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Scheduled Execution: Earl Richmond, May 6 at 2 a.m. Contact Gov. Easley at 733-5811, governor.office@ncmail.net. May 5 prayer services: 7 p.m. at UNC Newman Catholic Student Center (218 Pittsboro St.) and Durham's Eno River UU Fellowship (4970 Garrett Road), and 7:30 p.m. at Raleigh's Pullen Memorial Baptist Church (1801 Hillsborough St.), with a vigil continuing outside Raleigh's Central Prison until 2 a.m.

2nd Annual yART SALE!: Arts and crafts benefit show in a yard-sale setting. May 7, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 502 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh. 833-1123 (Billie), www.PESTed.org.

First Annual Carrboro Book Fair: Presented by Internationalist Books and featuring 30-odd local and national organizations. May 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Artscenter, 300 E Main St, Carrboro. Free.

Global Marijuana March: March and rally. Speakers, music. May 7, noon. N.C. Capitol Building, Morgan Street side, Raleigh. www.CannabisNC.org, or 247-2644, nc_ca@hotmail.com (Jeff).

National Speak-Out in D.C. : Hands Off Social Security! Stop the Budget Cuts! Fund People's Needs, Not War! May 7, noon. Details at www.votenowar.org.

Wake County SPCA Benefit: Rock concert with 9 bands (see Music Calendar for list). May 7, noon-7:30 p.m. The Pour House, 224 S. Blount St., Raleigh. 821-1120. $7.

Wake County SPCA K9-3K Walk for Pets: May 7, 2 p.m. dog contests and demonstrations, microchip clinic, music and food; 5 p.m. dog walk; 6:30-10 p.m. "Bark After Dark" party in City Market. Moore Square, downtown Raleigh. 772-2326 x2087, www.spcawake.org. Registration $25 adults, $15 ages 8-16, free ages 7 and under.

Independent Animal Rescue Benefit: Bid on original works by N.C. artists. May 7, 6:30 p.m. Eno River UU Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road, Durham. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door; purchase at www.animalrescue.net, 403-2221.

2005 Services Auction: Silent auction, May 7, 7-8 p.m. Plus, buy a raffle ticket (one for $5 or three for $10) to win Peace Action's hand-crafted "Peace is Patriotic" dove quilt (see www.peace-action.org/home/quiltphotoLG.htm). All proceeds benefit the work of the Charles M. Jones Peace and Justice and Social Concerns Committees. Community Church of Chapel Hill, 106 Purefoy Road. 942-2535.

Interact Fundraiser: For every Triangle resident who tries Personal Shopper, a new free online shopping service, through May 8, Personal Shopper will donate $5 to Interact, the Wake County nonprofit that provides services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Go to www.personalshopper.com, click on My Shoppe, and share your shopping preferences. www.interactofwake.org.

Proyecto Salud Integral: Outdoor benefit for community-based health project in the Guatemalan highlands. May 8, 5 p.m. Forest Theatre, UNC-CH. www.psiguatemala.org, 593-7587 (Amanda Koch). $5 suggested donation.

Women's Check-Up Day Health Fair: Screenings for bone density, body fat, blood pressure and depression, plus info tables. May 9, 4-6:30 p.m. N.C. Women's Hospital lobby, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill. www.nchealthywoman.org.

Congressional Roundtable: With David Price and Brad Miller; sponsored by the Raleigh Jaycees. May 9, 7 p.m. Moonlight Pizza, 615 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. 414-6270, raleighpubdir@yahoo.com (Gigi Evans).

Rachel King: Author and anti-death penalty activist reads from her new book about the families of the convicted. May 9, 7:30 p.m. at Branch's Chapel Hill Bookshop, 243 S. Elliott Road, 968-9110 (John). May 10, 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh, 828-7912 (Rene).

Common Sense Foundation: Party in honor of retiring board members Jack Boger, Ruth Cook, Steve Schewel and Jane Stein. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and thank these champions of progressive public policy for their commitment to social justice. May 10, 7 p.m. Home of David Neal, 2010 Wilson St., Durham. RSVP 821-9270, brian@common-sense.org. $25.

Mental Health Peer Support Group: Meetings for those who need assistance support in days of recovery. Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. North Side Clinic, corner of Mitchell and Caldwell, Chapel Hill. 942-8083, leave message for support group.

Orange Chatham Sierra Club: Meeting with Paul Aaron, political writer, poet and musician, speaking about his book What To Do When the Oil Runs Out. May 11, 7:30 p.m. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. 643-2762, bpelissier@juno.com (Bernadette Pelissier).

Wake Women Attorneys: Lunch panel on ³Trafficking in Persons: From the Global to the Local² with speakers from the UN NGO Committee on the Status of Women, N.C. Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the N.C. Dept of Justice. May 12, 12:30 p.m. Bogarts, 510 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. RSVP by May 11 to mharshbarger@kilpatrickstockton.com. $12.

Strictly Voluntary
Orange County Rape Crisis Center: Seeking dedicated women and men with diverse backgrounds, ideas and experience (especially Spanish speakers and persons with daytime and weekday availability) to answer 24-hour crisis/response line and present educational programs. Training begins mid-May; application deadline May 9. 968-4647, info@ocrcc.org, www.ocrcc.org.

Letters Carriers Food Drive: Volunteers needed to help sort food and accept donations at four post offices in the Durham area on May 14, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 956-2513 x222, tgarrett@foodbankcenc.org (Theresa Garrett).

Witness for Justice: Provide legal outreach to migrant camps through the Farmworker Unit of Legal Aid of N.C. Spanish helpful but not required. Commit two evenings per month, Monday-Thursday, June-October. 856-2180 x17 (Callie Kozlak). www.legalaidnc.org/Programs/FWU.

Triangle Community Works: Various volunteers needed, including Community Yard Sale Organizer, Database Specialist, HelpLine, LGBT Community Center, Media Response Network, Newsletter, Communications Director. 821-0055, www.tcworks.org.

Walk for the Animals: Volunteer opportunities are numerous at this fourth annual walk benefiting the Animal Protection Society of Durham. The walk will be held May 21 at Duke's Wallace Wade Stadium and will feature hundreds of dogs and people enjoying raffles, prizes, food and vendors. 560-0640 x221, volunteer@apsofdurham.org (Heather Brown). www.apswalk.org.

First Annual CARE Purrfect Yard Sale: Your participation is needed to make this yard sale on June 4 purrfect! Accepting donated items May 21 and May 28 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Old Friendly Ford location, 165 East St., Pittsboro. Not accepting adult clothing, shoes, used mattresses, gas appliances, outdated computers or non-working appliances. For pick-up of a larger item, contact 542-5757, chrisc@chathamanimalrescue.org. Tax receipts given.

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