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Calling All Democrats
Stonewall Dems: Triangle chapter of the party group working for equal rights regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Meets Sunday, May 2, 3 p.m., Umstead State Park, Raleigh (use I-40 entrance). www.tri-stone-dems.org, K_or_e@ix.netcom.com, 465-9892.

Progressive Dems: Founding convention of a new Progressive Caucus of Democrats, Saturday, June 5, 9:30 a.m., Friendship Friends Meeting, 1103 New Garden Rd., Greensboro. Organizers include folks like Cynthia Brown, Mandy Carter, Chris Fitzsimon, P.R. Latta, Pete McDowell, Gary Phillips, to name a few. $10 lunch, www.greendogs.org, c/o 1143 Miller St., Winston-Salem 27103.

Peace Front
Peaceful Tomorrows: Thursday, April 29, 8 p.m., Hillsborough's Blue Bayou Club hosts benefit square dance for the group--family members of 9/11 victims who are against war. $5-10 donation. david@peaceful tomorrows.org (David Potorti). Club: 732-2555.

Vigils
Raleigh's Faithful: Wednesday, May 5, 12 noon-1 p.m., on Fayetteville Mall, starts the 23rd year of monthly vigils by Raleigh's Committee to Reverse the Arms Race. Lunch after at Lighthouse Cafeteria, talk by Indy's Patrick O'Neill. slaterpat@mindspring.com, 821-2014 (Slater Newman).

Durham: Saturdays, Noon-1 p.m., Brightleaf Square, Bill Jeffries, 402-0424; Chapel Hill: Mondays, 5-6 p.m., Franklin Street P.O., and Fridays, 5-6 p.m., E. Franklin St. and Elliott Rd., 942-2535.

This Week
Interact: Thursday, April 29, Raleigh organization serving victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence marks its 20th anniversary with debut of its documentary film, "Something So Beautiful," at the Rialto Theater. 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 program, 8 p.m. second showing. Free, donations welcome, RSVP: interactfund@aol.com.

Earth Day: Thursday, April 29, 7-10 p.m., Chapel Hill Town Hall, "Summit on Human Population." Expert panel examines world sustainability issues. Free. sesalmony@aol.com, 967-5764 (Steve Salmony).

U. N. Association: Dr. Reid Click, George Washington University, speaks on "The United States Economy and its Impact on the Rest of the World." Thursday, April 29, Noon-2 p.m., Belk Dining Hall at Meredith College. $10/$5 students, low-income. Reservation: Sally Cook, 467-3642, Jim Roush, 850-9696. www.un-wake.org.

Middle East: Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim, a leading Egyptian scholar-peace activist, speaks on democratic prospects in the region. Thursday, April 29, 4 p.m., Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Free, open to the public. 962-3094.

Mental Health: Saturday, May 1. 8:15 a.m., Chapel Hill Church of the Reconciliation, 110 N. Elliott Rd. Breakfast with legislators on mental health issues. Speaker: Deputy HHS Secretary Lanier Cansler. NAMI, Mental Health Association sponsors. RSVP: evonne bradford@ebradford.org, 960-6815.

Pro-pot: Marijuana legalization concert, speeches, at "high noon" Saturday, May 1, Fayetteville Mall, Raleigh; march, 4 p.m. N.C. Cannabis Association, www.cannabisnc.org, 247-2644 (Jeff Badalucco).

Piedmont Farms: May 1-2, 1-5 p.m. Ninth annual tour sponsored by Carolina Farm Stewardship, with Sierra Club members. Kickoff party, Weaver Street Market, Carrboro, Thursday, April 29, 6-8 p.m. Rural character in the Triangle? Check it out: cfsa@www.carolinafarm stewards.org, 542-2402.

Human Rights: 6th Annual Charles M. Jones Fellowship honoree is civil rights pioneer Braxton Foushee. Sunday, May 2, 7 p.m., Community Church of Chapel Hill, 106 Purefoy Rd. Public invited. jwstraley@earthlink.net, 967-6027 to register.

Volunteer, Please
Source Force: Helping those with HIV/AIDS and cancer, including monthly picnics with volunteer musicians, clowns, other performers. Orientation session May 15: Suzanne, 919-418-HELP.

Food Bank: Saturday, May 8 is National Letter Carriers Food Drive. They'll pick the food up (61 million lbs. In '03!); between now and then, you can help collect it in your school, church, neighborhood. Detail, how-to's: 875-0707 x 230, kmorancy@foodbankcenc.org., (Kerry Morancy).

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