- Carrboro Farmersâ€™ Market – Sat 7am-12pm through Dec 22; Wed 3:30-6:30pm through Oct 17. Carrboro Town Commons. 932-1641, www.carrborofarmersmarket.com.
- Hillsborough Farmersâ€™ Market – Wed 3-6pm; Sat 7:30am-noon. Apr-Nov. 732-8315.
- Fearrington Village Farmersâ€™ Market – Tue 4pm through Nov 20. 8 miles south of Chapel Hill on US 15-501, Fearrington Village, Chapel Hill. 542-4000, chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms
- Pittsboro Farmersâ€™ Market – Thu 3:30-6:30pm through Nov 29. Chatham County Fairgrounds, Pittsboro. chatham.ces.ncs.edu growingsmallfarms
- 10th Annual Rumi Festival â€“ Sept 26-30. Celebrate the 800th birthday of the great mystic poet, Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi with events in Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Mebane. For more info, visit rumifest.com or call Hadiya at 444-1475.
- Toddler Time â€“ Fall is here and so are apples! Come share in an apple-icious Toddler Time at the Carrboro Branch Library. Thu, Sept 27, 4pm. All toddlers are invited to this free program. For more info, call the library at 969-3006.
- Story Time Presents: â€œPurrrfect Cat Storiesâ€ Saturday, September 22 at 10:30 am at Carrboro Branch Library; 900 Old Fayetteville Rd. at the McDougle Schools Media Center. For further information call 969-3006.
- Zoom In: Science at the Extremes – Morehead Planetariumâ€™s first-ever interactive visitor experience highlights the big & small of our universe. Designed for ages 8-13. Ongoing. Morehead Planetarium, 250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill. Info hotline 549-6863, office 962-1236, tickets 843-7997, moreheadplanetarium.org.
- Weaver Street Market – Jazz & more! Summertime fun for all ages. Sunday brunch, every Sunday 11am-1pm; Thursday nights, every Thursday 6-8pm. On the lawn at Weaver Street Market, Carrboro.
- Guided Garden Walk â€“ Every Sat at 10am at Niche Gardens. Discussions on fall planting, garden design & maintenance, and gardening for wildlife with bird and butterfly gardens. Free. 1111 Dawson Road, 8 miles west of Chapel Hill, off Old Greensboro Hwy. 967-0078, nichegardens.com.
- NC Botanical Garden Guided Tours â€“ Meet at the stone gathering circle in front of the Totten Center. Every Sat, 10-11am. 962-0522, ncbg.unc.edu.
- Geology Hike – See what geological wonders are at the mountain. Sat, Sept 22, 2pm. Occoneechee Mountain, Orange County, Hillsborough. 383-1686, ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/ocmo/home.html.
- Life Around the Pond – A short hike. Sat, Sept 29, 2pm. Occoneechee Mountain, Orange County, Hillsborough. 383-1686, ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/ocmo/home.html.
- Peer Connections â€“ Make new friends in the community. Thu, Sept 27, 5-6:30pm, at Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W Main St. New participants welcome, fun & snacks provided. Free! Please RSVP by calling Ellen Perry at 942-5602 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept 24.
- Domestic Violence Support Groups – Free & confidential drop-in evening group for women who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Free childcare provided. Call for details. Through Oct 4 at the Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County. 929-3872; 24-hr hotline 929-7122; toll free 1-866-929-7122, www.fvpcoc.org.
- Family Violence Prevention Center – Seeks people hotline advocates, childcare providers, court advocates & community educators. Thursdays through Oct 6. Info: email@example.com, 929-3872, fvpcoc.org.
- 18th Annual Haw River Learning Celebration – A volunteer-run nature science event for area 4th graders. Sept 22-Oct 12 at 3 sites on the Haw River. We need people to come for a day, camp for a week (camping crew has the most fun!), provide a meal for the crew, and more. No experience necessary. All you need is to enjoy nature & kids and have a good disposition. For more info, contact Aakara Weigand at 542-5790, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://hawriver.org.
- Club Nova Thrift Shop – Club Nova promotes & provides opportunities for individuals with mental illness to lead meaningful & productive lives. Pick up a volunteer packet at the shop or contact 967-6985, email@example.com. Club Nova Thrift Shop, 103-C W Main St, Carrboro, clubnova.org.
- Barbers Needed – Barbers, hair stylists & massage therapists needed for a one-day service blitz on Oct 25, 9am-3pm. Join social workers, dentists & doctors for Project Homeless Connect at the Hargraves Community Center, 216 N Roberson St, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by the Partnership to End Homelessness in Orange County. For more info, contact Jamie Rohe at 969-5059.
- Cholesterol and Heart Risk â€“ A talk given by Phil Mendys, Pharm D. Wed, Sept 26, 12:30-1:30pm, at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont.
- Cholesterol Screening â€“ Thu, Sept 27, 7-10am, at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont.
- Breastfeeding Event â€“ The NC Womenâ€™s Hospital will host a breastfeeding celebration on Sat, Sept 29, at 10am. Speakers, door prizes, baby hand/footprints, face painting & more. For more info, contact Mary Rose Tully at 966-3428, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes and Lectures
- The Importance of Arts in America – Singer, actor, producer & humanitarian Belafonte speaks. Mon, Sept 24, 7pm. UNC Campus: Memorial Hall, 114 E Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill. Tickets: 843-3333, carolinaperformingarts.org.
- UNC Athletics: Past & Present â€“ With Dick Baddour. Wed, Sept 26, noon. $5. Horace Williams House, 610 E Rosemary St, Chapel Hill. 942-7818, chapelhillpreservation.com.
- Immigrant Stories & Memories – Film excerpts from La Cuidad, stories of Mexican immigrants in NYC. Thu, Sept 27, 7-9pm, at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N Greensboro St. Discussion to follow, coffee & snacks will be served. Sponsored by The Cybrary, El Pueblo, CHICLE, Carrboro Parks & Recreation, and Open Eye CafÃ©.
- Planetarium & Digital Theater Shows – Science LIVE Demos. Ongoing. Morehead Planetarium, 250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill. Info hotline 549-6863, office 962-1236, tickets 843-7997. Thu-Sat 10am-5pm, 6:30-9:15pm. $5.25; $4.25 seniors, students & children. moreheadplanetarium.org.
- Heroes of Yesterday, Heroes of Today: The History of the Chapel Hill Fire Dept â€“ Ongoing, Free. Chapel Hill Museum, 523 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 967-1400, chapelhillmuseum.org.
- PlaySlam! – The audience calls the shots in this ArtsCenter Stage original. Sat, Sept 29, 8pm. $5. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E Main St, Carrboro. 929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
- Romeo & Juliet – Sept 26-Oct 14. UNC Campus: Historic Playmakers Theatre, 202 E Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill.
- Live Rhythms! â€“ Tap dance performed to live music. Presented by Footnotes Tap Ensemble. Sat, Sept 22, 7:30pm at Chapel Hill High Schoolâ€™s Hanes Theatre. 1709 High School Rd, Chapel Hill. Free Admission!
- Open-Mic with Mal Ice – Tue, Sept 25, 7:30pm. The Cave, 452 1/2 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 968-9308, caverntavern.com.
- 24Live – Transactors Improv. Thu, Sept 27. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E Main St, Carrboro. 929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
Literary Discussion/Open Mic
- Youâ€™re Too Wonderful to Die â€“ By Andrew Bomback, MD. Sun, Sept 23, 2pm. Market Street Books, Southern Village, 610 Market St, Chapel Hill. 933-5111, marketstreetbooks.com.
- Voices of Sudan â€“ By David Johnson. Wed, Sept 26, 7pm. Internationalist Books, 405 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 942-1740, internationalistbooks.org.
- Book Reading/Signing – Fri, Sept 28, 2pm. Carrboro author Maggi Ann Grace will read from State of the Heart: A Medical Touristâ€™s True Story of Lifesaving Surgery in India. McIntyreâ€™s Fine Books & Bookends, 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro . 542-2121, mcintyresbooks.com, stateoftheheart.name.
- Open Mic – For poetry, music & short fiction. Tuesdays at 7pm, Market Street Books & Maps, Southern Village, 610 Market St, Chapel Hill. 933-5111, marketstreetbooks.com