A history of Durham’s Muslim community
Learn all about Durham’s oldest Muslim community by checking out Building Bridges through Good Faith, the latest exhibit at the Museum of Durham History (500 W Main St). The Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center (formerly Muhammad’s Mosque #34) was founded in the 1950s and is still an important fixture in the West End community. The exhibit will explore the Center’s economic, political, and cultural impact on Durham and will be on display through Friday, August 10. The museum’s hours are Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm and Sundays 1–5pm. Free admission; call 919-246-9993 or click here for more info.
Help older Durhamites in need
The Durham Center for Senior Life’s Christmas in July Summer Food Drive is running now through Wednesday, August 15. You can help people in need by placing items in the Food Pantry box in the lobby (406 Rigsbee Ave). DCSL’s Food Pantry is open weekdays (by appointment), and men and women age 60+ can choose what they need. Any donations you, your house of worship, or other group can make would be appreciated.
Call social services coordinator Alicia Allen at 919-688-8247 x103 for more information.
New pavilion for West Point on the Eno Park
NC State Design Build’s Summer Studio has chosen West Point on the Eno as the site for its annual project. In an underused sector of the park, students from NC State’s College of Design will design and build an Environmental Education Pavilion. They’ll work under the tutelage of Randall Lanou and Erik Mehlman from BuildSense, Scott Metheny from Architrave, and Ellen Cassilly from Ellen Cassilly Architect, and we’ll all end up with a fabulous $100,000 facility where both kids and adults will be able to learn more about nature and the environment. If you’d like to get involved and help out, the Durham Parks Foundation would appreciate any monetary donations, which will go toward building materials. Click here to see drawings and models of the project.
Presenting the Berserkers
Lowe’s Grove Middle School’s very own Berserkers helped celebrate Creek Week with a special performance.
Let’s help our neighbors
Here are some local crowdfunding campaigns. Watch the videos, and if you can spare a few dollars, I’m sure that any of these projects would appreciate your financial support.
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