Daybook, Jan. 15

January 15, 2014 

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.

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.

Computer Basics

The Chapel Hill Public Library will host a free class for anyone who is beginning to learn to use a computer from 6 to 7 p.m. at 100 Library Drive. Registration is required. 919-968-2780.

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.

Political prisoner letter writing night

Meet at Internationalist Books to send letters and birthday cards to political prisoners at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 405 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. internationalistbooks.org.

‘It’s a Crime to Tell the Truth’

Former CIA analyst and presidential briefer Ray McGovern will give a presentation, “It’s a Crime to Tell the Truth,” on NSA and CIA abuses at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist Jones Community Building, 106 Purefoy Road. 919-542-2139.

Thursday

Public meeting on Arts & Creativity District

A public information meeting on the proposed Arts & Creativity District in Carrboro will be at 6 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St.

Carolina Mountain Dulcimers

The Carolina Mountain Dulcimers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Carol Woods Retirement Community, 750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill. Stringed instrument players of all skill levels are welcome. 919-929-5359, ShirleyRay@aol.com.

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

Friday

Holden Mill House Hike

A 10-person hike to the Holden Mill home site will start at 11 a.m. at the corner of Dumont Road and Oak Knob Road east of Hillsborough. For directions, reservations or more information, call the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area office. 919-383-1686.

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.

Waldorf Education Day

Learn about Emerson Waldorf School by trying out the courses that students participate in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6211 New Jericho Road, Chapel Hill. 919-967-1858, emersonwaldorf.org.

Fanny Breeze hike

An Eno River State Park ranger will lead a 15-person hike to the homestead of Fanny Breeze at 1 p.m. at 6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham. 919-383-1686.

Senior hike

A volunteer will lead a 12-person hike for seniors to the ruins of Cole Grist Mill, mill race and dam at 1:30 p.m. at Eno River State Park, 6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham. 919-383-1686.

Busy Beaver hike

Eno River State Park staff will lead an observation hike for 15 people, ages 12 and up, to learn about beavers at 3 p.m. at 6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham. 919-383-1686.

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