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!

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!

2nd Annual Bark @ Noah’s Ark @ Indian Creek K9 Aquatics
Apr 20 – Apr 22 all-day

Premier Canine Aquatic Competition and Guinness Book of World Record Attempt – April 20 – 22, Goldston, NC! Bring a chair and join us poolside for non-stop excitement of watching canine athletes and their handlers from around the country compete. There will be food trucks, vendors and the loudest silent auction in the land.
This is a FREE Family-friendly event that should not be missed.

Jams and Cans Jamboree @ Bell Tower Amphitheater
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join UNC’s chapters of Alpha Phi Omega and Phi Sigma Pi for live performances, carnival games, the Maple View food truck and silent auctions! All proceeds from the event benefit TABLE – helping feed local kids in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. Win hundreds of dollars of gifts from local businesses including Go Ape!, Sutton’s and Freddy’s! Enjoy Chalkaa, CHiPs, Carolina Jump Rope Club and many other exciting acts! 

Camp Kesem UNC’s Make the Magic @ Barn of Chapel Hill
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Our Cause:
Every year, five million children are affected by a parent’s cancer, and studies have shown a strong support system is essential to maintaining their sound mental health. At Camp Kesem, we provide children with this vital network of love and support year-round through a week-long summer camp and reunion events during the school year. Many children maintain the network on their own as well, as camp is often the first place they get to befriend other children their age whose parents have also been affected by cancer.

At UNC’s branch, we are are student-led and student-run, and we also take pride in self-funding, meaning a week at camp is always free for every camper’s family. This is very important to us since Kesem families already have huge financial burdens from medical treatment and we would not want any child to miss a week of fun and year-after-year support because of financial difficulties.

How You Can Help:
Our largest fundraising event, Make the Magic, is a gala complete with dinner and live entertainment. Though every counselor is responsible for raising $500 individually, Make the Magic pulls in the majority of funding we need to make camp possible. Counselors, campers, and families alike will be in attendance. The event will not only be integral in supporting our capital campaign, but will be a celebration of the true magic of Kesem!

Durham Crisis Response Center 8th Annual Charity Golf Classic @ The Crossings in Durham
Apr 21 all-day

Join us for the Annual Charity Golf Classic to benefit Durham Crisis Response Center. The event will be held on April 21st from noon until 5pm. Visit the link for more information.

Shop & Share with Keep Durham Beautiful @ One World Market
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day by supporting environmental stewardship both locally and globally. On April 22nd, we’ll donate 10% of your purchases to Keep Durham Beautiful. This local nonprofit is uniting with communities and businesses to be stewards of Durham, removing thousands of pounds of waste, planting trees & community gardens, and bringing people together to take ownership of their city. Stock up on your fair trade faves, many of which incorporate upcycled materials, while empowering local earth-friendly initiatives.

Our Shop & Share events are a great way to support two nonprofits at once!

DCRC Take Back the Night in Durham @ Alfonso Elder Student Union at NCCU
Apr 25 all-day

Durham, NC- Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) will host its fourth annual Take Back the Night march, rally and survivor speak-out from 6pm to 9pm on April 25, 2018. The public is invited, and admission is free. The event is being held in collaboration with North Carolina Central University and will start at the Alfonso Elder Student Union located at 1801 Fayetteville Street on their campus in Durham. Take Back the Night is a community-wide protest against sexual assault and violence. The theme selected by DCRC for this year’s event is #WETOO. As a community, #WETOO stand in solidarity with the many victims/survivors of sexual violence. #WETOO will support them in their healing, locating resources and create awareness.

For more information on Take back the Night and Sexual Assault Awareness Month please contact:

Good Together: A Jeffersonian Dinner Benefiting Activate Good @ Campbell Lodge
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On Thursday, April 26th, community members are invited to come together for a four-course meal prepared by award winning local chef, Matt Lowery, wine and beer and an opportunity to put their heads together to brainstorm ways to improve the Triangle. This unique “Jeffersonian dinner” event will take place at the rustic Campbell Lodge, in Durant Nature Preserve in North Raleigh. All proceeds will benefit Activate Good’s volunteer programs for social impact in the Triangle.

Tails & Tiaras 2018 Beaver Queen Pageant Kickoff Party @ Parker and Otis
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come on out to the Beaver Queen Pageant “Tails & Tiaras” Kickoff Party! Be the first to meet this year’s contestants and judges and come shake your tails with Durham’s New Orleans-style parade band, The Bulltown Strutters! This year’s pageant will be on Saturday, June 2nd at Duke Park. The theme is “Saturday Night Beaver!”. Tails & Tiaras will be emceed by Ellen Ciompi and hosted by Parker and Otis. This is a fundraiser for The Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (ECWA). 10% of all food and drink sales during the event will be donated to ECWA. The event is free, but voting often for your favorite contestant and frequent bribing of judges are encouraged. Feel free to wear your tails and tiaras!

JUST TRYAN IT Kids Triathlon @ Chapel Hill Country Club
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am

Swim, bike, and run for a great cause. This kids triathlon benefits families fighting childhood cancer at Duke Children’s and UNC Children’s Hospital. April 29th at the Chapel Hill Country Club, for all ability levels, ages 6-14. JUST TRYAN IT helps families in need while instilling a sense of philanthropy and service in children, fostering empathy and empowering them to make a difference. For more information, visit our website. REGISTER TODAY!

22nd Annual Triangle Race for the Cure @ The Frontier in The Research Triangle Park
May 5 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast on May 5th at the Triangle Race for the Cure for an inspirational Saturday morning to celebrate the lives of those touched by breast cancer. Festivities include a timed 5K, recreational run/walk, survivor celebration, family fun zone, food trucks and beer tastings.

Durham Greek Festival 2018 @ St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
May 5 @ 11:00 am – May 6 @ 8:00 pm

St. Barbara’s Greek Festival 2018

Saturday, May 5 11am – 8pm
Sunday, May 6 11am – 8pm

Experience the fabulous flavors, sights, and sounds of Greece on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 at the DURHAM GREEK FESTIVAL! Admission is free!

Enjoy favorite Greek foods including gyros, grilled chicken pita wraps, pork souvlaki, spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese pie) and pastitsio (the Greek take on lasagna). Savor slow-roasted lamb and a variety of delicious Greek pastries and desserts. Kick back with Greek wine and beer at the Taverna. Refuel with traditional coffee and iced frappés at the Kafenion.

Live performances include the bouzouki band “Opa!” and traditional Greek folk dancing. Bring your dancing feet and join in on the fun!

Shop and browse art, crafts, jewelry, books, and gifts at the Marketplace. Stock up on your favorite Mediterranean olives, feta cheese, spices, and sweet bread at the Bakaliko grocery. Kids will have a blast at the outdoor Kids Zone with fun for all ages!

Try your luck at the raffle to win $1000 or other great prizes. Our silent auction will feature fine art, ceramics, and collectibles.

For more information, visit, email or call 919-484-1600.
A portion of proceeds benefit the Durham Rescue Mission.

Preservation Durham Home Tour @ Chesterfield Building is headquarters
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – May 6 @ 4:00 pm

Preservation Durham’s Annual Home Tour: Houses of the Late Victorian Era. Today, Durham’s late Victorian architecture is under threat, but here and there, clusters of these homes survive to provide a glimpse of what 19th century Durham was like. Some houses have been preserved like time-capsules and others have been lovingly restored.

SOLD OUT — Lemurpalooza @ Duke Lemur Center
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come meet the unique primates of Madagascar! This will be a special evening experience that allows families to stroll and view the animals at their own pace, rather than our usual guided tours. Keepers, educators, researchers and more will be on hand to talk about the adoptable lemurs and to answer your questions. Engaging educational activities will be provided. Guests can enjoy dinner and dessert from a local food truck or pack a picnic to enjoy. Community fun, adorable lemurs and an opportunity to conserve the environment and endangered animals all add up to a perfect evening. Reservations required.

Call 919-401-7226 or visit for reservations