Sep
6
Wed
MoJo: Morning Jazz with Gary @ Orange Co. Dept. on Aging - Seymour Ctr.
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – Nov 15 @ 10:00 am
MoJo: Morning Jazz with Gary @ Orange Co. Dept. on Aging - Seymour Ctr. | Chapel Hill | North Carolina | United States

Get your day off to a wonderful start with the sounds of morning jazz organ tunes. This new and fun musical experience will enable you to sing along, or even request your favorite song. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join Jazz Organist, Gary Brunotte, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. for this musical journey. These FREE sessions will be held at the Seymour Center beginning on September 6 and ending on November 15.

Sep
7
Thu
NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program @ Orange Co. Dept. on Aging - Seymour Ctr.
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 16 @ 8:30 pm
NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program @ Orange Co. Dept. on Aging - Seymour Ctr. | Chapel Hill | North Carolina | United States

This 12-week series helps family members understand and support their ill relative while maintaining their personal well-being.  This is for family members of close relatives with: Major Depression, Bipolar (manic depression), Schizophrenia and Schizophrenia, Panic, Obsessive Compulsive, and Borderline Personality Disorders.  The class is limited to 25 people.  To register contact: Nancy Brickman at 919-818-8065 or for confidential inquiries, email: nbrickman@nc.rr.com.  The series is FREE.  Sessions will take place from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Seymour Center on consecutive Thursdays beginning on September 7 and ending on November 16.

Sep
10
Sun
Children’s Program at the Chapel Hill Zen Center Sundays 9:00-11:00 @ Chapel Hill Zen Center
Sep 10 – Dec 17 all-day

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 maurahigh@gmail.com.

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

Sep
11
Mon
Memory Café @ Orange Co. Dept. on Aging - Seymour Ctr.
Sep 11 @ 1:30 pm – Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm
Memory Café @ Orange Co. Dept. on Aging - Seymour Ctr. | Chapel Hill | North Carolina | United States

Memory Cafes are an expansion of the support groups through the Department on Aging, and add a social component for both people with dementia and their care partners. They provide opportunities for individuals with memory concerns and their families to socialize with others in similar situations. Enjoy company, light refreshments, activities, and entertainment. RSVP is not required, but encouraged. For RSVPs or questions contact: Kim Lamon-Loperfido at kloperfido@orangecountync.gov or 919-245-4253. The FREE program will be held from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Seymour Center located at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill on second Mondays, September 11, October 9, and November 13.

Mingle with the Artist! – Art Shows at Seymour Center @ Orange Co. Dept. on Aging - Seymour Ctr.
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm
Mingle with the Artist! - Art Shows at Seymour Center @ Orange Co. Dept. on Aging - Seymour Ctr. | Chapel Hill | North Carolina | United States

You will be greeted with a bio of the artist(s), list of artwork in the show and a beverage and refreshments for the occasion. The artist(s) will be available to share inspirational stories and receive questions surrounding the show.

Alan and Zoe Redick
Alan and his 8 year old daughter Zoe share a special bond – they are both oil painters! Quite the duo, this father and daughter show will be a first-ever and truly unique! Their art work will be on exhibit Mon, Sep 11 – Thu, Oct 26. There will be an opening reception on Mon, Sept 11. Art opening Hostesses will be: Maret Gerard, Fung Little, Irene Ferguson and Amina Singletary. Live music will be provided by Jimmy Smith. This event is FREE and will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11.

Beginning Zen Practice: A Class with David Guy @ Chapel Hill Zen Center
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 23 @ 9:00 pm
Beginning Zen Practice: A Class with David Guy @ Chapel Hill Zen Center | Chapel Hill | North Carolina | United States

Stop searching for phrases and chasing after words. Take the backward step and turn the light inward. Your body-mind of itself will drop off and your original face will appear.
— Dogen
Zen Meditation, or zazen, is the simple practice of being present with our experience. We hear the instructions in a matter of minutes, but spend a lifetime learning the practice. This class will introduce participants to meditation and give them support as they develop a daily sitting practice. It will also introduce them to other aspects of practice at the Chapel Hill Zen Center.
The first night will begin with meditation instructions and a short period of sitting. Each week we will continue to sit for a period at the beginning of class, gradually increasing the time. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and raise concerns about their practice. As the weeks proceed we will study other aspects of Zen practice, including walking meditation, protocol around the zendo, and the service of bowing and chanting. But the focus will be on zazen, and participants’ actual practice as it unfolds. The content of the class will emerge from participants’ questions and concerns.
Cost is $60, payable the first night, and will be contributed to the Zen Center. Partial scholarships are available. For more information, or to sign up, please contact David Guy at 919-286-4952 or davidguy@mindspring.com.
David Guy has been practicing meditation since 1991, and regularly gives sitting instruction. He has co-authored two books with Larry Rosenberg of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center – Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation and Living in the Light of Death: On the Art of Being Truly Alive. In 2008 he published Jake Fades: A Novel of Impermanence. davidguy.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

Beginning Zen Practice: A Class with David Guy @ Chapel Hill Zen Center
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 23 @ 9:00 pm
Beginning Zen Practice: A Class with David Guy @ Chapel Hill Zen Center | Chapel Hill | North Carolina | United States

Beginning Zen Practice: A Class with David Guy
September 11 to October 23 (No class October 9)
Monday nights, 7:30-9:00

Stop searching for phrases and chasing after words. Take the backward step and turn the light inward. Your body-mind of itself will drop off and your original face will appear.
— Dogen
Zen Meditation, or zazen, is the simple practice of being present with our experience. We hear the instructions in a matter of minutes, but spend a lifetime learning the practice. This class will introduce participants to meditation and give them support as they develop a daily sitting practice. It will also introduce them to other aspects of practice at the Chapel Hill Zen Center.
The first night will begin with meditation instructions and a short period of sitting. Each week we will continue to sit for a period at the beginning of class, gradually increasing the time. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and raise concerns about their practice. As the weeks proceed we will study other aspects of Zen practice, including walking meditation, protocol around the zendo, and the service of bowing and chanting. But the focus will be on zazen, and participants’ actual practice as it unfolds. The content of the class will emerge from participants’ questions and concerns.
Cost is $60, payable the first night, and will be contributed to the Zen Center. Partial scholarships are available. For more information, or to sign up, please contact David Guy at 919-286-4952 or davidguy@mindspring.com.
David Guy has been practicing meditation since 1991, and regularly gives sitting instruction. He has co-authored two books with Larry Rosenberg of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center – Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation and Living in the Light of Death: On the Art of Being Truly Alive. In 2008 he published Jake Fades: A Novel of Impermanence. davidguy.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.

Sep
13
Wed
Improv Theater: Scenework @ Orange Co. Dept. on Aging - Seymour Ctr.
Sep 13 @ 10:30 am – Oct 25 @ 12:30 pm
Improv Theater: Scenework @ Orange Co. Dept. on Aging - Seymour Ctr. | Chapel Hill | North Carolina | United States

Scenework is the keystone of improvisation. Advance your skills to a new level. Our focus will be on building relationships in comedic worlds while living in the moment. It’s a matter of listening and learning what to do from there. Experience the true collaboration of Improv. Wear comfortable sturdy shoes and dress for ease of movement. End of class performance optional. Required: Completion of beginning improvisation class or theater background. Co-sponsored with Duke’s OLLI. The instructor is Carolyn Cole. Sessions will take place from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on consecutive Wednesdays beginning on September 13 and ending on October 25. Maximum participation is 7.

Sep
14
Thu
Music Therapy for Parkinson Disease (MT4PD) @ Orange Co. Dept. on Aging - Seymour Ctr.
Sep 14 – Dec 21 all-day
Music Therapy for Parkinson Disease (MT4PD) @ Orange Co. Dept. on Aging - Seymour Ctr. | Chapel Hill | North Carolina | United States

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 allison@atlanticmusictherapy.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.

Orange County Clinic for Community Living @ Orange Co. Dept. on Aging - Seymour Ctr.
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm
Orange County Clinic for Community Living @ Orange Co. Dept. on Aging - Seymour Ctr. | Chapel Hill | North Carolina | United States

FREE Screenings, Recommendations, and Resources for:
Mood and Memory, Mobility and Fitness, Medication Use, Home Safety, and General Medical Questions

What if I already have a doctor? Our team does not replace a regular doctor. We will provide you with a written overview of the clinic results that you can share.

When and where is the clinic held?
Seymour Center Thu, Sep 14 9 am – 12 pm
Seymour Center Thu, Nov 9 9 am – 12 pm
Clinic sessions take about 1.5 – 2 hours.

FREE of Cost

Please call 919-968-2070 for an appointment at the Seymour Center.

Sponsored by Orange County Department on Aging