Durham community events from Sunday, May 1, to Saturday, May 7.
Art Walk Spring Market
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The Durham Art Walk Spring Market continues from 1-5 p.m. at various locations in downtown Durham. Live music and food trucks also will be featured. For more information and a list of artists and Art Walk locations, visit durhamartwalk.com.
Durham County Library will host “It’s a Reader’s Party!” at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Participants can sign up to read at the open mic session. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.
Ross to speak
U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross is the guest speaker at the Durham Democratic Women meeting from 3-5 p.m. at the East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane. The meeting is open to all registered Democrats. For more information, call Helen Compton at 919-606-9490 or visit the website durhamdemwomen.org.
The Intermediate String Orchestra, Concert String Orchestra and Youth Symphony of the Duke University String School will perform at 6:30 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive, Durham. music.duke.edu
Impact of change
Durham County Library will host the program “The United States, North Carolina and the Triple Whammy of Geographic Disadvantage” at 7 p.m. at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, 1201 Fayetteville St. UNC Kenan-Flagler Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship James H. Johnson Jr. will discuss the impact of demographic change on the U.S. and North Carolina. For more information, call 919-560-0270 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.
Nar-Anon family groups
Nar-Anon, a 12-step group for family and friends of addicts, meets from 8-9 p.m. Mondays at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham. For more information: 800-477-6291 or nar-anon.org.
Dungeons and Dragons
The Durham County Library hosts a Dungeons and Dragons game session at 6 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. This is a new monthly session; the library also will hold its regular session at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14. The series will continue at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11. To register for the games: dcl.li/dungeonsdragons.
Stuart Albright will discuss his book, “A World Beyond Home: The Education of a Poet, an Athlete, and a New Generation of Students,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. Albright is a former Teacher of the Year with Durham Public Schools. 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com
The New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7 a.m. in front of the Wild Bird Center at Eastgate Shopping Center, Ephesus Church Road, Chapel Hill. Birders of all skill levels may attend. For more information, email David Anderson at email@example.com.
Several blood drives for the American Red Cross will be held through May 15. redcrossblood.org.
▪ American Red Cross Durham Blood Donation Center, 4737 University Drive, No. 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.
▪ 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3: Brightleaf at the Park Clubhouse, 2003 Copper Leaf Parkway
▪ 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5: Durham Exchange Club Industries, 1717 E Lawson St.
▪ 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: American Tobacco Historic District, 334 Blackwell St.
▪ 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, May 11: Southern High School, 800 Clayton Road
▪ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 13: Croasdaile Village, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway
▪ 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14: Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark Drive
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
The Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.
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.
Author Lucia Powe will sign and read from her new book, “The Osprey’s View,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com
The Carolina Theatre is showing the film “Purple Rain” at 4 and 7 p.m. Free tickets will be available only on an in-person, first-come-first-served basis at 2 p.m. at the box office of the theater, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. carolinatheatre.org
Durham County Library hosts “Let’s Talk About It: Jazz Series” at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday through May 19 at the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. The series features viewings and discussions of select films, essays and other jazz resources. For more information: 919-560-0282, durhamcountylibrary.org.
The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is hosting a public forum featuring Rick Glazier, executive director of the North Carolina Justice Center, at 7 p.m. at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Glazier will discuss the impact of the 2016 election on the state and what to expect in the general election. lwvodc.org
Blues on the Plaza
The Beauty Operators perform from 6:30-9 p.m. at The Plaza at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. Free. Participants should bring lawn chairs. Coolers are not allowed; food trucks will be on site. northgatemall.com
The Campion Fund is holding a fundraising gala from 7-11 p.m. at Croasdaile Country Club, 3800 Farmgate Ave., Durham. Dinner, a silent auction and dancing will be featured. The fund promotes research of reproductive tract diseases and understanding of reproductive sciences. For tickets and more information: campionfund.org.
Monitoring water quality
The New Hope Audubon Society is sponsoring a stream water quality monitoring event at 9 a.m. at several sites on New Hope Creek. To participate, email John Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, May 4.
Two activities for children are scheduled in May at Discovery Nook, Suite 118, in the Children’s Alleyway at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. northgatemall.com
▪ Excellent Engineering at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7
▪ Musical Masterpieces at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21
Durham Chess Club
The Durham Chess Club meets for casual chess from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturdays at the 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.
▪ An art and food truck market is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at 214 Hunt St. facebook.com/HuntStMarket.
▪ The Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 501 Foster St. 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.
▪ The South Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center at 5410 N.C. Highway 55.
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