Sunday, Oct. 15
Fifth Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Enjoy live music, receive a meal of hearty soup, sandwich, and a dessert, as well as a locally-made pottery bowl. 100% of the proceeds will go to help TABLE provide emergency food aid to local hungry children. Details: Sunday, Oct. 15, 3:30-7 p.m. $15-$50. Weaver Street Market, 101 East Weaver St, Carrboro. bit.ly/2jGj9KE, 919-636-4860.
9th Annual Fun & Fundraiser for the Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC
Music by the Nomads Band. Bring chairs, blankets, and coolers. Proceeds benefit children who are deaf or hard of hearing at the Children's Cochlear Implant Center at UNC. Details: Sunday, Oct. 15, 3-6 p.m. Free; donations encouraged. Southern Village, 400 Market St, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2ym4P02.
Blessing of the Animals at Duke Chapel
Outdoor worship service. Only bring animals safe around children and other animals. Parking available in the Bryan Center Parking Garage for $5. Details: Sunday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m. Duke University Chapel, 401 Chapel Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2hB2sMg.
Durham Candidates Forum
Hear from the general election candidates for Durham Mayor and City Council. Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a Q&A and closing remarks. Details: Sunday, Oct. 15, 3-5 p.m. Free. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 1200 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham.
25 Years of El Centro Hispano Community Celebration
Food trucks, cake, music, information about El Centro Hispano’s programs and organization. Details: Sunday, Oct. 15, 1-3 p.m. Free. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St, Durham.
Ukraine Research and Travel, A “Different Approach”
The speaker will be Dr. Janette Silverman. The discussion will focus on what Ukraine research is and its unique challenges to the path to successfully finding Ukrainian ancestors. Details: Sunday, Oct. 15, 1-3 p.m. Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society, 6905 Fayetteville Rd, Suite 205, Durham. bit.ly/2hcY4qm. RSVP, DebbieTheTeacher@gmail.com.
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. 15, Noon-5 p.m. paradeofhomeswake.keyturnr.com.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Sunday, Oct. 15, 7:30 a.m. Meet at 7:30 am 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 Tommy Richey at email@example.com.
Monday, Oct. 16
Between Utopoia and Reality, Stefan Zweig’s Europe
Academic lecture/film discussion with Gregor Thuswaldner. Maria Schrader’s drama “Farewell to Europe” will be shown after the presentation. Details: Monday, Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m. Dey Hall, UNC, 200 South Rd, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2fhl8n1, 919-962-2211.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education Candidates Forum
Hear from the candidates for the CHCCS Board of Education. Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a Q&A period, and closing remarks. Details: Monday, Oct. 16, 7-9 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Town Hall Council Chamber, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill.
Monday Night Trivia
Tuesday, Oct. 17
Julie J. Thomson, editor of ‘Begin to See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College’
Arming for Unification: Korean Nationalism and the Nuclear Crisis
B. R. Myers is a professor of international studies at Dongseo University in Busan, South Korea. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m. Duke University, Rubenstin Library, Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153, 103 Perkins Library, Durham. bit.ly/2xA6Og2.
Faith Communities Confronting Racism & White Supremacy
Sponsored by Durham Congregations in Action. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. $7 lunch. Mt. Bethel Presbyterian Church, 3541 Rose of Sharon Rd, Durham. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-688-2036.
Radical Mindfulness in Times of Crisis
Talk given by Lama Rod Owens on love, grief and activism. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 3:05-4:30 p.m. Free. David Rubenstein Library, Duke University, 411 Chapel Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2ynJNxD.
Pittsboro Candidates Forum
Hear from the candidates for Pittsboro Mayor and Town Commissioners. Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a Q&a, and closing remarks. Refreshments will be served. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m. Free. Chatham Community Library, Holmes Meeting Room, 197 Hwy 87 N, Pittsboro.
Chapel Hill Sports Club Meeting
Guest speaker will be Roy Williams, Head Basketball Coach of the UNC Tarheels. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 17, Noon-1:15 p.m. $25 for lunch, cash or check. Squid’s Restaurant, 1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill. Reservations to Anne, Ahennessey@nc.rr.com. 919-703-8636.
Kids Stories and Songs
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. 18
It Gets Better: Developing Basic Friendship with Ourselves
Talk given by Lama Rod Owens on love, grief and activism. Details: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Triangle Insight Meditation Community, 505 Alexander Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2ynJNxD.
West End Poetry Festival
Featuring a poets’ reception, poetry readings, and a screening of the documentary film “Truth Underground.” Details: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. Free. Venue TBA. Carrboro. www.westendpoetryfestival.org.
Beauty for a Cure
Aveda beauty school will provide express haircuts, express facials, make-up applications and polish changes for a recommended $10 donation. Proceeds benefit Cornucopia Cancer Support Center. Appointments or drop-ins. Details: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Aveda Institute, 201 S. Estes Dr, University Place 200-B, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2gkLQbM, 919-960-4769.
Burns and Company Children’s Show
Presented by the Lollipop Series for young children. The production features children's books, lively audience participation, ventriloquism, storytelling, magic and mime. Details: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m. $3. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro. 919-918-7364.
Thursday, Oct. 19
David Goodwin, author of ‘Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street”
Speaking Event with Christina Baker Kline, author of ‘Orphan Train’
Kline will talk about the true story behind her #1 bestseller. All proceeds benefit the Durham Literacy Center. Details: Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. $30-$100. 21c Museum Hotel, 111 North Corcoran St, Durham. bit.ly/2vkuCRb.
Nasher Reads: The US Constitution
Join Kathryn Bradley, Professor of the Practice of Law and Director of Legal Ethics, Duke Law School, and Ruth Caccavale, Nasher Museum Gallery Guide, for an in-depth conversation about the US Constitution as an important shared reading for our community. Details: Thursday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. Free. Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2zgCwNM, 919-560-0268.
A one-day, one-stop service event to connect people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness with a broad range of short and long-term services. Details: Thursday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hargraves Community Center, 216 North Roberson St, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2fUwq0M, 919-245-2496.
Compass Center Family Law Workshop
Local lawyer will explain how family law in NC works. Details: Thursday, Oct. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. Free child care. Chapel Hill. Call for info & location: 919-968-4610.
One Church One Child - Domestic Violence Meeting
Learn more about the rise of domestic violence and how it may affect youth in care. Conducted by Sabrina Bristo, MSW. Details: Thursday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. Human Services Bldg, 2nd Floor, Conference Room A, 414 E. Main St, Durham. Info: email@example.com, 919-560-8411.
Forum on the State of Healthcare in America
Sponsored by the Health Policy class at the NCCU Public Health Education Department. Topics include proposed changes to the ACA, and an examination of “the patchwork quilt” of health care alternatives in the American system. Details: Thursday, Oct. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Miller Morgan Health Science Auditorium, NCCU, 500 Nelson St, Durham. 919-530-5297.
West End Poetry Festival
A curated open mic with over 30 poets and a poetry showcase, accompanied by mahaloJazz. Details: Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. Free. 2nd Wind, 118 E. Main St, Carrboro. www.westendpoetryfestival.org.
Low Impact Exercise Program for Seniors
Offered every Tuesday and Thursday through Tuesday, Nov. 21. Classes led by NCCU students majoring in physical education and recreation. Dress casually; bring two 16 oz water bottles or 1 or 2 lb. weights. Details: Begins Thursday, Oct. 19, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. White Rock Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 3400 Fayetteville St, Durham. 919-688-8136.
Friday, Oct. 20
Real Vulnerability as a Tool for Social Change
Talk given by Lama Rod Owens on love, grief and activism. Details: Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Free. Duke Memorial Church, Whitford Hall, 504 West Chapel Hill St, Durham. bit.ly/2ynJNxD.
Wiley Cash, author of ‘The Last Ballad’
Honeygirl Meadery 3rd Anniversary Party
Fall meads available by the glass and bottle, cocktails, Moon.Flower.Child wandering fashion boutique, Mr. Mongolian food truck. Details: Friday, Oct. 20, 6-9 p.m. Honeygirl Meadery, 105 Hood St, #6, Durham. bit.ly/2hJRrbs, 919-399-3056.
West End Poetry Festival
A reception with hors d’oeuvres and wine, readings by poets, and time for book signing and socializing. Details: Friday, Oct. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill. www.westendpoetryfestival.org.
Movie -’Sing’ (PG)
Starlight showing of “Sing” on the lawn. Details: Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Free. Warren’s Grove UMC, 1511 Wesleyan Rd, Roxboro. 336-597-4242.
Saturday, Oct. 21
Jamie Dement, author of ‘The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes and Stories from My Carolina Farm’
Bookapalooza at Horse & Buggy Press
Nine photographers will be on hand to sign copies of their recent photography books. Details: Saturday, Oct. 21, 2-4 p.m. Free. Horse & Buggy Press, 1116 Broad St, Durham. bit.ly/2wSxm9d, 919-949-4847.
Durham Christian Women’s Connection Autumn Musical Luncheon and Program
Featuring Andrew & Marissa Ivester, duet singing along with guitar, and Dianne Scott speaking about “Invincible Women,” showing it is possible to be invincible to life’s trials. Details: Saturday, Oct. 21, 9:45 a.m. $10, inclusive. Croasdaile Village, Commons Dining Room, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy, Durham. RSVP: Kay, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-384-2073.
Southern Vision Alliance Dance Party and Fundraiser
Support Durham freedom fighters. Cash bar, open dance floor, and 90’s hip hop. All proceeds benefit Southern Vision Alliance. Details: Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $5-$100; suggested donation $15. The Vault @ The Palace International, 1104 Broad St, Durham. bit.ly/2yrS83i, 612-558-6397.
Women of Durham
Documentary: ‘Alice’s Ordinary People’
A new documentary about Alice Tregay, who refused to stand still for injustice and brought others together to change what was. Details: Saturday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m. Free. Stanford L. Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St, Durham. bit.ly/2hBuCXA, 919-560-0268.
Durham ReUse Rodeo, E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event
A “one-stop drop” event that allows residents to donate their gently used items to multiple nonprofits all at one time and in one place. There will also be E-waste recycling and paper shredding on site. Details: Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Durham County Stadium, 750 Stadium Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2ynw1ID, 919-354-2729.
Durham Police Department PAC 1 Meeting
Details: Saturday, Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m. Open to the public. Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 North Driver St, Durham.
Historic Stagville Harvest Festival
Explore the crafts and harvest traditions; daytime demonstrations will give way to an African drum circle around an evening campfire with a master musician. Details: Saturday, Oct. 21, Noon-6 p.m. $5/$15 Family rate. Historic Stagville, 2821 Old Oxford Rd, Durham. 919-620-0120.
West End Poetry Festival
Reading by, discussion and workshop with Jaki Shelton Green;the poetry of resistance; the poetics of migration; a reception; and finale readings. Details: Saturday, Oct. 21, Noon-8:30 p.m. Free. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro. www.westendpoetryfestival.org.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 a.m. Meet across the entryway road, behind Bojangles at Oak Creek Village Shopping Center (4600 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd) in Durham for a 2-3 hour bird walk at a nearby site. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact Jim Capel at email@example.com.