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November 29–December 5

Monday, November 29 is the last of the 2-day Durham Food Hall (530 Foster St) Local Makers Holiday Market from 11am to 5pm. Do some holiday shopping with local craftspersons and small businesses. Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Riggs Lounge. They’ll also have music and movies playing. 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 Monday, November 29, 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.

Legal Aid NC will host HOME (Home On Monday Evening) on November 29, 4–5pm. A Legal Aid NC housing attorney will talk about a range of current and important housing-related topics and will also answer questions (of a general nature). Click here for more info and to watch (and participate) live.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Monday, November 29, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

​​​​​​The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, November 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 and cats must be in carriers; if your pet makes a mess, you’ll have to clean it up. 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, November 30 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, November 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.

​​​The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host Virtual Trivia Tuesday on November 30, 6–7pm. Test your knack for remembering science facts, current news, and pop culture. You’ll actually need two monitors or devices—one for the trivia questions and one for clicking on the answers on the Kahoot quiz platform. Click here for more info and to register for this free, fun online event.

The Tuesday Blues Jam will be held from 6:30 to 8:30pm on November 30 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.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Tuesday, November 30, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

The Duke Chorale Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 7pm, in Duke University Chapel (401 Science Dr). The chorale, led by Rodney Wynkoop, will sing seasonal selections and will invite the audience to join in on traditional carols. The kids will receive holiday treats. Admission is one nonperishable food item for local families in need. If you get there by 6:30pm, you’ll get to listen to the preconcert performed on the Chapel organ. Click here for more info, and click here to see the Duke COVID-19 guidelines.

​​​​​The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, December 1, 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 and cats must be in carriers; if your pet makes a mess, you’ll have to clean it up. 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 Animal Protection Society of Durham will host Behavior Live! on Wednesday, December 1, noon–12:15pm. APS’s behavior manager, Julie, will present a mix of animal behavior tips and tricks, training advice and demonstrations, enrichment activities for pets, and more during this intensive, free event. Click here to watch from their Facebook page.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, December 1, 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, December 1, 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. Click here for more info. GoDurham 12.

The 17th annual American Tobacco Tower Lighting will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 6:30–7:30pm, at 318 Blackwell St. Enjoy performances by the Barriskill Dance Theatre School, Catch 22 vocal band, Empower Dance Studio, and Walltown Children’s Theater and special appearances by Imagine Circus, Wool E Bull, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and Santa & Mrs Claus. Afterwards, feel free to have some hot cocoa, and take in the post-show music, art, and entertainment. You can also take a holiday selfie with the illuminated American Tobacco Water Tower in the background. The first 2,000 people to arrive will be given light wands, courtesy of Dominion Energy and NC811. Even though this is an outdoor event, you’re encouraged to have your mask ready in case you go inside to visit the ATC lobbies and/or the restrooms. Free admission; if you can’t attend in person, you can watch from WRAL.com; visit the Facebook event page for more info.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Wednesday, December 1, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, December 1, 7–9pm, at the Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St). They’ll be practicing proper social distancing, so the number of people admi tted 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.

The Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital (206 W Cornwallis Rd) will hold a Small Animal Job Fair on Thursday, December 2, 9am–3pm. Part-time and full-time job openings for the combination hospital and the Creature Comforts Inn, including veterinary technicians, assistants, customer-service representatives, and kennel technicians, can be applied for on site. Experience is welcome but not absolutely necessary. Click here for more info.

​​​​​The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, December 2, 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 and cats must be in carriers; if your pet makes a mess, you’ll have to clean it up. 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Thursday, December 2, 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.

NC Raise Up will hold an online Mass Meeting on Thursday, December 2, 6–7pm, for low-wage and essential workers interested in working together with community activists and organizers to protect their rights amid the coronavirus pandemic. If you have never attended a Raise Up meeting, please send an email to ncraiseupinfo@gmail.com and introduce yourself. Click here to register for this Zoom event. (These are also the folks who are fighting for the $15/hour minimum wage.)

Don't Waste Durham’s next Reducing Waste in Durham Public Schools Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 2, 6–7pm. Share your ideas on ways to improve trash management, recycling, and composting in the schools. Click here to attend this Zoom meeting.

The next Meeting of the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society will be held at the OWASA Community Center (400 Jones Ferry Rd, in Carrboro), on Thursday, December 2, 6:30pm. Take part in the annual genealogy quiz and test your knowledge of North Carolina history and trivia. Feel free to bring something to eat or order from Panera and have it delivered. Members wanting to attend via Zoom can join the meeting at 7pm. Click here for more info.

Woolly’s Big Blues Jam will be held at The House restaurant (4310 S Miami Blvd) on Thursday, December 2, 6:30–10pm. Amps and drums will be shared; musicians just need to take their own instruments. Dancing will be encouraged; free admission. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

Durham songwriter, artist, and tai chi teacher Vito Di Bona will present TaoSongs and The Gentle Movement at PS 118 Gallery on Thursday, December 2, 7–8:30pm at 118 W Parrish St. He will explore the concept of living a good life through songs from his new book, TaoSongs: Songs of the Tao Te Ching, which was designed and published by Horse and Buggy Press. Percussionist Mamadou Balde and jazz guitarist and Bullhorn Fest founder Josh Zaslow will also participate. Tickets are $10; click here for more info and to get your ticket.

​​​​​​The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Friday on December 3, where people in need can receive help from 10:30 to 11:30am, 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.

​​​​​​​Legal Aid of North Carolina will host Free Forum Friday on December 3, 11am–noon. Get your questions (of a general nature) answered on a variety of topics. Click here for more info and to watch (and participate) live.

NC Raise Up, the NC Poor People’s Campaign, and Carolina Jews for Justice are partnering to hold Fed Up: Political Food Distribution, a food giveaway, in the Lakewood Shopping Center (2000 Chapel Hill Rd) on Friday, December 3, 11am–1pm. Food boxes (nonperishables and fresh produce) will be distributed. You can drive up, pop the trunk, and a box will be placed inside. Visit the Facebook page for more info, and your help out as a volunteer or financial donor would be greatly appreciated.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Friday, December 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.

Singer-guitarist Stephen Muñoz will lead LOJO: Log Off, Jam On on Friday, December 3, 5–7pm, at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr). This new open-air space is a good setting for musicians to participate in this jam session in front of an appreciative audience. Musicians can simply join in or click here to fill out a form. Free admission.

Christ Central Church (1004 Mangum St) will host Mingle and Jingle on Friday, December 3, 6pm. They’ll have Christmas music, bouncy houses for the kids, fun activities, and warm beverages. Free admission.

Head out to the IR Holmes Recreation Center (2000 S Alston Ave) for Family Movie Night on Friday, December 3, 6–8pm. They’ll be screening a family movie and providing popcorn and beverages. Free admission; click here for more info and to register with Durham Parks and Recreation. (DPR activity code: 15504)

Take your dog to Santa Paws on Friday, December 3, 6–8:30pm, at the Durham Armory (212 Foster St), where he or she can meet Santa Claus and take photos with him. They’ll also have an ugly-sweater contest for dogs, a canine food drive, and vendors selling pet-centered holiday items. Free admission; click here for more info and to register with Durham Parks and Recreation. (DPR activity code: 15185)

Young people ages 6 to 17 are invited to Krazy Karaoke on Friday, December 3, 6:30–9pm, at the Lyon Park Recreation Center (1309 Halley St), where they can sing along with their favorite songs. Free admission; click here for more info and to register with Durham Parks and Recreation. (DPR activity code: 15063)

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Friday, December 3, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

When You Believe! Christmas with Heart of Carolina A Cappella will take place in the Durham Arts Council theater (120 Morris St) on Friday, December 3, 7–9pm. Enjoy a concert of holiday music with this a cappella (no instrumentals) vocal group. Tickets are $15; click here for info on parking, accessible building entry, and to buy your ticket(s).

Blesstoimpress will host Nollywood Nights on Friday, December 3, 10pm–2am, at 2223 Hwy 54. Celebrate African culture with Afrobeat deejay, The Golden Child. Admission is free until 11:30pm; after that it’s $10. Visit the Facebook event page for more info and to buy your ticket(s).

This month’s Cars and Coffee will take place at Road Scholars (5425 Page Rd) on Saturday, December 4, 8–11am. If you’re into cars, you’ll enjoy seeing some hot rods, and classic and exotic cars and motorcycles, including the Road Scholars’ specialty, custom restored Porsches. Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info. This month, people from the Durham Rescue Mission will be there to collect donations of toys for kids in need.

​​The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 9am to noon on Saturday, December 4, 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). Keep up with the latest news by visiting their Facebook pageGoDurham 12.

​The Durham Art Market, featuring crafts vendors and food trucks, will take place on Foster St (across the street from Cecy’s Gallery) on Saturday, December 4, 9am–1pm. Call 919-908-0031​​ for more info. GoDurham 4.

​​The Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, December 4 from 10am 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 to $10. (Double your money!) Call 919-667-3099 or click here to find out what’s in season. GoDurham 4.

Outer Loop Arts (803 Ramseur St, Suite C) will host an Open Studio on Saturday, December 4, 11am–2pm. Relax and paint a mini canvas and/or play games over refreshments and conversation. Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info.

The Zakat Foundation will host their International Winter Festival at Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman (in Parkwood, 5122 Revere Rd) on Saturday, December 4, noon–3pm. Learn about and play games from nine featured regions—Bangladesh, eastern Africa (Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe), Egypt, India, Morocco, Palestine, Pakistan, Turkey, and Bosnia)—and sample delicious foods from each. Zakat will also collect new and lightly used winter items for orphans and local refugees in need. Visit the Facebook event page for more info, and call Atika Azeem at 732-318-7864 or Sadia Khalid at 206-954-2133 if you have any questions.

The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, December 4, 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. This month’s topic will be Social Skills. Visit the Facebook event page for more info, and click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

Experience Jonkonnu at Stagville (Historic Stagville, 5828 Old Oxford Hwy) on Saturday, December 4, 4:30pm. Durham musicians and students from St Sya Academy will perform at Horton Grove in the spirit of Jonkonnu, a West African/Caribbean tradition that was celebrated by the enslaved community at the Stagville Plantation. Afterwards, sit around a bonfire and learn more about Jonkonnu; Stagville is one of the few sites in the USA that has been able to observe and preserve the Afro-Caribbean music, dance, drumming, and costumes of Jonkonnu. (Jonkonnu, or Junkanoo, is still celebrated in the West Indies.). Admission is $5; click here for more info and to buy your ticket(s).

When You Believe! Christmas with Heart of Carolina A Cappella will take place in the Durham Arts Council theater (120 Morris St) on Saturday, December 4, 7–9pm. Enjoy a concert of holiday music with this a cappella (no instrumentals) vocal group. Tickets are $15; click here for info on parking, accessible building entry, and to buy your ticket(s).

Bluegrass gospel band New Direction 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, December 4, 7:30pm. Donations will be graciously accepted; call 919-220-2458 or visit the website to see the full calendar. GoDurham 7.

The Durham Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro William Henry Curry, will present its Holiday Pops Concert on Saturday, December 4, 7:30pm, at the Durham Armory (212 Foster St). Enjoy festive music from the orchestra, plus special guests, the United Strings of Color, Kidznotes, Community Music School of Raleigh, North Carolina Central University, and the première performance of an orchestral suite written just for them by composer Amy Scurria. Join in the sing-a-long and bid on items in the Silent Auction; the proceeds will help the DSO fund its live performances and educational/community outreach efforts. The evening’s emcee will be Anthony Wilson from WTVD-ABC11, and they’ll also have desserts, light appetizers, beverages, and a cash bar. Tickets are $35, $10 for students (with current ID), free for young people age 12 and under. Click here for more info and to buy your ticket(s).

Take selfies and portraits with Santa on the Roof at the Durham Hotel (315 E Chapel Hill St) on Sunday, December 5, 1–4pm. Downtown Durham makes for a great backdrop for your holiday photos. This event is free and open to the public; hot chocolate, coffee, and treats will be available for purchase. To play it safe, guests will sit on a bench in front of Santa; no tripods will be allowed. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

The Durham Really Really Free Market is back and will take place in the Lyon Park Playground (1200 W Lakewood Ave) on Sunday, December 5, 2–4pm. Display items (household goods, clothing, toys, books, furniture, etc) that you’re willing to give away and take items that catch your eye home with you. Please do your best to wash/sanitize items. The volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves, and everyone is expected to wear face masks and practice social distancing. Visit the Facebook page for more info.

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The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Monday, December 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.

​​​​​​Legal Aid NC will host HOME (Housing on Monday Evening) on December 6, 4–5pm. A Legal Aid NC housing attorney will talk about a range of current and important housing-related topics and will also answer questions (of a general nature). Click here for more info and to watch (and participate) live.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Monday, December 6, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

The next Durham City Council Regular (Virtual) Meeting will be held on Monday, December 6, 7–10pm. You can watch via the City’s YouTube channel, Twitter accountRoku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV (via the free Boxcast app, Spectrum channel 8, Google Fiber channel 8, Frontier channel 70, and AT&T U-verse channel 99 in Durham. 

​​​​​​The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, December 7, 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 and cats must be in carriers; if your pet makes a mess, you’ll have to clean it up. 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, December 7 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, December 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.

​​​The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host Virtual Trivia Tuesday on December 7, 6–7pm. Test your knack for remembering science facts, current news, and pop culture. You’ll actually need two monitors or devices—one for the trivia questions and one for clicking on the answers on the Kahoot quiz platform. Click here for more info and to register for this free, fun online event.

Harris Beverage Inc will host its next Durham Toastmasters Meeting on Tuesday, December 7, 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; visit the Facebook event page for more info. You can choose to attend in person at 1305 Hillsborough Rd or virtually (contact them via Facebook Messenger for more info). GoDurham 11 & 11B.

​For now, Splat Space, Durham’s hackerspace, will hold its Open Meetings on first Tuesdays until they’re able to hold their in-person, weekly meetings. The next online meeting will be held on December 7, 7–9pm. Makers, hackers, and anyone interested in technology is welcome to learn about this membership organization that celebrates both creativity and technology. Visit the Splat Space website to learn more and call 919-704-4250 or write to info@splatspace.org if you have any questions.

The Pony Ride starts at Major the Bull in CCB Plaza (201 Corcoran St) at 6:30pm and ends at Ponysaurus Brewing (219 Hood St) on Tuesday, November 9 around 8:15pm. This free, 5- to 8-mile bicycle ride will proceed at a leisurely pace and will be led by Eross Guadalupe. Visit the Facebook event page for more info. UPDATE

The Tuesday Blues Jam will be held from 6:30 to 8:30pm on December 7 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.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Tuesday, December 7, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

Representative Zack Hawkins and the People’s Alliance will cohost the Durham Housing Authority’s November Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, November 9, 7pm. Join the online discussion about issues and hopefully their solutions as dealt by DHA communities. Click here to register and to get the Zoom link, or click here to watch on Facebook Live. You can submit questions when you register or by writing to dhatownhall@zackhawkinsnc.com. This meeting is possible through a collaboration with the Coalition for Affordable Housing & Transit, the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People’s Housing Committee, and the People’s Alliance Housing Action Team. UPDATE

​​​​​The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, December 8, 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 and cats must be in carriers; if your pet makes a mess, you’ll have to clean it up. 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.

Kids ages 2 to 5 are invited to enjoy Cookies with Santa at the IR Holmes Recreation Center (2000 S Alston Ave) on Wednesday, December 8, 10–11am. Admission is $1.50; click here for more info and to register with Durham Parks and Recreation. (DPR activity code: 15486)

Kids ages 2 to 12 are invited to enjoy Cookies with Santa at the IR Holmes Recreation Center (2000 S Alston Ave) on Wednesday, December 8, 6–7pm. Admission is $1.50; click here for more info and to register with Durham Parks and Recreation. (DPR activity code: 15487)

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, December 8, 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, December 8, 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. Click here for more info. GoDurham 12.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Wednesday, December 8, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, December 8, 7–9pm, 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.

​​​​​The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, December 9, 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 and cats must be in carriers; if your pet makes a mess, you’ll have to clean it up. 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Thursday, December 9, 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.

NC Raise Up will hold an online Mass Meeting on Thursday, December 9, 6–7pm, for low-wage and essential workers interested in working together with community activists and organizers to protect their rights amid the coronavirus pandemic. If you have never attended a Raise Up meeting, please send an email to ncraiseupinfo@gmail.com and introduce yourself. Click here to register for this Zoom event. (These are also the folks who are fighting for the $15/hour minimum wage.)

The next District 5 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held on Thursday, December 9, 6pm. Find out what’s going on in your neighborhood and learn about City/County programs and services. Click here to join at meeting time.

Woolly’s Big Blues Jam will be held at The House restaurant (4310 S Miami Blvd) on Thursday, December 9, 6:30–10pm. Amps and drums will be shared; musicians just need to take their own instruments. Dancing will be encouraged; free admission. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

​​​​​​The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Friday on December 10, where people in need can receive help from 10:30 to 11:30am, 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.

​​​​​​​Legal Aid of North Carolina will host Free Forum Friday on December 10, 11am–noon. Get your questions (of a general nature) answered on a variety of topics. Click here for more info and to watch (and participate) live.

This month’s EATS: Shop & Grab will be held on Friday, November 12, 1:30–4pm, at the Durham Center for Senior Life (406 Rigsbee Ave). Seniors (age 55+) are invited to bring their reusable grocery bag (limited to 2) and “shop” at the Center by picking up items they need for free. Choose from frozen items, nonperishables, produces, beverages, etc. Call 919-688-8247 and connect with Niya Carrington at x104 to register. GoDurham 4. UPDATE

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Friday, December 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.

Explore the night sky and peer at the galaxies through one of five Meade LX200 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes owned by the Duke Teaching Observatory on Friday, November 12, 6–8pm. Click here for instructions on finding the site on W Cornwallis Rd (plus a link to a map you can use). It’s free; if the weather is iffy, you can check that same page or go to their Facebook page to see if this “Open House” is cancelled. UPDATE

Young people ages 6 to 17 are invited to Krazy Karaoke on Friday, November 12, 6:30–9pm, at the Lyon Park Recreation Center (1309 Halley St), where they can sing along with their favorite songs. Free admission; click here for more info and to register with Durham Parks and Recreation. (DPR activity code: 15063) UPDATE

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Friday, December 10, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

​​The Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, December 11 from 10am 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 to $10. (Double your money!) Call 919-667-3099 or click here to find out what’s in season. GoDurham 4.

​​The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 9am to noon on Saturday, December 11, 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). Keep up with the latest news by visiting their Facebook pageGoDurham 12.

​The Durham Art Market, featuring crafts vendors and food trucks, will take place on Foster St (across the street from Cecy’s Gallery) on Saturday, December 11, 9am–1pm. Call 919-908-0031​​ for more info. GoDurham 4.

The next virtual District 3 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held on Saturday, December 11, 10am. Find out what’s going on in your neighborhood and learn about City/County programs and services. Click here to join at meeting time.

The next virtual District 4 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held on Saturday, December 11, 10am. Find out what’s going on in your neighborhood and learn about City/County programs and services. Click here to join at meeting time.

Jewels Outreach will host Jewels Feeding Friends, a food giveaway, on Saturday, November 13, 10am–noon, at the KIPP Charter School (1107 Holloway St). Please wear a mask and then pop open the trunk of your vehicle for the volunteers who will place a box of groceries inside. GoDurham 1. UPDATE

The Carolina Theatre of Durham (309 W Morgan St) presents Family Saturday Series: Kamara Thomas on Saturday, November 13, 11am. Singer-songwriter Thomas performs songs (both originals and cover tunes) that tell stories and deftly mixes country music with R&B. Tickets are $5; click here for more info and to buy your tickets. You can choose to attend in person (with proof of COVID vaccination for those age 12+), or if you get your ticket by the day before at 4pm, you can attend virtually and have access to a recording of the performance for 24 hours. UPDATE

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

Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman will have their monthly drive-through Neighborhood Food Pantry Giveaway in the parking lot of the 3034 Fayetteville St location on Saturday, December 11, 2–4pm. Click here to view the events at both locations (the Parkwood masjid is at 5122 Revere Rd).

The Bull City Roundup and Suite Four will cohost the next Bull City Roundup Food Truck Rodeo & Vendor Market ’80s and ’90s Edition on Saturday, December 11, 2–10pm, at 506 E Ramseur St. Enjoy live music, good food, and shopping with local vendors and craftspersons. Free admission; click here to get your free ticket. When you get there, you can pay $5 for a Short Wait Pass if the line is too long for your liking, and you must have a proper ID (age 21+) you can access the Adult Zone (first 50 guests are free, $10 after that). If you’d like to participate as a vendor for a future event, write to TheBullCityRoundup@gmail.comGoDurham 2.

Classic country and bluegrass artist 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, December 11, 7:30pm. Donations will be graciously accepted; call 919-220-2458 or visit the website to see the full calendar. GoDurham 7.

​The Black Farmers Market NC will host the Black Farmers Market at 930 Franklin St, on the Golden Belt campus, on Sunday, November 14, 1–4pm. Buy fresh produce and support Southern black farmers; they’re now accepting SNAP. Visit the Facebook page for more info. GoDurham 2. UPDATE

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NC Stop Human Trafficking will host a virtual workshop, Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online, on Monday, December 13, 2pm. You’d be surprised at how easy it is for strangers to approach young people for all kinds of reasons. Get up-to-date information on keeping your kid(s) safe when they go online, including details on various apps, privacy settings, and good behavioral practices. Visit the Facebook event page for more info and to attend (click on the “Join event” button on the right-hand side).

 

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Monday, December 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.

​​​​​​Legal Aid NC will host HOME (Housing on Monday Evening) on December 13, 4–5pm. A Legal Aid NC housing attorney will talk about a range of current and important housing-related topics and will also answer questions (of a general nature). Click here for more info and to watch (and participate) live.

​The next District 2 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held on Monday, December 13, 6pm. Find out what’s going on in your neighborhood and learn about City/County programs and services. Click here to register for the next meeting.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Monday, December 13, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

The Triangle Orchid Society’s next meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpoint (7007 Fayetteville Rd, in the University Board Room) on Monday, December 13, 7:30pm. Enjoy the special Holiday Auction; don’t forget your mask. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

​​​​​​The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, December 14, 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 and cats must be in carriers; if your pet makes a mess, you’ll have to clean it up. 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, December 14 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, December 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.

​​​The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host Virtual Trivia Tuesday on December 14, 6–7pm. Test your knack for remembering science facts, current news, and pop culture. You’ll actually need two monitors or devices—one for the trivia questions and one for clicking on the answers on the Kahoot quiz platform. Click here for more info and to register for this free, fun online event.

The Tuesday Blues Jam will be held from 6:30 to 8:30pm on December 14 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.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Tuesday, December 14, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

​​​​​The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, December 15, 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 and cats must be in carriers; if your pet makes a mess, you’ll have to clean it up. 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.

Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN), in partnership with Farmer FoodShare and the Mount Level Missionary Baptist Church’s 2Fish/2Loaves Food Pantry, will have a free Vegetable Pickup on Wednesday, December 14, 10am–noon, at 316 Hebron Rd. They’ll be giving away fresh produce from their Catawba Trail Farm. Visit UCAN’s Facebook page to learn more about this farming-based nonprofit. UPDATE

The Animal Protection Society of Durham will host Behavior Live! on Wednesday, November 17, noon–12:15pm. APS’s behavior manager, Julie, will present a mix of animal behavior tips and tricks, training advice and demonstrations, enrichment activities for pets, and more during this intensive, free event. Click here to watch from their Facebook page. UPDATE

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, December 15, 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, December 15, 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. Click here for more info. GoDurham 12.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Wednesday, December 15, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, December 15, 7–9pm, 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.

​​​​​The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, December 15, 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 and cats must be in carriers; if your pet makes a mess, you’ll have to clean it up. 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Thursday, December 16, 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.

NC Raise Up will hold an online Mass Meeting on Thursday, December 16, 6–7pm, for low-wage and essential workers interested in working together with community activists and organizers to protect their rights amid the coronavirus pandemic. If you have never attended a Raise Up meeting, please send an email to ncraiseupinfo@gmail.com and introduce yourself. Click here to register for this Zoom event. (These are also the folks who are fighting for the $15/hour minimum wage.)

RTP180: Pay It Forward will take place on Thursday, November 18, 6–7:15pm, at Frontier RTP (800 Park Offices Dr). RTI International will host this free event, where several nonprofit leaders are invited to talk for 5 minutes on a topic that makes an impact on life in the Triangle. This month, Eric Guckian  from United Way of the Greater Triangle, Amy Bogie from the Durham Literacy Center, Dr Rhonda Taylor Bullock from we are, Amy Dozier from Stop Soldier Suicide, and Cecilia Barja Chamas from El Futuro will answer the question, “What does paying it forward mean to you?” Enjoy the conversation while enjoying free popcorn and a beverage. If you can’t attend in person, write to programming@rtp.org to get the Zoom link so you can watch from home. UPDATE

Woolly’s Big Blues Jam will be held at The House restaurant (4310 S Miami Blvd) on Thursday, December 16, 6:30–10pm. Amps and drums will be shared; musicians just need to take their own instruments. Dancing will be encouraged; free admission. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

Movie Loft presents a screening of Office Killer, a 1997 comedy-horror about a work-from-home career gone very wrong, at the Shadowbox (900 E Club Blvd, Unit 2200D) on Thursday, November 18, 7–9:30pm. Enjoy hot dogs from the grill at 7, followed by the outdoor screening at 7:30pm. Free admission; donations would be greatly appreciated and you can take your own snacks and beverages if you like. Click here for more info. UPDATE

Friends of Geer Cemetery’s November All-Friends Meeting will be held online on Thursday, November 18, 7:30pm. Guest speaker Howard Burchette will give a talk on The Christmas Family from Warren County NC about Warren County’s connection to Durham’s first African-American cemetery. Click here to attend the Zoom meeting. UPDATE

​​​​​​The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Friday on December 17, where people in need can receive help from 10:30 to 11:30am, 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.

​​​​​​​Legal Aid of North Carolina will host Free Forum Friday on December 17, 11am–noon. Get your questions (of a general nature) answered on a variety of topics. Click here for more info and to watch (and participate) live.

NC Raise Up, the NC Poor People’s Campaign, and Carolina Jews for Justice are partnering to hold Fed Up: Political Food Distribution, a food giveaway, in the Lakewood Shopping Center (2000 Chapel Hill Rd) on Friday, November 19, 11am–1pm. Food boxes (nonperishables and fresh produce) will be distributed. You can drive up, pop the trunk, and a box will be placed inside. Visit the Facebook page for more info, and your help out as a volunteer or financial donor would be greatly appreciated. GoDurham 10 & 10B. UPDATE

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Friday, December 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.

The Durham Art Guild’s 67th annual Juried Exhibition will begin with Third Friday Receptions in the SunTrust Gallery on November 19, 6–8pm, at 120 Morris St. Enjoy the Guild’s longest running and largest yearly exhibition featuring a wide range of regional artists. Free admission; don’t forget your face mask. If you’d like to view the exhibit at a time other than Third Friday, click here to set an appointment. Visit the Facebook event page for more info. UPDATE

Young people ages 6 to 17 are invited to Krazy Karaoke on Friday, November 19, 6:30–9pm, at the Lyon Park Recreation Center (1309 Halley St), where they can sing along with their favorite songs. Free admission; click here for more info and to register with Durham Parks and Recreation. (DPR activity code: 15063) UPDATE

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Friday, December 17, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

November LIVE! from the Fayetteville Street Corridor Art & Business Walk will take place on Third Friday, November 19, 7–9pm, at the Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetteville St, at Fayetteville and Lakewood Sts). Enjoy live music, stop by the food truck, and wear your mask when you go outside to view Gail Belvett’s We Are Here: Past, Present, Future exhibit (featuring artist Darius Quarles). COVID information will be dispensed, as well as tests and vaccinations. Free admission; visit the Facebook event page  for more info. UPDATE

​​The Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, December 18 from 10am 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 to $10. (Double your money!) Call 919-667-3099 or 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, December 18, 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. GoDurham 4.

​​The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 9am to noon on Saturday, December 18, 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). Keep up with the latest news by visiting their Facebook pageGoDurham 12.

​The Durham Art Market, featuring crafts vendors and food trucks, will take place on Foster St (across the street from Cecy’s Gallery) on Saturday, December 18, 9am–1pm. Call 919-908-0031​​ for more info. GoDurham 4. 

The next District 1 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held on Saturday, December 18, 9:30am. Find out what’s going on in your neighborhood and learn about City/County programs and services. Click here to join at meeting time.

Cinematic Arts at Duke will host a screening of the 1993 satirical comedy Addams Family Values on Saturday, November 20, 2pm, at the Rubenstein Arts Center (2020 Campus Dr). Watch the trailer here. Free admission; click here for parking tips. UPDATE

Americana singer-songwriter duo Dackel (Walter Miller and Phil Natchett) 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, December 18, 7:30pm. Donations will be graciously accepted; call 919-220-2458 or visit the website to see the full calendar. GoDurham 7.          

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The Coalition for Affordable Housing & Transit’s next monthly Meeting will be held on Monday, December 20, noon–1pm. Click here for more info and to attend this Zoom meeting.

 

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Monday, December 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.

​​​​​​Legal Aid NC will host HOME (Housing on Monday Evening) on December 20, 4–5pm. A Legal Aid NC housing attorney will talk about a range of current and important housing-related topics and will also answer questions (of a general nature). Click here for more info and to watch (and participate) live.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Monday, December 20, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

The next Durham City Council Regular (Virtual) Meeting will be held on Monday, December 20, 7–10pm. You can watch via the City’s YouTube channelTwitter account, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV (via the free Boxcast app, Spectrum channel 8, Google Fiber channel 8, Frontier channel 70, and AT&T U-verse channel 99 in Durham. 

​​​​​​The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, December 21, 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 and cats must be in carriers; if your pet makes a mess, you’ll have to clean it up. 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, December 21 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, December 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.

​​​The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host Virtual Trivia Tuesday on December 21, 6–7pm. Test your knack for remembering science facts, current news, and pop culture. You’ll actually need two monitors or devices—one for the trivia questions and one for clicking on the answers on the Kahoot quiz platform. Click here for more info and to register for this free, fun online event.

Harris Beverage Inc will host its next Durham Toastmasters Meeting on Tuesday, December 21, 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; visit the Facebook event page for more info. You can choose to attend in person at 1305 Hillsborough Rd or virtually (contact them via Facebook Messenger for more info). GoDurham 11 & 11B.

The Tuesday Blues Jam will be held from 6:30 to 8:30pm on December 21 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.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Tuesday, December 21, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

​​​​​The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, December 22, 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 and cats must be in carriers; if your pet makes a mess, you’ll have to clean it up. 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, December 22, 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, December 22, 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. Click here for more info. GoDurham 12.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Wednesday, December 22, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, December 22, 7–9pm, 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.

​​​​​The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, December 23, 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 and cats must be in carriers; if your pet makes a mess, you’ll have to clean it up. 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Thursday, December 23, 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.

NC Raise Up will hold an online Mass Meeting on Thursday, December 23, 6–7pm, for low-wage and essential workers interested in working together with community activists and organizers to protect their rights amid the coronavirus pandemic. If you have never attended a Raise Up meeting, please send an email to ncraiseupinfo@gmail.com and introduce yourself. Click here to register for this Zoom event. (These are also the folks who are fighting for the $15/hour minimum wage.)

Woolly’s Big Blues Jam will be held at The House restaurant (4310 S Miami Blvd) on Thursday, December 23, 6:30–10pm. Amps and drums will be shared; musicians just need to take their own instruments. Dancing will be encouraged; free admission. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

​​​​​​The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Friday on December 24, where people in need can receive help from 10:30 to 11:30am, 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.

​​​​​​​Legal Aid of North Carolina will host Free Forum Friday on December 24, 11am–noon. Get your questions (of a general nature) answered on a variety of topics. Click here for more info and to watch (and participate) live.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Friday, December 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.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Friday, December 24, 7–8pm. Have fun learning steps to the latest line dances (to timeless oldies and current hits). Click here to join this free Zoom event. UPDATE

December 27–January 3

Father-and-daughter acoustic duo Blake Addison and Savanna 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, January 8, 7:30pm. Donations will be graciously accepted; call 919-220-2458 or visit the website to see the full calendar. GoDurham 7.

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