Durham community events from Wednesday, July 20, through Saturday, July 23.
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 is at Cornwallis Road Park, 2830 Wade Road. For more information, go to bit.ly/29DLise. 919-560-4355
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A blood drive for the American Red Cross is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alfonso Elder Student Union, 1801 Fayettteville St., at North Carolina Central University, Durham.
Other area blood drives this week:
▪ Thursday, July 21: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Alfonso Elder Student Union at North Carolina Central University.
▪ Thursday, July 21: 2:30-7 p.m., Chick-fil-A Hillsborough Road, 3429 Hillsborough Road
Blood donations also 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 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 email@example.com, durhamfarmersmarket.com.
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
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.
Julia Franks discusses her new book “Over the Plain Houses” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com
Movies on the Plaza
Get ready to sing your favorite tunes during the “Grease” sing-a-long at dusk during the Movies on 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 Kamara Thomas & the Night Drivers 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
Last concert in the series: July 29, Samantha Fish.
‘Where to Invade Next?’
Michael Moore’s new film “Where to Invade Next?” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at Recyclique, 2811 Hillsborough Road, Durham. Suggested donation: $5. bit.ly/29vFipf
The band Capital Transit performs from 7-9 p.m. as part of the outdoor Summer Concert Series at Brightleaf Square, 905 W. Main St., Durham. Free. Bring lawn chairs. 919-682-9229, bit.ly/1VZogk0.
Dive In Movie
The Edison Johnson Aquatics Center hosts Dive In Movie at 8 p.m. at the center, 500 W. Murray Ave., Durham. Relax in the indoor pool while a family-friendly movie is shown. Movie is free; daily admission fees apply. An adult must be in the water with children ages 9 and younger. For more information: 919-560-4265, bit.ly/29ykc59.
Audio Under the Stars continues its summer series from 8-10 p.m. at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham. “Danger: Tales of Mischief and Misfortune” is the scheduled program. Rain date is Friday, July 29.
Last program in the series: Aug. 26, “Work It: Stories of Labor and Leisure.” audiounderthestars.net
Celebrate tomato season at Tomato Day from 10 a.m. to noon at the Durham Farmers’ Market, 501 Foster St. Host chefs are Shane Ingram and Jeff Crane of Four Square Restaurant. Multiple varieties of tomatoes will be available to sample. Participants can vote for their favorite tomato. durhamfarmersmarket.com
Mural bike tour
A bike tour of murals in downtown Durham is from 10-11:30 a.m. Sat. july 23 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. Bring your bike; helmets required.
The tours will be 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
Clear the Shelters
Thinking about getting a pet? Adoption fees are being waived during the Clear the Shelters event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Durham Animal Protection Society, 2117 E. Club Blvd., Durham. Adoption procedures still apply. The event is sponsored by WRAL-TV and the Humane Society of the U.S. 919-560-0640, bit.ly/29JSJkd
The fundraiser Triangle Scrabble Tournament is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. Cost: $25 to $50. Advance registration required. To register and for more information, go to trianglescrabble.com or scrabbleplayers.org.
“The Mighty Ducks,” rated PG, will be shown from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. Bring your own snacks.
Rock the Park
The Rock the Park Concert and Movie Series continues with a a screening of the movie “Parental Guidance,” rated PG, at 8:30 p.m. 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/29u5PCG.
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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