Local briefs

Sep. 17, 2013 @ 04:48 PM

‘Iron Jawed Angels’ showing coming up
DURHAM -- Durham County Library will host a showing of “Iron Jawed Angels” at the South Regional Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday to celebrate National Voter Registration Day. After the film, Judge Willis Whichard will lead a discussion. South Regional Library is at 4505 S. Alston Ave.
The film depicts the struggle of women as they fought to gain the right to vote. It dramatizes the story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, who ignited the suffragist movement using peaceful and effective tactics before the 19th Amendment was finally enacted in 1920. The film stars Hillary Swank, Frances O’Connor and Anjelica Huston.
Whichard, a Durham native, is the only person who has served in both houses of the state legislature and on both of the state’s appellate courts.
This program is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham.
Durham offers free environmental job training
DURHAM – Durham residents interested in receiving certifications needed for full-time employment in the environmental field can apply for the city’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program. 
The 12-week free training program will teach needed skills, including assessment and cleanup. This no-cost training will provide certifications that allow participants to qualify as environmental technicians for employment in the recycling, wastewater treatment or construction industries. 
Classes begin Feb. 3 and will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, on the main campus of Durham Technical Community College. Applications are now available on the city’s website at http://durhamnc.gov/ich/cb/oewd/Pages/Brownfield-Training-Program.aspx and are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 20. An information session will be Oct. 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Walltown Recreation Center, 1308 W. Club Blvd. 
For information contact Jason Wimmer at Allen.Wimmer@DurhamNC.gov or by calling (919) 560-4965, ext. 15218.
Doula Collective plans meet-and-greet
DURHAM -- The Bull City Doula Collective will host a free meet-and-greet Sunday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Blue Point Yoga Center,  2816 Erwin Road, Suite 203.
The guest speaker will be local massage therapist Donna Zubrod of Seven Generations Wellness and Birth. She will demonstrate some helpful massage techniques for the laboring mother and her partner, as well as some tips for relieving pregnancy aches and pains.
For information, or to RSVP (appreciated, but not required), visit https://www.facebook.com/events/609858139064244/
VA and local organizations join to assist veterans
DURHAM. – Veterans in need will be able to access help with housing, food, basic medical and legal assistance, employment counseling, local health and human services, substance abuse services, mental health assessments, flu shots, mammograms, haircuts, showers and more at the annual Bull City Stand Down on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The activities will take place at the Durham County Memorial Stadium and National Guard Armory at 750 Stadium Drive.
The annual event focuses on helping veterans who are homeless or lack stable housing. New this year is a free dental clinic.
Free booth space is available, with an in-kind donation, to employers and other veteran service agencies interested in providing on-site support to Veterans. The Durham Area Transit Authority will provide free bus and ACCESS services to and from the event throughout all regular routes until 5 p.m.
For information, contact BCSD co-chairs Darryl Hicklen (919) 687-0782, Shawn Ross (919) 808-1814 or Kim Burrucker (919) 695-3776, Bullcitystanddown@yahoo.com
Cancer study seeks participants
RALEIGH-- Men and women between 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to 300,000 people across the United States and Puerto Rico.
The opportunity for volunteers to enroll in the study will take place at four locations Sept. 24-26. Individuals can visit cps3durhamorange.org or call 1-888-604-5888 to enroll for any of the following locations. Durham County Main Library, Tuesday, 3 – 6:30 p.m.; Levin Jewish Community Center, Durham, Sept. 25, 3 – 5:30 p.m.; The Catholic Community of St Thomas More, Chapel Hill, Sept. 25, 3:30 –7 p.m.; Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, Sept. 26, 4 –7:30 p.m.
As part of the in-person enrollment, individuals complete a brief written survey, provide a waist measurement and give a small blood sample. Over the course of the study – which is anticipated to last 20 to 30 years – participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years that will be sent to their home. 

Police to host Women in Law Enforcement open house

DURHAM -- The Durham Police Department will sponsor a Women in Law Enforcement Open House on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Topics at the open house will be of particular interest to women interested in a law enforcement career.
The open house will be held at Durham Police Department Headquarters, 505 West Chapel Hill St. People interested in attending or who have questions about the event  should email Jacqueline.Fountain@durhamnc.gov or Pamela.Shackleford@durhamnc.gov. All participants must register in advance to attend.  Refreshments will be served.

NOSH event to aid Land Trust
DURHAM -- From 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, NOSH, 2812 Erwin Road, will host a dining event to benefit Durham Community Land Trust in its mission of building permanently affordable housing in Durham.
Come eat barbecue ribs and chicken (with vegetarian options available also) at NOSH. Mystery Brewing will offer beer tastings. All proceeds from the sale of tickets to this event will go to DCLT.
Seating is limited. Check out Facebook for information:   https://www.facebook.com/events/454755437955154/ or call NOSH at 919-383-4747 to reserve your meal. The Beer tasting will be included with the ticket price. Proceeds from the sale of additional draft beer from Mystery Brewing will also go to DCLT.