Sunday, Dec. 3
Marc Moskovitz and R. Larry Todd, co-authors of ‘Beethovan’s Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World’
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Triangle Vegfest Holiday Market
Soul Cocina will be preparing and selling a vegan and gluten free brunch. A $5 suggested donation will be collected in return for a button, magnet, vegan gum, children’s book, or a caramel. Details: Sunday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Durham Armory, 220 Foster St, Durham. bit.ly/2A8PHBz.
Holiday Bazaar in Chapel Hill
Alternative Gift Fair
Don’t know what to give that someone special for Christmas? Why not donate to a wonderful organization in honor of that person? 18 non-profits from the community will be represented. Cash or check. Details: Sunday, Dec. 3, 8:30-12:30 a.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1737 Hillandale Rd, Durham. stlukesdurham.org, 919-286-2273.
Community Tree Lighting Ceremony in Chapel Hill
Caroling by the church choir; Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. May be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Details: Sunday, Dec. 3, 6-7 p.m. Free. University Baptist Church, Memorial Garden, 100 S. Columbia St, Chapel Hill. 919-967-9440.
Visit with Black Santa
Free to visit with Black Santa. Photos available for purchase. Details: Sunday, Dec. 3, 1-5 p.m. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Fayetteville St, Durham. www.blacksantaraleigh.com.
Paws & Claus Pet Photos with Santa
Bring your dog or cat (only please) for fun photos with Santa. Proceeds benefit APS of Durham. Details: Sunday, Dec. 3, 1-6 p.m. $19.95. Northgate Mall, Center Court, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. bit.ly/2htYfdu, 919-286-4400.
Elodie Farms by Candlelight - A winter gift market
An evening of twinkling lights, warm drinks, yummy foods, and locally sourced holiday gifts. Parking is limited. Transportation available from the Durham Farmer’s Market for $7. See website for details: bit.ly/2j1u3b2. Details: Sunday, Dec. 3, 5-9 p.m. $10/Free for kids 3 and under. Elodie Farms, 9522 Hampton Rd, Rougemont.
Hayrides with Santa
Story time, Maple View Farm in holiday lights, Santa & milk and cookies. Reservations required: 919-942-6122. Details: Sunday, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.; & 7:30 p.m. Maple View Agricultural Educational Center, 3501 Dairyland Rd, Hillsborough.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Sunday, Dec. 3, 8 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. New birders and birders of all skill levels are welcome. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact Jim Capel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Dec. 4
Reince Priebus to speak at Duke
One Year Later: America's Role One Year After the Election that Shook the World - Part Two with Reince Priebus. Details: Monday, Dec. 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free; ticket required. Page Auditorium, Duke University, 402 Chapel Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2Baeo0v, 919-684-8111.
Installation Ceremony for Recently Elected City of Durham Councilmembers
Installation ceremony for Mayor-Elect Steve Schewel and new Councilmembers Vernetta Alston, DeDreana Freeman, and Mark-Anthony Middleton. Details: Monday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m. Durham City Hall, Council Chambers, First Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham.
Farm Bill Breakfast Session
Congressman David Price will host an Agriculture Listening and Discussion Session for the Farm Bill. Breakfast provided. To reserve a space: bit.ly/2ix1XY0, 919-859-5999. Details: Monday, Dec. 4, 8:30 a.m. Free; open to public. Whitted Building, 300 West Tryon St, Hillsborough.
Tuesday, Dec. 5
Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft
Community Balance Screening for Seniors
Details: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Chatham Ridge Assisted Living, 114 Polk’s Village Ln, Chapel Hill. RSVP: Patricia Kim, 919-918-7872.
Bronwen Dickey, author of ‘Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon’
A discussion about breeds, behaviors and humans’ complicated relationships with their canine companions. Hosted by The Duke Initiative for Science & Society. Details: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2AePtuH.
Elizabeth Kostova, author of ‘The Shadow Land’
Tell About the South: Karida Brown on ‘The Subaltern School’
In this talk, Brown will “tell about two Souths”: that of the U.S. South and that of South Africa, through their shared struggles over how we “do” history in this integrated, “post-racial” era. Details: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 12-1:30 p.m. Free; RSVPs appreciated, email@example.com. Center for the Study of the American South, 410 East Franklin St, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2iaeahn, 919-962-5665.
Kids Stories and Songs
Tuesday Night Trivia
Wednesday, Dec. 6
Storytime with NC Museum of Natural Sciences
A storybook accompanied by live animals and specimens related to the theme. Details: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m. $3. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro. 919-918-7364.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 8 a.m. Meet in front of the Wild Bird Center in Eastgate Crossing Shopping Center (1800 E. Franklin Street) in Chapel Hill for a 2-3 hour bird walk at a nearby site. New birders and birders of all skill levels are welcome. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact David Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consider This...NFL Protests
Hosted by the UNC General Alumni Association. Different issues associated with this topic will be examined and different perspectives will be provided. Details: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. The Friday Center, UNC, 100 Friday Center Dr, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2hJdkIA, 919-962-3000.
Thursday, Dec. 7
Community Luncheon Roundtable
Sponsored by the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. Lunch from CORE Catering. Details: Thursday, Dec. 7, Noon. Free. Shepherd’s House UMC, Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Driver St, Durham. bit.ly/2afaWXB, 919-698-9092.
Medicare Open Enrollment After-Party
Sponsored by Senior PharmAssist. Light refreshments; holiday music; door prizes. 10% of all sales will be donated to Senior PharmAssist. Details: Thursday, Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m. Morgan Imports, 113 S. Gregson St, Durham. 919-956-5812.
Pesticide Collection Day
Open to all NC residents. Banned and out-dated pesticides. Participants are asked to save any portion of the label to help identify the material to be disposed of. Unknown materials cannot be accepted. Details: Thursday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center, 1192 US 64 Business, Pittsboro. More info: bit.ly/2iXfF3t, 919-542-8202.
Lecture - Elaine Scarry, ‘Imagining Color: Color Threads in Proust and Murasaki’
Ms. Scarry will discuss how writers like Proust & Murasaki bring colors into the worlds they create. Details: Thursday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. Free. National Humanities Center, 7 T.W. Alexander Dr, RTP. bit.ly/2AhSlYo, 919-549-0661.
Leigh Morgan, Former COO of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to speak at Duke
Toasty Tales and Hot Cocoa: Friends of the Library 25th Annual Winter Stories Program
Hear tales and music from around the world. Details: Thursday, Dec. 7, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library, UNC, 200 South Rd, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2zkEmRD, 919-548-1203.
Noir at the Bar - Durham: War on Christmas Edition
Seven gritty crime fiction authors will read, mingle, and sign books. Readers include Shawn A. Cosby, David Terrenoire, Katy Munger, Nik Patrick, J.D. Allen, Eryk Pruitt, and Warren Moore. Details: Thursday, Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m. Free. 106 Main, 106 Main St, Durham. bit.ly/2hI71oF.
Chapel Hill Friends of the Downtown Meeting
John Sherer, the Director of UNC Press, will speak about the mission, the roll and future of the Press. Several Press authors will also be there. Press books to be given out in a raffle. Details: Thursday, Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m. Coffee; 10 a.m. Meeting. Free. The Franklin Hotel, Second Floor, 311 West Franklin St, Chapel Hill.
New Hope Audubon Society Monthly Meeting
Norm Budnitz will present "Forty Years of Bird Counts at Jordan Lake" showing some of the changes in the bird populations that have occurred over four decades of Christmas and Spring Bird Counts. Details: Thursday, Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m. Free; all are welcome. NC Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill.
Friday, Dec. 8
‘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. 8, 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.
Carrboro Holiday Tree Lighting
Holiday tree lighting and the children's choruses from Carrboro Elementary and McDougle Elementary sing holiday tunes. Details: Friday, Dec. 8, 6-7 p.m. Downtown Carrboro, 301 W Main St, Carrboro. bit.ly/2Ao5HQa.
Hayrides with Santa
Story time, Maple View Farm in holiday lights, Santa & milk and cookies. Reservations required: 919-942-6122. Details: Friday, Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.; & 7:30 p.m. Maple View Agricultural Educational Center, 3501 Dairyland Rd, Hillsborough.
Pictures with Santa, a holiday pet market, canine food and toy drive, and food vendors. Details: Friday, Dec. 8, 6-8:30 p.m. Free admission. Durham Armory, 212 Foster St, Durham. bit.ly/2gmypKS, 919-560-4355.
ACLU’s David Cole, author of ‘Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed’
Family Movie Matinee - Cars 3 (G)
Saturday, Dec. 9
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade
Begins in front of Morehead Planetarium, progresses through Chapel Hill on Franklin Street, ends at the Carrboro Town Hall. Details: Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. See website for parade route: bit.ly/2B6BapS.
Lavender Holiday Celebration on the Farm
Sample lavender goodies, sip lavender hot chocolate, visit with farm hosts, find hand made unique holiday gifts, meet furry residents of Silver Horn Sanctuary in the barn. RSVP here bit.ly/19jH2Xk. Details: Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunshine Lavender Farm, 4104 Millstone Rd, Hurdle Mills.
Outdoor Living Nativity
The Christmas story comes to life in this drive-through living nativity. Details: Saturday, Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m. Free. Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 1615 NC Hwy 54, Durham. 919-544-7195.
Holiday Half Marathon
Presented by Race 13.1. Holiday Kids Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. (.5 mile loop through the race site) before the race. Suggested donation of $5 or an unsued toy. Details: Saturday, Dec. 9, 8 a.m.; 8:10 a.m.; 8:20 a.m. $35-$85. Northgate Mall, Sears Lot, 1620 Guess Rd, Durham. Register: bit.ly/2gGqZNO.
The Durham Bazaar Holiday Market
Hayrides with Santa
Story time, Maple View Farm in holiday lights, Santa & milk and cookies. Reservations required: 919-942-6122. Details: Saturday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.; & 7:30 p.m. Maple View Agricultural Educational Center, 3501 Dairyland Rd, Hillsborough.
Holiday Market at The Carolina Inn
Winter In The Garden Holiday Festival
Luminarias; holiday music; food for purchase; holiday ornament making; and a visit by Rameses Jr. Details: Saturday, Dec. 9, 5-9 p.m. $5-$10. NC Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill. ncbg.unc.edu/wig, 919-962-0522.
Triangle Sisters in Crime
Triangle Sisters in Crime's published authors share their knowledge and experiences on a panel. Details: Saturday, Dec. 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. South Regional Library, Children's Program Room, 4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2iDsvUl, 919-560-7140.
Nancy MacLean, author of ‘Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America’
Durham Police Department PAC 3 Meeting
Details: Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. Open to the public. Community and Family Life Recreation Center, Lyon Park, 1313 Halley St, Durham.
Durham Police Department PAC 4 Meeting
Details: Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. Open to the public. Campus Hills Recreation Center, 2000 S. Alston Ave, Durham.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Saturday, Dec. 9, 8 a.m. Meet in front of the Wild Bird Center in Eastgate Crossing Shopping Center (1800 E. Franklin Street) in Chapel Hill for a 2-3 hour bird walk at a nearby site. New birders and birders of all skill levels are welcome. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact Bo Howes at email@example.com.