Daybook, April 9

April 8, 2014 

Wednesday

Used Book Sale

The Student Chapter of the American Library Association will host its annual Used Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of Davis Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most hardcover books cost $2, paperbacks cost $1 and other media and art books cost $5 or less. Only cash payments will be accepted. The book sale will raise money for the Prison Books Collective and student organizations at the School of Information and Library Science.

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.

Carrboro Farmers’ Market

The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays in the Carrboro Town Commons, beside Town Hall at 301 W. Main St.

The farmer’s market will celebrate the opening of the Wednesday market with food trucks and live music from 6-8:45 p.m. Food trucks will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the Carrboro Marmer’s Market’s Food Outreach Programs.

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

An introduction to Buddhist philosophy, psychology and meditation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Kosala Buddhist Center, 711 W. Rosemary St., Suite E, Carrboro. meditationinchapelhill.org, KosalaEPC@gmail.com.

Thursday

Used Book Sale

The Student Chapter of the American Library Association will host its annual Used Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of Davis Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most hardcover books cost $2, paperbacks cost $1 and other media and art books cost $5 or less. Only cash payments will be accepted. The book sale will raise money for the Prison Books Collective and student organizations at the School of Information and Library Science.

Survivors of Disasters Support Group

A support group for survivors of fire and other disasters 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

A twelve-step program for relatives and friends of addicts meets 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.

Rolling Thunder release party

Internationalist Books and Community Center will host a release party for the newest issue of Rolling Thunder at 7 p.m. at 405 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. internationalistbooks.org, crimethinc.com/rt.

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.

Exxon Valdez oil spill discussion

A discussion of the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989, oil spill responses and what can be done to help will be from 1-4 p.m. in meeting room A of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. The event is sponsored by the Chapel Hill Public Library and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 9-8.

Saturday

Carrboro Farmers’ Market

The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon in the Carrboro Town Commons, beside Town Hall at 301 W. Main St.

Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market

The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday at 201 S. Estes Drive.

Youth leadership summit

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Mu Omicron Omega Chapter will host a free youth leadership summit from 9 a.m. to noon at Smith Middle School, 9201 Seawell School Road, Chapel Hill. Students in grades 6 through 8 will learn about online etiquette, nutrition, entrepreneurship and planning for college. There will also be information for parents. Register by Monday, April 7. chapelhillaka.org.

Carrboro Open Streets

Carrboro Open Streets will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. West Weaver Street will be closed to automobiles and opened for walking, bicycling, yoga and dance. There will be a rock-climbing wall, Zumba, weight-training demonstrations and information on bicycling. carrboroopenstreets.com.

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.

UNC Science Expo

The UNC Science Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Cameron Avenue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This event, part of the N.C. Science Festival, is sponsored by UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and the town of Chapel Hill. townofchapelhill.org.

Autism Awareness Month event

Chapel Hill will recognize April as Autism Awareness Month with Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and D.J. Svoboda from 3-5 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.

Southern Branch Library meeting

The Orange County Public Library will host a meeting on the proposed Southern Branch Library from noon to 2 p.m. at Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. The meeting is planned to gather residents’ ideas for the proposed library at 300 E. Main St., Carrboro, which would replace the Carrboro Branch Library and the Cybrary. Gift certificates and library tote bags will be given out. orangecountync.gov/library/southernbranch.asp.

Please send calendar items to chnclerk@newsobserver.com.

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