Daybook, March 12

March 11, 2014 

The New Hope Audubon Society’s Periodic Bird Walk will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Mardi Gras Bowling Alley, 6118 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks for the hike, planned to take about three hours. Bird watches of all skill levels are welcome. RSVP to Eddie Owens at banjoman_57@yahoo.com.

COURTESY OF BARBARA DRISCOLL

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.

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

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.

Support Group

Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Carolina Pointe, 6011 Farrington Road. trianglebcs.org.

Thursday

Financial workshop

A Compass Center financial workshop, “Foundation Finances for Those 50+ - Building and Protecting Your Assets,” is from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Registration is required. 919-968-4610.

Survivors of Disasters Support Group

A survivors of fire and other disasters support group meets from 6-7 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

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.

Poetry Event

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.

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.

Glass art demonstration

Artist Liz Mitchell will demonstrate making glass beads with a torch and glass rods from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 14, at WomanCraft, 370 E. Main St., suite 170, Carrboro. womancraftgifts.com.

Saturday

Parent and student training

A free training program for parents and students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The Push Out Prevention Project of Advocates for Children’s Services offers this program to teach parents and students to advocate for themselves and learn about the school-to-prison pipeline.

There will be lunch, child care and Spanish- and Karen-language interpretation. Registration is recommended but not required. oarnc.org.

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.

Please send calendar items to chnclerk@newsobserver.com.

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