Durham News: Community

Daybook, Nov. 9

Wednesday

Blood drive

Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, 101 Science Drive, or from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Duke University Law School on Towerview Drive. redcrossblood.org.

TRY Coalition Meeting

TRY Coalition meets every second Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Golden Belt building, 807 E. Main St., on the second floor in Neighborhood Improvement Services. 919-491-7811, DurhamTRY.org.

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 members 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 meet at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.

‘The Impulse Society’

Paul Roberts will discuss his book, “The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.

Science book group

The Science book group will meet to discuss “The Spark of Life” by Frances Ashcroft at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.

Thursday

Survivors of disasters support group

A survivors of fire and other disasters support group meets from 6-7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in Building Three at the American Red Cross, Central N.C. Chapter, 4737 University Drive. 919-489-6541 ext. 337 or 333.

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.

Write-In-Motion 100K Revolution

Durham and Wake County will host National Novel Writing Month participants for Write-In-Motion 100K Revolution from 8 a.m. to midnight at various writing stations. The day’s goal is a collective 100,000 words. Call for details and registration. 919-560-0213.

Story time

“The Great Thanksgiving Escape” by Mark Fearing will be read to kids at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.

Discovery Nook

Northgate Mall and Durham County Library will host Discovery Nook activities for kids at noon at 1058 W. Club Blvd. northgatemall.com.

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.

COGnizant Women’s Ride

A beginner and cruiser friendly bike ride for women is held at 3 p.m. every third Saturday of the month beginning at the Durham Bike Co-op, 715 Washington St.

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