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Threshold: Threshold is Durham's day rehabilitation program for adults with severe mental illness, and from now until Feb. 25, all contributions from new donors or donors who haven't given in 15 months will be doubled. Send your check to Threshold, PO Box 11706, Durham 27703.

Sustainable Campuses: Making Holistic Decisions with Life-Cycle Assessment and Thinking: Dr. Gregory Norris (president of Sylvatica and visiting scientist at Harvard) and Robert Watson (senior energy resource specialist with NRDC). Feb. 16, 4:30 p.m. refreshments, 5 p.m. talk. Washington Duke Inn, Ambassador Ballroom, 3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham. Info: 475-8136 (Sam Hummel). Free.

What You Should Know Before You Vaccinate: Alan Phillips, J.D., attorney at law. Feb. 17, 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. The Bamboo Club, 3151 Sumner Blvd., Raleigh. RSVP at 218-6496, (Jackie Bowlin) or 266-2073, (Nora Gottlieb).

The Battle for Peace in the Middle East: Ambassador Dennis Ross, U.S. envoy to the Middle East from 1988-2000 and now Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Feb. 17, 4 p.m. Sanford Institute for Public Policy, Duke Campus, Durham. Info: 613-7394. Free.

The Feast of Janani Luwum: Luwum, a Ugandan Anglican bishop murdered in 1977, will be celebrated at the Church of the Holy Family, 200 Hayes Road, Chapel Hill, in partnership with the Church of the Twelve Apostles and the Congolese Christian Fellowship. Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Info: 942-3108.

Wake County Citizens for Effective Government Forum: A Night with Rookies: Sen. Janet Cowell and Reps. Linda Coleman and Grier Martin. Feb. 17, 7:30-9 p.m. Borders Books, 8825 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Info: 847-9901.

Lenten Death Row Weekly Vigil: Every Friday until Easter, from noon to 1 p.m. (except March 10 & 11, 9 a.m.-2 a.m. due to an execution). Bring signs and banners; fasting optional. Central Prison, 1300 Western Blvd., Raleigh. Info: Raleigh Catholic Worker, 833-4129.

Justice Theater Project: Witness, a historical play about the KKK's attempt to recruit members in a small Vermont town in 1924. Feb. 18-27. Cardinal Gibbons Performing Arts Center, 1401 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. Tickets: 845-7386, $10-$15.

Water for Life: Fundraiser to provide clean drinking water systems in India, Bangladesh, Honduras, Ethiopia and the Philippines. Semi-formal; catered dinner, wine, auctions. Feb. 19, 6 p.m. One Eleven Place, Cary. RSVP 462-3846 (Leila Goodwin) or Donations start at $75/person.

Watts Street Baptist Church: Church members and visitors will discuss their experiences with peacemaking, as part of the Month of Peace at Watts Street. Feb. 20, 9:45 a.m. 800 Watts St., Durham.

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Should We Pay More for Locally Grown, Fresh, Organic Foods? Bryan Green, organic farm educator and marketing coordinator for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. Feb. 22, noon-1:30 p.m. NC DENR Library, Archdale Building, 512 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh. Register at 715-4161 or Free.

United Nations Association Lunch & Learn: Nepal: Country in the Middle, with Deependra Thapa. Feb. 23, noon-2 p.m. Holiday Inn, 15-501 Bypass, Chapel Hill. RSVP with $15 check payable to "UNA West Triangle Chapter" sent to Barbara Walburn, 247 Carolina Meadows Villa, Chapel Hill, 27517 by Feb. 18. Info: 967-6853.

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: Weekend walk in Charlotte takes place in April; info meeting Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Raleigh North, 2805 Highwoods Blvd. Info and RSVP: 704-377-3144,

Erik Marcus: The founder of and author of Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money. Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Harrelson Hall Rm 320, NCSU Campus, Raleigh. Info:

Ending Homelessness in Wake County: The City of Raleigh, Wake County, Triangle United Way and Wake Continuum of Care will present the 10-year action plan. Feb. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, 99 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh.

Coach Bubba's Heart & Sole Road Race: Proceeds from the Feb. 26 races (20-km and 4-mile) benefit the American Tobacco Trail. For info, visit or call 572-1974 or 490-1825. Register online at; walk-in registration at The Athlete's Foot in Durham and Raleigh through Feb. 23.

Strictly Voluntary
CROP Walk: Four-mile walk to raise funds to feed the hungry (locally and internationally) takes place March 20; volunteers needed that day to help with event logistics, and in the months preceding to help with event planning and recruiting walkers. 929-6380 x19, (Josie Hartman).

Hospice Volunteer Training: Join a team of professionals who work to meet the needs of terminally ill persons and their families. Training takes place six Monday afternoons, Feb. 21-March 28, 1-4 p.m. at Carolina Springs Apartments, 600 W. Poplar Ave., Carrboro. Info and registration: 542-5545 (Mary or Pat, UNC Hospice).

Piedmont Wildlife Center Volunteer Orientation: PWC operates a hospital for native North American wildlife. If you are at least 18 years old and can commit to a regular shift one day a week, come to the orientation class Feb. 26, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Durham Parkwood Library or March 6, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library. Pre-registration is required: 968-8557,

Tsunami Relief
Yogis for Sustainable Development: Offering donated-based classes to generate emotional and monetary support for tsunami victims. Feb. 19, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Yoga Practice Center, 1920 E. Hwy. 54 in Executive Park, Durham. 484-9200.

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