Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Veterans Administrative Medical Center, 508 Fulton St. redcrossblood.org.
Coal ash discussion
The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties will host a talk about coal ash from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sitar Indian Cuisine Restaurant, 3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. A buffet lunch will be available for $15.
Durham Farmers’ Market
The Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.
The Durham Business & Professional Chain will host a seminar about Facebook for businesses from 6-8:30 p.m. at Ideas! Coffee House, 1230 Avondale Drive. 919-683-1047, email@example.com.
‘Consider the Conversation’
The South Regional Library will screen “Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject,” a documentary on end-of-life issues and healthcare, at 7 p.m. at 4505 S. Alston Ave.
Craig LeHoullier will discuss and sign his book, “Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.
Triangle Bicycle & Pedestrian Workshop
The fifth annual Triangle Bicycle & Pedestrian Workshop will be from 8 a.m. to noon at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2620 E. Weaver St. bit.ly/1PgndYu.
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.
Take Back the Night
Take Back the Night Durham with the Durham Crisis Response Center will be from 5:30-8 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. Details and registration are online. facebook.com/DurhamCrisisResponseCenter.
Lori Horvitz will read from and sign her book, “The Girls of Usually,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.
Durham’s Earth Day events begin with e-waste recycling and paper shredding from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Durham County Memorial Stadium, 750 Stadium Drive. 919-560-4186, durhamnc.gov.
The Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Meet the Author: Kianna Alexander
Kianna Alexander will read from and discuss her book “Electing to Love” at 3 p.m. at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.
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Middle East Refugees Awareness Week
Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill will host Middle East Refugees Awareness Week through Friday, April 17. middleeaststudies.duke.edu.
Workshop series for girls
The Main Library will host Listen Up, Speak Up!, a series of workshops about negotiation for young girls, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, April 18 and 25, and from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at 300 N. Roxboro St. A pizza party for participants who finish the series will be at noon Saturday, May 2. Register by Thursday, April 9. 919-560-0184, durhamcountylibrary.org.