Home Builders raises scholarship funds
The Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties raised more than $16,000 at its 16th annual Scholarship Auction hosted by ProBuild.
All of proceeds will fund $1,000 scholarships to local high school seniors for their continuing education.
Since 1996, the HBADOC has awarded more than 199 scholarships, totaling over $178,500.
Students wanting to apply for a spring 2014 scholarship may submit their application by March 7, 2014.
Winners receive their scholarships at the association’s general membership meeting in April.
The Home Builders Association is a 600-plus member organization representing the residential construction industry in Durham, Orange and Chatham counties.
For information, call (919) 493-8899 or visit www.hbadoc.com.
DPS to hold job fair
The Durham Public Schools is holding a job fair on Dec. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the district’s Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Road.
DPS is seeking educators for hard-to-fill teaching positions such as high school and middle school math, science and social studies teachers and elementary English as a second language and exceptional children teachers.
For information about how to participate, go to http://www.dpsnc.net/forms/register-for-job-fair-2013-hard-to-fill-areas-only
DPS talks to focus on suspensions, discipline
Durham Public Schools will hold three public discussions this month to address high rates of suspensions and discipline of black and disabled students.
The first meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Road.
The second will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at Northern High School, 117 Tom Wilkinson Road, and the third will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 at Southern High School, 800 Clayton Road.
Walltown presents ‘Indigo Blue’
The Walltown Children’s Theatre will present “Indigo Blue – A Reimagining of the Pied Piper” by local playwright Howard L. Craft Dec. 12-15 at the Durham Arts Council’s PSI Theater, 120 Morris St., in downtown Durham.
“Indigo Blue” takes place in the multi-cultural mythical city of Milele Baada Ya. The audience follows the journey of 10-year-old Mariposa, who is struggling to find and free her younger brother and all the other children of Milele Baada Ya, after they are kidnapped by Maestro Marvin the Magnifico, aka the Pied Piper.
To aid her on her journey she enlists the help of Lavern the gossiping lamp post, Tarik the talking-cookie-turned-professional-wrestler and the incomparable genius, Floyd, a platinum turtle.
Music, song, and dance are used to guide the audience through this magical land.
Tickets are available online at www.walltownchildrenstheatre.org or via phone at (919) 286-4545.