Durham News: Community

Daybook, Nov. 23

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.

Holiday Market

The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market will be open from 1-5 p.m. downtown. durhamartwalk.com.

Benefit concert

Leah Nicole April, Miss Garner’s Outstanding Teen, will sing in a free benefit concert for the John Avery Boys & Girls Club SMART Moves Program and Children of Deployed Soldiers at 2 p.m. at Southpoint Village Apartments, 100 Village Circle Way. Donations will be accepted. Seating is limited; bring a chair.

‘Provocateurs in Proud Shoes’

“Provocateurs in Proud Shoes: A Panel Discussion with Fresh Voices on Social Media,” the Pauli Murray birthday celebration, will be from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Community Family Life and Recreation Center at Lyon Park, 1313 Halley St. Birthday cake and refreshments will be served. paulimurrayproject.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

Blood drive

Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at McAdams Company, 2905 Meridian Parkway, or noon to 4:30 p.m. at Lend Lease, 9 Laboratory Drive. redcrossblood.org.

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

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

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.

Durham Farmers’ Market

The Durham Farmers’ Market’s Thanksgiving Market will be open from 2-5 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.

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.

‘Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty’

Margaret Paloma Pavela, co-author of “Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty,” will speak at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.

Thursday

Thanksgiving closings

Durham County offices and all Durham County Library locations will be closed on Thursday and Friday, reopening on Monday, Dec. 1. dconc.gov.

Garbage that is normally collected on Thursday will be collected on Friday.

Friday

Black Cat Friday

Independent Animal Rescue’s black cats will be available for adoption from 1-4 p.m. at Petco, 4011 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.

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.

dtownMARKET

The dtownMARKET, which showcases crafters, designers, vintage tastemakers and more, is from noon to 5 p.m. the last Saturday of every month at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave. There will be art, fashion and food available for purchase. dtownmarket.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.

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