Durham County

Daybook for Sunday, Mar. 18-Saturday, Mar. 24

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

Sunday, Mar. 18

Lectures & Discussions

‘Dromgoole, Twice-Murdered: Unraveling a Southern Legend’

Presentation by E.T. Malone, Jr. Sponsored by The Chapel Hill Historical Society. Details: Sunday, Mar. 18, 3-5 p.m. Free. Chapel HIll Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2p0u556, 919-929-1793.

Bringing Elizabeth Keckly into Focus

Presented by Dr. Sylvia Hoffert and Mr. Stephen Peck. Reception follows. Details: Sunday, Mar. 18, 2 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. Free; suggested $5 donation. Burwell School Historic Site, 319 N. Churton St, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2DYtxHq, 919-732-7451.

50th Anniversary of MLK Sermon ‘All Labor Has Dignity’

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of MLK Jr's historic sermon in support of the striking Sanitation Workers in Memphis, TN. Featuring a panel of speakers and worker justice campaign activists helping to build a strong local intersectional Peoples' Assembly. Sponsored by the Chapel Hill/Carrboro NAACP and others. Details: Sunday, Mar. 18, 3-5:30 p.m. United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2FiobqV.

Free Workshop: Navigating Doctor’s Appointments as a Survivor of Sexual Violence

A trauma-informed workshop, learn about resources available through the Center, and how to advocate for yourself during appointments. Fill in a journal to use for the next visit to the doctor. Details: Sunday, Mar. 18, 2-4 p.m. Free. Orange County Rape Crisis Center, 1506 East Franklin St, Suite 302, Chapel Hill. Info: anole@ocrcc.org.

‘Navigating Jewishgen: New Databases and Old’

Presented by Mike Kalt. Jewishgen is the premier resource for Jewish genealogical research. Details: Sunday, Mar. 18, 1-3:15 p.m. Registration recommended. Free. Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society, 6905 Fayetteville Rd, Suite 205, Durham. Register: bit.ly/2FNOSDz, 919-593-0761.

Outings

Book Sale at Books Among Friends

$10 bag sale. Details: Sunday, Mar. 18, 1-4 p.m. Books Among Friends, Northgate Mall, Suite 252, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. bit.ly/2F0ujQA, 919-560-7159.

Free Family Day at Nasher Museum of Art

Explore art and science and investigate the designs found in nature. Magician Joshua Lozoff will perform. Details: Sunday, Mar. 18, 12-4 p.m. Free. Nasher Museum of Art, Duke Universit, 2001 Campus Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2DpT2fq, 919-684-5135.

Spring Wildflower Hike at Willie Duke’s Bluff

This approximiately 3-hour hike is somewhat difficult and will be off trail, with some bushwhacking and one steep climb. Parts of the trail may be muddy. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to sign in with hike leaders. Details: Sunday, Mar. 18, 2 p.m. Free. Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve, 3706 Snow Hill Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2IqaCn9.

Turtle Trek for Creek Week

A 1.5 mile hike along Pea Creek Trail. Details: Sunday, Mar. 18, 2:30 p.m. Eno River State Park, Cole Mill Access Parking, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2HzvEzv. Register: 919-383-1686.

Monday, Mar. 19

Lectures & Discussions

In the Wings - ‘Leaving Eden’

Join members of the production for a discussion of the upcoming performance of “Leaving Eden.” Details: Monday, Mar. 19, 7-8 p.m. Free. South Regional Library, Meeting Room, 4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2GtCuVP, 919-560-7410.

Answering the Call to Lead: To be the Force for Good for the State of Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee will be the speaker. Details: Monday, Mar. 19, 5:30 p.m. Gerrard Hall, UNC, 116 E. Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2BEAeMc, 919-843-3333.

Meetings

Durham Photography Club Meeting

Meetings include speaker or topic, news, and member-submitted photo shares. Meetings sometimes include photo walks, hands-on learning experiences and (voluntary) photo critiques. Details: Monday, Mar. 19, 6:30 p.m. Sarah P. Duke Gardens Center, Meeting Room, 420 Anderson St, Durham.

Community Events

Orange Grove Road Extension Open House

Intended to provide information on the project and to gather input from the public on proposed designs. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions. Details: Monday, Mar. 19, 4-7 p.m. Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Ln, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2Gq16ji, 919-707-6046.

Tuesday, Mar. 20

Lectures & Discussions

The Key to True Generosity

The speaker will be Rachael Chong, CEO and Founder of Catchafire. Details: Tuesday, Mar. 20, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Sonja Haynes Stone Center Theater, UNC, 150 South Rd, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2CwCodH, 919-962-9001.

Break Your Own Rules: How to Change Your Patterns of Thinking That Block Your Success

Presented by Kathryn Heath, Ph.D., a founding partner at Flynn Heath Holt Leadership. Reception following presentation. Details: Tuesday, Mar. 20, 6 p.m. Free. UNC School of Social Work, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Bldg, 325 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2FB1QnZ.

Families Matter: Interfaith Advocacy for Refugees & Immigrants

Interfaith advocacy in solidarity with immigrant families. Light desserts provided. Details: Tuesday, Mar. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Judea Reform Congregation, Levin Social Hall, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2Flcvnd, 919-680-4310.

Kay Ulanday Barrett, author of ‘When the Chant Comes’

Lecture, presentation and Q&A. Details: Tuesday, Mar. 20, 3 p.m. Free. Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 W. Pettigrew St, Durham. bit.ly/2IrXVrX, 919-660-3663.

Community Events

Retirement, Tax and Social Security

Designed for persons 60+, but attendance is open to all. Presented by Matt Bondurant of HB Wealth Management. Details: Tuesday, Mar. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. East Regional Library, Meeting Room, 211 Lick Creek Ln, Durham. bit.ly/2ojjrG6, 919-560-0203.

Family Law Information Session

Local attorney will lead discussion on family law issues including divorce, separation, child custody, child support, landlord-tenant issues, and more. Free childcare provided. Registration required. Details: Registration deadline Tuesday, Mar. 20. Event is at a later date and confidential location. Free. Time and location TBA. Compass Center for Women and Families, Chapel Hill. Register and info: 919-968-4610, www.compassctr.org.

Durham ‘Fix a Leak Week’ Program

Hosted by Durham Water Management. Receive DIY advice on detecting and repairing minor leaks; tips on making water-efficient behavior; and information on the toilet rebate program. Details: Tuesday, Mar. 20, 5-8 p.m. Triangle Land Conservancy’s Wild Ideas, ReCity, 112 Broadway St, Durham. bit.ly/2FONh0e, 919-560-4381.

Outings

Tuesday Night Trivia

Details: Tuesday, Mar. 20, 8:30 p.m. Free. Pinhook, 117 W Main St, Durham. www.thepinhook.com, 919-667-1100.

Wednesday, Mar. 21

Book Signings

Neal Shirley, author of ‘Dixie Be Damned’

Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 7 p.m. Free; RSVP requested. Horse & Buggy Press & Friends, 401-B Foster St, Durham. RSVP: dave@horseandbuggypress.com. 919-949-4847.

Community Events

Durham ‘Fix a Leak Week’ Program

Hosted by Durham Water Management. Receive DIY advice on detecting and repairing minor leaks; tips on making water-efficient behavior; and information on the toilet rebate program. Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 8-10 p.m. Tomato Jake’s Pizzeria Trivia Night, 8202 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham. bit.ly/2FONh0e, 919-560-4381.

Water Week Open House

Bring your questions about all things H20, then browse water themed exhibits. Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 11 a.m. - noon; 3-7 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2pmMR6P, 919-968-2777.

How Going Green Can Help Water be Blue

Lunch and learn covers how communities can help reduce flooding and filter urban stormwater runoff. Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 12-1 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2pmMR6P, 919-968-2777.

Lectures & Discussions

Cake & Obituaries with Maira Kalman & John Heginbotham

An hour of conversation modeled on Maira's favorite morning ritual: the reading of obituaries over coffee. Participants encouraged to bring their favorite obits to share. Seating limited; RSVP required. Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 12:30 p.m. Free. The Durham Hotel, Mezzanine, 315 East Chapel Hill St, Durham. RSVP: bit.ly/2FDWR5P, 919-660-3356.

Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize-winner and Poet Laureate of the U.S.

Lecture, book signing and reception. Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 5-7 p.m. Free. Nasher Museum of Art, Auditorium, 2001 Campus Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2ocM8Fw.

Meetings

Public Meeting - Prescribed Burn at Cane Creek Mitigation Tract

Information about a prescribed burn on a 24-acre section of OWASA’s Cane Creek Mitigation Tract in April or early May will be provided by the NC Forest Service and NC Wildlife Resources Commission at a public meeting. Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 7 p.m. Maple View Agricultural Center, 3501 Dairyland Rd, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2oWRrcA, 919-732-8152.

Durham Cornwallis Road Proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Improvements Meeting

Drop-in style meeting. Residents will be able to review the preliminary design, ask questions of City staff, and provide input. Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 6-8 p.m. Rogers-Herr Middle School Cafeteria, 911 W. Cornwallis Road, Durham. bit.ly/2tpmDG8, 919-560-4326.

Chapel Hill Sports Club Meeting

Guest speaker will be Dr. Ingrid McCree, Athletic Director at North Carolina Central University. Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 12-1:15 p.m. $25 for lunch. Squid’s Restaurant, 1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill. RSVP: Weldon Brown, FOXHILL904@yahoo.com, 703-927-0630.

Durham AARP Local Chapter #189 Meeting

All persons, 50 years and older are invited to attend. New members welcome. Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2 p.m. Durham Center for Senior Life, 406 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. Contact Carver Joyner, 919-688-7687.

Outings

Team Trivia w/ Geeks Who Drink

Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 8-10 p.m. Free. The Bullpen, 359 Blackwell St, Durham. 919-744-3630.

Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 7:30 a.m. Meet in front of the Wild Bird Center in Eastgate Crossing Shopping Center (1800 E. Franklin Street) in Chapel Hill for a 2-3 hour bird walk at a nearby site. New birders and birders of all skill levels are welcome. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact Vern Bothwell at vbothwell@jbdlaw.com.

Lake Crabtree County Park in Insect Investigation

Presented by Lollipop Series for young children. Learn what makes an insect an insect. Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 10:30 a.m. $3. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro. 919-918-7364.

Tike Hike

Exploring the river ecosystem having fun from a kid-friendly “Follow the Child” perspective. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 9:30 a.m. Eno River State Park, Piper-Cox House Parking Lot, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2EYnXEh. Register: 919-383-1686.

Movies

‘Straws’ Film & Discussion

Film and short discussion followed by a presentation by local environmental hero Francis DiGiano. Details: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 7 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2pmMR6P, 919-968-2777.

Thursday, Mar. 22

Community Events

Medicare 101

Learn the basics; receive general information and timelines. Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, 2-4 p.m. Free; registration requested. Durham Center for Senior Life, 406 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. Register: 919-688-4772.

Community Luncheon Roundtable

Sponsored by The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. Free lunch from CORE Catering. All are welcome. Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, Noon. Shepherd’s House UMC, Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Driver St, Durham. bit.ly/2BWPwID, 919-698-9092.

Durham ‘Fix a Leak Week’ Program

Hosted by Durham Water Management. Receive DIY advice on detecting and repairing minor leaks; tips on making water-efficient behavior; and information on the toilet rebate program. Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, 4-6 p.m. Pour Taproom, 202 N. Corcoran St, Durham. bit.ly/2FONh0e, 919-560-4381.

What’s in Your Water? The Dilemma of GenX and Emerging Contaminants

A public forum with a panel of experts. Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, 7:30 p.m. Free. NCCU Law School, Auditorium, 640 Nelson St, Durham. bit.ly/2GASq9S.

Upstream-Downstream: Tapped and Zapped

Learn where Chapel Hill-Carrboro drinking water comes from and where the waste water goes. Presented by Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA). Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, 12-1 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2pmMR6P, 919-968-2777.

Water Week Open House

Bring your questions about all things H20, then browse water themed exhibits. Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, 11 a.m. - noon; 3-7 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2pmMR6P, 919-968-2777.

‘Religion and Gay Rights: Do They Have to be at Odds’

With Professors Bill Eskridge (Yale Law) and Robin Fretwell Wilson (U. Illinois Law). Mediterranean Deli will be served. The Dialogue is an opportunity to hear from leading experts and student scholarship winners and to think about the broader legal and policy implications of what it means to be a tolerant society. Presented by #ToleranceMeans. Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, 4-6 p.m. Van Hecke-Wettach Hall 160, UNC Law School, 160 Ridge Rd, Chapel Hill. facebook.com/1stAmendmentPartnership. Contact: kglenn@1stamendmentpartnership.org.

Book Signings

Richard Rodriguez, Public Intellectual and Memoirist

Book signing and reception; Q&A with audience. Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2Cawinx, 919-684-8111.

David F. Garcia, author of ‘Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins’

Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Bull’s Head Bookshop, 207 South Rd, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2BIk4RQ, 919-962-5060.

Outings

City of Durham Annual Women’s Forum

A panel of three successful women will discuss various forms of discrimination that women commonly face and their resilience. Q&A and catered meet-and-greet follow the event. Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, 6-8 p.m. Free. City Hall, Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham. RSVP: bit.ly/2FiaHbF, 919-560-1647.

Four Writing Prompts: The Beginning of Four New Stories or Poems Workshop

Presented by Ken Waldman, a former college professor with an MFA in Creative Writing, and a fiddler with nine CDs. Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, 5:30 p.m. Free; registration required. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St, Carrboro. bit.ly/2HlnpG8, 919-929-2787.

Durham Hand Embroidery Group

Beginners welcome. Bring whatever you are stitching or come to learn the basic techniques. Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, 12:45-2:15 p.m. Free. Emily K. Center, 904 West Chapel Hill St, Durham. jdarby002@nc.rr.com, 919-632-3954.

Wildflower Hike at Eno River State Park

A 1.5 mile, moderate hike. Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, 9 a.m. Eno River State Park, Pump Station Trailhead, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2Fnubvx. Register: 919-383-1686.

West Ellerbee Creek Trail Grand Opening Ceremony

Check out new public art and celebrate the completion of the trail. Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, 5:30 p.m. Westover Park, 1900 Maryland Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2EuSjij, 919-560-4355.

Frogs & Toads

Learn about local frog calls and habitats followed by a listen outside. For ages 8 and up. Details: Thursday, Mar. 22, 7-9 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2sIo8yM, 919-968-2777.

Friday, Mar. 23

Community Events

Lunch & Learn: How to Use Your Nonprofit Google AdWords Grant

Presented by FatCat Strategies. Details: Friday, Mar. 23, 12-1 p.m. Free. Soul Cafe, 504 West Chapel Hill St, Durham. 919-341-4190.

Lectures & Discussions

‘The State of Black Theatre’ at Manbites Dog Theater

A community conversation. Presented by Black Poetry Theatre. Details: Friday, Mar. 23, 7:30 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster St, Durham. bit.ly/2FabVIQ, 919-682-3343.

Outings

Visit the Easter Bunny at Northgate Mall

Details: Friday, Mar. 23-Saturday, Mar. 31. M-Th 12-7 p.m.; F-Sa 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Su 1-5 p.m. Free; photo packages available. Northgate Mall, Center Court, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. 919-286-4407.

Stargazing at Little River Park

Morehead Planetarium will bring out the high powered telescopes and give a tour of the night sky. Call the park office after 4 p.m. for cloud/cancellation updates. Details: Friday, Mar. 23, 8-10 p.m. Free. Little River Regional Park, Play Meadow, 301 Little River Park Way, Rougemont. 919-732-5505.

Tour of OWASA’s Drinking Water Treatment Plant

Learn how OWASA's drinking water is collected, processed and distributed to homes and businesses. Must wear closed toe, walking shoes. Tour is both inside and outside. Details: Friday, Mar. 23, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Free. OWASA, 400 Jones Ferry Rd, Carrboro. Register: Kena Shrader, kshrader@owasa.org, 919-968-4421. bit.ly/2pmMR6P.

Tour of OWASA’s Wastewater (Sewage) Water Treatment Plant

Go behind the scenes at the end of the sewer lines to learn how wastewater becomes a reusable resource. Must wear closed toe, walking shoes. Mostly outside. Details: Friday, Mar. 23, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Free. OWASA, 4170 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill. Register: Kena Shrader, kshrader@owasa.org, 919-968-4421. bit.ly/2pmMR6P.

Saturday, Mar. 24

Eggs Hunts

Town of Chapel Hill’s Community Egg Hunt

Games; crafts; bounce houses; food trucks; Holiday Bunny. Bring an egg basket. Rain date: Sunday, Mar. 25. Details: Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Southern Community Park, 1000 Sumac Rd, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2BsDavc.

Orange County Community Egg Hunt

Egg hunts; photos with the Bunny; inflatables; crafts; entertainment. Bring an egg basket. Rain date: Sunday, Mar. 25, 12-3 p.m. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 12-3 p.m. Free. River Park, 140 E. Margaret Ln, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2nEWz58, 919-245-2660.

Egg Hunt at West Point on the Eno City Park

Children will be divided into groups according to age for the egg hunt. Games and crafts to follow. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. West Point on The Eno Park, 5101 N. Roxboro St, Durham. 919-471-1623.

Dog-Gone Egg Hunt at West Point on the Eno City Park

Egg hunt for our canine friends; dogs remain on leash; all friendly dogs welcome; The Bunny available for pictures. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 1-2 p.m. Free. West Point on The Eno Park, 5101 N. Roxboro St, Durham. 919-471-1623.

Community Events

Durham School Board Candidates Forum

Hosted by The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People’s Education Committee. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 6-8 p.m. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham. 919-683-1709.

Community Forum on Gun Violence and Gun Control

Panelists will be Professor Irving Joyner, NCCU Law School; Ms. Tanisha Mills-Silver, Counselor at Northern High School; Ms. Becky Ceartas, Exec. Director, North Carolinians Against Gun Violence; Dr. Cornelius E. Battle Sr., Pastor of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church; and high school students. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 2:30 p.m. Open to public. Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 2200 S. Alston Ave, Durham. 919-596-2131.

March for Our Lives Rally

Sponsored by The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense, and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, Noon. CCB Plaza, 201 North Corcoran St (adjacent to the bull statue), Durham. bit.ly/2BWPwID, 919-698-9092.

The Great Human Race

A 5k competitive run and community walk that supports area nonprofits. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 8:30 a.m. Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St, Durham. Info & Register: bit.ly/1TshaRp, 919-613-4515.

Durham ‘Fix a Leak Week’ Program

Hosted by Durham Water Management. Receive DIY advice on detecting and repairing minor leaks; tips on making water-efficient behavior; and information on the toilet rebate program. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lowe’s Home Improvement, 4402 Fayetteville Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2FONh0e, 919-560-4381.

Clean Jordan Lake Spring Trash Cleanup

Boat ferrying 100 volunteers to a remote section of Wilderness Island for trash cleanup. Volunteers should come early to enjoy Rise biscuits and Larry’s Bean coffee. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 8:45 a.m. Register at Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Assistance Center, 2080 Jordan Dam Rd, Moncure. Details and RSVP: bit.ly/2HUUvgz.

Lectures & Discussions

‘Conversation with Monet Marshall’ at Manbites Dog Theater

A conversation with artist Monet Marshall about her recent performance art exhibition, “Buy My Soul and Call it Art.” Presented by Black Poetry Theatre. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 3 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster St, Durham. bit.ly/2FabVIQ, 919-682-3343.

‘I am Black:’ A Community Conversation with Tommy DeFrantz

Presented by Tommy DeFrantz, Chair of African and African American studies at Duke University. An exploration of black performance, black identity, and black expression. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 8 p.m. Free; donations welcome; registration requried. Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster St, Durham. Register: bit.ly/2Iq8Mmc, 919-682-3343.

‘#StayWoke: Intersections of Gender, Race, Class and Activism’ Research Symposium

Presented by Kimberly J. Chandler, Ph.D., gender-studies scholar and assistant professor at Xavier University of New Orleans, followed by student poster presentations and panel discussions involving professors from various colleges and universities. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Mary Townes Science Complex Bldg, NCCU, 1900 Concord St, Durham. bit.ly/2IB3NPI.

Outings

Duke CRUSH Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk

Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 8 a.m. Northgate Mall, Sears Lot, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. Register: bit.ly/2FHOrIo.

Historic Hillsborough Guided Tour

Guided walking tour of downtown Hillsborough. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $6. Begins at Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 East King St, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2GR4nY2.

Chatham County Spring Ag Fest

A celebration of agriculture, forestry, and natural resources; livestock, exhibits, demonstrations, food trucks, and more. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, 1192 US 64 W. Business, Pittsboro. bit.ly/2u4FqGV.

Occonechee Geology Hike

Explore the pyrophyllite quarry with a real geologist. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 2-3:45 p.m. Free. Occonechee Mountain State Natural Area, 625 Virginia Cates Rd, Hillsborough. Register: 919-383-1686.

Backyard Habitats at Little River Park

Learn how to turn your backyard into a certified wildlife habitat. Take a habitat scavenger hunt around the park. For ages six and older. Details: Saturday, Mar. 24, 2-4 p.m. Free. Little River Regional Park, Park Office, 301 Little River Park Way, Rougemont. 919-732-5505.

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