Durham community events from Sunday, July 10, to Saturday, July 16.
Cat adoption event
The Animal Protection Society of Durham is holding a cat adoption event from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com
Never miss a local story.
Durham County Library is hosting auditions for children ages 9 to 14 for an upcoming performance by the Triangle Readers Theatre Ensemble. Auditions are at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 919-560- 0268 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.
Saba Saba Festival
The festival features African music, food, races, children’s activities and vendors from 2-6 p.m. at the Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 502 Foster St. Free admission; donations accepted. Bring lawn chairs. 919-794-8194, durhamcentralpark.org
The annual Durham Comics Fest wraps up with a screening of the documentary “Dear Mr. Watterson” at 3 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road. Free. 919-560-8590 or bit.ly/294NvhD
The Monday Movie series is from 2-4 p.m. at North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road. Movies may be rated PG or PG-13. Snacks provided. Free.
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.
The Heart and Sole Mall Walkers meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Food Gallery at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. A complimentary breakfast and warm-up demonstrations will be featured. Guest speaker Darius Russell, with Central Pharmacy in Durham, will discuss a wellness game plan. Free. For more information, call 919-286-4407.
Kids Movie Series
The free Kids Summer Movie Series continues with a showing of “Norm of the North,” rated PG, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, through Thursday, July 14, at Stadium 10 Theater at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham.
The series of family-friendly films will be shown through Thursday, Aug. 18. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 919-286-1001. For a list of scheduled movies, go to bit.ly/1XWjp3t.
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
Additional blood drives:
▪ Tuesday, July 12: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Imperial Center Winchester, 4309 Emperor Blvd., Suite 110.
▪ Saturday, July 16: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Bethesda Ruritan Club, 1714 S. Miami Blvd.
▪ Sunday, July 17: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., World Mission Society Church of God, 2309 S. Miami Bvld.
▪ Monday, July 18: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Alliance Behavioral Healthcare Corportate Campus, 4600 Emperor Blvd.
The movie “42,” rated PG-13, will be shown at 6 p.m. during Adult Movie Night at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. Free.
The New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7 a.m. in front of the Wild Bird Center at East Gate Shopping Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Birders of all skill levels may attend. Bring snacks and water. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email David Anderson at email@example.com.
Durham’s traveling recreation program provides a variety of arts and craft and recreational activities from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in July. Free. Designed for children ages 12 and under; children must be accompanied by an adult. This week the program will be at Unity Village Park, 2011 Matilene St. For more information, go to bit.ly/29xMT7b. 919-560-4355
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 open from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays. During the summer, the market also is hosting a free Sprouts Club 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Duke Lemur Center
Chris Smith of the Duke Lemur Center will discuss the center’s work and mission at 7 p.m. at Durham County Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham. Free. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.
Come hear the stories of Storymakers Durham at 7 p.m. at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave. Cost: $3. For more information: bit.ly/29mXYFZ.
Movies on the Plaza
“Dirty Dancing,” 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 Warehouse Blues free concert series presents Rissi Palmer at 5:30 p.m. at Durham Central Park. Rain or shine. Local beer and food trucks will be on site. 919-794-8194, durhamcentralpark.org
Other scheduled concerts: July 22, Kamara Thomas & the Night Drivers; July 29, Samantha Fish.
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.
The Full Frame Road Show continues its Third Friday Film Series with a screening of “In Pursuit of Silence” at 7 p.m. at the Full Frame Theater, 320 Blackwell St., Suite 101, on the American Tobacco campus. Other screenings are planned through November. Free but tickets are required. For more information about tickets and a complete lineup of films, go to bit.ly/1kC8KY5.
Food from the farm
Find out how food goes from the farm to the kitchen from 10 a.m. to noon at Duke Homestead State Historic Site, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham. The program also will explore some of the ways our ancestors perserved food. Free. dukehomestead.org
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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