Durham community events Sunday, Oct. 9, through Saturday, Oct. 15.
Spend time with bunnies, piglets and chickens during open farm day from noon to 4 p.m. at Blue Whistler Farm, 9923 N. Roxboro Road, Bahama. Free. Parking on South Lowell Road. For more information and to RSVP, go to bit.ly/2dEA3EU.
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The BBQ and Friends fundraiser for TROSA is 1-4 p.m at the TROSA campus, 1820 James St., Durham. Participating restaurants include Nana’s Nanataco, Foster’s Market, Rise, Saltbox Seafood Joint and the Original Q Shack. The event also will feature live music and children’s activities. Tickets: $25 adults, $10 children ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2dHtz9X.
Library book sale
The Friends of the Durham Library Fall Book Sale continues with a $7 Bag Sale from 2-5 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dzFBOM.
Adopt a cat
The Durham Animal Protection Society holds a cat adoption event from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.
The Conservation Trust of North Carolina celebrates its 25th anniversary with a fundraiser from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham. Rain or shine. Award-winning bluegrass band Balsam Range will perform. Food trucks and local beer vendors will be on site. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student, free for ages 18 and under. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2dvintY.
The 10th anniversary screening of “Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham Project” is 8 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Rousse’s public artwork installation Oct. 19-29 at The Fruit, 305 S. Dillard St. For film tickets, go to the theater’s box office or call 919-560-3030. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dKHjRy.
D.G. Martin discusses his new book “North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries: A Traveler’s Guide to Local Restaurants, Diners and Barbecue Joints” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.
Nar-Anon family group
Nar-Anon, a 12-step support group for family and friends of addicts, meets from 8-9 p.m. Mondays at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham. Free. For more information: 800-477-6291 or nar-anon.org.
The Heart & Sole Mall Walkers Club meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Food Gallery at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. A complimentary breakfast is available. Free and open to the public. Guest speaker is Darius Russell of Central Pharmacy, who will discuss the importance of flu vaccinations. Flu shots will be available from 8 a.m. to noon in Suite 622 at the mall. Free for Medicare and BlueCross BlueShield members; others, $25. For more information, call 919-286-4407.
The Triangle Land Conservancy holds Wild Ideas for Farms and Food at 5:30 p.m. at The Frontier at Research Triangle Park, 800 Park Offices Drive. The conservation event will feature an expo, presentations, food and local beer. Free. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/1o1JXBY.
New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of Oak Creek Village Shopping Center, 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. Open to birders of all skill levels. Bring snacks and water; wear long pants and walking shoes. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email Jim Capel at email@example.com.
Blood drives for the American Red Cross are 7:30 a.m to noon at Southern High School, 800 Clayton Road, and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City of Durham offices, 414 East Main St.
Other area blood drives this week:
▪ Thursday, Oct. 13: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Durham Exchange Club Industries, 1717 E Lawson St., and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Duke Student Information Services and Systems, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Smith Warehouse Bay 4, 1st floor (north side).
▪ Friday, Oct. 14: 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Riverside High School, 3218 Rose of Sharon Road, and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Carolina Friends School, 4809 Friends School Road.
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
Last Wednesday opening of the season for the Durham Farmers’ Market, 501 Foster St. The market is open 3-6 p.m. The Saturday market is open year-round. durhamfarmersmarket.com.
Black Wall Street
Black Wall Street: Homecoming is Oct. 12-14 on the American Tobacco campus, 319 Blackwell St., Durham. For tickets and more information on the innovation and entrepreneurship event, go to bwshomecoming.com.
Chapel Hill author
Chapel Hill author Tim Crothers discusses his book “The Queen of Katwe: One Girl’s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.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.
Nicole Sarracco discusses her book “Ill-Mannered Ghosts: An Occasionally True Account of Hillbilly Stonehenge, Occult Cleaning Products, the Lady in the Picture, and the Bloodcurdling Tale of Crybaby Lane” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.
A free preview of the documentary series “America Divided’ is 7 p.m. at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. After the screening, North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber will lead a discussion on “Democracy for Sale.” For more information, go to bit.ly/2dJSFRq.
Donate Life NC
Two fundraisers for Donate Life NC are scheduled at the Streets at Southpoint, 6910 Fayetteville Road, Durham. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20 percent of sales to the nonprofit; mention “Donate Life.” From 5-8 p.m., Talbot’s will donate 10 percent of purchases. donatelifenc.org
Ex-adviser to Clinton
Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former State Department adviser to Hillary Clinton, discusses “Global Hot Spots and Blind Spots” at 7 p.m. in Page Auditorium, 402 Chapel Drive, Durham, on the Duke University West Campus. Free and open to the public. Slaughter currently is president and CEO of New America. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dPXlFF.
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.
The annual Lemurpalooza fundraiser is 4-7 p.m. at the Duke Lemur Center, 3705 Erwin Road, Durham. Cost: $50 per car. Advance registration required; call 919-401-7252. For more information, go to lemur.duke.edu/lemurpalooza.
The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band performs at 7 p.m. at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics, 1219 Broad St., Durham. Free; ticket required. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2e1ZL78.
Book on AIDS
Dr. Bruce Hillman talks about his new book “A Plague on All Our Houses: Medical Intrigue, Hollywood and the Discovery of AIDS” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.
Dig up clues to farm life in the 19th century at the Archaeology Dig for the Past program from 10 a.m. to noon at Duke Homestead State Historic Site, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham. Free. For more information: 919-477-5498, dukehomestead.org.
The Animal Olympics 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. For more information, go to northgatemall.com.
The third annual Bike-a-Bull City festival is 1-4 p.m. at Ponysaurus Brewing Co., 219 Hood St., Durham. Free admission. Bike rides for all levels begin at 11:30 a.m. For more information, go to bikedurham.org.
The fall Kidcycle children’s consignment Dollar Day sale is 1-3 p.m. in Suites 117, 125 and 129, near Entrance 2, at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Boulevard, Durham. The event is a fundraiser for the Diaper Bank of North Carolina. For more information and hours, go to bit.ly/2dx4SNB.
The grand opening celebration for the Collective Wellness Holistic Healing Center is 2-6 p.m. at the center, 3326 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Building A, Suite 230. Free. Live music, a bounce house, food and drinks, demonstrations, give-aways and more will be featured. A raffle to benefit Warrior Wellness Solutions will be held. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dGnPs3.
World Beer Festival
The World Beer Festival Durham is noon to 4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St. Tickets are $45 general admission, $85 VIP. The Seasonal Beer Showcase is 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the ballpark. Tickets are $35. bit.ly/2b1D6EY
The League of Upper Extremity Wrestling Women of Durham holds an arm-wrestling fundraiser at 9 p.m. at The Bar, 711 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $5 admission. Proceeds will benefit the Partners for Youth Opportunity’s Girls Empowerment Project. luewwd.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
▪ 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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