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Residents interested in discovering and protecting Durham’s local waterways should mark their calendars now to celebrate the 11th annual Creek Week next month.
Creek Week, set for March 16-23, offers indoor and outdoor activities to help people of all ages and abilities learn more about creeks, rivers, and lakes as well as how to keep them healthy. Throughout the week, residents will have a chance to join litter cleanups, adopt-a-spot, or join a hiking or paddling adventure. A free open house on Thursday, March 21 allows potential volunteers to speak with sponsors of eco-adoption programs. Last year’s popular “Skip the Straw” campaign also returns for the month of March.Read more
Durham is hosting its first Durham Master Aging Plan meeting, as well as an opportunity to attend the Racial Equity Institute Workshop: A Groundwater Approach to Racial Equity, on Monday, March 25th.
You can register for one or both of these events by clicking on the image below or directly at http://bit.ly/DurhamMap
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March 11 Submission Deadline
The City of Durham Cultural and Public Arts Program now invites artists and artist teams to submit portfolios to be selected to join the City of Durham Pre-Qualified Artists Registry.
This registry will serve as a resource for the selection of artist and artist teams to create City cultural and public art projects. Access to a pre-determined network of qualified professional artists strengthens and streamlines the process and allows for greater capacity building within the arts community.Read more
Students from Three Durham Schools Worked to Beautify Construction Fence at Future Wetlands
Passersby will now notice new public art adorning the construction fencing around the South Ellerbe Stormwater Restoration project thanks to the efforts of local teachers and students from three schools in Durham.
The City’s Public Works Department partnered with artist-educator Lee Moore Crawford to produce artwork by local students for the project. The students answered the question, “Who will show up in this wetland restoration project?” with colorful images of birds, turtles, fish, and native plants. Crawford reproduced the images on banners that she and the students displayed earlier this week on the project’s construction fence along 808 W. Trinity Ave.Read more
Faith Summit on Racism and Child Poverty
March 7, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Union Baptist Church
The event is free, but you do need to register: https://www.euarofnc.org/FaithSummit
Co-hosted by EUAR and End Poverty Durham, the 2019 Faith Summit is a convening to share best practices in anti-racism and anti-poverty work, as well as increase interfaith collaboration towards dismantling racism and ending poverty in our community.
1. Gain awareness and understanding of racism as the root cause of child poverty.
2. Discover resources/services already happening in Durham to reduce racism and child poverty.
3. Create collaborative steps for congregations and organizations to work together to reduce racism and child poverty in Durham.
City Hall On The Go serves residents where they live, work, and play. It is a unique mobile platform that will serve, share, and connect residents with the resources throughout the City of Durham. City Hall on the Go is designed to reach out to remote communities within the city, to increase awareness of City services.
The City Hall On The Go Truck will be at the following public locations on the dates below:
- Southwest Library: February 8, 2019 10A—12P
- South Regional Library: March 6, 2019 10A—12P
- El Centro: March 27, 2019 2:45P –4:30P
- North Regional Library: April 10, 2019 10A—12P
- Northgate Mall: April 24, 2019 10A—12P
- Food Lion (3808 Guess Road): May 15, 2019 10A—12P