The Children’s Program at the Chapel Hill Zen Center offers a variety of activities for children age 5 through 15, including meditation, mindfulness, Buddhist teachings and stories, crafts, songs, and movement, as well as participation in Zen Center celebrations throughout the year. Parents are encouraged to volunteer to help with the Children’s Program or attend the concurrent adult program of silent meditation.
The first meeting this fall will be September 10. Subsequent meetings are scheduled for September 24, October 8 and 22, November 5 and 19, and December 17.
For information, please contact Maura High, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapel Hill Zen Center is located at 5322 NC Highway 86, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. This is 2.5 miles north of I-40 at Exit #266. See: www.chzc.org or call 919-967-0861
MT4PD is a weekly music therapy group. Funded through a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation, these sessions focus on maintaining or improving speech and language deficits caused by Parkinson’s Disease progression. MT4PD is a fun, inviting way for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and care partners to connect with members of the Parkinson’s community, while addressing individual rehabilitation needs. Prior musical experience not required. Questions? Please contact Allison Hingley (919-443-9448) or email@example.com. This event is FREE, and will take place at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on consecutive Thursdays through the end of the year.
Date: Thursdays, starting October 12th
Price: $120 for 5-week class
In the elementary classes, we focus on encouraging children to learn phrases by exposing them to print in addition to listening to Spanish from a native fluent speaker. Classes will include singing, movement, games, and arts and crafts! These fun activities provide a natural and safe environment for children to listen, learn, and take the risk of speaking in a new language. Spanish immersion classes for ages 3-11. Pre-registration required
Event website: https://flip4kidsnc.com/classes/
Registration link: https://flip4kidsnc.com/register/
The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties, North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections, Democracy North Carolina and Progress NC will co-host a Town Hall Meeting to alert voters to legislative and budgetary actions of the North Carolina Legislature that could impact the independence of our courts. The Town Hall Meeting will be held on Thursday December 14, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM at the Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill.
Legislative actions have made judicial races partisan and reduced the courts’ resources. Proposals reportedly under consideration change the way we select judges, possibly replacing elections with legislative selection of judges. The legislature has canceled the judicial primary for next spring, the House has adopted a redistricting plan that reduces the number of judges in Durham, puts Orange and Chatham counties into separate judicial districts (likely reducing court-provided services in Chatham), and potentially places African-American and women judges at a disadvantage in the coming election as a result of the judicial redistricting.
Representative Marcia Morey (D-Durham), a former Chief District Judge, will be joined by a panel of North Carolina legal experts including:
- John Wester: A NC litigator at Robinson Bradshaw and former President of the NC Bar Association who has tried landmark cases, served as lead litigator for Hyatt v. Shalala, a 20-year-long case decided by the US Supreme Court, and lead counsel for three governors in McCrory v. Berger, successfully challenging the General Assembly for violating separation of powers under the North Carolina Constitution.
- James Drennan: An Adjunct Professor at the UNC School of Government, previous Director of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, and expert in the courts, judicial education, and sentencing law who both teaches and advises on court administration issues, judicial ethics and fairness, criminal sentencing, and judicial leadership.
This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.