Durham community events from Wednesday, July 13, to Saturday, July 16.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 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.
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
Survivors of disasters support group
A support group for survivors of fire and other disasters meets from 6-7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in Building Three at the American Red Cross, 4737 University Drive, No. 3. 919-489-6541, ext. 337 or 333.
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; tickets required. For more information about tickets and a complete lineup of films, go to bit.ly/1kC8KY5.
Blue Devils Toastmasters
The Blue Devils Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Friday of each month in Room 203 of the Duke Human Resources Building, 705 Broad St. The club focuses on improving public speaking, communication and leadership skills.
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 County Library celebrates the halfway point of its Summer Reading program from 4-7 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. The event will feature a dog parade, storytelling, yoga, performances and food vendors. Free. 919-560-8597
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:
▪ 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.
Meet the author
Journalist and author Bridgette A. Lacy will give a reading and sign copies of her book “Sunday Dinner” at 3 p.m. at the Durham County Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.
COGnizant Women’s Ride
A beginner and cruiser friendly bike ride for women is held at 3 p.m. every third Saturday of the month beginning at the Durham Bike Co-op, 715 Washington St.
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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