Durham community events from Wednesday, Jan. 13, to Saturday, Jan. 16.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Employee Observance Program
The Durham City-County Martin Luther King, Jr. Employee Observance Program is at noon at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St. Dr. Reginald Van Stephens, pastor of White Rock Baptist Church, will speak.
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A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be 1-6 p.m. at the North Carolina School of Science and Math, 1219 Broad St. redcrossblood.org.
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Lupus support group
A support group for people with lupus will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church Wilson Parlor, 305 E. Main St. Family members and caregivers are also welcome. 877-849-8271, extension 1, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
‘Dorothea Lange: Documentary Photographer’
Dr. Sally Drucker leads a discussion on the photographer Dorothea Lange at 7 p.m. at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.
2016 King Holiday Celebration Events
The Durham Community MLK Steering Committee’s 2016 King Holiday Celebration Events in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. continue from Thursday through Monday, Jan. 18.
The Youth Program is 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at King’s Park International Church, 1305 Odyssey Drive. A prayer breakfast, rally, book drive and religious service will be next week. durhammlkcommittee.org.
Nazeeh Abdul-Hakeem reads from his book, “The Athaan in the Bull City: Building Durham’s Islamic Community,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.
Recycling plant tour
A bus tour of the Sonoco Recycling facility in Raleigh starts at 9 a.m. at the Solid Waste Management Department, 1833 Camden Ave., Durham.
Participants must be 12 or older (teenagers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) and 15 seats are available. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register online: bit.ly/1Od9Ncs.
Type 1 diabetes meetup
A meetup group for people with type 1 diabetes gathers at 7 p.m. at Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave.
▪ 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 South Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center at 5410 N.C. Highway 55.
▪ The Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 10 a.m. to noon at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.
E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding
Durham’s E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the visitor side of Durham County Memorial Stadium, 750 Stadium Drive.
Recycling services will accept most electronic devices with a cord, including computers and computer equipment, televisions, small kitchen electronics, power tools and electronic toys. They will not accept large appliances, refrigerators, air conditioners or other appliances that contain Freon.
Those bringing paper to shred may bring up to the amount of paper that would fit in a 96-gallon roll cart (about eight small banker boxes). Paper may contain paper clips or staples, but file folders and non-paper binders won’t be accepted.
A cat adoption event will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Petco South Square, 4011 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, and in several foster homes on Monday.
Independent Animal Rescue has reduced the adoption fee for cats at least 1 year old from $100 to $50 until the end of January. animalrescue.net.
‘Dice and Decisions’
“Dice and Decisions: The Art of Role Playing Games with Jason Morningstar” is at 3 p.m. at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road. Prizes, a game sale and signing will follow.
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Christmas tree collection
Durham’s Solid Waste Management Department will pick up trees from customers until Feb. 6. Move trees to the curb by 7 a.m. on your normal garbage collection day. If the tree has not been picked up after one week, call Durham One Call to report a missed collection (919-560-1200).
Trees over six feet tall should be cut in half. Remove any decorations and hardware like lights, ornaments, nails and stands, and do not cover the tree with a bag. For more information, including an alternative drop-off location, go to bit.ly/1TcL5N3.
The Orange County Rape Crisis Center hosts a support group for adult, male survivors of sexual assault or abuse from 2-4 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 24 through March 13.
Registration and advance meetings with group organizers will be required. ocrcc.org/services/groups.