Sunday, Oct. 22
Edelweiss Pirates Presentation
A visual and musical lecture by author Kristina Gaddy. The Edelweiss Pirates were groups of teenagers who resisted the cruelties of Nazi Youth and Hitler's police during the 1930s. Details: Sunday, Oct. 22, 3:30 p.m. Free. Levin JCC, 1937 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham. RSVP: Jen Adler, firstname.lastname@example.org. bit.ly/2hB8IU9.
Halloween Spooktacular at Northgate Mall
Family concert; costume contest; Paperhand Puppet Intervention; The Rusted Rails; food. Bring chairs; no coolers or pets allowed. Details: Sunday, Oct. 22, 3:30-7 p.m. Free. Northgate Mall, Outdoors on the Plaza, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. bit.ly/2yVJvei, 919-286-4407.
A 200th Birthday Festival at the Durham Baha'i Center
Devotions and music followed by a party with children’s activities, games, food and birthday cake. Details: Sunday, Oct. 22, 10:45 a.m. Free. Durham Baha'i Center, 5403 Revere Rd, Durham. 919-544-2900.
Bull City Race Fest and Food Truck Rodeo
Choose half-marathon, five-mile and one-mile distances. Post-race festival on the lawn at the DPAC. Food trucks, a beer garden, a kids' zone and entertainment. Habitat for Humanity of Durham is the Official Charitable Beneficiary of this event. Details: Sunday, Oct. 22. American Tobacco Campus, 318 Blackwell St, Durham. See website for details: bit.ly/2urUidD.
Durham Nativity School Admissions Open House
Info session for families of boys interested in applying to 5th grade for the 2018-19 school year. Details: Sunday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. Free. Durham Nativity School, 1004 N. Mangum St, Durham. www.durhamnativity.org, 919-597-7792.
Children’s Program at The Zen Center
Offers a variety of activities for children age 5-15, including meditation, stories, crafts, songs, and movement. Details: Sunday, Oct. 22, 8:50 a.m. Chapel Hill Zen Center, 5322 NC Highway 86, Chapel Hill. Information: email@example.com, 919-967-0861.
NCCU Eagle Habitat Walkathon Fundraiser
A family-oriented walk to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity and the Student Chapter of Habitat at NCCU. Details: Sunday, Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m. Free, donations appreciated. L.T. Walker Complex, 1450 Alston Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2y5YhSM, 919-530-5440.
Monday, Oct. 23
Kia Caldwell, author of ‘Health Equity in Brazil: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Policy’
Chapel Hill Bird Club
The speaker will be Dr. Mark Stanback; the topic will be the unusual reproductive biology of African hornbills. The public is invited; light refreshments. Details: Monday, Oct. 23, 7:15 p.m. Free. Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Dr, Chapel Hill. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday Night Trivia
‘Five Awake’ Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Sponsored by Compass Center for Women and Families in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Details: Monday, Oct 23, 6 p.m. Free. Varsity Theater, 123 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 919-968-4610.
Tuesday, Oct. 24
Jeffrey Meyer, author of ‘A Call to China’
My Brooklyn: The Real Story Behind the Takeover of America’s Hippest City
My Brooklyn is a documentary about the reshaping of a neighborhood along lines of race and class. Join former Brooklyn native Sandi Haynes and current Durham residents for a discussion on this important social issue. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:30-8:45 p.m. Stanford L. Warren Library, Meeting Room, 1201 Fayetteville St, Durham. bit.ly/2xy4N2a, 919-560-0270.
‘13th’ Film Screening
Geared towards grades 9-12. A viewing and discussion of Ava DuVernay’s Netflix-produced documentary, which shows the direct connection between slavery and mass incarceration. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Free. Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2fA2PX4.
The US Constitution and Guns
Duke Law Students argue both sides of a recent 2nd Amendment case about assault weapons. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. Free. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham. bit.ly/2w6U3WR.
Town Hall Meeting to Take Action to Protect Kids From Lead
Learn the facts about lead repairs, how to prevent lead poisoning, and discuss solutions with local officials. For parents, property owners, renters, policymakers, contractors and public health workers. Dinner and childcare provided. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. Holton Career & Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St, Durham. RSVP: email@example.com, 984-244-0106.
Get Lit/Stay Woke National Action Network Youth Move College Tour
Featuring the Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights leader, activist, and founder and President of National Action Network. Details: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2-4 p.m. Free admission. A.E. Student Union, NCCU, 1801 Fayetteville St, #125, Durham. bit.ly/2y5YhSM.
Kids Stories and Songs
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Charles Clotfelter, author of ‘Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity’
Educating Citizens and Reforming Generations
Given by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and University of Virginia professor Alan Taylor. Details: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Free. National Humanities Center, 7 T.W. Alexander Dr, Research Triangle Park, NC. bit.ly/2kGEsfo, 919-549-0661.
Don’t Be Boring...and Other Pro Tips for Talking about Science
With New York Times contributing writer JoAnna Klein. Details: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m. Free. Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room, UNC, 200 South Rd, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2z4yC9S, 919-843-3335.
Changing Leaves Tree Identification Hike
Learn why the trees change color and winter tree identification on the Pea Creek trail. Details: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 9-10:30 a.m. Eno River State Park, Cole Mill Parking Lot, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2yry5CQ, 919-383-1686.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 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 Vern Bothwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Oct. 26
Lane Windham, author of ‘Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide’
Book Talk: Larry Wolff, author of ‘The Singing Turk’
Guest Artists Lecture: Rolf Schulte, violin, and James Winn, piano
Chapel Hill Friends of the Downtown Meeting
The topic will be Unveiling Identity: The New Chapel Hill Downtown. The speaker will be Roger Waldon, the former Chapel Hill Planning Director. Details: Thursday, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m. Coffee; 10 a.m. Meeting. Free. The Franklin Hotel, Second Floor, 311 West Franklin St, Chapel Hill.
Resilience Zeroes Out Adverse Childhood Experiences
Presented by Dr. Wanda Boone, the founder of Together for Resilient Youth (TRY). For ages 14+, parents, grandparents, caregivers, school staff, faith and community members. Details: Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. ReCity, 112 Broadway St, Durham. www.durhamtry.org. RSVP: 919-491-7811.
Community Luncheon Roundtable
Sponsored by the Religious Roalition for a Nonviolent Durham. Hear a progress report from the Coalition’s new restorative justice initiative. Lunch from CORE Catering. Details: Thursday, Oct. 26, Noon. Free. Shepherd’s House UMC, Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Driver St, Durham. bit.ly/2afaWXB, 919-698-9092.
Orange County Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine Clinic
Offers both 1-year and 3-year vaccinations for $10. Microchips offered for $35. Dogs leashed; cats in carriers. Details: Thursday, Oct. 26, 5-7 p.m. Eno River Farmers Market Pavilion, 144 East Margaret Ln, Hillsborough. bit.ly/1IZiLwW, 919-942-7387.
NCCU Eagles Fest Street Festival
Live broadcast from K97.5; contests; campus pep rally; food; inflatables. Details: Thursday, Oct. 26, 3-6 p.m. Free admission. Brant Street Plaza, 1801 Fayetteville St, Durham. bit.ly/2y5YhSM.
Friday, Oct. 27
Hillsborough Spirits Tours
Join the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough’s annual Haunted Tour through the historic district to encounter ghostly residents. Tours every 20 minutes. Details: Friday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.-9 p.m. $12 adults/Free children 11 and under. Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2xuUqiJ, 919-732-7741.
Haunted Hike at Little River Regional Park
Explore the 1/4-mile paved trail and discover what tricks and treats await. Wildlife educators stationed along the trail with owls, ravens, and hawks. Details: Friday, Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Little River Regional Park, Small Shelter, 301 Little River Park Way, Rougemont. 919-732-5505.
All ages. Other activities include coloring sheets, a scavenger hunt, and a candy guessing game. Come dressed in a costume for a treat. Details: Friday, Oct. 27, 3-5 p.m. Free. Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham. 919-560-8592.
Morris Grove Elementary Birthday Party
Morris Grove Elementary is turning ten years old. Birthday cake; food trucks will be present. Details: Friday, Oct. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Morris Grove Elementary School, 215 Eubanks Rd, Chapel Hill. 919-918-4800.
NCCU Founder’s Day Convocation
NCCU will pay tribute to founder Dr. James E. Shepard and formally welcome members of the class of 1967 into the Society of Golden Eagles. Details: Friday, Oct. 27, 1-3 p.m. McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium, NCCU, 616 E Lawson St, Durham. bit.ly/2kXIjoz.
Saturday, Oct. 28
Rabies Prevention Event
While supplies last, Durham County pet owners with proof of their residence are eligible for a free pet health exam, a one-year rabies vaccination, microchips, collars, and leashes. Sponsored by APS of Durham, Durham County Department of Public Health, and NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Details: Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Eastway Elementary School, 610 North Alston Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2hZUMTY.
Hillsborough Spirits Tours
Join the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough’s annual Haunted Tour through the historic district to encounter ghostly residents. Tours every 20 minutes. Details: Saturday, Oct. 28, 5:20-9 p.m. $12 adults/Free children 11 and under. Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2xuUqiJ, 919-732-7741.
Haunted Hill & Movie in the Park - ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ (PG)
A Trunk-or-Treat; games and activities; ghost stories; haunted walk; and the movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas” beginning at 6:45 p.m. Come in costume. Details: Saturday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m. Chapel Hill Community Center, 120 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2yedmj0, 919-968-2790.
Halloween Event for Children
Trunk or treat, haunted house, food, games, fun. Details: Saturday, Oct. 28, 4-6:30 p.m. Free. First Community Baptist Church, 509 Eno St, Hillsborough. 919-732-6135.
All ages. Other activities include coloring sheets, a scavenger hunt, and a candy guessing game. Come dressed in a costume for a treat. Details: Saturday, Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham. 919-560-8592.
NCCU Homecoming Parade
Cheer on parade participants and gear up for the game. Details: Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. Free. NCCU, 1801 Fayetteville St, Durham. 919-530-5440.
Wetrock Farm Orchard/Vineyard Planting Event and Workshop
Learn about community and food system, planting workshop, cider, donuts and live music. Details: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2-5 p.m. Free. Wetrock Farm, 205 Preston Andrews Rd, Bahama. www.wetrockfarm.com, 919-794-1154.
Fall Festival & Horse Show
Games, craft activities, face painting, and a horse show. Light refreshments served. Details: Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. NC Therapeutic Riding Center, 4705 Nicks Rd, Mebane. bit.ly/2x5KY1d, 919-304-1009.
Trunk or Treat
Free candy, trick-or-treating safety tips and McGruff the Crime Dog. Sponsored by The Community Resource Unit (CRU) of the Durham Police Department. Details: Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Walmart Supercenter, 1525 Glenn School Rd, Durham.
Barbeque Dinner Fundraiser