Durham News: Community

Daybook: March 20-26

The Duke Chorale performs on Tuesday returning from a tour of the Southeast.
The Duke Chorale performs on Tuesday returning from a tour of the Southeast. COURTESY OF THE DUKE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Durham community events from Sunday, March 20, to Saturday, March 26.


Bird walk

A two- to three-hour bird walk to a local site with the New Hope Audubon Society will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Wild Bird Center, 1800 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

New birders are welcome. Bring snacks and water. For more information, email David Anderson: d47anders@gmail.com.

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.

Meet the Author

Judy Hogan speaks at the South Regional Library at 3 p.m. at 4505 S. Alston Ave.

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.

Art With the Experts

The Main Library hosts Art With the Experts: “Reflections: The Nasher Museum’s Alzheimer’s Project” at 7 p.m. at 300 N. Roxboro 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.

National Nutrition Month events

A tasting and trivia, part of National Nutrition Month, will be 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the Durham County Department of Public Health, 414 E. Main St.

Diabetes Alert Day with a risk test, information and a cooking demonstration is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the conference room on the second floor. Registration is required for Diabetes Alert Day, but not for the tasting. bit.ly/1S06aKM.

Blood drives

Blood drives for the American Red Cross will be held at several times this week. redcrossblood.org.

▪ 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Duke University Bryan Center, 120 Science Drive.

▪ Noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Duke Regional Hospital, 3643 N. Roxboro Road.

▪ 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at IMPACT Pharmaceutical Services, 79 TW Alexander Drive, building 4401, suite 100.

▪ 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Duke University Bryan Center.

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.

Internship applications

Durham offers application assistance for the Durham YouthWork Internship Program. bit.ly/202Qs3m.

The last two sessions will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Durham Teen Center, 1011 Cornell St., and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at the Southside Community Center, 201 Enterprise St.

Public meeting

Durham’s Planning Department hosts a public meeting on possibly expanding the boundaries of the Cleveland-Holloway local historic district at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza. bit.ly/1TIZ4Oa.

Duke Chorale concert

The Duke Chorale Spring Tour Concert is at 8 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium at Duke University.


Estonian Prime Minister speaks at Duke

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas will discuss “A 21st Century State: Anything is Possible” at 1 p.m. in Sanford 201 at the Sanford School of Public Policy, 201 Science Drive.

Parking is available for $2 hourly at the Bryan Center parking deck.

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.

Readings at The Regulator

Henry Petroski reads from “The Road Taken: The History and Future of America’s Infrastructure” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Regulator, 720 Ninth St.

Laurent Dubois discusses “The Banjo: America’s African Instrument” at 7 p.m. Thursday.


Community Luncheon Roundtable

The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham’s Community Luncheon Roundtable is noon to 1 p.m. at Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver St. Enter through the back of the church, near the playground.

Kindergarten Registration Week

Kindergarten Registration Week with Durham’s Partnership for Children and Durham Public Schools continues through Thursday. durhamgoestokindergarten.com.

A Kindergarten Registration Celebration is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Hillside High School, 3727 Fayetteville Road. Parents will be able to complete the registration process there, learn about schools and schedule Kindergarten Health Assessment appointments. There will also be food trucks, Scrap Exchange activities, a bookmobile and more.



▪ 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.

Civil War presentations

Bennett Place hosts discussions and presentations on the Civil War in March. Each is at 1 p.m. at 4409 Bennett Memorial Road. Admission is $5.

Ernie Dollar discusses troop movements before the surrender at Bennett Place on Saturday, March 26. bennettplacehistoricsite.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.

Essay contest

For National Community Development Week, Durham’s Community Development Department is holding an essay contest for local middle and high school students. First, second and third place prizes for each category will win $10 to $25 at the Durham City Council meeting on Monday, April 18.

Students of private or public schools and home-schooled students can enter. Submissions are due Friday, April 1. durhamnc.gov/445/Community-Development.