Anderson will talk about the concert he composed, “Isaiah,” for the UNC Carolina Choir, string orchestra and piano. The concert will be at 8 p.m. in Hill Hall Auditorium.

Rosemary Street planning session

The town of Chapel Hill invites residents to a discussion of plans for Rosemary Street from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St. 919-969-5015, 919-967-9440, info@rosemaryimagined.com, townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=2216. A witness to the Gezi park uprising in June in Turkey will share videos and information from revolutionary movements in Turkey with the UNControllables student organization at 6 p.m. in room 121 of the Hanes Art Center Auditorium at UNC.

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

‘Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria’ screening

“Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria” will be shown for free from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Hitchcock Room of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at UNC. “Re-Emerging” tells the story of Jewish communities in Nigeria. The screening and discussion are sponsored by the Stone Center and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.

Friday

Preservation Chapel Hill intern presentations

Interns of Preservation Chapel Hill will give their capstone presentations at 1 p.m. at the Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill. They will talk about their projects in research, archive organization, tour planning and oral histories.

Zumba Jam

Carrboro’s Jam Session Series continues with a Zumba session from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Admission is $3. 919-918-7364.

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.

Alternative Gift Market

The Alternative Gift Market of the United Church of Chapel Hill will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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.

Holiday craft fundraiser

The Orange County Department on Aging and the Friends of the Central Orange Senior Center will hold a holiday craft fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central Orange Senior Center, 103 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough.

Holiday Faire

The Holiday Faire will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Emerson Waldorf School, 611 New Jericho Road, Chapel Hill. There will be music, crafts, food and activities for all ages. Admission is free. 919-967-1858, emersonwaldorf.org.

Carrboro Anarchist Book Fair

The fourth annual Carrboro Anarchist Book Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Nightlight, 405 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill. Workshops throughout the day will be at Internationalist Books, 405 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. carrboroanarchistbookfair.wordpress.com.

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