Sunday, Sept. 2
Dave Eggers, author of ‘What Can a Citizen Do?’
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Labor Day Weekend Food Truck Rodeo
Music by Travers Brothership. Details: 12-4 p.m. Free admission. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham. bit.ly/2nOwboR.
Monday, Sept. 3
Compass Center Volunteer Training - Registration Deadline
Services include career and financial education, domestic violence crisis and prevention programs, assistance with legal resources, and youth health programs. Details: All day. Compass Center, 210 Henderson St., Chapel Hill. Register: 919-968-4610.
Tuesday, Sept. 4
Triangle Jewish Chorale Call for Singers
No need to be Jewish to sing; just an interest in singing Jewish-inspired music in various genres and languages (particularly interested in, but not limited to, tenors and basses). Prospective singers must commit to attending Tuesday evening rehearsals (6:45-8:45 p.m.) at the Levin JCC in Durham, and to singing in November, February and mid-May concerts. Details: Tuesday, Aug. 28. Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 W. Cornwallis Road, Durham. To audition or info, contact: Bernard Most (Auditions Coordinator), email@example.com, 919 493-1288 or Dr. Lorena Guillen (TJC Music Director), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships For Young Singers Who Join The Triangle Jewish Chorale
No need to be Jewish to sing. The Triangle Jewish Chorale will offer scholarships to juniors or seniors in high school (fee waiver plus stipend) to selected students, provided they can commit to attending Tuesday evening rehearsals (6:45-8:45 p.m.) at the Levin JCC in Durham, and to singing in November, February, and mid-May concerts. Details: Tuesday, Aug. 28. Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 W. Cornwallis Road, Durham. To audition or info, contact: Dr. Lorena Guillen (TJC Music Director), email@example.com.
Martha Jones, author of ‘Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America’
Malka Older, author of ‘State Tectonics’
Tuesday Night Trivia
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Iris Tillman Hill, author of ‘All This Happened Long Ago - It Happens Now’
Hassan Melehy, Elizabeth T. Gray, and David Need poetry readings
Books Sandwiched In Book Club
The club will discuss “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon. Details: 11:30 a.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room C, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. 919-968-2777.
Lectures & Discussions
Lecture: CIA and Modern Art
Given by Jennifer Dasal, Associate Curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art and Founder of the ArtCurious Podcast. Details: 7 p.m. Orange County Historical Museum, 201 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. orangenchistory.org, 919-732-2201.
Preschool Storytime at The Regulator Bookshop
Thursday, Sept. 6
Preschool Storytime at Flyleaf Books
Poet Laureate of NC Jaki Shelton Green with Joanna Davidson
Navigating College Admissions Workshop
Workshop will provide tips for parents & students on academic performance, extracurricular participation, essays & personal statements, college preparation & how colleges read applications. For ages 13 and up. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m. East Regional Library, Meeting Room, 211 Lick Creek Lane, Durham. bit.ly/2w4h5jf, 919-560-0203.
Social Security/Disability Legal Aid
Free do-it-yourself legal clinic sponsored by Legal Aid of NC. Register at legalaidnc.org. Details: 2:30-4:30 p.m. South Regional Library, Adult Services Space, 4505 S. Alston Ave., Durham. bit.ly/2wgQRte, 919-560-7410.
Good Neighbor Initiative Block Party
Gives neighbors an opportunity to meet each other and socialize in an evening of friendship, free food, live music, games, prizes. Details: 5 p.m. Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2LwhtM9.
Durham Memory Café
Memory Cafés provide opportunities for individuals with memory loss and their families to socialize with others in similar situations. Details: 10 a.m.-noon. Jewish Community Center, 1937 W. Cornwallis Road, Durham. Contact Jordana Brown, 919-354-4924.
Durham Businesses Against Crime Meeting
Speaker will be Richard Biever Jr., Senior IT Security Director, Duke University. Details: 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
Annual pot luck dinner; bring something to share; bring plates and utensils; drinks provided. Bring 10-12 of your best photo/slides to share. No charge for admission and all are welcome, members and non-members alike. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m. NC Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill.
Friday, Sept. 7
Duke Campus Club Fall Reception
Open to Duke-affiliated women interested in learning about the club or joining as new members. Details: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hill House, 900 S. Duke St., Durham. dukecampusclub.com.
Lectures & Discussions
Music Lecture - Nicholas Matthew, ‘Haydn, Sympathetic Commerce, Resonant Ethics’
Focused on the relationships between music and politics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Details: 4-5 p.m. Biddle Hall, Duke University, 9 Brodie Gym Drive, Durham. bit.ly/2ORdWua.
Saturday, Sept. 8
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.
Free Men’s Health Screenings
Men of all ages; no cost; free prostate cancer screenings; diabetes testing; other health assessments. Details: 8 a.m.-noon. Lincoln Community Health Center, 1301 Fayetteville St., Durham. bit.ly/2oKasyu.
Vigil for James Docher Jr.
The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham joins the loved ones of James Doucher, Jr. in vigil to honor his life. Minister Annette Love (Northside Baptist Church) will guide in prayer and reflection. All are welcome. Details: 3:30 p.m. 2712 Hinson Drive, Durham. bit.ly/2BWPwID, 919-698-9092.
Durham Celebrates Recovery
Family-friendly featuring health screenings, healthy eating information, mental health and substance use recovery speakers, line dancing, live music, a recovery poster competition, recovery poetry, children’s activities, recovery resource table, food and fun. Hosted by The Recovery Community Of Durham. Details: 2-6 p.m. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham. bit.ly/2CpFxRU, 919-641-9988.
Cups for Carnivores Fundraiser
Enjoy art created by lions, tigers, binturongs in the galleries; silent and live auction; hors d'oeuvres. One-drink ticket include in price. Proceeds benefit Conservator’s Center. Details: 7-11 p.m. $18 person/$30 couple. Reed’s Coffee & Art, 116 W. Clay St., Mebane. Tickets: bit.ly/2MnRdZ0.
Triangle Luncheon Civitan Club Quarter Auction
Twelve local vendors will be “auctioning” their items for a quarter or 50 cents. Details: 9 a.m. Saint Matthew Parish Center, 1001 Mason Road, Durham. 919-477-6432.
4th Annual Triangle Head for the Cure 5K
5K run/walk to raise funds and awareness for local research in the fight against brain cancer. Details: 8-10:30 a.m. $25-$40. Southern Village Green, 400 Market St., Chapel Hill. Register: bit.ly/2D5RsPx.
Auditions for NC Boys Choir and Girls Choir
Historic Russell School ‘Celebrates the Children’
UNC TV’s Read-a-Roo and Friends will perform story time, PBS KIDS activities, meet and greet, and giveaways on the lawn. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Historic Russell School, 2001 Saint Mary’s Road, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2PxFlBv, 919-452-6082.
Orange County’s 14th Annual Dog Swim
No human swimming; dogs must be current on their vaccinations, not in season, and on leash when entering the event. Sponsored by Orange County Animal Services Department. Details: 12-3 p.m. $10 Orange County Residents/$15 Non-Orange County Residents. A.D. Clark Pool, Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2LoGWXL.
Chapel Hill Public Library Big Book Sale
Back-2-School Cats Adoption Event
Meet and adopt; seeking donations of cat/dog food, metal collapsible dog crates and clumping cat litter. Sponsored by Independent Animal Rescue. Details: 2-4 p.m. Petco, 4011 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. animalrescue.net.
Durham Chess Club Meeting
Stream Watch with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: 8 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.