Durham News: Community

Daybook, Nov. 16

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.

Bull City Tipping Point bike ride

A 10-mile bike ride beginning at Major the Bull and ending at Cocoa Cinnamon is held at 2 p.m. every third Sunday of the month. facebook.com/bullcitytippingpoint.

Triangle Recorder Society

The Triangle Recorder Society is a group of recorder players of all skill levels that meets every third Sunday of the month from 2:30-5 p.m. trianglerecorder.org.

‘Kids for Cash’

The Durham County Library will show excerpts of “Kids for Cash” and host a discussion on alternatives to incarceration at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. kidsforcashthemovie.com, durhamcountylibrary.org.

National Novel Writing Month

The Southwest Regional Library will host a write-in for National Novel Writing Month participants from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sundays at 3605 Shannon Road. nanowrimo.org.

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.

Durham Beekeepers

The Durham Beekeepers meet the third Monday of each month from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St. 919-668-1707, gardens.duke.edu.

Contemporary Fiction book group

The Contemporary Fiction book group will meet to discuss “The Marrying of Chani Kaufman” by Eve Harris at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.

‘More Wisdom than I Possess’

Randolph Hester will discuss “More Wisdom than I Possess: Life at Hester's Store, North Carolina,” a collection of articles written by James Earl Hester, at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.

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

Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Alfonso Elder Student Union on Nelson Street or from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Duke University’s Bryan Center, 120 Science Drive. redcrossblood.org.

Light rail workshops

A workshop on the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Durham Station Transportation Center, 517 W. Pettigrew St. ourtransitfuture.com.

Story time

‘Love Monster and the Perfect Present’ by Rachel Bright will be read to kids at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.

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

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St. 919-683-3013.

National Novel Writing Month

The East Regional Library will host a write-in for National Novel Writing Month participants from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 211 Lick Creek Lane. nanowrimo.org.

Adult basketball game

The Carolina Devils will hold pick-up adult wheelchair basketball games from 7-8:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Braggtown Baptist Church, 3218 N. Roxboro St. RSVP requested. Fiona@bridge2sports.org.

Meet the Author: Marcie Cohen Ferris

The Southwest Regional Library will host Marcie Cohen Ferris, author of “The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region,” at 7 p.m. at 3605 Shannon Road. durhamcountylibrary.org.

Wednesday

Blood drive

Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Alfonso Elder Student Union on Nelson Street or 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Duke University’s Bryan Center, 120 Science Drive. redcrossblood.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.

Light rail workshops

A workshop on the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project will be from 4-7 p.m. at Marriott/Spring Hill Suites, 5301 McFarland Road. ourtransitfuture.com.

AIGA Town Square

AIGA Town Square, an open meet-up for designers in the Durham and Chapel Hill area, will meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month.

Thursday

Blood drive

Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Duke University’s Bryan Center, 120 Science Drive, or noon to 5:30 p.m. at Alfonso Elder Student Union on Nelson Street. redcrossblood.org.

Light rail workshops

A workshop on the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project will be from 4-7 p.m. at Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St. ourtransitfuture.com.

Friday

Blood drive

Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at City of Medicine Academy, 301 Crutchfield St. redcrossblood.org.

Blue Devils Toastmasters

The Blue Devils Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Friday of every month in Room 203 of the Duke Human Resources Building, 705 Broad St. The club focuses on improving public speaking, communication and leadership skills.

Santa comes to Northgate Mall

Northgate Mall’s holiday festivities will be from 6-9 p.m. on The Plaza at 1058 W. Club Blvd. There will be a tree lighting, live music, face painting and photos with Santa.

Saturday

Blood drive

Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Holy Infant Catholic Curch, 5000 Southpark Drive. redcrossblood.org.

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.

Holiday Market

The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. downtown. durhamartwalk.com.

Story time

“Uni the Unicorn” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and “Nobody Rides the Unicorn” by Adrian Mitchell will be read to kids at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.

Hands-On Learning Event: Folkmanis Puppet

Barnes & Noble will host a Hands-On Learning Event for ages 4-8 at noon at 5400 New Hope Commons. Space is limited. 919-489-3012, barnesandnoble.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.

Little Russian Stories

Durham County Library will host the Kostroma Committee of Sister Cities of Durham for a cultural program at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. durhamcountylibrary.org.

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