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Events in Durham, NC

Home to almost 5,000 events every year, Durham is a place rich with unique things to do. From biannual arts markets to performances by world-class musicians at DPAC or Carolina Theatre, from workshops led by leading researchers to motorcycle rallies, from interactive classes at the Museum of Life + Science to food tours through Durham’s most acclaimed restaurants, there is always a wide variety of events to capture the interest of any visitor or resident.

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Beginners' Line Dance Classes

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • (252) 767-2780

Beginners Urban Soul Line Dance Classes are provided by M. E. Henderson, Inc.. This low-impact form of exercise is free. Bring your water and towel for this one hour class!


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Book Harvest's Dream Big MLK day Book Drive and Community Celebration

Dream Big is an annual celebration of books for all kids! Every year on MLK Day, bring your big dreams to Durham Central Park for this community event that is part book drive, part concert, part f…


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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Prayer Breakfast

This Annual Prayer Breakfast has evolved into the flagship event to start the MLK Holiday activities in the area. Greetings and remarks by state and local officials are scheduled. See website for …


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March & Rally

March concludes at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E Main St. Participants of the Unity March & Rally are asked to bring new and gently used children's books for donation to the Book …


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Maynard Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

"Maynard," a documentary film about Maynard Jackson, the first African-American mayor of Atlanta, will be screened as part of the school’s celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. …


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MLK Birthday Celebration

Join Northgate Mall and NC MomsRising at the annual MLK Birthday Celebration. This year's theme is "Arts and the Civil Rights Movement" and will include exciting and educational …


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MLK Day of Service Tree Planting

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." - Martin Luther King, Jr.   Keep Durham Beautiful brings all the tools and …


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MLK Day of Service: Keep Durham Beautiful

Sign up for the project you would like to be a part of! - Unpacking and organizing food donations at the Durham Community Food Pantry (3711 University Dr., Suite B 27707) - Neighborhood …


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MLK Day Screening: "Althea"

This MLK Day, Rex Miller will be attending a special screening of his 2015 work, Althea. His documentary follows the incredible story of a tennis legend and Civil Rights trailblazer. Althea Gibson, a…


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MLK Day Sermon

  • Mount Level Missionary Baptist Church

Keynote Speaker - Rev. Dr. William C. Turner, Jr., Pastor, Mount Level Missionary Baptist Church.


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North Carolina Central University Men's Basketball

North Carolina Central University Men's Basketball vs Morgan State


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North Carolina Central University Women's Basketball

North Carolina Central University Women's Basketball vs Morgan State


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Triangle Restaurant Week

  • Various locations

Triangle Restaurant Week offers 3-course meals from some of the finest participating restaurants in the Triangle Area! Check out the website to view all the participating restaurants this winter.


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American Ballet Theatre Master Class with Sascha Radetsky

This master class is part of Duke's three-year partnership with American Ballet Theatre. Capacity is limited. Pre-registration required.


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Explore Nature Drop-In Hours

  • West Point on the Eno Outdoor Education Pavilion
  • (919) 560-4405

Explore West Point on the Eno as you may have never before! Check out a Nature Backpack, ask questions, and stay a while. Drop in any time between the listed hours.


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Film Screening - "Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream"

  • Smith Warehouse Bay 4

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney contends that America's richest citizens have "rigged the game in their favor," and created unprecedented inequality in the United States. …


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Free Career Workshops & Networking

Looking for a new job in the new year? Join one or both of these career workshops where you'll get the tools you need to land the job you want and network with other professionals. Workshop #1: …


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Melodic Breathing Meditation & Sound Healing

What if you could experience some of the benefits that meditation has to offer immediately, and in a single session? This is exactly what is offerred in this workshop: a tiny peak into what …


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Rabies Vaccination Clinic

  • Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division
  • (919) 560-0630

The Durham County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Division offers a low cost one year rabies vaccination for cats and dogs 4 months of age and older. Dogs must be on a leash and cats will need to b…


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RIoT XXX - Smart & Connected Gigabit Cities

Join RIoT, in partnership with US Ignite, for an afternoon symposium focused on Smart & Gigabit Cities. 1pm - Introductions: Kickoff to Smart & Connected Gigabit Cities, RIoT & …


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Stretch and Sip at The Wine Feed

  • The Wine Feed
  • (828) 260-0517

Stretch and Sip at The Wine Feed. Flow into relaxation in this all-levels Hatha Yoga class. Students will generate heat and build strength and flexibility before settling into deep, relaxing poses. …


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Trivia Tuesdays in the Studio

Tuesday Trivia Night. This week: test your knowledge of all things Disney!


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Tuesday Night Trivia


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Women in Bio Mentoring Program Recruitment Event

  • Bull City Ciderworks

Have some cider and learn about all that Women In Bio has to offer while networking with other STEM professionals! They will have a special presentation about their peer mentoring group (MAPS), …


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