ReStore Now Open On Sundays @ Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am

Starting on Sunday, January 8, 2017, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange counties, located at 5501 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., will now be open seven days a week. With new hours of operation on Sundays from 11am-4pm, the ReStore offers an additional day to shop, donate, and volunteer. The ReStore will also continue to be open during its “regular” hours of Mondays-Saturday from 10am-6pm.

“The demand for affordable housing in Durham and Orange counties is increasing by the day,” explains the ReStore General Manager, Chrissy Sailstad. “Another day open, means another day that we are raising money to meet this need and build more Habitat homes.”

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. All proceeds from the ReStore help support Habitat for Humanity of Durham and Orange counties’ mission of creating sustainable homeownership opportunities for deserving families. To learn more, visit

Junior League New Member “Wine & Cheese” Interest Meeting @ Hill House
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about your community and making a difference? Do you want to connect with like-minded women in your area? Whether you’ve lived in the Durham-Chapel Hill area all your life, or you’re just settling in, we want to meet you! Join the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties and help us make a lasting change in our community.

Come mix & mingle with us at our Prospective Member Wine & Cheese Social on Wednesday, Jan. 11 to learn what we’re all about! The social will begin at 6:30pm and the information session will begin at 7pm.

If you’re interested in being a part of the Spring provisional class, you can fill out the application here:
*Note: You do not have to fill out the application in order to attend the interest meeting.

Learn more:
Benefits of joining the Junior League:
Information about the provisional course:

Contact with any questions.

We can’t wait to meet you and to share all of the wonderful things the Junior League has to offer!

MLK Birthday Celebration @ Northgate Mall
Jan 16 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join Northgate Mall and NC MomsRising at the 7th annual MLK Birthday Celebration.
Families are invited to Durham for a giant kid-focused birthday party to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on MLK Day.
Event activities include free English/Spanish story times, arts and crafts, kids’ Zumba, drumming performance, interactive activities, service projects such as a food and clothes drive benefiting Urban Ministries, and birthday cake as we celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy in a way that kids can understand. This event is free and appropriate for ages 0-100.

Blue Devils vs. Cancer: Sixth Annual Sweet Night in Durham @ Duke Cancer Center
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm

A night of unlimited desserts dedicated to raising money to donate toward cancer research at the Duke Cancer Institute. All proceeds will go to the Duke Cancer Institute. The event will include a silent auction of autographed Duke gear, guest speakers, and musical performances by Duke’s famous a cappella groups! Enjoy desserts from Rise Biscuits and Donuts of Downtown Durham, Saladelia, Smallcakes Durham, Insomnia Cookies Chapel Hill, Three Seasons Catering, Mithai House of Indian Desserts, The Catering Company of Chapel Hill, Locopops and more! Business casual dress requested. Free parking available in Duke Hospital’s parking garage located off of Trent Drive.

PROMPTS : next steps @ The Carrack Modern Art
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PROMPTS: next steps
Sat. 1/28/17

On the closing night of January’s Nasty Women exhibit at The Carrack.
Suggested donation $5, all donations will go to Planned Parenthood.

At this event, 6 artists will present new work on the prompt “next steps.” The presenting artists are Jade Ashton, Lindsey Kelley Dance, Jody Cassell, Paige Welch, Nicole Lawson, and Emilie Raleigh.

For each PROMPTS event, a prompt is given. The prompt is your oyster. || Artists from any discipline are invited to create a new work/study/idea on the provided prompt and present it at the next event. || Check the PROMPTS Facebook page for the newest prompt and sign up for a 10 min slot with || The community is encouraged to attend PROMPTS events to see the artists’ responses.

Neighborhood Donation Blitz @ Historic Hillsborough District
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Take advantage of our free donation pickup service! For an entire business day, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore trucks and staff will be picking up pre-scheduled donations in Hillsborough’s Historic District and Kenion Grove.
To schedule a pickup visit the website.

Extra Sweet Savings at the Habitat ReStore @ Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

This Valentine’s Day, join us for some sweet savings with 14% off your entire purchase! Some exclusions may apply and discounts cannot be combined. Can be applied to existing tag discounts.

Bring a Friend to Volunteer Day @ Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Spread the joy in volunteering with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore by bringing a friend to volunteer with you!
To learn more or sign-up, visit:

Toast to the Triangle @ McKimmon Center at NCSU
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Tantalize your taste buds at the 31st annual Toast to the Triangle in Raleigh. Forty of the Triangle area’s best restaurants and beverage providers will be competing to be your favorite flavor of the night by providing samples of their fare as part of a formally judged competition and people’s choice competition. In between bites, bid on over 100 silent auction items and packages, purchase a mystery bottle of wine, snap a photo in the green screen photo booth and even enter to win a car! The best part is, all of your support is helping to raise money for the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation for the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. Tammy Lynn Center serves over 400 families annually and is able to provide quality care thanks to your support.

International Women’s Day at One World Market @ One World Market
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

International Women’s Day is March 8th! You can celebrate and show your support for women around the world at a Shop & Share event at One World Market on 9th Street. From 4-7pm on March 8, 10% of sales will support programs in Mali that provide life-saving maternal and neonatal care to women and children. Show your solidarity with artisans, mothers, and women everywhere and head home with a beautiful fair trade find. Ladies, you deserve it!

Bingo @ National Guard Armory
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

March Madness! Come play BINGO with the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties. We will show the 7 p.m. ACC game during the event.The purchase of a regular ticket will get you 10 regular bingo games and entertainment. Additional tickets can be purchased for special games during the event. All proceeds benefit the community impact of the Junior League of Durham & Orange Counties (a 501 3c) whose purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Red Cross Transportation Volunteer Open House @ American Red Cross of Central NC
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please stop by our informal Open House to learn more about assisting our transportation program. Opportunities include driving passengers to medical appointments using Red Cross cars, driving boxes of blood to hospitals using Red Cross vans and providing office support. We will also be available to talk about other positions such as helping at blood drives and disaster response.

American Red Cross Centennial Blood Drive at Northgate @ Northgate Mall
Mar 10 @ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Help Northgate and the American Red Cross collect 100 pints of blood in a special 100th Anniversary Blood Drive.

The American Red Cross and CBS have partnered with Northgate and Crabtree Valley Mall to host sister blood drives with the goal of collecting 100 pints of blood for the North Carolina Blood Bank.

All those who donate at Northgate will receive a Northgate Food Court gift card.

Be sure to post a picture of your “I gave blood” sticker #NG100BloodDrive for the chance to win a Northgate Mall gift card!

Sign up online at sponsor code NORTHGATE and schedule your appointment to save lives today.

Lookin’ For A Cure 5k Walk, Run and Ride @ Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

5k walk, run or a 12-mile bike ride around Durham. After party with food, face painter, bounce house, music and lots of fun. Paid registration includes admission into the Duke/Wake Forest baseball game immediately following the event. Proceeds benefit ocular melanoma patients and research to find a cure.

Registration starts at 8am, race begins at 9am.

AAS-C Presents: Beyonce Drag Bingo @ Durham Armory
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Anyone fancy some Lemonade? Want to have a heart-to-heart with Sasha Fierce? Are you Crazy in Love?

Your hostess, our Queen Diva, Vivica C. Coxx, cordially invites you to witness a production like no other; A Concert, A Drag Show, An evening of games, grubs and Prizes not to be believed!

Vivica C. Coxx, Stormie Daie, Naomi Dix and Cookie Couture

As we are at the Armory, we will have much more seating available, but it is still limited! FULL TABLE OPTIONS available but must be purchased/reserved asap! As we near the date of the show, more balcony seating may become available if we get too close to selling out – we haven’t even started selling tickets and we are almost sold out with reservations!!!

Also, don’t forget the 50/50 cash bonus game and GRAND PRIZE (to be announced soon) will be sold AT THE DOOR and during the games for $5 per entry/game!

We will, of course, also have a full kitchen, lots of fun foods & snacks, so come hungry! (and thirsty, if you want some ice cold Lemonade!) And as always, Drag Bingo is a family friendly, alcohol-free event!