Parent as Coach: How to help your child develop independence with homework @ The Hill Center
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Jim Wright for this free workshop on on tips and strategies for helping your child develop independence with homework. How timely with the start of many traditional calendars this week!

Jim Wright is a national trainer and consultant to schools and organizations, he’s also a certified school psychologist and school administrator with over 17 years’ experience working in public schools in central New York State.

An In-Depth Look at Grüner Veltliner @ The Granary
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Primarily known as Austria’s leading white grape, Gruner Veltliner has made itself known to wine drinkers more recently by its distinct peppery-spice and herbal quality.
Learn about how it expresses itself as a very fresh, quaffable federspiel, or a ripe, deeply concentrated smaragd from the Wachau.
$40 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Online MBA@UNC Information Session @ Nana's
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This information session will explain how you can earn your MBA from UNC online, so classes fit with your busy schedule. This is one of the top 5 graduate business programs in the country, so if you’re interested, stop by! Alumni and current students will attend to answer questions and explain their own experiences in the program. Food & drinks will be provided.

Sheri Castle – Sugar Butter Flour: The Waitress Pie Book @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am

The official tie-in to Broadway’s hit musical Waitress, featuring the recipes for 3 dozen of the show’s most evocative and delicious pies.
In the cult classic movie-turned-Broadway production, the eternally optimistic protagonist of Waitress expresses her hopes, dreams, fears, and frustrations through the whimsically named pies she bakes each morning. Sugar, Butter, Flour celebrates this art of baking from the heart, with foolproof and flavorful pies for seduction, pies for mending a broken heart, pies for celebrating new beginnings and pies for all the little milestones that come afterwards.
Taking its inspiration from the iconic mile-high pies of the diner case, Sugar, Butter, Flour offers an array of showstopping pies, each with a twist that puts it over the top; from rum-spiked cookie crusts to hidden layers of passion fruit preserves, these are familiar favorites with hidden depths. The ideal gift for anyone who has ever eaten her feelings or baked away the blues, Sugar, Butter, Flour proves there’s a perfect pie for every occasion – and that everything looks better with pie.

Muddy Boots @ Sandy Creek Park
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Adventure in nature with your preschooler at West Point on the Eno. We’ll read anature themed book, then take a walk on the wild side to find the nature right outside our door. Children must be accompanied by a parent, and of course, wear boots or sneakers that can get a little dirty! Pre-registration is required. Age: 2-5

ICON Lecture Series @ The Event Center
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dr. William Happer, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at Princeton University, will give a talk on “The Real Story On Climate Change”. Some of the topics which are likely to be covered in this talk include the history of atmospheric CO2 since life on earth began, failure of computer models to predict changes in temperature, that past changes in temperature were not associated with changes in CO2, the history of changes in temperatures on earth, ocean acidification, sea level rises, sun spots and solar physics, and the beneficial effects of CO2 on plant life and growth. Global warming, climate change, extreme weather, globalization, carbon credits and taxes, and the sources and beneficiaries of the funding streams that support the advocacy of these concepts and policies will be considered. Tickets are $10 online and can be purchased at

7 Steps to a Successful Military Transition @ Carolina Career College
Sep 13 @ 6:15 pm

Are you planning your transition from the military or have recently separated? Are you interested in learning about a career with real growth potential?

Join us for a FREE seminar on learning how to leverage the skills you’ve acquired in the military and combine them with certifications desired by many companies seeking talent.

Pre-registration is required.

The Human Library – Durham @ Durham County Library - Stanford L. Warren Branch
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What if a book could look you in the eye and answer your questions? At The Human Library – Durham real people will serve as “books” who are on loan for 1-on-1 conversations about their life experiences. Diverse volunteers from all across Durham will talk with “readers” and answer questions on topics including: religious beliefs, sexuality, ethnicity, occupation, lifestyle, social status, political conviction, and health & disability.

2017 Triangle Kickoff to College and Career @ Durham Human Services Complex
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Families can attend and learn what it takes to get into college, about different careers and how to get involved in the community via service opportunities! The day will include breakout sessions and a college/community fair.

Colleges and universities will be represented at a college fair and available to speak with students about opportunities at their institutions. Student athletes will have access to recruitment professionals who can answer questions about eligibility for scholarships. There will be an SAT/ACT prep session that will cover basics about the admissions tests, advice for preparation and how the scores can be used to earn college scholarships. A host of community organizations will be available to discuss volunteer and service opportunities that can help students explore different career paths and build resumes that demonstrate their gifts outside the classroom.

CenterFest Arts Festival @ Downtown Durham NC
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

2017 CenterFest Arts Festival
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 16th and 17th
Times: Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Durham, Triangle Area, North Carolina
Presenter: Durham Arts Council,

Now in its 43rd year, CenterFest 2017 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s historic city center, CenterFest showcases 145 juried visual artists from across the U.S. and 600 performing artists from North Carolina, plus great food, continuous music and entertainment on five stages, fun, educational activities for kids and families and a showcase of services provided by government departments and community nonprofits. 2017 features include a beer garden, new Emerging Artists showcase and new Saturday evening entertainment. Mark your calendars for September 16-17! Updates available at

The College Toolkit: Parent’s Workshop @ Levin JCC
Sep 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for a workshop open to all parents of teens in the 8th to 12th grade. Parents will learn:
-How to help get their teens into the college right for them
-How to plan for and afford college
-How to empower their teens and make this important, intense phase stress-free
-Set their teens up for success at each grade level

Periodic Tables: Scientific Artist or Artistic Scientist? @ Motorco Music Hall
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Duke Biology’s Sönke Johnsen describes the crooked path that took him from science to art and back to science, and from landlubber to the explorer at the bottom of the ocean. Along the way he’s tried to understand the remarkable ways in which sea creatures use light and color to their advantage…and our amazement.

Techstars Roadshow Fireside Chat & Happy Hour @ American Underground Main
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Are you ready to accelerate your company? At Techstars, we have applications open for 10 programs around the world: From Boulder to Dubai, Austin to Boston, NYC to Seattle and Anywhere in between (Including Techstars Anywhere, our mostly-virtual accelerator)! Please join Techstars Managing Directors and Program Managers, for an evening of networking, an AMA, and more. Techstars MDs, PMs and staff will be there to meet you, answer your questions and tell you more about the Techstars Mentorship Driven Accelerator program.

3pm: Doors
3:30pm: Fireside chat + Q&A
4:15pm: Happy Hour

Hands-on Spanish Nights Cooking Class @ The Kitchen Specialist
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Barcelona, Madrid, Grenada…we want to take you there…and you don’t even have to leave Bull City. In this class, we will enjoy all that Spanish food has to offer! We discuss common ingredients and cooking techniques and create a meal that will only leave you wanting a siesta!

Menu includes: Classic Paella with Chorizo, Mussels, Clams, and Shrimp; Pan Con Tomate; Grilled Zucchini with Sumac and Mint; Serrano Ham and Manchego Croquettes with Romesco Sauce; Tarta de Santiago con Salsa de Fruitas

Vibez: Business Brunch Series @ The Durham Hotel
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Durham Chamber, in partnership with the Art of Cool and Black Wall Street will host a Saturday brunch series designed for like-minded individuals and professionals to soak in the vibe of the Durham Hotel over mimosas and refreshments while receiving expert, complimentary consulting from industry leaders in HR, marketing, finance, and more.

The next brunch event takes place on Saturday, September 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The brunch will feature opportunities for speed consulting with industry experts, vendors, and special guest, Dr. Phail Wynn, VP, Durham and Regional Affairs, Duke University.

Consultants include:
Carena Lemons – The Lemons Law Firm
Gary Roscoe – Acclaim HR Consulting
Derrick James – My Local CFO
Priscilla Wood – i2iSEOConsulting
Warren Greshes – Speaking of Success
La-Tasha Best-Gaddy – Small Business & Technology Development Center
Dr. Kim Moore – NC Mutual Life Insurance Company

Reservations for brunch: 919-768-8831

11:00am-1:00pm | Speed Consulting & Brunch
12:00pm-12:30pm | Keynote & Remarks
12:30pm-3:00pm | Rooftop Day Party