Durham County

Daybook for Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 - Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

Submit your free events two weeks before your event to bit.ly/2tPEb9s or e-mail calendar@heraldsun.com.

Early voting

Early voting for the Oct. 10 Durham City Council primary runs through Saturday, Oct. 7. For early voting sites and hours go to bit.ly/2ePR0ek or call 919-560-0700.

Sunday, Oct. 1

Outings

2017 Triangle Parade of Homes

An open house of more than 250 new homes in the Triangle built specifically for the Parade. This annual tour is the best way to view the latest homes and the newest communities throughout the Triangle. The tour is free, self-guided and open to the public. Presented by the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties. Details: Sunday, Oct. 1, Noon-5 p.m. paradeofhomeswake.keyturnr.com.

Friends of the Orange County Public Library Book Sale

Bag day. Details: Sunday, Oct 1, Noon-4 p.m. Orange County Public Library, 137 West Margaret Ln, Hillsborough.

Reader’s Party at Hayti Heritage Center

Read from material we provide or bring your own. Refreshments provided. Details: Sunday, Oct. 1, 2-4 p.m. Free. Hayti Heritage Center, Auditorium, 804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham. bit.ly/2xttG1t.

45th Annual Festifall Arts Festival

A vibrant market of handmade artworks, live performances, and food trucks. Details: Sunday, Oct. 1, 12-6 p.m. Historic West Franklin St, Downtown Chapel Hill. www.chapelhillfestifall.com.

Durham College Fair

Two and four-year private and public schools from across the state and across the country will be represented. Details: Sunday, Oct. 1, 1-3 p.m. Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. bit.ly/2hi0mkr, 919-286-4407.

Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: Sunday, Oct. 1, 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 at a nearby site. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact Bo Howes at bohowes@gmail.com.

Monday, Oct. 2

Community Events

Riverside High School Mayoral Candidate Forum

Attendees are asked to arrive between 3:30-3:45 p.m. before students are released, and sign in. Park in the junior lot - follow signs. More info: bit.ly/2hzhhTe. Details: Monday, Oct. 2, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Riverside High School, Media Center, 3218 Rose of Sharon Rd, Durham. 919-560-3965.

Carrboro Candidates Forum

A forum for the public to hear from the candidates for Carrboro Mayor and Alderman. Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a Q&A and closing remarks. Details: Monday, Oct. 2, 7-9 p.m. Free. Carrboro Town Hall, Main Meeting Room, 301 W. Main st, Carrboro.

A Place to Call Home: Making Housing Available for all Income Levels

Sponsored by Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town. A forum to advance an understanding of the complex problem of maintaining and creating housing options that support an inclusive community. Details: Monday, Oct. 2, 7-8:45 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Town Hall, Council Chamber, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill. www.chalt.org/events.

Book Signings

Dan Ariely, author of ‘The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work’

Details: Monday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. Free. Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2yoo45d, 919-942-7373.

Cindy Waszak Geary and LaHoma Smith Romocki, authors of ‘Going to School in Black and White (A Dual Memoir of Desegregation)’

Details: Monday, Oct. 2, Noon. Stanford L. Warren Library, Meeting Room, 1201 Fayetteville St, Durham.

Kids

Tiny Trekkers: Getting Wild

For ages 3-5 years. Explore the differences between wild and tame animals and learn about the wildlife living around us. Meet at the large shelter. Details: Monday, Oct. 2, 10-11 a.m. Free. Little River Regional Park, 301 Little River Park Way, Rougemont. 919-732-5505.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Community Events

Panel Discussion - ‘The Jewish Annotated New Testament’

An exciting discussion regarding the publication of this remarkable book, as well as emerging issues in Jewish-Christian biblical studies. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Duke University, Divinity School, Westbrook Bldg, 403 Chapel Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2xIehtq, 919-660-3504.

Durham Candidate Forum

All seniors 55+ are invited for a Q&A session with candidates for Durham County Mayoral and City Council Wards 1,2,3. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m. Free. Durham Center for Senior Life, 406 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. www.dcslnc.org, 919-688-8247.

Kevin Young - Poet, Essayist, Editor

2017 Thomas Wolfe Lecture. Author of “Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015,” and the incoming poetry editor of the The New Yorker. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. Free. Genome Sciences Bldg Auditorium, UNC, 250 Bell Tower Rd, Chapel Hill. unc.live/1t8YtqO, 919-962-5481.

‘Citizen Architect:’ Understanding the Durham Housing Through the Lens Mockbee's Rural Studio

A screening of the documentary film, “Citizen Architect,” and a discussion on the importance of affordable housing. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Free. Stanford L. Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St, Durham. bit.ly/2jMYODe, 919-560-0270.

Book Signings

Marc Brettler and Amy-Jill Levine, authors of ‘The Jewish Annotated New Testament’

Details: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.

Kids

Kids Stories and Songs

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

Outings

Needlework Group

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."

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Faith

Devotion Worship Service at St. Mark AME Zion Church

The preacher will be Rev. Dora McFarlane. Details: Wednesday, Oct 4, 6:30 p.m. St. Mark AME Zion Church, 531 South Roxboro St, Durham. 919-688-2092.

Book Signings

Howard Covington Jr., author of ‘Lending Power: How Self-Help Credit Union Turned Small-Time Loans into Big-Time Change’

Details: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.

Community Events

Politics, the Media and the Current State of Affairs

Lunch with Megan McArdle, columnist at the Bloomberg View. Details: Wednesday, Oct. 4, Noon-1:30 p.m. Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy, Sanford 201, 201 Science Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2hmjbGN.

Mayor Up! A Conversation on Equality of Opportunity

Mayoral candidate forums where the Durham voting public will have a chance to question the candidates. Details: Wednesday, Oct 4. 6, 7 p.m. Free; open to the public. The Rickhouse, 609 Foster St, Durham. bit.ly/2if2oW1.

National Coffee with a Cop Day - District 1

An opportunity for residents to speak with Durham officers in a friendly, casual atmosphere without agendas, presentations or speeches. Free coffee provided for attendees. Details: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6:30-8 a.m. Biscuitville, 1806 Holloway St, Durham. bit.ly/2x1QA0s.

National Coffee with a Cop Day - Districts 2 & 3

An opportunity for residents to speak with Durham officers in a friendly, casual atmosphere without agendas, presentations or speeches. Free coffee provided for attendees. Details: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Starbucks/Target, 4037 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham. bit.ly/2x1QA0s.

National Coffee with a Cop Day - District 4

An opportunity for residents to speak with Durham officers in a friendly, casual atmosphere without agendas, presentations or speeches. Free coffee provided for attendees. Details: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 8-10 a.m. William’s Gourmet Kitchen, 2114 East Hwy 54, Durham. bit.ly/2x1QA0s.

National Coffee with a Cop Day - District 5

An opportunity for residents to speak with Durham officers in a friendly, casual atmosphere without agendas, presentations or speeches. Free coffee provided for attendees. Details: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 8:15-10:15 a.m. Unscripted Durham Hotel, 202 N. Corcoran St, Durham. bit.ly/2x1QA0s.

Kids

Preschool Storytime

At The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. Details: Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. Free. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.

Thursday, Oct. 5

Book Signings

Wendall Thomas, author of ‘Lost Luggage’

Details: Thursday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.

Community Events

Siler City Candidates Reception

Meet the candidates for Siler City Mayor and Board of Commissioners. Each candidate may take 5-10 minutes to give his or her priorities and reasons for seeking the office. Refreshments will be served. Details: Thursday, Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m. Central Carolina Community College, Room 230-232, 400 Progress Blvd, Siler City.

Outings

Friends of the Chatham Community Library Book Sale

On Thursday, purchases of $200 or more are entitled to a 20 percent discount. Proceeds from the book sale are used to benefit the library for underwriting various programs; purchasing needed books, materials and equipment; and improving its technology and services. Details: Thursday, Oct 5, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admission. Central Carolina Community College, 197 NC Highway 87 North, Pittsboro. bit.ly/2fyyY1m.

New Hope Audubon Society Monthly Meeting

Katinka Domen, Manager and Tour Leader of Beaks and Peaks, will give a presentation on Birds and Animals of Honduras. There is no charge for admission and all are welcome, members and non-members alike. Details: Thursday, Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m. NC Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill.

Friday, Oct. 6

Outings

Friends of the Chatham Community Library Book Sale

On Friday, all books and materials are half price. Proceeds from the book sale are used to benefit the library for underwriting various programs; purchasing needed books, materials and equipment; and improving its technology and services. Details: Friday, Oct 6, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admission. Central Carolina Community College, 197 NC Highway 87 North, Pittsboro. bit.ly/2fyyY1m.

2017 Triangle Parade of Homes

An open house of more than 250 new homes in the Triangle built specifically for the Parade. This annual tour is the best way to view the latest homes and the newest communities throughout the Triangle. The tour is free, self-guided and open to the public. Presented by the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties. Details: Friday, Oct. 6, Noon-5 p.m. paradeofhomeswake.keyturnr.com.

Saturday, Oct. 7

Book Signings

Phil Cohen, author of ‘The Jackson Project: War in the American Workplace’

Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.

Fundraiser

North Carolina Musicians Join Hands in Benefit for Puerto Rico

Performers include Dex Romweber, Paint Fumes, Pipe, Leonardo Olazagasti, and Lud. All proceeds benefit Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund. Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. $10. Nightlight, 405 1/2 West Rosemary St, Chapel Hill. 919-960-6101.

Outings

Friends of the Chatham Community Library Book Sale

On Saturday, customers may fill grocery bags with books for $5 each, with no limit to the number of bags they fill. Bags are available free, compliments of local food stores. Proceeds from the book sale are used to benefit the library for underwriting various programs; purchasing needed books, materials and equipment; and improving its technology and services. Details: Saturday, Oct 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Central Carolina Community College, 197 NC Highway 87 North, Pittsboro. bit.ly/2fyyY1m.

Reunion & Remembrance: A Soldier’s Return Home

Hear from living historians the true cost of war, and discover how Southerners and Northerners alike tried to rebuild their lives after the war. Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bennett Place State Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2orwmW5, 919-383-4345.

Gift for Life Block Walk

Sponsored by Sisters Network Triangle NC to raise breast cancer awareness to the community. Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Preiss Steel Place, 500 Sedwick Trl, Durham. bit.ly/2xrVgvJ, 919-490-1571.

King of the Canopy Tournament

A head-to-head tree climbing tournament. Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Duke Park, 106 W. Knox St, Durham. http://bit.ly/2yicHzK.

Phoenix Fest

An annual cultrual celebration of the business and cultural legacy of Durham’s Hayti community. Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Hayti Heritage Center, Fayetteville St between Lakewood Ave and Piedmont Ave, Durham. www.phoenixfestdurham.com.

Fall Lavender Planting Clinic & Sale

Learn how to properly plant lavender; best practices on planting, fertilizing, pruning, and problem-solving. Given by the Baggett Family of Sunshine Lavender Farm in Hurdle Mills. Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 8 a.m.-noon. Hillsborough Farmers’ Market, 430 Waterstone Dr, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2wgyLGn.

2017 Triangle Parade of Homes

An open house of more than 250 new homes in the Triangle built specifically for the Parade. This annual tour is the best way to view the latest homes and the newest communities throughout the Triangle. The tour is free, self-guided and open to the public. Presented by the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties. Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, Noon-5 p.m. paradeofhomeswake.keyturnr.com.

Blessing of the Animals at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Activities for kids, treats forpets and humans. Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 801 West Chapel Hill St, Durham. www.icdurham.org. 919-682-3449.

16th Annual Blessing of the Animals & Rabies Clinic

Hosted by The Humane Society of Granville County. Pets must be restrained; small pets and cats are best in carriers. Adoptable cats will be on hand. Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.; Rabies Clinic, 11 a.m. Bullocks United Methodist Church, 2682 US Highway 15, Creedmoor. 919-698-2526.

Fall Festival at McMannen United Methodist Church

Bluegrass Music with Leroy Savage Group, Big Cedar Bluegrass Band and more; Gospel Music with 100 Men in Black Choir and more; Silent Auction; Kids Playground; BBQ and Brunswick Stew - $10 per plate. Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. McMannen UMC, 4102 Neal Rd, Durham. 919-383-1263.

Fish Fry/Bake Sale at Mt. Zoar Missionary Baptist Church

Proceeds benefit the Building Fund. Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. Mt. Zoar Missionary Baptist Church, 2400 Cheek Rd, Durham. Info: Sis. Rosetta Cozart at 919-596-2627.

Fall Festival at Orange Chapel Church

Music by Southern Blend Band, a great country breakfast, games, arts & crafts. Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Orange Chapel Church, 1634 Orange Chapel Clover Garden Church Road, Orange County.

Jambor-Eno

Featuring live music, food trucks, craft beer, a bonfire, hikes, hayrides and a hootenany. No dogs allowed. Sponsored by the Eno River Association. Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 4-11 p.m. $5-$15. The Confluence Natural Area, 4214 Highland Farm Rd, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2fcFN8a.

Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 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 at a nearby site. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact Norm Budnitz at nbudnitz@gmail.com.

Stream Watch with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. John Kent will lead a volunteer team conducting monthly water quality monitoring at several sites on New Hope Creek. If interested in participating, please contact John at jnkent25@gmail.com.

History Hike: Hugh Mangum and West Point

For ages 10 and up. A one-mile hike through the park, and through Hugh Mangum’s camera lens. No dogs on this hike. Meet at the West Point Mill. Details: Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. West Point on the Eno Durham City Park, 5101 N. Roxboro St, Durham. 919-471-1623.

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