Durham County

Daybook for Sunday, Oct. 7-Saturday, Oct. 13

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

Sunday, Oct. 7


Middle Grade Book Club

“Tumble & Blue” by Cassie Beasley. Book discussion and fun. Details: 2 p.m. McIntyre’s Books, Fearrington Village, 220 Market St., Pittsboro. bit.ly/2OHu2Y3, 919-542-3030.

Community Events

Durham County Candidate Forum

Forum for the 16 candidates representing Durham County for NC General Assembly Senate and House. Hosted by The League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham Counties (LWVODC). Details: 4-6 p.m. Durham Public Schools Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Road, Durham.

Blessing of the Animals

Featuring performances by the Durham Children's Choir, Scripture readings and a sermon. Individual animal blessings take place immediately after the service. Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m. Details: 3 p.m. Duke Chapel Lawn, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham. bit.ly/2BZ0H7y.

Lectures & Discussions

‘Voices of North Carolina’ Talk

Dr. Walt Wolfram will profile the regional and ethnic traditions of language and dialects of NC through a series of video and audio vignettes that have come from more than two decades of extensive research, documentary production, and preservation activities. Details: 2 p.m. Historic Chatham County Courthouse, 9 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. bit.ly/2xtHZla, 919-542-4478.

The ‘Sephardim’: An Imagined Diaspora?

An academic lecture with Miriam Bodian, University of Texas. Details: 3-5 p.m. Hill Hall 103, UNC, 145 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill. unc.live/2DmwuS1, 919-962-1509.


Family Bingo

Prizes for youth and adults. Details: 2:30 p.m. $3 per person. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-918-7364.

Taste of Trinity Fall Festival

Barbeque Chicken Dinner, Bake Shoppe, Silent Auction. Proceeds benefit Durham Non-Profits providing, Food, Shelter, Clothing and Support to needy people. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, 927 W. Trinity Ave., Durham. trinityave.org, 919-309-4517.

Chapel Hill Festifall

A celebration of local art and community. Details: 12-6 p.m. West Franklin St., Chapel Hill. chapelhillfestifall.com.

Durham Volunteer Fair

Build a better Durham; explore some of the many volunteer opportunities available in Durham. Details: 3-5 p.m. North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road, Durham. bit.ly/2N3L54z, 919-560-0231.

A Long Hike

Hike the Eno’s 5.5 mile moderaly difficult stretch of the Cox Mountain & Fannys Ford Trails. Not recommended for dogs or children under 16. Details: 10:45 a.m. Eno River State Park, Fews Ford Parking Loop, 6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham. Register: 919-383-1686. bit.ly/2ORFdNq.

Monday, Oct. 8

Community Events

Durham Police Department PAC 2 Meeting

Meet some candidates on the November ballot and hear a special presentation form the Public Defenders Office. Details: 6-8 p.m. DPS Training Facility, Cafeteria, 2107 Hillandale Road, Durham. pac2durham.org.

CORA Food Pantry Charity Golf Tournament

Registration Deadline. Proceeds benefit the CORA Food Pantry. Details: Tournament is Monday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. $150 per golfer/$50 dinner only. Governors Club Golf Course, 11000 Governors Drive, Chapel Hill. Info and register: bit.ly/2wL7WeS, 919-491-5896.


Authors Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein

Discussion of “Our Higher Calling: Rebuilding the Partnership Between America and its Colleges and Universities.” Details: 5-6:30 p.m. Genome Sciences Building, Room 100, UNC, 250 Bell Tower Drive, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2QIJyUn.

Lectures & Discussions

Art with the Experts

Molly Boarati, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, will discuss and provide a slide lecture on “Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont.” Details: 7-8 p.m. South Regional Library, Meeting Room, 4505 S. Alston Ave., Durham. bit.ly/2OP0ebv, 919-560-7410.

Scribes and Scrolls at Qumran: A New Synthesis

A community lecture with Sidnie White Crawford, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Details: 7-9 p.m. Hill Hall, Moeser Auditorium, 145 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill. unc.live/2QPFVfw, 919-962-1509.

‘Preaching Jesus in a Changing Culture’ Lecture

Speaker will be Dr. M. Andrew Davis, Pastor of Zion Baptist Church, Columbia, SC. Details: 6 p.m. Apex School of Theology, 1701 T.W. Alexander Drive, Durham. 919-572-1625.


‘Backpack Full of Cash’ Screening

Hosted by The Public Education Action Team of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties. The film looks at the impact on several public school systems that have been affected by loss of funds to charter schools and vouchers for private schools in NC. Details: 7-9 p.m. Durham Technical Community College, Educational Resources Center, Room 5-100 Building 5, 1637 E. Lawson St., Durham. bit.ly/2NcfKg2.

Tuesday, Oct. 9


Author Nora Gaskin Esthimer

Book reading of “The Worst Thing” and talk about the elements of suspense and what makes a great crime novel. Details: 7 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St., Durham. www.regulatorbookshop.com, 919-286-2700.


Northgate Heart & Sole Walkers Meeting

Guest speaker Dr. Benjamin Petty, MD of EmergeOrtho Durham will discuss stem cell treatment for joint pain. Details: 8:30 a.m. Free. Northgate Mall, Food Court, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham. bit.ly/2Iyywxo, 919-286-4400.

Durham Hand Embroidery Group

All needleworkers and skill levels welcome. Details: 6-7:30 p.m. Watts Street Baptist Church, 800 Watts St., Durham. Contact: jdarby002@nc.rr.com, 919-632-3954.

Community Events

Vigil for Jyireh Holeman

The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham will hold a vigil to honor the life of Jyireh Holeman. Rev. Chris Agoranos and Rev. Annette Love will guide in prayer and reflection. All are welcome. Details: 6 p.m. Corner of Courtney Creek Boulevard and NC Highway 55, Durham. 919-698-9092.

Women’s Pay Equity Forum

A discussion on the status of women in North Carolina; learn valuable insights into increasing women’s employment and earnings. Details: 5-8:30 p.m. Durham County Human Services Building, 414 E. Main St., Durham. RSVP: rsvp@dfstrianglenc.org. Info: bit.ly/2ORCbJ5.

Lectures & Discussions

‘Preaching Jesus in a Changing Culture’ Lecture

Speaker will be Dr. Telika McCoy, Youth Minister, Mt. Peace Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC. Details: 6 p.m. Apex School of Theology, 1701 T.W. Alexander Drive, Durham. 919-572-1625.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Lectures & Discussions

NCCU Rock the Lyceum Lecture Series

Speaker will be Michael Vick, former NFL player and Fox Sports analyst. Details: 7 p.m. NCCU, B.N. Duke Auditorium, 1851 Fayetteville St., Durham. bit.ly/2MIxzIk.

A Conversation with Don Baer

Don Baer is a 1976 Phi Beta Kappa UNC graduate, Chairman of the global strategic communications firm Burson Cohn & Wolfe and was an Assistant to President Bill Clinton, serving as White House Communications Director, Chief Speechwriter and Director of Speechwriting and Research. Details: 5:30-7 p.m. Historic Playmakers Theatre, 122 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill. unc.live/2pl9N6R.

Community Events

Chatham County Candidates Forum

Candidates for Chatham County Commissioners, North Carolina State Senate and North Carolina State House of Representatives. Sponsored by The Chatham Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties. Details: 6-8:30 p.m. Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center, 1192 US 64 W. Business, Pittsboro. bit.ly/2NvGUmk.

Chapel Hill Residents Born in Other Countries Community Meeting

Community conversation in English and Mandarin languages. Share your opinion on public transportation, housing, Town communications, law enforcement and leadership opportunities. All residents are welcome. No childcare provided. Details: 9-10:30 a.m. Robert and Pearl Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2O3pj5y.


Authors Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler

Discussion of “Prius or Pickup?” Details: 7 p.m. Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2piOXVT, 919-942-7373.


Multicultural Film Series

Viewing and discussion of “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” In 1939 Poland, a family risks everything by using their zoo’s hidden tunnels and cages to save families from Nazi brutality. Details: 6:30-9 p.m. The Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Commons Room, 4907 Garrett Road, Durham. mct@eruuf.org.


Preschool Storytime at The Regulator

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


Durham Hand Embroidery Group

Open to needleworkers of all levels; beginners welcome. Details: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Emily K. Center, 904 West Chapel Hill St., Durham. jdarby002@nc.rr.com.

Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon Society

Details: 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. Contact Jim Capel at jim.capel@mindspring.com.

Thursday, Oct. 11


Author Jo Hackl

Reading and book signing of kids’ mystery “Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe.” Details: 7 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. bit.ly/2NPwVIK, 919-286-2700.

Author Jessica Hopper

In conversation with Lydia Loveless about her memoir “Night Moves.” Details: 6 p.m. Durham Hotel, 315 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham. bit.ly/2PaE0Ry, 919-768-8830.

Community Events

Durham Police Department PAC 5 Meeting

Details: 6 p.m. Golden Belt, Neighborhood Improvement Services, 807 E. Main St., Bldg 2, 3rd Floor, Durham.

Legal Aid - Employee Rights

Free do-it-yourself legal clinic. Registration required; visit legalaidnc.org. Details: 2:30-4:30 p.m. South Regional Library, Adult Services Space, 4505 S. Alston Ave., Durham. bit.ly/2O7g7x1, 919-560-7410.

Support Groups

Lupus Support Group Meeting

For those living with lupus, their family and caregivers. Details: 7-8:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, Wilson Parlor, 305 E. Main St., Durham. Contact: info@lupusnc.org, 877-849-8271, ext. 1.


Lunchbox Talk: Piedmont Perennials for Your Garden

With Chris Liloia, NCBG Habitat Gardens Curator. Bring your lunch. Details: 12-1 p.m. Free; preregistration required. NC Botanical Garden Education Center, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2Dbcbqt, 919-962-0522.

Friday, Oct. 12


Author Jessica Hopper

Discussion of memoir “Night Moves.” Details: 6 p.m. Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2xCJ21J, 919-942-7373.

Community Events

#BelieveSurvivors Rally

Support UNC alumna, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and all survivors of sexual vioence. Details: 11 a.m. South Building, UNC, 210 W. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2ybrpXw.

Election 2018 Voter Education Series

Topic will be "Safeguarding Elections/Ensuring Election Integrity" by Veronica Degraffenreid. 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.


Fundraiser for WCOM Community Radio

The Kraken will host a benefit concert event for community radio station WCOM; five musical acts have committed to perform. Details: 7 p.m. The Kraken, 2823 NC Highway 54 W., Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2PLctGc.

Lectures & Discussions

In Conversation: Anthony Roth Costanzo & Bradley Rogers

Countertenor and Durham native Anthony Roth Costanzo talks about his influences and career, spanning opera, film, and Broadway. Moderated by Bradley Rogers (Duke Theater Studies). Light lunch provided by Pie Pushers Pizza. Details: 12-1 p.m. The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. bit.ly/2OAJh4D.

Saturday, Oct. 13


Author Jo Watson Hackl

Author of “Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe.” Details: 11 a.m.-noon. McIntyre’s Books, Fearrington Village, 220 Market St., Pittsboro. bit.ly/2QV0zuK, 919-542-3030.

Community Events

Durham Police Department PAC 3 Meeting

Natelie Wood, NC Department of Justice, will talk about the top scams reported to the NCDOJ, tactics that scammers use, recognizing warning signs, how to respond if you think you’ve been scammed, and registering for consumer alerts. 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.

Durham ReUse Rodeo, E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event

Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Durham County Memorial Stadium, Home Side Parking Lot, 750 Stadium Drive, Durham. bit.ly/2Nor3qg.

DisAble the Label

Celebrate Disability Awareness Month. Free food; performances; adapted sport demonstrations; exhibits from local agencies and resources; giveaways; children’s games/activities. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. bit.ly/2Imj3R4, 919-286-4407.

Barks & Buckets Pet Adoption Event

Food trucks; $10 beer buckets. Sponsored by APS of Durham. Details: 1-5 p.m. The Local Waterin’ Hole, 5830 Guess Road, Durham. bit.ly/2BXjj7O, 919-560-0640.

Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church Community Day

A hot meal, groceries and gently used clothes will be available for all who attend. Community organizations on-site with service information; transportation provided if needed. Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church, 316 Hebron Road, Durham. 919-477-3893.

Beautillion Militaire Scholarship Interest Meeting and Reception

Designed for high school junior and senior males (and their parents). Sponsored by The Durham Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Kappas of Durham Foundation. Details: 10-11 a.m. Durham Community Center, 3917 Fayetteville Road, Durham.


8th Annual Masonic Homecoming Festival

Celebrates NC’s first Home for children and honors those who have lived here and those who have made it possible – our Masons. Games & activities for kids; alumni & homecoming activities; Shrine parade at 11 a.m.; live music by Bryan Mayer; BBQ and chicken; tours of the campus. Details: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College St., Oxford. bit.ly/2MRnJz3.

Sister Cities Festival of Nations

Festival celebrating Durham’s vibrant and diverse global community, featuring music, performances, international foods, and exhibitors. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5/12 and under free. Duke Homestead State Historic Site, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham. sistercities-durham.com.

Durham Chess Club Meeting

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


Over the Edge for Duke Children’s Hospital

Nearly 60 participants will be rappelling down the side of the 17-story 21c Museum Hotel for Duke Children’s Hospital. Periodic pop-up performances throughout the day. Details: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 21c Museum Hotel, 111 North Corcoran St., Durham. bit.ly/2wfqjIQ.

St. Paul Village Community Fundraiser

For $13, you get a lunch meal of grilled chicken, penne pasta, Caesar salad, a homemade dessert and a beverage prepared by a chef from Carrabba's Italian Grill. Eat in or take out. The St. Paul Village Community 5K Walk/Run will be held on March 2, 2019. Proceeds from the event will primarily benefit St. Paul Village, a multi-use and multi-generational development that will provide amenities and resources to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets available at the church office. St. Paul AME Church, 101 N. Merritt Mill Road, Chapel Hill. stpaulamechapelhill.org.