Durham News: Community

Daybook, Dec. 27 through Jan. 2


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.

River Rhythms! West African Drumming

A weekly drumming group for adults meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garret Road. 919-644-1335, kathyhopwood@embarqmail.com.


Durham Rotary Club

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


Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends of addicts, meets from 8-9 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3638 Chapel Hill Road. 919-596-2915, nar-anon.org.


Durham Twirlers

The Durham Twirlers meet for square dancing from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Edison Johnson Park, 500 W. Murray Ave. Singles and couples are welcome. 919-475-9701.

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.

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.


Most Durham city and county offices will be closed on Friday.

Durham County Public Library will close at 6 p.m. Thursday, remain closed Friday and open with normal hours on Saturday.

GoTriangle buses will follow a regular schedule on Thursday and will not run on Friday.

GoDurham will operate from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. GoDurham ACCESS will be available from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Both will follow a Sunday service schedule with hourly service from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Administrative offices will be closed. godurhamtransit.org.

The Bull City Connector will be available from 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday and will not operate on Friday.

Friday’s recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, Dec. 30, and other recycling customers’ collection days won’t be affected. Friday’s yard waste and bulky items collection will be on Monday, Jan. 4, instead.

First Day Hike

The First Day Hike with Triangle Land Conservancy staff will be 10 a.m. to noon at Horton Grove Nature Preserve. Participants can bring dogs on leashes for the two-hour hike. To register online, click “news and events” and then select “events and outings” at triangleland.org.


An art and food truck market is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at 214 Hunt St. facebook.com/HuntStMarket.

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.

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

Christmas tree collection

Durham’s Solid Waste Management Department will pick up trees from customers from Dec. 28 through Feb. 6. Move trees to the curb by 7 a.m. on your normal garbage collection day. If the tree has not been picked up after one week, call Durham One Call to report a missed collection (919-560-1200).

Trees over six feet tall should be cut in half. Remove any decorations and hardware like lights, ornaments, nails and stands, and do not cover the tree with a bag. For more information, including an alternative drop-off location, go to bit.ly/1TcL5N3.