Durham community events Wednesday, Aug. 17, through Saturday, Aug. 20.
TROSA yard sale
The TROSA yard sale fundraiser continues from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Saturday, Aug. 20, inside the TROSA Thrift Store, 3500 N. Roxboro St., Oxford Commons, Durham. Mattresses, washers and dryers, refrigerators, stoves, furniture, clothing, electronics and housewares will be for sale. Delivery service will be available. For more information, call 919-419-1059 or go to trosainc.org.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Searle Conference Center of the Seeley G. Mudd Building, 100 Bryan Searle Drive, Duke Medical Center. Another blood drive is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at White Rock Baptist Church, 3400 Fayetteville St.
Blood donations also can be made at the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 4737 University Drive, Suite 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. redcrossblood.org
The Durham Farmers’ Market, 501 Foster St., is open from 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays. 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 Sam’s Quik Shop, 1605 Erwin Road. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 919-286-4110 or go to bit.ly/2aGaMFt.
The Durham Transportation Department holds a drop-in public meeting from 6-8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Mosaic Church, 2031 W. Club Blvd., to discuss the proposed re-striping of West Club Boulevard. Plans will be available at the meeting; public input is welcome. For more information, go to bit.ly/2aJSnZY.
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.
Meet the Author
Author Andra Watkins presents a program on strategies to make memories that matter at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Durham Main Library, 300 N Roxboro St. Watkins wrote the New York Times best-selling memoir “Not Without My Father.” Free. Copies of her books will be available for purchase. For more information, call Jenny Levine at 919-560--268, email email@example.com or go to bit.ly/2aLrWV2.
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.
Meals from the Market
Tickets for Durham Central Park’s 11th annual Meals from the Market go on sale at 10 a.m. The fundraiser features a series of meals from September to October that park supporters host at their home, restaurant or other venue. The meals are donated by the hosts and proceeds from ticket sales support the park. For more information, call 919-794-8194 or go to bit.ly/2aLCTc1.
Celebrate the end of summer break and get ready for another school year from 3-5 p.m. at the Back to School Bash at Bragtown Library, 3200 Dearborn Drive, Durham. Free. Food, activities and more will be featured. For more information, call 919-560-0210 or go to bit.ly/2aVAMNL.
The Full Frame Road Show continues its Third Friday Film Series with a screening of the film “Contemporary Color” 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; tickets required. For more information about tickets and a complete lineup of films, go to bit.ly/1kC8KY5.
The Ozymandias perform from 7-9 p.m. as part of the outdoor Summer Concert Series at Brightleaf Square, 905 W. Main St., Durham. Free. Bring lawn chairs. 919-682-9229, bit.ly/1VZogk0.
The New Hope Audubon Society hosts a bird walk beginning at 7 a.m. in front of the Oak Creek Village Shopping Center, 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. Birders of all skill levels may attend. Bring snacks and water. Canceled if heavy rain. For more information, email Jim Capel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about bugs on the farm during the Buzz Buzz Farm Bugs family program from 10 a.m. to noon at Duke Homestead State Historic Site, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham. Free; rain or shine. For more information, go to bit.ly/2b8cHI6.
Back 2 School Bash
Get ready for the new school year at the free family festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. The event will feature live music, a bounce house, demonstrations, a petting zoo, children’s activities, giveaways and more. Free backpacks will be given away at the top of each hour while supplies last. Register to win one of 20 designer backpacks and donate children’s books to Book Harvest. For more information, go to bit.ly/2aYyNvp.
Fit Kids and Teens
Free fitness classes for children and teens are being offered at Discovery Nook, Suite 118 in Children’s Alleyway at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. Fit Kids is from 1-1:30 p.m. and Fit Teens is from 1:30-2:15 p.m. The Durham County Library bookmobile also will be on site. For more information, go to northgatemall.com.
Archaeology for Kids
Uncover clues on how people lived 200 years ago from 1-4 p.m. at Leigh Farm Park, 370 Leigh Farm Road, Chapel Hill. Free drop-in program. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for ages 5-14. For more information, call 919-471-1623, option 2, or go to bit.ly/2aSO0xq.
Rock the Park
The Rock the Park Concert and Movie Series closes out its season with a screening of the film “Home,” rated PG, at 8:30 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 502 Foster St. Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food vendors will be on site. No alcohol or smoking. For more information: 919-560-4355, ext. 27230, or bit.ly/29u5PCG.
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., in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. 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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