Durham community events from Sunday, March 27, to Saturday, April 2.
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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.
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.
The movie “Defiance” will be shown at 6 p.m. in Room 04 of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. A discussion with Aron Bell, one of the brothers depicted in the movie based on a true story, will follow.
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.
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.
Blood drives for the American Red Cross will be held at several times this week. redcrossblood.org.
▪ 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Microsoft, 4825 Creekstone Drive.
▪ 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Durham Technical Community College, 1637 E. Lawson St.
▪ 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Hillside High School, 3727 Fayetteville St.
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.
Durham offers application assistance for the Durham YouthWork Internship Program. bit.ly/202Qs3m.
The last session is 3:30-5:30 p.m. 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.
Readings at The Regulator
Michael Muhammad Knight will discuss his new book, “Why I am a Salafi,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.
A painting demonstration with Beverly McIver will be at 5:30 p.m. at Craven Allen Gallery, 1106 1/2 Broad St.
Golden Leaf Awards
Durham residents can vote for Golden Leaf Awards projects until Friday. durhamgoldenleaf.com.
The Spring 2016 Eagle Preview, North Carolina Central University’s open house, starts with registration at 7 a.m. and the program at 8 a.m. in the McDougald-McLendon arena, 616 Lawson St. nccu.edu/openhouse/index.cfm.
▪ 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’s spring hours begin this week. The 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.
Women’s Health Conference
The Women’s Health Conference, open to women from the Triangle and surrounding areas, is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mary Townes Science Building on the campus of North Carolina Central University, 1900 Concord St.
Registration at the door is available, but space is limited. 1.usa.gov/1PmDDuG.
Another women’s health event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the Miller-Morgan Health Education Building at NCCU. There will be health screenings, information and more resources. Register in advance online at bit.ly/1WCHuJF. Like the earlier event, registration at the door is available and space is limited.
MakerSpace for kids with the Durham County Library Youth Partners will start at 12:30 p.m. in Northgate Mall’s Discovery Nook, suite 109, in the mall at 1058 W. Club Blvd.
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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.