Durham News: Community

Daybook: Oct. 26-29

The Coalition to Unchain Dogs holds its Barktoberfest fundraiser from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Durham Central Park. Free admission; dogs welcome. Above, the coalition provided a ride for Dynasty earlier this year. The group provides free services to owners of pets like Dynasty in underserved areas.
The Coalition to Unchain Dogs holds its Barktoberfest fundraiser from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Durham Central Park. Free admission; dogs welcome. Above, the coalition provided a ride for Dynasty earlier this year. The group provides free services to owners of pets like Dynasty in underserved areas. Courtesy of Lori Hensley, Coalition to Unchain Dogs

Wednesday

Blood drives

A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 1:30-6 p.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. Another blood drive this week is 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road.

Blood donations also 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

‘Among the Living’

Jonathan Rabb discusses his book “Among the Living” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.

Overeaters Anonymous

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 Jams

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.

Thursday

Hol-ton of Fun festival

The Hol-ton of Fun Fall Festival is 6-8 p.m. at Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St., Durham. Free. For more information: 919-345-2750, bit.ly/2ehbbU7.

Recovery International

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.

Friday

Barbecue Revival

The inaugural North Carolina Barbecue Revival, a fundraiser for the Triangle Land Conservancy, is Friday, Oct. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 30, at Green Button Farm, 9623 N. Roxboro Road, Bahama. The event, celebrating whole hog barbecue and pasture-raised hogs, will feature pit masters and chefs from throughout the South, classes, dinners, a pig-picking and more. For more information, tickets and a schedule of events, go to ncbbqrevival.com.

Phantasmagoria

Explore historical concepts of spiritualism, awe and wonder at Halloween Phantasmagoria from 6:30-9 p.m. at Duke Homestead State Historic Site, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham. For all ages; bring a flashlight. Tickets range from $5-$15. For more information: 919-477-5498, dukehomestead.org.

Saturday

Bird walk

New Hope Audubon Society holds a bird walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Wild Bird Center at East Gate Shopping Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. The group will travel to Eno River State Park. Birders of all skill levels welcome. Bring snacks and water; wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email Vern Bothwell at vbothwell@jbdlaw.com.

Funny Girl Farm

Tricks and Treats at Funny Girl Farm is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the farm, 504 Erwin Road, Durham. Free admission. The event will feature a trick or treat farm tour, a costume parade, food vendors, children’s activities and more. For more information, go to bit.ly/2etXMpy.

Trunk or Treat

The Durham Police Department holds a free Trunk or Treat event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the back parking lot of the Walmart at 1525 Glenn School Road. For more information: bit.ly/2ekGpeC.

Also Saturday, the YMCA holds a free Trunk or Treat from 6:30-8 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. For more information: bit.ly/2e6hIQW. Costumes welcome at both events.

Bulls FanFest

The Durham Bulls FanFest is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 408 Blackwell St. Free. The event will feature batting practice and playing catch on the field, a costume contest, clubhouse tours and children’s activities. A canned food drive for victims of Hurricane Matthew also will be held. For more information, go to atmilb.com/2eRu9By.

Farm fall festival

The third annual Fall Festival is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blue Whistler Farm, 9923 N. Roxboro Road, Bahama. Tickets: $5, free for children ages 5 and under. The event will feature food and beer vendors, farm tours, a costume contest, family games and activities, a photo booth and more. For more information, go to bluewhistlerfarm.com.

Barktoberfest

The Coalition to Unchain Dogs holds Barktoberfest from 2-5 p.m. at the Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. Free admission. Dogs welcome. The fundraiser will feature contests for pets and people, a raffle, games, pet photos and food and beer vendors. The coalition provides free resources for families in underserved areas, including spay/neuter appointments, vaccinations, medications and fences to free chained dogs. For more information, go to bit.ly/2ep5tO1, unchaindogs.net.

Howl-O-Ween

Independent Animal Rescue holds its Howl-O-Ween cat adoption event Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30, at Petco at South Square, 4011 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. A bake sale is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and the cat adoption event is from 2-4 p.m. both days. For more information, go to animalrescue.net.

Georges Rousse project

A viewing and reception for the latest public art installation by French artist Georges Rousse is 5-9 p.m. at The Fruit, 305 S. Dillard St. Ten years ago, Rousse’s Durham Project transformed several historic buildings downtown into trompe l'oeil works of art. He returned to Durham this month to celebrate the anniversary of his visionary first project. For more information, go to bit.ly/2esscHl or bit.ly/2dO0OU2.

‘El Día de los Muertos’

The fifth annual Fall Art Festival “El Día de los Muertos,” the Day of the Dead, is 6-9 p.m. at the Durham School of the Arts, 400 N. Duke St. Free admission. The event will feature exhibits of student art, live performances, a parade, costume contest, children’s activities, food vendors and more.

Durham Chess Club

The Durham Chess Club meets for casual chess from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturdays at North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road. Sets, boards and instructions are provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 919-479-7020, cconero@aol.com

Markets

▪ The Hunt Street Art and Food Truck Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 214 Hunt St. facebook.com/HuntStMarket

▪ The Durham Farmers’ Market is open 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. bit.ly/2dvq58C

▪ The South Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 N.C. 55.

Please send announcements two weeks before your event to durham@newsobserver.com.

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