Durham County

Daybook for Sunday, April 29-Saturday, May 5

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

Sunday, April 29

Community Events

Orange County Community Dinner

Celebrates the community’s rich cultural diversity through food and entertainment. Buy tickets at the venues listed on the website: www.communitydinner.org. Details: Sunday, April 29, 1 p.m. $8 Adults/$3 Children under 10. McDougle Schools Cafeteria, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd, Chapel Hill.

Durham’s Sunday Supper

Community table with meal featuring selections from local Durham vendors and live music. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities and End Hunger Durham. Details: Sunday, April 29, 12-3 p.m. $20. American Tobacco Campus Amphitheater, 318 Blackwell St, Durham. Tickets: bit.ly/2qC3tsW.

Lectures & Discussions

The College Toolkit

Dr. Jane S. Gabin, college admissions professional, will discuss how to find the right college, what admissions readers look for, and why the essay is so important. For parents and students in grades 9-11. Details: Sunday, April 29, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Levin JCC, 1937 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham. Register: 919-354-4953, bit.ly/2GZZImX.

Outings

Colonial Roads: A Walk Through the Late 1700s in Hillsborough

Visit several buildings and sites of significance during the War of the Regulation and Revolutionary War era Hillsborough. Details: Sunday, April 29, 10 a.m. $12. The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough, 150 East King St, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2q7P5bp, 919-732-7741.

Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: Sunday, April 29, 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.

Monday, April 30

Community Events

Land Your Next Job Workshop - Job Search Tips, Cover Letters, and Networking

Hosted by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and Compass Center for Women and Families. Includes one-on-one or small group guidance. Free childcare and light refreshments provided. Registration required by Friday, April 27. Details: Monday, April 30, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room C, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. Register: 919-968-4610.

Listening Session on Chapel Hill Town Manager Search

The public will receive a status update on the search and selection process and will have the opportunity to interact with the Council in a small-group setting. Details: Monday, April 30, 7-8 p.m. Chapel Hill Public Library, Room A, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2F4KOtO.

Shared Learning Association of Chapel Hill Non-Credit Courses

Six non-credit courses being held during May–June. Classes are held on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Details: Registration deadline Monday, April 30. Free. Expand Church, 114 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill. Info & register: bit.ly/2qgb4wN, 703-329-2933.

Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence Event

An evening of expression including personal thoughts and experiences surrounding the issues of rape and sexual assault. Event is bilingual in Spanish/English. Sponsored by Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Details: Monday, April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2Iuzs4P, 919-968-4647.

Take Back the Night Durham

Annual city-wide event honoring survivors of sexual violence, raising awareness for support services in the area. Theme is “Freedom from Fear,” featuring a community speak-out, march and rally. Details: Monday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2qMdy5u.

Tuesday, May 1

Book Signings

Authors Lee Smith and Nancy Peacock to Host Discussion on the Importance of Mentorship

Details: Tuesday, May 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Orange County Library, 137 W. Margaret Ln, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2EPuxco.

Carol Apollonio, author of ‘Bride and Groom’

In conversation with Dr. Mustafa Tuna. Details: Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.

Outings

Durham Bike Month Kick-Off Social

Arrive in style on a green carpet; get your photo taken; bike tuning; Bike Month event info; raffles; learn how to get involved in local efforts to improve bicycling in Durham. Details: Tuesday, May 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Ponysaurus, 219 Hood St, Durham. bit.ly/2I2zpjL.

Tuesday Night Trivia

Details: Tuesday, May 1, 8:30 p.m. Free. Pinhook, 117 W Main St, Durham. bit.ly/2J1DMZs, 919-667-1100.

Wednesday, May 2

Lectures & Discussions

‘Septima Clark, Citizenship Education, and Women in the Civil Rights Movement’

Lecture given by Katherine Mellen Charron, Ph.D., covering major moments in Clark’s life that show the roots laid down by black women educators organizing in the segregated South. Light refreshments served. Details: Wednesday, May 2, 7 p.m. Free. Orange County Historical Museum, 201 N. Churton St, Hillsborough. orangenchistory.org, 919-732-2201.

Books Sandwiched In Book Club

The club will discuss “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George. Bring a sandwich and share your thoughts on the book. Details: Wednesday, May 2, 11:30 a.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room C, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2HoLUTb, 919-968-2777.

Meetings

Downtown Durham, Inc. Hosts Business Improvement District (BID) Priorities Meeting

Purpose is to gather input from businesses, property owners and residents located in the downtown Durham BID regarding the district’s needs for the upcoming year. Details: Wednesday, May 2, 5-7 p.m. Free; RSVP requested. Historic Parrish Street Forum, 108 West Parrish St, Durham. RSVP: bit.ly/2JYX4Qw.

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.

Thursday, May 3

Book Signings

Baba Prasad, author of ‘NIMBLE: Make Yourself and Your Company Resilient in the Age of Constant Change’

Book discussion. Details: Wednesday, May 3, 7 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St, Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.

Melanie S. Morrison, author of ‘Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham’

Meet the author and book reading. Details: Thursday, May 3, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Hayti Heritage Center, Great Hall, 804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham. bit.ly/2HIoB8b, 919-683-1709.

Lectures & Discussions

Lunchbox Talk: A Naturalist’s North Carolina: Learning to Love (and Loving to Learn) Our State

Talk with Mike Dunn, NCBG Natural Science Educator. Bring your lunch. Details: Thursday, May 3, 12-1 p.m. Free. NC Botanical Garden Education Center, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill. Register: bit.ly/2H8rRIF, 919-962-0522.

Outings

Durham Hand Embroidery Group

Beginners welcome. Bring whatever you are stitching or come to learn the basic techniques. Details: Thursday, May 3, 12:45-2:15 p.m. Free. Emily K. Center, 904 West Chapel Hill St, Durham. jdarby002@nc.rr.com, 919-632-3954.

Meetings

Durham Businesses Against Crime Meeting

Speaker will be Gudrun Palmer, Criminal Justice Resource Center, “Compassion and Innovation at Work.” Details: Thursday, May 3, 8 a.m. Northgate Mall Conference Room, Ruby Tuesday side of mall, lower level, 1058 W. Club Blvd, Durham. bit.ly/2HFwR8Y.

New Hope Audubon Society Monthly Meeting

David Anderson will give a talk on the Birds of Cuba. All are welcome, members and non-members alike. Details: Thursday, May 3, 7-9 p.m. Free. NC Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill.

Friday, May 4

Outings

Orange County Garden Club Expo and Plant Sale

Sun, shade, and native plants sale. The Orange County Master Gardeners and the Hillsborough Garden Club will answer questions. Details: Friday, May 4, 2-6 p.m. Hillsborough Visitor’s Center, 150 E. King St, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2qwpskT.

Bike to School Day at Lakewood Elementary

Part of the Safe Routes to School initiative. Students meet near the school and walk and/or bike to school. Details: Friday, May 4, 7 a.m. Lakewood Elementary, 2520 Vesson Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2I2zpjL. Info: Ellen Beckmann, 919-560-3939.

Bike to School Day at Eastway Elementary

Part of the Safe Routes to School initiative. Students meet near the school and walk and/or bike to school. Details: Friday, May 4, 7:30 a.m. Eastway Elenentary, 610 N. Alston Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2I2zpjL. Info: 919-560-3910.

Saturday, May 5

Community Events

Free Clothing Giveaway at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church

Clothing for men, women, and children will be available to everyone. Details: Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Church Lawn, 2200 S. Alston Ave, Durham. 919-596-2131.

Lectures & Discussions

Bike Share Education

Sponsored by LimeBike. Learn about Durham's bike share program; how to use LimeBike; bicycle safety; safe Durham cycling routes; Durham touring bike routes; giveaways. Details: Saturday, May 5, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. 5 Points Bike Plaza, Chapel Hill St. and Main St, Durham. bit.ly/2I2zpjL.

Grow Your Business: How to Respond to a Project Proposal

Small businesses owners will find out about upcoming project opportunities and how to effectively respond to a request for a proposal. Details: Saturday, May 5, 12-2 p.m. Free; Pre-registration requested. Stanford L. Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St, Durham. Pre-register: Eric Miller, Eric.Miller@DurhamNC.gov, 919-560-4180, ext. 17241.

Outings

Durham Symphony Orchestra

Light classical and popular works, including music from Star Wars and West Side Story. Bring a blanket or chairs. Details: Saturday, May 5, 3 p.m. Free. Board of Education Lawn, 200 E. King St, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2FEOOSo.

Orange County Garden Club Expo and Plant Sale

Sun, shade, and native plants sale. The Orange County Master Gardeners and the Hillsborough Garden Club will answer questions. Raffles and educational demonstrations. Details: Saturday, May 5, 8-5 p.m. Hillsborough Visitor’s Center, 150 E. King St, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2qwpskT.

Durham Greek Festival

Food; live entertainment; raffles; shops and boutiques. Rain or shine. Details: Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free admission. St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 Hwy 751, Durham. durhamgreekfestival.org.

Strawberry Festival

Featuring food, music, games. Sponsored by The Central Park School for Children. Details: Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Old North Durham Park, 310 W. Geer St, Durham. www.cpscnc.org/Strawberry.

Doughman X Race

Eat from a local restaurant followed by either a bike ride, a run, and/or an aquatic activity. Details: Saturday, May 5. See website for details and to register: www.doughman.org.

Durham Refugee Day Celebration

Live music, international food, games, and community education. Details: Saturday, May 5, 2-5 p.m. Free admission. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St, Durham. durhamrefugeeday.com.

Confluence Natural Area Opening Celebration

Guided hikes; live music; food trucks; beer. Sponsored by the Eno River Association. Details: Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Confluence Natural Area, 4214 Highland Farm Rd, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2vm0Gc5.

Discovering Magic in the Garden: Spring Family Festival

Family-friendly; hands-on activities; crafts; flower art; fairy & gnome home building; Locopops; and more. Rain or shine. Details: Saturday, May 5, 1-4 p.m. $5. NC Botanical Garden Education Center, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill. Register: unc.live/2H9lXHl, 919-962-0522.

Preservation Durham 2018 Home Tour

Housing of the late Victorian era. Self-guided tour; each site will have a docent. Proceeds benefit Preservation Durham. Details: Saturday, May 5, 12-4 p.m. $21.50. Chesterfield Building, 701 W. Main St, Durham. Tickets: bit.ly/2qFKrSk.

Canine Field Day at Rock Quarry Park

Enjoy a day in the park with your furry friend. Activities for every dog. Details: Saturday, May 5, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2JdpsNJ, 919-560-4355.

Stream Watch with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: Saturday, May 5, 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.

Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: Saturday, May 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. New birders and birders of all skill levels are welcome. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact Jim Capel at jim.capel@mindspring.com.

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