Sunday, Dec. 10
Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society Annual Holiday Party
Share success stories and puzzles, as well as holiday food. Details: Sunday, Dec. 10, 1-3 p.m. Free members/$10 nonmembers. Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society, 6905 Fayetteville Rd, Durham. RSVP DebbieTheTeacher@gmail.com, 919-978-3742.
Hanukkah Festival 2017
Open to everyone. Homemade latkes; games and activities with kids; music and dancing. Details: Sunday, Dec. 10, 2-5 p.m. Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2AvgeeJ, 919-354-4955.
Durham Craft Market Annual Holiday Craft Fair
A total of 120+ artists exhibiting. Details: Sunday Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan St, Durham. bit.ly/2j9n6Us.
Holiday Patchwork Market
Small batch and one-of-a-kind goods meticulously crafted or found with thoughtfulness and care are available for purchase. Details: Sunday, Dec. 10, 12-5 p.m. Free admission. Durham Armory, 212 Foster St, Durham. 719-440-8636.
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. 10, 8:30-12:30 a.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1737 Hillandale Rd, Durham. stlukesdurham.org, 919-286-2273.
Hayrides with Santa
Story time, Maple View Farm in holiday lights, Santa & milk and cookies. Reservations required: 919-942-6122. Details: Sunday, Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.; & 7:30 p.m. Maple View Agricultural Educational Center, 3501 Dairyland Rd, Hillsborough.
Pictures With Santa
Pictures may be taken using your own camera or phone, or you may choose for our photographer to take a picture for you. Cost is $5 per picture. Details: Sunday, Dec. 10, 1-5 p.m. Admission is $5. Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 East King St, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2iN02Po, 919-732-7741.
Bull City Holiday Food & Wine Soirée
Holiday food and wine market, local NC producers will be sampling and selling their products for holiday gifts. Details: Sunday, Dec. 10, 1-5 p.m. Free, 21+. The Rickhouse, 609 Foster St, Durham. bit.ly/2AcLaR1, 919-686-5748.
Captain Kid and Jax
Family-friendly, hilarious comedy magic show! Details: Sunday, Dec. 10, 2:30 p.m. $3. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro. 919-918-7364.
Chapel Hill Library Book Sale
$5 bag sale - bring your own bag. Details: Sunday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill, 919-968-2777.
APS Cat Adoption
Vigil to End Gun Violence
Monday, Dec. 11
Southern Village Holiday Tree Lighting
Featuring the Mary Scroggs Elementary School Chorus. Details: Monday, Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m. Southern Village, 400 Market St, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2zV8Kyf.
Durham Police Department PAC 2 Meeting - Meet & Greet Dr. Pascal Mubenga, DPS New Superintendent
Meet Dr. Mubenga, hear his vision and ask questions. Also think about and discussing with each other the needs of PAC 2 for the coming year. Details: Monday, Dec. 11. 9, 6-8 p.m. Open to the public. DPS Training Facility, Cafeteria, 2107 Hillandale Rd, Durham.
Public Meeting on Future Transportation Impact Analysis for Blue Hill (Ephesus-Fordham) District
The session will provide an overview of the study on pedestrian, bicycles and transit analysis and results, and opportunity for public input and questions. Details: Monday, Dec. 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Chapel Hill Library, 100 Library Dr, Meeting Room B, Chapel Hill. 919-969-5093.
Letter Writing & Movie Night - ‘Home Alone’
Sponsored by NC Resists. Write letters to to political prisoners (or anybody) with birthdays and folks needing extra support right now. Supplies and stamps provided. Details: Monday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Free. Pinhook, 117 W Main St, Durham. bit.ly/2ByW6Gl, 919-667-1100.
‘Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse’
Tuesday, Dec. 12
Tinkering & Drinkering
Sponsored by the Museum of Life and Science. Tools and technology provided to tinker with, from circuit building to fiber arts. Details: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., 21+. Free; $10 suggested donation. Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2zBa6Ol.
Tuesday Night Trivia
Details: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 8:30 p.m. Free. Pinhook, 117 W Main St, Durham. www.thepinhook.com, 919-667-1100.
Durham Hand Embroidery Group
All needleworkers and skill levels welcome. Details: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Watts Street Baptist Church, 800 Watts St, Durham. Contact Joe Darby, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Carolina Blood Drive
Sponsored by the American Red Cross. Donors will receive a Red Cross T-shirt. Snacks will be served. Make an appointment to donate: 1-800-733-2767, redcrossblood.org. Details: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fetzer Hall, UNC, South Rd, Chapel Hill.
Northgate Heart & Sole Walkers Meeting
Annual visit from Santa, including a festive breakfast, giveaways, light exercises and visits and photos. Details: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 8:30 a.m. Free. Northgate Mall, Food Court, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. bit.ly/2zKSJvw, 919-286-4400.
Kids, Cookies and Candy Canes
Cookies, crafts and a children’s show. All ages. Details: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Carrboro Century Center, 100 North Greensboro St, Carrboro. 919-918-7364.
Kids Stories and Songs
Wednesday, Dec. 13
Community Balance Screening for Seniors
Thursday, Dec. 14
Candlelight Vigil to End Gun Violence
In remembrance of the five-year mark of the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy, as well as well as the 500,000 American victims and survivors of gun violence since. Details: Thursday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill. 919-942-3540.
Durham Police Department PAC 5 Meeting
Details: Thursday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m. Open to the public. Golden Belt, Neighborhod Improvement Services, 807 E. Main St, Bldg 2, 3rd Floor, Durham.
Town Hall Meeting: Threats to NC's Judicial Independence
Representative Marcia Morey will speak, along with a panel of NC legal experts. Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties. Details: Thursday, Dec. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/1zH8vDp.
Meet the Author Tea - Mimi Herman
The 2017 Piedmont Laureate for Poetry will read from her book “Logophilia; The Art of Learning.” Details: Thursday, Dec 14, 3:30-5 p.m. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2AzwviF, 919-968-2777.
Honey of a Holiday Open House
Festive cheer at Honeygirl Meadery's Annual Holiday Open House. Tis the season for mead, cheese, & sweets. Details: Thursday, Dec. 14, 5-8 p.m. Honeygirl Meadery, 105 Hood St, Suite 6, Durham. 919-399-3056.
Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit the Hillsborough Police Station
All children in Hillsborough are welcome to visit and tell St. Nick their holiday wishes. Each child will receive a gift. Details: Thursday, Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m. Toy donations accepted; no toy weapons or candy, please. Hillsborough Police Station, 127 N Churton St, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2Aw2OPo, 919-732-2441, ext 26.
Friday, Dec. 15
Red Cross Blood Drive
Sign-up for an appointment in advance by visiting http://www.redcrossblood.org and enter keyword Library. Details: Friday, Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. North Regional Library, Meeting Room, 221 Milton Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2jfcQtI, 919-560-0231.
Gingerbread House Decorating Party
Learn about how Habitat for Humanity helps build houses, hear a Christmas tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree and build a graham cracker house. For ages 4 and up. Details: Friday, Dec. 15, 4-6:30 p.m. Orange County Public Library, 137 West Margaret Ln, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2nzJbAT. Register: 919-245-2532.
Saturday, Dec. 16
Puppet Show/Story Time
Featuring “Gingy: The True Story of the Gingerbread Boy,” a twist on the classic fairy tale “The Gingerbread Boy. Recommended for ages 4-8. Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Carrboro Branch Library, McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd, Chapel Hill. 919-969-3006.
Pine Cone Bird Feeders
Make a pine cone bird feeder to take home and hang outside as a holiday treat. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m. Eno River State Park, Park Office, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2zX0lxd, 919-383-1686.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 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 email@example.com.
Bahama Ruritan Christmas Parade
An old-fashioned Christmas parade with bands, firetrucks, and floats by community organizations. Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m. Free. Intersection of Bahama Rd and Ball Rd, Bahama. 919-471-6397.
Visit with Black Santa
Free to visit with Black Santa. Photos available for purchase. Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Fayetteville St, Durham. www.blacksantaraleigh.com.
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. Info & RSVP: bit.ly/2wgyLGn. Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunshine Lavender Farm, 4104 Millstone Rd, Hurdle Mills.
Annual Christmas in the Piedmont at Bennett Place
Living historians decorate the farm in a typical modest fashion of the time; soldiers on hand to demonstrate Christmas in the field; visit with St. Nick. Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Bennett Place Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2orwmW5, 919-383-4345.
Christmas Candlelight Tour at Bennett Place
Visitors watch and listen as both soldiers and civilians celebrate the holiday. Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 6-9 p.m. $3 Adults/$2 ages 5-16/Chldren under 5 free. Bennett Place Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2orwmW5, 919-383-4345.
Holiday House Party
A fundraiser to benefit Durham Community Land Trustees. Meet, greet and learn about DCLT. Holiday merriment, treats, libations and childcare provided. Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 2-4 p.m. CoHo, 130 Hunt St, Durham. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-490-0063.
Holiday Market at The Carolina Inn
REAL Durham Pop-Up Market
Handmade items, including candles, jewelry, ornaments, baked treats, etc. showcased by budding necessity-driven entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color. Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 12-4 p.m. Free. The Mothership, 401 W. Geer St, Durham. 919-593-8387.
Durham Women’s Connection Christmas Luncheon & Program
Christmas fun and games; speaker Judy Blevins will share her life's story. Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 9:45 a.m. $10, includes lunch. Croasdaile Village, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy, Durham. RSVP: Kay, email@example.com, 919-384-2073.
Holiday Bake Sale/Bazaar
Proceeds benefit Independent Animal Rescue programs. Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Petco South Square, 4011 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham. www.animalrescue.net.
GeekCraftExpo Holiday Market
Gifts for geeks; family friendly; Cosplay encouraged. Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. Durham Armory, 220 Foster St, Durham. bit.ly/2AZcp1D.
Durham Police Department PAC 1 Meeting
Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m. Open to the public. Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 North Driver St, Durham.
Cat Adoption Event
Sponsored by Independent Animal Rescue. Details: Saturday, Dec. 16, 2-4 p.m. Petco South Square, 4011 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham. www.animalrescue.net.