A blood drive for the American Red Cross is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sikh Gurudwara of North Carolina, 3214 E. Banner St., Durham.
Other area blood drives this week:
▪ Monday, Dec. 21: 2:30-7 p.m. at Chick-fil-A Hillsborough Road, 3429 Hillsborough Road.
▪ Tuesday, Dec. 22: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Duke Regional Hospital, 3643 North Roxboro Road.
Blood donations also can be made at the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 4737 University Drive, Suite 3: Mondays, 2:30-7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2-7 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; second Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; fourth Sunday of the month, noon to 4:30 p.m. redcrossblood.org
Meet the author
Melissa Rooney reads from her book “Eddie the Electron” at 4:30 p.m. at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave., Durham. Recommended for children in elementary school. bit.ly/2hlS3WF
Coffee with a cop
The District 4 Community, Cops, Coffee and Conversation is 7-9 p.m. at T.A. Grady Recreation Center, 531 Lakeland St. Durham. bit.ly/2hlFHOo
Nar-Anon family group
Nar-Anon, a 12-step support group for family and friends of addicts, meets from 8-9 p.m. Mondays at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham. Free. For more information: 800-477-6291 or nar-anon.org.
The Overeaters Anonymous Lunch Bunch meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Hospitality Room at Holy Infant Church, 5000 Southpark Drive, Durham. Open meeting. 919-937-9674
Durham Lions Club
The Durham Lions Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Durham Lions Club Scout Center, 1850 Hillandale Road. The meeting includes a buffet lunch, short business meeting and a speaker. Visitors and guests may attend. bit.ly/1NTfht2
Northgate Mall’s old-time, bluegrass and country jam sessions are 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays near the mall’s Center Court, 1058 W. Club Blvd. All musicians are welcome.
▪ The Durham Farmers’ Market holds its special Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to noon in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com
▪ The South Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 N.C. 55. southdurhamfarmersmarket.org
Durham Chess Club
The Durham Chess Club meets for casual chess from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturdays at North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road. Sets, boards and instructions are provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 919-479-7020, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Most City of Durham offices and Durham One Call will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, to Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Town facilities, including recreation centers, also will be closed. Special-use facilities will be closed Dec. 24-25. bit.ly/2gw6T8y
GoDurham and GoDurham ACCESS will provide hourly service from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. They will not operate Sunday, Dec. 25. The Bull City Connector will operate until 7 p.m. Dec. 24 and will not operate Dec. 25. For more information: GoDurham, godurhamtransit.org/access, 919-485-7433, 919-560-1551.
Normal schedule Dec. 19-23. Beginning Monday, Dec. 26, collection of solid waste and recycling items will be delayed by one day through Dec. 30. No collections Dec. 26. Yard waste and bulky items collections will follow their normal schedules. The Waste Disposal & Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility and the Household Hazardous Waste Center will be closed Dec. 24-26. bit.ly/2gE7gRG
Christmas tree disposal
The City of Durham has a new policy. Yard waste customers can place trees curbside Jan. 3 to Feb. 2. Crews will make note of the trees, which then will be collected on a Saturday. Non-yard waste customers must call Durham One Call Jan. 3 to Feb. 2 to have a tree collection service request created. All lights, tinsel, wire, garland, ornaments, stands and nails must be removed. Trees taller than 6 feet must be cut in half. Do not bag trees. Trees also will be accepted free at the city’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center Jan. 3 to Feb. 4. For more information, call Durham One Call at 919-560-1200 or visit bit.ly/2hvP12A or bit.ly/2gE7gRG.