Durham Memorial Baptist Church (133 Robbins Rd) hosts Wednesday Night JAM (Jesus And Me) on April 3 and 10 from 6:30 to 7:30am for kids ages 5 to 12. Boys and girls can learn the rules of the sport of floor hockey and develop (or improve) their basic skills; they’ll also have devotional time, snack, and water. They switch over to baseball and tee ball for April 24 and May 1. It’s free; call 919-596-7350 for more info.
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.
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.
The JCC Women’s Group will meet on Friday, April 5, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Jodi Magness will give a talk on More Than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee.
The JCC Men’s Group will also meet on Friday, April 5, 10–11:30am. Imam Abdul Waheed will give a talk on The Development of Al-Islam in America Amongst the People of Imam W Deen Mohammed. Click here to view more events on the April calendar.
Here’s the April 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, April 9, 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.
The JCC Women’s Group will meet on Friday, April 19, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Peter Cocianis will give a talk on Human Rights, the Rohingya, and the Crisis in Rakhine State in Historical Perspective.
The JCC Men’s Group will also meet on Friday, April 19, 10–11:30am. Tom Wolf will give a talk on Longterm Impact of the Holocaust on Two German-Jewish Families—Wachtel and Wolf. Click here to view more events on the April calendar.
The JCC Women’s and Men’s Groups will have a joint meeting on Friday, May 3, 10–11:30am, , at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Errol Zeiger will give a talk, Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Our Environment and Our Lives: Hazard vs Risk—Waiter! There’s a Carcinogen in My Soup. Click here to view more events on the May calendar.
Durham Congregations in Action’s next Assembly Lunch will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 11:30am–1pm, at St Titus Episcopal Church (400 Moline St). The topic for this month will be the Crisis Financial Assistance Panel. 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, February 15 (you can also pay online at dcia.org or at the door).
The Restorative Justice Circle of Hope and Healing will meet on Wednesday, April 17, 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, April 18, 7–8:30pm. Write to email@example.com with any questions you might have.
The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham’s next Community Luncheon Roundtable will be held on Thursday, April 25, 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.
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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