In the Neighborhood

Here are a few events happening in our neighborhood over the next few weeks!

Gregg Museum of Art and Design
Alan Cohen Gallery Talk

November 17, 6 pm
Gregg Museum at NC State University

Alan Cohen, Adjunct Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, returns to the Gregg to talk about his starkly beautiful black and white photographs in Earth with Meaning.  More information at
Raleigh Arts Commission
Artist Opportunities in November and December

Artist Call: Wilder's Grove
Deadline: December 16

The City of Raleigh is seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams who reside in North Carolina to provide site-specific public art with a strong educational focus for the Wilder's Grove Solid Waste Services Facility. The new facility, scheduled to open December 2011, will serve as the department's administrative headquarters.

The public art project budget for Wilder's Grove is $29,447, inclusive of all expenses including design, fabrication, installation, travel, taxes and fees. Qualifications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on Friday, December 16.

For application and guidelines:

Artist of Tomorrow Scholarship Applications
Deadline: December 1

The Artist of Tomorrow scholarship program offers scholarships to Wake County high school seniors pursuing full-time higher educational study in the fields of dance, theater and musical theater, literature, music or visual arts.

For more info and application form:
TechShop RDU
Upcoming Events

5905 Triangle Drive
Raleigh, NC 27617

Holiday Craft Fair, December 13
Dara and the Acorn to Oak team will be hosting a Holiday Craft Fair at TechShop this year. Plan to join us if there's anyone in your life who might need a gift on or after Tuesday, December 13!  More info on the Li Sashay blog.

Classes at TechShop RDU
Learn a new skill or work with some amazingly cool equipment by taking a class at TechShop RDU. Information on classes is available at:
Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South
Upcoming Events

A complete list of events can be found at

December 7, 2011, Wednesday, 7:00 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St., Durham, NC

When his wife discovered she was gluten-intolerant, culinary-minded Phil Baer threw out all the flour and went to work figuring out how to make baked goods without gluten. Come learn some of Phil's secrets and taste his yummy treats.

Leader: Phil Baer
Cost: There is no charge, but please let us know you are coming.
Contact: RCWMS, 919-683-1236,

December 18, 2011, Sunday, 7:00 pm
Temple Beth Or, Durham, NC

Cost: $5, suggested donation
Contact: RCWMS, 919-683-1236,
Stone Circles
Upcoming Events

Post-Thanksgiving Community Dinner/Game Night
November 26, 2011 4 pm - 7 pm

Come join us for an Intergenerational Game Night and potluck dinner! De-stress from the holidays and extend your day of thanks with serenity and fun at The Stone House. This is a time for our friends and community to come and play and eat together. We'll be playing board games, card games, indoor and outdoor games of all kinds - or no games, as you are also free to just sit by the fire and chat with friends. This is a potluck, so please bring a favorite culinary dish to share with 8-10 people, either carefully sealed leftovers from Thanksgiving or a new dish!

There is no cost and all are welcome, old and new friends alike - kids, families, folks of all ages and those you want to introduce to The Stone House.

For more information, call 919-304-5000.

Day of Practice
December 17, 2011, 10 am - 4 pm
Led by Claudia Horwitz

As the energy of December swirls around and draws us outward, join us for a day of practice as we explore the space within. This mostly silent day of practice will include gentle yoga to deepen our understanding of how we hold and release stress; a restful approach to meditation; and time in nature here on the land at The Stone House. Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring a journal or something to write on. We have plenty of yoga mats and meditation cushions, or feel free to bring your own. A light lunch will be served. This day of practice is offered freely and donations will be gratefully accepted at the end of the day.  Please visit our website to RSVP online.

For more news on Stone Circles programming and upcoming events, read their fall newsletter or visit their website at
Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic
Call for Volunteers

Your help will save lives. Please consider just a couple hours a week. The animals are still arriving, and the staff and interns are being overworked. We really appreciate those who have come in, but we need more of you! Please call the clinic and tell us when you can come in and help!

Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency which provides
medical care and treatment to native North American Wildlife.

1417 Seaton Road, Durham, NC 27713
(919) 544-3330
contact: Ann Rogers
Durham Council of Garden Clubs (DCGC)
News and Event Listings

DCGC is the umbrella group for 11 Garden Clubs in Durham, NC with over 280 members and 2 Junior Garden Clubs. DCGC keeps everyone informed of the activities of each other and works on preservation, conservation, beautification in Durham County.

Find out more and keep up with the latest garden news on their blog at
Reuse Alliance (National News)
more info available at

National Events:
ReuseConex2012, the 2nd National Reuse Conference and Expo,  will take place in Portland, Oregon on October 18-20, 2012 at the Portland DoubleTree. Be sure to bookmark the conference website to keep up on the latest info:!
Chatham County Arts Council
Calendar of Events

Want to know about art-related happenings in Chatham County? Go to the Chatham
County Arts Council website
and click on their calendar.
Durham Symphony
2011/2012 Concert Series

A complete list of Durham Symphony events and ticket information is available at
Duke Performances: Calendar of Events

For tickets and list of events:
Artist Opportunities
from the North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Arts Council maintains an online archive of newsletters featuring comprehensive lists of opportunities for North Carolina artists.

To view the most recent list, go to: