A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1200 W. Cornwallis Road.
Other area blood drives this week:
▪ 1-5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Whole Foods Market Durham, 621 Broad St.
▪ 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Durham Performance Learning Center, 401 N. Driver 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
Food truck rodeo
The Halloween Weekend Food Truck Rodeo is noon to 4 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. More than 50 food and beer vendors will be on site. The Swang Brothers will perform at 12:30 p.m. Entertainment and children’s activities also will be featured. For more information: 919-794-8194, bit.ly/2ekLcwS.
Free Family Day at the Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, is noon to 4 p.m. The event will feature Halloween and fall activities, a costume contest, parade and a performance by Paperhand Puppet Intervention. nasher.duke.edu
Chef visits city
Award-winning chef, TV personality and cookbook author Vivian Howard signs her cookbook “Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South” at 1 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. Books must be purchased from The Regulator; tickets for a meal from Howard’s food truck are sold out. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.
Independent Animal Rescue holds a cat adoption event from 2-4 p.m. at Petco at South Square, 4011 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. For more information, go to animalrescue.net.
Meet the Artist
Noted Mexican-American painter Cornelio Campos discusses his life and work as an artist from 3-5 p.m. at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Free. For more information, go to bit.ly/2eeQsQW.
Members of the N.C. Congress of Latino Organizations meet with North Carolina candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate at 3:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 801 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham. The nonpartisan forum is free and open to the public.
The annual Hallow-Eno festival is 6-9 p.m. at West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Roxboro Road, Durham. Free. Recommended for children ages 12 and younger. The event will feature campfire stories and songs, treats, hayrides, games and other children’s activities. Rain or shine. For more information: 919-560-4355, bit.ly/2f7DJky.
Halloween on Ninth Street
A children’s costume parade, dog costume contest, family-friendly costume party and scary stories are just some of the activities planned for Halloween on Ninth Street from 3-5 p.m. Free admission. Parade line-up is 2:45 p.m. bit.ly/2eM7NyL
Halloween on Franklin
The annual Homegrown Halloween celebration is 8-10:30 p.m. on Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill. Entry points to the event area have changed and the traffic plan has been revised to keep a major roadway open to UNC Hospitals. Portions of Franklin Street, Cameron Avenue and Henderson Street will be closed at 8 p.m. Residential streets near downtown will close at 5 p.m. For more information on the event and parking, go to bit.ly/1yIka1C.
All Hallows’ Eve
The annual All Hallows’ Eve service is 10:30 p.m. at Duke University Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham. Open to the public. For more information, go to bit.ly/2eFVVR1.
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.
A book release celebration for Tamara Gibbs’ new book, “Single Serving for Single Women: A Fifty Day Devotional,” is 7-8:30 p.m. at Beyu Caffe, 341 W. Main St., Durham. For more information, go to bit.ly/2eRDdSN.
‘Autumn in Oxford’
Alex Rosenberg, a professor of philosophy at Duke University, discusses his murder mystery “Autumn in Oxford” at 5:30 p.m. at the Smith Warehouse, 112 S. Buchanan Blvd., Duke University. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dKBI8c.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs discusses her new book “Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.
The Latin American Film Festival continues through Nov. 1 with screenings in Chapel Hill and Durham. All films are free and open to the public. The theme of this year’s festival is “Abya Yala Connections,” with a focus on films from Peru and Colombia. For a list of films, times, dates and locations, go to bit.ly/2bjtRR4.
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.
New Hope Audubon
New Hope Audubon Society meets from 7-9 p.m. at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. Norm Budnitz will discuss “Birding the Bering Sea Islands of Alaska.” Free and open to the public. newhopeaudubon.org
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.
Farm Stewardship conference
The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Sustainable Agriculture Conference is Nov. 4-6 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Durham. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/1HzAWW9.
New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Wild Bird Center at East Gate Shopping Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Birders of all skill levels welcome. 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.
The group also holds a stream water quality monitoring event at 9 a.m. at several sites along New Hope Creek. To participate, email John Kent at email@example.com by Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 4610 Fayetteville Road, Durham, holds its annual Community Fashion Share and Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon. Free clothing and shoes will be offered for men, women and children. Flu shots for those with insurance, free dental exams, breakfast and children’s safety information also will be available. morningstarchurchdurham.org
Bright Star Touring Theatre performs “Maximus Mars” at 12:30 p.m. at the Discovery Nook, Suite 118 in the Children’s Alleyway at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. Free; for children in third to eighth grade. The Durham County Library bookmobile also will be on site. For more information, go to northgatemall.com.
Triangle Weavers Guild
The Triangle Weavers Guild holds its annual Fiber Market and Fair from 1-4 p.m. at the Triangle Fiber Arts Center, 3717 Murphy School Road, Durham. Free admission. For more information, go to triangleweavers.org.
The Immanuel Baptist Church Fall Festival is 4-7 p.m. at the church, 3610 Hillandale Road, Durham. The event will feature sales of Brunswick Stew, a cake walk and children’s activities. To order stew, call 919-383-1422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com
▪ 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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