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Legislative Wrap-up Breakfast: Thu, Sep 8, 8:30 am: Join the Common Sense Foundation as they get the inside scoop from Sen. Janet Cowell and Rep. Pricey Harrison. Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. RSVP brian@common-sense.org, 821-9270. $20, catered Whole Foods breakfast.

Meditations for Inner Peace in the Modern World: Thu, Sep 8, 7 pm & Wed, Sep 14, 7:30 pm: With Gen Kelsang Tilopa, a fully ordained Western Buddhist monk in the New Kadampa tradition. Sep 8: Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Sep 14: Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. 321-1351, www.meditation-in-northcarolina.org. Free.

Alliance Marxist-Leninist: Thu, Sep 8, 7-9 pm & Mon, Sep 12, 7-9 pm: Interest meetings (www.allianceml.com). Sep 8: Internationalist Books, 405 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Sep 12: Durham's Southwest Library, 3605 Shannon Road. alliance_trianglenc@hotmail.com.

Black/Latino Faith Leaders & Activists: Sat, Sep 10, 10 am: Meeting to talk about Sep 24 anti-war march and other topics. Fruit of Labor World Cultural Center, 4200 Lake Ridge Drive, Raleigh. 807-4658, 876-7187.

Screaming Second Sundays: Sun, Sep 11, 4-9 pm: First in a monthly screening series of political documentaries. Plus raffles, food and speakers from the Empowerment Project, CodePink and Democracy for America. Kings, 424 S. McDowell St., Raleigh. 515-1991. Free.

Faith & Science Dialog: Sun, Sep 11, 4 pm: Lecture season begins with "Language, Issues, and History of the Creation/Evolution Dialog" with Dr. Jeffrey Pugh, prof of religion at Elon U. Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 8849 Ray Road, Raleigh. 846-8338, www.fsdialog.org.

Interfaith Festival: Sun, Sep 11, 4:30-6:30 pm: Performance showcasing sacred song and ceremonial dance from eight Triangle faith communities, plus art opening of spiritually-based work. Longview Center (next to Exploris), Raleigh. 676-5947, denisecl@hotmail.com. Free.

Arlington West: Sun, Sep 11, 7 pm: Movie screening followed by discussion with CHOICES, a committee compiling a list of post-high school alternatives to military service. Chapel Hill Friends Meeting, 531 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill. 929-6927, 918-3504. Free.

Southern Jewish Insights into the Religious Ethos in the South Today: Tue, Sep 13, 7:30 pm: Eli Evans, UNC '58 and CCJS advisory board. Hanes Art Center auditorium, S. Columbia St. near Franklin St., UNC. www.unc.edu/ccjs. Free.

NC Powerdown: Wed, Sep 14, 8 pm: Monthly meeting, in Carrboro. oilawareness.meetup.-com/216, themudranch@yahoo.com.

Camp Casey Bus Tour: Thu, Sep 15, 1:30 pm & Sat, Sep 17, noon: Welcome rally in downtown Raleigh (Sep 15). If you have a vehicle, meet the bus at 1 pm to form a caravan; e-mail kangaroo@email.unc.edu. Rally and march in Durham (Sep 17). www.bringthemhomenowtour.org, www.NCpeacejustice.org.

How Do We Get Out of Iraq?: Thu, Sep 15, 7:30 pm: Panel and audience discussion on positive ways to educate our citizenry and elected officials of all political parties on realistic and viable exit strategies and timetables, with Medea Benjamin, UNC prof Sarah Shields and David Potorti. Community Church of Chapel Hill, 106 Purefoy Road. 942-2757, info@vulcancraft.com. Donations welcome.

Still Marching for Women's Lives: Attacks on Reproductive Rights: Thu, Sep 15, 6 pm: A panel with Loretta J. Ross, national coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, and Carole Joffe, one of the first African-American women to direct the first rape crisis center in the U.S. in the 1970s. Hitchcock Room, Stone Center, 150 South Road, UNC-Chapel Hill. 962-9001.

Send the Youth to D.C., Not Iraq!: Fri, Sep 16, 8-10:30 pm: NC Peace & Justice Coalition fundraiser featuring Medea Benjamin, Dasan Ahanu, more; see www.ncpeacejustice.org. Followed by anti-war march (10 pm). ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. Tickets at www.artscenterlive.org; $12, $5 students.

New Leadership in N.C. Politics: Register by Sep 16 at 807-7968 for Mon, Sep 19, 7 pm: Ferrell Guillory and a panel of political leaders and strategists discuss how the state's changing demographics are shaping the leadership of its political parties. Reception follows. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Strictly Voluntary
SAFEchild: Volunteer training begins Sep 10; pre-registration required: 232-5661, gbustle@safechildnc.org. 864 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. 743-6140, www.safechildnc.org.

Durham Crisis Response Center: Seeking volunteers, especially Spanish-speakers for crisis line advocates. Training begins Sep 17. Application: www.durhamresponse.org. Info: 403-9425 x230.

Haw River Learning Celebration: Sep 17-Oct 7: Volunteer guides needed; no experience necessary. 542-5790, hra@emji.net. www.hawriver.org.

Riverkeeper Film Festival: Through Sep 15: Seeking volunteers and sponsors for the Oct 21-22 festival, which benefits the Riverkeeper Program. 856-1180, Jackie.nrf@att.net.

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