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Thursday, Aug. 6

Literary Open Mic Night — McIntyre’s at Fearrington Village presents a Literary Open Mic Night. Poetry, short stories, chapter from a novel, all are welcome. Call 542-3030 for details or to sign up. 7-9pm

Carolina Brewery Anniversary — Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro will celebrate its second anniversary with a family-friendly event. Free brewery tours, live music by Greg Humphreys (Hobex, Dillon Fence) and more from 5-8pm

Friday, August 7

Pet Food Drive — Carrboro Plaza Vet will host the grand finale of its second annual Pet Food Drive. Pet food may be donated any time during business hours and will be delivered to a local shelter. 12-1pm.

Saturday, August 8

Prompt Writing Workshop — Join Nancy Peacock, author of A Broom of One’s Own for a free writing class. No registration needed, just bring paper and pen. 10:00am to 12:00 pm in the Chapel Hill Library Conference Room. For more info, visit www.nancypeacockbooks.com

Sunday, August 9

Nuclear Weapons Discussion — Programs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days include excerpts from Hiroshima Peace Cultural Center’s DVDs of survivors’ testimonies followed by a talk by UNC epidemiologist Steve Wing. 2-4pm, Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive (off Estes Drive). Sponsored by the Orange County Peace Coalition. For more info, call 419-1261 or 851-5596. Friday, August 14

Contra Dance—Contra dance presented by Triangle Country Dancers with live music by Steam Shovel. Please bring clean soft-soled shoes, no partner needed. Carrboro Century Center. Intro lesson at 7:30pm, dance 8-11pm.

Ongoing

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

Garden Tour — Free tour of the N.C. Botanical Garden’s display gardens. Saturdays, 10am, in front of the Totten Center at the garden. 962-0522, ncbg.unc.edu

Job Search Meeting — A networking and support group for job hunters. Wednesdays, 9:30-11am, Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive. 942-4964

Kids

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

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

Express Yourself! — Art program for ages 3-8 and their caregivers. Saturdays, 10:45-11:15am, 11:30am-noon, Kidzu Children’s Museum, 105 E. Franklin St. $2. 933-1455, kidzuchildrensmuseum.org

Garden Story Time — Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to come read theme-based nature tales and participate in activities in the garden. Thursdays through Aug. 27, 10-11am, N.C. Botanical Garden. $5 per family. Preregister 962-0522, ncbg.unc.edu

Volunteers

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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