Durham News: Community

Daybook: June 12-18

The Durham Animal Protection Society will hold a cat adoption event from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham.
The Durham Animal Protection Society will hold a cat adoption event from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. News&Observer File Photo

Durham community events from Sunday, June 12, to Saturday, June 18.

Sunday

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.

Adopt a cat

The Durham Animal Protection Society will hold a cat adoption event from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com

Monday

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.

▪ 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15: Veterans Administration Medical Center, 508 Fulton St.

▪ Noon to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16: Duke Regional Hospital, 3643 N. Roxboro Road

Durham Photography Club

The Durham Photography Club meets the second Monday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St. 919-668-1707, gardens.duke.edu

Book discussion

Morgan Guyton discusses his new book, “How Jesus Saved the World from Us: 12 Antidotes to Toxic Christianity,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com

Triangle Stamp Club

The Triangle Stamp Club meets the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Family, 200 Hayes Road, Chapel Hill. nanandrayburby@earthlink.net

Tuesday

Kids Movie Series

The free Kids Summer Movie Series begins at Stadium 10 Theater at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham.

The series of family-friendly films will be shown at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Thursday, Aug. 18. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 919-286-1001. For a list of scheduled movies, go to bit.ly/1XWjp3t.

Stay Fit for Life

The Durham Center for Senior Life hosts Stay Fit for Life from 9:30-11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month at 406 Rigsbee Ave. 919-688-8247, ext. 107; etemu@dcslnc.org

Real estate seminar

The Durham Business and Professional Chain is sponsoring the free progam “Getting Your Property Ready for Resale or Rental” from 6-8:30 p.m. at Nzinga's Café in the Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center, 826 Fayetteville St., Suite 110. Free. Registration required: 919-683-1047, www.durhamchain.org.

Support group

Connections Recovery Support Group, for individuals with a mental health condition, meets at 7:30 p.m. at Watts Baptist Church, 800 Watts St., Durham. Free. Hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Durham. For more information contact Barb Maier at 847-212-6463 or bmaier.namid@gmail.com.

Wednesday

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.

Overeaters Anonymous

The Overeaters Anonymous Lunch Bunch meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Hospitality Room at Holy Infant Church, 5000 Southpark Drive, Durham. Open meeting. 919-937-9674

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 is open from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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.

Young adult book

Award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford will sign copies of her new book “You Can Fly” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com

Thursday

Safari train

The Safari Adventure Train children’s ride reopens for the summer at Center Court in Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. Cost: $3. Closed Wednesdays. For more information and train times, go to northgatemall.com.

Back Porch Music

Bluegrass guitar player Billy Strings headlines Back Porch Music on the Lawn at the American Tobacco Amphitheater, 318 Blackwell St., Durham. Town Mountain from Asheville will open the free outdoor concert, which begins at 6 p.m.

Picnics, coolers and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Glass is prohibited. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. For more information and a list of upcoming performers, go to bit.ly/1qJmdU7.

Thirst4Architecture

Design firm BuildSense hosts Thirst4Architecture, a free informational program on Modernist residential design, from 6-8 p.m. at 502 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. bit.ly/1YeyJsj

‘Hospitable Planet’

Stephen Jurovics discusses his new book, “Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com

Movies on the Plaza

“How to Train Your Dragon,” rated PG, will be shown at dusk as part of the Movies the Plaza series at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. The venue opens at 7:30 p.m.

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

Friday

Blue Devils Toastmasters

The Blue Devils Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Friday each month in Room 203 of the Duke Human Resources Building, 705 Broad St.

Listen up

Audio Under the Stars continues its summer series from 8-10 p.m. at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham. “Destination Unknown: Trips, Travels and Unexpected Journeys” is the scheduled program. Rain date is Saturday, June 25.

Other programs in the series: July 22, “Danger: “Tales of Mischief and Misfortune;” Aug. 26, “Work It: Stories of Labor and Leisure.” audiounderthestars.net

Saturday

Juneteenth

Learn about emancipation and the importance of Juneteenth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Historic Stagville Plantation, 5828 Old Oxford Highway, Durham. Free; donations accepted. 919-620-0120, stagville.org

Summer Festival

A Summer Festival to celebrate the Summer Solstice is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blue Whistler Farm, 9923 Roxboro Road, Durham. Admission: $5; children 5 and under free. Games, animals, food vendors and local craft beer will be featured. For more information: bit.ly/1RXamrM.

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

COGnizant Women’s Ride

A beginner and cruiser-friendly bike ride for women is held at 3 p.m. every third Saturday of the month beginning at the Durham Bike Co-op, 715 Washington St.

Markets

▪ 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.

Third Friday Durham

The monthly art gallery walk features live music, talks and more Friday, June 17, in Durham. 3rdfridaydurham.com

▪ A reception is from 5-8 p.m. at the Power Plant Gallery, 320 Blackwell St. An artist’s talk by William Paul Thomas begins at 6:30 p.m. 919-660-3622, powerplantgallery.org

▪ A reception is from 5-9 p.m. for “ALS Together: From Periphery to Focus” by Jacqueline Smith at Spectre Arts, 1004 Morning Glory Ave. 919-213-1441, alstogether.org

▪ Artist reception from 6-9 p.m. for “Radiant World” by Maximillian Mozingo at Exotique Boutique and Gallery, 319 W. Main St. 919-688-5747, theexotique.com

▪ An opening reception for the exhibit “Off the Radar: GAP” by Mario Heitman is from 6-9 p.m. at Golden Belt Artist Studios, 807 E. Main St. 828-242-1027, goldenbeltarts.com

▪ Reception from 6-9 p.m. at Pleiades Gallery, 109 E. Chapel Hill St., for “Geometric Universe” exhibit by gallery artists and “Divergent” by Darius Quarles and Kim Howard. 919-797-2706, pleiadesartdurham.com

▪ Artist Marjorie Pierson will discuss her photographic work featured in the exhibit “Rare Earth” at Allenton Gallery at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. 919-560-2787, durhamarts.org

▪ The Full Frame Road Show kicks off its Third Friday Film Series with a screening of “The Return” at 7 p.m. at the Full Frame Theater, 320 Blackwell St., Suite 101, on the American Tobacco campus. Other screenings are planned through November. Free but tickets are required. For more information about tickets and a complete lineup of films, go to bit.ly/1kC8KY5.

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