Durham News: Community

Daybook, March 16


Creek Week

Durham’s Creek Week continues through Saturday, March 22. A complete schedule of each day’s events is online. keepdurhambeautiful.org/our-events/durham-creek-week-events.

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.

Free Family Day

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University will host Free Family Day from noon to 4 p.m. at 2001 Campus Drive. The Carolina Friends School Jazz Ensemble will play from noon to 12:45 p.m. Rags to Riches will perform “Caught in the Web” at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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.

My Circle of Girls

An information session for parents for My Circle of Girls, a group for 2- to 6-year-old girls with autism, will be at 4:30 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road. Girls in the group will meet monthly for social and service activities. mycircleofgirls@gmail.com.

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.


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 meets 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 talk about “Dear Life” by Alice Munro at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.


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.


Labyrinth walk

Duke Chapel’s annual labyrinth walk will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 401 Chapel Drive. The meditation and prayer walk takes 30 minutes to an hour.


“Wooby and Peep” by Cynthea Liu and “Tulip Loves Rex” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli will be read to kids at 10:30 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. at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St. 919-683-3013.

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.

‘Liberating Dixie’

Ed Williams will talk about his book, “Liberating Dixie,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St. Williams’ book is a collection of his work as a journalist and editor of the editorial pages of The Charlotte Observer.


Johnny Molloy at The Regulator

Johnny Molloy will talk about his book, “Hiking North Carolina’s National Forests: 50 Can’t-Miss Trail Adventures in the Pisgah, Nantahala, Uwharrie and Croatan National Forests,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.

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.


Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks at Duke

Ta-Nehisi Coates, correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, will speak on “Race in America: Law and Legacy” at 5:30 p.m. in Fleishman Commons at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

Women’s Forum

Durham’s Women’s Forum will be from 6-7:30 p.m. in City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, on the first floor. Dr. Debra Saunders-White, chancellor of North Carolina Central University; Leonor Clavijo, executive director of the N.C. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Kelli O’Hara, reporter for ABC 11; Anita Daniels, president of Actualities Limited; and Regina Youngblood, director of the City of Durham Human Resources Department. RSVP to Juanita English. 919-560-1647, ext. 34279, Juanita.English@DurhamNC.gov.


Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends of addicts, will meet from 7-8 p.m. at Immanuel Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2102 S. Alston Ave. 919-383-4236, nar-anon.org.


Arbor Day

Durham will celebrate Arbor Day by planting 31 trees from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rockwood Park, 2310 Whitley Drive. This is Durham’s 31st year as a Tree City USA. There will also be seedling giveaways, pruning demonstrations and tree climbing for kids.

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.

Vermiculture and composting

Counter Culture Coffee’s Sustainable Spring series includes a free event on vermiculture and composting by Ben Horner and Brooks Composting at 11:30 a.m. at Counter Culture’s Durham Training Center, 4911 S. Alston Ave.

‘The Angel Dialogues’

Tony Abbott will read from his new book, “The Angel Dialogues,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.


Durham Farmers’ Market

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

Operation Medicine Drop

Anonymously drop off medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:

• Kerr Drugs, 1812 Holloway St.

• Kroger, 3457 Hillsborough Road.

• Triangle Pharmacy/Ace Hardware, 4711 Hope Valley Road.

• Kroger, 202 West N.C. Highway 54.

The Durham Police Department and Safe Kids Durham County will safely dispose of unused over-the-counter and prescription medicine. ncsafekids.org.


“Spring is Here” by Will Hillenbrand and “Weeds Find a Way” by Cindy Jenson-Elliott will be read to kids at 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.