Thanksgiving food drive
The Durham Center for Senior Life is collecting food donations to make a Thanksgiving dinner for 200 seniors throughout Durham. The center is seeking donations of turkeys, hams, hens, dressing, potatoes, gravy, vegetables and desserts. Food can be delivered from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 406 Rigsbee Ave., suite 202, Durham.
Food and Toys for Fines
The Orange County Public Library will accept donations of nonperishable food and toys in exchange for reduced library fines through Friday, Dec. 12.
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Each nonpershable food donation will deduct $1 from the customer’s library fine balance. Pet food can also be donated. A new, unwrapped toy in its original packaging can be donated to eliminate all of the customer’s library fines. orangecountync.gov/library.
Southern States Holiday Food Drive
Southern States Cooperative will collect canned goods and nonperishable items through Monday, Dec. 15, at 300 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. southernstates.com.
Share Your Christmas
The Volunteer Center’s Share Your Christmas program is seeking sponsors for local families. thevolunteercenter.org.
The Scrap Exchange will host the fourth annual Smashfest fundraiser from 4-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. Admission is free. Breakable items like mirrors, plates and ceramics will be for sale to be smashed (or rescued from being smashed). scrapexchange.org.
‘Home for the Holidays’
The Orange County Historical Museum’s fifth annual “Home for the Holidays” storytelling event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Leland Little’s Auction Gallery, 620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough. Proceeds will benefit the Orange County Historical Museum. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets may be bought by calling 919-732-2201 or visiting the museum at 201 Churton St., Hillsborough.
The Friends of the Seymour Senior Center will sponsor a holiday shopping event from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Ten Thousand Villages, 1800 E. Franklin St. The organization will donate 15 percent of sales from this event to the Friends’ programs and services.
Education Lecture Luncheon
The 24th annual Education Lecture Luncheon, sponsored by the Central Carolina Black Nurses’ Council, will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. Dr. Angelo D. Moore will speak. Tickets cost $50, and money will be used to support local nursing students’ scholarships. 919-303-9686, 919-491-9121.
The 10th annual Chapel Hill High School Cross-Country Alumni Run will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at the Chapel Hill High School Culton-Peerman Stadium, 1709 High School Road, Chapel Hill. Former cross-country runners, family and friends are invited to run or walk the 5K course. Registration costs $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Proceeds will benefit the school’s cross-country teams. Nadolski@aol.com.