Durham community events from Wednesday, June 22, to Saturday, June 25.
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
Reading program kick-off
An outdoor performance by Squier Red and the Blues Band kicks off the Durham County Library’s Summer Reading program for adults from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Register for the adult reading program at any county library or online at bit.ly/1XPHBUL. 919-560-0114
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.
Was there really a tax on closets? Find out the answer to this and other myths from the past from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Mythbusting Day at Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham. Free. 919-477-5498, bit.ly/28Khjsf
Join a park naturalist for a turtle safari at 10 a.m. at Eno River State Park, Cole Mill Access, Old Cole Mill Road, Durham. Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 919-383-1686, 1.usa.gov/1UndhhZ
The Durham Architecture and the Urban Landscape Walking Tour is from 10-11:30 a.m. every fourth Saturday of the month. Volunteers with the Historic Preservation Society of Durham lead the free tours through downtown. Meet at the Durham Farmers’ Market, 501 Foster St. 919-682-3036, bit.ly/21qyc5E
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, performances, live music, activities, beer and more. The event raises funds for bicycle advocacy. Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Co. 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
The film “Karate Kid,” rated PG, kicks off the summer Saturday Matinee series of family-friendly films from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at South Regional Library, 4505 S Alston Ave. Free. Bring your own snacks.
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.