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Memorial Day: War Kills
At the Capitol: Saturday, May 29, 10-11:30 a.m., a Peace Commemoration on the State Capitol grounds, Raleigh. Sponsored by the N.C. Council of Churches, N.C. Peace Action, Public Assembly. 828-6501 (Barbara Zelter).

Carrboro's Memorial: Monday, May 31, 2-4 p.m., Carrboro Town Commons, a "Memorial for Victims of War." Speakers, Cathedral of Hope Choir, Raging Grannies. Sponsored by Orange County Peace Coalition, 929-3316.

Peace Vigils: in Durham: Saturdays, 12 noon-1 p.m., Brightleaf Square, Bill Jeffries, 402-0424; in 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; in Raleigh: 1st Wednesday of every month, noon-1 p.m. on Fayetteville Mall, 821-2014 (Slater Newman).

Take a Minute
Gas Prices: "In light of the recent price spike," the N.C. Smart Growth Alliance suggests we all "take a minute" to think about why it's such an issue: "As the sprawl of our region accelerates, so do the miles we are forced to drive and the amount of gas we are forced to buy.", 928-8700.

Feeding the Hungry: In your garden this summer, plant a row for the hungry, the Food Bank of N.C. asks. Vegetables, fruits--they need 'em and the many food kitchens they serve do too. Drop-off is at 3808 Tarheel Drive, Raleigh; 875-0707.

Red = Resistance: It's an idea going around on the 'Net. Norwegians and Danes wore red caps during World War II to signal each other of their support for the Resistance. The idea here: Resist Bush by wearing something red every Friday. For the original e-mail to forward to your friends: red, please.

Oh, the Humanity!: Help leaflet moviegoers at The Day After Tomorrow--"your worst global-warming nightmare!"--which opens May 28. Ranks are forming, pdf's available at

This Week
Voting Rights: Workshop on N.C. election laws, Wednesday, May 26, 7 p.m., Durham Library, 300 N. Roxboro Rd., by Durham People's Alliance and Institute for Southern Studies. 419-8311, x. 25 (Tara Purohit).

Global Warming I: Trend is for Down East to be underwater by 2030. Experts from Duke, N.C. State, Chapel Hill talk about it Wednesday, May 26, 5:30 p.m., N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh. Sponsor: N.C. Climate Education Partnership. RSVP to, 733-7450, x. 303.

Global Warming II: (see above) "The Faith Response" is a discussion sponsored by the N.C. Council of Churches "Climate Connection" project and Environmental Defense. Thursday, May 27, 10-12 a.m., Community United Church of Christ, Wade Ave & Dixie Trail, Raleigh., 828-6501.

Save Chatham: And "fight the sprawl." Chatham Coalition hosts "Authors for Chatham" (Clyde Edgerton, Marjorie Hudson), on the value of rural communities. Wednesday, June 2, 7 p.m., Alston Chapel Church, 1832 Alston Chapel Rd., Pittsboro. $15 please; kids free. 545-0571 (Roland McReynolds).

Conservation Day: June 2, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., is a lobby day at the General Assembly in favor of full funding for the Natural Resources Trust Funds. 644-2677 (Carla Handrinos).

Internationalist Books: What a community bookstore should be. Grilling out, live music, accepting donations, at Weaver Street's After Hours (6-8 p.m.) in Carrboro on Thursday, June 3. 942-1740.

D.C. Protest: Saturday, June 5, 12 noon protest at the White House. Triangle buses: 682-9575.

Progressives4NC: Founding convention of a new statewide caucus of Progressive Democrats, Saturday, June 5, 9:30 a.m., Friendship Friends Meeting, 1103 New Garden Rd., Greensboro. $10 lunch., c/o 1143 Miller St., Winston-Salem 27103.

Savannah Protest: June 8-10 "Festival for Peace and Liberties" is a protest against the G-8 Summit, on nearby Sea Island, and policies that "globalize" working conditions downward.

Volunteer, Please
Domestic Violence: Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County; training sessions start this week through June 26 for hotline, court advocates, child-care providers, community educators., 929-3872 (Caroline Pence).

UNC Hospice: Physical, spiritual needs of the terminally ill. Training Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m., starting June 15. Call Mary or Pat, 542-5545.

Mental Health: Help MHA of N.C. with school, faith-based outreach. Raleigh orientation session June 17: 800-745-5067 (Jeff Furst).

Club Nova: Thrift shop in Carrboro run for, by people with mental illness; needs volunteer help too., 967-6985 (Camella Morton).

SAFEChild: Child abuse prevention. Training for volunteers, English- and Spanish-speaking needed., 232-5661.

Orange Crisis: Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeking volunteers, holding summer training class., 968-4647.

Durham Crisis: Help with Pennies for Change Thrift Store (Lakewood Shopping Center), supports Durham Crisis Response Center. 489-2681.

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