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Peaceful Concerts: Triangle musicians (and the Indy) are backing the work of Peaceful Tomorrows, the non-profit group of 120 members who lost family on 9/11. (Cary's David Potorti, one of the organizers, lost his brother.) Benefit concerts coming up:

Friday, April 2--Old-time and Americana (Stillhouse Bottom Band, e.g.), Community Church of Chapel Hill, 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 4--Old-time and Cajun (Roger & Isaac Akers & Friends, Dueling Shoes, Allons Danser), Weaver Street Market, Carrboro, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. And look for Dennis Kucinich--see below.

Friday, April 9--Jazz (Frankie Alexander & Friends, plus plus), The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 10--Rock (Milagro Saints, Frosted Sugar Bombs), Temple Ball, Carrboro, 8 p.m. david@peacefultomorrows.org, 466-9355.

This Week
Durham Activists: An open house celebrates 10 years of activism born of the old Community Youth Cooperative, which spawned Public Allies NC, stone circles, NCYT: NC's Network of Young Nonprofit Professionals, and so on. Drop in, see what's up. Wednesday, March 31, 4-6 p.m., 115 Market St. (Bull City Business Center, Suite 203). 682-8323 (Claudia Horwitz).

Nadine Strossen: The American Civil Liberties Union's national president speaks on "The Patriot Act: Your Rights (or Lack Thereof) at NCSU, Campus Cinema, Thursday, April 1, 7 p.m. Free. slaterpat@mindspring.com (Slater Newman).

Farmworkers: Teach-in at Duke on the injustices that confront them, sponsored by Duke Students Against Sweatshops; speakers include faculty and advocates. Thursday, April 1, noon, Chapel Quad. lpb@duke.edu (Lyndsey Bentin).

PFLAG: Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays monthly meeting, Thursday, April 1, 7 p.m., United Church of Chapel Hill. Potluck, speakers. pflagtriangle.org, 929-0192.

Veggie Vans: AFV Day at Wake Tech is about alternative fuels for your car, including vegetable oil. Food, music, ride'n'drive 'em. Keynote: Biodiesel author Joshua Tickell. $15, $20 at the door. trianglecleancities.org, 558-9400 (Anne Tazewell).

Downtowns: Former NCSU prof Denis Wood talks about downtown neighborhoods at the opening of an art exhibit on the subject at DesignBox, 315 S. Bloodworth St., Raleigh. Friday, April 2. Opening 7-10 p.m., Wood at 7. Exhibit continues through April 30. www.designbox.us.

Renewable Energy: Chris Carter of Solar Village speaks at UNC's Sustainable Communities lunch series, Friday, April 2, 1-2 p.m., 308 Gardner. tony_ reevy@unc.edu, 966-9927.

Neuse Clean-Up: The river Raleigh is on (oh yes it is) gets its spring cleaning, courtesy of the Neuse River Foundation, the city, REI, Bahai Outfitters, and Get:Outdoors. Canoes supplied, starting Saturday, April 3, 8 a.m. Your help needed: neuseriver.org, 856-1180.

Haw Hootenanny: Community benefit for the Haw River Festival, with music and storytelling (Louise Kessel, Jeff the Mime, Cynthia Crossen), at the Skylight Exchange, 405 1/2 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill; Saturday, April 3, starts at 7 p.m. with family hour. $7 suggested donation. 542-5790.

Trees Across Raleigh: Help plant 280 trees at Method Park, Pullen Park, Saturday, April 3, 9 a.m. Byo tools, lunch provided. treesacrossraleigh.org.

Disability Action Network: First statewide disability conference by NC DAN, part of state's Council on Development Disabilities. Saturday, April 3, Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary. Free. www.ncdan.com, 1-800-357-6916 x234.

It's Kucinich Day: Dennis Kucinich is still running for the Democratic presidential nomination, and that's a good thing. (NC caucuses: April 17.) He'll be in Carrboro Sunday, April 4, at Town Hall and the Farmer's Market, starting at 12:30 p.m. Mayor Mike Nelson has declared it "Kucinich Day." 264-6403 (Tim Liszewski), 402-9005 (Ellen Bush).

Who Dies? N.C. Society for Ethical Culture meeting is about "The Volunteer Military: Who Dies for Their Country?" Speaker: Prof. Richard Wark. Sunday, April 4, 11 a.m., Carrboro Art Center, 300 E. Main St. Free, open to all. loballen@earthlink.net.

Pilgrimmage: April 4-9 Holy Week Walk for justice, against pro-corporate, pro-military policies in the hemisphere. Carolina Interfaith Task Force on Central America: citca@bellsouth.net, 856-9468 (Gail Phares).

It's Over, Stupid: The topic for local activists is How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office, Monday, April 5, 6:30 p.m., Nightlight, 405 1/2 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill. Features Bouapha Toommay, a contributor to a book of the same name. Sponsors: Internationalist Books (942-1740), Democracy NC, 967-9942 (Caroline Jennette).

Amnesty International: Raleigh chapter meets Wednesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., Fairmont United Methodist Church, Raleigh. Works to end tortune, free political prisoners around the work. 834-4478 (Josh McIntyre).

Look Ahead
Wake's Homeless: Help write the Raleigh-Wake County 10-year plan to end it. Next meeting, April 15, 6:30 p.m., The Healing Place in Raleigh. Ken Maness, 890-3655 or check www.raleigh-nc.org;

Brown vs. Board of Ed: 50th anniversary of the landmark civil rights case marked by our four universities on April 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hillside HS, Durham. Speakers include Julius Chambers, John Hope Franklin. pubpol.duke.edu for more.

March for Women's Lives: The pro-choice march in Washington, DC on April 25 has seven co-sponsors. Check www.marchforomen.org for details.

To-Do List
Campaign Finance Reform: Check "Yes" on your state income tax form in the box marked "N.C. Public Campaign Financing Fund," and earmark $3 of your taxes for N.C. judicial candidates who run with public financing. It's NOT $3 more. Contact: Democracy NC, 1-888-687-8683.

Peace Vigils: Durham, every Saturday, 12 noon-1 p.m. at Brightleaf Square, contact Bill Jeffries 402-0424.; Chapel Hill Mondays, 5-6 p.m., Franklin Street post office; also, Fridays, 5-6 p.m. East Franklin St. and Elliott Rd., contact 942-2535.

Volunteer, Please
Club Nova: Support, donate to, and shop at the thrift store; help the clubhouse in Carrboro where folks with mental illness issues gather and work. Contact: 967-6985 (Camellia Morton).

Worker's Rights: Fluent Spanish- and English-speaking to help at NCOSH in Durham, dealing worker safety, wages-and-hours claims. Training offered. 286-9249 (Amy or Marlyn).

SAFEchild: Child abuse prevention agency, needs experienced mentor-moms for families with newborns. Training provided. In Raleigh at 864 W. Morgan St. Open house 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 23, or call 743-6140 (Michelle Putterman).

Durham Literacy Council: Needs ESL (English as Second Language) tutors. shelisahoward@yahoo.com, 489-8383, x 25 (Shelisa Howard).

HopeLine: 24-hour crisis hotline. Caring, non-judgmental. Volunteer training starts in April: contact April Chester, 832-3326, hlysc@aol.com.

Source Force: Helps people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS. Help with monthly picnics and/or perform at them. Volunteer orientation: 418-HELP (Suzanne).

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