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June 17–23

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Monday, June 17, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

 

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Monday, June 17, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

Join the weekly Walk to Wellness on Monday, June 17, 6–7pm, at the Lyon Park Recreation Center (1309 Halley St, on the indoor track). This walking program will include low-impact aerobics.

Line Dancing with Nykki will be held at the Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd) on Monday, June 17, 6–7:30pm. This free session is for beginners on up. 

The Hayti Heritage Center’s Heritage Rhythms African Dance Class will be led by Toni Hall and Ivy Burch on Monday, June 17, 6:30–8pm, in the Chuck Davis Dance Emporium (upstairs at 804 Old Fayetteville St, at Fayetteville and Lakewood Sts). Featuring music from the African diaspora, this class will incorporate deep breathing, conditioning, and cardio-intensive African dance moves. The weekly fee is $10; visit the Facebook page for more info and to purchase your ticket(s). GoDurham 5/5K.

Still Skating will host an Adult Inline and Roller Skating Class at the Durty Bull Brewing Company (206 Broadway St) on Wednesday, June 17, 7–8pm. This class is for beginners, who will learn how to fall, how NOT to fall, how to stand on skates, how to skate forward, how to STOP, and how to turn. Make sure that you have protective gear, including a helmet, wrist guards, knee pads, and elbow pads. If you don’t have your own skates (“regular” or inline), write to Merissa at contact@westillskating.com to see if you’ll be able to rent some. The class fee is $20; click here to register.

Jim McQuaid and the Triangle Filmmaking Community will cohost a workshop, Making Your Best Film—On Time!, on Monday, June 17, 7–9:30pm, at Shadowbox Studio (2220 Dominion St). Get tips on putting together the most efficient artistic plan for your short film and learn how to avoid production and scheduling problems. Free admission; click here to register. Socializing starts at 6:30 and the workshop starts at 7.

The next Durham City Council Regular Meeting will be held on Monday, June 17, 7–10pm. You can choose to attend in person in City Council Chambers (101 City Hall Plaza) or via the City’s website, YouTube channel, X account, Facebook page, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV (via the free Boxcast app), Frontier channel 70, or AT&T U-verse channel 99. GoDurham 3/3B/3C/4.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, June 18, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

Anyone age 50+ is invited to the East Regional Library (211 Lick Creek Ln) on Tuesday, June 18, 10–11:30am, for coffee and chatting. The Over 50 Crowd meets every week for this self-run program; call Mara at 919-560-0207 for more info.

Children’s librarians from the Durham County Library will host Storytime on the Roof at the Durham Hotel (315 E Chapel Hill St) on Tuesday, June 18, 10:30–11am. Free admission; you’re welcome to bring a pillow or blanket for comfort. 

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Tuesday, June 18, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, June 18 at 12:30pm for a couple of hours (while supplies last); be sure to sign in at noon. If you’re driving, please park in the WD Hill Community Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Be sure to find someone with a clipboard and give your name; don’t forget your face mask. GoDurham 5/5K.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Tuesday, June 18, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

RTP Uncorked will lead the weekly Boxyard Run Club in a 3-mile run through Research Triangle Park on Tuesday, June 18 from 5:30 to 6:30pm. All paces are welcome and the run will begin and end at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54). Meet up on the grass by Leroy’s Tacos and sign the sign-in sheet and waiver for this free event.

You Call This Yoga will host Gentle Flow Yoga with Shakira Bethea and Karla Vallecillo on Tuesday, June 18, 6–7pm, at ReCity Network (112 Broadway St). The group will start with breathing exercises and you‘ll learn the postures, with slow movements, and a simple meditation exercise to relax your body and mind. Free admission; click here for more info. Don’t forget your yoga mat or towel.

Senior PharmAssist will host a Medicare Basics seminar on Tuesday, June 18, 6pm, on Zoom. Those who are about to turn 65 are especially encouraged to attend. Call 919-688-4772 or click here to register for this free event.

Alyah Baker will lead a Black & Brown Ballet Class at the Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetteville St, at Fayetteville and Lakewood Sts) for beginners and intermediate dancers (age 12+) on Tuesday, June 18, 6:30–8pm. Learn traditional ballet technique in a class starting out with stretching, bending, and balance exercises especially designed for black and brown bodies. The fee is $10; visit the Facebook page for more info and to purchase your ticket(s). GoDurham 5/5K.

Mallarmé’s Dynamic Duos in Durham Mini Festival will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 7pm, at the Huron Stage (2329 Huron St). Enjoy the acoustic folky sounds of the Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs (Kendra Harding on guitar and Zack Harding on mandolin). Suggested donation at the door is $10.

The Tuesday Blues Jam will be held on June 18, 7–10pm at the Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St). Don’t worry about your amp—just take your instrument (or just drumsticks if you’re a drummer), and if you’re a singer, feel free to provide your own mic. Wear your mask at all times while performing; the tables will be set further apart for social distancing. Free admission; if you plan to perform, you can sign up a half-hour before showtime up to 8pm.

The American Dance Festival presents Ronald K Brown/EVIDENCE with Upside Down, a strongly African work about loss and growth out of loss (an excerpt from the full work, Destiny), at the Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University (125 Science Dr) on Tuesday, June 18, 7:30pm. Tickets range from $35 to $54; click here for more info and to make your purchase.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, June 19, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

The Bragtown Branch Library (3200 Dearborn Dr) will host Children’s Storytime on Wednesday, May 15, 10:30–11am, for young children up to 5 years old.

Bell Yeager Freewill Baptist Church (128 E Cornwallis Rd) will have a Food Giveaway for people in need on Wednesday, June 19, 10am–noon. If you’re interested in volunteering to help with sorting and distribution, call 919-489-3963.

Our local Catholic Charities runs the Durham Community Food Pantry (2020 Chapel Hill Rd, Suite 30, in the Lakewood Shopping Center). If you are in need, stop by, register, and if you qualify, take home a week’s worth of groceries to take home. In addition to food, they also have diapers and other supplies (just ask). Once you’re in the system, you can stop by the food pantry once every 30 days. Stop by on Wednesday, June 19 between 10am and 1pm or 5 and 7pm. Services are offered in English, Spanish, and French. Call 919-286-1964 for more info.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Wednesday, June 19, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will feature originals and classics from the American Songbook as performed by Sheila Casalett during the next Hear & There live concert series on June 19, noon–2pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities; if you’re interested in performing, write to music@boxyardrtp.com.

Research Triangle Park will host Party in the Park: The Juneteenth Edition on Wednesday, June 18, noon–2pm at the Hub RTP Experience Center (300 Park Offices Dr). Celebrate freedom with lawn games, music with DJ Damu, and tasty treats from local food trucks (Same O Dame O’s, Boricua Soul, Flat Drum, CoCoCrissi Tropical Icees, and OMG! Lemonade). Free admission; click here for more info.

St Joseph AME Church (2521 Fayetteville St) will have their Community Food Distribution on Wednesday, June 19, 2–3pm. You can enter the parking lot via Nash St.

The Wednesday Durham Farmers Market will be held in the Durham Central Park pavilion (501 Foster St) on June 19 from 3 to 6pm. You can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and some items that aren’t available at the Saturday market. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend. (Double your money!) Please note that Foster St will not be closed, as it is on Saturdays. Click here to find out what’s in season.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, June 19, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

King’s Park International Church (1305 Odyssey Dr) will host its Food Pantry & Clothing Closet on Wednesday, June 19, 5–6pm. The House of Mercy Food Pantry and Clothing Closet will give away fresh, frozen, and canned foods and gently used clothing to individuals and families in need. Check in before arriving by texting your name, address, and number of people in your family to 919-885-4080. Click here for more info. GoDurham 12.

Rediscover the fun of playing board games during Game Night at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) on Wednesday, June 19, 5:30–8:30pm. Free admission; food and beverage vendors/venues will be close by. GoDurham 12B.

Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) will host a Juneteenth Observance Ceremony at their farm (Catawba Trails Farm, 2080 Sawmill Creek Pkwy) on Wednesday, June 19, 6–7pm. Walk to the Johnston Family and Enslaved Gravesite and honor their lives by speaking their names aloud. After this solemn ceremony, African drinks and conversation will be enjoyed. Free admission.

The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s Retro Film Series will feature a screening of Jun Fukuda’s Son of Godzilla (1967, rated G) on Wednesday, June 19, 7pm, in Cinema One (309 W Morgan St). Enjoy this Japanese monster movie classic with English subtitles. Tickets are $10; click here to watch the trailer, and click here to purchase your ticket online.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, June 19, 7–10pm, at the Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St). They’ll be practicing proper social distancing, so the number of people admitted will be very limited. Admission is $5; click here for more info and to see the event calendar. If you’d rather stay home, you can still enjoy the show on FacebookGoDurham 1, 4.

Studio Motif Durham (3206 Guess Rd) will host a Sunset Groove R&B Jam Session on Wednesday, June 19, 8–11pm. The doors will open at 7 and the music starts at 8. Free admission; click here for more info.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, June 20, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Thursday, June 20, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will feature originals and classics from the American Songbook as performed by Sheila Casalett during the next Taking Back Thursday live concert series on May 16, noon–2pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities; if you’re interested in performing, write to music@boxyardrtp.com.

The Durham County Main Library (300 N Roxboro St) hosts the Community Workshop Series on the 3rd floor (Room 3214) on Thursday, , 3–4:15pm. Today’s topic will be Smartphone Basics: Android. Click here to register.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Thursday, June 20, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

A NAR-ANON (Narcotics Anonymous) meeting for relatives and friends of people with addictions will be held on Thursday, June 20, 5–6pm, at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (2200 S Alston Ave).

Durham Business Networking and One Community, One Voice, One Vision will cohost a Durham Business Networking Event on Thursday, June 20, 6–8pm, at Spaces (555 S Mangum St, Suite 100). Meet other influential business owners and gain some tools in running a successful business. Free admission; click here to register.

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, in Golden Belt) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, June 20, 6–8pm. One local arts & crafts vendor will be featured every week (at no cost to the artist). If you’d like to be considered to participate as an artist/vendor, click here to fill out the form. GoDurham 3/3B/3C.

The weekly Fleet Feet Pony Run starts at and returns to Ponysaurus Brewing (219 Hood St) on Thursday, June 18, 6:15–8:30pm. You can choose either the 3-mile or 5-mile route and run at your own pace during this free event. Click here for more info. GoDurham 2/3B/12.

The Triangle Turtles & Hares Running Group will lead a Thursday Evening Run from 6:30 to 9:30pm on June 20. Everyone will meet at Tomato Jake’s (8202 Renaissance Pkwy #101) and then they’ll run for a few miles on the American Tobacco Trail. All paces are welcome; you might want to bring a headlamp.

DJ VJDullar will host Amapiano Thursdays at the Congress Bar & Café (471 S Driver St) on May 16, 8pm–midnight. Enjoy South African amapiano (also known as yanos) groove culture, which to American ears could sound like funky smooth jazz + African-flavored smooth house. Free admission.

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Line Dancin’ with Jeterbug will be held at the IR Holmes Sr/Campus Hills Recreation Center (2000 S Alston Ave) on Friday, June 21, 9–10am. This $4 session is for beginners on up; call 919-560-4444 for more info. 

Counter Culture Coffee (812 Mallard Ave) will host Tasting at Ten on Friday, June 21, 10–11am. Coffee lovers are invited to sample various flavors and socialize in the Training Center. Click here for more info and to register for this free event.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Friday, June 21, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

Learn how to slow down, connect with your body, and calm your mind during a Restorative Yoga Class, which will be held at the Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd) on Friday, April 12, 2–2:50pm. Be sure to bring your yoga mat or towel. Click here to register.

 

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Friday, June 21, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

A Third Friday event, The Mix at CCB Plaza, will feature fun music by DJ Piddipat (who is also publisher of the Durham Skywriter) at 201 N Corcoran St on June 21, 3–6pm. Stop by, enjoy a snack from the food truck or dance to some great oldies and up-to-date bangers. This music series is made possible by Downtown Durham Inc. 

Singer-guitarist Stephen Muñoz will lead LOJO: Log Off, Jam On on Friday, June 21, 5:30–8:30pm, at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr). The open-air space is a good setting for this jam session, where musicians and singers are invited to join in. Free admission; food and drinks will be available for purchase from the restaurants on site.

Surround yourself with art during Third Friday on June 21, 6–9pm (hours might differ depending on the venue). Make the round of participating downtown (and nearby) venues, including the Durham Arts Council, Through This Lens, 5 Points Gallery, Liberty Arts, downtown eateries and microbreweries, the artists at Golden Belt, Hayti Heritage Center, etc. Some venues will also feature music and other activities. Click here for more info​.

It’s Open Mic Comedy night at Durty Bull Brewing Company (206 Broadway St) on Friday, June 21, 8–11pm. Hosts Ebony and Amir invite all local comedians to share their creative, funny thoughts. Free admission; write to durtybullopenmic@gmail.com to get on the performance list.

RDU Blues will host Dance Blues Friday at Triangle Dance Studios (2603 S Miami Blvd) on June 21, 8–11:30pm. The beginner’s class will start at 8, and open social dancing will start at 9. Admission is $10, $8 for students and seniors, and you can a discount if you volunteer. Look for the “RDU Blues” sign on the middle door on the far part of the parking lot when you pull in from Miami Blvd. Visit the Facebook event p age for more info.

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The Durham Central Park pavilion (501 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, June 22 from 8am to noon. You can buy greens, fruits, vegetables, herbs, honeys, free-range meats, eggs, cheeses, home-baked pastries, home-crafted soaps, preserves, starter plants, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up. (Double your money!) Click here to find out what’s in season. GoDurham 4.

The Durham Craft Market shares Durham Central Park (501 Foster St) with the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, June 22, 8am–noon. Artists will have their works—jewelry, photos, wood crafts, paintings, whimsical pieces, etc—on display (and for sale). Click here to learn more about the artists and their work.

The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 8am to noon on Saturday, June 22, in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center (5510 Hwy 55). You can purchase fresh produce, cheeses, meats, crafts, pastries, vegetables, artisan goods, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards each season (the $1.50 transaction fee helps fund the Double Bucks program where SNAP recipients can double their purchases up to $10); they also sell wooden “debit” tokens that you can use with any vendor. Vendors at the market accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer); stop by the Manager’s Tent and they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend. (Double your money!) Keep up with the latest news by visiting their Facebook pageGoDurham 12.

The Durham Roots Farmers Market will be held on Saturday, May 18, 10am–noon, in the Farm Bureau Office’s parking lot (1901 Hillandale Rd). All of the farmers/vendors are from the Durham area, and you’ll be able to find meats, produce, eggs, mushrooms, plants, and flowers. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

Enjoy stories, songs, and fun during Family Storytime at the Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd) on Saturday, May 18, 10:30am. No need to register.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Saturday, June 22, 11am–9pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

Join DJ Bosslady as she hosts the Durham House Music Meetup at Congress (471 S Driver St) on Sunday, May 12, 5pm. Free admission.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will feature a mix of electronic, tropical, soulful, and jazzy sounds from DJ k.ward during the next Saturdaze music series on Saturday, May 18, 11:30am–2:30pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities.

The North Durham Farmers Market will be held at 1016 Old Oxford Rd on Saturday, May 18 from noon to 4pm. You can buy fresh produce, artisanal goods, homemade products, handcrafted items, and more. 

Tobacco Road Tours will hold a Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Tour on Saturday, June 22, 7:30–8:15pm, starting at Major the Bull in CCB Plaza (201 N Corcoran St). This family-friendly (age 8+) 1.5-mile walking tour will center around local ghost stories and explorations of the Bull Durham Factory, Kress Store Building, Devil’s Teacher, Hotel Malbourne Memory, the Snow Building, and the Liggett-Myers Factory. Tickets are $20, $16 for young people ages 8 to 14; click here to make your purchase.

Singer/songwriter Danny Smith will give a free concert at the Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse Christian-music venue (2700 N Roxboro St, in St Paul United Methodist Church) on Saturday, June 22, 7:30pm. Donations will be graciously accepted; visit the website to see the full calendar. GoDurham 7.

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Sunday Morning Meditation will be held at the Shambhala Center of Durham (733 Rutherford St) on June 23, 9am–noon. Sitting meditation will be interspersed with walking meditation, and you can get some instruction if you’re a novice. Feel free to arrive and leave at any time—you don’t have to stay the entire 3 hours. You can also choose to attend online (click here to ask for the Zoom link); click here for more info. GoDurham 11/11B.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Sunday, June 23, noon–6pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

Don’t Waste Durham will hold a Boomerang Bag Sewing Party on Sunday, Sunday, June 23, 1–4pm, at Sew Crafty (101 Orange St, on the corner of Parrish and Orange, the little alley just west of Mangum). If you’re pretty good at sewing a straight line (with a sewing machine) or ironing, and would like to volunteer to make reusable bags to distribute throughout Durham, then drop by for a while. Donations of materials, including clean tee shirts and other fabrics will be greatly appreciated. Click here for more info and to sign up.

The Bull City Woodshop (1912 E Pettigrew St) will hold an adult class, Planter Box Build, on Sunday, April 14, 3–6pm. Learn how to make a planter box by using the Woodshop’s miter saws, power drills, power sanders, and materials. The cost of the workshop is $85, and proceeds will help fund their free afterschool program. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and leave dangling jewelry at home. Click here for more info and to register.

June 24–30

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Monday, June 24, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

 

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Monday, June 24, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

Join the weekly Walk to Wellness on Monday, June 24, 6–7pm, at the Lyon Park Recreation Center (1309 Halley St, on the indoor track). This walking program will include low-impact aerobics.

The Hayti Heritage Center’s Heritage Rhythms African Dance Class will be led by Toni Hall and Ivy Burch on Monday, June 24, 6:30–8pm, in the Chuck Davis Dance Emporium (upstairs at 804 Old Fayetteville St, at Fayetteville and Lakewood Sts). Featuring music from the African diaspora, this class will incorporate deep breathing, conditioning, and cardio-intensive African dance moves. The weekly fee is $10; visit the Facebook page for more info and to purchase your ticket(s). GoDurham 5/5K.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, June 25, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

Anyone age 50+ is invited to the East Regional Library (211 Lick Creek Ln) on Tuesday, June 25, 10–11:30am, for coffee and chatting. The Over 50 Crowd meets every week for this self-run program; call Mara at 919-560-0207 for more info.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Tuesday, June 25, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, June 25 at 12:30pm for a couple of hours (while supplies last); be sure to sign in at noon. If you’re driving, please park in the WD Hill Community Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Be sure to find someone with a clipboard and give your name; don’t forget your face mask. GoDurham 5/5K.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Tuesday, June 25, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

RTP Uncorked will lead the weekly Boxyard Run Club in a 3-mile run through Research Triangle Park on Tuesday, June 25 from 5:30 to 6:30pm. All paces are welcome and the run will begin and end at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54). Meet up on the grass by Leroy’s Tacos and sign the sign-in sheet and waiver for this free event.

Alyah Baker will lead a Black & Brown Ballet Class at the Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetteville St, at Fayetteville and Lakewood Sts) for beginners and intermediate dancers (age 12+) on Tuesday, June 256:30–8pm. Learn traditional ballet technique in a class starting out with stretching, bending, and balance exercises especially designed for black and brown bodies. The fee is $10; visit the Facebook page for more info and to purchase your ticket(s). GoDurham 5/5K.

The Tuesday Blues Jam will be held on June 25, 7–10pm, at the Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St). Don’t worry about your amp—just take your instrument (or just drumsticks if you’re a drummer), and if you’re a singer, feel free to provide your own mic. Wear your mask at all times while performing; the tables will be set further apart for social distancing. Free admission; if you plan to perform, you can sign up a half-hour before showtime up to 8pm. GoDurham 1, 4.

Renowned spoken-word artist Dasan Ahanu will host Eloquent Soul: Open Mic Night at Missy Lane’s Assembly Room (310 E Main St) on Tuesday, May 21, 7:30–9:30pm. After signing up at 7:15, each performer will get 5 minutes to recite up to two poems or perform one song. Feel free to let the house band (directed by Joe Holloway) what type of groove or backing you’ll need. Problematic language (including hate speech and graphic violence) will be prohibited. Tickets are $10 (free for members); click here for more info and to get your ticket(s).

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, June 26, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

The Bragtown Branch Library (3200 Dearborn Dr) will host Children’s Storytime on Wednesday, May 22, 10:30–11am, for young children up to 5 years old.

Bell Yeager Freewill Baptist Church (128 E Cornwallis Rd) will have a Food Giveaway for people in need on Wednesday, June 26, 10am–noon. If you’re interested in volunteering to help with sorting and distribution, call 919-489-3963.

Our local Catholic Charities runs the Durham Community Food Pantry (2020 Chapel Hill Rd, Suite 30, in the Lakewood Shopping Center). If you are in need, stop by, register, and if you qualify, take home a week’s worth of groceries to take home. In addition to food, they also have diapers and other supplies (just ask). Once you’re in the system, you can stop by the food pantry once every 30 days. Stop by on Wednesday, June 26 between 10am and 1pm or 5 and 7pm. Services are offered in English, Spanish, and French. Call 919-286-1964 for more info.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Wednesday, June 26, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will feature the modern jazz sounds of Daniel Delorenzo during the next Hear & There live concert series on Wednesday, May 22, noon–2pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities; if you’re interested in performing, write to music@boxyardrtp.com. GoDurham 12B/805.

Durham Parks and Recreation will host Adult Recess in CCB Plaza (201 Corcoran St) on Wednesday, June 26, noon–2pm. Enjoy a free, fun lunch hour (or two) with Giant Connect 4, Giant Jenga, Giant Twister, Bead Keychains, Corn Hole, Origami, and Hula Hoops.

St Joseph AME Church (2521 Fayetteville St) will have their Community Food Distribution on Wednesday, June 26, 2–3pm. You can enter the parking lot via Nash St.

The Wednesday Durham Farmers Market will be held in the Durham Central Park pavilion (501 Foster St) on June 26 from 3 to 6pm. You can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and some items that aren’t available at the Saturday market. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend. (Double your money!) Please note that Foster St will not be closed, as it is on Saturdays. Click here to find out what’s in season.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, June 26, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

The Wednesday Durham Farmers Market will be held in the Durham Central Park pavilion (501 Foster St) on June 26 from 3 to 6pm. You can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and some items that aren’t available at the Saturday market. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend. (Double your money!) Please note that Foster St will not be closed, as it is on Saturdays. Click here to find out what’s in season.

 

King’s Park International Church (1305 Odyssey Dr) will host its Food Pantry & Clothing Closet on Wednesday, June 26, 5–6pm. The House of Mercy Food Pantry and Clothing Closet will give away fresh, frozen, and canned foods and gently used clothing to individuals and families in need. Check in before arriving by texting your name, address, and number of people in your family to 919-885-4080. Click here for more info. GoDurham 12.

Rediscover the fun of playing board games during Game Night at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) on Wednesday, April 17, 5:30–8:30pm. Free admission; food and beverage vendors/venues will be close by. GoDurham 12B.

Enjoy Jazz on the Roof (of The Durham Hotel, 315 E Chapel Hill St) with trumpeter Al Strong on Wednesday, April 17, 7–9:30pm. Free admission; snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, June 26, 7–10pm, at the Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St). The backup band will be playing R&B, smooth jazz, and funk—and you can join in (be sure to sign up when you arrive). Admission is $5; click here for more info and to see the event calendar. If you’d rather stay home, you can still enjoy the show on FacebookGoDurham 1, 4.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, June 27, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

Our local Catholic Charities runs the Durham Community Food Pantry (2020 Chapel Hill Rd, Suite 30, in the Lakewood Shopping Center). If you are in need, stop by, register, and if you qualify, take home a week’s worth of groceries to take home. In addition to food, they also have diapers and other supplies (just ask). Once you’re in the system, you can stop by the food pantry once every 30 days. Stop by on Thursday, June 27 between 10am and 1pm. Services are offered in English, Spanish, and French. Call 919-286-1964 for more info.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Thursday, June 27, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

The Wright Village (112 Broadway St) will host a Lunch Networking event on Thursday, May 23, 11:30am–1pm. Chef Q from Taste of Soul Catering will provide a tasty meal as entrepreneurs meet each other and build relationships. Tickets are $10; click here to make your purchase. Don’t forget your business cards.

The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham’s next Community Luncheon Roundtable will be held at the Elizabeth Street United Methodist Church (1209 N Elizabeth St, in the education building’s fellowship hall) on Thursday, June 27, noon–1pm. Discuss community issues and forge partnerships with others who want to work toward positive change. Lunch is free, and masks will be provided (but not required). Visit the website to learn about the Coalition’s programs and services. GoDurham 4/9B.

You Call This Yoga will host Gentle Yoga with Christa Carter on Thursday, May 23, noon–1pm, at ReCity Network (112 Broadway St). The group will start with breathing exercises and you‘ll learn the postures, with slow movements, and a simple meditation exercise to relax your body and mind. Free admission; don’t forget your yoga mat or towel.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will feature blues singer-songwriter Mysti Mayhem during the next Taking Back Thursday live concert series on May 23, noon–2pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities; if you’re interested in performing, write to music@boxyardrtp.com. GoDurham 12B/805.

The next Durham City Council Work Session will be held on Thursday, May 23, 1–5pm. You can choose to attend in person in City Council Chambers (101 City Hall Plaza) or via the City’s website, YouTube channel, X account, Facebook page, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV (via the free Boxcast app), Frontier channel 70, or AT&T U-verse channel 99.

The West End Free Market will give away fresh produce on Thursday, June 27 at the Lyon Park Recreation Center (1309 Halley St). Seniors (age 65+) will be served starting at 2:45pm, followed by everyone else at 3. 

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Thursday, June 27, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

The Christian Assembly Church of Durham (5516 N Roxboro Rd) will host its Drive-Thru Food Pantry on Thursday, May 23, 4–5pm. Drive around the office side of the lower church building and head up the hill to the upper church building.

The Northgate Park Food Truck Rodeo will be held in the park (2519 Acadia St) on Thursday, May 23, 5–8pm. Susan Johnson and Leah Kaufman will perform from 5 to 5:45, and Fair-to-Middlin’ will perform from 6 to 8. Don’t forget your lawn chair and/or blanket. 

A NAR-ANON (Narcotics Anonymous) meeting for relatives and friends of people with addictions will be held on Thursday, June 27, 5–6pm, at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (2200 S Alston Ave).

The Durham Night Market will be set up on and around the American Tobacco Campus (318 Blackwell St) on Thursday, May 23, 5–9pm. This family- and leashed-dog-friendly outdoor event will feature a wide array of vendors and musical performers, and visitors are also encouraged to stop by local eateries and food trucks. Free admission.

The Durham Alumni Aggies invite everyone who attended or who are fans of North Carolina A&T to their Aggie Fit Walk on Thursday, May 23, 6pm. Meet on the American Tobacco Trail behind the Streets at Southpoint Theater (6910 Fayetteville Rd) for an evening walk.

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, in Golden Belt) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, June 27, 6–8pm. One local arts & crafts vendor will be featured every week (at no cost to the artist). If you’d like to be considered to participate as an artist/vendor, click here to fill out the form. GoDurham 3/3B/3C.

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club (3001 Cameron Blvd) will host a Rhythms of the Rumba Dance Class for beginners on Thursday, May 23, 6–8pm. Jordan Jewell of Move With Grace Ballroom will lead the class, concentrating with slow and fluid movements from Cuba. Learn the dance steps and explore the culture that the rhythms derived from. The class fee is $25; click here to register in advance. If you want to register as a couple, please fill out one form per person.

The weekly Fleet Feet Pony Run starts at and returns to Ponysaurus Brewing (219 Hood St) on Thursday, June 27, 6:15–8:30pm. You can choose either the 3-mile or 5-mile route and run at your own pace during this free event. Click here for more info. GoDurham 2/3B/12.

The Triangle Turtles & Hares Running Group will lead a Thursday Evening Run from 6:30 to 9:30pm on June 27. Everyone will meet in the parking lot by Tomato Jake’s (8202 Renaissance Pkwy #101) and then they’ll run for a few miles on the American Tobacco Trail. All paces are welcome; you might want to bring a headlamp.

Let’s Get Social Raleigh will host DejaNoir: The Mixer at Deja’s (112 Hunt St) on Thursday, May 23, 7–10pm. Enjoy an evening of old-school R&B and hip-hop (with DJ King Kav), plus fashion, food and drinks, and networking. Dress to impress. Tickets are $15; click here for more info.

DJ VJDullar will host Amapiano Thursdays at the Congress Bar & Café (471 S Driver St) on May 23, 8pm–midnight. Enjoy South African amapiano (also known as yanos) groove culture, which to American ears could sound like funky smooth jazz + African-flavored smooth house. Free admission.

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Line Dancin’ with Jeterbug will be held at the IR Holmes Sr/Campus Hills Recreation Center (2000 S Alston Ave) on Friday, June 28, 9–10am. This $4 session is for beginners on up; call 919-560-4444 for more info. 

Safe Kids Durham County will host a Car Seat Checking Event at the Greater Durham Moose Lodge (2020 Crystal Lake Rd) on Friday, May 24, 9:30am–1:30pm. Call 919-323-5073 or write to safekids@duke.edu to schedule an appointment to learn how to properly install your car seat so your little stays safe.

​​​​​​Counter Culture Coffee (812 Mallard Ave) will host Tasting at Ten on Friday, June 28, 10–11am. Coffee lovers are invited to sample various flavors and socialize in the Training Center. Click here for more info and to register for this free event.

 

The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Friday on June 28, where people in need can receive help from 10am to noon, while supplies last. You can get some canned goods, meats, drinks, snacks, hygiene items, and even pet food. Be sure to take a current photo ID; they advise that you take a strong bag as well. Click here if you can volunteer from 8am to 2pm; call 919-688-7306 for more info. If you’d like to help supply the pantry, click here to see what’s needed. GoDurham 3/3B/3C.

Elizabeth Street United Methodist Church (1209 N Elizabeth St) is hosting an All Recovery Support Group meeting on Friday, June 28, at noon. This group honors all roads to recovery and offers support and encouragement. Write to recoverycommunityofdurham@gmail.com for more info.

The Glass Jug Beer Lab (545 Foster St) will host a Friday Co-Working and Networking Social on May 24, noon–5pm. Freelancers, entrepreneurs, and remote workers are invited to spend the last few hours of the workweek co-working and connecting with others in similar situations. Work from noon to 4 and then network and enjoy a beverage from 4 to 5. Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Friday, June 28, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr) will feature dynamic blues/rock singer-guitarist Emily Musolino during the next Friday Night Live concert series on May 24, 5:30–7:30pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities; if you’re interested in performing, write to music@boxyardrtp.com.

It’s Open Mic Comedy night at Durty Bull Brewing Company (206 Broadway St) on Friday, June 28, 8–11pm. Hosts Ebony and Amir invite all local comedians to share their creative, funny thoughts. Free admission; write to durtybullopenmic@gmail.com to get on the performance list.

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The Durham Central Park pavilion (501 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, June 29 from 8am to noon. You can buy greens, fruits, vegetables, herbs, honeys, free-range meats, eggs, cheeses, home-baked pastries, home-crafted soaps, preserves, starter plants, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up. (Double your money!) Click here to find out what’s in season. GoDurham 4.

The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 8am to noon on Saturday, June 29, in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center (5510 Hwy 55). You can purchase fresh produce, cheeses, meats, crafts, pastries, vegetables, artisan goods, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards each season (the $1.50 transaction fee helps fund the Double Bucks program where SNAP recipients can double their purchases up to $10); they also sell wooden “debit” tokens that you can use with any vendor. Vendors at the market accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer); stop by the Manager’s Tent and they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend. (Double your money!) Keep up with the latest news by visiting their Facebook pageGoDurham 12

The Durham Roots Farmers Market will be held on Saturday, May 25, 10am–noon, in the Farm Bureau Office’s parking lot (1901 Hillandale Rd). All of the farmers/vendors are from the Durham area, and you’ll be able to find meats, produce, eggs, mushrooms, plants, and flowers. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

Let’s Get Social Raleigh will host a Hike & Picnic at Eno River (6101 Cole Mill Rd) on Saturday, May 25, 10am–1pm. Join a 4-mile hike around the Eno River (and over a suspension bridge), followed by a picnic at the shelter at the beginning of the trailhead (bring your own food/beverages). Don’t forget bug spray and a blanket or portable chair, if you need to. This is a free, adults-only event.

Enjoy stories, songs, and fun during Family Storytime at the Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd) on Saturday, May 25, 10:30am. No need to register.

The POOF Teen Center (1100 N Miami Blvd, Suite 601, in the Village) will host a POOF Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, May 25, 11am–3pm. If you’re interested in being a vendor, call 919-381-54 79 for more info and to pay the vendor fee. The proceeds (plus vendor fees) will go toward raising funds for the young people in this entrepreneurial program to take a trip to Jamaica. 

The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s Studio Ghibli Film Series will feature a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo (2008, rated G) on Saturday, May 25, 11:30am, in Cinema One (309 W Morgan St). Enjoy this Japanese animated movie classic dubbed into English. Tickets are $12; click here to watch the trailer, and click here to purchase your ticket online.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will will feature a mix of electronic, tropical, soulful, and jazzy sounds from DJ k.ward during the next Saturdaze music series on Saturday, May 25, 11:30am–2:30pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities.

Children’s Storytime will be held at Barnes & Noble (5400 New Hope Commons Dr) on Saturday, May 25, noon–1pm.

Master Gardeners from Durham County Cooperative Extension will host a Plant Swap on Saturday, May 25, 2–3pm, at the Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd). Exchange or share houseplants, vegetable starts, annuals, perennials, and/or seeds. Do you best to label them. Click here for more info, and call 919-560-7192 if you have any questions.

The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s (309 W Morgan St) Retro Film Series will celebrate 45th anniversary screenings of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1979, not rated) on Saturday, May 25, 2:30pm, 5pm. and 7:30pm. Tickets are $10; click here to watch the trailer, and click here to purchase your ticket online.

Pure Soul vegan restaurant (4125 Hwy 15-501) will host a Plant Swap on Saturday, May 25, 3–5pm. Plant-care specialist Kimi will be there to answer any of your gardening questions.

The Taste of Soul NC will be held in Durham Central Park (501 Foster St) on Saturday, May 25, 3–8pm. They’ll have food, vendors, bouncy houses, axe throwing, a DJ, and performances y violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa at this free event. (Click here to enjoy one of the songs from the young Raleighite’s first album.)

The Onyx Club Boys will play gypsy jazz and swing at the Succotash Southern & Creole Kitchen (3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd) on Saturday, May 25, 7pm. No cover charge; food will be served until 10.

Jazzy singer/pianist Ernest Collins will give a free concert at the Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse Christian-music venue (2700 N Roxboro St, in St Paul United Methodist Church) on Saturday, June 29, 7:30pm. Donations will be graciously accepted; visit the website to see the full calendar. GoDurham 7.

Vocal supergroup MOSS (Theo Bleckmann, Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan, Jo Lawry, and Kate McGarry) will appear in concert at the Sharp 9 Gallery (4608-L Industry Ln, near Fayetteville Rd and MLK Pkwy) on Saturday, May 25, 7:30pm. Enjoy an evening of jazz mixed with classical, pop, folk, electronica, world music, and poetry. Tickets are $35; click here for more info and tickets.

Tobacco Road Tours will host a Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Tour on Saturday, May 25, 7:30–9:15pm, starting at 211 W Parrish St. This family-friendly (age 8+) 1.5-mile walking tour will center around local ghost stories and explorations of the Bull Durham Factory, Kress Store Building, Devil’s Teacher, Hotel Malbourne Memory, the Snow Building, and the Liggett-Myers Factory. Tickets are $20, $16 for young people ages 8 to 14; click here to make your purchase.

Durham Parks and Recreation’s Full Moon Fever Bike Ride will take place on Saturday, May 25, starting at Mellow Mushroom (410 Blackwell St). Group 1 will head out on the American Tobacco Trail at 7:30pm to meet up with group 2 in front of Bean Traders (105 W NC Hwy 54) at 8:30pm. Everybody will ride down to the New Hope Church Road Trailhead, and will then turn around and head back. You can choose which group to ride with depending on your stamina (group 1 will ride 32 miles and group 2 will ride 16). Helmets and lights are required; take your mask just in case riders end up being within 6 feet of each other. You’ll probably be out until at least 10:30pm. If it rains, the ride will be canceled. No signup is necessary for participating in this free event.

Carolina DanceSport (2603 S Miami Blvd) will host its 4th Saturday Social on May 25, 8–10:30pm. Dance to a mix of ballroom, Latin, country, and swing music, and more, as provided by DJ Mel Denis. Admission is $12. This will be the last 4th Saturday Social for a while.

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Sunday Morning Meditation will be held at the Shambhala Center of Durham (733 Rutherford St) on June 30, 9am–noon. Sitting meditation will be interspersed with walking meditation, and you can get some instruction if you’re a novice. Feel free to arrive and leave at any time—you don’t have to stay the entire 3 hours. You can also choose to attend online (click here to ask for the Zoom link); click here for more info. GoDurham 11/11B.

The MAKRS Society will host the Durham Underground Market in Durham Central Park (501 Foster St) on Sunday, May 26, 11am–3pm, featuring 45+ local artists and makers displaying and selling their work; they’ll also have food trucks and live entertainment curated by the Oak City Music Collective (today’s band will be Stan and Denghy). Free admission; click here to fill out the form if you’d like to participate in a future event as an artist, craftsperson, or maker.

Pure Soul vegan restaurant (4125 Hwy 15-501) will host the Soul Vybe Brunch on Sunday, May 26, noon–4pm. Celebrate with food, conversation, and music by DJ Damu and Shambo Medina.

Bike Durham will hold an Adult & Teen Bike Riding Class at the ReCity Network (112 Broadway St) on Sunday, May 26, 2–4pm. This week, they’ll concentrate on Level 1: Ride Preparation for beginning riders age 13+. Participants are invited to have fun learning the basics of fitting your helmet, choosing the proper bike, balancing, pedaling, starting, and stopping. Bring your own bike and helmet. If you need to rent one or both, write to jacopo@bikedurham.org. If your funds are limited, be sure to ask about reduced prices and scholarships (the class fee ranges from $10 to $100, whatever you can afford). Click here for more info and to register.

The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s (309 W Morgan St) Retro Film Series will feature a screening of William Wyler’s The Best Years of Our Lives on Sunday, May 26, 2–5pm. This post-World War II film follows three soldiers who face challenges when trying to return to civilian life. Tickets are $12. Click here to watch the trailer, and click here to purchase your ticket(s).

The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s (309 W Morgan St) Retro Film Series will celebrate 45th anniversary screenings of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1979, not rated) on Sunday, May 26, 2:30pm, 5pm. and 7:30pm. Tickets are $10; click here to watch the trailer, and click here to purchase your ticket online.

You Call This Yoga will host a Gentle Yoga Flow session on Sunday, May 26, 5–6pm, in Durham Central Park (501 Foster St). The group will start with breathing exercises and you‘ll learn the postures, with slow movements, and a simple meditation exercise to relax your body and mind. Free admission; click here for more info. Don’t forget your yoga mat or towel.

The Unsustainables will play traditional ska, rocksteady, and reggae at Goorsha (910 W Main St) on Sunday, May 26, 6–9pm.

Moon Dog Meadery (1104 Broad St, Suite C) will host Sunday Open Mic Night on May 26, 6:30–9pm. Comedians, musicians, poets, ventriloquists (and more) are invited to share their talents at this free show hosted by Deb Aronin. Sign in at 6:30; the show will start at 7.

Triangle Dance Studio (2603 S Miami Blvd, at the Triangle Meeting Space, next door to Research Triangle Dental) will host their Sunday Salsa Social on June 30, 6:30–9:30pm. Enjoy dancing to salsa, bachata, cha-cha, kizomba, merengue, and cumbia. The dance lesson will begin at 6:30, followed by open dancing. Admission is $8, $6 for active military and students with current ID, and free for young people age 16 and younger.

July 1–7

Elizabeth Street United Methodist Church (1209 N Elizabeth St) will have a Food Giveaway on Monday, July 1, 2:30–4pm. You can stop by between 12:30 and 2:30 to get a number, leave, and return. Or you can arrive at 2:30, get a number from the folks at the table, and then get in line (with your car). If you’d like to volunteer, please get there by noon.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, May 28, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

Anyone age 50+ is invited to the East Regional Library (211 Lick Creek Ln) on Tuesday, May 28, 10–11:30am, for coffee and chatting. The Over 50 Crowd meets every week for this self-run program; call Mara at 919-560-0207 for more info.

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The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, May 28 at 12:30pm for a couple of hours (while supplies last); be sure to sign in at noon. If you’re driving, please park in the WD Hill Community Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Be sure to find someone with a clipboard and give your name; don’t forget your face mask. GoDurham 5/5K.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Tuesday, May 28, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

RTP Uncorked will lead the weekly Boxyard Run Club in a 3-mile run through Research Triangle Park on Tuesday, May 28 from 5:30 to 6:30pm. All paces are welcome and the run will begin and end at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54). Meet up on the grass by Leroy’s Tacos and sign the sign-in sheet and waiver for this free event.

Alyah Baker will lead a Black & Brown Ballet Class at the Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetteville St, at Fayetteville and Lakewood Sts) for beginners and intermediate dancers (age 12+) on Tuesday, May 28, 6:30–8pm. Learn traditional ballet technique in a class starting out with stretching, bending, and balance exercises especially designed for black and brown bodies. The fee is $10; visit the Facebook page for more info and to purchase your ticket(s). GoDurham 5/5K.

The Tuesday Blues Jam will be held on May 28, 7–10pm, at the Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St). Don’t worry about your amp—just take your instrument (or just drumsticks if you’re a drummer), and if you’re a singer, feel free to provide your own mic. Wear your mask at all times while performing; the tables will be set further apart for social distancing. Free admission; if you plan to perform, you can sign up a half-hour before showtime up to 8pm. GoDurham 1, 4.

Renowned spoken-word artist Dasan Ahanu will host Eloquent Soul: Open Mic Night at Missy Lane’s Assembly Room (310 E Main St) on Tuesday, May 28, 7:30–9:30pm. After signing up at 7:15, each performer will get 5 minutes to recite up to two poems or perform one song. Feel free to let the house band (directed by Joe Holloway) what type of groove or backing you’ll need. Problematic language (including hate speech and graphic violence) will be prohibited. Tickets are $10 (free for members); click here for more info and to get your ticket(s).

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, July 3, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.
 

Bell Yeager Freewill Baptist Church (128 E Cornwallis Rd) will have a Food Giveaway for people in need on Wednesday, July 3, 10am–noon. If you’re interested in volunteering to help with sorting and distribution, call 919-489-3963.

Our local Catholic Charities runs the Durham Community Food Pantry (2020 Chapel Hill Rd, Suite 30, in the Lakewood Shopping Center). If you are in need, stop by, register, and if you qualify, take home a week’s worth of groceries to take home. In addition to food, they also have diapers and other supplies (just ask). Once you’re in the system, you can stop by the food pantry once every 30 days. Stop by on Wednesday, July 3 between 10am and 1pm or 5 and 7pm. Services are offered in English, Spanish, and French. Call 919-286-1964 for more info.

The Bragtown Branch Library (3200 Dearborn Dr) will host Children’s Storytime on Wednesday, May 29, 10:30–11am, for young children up to 5 years old.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will feature the modern jazz sounds of Daniel Delorenzo during the next Hear & There live concert series on Wednesday, May 29, noon–2pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities; if you’re interested in performing, write to music@boxyardrtp.com. GoDurham 12B/805.

St Joseph AME Church (2521 Fayetteville St) will have their Community Food Distribution on Wednesday, July 3, 2–3pm. You can enter the parking lot via Nash St.

The Wednesday Durham Farmers Market will be held in the Durham Central Park pavilion (501 Foster St) on July 3 from 3 to 6pm. You can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and some items that aren’t available at the Saturday market. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend. (Double your money!) Please note that Foster St will not be closed, as it is on Saturdays. Click here to find out what’s in season.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, July 3, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

King’s Park International Church (1305 Odyssey Dr) will host its Food Pantry & Clothing Closet on Wednesday, July 3, 5–6pm. The House of Mercy Food Pantry and Clothing Closet will give away fresh, frozen, and canned foods and gently used clothing to individuals and families in need. Check in before arriving by texting your name, address, and number of people in your family to 919-885-4080. Click here for more info. GoDurham 12.

Rediscover the fun of playing board games during Game Night at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) on Wednesday, May 29, 5:30–8:30pm. Free admission; food and beverage vendors/venues will be close by. GoDurham 12B.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, July 3, 7–10pm, at the Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St). The backup band will be playing R&B, smooth jazz, and funk—and you can join in (be sure to sign up when you arrive). Admission is $5; click here for more info and to see the event calendar. If you’d rather stay home, you can still enjoy the show on FacebookGoDurham 1, 4.

Enjoy Old Havana Nights at Missy Lane’s Assembly Room (310 E Main St) on Wednesday, May 29, 7:30–10:45pm, with a half-hour Latin dance lesson led by Reed Colver, and music by a DJ and a quartet led by percussionist Brevan Hampden. Tickets are $15 (free for members); click here for more info and to make your purchase.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, May 30, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

Our local Catholic Charities runs the Durham Community Food Pantry (2020 Chapel Hill Rd, Suite 30, in the Lakewood Shopping Center). If you are in need, stop by, register, and if you qualify, take home a week’s worth of groceries to take home. In addition to food, they also have diapers and other supplies (just ask). Once you’re in the system, you can stop by the food pantry once every 30 days. Stop by on Thursday, May 30 between 10am and 1pm. Services are offered in English, Spanish, and French. Call 919-286-1964 for more info.

You Call This Yoga will host Gentle Yoga with Christa Carter on Thursday, May 30, noon–1pm, at ReCity Network (112 Broadway St). The group will start with breathing exercises and you‘ll learn the postures, with slow movements, and a simple meditation exercise to relax your body and mind. Free admission; don’t forget your yoga mat or towel.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will feature blues singer-songwriter Mysti Mayhem during the next Taking Back Thursday live concert series on May 30, noon–2pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities; if you’re interested in performing, write to music@boxyardrtp.com. GoDurham 12B/805.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Thursday, May 30, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, in Golden Belt) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, May 30, 6–8pm. One local arts & crafts vendor will be featured every week (at no cost to the artist). If you’d like to be considered to participate as an artist/vendor, click here to fill out the form. GoDurham 3/3B/3C.

The LILA Latinx LGBTQ Initiative will host the Venezuelan Music and Food Festival at ReCity Network (112 Broadway St) on Friday, May 31, 6pm. Free admission; call Alex at 919-699-0141 for more info.

The weekly Fleet Feet Pony Run starts at and returns to Ponysaurus Brewing (219 Hood St) on Thursday, May 30, 6:15–8:30pm. You can choose either the 3-mile or 5-mile route and run at your own pace during this free event. Click here for more info.

The Triangle Turtles & Hares Running Group will lead a Thursday Evening Run from 6:30 to 9:30pm on May 30. Everyone will meet in the parking lot by Tomato Jake’s (8202 Renaissance Pkwy #101) and then they’ll run for a few miles on the American Tobacco Trail. All paces are welcome; you might want to bring a headlamp.

DJ VJDullar will host Amapiano Thursdays at the Congress Bar & Café (471 S Driver St) on May 9, 8pm–midnight. Enjoy South African amapiano (also known as yanos) groove culture, which to American ears could sound like funky smooth jazz + African-flavored smooth house. Free admission.

 

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Line Dancin’ with Jeterbug will be held at the IR Holmes Sr/Campus Hills Recreation Center (2000 S Alston Ave) on Friday, May 31, 9–10am. This $4 session is for beginners on up; call 919-560-4444 for more info. 

Counter Culture Coffee (812 Mallard Ave) will host Tasting at Ten on Friday, May 31, 10–11am. Coffee lovers are invited to sample various flavors and socialize in the Training Center. Click here for more info and to register for this free event.

The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Friday on May 31, where people in need can receive help from 10am to noon, while supplies last. You can get some canned goods, meats, drinks, snacks, hygiene items, and even pet food. Be sure to take a current photo ID; they advise that you take a strong bag as well. Click here if you can volunteer from 8am to 2pm; call 919-688-7306 for more info. If you’d like to help supply the pantry, click here to see what’s needed. GoDurham 3/3B/3C.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court from Friday, May 31 through Thursday, June 27 during shopping hours: Fridays and Saturdays 11am–9pm, Sundays noon–6pm, Monday–Thursday 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

Elizabeth Street United Methodist Church (1209 N Elizabeth St) is hosting an All Recovery Support Group meeting on Friday, May 31, noon. This group honors all roads to recovery and offers support and encouragement. Write to recoverycommunityofdurham@gmail.com for more info.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Friday, May 31, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr) will feature dynamic blues/rock singer-guitarist Emily Musolino during the next Friday Night Live concert series on May 31, 5:30–7:30pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities; if you’re interested in performing, write to music@boxyardrtp.com.

Durham Central Park’s PLAYlist Concert series continues with a free performance in the park (501 Foster St) by Larry & Joe on Friday, July 5, 7:30pm. Larry (Bellorín) and Joe (Troop) are multiinstrumentalists and singer-songwriters who play a fusion of Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music.  WNCU/90.7fm will start simulcasting at 7, with DJ Travis, and the concert will start at 7:30. Don’t forget your lawn chair/blanket, plus $$$ for the food trucks. Following the concert, DJ Travis will return and spin music for a parkwide dance party at 9:30. Free admission; park for free in the lots just south of the park and in the Measurement Incorporated parking lot on Morris St.

It’s Open Mic Comedy night at Durty Bull Brewing Company (206 Broadway St) on Friday, May 31, 8–11pm. Hosts Ebony and Amir invite all local comedians to share their creative, funny thoughts. Free admission; write to durtybullopenmic@gmail.com to get on the performance list.

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June Cars & Coffee will take place at Road Scholars (5425 Page Rd) on Saturday, June 1, 8–11am. If you’re into cars, you’ll enjoy seeing today’s featured car, the Shelby, as well as a variety of other vehicles including the Road Scholars’ specialty—custom-restored Porsches. Free admission; visit the Facebook page for more info. 

The Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Primary Care and Lincoln Community Health Center’s annual free Men’s Health Screening will be held at the Lincoln Community Health Center (1301 Fayetteville St) on Saturday, June 1, 8am–noon (no appointments are necessary; just drop in). Men often don’t think about their health until they’re forced to, so Duke and Lincoln are partnering to offer a free prostate cancer screening, which includes a prostate specific antigen (PSA) and digital rectal exam (DRE), blood pressure exam, diabetes risk-assessment, and other disease screenings of your choice. They’re all free of charge; click here for more info and to sign up to help as a volunteer. Keep in mind that things like prostate cancer can be dealt with successfully if it’s caught early, so take advantage of this opportunity.

 

The Durham Central Park pavilion (501 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, June 1 from 8am to noon. You can buy greens, fruits, vegetables, herbs, honeys, free-range meats, eggs, cheeses, home-baked pastries, home-crafted soaps, preserves, starter plants, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up. (Double your money!) Click here to find out what’s in season. GoDurham 4.

The Durham Craft Market shares Durham Central Park (501 Foster St) with the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, June 1, 8am–noon. Artists will have their works—jewelry, photos, wood crafts, paintings, whimsical pieces, etc—on display (and for sale). Click here to learn more about the artists and their work.

The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 8am to noon on Saturday, June 1, in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center (5510 Hwy 55). You can purchase fresh produce, cheeses, meats, crafts, pastries, vegetables, artisan goods, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards each season (the $1.50 transaction fee helps fund the Double Bucks program where SNAP recipients can double their purchases up to $10); they also sell wooden “debit” tokens that you can use with any vendor. Vendors at the market accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer); stop by the Manager’s Tent and they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend. (Double your money!) Keep up with the latest news by visiting their Facebook pageGoDurham 12.

Enjoy stories, songs, and fun during Family Storytime at the Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd) on Saturday, June 1, 10:30am. No need to register.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Saturday, June 1, 11am–9pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

 

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will feature diverse mixes by DJ Baptiste during the next Saturdaze music series on Saturday, June 1, 11:30am–2:30pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities.

Children’s Storytime will be held at Barnes & Noble (5400 New Hope Commons Dr) on Saturday, June 1, noon–1pm.

Fentvic Meetup #12 of Durham NC and Adjacent Counties will be held at American Legion Riders Post 7 (406 E Trinity Ave) on Saturday, June 1, 2–4pm. Cohosts Natalie Beauchaine and Cassandra Carter from the Fentanyl Victims Network of North Carolina will lead this educational networking & advocacy event where you can learn about the dangers of fentanyl, plus counterfeit pills like Adderall, Xanax, and Percocet. Share your ideas about possibly installing lifesaving naloxone in all schools and many public spaces in the state.

PEACH (Partnership Effort for the Advancement of Children’s Health) will host Durham Community Health Day in the UDI Building (800 N Mangum St, Suite 103) on Saturday, June 1, 3–6pm. Learn about the dangers of lead in and around the home and how to test for it,  learn about green (nontoxic chemical) cleaning supplies, and get information about soilSHOP (Soil Screening, Health, Outreach, and Partnership) to make sure that your kids are playing and your food is growing in lead-free soil. They’ll also have music, food trucks, kids activities, and line dancing. Free admission.

The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, June 5, 4:30–6pm. Self- and professionally-diagnosed people with autism are welcome to attend, as well as individuals in and outside of the LGBTQ+ community. Click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

The 20th annual Beaver Queen Pageant will be held in Duke Park (106 W Knox St, in the Duke Park Meadow) on Saturday, June 1, 4–7pm. This year’s theme is “Beavwatch,” and this wacky event is actually a fundraiser for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association. Here’s how it works: Contestants in silly—some outrageously so—costumes compete for the title of Beaver Queen. (Not all contestants are women—that’s part of the wacky factor.) They vie for votes with their antics, personalities, and talent—and at this particular competition, bribing the judges is encouraged. Voting (and bribing) all raise money for the ECWA, and there’s fun all ’round in this family-friendly event. They’ll also have music, kids’ activities, and food trucks. Click here to cast your vote, read the rules and regulations, and to keep tabs on the competition. Free admission.

Tobacco Road Tours will hold a Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Tour on Saturday, June 1, 7–8:45pm, starting at 211 W Parrish St. This family-friendly (age 8+) 1.5-mile walking tour will center around local ghost stories and explorations of the Bull Durham Factory, Kress Store Building, Devil’s Teacher, Hotel Malbourne Memory, the Snow Building, and the Liggett-Myers Factory. Tickets are $20, $16 for young people ages 8 to 14; click here to make your purchase.

Back Porch FilmsLocal Filmmakers Showcase will be held on Saturday, June 1, 7pm, at Durty Bull (206 Broadway St). Blake Kinsey will host screenings of short films by area filmmakers, who will meet with the audience afterwards. Free admission.

Acoustic singer/songwriter Jonathan Hambrock will give a free concert at the Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse Christian-music venue (2700 N Roxboro St, in St Paul United Methodist Church) on Saturday, June 1, 7:30pm. Donations will be graciously accepted; visit the website to see the full calendar. GoDurham 7.

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Sunday Morning Meditation will be held at the Shambhala Center of Durham (733 Rutherford St) on June 2, 9am–noon. Sitting meditation will be interspersed with walking meditation, and you can get some instruction if you’re a novice. Feel free to arrive and leave at any time—you don’t have to stay the entire 3 hours. You can also choose to attend online (click here to ask for the Zoom link); click here for more info. GoDurham 11/11B.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Sunday, June 2, noon–6pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

The Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Primary Care and Lincoln Community Health Center’s annual free Men’s Health Screening will be held at Duke Primary Care Croasdaile (1821 Hillandale Rd, Suite 24B) on Sunday, June 2, noon–4pm (no appointments are necessary; just drop in). Men often don’t think about their health until they’re forced to, so Duke and Lincoln are partnering to offer a free prostate cancer screening, which includes a prostate specific antigen (PSA) and digital rectal exam (DRE), blood pressure exam, diabetes risk-assessment, and other disease screenings of your choice. They’re all free of charge; call 919-684-4056 or click here for more info. Keep in mind that things like prostate cancer can be dealt with successfully if it’s caught early, so take advantage of this opportunity. Spanish-speaking staff will be available to help with translation.

The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s (309 W Morgan St) Retro Rocks! film series will feature Quadrophenia, the Who’s classic rock opera (1979, rated R), on Sunday, June 2, 2–4pm. Tickets are $12; click here to watch the movie trailer, and click here to buy your ticket(s).

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension–Durham office will host World Hunger Day on Sunday, June 2, 3–6pm, in Durham Central Park (501 Foster St). Learn about the amazing individuals, businesses, and organizations that are out here helping people and addressing hunger. They’ll also have music, arts & crafts, a bouncy house, giveaways, free snacks; food trucks will be there, too. Free admission; don’t forget your lawn chair or blanket. 

Triangle Dance Studio (2603 S Miami Blvd, at the Triangle Meeting Space, next door to Research Triangle Dental) will host their Sunday Salsa Social on June 2, 6:30–9:30pm. Enjoy dancing to salsa, bachata, cha-cha, kizomba, merengue, and cumbia. The dance lesson will begin at 6:30, followed by open dancing. Admission is $8, $6 for active military and students with current ID, and free for young people age 16 and younger.

SONAM and JRC present Allan Friedman’s Erev Shabbat and Torah Service in Concert for Musical Empowerment at Judea Reform Congregation (1933 W Cornwallis Rd) on Sunday, June 2, 7pm. Musical members of the Judea Reform congregation and the Singers Of New and Ancient Music (SONAM) will perform latin, jazz, gospel, rock, classical, and folk songs, accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Suggested donations are are $18, $36 for families at the door; proceeds will go to Musical Empowerment, an organization that offers free music lessons to underserved kids in Durham and Chapel Hill.

July 8–14

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Monday, June 3, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

 

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Monday, June 3, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

The Durham County Department of Public Health’s Men’s Health Council will host its Quarterly Meeting at the WD Hill Recreation Center (1308 Fayetteville St) on Monday, March 25, 6–7:30pm. It’s free, everyone’s invited, and the evening’s topic will be Understanding Colon Cancer and Cancer Screening. They’ll also announce the annual Men’s Health Screenings, which will be held on June 1 and 2 at Lincoln and Duke clinics, plus upcoming monthly walks and forums. Contact Joyce Page at 919-560-7109 or jpage@dconc.gov for more info.

The next District 2 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held at the Edison Johnson Recreation Center (500 Murray Ave) on Monday, July 8, 6–8pm. Find out what’s going on in your neighborhood and learn about City/County services. Call the District 2 Substation (5285 N Roxboro Rd, Eno Square Shopping Center) at 919-560-4582 for more info.

The Hayti Heritage Center’s Heritage Rhythms African Dance Class will be led by Toni Hall and Ivy Burch on Monday, June 3, 6:30–8pm, in the Chuck Davis Dance Emporium (upstairs at 804 Old Fayetteville St, at Fayetteville and Lakewood Sts). Featuring music from the African diaspora, this class will incorporate deep breathing, conditioning, and cardio-intensive African dance moves. The weekly fee is $10; visit the Facebook page for more info and to purchase your ticket(s). GoDurham 5.

The Triangle Orchid Society’s next meeting will be held in the JC Raulston Arboretum (4415 Beryl Rd, in Raleigh) on Monday, May 13, 7:30pm. The guest speaker will be Dr Harry Gallis. Visit the Facebook event page for more info. 

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, June 4, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

Anyone age 50+ is invited to the East Regional Library (211 Lick Creek Ln) on Tuesday, June 4, 10–11:30am, for coffee and chatting. The Over 50 Crowd meets every week for this self-run program; call Mara at 919-560-0207 for more info. GoDurham 3B.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Tuesday, June 4, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, June 4 at 12:30pm for a couple of hours (while supplies last); be sure to sign in at noon. If you’re driving, please park in the WD Hill Community Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Be sure to find someone with a clipboard and give your name; don’t forget your face mask. GoDurham 5/5K.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Tuesday, June 4, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

RTP Uncorked will lead the weekly Boxyard Run Club in a 3-mile run through Research Triangle Park on Tuesday, June 4 from 5:30 to 6:30pm. All paces are welcome and the run will begin and end at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54). Meet up on the grass by Leroy’s Tacos and sign the sign-in sheet and waiver for this free event. GoDurham 12B/805.

The Elizabeth Street United Methodist Church (1209 N Elizabeth St) will host a Community Meal: Pan Asian Food Festival on Tuesday, June 4, 6pm. All Durhamites are welcome to attend this free dinner featuring dishes from China, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and more.

The Durham County Main Library (300 N Roxboro St, Computer Lab) will host a 3D Printing Orientation session on Tuesday, March 26, 6–7:30pm. Free admission; click here to register. Hopefully, this will lead to your having fun and being creative in the MakerLab (makerspace for youth) or the Innovation Lab (makerspace for adults).

The Dog Moms of Durham’s monthly meetup, the Bark & Bond Social, will be held at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hey 54) on Tuesday, April 30, 6–8pm. Take your dog to enjoy some social time at the Bark Yard from 6 to 7, followed by human social time from 7 to 8. Free admission; bring some $$$ if you’d like to buy food and drink.

Alyah Baker will lead a Black & Brown Ballet Class at the Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetteville St, at Fayetteville and Lakewood Sts) for beginners and intermediate dancers (age 12+) on Tuesday, June 4, 6:30–8pm. Learn traditional ballet technique in a class starting out with stretching, bending, and balance exercises especially designed for black and brown bodies. The fee is $10; visit the Facebook page for more info and to purchase your ticket(s). GoDurham 5.

Harris Beverage will host the next Durham Toastmasters Meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 6:30–8pm. Toastmasters Clubs are great places to develop your public-speaking skills in a supportive environment. Guests and newbies are encouraged to attend; click here for more info. You can choose to attend in person at 1305 Hillsborough Rd (turn between the Hot Dog and Wendy’s) or virtually (click here for the Zoom link). GoDurham 11/11B.

The Tuesday Blues Jam will be held on June 4, 7–10pm, at the Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St). Don’t worry about your amp—just take your instrument (or just drumsticks if you’re a drummer), and if you’re a singer, feel free to provide your own mic. Wear your mask at all times while performing; the tables will be set further apart for social distancing. Free admission; if you plan to perform, you can sign up a half-hour before showtime up to 8pm. GoDurham 4.

Back Studio Stomp will host Non-Lindy Dance Tasters for All during the month of March at Triangle Dance Studios (2603 S Miami Blvd). Learn St Louis Shag with Joy Jing on Tuesday, March 26, 7:30–10:30pm. A dance class will start at 7:30, and open social dancing will start at 8:30. Pay what you can; suggested admission is $10 for the dance or $15 for the dance plus lesson. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

The North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra will continue its monthly residency at the Sharp 9 Gallery (4608-L Industry Ln, near Fayetteville Rd and MLK Pkwy) on Tuesday, March 26, 7:30pm. Tickets are $30; click here for more info and ticket(s).

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, June 5, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

Bell Yeager Freewill Baptist Church (128 E Cornwallis Rd) will have a Food Giveaway for people in need on Wednesday, June 5, 10am–noon. If you’re interested in volunteering to help with sorting and distribution, call 919-489-3963. GoDurham 7.

The Bragtown Branch Library (3200 Dearborn Dr) will host Children’s Storytime on Wednesday, June 5, 10:30–11am, for young children up to 5 years old. GoDurham 9A/9B.

Our local Catholic Charities runs the Durham Community Food Pantry (2020 Chapel Hill Rd, Suite 30, in the Lakewood Shopping Center). If you are in need, stop by, register, and if you qualify, take home a week’s worth of groceries to take home. In addition to food, they also have diapers and other supplies (just ask). Once you’re in the system, you can stop by the food pantry once every 30 days. Stop by on Wednesday, June 5 between 10am and 1pm or 5 and 7pm. Services are offered in English, Spanish, and French. Call 919-286-1964 for more info. GoDurham 10/10B.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Wednesday, June 5, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

If you’re new to Durham, have no one to hang out with even if you’re been here for awhile, or would simply like to meet new people, stop by the Durham County Main Library (300 N Roxboro St, room 4347) for It’s Hard to Make Friends as an Adult on Wednesday, June 5, noon–1pm. Bring your lunch and a covered beverage; desserts will be provided. Free admission; click here to register.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will feature originals and classics from the American Songbook as performed by Sheila Casalett during the next Hear & There live concert series on June 5, noon–2pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities; if you’re interested in performing, write to music@boxyardrtp.com.

St Joseph AME Church (2521 Fayetteville St) will have their Community Food Distribution on Wednesday, June 5, 2–3pm. You can enter the parking lot via Nash St.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, June 5, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

King’s Park International Church (1305 Odyssey Dr) will host its Food Pantry & Clothing Closet on Wednesday, June 5, 5–6pm. The House of Mercy Food Pantry and Clothing Closet will give away fresh, frozen, and canned foods and gently used clothing to individuals and families in need. Check in before arriving by texting your name, address, and number of people in your family to 919-885-4080. Click here for more info. GoDurham 12.

Rediscover the fun of playing board games during Game Night at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) on Wednesday, May 1, 5:30–8:30pm. Free admission; food and beverage vendors/venues will be close by. GoDurham 12B.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, June 5, 7–10pm, at the Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St). The backup band will be playing R&B, smooth jazz, and funk—and you can join in (be sure to sign up when you arrive). Admission is $5; click here for more info and to see the event calendar. If you’d rather stay home, you can still enjoy the show on FacebookGoDurham 1/4.

The Swing Space will host a Social Dance & Cosmic Moves Class at Triangle Dance Studios (2603 S Miami Blvd, at the Triangle Meeting Space, next door to Research Triangle Dental) on Wednesday, March 27, 7:30–10pm. Ryan Boz and Skylar Pritchard will lead the cosmic moves class for the first hour, followed by social dancing until 10. Admission is $10, $5 for those already taking classes at The Swing Space.

Enjoy Old Havana Nights at Missy Lane’s Assembly Room (310 E Main St) on Wednesday, March 27, 7:30–10:45pm, with a half-hour Latin dance lesson led by Reed Colver, and music by a DJ and a quartet led by percussionist Brevan Hampden. Tickets are $15 (free for members); click here for more info and to make your purchase.

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Book Harvest (2501 University Dr) will host Stories from the Start: Bilingual Storytime for Babies, Ages 0–2 on Thursday, June 6, 9:30–10:30am. Very young children are invited to enjoy a story in English and Spanish, followed by music, nursery rhymes, and movement. Afterwards, each family can choose a book to take home to celebrate this free event. Sign up in advance by clicking here. GoDurham 12B.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, June 6, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

The East Regional Library (211 Lick Creek Ln) will host a free Internet Essentials class as part of its Beginner Computer Classes series on Thursday, May 2, 10–11am. No need to register.

Our local Catholic Charities runs the Durham Community Food Pantry (2020 Chapel Hill Rd, Suite 30, in the Lakewood Shopping Center). If you are in need, stop by, register, and if you qualify, take home a week’s worth of groceries to take home. In addition to food, they also have diapers and other supplies (just ask). Once you’re in the system, you can stop by the food pantry once every 30 days. Stop by on Thursday, June 6 between 10am and 1pm. Services are offered in English, Spanish, and French. Call 919-286-1964 for more info. GoDurham 10/10B.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Thursday, June 6, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

You Call This Yoga will host Gentle Yoga with Christa Carter on Thursday, May 2, noon–1pm, at ReCity Network (112 Broadway St). The group will start with breathing exercises and you‘ll learn the postures, with slow movements, and a simple meditation exercise to relax your body and mind. Free admission; don’t forget your yoga mat or towel.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will feature bluesy singer/songwriter and guitarist Mysti Mayhem during the next Taking Back Thursday live concert series on May 2, noon–2pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities; if you’re interested in performing, write to music@boxyardrtp.com. GoDurham 12B/805.

Enjoy an afternoon of board games at the Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd) during Adult Game Day on Thursday, May 2, 2–4pm. No need to register.

The West End Free Market will give away fresh produce on Thursday, July 11 at the Lyon Park Recreation Center (1309 Halley St). Seniors (age 65+) will be served starting at 2:45pm, followed by everyone else at 3. 

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Thursday, June 6, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

A NAR-ANON (Narcotics Anonymous) meeting for relatives and friends of people with addictions will be held on Thursday, July 11, 5–6pm, at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (2200 S Alston Ave).

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, in Golden Belt) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, June 6, 6–8pm. One local arts & crafts vendor will be featured every week (at no cost to the artist). If you’d like to be considered to participate as an artist/vendor, click here to fill out the form. GoDurham 3/3B/3C/12.

The weekly Fleet Feet Pony Run starts at and returns to Ponysaurus Brewing (219 Hood St) on Thursday, June 6, 6:15–8:30pm. You can choose either the 3-mile or 5-mile route and run at your own pace during this free event. Click here for more info. GoDurham 2/3B/12.

The Triangle Turtles & Hares Running Group will lead a Thursday Evening Run from 6:30 to 9:30pm on June 6. Everyone will meet in the parking lot by Tomato Jake’s (8202 Renaissance Pkwy #101) and then they’ll run for a few miles on the American Tobacco Trail. All paces are welcome; you might want to bring a headlamp. GoDurham 5

DJ VJDullar will host Amapiano Thursdays at the Congress Bar & Café (471 S Driver St) on June 6, 8pm–midnight. Enjoy South African amapiano (also known as yanos) groove culture, which to American ears could sound like funky smooth jazz + African-flavored smooth house. Free admission.

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Line Dancin’ with Jeterbug will be held at the IR Holmes Sr/Campus Hills Recreation Center (2000 S Alston Ave) on Friday, June 7, 9–10am. This $4 session is for beginners on up; call 919-560-4444 for more info. GoDurham 8.

​​​​​​Counter Culture Coffee (812 Mallard Ave) will host Tasting at Ten on Friday, June 7, 10–11am. Coffee lovers are invited to sample various flavors and socialize in the Training Center. Click here for more info and to register for this free event. GoDurham 3/3B.

 

The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Friday on June 7, where people in need can receive help from 10am to noon, while supplies last. You can get some canned goods, meats, drinks, snacks, hygiene items, and even pet food. Be sure to take a current photo ID; they advise that you take a strong bag as well. Click here if you can volunteer from 8am to 2pm; call 919-688-7306 for more info. If you’d like to help supply the pantry, click here to see what’s needed. GoDurham 3/3B/3C.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Friday, June 7, 11am–9pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

Elizabeth Street United Methodist Church (1209 N Elizabeth St) is hosting an All Recovery Support Group meeting on Friday, June 7, noon. This group honors all roads to recovery and offers support and encouragement. Write to recoverycommunityofdurham@gmail.com for more info. GoDurham 4/9B.

The Glass Jug Beer Lab (545 Foster St) will host a Friday Co-Working and Networking Social on March 29, noon–5pm. Freelancers, entrepreneurs, and remote workers are invited to spend the last few hours of the workweek co-working and connecting with others in similar situations. Work from noon to 4 and then network and enjoy a beverage from 4 to 5. Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info.

Emerald Doulas (5317 Highgate Dr, Suite 115) will host a workshop, Be Your Family’s Hero: Estate Planning Basics for Parents, on Friday, February 23, 3pm. Learn about important legal documents, including guardianships, asset protection, healthcare and financial protections, trusts, wills, and powers-of-attorney. Registration is $50; click here for more info.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Friday, June 7, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

Singer-guitarist Stephen Muñoz will lead LOJO: Log Off, Jam On on Friday, June 7, 5:30–8:30pm, at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr). The open-air space is a good setting for this jam session, where musicians and singers are invited to join in. Free admission; food and drinks will be available for purchase from the restaurants on site.

It’s Open Mic Comedy night at Durty Bull Brewing Company (206 Broadway St) on Friday, June 7, 8–11pm. Hosts Ebony and Amir invite all local comedians to share their creative, funny thoughts. Free admission; write to durtybullopenmic@gmail.com to get on the performance list.

Blackspace and Only Us Media invite young people to enjoy and participate in the Med City Cypher at Major the Bull (201 N Corcoran St, in CCB Plaza) on Friday, May 3, 9:19–11pm. This is a fun, spoken-word session for building self-confidence, empathy, self-expression, and a sense of community. Free admission; click here for more info.

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The Durham Central Park pavilion (501 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, June 8 from 8am to noon. You can buy greens, fruits, vegetables, herbs, honeys, free-range meats, eggs, cheeses, home-baked pastries, home-crafted soaps, preserves, starter plants, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up. (Double your money!) Click here to find out what’s in season. GoDurham 4.

The Durham Craft Market shares Durham Central Park (501 Foster St) with the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, June 8, 8am–noon. Artists will have their works—jewelry, photos, wood crafts, paintings, whimsical pieces, etc—on display (and for sale). Click here to learn more about the artists and their work.

 

The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 8am to noon on Saturday,  June 8, in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center (5510 Hwy 55). You can purchase fresh produce, cheeses, meats, crafts, pastries, vegetables, artisan goods, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards each season (the $1.50 transaction fee helps fund the Double Bucks program where SNAP recipients can double their purchases up to $10); they also sell wooden “debit” tokens that you can use with any vendor. Vendors at the market accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer); stop by the Manager’s Tent and they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend. (Double your money!) Keep up with the latest news by visiting their Facebook pageGoDurham 12.

Naturally Wild presents Birding for QTBIPOC in Sarah P Duke Gardens (420 Anderson St) on Saturday, May 4, 9–11am. People who are queer, transgender, black, indigenous, and people of color are especially invited to learn how to identify various birds while also enjoying the garden’s changes from winter to spring. Thirteen sanitzed binoculars will be available for use; you’re welcome to bring your own. Free admission; click here to register. Everybody will meet at the Gothic Gate entrance; please keep in mind that there’s a $2/hour charge for parking.

The next District 3 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held at the Lyon Park Recreation Center (1309 Halley St) on Saturday, July 13, 10am. Find out what’s going on in your neighborhood and learn about City/County services. If you can’t attend in person, click here to join via Zoom. Call the District 3 Substation (#8 Consultant Pl, on the corner of MLK Pkwy and Shannon Rd) at 919-560-4583 for more info. 

 

The next District 4 and District 5 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held at the IR Holmes Sr/Campus Hills Recreation Center (2000 S Alston Ave) on Saturday, July 13, 10am. Find out what’s going on in your neighborhood and learn about City/County services. If you can’t attend in person, click here to join via Zoom. Contact the District 4 Substation (2945 S Miami Blvd, Suite 135, in the shopping center near TW Alexander Dr) at 919-560-4415 for more info.

Jewels Outreach will host Jewels Feeding Friends, a food giveaway, on Saturday, July 13, 10am–noon, at a new location—Monroe Christian Church (1701 Sherman Ave). You can pop open the trunk (or rear door) of your vehicle for the volunteers who will place a box of groceries inside.

White Rock Baptist Church (3400 Fayetteville St) will have their monthly Community Food Distribution on Saturday, July 13, 11am–1pm. Drive up on the Fisher Development side of the church. Click here for more info. GoDurham 5/5K

One Love Christian Church (1315 Horton Rd) will host a Drive-Thru Food Distribution on Saturday, July 13, 11am–1pm. Call 919-688-2163 for more info.

Enjoy stories, songs, and fun during Family Storytime at the Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd) on Saturday, May 4, 10:30am. No need to register.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will feature DJ k.ward playing a fusion of tropical, electronic, soul, and jazz during the next Saturdaze music series on Saturday, May 4, 11:30am–2:30pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities.

Children’s Storytime will be held at Barnes & Noble (5400 New Hope Commons Dr) on Saturday, May 4, noon–1pm.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Saturday, June 8, 11am–9pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman will hold its drive-through Neighborhood Food Pantry Giveaway at the 3034 Fayetteville St location on Saturday, April 13, 2–4pm. Click here to view the events at both locations (the Parkwood masjid is located at 5122 Revere Rd). GoDurham 5.

Tobacco Road Tours will hold a Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Tour on Saturday, March 30, 7–8:45pm, starting at 211 W Parrish St. This family-friendly (age 8+) 1.5-mile walking tour will center around local ghost stories and explorations of the Bull Durham Factory, Kress Store Building, Devil’s Teacher, Hotel Malbourne Memory, the Snow Building, and the Liggett-Myers Factory. Tickets are $20, $16 for young people ages 8 to 14; click here to make your purchase.

Classical, jazz, and gospel pianist Robert Buxton will give a free concert at the Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse Christian-music venue (2700 N Roxboro St, in St Paul United Methodist Church) on Saturday, June 8, 7:30pm. Donations will be graciously accepted; visit the website to see the full calendar. GoDurham 7.

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Sunday Morning Meditation will be held at the Shambhala Center of Durham (733 Rutherford St) on June 9, 9am–noon. Sitting meditation will be interspersed with walking meditation, and you can get some instruction if you’re a novice. Feel free to arrive and leave at any time—you don’t have to stay the entire 3 hours. You can also choose to attend online (click here to ask for the Zoom link); click here for more info. GoDurham 11/11B.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Sunday, June 9, noon–8pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

July 15–21 

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Monday, June 10, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.
 

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Monday, June 10, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

Join the weekly Walk to Wellness on Monday, June 10, 6–7pm, at the Lyon Park Recreation Center (1309 Halley St, on the indoor track). This walking program will include low-impact aerobics.

Line Dancing with Nykki will be held at the Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd) on Monday, June 10, 6–7:30pm. This free session is for beginners on up. 

The next Durham County Health Ministry Network Meeting will be held virtually on Monday, July 15, 6–7:30pm. Representatives from faith-based organizations and houses of worship are invited to connect with others who are working to address health topics. Become a member (free of charge) and get in on trainings, educational information, community events, and grant opportunities. Click here to register for more info and the Zoom link.

A Meet & Greet with Auntie Bev will be held at the POOF Teen Center (1100 N Miami Blvd) on Monday, June 10, 6–8pm. Meet Tiktok/social media influencer Beverly Mahone, who has a fun platform where she explores grammar and word choice. Get an autographed copy of her latest book and enjoy food, music, and prizes.

The Hayti Heritage Center’s Heritage Rhythms African Dance Class will be led by Toni Hall and Ivy Burch on Monday, June 10, 6:30–8pm, in the Chuck Davis Dance Emporium (upstairs at 804 Old Fayetteville St, at Fayetteville and Lakewood Sts). Featuring music from the African diaspora, this class will incorporate deep breathing, conditioning, and cardio-intensive African dance moves. The weekly fee is $10; visit the Facebook page for more info and to purchase your ticket(s). GoDurham 5/5K.

Dasan Ahanu will host a Voices from the Ground: Poetry of Circumstance workshop on Monday, June 10, 7–8:30pm, at the Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetteville Rd, at Fayetteville and Lakewood Sts). Poets are invited to take a look at various examples of performance art from independent artists. Join the discussion about building off of these examples for your own works. Click here to register for this free event. GoDurham 5/5K.

Celebrate Monday Night Skate at the Durty Bull Brewing Company (206 Broadway St) on June 10, 7–9pm. All inline and quad skate skaters are invited to roll both inside and outside. In fact, if you arrive early, you can join the Bull City Big Wheelin Club for a city skate throughout downtown at 6:30. 

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, June 11, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

Anyone age 50+ is invited to the East Regional Library (211 Lick Creek Ln) on Tuesday, June 11, 10–11:30am, for coffee and chatting. The Over 50 Crowd meets every week for this self-run program; call Mara at 919-560-0207 for more info. GoDurham 3B.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Tuesday, June 11, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, June 11 at 12:30pm for a couple of hours (while supplies last); be sure to sign in at noon. If you’re driving, please park in the WD Hill Community Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Be sure to find someone with a clipboard and give your name; don’t forget your face mask. GoDurham 5/5K.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Tuesday, June 11, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

 

RTP Uncorked will lead the weekly Boxyard Run Club in a 3-mile run through Research Triangle Park on Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30 to 6:30pm. All paces are welcome and the run will begin and end at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54). Meet up on the grass by Leroy’s Tacos and sign the sign-in sheet and waiver for this free event. GoDurham 12B/805.

The Glass Jug Beer Lab will cohost a Community Zumba Class on Tuesday, June 11, 5:45–6:30pm, in Durham Central Park (501 Foster St) with YMCA of the Triangle. A YMCA instructor will lead a fun zumba exercise session during this free, all-ages event.

Senior PharmAssist will host a Medicare Basics seminar on Tuesday, July 18, 6pm, on Zoom. Those who are about to turn 65 are especially encouraged to attend. Call 919-688-4772 or click here to register for this free event.

Alyah Baker will lead a Black & Brown Ballet Class at the Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetteville St, at Fayetteville and Lakewood Sts) for beginners and intermediate dancers (age 12+) on Tuesday, June 11, 6:30–8pm. Learn traditional ballet technique in a class starting out with stretching, bending, and balance exercises especially designed for black and brown bodies. The fee is $10; visit the Facebook page for more info and to purchase your ticket(s). GoDurham 5/5K.

The Tuesday Blues Jam will be held on June 11, 7–10pm, at the Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St). Don’t worry about your amp—just take your instrument (or just drumsticks if you’re a drummer), and if you’re a singer, feel free to provide your own mic. Wear your mask at all times while performing; the tables will be set further apart for social distancing. Free admission; if you plan to perform, you can sign up a half-hour before showtime up to 8pm. GoDurham 4.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, June 12, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

Bell Yeager Freewill Baptist Church (128 E Cornwallis Rd) will have a Food Giveaway for people in need on Wednesday, June 12, 10am–noon. If you’re interested in volunteering to help with sorting and distribution, call 919-489-3963.

Our local Catholic Charities runs the Durham Community Food Pantry (2020 Chapel Hill Rd, Suite 30, in the Lakewood Shopping Center). If you are in need, stop by, register, and if you qualify, take home a week’s worth of groceries to take home. In addition to food, they also have diapers and other supplies (just ask). Once you’re in the system, you can stop by the food pantry once every 30 days. Stop by on Wednesday, June 12 between 10am and 1pm or 5 and 7pm. Services are offered in English, Spanish, and French. Call 919-286-1964 for more info.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Wednesday, June 12, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will feature originals and classics from the American Songbook as performed by Sheila Casalett during the next Hear & There live concert series on June 12, noon–2pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities; if you’re interested in performing, write to music@boxyardrtp.com.

St Joseph AME Church (2521 Fayetteville St) will have their Community Food Distribution on Wednesday, June 12, 2–3pm. You can enter the parking lot via Nash St.

The Wednesday Durham Farmers Market will be held in the Durham Central Park pavilion (501 Foster St) on June 12 from 3 to 6pm. You can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and some items that aren’t available at the Saturday market. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend. (Double your money!) Please note that Foster St will not be closed, as it is on Saturdays. Click here to find out what’s in season.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, June 12, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

King’s Park International Church (1305 Odyssey Dr) will host its Food Pantry & Clothing Closet on Wednesday, June 12, 5–6pm. The House of Mercy Food Pantry and Clothing Closet will give away fresh, frozen, and canned foods and gently used clothing to individuals and families in need. Check in before arriving by texting your name, address, and number of people in your family to 919-885-4080. Click here for more info. GoDurham 12.

Rediscover the fun of playing board games during Game Night at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) on Wednesday, June 12, 5:30–8:30pm. Free admission; food and beverage vendors/venues will be close by. GoDurham 12B.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, June 12, 7–10pm, at the Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St). The backup band will be playing R&B, smooth jazz, and funk—and you can join in (be sure to sign up when you arrive). Admission is $5; click here for more info and to see the event calendar. If you’d rather stay home, you can still enjoy the show on FacebookGoDurham 1, 4.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, June 13, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

Our local Catholic Charities runs the Durham Community Food Pantry (2020 Chapel Hill Rd, Suite 30, in the Lakewood Shopping Center). If you are in need, stop by, register, and if you qualify, take home a week’s worth of groceries to take home. In addition to food, they also have diapers and other supplies (just ask). Once you’re in the system, you can stop by the food pantry once every 30 days. Stop by on Thursday, June 13 between 10am and 1pm. Services are offered in English, Spanish, and French. Call 919-286-1964 for more info.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Thursday, June 13, 11am–7pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

You Call This Yoga will host Gentle Yoga with Christa Carter on Thursday, June 13, noon–1pm, at ReCity Network (112 Broadway St). The group will start with breathing exercises and you‘ll learn the postures, with slow movements, and a simple meditation exercise to relax your body and mind. Free admission; don’t forget your yoga mat or towel.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will feature acoustic folk, country, and blues with A Different Thread during the next Taking Back Thursday live concert series on June 13, noon–2pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities; if you’re interested in performing, write to music@boxyardrtp.com. GoDurham 12B/805.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Thursday, June 13, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

A NAR-ANON (Narcotics Anonymous) meeting for relatives and friends of people with addictions will be held on Thursday, June 13, 5–6pm, at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (2200 S Alston Ave).

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, in Golden Belt) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, June 13, 6–8pm. One local arts & crafts vendor will be featured every week (at no cost to the artist). If you’d like to be considered to participate as an artist/vendor, click here to fill out the form. GoDurham 3/3B/3C.

The Nasher Museum of Art (2001 Campus Dr) will host Chatty Thursday: Talk About Art with Strangers as part of the Thursdays at the Nasher series on June 13, 6–9pm. Art lovers are invited to tour the galleries and strike up conversations about art. The Nasher will provide conversation-starter cards. Free admission with paid parking; you can click here to open an account with Duke University and pay for parking via phone.

The weekly Fleet Feet Pony Run starts at and returns to Ponysaurus Brewing (219 Hood St) on Thursday, June 13, 6:15–8:30pm. You can choose either the 3-mile or 5-mile route and run at your own pace during this free event. Click here for more info.

The Triangle Turtles & Hares Running Group will lead a Thursday Evening Run from 6:30 to 9:30pm on June 13. Everyone will meet at Tomato Jake’s (8202 Renaissance Pkwy #101) and then they’ll run for a few miles on the American Tobacco Trail. All paces are welcome; you might want to bring a headlamp.

Trumpeter Al Strong will lead the Summer Jazz Jam on Thursday, June 13, 7pm, at Missy Lane’s Assembly Room (310 E Main St), featuring the Crishawn Darby Trio: Darby on drums, Jason Foureman on bass, and Ryan Hanseler on piano. Admission is $10, free for members; click here for more info and ticket(s). 

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Line Dancin’ with Jeterbug will be held at the IR Holmes Sr/Campus Hills Recreation Center (2000 S Alston Ave) on Friday, June 14, 9–10am. This $4 session is for beginners on up; call 919-560-4444 for more info. ​​​​​​

Counter Culture Coffee (812 Mallard Ave) will host Tasting at Ten on Friday, June 14, 10–11am. Coffee lovers are invited to sample various flavors and socialize in the Training Center. Click here for more info and to register for this free event.

The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Friday on June 14, where people in need can receive help from 10am to noon, while supplies last. You can get some canned goods, meats, drinks, snacks, hygiene items, and even pet food. Be sure to take a current photo ID; they advise that you take a strong bag as well. Click here if you can volunteer from 8am to 2pm; call 919-688-7306 for more info. GoDurham 3/3B/3C; click here for reroute info.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Friday, June 14, 11am–9pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

Elizabeth Street United Methodist Church (1209 N Elizabeth St) is hosting an All Recovery Support Group meeting on Friday, June 14, noon. This group honors all roads to recovery and offers support and encouragement. Write to recoverycommunityofdurham@gmail.com for more info.

The Glass Jug Beer Lab (545 Foster St) will host a Friday Co-Working and Networking Social on June 14, noon–5pm. Freelancers, entrepreneurs, and remote workers are invited to spend the last few hours of the workweek co-working and connecting with others in similar situations. Work from noon to 4 and then network and enjoy a beverage from 4 to 5. Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Friday, June 14, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5/5K.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr) will feature the Songs for Humans’ Happy Hour Sing-along during the next Friday Night Live concert series on June 14, 5:30–7:15pm. If you love to sing, join in—songs can range from the Beatles to Motown and beyond. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities; if you’re interested in performing, write to music@boxyardrtp.com.

It’s Open Mic Comedy night at Durty Bull Brewing Company (206 Broadway St) on Friday, June 14, 8–11pm. Hosts Ebony and Amir invite all local comedians to share their creative, funny thoughts. Free admission; write to durtybullopenmic@gmail.com to get on the performance list.

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A Keep Durham Beautiful Workday will be coordinated in partnership with the Merrick-Moore Community Development Corporation on Saturday, June 15. Volunteers are needed to spread mulch, plant flowers, and other chores in the Samuel Green Sr Community Garden (2421 Cheek Rd) from 8 to 10am. Click here for more info and to sign up.

 

The Durham Central Park pavilion (501 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, June 15 from 8am to noon. You can buy greens, fruits, vegetables, herbs, honeys, free-range meats, eggs, cheeses, home-baked pastries, home-crafted soaps, preserves, starter plants, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up. (Double your money!) Click here to find out what’s in season. GoDurham 4.

The Durham Craft Market shares Durham Central Park (501 Foster St) with the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, June 15, 8am–noon. Artists will have their works—jewelry, photos, wood crafts, paintings, whimsical pieces, etc—on display (and for sale). Click here to learn more about the artists and their work.

The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 8am to noon on Saturday, June 15, in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center (5510 Hwy 55). You can purchase fresh produce, cheeses, meats, crafts, pastries, vegetables, artisan goods, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards each season (the $1.50 transaction fee helps fund the Double Bucks program where SNAP recipients can double their purchases up to $10); they also sell wooden “debit” tokens that you can use with any vendor. Vendors at the market accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer); stop by the Manager’s Tent and they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend. (Double your money!) Keep up with the latest news by visiting their Facebook pageGoDurham 12.

The Durham Roots Farmers Market will be held on Saturday, June 15, 10am–noon, in the Farm Bureau Office’s parking lot (1901 Hillandale Rd). All of the farmers/vendors are from the Durham area, and you’ll be able to find meats, produce, eggs, mushrooms, plants, and flowers. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Wednesday, June 15, 11am–9pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

Children’s Storytime will be held at Barnes & Noble (5400 New Hope Commons Dr) on Saturday, June 15, noon–1pm.

Bragtown’s 4th annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held in Lakeview Park (3500 Dearborn Dr) on Saturday, June 15, 2–6pm. Enjoy live music, food, fun activities, and shop with vendors. Free admission, This event was made possible with a partnership of the Bragtown Community Association, the Merrick Moore Community Development Corporation, and Be Connected Durham.

Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, off Hwy 54) will feature diverse mixes by DJ Baptiste during the next Saturdaze music series on Saturday, June 15, 5–8pm. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase from local onsite eateries. Visit Boxyard RTP’s events page to see the full calendar of fun activities.

Singer/songwriter Tokyo Rosenthal will give a free concert at the Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse Christian-music venue (2700 N Roxboro St, in St Paul United Methodist Church) on Saturday, June 15, 7:30pm. Donations will be graciously accepted; visit the website to see the full calendar. GoDurham 7.

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Sunday Morning Meditation will be held at the Shambhala Center of Durham (733 Rutherford St) on June 16, 9am–noon. Sitting meditation will be interspersed with walking meditation, and you can get some instruction if you’re a novice. Feel free to arrive and leave at any time—you don’t have to stay the entire 3 hours. You can also choose to attend online (click here to ask for the Zoom link); click here for more info. GoDurham 11/11B.

The Streets at Southpoint mall (6910 Fayetteville Rd) will host The Selfie Studio: Decades Tour in Center Court on Sunday, June 16, noon–6pm. The Selfie Studio is a free, interactive exhibit with various backdrops (representing the past, present, and future) where you can take fun selfies of yourself and friends. Feel free to add these tags to your photos: #SelfieStudio and @shopsouthpoint.

The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s (309 W Morgan St) Disney-Quest Series will feature a screening of the 2010 animated film Tangled on Sunday, June 16, 2pm (rated PG). Tickets are $12, $10 for kids age 12 and younger; click here to watch the trailer, and click here to get your ticket(s).

Mackamillion Records will host a Bull City Father’s Day Celebration in Hillside Park (1300 S Roxboro St) on Sunday, June 16, 3–8pm. Enjoy a live band and DJ Highrise; free admission.

The West End Free Market will give away fresh produce on Thursday, July 25 at the Lyon Park Recreation Center (1309 Halley St). Seniors (age 65+) will be served starting at 2:45pm, followed by everyone else at 3. 

The West End Free Market will give away fresh produce on Thursday, August 15 at the Lyon Park Recreation Center (1309 Halley St). Seniors (age 65+) will be served starting at 2:45pm, followed by everyone else at 3. 

The West End Free Market will give away fresh produce on Thursday, August 29 at the Lyon Park Recreation Center (1309 Halley St). Seniors (age 65+) will be served starting at 2:45pm, followed by everyone else at 3. 

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