Durham County

Daybook for Sunday, June 3-Saturday, June 9

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

Sunday, June 3


Spring Gala Brunch at Historic Moorefields

Buffet brunch on the lawn; champagne, wine and spirits; live music; house and grounds tours; “Tales of Moorefields” story by Bill Massengale. Proceeds benefit Historic Moorefields. Details: 12-3 p.m. $50. Historic Moorefields, 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2HkiOZk, 919-732-4384.

PORCHfest at Southern Village

Live music; food and drink for purchase. Proceeds benefit PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro. Details: 5-8 p.m. Free admission. The Lawn at Southern Village, 620 Market St., Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2Ky3XHM.

Jewish Food Festival

Food demos; kid’s activities; raffles; Jewish food, representing Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and New York styles, prepared and made in-house. All proceeds support the Jewish Federation’s initiatives to end food insecurity in the Triangle. Details: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission; food donations requested. Levin JCC, 1937 W. Cornwallis Road, Durham. bit.ly/2JgNVoF.

Reader’s Party

Celebrate your reading skills with poetry, prose, monologues, short stories and original works. Refreshments provided. Details: 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. bit.ly/2IGW6qR, 919-560-0100.

Monday, June 4


Family Trivia Night

Focus will be animated movies. All ages welcome. Details: 6-7 p.m. Free. North Regional Library, Meeting Room, 221 Milton Road, Durham. bit.ly/2HNH8Ty, 919-560-0231.

Tuesday, June 5

Lectures & Discussions

Hal Crowther to Speak at Orange-Durham Americans United Quarterly Meeting

Crowther is an award-winning critic and essayist, and author of “An Infuriating American: The Incendiary Arts of H.L. Mencken.” Hosted by The Orange & Durham Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Details: 6:30 p.m. Free. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough, Main Building, 1710 Old NC 10, Hillsborough. orangedurhamau.org.


Durham Atletico Fundraiser

Raising funds for an innovative children’s summer futsal (an urban version of soccer) academy. Beer & soft drinks; snacks; music; soccer games for children; raffle; silent auction; Mayor Steve Schewel will speak. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m. $20 suggested donation. The Cage at American Tobacco Campus, 304 Blackwell St., Durham. bit.ly/2sBLwuB.

Wednesday, June 6

Lectures & Discussions

Vice President Joe Biden: American Promise Tour

Details: 7:30 p.m. $49.50-$199. DPAC, 123 Vivian St., Durham. bit.ly/2GostJ7, 919-680-2787.

Books Sandwiched In Book Club

The club will discuss “The Dovekeepers” by Alice Hoffman. Bring a sandwich and share your thoughts on the book. Details: 11:30 a.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room C, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2J6750s, 919-968-2777.

Community Events

Orange County Board of Directors Board Mixer

Open house to learn more about how to become part of the Orange County Board of Directors. Q&A with the Board and refreshments. Details: 6-8 p.m. Free. Orange County Historical Museum, 201 North Churton St., Hillsborough. orangenchistory.org, 919-732-2201.


Preschool Storytime at The Regulator

For ages 2-5; siblings, caregivers, and grandparents welcome. Details: 10:15 a.m. Free. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St., Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.

Lollipop Series - Musician Trish Miller

For children ages 3-5. Lively, interactive format. Details: 10:30-11:30 a.m. $3. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-918-7364.


Skins, Scales, and Skeletons at Eno River State Park

There will be taxidermy animals, fur to touch and skeletons to see. Details: 11:15 a.m. Eno River State Park, Cole Mill Shelter, 6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham. bit.ly/2IKs1uI, 919-383-1686.

Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: 7 a.m. Meet in front of the Wild Bird Center in Eastgate 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 Norm Budnitz at nbudnitz@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 7

Book Signings

Rae DelBianco, author of ‘Rough Animals: An American Western Thriller’

Reading and book signing. Details: 7 p.m. Free. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St., Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.

Community Events

Durham Businesses Against Crime Meeting

Speaker will be Mike Edmisten, Wildlife Game Warden, a day in the life of a wildlife officer. Details: 8 a.m. Northgate Mall Conference Room, Ruby Tuesday side of mall, lower level, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. bit.ly/2HFwR8Y.

Internet Basics

Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. North Regional Library, Children’s Programming Room, 221 Milton Road, Durham. bit.ly/2HWskhm, 919-560-0231.

Graduation Party at the Library

A celebration for all graduating 5th, 8th, or 12th graders. Snacks, games and crafts. Details: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Southwest Regional Library, Children’s Programming Room, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham. bit.ly/2FJqNJF, 919-560-8590.

Friday, June 8

Community Events

Allen Roses Symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease

Presentations by speakers from Duke and other universities will include updates on the latest Alzheimer’s disease research. Details: 12-4 p.m. Free; open to public. Duke School of Nursing, 307 Trent Drive, Durham. RSVP: bit.ly/2GoiqUq.


Chapel Hill Public Library Summer Blast Kickoff Party

Special performances and activities; food trucks, interactive booths and games; sign up for summer reading. Details: 2-6 p.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2kQIhf6, 919-968-2777.

South Durham Soccer Nights

Evening soccer camp for kids ages 5-12. All skill levels welcome. Hosted by South Durham Church. Details: Register by Friday, June 8. Camp runs Tuesday-Friday, June 19-22, 6-8 p.m. $10 per athlete/$25 per family. Pearsontown Elementary School, 4915 Barbee Road, Durham. Register: www.southdurhamsoccernights.org.

Saturday, June 9


Durham Police Department PAC 3 Meeting

Details: 10 a.m. Open to the public. Community and Family Life Recreation Center, Lyon Park, 1309 Halley St., Durham. pac3durhamnc.org.

Durham Police Department PAC 4 Meeting

Details: 10 a.m. Open to the public. Campus Hills Recreation Center, 2000 S. Alston Ave., Durham.

Community Events

Orange County Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine Clinic

1-year and 3-year vaccinations for $10; microchips for $35 each, including registration fees. Dogs on a leash/cats in a carrier. Details: 9 a.m.-Noon. Orange County Animal Services Center, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/1ctUaAM, 919-942-7387.

Lectures & Discussions

‘My Typewriter and I Write a Book’ at Orange County Historical Museum

A panel discussion exploring the succession of handwriting to typewriters to computers, and the subsequent impact on writing and publishing. Details: 4-6 p.m. Free. Orange County Historical Museum, 201 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. orangenchistory.org, 919-732-2201.


15th Annual Lavender Harvest Celebration

Farm tours; artists; gardeners on hand to answer questions; beekeepers; food. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free; RSVP requested. Sunshine Lavender Farm, 4104 Millstone Road, Hurdle Mills. Info & RSVP: bit.ly/2wgyLGn.

Juneteenth at Historic Stagville

Historic cooking demonstrations, performances, and stories of life before and after Emancipation. Details: 12-5 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Historic Stagville, 5828 Old Oxford Highway, Durham. bit.ly/1xjoJjB, 919-620-0120.

Book Sale - Books Among Friends

Details: 10 a.m.-noon (Members Only); 12-4 p.m. (Open to public). Northgate Mall, Suite 252, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. bit.ly/2HOcWrz, 919-560-7159.

Summer Reading 2018: Libraries Rock! - Kickoff Celebration

Family-friendly activities; performers; face painters; crafts. All ages. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Northgate Mall, Plaza, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. bit.ly/2kW08lf.

Durham Chess Club Meeting

All ages and skill levels invited to participate. Sets, boards and instruction are provided free of charge. Details: 2-4:30 p.m. North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road, Durham. Info: Conrad Conero, cconero@aol.com, 919-479-7020.

Oh, Deer! at Eno River State Park

Uncover mysteries about one of the Eno’s more common mammals. Wear shoes appropriate for running in a meadow. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: 1 p.m. Eno River State Park, Piper-Cox House, 6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham. bit.ly/2IKBVZc, 919-383-1686.