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Carolina North: Don’t Get Stuck in Traffic

Thoughtful transportation planning is critical to the success of the proposed Carolina North campus. Traffic impacts resulting from Carolina North will be felt most immediately by the surrounding neighborhoods in northern Chapel Hill, but will ultimately affect all citizens in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and portions of Orange  County.

Neighborhoods for Responsible Growth (NRG) will sponsor a public meeting “Carolina North: Don’t Get Stuck in Traffic” on Sunday, May 3 from 4-6 pm at the Homestead Community Center (600 Homestead Road). The event will focus exclusively on traffic and transportation issues for Carolina North and will allow time for you to put forward your ideas. Town Council Members and University officials plan to attend and participate in this forum as well.

The Chapel Hill Town Council will likely sign off on the final Development Agreement for Carolina North at the end of June. Time is very short for us to react to the traffic challenges presented by this historic development.

We hope that you or someone from your household can attend this important meeting. Public participation will play an important part in this meeting and in the solution!

Contact Julie McClintock at mcclintock.julie@mindspring.com for additional information about this meeting.

Date: 

Sunday, May 3, 2009 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Homestead Community Center, 600 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill

Blue - A Benefit for Chapel Hill's Murals

Via Facebook:

Host:
Ernest Dollar
Type:
Network:
Global
Date:
Friday, March 27, 2009
Time:
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Horace Williams House
Street:
610 E. Rosemary Street
City/Town:
Chapel Hill, NC
   
Phone:
9199427818
Email:

Description

Come to the Horace Williams House for a fun night. Food, music, auction of original artworks - all going to benefit the restoration of Chapel Hill's murals. The theme is blue. Blue drinks, blue food, blues music. We're hoping to raise funds to restore the first mural painted in Chapel Hill, the "Starry Night" a pointillism interpretation of Franklin Street at night.

http://www.chapelhillpreservation.com/blue.htm

It is part of the ongoing Painted Walls Project that seeks to save Chapel Hill's unique landmarks.

Date: 

Friday, March 27, 2009 - 2:00pm

Location: 

Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill

NC Environmental Justice Network's Quarterly meeting hosted by RENA & CEER

Via e-mail:

    I wanted to send a reminder for you to reach out to your groups/organizations to invite them to come to the NC Environmental Justice Network's Quarterly meeting hosted by the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association (RENA) and the Coalition to End Environmental Racism (CEER) at the Faith Tabernacle Oasis of Love International Church (located at 8005 Rogers Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516).
    
    The meeting program will begin at 9:30am with a light breakfast and finish up at 1:30pm.  Lunch will also be provided.  Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can get a head count for meals.

    We will send more information including an agenda soon.

    Best wishes,
    Min. Campbell.
    President RENA
    Co-Chair CEER
    W: 919-960-3455
    H: 919-933-6210
    rplcampbell@gmail.com
    www.rogersroad.wordpress.com



 

Date: 

Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 5:30am to 9:30am

Location: 

Faith Tabernacle Oasis Of Love International Church, 8005 Rogers Road, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516

NAACP Freedom Banquet

Via e-mail from Mae McClendon:

Mark your calendars.
 
ANNUAL CHAPEL HILL - CARRBORO BRANCH OF THE NAACP's
ANNUAL FREEDOM BANQUET
 
SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2009
 
7:00PM
 
CARRBORO CENTURY CENTER
 
TICKET PRICE $35 PER PERSON
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
REV. BRIAN WRIGHT
TERRELL'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH
PRESIDENT OF THE MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE
 
MC - BUSTER BROWN, RADIO PERSONALITY
 
ENTERTAINMENT: KINGS OF HARMONY
 
SEMI FORMAL - DRESS TO IMPRESS
 
MORE DETAILS  TO COME

Date: 

Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 3:00pm

Location: 

Century Hall, Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St.

Lessons Learned in Chatham's Supporting Immigrant Rights: Past and Future

Notice via e-mail from Peggy Misch:

Lessons Learned in Chatham's Supporting Immigrant Rights: Past and Future --
Marisol McGee and Martin Spritzer, Chatham County Human Relations Commission, speakers at meeting of Orange County Bill of Rights Defense Committee. 7 pm,  Orange Water and Sewer Authority Meeting Room (off lower driveway), 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro. All welcome. Info: 942-2535.

Date: 

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 3:00pm

Location: 

OWASA community meeting room, 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro

23rd Annual CROP Walk

From IFC:

23rd ANNUAL CROP WALK

Date:  Sunday, March 22
Registration: 1:30 PM at Carrboro Town Commons
Step off starting time: 2:30 PM

Please consider joining with others in the community for a four- or two-mile walk through Chapel Hill and Carrboro.  Funds raised will help to end hunger in our community as well as throughout the world through the Inter-Faith Council and Church World Service.  Invite your friends, co-workers, or neighbors to walk with you or sponsor you.  Especially during these rough economic times, your support is urgently needed!

WHAT'S NEW:
1) Shorter route option--to allow for more individuals and families to participate
2) Lighter "Environmental Footprint"--T-Shirts are all organic and we are encouraging folks to bring their own water bottle if you have one to reduce waste at water stations
3) CROP Walk Benefit Concert--two great performances at The Station at Southern Rail (by Weaver St. Market)
                                                       March 15, 7 PM (see attached flyer)

T-Shirts are $8 in advance and $10 the day of the Walk.

A CROP Walk Benefit Concert is the Sunday before the Walk-- see attached flyer!

Please contact Shannon Gigliotti for more information or to purchase a T-Shirt in advance.

Date: 

Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 9:30am

Location: 

Carrboro Town Commons

11th Annual Orange County Agricultural Summit

From the County:

The 11th Annual Orange County Agricultural Summit will be held on Monday, February 9, 2009 starting at 8:30 a.m. until lunch.  The summit will be held at the old Orange Enterprise building, 500 Valley Forge Road in Hillsborough.

This year the featured speaker will be Steve Troxler, the Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of North Carolina.  In addition, topics of discussion will include, youth in agriculture, farm diversification, government programs that assist farmers in energy conservation and how to enhance farm income with hunting leases.

Lunch will be served using locally grown agricultural products as part of the $5 registration fee.  Seating is limited, please respond no later than February 5, 2009.

To register and for additional information contact the North Carolina Cooperative Extension - Orange County Center at (919) 245-2050.

Date: 

Monday, February 9, 2009 - 3:30am

Location: 

Orange Enterprise building, 500 Valley Forge Road, Hillsborough

Mommas for Obama organizational meeting

Hello,
I am the local organizer for the Momma for Obama National Rally here in Chapel Hill. On November 1 from 2:30 to 4pm on the Southern Village Green in Chapel Hill, mothers and families across the nation will gather in a demonstration of unity and support for Senator Barack Obama and Senator Joe Biden. This Wednesday, October 1, at 7pm, at my house I am hosting an organizational meeting for this rally. I would like to invite anyone from your organization who is interested to attend and/or contact me for more information.
YES WE CAN!
thank you,
Christine Ellestad
101 Buck Taylor Trail
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919-929-3013

Date: 

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 3:00pm

Climate Change Awareness Day

Focus the Nation is a national teach-in on global warming solutions for America—creating a dialogue at over a thousand colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, places of worship, civic organizations and businesses, and directly engaging millions of students and citizens with the nation’s decision-makers. The students at UNC signed onto this initiative in the fall of 2006 and have been working since then to put together an event that will bring the community together around this important discussion.

In support of the student effort, Orange County and the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro have officially proclaimed January 31, 2008 as Climate Change Awareness Day.

Date: 

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 1:00am to 6:00pm

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