Durham community events from Wednesday, March 16, to Saturday, March 19.
Grocery store tour
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A grocery store tour for those learning about nutrition and shopping on a budget will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Food Lion, 3022 Fayetteville St.
The tour is sponsored by the Durham Diabetes Coalition as part of the county’s National Nutrition Month and Diabetes Alert Day events. Registration is required and only open to new participants. To sign up, contact Leah Williams. 919-560-7890, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood drives for the American Red Cross will be at several locations this week:
▪ 1:30-6 p.m. Wednesday at the North Carolina School of Science and Math, 1219 Broad St.
▪ 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Measurement Incorporated, 423 Morris St.
▪ 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Riverside High School, 3218 Rose of Sharon Road.
▪ 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3902 Berini Drive.
Durham offers application assistance for the Durham YouthWork Internship Program from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Weaver Street Community Center, 3000 E. Weaver St., and from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Holton Career and Resource Center second floor computer lab, 401 N. Driver St. bit.ly/202Qs3m.
Two more sessions will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Durham Teen Center, 1011 Cornell St., and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at the Southside Community Center, 201 Enterprise 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.
My Circle of Girls
Registration is due Thursday for a hiking trip with My Circle of Girls, a social group for 2- to 11-year-old girls on the autism spectrum, on Saturday. The group will follow trails in Durham from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization hosts a drop-in workshop on the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan from 4-7 p.m. at the Durham Station Transportation Center, 515 W. Pettigrew St.
Creek Week panel
A panel on “The Water We Drink: Past, Present and Future,” part of Creek Week, will be at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. durhamcreekweek.org.
Meet the Author
Author Lisa Carter speaks at the South Regional Library at 7 p.m. at 4505 S. Alston Ave.
Roy Blount Jr., author of “Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations,” celebrates the book’s release at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.
Kindergarten Registration Week
Kindergarten Registration Week with Durham’s Partnership for Children and Durham Public Schools is Saturday through Thursday, March 24. durhamgoestokindergarten.com.
A birding field trip with the New Hope Audubon Society to Weymouth Woods State Park in Southern Pines will start at 7 a.m. at the Wild Bird Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.
The group will meet for lunch afterwards and return around 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and bring insect repellent, water and snacks. For details or to sign up, email Tom Driscoll: email@example.com.
▪ 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.
Coffee with Council
Residents are invited to meet with Durham’s City Council to discuss the annual budget from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Holton Career and Resource Center’s Child Care Center on the second floor at 401 N. Driver St. bit.ly/1SnDdeP.
Tilthy Rich Compost will give a demonstration from 10 a.m. to noon at the Durham Farmers’ Market.
Easter egg hunts
Easter egg hunts will be from 10-11 a.m. at West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Roxboro Road, and 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Campus Hills Park, 2000 S. Alston Ave.
Kids will learn about sustaining the environment at Our Beautiful Biosphere at 12:30 p.m. at Northgate Mall’s Discovery Nook, suite 109, 1058 W. Club Blvd.
Civil War presentations
Bennett Place hosts discussions and presentations on the Civil War in March. Each is at 1 p.m. at 4409 Bennett Memorial Road. Admission is $5.
Mark Bradley will discuss the Battle of Bentonville on Saturday, March 19. Ernie Dollar discusses troop movements before the surrender at Bennett Place on Saturday, March 26. bennettplacehistoricsite.com.
Durham Type 1 Diabetic MeetUp
The group meets at 7 p.m. at Social Games and Brews, 1007 W. Main St. bit.ly/1paTK98.
Please send announcements two weeks before your event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.