Community Calendar: 9/20/07

Farmers’ Markets

  • Carrboro Farmers’ Market – Sat 7am-12pm through Dec 22; Wed 3:30-6:30pm through Oct 17. Carrboro Town Commons. 932-1641,
  • Hillsborough Farmers’ Market – Wed 3-6pm; Sat 7:30am-noon. Apr-Nov. 732-8315.
  • Fearrington Village Farmers’ Market – Tue 4pm through Nov 20. 8 miles south of Chapel Hill on US 15-501, Fearrington Village, Chapel Hill. 542-4000,
  • Pittsboro Farmers’ Market – Thu 3:30-6:30pm through Nov 29. Chatham County Fairgrounds, Pittsboro. growingsmallfarms

Special Events

  • 10th Annual Rumi Festival – 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 or call Hadiya at 444-1475.


  • Toddler Time – 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: “Purrrfect Cat Stories” 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 Planetarium’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,


  • 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 – 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,
  • NC Botanical Garden Guided Tours – Meet at the stone gathering circle in front of the Totten Center. Every Sat, 10-11am. 962-0522,
  • Geology Hike – See what geological wonders are at the mountain. Sat, Sept 22, 2pm. Occoneechee Mountain, Orange County, Hillsborough. 383-1686,
  • Life Around the Pond – A short hike. Sat, Sept 29, 2pm. Occoneechee Mountain, Orange County, Hillsborough. 383-1686,


  • Peer Connections – 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 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,


  • Family Violence Prevention Center – Seeks people hotline advocates, childcare providers, court advocates & community educators. Thursdays through Oct 6. Info:, 929-3872,
  • 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,, or visit
  • 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, Club Nova Thrift Shop, 103-C W Main St, Carrboro,
  • 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 – A talk given by Phil Mendys, Pharm D. Wed, Sept 26, 12:30-1:30pm, at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont.
  • Cholesterol Screening – Thu, Sept 27, 7-10am, at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont.
  • Breastfeeding Event – The NC Women’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,

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,
  • UNC Athletics: Past & Present – With Dick Baddour. Wed, Sept 26, noon. $5. Horace Williams House, 610 E Rosemary St, Chapel Hill. 942-7818,
  • 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 Café.


  • 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.
  • Heroes of Yesterday, Heroes of Today: The History of the Chapel Hill Fire Dept – Ongoing, Free. Chapel Hill Museum, 523 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 967-1400,


  • 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,
  • Romeo & Juliet – Sept 26-Oct 14. UNC Campus: Historic Playmakers Theatre, 202 E Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill.


  • Live Rhythms! – Tap dance performed to live music. Presented by Footnotes Tap Ensemble. Sat, Sept 22, 7:30pm at Chapel Hill High School’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,
  • 24Live – Transactors Improv. Thu, Sept 27. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E Main St, Carrboro. 929-2787,

Literary Discussion/Open Mic

  • You’re Too Wonderful to Die – By Andrew Bomback, MD. Sun, Sept 23, 2pm. Market Street Books, Southern Village, 610 Market St, Chapel Hill. 933-5111,
  • Voices of Sudan – By David Johnson. Wed, Sept 26, 7pm. Internationalist Books, 405 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 942-1740,
  • Book Reading/Signing – Fri, Sept 28, 2pm. Carrboro author Maggi Ann Grace will read from State of the Heart: A Medical Tourist’s True Story of Lifesaving Surgery in India. McIntyre’s Fine Books & Bookends, 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro . 542-2121,,
  • Open Mic – For poetry, music & short fiction. Tuesdays at 7pm, Market Street Books & Maps, Southern Village, 610 Market St, Chapel Hill. 933-5111,