Daybook, June 4

June 3, 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.

Freshstart

The Orange County Health Department offers Freshstart, a support program for people who are quitting tobacco use. To enroll, you must be 18 or older, take intake and follow-up surveys, live or work in Orange County and commit to a quit date. A session in Chapel Hill will be at 2 p.m. Call or email for details and registration. 919-245-2480, smokefreeoc@orangecountync.gov.

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.

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.

Word Basics

The Chapel Hill Public Library will host a class for new computer users learning to use Microsoft Word from 6-7:30 p.m. at 100 Library Drive. Registration is required. 919-968-2780, library.unc.edu/cws.

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

Southern Village Farmer’s Market

The Southern Village Farmer’s Market will be open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at 650 Market St., Chapel Hill.

‘A Southern Girl’

John Warley will read from and sign his new book, “A Southern Girl,” at 7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill.

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.

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

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.

National Trails Day

Briar Chapel will host a National Trails Day celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1600 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill. There will be a mountain bike trail ride with Triangle Off-Road Cyclists at 9:30 a.m. A kids’ trail walk will be at 10:30 a.m. and a historical trail walk will be at 11:30 a.m. Non-residents are invited to a special lunch at noon and Briar Chapel’s pools for the rest of the afternoon. RSVP to jpearson@newlandco.com. briarchapelnc.com.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new trail project that connects the Fan Branch and Morgan Creek trails will be at 10 a.m. at the new tunnel under Culbreth Road in Chapel Hill. Jim Orr, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, with Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, Peter Calingaert, chair of the Morgan Creek Trail Concept Plan Committee, and Chris Berndt, chair of the Greenways Commission will lead the ceremony. After the ribbon-cutting, there will be a hike to Merritt’s Pasture. 919-968-2819, bwebster@townofchapelhill.org.

Orange County Animal Services Open House

Orange County Animal Services will host its annual Open House from noon to 4 p.m. at 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill. There will be tours, free food, scavenger hunts, face painting and more. CLAWS, Inc. will bring birds for viewing, the Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina van will be open for tours and other animal organizations will participate. A shuttle to and from the Eubanks Road Park & Ride lot will be available; park in that lot if you are not picking up or dropping off a pet. orangecountync.gov/animalservices.

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