Photography Summer Camp for Teens – Free Camera with Registration @ Durham School of the Arts
Aug 9 – Aug 10 all-day

This one-of-a-kid, multi-day photography Summer Camp is part of a Summer-long camp series where students will attend 3 to 4 day photography camps in downtown Durham, NC.

Campers will learn how to use their cameras, make friends, create real-world photo projects and learn from a real photographer who has been teaching teenagers for over ten years!

Through-out the Summer there will be Basic Photography Summer Camps for Teens, Advanced Photography Summer Camps for Teens, YouTube Creator Camps for Teens and a Photography Summer Camp for Kids!

The Art of a Scientist @ Rubenstein Art Center Gallery 235
Aug 9 – Aug 10 all-day

Art and science have a lot in common, yet we don’t always see it that way. This exhibit brings the work of artists and scientists together in shared exploration of creativity and visual communication.

Join us for our opening on June 1st from 6-9pm!

Computer Basics for Beginners t the Cybrary @ Cybrary
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Community Workshop Series introductory computer classes held each semester in partnership with UNC. Today’s topic is POWERPOINT BASICS. These classes are free and open to the public, but please pre-register by calling 919.918.7387. For the full schedule of CWS classes for the semester, please visit

National Day of Civic Hacking @ Caktus Group
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

National Day of Civic Hacking is a nationwide day of action that brings together civic leaders, local governments, and community organizations to tackle some of our toughest challenges. Join us as we work on the following projects:

– Elections & Representation
– Food Security / Hunger
– Youth Initiatives
– Brigade Marketing

Simone Sequeira from Code for America headquarters will be joining us. Simone is the Senior Product Manager for GetCalFresh, which helps Californians apply for food stamps online. We’re just getting our food security project underway, so this is a great time to get involved.

Lunch will be provided. Bring your laptop, ideas, projects, maps, data, and questions. Collectively, we will try to answer them.

Have fun. Do good.

Back to School Bash at Not Just Paper @ Not Just Paper
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for our first ever Back to School Bash!

Make shopping for your back to school supplies more fun by shopping during our Bash.

We believe parents are educations too so we are extending our special 20% teacher discount to parents during the event.

We have a number of free activities that will be going on during the bash including:
– Free treats from Pine Cone Ice Cream and The Mad Popper
– Meet our mascot Sheldon C. Turtle
– Slime Making Station
– Face Painting
– Crafts with Crayola
– Balloon creations from a balloon twister

At 11:30am we will offer story time on the second floor of the store.

At 12:00pm we are offering a free seminar by Pam Goodman from Parents, come find out what you wish you knew before school started. Learn some easy tips that will leave your child progressing in every academic area. You will leave with:
– An easy way to get your child to read
– A simple way to build up confidence in math
– Eligible for a drawing of Pam’s book, Unleash Your Child’s Potential

At 12:30pm we will hold a drawing for a free Botley the Coding Robot from Learning Resources, a $60 value. To enter you must RSVP before August 4th to

We are located in Main Street near Brightleaf. We offer free parking in our lot. We hope you’ll stop by and visit with us and get your Back to School supply shopping done with us!

Live Music: Kendra Bragg @ Durty Bull Brewing Company
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy live music from Kendra Bragg Harding and food from Mr Puebla Tacos at the brewery on Saturday, August 11th!

OysterFest with Paul Greenberg and Locals Seafood @ The Durham Hotel
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us Saturday, August 11, for a 3-course sustainable seafood dinner with Paul Greenberg and Locals Seafood celebrating Paul’s new book, The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet. In this book, Greenberg charts the history of Omega-3 fatty acids while questioning their rise to popularity as a miracle supplement.

Guest chef, Eric Montagne, from Locals Oyster Bar will be hosting a Carolina raw bar on the patio, with oyster shucking demos. While gin spritzes, sparkling wine, and local beers will flow from the bar. Then, enjoy a family-style NC seafood dinner from the kitchen.

6 pm: Raw bar and cocktail hour
7 pm: Dinner seated & served family-style

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 919-768-8831.

Price: $48 (does not include beverage, tax, or gratuity). 48-hour cancellation on reservations.

Paul Greenberg is the New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish, American Catch, and The Omega Principle. A regular contributor to the Times and many other publications, Mr. Greenberg is the winner of a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature.

Over the past 8 years, Locals Seafood has established their commitment to seafood traceability and the development of localized food networks. They currently supply quality North Carolina seafood to 60+ restaurants in the Triangle. Locals Seafood Market & Oyster Bar, led by chef Eric Montagne, will open at Transfer Company Food Hall in Raleigh later this year.

Paul’s books, including The Omega Principle, American Catch and Four Fish, will be available for purchase courtesy of The Regulator Bookshop.

Harvey Dalton Arnold: Blues at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Aug 11 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

You’ve seen him play on the Bullpen’s stage before. He’s the guitar player and singer you know and love. Come hear the best live blues in the Triangle from Harvey Dalton Arnold!

*As always, a portion of your tab goes to support Music Maker Relief Foundation and the lives of blues and folk musicians across the country

The Beast 2018 Season on The Durham Roof @ The Durham
Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Beast is back for their 2018 season on The Durham’s roof! Stop by on Sunday for sunsets, cocktails, and Pierce Freelon, Stephen Coffman, Peter Kimosh, and Eric Hirsh‘s indie hip hop & jazz with special guests. No reservations needed.

DOGust Trivia @ Durty Bull Brewing Company
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Happy DOGust! In tribute to man/woman’s best friend, we will be trivaing hard on all things related to dogs – best friends, yoga poses, early 2000’s one-hit wonders, and maybe some famous dogs tossed in there too…

… as a nod to our August 27th Parks & Rec trivia, we might even have a question about April & Andy’s dog…

Common Ground @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Aug 14 – Aug 26 all-day

Paintings by Linda Carmel and Michele Yellin, jewelry by Nell Chandler, pottery by Evelyn Ward. July 23 – August 26. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, July 27th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery, fiber and textile arts. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun.

Durham Bulls Baseball @ Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Aug 14 – 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.

BioWork Next Generation @ Northern Durham Center
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am – Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm

This course trains process technicians for careers in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical manufacturing. It offers job- seeking essentials and hands-on activities to simulate a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility (FESTO) while covering the core concepts of manufacturing and the fundamentals of science needed to provide marketable skills in the biotechnology field. (Qualifies for Financial Assistance)

– Must be at least 18 years old.
– Must have a high school diploma /GED and demonstrate appropriate reading level and math level
– Provide a copy of a transcript of any completed Associate’s degree or higher(see website)

62565 W Th 1 day/wk 5/16-9/19 8:30am-5:30pm Deadline to Apply: May 9
62242 MWF 6/22-9/21 9am-1pm Deadline to Apply: June 15
62240 Sat 7/14-11/17 8:30am-5:30pm Deadline to Apply: July 7
62243 Tues Thurs 8/02-12/13 6pm-10pm Deadline to Apply July 26

Branding with Annie @ The Frontier
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm

Looking for how to maximize your marketing materials and learn how to “brand” your small business better?

Join me each month for “Branding with Annie”
This monthly workshop series features rotating topics on how you can improve your small business through branding and marketing. This series is hosted by Annie Franceschi of Greatest Story Creative, a Durham-based Branding Expert and Former Disney Storyteller.

This complimentary interactive workshop (valued at $100) is perfect for you if you are:

Looking for creative ideas on how to grow (or start) your business on the right foot
Feeling stuck or uninspired about how to market and talk about your business
Needing practical steps and resources to greatly improve how you share your business with others

Each month the topic rotates, diving into a subject that can be game-changing your business.

AUGUST’S topic is “ABOUT ME” WEBSITE PAGES for small businesses.
What belongs on the “About Me” page of my website? How personal or professional should it be to attract ideal clients? RSVP here:

TRUTH TO POWER 6: Communicating Messages of Social Justice Through Visual Art @ Pleiades Gallery
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 3:00 pm

“Truth to Power” is an annual juried show focusing on matters of social justice. This year we are pleased to announce that Sarah Schroth, Director of Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, is the juror for this exhibit. The title, derived from a 1955 Quaker pamphlet, “Speak Truth to Power” illustrates a commitment to voicing our diverse truths to the systems and individuals shaping the society in which we live. The exhibit is intentionally broad in scope so that each artist may address issues of personal, local, national and/or international importance. The exhibit features North Carolina artists working in 2D and 3D media. This exhibit runs August 9 – September 9. Join us for our Third Friday Reception and Artists Talk August 17, 6-9 p.m.