Durham community events from Sunday, April 3, to Saturday, April 9.
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.
It’s A Reader’s Party!
The Main Library’s party with poetry, prose, monologues, short stories and more will be at 2 p.m. at 300 N. Roxboro St.
Robin Conley will discuss “Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases” at 4:30 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.
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, email@example.com.
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, 3639 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.
Several blood drives for the American Red Cross will be held this week. redcrossblood.org.
▪ 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Alfonso Elder Student Union, 1801 Fayetteville St.
▪ 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Durham Performance Learning Center, 401 N. Driver St., and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Alfonso Elder Student Union.
▪ 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Carolina Friends School, 4809 Friends School Road, and noon to 5:30 p.m. at Alfonso Elder Student Union.
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.
The Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove will read from their book, “The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics and the Rise of a New Justice Movement,” at 5 p.m. at Smith Warehouse, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Duke Office of Civic Engagement, Bay 8, first floor.
Psychologist Kurt Gray, co-author of “The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels and Why it Matters,” will discuss the book at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth 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.
James House will discuss “Beyond Obamacare: Life, Death and Social Policy” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.
A community forum with the top two candidates for Durham’s next police chief is 7-8 p.m. in Durham City Hall Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza.
Danielle Ofri will discuss “A Singular Intimacy: Connecting the Bridge Between Caregiver and Patient” at 5:45 p.m. in the Great Hall at Trent Semans Center for Health Education, Duke University, 108 Seeley G. Mudd Building, 10 Bryan-Searle Drive.
Stephanie Storey will read from and talk about her novel, “Oil and Marble,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth 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.
‘A Birthday Party for Addy’
Historic Stagville hosts a birthday party for “American Girl” doll and book series character Addy Walker at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 5828 Old Oxford Highway.
Admission is $5.38 per child. RSVP: 919-620-0120.
Durham County Library, the Durham Crisis Response Center and The Durham Chapter of The Links, Inc. host “Let’s Work Together to Stop Domestic and Sexual Violence” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Registration is at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.
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.
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.