New Hope Audubon Society holds a bird walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of Oak Creek Village Shopping Center, 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. Birders of all skill levels welcome. 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 or Bo Howes at email@example.com.
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Christus Victor Lutheran Church holds a blessing of animals at 10 a.m. 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.
Trinity Park Home Tour
The Trinity Park Home Tour: A Place for Everyone is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.
An open farm day is 1-5 p.m. at Prodigal Farm, 4720 Bahama Road, Rougemont. Free. The event will feature playtime with the goat kids, tours of the dairy, demonstrations and more. No dogs. For more information, go to prodigalfarm.com.
Mary Parry reads from her debut children’s book “Sadie McGrady Runs for President” at 2 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. The League of Women Voters will provide voter information during the event. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.
A workshop on cankerworms, which are destroying area Willow Oaks, is 2:30-4 p.m. at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Experts will explain how to band trees to deter the worms. Registration required. For more information: bit.ly/2e60ipY.
Bicycle Film Festival
The Bicycle Film Festival is 3-5 p.m. at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St. Cost: $10. bit.ly/2d7LNka
The Durham Democratic Women meet from 3-5 p.m. at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Candidates are welcome to attend.
The Power of the Dream and Persever8 hold a kick-off event for Triangle Inclusive Employment from 7-8:30 p.m. 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.
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.
Lunch and Learn
John White, vice president of public policy for the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, speaks from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as part of the Assets & Opportunity Network’s Lunch and Learn Series. A light lunch will be served at the event, which will be in the auditorium at M&F Corporate Center, 2634 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. RSVP by Monday, Oct. 17: firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-688-3381. drfcenter.org
The documentary “Transgender Parents” screens at 7 p.m. 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.
Jane Alison discusses her book “Nine Island” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.
New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk 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 sturdy shoes. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email Vern Bothwell at email@example.com.
Fair Housing Forum
Power Tools Workshop
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. at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 5501 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. Advance registration required; go to bit.ly/2d8kxmc.
Retired UNC-Chapel Hill professor John E. Semonche discusses his book “Pick Nick: The Political Odyssey of Nick Galifianakis from Immigrant Son to Congressman” at 7 p.m. 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.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Durham Tech Community College, 1637 E. Lawson St.
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
Halloween Hoot is 6-7 p.m. 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.
Veteran sportswriter Art Chansky launches his new book “Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.
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.
Third Friday Durham
The monthly art gallery walk features live music, receptions and more from 6-9 p.m. at various galleries and other venues throughout Durham. For more information, go to 3rdfridaydurham.com.
Toni Tipton-Martin, author of “The Jemima Code,” and News & Observer Food Editor Andrea Weigl, author of “Pickles & Preserves,” discuss and sign their books at 7 p.m. at The Durham Hotel, 315 E. Chapel Hill St. Cocktails at 6 p.m. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dcGJGj.
Full Frame Road Show
The Full Frame Road Show continues its Third Friday Film Series with a screening of “Burden” at 7 p.m. at Full Frame Theater, 320 Blackwell St., Suite 101, on the American Tobacco campus. Free; tickets required. For more information on tickets and a lineup of films, go to bit.ly/1kC8KY5..
Make a Difference Day
The Habit for Humanity ReStore, 5501 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, holds Make a Difference Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help with donations and restock the store. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dI9woN.
The ReStore also holds the program How I Designed My House Using the ReStore from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2aTvsxK.
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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▪ A reception and forum for candidates 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
▪ Author, radio announcer and activist Larry Reni Thomas will speak at the monthly meeting of the Durham Chapter of the NAACP. The group will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at St. John’s Baptist Church, 917 Onslow St. Thomas also was featured in the award-winning documentary “Wilmington on Fire.” For more information: 919-493-2404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ The Abrahamic Initiative on the Middle East presents the forum Linking Liberation Struggles: Pursuing Global Awareness and Civic Engagement from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Miller-Morgan Building at North Carolina Central University, 528 Nelson St., Durham. aimeproject.org
▪ Veteran political strategists Karl Rove and Jim Messina discuss the upcoming presidential election at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Page Auditorium on Duke University’s West Campus. Free; tickets required. For more information, go to bit.ly/2d5j4MJ.
▪ The Coalition to Unchain Dogs holds Barktoberfest from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. Free admission. Dogs welcome. The fundraiser will feature contests for pets and their people, a raffle, games, pet photos and food and beer vendors. For more information, go to bit.ly/2du21kU.
▪ 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.