Durham community events from Wednesday, April 10, to Saturday, April 16.
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The Durham Animal Protection Society is holding a cat and rabbit adoption event from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.
Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. for newcomers and 10:30 a.m. for regular members in room 220 at Structure House, 3017 Pickett Road. 919-929-9891.
River Rhythms! West African Drumming
A weekly drumming group for adults meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garret Road. 919-644-1335, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Durham Rotary Club
The Durham Rotary Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan St.
Durham County Library will host the program “Divine Dialogues: A Conversation on Faith, Trauma and Healing” at 6 p.m. at Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, 1201 Fayetteville St., Durham.
Durham Photography Club
The Durham Photography Club meets the second Monday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St. The first meeting is free, but thereafter there’s a small annual membership fee. 919-668-1707, gardens.duke.edu.
A storytelling series for adults will be held at 7 p.m. every second Monday of each month at the Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St. 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.
Triangle Stamp Club
The Triangle Stamp Club meets the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Family, 200 Hayes Road, Chapel Hill. email@example.com.
Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends of addicts, meets from 8-9 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Chapel Hill Road. 919-596-2915, nar-anon.org.
Former ambassador to speak
William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former U.S. ambassador to Russia and Jordan, will discuss “American Leadership in a Changing International Landscape” at 5 p.m. in the auditorium at the Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham.
The Durham Twirlers meet for square dancing from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Edison Johnson Park, 500 W. Murray Ave. Singles and couples are welcome. 919-475-9701.
Stay Fit for Life
The Durham Center for Senior Life invites seniors to Stay Fit for Life from 9:30-11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month at 406 Rigsbee Ave. There will be breakfast, activities and presentations by local professionals in health care. 919-688-8247, ext. 107; firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Durham Rotary Club
The North Durham Rotary Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Parizade Cafe, 2200 W. Main St.
Overeaters Anonymous meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St. 919-683-3013.
TRY Coalition Meeting
TRY Coalition meets every second Wednesday of the month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Golden Belt building, 807 E. Main St., on the second floor in Neighborhood Improvement Services. 919-491-7811, DurhamTRY.org.
Durham Lions Club
The Durham Lions Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Durham Lions Club Scout Center, 1850 Hillandale Road. The meeting includes a buffet lunch, short business meeting and a speaker. Visitors and guests may attend. e-clubhouse.org/sites/durham2nc/
Lupus support group
A support group for people with lupus, their family members and caregivers meets from 6-7:30 p.m. in Wilson Parlor of the First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St., Durham. Drop-ins are welcome. 877-849-8271, ext., email@example.com, lupusnc.org.
Northgate Mall’s old-time, bluegrass and country jam sessions are 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays near the mall’s Center Court, 1058 W. Club Blvd. All musicians are welcome.
Fair housing training
The City of Durham is hosting a fair housing training session on accommodating persons with disabilities from 10-11:45 a.m. in the third floor conference room of Building 2 of the Neighborhood Improvement Services Department, 807 E. Main St.
Roberts to speak
National Public Radio and ABC News journalist Cokie Roberts speaks on “Capital Dames: Politics in the Nation’s Capital, Past, Present and with a Look to the Future” at 4 p.m. in the Gothic Reading Room of Rubenstein Library at Duke University.
Survivors of disasters support group
A survivors of fire and other disasters support group meets from 6-7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in Building Three at the American Red Cross, Central N.C. Chapter, 4737 University Drive. 919-489-6541 ext. 337 or 333.
Blue Devils Toastmasters
The Blue Devils Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Friday of each month in Room 203 of the Duke Human Resources Building, 705 Broad St. The club focuses on improving public speaking, communication and leadership skills.
An opening reception for the art exhibit “Friends and Family” will be from 6-9 p.m. in Cameron Gallery at The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. Artists may submit works for the show from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 11, through Wednesday, April 13, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 14. For submission instructions and guidelines, go to: bit.ly/1SbXgr0. 919-688-6960.
New farmers’ market
The new Durham Roots Farmers’ Market opens at 8 a.m. near Stadium 10 Theaters at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. The market, which will offer products grown only in Durham County, will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
Color in Motion 5K
The Color in Motion 5K begins at 9 a.m. at the Sears parking lot on Guess Road at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. Participants will be showered with colored powders as they walk or run along the course. Color in Motion is partnering with the Volunteer Center of Durham for the race. For fees and registration: colorinmotion5k.com/#!durham/vtcf3.
A DIY Fest is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. The festival, which marks the center’s 25-year anniversary, will feature children’s activities, presentations, artists booths, demonstrations, live music and food trucks. scrapexchange.org/special-events/diy-fest/
Durham Co-op celebration
The Durham Co-op Market is celebrating its 1-year anniversary from 1-8 p.m. with live music, arts and crafts, and food vendors at the store, 1111 W. Chapel Hill St. durham.coop.
Durham Chess Club
The Durham Chess Club meets for casual chess from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturdays at the North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road. Sets, boards and instructions are provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 919-479-7020, firstname.lastname@example.org.
COGnizant Women’s Ride
A beginner and cruiser friendly bike ride for women is held at 3 p.m. every third Saturday of the month beginning at the Durham Bike Co-op, 715 Washington St.
▪ An art and food truck market is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at 214 Hunt St. facebook.com/HuntStMarket.
▪ The Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.
▪ The South Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center at 5410 N.C. Highway 55.
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The North Carolina Taxpayer Assistance Center will be open until April 15 in suite 856 at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., near Entrance Four.
The IRS-sponsored program is part of Reinvestment Partners, Duke University School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law and N.C. Legal Aid’s work to provide free tax preparation to North Carolina residents whose income is around $54,000 or below, and who cannot prepare their own tax returns.
Appointments are required. 919-286-1-TAC (1822), nc-tac.com.
For National Community Development Week, Durham’s Community Development Department is holding an essay contest for local middle and high school students. First, second and third place prizes for each category will win $10 to $25 at the Durham City Council meeting on Monday, April 18.
Students of private or public schools and home-schooled students can enter. Submissions are due Friday, April 1. durhamnc.gov/445/Community-Development.