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GOTV Time Early voting continues through Saturday, Oct. 30. Check the Board of Elections website: for locations. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. Help ³Get Out The Vote²--starting with your own.

Join Coach Gut: Former UNC basketball coach Bill Guthridge campaigns for Kerry-Edwards on Wednesday and Friday. Get with Gut at 3514 University Drive, Durham; start time 5:30 p.m. 401-6430.

Phone Banks: Call pro-choice voters, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, , 929-5402; call Latino and immigrant voters, through Oct. 28, , 835-1525 (Louisa).

Win or Lose: Post-election rally, East Franklin Street Post Office, Chapel Hill, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 5 p.m. 914-1655.

Or, Win: vote2.htm (³It's hard work.²) Datebook U.S. and U.N.: Black helicopters coming? Dr. Jerry Pubantz, Salem College expert, talks to the U.N. Association, Wake chapter, at dinner Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m., Meredith College dining hall, Raleigh. Reservations: 850-9696 (Jim Roush), 787-5461 (Carolyn King).

Johnny comes home: John and Elizabeth Edwards host a ³Bringing it Home² rally Friday, Oct.. 29, Dorton Arena, N.C. State Fairgrounds, 7 p.m. Tix must be obtained in advance from N.C. Democratic Party HQ, 225 Hillsborough St.., Suite 125, Raleigh. .

Help Duke Hospice: Wine- and tapas-tasting social to benefit Duke Hospice, with Lost in the Stars jazz trio featuring Rah Bickley and book signing by Aphrodite Jones. Friday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., Bakus Tapas and Wine Bar, 746 Ninth St., Durham. $20.

Supreme Court: Scholars discuss how the court reflects ³mainstream values.² Friday, Oct. 29, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., UNC-Chapel Hill Law School. , 962-1526 (Holly Howell).

Feminist Forum: UNC-Chapel Hill's Feminist Students United (fsu!) hosts ³Making the Political Personal: Radical Feminism In Action,² Friday night-Saturday, Oct. 29-30. , 423-0821 (Matt Ezzell).

Halloween! Celebrate in Raleigh on Saturday, Oct. 30, 3 p.m. to dusk, as Gardner Street Park (next to Raleigh Little Theater) is renamed ³Isabella Cannon Park.² Ceremony: 4 p.m. Games, music, free drinks and hotdogs supplied by the University Park Homeowners Association. 828-9127 (Sallie Ricks).

Free in Carrboro: Another ³Really Really Free Market² event Saturday, Oct. 30, 1-5 p.m., Carrboro Town Commons. Bring stuff, services to share or barter--no buying allowed! , 960-4518.

Arc of Orange: ³Guess Who's Coming to Dinner² event benefits adults and children with development disabilities. Small parties on Saturday, Oct. 30; all converge at the Sheraton of Chapel Hill at 8 p.m. for dessert. $25. , 942-5119 x16 (Camille Smith).

Neuse No-No: Should Butner's sewage treatment plant be allowed to pump more nitrogen downriver to Falls Lake? So many environmentals said ³no² at the first hearing that a second one is slated: Thursday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Info: 856-1180, (Dean Naujoks).

Drugs With Love: Dr. James Love, a global consumer activist on issues of drug patents and access to medicines for the world's poor people, speaks at Duke Law School Thursday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m. Free, open to all, reception follows: , 613-7270, and check out for Love's work.

NC WARN: 4th Annual Silent Auction and Dance Party at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Garrett Road, Durham, Saturday, Nov. 6, 6:30-11 p.m. Proceeds benefit the group's watchdog effort on global warming, Shearon Harris nuclear plant. , 416-5077.

Chapel Hill CAN Do: Community Action Network (CAN) holds annual meeting at the Chapel Hill Public Library on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m., with focus on local campaign financing. Public is invited: 967-9942 (Peter Walz).

Peace Vigils: in Durham: Saturdays, 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., East Franklin Street and Elliott Road, 942-2535; in Raleigh: Fridays, 5 p.m., NCSU Bell Tower, 833-4685 (Dante Strobino); First Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m., Fayetteville Mall, 821-2014 (Slater Newman). Strictly Voluntary Here's Your Help: Chapel Hill Service League has about 100 women ready to help with your community project. Call 933-1141 to apply, or write: P.O. Box 156, Chapel Hill 27517.

Blue Ribbon Mentors: Adults help Chapel Hill-Carrboro students; men, Spanish-speakers needed especially. 918-2170 (Graig Meyer).

Girls & Math: Mentoring program seeks women with math, science, tech careers to mentor 8th grade girls once a month. Starts in January, volunteer by Oct. 31. In Durham County, 530-6454 (Laura Smith); 998-7394 (Melissa Sloup).

SAFEchild: Wake child abuse prevention groups needs folks who speak English and Spanish, 2-3 hours a week. Training first: , 232-5661 (Ginna Bustle).

Durham Crisis Response: 24-hour hotline needs volunteers. Free training:, 403-9425 x230.

Durham Food Bank: Help fight hunger, at 708 Gilbert St. 956-2513 x222 (Theresa Garrett).

Club Nova: Help furnish new apartments for adults with mental illness., 968-6682 (Elisabeth Malphurs), 967-6985 (Camellia Morton).

Teens Climb High: In Women's Center program, women over 21 help middle-school girls throughout the Triangle. 968-4610 (Lisa). NARAL: Pro-choice group seeks volunteers:, 829-9779.

Pennies for Change: Durham thrift store (next to Lakewood Shopping Center) accepts donated goods; the proceeds support sexual assault and domestic violence services. 489-2681.

Carying Place: Helps homeless families with children get situated;, 462-1800.

Red Cross: Orange County chapter needs volunteers to help with blood drives (call Robin, x. 226), disaster response teams (call Tracy, x. 231), CPR & First Aid instruction (call Megan, x. 223); general number is 942-4862.

Meals on Wheels: Deliver to the homebound in Wake County, as little as one hour a month. 833-1749.

Habitat for Humanity: Durham Resale Store needs helpers; store helps build affordable homes. Stop by at 3215 Old Chapel Hill Rd., 489-1248.

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.

Kids Voting: If the kids vote, their parents do too. Wake County chapter of Kids Voting needs precinct organizers, volunteers., or 833-1282.

Naming Rights

N.C. Justice: Nominees for its 2004 ³Defenders of Justice² awards sought by N.C. Justice Center in Raleigh., 856-2570.

Human Rights: Nominees for 9th annual International Human Rights Award sought by HR Coalition of N.C., 876-0501.

Womens Forum NC: Nominees for its Young Adult Leadership Award, age 18-35, female or male (³especially female²), taken through Oct. 1., 252-636-5074 (Mary Peterson).

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