Durham County

Daily Calendar of Events: Friday, July 21, 2017 - Thursday, July 27, 2017

For an extended list of events, please visit our website at www.heraldsun.com/entertainment/local-events. If you would like to submit an event to our calendar, please email Cindy Henry, Calendar News Clerk, at calendar@heraldsun.com. The deadline is the Friday before you would like the event to appear in the next Friday's calendar of events.

Friday, July 21

Faith

Jehovah’s Witness Regional Convention

The theme is “Don’t Give Up!” Everyone may attend. Details: Friday, July 21, 9:20 a.m. - Sunday, July 23. PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh. http://bit.ly/1s7wWJ6, 919-861-2300.

Dance

Y2K Dance Party

Details: Friday, July 21, 10 p.m. $5, 21+. Pinhook, 117 W Main St, Durham. www.thepinhook.com, 919-667-1100.

Contra Dance

Sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association. Music by Donnybrook Lads. Details: Friday, July 21, Lesson 7:30 p.m.; Dance 8 p.m. -11 p.m. $10. No partner/experience is needed. Please wear soft-soled shoes. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro. www.csda-dance.org/index.htm.

Outings

Introduction to Canoeing at Occoneechee Mountain

Join a Park Ranger for a canoe trip on the Eno River. Children must be 8 years old or older and accompanied by an adult. Details: Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, Eno Mountain Rd Bridge, 625 Virginia Cates Rd, Hillsborough. http://bit.ly/2uRggYT, 919-383-1686.

Saturday, July 22

Literary

Beat Generation Writers at Durham County Library

An afternoon of poetry and discussion, focused on the Beats and other poets from the post-WWII to mid-1960s era. Details: Saturday, July 22, 3 p.m. Free. Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham. http://bit.ly/2tmDqEz, 919-560-0213.

Outings

Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: Saturday, July 22, 7 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 Vern Bothwell at vbothwell@jbdlaw.com.

Water pH at Eno River State Park

Learn about the pH of the river and how it compares to the pH of other items you can find in your home. Details: Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Free. Eno River State Park, Piper-Cox Porch, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham. fhttp://bit.ly/2t3uzw6, 919-383-1686.

Tree Succession at Eno River State Park

Take a closer look as to what makes certain types of plants thrive while others cannot. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: Saturday, July 22, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free. Eno River State Park, Piper-Cox Porch, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham. http://bit.ly/2sQatBc, 919-383-1686.

Invasive Species at Eno River State Park

Take a look at the invasive species that are found in the area and how they are affecting native species. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: Saturday, July 22, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Eno River State Park, Piper-Cox Porch, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham. http://bit.ly/2uiwtJl, 919-383-1686.

Geology Hike at Occoneechee Mountain

Explore the pyrophyllite quarry with a real geologist. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, 625 Virginia Cates Rd, Hillsborough. http://bit.ly/2tNg9NK, 919-383-1686.

“Pork, Pickles & Peanuts” at Duke Homestead

Celebrate North Carolina food culture and history! This extremely tasty event includes a BBQ and Pie contest. Guests can taste the BBQ and pick a People's Choice winner of their own. Details: Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd, Durham. http://bit.ly/1pF2qUf, 919-627-6690.

Sunday, July 23

Outings

Ghosts of the Eno at Eno River State Park

Discover an abandoned cemetery deep in the woods and hear some lore around those who may still haunt these woods. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: Sunday, July 23, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Eno River State Park, Cabelands Parking Lot, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham. http://bit.ly/2uiGBSF, 919-383-1686.

Monday, July 24

Faith

2017 Youth and Young Adults Revival at Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Emily Carroll of First Calvary Baptist Church of Durham will begin the revival's topic "The Worship Experience." Rev. Brandon McLauchlin of St. Charles AMEZ of Sparkill, NY will be the key speaker on Tuesday, July 25. Pastor Brent Murphy of the New Birth Bible Fellowship of Raleigh will close the revival on July 26. Details: Monday, July 24 - Wednesday, July 26. Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church, 316 Hebron Rd, Durham. 919-477-3893.

Music

Songwriter’s Circle

A community of songwriters developing their craft together. Upright piano on site. Details: Monday, July 24, 7:30 p.m. Free. The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, Carrboro. http://bit.ly/2tTdqT8, 919-929-2787.

Tuesday, July 25

Literary

Meet the Author: Jeanette Stokes at Durham County Library

Join Jeanette Stokes for a reading and discussion of her latest work, “Just Keep Going: Advice on Writing and Life.” Books will be available for purchase. Details: Tuesday, July 25, 7 p.m. Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham. http://bit.ly/2tTpNi3, 919-560-0268.

Meetings

Bell Tower Toastmasters Club

Weekly club meetings offer a comfortable environment to practice public speaking and leadership skills. Details: Tuesday, July 25, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Guests are free. Health Sciences Library, UNC, 335 South Columbia St, Chapel Hill. http://unc.live/2tjLJWg.

Kids

Kids Stories and Songs

Details: Every Tuesday, 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free. Johnny’s Gone Fishing, 901 W. Main St, Carrboro. www.johnnysgonefishing.com, 919-932-5070.

Tuesday Night Trivia

Details: Tuesday, July 25, 8:30 p.m. Free. Pinhook, 117 W Main St, Durham. www.thepinhook.com, 919-667-1100.

Outings

Needlework Group

A needlework group that creates knitted and crocheted items for charities. Details: Every Tuesday, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. More information: schectman at gmail.com, or see Facebook group "Chapel Hill Charity Knitting and Crochet."

Introduction to Canoeing at Occoneechee Mountain

Learn basic canoeing techniques. All equipment is provided. Children must be 8 years old or older and accompanied by an adult. Details: Tuesday, July 25, 10:30 a.m. Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, Eno Mountain Rd Bridge, 625 Virginia Cates Rd, Hillsborough. http://bit.ly/2tIzfq4, 919-383-1686.

Wednesday, July 26

Kids

Preschool Storytime

Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. Details: Every Wednesday, 10:15 a.m. Free. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.

Meetings

Duke Toastmasters Meeting

A club where people gather to improve public speaking and group leadership skills. Details: Wednesday, July 26, 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. Guests are free. Duke Credit Union, 2200 W. Main St, Durham. http://bit.ly/2t8YL53.

Outings

Wellness Wednesdays - Pub Theology with Christ United Methodist Church

Grab a pint and ponder the big questions of life and faith. Part of the Southern Village Wellness Wednesdays. Details: Wednesday, July 26, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Town Hall Grill, 410 Market St, Chapel HIll. http://bit.ly/2urbvbv.

Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: Wednesday, July 26, 7 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 David Anderson at d47anders@gmail.com.

Thursday, July 27

Dance

English Country Dance

Sponsored by Sun Assembly English Country Dancers. All dances are taught in a gender-neutral manner. No partner required. Details: Thursday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $7. Freedman Center, 1004 Watts St, Durham. Website: www.sunassembly.org, 919-683-9672.

Support Groups

Alzheimer's Evening Family Support Group

Details: Thursday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Duke Medical Center, Board Room 11708, Yellow Zone, 1st Floor, Duke Clinic, 40 Duke Medicine Cr, Durham. Contact Janeli Smith, 919-660-7510, for more information.

Outings

Summer Dinner Series at Piedmont

Featuring Chef John May partnering with local purveyors to create exciting themed evenings. The theme will be Grilled Veggies featuring Fullsteam Brewery. Details: Thursday, July 27, 6:30 p.m., $40, includes four courses. Additional $15 for beverage pairings. Piedmont Restaurant, 401 Foster St, Suite 401-B2, Durham. http://piedmontrestaurant.com, 919-683-1213.

For an extended list of events, please visit our website at www.heraldsun.com/entertainment/local-events. If you would like to submit an event to our calendar, please email Cindy Henry, Calendar News Clerk, at calendar@heraldsun.com. The deadline is the Friday before you would like the event to appear in the next Friday's calendar of events.

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