Daybook, Dec. 22

December 21, 2013 

Orange County Public Library, decorated for the holidays by the Hillsborough Garden Club, hosts a gift-wrapping station through Monday at 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. orangecountync.gov/library.

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Sunday

Alumni Run

The Chapel Hill High School Cross-Country Alumni Run will start at 1 p.m. at the Chapel Hill High School Culton-Peerman Stadium track, 1709 High School Road. Former cross-country runners, friends and family are invited to run or walk the 5K course, and there will be a Munchkin Ramble race for younger runners. Registration is $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Buy a T-shirt at the race or wear a Chapel Hill High School T-shirt. Nadolski@aol.com.

Prison Books

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

Skate with Santa

Santa will visit the Orange County Sportsplex from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at 101 Meadowlands Drive. 919-644-0339, oc-sportsplex.com.

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.

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

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.

Nar-Anon

Nar-Anon, a twelve-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

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.Overeaters AnonymousOvereaters Anonymous meets from 6 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 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.

Caregivers Support Group

The UNC Division of Geriatric Medicine and Charles House Association holds a caregivers support group every fourth Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont. 919-967-7570, paul@charleshouse.org.

Optimist Club

The Optimist Club of Chapel Hill meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first, second and third Wednesdays of the month at the Bob Evans restaurant, 5419 Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. New members are welcome.

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

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.

Friday

Blood drive

Orange County Water and Sewer Authority will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Administration Building’s community room, 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro. Make an appointment by phone or online with sponsor code “owasa.” 1-800-733-2767, redcrossblood.org.

Rhythm Jam with Music Explorium

Carrboro’s Rhythm Jam with Music Explorium, a drumming and dance session in the Jam Session Series, will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Drums are provided; bring your own if you can. Admission is $3. 919-918-7364.

Saturday

Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market

The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday 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.

Please send calendar items to chnclerk@newsobserver.com.

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