Durham News: Community

Daybook, Feb. 15

The Mardi Gras parade starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at CCB Plaza.  durhammardigras.com.
The Mardi Gras parade starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at CCB Plaza. durhammardigras.com. NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO


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.

Open enrollment

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will host an open enrollment event with information on the Affordable Care Act from noon to 6 p.m. at Compare Foods, 2000 Avondale Drive. bit.ly/1ITqoEA.

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.

Eno River hikes

The Eno River Association will host hikes on a different section of the Eno River valley each week through May at 2 p.m. Sundays. 919-620-9099, extension 211, www.enoriver.org/hikes.

Fur-Ever Mine

Independent Animal Rescue will host a cat adoption event from 2-4 p.m. at Petco at South Square, 4011 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. animalrescue.net.

Pop-up Museum: My Durham Beginnings

Durham County Library and the Durham Museum of History will host a pop-up museum from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road. Bring a photo, object or story representing how you or your family came to Durham.

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 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.

Let’s Chat

The Main Library will host Let’s Chat for teenagers with family counselor Susan Gilpin from 6:30-8 p.m. at 300 N. Roxboro St. durhamcountylibrary.org.


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.


Blood donations

Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the American Tobacco Historic District, 334 Blackwell St. redcrossblood.org.

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.

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.

Mardi Gras

The Durham Mardi Gras parade starts at 7 p.m. at CCB Plaza. A complete list of local Mardi Gras events is online. durhammardigras.com.


Telecom Technology Expo

Frontier Communications and Mitel will host a free Telecom Technology Expo from 5-7 p.m. at the Hilton Durham, 3800 Hillsborough Road. RSVP online. durhamchamber.org.

Techtalk Toastmasters anniversary

The Techtalk Toastmasters Club’s members will celebrate the group’s ninth anniversary from 5:30-7 p.m. at NetApp, building 2, 7301 Kit Creek Road, in Research Triangle Park. techtalk.toastmastersclubs.org.

Vigil Against Violence

The 23rd Annual Vigil Against Violence, held to honor and remember victims of homicide, will be at 7 p.m. at The Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver St.

Diane Jones, co-chair of Durham’s Parents of Murdered Children chapter, will speak. All are welcome. nonviolentdurham@gmail.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.

Martin Luther King Jr. program

Durham’s 10th Annual City-County Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Program will be at noon at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St. North Carolina Central University Chancellor Dr. Debra Saunders-White will speak.


Farmers’ markets

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.

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

‘The Fate of a Frog’

Children’s author Melissa Rooney will read her book, “The Fate of a Frog,” to kids at The Regulator Bookshop at 11 a.m. at 720 Ninth St. regulatorbookshop.com.

Discovery Nook

Northgate Mall and the Durham County Library’s Discovery Nook for kids will be at 12:30 p.m. in the mall’s center court, 1058 W. Club Blvd. Akapoma African Music and Dance will perform. northgatemall.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.

COGnizant Women’s Ride

A beginner and cruiser friendly bike ride for women is held at 3 p.m. every third Saturday of the month beginning at the Durham Bike Co-op, 715 Washington St.