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Friday, July 24
Author Reading — Valarie Schwartz will discuss Remembering Chapel Hill: The Twentieth Century as We Lived It, at William Travis Jewelry, 133 W. Franklin St. at 5pm.

Saturday, July 25
Tomato Day — The Carrboro Farmers’ Market will celebrate its annual Tomato Day with tastings, recipes, sample dishes and more. 280-3326 or carrborofarmersmarket.com for more information.

Social Justice Panel — The social justice and activism group, Heirs to a Fighting Tradition, will be holding a panel discussion on Heirs, the work they’ve been a part of, and will field any other questions on the subject of Heirs and local activism. 4pm at the Main Durham Library, 300 North Roxboro Street

Sunday, July 26

Economic Justice Discussion — Part 3 of the ongoing discussion series is “The Economic Crisis Here at Home and What You Can Do.” Panelists include Chris Moran, director of the Inter-Faith Council and Gregory W. McElveen, Chapel Hill Carrboro School Board. Moderated by Lucy Lewis. Light breakfast served. Info: Ruth Gibson 259-2894, 8:30 to 10am at the Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist, 106 Purefoy Road. Mosaic Artist — Meet mosaic artist Jeannette Brossart, recently selected for the 2008 Fall “Artist @Work” residency program by the Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission. 2-3pm, Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Room

Tuesday, July 28

Animal Rights Short Film Night — ChathamArts’ 100 Mile Film Series presents Sizzling Summer Shorts Cinema & Song 2009, local short films with live music performances by Girls’ Rock Camp and Mandolin Orange. Chatham Arts will show “Untethered,” a short animal rights film documenting the work of Durham dog rescue volunteers, along with other local shorts. 7pm at the Fearrington Village Barn

Cancer Support — Support groups for cancer patients and their families. cornucopiahouse.org

Compassionate Friends — Free self-help support for all adults grieving the loss of a child or sibling. Third Mondays, 7-8:30pm, Evergreen United Methodist Church. 967-3221, chapelhilltcf.org

DivorceCare — Support group for those separated or divorced. Mondays, 7pm, Orange United Methodist Church. 942-2825, connect2orange.org

Toddler Time — Thursdays, 4pm, Carrboro Branch Library. 969-3006

Preschool Story Time — Saturdays, 10:30am, Carrboro Branch Library. 969-3006

RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program — Seeks volunteers at least 55 years of age and older who would like assistance in finding an opportunity that matches their interests. 968-2056, co.orange.nc.us/aging/RSVPindex.asp

Meals on Wheels — Seeks volunteers to deliver meals and/or bake simple desserts for recipients in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. 942-2948

Orange County Literacy — Seeks volunteers to help with adult literacy, basic math and English language tutoring, creative writing workshops at local homeless shelters and family literacy workshops. New tutor training workshops every month. Skills Development Center, 503 W. Franklin St. 933-2151

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