Durham News: Community


Blood donations

Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 12:30-5 p.m. at McAdams Company, 2905 Meridian Parkway. redcrossblood.org.

Durham Farmers’ Market

The Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.


Joel K. Bourne Jr. will discuss “In The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.

Ending Hunger in Durham: Meeting the Urgent Needs

A forum with a tour of Urban Ministries and presentations by the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Society of St. Andrew’s Gleaning Project is from 1:15-4 p.m. at Urban Ministries, 410 Liberty St. The tour is from 1:15-2 p.m., refreshments and networking at 1:30 p.m. and presentations from 2-4 p.m. Childcare is provided. Register online: transitiondurham.org.


Matthew Quick will read from his novel, “Love May Fail,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.

Kiwanis 5K/1K Dog Run

The Kiwanis 5K/1K Dog Run starts at 8 a.m. on Occoneechee Speedway Trail in Hillsborough.

Registration from 7:30-8 a.m. is $25 for adults, $10 for ages 12-18 and free for children younger than 12 and dogs. Proceeds benefit the Terrific Kids Programs in northern Orange County elementary schools and the Ronald McDonald House. hillsboroughkiwanis.org.

Farmers’ markets

The Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.

The South Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center at 5410 N.C. Highway 55.

Get Your Grass Off Gas

Trade in gas-powered mowers and yard equipment and use online discounts for electric equipment at the fifth annual Get Your Grass Off Gas event, hosted by the Durham City/County Sustainability Office and sponsored by Black and Decker, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lakewood Shopping Center, 2000 Chapel Hill Road. greenerdurham.net.

All gas-powered equipment must be drained of fluids. Used motor oil can be dropped off from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at 2115 E. Club Blvd.

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, cconero@aol.com.

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

Camps and classes

Superheroes Summer Camp

Durham County Library’s Music and Art Superheroes Summer Camp for kids in third through sixth grade is from 2-3:15 p.m. Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 17, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The camp is free. Registration is required: 919-560-0114, durhamcountylibrary.org.

Durham Neighborhood College

Durham residents are invited to learn about the city and county’s organization, operations and services at Durham Neighborhood College from 6-8:30 p.m. on nine Thursday nights starting on Sept. 10. Register by Friday, July 10, for $30. Scholarships are available. Space is limited to 30 people. bit.ly/1jh435r.