Daybook, Feb. 19

February 18, 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. jamesjwilson1942@gmail.com.

Voting rights discussion with Ellie Kinnaird

Former N.C. Sen. Ellie Kinnaird will meet with anyone interested in a voting rights discussion after the 11 a.m. service at United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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.

Alice Hoffman at McIntyre’s

McIntyre’s Books will host Alice Hoffman as she reads from her new novel, “The Museum of Extraordinary Things,” at 6:30 p.m. in the Fearrington Village Center.

General Meditation Class

A class for anyone interested in Buddhist meditation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Kosala Buddhist Center, 711 W. Rosemary St., Suite E, Carrboro. Cclasses provide an introduction to Buddhist philosophy, psychology and meditation. For details, go to meditationinchapelhill.org or email Monica Heiser at KosalaEPC@gmail.com.

Thursday

Meet the Author Tea

Join Walter Bennett, author of “Leaving Tuscaloosa,” with refreshments at 3:30 p.m. and the program from 4 to 5 in room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.

Carolina Mountain Dulcimers

The Carolina Mountain Dulcimers will meet at 7 p.m. at the Carol Woods Retirement Community, 750 Weaver Dairy Road. All skill levels and stringed instrument players 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. 919-383-4236, nar-anon.org.

World War I lecture

Michael Geyer of the University of Chicago will give a talk, “Age of Destruction: World War I - One Hundred Years Later,” at 7:30 p.m. in Gerrard hall at UNC.

Saturday

Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market

The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at 201 S. Estes Drive.

Carrboro Farmers’ Market

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

Tet Festival

Celebrate Tet (New Year) and learn about Vietnamese culture at the Children of Vietnam Tet Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VIF International Education Building, 201 Sage Road.

‘Black Bus’ screening

Kehillah Synagogue will show the Israeli documentary “Black Bus” and host a discussion from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1200 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. The suggested donation is $5 per film or $18 for the series of screenings at the synagogue. kehillahsynagogue.org.

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