Sunday, Oct. 29
All ages. Other activities include coloring sheets, a scavenger hunt, and a candy guessing game. Come dressed in a costume for a treat. Details: Sunday, Oct. 29, 2-5 p.m. Free. Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham. 919-560-8592.
Fall Festival at Fletcher’s Chapel UMC
Trunk or Treat, food, hayride, bounce house. Details: Sunday, Oct. 29, 5-7 p.m. Free. Fletcher's Chapel UMC, 1919 Fletcher’s Chapel Rd, Durham. 919-688-3186.
Documentary and Discussion - ‘Being Mortal’
Dr. Jonathan Fischer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Community & Family Medicine and the Division of Palliative Care at Duke, and Betsy Barton, Educator at Transitions LifeCare, will lead the discussion. Light breakfast provided. Details: Sunday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-noon. $8. Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2zEGnor, 919-354-4936.
Maplewood Cemetary Tours
Sponsored by Preservation Durham. All ticket sales support the mission and work of Preservation Durham. Details: Sunday, Oct. 29, 5 p.m. $10. Maplewood Cemetary, 1621 Duke University Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2fjqtHv.
Costume contest, photo booth, canine food drive, fun walk, pet market, Purina Pro Plan performance team, local canine foster and adoption organizations, raffles, beer and food sales. Details: Sunday, Oct. 29, 12-4 p.m. Free. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St, Durham. bit.ly/2dcWLzK.
Fabulous Mums Festival
Includes cultural and historical information, arts and crafts, gardening tips, and tours of the William Louis Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Parking fees apply. Details: Sunday, Oct. 29, 12-6 p.m. Free. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St, Durham. bit.ly/2gH8wT4, 919-668-1707.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Sunday, Oct. 29, 7:30 a.m. Meet across the entryway road, behind 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.
Monday, Oct. 30
Halloween Portrait Event
Free portraits for parents with children in costumes. Parents will receive two 5x7 portraits and digital images. Details: Monday, Oct. 30, 3-7 p.m. Free. Portrait Innovations, 7001 Fayetteville Rd, Suite 101, Durham. bit.ly/2zdjpU0.
Rep. Adam Schiff - Challenges to Our National Security and Democracy
Rep. Adam Schiff is the Ranking Member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Details: Monday, Oct. 30, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Free; tickets required. Duke University, Penn Pavilion, 107 Union Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2fztuqt.
Carrboro Mayoral Debate
Hear candidates Lydia Lavelle and Mike Benson discuss Carrboro issues and ask questions. Details: Monday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m., Back Room. Cat’s Cradle, 300 E Main St, Carrboro. bit.ly/2z1TOS9, 919-967-9053.
Durham National Community Planning Month Open House
Staff will give tours, answer questions and provide examples of their work. Light refreshments will also be provided. Details: Monday, Oct. 30, 4-6 p.m. Free. City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham. 919-560-4137.
Monday Night Trivia
Fabulous Mums Festival
Includes cultural and historical information, arts and crafts, gardening tips, and tours of the William Louis Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Parking fees apply. Details: Monday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St, Durham. bit.ly/2gH8wT4, 919-668-1707.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Trick-or-Treat on 9th Street & ‘Scary Stories Storytime’
Ninth Street merchants will welcome Halloween trick or treaters. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m. Storytime at 4 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.
Halloween at University Place
Happy Hallelujah Night
Games, fun, food and treats for all ages. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 2200 S. Alston Ave, Durham. 919-596-2131.
Urban Wild at Hallow-Eno at West Point on the Eno
Bat stories and crafts at Hallow-Eno. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m. Free. West Point on the Eno, 5101 N Roxboro Rd, Durham. 919-471-1623.
Hallow-Eno at West Point on the Eno
For ages 12 and younger. Campfire stories and songs, hayrides, treats, crafts, games, and face painting. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m. Free. West Point on the Eno, 5101 N Roxboro Rd, Durham. 919-471-1623.
Fabulous Mums Festival
Includes cultural and historical information, arts and crafts, gardening tips, and tours of the William Louis Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Parking fees apply. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St, Durham. bit.ly/2gH8wT4, 919-668-1707.
Wednesday, Nov. 1
Mayor Up! Post Primary Debate
Mayoral candidate forums where the Durham voting public will have a chance to question the candidates. Details: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Free; open to the public. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St, Durham.
Durham Government and Politics: A Conversation with Steve Schewel
Details: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Duke University Law School, Room 3037, 210 Science Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2y3KQn8, 919-684-8111.
Sarah Perry, author of ‘After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, A Daughter’s Search’
Team Trivia w/ Geeks Who Drink
Thursday, Nov. 2
Birthday Celebration for Radio Station WCOM-LP 103.5 Fundraiser
Great people, good food and drink, terrific raffle prizes, plus 10% of food purchases benefit community radio station, WCOM. Details: Thursday, Nov. 2, 5-9 p.m. The Hickory Tavern, located inside the Hampton Inn, 370 East Main St, Carrboro. bit.ly/2yuVC5f.
Lecture by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer - The Medici’s Painter
Ms. Straussman-Pflanzer is the Allan Shelden Curator of European paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts. She will give a talk about how she organized The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence. Details: Thursday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. $5. Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2zzAuYD, 919-684-5135.
James Grymes, author of ‘Violins of Hope’
New Hope Audubon Society Monthly Meeting
David Gammons of Elon University will give a presentation titled Mockingbirds Mocking Birds. Details: Thursday, Nov. 2, 7-9 p.m. Free; all are welcome. NC Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill.
Friday, Nov. 3
Symposium: British Music & Europe in the Age of Brexit
Drum Circle Jam
All levels welcome. Some drums provided, but bring your own if you can. Details: Friday, Nov. 3, 7:30-9 p.m. $3. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro. 919-918-7364.
Saturday, Nov. 4
Dr. Jane Williams, author of ‘Mysterious Moments: Thoughts That Transform Grief’
Meet the author, and hear her speak about the use of narratives in coping with grief and how some individuals have transformative thoughts that reframe their grief. Details: Saturday, Nov. 4, 3-4:30 p.m. Southwest Regional Library, Meeting Room, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2y49yiB, 919-560-0268.
Little River School Induction onto National Registry
U.S. Congressman G.K. Butterfield will be the keynote speaker when the former Little River High School in Bahama is formally recognized for its placement onto the National Registry of Historic Places.. Details: Saturday, Nov. 4, Noon. Little River Community Complex, 8307 Roxboro Rd, Bahama. 919-477-0264.
Piedmont Wildlife Center’s Night in the Woods Gala & Auction
Music by The Tim Stambaugh Band; heavy hors do’oeuvres; and visits with some creatures of the night. All proceeds benefit Piedmont Wildlife Center. Details: Saturday, Nov. 4, 6:30-10 p.m. $50. Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2inao3U, 919-489-0900.
Moravian Christmas Bazaar
Moravian cookies, sugarcakes, pies, handmade crafts, candles, and Moravian stars. Details: Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-noon. Christ the King Church, 4405 Hope Valley Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2yyo43O, 919-489-1711.
Brunswick Stew Sale
Brunswick Stew by the quart - $9 per quart. Pre-order online at www.pleasantgreen.org or call 919-383-5764. If no answer, please leave name, phone contact and number of quarts to reserve. Details: Saturday, Nov. 4, 4-6 p.m. Pleasant Green United Methodist Church, 3005 Pleasant Green Rd, Durham.
Ham & Egg Supper at Duke’s Chapel UMC
Proceeds to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey relief. Details: Saturday, Nov. 4, 5-8 p.m. $4-$8. Duke’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 807 Old Oxford Rd, Durham. 919-220-1056.
Smoked Barbeque Fundraiser
Pork, beef brisket, or chicken by the pound; sandwiches or plates; coleslaw, red potatoes, green or baked beans. Details: Saturday, Nov. 4, 12-3 p.m. Mt. Bethel Presbyterian Church, 3541 Rose of Sharon Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2yPBDhs, 919-383-3854.
Walk in Their Shoes Fundraiser
Three-mile walk or run for the homeless and unsheltered. Sponsored by Open Table Ministry. Registration: bit.ly/2hPA4G8. Details: Saturday, Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m. Registration; 10 a.m. Walk begins. Solite Park, 4704 Fayetteville Rd, Durham. www.opentableministry.org.
Chapel Hill High School’s 6th Annual Tiger CHill Carnival
Featuring food, games, hands-on craft activities and entertainment for the whole family. All proceeds directly benefit CHHS students and teachers. Details: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2-6 p.m. Free admission. Chapel Hill High School, 1709 High School Rd, Chapel Hill. 919-929-2106.
Bee Hotel Unveiling and Workshop
Carved and built by Orange County resident David Hinkle; located adjacent to the Gold Park pollinator garden along the Riverwalk greenway. There will be a workshop to help people make their own bee habitats, information about native pollinators and arts programs, and fun crafts for kids. Details: Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. Gold Park, 415 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2iPv0WD, 919-296-9481.
History Hike: American Indians on the Eno
Explore the park on a two-mile hike while thinking about the area’s first residents. For ages 10 and up. Details: Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. West Point on the Eno Mill, 5101 N Roxboro Rd, Durham. 919-471-1623.
Stream Watch with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. John Kent will lead a volunteer team conducting monthly water quality monitoring at several sites on New Hope Creek. If interested in participating, please contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org.