Durham News: Community

Daybook, March 5


Film and discussion on Mumia Abu-Jamal

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host a film screening and panel presentation on Mumia Abu-Jamal at 7 p.m. in the Hitchcock Room of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, 150 South Road. prisonradio.org

New Hope Audubon Society

The New Hope Audubon Society’s monthly membership meeting is at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Botanical Garden. Ed Corey, inventory biologist for the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, will talk about local dragonflies and damselflies. newhopeaudubon.org.


Garden Discussion

Curator Stefan Bloodworth presents “Walk on the Wild Side” the first Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Cost is $5 for nongarden members. 919-668-1707, gardens.duke.edu.

Karl Eikenberry speaks at Duke University

Karl Eikenberry, a former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, will talk about his experiences and the withdrawal of U.S. troops at 6 p.m. in Fleishman Commons at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

‘A Pathway to Profit’ signing

Anita Pugh, Caroline Hipple, Dixon Bartlett and Chris Matthies will sign their book, “A Pathway to Profit,” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.

Carrie Mae Weems

Artist Carrie May Weems will speak from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2001 Campus Drive. The lecture hall opens at 6:30 p.m. and space is limited.


Nar-Anon, a 12-step program to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend, will meet from 7-8 p.m. at Immanuel Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2102 S. Alston Ave. 919-383-4236, nar-anon.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.

‘The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan’

Larry Thomas, author of “The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan,” will talk about his book at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.


Teen Job Readiness Workshop

The Durham YouthWork Internship Program and Durham County Library will host the Teen Job Readiness Workshop for ages 13-15 from 9-11 a.m. and ages 16-19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Registration is required. 919-560-0122, durhamcountylibrary.org.

Triangle Recorder Society

The Triangle Recorder Society’s Spring Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carolina Friends School, 4809 Friends School Road. There will be teachers and classes for all skill levels. Participants will choose from offered classes for four class periods. trianglerecorder.org.

Coffee with Council

Share your ideas or comments with City Council members from 10 a.m. to noon at the Campus Hill Recreation Center, 2000 S. Alston Ave.

Durham Farmers’ Market

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


“Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons” and “Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses” by James Dean will be read to kids at 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.

Truly Talented You

Barnes & Noble will host the “American Girl” event Truly Talented You, inspired by the new character Isabelle Palmer, for ages 8-12 at 11 a.m. at 5400 New Hope Commons.