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This year’s theme “Take Flight” is a follow-up to the highly successful ENVISION event held on January 10, 2016. We will discuss ways to keep your energy and passions high as you navigate your way through the upcoming year. This half-day experience on Saturday, January 7, 2017 will allow women to: 1) reflect on their personal and professional goals, 2) explore the lens through which women define and express themselves, and 3) explore opportunities to network with other attendees. As part of this experience, women will create vision boards, engage in reflective conversations, and enjoy a little pampering complements of a local masseuse. An addition to this year’s ENVISION event is a “No Pressure” Networking Happy Hour in partnership with the American Heart Association. Pillar Consulting staff will offer specialized professional development and networking strategies, while AHA staff will offer educational resources and on-site blood pressure screening. Attendees will also be provided with opportunities to join AHA’s Check. Change. Control® program which offers structured support through blood pressure monitoring and management. Bring your sister, daughter, friend, coworker, aunt–whoever you’d like to join you on this adventure! Whether you are a first time #ENVISIONer or a veteran, we’re excited to have you join the fun! You do NOT want to miss this event!
Starting on Sunday, January 8, 2017, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange counties, located at 5501 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., will now be open seven days a week. With new hours of operation on Sundays from 11am-4pm, the ReStore offers an additional day to shop, donate, and volunteer. The ReStore will also continue to be open during its “regular” hours of Mondays-Saturday from 10am-6pm.
“The demand for affordable housing in Durham and Orange counties is increasing by the day,” explains the ReStore General Manager, Chrissy Sailstad. “Another day open, means another day that we are raising money to meet this need and build more Habitat homes.”
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. All proceeds from the ReStore help support Habitat for Humanity of Durham and Orange counties’ mission of creating sustainable homeownership opportunities for deserving families. To learn more, visit www.restoredurhamorange.org.
Researchers at N.C. State are busting science out of the lab and into the public sphere. Learn how, why, and where they’re headed next. Dr. Holly Menninger is director of public science for the College of Sciences at N.C. State.
More on Dr. Holly Menninger: An entomologist by training, Dr. Holly is a science communicator by passion and practice. She has worked at the intersection of science and society – in policy, natural resource management, and public engagement in science.
Are you interested in learning more about your community and making a difference? Do you want to connect with like-minded women in your area? Whether you’ve lived in the Durham-Chapel Hill area all your life, or you’re just settling in, we want to meet you! Join the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties and help us make a lasting change in our community.
Come mix & mingle with us at our Prospective Member Wine & Cheese Social on Wednesday, Jan. 11 to learn what we’re all about! The social will begin at 6:30pm and the information session will begin at 7pm.
If you’re interested in being a part of the Spring provisional class, you can fill out the application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrQmhp2OnqDy7r5MT3DuMTVZUE6Wvo471TBLH2ekzMXAso8Q/viewform
*Note: You do not have to fill out the application in order to attend the interest meeting.
Benefits of joining the Junior League: http://www.jldoc.org/join-us/
Information about the provisional course: http://www.jldoc.org/join-us/new-members/
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We can’t wait to meet you and to share all of the wonderful things the Junior League has to offer!
Exhibit featuring personal narratives that illustrate how LGBTQ people in Durham have a long, but often invisible, history of overcoming adversity to form a community. It blends oral history and displayed artifacts; seven objects accompany oral history segments shared with museum visitors via individual mp3 players. Visitors will also have the opportunity to share their own experiences in our Story Room, an oral history recording booth available during open hours or by appointment.
This exhibit features a companion website, hosted by the Durham County Library. Love and Liberation: A History of LGBTQ+ Durham, goes live on the web Oct. 1 at DurhamLGBTQHistory.org.
Amaro is the darling beverage of choice for many sommeliers. Often made with a number of herbs and roots – some even made from top secret blends passed down over generations – Italy’s amari are some of the most recognizable in the market. Sommelier Chetan Reddy will discuss the finer points of this liqueur.
$40 includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.
With more than three decades of experience touring and performing classic country and gospel, as well as their extensive catalog of original songs, Robin and Linda Williams “shine like a diamond among rhinestones” in the world of contemporary Americana (David W. Johnson, The Boston Globe). Frequent appearances on programs like A Prairie Home Companion, The Grand Ole Opry, and Austin City Limits have won many admirers for their stirring live performances and heartfelt songwriting.
Repticon Raleigh is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am)
Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)
Adults – $10, Children (5-12) – $5, Under 5 – Free
Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets
When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away?
Inspired by a true incident, this saga unfolds with gripping intensity, conjuring the era with uncanny immediacy. Amid the desperation of wartime, Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel. As she comes to understand how her own history is linked to one runaway slave, her perspective on race and family are upended. A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how this generation–and the next–began to see their world anew.
Gutsy Boston P.I. Fina Ludlow returns with a case that puts her faith to the test – in the latest addition to the critically acclaimed series by Ingrid Thoft.
When Ceci Renard hires Ludlow and Associates to sue the hip new church that she believes has brainwashed her daughter, Fina Ludlow is assigned to the case. Covenant Rising Church has all the trappings of a less-than-holy organization: a slick young pastor and his comely wife; fancy houses and luxury cars; and devoted congregants who seem eager to part with their money. Fina wonders if Ceci disapproves of Covenant Rising’s theology or the pastor’s ability to solicit generous donations—until a prominent church member dies unexpectedly. Fina’s investigation requires her to delve into the woman’s life, both in and out of Covenant Rising, and ask a host of difficult questions. Is the pastor leading his flock astray? Did the church have a hand in the death or were there less savory elements in the woman’s life outside the parish?
The case proves to be a complicated morass of misplaced loyalties and questionable motivations, rivaled only by the current state of the Ludlow family. The return of eldest brother Rand sets in motion an explosive showdown that threatens the very fabric that holds the family together, forcing Fina to confront the true meaning of faith.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Wellesley College, Ingrid Thoft worked as a tech, entertainment and education writer. Her desire to create a believable P.I. character led her to the certificate program in private investigation at the University of Washington. She is author of the critically acclaimed novels Identity, Loyalty, and Brutality.
Join Northgate Mall and NC MomsRising at the 7th annual MLK Birthday Celebration.
Families are invited to Durham for a giant kid-focused birthday party to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on MLK Day.
Event activities include free English/Spanish story times, arts and crafts, kids’ Zumba, drumming performance, interactive activities, service projects such as a food and clothes drive benefiting Urban Ministries, and birthday cake as we celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy in a way that kids can understand. This event is free and appropriate for ages 0-100.
Join Book Harvest on MLK Day — Monday, January 16, 2017 — from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at Durham Central Park, for our biggest event of the year!
Inspired by Dr. King’s vision of a world in which every child has the chance to realize his or her full potential, Book Harvest marks MLK Day with the Dream Big Book Drive, an annual community-wide celebration of diversity, literacy, and book ownership for all kids.
This event is for EVERYONE! Round up your new and gently used children’s books – and those of your neighbors, friends, classmates, and coworkers – and bring them to Durham Central Park on the afternoon of MLK Day. Working together, we can ensure that all our children have books!
This is a great event for children and families! Running Dream Big book drives at workplaces, schools, and places of worship is a terrific teambuilder! Learn more at www.bookharvestnc.org