Durham News: Community

Daybook, Jan. 28

Wednesday

Blood donations

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

Job fair

A job fair for Morinaga America Foods in Mebane will be at 5 p.m. in room 201 at Durham Technical Community College’s Orange County Campus, 525 College Park Road, Hillsborough. The company is looking for materials handlers, warehouse technicians, production operators, production supervisors and quality technicians. Bring a résumé.

John Hope Franklin@100: Scholar, Activist, Citizen

Duke University will honor the historian John Hope Franklin, who would have turned 100 years old this month, with John Hope Franklin@100: Scholar, Activist, Citizen. Vernon Jordan, an activist, attorney, former adviser to Bill Clinton and friend of the Franklin family will discuss how Franklin changed American universities at 6 p.m. in the Von Der Heyden Pavilion on Duke’s West Campus. Park in the Bryan Center garage. maps.duke.edu.

Reading at The Regulator

Penelope Easton will discuss her book, “Learning to Like Muktuk: An Unlikely Explorer in Territorial Alaska,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.

Thursday

Blood donations

Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Duke University’s Bryan Center, 120 Science Drive. redcrossblood.org.

Job fair

A job fair for Morinaga America Foods in Mebane will be at 1 p.m. in room 201 at Durham Technical Community College’s Orange County Campus, 525 College Park Road, Hillsborough. The company is looking for materials handlers, warehouse technicians, production operators, production supervisors and quality technicians. Bring a résumé.

Open enrollment

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will host an open enrollment event with information about the Affordable Care Act from 2-5 p.m. at 1960 Ivy Creek Blvd. bit.ly/1J8e7c2.

Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture

Jane Mayer, James Piereson and J. Adam Abram willl give Duke University’s Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture on the effect of big money on American government at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanford School of Public Policy’s Fleishman Commons. Park in the Public Policy Lot. sanford.duke.edu. maps.duke.edu.

Input session

Durham County Library will host a public input session on the new Main Library at 7 p.m. at 300 N. Roxboro St. durhamcountylibrary.org.

Reading at The Regulator

Betsy Polk and Maggie Ellis Chotas will talk about their book, “Power Through Partnership,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.

Friday

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.

Saturday

South Durham Farmers’ Market

The South Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center at 5410 N.C. Highway 55.

Durham Farmers’ Market

The Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 10 a.m. to noon at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.

Swap-O-Rama-Rama

The Scrap Exchange will host the Swap-O-Rama-Rama clothing swap from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2050 Chapel Hill Road. swaporamarama.org.

Pop-up Museum: My Durham Beginnings

Durham County Library and the Durham Museum of History will host a pop-up museum at 10:30 a.m. at the Durham History Hub, 500 W. Main St. Bring a photo, object or story representing how you or your family came to Durham.

Circles of Support

Current and former Circles of Support participants, volunteers and people who are formerly homeless will discuss the Circles of Support program from 11 a.m. to noon at the Stanford L Warren Branch Library, 1201 Fayetteville St. Call or email Tasha Melvin to RSVP. 919-683-5878, extension 28, tasha@genesishome.org.

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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