Sunday, Oct. 8
Women's Day Service at St. Mark AME Zion Church
The theme is "Reaching Beyond the Church Walls into the Community." The speaker will be the Durham Chief of Police, Mrs. Cerelyn "CJ" Davis. Wear red. Details: Sunday, Oct 8, 10 a.m. St. Mark AME Zion Church, 531 South Roxboro St, Durham. 919-688-2092.
APS Cat Adoption Event
King of the Canopy Tournament
A head-to-head tree climbing tournament. Details: Sunday, Oct. 8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Duke Park, 106 W. Knox St, Durham. bit.ly/2yicHzK.
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. 8, Noon-5 p.m. paradeofhomeswake.keyturnr.com.
Eagle Count at Jordan Lake w/ New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Sunday, Oct. 8, 7-8:30 a.m. Join us as we do our quarterly eagle count at Jordan Lake. We need people to help out. Beginners or experts are welcome. The count lasts for 1.5 hours. If you are interested, please contact Steve McMurray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BBQ & Friends Fundraiser for TROSA
Enjoy food, live music, games for kids, and crafts. Proceeds support the work of TROSA. Details: Sunday, Oct. 8, 1-4 p.m. $25 Adults/$10 Children 5-12. TROSA Campus, 1820 James St, Durham. Tickets: bit.ly/2xrtwYl.
Photography Curator Anne Wilkes Tucker to speak
Part of the “2017 Click! Photography Festival.” Light reception and cash bar. Details: Sunday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Free. Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University,2001 Campus Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2hlAWWz.
Children’s Program at The Zen Center
Offers a variety of activities for children age 5 through 15, including meditation, stories, crafts, songs, and movement. Details: Sunday, Oct. 8, 8:50 a.m. Chapel Hill Zen Center, 5322 NC Highway 86, Chapel Hill. Information: email@example.com, 919-967-0861.
Monday, Oct. 9
Eryk Pruitt, author of ‘What We Reckon’
An Evening with Sarah Vowell, American Historian
A bestselling author of six nonfiction books on American history and culture. The presentation will be in interview format with humorist, cartoonist, and artisanal pencil sharpener, David Rees. Details: Monday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Free. Carolina Theatre, 309 West Morgan St, Durham. bit.ly/2xSocxy, 919-560-3030.
Sarah Van Gelder to speak on justice issues
Her latest book is "The Revolution Where You Are: Stories From a 12,000 Mile Journey Across a New America". The focus is on climate justice, economic justice, and racial justice and how you can be part of this transformative work. Details: Monday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Free. Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2yvD3ua, 919-489-2575.
The Legacy of Black Preaching Conference
Conference speakers include: Dr. William C. Turner, Jr., Dr. Gregory T. Headen, and Dr. Reginald High. Details: Monday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m. Apex School of Theology, 1701 T.W. Alexander Dr, Durham.
Chapel Hill Candidates Forum
Hear from the candidates for Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council. Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a Q&A, and closing remarks. Details: Monday, Oct. 9, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Town Hall Council Chamber, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill.
Durham Police Department PAC 2 Meeting
Presenter will be Shirrell Thomas, Community Outreach Coordinator, Durham Crisis Response Center. October is domestic Violence Awareness Month and topics for discussion will be around this. Details: Monday, Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m. Open to the public. DPS Training Facility, Room M1, 2107 Hillandale Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2kmEeda.
Tuesday, Oct. 10
Denise Kiernan, author of ‘The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home’
Gift of Music: An Antidote for Aging and Memory Event
For caregivers and seniors. Participants are Hans E. Scheil, CFP®, author of “The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living in Retirement,” and Miss North Carolina Victoria Huggins, an Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador and strong advocate for music therapy. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Millennium Hotel, 2800 Campus Walk Ave, Durham.
Kids Stories and Songs
Northgate Heart & Sole Mall Walkers Club Meeting
Guest speaker is Becca Hulett, clay instructor with the Durham Arts Council Clay Studio. She will guide the walkers with a hands-on opportunity to make their own clay nameplates. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. Free; open to the public. Northgate Mall, Food Gallery, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. 919-286-4407.
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. 11
Dana Coen, editor of ‘Twenty-Five Short Plays, Selected Works from the University of North Carolina Long Story Shorts Festival’
A dramatic presentation of three plays taken from the book. Please note that some mature language is used during this performance. Details: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.
Cathy Davidson, author of ‘The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux’
Ms. Davidson is Duke's former Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. She will be joined in conversation with Edward Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, Duke University. Details: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 4-6 p.m. Duke University, Penn Pavilion, 107 Union Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2hdoPe2.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 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 Tom Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Oct. 12
Cathy Davidson, author of ‘The New Education: How To Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux’
Challenges of Urban Revitalization: Lessons from Charleston and Durham
A discussion on the challenges of revitalizing cities with former mayor of Charleston Joe Riley and Durham mayor Bill Bell. Details: Thursday, Oct. 12, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy, Rhodes Conference Room, 201 Science Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2yidJHU.
Durham City Council Candidates Forum
Details: Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. Durham City Council Offices, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham. bit.ly/2yTTL6C.
The Reformation at 500: The Forgotten Key to America’s Crisis in Freedom
A conversation with Os Guiness, author and social critic, who has written and edited more than thirty books. Details: Thursday, Oct. 12, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Duke University, Penn Pavilion, 107 Union Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2ffuM5X.
NC’s Connection to the US Constitution
American historian, writer, and educator Scott Washington presents some little-known history regarding NC’s role in the ratification of the US Constitution. A Q&A will follow. Details: Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. Free. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, Durham. bit.ly/2xn3HYz.
Health Screenings Save Lives Through Early Detection Seminar
Co-sponsored by the Durham Health Coalition and the Duke Cancer Institute’s Office of Health Equity and Disparities. Refreshments provided. Details: Thursday, Oct. 12, 6-8 p.m. Free; registration required. Nzinga’s Cafe, Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center, 826 Fayetteville St, Durham. Register: bit.ly/2xgjLrS. 919-683-1047.
Durham Police Department PAC 5 Meeting
Details: Thursday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m. Open to the public. Golden Belt, Neighborhod Improvement Services, 807 E. Main St, Bldg 2, 3rd Floor, Durham.
Friday, Oct. 13
Music Lecture: ‘Parameters of phrase in hip-hop: harmonic, syntactical, and rhythmic’
Given by Kyle Adams, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music Theory, and aural skills coordinator at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Details: Friday, Oct. 13, 4 p.m. Free. Duke University, Biddle 104, 9 Brodie Gym Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2fGfWWg, 919-660-3300.
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. 13, Noon-5 p.m. paradeofhomeswake.keyturnr.com.
Fall Festival and Haunted House
All ages. Classic carnival games; costume contest for kids and adults with prizes; a haunted house. Light refreshments provided. Admission is a canned food donation (1-4 cans), per family. All proceeds will be donated to the Durham Rescue Mission. Details: Friday, Oct. 13, 6-9 p.m. Forest Hills Park, 1639 University Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2wZiTrl, 919-560-4296.
Durham Homicide Victims Memorial Quilt
Sidney Brodie will share the story and history behind the Durham Homicide and Victims of Violent Death quilt. Details: Friday, Oct. 13, 12-1:30 p.m. Bragtown Library, 3200 Dearborn Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2wiL0Ca, 919-560-0210.
The 'Free' Market, Public Goods, and the Making and Unmaking of Black Lives - Lecture by Lester Spence
Light refreshments served after discussion. Details: Friday, Oct. 13, Noon-1:30 p.m. Free; registration requested. Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus Power Plant, 318 Blackwell St, Durham. bit.ly/2xnGQud.
Screening of Amateur Footage from the Southern Historical Collection
Watch amateur footage featuring former slaves, weddings, vacations, protests, and more. Enjoy popcorn, drinks, bingo, and prizes. Details: Friday, Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Carolina Student Union, 3103 South Rd, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2x2eOm4, 919-548-1203.
Hamiltunes Sing Along
Geared toward teens. Spend the evening singing along with the favorite Broadway musical. The library will be open a bit later than usual for this special event. Details: Friday, Oct 13, 6:30 p.m. North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2xwhRHb.
Saturday, Oct. 14
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. 14, Noon-5 p.m. paradeofhomeswake.keyturnr.com.
Third Annual Monarch Festival
Music, face painting, balloon animals, food trucks, pollinator friendly plants for sale, and a butterfly parade. Details: Saturday, Oct 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Sandy Creek Park, 3510 Sandy Creek Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2xx99X3.
Community Craft Fair
Details: Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pearsontown School Bus Parking Lot, 4915 Barbee Rd, Durham. Info: Earma Johnson, 919-597-2797. Rain date: Saturday, Oct. 21.
Annual Bazaar at Duke’s Chapel United Methodist Church
Baked Goods, Homemade Jams & Jellies, homemade items, used books, yard sale items, and much more. All proceeds benefit the Mission Work of the United Methodist Women of Duke's Chapel. Details: Saturday, Oct. 14, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Duke's Chapel United Methodist Church, 807 Old Oxford Rd, Durham. 919-220-1056.
Run 4 Peace 4k and Family Fun Walk
There will be a timed run, followed by a 1-mile free, family fun walk on the Pumpkin Loop trail of the Carolina North forest. 20% of the funds raised will benefit HomeStart, which provides services to homeless women and families in Orange County. Details: Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. $20-$30. Unity Center of Peace, 8800 Seawell School Rd, Chapel Hill. To register: bit.ly/2ks74c5, 919-968-1854.
St. Paul Village Community Fundraiser
For $13, a lunch meal from Carrabba's Italian Grill of grilled chicken, penne pasta, Caesar salad and a homemade dessert. Eat in or take out. Proceeds benefit St. Paul Village and local non-profits. Details: Saturday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Paul AME Church, 101 N. Merritt Mill Rd, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2wEunk5, 919-967-3961.
Mill Grove Community Day
A hot meal, gently used clothes and groceries will be given to anyone in need. Government agency will provide information about their organization. Flu shots with insurance card. Details: Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church, 316 Hebron Rd, Durham. 919-477-3893.
For boys and girls 7-21 interested in learning more about Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts. Leaders and scouts answer questions, demos of Scouting activities and skills. Food available. Details: Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Forest Hills Park, 1639 University Dr, Durham.
DisABLE the Label
Family-friendly event that promotes and celebrates a better understanding of people with disabilities. Details: Saturday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Northgate Mall, Center Court, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. www.northgatemall.com, 919-286-4407.
Great Futures Gala
A formal gathering including a VIP cocktail hour, dinner, live music, presentation of awards, a speech by the Youth of the year, and keynote speaker, General Russel L. Honore, commander of Joint Task Force Katrina. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Durham and Orange Counties. Details: Saturday, Oct. 14, VIP Reception 6 p.m.; Dinner 7 p.m. $125-$300. Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan St, Durham. bit.ly/2wGWVsS, 919-687-4571.
LGBTQ Center’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration
A family-friendly block party; games for the kids; a silent auction; and a live performance from Who’s Bad, a celebration of the King of Pop’s music. Details: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2-7 p.m. Free. Rigsbee Ave between Geer St and Corporation (in front of Motorco). bit.ly/2wCpkS1, 919-827-1436.
The League Upper Extremity Wrestling Women of Durham (LUEWWD) XV: Simply irRESISTible
Theatrical and competitive women’s arm wrestling. Proceeds support programming at the LGBTQ Center of Durham. Details: Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 p.m. $5-$25. Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. luewwd.com/event, 919-741-9466.
Durham Police Department PAC 3 Meeting
Details: Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. Open to the public. Community and Family Life Recreation Center, Lyon Park, 1313 Halley St, Durham.
Durham Police Department PAC 4 Meeting
Details: Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. Open to the public. Campus Hills Recreation Center, 2000 S. Alston Ave, Durham.