Sunday, Sept. 16
Creative Learning About Wildlife Species Program
Program incorporates live animals to educate people about wildlife species. Presented by Family Fun Sunday. Details: 2:30 p.m. $3. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-918-7364.
Monday, Sept. 17
Durham Photography Club Meeting
Guest presenter Holden Richards, whose photography is inspired by walking the landscapes and byways of Orange, Durham and Alamance Counties. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sarah P. Duke Gardens,Doris Duke Center, 420 Anderson St., Durham. bit.ly/2LMaZ0R.
Authors Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein
Book discussion of “Our Higher Calling: Rebuilding the Partnership Between America and its Colleges and Universities.” Details: 5-6:30 p.m. Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall, UNC, 135 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill. unc.live/2MqHUbB.
For adults and teens. Learn about banking, budgeting and credit management. Details: 6:30-7:30 p.m. South Regional Library, Adult Services Space, 4505 S. Alston Ave., Durham. bit.ly/2PtpKDX, 919-560-7410.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Lectures & Discussions
Race and Politics
A conversation with columnist Issac Bailey. Details: 12-1 p.m. Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room, Duke University, 201 Science Drive, Durham. bit.ly/2MK1KOx.
Durham Judicial Candidates Forum
Candidates from all three contested races have confirmed their attendance. Details: 7 p.m. Durham County GOP Headquarters, 2nd Floor, 800 N. Mangum St., Durham. bit.ly/2OfUabK.
Periodic Tables Informal Science Gathering
Everybody’s Human: Looking At Star Trek Through An Evolutionary Lens. An informal science gathering during which invited speakers share interesting, relevant science in an engaging and interactive way. Details: 7 p.m., $5. Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. bit.ly/2QhGtuq, 919-901-0875.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Restorative Justice Circle
Collaboration to integrate restorative justice practices into Durham’s criminal justice system. Sponsored by The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. Details: 10-11:30 a.m. Calvary United Methodist Church, 304 East Trinity Ave., Durham. nonviolentdurham.org, 919-698-9092.
Preschool Storytime at The Regulator Bookshop
Durham AARP Meeting
All persons, 50 years and older are invited to attend. Details: 2 p.m. Durham Center for Senior Life, 406 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. Contact Tanya L C Best, 919-236-5728.
Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society
Details: 7:30 a.m. Meet in front of the Wild Bird Center in Eastgate Crossing Shopping Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., 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. Contact Kent Fiala, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Sept. 20
Author Meg Fee
Author Carol Adams
Book discussion of “Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time.” Details: 7 p.m. Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. flyleafbooks.com, 919-942-7373.
Preschool Storytime at Flyleaf Books
Restorative Justice Circle
Collaboration to integrate restorative justice practices into Durham’s criminal justice system. Sponsored by The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. Details: 7-8:30 p.m. Calvary United Methodist Church, 304 East Trinity Ave., Durham. nonviolentdurham.org, 919-698-9092.
Carrboro’s ‘The 203 Project’ Public Engagement Session
The session will include a presentation on the process to date, the public input sessions, and the schematic design by the design team from Perkins + Will. There will be four break-out stations following the presentation. The 203 Project is the future home of the Orange County Southern Branch Library, new Town Recreation and Parks spaces, The ArtsCenter, WCOM radio, and more. Details: 7:30 p.m. Carrboro Town Hall, 301 West Main St., Carrboro. bit.ly/2mYvzw1.
Lectures & Discussions
Lunchbox Talk: Caterpillarology
With Mike Dunn, NCBG Natural Science Educator. Learn the secrets of the lives of local caterpillars. Details: 12-1 p.m. Free; preregistration required. NC Botanical Garden Education Center, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. Register: bit.ly/2Mq1Knr.
Orange County Community Forum
Topic is “The Crushing Impact of Criminal Justice Debt in Orange County.” Details: 6-8 p.m. Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2OYuYqa.
Chapel Hill: Charting Our Future
Book discussion about “City Comforts: How to Build an Urban Village” by David Sucher. Details: 7-8 p.m. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2Nw60Bf.
Durham Housing Discrimination Listening Session
A series of listening sessions in partnership with municipalities across the state that focus on different types of housing discrimination faced by North Carolinians. Details: 6 p.m. City of Durham Neighborhood Improvement Services Department, Suite 2-300, 807 E. Main St., Durham. bit.ly/2x8WPNg.
Durham Coupon Swap
Friday, Sept. 21
Lectures & Discussions
Election 2018 Voter Education Series
Topic will be “Redistricting” by Dr. Jennifer Bremer. Non-partisan, balanced perspectives will be presented, with time for discussion. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham and OLLI at Duke. Details: 12:45-1:30 p.m. Free. Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Commons Room, 4907 Garrett Road, Durham. lwvodc.org.
‘Be the Light’ Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
Walk to support survivors and to share how to recognize the signs and symptoms of suicide and what to do if a loved one or friend is in danger. Details: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gold Park, Pavillon, 415 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2pqtGcU.
Banned Books Trading Cards Project Reception
Saturday, Sept. 22
Author James Benn
Dementia Community Resource Fair
Supports and services providers for persons with dementia and their families and care partners. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Community Life & Family Recreation Center at Lyon Park, 1309 Haley St., Durham. Register: email@example.com, 919-724-5596.
Durham Hosts Public Input Meeting on Bicycle Lanes
At this drop-in style meeting, attendees will be able to see the preliminary designs, ask questions of City staff and the consultants, and provide comments on the proposed plans. Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Whitted School, 1210 Sawyer St., Durham. bit.ly/2OwWfQJ.
Little River Presbyterian Church BBQ Dinner
BBQ pork, chicken and fixin’s; $10 a plate, $5 for kids, $9 container of BBQ. Proceeds help support Little River’s mission work. Details: 4-8 p.m. Schley Grange Hall, 3416 Schley Road, Hillsborough. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beer, Blues & BBQ Fundraising Event
BBQ; music; games; door prizes; silent auction. All proceeds support necessary and important upgrades and renovations to the Bennett Place Historic Site visitor center. Details: 6-9 p.m. $12-$25. Bennett Place Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham. Tickets and info: bit.ly/2HHSy6u, 919-383-4345.
Octoberfest at Bull City Burger and Brewery
Raising funds for Habitat for Humanity of Durham. Family-friendly; live music; kid’s play area; food; drinks; craft area. Details: 3-10 p.m. Bull City Burger and Brewery, 107 E. Parrish St., Durham. bullcityburgerandbrewery.com.
Durham Chess Club Meeting
Food and fun festival with crafts, dance teams, games, live music, and community news. No pets allowed. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown Bahama, 1420 Bahama Road, Bahama. bit.ly/2N9uPnt.
Chapel Hill Library Native Pollinator Garden Ribbon Cutting
Monarch butterfly release; tour the garden. Details: 12:30 p.m. Chapel Hill Public Library Native Pollinator Garden, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2MSxmgC.
‘Taste of the State Fair’
Sample fair favorites for free with any advance purchase of NC State Fair tickets. Food available to purchase. Details: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hunt Street Market, 214 Hunt St., Durham. bit.ly/2DlAzG8.