Sunday, Nov. 5
Children’s Program at The Zen Center
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Offers a variety of activities for children age 5-15, including meditation, stories, crafts, songs, and movement. Details: Sunday, Nov. 5, 8:50 a.m. Chapel Hill Zen Center, 5322 NC Highway 86, Chapel Hill. Information: email@example.com, 919-967-0861.
Vespers for All Souls and Remembrance of the Homeless Service
In partnership with the Inter-Faith Council, the names of those who have died unhoused over the past year will be read aloud and an offering with be taken to benefit the IFC. Details: Sunday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m. Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Dr, Chapel Hill. 919-942-4964.
Genealogical Software Programs
Presentations on FamilyTree Maker, Roots Magic, and GENI. Details: Sunday, Nov. 5, 1-3 p.m. Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society, 6905 Fayetteville Rd, Suite 205, Durham. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chatham Hunger Walk
Walk a 1-mile or 5K route and end at the Chili Cook Off at the Pittsboro Senior Center. Register online: bit.ly/2hQeJfL. More information: 919-545-3030, email@example.com. Details: Sunday, Nov. 5, 2:30 p.m. Chatham Community Library, 197 NC-87, Pittsboro.
Teri Dun, author of ‘Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods and Fruit’
Lecture. Book signing and reception will follow. Details: Sunday, Nov. 5, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. NC Botanical Garden Education Center, Reeves Auditorium, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2y2WPRV, 919-962-0522.
Celebrate reading skills with poetry, prose, monologues, shorts stories and original works. Read from material provided or bring your own. Refreshments provided. Details: Sunday, Nov. 5, 2-4 p.m. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham. bit.ly/2y4a0x6, 919-560-0268.
Fall Food Truck Rodeo on Rosemary
10+ tasty food trucks; an ample supply of tables and chairs on top of the Wallace Parking deck; games and a miniature golf course on The Plaza and a DJ. Details: Sunday, Nov. 5, 12-4 p.m. Rosemary St. in front of Wallace Deck, Downtown Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2yBG6o1, 919-967-9440.
World of Dance
Dance groups in North Carolina and Virginia, which specializes in dances from North Africa, the Caribbean and the South Pacific islands of Tahiti, Hawaii and the Cook Islands. Details: Sunday, Nov. 5, 2:30 p.m. $3. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro. 919-918-7364.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Sunday, Nov. 5, 7:30 a.m. Meet across the entryway road, behind Bojangles at Oak Creek Village Shopping Center, 4600 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, for a 2-3 hour bird walk at a nearby site. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact Jim Capel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Nov. 6
Lectures & Discussions
Jewish Life at Duke Presents Yavilah McCoy
Ms. McCoy will speak about "Faith, Power, and Privilege: Holding Intersectionality, Equity, and Justice in 2018.” Details: Monday, Nov. 6, 7-9 p.m. Freeman Center for Jewish Life, Duke University, 1415 Faber St, Durham. bit.ly/2gyDywy, 919-684-8111.
‘True Reformers: Saints of the Catholic Reformation’
Video and discussion program, held on six consecutive Mondays, exploring the lives of six saints who led the Church in the years following the Protestant Reformation. Details: Begins Monday, Nov. 6, 7-8:30 p.m. Free; registration requested. Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2439 S. Alston Ave, Durham. holycrossdurham.org/131, 919-957-2900.
Your Life is a Work of Art: A Poetry Writing Workshop
A class for anyone who writes or wants to write poetry. Bring a bound journal, spiral notebook, computer, or iPad for in-class exercises. Held every Monday beginning Nov. 6. Details: Begins Monday, Nov. 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Bragtown Family Literacy Center, 3200 Dearborn Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2zJeIlf, 919-560-0210.
In the Wings: Dot
Join the discussion with members of the current production about the fragility of the mind and shifting family dynamics in the heart of a West Philly neighborhood. Details: Monday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Free. Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2zGISW8, 919-560-0268.
Tuesday, Nov. 7
Construction Forum: Trends and Challenges Facing Building Trade Firms
Open discussion on trends and challenges facing general contractors and construction trade firms. Details: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers, First Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham. 919-560-4180, x17241.
Rethinking Development: China's Financial Prospects and the Future of its Currency
Talk given by Dr. Zhongxia Jin, Executive Director for China at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and former Director-General of the Research Institute for the People's Bank of China. Light lunch served before discussion, beginning at 12:15 p.m. Details: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Rhodes Conference Room, Sanford 223, 201 Science Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2j1yt4E, 919-613-9257.
Kids Stories and Songs
Wednesday, Nov. 8
Chatham County Community Forum on Aging
Chatham is developing a plan for the future of “aging” within the county. This is an opportunity for Chatham residents of all ages to make their voices heard. Details: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Western Chatham Senior Center, 112 Village Lake Rd, Siler City. 919-742-3975.
Welcome to Medicare Information Session
For those new to Medicare sponsored by the Orange County Department on Aging and The Senior’s Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). Details: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Orange County Public Library, 103 Margaret Ln, Hillsborough. 919-245-4274.
Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Transportation Priorities Public Forum
Seeking public feedback on the draft 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), which will drive future policies and decision-making processes for highway, bicycle, pedestrian, and transit projects. Details: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. Durham City Hall, Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham. bit.ly/2zYG8E1, 919-560-4197.
Lectures & Discussions
Journalists to Discuss ‘Conservatism in the Age of Trump’
Discussion by Bloomberg columnist Megan McArdle and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat on the future of conservatism. Reception will follow. Details: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m. Free. Sanford School of Public Policy, Fleishman Commons, Duke University, 201 Science Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2zbwkcO, 919-613-7401.
Layton Green, author of ‘Written in Blood’
Team Trivia w/ Geeks Who Drink
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7:30 a.m. Meet in front of the Wild Bird Center in Eastgate Crossing Shopping Center, 1800 E. Franklin St, 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 email@example.com.
Thursday, Nov. 9
Hillsborough Garden Club Meeting
Stephanie Trueblood, Hillsborough’s Public Space Manager, will speak about selecting trees for successful planting. Details: Thursday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. Free. Orange County Environment and Agricultural Center, 306 Revere St, Hillsborough. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nishani Frazier, author of ‘Harambee City: The Congress of Racial Equality in Cleveland and the Rise of Black Power Populism’
Durham Police Department PAC 5 Meeting
Details: Thursday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m. Open to the public. Golden Belt, Neighborhood Improvement Services, 807 E. Main St, Bldg 2, 3rd Floor, Durham.
‘Once in a Lifetime’ Film and Discussion
Pizza and conversation about the film’s message and Holocaust education. Deborah Long, Ed.D. will facilitate Q&A after the film. Details: Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30-9 p.m. $3. Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 West Cornwallis Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2iUxPpx, 919-354-4955.
Friday, Nov. 10
Jeanette Stokes, author of ‘Just Keep Going: Advice on Writing and Life’
Friends of the Durham Library Book Sale - Members only
Members only sale. Details: Friday, Nov. 10, 4-7 p.m. Northgate Mall, Suite 252, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. 919-560-7159.
Saturday, Nov. 11
Veterans Remembrance Day
Local veterans and friends remember and honor the men and women who fought for our country. Details: Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Site, Edison Johnson Recreation Center, 500 West Murray Ave, Durham. 919-560-4270.
Durham Police Department PAC 3 Meeting
Details: Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. Open to the public. Community & Family Life Recreation Center, Lyon Park, 1309 Halley St, Durham. www.pac3durhamnc.org.
Durham Police Department PAC 4 Meeting
Details: Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. Open to the public. Campus Hills Recreation Center, 2000 S. Alston Ave, Durham.
Friends of the Durham Library Book Sale
Details: Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Northgate Mall, Suite 252, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. 919-560-7159.
7 Days of Immersion for Spanish Language Acquisition Celebration
Featuring a salsa dance, raffle drawing, and refreshments. Sponsored by Aura Studio NC. Held in Spanish and open to the public. Details: Saturday, Nov. 11, 9-11 a.m. St. Thomas More School, 920 Carmichael St, Chapel Hill. laislaschool.org/en, 919-869-7717.
NC Fresh Catch - Eleven Eleven Durham
Live music, craft beer and fresh North Carolina seafood. $5 beer and wine; $11 food plates. Rain or shine. Details: Saturday, Nov. 11, 4-9 p.m. $5 admission. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St, Durham. bit.ly/2ymS85T.
New Hope Turkey Run
Four-mile run through Duke Forest for runners, joggers and walkers of all ages. Shorter turnaround for walkers and young children. Preregistration encouraged: bit.ly/2l38UAO. Details: Saturday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. New Hope Improvement Association, 4012 Whitfield Rd, Chapel Hill. Info: email@example.com.
Mingle & Jingle Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
Craft items, various vendor items, home baked goodies, silent auction. Details: Saturday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Master’s Garden Preschool Gym, 7500 Schley Rd, Hillsborough.