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January 30–February 5

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Monday, January 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 Hayti Heritage Center’s Heritage Rhythms African Dance Class will be led by Toni Hall and Ivy Burch on Monday, January 30, 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).

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Monday, January 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.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, January 31, 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, January 31 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, January 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.

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Plastic Bag Ministry session on Tuesday, January 31, 5:30–6:30pm. Volunteers crochet mats out of “plarn” (strips made from plastic bags and woven into balls) to give away to homeless people. Call 919-471-3181 or visit the website for more info.

Don’t Waste Durham will hold a Boomerang Bag Sewing Party on Tuesday, January 31, 6:30–8pm, 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 bags to distribute to stores throughout Durham, then drop by for a while. Shoppers are encouraged to take these boomerang bags, use them, and return them for others to use; this is an excellent way of reducing single-use bags. Click here to sign up.

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, January 31, 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).

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Tuesday, January 31, 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.

¡Somos Kidznotes! (We Are Kidznotes!) A Signature Concert Event will be held at the Carolina Theatre of Durham (309 W Morgan St) on Tuesday, January 31, 7pm. Enjoy performances by the student musicians in this afterschool program, plus performances by the instructors and the duo Larry & Joe, who play a fusion of Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music. Tickets start at $75 for this fundraiser; click here for more info and to get your ticket(s).

The Tuesday Blues Jam will start at 7pm on January 31 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 North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra will continue its monthly residency at the Sharp Nine Gallery (4608-L Industry Ln, near Fayetteville Rd and MLK Pkwy) on Tuesday, January 31, 8–10pm. Tickets are $25; click here for more info and tickets. 

February 1

The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, February 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/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.

Don’t Waste Durham’s next DPS Recycling Success Project Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 11am–noon. Learn about a new pilot program that will run from February through June at these Durham Public Schools: Pearsontown Elementary, Lyon Farms Elementary, Neal Middle, and Southern High School. Click here to attend via Zoom.

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

Keep Durham Beautiful will lead a Litter Leaders Training on Wednesday, February 1, 5–6pm, at their office (City of Durham General Services Building at 2011 Fay St). If you’d like to participate as a volunteer, you’ll learn about litter cleanup safety, cleanup operating procedures, and the basics of volunteer leadership. Afterwards, you’ll have access to resources that will allow you to be a litter-prevention advocate and to lead Keep Durham Beautiful cleanup events. Click here for more info and to sign up.

E3 Durham and the NCCU School of Business will cohost Pull-Up at Provident on Wednesday, February 1, 5–8pm, at 411 W Chapel Hill St. Durham-based business owners can make connections; talk with folks from E3 Durham, which provides funding and technical support for entrepreneurs; and learn about other resources that can help you and your business. Free admission; click here for more info and to register.

 

Rediscover the fun of playing board games during Game Night at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr) on Wednesday, February 1, 5:30–8:30pm. Free admission; food and beverage vendors/venues will be close by. If you really like board games and would be interested in offering feedback to board-game designers, return on the 4th Wednesday for Designer Game Night. 

The Carolina Theatre’s (300 W Morgan St) Disney-Quest Film Series will feature live-action and CGI remakes of the classics at a cost of $10 per movie. They’ll host a screening of The Lion King on Wednesday, February 1, 7–9pm. Click here for more info (including COVID) and to purchase your ticket(s).

The next Meeting of the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society will be held at the OWASA Community Center (400 Jones Ferry Rd, in Carrboro), on Wednesday, February 1, 7–9pm. Diane L Richard will talk about the challenges of tracing family histories by describing Crimes Across Multiple Jurisdictions: The Abbott Brothers. The public can attend the live event and members can choose to attend in person or via Zoom. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, February 1, 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 Pinhook (117 W Main St) will host Blends with Friends (Open Decks) on Wednesday, February 1, 8pm–midnight. Anyone wanting to learn how to DJ (or wanting to improve your skills) can spin some tunes and experiment with synthesizers. All skills are welcome; bring your records, USBs, or hard drive with your music. Free admission; visit the Facebook page for more info.

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Elmo’s Diner (776 Ninth St) will host its monthly Veteran’s Breakfast on Thursday, February 2, 8:30–10am. All military veterans are invited, and first-time attendees and those in uniform can eat for free. RSVP by texting breakfast and the number in your party to 984-664-0308.

 

The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, February 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/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 next Durham City Council Work Session will be held on Thursday, February 2, 1–5pm. You can choose to attend in person in City Council Chambers (101 City Hall Plaza) or via the City’s YouTube channel, Twitter account, Facebook page, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV (via the free Boxcast app), Spectrum channel 8, Google Fiber channel 8, Frontier channel 70, or AT&T U-verse channel 99 in Durham.

 

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

The Ciompi Quartet will perform a free concert of “Downtown Classics” on Thursday, February 2, 5:30–6:30pm, in NorthStar Church of the Arts (220 W Geer St). Enjoy beautiful music, including Bartok’s String Quartet N° 4. 

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, Suite 9-150) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, February 2, 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.

The Triangle Turtles & Hares Running Group will lead a Thursday Evening Run from 6:30 to 9:30pm on February 2. 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.

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​​​​​​Counter Culture Coffee (812 Mallard Ave) will host Tasting at Ten on Friday, February 3, 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 February 3, 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 Ciompi Quartet will perform a free concert of “Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics” on Friday, February 3, noon–1pm, in Goodson Chapel (407 Chapel Dr, at the Duke Divinity School). Enjoy beautiful music by this world-renowned local string quartet.                                                                                

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Friday, February 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, February 3, 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.

The Bull City Woodshop (1912 E Pettigrew St) will hold an Adult DIY Class: Dog Kennel Topper Workshop on Friday, February 3, 6–8pm. Learn how to make an enclosure for your pup by using the Woodshop’s miter saws, power drills, power sanders, and lumber. The cost of the workshop is $75, and proceeds will help fund their afterschool program. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and leave dangling jewelry at home. Click here for more info and to register.

Celebrate African heritage and Afrofuturism at JAM.BAE NIGHTS on Friday, February  3, 10pm–2am, at Gojo by Goorsha (823 W Morgan St). Free admission; click here for more info and to get your free ticket(s).

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The February Cars & Coffee will take place at Road Scholars (5425 Page Rd) on Saturday, February 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 page for more info.

Pilgrim United Church of Christ (3011 Academy Rd) will host Zumba at Pilgrim! on Saturday, February 4, 9–10am. This free class is part of Pilgrim’s Aerobic Social Saturday series. Registration is unnecessary for this free event; donations will be graciously accepted to help further the program. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

If you’re into fancy cars, check out First Saturday at Porsche Southpoint (122 Kentington Dr) on February 4, 9–11am. Enjoy a buffet breakfast and conversation with other car enthusiasts. Free admission; visit the Facebook page for more info.    

The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 9am to noon on Saturday, February 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 Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, February 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.

Old North State Jam (formerly Northgate Jam) will host First Saturday Open Jam at the Durham Farmers Market in Durham Central Park (501 Foster St) on Saturday, February 4, 10am–noon. Bring your voice or instrument and join in to play some oldtime songs … or simply enjoy the music. Visit their Facebook page for more info. PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled.

The Friends of Geer Cemetery will welcome volunteers who want to help remove ivy and branches from the grounds during a Workday on Saturday, February 4, 10am–noon. Geer Cemetery (800 Colonial St) is an historic site and Durham’s first African-American cemetery. Rakes, tarps, water, gloves, and snippers will be provided; feel free to bring your own gloves, hand tools, and water bottle. Click here to sign up.

The next Membership Meeting of American Legion Post 416–District 12 will be held at the Armory at 5419 S Alston Ave on Saturday, February 4, 11am–1pm. The goal of the American Legion is to help military families and their communities. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

The Carolina Theatre’s (300 W Morgan St) Disney-Quest Film Series will feature live-action and CGI remakes of the classics at a cost of $10 per movie. They’ll host a screening of The Lion King (1961) on Wednesday, February 4, 11:30am–1:30pm. Click here for more info (including COVID) and to purchase your ticket(s).

The Triangle Blues Society’s 1st Saturday Blues Jam will take place on February 4, noon–3pm, at the Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St). Musicians can sign up to sit in upon arrival. Free admission; click here to view the Blue Note Grill’s events calendar.

​The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, February 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. Visit the Facebook event page for more info, and click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

Blackspace and Only Us Media are cohosting Wonderbop at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr) on Saturday, February 4, 5–8pm. This monthly showcase features talented young artists in the areas of music, beats, and dance. Visit the Facebook event page for more info. Free admission; if you’re in high school or college student and would like to perform, full out this form. PLEASE NOTE: Due to wintry weather in the forecast, Wonderbop will be rescheduled for February 25.

Beyú Caffé (341 W Main St) presents D Shawn & Soul on Friday, February 4, 7–11pm. Tickets are $12 for standing room only, $25 for the seated area, and there is a $20 minimum food and beverage purchase. Click here for more info and to secure your spot.

The Retro Cats will reinterpret familiar old-country, folk, and rock songs in a free concert at the Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse Christian-music venue (2700 N Roxboro St, in St Paul United Methodist Church) on Saturday, February 4, 7:30pm. Donations will be graciously accepted; call 919-220-2458 or visit the website to see the full calendar. GoDurham 7.

Durham Parks and Recreation’s Full Moon Fever Bike Ride will take place on Saturday, February 4, 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; visit the Facebook event page for more info. PLEASE NOTE: Due to wintry weather in the forecast, this month’s ride will be cancelled.

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Sunday Morning Meditation will be held at the Shambhala Center of Durham (733 Rutherford St) on February 5, 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 for more info.

The Fruit (305 S Dillard St) will host a flea market, The Fruit Flea, on Sunday, February 5, noon–6pm. The Fruit is looking for people want to sell such things as gently used/antique items, DVDs, upcycled art/crafts, and anything else that’s interesting. Anyone wanting to set up shop will pay a $20 vendor fee; admission as a shopper will be $5. Click here for more info and to fill in the vendor application.

The Durham Really Really Free Market will take place across from the Lyon Park Playground (1200 W Lakewood Ave) on Sunday, February 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.

Keep Durham Beautiful will partner with Jewish For Good and Durham County Sustainability for a Tree Planting for Tu B’Shevat (Jewish New Year for Trees) at the Durham Public School Staff Development Center (2107 Hillandale Rd) on Sunday, February 5, 1–3pm. Shovels, gloves, and other tools will be provided and volunteers are welcome to bring their own (warm) work gloves and to wear closed-toe shoes or boots. Click here to sign up.

February 6–12

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

The Hayti Heritage Center’s Heritage Rhythms African Dance Class will be led by Toni Hall and Ivy Burch on Monday, February 6, 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).

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Monday, February 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 Meeting will be held on Monday, February 6, 7–10pm. You can choose to attend in person in City Council Chambers (101 City Hall Plaza) or via the City’s YouTube channel, Twitter account, Facebook page, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV (via the free Boxcast app), Spectrum channel 8, Google Fiber channel 8, Frontier channel 70, or AT&T U-verse channel 99 in Durham.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, February 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/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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, February 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, February 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.

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Plastic Bag Ministry session on Tuesday, February 7, 5:30–6:30pm. Volunteers crochet mats out of “plarn” (strips made from plastic bags and woven into balls) to give away to homeless people. Call 919-471-3181 or visit the website for more info.

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, February 7, 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).

Don’t Waste Durham will hold a Boomerang Bag Sewing Party on Tuesday, February 7, 6:30–8pm, 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 bags to distribute to stores throughout Durham, then drop by for a while. Shoppers are encouraged to take these boomerang bags, use them, and return them for others to use; this is an excellent way of reducing single-use bags. Click here to sign up.

Harris Beverage will host the next Durham Toastmasters Meeting on Tuesday, February 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 their Facebook 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.

Don’t Waste Durham will hold a Boomerang Bag Sewing Party on Tuesday, February 7, 6:30–8pm, 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 bags to distribute to stores throughout Durham, then drop by for a while. Shoppers are encouraged to take these boomerang bags, use them, and return them for others to use; this is an excellent way of reducing single-use bags. Click here to sign up.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Tuesday, February 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.

The Tuesday Blues Jam will start at 7pm on February 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.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, February 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/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.

Don’t Waste Durham’s next DPS Recycling Success Project Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 11am–noon. Learn about a new pilot program that will run from February through June at these Durham Public Schools: Pearsontown Elementary, Lyon Farms Elementary, Neal Middle, and Southern High School. Click here to attend via Zoom.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, February 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, February 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. 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) on Wednesday, February 8, 5:30–8:30pm. Free admission; food and beverage vendors/venues will be close by. If you really like board games and would be interested in offering feedback to board-game designers, return on the 4th Wednesday for Designer Game Night.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, February 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.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, February 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/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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Thursday, February 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.

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, Suite 9-150) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, February 9, 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.

The Triangle Turtles & Hares Running Group will lead a Thursday Evening Run from 6:30 to 9:30pm on February 9. 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.

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​​​​​​Counter Culture Coffee (812 Mallard Ave) will host Tasting at Ten on Friday, February 10, 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 February 10, 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Friday, February 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, February 10, 7–9pm. 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, check their Facebook page to see if this “Open House” is cancelled. Don’t forget your face mask.

Celebrate African heritage and Afrofuturism at JAM.BAE NIGHTS on Friday, February 10, 10pm–2am, at Gojo by Goorsha (823 W Morgan St). Free admission; click here for more info and to get your free ticket(s).

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The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 9am to noon on Saturday, February 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 Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, February 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 next District 3 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held on Saturday, February 11, 10am, at the Lyon Park Recreation Center (1309 Halley St). Find out what’s going on in your neighborhood and learn about City/County programs and services. 

The next District 4 and District 5 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held on Saturday, February 11, 10am, at the IR Holmes Sr/Campus Hills Recreation Center (2000 S Alston Ave). Find out what’s going on in your neighborhood and learn about City/County programs and services. If you’d prefer to stay home and join via Zoom, click here (meeting ID: 812 8778 6288, passcode: BULLCITY) at 10.

Jewels Outreach will host Jewels Feeding Friends, a food giveaway, on Saturday, February 11, 10am–noon, at the KIPP Charter School (1107 Holloway St). 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, February 11, 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, February 11, 11am–1pm. Call 919-688-2163 for more info.

The Littlechurch Gospel Group 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, February 11, 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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Sunday Morning Meditation will be held at the Shambhala Center of Durham (733 Rutherford St) on February 12, 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 for more info.

Don’t Waste Durham will hold a Boomerang Bag Sewing Party on Sunday, February 12, 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 bags to distribute to stores throughout Durham, then drop by for a while. Shoppers are encouraged to take these boomerang bags, use them, and return them for others to use; this is an excellent way of reducing single-use bags. Click here to sign up.

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February 13–19

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

The next District 2 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held at the Edison Johnson Recreation Center (500 Murray Ave) on Monday, February 13, 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, February 13, 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).

The Jambalaya Soul Academy’s next Writing & Performance Workshop will be held at the Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetteville Rd, at Fayetteville and Lakewood Sts) on Monday, February 13, 6:30–8:30pm. Gain poetry writing tips and prompts, improve your performance, develop new ideas and/or work on unfinished poems, and share your work with other poets. Free admission; click here for more info. The Jambalaya Soul Academy is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Monday, February 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 in the JC Raulston Arboretum (4415 Beryl Rd, in Raleigh) on Monday, February 13, 7:30pm. Visit the website 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, February 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/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.

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The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, February 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, February 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.

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Plastic Bag Ministry session on Tuesday, February 14, 5:30–6:30pm. Volunteers crochet mats out of “plarn” (strips made from plastic bags and woven into balls) to give away to homeless people. Call 919-471-3181 or visit the website for more info.

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, February 14, 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).

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Tuesday, February 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 Tuesday Blues Jam will beheld from 7 to 10pm on February 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 8pmGoDurham 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 Wednesday, February 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/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.

Don’t Waste Durham’s next DPS Recycling Success Project Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 11am–noon. Learn about a new pilot program that will run from February through June at these Durham Public Schools: Pearsontown Elementary, Lyon Farms Elementary, Neal Middle, and Southern High School. Click here to attend via Zoom.

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

Rediscover the fun of playing board games during Game Night at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr) on Wednesday, February 15, 5:30–8:30pm. Free admission; food and beverage vendors/venues will be close by. If you really like board games and would be interested in offering feedback to board-game designers, return on the 4th Wednesday for Designer Game Night.

King’s Park International Church (1305 Odyssey Dr) will host its Food Pantry & Clothing Closet on Wednesday, February 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. 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.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, February 15, 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 Pinhook (117 W Main St) will host Blends with Friends (Open Decks) on Wednesday, February 15, 8pm–midnight. Anyone wanting to learn how to DJ (or wanting to improve your skills) can spin some tunes and experiment with synthesizers. All skills are welcome; bring your records, USBs, or hard drive with your music. Free admission; visit the Facebook 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 Thursday, February 16, 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 next Durham City Council Work Session will be held on Thursday, February 16, 1–5pm. You can choose to attend in person in City Council Chambers (101 City Hall Plaza) or via the City’s YouTube channel, Twitter account, Facebook page, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV (via the free Boxcast app), Spectrum channel 8, Google Fiber channel 8, Frontier channel 70, or AT&T U-verse channel 99 in Durham.

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

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, Suite 9-150) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, February 16, 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.

Durham Business Networking and One Community, One Voice, One Vision will cohost a Durham Business Networking Event on Thursday, February 16, 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.

The next NC Composting Council monthly mixer, Sustainable Spirits, will be hosted by Keep Durham Beautiful on Thursday, February 16, 6–8pm, at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Ave). Meet Keep Durham Beautiful staff and volunteers and learn more about the special cleanup and tree-planting events that they put on to improve our parks, streets, and communities. Join the discussion about future endeavors related to renewable energy, green building, organic farming, and waste-conscious living. Click here to reserve your spot.

The Triangle Turtles & Hares Running Group will lead a Thursday Evening Run from 6:30 to 9:30pm on February 16. 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.

The Lindy Lab will host Swing Dance in Downtown Durham on Thursday, February 16, 8–10:30pm, at the Empower Dance Studio (109 W Parrish St). Learn how to do East Coast Swing, the Lindy Hop, the Balboa, the Charleston, and the Collegiate Shag—all timeless, fun dance styles from past decades. The class fee is $10 and you can send your payment via PayPal to thelindylab@gmail.com or via Venmo. Be sure to have a good-quality face mask; use the side entrance (the park between Parrish and Main Sts). Visit their Facebook page for more info about the Lindy Lab Swing Studio.

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​​​​​​Counter Culture Coffee (812 Mallard Ave) will host Tasting at Ten on Friday, February 17, 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 February 17, 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Friday, February 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.

Surround yourself with art during Third Friday on February 17, 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.”

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, February 17, 7–9pm. 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, check their Facebook page to see if this “Open House” is cancelled. Don’t forget your face mask.

Celebrate African heritage and Afrofuturism at JAM.BAE NIGHTS on Friday, February 17, 10pm–2am, at Gojo by Goorsha (823 W Morgan St). Free admission; click here for more info and to get your free ticket(s).

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The next District 1 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held at the Holton Career & Resource Center (401 N Driver St) on Saturday, February 18, 10am. Find out what’s going on in your neighborhood and learn about City/County services. Call the District 1 Substation (921 Holloway St, across from Longmeadow Park) at 919-560-4281 for more info.

 

The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 9am to noon on Saturday, February 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 Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, February 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.

Military veterans who are also members of the LGBTQIA+ community will get together on Saturday, February 18, 11:30am–1pm, at Panera (737 Ninth St). Military veterans of any generation are welcome, as well as their significant others. Click here for more info on Facebook.

​The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, February 18, 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. Visit the Facebook event page for more info, and click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

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, February 18, 7:30pm. Donations will be graciously accepted; call 919-220-2458 or visit the website to see the full calendar. GoDurham 7.

The next Jambalaya Soul Slam will be held at the Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetteville Rd, at Fayetteville and Lakewood Sts) on Saturday, February 18, 8–10:30pm. Poets are invited to compete for cash prizes and a chance to represent the Triangle as a member the 2023 Bull City Slam Team. If you’d like to compete, click here to read the guidelines. Admission is $10; click here for more info and to get your ticket(s). [UPDATE TICKET LINK]

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Sunday Morning Meditation will be held at the Shambhala Center of Durham (733 Rutherford St) on February 19, 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 for more info.

February 20–26

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

The Hayti Heritage Center’s Heritage Rhythms African Dance Class will be led by Toni Hall and Ivy Burch on Monday, February 20, 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).

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Monday, February 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 Meeting will be held on Monday, February 20, 7–10pm. You can choose to attend in person in City Council Chambers (101 City Hall Plaza) or via the City’s YouTube channel, Twitter account, Facebook page, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV (via the free Boxcast app), Spectrum channel 8, Google Fiber channel 8, Frontier channel 70, or AT&T U-verse channel 99 in Durham.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, February 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/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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, February 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, February 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.

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Plastic Bag Ministry session on Tuesday, February 21, 5:30–6:30pm. Volunteers crochet mats out of “plarn” (strips made from plastic bags and woven into balls) to give away to homeless people. Call 919-471-3181 or visit the website for more info.

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, February 21, 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).

Harris Beverage will host the next Durham Toastmasters Meeting on Tuesday, February 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 their Facebook 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.

Don’t Waste Durham will hold a Boomerang Bag Sewing Party on Tuesday, February 21, 6:30–8pm, 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 bags to distribute to stores throughout Durham, then drop by for a while. Shoppers are encouraged to take these boomerang bags, use them, and return them for others to use; this is an excellent way of reducing single-use bags. Click here to sign up. 

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Tuesday, February 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 Tuesday Blues Jam will start at 7pm on February 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.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, February 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/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.

Don’t Waste Durham’s next DPS Recycling Success Project Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 11am–noon. Learn about a new pilot program that will run from February through June at these Durham Public Schools: Pearsontown Elementary, Lyon Farms Elementary, Neal Middle, and Southern High School. Click here to attend via Zoom.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, February 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, February 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. 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 Designer Game Night at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr) on Wednesday, February 22, 5:30–8:30pm. Free admission; food and beverage vendors/venues will be close by. Meet board-game creators, play their games, and give feedback on how to improve their creations. Tonight’s designer will be [TBA].

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, February 22, 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, February 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/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 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, February 23, 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.

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

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, Suite 9-150) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, February 23, 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.

SIX 1 SEVEN Social will host Speed Networking Social Business Thursday on February 23, 6–9pm, at the american underground @ Main (201 W Main St). Entrepreneurs are invited to uncover new resources and make new business connections in a fun and interactive way. Tickets are $25; click here for more info and to save your spot.

The Triangle Turtles & Hares Running Group will lead a Thursday Evening Run from 6:30 to 9:30pm on February 23. 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.

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​​​​​​Counter Culture Coffee (812 Mallard Ave) will host Tasting at Ten on Friday, February 24, 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 February 24, 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Friday, February 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

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, February 24, 7–9pm. 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, check their Facebook page to see if this “Open House” is cancelled. Don’t forget your face mask.

Celebrate African heritage and Afrofuturism at JAM.BAE NIGHTS on Friday, February 24, 10pm–2am, at Gojo by Goorsha (823 W Morgan St). Free admission; click here for more info and to get your free ticket(s).

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The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 9am to noon on Saturday, February 25, 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 Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, February 25 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 Carolina Theatre’s (300 W Morgan St) Disney-Quest Film Series will feature live-action and CGI remakes of the classics at a cost of $10 per movie. They’ll host a screening of 101 Dalmations (1961) on Saturday, January 14, 11:30am–1:30pm. Watch the trailer here, and click here for more info (including COVID) and to purchase your ticket(s).

Blackspace and Only Us Media are cohosting Wonderbop at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr) on Saturday, February 25, 5–8pm. This monthly showcase features talented young artists in the areas of music, beats, and dance. Visit the Facebook event page for more info. Free admission; if you’re in high school or college student and would like to perform, full out this form.

Singer-songwriter and multiinstrumentalist Jim Prichard 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, February 25, 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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Sunday Morning Meditation will be held at the Shambhala Center of Durham (733 Rutherford St) on February 26, 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 for more info.

Don’t Waste Durham will hold a Boomerang Bag Sewing Party on Sunday, February 26, 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 bags to distribute to stores throughout Durham, then drop by for a while. Shoppers are encouraged to take these boomerang bags, use them, and return them for others to use; this is an excellent way of reducing single-use bags. Click here to sign up.

February 27–March 5

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

 

Bike Durham will host a Town Hall Meeting at Durty Bull (206 Broadway St, Suite 104) on Monday, February 27, 6:30–7:30pm. Learn about the group’s efforts to encourage people to walk, bike, and ride public transit more often.

The Hayti Heritage Center’s Heritage Rhythms African Dance Class will be led by Toni Hall and Ivy Burch on Monday, February 27, 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).

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Monday, February 27, 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.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, February 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.

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, February 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 Southern Documentary Fund will host an interactive roundtable, Archival Research for Your Documentary, on Tuesday, February 28, 1–2pm. Filmmaker Emily Harrold will discuss how to approach the research phase of the filmmaking process, and also how to discover the best resources for finding and organizing archive and third-party visual materials for your documentary. Click here to register and participate in this online discussion on Zoom.

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

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Plastic Bag Ministry session on Tuesday, February 28, 5:30–6:30pm. Volunteers crochet mats out of “plarn” (strips made from plastic bags and woven into balls) to give away to homeless people. Call 919-471-3181 or visit the website for more info.

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, February 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).

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Tuesday, February 28, 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 Tuesday Blues Jam will start at 7pm on February 28 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.

March 1

Elmo’s Diner (776 Ninth St) will host its monthly Veteran’s Breakfast on Thursday, March 1, 8:30–10am. All military veterans are invited, and first-time attendees and those in uniform can eat for free. RSVP by texting breakfast and the number in your party to 984-664-0308.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, March 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/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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, March 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, March 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. 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) on Wednesday, March 1, 5:30–8:30pm. Free admission; food and beverage vendors/venues will be close by. If you really like board games and would be interested in offering feedback to board-game designers, return on the 4th Wednesday for Designer Game Night.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, March 1, 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 Pinhook (117 W Main St) will host Blends with Friends (Open Decks) on Wednesday, March 1, 8pm–midnight. Anyone wanting to learn how to DJ (or wanting to improve your skills) can spin some tunes and experiment with synthesizers. All skills are welcome; bring your records, USBs, or hard drive with your music. Free admission; visit the Facebook 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 Thursday, March 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/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 next Durham City Council Work Session will be held on Thursday, March 2, 1–5pm. You can choose to attend in person in City Council Chambers (101 City Hall Plaza) or via the City’s YouTube channel, Twitter account, Facebook page, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV (via the free Boxcast app), Spectrum channel 8, Google Fiber channel 8, Frontier channel 70, or AT&T U-verse channel 99 in Durham.

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

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, Suite 9-150) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, March 2, 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.

The Triangle Turtles & Hares Running Group will lead a Thursday Evening Run from 6:30 to 9:30pm on March 2. 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.

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​​​​​​Counter Culture Coffee (812 Mallard Ave) will host Tasting at Ten on Friday, March 3, 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 March 3, 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Friday, March 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.

Celebrate African heritage and Afrofuturism at JAM.BAE NIGHTS on Friday, March 3, 10pm–2am, at Gojo by Goorsha (823 W Morgan St). Free admission; click here for more info and to get your free ticket(s).

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The March Cars & Coffee will take place at Road Scholars (5425 Page Rd) on Saturday, March 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 page for more info.  ​​

Pilgrim United Church of Christ (3011 Academy Rd) will host Zumba at Pilgrim! on Saturday, March 4, 9–10am. This free class is part of Pilgrim’s Aerobic Social Saturday series. Registration is unnecessary for this free event; donations will be graciously accepted to help further the program. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

If you’re into fancy cars, check out First Saturday at Porsche Southpoint (122 Kentington Dr) on March 4, 9–11am. Enjoy a buffet breakfast and conversation with other car enthusiasts. This month’s event will also include a Toy Drive; feel free to donate a toy or game for children in need. Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info.  

The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 9am to noon on Saturday, March 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 Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, March 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.

The Triangle Blues Society’s 1st Saturday Blues Jam will take place on March 4, noon–3pm, at the Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St). Musicians can sign up to sit in upon arrival. Free admission; click here to view the Blue Note Grill’s events calendar.

​The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, March 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. Visit the Facebook event page for more info, and click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

Acoustic duo Ace & T-Bone (Peter Laiosa and Trey Marchant) 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, March 4, 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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Sunday Morning Meditation will be held at the Shambhala Center of Durham (733 Rutherford St) on March 5, 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 for more info.

The Fruit (305 S Dillard St) will host a flea market, The Fruit Flea, on Sunday, March 5, noon–6pm. The Fruit is looking for people want to sell such things as gently used/antique items, DVDs, upcycled art/crafts, and anything else that’s interesting. Anyone wanting to set up shop will pay a $20 vendor fee; admission as a shopper will be $5. Click here for more info and to fill in the vendor application.

The Durham Really Really Free Market will take place across from the Lyon Park Playground (1200 W Lakewood Ave) on Sunday, March 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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