Sunday, Nov. 26
The Hymns of Luther at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
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Monday, Nov. 27
Chapel Hill Bird Club Meeting
Featured speaker will be Dr. Aurore Canoville, who will speak on "Can we determine the sex of dinosaurs by looking into their bones?" Details: Monday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. Free; open to the public. Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Dr, Chapel Hill. Contact Maria de Bruyn, email@example.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 28
Michael Chitwood, Randall Kenan, & Michael McFee, editor and contributors to ‘Best Creative Nonfiction of the South, Vol. II: North Carolina’
Tuesday Night Trivia
Details: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 8:30 p.m. Free. Pinhook, 117 W Main St, Durham. www.thepinhook.com, 919-667-1100.
Kids Stories and Songs
Wednesday, Nov. 29
Mark Fallon, author of ‘Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon, and US Government Conspired to Torture’
Team Trivia w/ Geeks Who Drink
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 8 a.m. Meet across the entryway road, behind Bojangles at Oak Creek Village Shopping Center, 4600 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, for a 2-3 hour bird walk at a nearby site. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact Jim Capel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Nov. 30
What’s Preventing Us from Preventing Alzheimer’s?
Presented by Dr. Gary Small. Free boxed lunches will be provided. Seating is limited. Details: Thursday, Nov. 30, 12-1 p.m. Free; parking fees may apply. Trent Semans Center, Great Hall, Duke Medical Center, 8 Searle Center Dr, Durham. Contact Lisa Gwyther, email@example.com, 919-660-7508.
Senior Health Support: Osteoarthritis: A Joint Approach
Dr. Linda Belhorn, rheumatologist, will present a variety of therapies. Q&A. Bag lunch provided. Details: Thursday, Nov. 30, 10:30 a.m. health stations and exhibits; 12-1 p.m. presentation. Free. Grey Stone Church Family Life Center, 2601 Hillsborough Rd, Durham.
Poetry & Spoken Word Night
Come out and showcase your talent and spoken word in a night of word art. Special poetry guest and MC. Details: Thursday, Nov. 30, 7:30-8:30 p.m. South Regional Library, Meeting Room, 4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2gzkLkR, 919-560-7284.
‘Take Me to the River’ - A Talk by Joe Henry
Friday, Dec. 1
American Tobacco Tower Lighting
Performances by community choral groups and a visit from Santa. Details: Friday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m. Free. American Tobacco Amphitheatre, 300 Blackwell St, Durham. 919-433-1566.
‘Christmas by Candlelight’ at Duke Homestead
Candlelight tours with costumed interpreters with the house festooned with 19th century decorations. Live music, barn dance, caroling, storytelling and sample cookies and hot apple cider. Details: Friday, Dec. 1, 6:45-9:15 p.m. $6 Adults/$3 Children 10 and under. Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2gbFopD, 919-627-6990.
Saturday, Dec. 2
Durham Holiday Parade
Parade begins at Main & Dillard Sts. Performance areas will be near Mangum & Main, Chapel Hill & Main, and Duke & Main Streets. Rain or shine. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. Free. Downtown Durham. bit.ly/2yWFzxP, 919-560-1200.
Durham Holiday Fun Fest
Snow sledding, pony rides, bounce houses, arts and crafts, visits with Santa, train rides, music and more. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 1-4 p.m. Free. American Tobacco Campus, 318 Blackwell St, Durham. bit.ly/2yWFzxP, 919-560-1200.
‘Christmas at Stagville’ Holiday Open House
Visit the house of the Bennehan-Cameron slaveholders, the 1850 house of an enslaved family, and the house of a freed family after Emancipation, help dress these houses for the coming Christmas season. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, Noon-4 p.m. Free. Historic Stagville, 5828 Old Oxford Hwy, Durham. bit.ly/2AscMBS, 919-620-0120.
‘Christmas at Stagville’ Lantern Tours
Tour the houses in the evening with fires and lantern light. Visit the house of the Bennehan-Cameron slaveholders, the 1850 house of an enslaved family, and the house of a freed family after Emancipation; see a special performance in the tradition of Jonkonnu, the West African fusion tradition celebrated by enslaved people. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 5 p.m. $5. Historic Stagville, 5828 Old Oxford Hwy, Durham. bit.ly/2AscMBS, 919-620-0120.
Christmas Holiday Shoppe Craft Show
65 artisans and crafters; holiday music; bake sale; Candy Cane Coffee Bar; Reindeer Cafe. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St, Chapel Hill. www.stmcsnc.org, 919-929-2241.
11th Annual Elf Market
Featuring over 40 local artists; bar will be open for holiday beverages; kids’ zone featuring classic holiday films. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, Carrboro. bit.ly/2BvYHkw, 919-929-2787.
Pancake Breakfast and Sing-Along with Santa
Pancake breakfast; photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus; activity table; pajama party; door prizes; sing-a-long. Adults must accompany children. Proceeds benefit Exchange Family Center. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 8:30-10:30 a.m. $10. C&H Cafeteria, 1720 Guess Rd, Durham. Tickets: bit.ly/2zLFU3U.
Breakfast with Santa
Proceeds benefit DMBC Building Fund. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9- 11 a.m. $7/Kids 10 and under free. Durham Memorial Baptist Church, 133 Robbins Rd, Durham. 919-598-0234.
Craft & Bake Sale
Proceeds benefit DMBC Building Fund. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Durham Memorial Baptist Church, 133 Robbins Rd, Durham. 919-598-0234.
Lecture “The Formentera Feel: Jewelry Inspired by Nature, Made by Hand in Spain”
Presented by Roc Majoral, internationally recognized jewelry designer from Formentera and Barcelona, Spain. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. Hamilton Hill Jewelry, 905 W. Main St, Durham. 919-683-1474.
Friends of the Durham Library Book Sale
Books will be half price from 2-4 p.m. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Northgate Mall, Suite 252, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. 919-560-7159.
Pauli Murray Place Walk & Talk Tour
Learn about the rich history of Pauli Murray Place. Walking tour led by Executive Director, Selina Mack and hosted by long-term DCLT homeowner and board member, Kristin Tate. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m. Free. DCLT Office, 1208 W. Chapel Hill St, Durham. Register: bit.ly/2idRnFp, 919-490-0063.
Geer Cemetery 13th Amendment Day
Unveiling of markers and wreath-laying ceremony honoring Augustus Shepard, Edian Markham, and Margaret Faucette. Program participants include Prince Hall Masons and the African-American Dance Ensemble. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m. Geer Cemetary, 800 Colonial Ave, Durham. 919-810-5012.
Stream Watch with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 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.