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 email@example.com.
Winter hike series
The Sierra Club will lead a three-mile hike through Carolina North Forest on moderate to rough paths from 4 to 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Locations vary during the season. Registration is required. bit.ly/1hG1Tgt.
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.
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.
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 S. Alston Ave., Durham. For details, call 919-383-4236 or visit nar-anon.org.
New Hope Audubon Society
The New Hope Audubon Societys monthly membership meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. Norman Budnitz will talk about the birds, mammals and culture of Bhutan.
Orange-Chatham Sierra Club
The Orange-Chatham Sierra Club will meet for a discussion, Chatham County Rivers and Streams: Three Questions, at 7 p.m. in Building 42s multipurpose room at Central Carolina Community College, 764 West St., Pittsboro. A map and directions are online. bit.ly/1dRJTJS.
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.
The Compass Center offers financial workshops at the Chapel Hill Public Library. The first AARP Foundation Finances 50+ Program class will be at 7:30 p.m. at 100 Library Drive. The second and third classes will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, March 13. bit.ly/1gkhizq.
Peer Learning talk
Dick Levin will talk about flying a small plane around the world at 11 a.m. at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill. peerlearningofchapelhill.com.
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.
Seminar on emotional eating
Margaret Heath of Heart Empowered Living and Deborah Gorman of Health Synergy International will lead a seminar on preventing emotional overeating from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 105 Market St., room 4, Chapel Hill.
Special education seminar
Freedom House Recovery Center will host a seminar on laws about special education from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 102 New Stateside Drive, Chapel Hill. Jane Wettach, Director of the Childrens Law Clinic at Duke University Law School, will teach parents of kids with special needs or disabilities to advocate for their children. Register by Thursday, Jan. 9. conta.cc/JxchHG.
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.
Historic Hillsborough tour
A guided walking tour of historic Hillsborough will start at 11 a.m. at the Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St., and will travel downtown. Tours cost $5 for ages 12 and up. 919-732-7741.
The Champagne Sky screening
Kehillah Synagoge will host a screening of The Champagne Sky and a discussion after the documentary led by Duke professor Shai Ginsburg from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1200 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill.
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