Durham News: Community

Daybook: March 9-12

Durham community events from Wednesday, March 9, to Saturday, March 12.


Bird walk

A two- to three-hour bird walk with the New Hope Audubon Society starts at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Wild Bird Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

Bring snacks and water. If there is heavy rain, the event will be cancelled. For more, email David Anderson: d47anders@gmail.com.


The second day of the Aging in Place Conference for those who live in or near Durham and who are 55 or older will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at 807 S. Duke St.

Public hearing

The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization hosts a public hearing on the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan with elected officials at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Durham City Hall Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza.

A drop-in workshop will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Durham Station Transportation Center, 515 W. Pettigrew St.

Input will also be accepted through an online survey: surveymonkey.com/r/DCHCMPO-Goals. dchcmpo.org.

Durham Woman’s Club

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

Cathy Stallcup, director of the Durham Center for Senior Life, will speak. Lunch will be served. If you are interested, email Lynn Odom: mailto:care4godsearth@gmail.com..

Wild Ideas for Getting Outside

Learn about outdoor organizations and opportunities in the triangle at Wild Ideas for Getting Outside from 5:30-8 p.m. at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park, 800 Park Offices Drive.

Sign up for free online: bit.ly/1Lqh1hL.

Lupus support group

A support group for people with lupus, their family members and caregivers meets from 6-7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Wilson Parlor, 305 E. Main St.

Drop-ins are welcome. 877-849-8271, extension 1, info@lupusnc.org, lupusnc.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.


Willie Drye will discuss his new book, “For Sale: American Paradise - How Our Nation was Sold an Impossible Dream in Florida,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.


Coffee with Council

Residents are invited to meet with Durham’s City Council to discuss the annual budget from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Committee Room on the second floor of City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza.

Another meeting will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Campus Hill Recreation Center, 2000 S. Alston Ave.

The last will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. next Saturday, March 19, in Holton Career and Resource Center’s Child Care Center on the second floor at 401 N. Driver St. bit.ly/1SnDdeP.


Nazeeh Abdul-Hakeem reads from “The Athaan in the Bull City” at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

‘What I Stand On’

Fred Broadwell, Program Director of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, leads a discussion of Bill Dow’s “What I Stand On: Practical Advice and Cantankerous Musings from a Pioneering Organic Farmer” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.


Memoir writing

Learn about writing your memoir at noon at the Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center, 3200 Dearborn Drive.


A presentation and discussion on the design progress of the new Main Library will be at 4 p.m. at 300 N. Roxboro 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.

National Anthem auditions

The Durham Bulls’ National Anthem auditions, held to find performers for the 2016 season, will be 8:30-10 a.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St.

Performers will have a minute and thirty seconds to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” with memorized lyrics in a traditional style. Enter through the ballpark’s front gates to sign up to audition.

Nature hike

The Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association’s free Migratory Bird Nature Hike, with discussion in English and Spanish, is at 11 a.m. Saturday. RSVP: ellerbecreek.org/support/event-signup.html.

Easter egg hunt

The Spring Egg Dive for ages 12 and younger is 5:30-7 p.m. at Campus Hills Pool, 2000 S. Alston Ave. An adult must join children who are 9 or younger in the pool. Admission is $5 to $11.

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.