Durham community events Sunday, Aug. 21, through Saturday, Aug. 27.
Love South Durham
The Love South Durham Festival is from noon to 3 p.m. at Pearsontown Elementary School, 4915 Barbee Road. The event will feature children’s activities, food, inflatables and more. Rain or shine. Free; donations of school supplies requested. For more information, go to bit.ly/2bnm5aG.
The Black August in the Park celebration is from 3-8 p.m. in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. Free admission. The event will feature food trucks, children’s activities and more. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. For more information, call 919-794-8194 or go to bit.ly/2bj8ahe or bit.ly/2byHlYx.
Duke Homestead fundraiser
The Trucks for Duke Homestead food truck rally is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Duke Homestead State Historic Site, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham. The fundraiser will feature 15 food trucks, live music and tours. Tickets are $50 each. Each ticket is good for a plate of food from each truck; ticket sharing is encouraged.
Family Movie Night
The movie “Zootopia” screens at 6:30 p.m. at East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane, Durham. Free. Snacks provided. To register, go to http://bit.ly/2bnjg9x.
Three-time Olympic track and field coach Al Buehler is featured in the documentary “Starting at The Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story” at 6 p.m in the auditorium at the Durham Main Library, 300 N Roxboro St. Buehler also will be at the event and will hold a Q&A session beginning at 7:30 p.m. Free; for all ages. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 919-560-0122 or go to bit.ly/2byfnvP.
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.
Blood donations for the American Red Cross can be made at the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 4737 University Drive, Suite 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
Meet the author
Jeanette Stokes discusses her book “Following a Female Line” at 7 p.m. at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Free. Copies of her book will be available for purchase. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.
More than 200 volunteers from the community and area businesses and organizations join forces from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to build a new playground at Crest Street Park, 2503 Crest St., Durham. The design was based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in June. keepdurhambeautiful.org
The Durham Farmers’ Market, 501 Foster St., is open from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays. 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.
Aquatics master plan
An open house on Durham’s Aquatics Facilities Master Plan is from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Durham Armory, 212 Foster St. Residents can view the plan and offer suggestions. Parking is available on the street or at the Durham Centre Parking Garage, 300 W. Morgan St.
A drop-in community workshop on the plan is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Durham Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 400 Cleveland St. Families welcome at either event; refreshments will be served. For more information, go to bit.ly/2bxKve5.
Back Porch Music
The Gibson Brothers headline Back Porch Music on the Lawn at 6 p.m. at the American Tobacco Amphitheater, 318 Blackwell St., Durham. Hank, Pattie and the Current will open the free outdoor concert. Picnics, coolers and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Glass is prohibited. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. For more information, go to bit.ly/1qJmdU7.
Recovery International meets from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Thursdays at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St., Durham. The meetings focus on improving emotional health issues. Open to the public. Suggested donation: $5. For more information, call 413-588-4472 or go to recoveryinternational.org or bit.ly/29TIYyx.
Black Businesses Matter
The national Black Businesses Matter Tour holds a program from 6-8 p.m. at Nzinga’s Cafe, 826 Fayetteville St., Suite 110, in the Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center. Free. A buffet dinner will be available for purchase. Registration required; go to durhamchain.org. For more information on the tour, go to blackbusinessesmatter.net.
Audio Under the Stars concludes its summer series from 8-10 p.m. at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham. “Work It: Stories of Labor and Leisure” is the scheduled program. Rain date is Friday, Sept. 2. audiounderthestars.net
A introductory Tennis Carnival is from 9-11 a.m. at Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Dr., Durham. For ages 4 and up. Free. The drop-in event will feature information on the city’s tennis programs, drills and prizes. For more information, go to bit.ly/2bsD47o.
Mural bike tour
A bike tour of murals in downtown Durham is from 10-11:30 a.m. The tour departs 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
Learn how to decorate your home on a budget. MH Designs presents “How I Decorated My House Using the ReStore” at 11 a.m. at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 5501 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Free. Refreshments will be provided. Registration requested; go to bit.ly/2aTvsxK.
Meals from the Market
Tickets for Durham Central Park’s 11th annual Meals from the Market are sale. The fundraiser features a series of meals from September to October that park supporters host at their home, restaurant or other venue. The meals are donated by the hosts and proceeds from ticket sales support the park. For more information, call 919-794-8194 or go to bit.ly/2aLCTc1..
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., in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. 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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