Just Ask for Justice: Wed, Oct 26, 6-8 pm: Design a T-shirt that articulates your concerns about Harriet Miers and/or the Supreme Court. You bring the T-shirt, Planned Parenthood will bring the paint. Community United Church, 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh. 833-7534, firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's Happening in Venezuela?: Wed, Oct 26, 7 pm: Eyewitness reports from three Triangle activists who visited Venezuela this summer and attended the World Youth Festival there. Internationalist Books, 405 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 942-1740.
Durham Municipal Candidate Forum: Wed, Oct 26, 7 pm: Sponsored by the 8th and 9th Democratic Party Precinct Committees; candidates are invited regardless of party affiliation. Forest Hills Club House, 1639 University Drive, Durham. 672-9522 (Troy McLean).
Reconciliation and a Case for Clemency: Wed, Oct 26, 7 pm: Elias Syriani is a 67-year-old Catholic scheduled for execution Nov 18. His four children will share their stories of faith, forgiveness and hope. Alan Gell will discuss his experience on death row. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1401 Leesville Road, Raleigh. 847-8205, www.sfaraleigh.org.
Durham People's Alliance: Wed, Oct 26, 7-9 pm: A panel of diverse voices that represent downtown interests discuss what is working and what needs to be reconsidered in downtown's development. First Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Main St., Durham. 416-0222.
Big Tattoo Wines Event: Wed, Oct 26, 7-10 pm: Party with wine and food, jazz music and a raffle, to benefit Cornucopia House. April + George, 414 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh. 601-1115, www.bigtattoored.com. $30 advance, $35 door.
After Downing Street Action NC: Thu, Oct 27, 7 pm: Meeting on lobbying Congressman Price to support investigation of the Downing Street memos as evidence for impeaching President Bush. Durham Main Library auditorium, 300 N. Roxboro St. Petition: www.petitiononline.com/dsmnc/petition.html. Info: downingstreetactionnc.blogspot.com, email@example.com.
Progress NC Conference: Thu, Oct 27: "Elevating Our Shared Vision for a Progressive North Carolina": Day-long conference for state leaders, advocates, policy analysts and grassroots leaders. North Raleigh Hilton. Info: 856-2570, firstname.lastname@example.org. Register: www.ncjustice.org. $70.
Equality NC Social Hour: Fri, Oct 28, 6:30-8:30 pm: Not a fundraiser, just good old-fashioned fun and a chance to start the weekend with people who care about LGBTQ rights. CC, 313 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. 755-9599. Online RSVP encouraged but not required: www.equalitync.org.
Star of Goliath: Fri, Oct 28, 7:15 pm: Multimedia performance (based on Dave Lippman's visit to Israel and Palestine) focuses on modern Holy Land history and varying Jewish views on Israel and the struggle for Palestinian survival and sovereignty. Coalition for Peace with Justice & Peace First benefit. Watts Street Baptist Church, 800 Watts St., Durham. 688-1366.
Really Really Free Market: Sat, Oct 29, 1-5 pm: Give and receive all sorts of goods and services. Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W. Main St. Info: www.rakaposhi.net/freemarket or email@example.com.
Weekly Death Penalty Protest: Mondays, 5-6 pm: With three executions scheduled this fall, now is the time to maintain a public witness against government-sanctioned killing. Some signs and banners provided; other signs, creativity and props encouraged. Central Prison, 1300 Western Blvd., Raleigh. 833-4129, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Bar Social: Wed, Nov 2, 6-8pm: Planned Parenthood of Raleigh's Young Advocates; spend the evening with friends and celebrate a good cause. April + George, 414 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Info and RSVP: 833-7534. Free.
Honoring Human Dignity: The Importance of Freedom of Choice: Thu, Nov 3, 6 pm: Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina sponsors an evening of interfaith reflection with the Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes, senior minister of New York's Riverside Church. RSVP: 929-5402 x38. $15.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa: Thu, Nov 3, 8 pm: Public lecture. A leading figure in the struggle against apartheid, Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his advocacy of nonviolent change. War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Lee St. Tickets: 888-397-3100, www.greensborocoliseum.com.
Power to the People: Fri, Nov 4, 8 pm: Fundraising cabaret for the NC Peace & Justice Coalition, featuring speaking truth to power, election-time comedy and performances. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E Main St, Carrboro. 929-2787, www.artscenterlive.org. www.ncpeacejustice.org. $20, $15 students.
Truth in Recruitment Youth Action Camp: Nov 4-6: NC Peace & Justice action camp for ages 12-19 to learn counter-recruitment, community building and grassroots organizing skills. The camp will empower young people to take positive action in their school systems. Camp New Hope, Chapel Hill. To sign up: email@example.com, www.notyoursoldier.org. To donate: www.ncpeacejustice.org.
Pennies for Change Thrift Store: This enterprise of the Durham Crisis Response Center is seeking volunteers for one-time and ongoing activities. 1826 Chapel Hill Road, next to the Lakewood Shopping Center. 489-2681.
Duke Community Hospice Services: Sat, Oct 29: Training course to work with terminally ill patients and their families. Spend two to four hours a week providing support and offering encouragement to patients who are facing the end of life, and provide caregivers or family members time for themselves. Medical experience is not required. 3325 Executive Park Drive, Raleigh. 620-3853 x235.
Volunteer Math Mentors: Deadline Mon, Oct 31: Mentoring program seeks women with math, science or tech careers to mentor eighth grade girls once a month, January-May, Wake or Durham county. Info: www.WomenandMathMentoring.org. Volunteer: 929-5428, 834-7874.
Equality NC Action Alert: The Family Policy Council wants the State Board of Education to take sexual orientation and gender identity out of the professional standards for school social workers and counselors at their next meeting on Nov 2-3. Tell the Board you don't agree by signing the Equality NC petition online at eqfed.org/campaign/schoolcounselors.