The third annual Durham County Pottery Tour and Sale is noon to 5 p.m. at 19 area venues. For more information, a list of potters and a studio map, go to durhamcountypotterytour.com.
A cat adoption event is 2-3:30 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.
Triangle Kidney Walk
The Triangle Kidney Walk is 2 p.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St. bit.ly/2eDhvkW
Sonam Chorus performs at 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St. Fundraiser for Vets to Vets United Inc. Cost: $10 donation. bit.ly/2eLIRc5
The program Sister Cities: Global Trends Affecting Families is 3 p.m. at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro. Deborah Tippett, professor of Human Environmental Sciences at Meredith College, will discuss key family trends. For more information, go to bit.ly/2f5fyiU.
N.C. Comicon continues at the Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan St. nccomicon.com
‘Buying a Bride’
Marcia Zug discusses her new book, “Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail Order Matches, 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.
Dr. Ralph Snyderman discusses his new book, “A Chancellor’s Tale: Transforming Academic Medicine,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com
A holiday poultry drive to collect frozen turkeys or chickens is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16-17 at Bull City Cool Food Hub, 902 N. Mangum St. Sponsored by the Coalition of Durham Food Pantries. For more information, go to endhungerdurham.org.
Blood drives for the American Red Cross is 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Alfonso Elder Student Union, 1801 Fayettteville St., North Carolina Central University, and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Union Building at Duke University.
Other area blood drives this week:
Thursday, Nov. 17: noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Alfonso Elder Student Union, 1801 Fayettteville St., North Carolina Central University, and noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Duke University School of Nursing, 307 Trent Drive.
Friday, Nov. 18: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hillside High School, 3727 Fayetteville 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
The Ciompi Quartet presents Lunchtime Classics at noon in Rubenstein Library at Duke University, 411 Chapel Drive. Free. bit.ly/2fyv4Ex
Carolina Theatre celebrates its 90th anniversary with a fundraising dinner Wednesday, Nov. 16. The gourmet dinner will be held on the theater’s historic main stage and will be prepared by three of the Triangle’s more popular food truck chefs. The event has two seating options: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $90 per person and can be purchased through Eventbrite. The Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., is Durham’s oldest continually operating theater. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2fgmLgo.
The panel discussion “Women in Social Entrepreneurship: A Panel of Perspectives” is 6 p.m. at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, 100 Fuqua Drive. Free; registration required. bit.ly/2eUkw1v
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.
Shop for Success
Dress for Success Triangle holds its Shop for Success Pop-Up Store Nov. 17-19 in Suite 246 at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. The sale is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information: 919-286-2128, trianglenc.dressforsuccess.org, northgatemall.com.
The Durham Business and Professional Chain holds its business awards luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. at Nzinga’s Cafe, 826 Fayetteville St., Suite 110, in the Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center. RSVP: 919-683-1047, firstname.lastname@example.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.
The Triangle Orchid Society holds its Fall for Orchids show Nov. 18-20 at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St. Free. The exhibit is open 1-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. bit.ly/2eDpqPg
Durham Central Park and Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio and Foundry hold a public iron pour from 5-9 p.m. at the park, 501 Foster St. Free. The molten iron will be poured into molds. The event also will feature live music, local food and beer vendors and more. bit.ly/2fmA4vi
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.
‘$25/$50/$100 Art Show’
An opening reception for the “$25/$50/$100 Art Show” is 6-9 p.m. at Cameron Gallery inside The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. The community exhibit is on display through Dec. 10. bit.ly/2eDmRwQ
Observatory open house
The Duke Teaching Observatory, on Cornwallis Road, holds an open house from 7-9 p.m. Free. Observe the solar system through high-powered telescopes. bit.ly/2fDNbHM
Full Frame Road Show
The Full Frame Road Show continues its Third Friday Film Series with a screening of “The Ballad of Fred Hersch” at 7 p.m. at Full Frame Theater, 320 Blackwell St., Suite 101, on the American Tobacco campus. Free; tickets required. For more information, go to bit.ly/1kC8KY5.
Applications for participants in the Durham Holiday Parade are due. The annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Sponsors, food vendors and volunteers also are needed. For more information and to apply, go to bit.ly/2efT9PR.
Dress for Success
Dress for Success Triangle holds its Excess Inventory Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Suite 248 at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. For more information: 919-286-2128, trianglenc.dressforsuccess.org, northgatemall.com.
The Santa Parade is 10:30 a.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. Photos with Santa will be available in Center Court. Cost: $17.95-$40-05. A free ornament workshop for children is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Suite 132 at the mall. northgatemall.com.
Walk in Their Shoes
Open Table Ministry holds its seventh annual Walk in Their Shoes fundraiser, a 3-mile walk for the homeless, 9 a.m. to noon at Solite Park, 4704 Fayetteville Road. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2d0G91D.
Art Walk Holiday Market
The Durham Arts Council’s annual Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is Nov. 19-20 at various sites downtown. Hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission; rain or shine. Live music, food trucks and works from more than 200 artists will be featured. For more information, go to durhamartwalk.com.
The Durham County Library technology staff presents MakerDay Creations, an introduction to 3D printing, at 12:30 p.m. at the Discovery Nook, Suite 118 in the Children’s Alleyway at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. Free. The library bookmobile also will be on site. northgatemall.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, 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 through Saturday, Nov. 19, at 501 Foster St., in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. The winter market will be open from 10 a.m. to noon beginning Saturday, Dec. 3. 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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