Durham community events Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 1.
New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Wild Bird Center at Eastgate Shopping Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 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 David Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. newhopeaudubon.org
Durham hosts the track and field events of the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Durham County Memorial Stadium, 750 Stadium Drive. Free and open to the public. For a schedule of events, go to bit.ly/2dpgWis.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 1:30-6 p.m. at the Durham Regional Association of Realtors, 4236 University Drive. Another blood drive is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Croasdaile, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway.
Blood donations also can be made at the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 4737 University Drive, Suite 3: Mondays, 2:30-7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2-7 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; second Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; fourth Sunday of the month, noon to 4:30 p.m. redcrossblood.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.
Input on park
A community input session on improving Durham Central Park is 6-8 p.m. at the Durham Parks and Recreation building, 400 Cleveland St. For more information: bit.ly/2cp8Lmt.
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.
A “Celebration of Music” concert is 8 p.m. at Duke University Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham. The chapel’s three choirs and a brass ensemble will perform a newly commissioned festival anthem and favorite hymns. For more information and a schedule of other concerts, go to bit.ly/2c8kV01.
Music on the Plaza
The fall Music on the Plaza series continues with a performance by the Beauty Operators on The Plaza at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks and drink vendors will be on site; coolers not allowed. northgatemall.com
‘Blood at the Root’
Patrick Phillips discusses his new book “Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.
New Hope Audubon Society is sponsoring a stream water quality monitoring event at 8 a.m. at several sites on New Hope Creek. To participate, email John Kent at email@example.com by Wednesday, Sept. 28.
The 15th annual Phoenix Fest street music festival is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fayetteville Street in Durham. The festival is a cultural celebration of the Hayti community. The event will feature a parade, live music, food vendors and more. For more information, go to phoenixfestdurham.com.
Family bird walk
New Hope Audubon Society hosts a family bird walk from 9-10:30 a.m. at Sandy Creek Park, 3510 Sandy Creek Drive, Durham. Binoculars will be available or bring your own. For more information, email Tommy Richey at firstname.lastname@example.org. newhopeaudubon.org
DisAble the Label
Durham hosts DisAble the Label, in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St. Free; rain or shine. The event will include performances, adaptive sports demonstrations, games, activities, food and more. For more information, go to bit.ly/2cmyoPL.
Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church hosts a Greek-style chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the social hall of the church, 8306 N.C. 751, Durham. Greek pastries also will be sold. 919-484-1600
Parade of Homes
The annual Parade of Homes is noon to 5 p.m. weekends through Oct. 16 in Durham, Orange and Chatham counties. Free. For more information, go to bit.ly/2d4J5fn.
The Animal Tracks and Signs program is 12:30 p.m. at Discovery Nook, Suite 118, in Children’s Alleyway at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. Presented by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The Durham County Library bookmobile also will be on site. Free. The program Animal Olympics will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15. For more information, go to northgatemall.com.
The Varipop Durham Music Fest is 2-10 p.m. at the Shed, 807 E. Main St., Durham. Cost: $15. Food trucks and local beer vendors will be on site. For more information: bit.ly/2cDwwDd.
Bull City Block Party
The Bull City Block Party is 5-10 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. Tickets: $8-$10. For more information: ncfreshcatch.com.
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
▪ 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.
Please send announcements two weeks before your event to firstname.lastname@example.org.