Durham community events from Wednesday, May 25, to Saturday, May 28.
The Valor Games Southeast continue from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium and K-Ville at Duke University, 115 Whitford Drive, Durham. The free event is a competition for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. For more information: bit.ly/15IzuBX.
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
Donations are accepted at the American Red Cross Durham Blood Donation Center, 4737 University Drive, No. 3: 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. redcrossblood.org
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.
Families Moving Forward will host a housewarming from 4-6 p.m. at 300 N. Queen St., Durham. The event will celebrate the renovation and expansion of its shelter facility, which offers a temporary home to families with children. RSVP to Aubrey Thorlakson at 919-683-5878, ext. 29, or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Brightleaf concert series
Alex Weiss performs from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 27, as part of the Summer Concert Series at Brightleaf Square, 905 W. Main St., Durham.
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.” email@example.com
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
A tribute to American soldiers will be featured from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bennett Place, 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham. Living historians dressed as soldiers from the American Revolution to the present day will be on site. Military displays also will be featured. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
▪ 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.
Please send announcements two weeks before your event to email@example.com.
Most City of Durham offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. Town facilities, including recreation centers, and Durham County public libraries also will be closed. Durham One Call will be closed. City lakes will be open during their regular hours. For more information: bit.ly/1qyK1dn.
Collection of solid waste, recycling, yard waste and bulky items will be delayed by one business day for the entire week. Collections for yard waste and bulky items on Friday, June 3, will be on Monday, June 6. The Waste Disposal & Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility and the Household Hazardous Waste Center will be closed on Monday, May 30. bit.ly/25dAFqr