Durham community events from Wednesday, July 27, through Saturday, July 30.
Durham’s traveling recreation program provides a variety of arts and craft and recreational activities from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in July. Free. Designed for children ages 12 and under; children must be accompanied by an adult. This week the program is at Bay-Hargrove Park, 208 Hargrove St. For more information, go to bit.ly/2a6zykf. 919-560-4355
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The News & Observer
Celebrate tomato season at Tomato Day from 3-5 p.m. at the Durham Farmers’ Market, 501 Foster St. Unique varieties of heirloom tomatoes will be available to sample and participants can vote for their favorite.
The market is open from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays. During the summer, the market also is hosting a free Sprouts Club for children ages 5-12. Participants can earn vouchers for fruits and vegetables at the market. For more information, stop by the market’s Info Table or email firstname.lastname@example.org. durhamfarmersmarket.com.
Beers with Ben
Join Benjamin Filippo, executive director of Preservation Durham, for an informal discussion on preservation issues from 5:30-7 p.m. at Bull McCabe’s, 427 W. Main St. RSVP: email@example.com. For more information, go to bit.ly/29Otn1x.
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
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.
The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham hosts a Community Luncheon Roundtable from noon to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Shepherds House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver St. Free. Open to the public. For more information, go to bit.ly/2afaWXB, call Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kidznotes performs at 2 p.m. at Club Boulevard Elementary School, 400 W. Club Blvd., Durham. bit.ly/29ttK35
Floodplain map meeting
A public meeting on the revised FEMA floodplain mapping for Durham is from 5-7 p.m. in Conference Room A of the Durham County Human Services Building, 414 E. Main St. City and county staff members will be available to answer questions and explain the changes. For more information: bit.ly/29NgGEZ.
Back Porch Music
The Stray Birds headline Back Porch Music on the Lawn at 6 p.m. at the American Tobacco Amphitheater, 318 Blackwell St., Durham. Sarah Shook & The Disarmers will open the free outdoor concert. 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.
Recovery International meets from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Thursdays at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St., Durham. The meetings focus on improving emotional health issues. Open to the public. Suggested donation: $5. For more information, call 413-588-4472 or go to recoveryinternational.org or bit.ly/29TIYyx.
Movies on the Plaza
The Movies on the Plaza film series closes out it summer season with a showing of the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” rated R, at dusk 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
The Warehouse Blues free concert series finishes its season with a performance by Samantha Fish at 5:30 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. Rain or shine. Local beer and food trucks will be on site. 919-794-8194, durhamcentralpark.org
The after-hours event for teens features food, games and other activities from 6-10 p.m. at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. Free. Registration required. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/29YJnSH or call Jessica Lundin at 919-560-7468.
The New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7 a.m. in front of the Wild Bird Center at East Gate Shopping Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Birders of all skill levels may attend. Bring snacks and water. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email David Anderson at email@example.com.
Learn how to make candles at the Craft Saturday session from noon to 1 p.m. at Historic Stagville Plantation, 5828 Old Oxford Highway, Durham. Cost: $1 per candle, cash or check. For more information: 919-620-0120, stagville.org, bit.ly/2aaXaqU.
Painted Chair Auction
The Independent Animal Rescue’s 14th annual Painted Chair and More Auction fundraiser is from 5-9 p.m. at the Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 W. Cornwallis Road, Durham. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. animalrescue.net
The NABA RTP chapter hosts a Summer Social Mixer from 5-9 p.m. at The House, 4310 Miami Blvd., Durham. The event is a fundraiser for student scholarships. Admission: $10. For more information, call Shamber Gentry at 919-669-5900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Harry Potter party
The wizarding magic continues with a costume party beginning at 11:30 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. The event celebrates the midnight release of the latest Potter adventure: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” For more information: 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.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.
Please send announcements two weeks before your event to firstname.lastname@example.org.