Durham County

Daybook for Sunday, April 15-Saturday, April 21

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

Sunday, April 15


‘Click, Clack, Wow: Kids That Type,” A Free Storytime and Typewriter Workshop

Join Dr. B. for a reading of "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type" and make a craft using a typewriter. Event appropriate for children in grades K-5. Details: Sunday, April 15, 2-4 p.m. Free. Orange County Historical Museum, 201 N. Churton St, Hillsborough. Register: bit.ly/2FNT2fg.


Pinwheels Family Fun Day

Music & dance performances; photo booth; fire truck; skating races; face painting; petting zoo; and more. Presented by Exchange Family Center to bring together families, friends, and the greater community to generate awareness about the importance of supporting families and teachers to help children be resilient. Details: Sunday, April 15, 12-6 p.m. $10 Advance/$15 At the Door. Wheels Fun Park, 715 N. Hoover Rd, Durham. Tickets: www.exchangefamilycenter.org, 919-403-8249, x253.

Fifth Annual Storytelling Festival

Storytelling; music; puppets and refreshments. Details: Sunday, April 15, 2-5 p.m. Free. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, Durham. dcostorytellingfest.org.

Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library Big Book Sale

Bag sale - $5 a bag, bring your own bag. Details: Sunday, April 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2EqHFEo.

Not Your Grandma’s Pressure Cooker: Making the Most of Today’s Programmable Multicookers

With cookbook author Kathy Hester. Demonstration; Q&A; samples. Details: Sunday, April 15, 3-4:30 p.m. North Regional Library, Meeting Room, 221 Milton Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2GaklzH, 919-560-0231.

KonMari Workshop

Presented by Holly Bourne. Details: Sunday, April 15, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St, Durham. bit.ly/2IE8DvA, 919-286-2700.

Triangle SCRABBLE Tournament

All ages invited to register; players required to be members of the North American SCRABBLE Players Association. Contact tournament director David Klionsky, 919-699-9831, for info. Details: Sunday, April 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $20 to play/Free to watch. Northgate Mall, Dress Barn Court, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. Pre-register: trianglescrabble.com.

Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: Sunday, April 15, 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. New birders and birders of all skill levels are welcome. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact Tommy Richey at tsrichey@gmail.com.

Community Events

Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration

Annual Holocaust remembrance service featuring the Triangle Jewish Chorale, a candle lighting service, essay and poster contest winner award presentations, and remarks by Holocaust survivor, Suly Chenkin. Details: Sunday, April 15, 4 p.m. Free; open to all. Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 West Cornwallis Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2JepHZl, sharonhalperin88@gmail.com.

Monday, April 16


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, April 16, 6:30 p.m. Sarah P. Duke Gardens Center, Meeting Room, 420 Anderson St, Durham. durhamphotographyclub.com.

N.C. 98 Corridor Study Public Meeting

Project is evaluating safety, congestion, planned and existing roads, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, and transit use along N.C. 98; open house format; attendees may view the conceptual designs and ask questions. Details: Monday, April 16, 5-7 p.m. East Regional Library, Meeting Room, 211 Lick Creek Ln, Durham. nc98corridor.com.

Lectures & Discussions

DHHS's Priorities for Addressing Early Childhood Health and Education in NC

Talk given by Mandy Cohen, Secretary, NC Department of Health and Human Services. Reception to follow. Details: Monday, April 16, 4-5:30 p.m. Free; RSVP requested. Sanford Bldg, Room 04, Duke University, 201 Science Dr, Durham. Info: bit.ly/2DWYmXO. RSVP: bit.ly/2pHjmOf.

Tuesday, April 17

Book Signings

Elaine Neil Orr, author of ‘Swimming Between Worlds’

Details: Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.

Community Events

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. A local attorney will lead the discussion. Free childcare provided. Registration required. Details: Registration deadline Tuesday, April 17. 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: www.compassctr.org, 919-968-4610.

Durham Kids Voting School Board Forum

Durham students get to ask the questions of School Board candidates at this youth-led forum. Dinner is provided. Details: Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Hillside High School, 3727 Fayetteville Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2qa02Iz. RSVP appreciated, but not required: 919-560-7321.

Wednesday, April 18

Lectures & Discussions

NCCU International Symposium

“A New Era,” featuring Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye, Twelfth Chancellor of NCCU. Details: Wednesday, April 18, 9 a.m. Free. B.N. Duke Auditorium, NCCU, 1851 Fayetteville St, Durham. bit.ly/2J0woOL, 919-530-5440.


Durham AARP Local Chapter #189 Meeting

All persons, 50 years and older are invited to attend. New members welcome. Details: Wednesday, April 18, 2 p.m. Durham Center for Senior Life, 406 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. Contact Carver Joyner, 919-688-7687.

Chapel Hill Sports Club Meeting

Guest speaker will be Jeff Gravley, WRAL-TV sports anchor. Details: Wednesday, April 18, 12-1:15 p.m. $25 for lunch. Squid’s Restaurant, 1201 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill. Reservations to Weldon, foxhill904@yahoo.com, 703-927-0630.


Preschool Storytime

At The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. Details: Wednesday, April 18, 10:15 a.m. Free. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.


Games of Thrones Trivia Night

Adults only, 21+. Details: Wednesday, April 18, 7-9:30 p.m. Free; registration required, 21+. Full Steam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2IWFf47, 919-682-2337.

Thursday, April 19

Community Events

Spring for Literacy Benefit Luncheon

Author Clyde Edgerton will be the keynote speaker. Proceeds benefit Chatham Literacy’s instruction for adult learners. Details: Thursday, April 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $100. Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, 1192 US-64 West Business, Pittsboro. bit.ly/2FLNOAI, 919-542-6424.

Chapel Hill Street Design Workshop

Event will include brief presentation; examples of other street design experiments; a group activity to sketch creative intersection designs; and a final vote to determine a project to implement. Details: Thursday, April 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hargraves Center, 216 N. Roberson St, Chapel Hill. Info & RSVP: bit.ly/2qsb9Nu.

NCCU Chancellor Installation Ceremony

“Fulfilling the Dream.” Details: Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. Free. McDougald-McLendon Arena, NCCU, 700 E. Lawson St, Durham. bit.ly/2J0woOL, 919-530-5440.

Legal Aid - Divorce Clinic

Divorce clinic teaches participants how to file a simple divorce action in court without an attorney. Legal documents and instructional video provided. Sponsored by Legal Aid of North Carolina. Details: Thursday, April 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. East Regional Library, Tutoring/Study Room #2, 211 Lick Creek Ln, Durham. bit.ly/2Gb5Igq, 919-560-0203.

Book Signings

Larry Burk, co-author of ‘Dreams That Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases’

Details: Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.

Lee Smith, author of ‘Dimestore: A Writer’s Life’

Meet the author. Refreshments served. Details: Thursday, April 19, 3:30-5 p.m.. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2ENq0ap, 919-968-2777.

Lectures & Discussions

What Everyone Needs to Know About Climate Change

A conversation with journalist Sara Peach about how climate change could affect you and your family, and what communities can do to prepare. Details: Thursday, April 19, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Southwest Regional Library, Meeting Room, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2GtLJZT, 919-560-8590.


Honoring Your Stories - A Writing Workshop

Learn to craft your life story into compelling personal narratives. Details: Thursday, April 19, 9:30-11 a.m. Free; registration required. North Regional Library, Children’s Programming Room, 221 Milton Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2DYzkrA, 919-560-0231.

Homeschool Day at Historic Stagville

Learn about life on an antebellum plantation during this full day of educational activities. For homeschoolers of all ages. Details: Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3 per child, cash/check only. Historic Stagville, 5828 Old Oxford Hwy, Durham. bit.ly/1xjoJjB, 919-620-0120.

Durham Hand Embroidery Group

Beginners welcome. Bring whatever you are stitching or come to learn the basic techniques. Details: Thursday, April 19, 12:45-2:15 p.m. Free. Emily K. Center, 904 West Chapel Hill St, Durham. jdarby002@nc.rr.com, 919-632-3954.

Durham Coupon Swap

Details: Thursday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Southwest Regional Library, Children’s Programming Room, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2pNXTDp, 919-560-8590.

Friday, April 20

Lectures & Discussions

Cristy Road Carrera: Lehman-Brady Presentation

Details: Friday, April 20, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 W. Pettigrew St, Durham. bit.ly/2JzTA6C, 919-660-3663.


Durham Internal Medicine Residency Charity Auction

Silent and live auctions; tickets include entrance to the auction, one complementary drink, and hors-d'oeuvres. Proceeds benefit Senior PharmAssist and the Duke Outpatient Clinic Assistance Fund. Details: Friday, April 20, 7 p.m. $25. Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2qpEskv, 919-901-0875.


2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration at American Tobacco Campus

Picnic; live music; food; drink; cornhole; giveaways; animals; info from local non-profits; and more. Sponsored by The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Details: Friday, April 20, 12-1:30 p.m. Free. American Tobacco Amphitheatre, 300 Blackwell St, Durham.

Saturday, April 21

Lectures & Discussions

Supporting Those Who Say #MeToo: A Workshop

Presented by the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Details: Saturday, April 21, 12:30-2 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. 919-968-4647.

A Night with Reverend CL Bryant

Rev. Bryant, former NAACP Chapter president and Freedomworks speaker, will speak about his perspective on the country and the current political climate. Cookout provided. Details: Saturday, April 21, Noon. Free. GOP HQ, 800 N. Mangum St, Durham. bit.ly/2HSfCjs.

Caregiver Stress: Regaining Your Energy, Staying Motivated and Preventing Burnout Workshop

Workshop aimed at anyone who provides physical and/or emotional care for an ill or disabled loved one. Sponsored The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and The Central Carolina Black Nurses Council. Details: Saturday, April 21, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; registration encouraged. Church of Reconciliation, 110 N. Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill. Register by Tuesday, April 17: bit.ly/2J52N6H.

Legislative Breakfast on Mental Health

Building Blocks for Integrated Healthcare: Emerging Implications for Community Mental Health. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of NC DHHS. Details: Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free; $20 suggested donation. UNC William & Ida Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr, Chapel Hill. Register: legislativebreakfastmh.org.

Healing America Durham Kick Off Rally and Film Event

PlantPure founder Nelson Campbell introduces Durham as the site of a movement and film to address our health care crisis. Details: Saturday, April 21, 3 p.m. Free. Durham Convention Center, Junior Ballroom, 301 W. Morgan St, Durham. healingamericatogether.com, 704-271-9906.

Doris M. Richardson Missionary Circle Rainbow Tea

Food, entertainment, music. Details: Saturday, April 21, 4-6 p.m. Free. First Community Missionary Baptist Church, 509 Eno St, Hillsborough. 919-732-6135.

Book Signings

Dr. Tonya Armstrong, author of ‘Blossoming Hope: The Black Christian Woman's Guide to Mental Health and Wellness’

Local author and psychologist shares insights on mental health and wellness. Q&A will follow the program. Details: Saturday, April 21, 3-4 p.m. Free. South Regional Library, Children's Programming Room, 4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2I74SOi, 919-560-7410.

Wayne Wiegand, author of ‘Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South’

Q&A will follow the presentation. Details: Saturday, April 21, 3 p.m. Free. Durham Technical Community College, Educational Resource Center, 1637 Lawson St, Durham. bit.ly/2HiIqF7.

Community Events

Durham Police Department PAC 1 Meeting

Details: Saturday, April 21, 9:30 a.m. Open to the public. Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 North Driver St, Durham.

Durham E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event

Details: Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Durham County Memorial Stadium, Home Side Parking Lot, 750 Stadium Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2GX2bCL, 919-560-1200.

Walk to End Lupus

Stroll the 1.25-mile route around the walking trails of the NC Museum of Art to raise awareness about lupus and raise funds for research. Details: Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.-noon. North Carolina Museum of Art, 2100 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. bit.ly/2vjiapm.


153rd Anniversary Civil War-Ending Surrender Commemoration at Bennett Place

Special guided tours and lectures. Details: Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3 Adults/$2 Ages 5-16. Bennett Place State Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2GUTV6d, 919-383-4345.

Spring Fling Indoor Yard Sale

Variety of items from toys to tools, dolls to dishes, pictures to pots, and even plants. All proceeds benefit local outreach programs. Cash or credit card. Details: Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1737 Hillandale Rd, Durham. www.stlukesdurham.org, 919-286-2273.

Smoked BBQ Fundraiser at Mt. Bethel Church

Smoked pork BBQ, beef brisket, or chicken by the pound, sandwiches or plates. Sides include coleslaw, red potatoes, green or baked beans. Details: Saturday, April 21, 12-3 p.m. $4-$17. Mt. Bethel Presbyterian Church, 3541 Rose of Sharon Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2HsIsKH, 919-383-3854.

Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: Saturday, April 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 Bo Howes at bohowes@gmail.com.