Durham County

Daybook for Sunday, Oct. 28-Saturday, Nov. 3

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

Sunday, Oct. 28

Book Events

Author Thomas Brothers

Discussion of “Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration; Louis Armstrong’s New Orleans; and Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism.” Details: 2 p.m. Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2PG7I0k, 919-942-7373.

NC Poetry Society Reading

Featuring poets Katherine Soniat, Pam Baggett, and David Manning. Details: 2-3 p.m. McIntyre’s Books, Fearrington Village, 220 Market St., Pittsboro. bit.ly/2QVDkRi, 919-542-3030.

Community Events

Early Voting Sunday

Sponsored by Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Northern Orange County NAACP. Polling places will be open nearby. Refreshments served. The UNC Gospel Choir will perform. Details: 12-3:30 p.m. Chapel of the Cross Church, 304 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

Durham Hosts Neighborhood Bike Route Meeting

Optional bike ride of possible routes at beginning of meeting; drop-in style meeting; attendees will see a map of possible routes, learn about project, ask questions of City staff and consultants, and provide comments. Details: 1 p.m. Bike Tour; 2 p.m. Meeting. Lyon Park Pavilion, 1200 W. Lakewood Ave., Durham. Possible bike routes: Hermitage, Arnette, Halley, and Moreland. bit.ly/2P9ecbB.

Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans History Grove Opening

Remarks with light refreshments to follow. Details: 1 p.m. Forest Hills Park, North West Entrance, 1044 W. Forest Hills Blvd., Durham. bit.ly/2COVZdB, 919-246-9993.


Successful Container Gardening

With the Master Gardeners of Durham County. Details: 3-4:30 p.m. North Regional Library, Children’s Programming Room, 221 Milton Road, Durham. bit.ly/2QbE7fL, 919-560-0231.

Dog Meet & Greet Event

Meet Durham APS adoptable dogs, and have a nice cold beverage from Beer Durham. Donations accepted. Details: 1-4 p.m. Beer Durham, Suite 110, 404 Hunt St., Durham. bit.ly/2Qzy04Y.

Durham APS Animals at Barnes Supply Co.

Details: 1:30-3 p.m. Barnes Supply Co., 774 9th St., Durham. bit.ly/2OKK0U5.

Nasher Museum of Art Family Fun Day

Create kid-friendly versions of art on display; Gallery Hunt; Paperhand Puppet Intervention parade; costume fashion show; bring in gently used books to donate to Book Harvest. Details: 12-4 p.m. Free. Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham. bit.ly/2EV9Jph, 919-684-5135.

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.

Monday, Oct. 29

Book Events

Author Jonathan Weisman

Community lecture on Antisemitism and the Jewish experience in the South. Lecture followed by book signing and reception. Details: 7-9 p.m. UNC Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2QG1XRM, 919-962-3000.

Lectures & Discussions

In the Wings: ‘She Loves Me’

Join director Kirsten Sanderson and members of the cast of PlayMakers’ “She Loves Me” for a discussion of the production. Details: 7-8 p.m. Stanford L. Warren Library, Meeting Room, 1201 Fayetteville St., Durham. bit.ly/2DuDDQl, 919-560-0270.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Book Events

Author May-lee Chai

Reading and discussion of “Useful Phrases for Immigrants.” Details: 7 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St., Durham. bit.ly/2NFgxeq, 919-286-2700.

Author Nancy MacLean

Duke Professor of History and Public Policy will discuss “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.” Details: 7 p.m. Pittsboro Roadhouse, 39 West St., Pittsboro. 919-542-2432.

Community Events

Rogers Road Community Meeting

Discussion of the zoning project and neighborhood guiding principles; introduction to zoning concepts and market study considerations. Details: 6:30-8 p.m. RENA Community Center, 101 Edgar Drive, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2CFDS9a.


Kettle Krush Golf Classic

To benefit The Salvation Army of Lee County. Details: 1 p.m. $60 per person, includes lunch and prizes. Quail Ridge Golf Course, 5634 Quail Ridge Drive, Sanford. See website for details and to sign up: bit.ly/2yxqG3o.


Conviction 2018: Songs of Faith from Women in Prison

A concert event sharing songs of faith from women in prison. Presented by Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women and the band Apple Tree. Light refreshments and an opportunity to view the “Standing on Love” exhibit at 6 p.m. before the event. Details: 7 p.m. Duke Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham. ipmforwomen.org.

Tuesday Night Trivia

Details: 8:30 p.m. Free. Pinhook, 117 W Main St., Durham. bit.ly/2xl3ZP2, 919-667-1100.

Wednesday, Oct. 31



Halloween celebration designed for kids age 12 and under. Campfire stories and songs; hayrides; treats; crafts; games; face painting. Details: 6-9 p.m. Free. West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Roxboro St., Durham. 919-560-4355.

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.

Lectures & Discussions

Senior Education Conference - Registration Deadline

Keynote speaker Dr. James Johnson; 15 educational sessions; vendor expo. Details: Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $25 (includes lunch). Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, 1192 U.S. 64 Business, Pittsboro. Register: bit.ly/2pWsWw5.

Support Groups

Daughters Concerned for Aging Relatives Support Group

Details: 12-1 p.m. Duke Clinic, 3rd Floor, Room 3512, 40 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham. Contact Bobbi Matchar, 919-660-7509, for more information.

Book Events

Author Marcello Di Cintio

Speaking about his book, “Pay No Heed to the Rockets.” Details: 5 p.m. Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Durham. bit.ly/2EvOppV, 919-660-3663.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Book Events

Author Joseph Fink

Author of “Alice Isn’t Dead,” in conversation with Lauren Spohrer. Details: 7 p.m. Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2Ac5m4r, 919-942-7373.

Lectures & Discussions

Panel Discussion: Writing Elsewhere

“Covering the World’s Rough Edges.” With Marcello Di Cintio and Jonathan Katz. Light lunch served. Details: 12-1:15 p.m. Forum for Scholars and Publics, Old Chem 011, Duke University, 415 Chapel Drive, Durham. bit.ly/2yJbjUQ, 919-660-3663.

Open Government Training Session

A basic education on government transparency led by NCPA General Counsel Amanda Martin. Hosted by the NC Press Association and NC Press Foundation. Details: 3-5 p.m. Free. The Frontier, 800 Park Office Drive, RTP. RSVP: bit.ly/2PeI3PU.

Support Groups

Durham Memory Café

An opportunity 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.

Community Events

Durham Proposed North Duke Street Sidewalk Facilities Meeting

Residents will be able to review the preliminary design, ask questions of City staff and consultants, and provide input before the department completes the design work. Drop-in style. Details: 5-7 p.m. Braggtown Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 3218 N. Roxboro St., Durham. bit.ly/2ODxtOS, 919-560-4326.

Durham Businesses Against Crime Meeting

The speaker will be Ernie Mills of the Durham Rescue Mission, speaking about homelessness and panhandling solutions. Details: 8 a.m. Northgate Mall Conference Room, Ruby Tuesday side of mall, lower level, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. bit.ly/2HFwR8Y.


Gonza x Runaway Habitat Fundraiser

Habitat for Humanity of Durham Fundraiser. Come celebrate Dia de los Muertos (a festive, color-filled, and ancient Mexican holiday that demonstrates love and respect for those who have passed away); music by Mamis and the Papis; Runaway t-shirts. Details: 6-8 p.m. Gonza Tacos y Tequila, 604 Fernway Ave., Durham. bit.ly/2RmduFg.


NCCU Eagle Fest Street Festival

Featuring K97.5 FM live broadcast. Contests; on air interviews; campus pep rally; inflatables; vendors; food. Details: 2-5 p.m. Brant Street Plaza, 408 Brant St., Durham. bit.ly/2N07bF3.

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.

New Hope Audubon Society Monthly Meeting

Wendi Pillar will speak on the topic of “Migration and Carry-Over Effects in Arctic Seabirds, Savoonga, Alaska.” All are welcome, members and non-members alike. Details: 7-9 p.m. NC Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill.

Friday, Nov. 2

Book Events

Author Art Chansky

Reading and signing of “Blue Blood II: Duke-Carolina.” Details: 6:30 p.m. McIntyre’s Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. bit.ly/2pUqiHy, 919-542-3030.

Lectures & Discussions

In Conversation: Steve Coleman

Maverick alto saxophonist Steve Coleman in conversation with Mark Anthony Neal, chair of African and African American Studies. Details: 12-1 p.m. The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. bit.ly/2Abmfwk.

‘With Creative License: Soundtracks to Film, TV and Commercials’

Presented by Jessica Shaw, Vice President of Music for Brands & Advertising at Sony Music. Details: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Rubenstein Arts Center, von der Heyden Studio Theater, 2020 Campus Drive, Durham. bit.ly/2CTgwgr.



The Zumba program fuses Latin and international rhythms with easy-to-follow moves to create an exciting and dynamic fitness program. Details: 7:30-9 p.m. $3 per person. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-918-7364.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Book Events

Author Kevin Cornell

Author of “Lucy Fell Down the Mountain.” Details: 11 a.m. McIntyre’s Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. bit.ly/2PAWgnd, 919-542-3030.

Author Brian Noyes

Author of “The Red Truck Bakery Cookbook,” with special guest host Allan Gurganus. Details: 2 p.m. McIntyre’s Books, 220 Market St., Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. bit.ly/2CLDAP2, 919-542-3030.

Community Events

Brunswick Stew Sale

Brunswick Stew-by-the-Quart, $9 per quart. Call the church office to reserve, 919-383-5764 or online at pleasantgreen.org. If no answer, leave name, phone contact and number of quarts to reserve. Details: 4-6 p.m. Pleasant Green United Methodist Church, 3005 Pleasant Green Road, Durham.

Durham Family Voting Party and Parade

Hosted by MomsRising and Kids Voting Durham. Family voting event and parade to the early voting location at Durham County Board of Elections on N. Roxboro St. Voting celebration with face painting, a balloon artist, and music. Details: 10 a.m.-Noon; Voting Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. Orange Street Mall, 323 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham.

Durham Hosts Neighborhood Bike Route Meeting

Optional bike ride of possible routes at beginning of meeting; drop-in style meeting; attendees will see a map of possible routes, learn about project, ask questions of City staff and consultants, and provide comments. Details: 10 a.m. Bike Tour; 11 a.m. Meeting. Former Neighborhood Improvement Services’ Impact Team Building, 103 S. Driver St., Durham. Possible bike routes: Dowd, Juniper, and Taylor. bit.ly/2P9ecbB.

Lectures & Discussions

Pre-Concert Talk with earspace

Details: 7-7:45 p.m. Kenan Music Building, Room 1206, UNC, 125 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill. unc.live/2IXZX42.


Christmas Bazaar

Featuring homemade crafts and goodies, including Moravian chicken pies, cookies, sugar cakes, and candles. Details: 9 a.m.-noon. Christ the King Church, 4405 Hope Valley Road, Durham. ctkhome.org, 919-489-1711.

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.

NCCU Homecoming Parade

Details: Friday, Nov. 3, 8:45 a.m. Fayetteville St., Durham. bit.ly/2N07bF3.


Open Table Ministry 5K Fundraiser

Three mile walk. All proceeds go directly toward services provided to the homeless by Open Table Ministry. Details: 9:30 a.m. Registration; 10 a.m. Walk. Free; donations accepted. Solite Park, 4704 Fayetteville Road, Durham. bit.ly/2ROAGwZ, 919-593-6789.