Daybook, June 8

June 7, 2014 

Sunday

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.

Durham’s Other Founding Fathers

Local historian, author and columnist Jim Wise will lead a discussion on Durham’s founding fathers, including William Herndon, Atlas Rigsbee, Margaret Faucette, Wesley Wright and Edian Markum, at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. 919-560-0171, durhamcountylibrary.org.

Rites of Passage

The Durham Business & Professional Chain’s 25th annual Rites of Passage graduation ceremony will be at 3 p.m. in the Whiting Criminal Justice Building at North Carolina Central University. The university is at 1801 Fayetteville St. A map is online. 919-683-1047, bit.ly/1jQNjOq.

African-American Literature book group

The African-American Literature book group will meet to discuss “Passing by Samaria” by Sharon Ewell Foster at 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.

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.

Durham Photography Club

The Durham Photography Club meets the second Monday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St. The first meeting is free, but thereafter there’s a small annual membership fee. 919-668-1707, gardens.duke.edu.

Storytelling event

A storytelling series for adults will be held at 7 p.m. every second Monday of each month at the Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St. 919-286-2700, regulatorbookshop.com.

Triangle Stamp Club

The Triangle Stamp Club meets the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Family, 200 Hayes Road, Chapel Hill. nanandrayburby@earthlink.net.

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

Stay Fit for Life

The Durham Center for Senior Life invites seniors to Stay Fit for Life from 9:30-11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month at 406 Rigsbee Ave. There will be breakfast, activities and presentations by local professionals in health care. 919-688-8247, extension 107, etemu@dcslnc.org.

Story time

“Little Owl’s Night” by Divya Srinivasan and “I’m Not Cute!” by Jonathan Allen will be read to kids at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.

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.

Social media seminar

The Durham Business & Professional Chain will host a social media seminar with Angela Thornton about LinkedIn from 6-8:30 p.m. at the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. 919-683-1047, durhambusinessprofessionalchain@frontier.com.

Andrew Kaufman at The Regulator

The Regulator Bookshop will host a discussion with Russian literature scholar Andrew Kaufman on his new book, “Give War and Peace a Chance,” at 7 p.m. at 720 Ninth St.

Wednesday

TRY Coalition Meeting

TRY Coalition meets every second Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Golden Belt building, 807 E. Main St., on the second floor in Neighborhood Improvement Services. 919-491-7811, DurhamTRY.org.

Durham Farmers’ Market

The Durham Farmers’ Market will be open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at 501 Foster St. April McGregor of Farmer’s Daughter will teach a sauerkraut demonstration. durhamfarmersmarket.com.

Lupus support group

The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter will host a support group for people with lupus, their family and caregivers from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Wilson Parlor at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St. Drop-ins are welcome. 877-849-8271, extension 2, info@lupusnc.org, www.lupusnc.org.

Scriptwriting workshop

Cornucopia Cancer Support Center will host Stephen Neigher for a workshop on comedy writing and character development from 6-8 p.m. at 5517 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., suite 1500. Registration is required. 919-401-9333, info@cancersupport4u.org, cancersupport4u.org.

Durham Writers Meetup Group

The Durham Writers Meetup Group will meet at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.

Joshua Nadel at The Regulator

Joshua Nadal will discuss “Fútbol! Why Soccer Matters in Latin America” at 7 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.

Science book group

The Science book group will meet to discuss “Life of a Leaf” by Steven Vogel at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 5400 New Hope Commons.

Thursday

Survivors of disasters support group

A survivors of fire and other disasters support group meets from 6-7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in Building Three at the American Red Cross, Central NC Chapter, 4737 University Drive. 919-489-6541 ext. 337 or 333.

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.

Saturday

Durham Farmers’ Market

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

Bull City Play Streets

The city and county of Durham and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will host Bull City Play Streets with activities for kids and adults from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 205 S. Elm St.

Story time

Barnes & Noble will host a Father’s Day story time with “Mighty Dads” by Joan Holub at 11 a.m. at 5400 New Hope Commons.

Summer reading kickoff

Durham County Library’s summer reading kickoff will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. There will be performers and activities including the Scrap Exchange, Paint Savvy, North Carolina Zoo, Museum of Natural Sciences, Durham Arts Council, Mad Science, storytelling, face painting, crafts and bounce houses.

North Carolina Zoo staff will speak from 10-10:45 a.m. inside the mall. The Criss Cross Mangosauce group will perform at 10:15 a.m. outside in the plaza. A Flow Circus performance will be from 11-11:45 a.m. inside the mall. Lunch Money will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. outside in the plaza. Mad Science will be from noon to 12:45 inside. durhamcountylibrary.org.

Saturday Storytime

The Regulator Bookshop will host Saturday Storytime for kids at 11 a.m. at 720 Ninth St.

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

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