Durham community events from Sunday, May 22, to Saturday, May 28.
Nasher free day
Free Family Day is from noon to 4 p.m. at the Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham. The event will feature live entertainment, hands-on activities and a gallery hunt. Free museum admission. bit.ly/1WuLboB
Sister Cities celebration
A celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of Sister Cities International is from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham. The City of Durham has five Sister Cities: Arusha, Tanzania; Durham, United Kingdom; Kostroma, Russia; Toyama, Japan; and Zhuzhou, Hunan Province, China.
The event, co-sponsored by Sister Cities of Durham and the Durham Library Foundation, will feature programs on arts and culture, youth, education, business, trade and community development. For more information: 919-560-0268, bit.ly/1Toc3DO.
Several blood drives for the American Red Cross will be held through the end of May. redcrossblood.org
▪ American Red Cross Durham Blood Donation Center, 4737 University Drive, No. 3: Mondays, 2:30-7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2-7 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; fourth Sunday of the month, noon to 4:30 p.m.
▪ 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 23: Durham Exchange Club Industries, 1717 E Lawson St.
▪ 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 24: Duke University Bryan Center, 120 Science Drive
Representatives of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University will provide information on the education programs available at the museum. The program is at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham. 919-560-268
The Valor Games Southeast begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Dean Smith Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, 300 Skipper Bowles Drive. The free event is a competition for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.
Another event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Cameron Indoor Stadium and K-Ville at Duke University, 115 Whitford Drive, Durham. For more information: bit.ly/15IzuBX.
Real estate seminars
The Durham Business and Professional Chain is sponsoring a free informational series on real estate topics from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through June 14 at Nzinga's Café in the Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center, 826 Fayetteville St., Suite 110.
The program “Identify Great Rental Properties” will be presented this week. Registration is required: 919-683-1047, www.durhamchain.org.
Other scheduled programs: May 31, “Locating Financing for Investment Real Estate;” June 7, “Understanding Real Estate Contracts;” and June 14, “Getting Your Property Ready for Resale or Rental.”
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
The Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at 501 Foster St. Beginning Wednesday, June 1, the market’s hours will change to 3-6 p.m.
The market also is launching a customer loyalty program June 1. Customers will collect one punch on their loyalty cards for each Wednesday they shop at the market. After 10 punches, customers will receive a gift from the market. For more information: durhamfarmersmarket.com.
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.
Color in the garden
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens is hosting the program “How Color Influences Your Garden” from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost: $12 to $15. To register: 919-668-1707 or email@example.com.
The screening of “Museum Mixtape” is from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham. Free with museum admission. bit.ly/1WEapjS
Author Rien Fertel will discuss his new book, “The One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke, and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. Picnic restaurant will provide barbecue samples. 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com
Blues on the Plaza
Durham blues legend John Dee Holeman and Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos perform from 6:30-9 p.m. in the final concert of this year’s Blues on the Plaza series at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Coolers are not allowed; food trucks will be on site. northgatemall.com
Audio Under the Stars opens its summer series from 8-10 p.m. at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham. “Bad Advice and Second Chances” is the scheduled program. Rain date is Friday, June 3.
Other programs in the series: June 17, “Destination Unknown: Trips, Travels and Unexpected Journeys;” July 22, “Danger: “Tales of Mischief and Misfortune;” Aug. 26, “Work It: Stories of Labor and Leisure.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Mural bike tour
A bike tour of murals in downtown Durham is from 10-11:30 a.m. The tour will depart from the Durham Farmers Market, 501 Foster St. Check-in is at 9:45 a.m. All skill levels are welcome. Free.
The tours will be held each fourth Saturday of the month through November and are sponsored by Preservation Durham, the Museum of Durham History and the Nasher Museum. bit.ly/1WEapjS
Living historians dressed as soldiers from the American Revolution to the war in Iraq will be on site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bennett Place, 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham. The event will continue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 29. Free.
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, email@example.com
▪ An art and food truck market is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at 214 Hunt St. facebook.com/HuntStMarket
▪ The Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 501 Foster St. 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.
▪ 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.
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