Durham community events from Sunday, March 6, to Saturday, March 12.
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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.
Durham’s Arbor Day celebration with volunteer tree planting is noon to 4 p.m. at the Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave.
The city’s proclamation and Tree City USA award will be at noon. A seedling giveaway, educational displays and demonstrations will be at 1 p.m.
Volunteers begin planting 30 trees along North Glendale Avenue at 2:30 p.m. Tools are provided. To join the volunteers, call 919-354-2729 or email email@example.com.
A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be noon to 4 p.m. with Girl Scout troop 517 at 1919 Fletchers Chapel Road. redcrossblood.org.
Johnny Moore and Art Chansky will sign “100 Things Duke Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die” and “100 Things North Carolina Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die” at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 8030 Renaissance Parkway.
Meet the Author
Judy Hogan will read from “The Sands of Gower: The First Penny Weaver Mystery” at 3 p.m. at the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.
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.
Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends of addicts, meets from 8-9 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3638 Chapel Hill Road. 919-596-2915, nar-anon.org.
Northgate Mall’s Heart & Sole Mall Walkers Club meets for breakfast and a demonstration by Becca Hulett from the Durham Arts Council Clay Studio at 8:30 a.m. in the Food Gallery at 1058 W. Club Blvd.
The Aging in Place Conference for those who live in or near Durham and who are 55 or older will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at 807 S. Duke St.
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.
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.
‘From Rodney King to Michael Brown’
The lecture “From Rodney King to Michael Brown: Anna Deavere Smith on the Narrative of Freedom” will be at 7 p.m. in Duke University’s Reynolds Industries Theater.
Tickets are available for free from the Duke Box Office (919-684-4444) or online with a $1.50 service charge (tickets.duke.edu).
‘Jesus Before the Gospels’
Bart Ehrman reads from “Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed and Invented Their Stories of the Savior” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.
A two- to three-hour bird walk with the New Hope Audubon Society starts at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Wild Bird Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.
Bring snacks and water. If there is heavy rain, the event will be cancelled. For more, email David Anderson: email@example.com.
The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization hosts a public hearing on the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan with elected officials at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Durham City Hall Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza.
A drop-in workshop will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Durham Station Transportation Center, 515 W. Pettigrew St.
Durham Woman’s Club
The Durham Woman’s Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Hill House, 900 S. Duke St.
Cathy Stallcup, director of the Durham Center for Senior Life, will speak. Lunch will be served. If you are interested, email Lynn Odom: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org..
Wild Ideas for Getting Outside
Learn about outdoor organizations and opportunities in the triangle at Wild Ideas for Getting Outside from 5:30-8 p.m. at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park, 800 Park Offices Drive.
Sign up for free online: bit.ly/1Lqh1hL.
Lupus support group
A support group for people with lupus, their family members and caregivers meets from 6-7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Wilson Parlor, 305 E. Main St.
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.
Willie Drye will discuss his new book, “For Sale: American Paradise - How Our Nation was Sold an Impossible Dream in Florida,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.
Coffee with Council
Residents are invited to meet with Durham’s City Council to discuss the annual budget from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Committee Room on the second floor of City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza.
Another meeting will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Campus Hill Recreation Center, 2000 S. Alston Ave.
The last will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. next Saturday, March 19, in Holton Career and Resource Center’s Child Care Center on the second floor at 401 N. Driver St. bit.ly/1SnDdeP.
Nazeeh Abdul-Hakeem reads from “The Athaan in the Bull City” at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
‘What I Stand On’
Fred Broadwell, Program Director of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, leads a discussion of Bill Dow’s “What I Stand On: Practical Advice and Cantankerous Musings from a Pioneering Organic Farmer” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.
Learn about writing your memoir at noon at the Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center, 3200 Dearborn Drive.
A presentation and discussion on the design progress of the new Main Library will be at 4 p.m. at 300 N. Roxboro 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 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.
National Anthem auditions
The Durham Bulls’ National Anthem auditions, held to find performers for the 2016 season, will be 8:30-10 a.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St.
Performers will have a minute and thirty seconds to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” with memorized lyrics in a traditional style. Enter through the ballpark’s front gates to sign up to audition.
Please send announcements two weeks before your event to email@example.com.
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.