Sunday, Feb. 4
Christina Baker Kline, author of ‘A Piece of the World’
Never miss a local story.
Reading and book signing. Ms. Kline will be joined in conversation with author Therese Anne Fowler. Details: Sunday, Feb. 4, 1 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St, Durham. bit.ly/2DBP0EL, 919-286-2700.
Two Creeks/Shepherd Mill Trails Hike
This 2.25 mile hike will include the East and West Forks of the Eno, the confluence where the main stem of the Eno River begins, and the old Shepherd Mill site with the mysterious stone etchings. Meet at the pavilion beside the parking lot. Details: Sunday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m. Confluence Nature Preserve, 4214 Highland Farm Rd, Hillsborough. 919-620-9099.
Monday, Feb. 5
Durham Mayor Steve Schewel’s First State of the City Address
Free; open to the public. Immediately followed by the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Details: Monday, Feb. 5, 7-7:30 p.m. Free. City Hall Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza, First Floor, Durham. bit.ly/2DVznoU, 919-560-4123.
Town of Carrboro celebrates Douglass at 200
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass with various presentations and light refreshments. Details: Monday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m. Free. Carrboro Century Center, 100 North Greensboro St, Carrboro. bit.ly/2FVhasN.
2018 Durham Senior Games & Silver Arts
An Olympic style event designed for participants 50+ years old. Event takes place Monday, Apr. 16-Thursday, May 3. Details: Early Bird Registration begins Monday, Feb. 5. Info: bit.ly/2otXF53, 919-560-4355.
Tuesday, Feb. 6
Durham Joint Community Conversations with Local Elected Officials
Everyday Practices of Nonviolence & Nonviolent Communication
Precinct 17 Durham Democrats Meeting
Dorje Dolma, author of ‘Yak Girl: Growing Up in the Remote Dolpo Region of Nepal’
Mediterranean Diet Choices for Better Health Class
A 6-session series, Basics of the Mediterranean Diet, with a recipe sampling at each session. Offered by the Durham Cooperative Extension. Details: Class meets Tuesdays beginning Feb. 6, 10-11:30 a.m. $12 (for food costs). Durham Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St, Durham. To register: Peggy Kernodle, email@example.com, 919-560-0523.
Tuesday Night Trivia
Details: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 8:30 p.m. Free. Pinhook, 117 W Main St, Durham. www.thepinhook.com, 919-667-1100.
3rd Annual African Film Festival: Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai
The first ever Tuareg language fictional film, based on the legendary rock-u-drama "Purple Rain," Akounak or "Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it.” Details: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7-9 p.m. Free. Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153, Duke University, 411 Chapel Dr, Durham. bit.ly/2Fz9Thr, 919-684-8111.
Wednesday, Feb. 7
Books Sandwiched In Book Club
The club will discuss “Lawrence in Arabia - War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East,” by Scott Anderson. Bring a sandwich and share your thoughts on the book. Details: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m. Free. Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room C, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2BoKkwU, 919-968-2777.
Team Trivia w/ Geeks Who Drink
Details: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 8-10 p.m. Free. The Bullpen, 359 Blackwell St, Durham. 919-744-3630.
Barbara Claypole White, author of ‘The Promise Between Us’
Reading and book signing. Ms. White will be joined authors Katharine Ashe and Katie Guest Pryal to discuss the role of mental illness in fiction. Details: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St, Durham. bit.ly/2n3Vjrt, 919-286-2700.
An Evening with Colson Whitehead, author of ‘The Underground Railroad’
Lectures & Discussions
Jordan High School Distinguished Speaker Series - Freddie Parker
Freddie Parker is a retired Professor of History at NCCU, and the author of several books. Details: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Free. Jordan High School, 6806 Garrett Rd, Durham. Info: Brian McDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Feb. 8
Durham Police Department PAC 5 Meeting
Details: Thursday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m. Open to the public. Golden Belt, Neighborhod Improvement Services, 807 E. Main St, Bldg 2, 3rd Floor, Durham.
Financial Literacy for All
AARP Tax Preparation
Free State and Federal tax return preparation and electronic filing by IRS-trained counselors for all residents regardless of age and income. Details: Thursday, Feb. 8, 12-4 p.m. Free. South Regional Library, Meeting Room, 4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham. bit.ly/2F7SrQC, 919-560-7410.
Lectures & Discussions
Lecture: ‘Wastelands and Wilderness: Nuclear Lands’
William R. Polk, author of ‘Crusade and Jihad: The Thousand-Year War Between the Muslim World and the Global North’
Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Ruba Katrib
‘Fannie B. Williams’ Presentation
Seminar: Understanding & Building Business Credit
Sponsored by the Durham Business & Professional Chain. The presenter will be Michael McKenzie. Details: Thursday, Feb. 8, 6-8:30 p.m. Free; registration required. Stanford Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St, Durham. bit.ly/2GOnClM, 919-683-1047.
Love and Marriage in the World of Birds
Join a Park Ranger on a hike to the Overlook and learn about how birds find mates, how long the pair might stay together and which birds bond for life. Details: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, 625 Virginia Cates Rd, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2sa1Ndg, 919-383-1686.
Durham Hand Embroidery Group
Beginners welcome. Bring whatever you are stitching or come to learn the basic techniques. Details: Thursday, Feb. 8, 12:45-2:15 p.m. Free. Emily K. Center, 904 West Chapel Hill St, Durham. email@example.com, 919-632-3954.
Friday, Feb. 9
Owl Be Your Valentine!
For children ages 3-kindergarten. Play an owl game, read the book “Owl Babies,” make baby owls, and talk about owl relationships. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: Friday, Feb. 9, 10-11 a.m. Eno River State Park, Fews Ford Picnic Shelter, 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2DE3rt0, 919-383-1686.
Lectures & Discussions
Art History Colloquium: Associate Professor Lyneise Williams
Lyneise Williams is the author of “Black AND Latin: Representations of Black Latin Americans in Paris, 1855-1933.” Details: Friday, Feb. 9, 12:20 p.m. Free. Hanes Art Center, Room 218, UNC, 115 S. Columbia St, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2DSj0xm, 919-962-2211.
Guest Lecture: Shana Redmond, UCLA
Saturday, Feb. 10
Durham Police Department PAC 3 Meeting
Details: Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-noon. Open to the public. Community and Family Life Recreation Center, Lyon Park, 1313 Halley St, Durham. www.pac3durhamnc.org.
Durham Police Department PAC 4 Meeting
Details: Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. Open to the public. Campus Hills Recreation Center, 2000 S. Alston Ave, Durham.
Banjo Romantika Film Screening
Including a discussion by co-producer Lee Bidgood. Details: Saturday, Feb. 10, 4 p.m. Free. Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Education Center, UNC, 301 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2sc3R4s, 919-962-1039.
Home Movie Day
Bring home movies - 8mm, Super8mm, 16mm film, VHS, and Video8/Hi8 video tape (sorry, no slides) - to see them projected, or just show up and watch the films of others. Raleigh’s A/V Geeks Transfer Services will transfer attendees’ film to digital formats for free at the program (A/V Geeks will be able to digitize approximately 5 minutes of footage on site). Details: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2-5 p.m. Free. Southwest Regional Library, Meeting Room, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham. bit.ly/2noK3Wv, 919-560-8590.