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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.

Saturday, August 15

A Spell of Cold Weather — play for young audiences by Charles Way. Presented by The ArtsCenter and OdysseyStage. August 15 and 22, 11am and 2pm. Performed at the Special Events Centre in University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. $5. 929-2787, artscenterlive.org

Heirs to a Fighting Tradition — Summer Gala celebrating the history and leaders of the civil rights struggle with spoken word, music, food and dancing at the Century Center, 6-9pm

Sunday, August 16

John Dewey Talk — UNC Professor Lynda Stone, president of the John Dewey Society, will talk about the importance and relevance of John Dewey’s thinking to contemporary times at the NC Ethical Culture Society, 200 S. Elliott Road. 1:30pm., Refreshments and discussion follow talk.

Monday, August 17

Emerging Artists Program — Information session for the Durham Arts Council’s Emerging Artists Grants. Chapel Hill Public Library, 6pm, visit durhamarts.com for applications and info.

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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