Durham News: Community

Daybook, Feb. 7 through Feb. 13

Durham community events from Sunday, Feb. 7, to Saturday, Feb. 13.


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.

Coffee with Council

City Council members meet with residents from 6-8 p.m. to talk about the city’s annual budget at Durham Public Schools Resource Center, 2107 Hillandale Road.

Another meeting is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lyon Park Community Family Life and Recreation Center, 1309 Halley St. Three more events will be held in March. bit.ly/1SnDdeP.

In the Wings

In the Wings: PlayMakers on “We Are Proud to Present” is at 7 p.m. at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.


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.


Mall walkers

The Heart & Sole Mall Walkers meeting at 8:30 a.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., includes information on the Durham Senior Games & SilverArts Showcase.

Durham county residents who are 50 or older compete in basketball, bowling, cycling, swimming, track and field and other sports in the Senior Games.

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.

Durham Mardi Gras

Durham Mardi Gras starts with a parade at 7 p.m. at 201 Corcoran St. There will be live music at Motorco, The Blue Note Grill, The Pit, Fullsteam Brewery and The Bar. durhammardigras.com.


Blood drives

Blood drives for the American Red Cross will be 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Golden Belt, 807 E. Main St., and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Durham Exchange Club Industries, 1717 E. Lawson St. redcrossblood.org.

Durham Woman’s Club

The Durham Woman’s Club meets for a presentation by Brian Azar at 11:30 a.m. at the Hill House, 900 S. Duke St.

The meeting includes lunch and reservations are required. Contact Lynn Odom: 919-682-0449, care4godsearth@gmail.com.

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.

Panel discussion

The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties’ discussion on violence against women in the three counties will be 6-8 p.m. in room A of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill.


Jay Williams’ reading of his book, “Life is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention,” is at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.



▪ 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.


A prayer vigil in honor of Raiford Matthews, Jr. will be at 3 p.m. at 1108 W. Chapel Hill St.

The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham’s vigil will be led by Rev. Molly Brummett Wudel of Emmaus Way Church. nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.

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


The North Carolina Taxpayer Assistance Center will be open until April 15 in suite 856 at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., near Entrance Four.

The IRS-sponsored program is part of Reinvestment Partners, Duke University School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law and N.C. Legal Aid’s work to provide free tax preparation to North Carolina residents whose income is around $54,000 or below, and who cannot prepare their own tax returns.

Appointments are required. 919-286-1-TAC (1822), nc-tac.com.