Daybook, March 5

March 4, 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.

Carolina Mountain Dulcimers

The Carolina Mountain Dulcimers will meet at 1 p.m. at the Carol Woods Retirement Community, 750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill. All skill levels and stringed instruments are welcome. 919-929-5359, ShirleyRay@aol.com.

‘Breaking Through’ screening and discussion

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s LGBT Representation and Rights Research Initiative will screen “Breaking Through” and host a panel discussion by North Carolinian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political officials at 5:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC. breakingthroughmovie.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.

Open Mic

The Sacrificial Poets present a community-wide open mic on the first Wednesday of every month, at 6:30 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-942-7373, flyleafbooks.com.

Film and discussion on Mumia Abu-Jamal

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host a film screening and panel presentation on Mumia Abu-Jamal at 7 p.m. in the Hitchcock Room of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, 150 South Road. prisonradio.org

General Meditation Class

A class for anyone interested in Buddhist meditation will be from 7-8:30 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

‘Welcome to Medicare’ seminar

The Orange County Department on Aging and the N.C. Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program will host a free “Welcome to Medicare” seminar from 1-3 p.m. at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. Register in advance. 919-968-2070.

Transit system workshop

Chapel Hill Transit will host a workshop on plans for the transit system from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. townofchapelhill.org.

Mur Lafferty at Flyleaf Books

Mur Lafferty will talk about her novel, “Ghost Train to New Orleans,” from 7-8 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. flyleafbooks.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 7-8 p.m. at Immanuel Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2102 S. Alston Ave., Durham. 919-383-4236, nar-anon.org.

New Hope Audubon Society

The New Hope Audubon Society’s monthly membership meeting is at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Botanical Garden. Ed Corey, inventory biologist for the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, will talk about local dragonflies and damselflies. newhopeaudubon.org.

Friday

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.

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.

Prompt Writing

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.

Walking tour of Hillsborough

A walking tour of historic Hillsborough will be from 11 a.m. to noon, starting in the Hillsborough Visitors Center at the Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St. The tour is free for kids under 12 and $5 for teens and adults. 919-732-7741.

‘Lod: Between Hope and Despair’ screening

Kehillah Synagogue will show the Israeli documentary “Lod: Between Hope and Despair” and host a discussion from 8-10 p.m. 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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