Durham community events Sunday, Aug. 28, through Saturday, Sept. 3.
Back to school bash
The Fresh Back to School Bash begins at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Apostolic, 1207 Angier Ave., Durham. Open to the public. Free book bags, school supplies, haircuts, clothes and more. Food, music and children’s activities also will be featured. For more information: 919-683-1496, bit.ly/2bwkcqG.
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Bring the dogs to Dog Days from 1-4 p.m. at Beer Durham, 404 Hunt St. The event, a fundraiser for the Animal Protection Society of Durham, also will feature dogs for adoption from 2-3:30 p.m. A portion of draft beer sales will be donated to the society. Donations of dog food, bedding, toys and other items are welcome. For more information: 919-680-0770, apsofdurham.org/events, beerdurham.com.
North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is the guest speaker at the meeting of Durham Democratic Women from 3-5 p.m. at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Social time begins at 2:30 p.m. For more information, go to bit.ly/2bBHL36 or durhamdemwomen.org.
The St. Paul AME Community Bowling League begins its fall session and is seeking new members. The group holds a meeting at 4:15 p.m. and begins bowling at 5 p.m. at AMF Durham Lanes, 4508 Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. For more information, contact Carlotta Armstrong, firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-929-9948, or Angeline Warren, email@example.com or 919-967-6450.
Raise the Roof
The Raise the Roof Music Night and Silent Auction is from 5-8 p.m. at Blue Note Grill, 709 Washington St., Durham. The event, featuring area musicians, is a fundraiser for Bright Star Stables theraputic riding center. Suggested donation: $10. For more information: bit.ly/2bFf5Ue.
Know something about jazz music in Durham? The Museum of Durham History wants to hear from you. A Jazz Reminiscence Session is 7 p.m. at the history hub, 500 W. Main St. The museum is conducting research for an exhibit next year on the city’s contributions to jazz. For more infomation: 919-246-9993, ext. 4, or bit.ly/2bikl2b.
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 film “Men in Black,” rated PG-13, screens at 3:15 p.m. at South Regional Library, 4505 S Alston Ave, Durham. Free. bit.ly/2bBLMVa.
The Durham Farmers’ Market, 501 Foster St., is open from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays. durhamfarmersmarket.com.
Trucks, Beats & Brews
The inaugural Trucks, Beats & Brews is at 5 p.m. on the Diamond View concourse at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St. The event will feature local food trucks, craft beer and music. The Durham Bulls play at 7:05 p.m. against the Columbus Clippers. For more information, go to atmilb.com/2bP1ERq.
A free opening party is from 7-10 p.m. for the exhibit “Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art” at the Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham. The event will feature live music, a dance party and other entertainment. Beverages and Southern food will be available for purchase. The exhibit runs through Jan. 8, 2017. For more information on the exhibit and artists featured, go to bit.ly/2aYU8WY.
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.
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.
The Merrick-Moore/Mill Grove All-School Reunion begins at 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham. The classes of 1965 and 1966 will be honored. Activities continue through Sunday. For more information, go to bit.ly/2bBEQr7 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Oak Creek Village Shopping Center, 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. Birders of all skill levels may attend. Bring snacks and water; wear long pants and walking shoes. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email Jim Capel at email@example.com.
Meals from the Market
Tickets for Durham Central Park’s 11th annual Meals from the Market are on 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, 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., 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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Food truck rodeo
The Labor Day Weekend Food Truck Rodeo is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. More than 50 food trucks will be on site along with craft beer vendors and live music. Counterclockwise String Band performs at 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Dogs allowed; no retractable leashes. For more information, go to bit.ly/1wZO1Gy.
The Duke Symphony Orchestra opens the 2016-17 season with its annual Labor Day weekend pops concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, on the main quad of the university’s East Campus. Free. Music from Broadway, movies, patriotic songs and lighter works by American composers will be featured. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Picnics allowed. Rain date is Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, go to bit.ly/2anyvyo.
Most City of Durham and Durham County offices will be closed Monday, Sept 5, in observance of Labor Day. Town facilities, including recreation centers, also will be closed. Durham County public libraries will be closed Sunday, Sept. 4, and Monday, Sept. 5. Durham One Call will be closed. City lakes will be open during regular hours. For more information, go to bit.ly/2bSJccE.
GoDurham and GoDurham ACCESS will operate under their Sunday-service schedules on Monday. The Bull City Connector will not operate. For more information: GoDurham, godurhamtransit.org/access, 919-485-7433.
Collection of solid waste, recycling, yard waste and bulky items will be delayed by one business day for the entire week. Collections for yard waste and bulky items on Friday, Sept. 9, will be Monday, Sept 12. The Waste Disposal & Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility and the Household Hazardous Waste Center will be closed Monday. bit.ly/25dAFqr.