Daybook, March 30

March 29, 2014 

Faith Baptist Church Children’s Choir of Durham sings at the Children’s Festival at Northgate Mall. The choir will sing at 11:20 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. at this year’s festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at 1058 W. Club Blvd.

COURTESY OF NORTHGATE MALL

Sunday

‘Cruelties of War’

Bennett Place State Historic Site will present “Cruelties of War: Casualties and Medicine of the Civil War” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4409 Bennett Memorial Road. 1.usa.gov/1dNOBbl.

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.

Spring for Art

An art show with Naomi Writz and Earl Rasmussen will be from 1-5 p.m. at Writz’s studio, 714 Ninth St. Scott Sawyer will play jazz music. naomino.com.

Meet the Photographer: José Galvez

Durham County Library’s Main Library will host photographer José Galvez at 3 p.m. at 300 N. Roxboro St. Galves will give a presentation on his work honoring farm workers.

Judge Penny Brown Reynolds at North Carolina Central University

Judge Penny Brown Reynolds will speak in an interfaith service at 3:30 p.m. at North Carolina Central University’s McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium. nccu.edu/installation.

Amateur Night at the Hayti

The Hayti Heritage Center will host an amateur talent show to raise money for Next Level Vets Outreach Campus Treatment Center starting at 6 p.m. at 804 Old Fayetteville St. The 16-week series of talent shows ends Sunday, July 13, when a finalist will win a trip to New York City and a chance to audition for a spot in Amateur Night at The Apollo Theater. Tickets cost $10. nextlevelvets.com.

River Rhythms! West African Drumming

A weekly drumming group will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. Sundays at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garret Road. Meetings are open to the public and beginners are welcome. Contact the group to reserve a loaner drum. 919-644-1335, kathyhopwood@embarqmail.com.

Monday

Durham Rotary Club

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

‘Carmen’

North Carolina Central University music, theater and dance students will present the opera “Carmen” at 7 p.m. in the B.N. Duke Auditorium. Admission is free. nccu.edu/installation.

Religious leaders discuss catastrophe

Rev. Luke Powery, dean of Duke Chapel, and Rabbi Raachel Jurovics of Yavneh will talk about catastrophe and responses to it in African-American and Jewish histories at 7 p.m. at Duke Divinity School’s Goodson Chapel. WUNC Radio’s Frank Stasio will moderate.

Nar-Anon

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

Tuesday

N.C. Science Festival Air Fair

Learn about air quality and health with activities for all ages at the Durham County Library and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s N.C. Science Festival Air Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. durhamcountylibrary.org.

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.

Adult Basketball Game

The Carolina Devils will hold pick-up adult wheelchair basketball games from 7-8:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Braggtown Baptist Church, 3218 N. Roxboro St. RSVP requested. Fiona@bridge2sports.org.

‘Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty’

Durham County Library’s Main Library will screen “Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty” at 7 p.m. at 300 N. Roxboro St.

Judith Jamison at North Carolina Central University

Judith Jamison, artistic director emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will speak and answer audience questions at 7 p.m. in the B.N. Duke Auditorium. Admission is free. nccu.edu/installation.

Wednesday

‘Trying Not To Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity’

Dr. Edward Slingerland will talk about his new book, “Trying Not To Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St. regulatorbookshop.com.

Thursday

Garden Discussion

Curator Stefan Bloodworth presents “Walk on the Wild Side” the first Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Cost is $5 for nongarden members. 919-668-1707, gardens.duke.edu.

Frances Mayes at The Regulator

Frances Mayes will talk about her new book, “Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir,” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St. Mayes is the author of “Under the Tuscan Sun,” “Bella Tuscany,” “Every Day in Tuscany” and “The Tuscan Sun Cookbook.” regulatorbookshop.com.

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

North Carolina Central University chancellor installation

Dr. Debra Saunders-White will join North Carolina Central University as the university’s 11th chancellor at 10 a.m. at the McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium. nccu.edu/installation.

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.

Saturday

Durham Farmers’ Market

The Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon at 501 Foster St. durhamfarmersmarket.com.

Children’s Festival

Northgate Mall and the Durham Arts Council will host Children’s Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1058 W. Club Blvd. The festival will raise money for the Durham Arts Council with food, live music, dance performances and vendors. durhamarts.org.

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