Durham County

Daybook for Sunday, Nov. 26- Saturday, Dec. 2

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

Sunday, Nov. 26

Music

The Hymns of Luther at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

An organ recital/hymn sing based on the hymns of Martin Luther. Details: Sunday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1200 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2z2rVJT, 919-489-3214.

Monday, Nov. 27

Meetings

Chapel Hill Bird Club Meeting

Featured speaker will be Dr. Aurore Canoville, who will speak on "Can we determine the sex of dinosaurs by looking into their bones?" Details: Monday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. Free; open to the public. Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Dr, Chapel Hill. Contact Maria de Bruyn, maria_debruyn@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

Book Signings

Michael Chitwood, Randall Kenan, & Michael McFee, editor and contributors to ‘Best Creative Nonfiction of the South, Vol. II: North Carolina’

Details: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.

Outings

Tuesday Night Trivia

Details: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 8:30 p.m. Free. Pinhook, 117 W Main St, Durham. www.thepinhook.com, 919-667-1100.

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Book Signings

Mark Fallon, author of ‘Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon, and US Government Conspired to Torture’

Details: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.

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.

Outings

Team Trivia w/ Geeks Who Drink

Details: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 8-10 p.m. Free. The Bullpen, 359 Blackwell St, Durham. www.thebullpenatc.com, 919-744-3630.

Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 8 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 jim.capel@mindspring.com.

Thursday, Nov. 30

Community Events

What’s Preventing Us from Preventing Alzheimer’s?

Presented by Dr. Gary Small. Free boxed lunches will be provided. Seating is limited. Details: Thursday, Nov. 30, 12-1 p.m. Free; parking fees may apply. Trent Semans Center, Great Hall, Duke Medical Center, 8 Searle Center Dr, Durham. Contact Lisa Gwyther, lisa.gwyther@duke.edu, 919-660-7508.

Senior Health Support: Osteoarthritis: A Joint Approach

Dr. Linda Belhorn, rheumatologist, will present a variety of therapies. Q&A. Bag lunch provided. Details: Thursday, Nov. 30, 10:30 a.m. health stations and exhibits; 12-1 p.m. presentation. Free. Grey Stone Church Family Life Center, 2601 Hillsborough Rd, Durham.

Outings

Poetry & Spoken Word Night

Come out and showcase your talent and spoken word in a night of word art. Special poetry guest and MC. Details: Thursday, Nov. 30, 7:30-8:30 p.m. South Regional Library, Meeting Room, 4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2gzkLkR, 919-560-7284.

Lectures

‘Take Me to the River’ - A Talk by Joe Henry

Details: Thursday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. Free. Nasher Museum of Art, Auditorium, 2001 Campus Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2lEppmT, 919-684-5135.

Friday, Dec. 1

Holiday Events

American Tobacco Tower Lighting

Performances by community choral groups and a visit from Santa. Details: Friday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m. Free. American Tobacco Amphitheatre, 300 Blackwell St, Durham. 919-433-1566.

‘Christmas by Candlelight’ at Duke Homestead

Candlelight tours with costumed interpreters with the house festooned with 19th century decorations. Live music, barn dance, caroling, storytelling and sample cookies and hot apple cider. Details: Friday, Dec. 1, 6:45-9:15 p.m. $6 Adults/$3 Children 10 and under. Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2gbFopD, 919-627-6990.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Holiday Events

Durham Holiday Parade

Parade begins at Main & Dillard Sts. Performance areas will be near Mangum & Main, Chapel Hill & Main, and Duke & Main Streets. Rain or shine. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. Free. Downtown Durham. bit.ly/2yWFzxP, 919-560-1200.

Durham Holiday Fun Fest

Snow sledding, pony rides, bounce houses, arts and crafts, visits with Santa, train rides, music and more. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 1-4 p.m. Free. American Tobacco Campus, 318 Blackwell St, Durham. bit.ly/2yWFzxP, 919-560-1200.

‘Christmas at Stagville’ Holiday Open House

Visit the house of the Bennehan-Cameron slaveholders, the 1850 house of an enslaved family, and the house of a freed family after Emancipation, help dress these houses for the coming Christmas season. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, Noon-4 p.m. Free. Historic Stagville, 5828 Old Oxford Hwy, Durham. bit.ly/2AscMBS, 919-620-0120.

‘Christmas at Stagville’ Lantern Tours

Tour the houses in the evening with fires and lantern light. Visit the house of the Bennehan-Cameron slaveholders, the 1850 house of an enslaved family, and the house of a freed family after Emancipation; see a special performance in the tradition of Jonkonnu, the West African fusion tradition celebrated by enslaved people. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 5 p.m. $5. Historic Stagville, 5828 Old Oxford Hwy, Durham. bit.ly/2AscMBS, 919-620-0120.

Christmas Holiday Shoppe Craft Show

65 artisans and crafters; holiday music; bake sale; Candy Cane Coffee Bar; Reindeer Cafe. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St, Chapel Hill. www.stmcsnc.org, 919-929-2241.

11th Annual Elf Market

Featuring over 40 local artists; bar will be open for holiday beverages; kids’ zone featuring classic holiday films. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, Carrboro. bit.ly/2BvYHkw, 919-929-2787.

Pancake Breakfast and Sing-Along with Santa

Pancake breakfast; photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus; activity table; pajama party; door prizes; sing-a-long. Adults must accompany children. Proceeds benefit Exchange Family Center. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 8:30-10:30 a.m. $10. C&H Cafeteria, 1720 Guess Rd, Durham. Tickets: bit.ly/2zLFU3U.

Breakfast with Santa

Proceeds benefit DMBC Building Fund. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9- 11 a.m. $7/Kids 10 and under free. Durham Memorial Baptist Church, 133 Robbins Rd, Durham. 919-598-0234.

Craft & Bake Sale

Proceeds benefit DMBC Building Fund. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Durham Memorial Baptist Church, 133 Robbins Rd, Durham. 919-598-0234.

Lectures

Lecture “The Formentera Feel: Jewelry Inspired by Nature, Made by Hand in Spain”

Presented by Roc Majoral, internationally recognized jewelry designer from Formentera and Barcelona, Spain. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. Hamilton Hill Jewelry, 905 W. Main St, Durham. 919-683-1474.

Outings

Friends of the Durham Library Book Sale

Books will be half price from 2-4 p.m. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Northgate Mall, Suite 252, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. 919-560-7159.

Pauli Murray Place Walk & Talk Tour

Learn about the rich history of Pauli Murray Place. Walking tour led by Executive Director, Selina Mack and hosted by long-term DCLT homeowner and board member, Kristin Tate. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m. Free. DCLT Office, 1208 W. Chapel Hill St, Durham. Register: bit.ly/2idRnFp, 919-490-0063.

Geer Cemetery 13th Amendment Day

Unveiling of markers and wreath-laying ceremony honoring Augustus Shepard, Edian Markham, and Margaret Faucette. Program participants include Prince Hall Masons and the African-American Dance Ensemble. Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m. Geer Cemetary, 800 Colonial Ave, Durham. 919-810-5012.

Stream Watch with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: Saturday, Dec. 2, 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.

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