Sunday, Sept. 17
Outdoor Explorer Book Club Meeting
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Planning committee to decide books for September - December. Also a discussion about guest speakers and club-related events. Registration required at at http://bit.ly/2tlX72g. Details: Sunday, Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m. Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Ln, Hillsborough.
Constitution Day Program: First Freedoms
On the site of North Carolina's 1788 Constitutional Convention, where the Bill of Rights was born, a panel of esteemed journalists will gather to address freedom of the press and freedom of speech. These First Amendment freedoms are the heart of American democracy. A reception will be held at the church following the presentation. Details: Sunday, Sept. 17, 4-7 p.m. Hillsborough Presbyterian Church, 101 West Tryon St, Hillsborough. http://bit.ly/2eQ9An5, 919-732-2201.
St. Mary’s Chapel Homecoming Service
Officiated by The Rev. Karen Barfield; music by the Women's Singing Circle of St. Matthew's. Covered dish dinner with barbecue provided after the service. Details: Sunday, Sept. 17, 4:45 p.m. St. Mary’s Chapel, 7500 Schley Rd, Hillsborough. Information: St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 919-732-9308.
Christian Worldview Conference
Apologist Alex McFarland and Evangelist Marty Dupree will be the featured speakers. There will be a Q&A session on religions, cults, and evidence for the truth of Christianity. Fellowship meal at 5 p.m.; reservations required by Sept. 13. Details: Sunday, Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m. Free. Pittsboro Baptist Church, 121 West Salisbury St, Pittsboro. 919-542-2986.
Sanctuary Everywhere Community Gathering & Worship Service
All are welcome. Service in both English and Spanish. Speakers and music. Details: Sunday, Sept. 17, 5-9 p.m. St. John Baptist Church, 917 Onslow St, Durham. 919-286-0332.
Mindful Parenting Workshop: From Chaos to Calm -- with Sumi Loundon Kim
This workshop introduces several essential mindfulness practices that can help parents grow, as well as mindfulness practices for children. For adult caregivers. Details: Sunday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St, Durham. http://bit.ly/2uOQWGt, 919-286-2700.
Dementia: Navigating the Long Unknown
An informative series with local professionals. All are welcome; no registration required. Weekly on Sundays through Oct. 15. Details: Sundays beginning Sept. 17, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Rd, Music Room, Durham. http://bit.ly/2vsvCH4, 919-489-4974.
An Afternoon with Judy Hogan: Writing Workshop and Readings
A workshop on Writing and Publishing Mysteries, followed by readings from her two newest books, “Political Peaches” and “Grace: A China Diary, 1910-16.” Details: Sunday, Sept. 17, 2:30-5 p.m. South Regional Library, Meeting Room, 4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham. http://bit.ly/2wokLgP, 919-560-7410.
Meet “Miss Julia” Author Ann B. Ross
Ms. Ross will discuss how she came up with the idea of Miss Julia, where she gets ideas for her books, Miss Julia’s relationship with her church, and how readers have responded to the inimitable, yet recognizable, character of Miss Julia. Details: Sunday, Sept. 17, 3-5 p.m. Free. North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd, Durham. 919-560-0268.
43rd Annual CenterFest Arts Festival
Featuring 146 Visual Artists & 20+ Hours Of Entertainment; Arts, Food & Fun. Details: Sunday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Durham City Center surrounding Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, Durham. www.centerfest.durhamarts.org, 919-560-2722.
The Bouncing Bulldogs Jump Rope Team
Don’t miss this awesome performance! Details: Sunday, Sept. 17, 2:30 p.m. $3. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro. 919-918-7364.
Monday, Sept. 18
Cornucopia's 13th annual Golf Tourney
Proceeds benefit Cornucopia Cancer Support Center. Registration fee of $135 per golfer includes range balls, green fees, cart, box lunch, dinner reception, two drink tickets, and more. Details: Monday, Sept. 18, Check-in Noon; Shotgun 1 p.m. Lochmere Golf Club, 2511 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary. http://bit.ly/2w0awez, 919-401-9333.
The Medici's Painter - Carlo Dolci and 17th Century Florence - Lecture by Sarah Schroth
Sara Schroth, the Director of the Nasher Museum of Art, will give a free lecture about the exhibit, the artist himself, and the process behind the works. Details: Monday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Forest at Duke, Auditorium, 2701 Pickett Rd, Durham. http://bit.ly/2xro5sG, Reservations: email@example.com, 919-433-2385.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
An Evening of Speculative Fiction & Fantasy with Becca Gomez Farrell, Mur Lafferty, & James Maxey
Arthritis Support Group
Please park in the Gregson St. parking lot. Details: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7:15 p.m. Trinity Ave. Presbyterian Church, 927 West Trinity Ave, Durham. 919-377-4679.
Identity Theft Expert Frank Abagnale To Speak
Hosted by The AARP Fraud Watch Network. Frank Abagnale, Jr., a former con-man and subject of the film Catch Me If You Can, will offer his tips to spot and avoid scams. Details: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. Free; registration required. Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr, Chapel Hill. To register: http://aarp.cvent.com/NCAbagnale, 1-877-926-8300.
Group that creates knitted and crocheted items for charities. Details: Tuesdays, 1-2:30 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."
Kids Stories and Songs
Wednesday, Sept. 20
Rosh Hashanah Celebration at Kol Haskalah
Chapel Hill Sports Club Meeting
Guest speaker will be Anson Dorrance, internationally recognized UNC women's soccer coach. Details: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 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.
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Educating America National Tour
An educational conference featuring confidential memory screenings, an overview on research and clinical trials, experts on the power of personalized music, and strategies for caregiving. A Q&A will follow each session in which attendees can ask the experts questions. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with one other. Details: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; open to the public. The Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham. To register: http://bit.ly/2uGdwkx, 866-232-8484.
Edwidge Danticat - 25th Annual Stone Memorial Lecture
Edwidge Danticat is an award-winning author and activist. Details: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7-9 p.m. Free; registration required. Sonja Haynes Stone Center, UNC, 150 South Rd, Chapel Hill. http://unc.live/2i3r5Vr.
Join Techstars Managing Directors and Program Managers to connect with entrepreneurs in NC for an evening of networking, an AMA, and more. Details: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 3-6 p.m. EDT at American Underground, 201 West Main St, Suite 100, Durham. http://bit.ly/2iGM1Sp.
Flu Shot Clinic at Northgate Mall
Sponsored by Central Pharmacy. Free for BlueCross BlueShield and Medicare Part B members. For all other plans/individuals, the cost is $25. Details: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Northgate Mall, Suite 444, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. www.northgatemall.com, 919-286-4407.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Wildlife Refuge
Don’t miss this rare opportunity for a close encounter with raptors. Details: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $3. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro. 919-918-7364.
Alien Invaders Hike at Eno River State Park
Learn about the invasive exotic species that have joined our environment. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. Eno River State Park, Cole Mill Access, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham. http://bit.ly/2iYVa9d, 919-383-1686.
Thursday, Sept. 21
Michael Hardt, author of "Assembly"
Durham Coupon Swap
Legal Aid Clinic - Divorce
Learn how to handle certain basic legal issues without the help of a lawyer. Registration required, legalaidnc.org. Details: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m. South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham, http://bit.ly/2vPtZAg, 919-560-7410; North Regional Library, Meeting Room, 221 Milton Rd, Durham. http://bit.ly/2w9gWMF, 919-560-0231.
N.C. 98 Corridor Study Public Meeting
The purpose of these workshops is to educate citizens about initial alternative intersection options, inform attendees about the work completed since the March 2017 public participation period, and seek feedback. Details: Thursday, Sept. 21, 5-7 p.m. Durham East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Ln, Durham. http://bit.ly/2fh955V, 984-269-4652.
Friday, Sept. 22
Health and Human Rights Lecture: Alicia Ely Yamin
Yamin will discuss ‘Are Human Rights Relevant to Advancing Global Health Anymore?” Details: Friday, Sept. 22, 5-6:30 p.m. FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill. http://unc.live/2w7LbUs.
‘The Center Is Not Holding: Name and Origins of our Political Divide’ Lecture
The lecture, given by Dr. Jonathan D. Weiler of UNC, will offer clarity to our current political divide. Sponsored by Shared Learning Association of Chapel Hill. Details: Friday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. Free. Expand Church, 114 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill. http://bit.ly/2wAzGnY, 703-329-2933.
Lecture: Joseph Haydn and the Business of Music in Late Eighteenth-Century Austria
Given by Mary Sue Morrow, a musicologist whose research interests include 18th-century music, aesthetics and criticism, reception history, nationalism, and the sociology of music. Details: Friday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m. Duke University, Biddle Music Bldg, Room 104, 9 Brodie Gym Dr, Durham. http://bit.ly/2eSNu7b, 919-660-3300.
‘Be the Light’ Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
The walk will begin with a moment of silence. Speakers will share ways to help prevent suicide by learning to recognize the signs and symptoms. The walk will proceed to the Bell Tower. Details: Friday, Sept. 22, 6-8 p.m. UNC Morehead Planetarium, 250 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill. http://bit.ly/2fg5jtN, 919-245-2379.
Line Dance Jam
Join Demeca Glenn, of Embrace Dance Company, as she teaches various line dances. Experienced and non-experienced participants are encouraged to attend. Details: Friday, Sept. 22, 7:30-9 p.m. $3. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro. 919-918-7364.
Elephant and Piggie Party
Join us in celebrating our friends, Piggie & Gerald, with stories, snacks and crafts. Make a thank you card to send to Mo Willems, author and illustrator of the Elephant and Piggie books! Details: Friday, Sept. 22, 10-11 a.m. East Regional Library, Children’s Room, 211 Lick Creek Ln, Durham. http://bit.ly/2vKbSNE, 919-560-0100.
Saturday, Sept. 23
BBQ Dinner at Little River Presbyterian Church
BBQ pork, chicken, and fixin’s. $10 a plate, $5 for kids, $9 container of BBQ. Eat in or take out. Proceeds will help support Little River’s mission work. Details: Saturday, Sept. 23, 4-8 p.m. Schley Grange Hall, 3416 Schley Rd., Hurdle Mills. More information, email, email@example.com.
Women’s Conference at Antioch Baptist Church
The title is "Denim and Pearls." The featured speakers will be Dr. Siti Lowery, Dr. Anthonette Wright, Dr. Kendra Davis-Burch and "Mama Dot" as the luncheon featured guest. Details: Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. $10 donation. Antioch Baptist Church, 1415 Holloway St, Durham. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-688-8893.
Latino Fiesta and Soccer Challenge
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month, observe Hispanic traditions, and enjoy a series of soccer games. Details: Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Dr, Durham. http://bit.ly/2cKUZcs, 919-560-1200.
Annual festival featuring live music, crafts, vendors, and kids games. Details: Saturday, Sept.23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Bahama, 1425 Bahama Rd, Bahama. http://bit.ly/2xhw88y.
Camp Butner 75th Anniversary Celebration
There will be a parade down Central Avenue, authentic WWII artillery, military vehicles, period re-enactors, tours of historic buildings and more. Details: Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. Free. Butner Town Hall, 415 Central Ave, Butner. http://bit.ly/2wqksiS.
“We Ride a Whirlwind” Book Signing and Classic Rides at Bennett Place Historic Site
Author Eric Wittenberg will give a tour of the Bennett house and parlor and discuss his new book, “We Ride a Whirlwind.” Also, a collection of antique cars will stop over at Bennett Place. Details: Saturday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Bennett Place Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham. www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com, 919-383-4345.
Garden Dedication & Art Auction
A Dedication Ceremony commemorating the Zen Center’s newly renovated garden; a silent art auction will follow. An evening of music, art, refreshments, and community. Details: Saturday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Zen Center, 5322 NC Highway 86, Chapel Hill. http://chzc.org, 919-967-0861.
3rd Annual Critter Carnival
Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Katharine Whalen will headline the Carnival to benefit local animal charities. There will be a wide variety of rock, bluegrass and jazz acts; aerial silk performers, hula hoopers, and jugglers; various food, arts and crafts vendors; and a silent auction with a wide variety of great items. Details: Saturday, Sept. 23, Noon-7:30 p.m. Free. Southern Community Park, Northern Entrance, 100 Sumac Rd, Chapel Hill. www.crittercarnival.org. 919-280-6642.
National Hunting and Fishing Day
A family-friendly event celebrating the important roles hunting and fishing play in NC’s fish and wildlife conservation. Visitors can participate in a variety of activities and exhibits suitable for all ages and skill levels, including outdoor cooking, hands-on lessons in archery, fishing and air rifle shooting, trapping, game recovery and turkey calls. Details: Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Durham County Wildlife Club, 3616 Hopson Rd, Morrisville. Info: Kristopher Smith, 919-707-0206.
Raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of Durham. Family friendly event with music; kid’s play area; food and drinks. Details: Saturday, Sept. 23, 4-11 p.m. Free. Bull City Burger & Brewery, 107 East Parrish St, Durham. http://bit.ly/2eKjMNS, 919-680-2333.
4th Annual Jerk Fest
Free family fun day highlighting Caribbean culture and authentic Jamaica jerk cuisine, arts and craft vendors, and live music all day. Details: Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. West Point on the Eno Amphitheater, 5101 N. Roxboro Rd, Durham. www.ncjerkfest.com.
King Street Swap Meet
A community wide yard sale in the heart of downtown Hillsborough. Details: Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 East King St, Hillsborough. www.historichillsborough.org, 919-732-7741.
Hike the Cox Mountain Trail at Eno River State Park
A 2-3 hour hike along the Eno River; 3.75 miles; moderate hike with a steep uphill at the beginning. Details: Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-Noon. Eno River State Park, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham. www.gohikenc.com/triangle.
Open House at Piper Cox House
Learn about the history of this colonial home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2 p.m. Eno River State Park, Piper Cox House, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham. http://bit.ly/2gzlxy3, 919-383-1686.