Durham News: Community

Daybook, Aug. 26-29

Meet Independent Animal Rescue’s cats up for adoption at the Back-2-School Cats event from 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Petco at South Square.
Meet Independent Animal Rescue’s cats up for adoption at the Back-2-School Cats event from 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Petco at South Square. COURTESY OF INDEPENDENT ANIMAL RESCUE

Durham Farmers’ Market

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

Networking event

The Triangle/Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the British-American Business Council hosts a networking and educational event on pension transfers from 6-8 p.m. at The Durham Hotel, 315 E. Chapel Hill St. Registration is $20 for members and $35 for non-members. 252-299-0195, admin@trianglebabcnc.org, trianglebabcnc.org.

Resilience discussion

A panel on “Resilience in the Face of Tribulation” is at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

‘The Little Big Number’

Dirk Philipsen will read from and sign his book, “The Little Big Number: How GDP Came to Rule the World and What to Do About It,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.

Durham Bulls fundraiser

The Durham Bulls game on Friday will be followed by a fundraiser for the Vs. Cancer Foundation to Cure Kids’ Cancer. team.vs-cancer.org/bulls.

Farmers’ markets

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

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.

‘Dancing Stories’

Jody Cassell and Jude Casseday of the American Dance Festival present “Dancing Stories” at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Cat adoptions

Independent Animal Rescue’s Back-2-School Cats adoption event is 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Petco at South Square, 4011 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.

Donations of cat and dog food, collapsible metal dog crates and clumping cat litter will be accepted at any time in the Petco lobby. animalrescue.net.

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.

Coming up

▪ Dr. Elliott Engel leads a discussion on the Vanderbilt family at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

▪ The Sister Cities of Durham Arusha Committee’s Saba Saba Festival is 4-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. The festival will raise money for the committee’s clinic, orphan and water projects.

▪ The 10th annual Meals From the Market fundraiser for Durham Central Park is Monday, Aug. 31, through Sunday, Nov. 15. durhamcentralpark.org.

▪ The Main Library hosts a panel discussion on Self-Help Credit Union at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 300 N. Roxboro St.

▪ The Durham Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties’ forum with city council and mayoral candidates is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.

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