Save Falls Lake
Free Shuttle: Should Butner be allowed to pump more nitrogen (61,000 lbs. a year more) downriver to Falls Lake? The Neuse River Foundation says "No!" NRF offers free rides to the public hearing in Butner on Thursday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m. Riders meet 5 p.m. at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh (Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Road). Reservations: 856-1180, firstname.lastname@example.org (Dean Naujoks).
Rx in Canada
Free Train: Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights is picking riders for its chartered train (Oct. 11-14) to Toronto, where all will see a doctor and buy their prescription drugs at Canadian discounts. Free, including accommodations, return airfare. Wanna go? 310-392-0522, ext. 319 (Jerry Flanagan), www.consumerwatchdog.org.
Beat the Reaper: Author Tim Junkin and Kirk Bloodsworth, who was obviously a murderer to his jury, are here Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 22-24. Junkin's book is Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA. At UNC Law School, Wednesday, 4:15 p.m.; Duke Law School, Thursday, noon. Also: McIntyre's Fine Books, Pittsboro, Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, Thursday, 7 p.m.; and Regulator Books, Durham, Friday, 7 p.m. Sponsored by N.C. Coalition for a Moratorium, www.ncmoratorium.org, 1-888-283-4193.
Green Candidates: Meet the ones the local Sierra Club endorses. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Community United Church of Christ, Dixie Trail & Wade Avenue, Raleigh. Programsemail@example.com.
Knowledge At Risk: Duke's John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute hosts conference on threats to scholarship in times of terror, featuring guests from Pakistan, Africa and U.S. Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 23-24, at the Franklin Center. Free. Details: Yvonne.Connelly@duke.edu, 668-1901.
Critical Mass: Bicyclists arise! Friday, Sept. 24, 4:30 p.m., riders meet at the Bell Tower, NCSU, and take back Raleigh's Hillsborough Street. 833-4685.
Be a Lifesaver: Bouna Ndiaye, host of "Bonjour Africa" on WNCU 90.7FM, holds a dinner-dance Saturday, Sept. 25, 6-12 p.m., at Five Oaks Clubhouse, to raise $$ for malaria medicine in his native Senegal. Tickets: $10. firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-4765.
Drum & Dance: Expend some energy for democracy, Sunday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., on the lawn at 403 Weaver St., Carrboro. Free, including drums to borrow. email@example.com (Cathy Kielar)
Israel-Palestine: Christian and Muslim Arab-Americans talk about the conflict, Monday, Sept. 27. 7-9 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 11401 Leesville Rd., Raleigh. firstname.lastname@example.org (Jennifer Wine).
Peace Vigils: in Durham: Saturdays, noon-1 p.m., Brightleaf Square, Bill Jeffries, 402-0424; in Chapel Hill: Mondays, 5-6 p.m., Franklin Street P.O., and Fridays, 5-6 p.m., E. Franklin St. and Elliott Rd., 942-2535; in Raleigh: Fridays, 5 p.m., NCSU Bell Tower, 833-4685 (Dante Strobino); 1st Wednesdays, 12 noon-1 p.m., Fayetteville Mall, 821-2014 (Slater Newman).
Not for Bush
At Duke: "A surprise major speaker," along with U.S. Rep. David Price, Durham Mayor Bill Bell, at Duke for Kerry rally Saturday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m., on the West Campus main quad.
At Raleighwood I: Watch the first Kerry-Bush debate on the big screen with the Wake Democrats, Thursday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 (suggested); theater menu available. Reserve: www.wakedems.org, 828-5656.
At Raleighwood II: Watch our Johnny battle Dick Cheney in the VP debate Tuesday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m; $25. Sponsored by Pro-Choice North Carolina, 514 Daniels St., Raleigh, 829-9779.
Durham Literacy: Volunteer tutors help adults, out-of-school teens, immigrants learn to read English. Orientation: Sept. 29. www.durhamliteracy.org, 489-8383.
Teens Climb High: In Women's Center program, women over 21 help middle-school girls throughout the Triangle. Lisa, 968-4610.
HopeLine: Free training starts Sept. 27 for volunteers to answer 24-hour crisis intervention/suicide prevention hotline. email@example.com, 832-3326 (Amy Cobb).
Orange Crisis: Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeking volunteers for 24-hour crisis/response programs, holding fall training class. firstname.lastname@example.org, 968-4647.
Help the Youth: Volunteers for Youth (VFY) mentor at-risk Orange County kids. Training session Oct. 5. www.volunteersforyouth.org, 967-4511.