Durham News: Community

Daybook, Oct. 5

Sunday

Overeaters Anonymous

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.

Scrap Exchange

The Scrap Exchange will host a grand opening celebration for its new location from noon to 7 p.m. at 2050 Chapel Hill Road. There will be food trucks, live music, artwork and demonstrations. scrapexchange.org.

Durham College Fair

Northgate Mall will host the annual Durham College Fair from 1-3 p.m. at 1058 W. Club Blvd. northgatemall.com.

Family Day

More than 500 residents of Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers will reunite with their family members and friends in the annual Family Day from 1-5 p.m. at 1820 James St. trosainc.org.

March on Washington discussion

Congressman John Lewis and Frak Stasio will discuss the March on Washington and the civil rights movement at 3 p.m. at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St. People who attended the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1964 will be recognized in the program.

River Rhythms! West African Drumming

A weekly drumming group will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. Sundays at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garret Road. Meetings are open to the public and beginners are welcome. Contact the group to reserve a loaner drum. 919-644-1335, kathyhopwood@embarqmail.com.

Monday

Durham Rotary Club

The Durham Rotary Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan St.

Scene of the Crime book group

The Scene of the Crime book group will meet to talk about “Spilled Blood” by Brian Freeman at 7 p.m. at 5400 New Hope Commons.

Nar-Anon

Nar-Anon, a twelve-step program for relatives and friends of addicts, will meet from 8-9 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3638 Chapel Hill Road. 919-596-2915, nar-anon.org.

Tuesday

Blood drive

A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Duke University School of Nursing, 307 Trent Drive. redcrossblood.org.

Parent skills course

The Family Advocacy Network, a program of Mental Health America of the Triangle, offers Common Sense Parenting, a free parent skills course, from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 7 through Nov. 11, at the Durham Cooperative Exchange, 721 Foster St. Training materials are provided. Registration is required by Sunday, Oct. 6. 919-519-2406, ana@mhatriangle.org.

‘Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America’

Linda Tirado will discuss her book, “Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.

Wednesday

Blood drive

A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kestrel Heights High School, 4700 S. Alston Ave. Others will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Durham VA Medical Center, 508 Fulton St., and from 2-7 p.m. at the Durham Blood Donation Center, 4737 University Place. redcrossblood.org.

Durham Farmers’ Market

The Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.

South Durham Farmers’ Market

The South Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center at 5410 N.C. Highway 55.

Lupus support group

The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter will host a support group meeting for people with lupus, their family and caregivers from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Wilson Parlor at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St. 877-849-8271, extension 2, info@lupusnc.org, lupusnc.org.

Durham Writers Meetup Group

The Durham Writers Meetup Group will gather at 7 p.m. at 5400 New Hope Commons.

‘The Silent Sister’

Diane Chamberlain will discuss her novel, “The Silent Sister,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.

Science book group

The Science book group will meet to talk about “The Unfolding of Language” by Guy Deutscher at 7:30 p.m. at 5400 New Hope Commons.

Thursday

Golden Dippers Square Dance Club

The Golden Dippers Square Dance club will host an open house from 7-9:30 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2809 Guess Road. Anyone age 16 or older is welcome.

Friday

Shriners’ Fish Fry

The Triangle Shrine Club of Durham will host a Shriner’s Fish Fry from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of 3404 N. Duke St. Plates cost $8 each.

Saturday

Durham Farmers’ Market

The Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.

South Durham Farmers’ Market

The South Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center at 5410 N.C. Highway 55.

Educator Breakfast Reception

Barnes & Noble will host a complimentary lunch for teachers from 10 a.m. to noon at 5400 New Hope Commons. Teachers will recieve a 25 percent discount on classroom and personal purchases and a 10 percent discount on music and movies.

Leigh Farm Park

A grand opening celebration for the renovated Leigh Farm Park will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 370 Leigh Farm Road. There will be a ribbon-cutting, tours, kids’ activities and music.

Story time

Children’s book author Ellen Fischer will read her book, “If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant,” to ages 2-6 at 11 a.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.

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, cconero@aol.com.

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