The Friends of the North Carolina Central University James E. Shepard Memorial Library hosted a community signing ceremony for the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries” April 13.
Libraries nationwide are organizing declaration signings as part of Libraries Change Lives, an initiative of the American Library Association.
The Toyama City Committee of Sister Cities recently welcomed students from the College of Foreign Languages in Toyama, Japan, for a two-and-a-half-week study visit for their second annual visit to Durham.
The Toyama committee partnered with Durham Technical Community College in hosting the 20 students and two faculty members.
Playworks Executive Director Don Fowler was the guest speaker for the Kiwanis Club of Durham April 10.
Playworks places coaches in low-income elementary schools across the country, including 18 schools in Durham and Wake counties which run a full-day program centered on play.
U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, last week presented 11 medals and awards, including the Bronze Star, to Wanda Moore, the widow of Army Corporal Donald “Buddy” Moore, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Karen Rimmer, lead adult Medicaid unit worker with the Person County Department of Social Services (DSS), spoke about the impact of the Medicaid program locally to the Roxboro Kiwanis Club on March 24
At the March 10 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club, Judy Batten with the Person County Partnership for Children received a contribution from the club for the local Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.
At the Feb, 17 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club, Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Director John Hill reminded the club of the April 4 Cyclysm bike ride to benefit the United Way and the June Mud Run sponsored by Parks and Rec as possible service projects which the club could support.
Boy Scout Troop 412 was established in March 1954 when a meeting was called by the chairman of the Christian Education Committee of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church for the purpose of organizing a Boy Scout troop. About 25 people attended, including a district scout executive who explained the procedure for forming a troop with the church as its sponsor.
The TrailHeads, a group of trail running and outdoor enthusiasts, love playing in the woods. They also are dedicated to introducing others to the joys of the trails, and to helping create and protect natural spaces for public use.
Durham Kiwanis club members donated 347 books to Book Harvest (www.bookharvestnc.org) on Feb. 27 after Ginger Young, the founder, gave a passionate presentation to the club.