Sunday, Jan. 14
Contemporary Artist Talk: Burk Uzzle
Burk Uzzle will give a talk and demonstration on light, shadow and composition, inspired by the work of Carlo Dolci. Details: Sunday, Jan. 14, 3-4 p.m. Free. Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2ASnFdJ, 919-684-8111.
MLK Commemoration Service at Watts Street Baptist Church
Writer and historian Timothy Tyson will deliver the sermon. Service followed by lunch and discussion about issues of race and poverty in NC. Lunch reservations: 919-688-1366. Details: Sunday, Jan. 14, 11 a.m. Watts Street Baptist Church, 800 Watts St, Durham. bit.ly/2ApT99t.
Duke University MLK Commemoration
Keynote speaker will be Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The theme is “From King to Kaepernick - Progress through Protest.” Details: Sunday, Jan. 14, 3 p.m. Free. Duke Chapel, 401 Chapel Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2D0svtE, 919-684-2823.
Bull City United 2nd Annual Week of Peace
Ceremonial vigils held in various Durham neighborhoods to promote peace. Details: Sunday, Jan. 14, 6-7 p.m. McDougald Terrace Housing Community, Courtyard behind bldg, 42 Ridgeway, Durham. bit.ly/2BPUec8, 919-560-7752.
APS Cat Adoption Event
Winter Food Truck Rodeo
Bird Watching Hike at Eno River State Park
Hike an easy two mile loop trail around Fews Ford to look and listen for winter birds. Details: Sunday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m. Eno River State Park, Fews Ford Access, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham. 919-383-1686.
Monday, Jan. 15
38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
Keynote speaker will be Rabbi Lucy H.F. Dinner. Sponsored by The Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee. Details: Monday, Jan. 15, Breakfast served 6-8 a.m.; Program at 7:15 a.m. Free. Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Blvd, RTP. bit.ly/2DOYf0M, 919-423-8089.
Unity March & Rally
Bring new children’s books for donation to the Book Harvest’s Dream Big Book Drive. Sponsored by The Durham Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Steering Committee. Details: Monday, Jan. 15, 10:30 a.m. Free. Begins at NC Mutual Life Insurance Company, 411 West Chapel Hill St, Durham. Concludes at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St, Durham. bit.ly/2qg54GK, 919-423-8089.
MLK Birthday Celebration
The theme is “The Power of Children,” with workshops appropriate for everyone. Details: Monday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Northgate Mall, Center Court, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. bit.ly/2lG2tRO, 919-286-4400.
31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Theme is “Striving for Peace, Justice and Equality for All.” Guest speaker will be Brother Larry D. Hall, longtime member of the NC House of Representatives. Hosted by The Durham Civil Rights Workers' Reunion Committee. Details: Monday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. St. Joseph AME Church, 2521 Fayetteville St, Durham. 919-641-5758.
Book Harvest’s Dream Big Book Drive
Bring books to the annual community-wide celebration of diversity, literacy, and book ownership for all children. Details: Monday, Jan. 15, 1-4 p.m. Free. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St, Durham. bit.ly/2qdCw0D, 919-688-2036.
MLK Annual Religious Service
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Linda Wright Bryan. Sponsored by The Durham Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Steering Committee. Details: Monday, Jan. 15, 6 p.m. Peace Misisonary Baptist Church, 2608 Apex Hwy, Durham. bit.ly/2qg54GK, 919-423-8089.
Northern Orange MLK Jr. Commemorative March & Program
The speaker for the program will be Bishop George W. Brooks. Details: Monday, Jan. 15, 9 a.m. March begins at Old Courthouse, Churton St, Hillsborough. Program begins at 10 a.m., Mt. Bright Baptist Church, 211 West Union St, Hillsborough. Info: Anna Kenion, email@example.com.
Durham Academy MLK Jr. Day Art Exhibition and Keynote
All-school art exhibition with art projects and individual artwork related to the life, legacy and teachings of Dr. King; followed by a keynote speech by Dr. Blair LM Kelley titled “What We Remember and What We Forget: The Legacy of MLK.” Details: Monday, Jan. 15, Noon-2 p.m. Free. Durham Academy Upper School Campus, Kenan Auditorium, 3601 Ridge Rd, Durham. www.da.org, 919-493-5787.
Tuesday, Jan. 16
‘He Was A Poem, He Was A Song: A Commemoration of Dr. MLK’
Community members, faculty, staff and students will convene to explore Dr. King’s legacy through music, poetry and spoken word. Details: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. Free. Sonja H. Stone Center, UNC, 150 South Rd, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2B7Uoey, 919-962-0395.
Town Hall Meeting with Dr. Pascal Mubenga, DPS Superintendent
He will share his vision of academic excellence for all students, and ask for suggestions to create a new strategic plan to guide DPS into the future. Details: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. Hillside High School, Auditorium, 3727 Fayetteville St, Durham. bit.ly/2EK2TOo, 919-560-2000.
Introduction to Cryptocurrency
Periodic Tables: Stop the Internet, I Want to Get Off...Or Maybe Not
Discussion about issues regarding the internet - worries about privacy, information overload, truth and verifiability, and net neutrality. Details: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. $5. Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2E1zFtN, 919-901-0875.
Kids Stories and Songs
Wednesday, Jan. 17
DHHS’s Priorities for Addressing Early Childhood Health and Education in NC
Mandy Cohen, secretary of the NC DHHS will share some of the early successes of the administration’s partnership with the General Assembly. Details: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room, Duke University, 201 Science Dr, Durham. RSVP: bit.ly/2AT2kku, 919-613-9350.
NCCU’s Rock the Mic Lecture Series - Bakari Sellers
Candlelight Vigil - Warriors of Freedom
Vigil designated for women who have lost their lives in the fight for equality. Details: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5 p.m. Free. Stone Center Amphitheater, UNC, 150 South Rd, Chapel Hill. 919-962-6962.
Durham AARP Chapter #189 Meeting
All persons, 50 years and older are invited to attend. New members welcome. Officers will be installed and refreshments will be served. Details: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2 p.m. Durham Center for Senior Life, 406 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. Contact Carver Joyner, 919-688-7687.
Chapel Hill Sports Club Meeting
Guest speaker will be Jeff Gravley, WRAL TV Sports Anchor. Details: Wednesday, Jan. 17, noon-1:15 p.m. $25 for lunch. Squid’s Restaurant, 1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill. Reservations to Anne, Ahennessey@nc.rr.com. 919-703-8636.
The Monti Storyslam: Secrets
Eight storytellers chosen at random; each story is five minutes long; one winner will be declared at the end of the night. Details: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. $12. Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2lSegvV, 919-901-0875.
Team Trivia w/ Geeks Who Drink
Details: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 8-10 p.m. Free. The Bullpen, 359 Blackwell St, Durham. 919-744-3630.
Durham Hand Embroidery Group
Beginners welcome. Bring whatever you are stitching or come to learn the basic techniques. Details: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 12:45-2:15 p.m. Free. Emily K. Center, 904 West Chapel Hill St, Durham. firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-632-3954.
Thursday, Jan. 18
Donald Rosenstein and Justin Yopp, co-authors of ‘The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life’
Carolina Mountain Dulcimer Players Meeting
Beginners, experts, and all stringed instruments welcome. Details: Thursday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill. Info: Cornelia Johnson, 919-606-1395.
Mommy’s Morning Movies
A special program geared to moms with babies and tots with meet ups. Moms will be able to select a film for the group the Monday prior to that week’s meet-up. Details: Thursdays, First Show of the Day. Movie tickets are $7 per person. Children ages one and under are free. Silverspot Cinemas, 201 South Estes Dr, Chapel Hill. www.silverspot.net, 919-357-9887.
Friday, Jan. 19
Music Lecture: Keith Howard (University of London): ‘Sounding Korea’
Movie Screening - Resilience
Saturday, Jan. 20
Historic Chapel Hill Neighborhood Spruce-Up Event
Community beautification project at the Carroll Estate, the former home of Dudley DeWitt Carroll, the first dean of UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business in the historic Old Rocky Ridge Farm neighborhood. Sign up encouraged at signup.com/go/nFfbZHg. Details: Saturday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 10 Old Rocky Ridge Rd, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2FkJ5lQ.
Orange County ‘March Into Action’
A “sister” march to the National Women's March on Washington, and the Women’ March event in Raleigh. Event includes speeches, live music, and advocacy information. Details: Saturday, Jan. 20, 3-5 p.m. Old Orange County Courthouse, 100 E. King St, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2FmW3zh.
Resilient Together Open House
Resilient Together is a new group for parents whose children have died of a substance use-related death. Details: Saturday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. Re-City Building, 112 Broadway St, Durham. Info or RSVP, Anne Sporn, email@example.com, 919 452-1307.
Durham Women’s Connection Luncheon & Program
Featuring Jennifer Brannen, adult services manager at North Regional Library. The speaker will be Lisa Moore, “How to Find Acceptance in a World Full of Rejection.” Details: Saturday, Jan. 20, 9:45 a.m. $10, includes lunch. Croasdaile Village, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy, Durham. RSVP: Kay, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-384-2073.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Saturday, Jan. 20, 8 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 Norm Budnitz at email@example.com.
Puppet Show/Story Time
Featuring “The Interrupting Chicken” by David Ezra Stein. Recommended for ages 4-8. Details: Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Carrboro Branch Library, McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd, Chapel Hill. 919-969-3006.
Durham Police Department PAC 1 Meeting
Details: Saturday, Jan. 20, 9:30 a.m. Open to the public. Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 North Driver St, Durham.