Durham community events Wednesday, Oct. 5, through Saturday, Oct. 8.
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. Another bird walk is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. For more information, email David Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. newhopeaudubon.org
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Blood drives for the American Red Cross are 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the VA Medical Center, 508 Fulton St., and 1:30-6 p.m. at the North Carolina School of Science and Math, 1219 Broad St.
Other area blood drives this week:
▪ 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Durham Academy, 3601 Ridge Road.
▪ 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, 3902 Berini Drive.
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
Durham Water Management hosts a groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. at Wade G. Brown Water Treatment Plant, 1615 Infinity Road. Construction is set to begin on improvements and expansions at both the Brown facility and Williams Water Treatment Plant, 1405 Hillandale Road.
The Durham Farmers’ Market, 501 Foster St., is open 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, is the last Wednesday market of the season. 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.
The fall Kidcycle children’s consignment sale is Oct. 6-9 in Suites 117, 125 and 129, near Entrance 2, at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Boulevard, Durham. The event, a fundraiser for the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, is open noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, for shoppers who donate a pack of diapers. The sale is open to the general public Friday to Sunday. For more information and hours, go to bit.ly/2dx4SNB.
Durham Parks and Recreation hosts an open, drop-in workshop on the Aquatics Facilities Master Plan from 4-7 p.m. at Holton Careet and Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St. For more information, go to bit.ly/2cVFpZ5.
Yappy Hour, a fundraising event for the planned Rock Quarry Dog Park, is 6-8 p.m. at the Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. The event will feature beer tastings, food trucks, music and treats for dogs. Cost: $10 per person; dogs free. For more information: 919-794-8194, bit.ly/2dzC8zx.
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.
New Hope Audubon
John Hammond, a biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, discusses the red-cockaded woodpecker at the next meeting of the New Hope Audubon Society. The group meets from 7-9 p.m. at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. Visitors welcome. newhopeaudubon.org
Library book sale
The Friends of the Durham Library Fall Book Sale is Oct. 7-9 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. For more information and event hours, go to bit.ly/2dzFBOM.
Manuel Rosa discusses his new book “Columbus - The Untold Story” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.
Explore the night sky at the free Binocular Astronomy program at C.M. Herndon Park, 511 Scott King Road. Binoculars will be available or bring your own. Cloud-out date is Saturday, Oct. 8. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dkIqlr.
Durham Central Park
Public input is welcome at the Master Plan Design Charrette for Durham Central Park from 9 a.m. to noon at Measurement Inc., 423 Morris St. For more information, go to bit.ly/2d9x7j0.
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, rescheduled from September, will include a soccer tournament, food trucks, music, children’s activities, community information and more. For more information, go to bit.ly/2cKUZcs.
The Monarch Festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sandy Creek Park, 3510 Sandy Creek Drive. The event will feature a parade, butterfly release, music, family activities, food, a pollinator plant sale and more. The park is a certified waystation for Monarch butterflies as they migrate throughout North America. For more information: bit.ly/295OPU5, bit.ly/2d9YLuK.
The Reunion and Remembrance event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bennett Place Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham. Reenactors will portray life from 1865 to 1877. Tickets required: $3 adults, $2 children ages 5-16, free for children under 5. Guided tours at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. bennettplacehistoricsite.com
Award-winning author Elissa Altman discusses her latest book “Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.
Housing for New Hope hosts a Rent Party fundraiser at 7 p.m. at 322 E. Chapel Hill St. Durham. Admission: $20. For more information and to RSVP, go to bit.ly/2dCPT3x.
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.
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.