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.
Lupus support group
The Lupus Foundation support group meets from 6-7:30 p.m. in Wilson Parlor of First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St., Durham. Drop-ins welcome. For more information: 877-849-8271, ext. 1, firstname.lastname@example.org, lupusnc.org.
‘Queen of Katwe’
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.
The Durham Business and Professional Chain and Damsel in Defense present a personal protection seminar from6-8:30 p.m. at Nzinga’s Cafe, Suite 110 in the Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center, 908 Fayetteville St. Free. For more information: 919-683-1047, email@example.com.
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.
Air Force band
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.
Triangle-area music students perform during Playathon from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Boulevard, Durham. Fundraiser for the Durham Music Teachers Association. Free; donations accepted. northgatemall.com
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.
The documentary “Big Dream” screens at 3 p.m. at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Free. The film follows seven women breaking barriers in STEM fields. A discussion with participants in Duke University’s FEMMES Connect program follows. Registration required; call 919-560-0268 or go to bit.ly/2dxFfc3.
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 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
▪ The Hunt Street Art and Food Truck Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 214 Hunt St. facebook.com/HuntStMarket
▪ The Durham Farmers’ Market is open 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. bit.ly/2dvq58C
▪ The South Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 N.C. 55.
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▪ Christus Victor Lutheran Church holds a blessing of animals at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, in the parking lot of the church, 1615 NC 54, Durham. Pets must be leashed or in carriers. For more information: 919-544-7195, christus-victor.org.
▪ The Trinity Park Home Tour: A Place for Everyone is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Sunday, Oct. 16. Homes of all sizes and styles throughout Trinity Park will be open. A street festival also will be held on Watts Street between Trinity and Minerva avenues. Food trucks, artists and other vendors will be featured. Tour tickets are $20 and are available at Morgan Imports, The Regulator and Classic Treasures or online at trinitypark.org/home-tour-2016.
▪ The Power of the Dream and Persever8 hold a kick-off event for Triangle Inclusive Employment from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park. Free. Registration required; go to bit.ly/2bf6zvr. For more information: thepowerofthedream.org, persever8.org.
▪ The documentary “Transgender Parents” screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Main Auditorium at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. A Q&A session will follow. For more information, go to bit.ly/2cUUtu5.
▪ The Durham Fair Housing Forum is 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at The Forest at Duke, 2701 Pickett Road. Free. Registration required; go to bit.ly/2cnqn29. For more information: bit.ly/2dVbH7X.
▪ Not sure how to handle a circular saw? Lowe’s Home Improvement presents the free Power Tools Workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 5501 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. Advance registration required; go to bit.ly/2d8kxmc.
▪ Halloween Hoot is 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave., Durham. Halloween stories, children’s activities and trich-or-treating will be featured. Costumes welcome. Free; for all ages. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dBdnU4.
▪ A candidates reception and forum is 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Ivy Community Center, 422 Fayetteville Road, Durham. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Durham Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties and the Durham Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. lwvodc.org
▪ Registration is underway for the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Sustainable Agriculture Conference Nov. 4-6 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Durham. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/1HzAWW9.
▪ Insideout holds its Adult Ally Appreciation Brunch for supporters of LGBTQ+ youth in North Carolina from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Durham Artists Movement, 111 W. Parrish St., Durham. The event will feature live music and an art auction. Free; donations accepted. For more information, go to insideout180.org.
▪ Open Table Ministry holds its seventh annual Walk in Their Shoes fundraiser, a 3-mile walk for the homeless, at 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at Solite Park, 4704 Fayetteville Road. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2d0G91D.