Durham News: Community

Daybook: June 8-11

Participants from a previous Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure keep to the course. The annual race, a fundraiser for breast health programs, begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park.
Participants from a previous Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure keep to the course. The annual race, a fundraiser for breast health programs, begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park. tlong@newsobserver.com

Durham community events from Wednesday, June 8, to Saturday, June 11.


Bird walk

The New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7 a.m. in front of the Wild Bird Center at Eastgate Shopping Center, Ephesus Church Road, Chapel Hill. Birders of all skill levels may attend. Bring snacks and water. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email David Anderson at d47anders@gmail.com.

Blood drives

Several blood drives for the American Red Cross will be held throughout June. 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.; second Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; fourth Sunday of the month, noon to 4:30 p.m.

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8: Durham County Department of Social Services, 414 E. Main St.

11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 10: Duke University Physician Assistant Program, 800 S. Duke St.

Lupus support group

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

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

Farmers’ Market

The Durham Farmers’ Market hours of operation have changed to 3-6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The market, at 501 Foster St., also has launched a customer rewards program. Customers can collect one punch on their rewards 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 Jams

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.


Documentary photography

Applications are due for a free photography program for teens at Durham County Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

“Documentary Photography: Discovering the World With Camera and Lens” runs Monday, June 13, through Friday, June 17, and will be taught by Todd Tinkham, lead instructor at Full Frame Film Festival’s School of Doc.

To apply, contact Faith Burns at the library: 919-560-0122 or fburns@dconc.gov.

Lolly and YoYo

Children’s musical and fitness group Lolly and YoYo will present an interactive program and read from their new children’s book, “Move,” at 4 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. Free. 919-286-2700, bit.ly/1XcdCrF, regulatorbookshop.com

‘Grandfather Mountain’

Travel writer and editor Randy Johnson will discuss his book “Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com

Movies on the Plaza

“Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” rated PG, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Movies the Plaza series at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham.

Free. Bring lawn chairs. Coolers are not allowed; food will be available from the mall’s food court. No pets or outside alcohol. If raining, the movie will be shown inside Stadium 10 with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. northgatemall.com

Support group

A free support group for families and friends of an adult with a mental health condition meets at 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham. Hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Durham. For more information contact Barb Maier at 847-212-6463 or bmaier.namid@gmail.com.


Pools open

Jump in and get your splash going as outdoor city pools open for the summer through Friday, Aug. 12.

Fees: $3 adults Durham residents, $8 nonresidents; $2 for children ages 4-17 and adults 55 and older, $7 nonresidents; free for children ages 3 and under.

For outdoor pool locations and operating hours, go to bit.ly/1Y195qO.

Free citywide spraygrounds, which feature playground areas with water features, are open through the end of September. For locations and operating hours, go to bit.ly/1Ub9rW8.

Golf fundraiser

The Chris Leith Charity Golf Tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. at Lakeshore Golf Course, 4621 Lumley Road, Durham. Cost is $100 per person or $360 for a foursome. bit.ly/1WOGk16

Movies in the Park

Durham Cinematheque’s Movies in the Park series continues with a screening of “Think It Might Rain?” at 9 p.m. in Durham Central Park, 500 Foster St. Free; donations accepted. Bring a chair; picnics allowed. Canceled if raining. For more information: bit.ly/1WwPvTP, DurhamCinematheque@gmail.com.


Race for the Cure

The 20th annual Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure begins at 7:30 a.m. at The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park. The event, which raises funds and awareness for breast health programs, also will feature live music, a cancer survivor celebration, games and food trucks. To register or learn more, visit komennctc.org.

Yard sale

The Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 7 is holding a fundraiser yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion, 406 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. For information about renting a vendor space, call 919-688-6581.

Summer reading

Durham County libraries kick off their summer reading programs with a free celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. The event will include performances, children’s activities, face painting and bounce houses. All Durham County Library locations will be closed during the event and will reopen afterward at 2 p.m.

The summer reading program runs through Saturday, Aug. 6, and is open for all ages. Participants can register at any library location or online at bit.ly/1XPHBUL. Participants can qualify for prizes by earning points for reading and other activities.

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

Rock the Park

Rock the Park Concert and Movie Series kicks off its season with a concert from 6-8 p.m. at Duke Park, 106 W. Knox St., Durham. The season continues through Saturday, Aug. 20, with an assorted array of outdoor concerts and movies at various times and locations throughout the city.

Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food vendors will be on site. No alcohol or smoking. 919-560-4355, ext. 27230

For a list of upcoming shows, locations and times, go to: bit.ly/1TNsxCn.


▪ 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 durham@newsobserver.com.