Durham community events from Sunday, June 5, to Saturday, June 11.
St. Barbara’s Durham Greek Festival is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 Highway 751, a half mile south of I-40 Exit 274 near Southpoint Mall. Free admission. Festival proceeds will benefit the St. Barbara Building Fund and the Durham Rescue Mission.
Readers of all ages can show off their reading skills from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Durham County Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham. The event is held the first Sunday of every month through November. Special Father’s Day readings will be featured this Sunday. For more information and to RSVP: 919-560-0268, bit.ly/1WYD5Ea.
First Sunday blues jam
The First Sunday Triangle Blues Society Open Jam is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Blue Note Grill, 709 Washington St. 919-401-1979, thebluenotegrill.com
Survivors’ Day breakfast
A free breakfast for lung cancer survivors and guests will be offered from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 4810 Page Creek Lane, Durham. To register: bit.ly/1Y2CJfB. 919-784-0410
Several blood drives for the American Red Cross will be held throughout June. 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.; fourth Sunday of the month, noon to 4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8: Durham County Department of Social Services, 414 E. Main St.
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 10: Duke University Physician Assistant Program, 800 S. Duke St.
Bike and pedestrian plan
Durham residents can provide input on the city’s proposed bicycle and pedestrian plan from 4-7 p.m. at the Durham County Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The drop-in public meeting will feature presentations, a survey and discussions with city staff and consultants working on the plan. For more information, visit bit.ly/1NU55kb.
Future of beaches
Coastal geology expert Orrin H. Pilkey Jr. will lead a discussion on the future of U.S. beaches at 2 p.m. at the John Sprunt Hill House, 900 S. Duke St., Durham. Free. The event is hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke. RSVP to OLLIatDuke@AOL.com; put “Orrin Pilkey” in the subject line.
Real estate seminars
The Durham Business and Professional Chain is sponsoring a free informational series on real estate topics from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through June 14 at Nzinga's Café in the Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center, 826 Fayetteville St., Suite 110.
The program “Understanding Real Estate Contracts” will be presented this week. Registration is required: 919-683-1047, www.durhamchain.org.
Discussion on music
Radio personality and music historian Howard Burchette will discuss the band Earth, Wind & Fire at 7 p.m. at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, 1201 Fayetteville Road.
His program, “Maurice White, Earth, Wind & Fire: The Soundtrack of a Generation,” is sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation. For more information, call Carter B. Cue at 919-560-0282 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.
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. Bring snacks and water. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email David Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lupus support group
The Lupus Foundation support group meets from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Wilson Parlor of First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St., Durham. Drop-ins welcome. For more information: 877-849-8271, ext. 1, email@example.com, lupusnc.org.
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 hours of operation have changed to 3-6 p.m. on Wednesdays.
The market, at 501 Foster St., also has launched a customer rewards program. Customers can collect one punch on their rewards cards for each Wednesday they shop at the market. After 10 punches, customers will receive a gift from the market. For more information: 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.
Lolly and YoYo
Children’s musical and fitness group Lolly and YoYo will present an interactive program and read from their new children’s book, “Move,” at 4 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. Free. 919-286-2700, bit.ly/1XcdCrF, regulatorbookshop.com
Travel writer and editor Randy Johnson will discuss his book “Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com
Movies on the Plaza
“Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” rated PG, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Movies the Plaza series at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham.
Free. Bring lawn chairs. Coolers are not allowed; food will be available from the mall’s food court. No pets or outside alcohol. If raining, the movie will be shown inside Stadium 10 with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. northgatemall.com
Jump in and get your splash going as outdoor city pools open for the summer through Friday, Aug. 12.
Fees: $3 adults Durham residents, $8 nonresidents; $2 for children ages 4-17 and adults 55 and older, $7 nonresidents; free for children ages 3 and under.
For outdoor pool locations and operating hours, go to bit.ly/1Y195qO.
Free citywide spraygrounds, which feature playground areas with water features, are open through the end of September. For locations and operating hours, go to bit.ly/1Ub9rW8.
The Chris Leith Charity Golf Tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. at Lakeshore Golf Course, 4621 Lumley Road, Durham. Cost is $100 per person or $360 for a foursome. bit.ly/1WOGk16
Movies in the Park
Durham Cinematheque’s Movies in the Park series continues with a screening of “Think It Might Rain?” at 9 p.m. in Durham Central Park, 500 Foster St. Free; donations accepted. Bring a chair; picnics allowed. Canceled if raining. For more information: bit.ly/1WwPvTP, DurhamCinematheque@gmail.com.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 7 is holding a fundraiser yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion, 406 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. For information about renting a vendor space, call 919-688-6581.
Durham County libraries kick off their summer reading programs with a free celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. The event will include performances, children’s activities, face painting and bounce houses. All Durham County Library locations will be closed during the event and will reopen afterward at 2 p.m.
The summer reading program runs through Saturday, Aug. 6, and is open for all ages. Participants can register at any library location or online at bit.ly/1XPHBUL. Participants can qualify for prizes by earning points for reading and other activities.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
▪ 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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