Durham News: Community



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.

Food truck rodeo

A food truck rodeo will be from noon to 4 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.

Kitten Shower Adoption Weekend

Independent Animal Rescue’s Kitten Shower Adoption Weekend continues from 2-4 p.m. at Petco at South Square, 4011 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. The rescue’s newest foster kittens will be available for adoption. animalrescue.net.

The rescue is also accepting donations of cat and dog food, metal collapsible dog crates and clumping cat litter. Drop off donations in the Petco lobby.

River Rhythms! West African Drumming

A weekly drumming group for adults will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garret Road. Beginners are welcome. Contact the group to reserve a loaner drum. 919-644-1335, kathyhopwood@embarqmail.com.


Blood donations

Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Duke Health Technology Solutions, 3100 Tower Blvd. redcrossblood.org.

Durham Rotary Club

The Durham Rotary Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan St.

Fan fiction workshop

The North Regional Library will host a superhero fan fiction writing workshop for teenagers at 2 p.m. at 221 Milton Road. durhamcountylibrary.org.


Historian Mark Essig will talk about his book, “Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.


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 p.m. at Croasdaile Village, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway. 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.

Homebuyers Club

Durham Housing Authority’s Homebuyers Club will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane.

Meet the Author: Charles D. Thompson

Dr. Charles D. Thompson will read from and discuss his book, “Border Odyssey: Travels Along the U.S./Mexico Divide,” at 7 p.m. at 300 N. Roxboro St.

Duke Young Writers’ Camp

Duke Young Writers’ Camp students will present their poetry, stories and essays at 7:15 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.

Blood donations

Donate blood to the American Red Cross from 12:30-5 p.m. at McAdams Company, 2905 Meridian Parkway. redcrossblood.org.

Durham Farmers’ Market

The Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.


Joel K. Bourne Jr. will discuss “In The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.

Ending Hunger in Durham: Meeting the Urgent Needs

A forum with a tour of Urban Ministries and presentations by the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Society of St. Andrew’s Gleaning Project is from 1:15-4 p.m. at Urban Ministries, 410 Liberty St. The tour is from 1:15-2 p.m., refreshments and networking at 1:30 p.m. and presentations from 2-4 p.m. Childcare is provided. Register online: transitiondurham.org.


Matthew Quick will read from his novel, “Love May Fail,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.

Farmers’ markets

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, cconero@aol.com.

Please send announcements two weeks before your event to durham@newsobserver.com.

Camps and classes

Superheroes Summer Camp

Durham County Library’s Music and Art Superheroes Summer Camp for kids in third through sixth grade is from 2-3:15 p.m. Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 17, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The camp is free. Registration is required: 919-560-0114, durhamcountylibrary.org.

Durham Neighborhood College

Durham residents are invited to learn about the city and county’s organization, operations and services at Durham Neighborhood College from 6-8:30 p.m. on nine Thursday nights starting on Sept. 10. Register by Friday, July 10, for $30. Scholarships are available. Space is limited to 30 people. bit.ly/1jh435r.