The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Fridays, where people in need can receive help from 9 to 11am every Friday. You can get some canned goods, meats, drinks, snacks, hygiene items, and even pet food. Be sure to take a copy of your apartment/home lease agreement and a current photo ID; they advise that you take a strong bag as well. Call 919-688-7306 for more info.
The JCC Women’s Group (for retirees) will meet on Friday, October 4, 10:30am–noon, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Omari Davis will give a talk on IT 101.
The JCC Men’s Group (for retirees) will also meet on Friday, October 4, 10:30am–noon. Wesley McMahon will give a talk on North Carolina Against Gun Violence.
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Here’s the September lineup for the Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse’s free music concert series. This Christian-music venue is located at 2700 N Roxboro Rd, and donations are always graciously accepted. Call 919-220-2458 or visit the website for more info.
The Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South holds a monthly meeting, The Art of Conscious Aging, for “women of a certain age.” The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 11:30am–2pm, at the Colony Hills Clubhouse (3060 Colony Rd). This is an open group and there are no membership fees. Bring a bag lunch and be prepared to enjoy yourself and join in the conversation. Call 919-683-1236 or write to email@example.com for more information.
Durham Congregations in Action’s next Lunch Assembly will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 11:45am–1pm, at Church of the Abiding Savior (1625 S Alston Ave). The topic for this month will be the Public Housing Renewal and the Housing Bond, and the conversation will be led by Durham Housing Authority ceo Anthony Scott. Seven dollars will cover the cost for dinner; reserve your space by calling 919-688-2036 or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 11 (you can also pay online at dcia.org or at the door).
The Restorative Justice Circle of Hope and Healing will meet on Wednesday, October 16, 10–11:30am, at Calvary United Methodist Church (304 E Trinity Ave). Explore restorative justice (RJ) values and work with RJ facilitators as they face challenges guiding people through rough times in their lives. Another session will be held on Thursday, October 17, 7–8:30pm. Write to email@example.com with any questions you might have.
Jewish seniors are invited to participate in the Levin Jewish Community Center’s Chaverim/Friends event on Wednesday, October 16, 11am–1pm. Educator Heidi Aycock will lead a discussion on Sukkot and the Fall Holidays. Write Jordana Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 14 to reserve your spot.
The JCC Women’s Group (for retirees) will meet on Friday, October 18, 10:30am–noon, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Erika Karres will give a talk on a topic to be determined soon.
The JCC Men’s Group (for retirees) will also meet on Friday, October 18, 10:30am–noon. Rabbi Daniel Greyber will give a talk on a topic to be determined soon.
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The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham’s next Community Luncheon Roundtable will be held on Thursday, October 24, noon–1pm, in Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall (107 N Driver St); enter through the back entrance). Discuss community issues and forge partnerships with others who want to work toward change. Lunch is free, thanks to CORE Catering. Call Ben Haas at 919-358-1113 or click here for more info.
The JCC Women’s Group (for retirees) will meet on Friday, November 1, 10:30am–noon, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Paul Jaskot will give a talk on Art and the Holocaust.
The JCC Men’s Group (for retirees) will also meet on Friday, November 1, 10:30am–noon. George Baroff will give a talk on a topic to be determined soon.
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A free Learn Basic Qur’an Reading for Beginners class will be offered to adults by Imam Mowlid Ali on Saturdays, 2–4pm, at Jamaat Ibad Ar Rahman (3034 Fayetteville St). Call 919-683-5593 or click here for more info.
Various houses of worship provide groceries at no charge for people in need, and Durham Congregations in Action has a calendar showing where you can go to get help. Just click on the buttons below:
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