Sunday, Sept. 10
Kol Haskalah Sunday School Open House
Offers a chance to meet teachers and talk about their nontheistic Jewish ethics class curriculum. Classes cover preschool through Mitzvah year preparation. Coffee, bagels and children’s snacks available. Details: Sunday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-noon. Murphy Hall, UNC Campus, Murphey Hall, 212 Murphey Hall, Chapel Hill. http://bit.ly/2wI8KzH, 919-260-4801.
Awana Family Fun Day
Inflatable water slides, face painting, hot dogs, snow cones, cotton candy and drinks. Details: Sunday, Sept. 10, 2-5 p.m. Free. Edgewood Baptist Church, 1807 Infinity Rd, Durham.
Children’s Program at The Zen Center
Offers a variety of activities for children age 5 through 15, including meditation, stories, crafts, songs, and movement. Details: Sunday, Sept. 10, 8:50 a.m. Chapel Hill Zen Center, 5322 NC Highway 86, Chapel Hill. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-967-0861.
Historic Russell School 91st Anniversary Celebration
The topic will be “Lessons from Rosenwald School: Appreciating African American School History and Pedagogy,” by Claudia Stack, a published author and documentary filmmaker of African American schools. Details: Sunday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. Cain’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2001 St. Mary’s Rd, Hillsborough. 919-471-4564.
9/11 Memorial Fitness Challenge
Participants will scale the steps of the Durham County courthouse and perform exercises on each floor. Proceeds benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Details: Sunday, Sept. 10, Check-in 5:30 a.m.; 6-8 a.m. $40 entry donation. Durham County Courthouse, 510 South Dillard St, Durham. Register: http://bit.ly/2uptMCc, 919-560-0826.
Friends of the Durham Library Book Sale
Half-price sale. Accepts cash, checks, and credit cards. Details: Sunday, Sept. 10, 1-4 p.m. Northgate Mall, Suite 252, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. http://bit.ly/2hnCv5S.
Celebrate your reading skills with poetry, prose, monologues, short stories and original works. Read from material we provide or bring your own. Refreshments provided. Details: Sunday, Sept. 10, 2-4:30 p.m. Free. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham. http://bit.ly/2xP6pEz, 919-560-0268.
Join one of our patrons who lived in New York and witnessed the 9/11 attacks firsthand. She will share her own photographs, memories, and personal stories from that tragic day. Details: Sunday, Sept. 10, 3-4 p.m. South Regional Library, Meeting Room, 4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham. http://bit.ly/2xaQq28, 919-560-7410.
APS Cat Adoption Event
Back-2-School Cat Adoption
Sponsored by Independent Animal Rescue. Featuring IAR’s newest foster cats the general public is invited to meet and adopt. Details: Sunday, Sept. 10, 2-4 p.m. Petco, 4011 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham. www.animalrescue.net.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Sunday, Sept. 10, 7:30 a.m. Meet across the entryway from Bojangles at Oak Creek Village Shopping Center (4600 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd) in Durham for a 2-3 hour bird walk at a nearby site. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact Jim Capel at email@example.com.
Goat Kid Festival
Tour the 95-acre farm and milking parlor, play with the baby goats, meet the milking does, and taste Prodigal Farm's nationally award-winning cheeses. Details: Sunday, Sept. 10, 1-5 p.m. $5 per car. Prodigal Farm, 4720 Bahama Rd, Durham. http://squ.re/2wHT6FA.
Monday, Sept. 11
9/11 Memorial Fitness Challenge
Participants will scale the steps of the Durham County courthouse and perform exercises on each floor. Proceeds benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Details: Monday, Sept. 11, Check-in 5:30 a.m.; 6-8 a.m. $40 entry donation. Durham County Courthouse, 510 South Dillard St, Durham. Register: http://bit.ly/2uptMCc, 919-560-0826.
Durham Police Dept. District 2 Partners Against Crime Meeting
This meeting will be an opportunity to "Meet the Candidates" for the upcoming Durham City Council and Mayoral election. If you have questions or concerns for the candidates to address, please e-mail them preliminary to the meeting at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Details: Monday, Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m. Open to the public. DPS Training Facility, Cafeteria, 2107 Hillandale Rd, Durham.
Human Rights and Anti-Semitism in the Current Climate Lecture
Hear Kenneth L. Marcus, the founder of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and author of “The Definition of Anti-Semitism” and “Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America.” Details: Monday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. Free. UNC-Chapel Hill, Genome Sciences Bldg, G100, 250 Bell Tower Dr, Chapel Hill. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2xdNPZB.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
Benjamin Rachlin, author of “Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption”
Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law Innocence Project. Lunch will be provided. Details: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Duke University Law School Bldg, Room 3041, 210 Science Dr, Durham. For more information, Sarah Holsapple at email@example.com.
Guest Lecturer Tim Duane: The Limits of Presidential Power in Deconstructing the Administrative State
This presentation explores the scope and limits of executive authority for environmental deregulation. Details: Tuesday, Sept. 12, Noon-12:50 p.m. Free. Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, Classroom 4004, UNC, 160 Ridge Rd, Chapel Hill. http://unc.live/2i3UVcr.
The Old-Time Herald: A Reminiscence With Alice Gerrard, Gail Gillespie & Sarah Bryan
An informal talk and show-and-tell with the current and past editors of the Old-Time Herald magazine. Enjoy some lively stories, a multi-media hands-on presentation, as well as a mini-concert of old-time string band music. Details: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Stanford L. Warren Library, Meeting Room, 1201 Fayetteville St, Durham. http://bit.ly/2icq9y3, 919-560-0270.
Northgate Heart & Sole Mall Walkers Club Meeting
Subject is Bringing Books to Life. The speaker will be Karlene Fyffe Phillips, Manager of Outreach Services with the Durham County Library, presenting tips on reading aloud to children in our home and community; attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite children’s book. Details: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 8:30 a.m. Free; open to the public. Northgate Mall, Food Gallery, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. 919-286-4407.
Everyday Living with Dementia
A three-part series covering concepts of communication, activity engagement, and environments. Details: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 19, and 26, 10 a.m.-Noon. Free; registration required. The Passmore Center, 103 Meadowlands Dr, Hillsborough. To register: Marie, 919-245-4253, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Night Trivia
Group that creates knitted and crocheted items for charities. Details: Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. More information: schectman at gmail.com, or see Facebook group "Chapel Hill Charity Knitting and Crochet."
Kids Stories and Songs
Wednesday, Sept. 13
Eleanor Henderson, author of “The Twelve-Mile Straight”
Details: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill. http://bit.ly/2vLJWdK.
M. Dressler, author of "The Last to See Me: A Novel"
Counterterrorism in the Trump Era: A Conversation with Lisa Monaco
Sanford professor and director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security David Schanzer will engage Monaco, the former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, in the discussion. Details: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6-7:15 p.m. Sanford School of Public Policy, Fleishman Commons, Duke University, 201 Science Dr, Durham. http://bit.ly/2uZdWhj.
Variations of a Full Life: A Panel Discussion with Disability Rights Advocates
Meet advocates working in the field of disability rights who have disabilities themselves; hear panel member’s individual stories and have the opportunity to ask questions; and understand variations of what it means to live a full life as an adult with a disability and to think about how the panel’s experiences might support the next generation’s success. Details: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Carolina Insitute for Developmental Disabilities, Room 101, 101 Renee Lynn Ct, Carrboro. http://unc.live/2wNjBJv. RSVP to Debbie Reinhartsen, 919-966-4138, Debbie.Reinhartsen@cidd.unc.edu.
NCCU’s Rock the Mic Lecture Series - Mona Scott-Young
Mona Scott-Young is a media mogul and producer of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop” television series. She will speak about achieving success as a minority in media. Details: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Free. NCCU, B.N. Duke Auditorum, 1851 Fayetteville St, Durham. http://bit.ly/2xaXwqL, 919-530-5436.
Screening of ‘Zemene’ Documentary
A full-length documentary that follows a spirited 10-year old Ethiopian girl as she fights to keep hope alive and survive her life-threatening condition of Kyphosis, a severe curvature of the spine. Q&A with Dr. Rick Hodes, an American doctor who has lived and worked in Ethiopia for over 20 years and filmmaker Melissa Donovan. Details: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Free. Griffith Theater, Bryan Center, 125 Science Dr, Durham. http://bit.ly/2wYxqIi.
Wellness Wednesdays - After Summer Sun Skin Care through Clinical Peels
Sponsored by Rishi Salon & Spa. Part of the Southern Village Wellness Wednesdays. Details: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 4-5 p.m. Free. Rishi Salon & Spa, 400 Market St, #100, Chapel Hill. http://bit.ly/2wgzJGc.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7:30 a.m. Meet in front of the Wild Bird Center in Eastgate Shopping Center (1800 E. Franklin Street) in Chapel Hill for a 2-3 hour bird walk at a nearby site. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact David Anderson at email@example.com.
Thursday, Sept. 14
Black Parent Empowerment Workshop
An engaging event designed to address the specific issues black students encounter in the public school system in Durham For black parents to offer discussion and advocacy tools for their children in DPS. Sponsored by the People's Alliance Education Committee and the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People. Details: Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Office of Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, 601 Fayetteville St, Durham. http://bit.ly/2wEQcjR.
Seminar: Women’s Powerhouse Business Panel
A diverse panel of women entrepreneurs and professionals share their experiences and insights about what it takes to be successful. Details: Thursday, Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m. Free. Nzinga’s Cafe, Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center, 826 Fayetteville St, Durham. To register: http://bit.ly/2xqgeaM, 919-683-1047.
Sustaining Faith in a Digital Generation
Special guest speaker Mike Patin will be presenting to parents a program which will focus on what keeps us from being truly present in the lives of our young people. Details: Thursday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Free. St. Thomas More Parish, 940 Carmichael St, Chapel Hill. http://bit.ly/2j82eAn.
Durham Architectural and Historic Inventory Workshop
Join Preservation Durham and the Durham City/County Planning Department to share your stories about Durham to help update its Architectural and Historic Inventory. In order to aid in the data collection for the inventory update, residents can learn how to input information into the Open Durham website to assist in collecting robust data for the inventory. Details: Thursday, Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m. Durham County Library, South Branch, 4505 S. Alston Ave. http://bit.ly/1rbygK1.
Durham Police Dept. Central District Partners Against Crime Meeting
Details: Thursday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. Open to the public. Neighborhood Improvement Services, Golden Belt, Bldg 2, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 807 E. Main St, Durham.
Nancy W. Poling, author of "Before It Was Legal: A Black-White Marriage (1945-1987)"
Jamie DeMent, author of “The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm”
A small al-la-carte menu based on the book will be offered, as well as $1 oysters on the half shell and several cocktails. Details: Thursday, Sept. 14, 4-5:30 p.m. LaPlace Louisiana Cookery, 111 N. Churton St, Hillsborough. RSVP http://bit.ly/2eBVghM.
Dr. Rick Hodes: Tzedakah in Ethiopia
Dr. Rick Hodes will discuss Tzedakah (charity/ moral and societal obligations) in the real world. Dr. Hodes is an American doctor who has lived and worked in Ethiopia for over 20 years. Details: Thursday, Sept. 14, 5 p.m. Free. Duke Divinity School, Goodson Chapel, 403 Chapel Dr, Durham. http://bit.ly/2gqoVLj.
The Human Library - Durham
An event where real people are open books! Volunteer “books” will be available for 1-on-1 conversations with “readers” about their personal experience with stereotypes and prejudices. Details: Thursday, Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m. Stanford L. Warren Branch, 1201 Fayetteville St, Durham. http://bit.ly/2x9dWNS, 919-560-0270.
Friday, Sept. 15
‘Virtual Reality in Education’ Panel Discussion
Offered in connection with the performance of “Closer Than They Appear,” The Process Series and StreetSigns. Details: Friday, Sept. 15, 5-6 p.m. Free. Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill. http://unc.live/2wI1DIG.
Saturday, Sept. 16
Back-to-School Community Clothing Sale
Rain or shine. Gently used clothing, athletic equipment/shoes/clothing, backpacks and books for ages birth to teen. There will be a bounce house, face painting, and yard games for kids. All proceeds benefit a fund for hosting community events and supporting nearby schools. Details: Saturday, Sept. 16, 8:30-12:30 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Rd, Durham.
Prayer Walk for Unsolved Homicides
Sponsored by the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. Gather to prayerfully walk an area surrounding several violent deaths where no arrests have been made. Rev. Willie Jones of Refiner’s Fire Community Church will open with a short reflection. Details: Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. Corner of Elm and East Main Streets (950 East Main St), Durham. http://bit.ly/2afaWXB.
A Gathering of Women: The Wonder Years
This workshop is for mature women 55 and up. Learn and develop skills to manage transition and challenging times. Details: Saturday, Sept. 16, 3-5 p.m. South Regional Library, Meeting Room, 4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham. To register: http://bit.ly/2whaWSH, 919-560-7410.
Durham Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon and Fashion Show
Fashion show by CATOS featuring new fall fashions. The speaker will be Jean Pyper, "Lets Have a Heart to Heart.” Details: Saturday, Sept. 16, 9:45 a.m. $10 all inclusive. Croasdaile Village Commons Dining Room, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy, Durham. RSVP: Kay, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-384-2073.
Durham Police Dept. District 1 Partners Against Crime Meeting
Details: Saturday, Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m. Free; open to the public. Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 North Driver St, Durham.
43rd Annual CenterFest Arts Festival
Featuring 146 Visual Artists & 20+ Hours Of Entertainment; Arts, Food & Fun. Details: Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Durham City Center surrounding Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, Durham. www.centerfest.durhamarts.org, 919-560-2722.
Carnival and Fun Fair
Music, food trucks, face painting, vendors, dancing and more. Details: Saturday, Sept. 16, Noon-5 p.m. East Chapel Hill High School, 500 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill. http://bit.ly/2wtEyc9.
Fourth Young Entrepreneurs Expo
The objective of this Expo is to inspire youth, entertain the family, educate the community, provide networking opportunities for the young entrepreneurs. Sponsored by Patricia Taborn Modeling and Talent Agency, Inc. Details: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2:30-5 p.m. Free. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham.
Movies at the Library - Logan (R)
In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. Details: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2:30 p.m. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. http://bit.ly/2aBq0jC, 919-968-2777.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Saturday, Sept. 16, 7:30 a.m. Meet in front of the Wild Bird Center in Eastgate Shopping Center (1800 E. Franklin Street) in Chapel Hill for a 2-3 hour bird walk. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact Tommy Richey at email@example.com.