New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Oak Creek Village Shopping Center, 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. Birders of all skill levels may attend. Bring snacks and water; wear long pants and walking shoes. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email Jim Capel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Durham Farmers’ Market, 501 Foster St., is open 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays. durhamfarmersmarket.com.
The Overeaters Anonymous Lunch Bunch meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Hospitality Room at Holy Infant Church, 5000 Southpark Drive, Durham. Open meeting. 919-937-9674
Durham Lions Club
The Durham Lions Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Durham Lions Club Scout Center, 1850 Hillandale Road. The meeting includes a buffet lunch, short business meeting and a speaker. Visitors and guests may attend. bit.ly/1NTfht2
Northgate Mall’s old-time, bluegrass and country jam sessions are 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays near the mall’s Center Court, 1058 W. Club Blvd. All musicians are welcome.
New water system
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new water system in Rougemont is 9 a.m. at Rougemont United Methodist Church, 105 Red Mountain Road. Open to the public. RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 20, to Durham County Chief of Staff Drew Cummings at email@example.com or 919-560-0065.
The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham holds a Community Luncheon Roundtable from noon to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Shepherds House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver St. Free; no registration required. Guest speakers are Katie Bauman, director of the Strong Fathers program, and Heather Smith of Wheels4Hope. For more information, go to bit.ly/2afaWXB.
Input on park
A community input session on improving Durham Central Park is 6-8 p.m. at the Trotter Building, 410 W. Geer St. Another session is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Durham Parks and Recreation building, 400 Cleveland St. After the sessions, a Design Charrette on updating the park’s master plan is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at Measurement Inc., 423 Morris St.
West African Kora
The West African Kora with Sean Gaskell is 6-8:30 p.m. at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Gaskell will perform traditional songs on the kora, a 21-string harp. Free; registration required. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2cXNZHs.
Recovery International meets from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Thursdays at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St., Durham. The meetings focus on improving emotional health issues. Open to the public. Suggested donation: $5. For more information, call 413-588-4472 or go to recoveryinternational.org or bit.ly/29TIYyx.
Native Americans’ Day
The Native Americans’ Day program is 3:30-4:15 p.m. at North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road, Durham. For children ages 6-12. Crafts, games, dancing and more will be featured. More more information and to register: bit.ly/2cyMcZJ.
The outdoor Summer Concert Series at Brightleaf Square wraps up its season with a performance by the bluegrass band Big Fat Gap from 7-9 p.m. at 905 W. Main St., Durham. Free. Bring lawn chairs. 919-682-9229, bit.ly/1VZogk0.
New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7:20 a.m. at the Fews Ford access to Eno River State Park, 6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham. Birders of all skill levels welcome. Bring snacks and water; wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email Tom Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org. newhopeaudubon.org
Fall plant sale
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens fall plant sale is 8 a.m. to noon at 420 Anderson St., Durham. Free admission and parking. Regional plant varieties will be for sale. Durham Master Gardeners will be on site to answer questions. Sale profits support the summer internship program. 919-684-3698, bit.ly/1pvyuM0
Spice up your morning at the annual Pepper Roast from 10 a.m. to noon at the Durham Farmers’ Market, 501 Foster St., in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. For more information, go to bit.ly/2cC98ZV.
The fifth annual Bahama Day festival is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bahama Ruritan Club, 8202 Stagville Road. Entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, children’s activities and more will be featured. bit.ly/1BR123r
Durham Parks and Recreation hosts the Latino Fiesta and Soccer Challenge, formerly the Latino Festival, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Drive. The free event will include a soccer tournament, food trucks, music, a family fun zone, community information and more. Rain date is Oct. 8, same time and location. Registration is under way for volunteers and vendors. For more information, call 919-560-4355 or go to bit.ly/2b73H2l or DPRPlayMore.org.
Stagville State Historic Site, 5828 Old Oxford Highway, Durham, hosts its Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature historical demonstrations, crafts and more. Cost: $5 adults and $3 children (children under 2 admitted free); $16 family rate. For more information: 919-620-0129, stagville.org.
Civil War reenactors perform drills, cook and camp in the field during the School of the Soldier event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bennett Place Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham. Free. Weapons demonstrations also will be featured. The event continues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. For more information: 919-383-4345, bennettplacehistoricsite.com.
N.C. Pride Festival
The 32nd annual North Carolina Pride Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the East Campus of Duke University. A 5K Pride Run begins at 8:30 a.m. The festival will feature live music, vendors, a drag queen race and more. A parade begins at 1 p.m. on Ninth Street. Free admission. For more information: ncpride.org/pride.
Mural bike tour
A bike tour of murals in downtown Durham is 10-11:30 a.m. The tour will depart from the Durham Farmers Market, 501 Foster St. Check-in is at 9:45 a.m. All skill levels are welcome. Free. The tours are held each fourth Saturday of the month through November and are sponsored by Preservation Durham, the Museum of Durham History and the Nasher Museum. bit.ly/1WEapjS
The Durham for All Block Party is 2-6 p.m. at East Durham Park, 2500 E. Main St. Music, food, children’s activities and more will be featured. bit.ly/2cqXVxh
The inaugural MACFest multicultural festival is 2-6:30 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. Free admission. Live music, arts and crafts, and food trucks will be featured. Rain location: Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. For more information: bit.ly/2cui6XQ.
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, email@example.com
The annual Octoberfest street party is 4-11 p.m. at Bull City Burger and Brewery, 107 E. Parrish St., Durham. Live music, food, beer, children’s activities and more will be featured at this fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. Free admission. For more information: bit.ly/1dzsVm5.
▪ An art and food truck market is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at 214 Hunt St. facebook.com/HuntStMarket
▪ The Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 501 Foster St., in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. durhamfarmersmarket.com
▪ The Durham Roots Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays near Stadium 10 Theaters at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham.
▪ The South Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center at 5410 N.C. Highway 55.
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