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.
Pauli Murray Project
The Durham Library Foundation and the Pauli Murray Project present a program and exhibit on Murray’s great-grandmother, Harriet Smith, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Free. Murray’s 1956 memoir “Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family” focuses on the life of her grandmother, Cornelia Smith, who was a slave on an Orange County plantation. Harriet Smith was Cornelia’s mother. The late Murray was a civil rights activist and was the first African American woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or go to bit.ly/2eztHa7.
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.
Fall into Romance
Durham County Library’s free Fall into Romance festival is Nov. 4-5. A kick-off party is 6 p.m. Friday at Black Twig Cider House, 2812 Erwin Road. Light appetizers will be served and drinks will be available for purchase. The event continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road. A romance novel book swap, author discussions and book signings will be featured. For more information, call 919-560-8598 or go to bit.ly/2dLXrRM.
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, 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Recycling, shredding event
Durham holds an E-Waste Recycling and Paper Shredding Event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the visitor side of Durham County Memorial Stadium, 750 Stadium Drive. Free; for businesses and residents. Staff will be available to help unload old electronics and paper. Hard plastic toys and plastic and metal lawn furniture also may be dropped off; large appliances will not be accepted. Paper can contain paper clips and staples; no hanging file folders or binders accepted. For more information, call Durham One Call at 919-560-1200 or go to bit.ly/2dLTkFE.
The annual Moravian Bazaar is 9 a.m. to noon at Christ the King Moravian Church, 4405 Hope Valley Road, Durham. Fall and Christmas crafts, various food items and baked goods will be featured. For more information, go to ctkhome.org.
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
The Durham Public Schools Magnet Fair is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, 800 Clayton Road. School staff will be on site to provide information about magnet programs to parents. For more information, go to bit.ly/2eKgfkf.
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 Durham Mothers Club holds its annual Preschool Information Fair from 3-5 p.m. at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Free. Representatives from more than 20 preschools and Parents Morning Out programs will be on site to talk with parents. For more information, go to bit.ly/2eQEJWR.
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 email@example.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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