Sunday, July 8
Middle Grade Book Club: ‘Unusual Chickens from the Exceptional Poultry Farmer’
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McIntyre’s bookseller leads a summer book club for kids ages 8-12; fun, crafts, snacks and great book talk. Details: 2 p.m. Fearrington Village, 220 Market St., Pittsboro. bit.ly/2t0n1rT, 919-542-3030.
APS Cat Adoption Event
Holden Mill Hike at Eno River State Park
Challenging hike through the forested uplands, to the stonework ruins of the mill, and hiking back along the step pool sequences of the river. Moderate hike of 4.1 miles. Details: 10 a.m. Eno River State Park Office, 6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham. Register: 919-383-1686, bit.ly/2KwiI1y.
Monday, July 9
Chapel Hill Memory Café
Memory Cafés provide opportunities for individuals with memory loss and their families to socialize with others in similar situations. Details: 2-3:30 p.m. The Seymour Center, 2552 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. Contact: Kim Lamon-Loperfido, 919-245-4253.
Lectures & Discussions
Meet the Piedmont Laureate: Nancy Peacock
Nancy will conduct a writing and hands-on workshop about Writing the Character’s Emotional Life. Details: 6-8 p.m. South Regional Library, Meeting Room, 4505 S. Alston Ave., Durham. bit.ly/2JFrmv2, 919-560-7410.
Durham Police Department PAC 2 Meeting
Details: 6-8 p.m. DPS Training Facility, Cafeteria, 2107 Hillandale Road, Durham. pac2durham.org.
Durham People’s Alliance 2018 Judicial Candidate Mixer
Tuesday, July 10
Robert Beatty, author of ‘Willa of the Wood’
Presentation, Q&A, and book signing. Details: 6-8 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 8030 Renaissance Parkway, Durham. bit.ly/2JID2gv.
Anne R. Keene, author of ‘The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II’
Duke Young Writer’s Camp Reading
Durham Arts Council 2019 Emerging Artists Grant Program Information Session
Free information session for artists to learn about the grant program. Details: 6 p.m. Chatham Arts Council Office, 118 West St., Pittsboro. Info: bit.ly/29IosVJ. Contact: Cheryl Chamblee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northgate Heart & Sole Walkers Meeting
Guest speaker will be Deputy Brandon Smythers of the Durham Sherriff’s Department, Community Watch-Scope Division, who will discuss safety measures both at home and abroad. Details: 8:30 a.m. Free. Northgate Mall, Food Court, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. bit.ly/2tYpmmY, 919-286-4400.
Billy Jonas - Summer Reading Performance at MakerLab
Billy Jonas - Summer Reading Performance at South Regional Library
Durham Hand Embroidery Group
Wednesday, July 11
Durham House and Senate Caucus Member Town Hall Meeting
Discussion will focus on legislation recently passed in the short session and the proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the November ballot. Details: 6:30-8 p.m. M&F Bank Building, 2634 Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham.
Billy Jonas - Summer Reading Performance at North Regional Library
Thursday, July 12
Durham Police Department PAC 5 Meeting
Details: 6 p.m. Golden Belt, Neighborhood Improvement Services, 807 E. Main St., Bldg 2, 3rd Floor, Durham.
ADF Presents: American Dance Festival Workshop for Kids
Community-centered dance and music workshop with teaching artists from the American Dance Festival’s Project Dance program. Kids of all ages are welcome. Details: 2-3 p.m. South Regional Library, Meeting Room, 4505 S. Alston Ave., Durham. Register: bit.ly/2JCgmyq, 919-560-7410.
Billy Jonas - Summer Reading Performance at Stanford L. Warren Library
Performer, singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator. Details: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Stanford L. Warren Library, Meeting Room, 1201 Fayetteville St., Durham. Register: bit.ly/2HSbakc, 919-560-0270.
Billy Jonas - Summer Reading Performance at Southwest Regional Library
Performer, singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator. Registration required. Details: 4:15-5:15 p.m. Southwest Regional Library, Meeting Room, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham. Register: bit.ly/2ldnNxC, 919-560-8590.
Pull Up or Party! Summer Series
Live music; vendors; food; games; prizes. Details: 5-10 p.m. Donations accepted. Big C Waffles, 2110 Allendown Drive, Durham. bit.ly/2M6p98B.
Saturday, July 14
Durham Police Department PAC 3 Meeting
Details: 10 a.m. Community and Family Life Recreation Center, Lyon Park, 1309 Halley St., Durham. pac3durhamnc.org.
Durham Police Department PAC 4 Meeting
Details: 10 a.m. Campus Hills Recreation Center, 2000 S. Alston Ave., Durham.
Horton High School Alumni Association Meeting
Details: 10 a.m. Horton Middle School, Suite 218, Pittsboro. 919-924-2723.
Chapel Hill Hamilton Road Fire Station Dedication
Formal dedication ceremony followed by a station open house. Details: 11 a.m. Fire Station 2, 1003 Hamilton Road, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2KOwahr.
An Afternoon with Judy Hogan
Pork, Pickles & Peanuts at Duke Homestead
Celebrate NC food culture and history; BBQ and pie contests; historical cooking method demonstrations. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham. bit.ly/2oGdIdK, 919-627-6990.
Pokey Puppy Hike at Eno River State Park
Bring your leashed dog for a stroll to Bobbit Hole. Time allowed for sniffing and wading. Be sure to bring your dogs’ vaccination records, water (for people and pets), and poop bags. Details: 9 a.m. Eno River State Park, Cole Mill Access, 6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham. Register: 919-383-1686, bit.ly/2yWUGZ0.
History Hike: Early America on the Eno
Learn about the people who lived in and visited northern Durham on this four-mile hike. Friendly dogs welcome. Details: 10 a.m.-noon. West Point on The Eno Park, Meet at the West Point Mill, 5101 N. Roxboro St., Durham. bit.ly/2KMjYh3, 919-471-1623.
Durham Chess Club Meeting