Durham community events from Sunday, June 19, to Saturday, June 25.
Father’s Day Rodeo
The food truck rodeo is from noon to 4 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. More than 50 food trucks will be featured as well as local craft beer and live music by Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba. for more information: 919-794-8194, bit.ly/1Uzh1dB.
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Independent Animal Rescue is holding a kitten adoption event from 2-4 p.m. at Petco at South Square, 4011 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. The all-volunteer nonprofit animal rescue also is seeking donations of cat and dog food, metal collapsible dog crates and clumping cat litter. Donations can be dropped off anytime in the Petco lobby area. For more information: animalrescue.net.
Father’s Day hike
A Father’s Day hike is from 3-4:30 p.m. at Horton Grove Nature Preserve, 7360 Jock Road, Bahama. The free hike is just under a mile and is recommended for families with children ages 5 and under. Meet in the larger parking area by Holman and Peaks Loop trails. bit.ly/1VeCAVo
The Durham County Library’s “Green Teens: Getting Right with the Earth” workshop series begins at 1:15 p.m. in the MakerLab@Main at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The free program on sustainable living runs through Monday, June 27. To register: 919-560-0122, email@example.com, durhamcountylibrary.org.
Several free summer movie series are running at area Durham County libraries. bit.ly/1YeVtIp
▪ The Monday Movie series is from 2-4 p.m. beginning Monday, June 20, at North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road. Movies may be rated PG or PG-13. Snacks provided.
▪ A “Hunger Games” movie marathon for teens is from 3-5 p.m. beginning Tuesday, June 21, at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road. Popcorn will be served.
▪ The Saturday Matinee series screens family-friendly films from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Saturday, June 25, at South Regional Library, 4505 S Alston Ave. “Karate Kid,” rated PG, kicks off the series. Bring your own snacks.
Nar-Anon family group
Nar-Anon, a 12-step support group for family and friends of addicts, will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, 1902 W. Main St., Durham. Free. This is a one-time change in the meeting location. The group will continue to meet from 8-9 p.m. Monday, June 27, at its regular location, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road. For more information: 800-477-6291 or nar-anon.org.
Kids Movie Series
The free Kids Summer Movie Series continues with a showing of “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” rated PG, at Stadium 10 Theater at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham.
The series of family-friendly films will be shown at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Thursday, Aug. 18. The same film will be shown each day for that week. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 919-286-1001. For a list of scheduled movies, go to bit.ly/1XWjp3t.
Day of Action
The United Way Day of Action is from 2-7:30 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. The event will feature activities for children and volunteers. 919-463-5029, bit.ly/1S5sZK6.
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.
Blood donations can be made at the 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. redcrossblood.org
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
The Durham Farmers’ Market is hosting a children’s Sprouts Club during normal market hours, 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays through Aug. 10. Free. The club will feature activities for children ages 5-12. Participants can earn vouchers for fruits and vegetables at the market. For more information, stop by the market’s Info Table or email email@example.com. 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.
Global Environmental Health Day
Registration is under way for Global Environmental Health Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, in Research Triangle Park.
Dr. Mitchell Wolfe, deputy assistant secretary for global affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will give the keynote address. Other speakers will discuss topics such as climate change, children’s environmental health, electronic waste and sustainable development.
Free. Registration required. For more information, go to 1.usa.gov/1UsKDxj.
Play at Frontier
Bare Theatre performs “Two Gentleman” of Verona” at 6:30 p.m. outdoors at RTP Frontier, 800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park. Free; donations accepted. bit.ly/1OgCXNW
Movies on the Plaza
“Mrs. Doubtfire,” rated PG-13, will be shown at dusk as part of the Movies the Plaza series at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. The venue opens at 7:30 p.m.
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
The Durham Symphony Jazz Ensemble performs from 7-9 p.m. as part of the free outdoor Summer Concert Series at Brightleaf Square, 905 W. Main St., Durham. Free. Bring lawn chairs. 919-682-9229, bit.ly/1VZogk0.
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. newhopeaudubon.org
Hunt for bugs, bees and other pollinators during the free Get Wild! Bugs and Bees program from 10-11:30 a.m. at Horton Grove Nature Preserve, 7360 Jock Road, Bahama. For ages 4 and older. Meet in the larger parking area by the Holman and Peaks Loop trails. To register: bit.ly/1UdmRHj.
Tour de Fat
The annual Tour de Fat celebration is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Diamond View Park on the American Tobacco Campus, 318 Blackwell St, Durham. Beer, Bikes and Bemusement will feature a bike parade and other activities for cyclists, performances, music, beer and more. The event also will raise funds for bicycle advocacy. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1522671878040290/.
Mural bike tour
A bike tour of murals in downtown Durham is from 10-11:30 a.m. The tour will depart from the Durham Farmers Market, 501 Foster St. Check-in is at 9:45 a.m. All skill levels are welcome. Free.
The tours are held each fourth Saturday of the month through November and are sponsored by Preservation Durham, the Museum of Durham History and the Nasher Museum. bit.ly/1WEapjS
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
Rock the Park
The Rock the Park Concert and Movie Series continues with a screening of “Epic,” rated PG, at 8:30 p.m. (dusk) at Durham Central Park, 502 Foster St. The series continues through Saturday, Aug. 20, with an assortment of outdoor concerts and movies at various times and locations throughout the city.
Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food vendors will be on site. No alcohol or smoking. 919-560-4355, ext. 27230
For a list of upcoming shows, locations and times, go to: bit.ly/1TNsxCn.
▪ 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.
Please send announcements two weeks before your event to firstname.lastname@example.org.