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Counter Culture Coffee’s Sustainable Spring series includes a free event on vermiculture and composting by Ben Horner and Brooks Composting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 21, at Counter Culture’s Durham Training Center, 4911 S. Alston Ave.

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Wednesday

Johnny Molloy at The Regulator

Johnny Molloy will talk about his book, “Hiking North Carolina’s National Forests: 50 Can’t-Miss Trail Adventures in the Pisgah, Nantahala, Uwharrie and Croatan National Forests,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.

AIGA Town Square

AIGA Town Square, an open meet-up for designers in the Durham and Chapel Hill area, will meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month.

Thursday

Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks at Duke

Ta-Nehisi Coates, correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, will speak on “Race in America: Law and Legacy” at 5:30 p.m. in Fleishman Commons at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

Women’s Forum

Durham’s Women’s Forum will be from 6-7:30 p.m. in City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, on the first floor. Dr. Debra Saunders-White, chancellor of North Carolina Central University; Leonor Clavijo, executive director of the N.C. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Kelli O’Hara, reporter for ABC 11; Anita Daniels, president of Actualities Limited; and Regina Youngblood, director of the City of Durham Human Resources Department. RSVP to Juanita English. 919-560-1647, ext. 34279, Juanita.English@DurhamNC.gov.

Nar-Anon

Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends of addicts, will meet from 7-8 p.m. at Immanuel Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2102 S. Alston Ave. 919-383-4236, nar-anon.org.

Friday

Arbor Day

Durham will celebrate Arbor Day by planting 31 trees from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rockwood Park, 2310 Whitley Drive. This is Durham’s 31st year as a Tree City USA. There will also be seedling giveaways, pruning demonstrations and tree climbing for kids.

Blue Devils Toastmasters

The Blue Devils Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Friday of every month in Room 203 of the Duke Human Resources Building, 705 Broad St. The club focuses on improving public speaking, communication and leadership skills.

‘The Angel Dialogues’

Tony Abbott will read from his new book, “The Angel Dialogues,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.

Saturday

Durham Farmers’ Market

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

Operation Medicine Drop

Anonymously drop off medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:

• Kerr Drugs, 1812 Holloway St.

• Kroger, 3457 Hillsborough Road.

• Triangle Pharmacy/Ace Hardware, 4711 Hope Valley Road.

• Kroger, 202 West N.C. Highway 54.

The Durham Police Department and Safe Kids Durham County will safely dispose of unused over-the-counter and prescription medicine. ncsafekids.org.

Storytime

“Spring is Here” by Will Hillenbrand and “Weeds Find a Way” by Cindy Jenson-Elliott will be read to kids at 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.

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

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