Durham News: Community

Daybook, Dec. 16-19

TRY Coalition

The TRY Coalition will meet at 10:30 a.m. on the Golden Belt third floor, 807 E. Main St. durhamtry.org.

Northgate Jams

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.

Kiwanis Club of Durham

The Kiwanis Club of Durham meets at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at Hope Valley Country Club, 3803 Dover Road. kiwanisclubofdurham.org.

Technology seminar

A seminar on technology for small business management is 6-8 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza, on the first floor. Registration is required: 919-560-4180, extension 17241, Vincent.Wingate@DurhamNC.gov, bit.ly/1MrEBKq.

Blood drive

A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the VA Medical Center, 508 Fulton St. redcrossblood.org.

Farmers’ markets

The South Durham Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center at 5410 N.C. Highway 55.

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

Bake sale

Independent Animal Rescue’s Holiday Bake Sale/Bazaar and cat and dog adoption events will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Petco, 4011 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. The bake sale will raise money for veterinary care for Mochi, an IAR foster cat who needs surgery.

The dog adoption event is noon to 1 p.m. Saturday and cat adoptions are 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Santa’s Workshop

Balloon art is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in suite 140 near Center Court at Northgate Mall, 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.

Meet the Maestro

William Henry Curry will discuss the Durham Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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