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Activism discussion

Durham County Library will host Dr. Wesley Hogan for a discussion on “The Activists’ Playbook: From Selma to the New Civil Rights Movement” at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Authors and activists will talk about the SNCC Legacy Project and Duke University’s One Person, One Vote website.

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. Admission costs $5 for people who are not members of the garden. 919-668-1707, gardens.duke.edu.

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.

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.

Stuttering conference

A conference with workshops and presentations for kids and teenagers who stutter, their parents and speech-language pathologists will be from 9:30 to 4 p.m. at Wake County Public Schools, 110 Corning Road, Cary. Registration is required. Admission costs $30 for students, $40 per person or $60 per family. 919-571-0622, www.friendswhostutter.org.

Discovery Nook

Durham County Library and Northgate Mall’s Discovery Nook will host Read Across Durham programming for kids from 12:30-4 p.m. in suite 118 of Northgate’s Children’s Alleyway, 1058 W. Club Blvd.

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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