Durham community events from Wednesday, April 27, to Saturday, April 30.
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Several blood drives for the American Red Cross will be held throughout April. redcrossblood.org.
▪ American Red Cross Durham Blood Donation Center, 4737 University Drive, No. 3: Wednesday, April 27, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, April 28, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Friday, April 29, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
▪ 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Kestrel Heights High School, 4700 South Alston Ave.
Durham Lions Club
The Durham Lions Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Durham Lions Club Scout Center, 1850 Hillandale Road. The meeting includes a buffet lunch, short business meeting and a speaker. Visitors and guests may attend. e-clubhouse.org/sites/durham2nc/
The Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.
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.
The Duke University String School performs chamber music at 7 p.m. in the Nelson Music Room, 1304 Campus Drive, Durham.
Talk on race relations
The Durham Human Relations Division is sponsoring a speech by G. Douglas Jones from 3-4:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza. Jones, a lawyer who led the team of prosecutors in the re-opened case of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., is scheduled to discuss “Race Relations Then and Now: Journey to Justice.” For more information, bit.ly/1MQDMfm.
Durham County Library hosts “Let’s Talk About It: Jazz Series” at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday through May 19 at the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. The series features viewings and discussions of select films, essays and other jazz resources. For more information: 919-560-0282, durhamcountylibrary.org.
Blues on the Plaza
Eric “E Train” and the Rusted Rails perform from 6:30-9 p.m. at The Plaza at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. Free. Participants should bring lawn chairs. Coolers are not allowed; food trucks will be on site. northgatemall.com.
Great Human Race
The Volunteer Center of Durham is sponsoring the Great Human Race at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St. The event, which features a 5K race and community walk, is a fundraiser for Triangle nonprofit organizations. To register: bit.ly/1S8HyRQ.
The Central Carolina Black Nurses' Council Inc. is hosting "A Call to Action: Preventing Violence in our Community" from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the T. A. Grady Recreation Center, 531 Lakeland St., in the McDougald Terrace housing community. For more information: ccbnc.nursingnetwork.com.
Happy + Hale restaurant celebrates its grand opening from noon to 4 p.m. at its new Durham location, 703 Ninth Street. Live music, food and drinks will be featured.
Durham Chess Club
The Durham Chess Club meets for casual chess from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturdays at the North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road. Sets, boards and instructions are provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 919-479-7020, email@example.com.
Kidznotes performs with the Duke University String School from 4-6 p.m. at the Nelson Music Room, 1304 Campus Drive, Durham.
▪ 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 Durham Roots Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays near Stadium 10 Theaters at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham.
▪ 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.
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