Durham County NOW Meeting: Wed, Aug 10, 6 pm: Revived National Organization for Women chapter meeting. 302 W. Main St., Durham. 523-3842.
Blood Drive: Wed, Aug 10, 3:30-9 pm: Orange County American Red Cross. Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1050 MLK Blvd., Chapel Hill. 929-6877 (Chris).
The Great American Jobs Scam: Wed, Aug 10, 7 pm: In response to the nationwide practice of using incentives to attract business, author Greg LeRoy wants to make these businesses accountable for creating good jobs. Cosponsored by the N.C. Justice Center. Quail Ridge Books, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. 828-1588, www.quailridgebooks.com.
Orange Chatham Sierra Club: Wed, Aug 10, 7:30 pm: Meeting and presentation about the availability and use of alternative fuels with speaker Anne Tazewell, manager of the Alternative Fuels Program at the N.C. Solar Center at NCSU. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town Hall Meeting: Wed, Aug 10, 7-8:30 pm: Talk to Rep. David Price about the issues on your mind. North Chatham School, 3380 Lystra Road, Chapel Hill. Price's office: 859-5999.
NC Powerdown: Wed, Aug 10, 8 pm: Monthly meeting, in Carrboro. NC Powerdown hopes to raise awareness about the imminent peak in worldwide oil production, influence policy decisions that concern fossil energy use, and be a resource to members as they convert to lower energy lifestyles. Location info at oilawareness.meetup.com/216 or email@example.com (Stephen Hren).
Traction's ReelPolitik: Thu, Aug 11, 7 pm social, 7:45 pm movie: Screening of Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove. Sirens Lounge, 1803 W. Markham Ave., Durham. RSVP to reel@getTraction.org. www.GetTraction.org. $5 suggested donation.
N.C. Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: Aug 11-14: This year's program includes 63 movies, with 44 N.C. premieres and five world premieres, plus opening night performer comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer and the Friday night fundraising reception (in the adjoining Marriott Hotel, $15). Daily schedule at www.carolinatheatre.org/ncglff.
The Way Forward in Iraq: Fri, Aug 12, 11 am: Rep. David Price makes a major speech about the current situation in Iraq and offers his suggestions for a strategy for success in the reconstruction effort. Binkley Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill. Price's office: 859-5999.
LGBT Research Fundraiser: Fri, Aug 12, 6:30 pm: Meet Triangle progressives, join a conference call of other house parties across the state, hear speakers, and support the LGBT advocacy efforts of Common Sense Foundation, which has launched a major research and advocacy project to increase awareness of the struggles faced by N.C.'s LGBT community. Home of Leslie Land, 2016 Wilson St., Durham. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 821-9270. www.common-sense.org. $25 suggested donation.
Drink with PINK: Fri, Aug 12, 7 pm: Fundraiser to help support the N.C. chapter of CODEPINK, which works to end the occupation in Iraq and bring the troops home. Mitch's Tavern, 2426 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. www.codepink4peace.org, 357-3518. Free; donation requested.
Second Chance Adoptathon: Sat, Aug 13, 11:45 am-3 pm: Can't stand the noisy environment of adoptathons in retail stores? Want to see as many cats and kittens as you can, without driving all over? This adoptathon is at Second Chance's new, luxurious cat facility (location will be provided to approved applicants). Profiles of all cats available at www.secondchancenc.org. For info and application: email@example.com (Deborah Fox).
Traction Fundraiser: Sat, Aug 13, 1-6 pm: For a $15 donation, you get an afternoon poolside in north Durham; floaty rafts, noodle thingies and maybe badminton; brewskis, vino, vittles; and the company of charming 20- and 30-something progressives like yourself. RSVP to funinthesun@getTraction.org. www.GetTraction.org.
Local Development Discussion: Sun, Aug 14, 11 am: Raleigh architect Frank Harmon, landscape architect Dick Bell and others discuss "Development: Too Much Too Fast, or Worth the Price?" on NBC 17's At Issue.
Pollitt on Supreme Court Nominee: Sun, Aug 14, 11:45 am: Daniel Pollitt, Kenan Emeritus Professor of Law at UNC-CH, will discuss the nomination of John Roberts Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court; discussion will follow. Pollitt is an expert on constitutional law and a former president of the N.C. branch of the ACLU. For free childcare, call 929-5983 in advance. Community Church of Chapel Hill UU, 106 Purefoy Road. 929-5983 (Lucy Lewis).
Images of Hope: Sun, Aug 14, 5 pm: Benefit concert/auction for breast cancer research, with live and silent auctions, raffle prizes, and bands Sleeping Booty, E.G. Peters Band and Rich Emily Band. Bring photos of loved ones affected by breast cancer for the Images of Hope wall. Tony's Bourbon Street, McGregor Village, Cary, 462-6226. Info: ImagesofHopeBenefit.org, 368-9333 (Julia Ziegler).
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage: Tue, Aug 16, 10 am-4 pm: As the Jan 1 beginning of the new coverage draws near, applications are being accepted for extra help with the costs. Reps from various services, councils and departments will work together in Durham to host the statewide sign-up day. Seniors may visit any of the sign-up locations to get help completing the application. To find out if you qualify, and for locations and documents to bring with you, call Senior PHARMAssist at 688-4772.
Campaign for Decent Housing: Tue, Aug 16, 5-6:30 pm: Discussion of housing bonds, neighborhood safety and other issues to discuss with elected representatives at our annual event on Oct 22. City Housing Department, 401 E. Lakewood Ave., Durham. Durham Affordable Housing Coalition: 683-1185, www.dahc.org.
Internationalist Books: Wed, Aug 17, 7 pm: Screening End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream, followed by discussion and presentation of local projects and campaigns to reduce oil and energy consumption. 405 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 942-1740, www.internationalistbooks.org.
Rep. Price Budget Workshop: Thu, Aug 18, 6:30 pm: Constituents get a chance to examine how tax dollars are spent, suggest federal spending priorities and offer recommendations on where to cut spending. In cooperation with the Concord Coalition. East Chapel Hill High School, 500 Weaver Dairy Road. Price's office: 859-5999.
Fundraiser: Thu, Aug 18, 7-9 pm: Fundraiser and call to action by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Jobs With Justice and the National Farm Worker Ministry; includes a raffle, union wine and cheese. Also, honoring Raleigh's Gail Phares of CITCA with the first annual Global Activist Award. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 810 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham. RSVP: 616-0889, firstname.lastname@example.org (Nick Wood). To purchase raffle tickets: email@example.com (Anne Wolfley).
Calling All Dirty Dogs: Sat, Aug 20, 10 am-2 pm: Second annual RBC Center dog wash; all proceeds benefit Best Friend Pet Adoption's Medical Fund. Food, raffles and games for the kids. RBC Center, North End parking lot, Raleigh. Questions: 349-3618. www.bfpa.org. $12 small dogs, $14 medium, $16 large.
Durham Literacy Center: Wed, Aug 10, 6-7 pm: Initial orientation for new Adult Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages volunteer tutors. Help adults with basic reading and math. New tutor training occurs Aug 15-20 in three mandatory sessions. If you can commit two (or more!) hours per week, you can help someone attain a dream. 1415 W. Chapel Hill St. 489-8383 x27 (Yashna).
Wake County Animal Shelter: Sat, Aug 13, 10 am: Volunteer session. Looking for pet lovers who are willing to walk, socialize and love on the shelter animals, and speak with potential adopters. 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh. Info and sign up: 212-7387 press 1.
Orange County Rape Crisis Center: Accepting applications (deadline Aug 31) for fall 2005 volunteer training class. The Center seeks dedicated women and men with diverse backgrounds, ideas and experience--especially Spanish speakers and individuals with daytime and weekday availability--to volunteer their time to answer its 24-hour crisis/response line and present educational programs. Training begins in mid-Sep. For info and application, go to www.ocrcc.org. 968-4647, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic: Schedule for Aug 28 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. Volunteers positions needing the most help are Marshals, Security and Standard Bearers; volunteers must be at least 16. Questions: 463-5678. Sign up online: www.golfclassic.org/volunteers. To contribute, participate or attend: www.golfclassic.org, 319-0441.