Durham News: Community

Daybook: April 9-15

An artist talk with Nina Chanel Abney is 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham.
An artist talk with Nina Chanel Abney is 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham. Courtesy Nasher Museum of Art

Sunday

Discovery Day

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences holds a free family Discovery Day 1-4 p.m. at 308 Research Drive, Durham. bit.ly/2nTdWyZ

Cat adoption events

Durham Animal Protection Society holds a cat adoption event 2-3:30 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St. Independent Animal Rescue holds a cat adoption event 2-4 p.m. at Petco, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. animalrescue.net, regulatorbookshop.com

New Music Ensemble

Duke University’s New Music Ensemble performs at 3 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive, Durham. Free. The concert will include a performance on the university’s recently restored Moog Modular 1c synthesizer. music.duke.edu

Benefit concert

The concert “From Durham, To Syria With Love: A Benefit for Displaced Syrian Refugees” is 3 p.m. at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. Cost: $10. motorcomusic.com, tosyriawithlove.org

‘German Organ Mass’

The Bach organ concert “Clavierübung III: The German Organ Mass” is 5 p.m. at Duke University Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham. Free. chapel.duke.edu

Full Frame Festival

Last day of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham. For information, go to fullframefest.org.

Monday

Mad Science

The Mad Science program Space Out Over Spring Break is 2:30 p.m. April 10-11 at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham. For children in grades 3-5. Registration required for each session. durhamcountylibrary.org

Transit plans

Two drop-in public information workshops on Durham County transit plans are scheduled this week. The first is 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the Durham Station Transportation Center, 515 W. Pettigrew St. The second is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Room 104 at the GoTriangle Administrative Office, 4600 Emperor Blvd.

Residents also can speak at a public hearing 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Durham County Administrative Complex, 200 E. Main St. Another public hearing is 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Durham City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza. OurTransitFuture.com

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.

Tuesday

Blood drives

A blood drive is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Durham Academy Upper School, 3601 Ridge Road. Other area blood drives this week are: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the Durham General Services Department, 2011 Fay St.; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Hendrick Automotive Southpoint, 127 Kentington Drive; and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Praise and Deliverance Kingdom Community International, 10855 Quail Roost Road, Bahama.

Blood donations also can be made at the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 4737 University Drive, Suite 3, Durham. 800-733-2767, redcrossblood.org

Artist talk

An artist talk with Nina Chanel Abney is 7-9 p.m. at the Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham. Abney’s first solo museum exhibit “Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush” is on display through July 16. nasher.duke.edu

Farm tour

Ticket sales are underway for the 22nd annual Piedmont Farm Tour April 22-23. The event will feature tours and other activities at farms in Alamance, Chatham, Orange and Person counties. Two-day tickets: $30 advance per vehicle. The event is a fundraiser for Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. For information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2otpwT0 or carolinafarmstewards.org.

Senior Pet Month

Independent Animal Rescue is offering reduced fees in April for adoptions of senior cats or dogs. animalrescue.net

Youth Commission

Applications are being accepted through April 30 for the Durham Youth Commission. The group is open to students in grades 9-12. For more information, go to bit.ly/2mTe42H.

Wednesday

Bird walk

New Hope Audubon Society holds a bird walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of Wild Bird Center at East Gate Shopping Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Open to birders of all skill levels. Canceled if heavy rain. For information, email David Anderson at d47anders@gmail.com.

Wednesday Market

The Wednesday Market of the Durham Farmers’ Market is open 3-6 p.m. durhamfarmersmarket.com

Exhibit opens

The exhibit “Bottled Light” by Catherine Edgerton opens at the Carrack Modern Art, 947 E. Main St., Durham. A reception is 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 14, and an artist talk is 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15. thecarrack.org

Lupus support group

The Lupus Foundation support group meets 6-7:30 p.m. in Wilson Parlor of First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St., Durham. Drop-ins welcome. For information: 877-849-8271, ext. 1, info@lupusnc.org, lupusnc.org.

Book discussion

Stephanie Powell Watts discusses her debut novel, “No One is Coming to Save Us,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.

Symphony orchestra

The Duke Symphony Orchestra performs “Shakespearean Transformations” at 8 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive, Durham. Free. The concert will feature works by Purcell, Bernstein and student composition and concerto contest winners. music.duke.edu

Thursday

Wild Kingdom

Get a close look at owls, hawks, snakes, turtles and more at the Welcome to the Wild Kingdom program 5-7:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Wildlife Center, 364 Leigh Farm Road, Durham. Free. bit.ly/2otXmXR, piedmontwildlifecenter.org

‘Dimestore’

Acclaimed novelist Lee Smith reads from her memoir, “Dimestore: A Writer’s Life,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.

Wind symphony

The Duke Wind Symphony performs at 8 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive, Durham. Free. music.duke.edu

N.C. Science Festival

The seventh annual North Carolina Science Festival runs through April 23. More than 400 events are planned for all ages. For a schedule and ticket information, go to ncsciencefestival.org.

Friday

Holiday closings

▪ Most City of Durham offices are closed for the Good Friday holiday. No change in garbage/recycling collection schedule. Bulk and yard waste normally collected on Friday will be collected Monday, April 17. Lake Michie and Little River Lake are open April 14-16. durhamnc.gov

▪ Durham County offices are closed. dconc.gov

▪ Durham County libraries are closed April 14-16. durhamcountylibrary.org

Dino Egg Hunt

Hunt for dinosaur eggs April 14-16 at the Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham. The event also features other prehistoric activities on the Dinosaur Trail and is recommended for children ages 6 and younger. Cost: $7; preregistration required. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday. bit.ly/2mt22bl, lifeandscience.org

Children’s choir

The African Children’s Choir performs at 7 p.m. at Russell Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 703 S. Alston Ave., Durham. Free; donations accepted. 919-682-2523, africanchildrenschoir.com

Senior Games

The Durham Senior Games and SilverArts Showcase is April 14 to May 4 at various locations. Free for spectators. durhamnc.gov, bit.ly/2otXF53

Saturday

Chocolate 5K

The Chocolate 5K fundraiser for cancer support services begins at 9 a.m. at Old North Durham Park, 310 W. Geer St., Durham. bit.ly/2nB60Ql

Neighborhoods Hike

The annual Neighborhoods Hike: West Durham, East Campus and Beyond begins at noon at the corner of Ninth and Green streets. Free; no registration required. The three-mile hike is co-sponsored by the Museum of Durham History, Sierra Club and Old West Durham Neighborhood Association. Rain or shine. bit.ly/2nwAgel, bit.ly/2nP7hEe

Discovery Nook

Musician and storyteller Alex Weiss and his band Different Drum perform 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Discovery Nook, Suite 118 in the Children’s Alleyway at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. Free. The Durham County Library bookmobile also will be on site. northgatemall.com

‘St. John Passion’

The Duke Chapel Bach Choir performs “St. John Passion” at 3 p.m. at Duke University Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham. Free. chapel.duke.edu

Poetry reading

Turkish scholar Erdağ Göknar reads from his new poetry collection, “Nomadologies,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. For information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.

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 Durham Farmers’ Market is open 8 a.m. to noon in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. Master Gardeners will be on site to answer gardening questions. durhamfarmersmarket.com

▪ The Durham Roots Farmers’ Market is open 8 a.m. to noon outside Stadium 10 Theaters at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. northgatemall.com, bit.ly/2mlYV9S

▪ The South Durham Farmers’ Market is open 8 a.m. to noon in Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 N.C. 55. bit.ly/2nfpdKb, southdurhamfarmersmarket.org

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

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