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Durham Bulls mascot Wool E Bull plays with a little girl

August 1–7

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

Down South Shuffle/Nykki & the Remixxx Crew will host a Line Dance Class at the Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd) on Monday, August 1, 6–7:15pm. It’s free and suitable for both beginning and intermediate dancers. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; click here for more info and to sign up.

The Fayetteville Street Corridor Planning Group’s next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, August 1, 6–7:30pm, at the Phoenix Event Center (810 Fayetteville St, Suite 101, in the Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center). Join the discussion about rebuilding the corridor, housing, business, and gentrification.

The Hayti Heritage Center’s Heritage Rhythms African Dance Class will be led by Toni Hall and Ivy Burch on Monday, August 1, 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, August 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.

The next Durham City Council Regular Meeting will be held on Monday, August 1, 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.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s Summer Road Show will feature Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story in Durham Central Park (501 Foster St) on Monday, August 1, 8–10pm. Enjoy a film about the former musical director of NBC’s Tonight Show during this free screening. Don’t forget your blanket or lawn chair (the ground will still be wet, so take a plastic tarp if you plan to lie on a blanket).

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

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The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, August 2 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, August 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.

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Plastic Bag Ministry session on Tuesday, August 2, 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.

Harris Beverage will host the next Durham Toastmasters Meeting on Tuesday, August 2, 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, August 2, 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, August 2, 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 Straight Talk Support Group is for families of someone who has been recently sentenced, incarcerated, or on parole or probation. Talk about challenges and triumphs with those who share similar journeys and experiences with no judgment. Anyone with an interest in criminal justice, including college students, is welcome. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 7–8pm; call or text 919-251-6071 for more info and to get the Zoom link.

​For now, Splat Space, Durham’s hackerspace, is holding its meetings online on first and third Tuesdays until they’re able to hold their in-person, weekly meetings and workshops. The next online meeting will be held on August 2, 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 Tuesday Blues Jam will start at 7pm on August 2 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, August 3, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

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

The Wednesday Durham Farmers Market will be held in the Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) on August 3 from 3 to 6pm. You can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and some items that aren’t available at the Saturday market. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up to $10. (Double your money!) Click here to find out what’s in season.

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

GoDurham’s next Public Meeting will be held on the second floor of the Durham Station (515 W Pettigrew St) on Wednesday, August 3, 5:30–7pm. Learn more about local bus service changes, the Durham County Transit Plan and offer suggestions for improvements. Visit the website for more info.

The Triangle Content Creators will host their next Meetup on Wednesday, August 3, 6–8pm, at the american underground @ Main (201 W Main St). Podcasters and other creators are invited to attend this free event. See if you can park in the ATC North Deck (305 W Pettigrew St); the first two hours are free.

Old North State Jam (formerly Northgate Jam) will host their Weekly Open Jam at the Friendly City Civitan Club (2510 Glendale Ave) on Wednesday, August 3, 7–9pm. Bring your voice or instrument and join in to play some oldtime songs … or simply enjoy the music. Free admission; visit the Facebook page for more info.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, August 3, 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, August 4, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

The next Durham City Council Work Session will be held on Thursday, August 4, 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, August 4, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5 & 5K.

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, Suite 9-150) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, August 4, 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.

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Let’s Get Moving women’s exercise class on Thursday, August 4, 7–8pm. Take your yoga mat or towel and be prepared to move (all fitness levels welcome) during this free class. Call 919-471-3181 or visit the website for more info.

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​​​​​​The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Friday on August 5, 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, August 5, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5 & 5K.

Durham Central Park’s PLAYlist Concert Series will feature the jazzy rollicking praise-music sounds as Dashawn Hickman presents Sacred Steel with Charlie Hunter, featuring Wendy Hickman on Friday, August 5, 7–9:30pm. This free concert in the park (501 Foster St) will be livestreamed by cosponsor WNCU 90.7fm. DJ Travis Gales will start simulcasting his Friday Night Mix at 7 and the concert will start at 8. Don’t forget your lawn chair or blanket (plus $$$ for the food trucks).

MAD Salsa Friday @ Arthur Murray (410 W Geer St) will be offered on August 5. A group dance class will begin at 8:15, followed by open salsa, bachata, merengue, cha-cha, etc from 9pm to midnight. Tickets are $10, free for current Arthur Murray students. Visit the website for more info.

Blackspace invites young people to enjoy and participate in the Med City Cypher at Major the Bull (201 N Corcoran St, in CCB Plaza) on Friday, August 5, 9:19–11pm. This is a fun, spoken-word session for building self-confidence, empathy, self-expression, and a sense of community. Free admission; click here for more info.

Celebrate African heritage and Afrofuturism at JAM.BAE NIGHTS on Friday, August 5, 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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This month’s Cars & Coffee will take place at Road Scholars (5425 Page Rd) on Saturday, August 6, 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. ​​

The Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, August 6 from 8am to noon. You can buy greens, fruits, vegetables, herbs, honeys, free-range meats, eggs, cheeses, home-baked pastries, home-crafted soaps, preserves, starter plants, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up 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, August 6, 8am–noon. Artists will have their works—jewelry, photos, wood crafts, paintings, whimsical pieces, etc—on display (and for sale). Click here to learn more about the artists and their work.

The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 8am to noon on Saturday, August 6, 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

If you’re into fancy cars, check out First Saturday at Porsche Southpoint (122 Kentington Dr) on August 6, 9–11am. Enjoy a buffet breakfast and conversation with other car enthusiasts. Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info.  

Preservation Durham, the Nasher Museum, and the Museum of Durham History are partnering to cosponsor the Durham Mural Bike Tour on Saturday, August 6, 10–11:30am. It’s free; click here to save your spot (limited to the first 25). The cyclists and scooter riders will meet at Major the Bull in CCB Plaza (Corcoran and Parrish Sts).

Old North State Jam (formerly Northgate Jam) will host their Weekly Outdoor Jam at Esmeralda’s Café (1515 North Pointe Dr #108, in the North Pointe Shopping Center, across from Costco) on Saturday, August 6, 10am–noon. Bring your voice or instrument and join in to play some oldtime songs … or simply enjoy the music. Visit the Facebook page for more info.

The MAKRS Society will host a MAKRS Pop-Up Market at Golden Belt (800 Taylor St, in partnership with Hi-Wire Brewing Durham and J Lights Market & Café) on Saturday, August 6, 11am–3pm. Forty+ local artists and makers will be displaying and selling their work, and food trucks will be there as well. Click here and fill out a form if you’d like to participate in a future pop-up. If you’re accepted, you’ll be asked to pay a $60 fee. MLMs and direct sales (where you have bought other people’s products to sell) are not allowed. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

The Triangle Blues Society’s 1st Saturday Blues Jam will take place on August 6, 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.

Student Action with Farmworkers will hold their End of Summer Celebration at the WG Pearson Center (600 E Umstead, behind the Stanford L Warren Library) on Saturday, August 6, 4–7pm. Enjoy food, art, music, and dancing as outgoing director Melinda Wiggins in honored and new director Sylvia Zapata is ushered in. Free admission; click here to register.

The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, August 6, 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. Today’s topic will be Intersectionality. Visit the Facebook page for more info, and click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

FLOAT Dance Concepts (2603 S Miami Blvd) will host its 1st Saturday Social on Saturday, August 6, 6:30–8:30pm. They’ll start out with a 30-minute dance class (ballroom, West Coast swing, social Latin, and more), followed by a 1½-hour dance social so you can put into practice what you just learned. You can pay the $7 at the door or via Venmo (@floatdanceco; add a balloon emoji). Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

Singer/songwriter and guitarist/pianist Delsin Menolascino 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, August 6, 7:30pm. Donations will be graciously accepted; call 919-220-2458 or visit the website to see the full calendar. GoDurham 7.

MAD Salsa Friday @ Arthur Murray (410 W Geer St) will be offered on August 6. A group dance class will begin at 8:15, followed by open salsa, bachata, merengue, cha-cha, etc from 9pm to midnight. Tickets are $10, free for current Arthur Murray students. Visit the website for more info.

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The Durham Really Really Free Market is back and will take place in the Lyon Park Playground (1200 W Lakewood Ave) on Sunday, August 7, 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.

The Triangle Zouk Sunday Social will be held at the Durham Arthur Murray (410 W Geer St) on August 7, 6:30–9pm. Learn how to dance Brazilian zouk (aka zouk-lambada), which is really popular in the French Caribbean, to a wide range of music. Admission is $8 cash at the door or $10 through PayPal (at trianglezouk@gmail.com). You must wear a face mask and show proof of vaccination for COVID-19. Click here to take a look at all of the zouk classes on offer.

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August 8–14

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

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

The Hayti Heritage Center’s Heritage Rhythms African Dance Class will be led by Toni Hall and Ivy Burch on Monday, August 8, 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, August 8, 6:30–8:30pm. Spoken-word artist Dasan Ahanu will be the facilitator. Free admission; visit the Facebook page for more info.

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

The Triangle Orchid Society’s next meeting will be held at the JC Raulston Arboretum (4415 Beryl Rd, in Raleigh) on Monday, August 8, 7:30pm. Visit the Facebook page for more info; members can contact the TOS for the Zoom link if they prefer to attend virtually. 

Enjoy Views from The Durham on Monday, August 8, 8–11pm, on the roof of The Durham Hotel (315 E Chapel Hill St). Morehead Planetarium educators will host this skywatching session and encourage everyone to view the nighttime sky through one of their telescopes. DJ Mic Check will play music from 8 to 10 and stargazing will take place between 9 and 11. This all-ages event is free; visit the Facebook event page for more info.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, August 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 host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, August 9 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, August 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.

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Plastic Bag Ministry session on Tuesday, August 9, 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.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host Virtual Trivia Tuesday on August 9, 6–7pm. Test your knack for remembering science facts, current news, and pop culture. Click here for more info/instructions and to register for this free, fun online event.

The Tuesday Blues Jam will start at 7pm on August 9 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, August 9, 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.

CJ Baker Entertainment will host an Open Mic and Jam Session on Tuesday, August 9, 8–11pm, at the Hayti District Bar (908 Fayetteville St, in the Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center). Tre Jae will be the featured artist from 8 to 8:45 and will host the open mic from 9 to 11. Free admission.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, August 10, 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, August 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.

The Wednesday Durham Farmers Market will be held in the Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) on August 10 from 3 to 6pm. You can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and some items that aren’t available at the Saturday market. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up to $10. (Double your money!) Click here to find out what’s in season.

SKB Movement will host a Back to School Backpack and School Supplies Giveaway on Wednesday, August 10, 4–6pm, in the Campus Hills/IR Holmes Sr Recreation Center (2000 S Alston Ave). The first 100 kindergarten through grade 12 students will receive one backpack full of supplies—one per student, and you can’t get a backpack for a student who isn’t there in person. Lavern Lucier is sharing love for her community in honor of her late son, Syncere.

King’s Park International Church (1305 Odyssey Dr) will host its Food Pantry & Clothing Closet on Wednesday, August 10, 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.

The MoDH Dining Series continues as the Museum of Durham History and The Forest at Duke Continuing Care Retirement Community cohost a special dinner at the Geer Street Garden (644 Foster St) on Wednesday, August 10, 6–8pm. Enjoy a good Southern meal and learn some local history at the same time. Tickets are $45; click here for more info and to get your ticket.

Take your dog to the ballgame and enjoy Bark in the Park on Wednesday, August 10, 6:35pm. When you buy your ticket(s) for the Durham Bulls vs the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game, choose a seat in the Outfield Reserved section. Human tickets are $9.50, $5.50 for canines; ticket proceeds will be donated to the Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue program. Click here for more info.

The next Monti StorySLAM will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 7:30, at Motorco (728 Rigsbee Ave). At this open storytelling event, anyone with a story that fits the month’s theme can get 5 minutes to tell that story. If you’d like to compete, you can fill out a form when you arrive; eight participants are chosen at random by pulling their names out of a hat. This month’s theme is “First Times,” featuring stories that explore the notion of doing things for the first time. Tickets are $12; click here to get yours from eventbrite.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, August 10, 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.

Old North State Jam (formerly Northgate Jam) will host their Weekly Open Jam at the Friendly City Civitan Club (2510 Glendale Ave) on Wednesday, August 10, 7–9pm. Bring your voice or instrument and join in to play some oldtime songs … or simply enjoy the 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, August 11, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

 

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

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, Suite 9-150) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, August 11, 6–8pm. One local arts & crafts vendor will be featured every week (at no cost to the artist). Visit the Facebook event page for more info. If you’d like to be considered to participate as an artist/vendor, click here to fill out the form.

The next District 5 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held on Thursday, August 11, 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.

You & Five-O will host a free webinar, Reality Check 5.0 on Thursday, August 11, 6pm. Originally designed to students coming in to attend local HBCUs, this informative webinar will offer advice to young people in case they encounter the police. This class will be led by retired police officer BJ Council. Click here to register:

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Let’s Get Moving women’s exercise class on Thursday, August 11, 7–8pm. Take your yoga mat or towel and be prepared to move (all fitness levels welcome) during this free class. Call 919-471-3181 or visit the website for more info.

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The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Friday on August 12, 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, August 12, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5 & 5K.

Blackspace invites young people to enjoy and participate in the Med City Cypher at Major the Bull (201 N Corcoran St, in CCB Plaza) on Friday, August 12, 9:19–11pm. This is a fun, spoken-word session for building self-confidence, empathy, self-expression, and a sense of community. Free admission; click here for more info.

Celebrate African heritage and Afrofuturism at JAM.BAE NIGHTS on Friday, August 12, 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 Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, August 13 from 8am to noon. You can buy greens, fruits, vegetables, herbs, honeys, free-range meats, eggs, cheeses, home-baked pastries, home-crafted soaps, preserves, starter plants, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up 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, August 13, 8am–noon. Artists will have their works—jewelry, photos, wood crafts, paintings, whimsical pieces, etc—on display (and for sale). Click here to learn more about the artists and their work.

The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 8am to noon on Saturday, August 13, 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

Empowered Minds Academy (311 Oakwood Ave) will host a Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, August 13, 9am–noon. Help is needed to get the schoolhouse and yard ready for the new school year. The outside work includes removing broken furniture, shoveling up gravel, cleaning birds’ and wasps’ nests from light fixtures, and removing glass and metal materials, and the indoor work includes cleaning baseboards, walls, corners, and crevices … and maybe a few minor repairs as well. Click here for more info and to sign up. You can also use the online form to let them know if you can donate light snacks and/or cold beverages.

The next virtual District 3 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held on Saturday, August 13, 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, August 13, 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.

Old North State Jam (formerly Northgate Jam) will host their Weekly Outdoor Jam at Esmeralda’s Café (1515 North Pointe Dr #108, in the North Pointe Shopping Center, next to Dollar Tree) on Saturday, August 13, 10am–noon. Bring your voice or instrument and join in to play some oldtime songs … or simply enjoy the music. Visit the Facebook page for more info.

The Durham Council of PTAs will host its Back to School Celebration at Pilgrim Baptist Church (2420 S Roxboro St) on Saturday, August 13, 10am–2pm. Students can pick up free school supplies and everyone can enjoy the music, food, and community yard sale. Free admission.

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

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

Sunday, August 13 is Socks Off Entertainment’s Clean Comedy Night at The Honeysuckle at Lakewood (1920 Chapel Hill Rd) from 7 to 9pm. Enjoy local comedians as they work out clean, family-friendly material. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

Singer-songwriter/musicians Kent Dixon and Neil Allen 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, August 13, 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 Black Farmers Market NC will host the Black Farmers Market at Hillside High School (3727 Fayetteville Rd) on Sunday, August 14, 1–4pm. Buy fresh produce and support Southern black farmers; visit the Facebook page for more info.

Don’t Waste Durham will hold a Boomerang Bag Sewing Party on Sunday, August 14, 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.

The Triangle Zouk Sunday Social will be held at the Durham Arthur Murray (410 W Geer St) on August 14, 6:30–9pm. Learn how to dance Brazilian zouk (aka zouk-lambada), which is really popular in the French Caribbean, to a wide range of music. Admission is $8 cash at the door or $10 through PayPal (at trianglezouk@gmail.com). You must wear a face mask and show proof of vaccination for COVID-19. Click here to take a look at all of the zouk classes on offer.

August 15–21

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

The Historic Fayetteville Street Corridor Planning Group will host a meeting, Keeping Pace with Growth on Historic Fayetteville Street, on Monday, August 15, 6–8pm, at the Phoenix Event Center (810 Fayetteville St, Suite 101, in the Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center). Join a discussion about the mounting pressure to develop real estate, countered by the need to somehow preserve the community’s entrepreneurial legacy and to avoid financial destabilization. Marvin Williams, director of the City of Durham's Public Works Department, will lead the discussion with a focus on Heritage Square, Fayette Place, and Southside Phase III. Free admission; click here for more info and to register.

Down South Shuffle/Nykki & the Remixxx Crew will host a Line Dance Class at the Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd) on Monday, August 15, 6–7:15pm. It’s free and suitable for both beginning and intermediate dancers. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; click here for more info and to sign up.

The Hayti Heritage Center’s Heritage Rhythms African Dance Class will be led by Toni Hall and Ivy Burch on Monday, August 15, 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, August 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.

The next Durham City Council Regular Meeting will be held on Monday, August 15, 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.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s Summer Road Show will feature Storm Lake in Durham Central Park (501 Foster St) on Monday, August 15, 8–10pm. Enjoy a film about Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Art Cullen and his family as they struggle to unite and inform their Iowan farming community through their biweekly newspaper. Don’t forget your blanket or lawn chair (the ground might still be wet, so take a plastic tarp if you plan to lie on a blanket).

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, August 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, August 16 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, August 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.

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Plastic Bag Ministry session on Tuesday, August 16, 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.

Rediscover the fun of playing board games during Game Night at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr) on Tuesday, August 16, 5:30–8:30pm. Free admission; food and beverage vendors/venues will be close by. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host Virtual Trivia Tuesday on August 16, 6–7pm. Test your knack for remembering science facts, current news, and pop culture. Click here for more info/instructions and to register for this free, fun online event.

Provident 1898 and BrikStilPiks will cohost an Artist Talk, featuring Kwaku Osei, on Tuesday, August 16, 6pm, in the NC Mutual Bldg (400 W Chapel Hill St, Lower Level). Free admission; click here to schedule a tour to view Mr Osei’s mixed-media exhibit.

The Bull City Woodshop (1912 E Pettigrew St) will hold an Adult DIY Class: House Number Planter Box Workshop on Tuesday, August 16, 6–8pm. Learn how to make an accent piece featuring a spot for flowers while displaying your house number by using the Woodshop’s miter saws, power drills, power sanders, and lumber. The cost of the workshop is $70, and proceeds will help fund their afterschool program. Click here for more info and to register.

The Raleigh SEO Meetup will be held in Durham this month, at the new Method Savvy headquarters (320 Roney St, Suite 200) on Tuesday, August 16, 6–8pm. Discussion on the topic Using Multimedia Content to Supercharge SEO will be led by Devin Kelley and Carlos Manriquez from Method Savvy. They’ll start with networking and a pizza party for the first half-hour, followed by the program at 6:30 and closing it out with more networking from 7:30 to 8. Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info and to register.

Harris Beverage will host the next Durham Toastmasters Meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 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, August 16, 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, August 16, 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.

North Carolina Central University’s Rock the Lyceum series presents actor J Alphonse Nicholson on Tuesday, August 16, 7pm, in the new Student Union building (500 Nelson St). Nicholson, a Greensboro native and Eagle alum, is best known for his role as Lil Murda on the “P-Valley” series on the Starz network. Free admission; public parking will be available in the surface lots at the NCCU Student Center, the Miller-Morgan building, and the LT Walker building. Call the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership at 919-530-5436 or visit the Facebook event page for more info.

Splat Space (800 N Mangum St), Durham’s hackerspace, is back with its Project Night/Social Meet & Greet on Tuesday, August 16, 7–9pm. Makers, hackers, and anyone interested in technology are welcome to stop by and work on projects. You can also choose to stay home and hang out via Google Meet; join by clicking here at the appropriate time. Visit the Meetup page for more info.

The Tuesday Blues Jam will start at 7pm on August 16 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.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, August 17, 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.

MedUltra CPR (3600 N Duke St, Suite 106) will offer a Community/Family & Friends CPR Training on Wednesday, August 17, 10am–12:30pm. The instructor will be reviewing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for all ages and will go over AED (automated external defibrillator) use. You’ll also learn how to handle choking emergencies. Everyone will receive a student workbook and a faceshield key chain. The class fee is $25; click here to register.

 

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, August 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 Wednesday Durham Farmers Market will be held in the Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) on August 17 from 3 to 6pm. You can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and some items that aren’t available at the Saturday market. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up to $10. (Double your money!) Click here to find out what’s in season.

King’s Park International Church (1305 Odyssey Dr) will host its Food Pantry & Clothing Closet on Wednesday, August 17, 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.

The Glass Jug Beer Lab will host a Disc Golf Pop-Up on Wednesday, August 17, 6–10pm, in Durham Central Park (501 Foster St). They’ll have a random-draw doubles tournament on a temporary 9-hole disc golf short course starting at 6:30 (you can get there a bit early to take some practice throws). Each player will pay $5, which will all be put together for the winning team. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

Old North State Jam (formerly Northgate Jam) will host their Weekly Open Jam at the Friendly City Civitan Club (2510 Glendale Ave) on Wednesday, August 17, 7–9pm. Bring your voice or instrument and join in to play some oldtime songs … or simply enjoy the music. Free admission; visit the Facebook page for more info.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, August 17, 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, August 18, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

The next Durham City Council Work Session will be held on Thursday, August 18, 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, August 18, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5 & 5K.

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, Suite 9-150) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, August 18, 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.

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Let’s Get Moving women’s exercise class on Thursday, August 18, 7–8pm. Take your yoga mat or towel and be prepared to move (all fitness levels welcome) during this free class. Call 919-471-3181 or visit the website for more info.

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​​​​​​The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Friday on August 19, 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, August 19, 3–6pm. If you’re driving, please park in WD Hill Recreation Center’s parking lot behind the restaurant. Don’t forget your mask; write to community@nvoac.org for more info. GoDurham 5 & 5K.

The People’s Solidarity Hub (1805 Chapel Hill Rd) will be hosting BIPOC Paint Night on Friday, August 19, 7–9pm. Anyone from the BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community who love to paint is invited to create on canvas in a casual environment. It’s free to attend, and any donation between $5 and $15 will help cover the cost of the materials the Hub will be providing (paint, brushes, and canvases). Click here to register.

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

Celebrate African heritage and Afrofuturism at JAM.BAE NIGHTS on Friday, August 19, 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 Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, August 20 from 8am to noon. You can buy greens, fruits, vegetables, herbs, honeys, free-range meats, eggs, cheeses, home-baked pastries, home-crafted soaps, preserves, starter plants, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up 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, August 20, 8am–noon. Artists will have their works—jewelry, photos, wood crafts, paintings, whimsical pieces, etc—on display (and for sale). Click here to learn more about the artists and their work.

The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 8am to noon on Saturday, August 20, 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

Old North State Jam (formerly Northgate Jam) will host their Weekly Outdoor Jam at Esmeralda’s Café (1515 North Pointe Dr #108, in the North Pointe Shopping Center, across from Costco) on Saturday, August 20, 10am–noon. Bring your voice or instrument and join in to play some oldtime songs … or simply enjoy the music. Visit the Facebook page for more info.

The Salvation Army of Durham will host their annual Backpack Giveaway at Eastway Elementary School (610 N Alston Ave) on Saturday, August 20, 10am. Students are invited to pick up free school supplies and to enjoy the bouncy houses, facepainting, STEM activities, music, and food. Durham Bulls mascot Wool E Bull, the Durham Fire Department, and the Durham Police Department will also be there to entertain and educate the crowd. 

Republic Belly Dance will hold a Fusion Belly Dance class on Saturday, July 9, 5–6pm, at the ThreeHouse Dance Studio (1505 Morehead Ave). They’ll be teaching a new type of belly dance that merges the traditional with modern elements (including hip-hop and flamenco). Be sure to wear comfy clothes. The class fee is $17; visit the Facebook event page for more info.

Old Mill Farm’s (8913 Hwy 751) Summer Sizzle Concert Series will feature Bull Dirtys & Latenight Lowlights on Saturday, July 9 (two sets: 5 and 7:30pm), with food trucks and vendors. Admission is $25 per vehicle; click here for more info and to purchase your ticket.

Durham Parks and Recreation’s Rock the Park concert series will feature an Earth, Wind & Fire tribute by CJ Baker on Saturday, July 9, 6–8pm, in Rock Quarry Park (701 Stadium Dr). Don’t forget your blanket and/or lawn chair. Free admission; click here for more info. If the weather looks iffy, call 919-560-4636 to see if this event has been cancelled.

Churchkey Records will host the Red Hot Summer Cookout at PS37 (600-B Foster St) on Saturday, July 9, 7pm. Enjoy grilled hotdogs and live performances by shirlette ammons and Spider Bags. This is an age 21+ event; food will be served starting at 7 and the music will kick off at 9. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door; visit the Facebook event page for more info and to purchase your ticket(s).

Charlie McNeill will perform some Southern and contemporary gospel, plus folk and country tunes during a free concert at the Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse Christian-music venue (2700 N Roxboro St, in St Paul United Methodist Church) on Saturday, August 20, 7:30pm. Donations will be graciously accepted; call 919-220-2458 or visit the website to see the full calendar. GoDurham 7.

The SoapBox: Comedy Show returns to Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr, on the BeatBox Stage) on Saturday, July 9, 7:30–9pm. Enjoy an evening of laughs featuring local comedians. Free admission; food and beverages will be available for purchase. Don’t forget your face mask, just in case.

The Jambalaya Soul Slam’s Paper-Thin Poetry Slam IV will be held at the Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetteville Rd, at Fayetteville and Lakewood Sts) on Saturday, August 20, 8–10:30pm. All participants must have their poems printed out on paper (for example, single sheets or a journal); no phones or performing by memory. Feel free to read one of your new works or works-in-progress. First-timers are especially encouraged; click here to read the guidelines. To play it safe, attendance will be limited and face masks will be required. Admission is $10; click here for more info and to purchase your ticket(s). The Jambalaya Poetry Slam is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Durham Parks and Recreation’s Rock the Park movie series features Love and Basketball (2000 sports drama rated PG-13) on Saturday, August 20, 8:30–10:30pm, in Durham Central Park (501 Foster St). Don’t forget your lawn chair or blanket (and plastic tarp if the ground is still wet). Free admission; if the weather looks iffy, call 919-560-4636 to see if this event has been cancelled.

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The Glass Jug Beer Lab RTP (5410 Hwy 55, Suite V) will host a Hope Animal Rescue Fundraiser + Adoption Event on Sunday, August 21, 1–3pm. If you’ve been on the lookout for a new pet, meet a few cuddly animals that are in need of a home.

Allan Friedman and Amelia Posner-Hess will cohost Light a Candle: A Concert to Prevent Gun Violence at Judea Reform Congregation (1933 W Cornwallis Rd) on Sunday, August 21, 4pm. SONAM (Singers Of New and Ancient Music), members of JRC and First Presbyterian Church, an excellent string quartet, Latino, Black, Arabic musicians and local Jewish, Muslim, and Christian leaders will offer music, silence, and reflections on courses of actions and steps that need to be taken to work against the tide of gun violence in our community. Proceeds will benefit North Carolinians Against Gun Violence. Contact Allan Friedman at afriedman@judeareform.org for more info and ticket prices.

 

The Triangle Zouk Sunday Social will be held at the Durham Arthur Murray (410 W Geer St) on August 21, 6:30–9pm. Learn how to dance Brazilian zouk (aka zouk-lambada), which is really popular in the French Caribbean, to a wide range of music. Admission is $8 cash at the door or $10 through PayPal (at trianglezouk@gmail.com). You must wear a face mask and show proof of vaccination for COVID-19. Click here to take a look at all of the zouk classes on offer.

August 22–28

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

The Hayti Heritage Center’s Heritage Rhythms African Dance Class will be led by Toni Hall and Ivy Burch on Monday, August 22, 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, August 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 Views from The Durham on Monday, July 11, 8–11pm, on the roof of The Durham Hotel (315 E Chapel Hill St). Morehead Planetarium educators will host this skywatching session and encourage everyone to view the nighttime sky through one of their telescopes. DJ Mic Check will play music from 8 to 10 and stargazing will take place between 9 and 11. This all-ages event is free; visit the Facebook event page for more info.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, August 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 New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, August 23 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, August 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.

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Plastic Bag Ministry session on Tuesday, August 23, 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.

Rediscover the fun of playing board games during Game Night at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr) on Tuesday, August 23, 5:30–8:30pm. Free admission; food and beverage vendors/venues will be close by. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host Virtual Trivia Tuesday on August 23, 6–7pm. Test your knack for remembering science facts, current news, and pop culture. Click here for more info/instructions and to register for this free, fun online event.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Tuesday, August 23, 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 August 23 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, August 24, 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, August 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.

The Wednesday Durham Farmers Market will be held in the Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) on August 24 from 3 to 6pm. You can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and some items that aren’t available at the Saturday market. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up to $10. (Double your money!) Click here to find out what’s in season.

King’s Park International Church (1305 Odyssey Dr) will host its Food Pantry & Clothing Closet on Wednesday, August 24, 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.

Old North State Jam (formerly Northgate Jam) will host their Weekly Open Jam at the Friendly City Civitan Club (2510 Glendale Ave) on Wednesday, August 24, 7–9pm. Bring your voice or instrument and join in to play some oldtime songs … or simply enjoy the music. Free admission; visit the Facebook page for more info.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, August 24, 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, August 25, 9:30–11am and 2–3:30pm. These one-year vaccinations for pets 4 months and older only cost $10 (cash, exact change). Dogs must be on leashes/in carriers and cats must be in carriers; you’ll be able to stay in your vehicle. Don’t forget your photo ID. For now, this service is available by appointment only; call 919-560-0630 for more info. Click here for more information about the Animal Services Department.

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

The Durham Night Market will be set up on and around the American Tobacco Campus (318 Blackwell St) on Thursday, August 25, 5–9pm. This family- and dog-friendly outdoor event will feature a wide array of vendors and musical performers, and visitors are also encouraged to stop by local eateries and food trucks. The Paper & Stars Studio’s Children’s Market will offer free craft activities and kid-oriented vendors. Free admission; click here for more info and to let them know that you’d like to be a vendor.

Pop/folk duo the Graes will give a free concert at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr) on Thursday, July 14, 5:30–7:30pm. If you’re interested in performing at Boxyard RTP, write to music@boxyardrtp.com.

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, Suite 9-150) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, August 25, 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 Bull City Woodshop (1912 E Pettigrew St) will hold an Adult DIY Class: Personalized Pet Bowl Workshop on Thursday, August 25, 6–9pm. Learn how to make an accent piece featuring a spot for flowers while displaying your house number by using the Woodshop’s miter saws, power drills, power sanders, and lumber. The cost of the workshop is $70, and proceeds will help fund their afterschool program. Click here for more info and to register.

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Let’s Get Moving women’s exercise class on Thursday, August 25, 7–8pm. Take your yoga mat or towel and be prepared to move (all fitness levels welcome) during this free class. Call 919-471-3181 or visit the website for more info.

Enjoy Jazz on the Roof (of The Durham Hotel, 315 E Chapel Hill St) with Al Strong on Thursday, August 25, 7–9:30pm. If you’re a jazz musician, you’re welcome to join in. Free admission; click here for more info.

Party Illegal, The Floor, and Blends with Friends’ next Below Decks monthly dance set will be held at The Fruit (305 S Dillard St) on Thursday, August 25, 8pm–midnight. DJs FiFi HiFi, LexonLoud, PlayPlay, and Trundle will spin deep dance music for the crowd. Tickets are $10 at the door; click here for more info.

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The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Friday on July 15, 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, July 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.

The Third Friday event, The Mix at Durham Station, is back with DJ Piddipat at the downtown bus terminal (515 W Pettigrew St) on July 15, 3:30–6:30pm. Enjoy cool tunes and feel free to dance while observing proper social distancing. This music series is made possible by a partnership of Downtown Durham Inc and GoDurham. (DJ Piddipat is patricia A murray, publisher of the Durham Skywriter; write to durhamskywriter@yahoo.com or djpiddipat@yahoo.com for more info.)

Singer-guitarist Stephen Muñoz will lead LOJO: Log Off, Jam On on Friday, July 15, 5–8pm, 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 a House Number Planter Box Workshop on Friday, July 15, 6–8pm. Learn how to make an accent piece featuring a spot for flowers while displaying your house number by using the Woodshop’s miter saws, power drills, power sanders, and lumber. The cost of the workshop is $70, and proceeds will help fund their afterschool program. Click here for more info and to register.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast (914 Vickers Ave) will continue to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a Comedy Under the Stars show on Friday, July 15, 6–10pm. Enjoy an outdoor show featuring Rodney Laney and Leah Lynn, with music by DJ MicDub (the gates will open at 6 and the show will start at 7). The R & J’s Fish and the Wings & Things food trucks will be on site and chairs will be provided. Street parking will be available at Morehead and Vickers. Tickets are $45; visit the Facebook event page for more info and to purchase your ticket(s).

Click here to view the Third Friday (July 15) artist showings and open houses in downtown Durham, including the 5 Points Gallery (109 E Chapel Hill St), the Museum of Durham History (500 W Main St), Durham Arts Council/Durham Art Guild (120 Morris St), the Opal Collective (108-1/2 E Parrish St), KONTEK Systems (318 Holland St), Outer Loop Arts (803 Ramseur St, Suite C); times will vary according to venue.

The folks at the Beats N Bars Festival will present Pass the Aux on Friday, July 15, 8–10pm, at Boricua Soul (705 Willard St, across from the DBAP). Enjoy some hiphop, good vibes, and good food. Free admission; food will be available for purchase at Boricua Soul (click here to check out their menu). Visit the Facebook page for more info on special events.

Blackspace invites young people to enjoy and participate in the Med City Cypher at Major the Bull (201 N Corcoran St, in CCB Plaza) on Friday, July 15, 9:19–11pm. This is a fun, spoken-word session for building self-confidence, empathy, self-expression, and a sense of community. Free admission; click here for more info.

Celebrate African heritage and Afrofuturism at JAM.BAE NIGHTS on Friday, July 15, 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 Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, July 16 from 8am to noon. You can buy greens, fruits, vegetables, herbs, honeys, free-range meats, eggs, cheeses, home-baked pastries, home-crafted soaps, preserves, starter plants, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up 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, July 16, 8am–noon. Artists will have their works—jewelry, photos, wood crafts, paintings, whimsical pieces, etc—on display (and for sale). Click here to learn more about the artists and their work.

The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 8am to noon on Saturday, July 16, 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 Progressive Democrats will host Take Action for Dreamers on Saturday, July 16, 9am–noon, in Durham Central Park (501 Foster St). Learn how to train volunteers to canvass, followed by an exercise where you’ll put these newfound skills to work approaching people leaving the Farmers Market and asking them to call their congressperson and have them support legislation to give Dreamers USA citizenship. (Dreamers are immigrants who were brought over as young children without proper documentation.) Click here to register.

The next District 1 PAC (Partners Against Crime) meeting will be held on Saturday, July 16, 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.

Old North State Jam (formerly Northgate Jam) will host their Weekly Outdoor Jam at Esmeralda’s Café (1515 North Pointe Dr #108, in the North Pointe Shopping Center, across from Costco) on Saturday, July 16, 10am–noon. Bring your voice or instrument and join in to play some oldtime songs … or simply enjoy the music. Visit the Facebook page for more info.

Meek Makings hosts Durham’s Home Goods Market, which will be held on Saturday, July 16, 10am–2pm, in Black Wall Street Gardens (Mangum and Main Sts). Local designers, artisans, and vendors will have ready-to-buy home furnishings and decor on display at this new outdoor event. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

The Friends of Geer Cemetery will host a Summer Cleanup of Geer Cemetery (800 Colonial St) on Saturday, July 16, 11am–2pm. Learn about this historic African-American burial place and help maintain the grounds by removing downed branches and ivy and by pulling or digging out weeds from around the grave markers. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants in case there’s poison ivy in the area. Keep Durham Beautiful will provide some loppers, but you’re free to bring your own gear (gloves, clippers, string trimmers, etc). Please be careful not to block the driveways of the cemetery’s neighbors and meet the group by the bulletin board near the back of the cemetery on McGill St.

The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, July 16, 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. Today’s topic will be Independence. Visit the Facebook event page for more info, and click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

The Marigold Collective Band will perform some originals and classic pop tunes during a free concert at the Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse Christian-music venue (2700 N Roxboro St, in St Paul United Methodist Church) on Saturday, August 27, 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 Black Farmers Market NC will host the Black Farmers Market at Hillside High School (3727 Fayetteville Rd) on Sunday, August 28, 1–4pm. Buy fresh produce and support Southern black farmers; visit the Facebook page for more info.

Don’t Waste Durham will hold a Boomerang Bag Sewing Party on Sunday, August 28, 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.

The Triangle Zouk Sunday Social will be held at the Durham Arthur Murray (410 W Geer St) on August 28, 6:30–9pm. Learn how to dance Brazilian zouk (aka zouk-lambada), which is really popular in the French Caribbean, to a wide range of music. Admission is $8 cash at the door or $10 through PayPal (at trianglezouk@gmail.com). You must wear a face mask and show proof of vaccination for COVID-19. Click here to take a look at all of the zouk classes on offer.

August 29–September 4

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

The Historic Fayetteville Street Corridor Planning Group will host a meeting, Solving Durham's Affordable Housing Crisis: A Community Discussion, on Monday, July 18, 6–8pm, at the Phoenix Event Center (810 Fayetteville St, Suite 101, in the Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center). Representatives from the City of Durham’s Community Development Department will make a presentation addressing issues including gentrification, what to do about the affordable-housing shortage, projected population growth, employment growth by large tech companies coming to town, and the corporate purchasing of single-family homes. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

Down South Shuffle/Nykki & the Remixxx Crew will host a Line Dance Class at the Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd) on Monday, July 18, 6–7:15pm. It’s free and suitable for both beginning and intermediate dancers. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; click here for more info and to sign up.

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, July 18, 6:30–8:30pm. Spoken-word artist Dasan Ahanu will be the facilitator. Free admission; visit the Facebook page for more info.

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

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

 

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

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Plastic Bag Ministry session on Tuesday, August 30, 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.

Rediscover the fun of playing board games during Game Night at Boxyard RTP (900 Park Offices Dr) on Tuesday, August 30, 5:30–8:30pm. Free admission; food and beverage vendors/venues will be close by. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host Virtual Trivia Tuesday on August 30, 6–7pm. Test your knack for remembering science facts, current news, and pop culture. Click here for more info/instructions and to register for this free, fun online event.

The Straight Talk Support Group is for families of someone who has been recently sentenced, incarcerated, or on parole or probation. Talk about challenges and triumphs with those who share similar journeys and experiences with no judgment. Anyone with an interest in criminal justice, including college students, is welcome. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 7–8pm; call or text 919-251-6071 for more info and to get the Zoom link.

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

The Country Soul Songbook will host Tune Up Tuesday with Charly Lowry on July 19, 8pm, at the Pinhook (117 W Main St). Take your acoustic instrument and join songwriters, singers, and instrumentalists during this jam session. If you’re working on a new song or trying to figure out how to play a popular song, you can get help on stage. This is a free, all-ages event; click here to get your free ticket.

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, July 19, 8pm. Tickets are $27.55; click here for more info and tickets.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division (3005 Glenn Rd) will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, August 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 distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, August 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.

The Wednesday Durham Farmers Market will be held in the Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) on August 31 from 3 to 6pm. You can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and some items that aren’t available at the Saturday market. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up to $10. (Double your money!) Click here to find out what’s in season.

King’s Park International Church (1305 Odyssey Dr) will host its Food Pantry & Clothing Closet on Wednesday, August 31, 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.

The Village of Wisdom will host Wisdom Wednesdays: Black to School Edition on July 20, 6pm. Black parents, grandparents, and caregivers are invited to join this virtual discussion group centered around helping their kids achieve success in school and nurturing the Black Genius within. Click here for more info about this 6-week series and to sign up (and get the link).

Old North State Jam (formerly Northgate Jam) will host their Weekly Open Jam at the Friendly City Civitan Club (2510 Glendale Ave) on Wednesday, August 31, 7–9pm. Bring your voice or instrument and join in to play some oldtime songs … or simply enjoy the music. Free admission; visit the Facebook page for more info.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, August 31, 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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Elmo’s Diner (776 Ninth St) will host its monthly Veteran’s Breakfast on Thursday, September 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 Thursday, September 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 Thursday, September 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.

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, Suite 9-150) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, September 1, 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.

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Let’s Get Moving women’s exercise class on Thursday, September 1, 7–8pm. Take your yoga mat or towel and be prepared to move (all fitness levels welcome) during this free class. Call 919-471-3181 or visit the website for more info.

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​​​​​​The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Friday on September 2, 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, September 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 next Gallus Event monthly gathering will be held at 112 Hunt St on Friday, July 22, 6pm. Celebrate black excellence with networking, dynamic speakers, music, local vendors, and more. Tickets are $5; click here for more info and to purchase your ticket on eventbrite.

Reality Ministries (916 Lamond Ave) will host Durham Contradance with ContraForce on Friday, July 22, 7:30–11pm. Contraforce will play psychedelic folk music while Jack Mitchell calls out the steps. Everyone must be COVID-vaccinated/boosted with masks. You can choose to pay anything between $10 and $20. The dance lesson will start at 7:30pm, followed by dancing from 8 to 11; please take clean, soft-soled shoes to dance in. Visit the Facebook event page for more info and to get your ticket(s).

Blackspace invites young people to enjoy and participate in the Med City Cypher at Major the Bull (201 N Corcoran St, in CCB Plaza) on Friday, September 2, 9:19–11pm. This is a fun, spoken-word session for building self-confidence, empathy, self-expression, and a sense of community. Free admission; click here for more info.

Celebrate African heritage and Afrofuturism at JAM.BAE NIGHTS on Friday, September 2, 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 September Cars & Coffee will take place at Road Scholars (5425 Page Rd) on Saturday, September 3, 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.  ​​

The Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, September 3 from 8am to noon. You can buy greens, fruits, vegetables, herbs, honeys, free-range meats, eggs, cheeses, home-baked pastries, home-crafted soaps, preserves, starter plants, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up 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, September 3, 8am–noon. Artists will have their works—jewelry, photos, wood crafts, paintings, whimsical pieces, etc—on display (and for sale). Click here to learn more about the artists and their work.

The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 8am to noon on Saturday, September 3, 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

Preservation Durham, the Nasher Museum, and the Museum of Durham History are partnering to cosponsor the Durham Mural Bike Tour on Saturday, September 3, 10–11:30am. It’s free; click here to save your spot (limited to the first 25). The cyclists and scooter riders will meet at Major the Bull in CCB Plaza (Corcoran and Parrish Sts).

Old North State Jam (formerly Northgate Jam) will host their Weekly Outdoor Jam at Esmeralda’s Café (1515 North Pointe Dr #108, in the North Pointe Shopping Center, across from Costco) on Saturday, September 3, 10am–noon. Bring your voice or instrument and join in to play some oldtime songs … or simply enjoy the music. Visit the Facebook page for more info.

The Triangle Blues Society’s 1st Saturday Blues Jam will take place on September 3, 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.

Hi-Wire Brewing, Golden Belt Artists, and The MAKRS Society will cohost Summer Fest @ Golden Belt (800 Taylor St) on Saturday, September 3, noon–5pm. They’ll have more than 30 vendors, food trucks, and a special Pup Up Market for those looking for a new pet. Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info.

The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, September 3, 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 week’s topic is Independence. Visit the Facebook event page for more info, and click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

Republic Belly Dance will hold a Fusion Belly Dance class on Saturday, September 3, 5–6pm, at the ThreeHouse Dance Studio (1505 Morehead Ave). They’ll be teaching a new type of belly dance that merges the traditional with modern elements (including hip-hop and flamenco). Be sure to wear comfy clothes. The class fee is $17; visit the Facebook event page for more info.

FLOAT Dance Concepts (2603 S Miami Blvd) will host its 1st Saturday Social on Saturday, September 3, 6:30–8:30pm. They’ll start out with a 30-minute dance class (ballroom, West Coast swing, social Latin, and more), followed by a 11/2-hour dance social so you can put into practice what you just learned. You can pay the $7 at the door or via Venmo (@floatdanceco; add a balloon emoji). Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

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, September 3, 7:30pm. Donations will be graciously accepted; call 919-220-2458 or visit the website to see the full calendar. GoDurham 7.

MAD Salsa Friday @ Arthur Murray (410 W Geer St) will be offered on September 3. A group dance class will begin at 8:15, followed by open salsa, bachata, merengue, cha-cha, etc from 9pm to midnight. Tickets are $10, free for current Arthur Murray students. Visit the website for more info.

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Blu Tee Spoon will cohost a Food Truck Rally at Pure Soul (4125 Hwy 15-501) on Sunday, July 24, noon–4pm. Food trucks including Epic Vegan, Mike’s Vegan Cookout, the Wicked Vegans, Meatless Grease, Blu Tee Spoon, and the Vegan Ice Cream Man will be there as well as DJ Damu and local artists (Laboosh Printing, Tyamica Mabry, Cj Monet, Ace Henna, Derrick Halloway, Creepy Meat, and Sarah Pritchard). Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info.

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

 

The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) will host a Grocery Giveaway on Tuesday, September 6 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, September 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.

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Plastic Bag Ministry session on Tuesday, September 6, 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.

Harris Beverage will host the next Durham Toastmasters Meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 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.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Tuesday, September 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 Tuesday Blues Jam will start at 7pm on September 6 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 next Durham City Council Regular Meeting will be held on Monday, September 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 Wednesday, September 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 distribute free Snacks and Meals to people in need on Wednesday, September 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 Wednesday Durham Farmers Market will be held in the Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) on September 7 from 3 to 6pm. You can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and some items that aren’t available at the Saturday market. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up to $10. (Double your money!) Click here to find out what’s in season.

King’s Park International Church (1305 Odyssey Dr) will host its Food Pantry & Clothing Closet on Wednesday, September 7, 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.

The Triangle Content Creators will host their next Meetup on Wednesday, September 7, 6–8pm, at Raleigh Founded (310 S Harrington St, in Raleigh). Podcasters, YouTubers, and other creators are invited to attend this free event. (Next month’s Meetup will be held in Durham.)

Old North State Jam (formerly Northgate Jam) will host their Weekly Open Jam at the Friendly City Civitan Club (2510 Glendale Ave) on Wednesday, September 7, 7–9pm. Bring your voice or acoustic instrument and join in to play some oldtime songs … or simply enjoy the music. Free admission; visit the Facebook page for more info.

​Enjoy live music during Brett’s Open Mic on Wednesday, September 7, 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.

​​Marvis Fun will hold an online Stay Well Virtual Line Dance Class on Wednesday, September 7, 7:15–8pm. 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 Thursday, September 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.

The next Durham City Council Work Session will be held on Thursday, September 8, 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, September 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.

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

Hi-Wire Brewing Durham (800 Taylor St, Suite 9-150) will host a Mini Pop-Up! Market on Thursday, September 8, 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.

Bahama Baptist Church (7917 Willardville Station Rd, in Bahama) will host a Let’s Get Moving women’s exercise class on Thursday, September 8, 7–8pm. Take your yoga mat or towel and be prepared to move (all fitness levels welcome) during this free class. Call 919-471-3181 or visit the website for more info.

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​​​​​​The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Friday on September 9, 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.

Counter Culture Coffee (812 Mallard Ave) will host Shift Drink™ on Friday, July 29, 11am–2pm. Enjoy a flavored coffee and make a donation for this month’s featured nonprofit, Planting Justice. This is a monthly pop-up that introduces various coffees and shines the spotlight on community organizations. Don’t forget your mask. Click here for more info and to register for this free event.

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

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

Celebrate African heritage and Afrofuturism at JAM.BAE NIGHTS on Friday, September 9, 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 Durham Central Park pavilion (502 Foster St) is the home of the Durham Farmers Market on Saturday, September 10 from 8am to noon. You can buy greens, fruits, vegetables, herbs, honeys, free-range meats, eggs, cheeses, home-baked pastries, home-crafted soaps, preserves, starter plants, and more. Some vendors accept credit cards. If you have a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)/EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, stop by the table by the bathrooms; they’ll swipe your card and will then match whatever you spend up 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, September 10, 8am–noon. Artists will have their works—jewelry, photos, wood crafts, paintings, whimsical pieces, etc—on display (and for sale). Click here to learn more about the artists and their work.

The South Durham Farmers Market will be in operation from 8am to noon on Saturday, September 10, 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

Old North State Jam (formerly Northgate Jam) will host their Weekly Outdoor Jam at Esmeralda’s Café (1515 North Pointe Dr #108, in the North Pointe Shopping Center, across from Costco) on Saturday, September 10, 10am–noon. Bring your voice or instrument and join in to play some oldtime songs … or simply enjoy the music. Visit the Facebook page for more info.

Night Teacher will pair poetry with organic, multicultural sounds during a free concert at the Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse Christian-music venue (2700 N Roxboro St, in St Paul United Methodist Church) on Saturday, September 10, 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 Black Farmers Market NC will host the Black Farmers Market at Hillside High School (3727 Fayetteville Rd) on Sunday, September 11, 1–4pm. Buy fresh produce and support Southern black farmers; visit the Facebook page for more info.

Don’t Waste Durham will hold a Boomerang Bag Sewing Party on Tuesday, September 11, 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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