Durham Bulls Baseball @ Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Apr 17 – Sep 3 all-day

The 2017 Triple-A National Champions take the field at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Their whopping 70-game season kicks off April 5 against the Charlotte Knights and continues through Labor Day. Celebrate opening day with some post- game fireworks (the first of 22 fireworks shows this season), and mark your calendars for the home Father’s Day game June 17 and Bark in the Park games April 11, May 16, June 13, July 25 and August 22.

Exotic Meat Month @ Bull City Burger and Brewery
Apr 17 – Apr 30 all-day

Every April we celebrate exotic meats from around the country and the world. Here at Bull City Burger and Brewery, we never met a meat we wouldn’t eat, have you? April is your chance to try it all, from alligator to zebra tarantula and everything in between. During the month of April, Bull City Burger and Brewery hosts the Tarantula Challenge, to test the most daring of taste buds. If you are interested and up to the task, come to the restaurant to sign up for the Tarantula Raffle. You will be given a raffle ticket to keep and we will record your name and phone number on our raffle list. Sign-ups run March 22 through April 29, 2018.

A Guide to Donor & Volunteer Engagement for Social Entrepreneurs @ Durham Tech's Small Business Center
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Topic: Start-up Assistance
Come and learn why it’s important to connect with and develop a long-term relationship with your donors and volunteers. Specifically, gain insight on how to cultivate and steward your donor base through year-round engagement opportunities, assess the value of donor recognition books, appreciation gifts, sponsored events, as well as if donor giving societies are a good fit for your organization. Lastly, learn how to cultivate these groups on a year-round basis, and how to create a vibrant volunteer program. Taught by Risha Bailey, Right Touch Consulting

Chamber Music Concert @ Nelson Music Room
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm

Advanced musicians in the chamber music program at Duke University perform works from the 18th-21st centuries.

ICON Lecture Series @ The Event Center
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, will be giving a talk entitled “What Do We Really Know About Voter Fraud?” Mr. Spakovsky, an authority on a wide range of issues, served two years as a member of the Federal Election Commission, the authority charged with enforcing campaign finance laws for congressional and presidential elections, including public funding. Heritage’s election reform project examines not only how to protect the integrity of campaigns and elections but also to achieve greater fairness and security. “In an era of razor-thin election margins, these issues are vital to the preservation of our republican form of government and the rule of law,” von Spakovsky says. Tickets can be purchased online at

Alice @ Wonderland @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm

“Alice @ Wonderland” (Fairytale), By Jonathan Yukich.

The folly of the 21st century collides with the madness of Wonderland in this adaptation that remains fairly faithful to Lewis Carroll’s original tale. Alice is a texting, tweeting and Googling girl of the modern digital era, but she finds herself in the Wonderland of old. With all of the characters that you know and love including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts, this musical imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland that so many of us treasure. Meanwhile, the younger generation will appreciate and relate to the many references to the digital age.

Children’s Theatre

Community Day @ Buffalo Wild Wings
Apr 18 all-day

On Wednesday, April 18, the Durham Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurant will show its support through Community Day, an annual celebration that raises funds for local kids and teens as part of the Buffalo Wild Wings Team Up for Kids® mission. 10 percent of total restaurant sales and 100 percent of Guest donations on April 18 will be donated to The Boys & Girls Clubs of Durham and Orange Counties to support our youth programs! We provide academic enrichment and life skills development programming after school and during the summers.

We hope you will join us! Invite your family, friends and coworkers to join us at B-Dubs – and show your support for our Club kids and teens!

NCCU International Symposium @ North Carolina Central University
Apr 18 all-day

NCCU International Symposium: Ushering in a New Era
B.N. Duke Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public

TASTE @ Various Venues
Apr 18 – Apr 22 all-day

Presented by Durham Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine and Chatham Magazine, this four-day festival kicks off on Wednesday, April 18, with a gluten- free dinner at Primal Food & Spirits, followed by the Grand TASTE Experience at the Durham Armory on Thursday. Enjoy food and drink samples from the best restaurants and local artisans – make sure to come hungry! Finish up the weekend with the Brews & Barbecue Bus Tour on Saturday and Artisan Cocktail Dinner at The Rickhouse on Sunday. A portion of the proceeds supports Meals on Wheels.

Lunch & Learn: How to Use Your Nonprofit Google AdWords Grant @ ReCity Network - Square Conference Room
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Did you know that Google provides up to $10,000 a month in online advertising for qualified nonprofits…for free? Imagine what you could do with $10,000 every month. Recruit more volunteers, increase or meet donation goals, raise awareness for your organization’s mission– the opportunities are endless! FatCat Strategies wants to help your nonprofit take advantage of this amazing program and has the training tools in place to get your account up and running in less than two months.

By the end of our presentation, you will walk away with a better understanding of how the Google for Nonprofit AdWords Grant program works and learn why you should be taking advantage of this free advertising money. You’ll also hear a first-hand experience from a local nonprofit, BUMP: The Triangle, on how FatCat assisted their organization in implementing a Google AdWords strategy and coached their team through the steps of understanding and launching their very first AdWords campaign.

Cultivating Mindful Parenting Practices Workshop @ The Studio School of Durham
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Shannon as she shares how meditation and various mindfulness resources have helped her as a parent. During the workshop we’ll talk (and practice) meditation and discuss the integration of mindfulness into family life. You’ll come away from this workshop with examples of mindfulness tools and some practice in using them!
*This is a FREE event but tickets are required*
*We are located in the Woodcroft Community in the same location as the Woodcroft Clubhouse & pool*
Shannon Salentine is a parent, leadership coach and global program director. Over the last five years Shannon and her husband have been cultivating a spiritual practice for their family that is aligned with their values, the developmental stages of their children, and what feels right. In this effort, Shannon’s family discovered a community of parents dedicated to practicing mindfulness. Through this community and her own self-immersion, Shannon developed a strong appreciation for the tools mindfulness offers parents and a practice that serves her daily. Shannon coaches groups and individuals on topics including self leadership, career and personal growth. Shannon lives in Durham, NC with her husband and two children.

NCCU Chancellor Installation Ceremony @ North Carolina Central University
Apr 19 all-day

NCCU Chancellor Installation Ceremony

Notary Public @ Durham Tech @ RTP University of Mount Olive Building
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Course ID: 62681

To be admitted to this course, the NC Secretary of State requires that all candidates be able to speak, read, and write in English, and present a valid government photo ID. See for additional requirements. Textbook included. Register with care as refunds and transfers are not accepted. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.)

Instructions for registration:

Spring Homeschool Day @ Historic Stagville
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Historic Stagville invites all local home school students to a day of hands-on activities for all ages! The spring day will feature laundry and textile work, gardening and/or fieldwork, woodworking, school house lessons and more. Students will get to participate in these activities, not just watch.

Activity schedule for the day:
All day: historic games, rag doll craft, horn work, woodworking, wool processing, laundry and garden and fence work.
At the Bennehan House: historic schoolhouse lessons at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 2:30. Horn carving at 12:30.
At Horton Grove: drum and dance activity at 12 and 2, water quality and stream study at 1 and 3.
All of our historic structures will be open to tour all day.

Activities run all throughout the day, but we recommend you arrive by 2 p.m. to experience ALL possible activities.
Admission is $3 per student, payable by cash or check only, please.
Call us at 919-620-0120 for more information.

Walk for the Animals @ Duke University's East Campus
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Take Fido and the family to Duke University’s East Campus for a Saturday morning full of fundraising and furry friends. The walk benefits the Animal Protection Society of Durham – the only open-admission animal shelter in Durham County. Help them reach their $80,000 goal and give second chances to thousands of local animals. Enter your pup in contests for Best Kisser, Best Trick and more; visit some of the 50+ vendors; hang out in the kids’ zone; watch K9 demonstrations by the Durham Police Department; meet adoptable dogs; and much more. Register ahead and create your own fundraising team – you might even find yourself on the leaderboard!