South Durham Farmers’ Market
The South Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center at 5410 N.C. Highway 55.
Paul Austin at The Regulator
Paul Austin will talk about his new memoir, “Beautiful Eyes: A Father Transformed,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.
Curator Stefan Bloodworth presents “Walk on the Wild Side” the first Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Cost is $5 for nongarden members. 919-668-1707, gardens.duke.edu.
Energy conservation workshop
The Durham County Cooperative Extension Service will host a free energy conservation workshop from 6-8 p.m. at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road. Call or email for details or registration. 919-560-0521, email@example.com.
Positive Link, a series of workshops for teenagers, meets at 6:30 p.m. at East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane. durhamcountylibrary.org.
Eula Biss at Duke University
Author Eula Biss will visit Duke University to launch the Kenan-CDS Visiting Writer Series in Ethics, Society and Documentary Art at 7 p.m. in the Nelson Music Room, 1304 Campus Drive.
From Glazed to Gourmet: Donut Shops in N.C.
Julie Thomson will give a presentation on the history of donuts in North Carolina at 7 p.m. at the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.
Fall Into Romance
Durham County Library will celebrate the romance genre on Friday and Saturday at various locations. A complete schedule is online. fallintoromance.org.
Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hillside High School, 3727 Fayetteville St., and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Durham School of the Arts, 400 N. Duke St. redcrossblood.org.
Blue Devils Toastmasters
The Blue Devils Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Friday of every month in Room 203 of the Duke Human Resources Building, 705 Broad St. The club focuses on improving public speaking, communication and leadership skills.
Durham Farmers’ Market
The Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.
South Durham Farmers’ Market
The South Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center at 5410 N.C. Highway 55.
Creek Smart Workshop @ Organic Transit
N.C. Cooperative Extension and the Ellerbe Creek Association offer a free workshop on rain garden and rainwater harvesting from 9 a.m. to noon at 311 Corporation St. ELFand walking tours of Creek Smart practices are optional. Information on Organic Transit and its ELF is online. RSVP online. ellerbecreek.org/support/event-signup.html, organictransit.com.
Tree identification hike
A tree identification hike with Andy Upshaw of Grand Trees of Chatham to celebrate Chatham County Arbor Month will be from 10 a.m. to noon along the Bynum Mill Access trail. Call Central Carolina Community College’s continuing education department for details or registration from Monday through Friday. 919-545-8044.
“Paddington Bear” by Michael Bond will be read to kids at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.
Durham Chess Club
The Durham Chess Club meets for casual chess from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturdays at the North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road. Sets, boards and instructions are provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 919-479-7020, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Maxwell at The Regulator
Tom Maxwell will discuss his memoir, “Hell: My Life in the Squirrel Nut Zippers,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.