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Riverside High School Young Democrats Club: Holding a counter-inauguration at the State Capitol Grounds in Raleigh on Jan. 20, 4:30-6 p.m. 286-7653, (Max Rose).

Inauguration Day Peace Vigil: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 20, 7 p.m. Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. 828-0897, (Cathy Tamsberg).

Jan. 20 in D.C. : See United for Peace and Justice (, the D.C. Anti-War Network (, Turn Your Back on Bush ( and

Blue Dot Ball: See Best Bets on page 5 and Special Events in Spectator on page 29.

Rock 4 Roe: The Counter-Inaugural Ball: Join Planned Parenthood Action Fund for a benefit concert on the 32nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, featuring the Cuntry Kings, Destroyed by Kittens and Alvarez Painting. Jan. 22, 8:30 p.m. Ooh La Latte, 1116 Broad St., Durham. 286-0650. $10, $8 students.

Tsunami Relief
Wake County Citizens for Effective Government: See listing in Datebook below.

Partner Yoga Workshop: All donations go to Unicef's tsunami relief fund. Jan. 23, 3-5 p.m. Arts Together, 114 St. Mary's St., Raleigh. Pre-register at 828-1713. $30/couple suggested.

People's Alliance Membership Meeting: The problem with current U.S. health care and how needs can be met with universal care. Jan. 19, 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St., Durham.

Wake County Citizens for Effective Government: Betty Lou Ward shares her experiences as a commissioner and her outlook for 2005; also collecting donations for tsunami victims. Jan. 20, 7:30-9 p.m. Borders Books, 8825 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. 847-9901.

Durham Athletic Park Focus Groups: Jan. 20, Jan. 25, Jan. 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Parks & Rec Dept Training Room, 400 Cleveland St. Info 560-4965 (Alice Sharpe).

Mental Health Association/National Alliance for the Mentally Ill: Legislative breakfast to discuss our community's mental health needs. Jan. 22, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Church of Reconciliation, 110 N. Elliot Road, Chapel Hill. RSVP 942-8083, Donation.

Strong Women, Strong N.C.!: NARAL N.C., Planned Parenthood and Raleigh NOW commemorate the 32nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Jan. 22: 10 a.m. at Planned Parenthood, 100 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh, to make signs to be held at six locations in Raleigh; 6-8 p.m. at Michael Deans, 1705 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, with the four women elected to state legislature from Wake County plus religious and community leaders. RSVP 829-9779 (Agnieszka McCort).

N.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Memorial and press conference with speakers and information regarding 2004's domestic violence-related homicides. Jan. 22, 11 a.m. Durham Central Park. 1-888-232-9124, (Nakia Hansen).

Nancy Keppel Remembered: Memorial service for longtime Raleigh peace and justice activist Nancy Keppel, who was instrumental in founding the Raleigh Religious Network for Gay and Lesbian Equality and was a member of the Raleigh Human Relations Council fighting for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Jan. 22, 2 p.m. Community United Church of Christ, corner of Wade Avenue and Dixie Trail.

Anti-War March: Planning meeting for a demonstration and march in Fayetteville on March 19 to protest the war in Iraq. Jan. 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Graham Building, Spring Garden Street near Tate Street, UNC-Greensboro. Info; RSVP 286-5057.

Community Forum: Share your vision for the Democratic Party with the folks who hold the reins. Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. NCCU, Miller-Morgan building auditorium, on Nelson Street off Fayetteville Street, Durham. 416-0099, (Lanya Shapiro).

New Hope Creek Park: Kickoff of grassroots campaign to save a tract of land vital for access to the proposed park. Jan. 25, 7-8:30 p.m. Forest View Elementary School, corner of Mt. Sinai and Erwin roads, Durham. 401-3538, (Wendy Jacobs).

United Nations Association: West Triangle Chapter discussing the internationalization of public school curriculum. Jan. 26, noon-2 p.m. Holiday Inn, 15-501 Bypass, Chapel Hill. RSVP by Jan. 21 to 967-6853 (Barbara Walburn). $15.

Strictly Voluntary
Carrboro Day: First planning meeting Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m. Carrboro Century Center, corner of Greensboro and Main streets. 918-7367, (Sean Sunkel).

Durham Literacy Center: Orientation Jan. 20, 7-8 p.m. 489-8383,

Orange County Literacy Council: Orientation Jan. 20, 6-7 p.m. in two locations. Chapel Hill 933-2151; Hillsborough 732-0868;

Welcome Baby: Welcome Baby is a free parenting education and support program. Volunteer Hospital Visitors explain the program to new parents; training is Jan. 24, 6-9 p.m. Volunteer Parent Supporters call new parents once a week; training is three sessions on Jan. 24, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, 6-9 p.m. 721 Foster St., Durham. 560-7150.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center: Seeking men and women to answer the 24-hour crisis/response line and present educational programs. Training begins in mid-February; application deadline is Jan. 31. Also accepting applications for survivor support group facilitators; deadline is Feb. 28. 968-4647,,

Pet Foster Network: Provide short-term, in-home care for dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. 425-2330,

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