Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

The League of Women Voters is proud of our history as a non-partisan, education-focused organization. We work hard to ensure that all of our sponsored events uphold these values by welcoming elected representatives, civic leaders, experts, and citizens from all background and affiliations to our programs and panels.

The League is and strives to remain non-partisan in all our activities, publications, and events. However, from time to time, we may cross-promote events related to our stated positions on issues even when the organization or speaker is not strictly non-partisan. This should not be taken as an endorsement from the League, but rather as encouragement for our members to become familiar with topics they might find interesting.

We believe that educating voters on a variety of topics, from a variety of perspectives, is an essential function of a healthy democracy.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Sunday, September 10, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eno River Unitarian Universalize Fellowship
4907 Garrett Road
Durham, NC 27707
LWVODC FAIR ELECTIONS/ REDISTRICTING REFORM MEETING. The purpose of this meeting is to bring Leaguers up to date on what has happened this summer, in the legislature and in the League, and to encourage participation in the projects planned for this fall. Jennifer Bremer will update us on the status of special legislative redistricting and educate us on the complexities of the message that we need to convey to elected officials and the public as we advocate for fair maps.

This meeting is geared toward League members, but, as always, non members are welcome.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:00 pm
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
New Member Orientation. If you have not attended before, please join us. We will touch on League history, structure, mission and local/state activities. Pick up your copy of LWVUS Impact on Issues.
Friday, September 15, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
UNC Children's Hospital
101 Manning Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
Voter Registration at UNC Children's Hospital. Join us in registering voters! Sign up for the shift(s) that work for you.

All voter registration volunteers must have had voter registration training. Check voter registration training dates August 25 and 29 on calendar for location and time for training.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Downtown Durham League Activity at Durham's CenterFest Arts Festival. LWVODC invites all League members to volunteer at our LWVODC booth at the CenterFest Arts Festival in downtown.

We will need at least 2 "outreach volunteers" to cover each 2 hour shift. We will be talking about our action team positions and activities (education, healthcare, environment, redistricting, violence against women, gun violence prevention, transportation, immigration). We will also need volunteers to set up and close the booth.

Let us know if you will be joining us in promoting the LWV by signing up at SignUPGenius

Saturday, September 16, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chatham Community Library
197 NC Hwy 87 N
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Meeting in Holmes Room
The Chatham Unit Fall Kick-Off Event. Join us for the Chatham Unit Fall Kick-Off. Our guest speaker will be Representative Robert Reives, who will update Chatham Unit members on redistricting legislation, any anticipated changes to voting laws or courts (slimming/packing), and other serious issues in the NC General Assembly that should be in the public domain. The business meeting agenda will also include the following items:

- Candidate Forum staffing needs
- Organizing the Chatham County Observer Corps

Help is needed with setting up the room, providing refreshments, and cleaning up. To see specific tasks needed and volunteer to help, click here:

Saturday, September 16, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Siler City
200 N. Chatham Avenue
Siler City, NC 27344
Voter Registration & Information. League members will be registering voters at the Hispanic Heritage Festival in Silver City.

All voter registration volunteers must have had voter registration training. Check voter registration training dates August 25 and 29 on calendar for location and time for training.

If you have Spanish Language familiarity, please consider Signing-Up to Volunteer

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12 noon - 1:00 pm
Saladelia Cafe
Parkway Plaza
4201 University Drive
Durham, NC 27707
Lunch with the League. Topic: We are the traffic. What do we do about it?. Join us for Lunch with the League. Natalie Murdock, convener of the LWVODC Transportation Study Group, will speak about transportation issues. The title of her presentation is "We are the traffic. What do we do about it?

Members and guests welcome, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to Kathy Wright, kaw22lwv@gmail.com, or 919-943-9167. Once your RSVP is received, Kathy will send you details about how to order your lunch and answer any questions you may have.

Friday, September 22, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
UNC Children's Hospital
101 Manning Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden
Voter Registration at UNC Children's Hospital. Join us in registering voters! Sign up for the shift(s) that work for you.

All voter registration volunteers must have had voter registration training. Check voter registration training dates August 25 and 29 on calendar for location and time for training.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
11:00 am
Umstead Park
399 Umstead Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Learn About the Haw Watershed. Haw River assembly and the LWVODC are sponsoring an informal discussion on watershed concerns followed by a stream monitoring in Bolin Creek. Where does our drinking water come from? What are the issues of our watershed? What can I do to protect water resource?

Contact emily@hawriver.org for more information. RSVP appreciated but not required.

Monday, September 25, 2017
7:00 pm
Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Email Vickie Shea (victoria.shea32@yahoo.com) for exact location.
Voter Registration & Information Training sessions.. Join the League in helping voters get the information they need to register and vote! New volunteers must have completed voter registration & information training by the time of their first shift; previously trained volunteers are welcome to come for a refresher.

OPPORTUNITIES TO REGISTER VOTERS On selected Fridays, LWVODC is sponsoring voter registration drives at the UNC Children's Hospital, Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden, 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill. To join us in registering voters, sign up for the dates and shift(s) that work for you.

The Chatham County Unit will have a table for voter registration & information at Oct. and Nov. Pittsboro First Sundays and at the Sept. 16 Hispanic Heritage Festival in Siler City. Newly-trained volunteers will work with an experienced LWV member to staff these tables. To join us, sign up for the dates and shift(s) that work for you

Sunday, October 1, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Downtown Pittsboro
9 Hillsboro St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Voter Registration & Information. The Chatham County Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties will have a table for voter registration & information at Pittsboro First Sundays (September 3, October 1, and November 5).

League volunteers must receive training to register voters. Newly-trained volunteers will work with an experienced LWV member to staff these tables.To sign up for training and to choose the dates and times you would like to volunteer, click here

Monday, October 2, 2017
1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Public Education Action Team Meeting. Monthly meeting.
Monday, October 2, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrboro Town Hall
301 W Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510


Main Meeting Room
Carrboro Candidates Forum. The Orange Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties, the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools PTA Council, and the UNC Graduate and Professional Student Federation are co-sponsoring a forum for the public to hear from the candidates for Carrboro Mayor and Alderman.

Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. The forum is free and open to the public and free parking is available.

Follow on Twitter: #carrvote2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
10 am - noon
Tobacco Road
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Orange Unit Happy Hour... Drop in during Happy Hour, Meet Other League Members, & Receive Updates on League Activities, Events, Positions, and Legislative Interests. Non-League Members Welcomed.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Carolina Community
400 Progress Boulevard
Siler City, NC 27344-303

Rooms 230-232
Siler City Candidates Reception. The Chatham Unit of the League of Women Voters is holding a reception for the public to meet the candidates running for the Siler City Mayor and Board of Commissioners in the November 7 election.

Each candidate may take 5-10 minutes to give his or her priorities and reasons for seeking the office. The League will provide refreshments, and the event is free with ample parking.

Contact Brenda Rogers at brenda.hyde2@gmail.com or 919-968- 0833 for further information about the forum.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Help is needed with setting up the room, greeting attendees, registering voters, providing refreshments and cleaning up. To see specific tasks needed and volunteer to help, click here

Friday, October 6, 2017
10 am
Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Email Vickie Shea (victoria.shea32@yahoo.com) for exact location.
Voter Registration & Information Training. Join the League in helping voters get the information they need to register and vote! New volunteers must have completed voter registration & information training by the time of their first shift; previously trained volunteers are welcome to come for a refresher.

OPPORTUNITIES TO REGISTER VOTERS On selected Fridays, LWVODC is sponsoring voter registration drives at the UNC Children's Hospital, Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden, 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill. To join us in registering voters, sign up for the dates and shift(s) that work for you.

The Chatham County Unit will have a table for voter registration & information at Nov. Pittsboro First Sunday. Newly-trained volunteers will work with an experienced LWV member to staff these tables. To join us, sign up for the dates and shift(s) that work for you

Monday, October 9, 2017
6:00 pm
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
New Member Orientation. If you have not attended before, please join us. We will touch on League history, structure, mission and local/state activities. Pick up your copy of LWVUS Impact on Issues.
Monday, October 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chapel Hill Town Hall
405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Chapel Hill Town Council Chamber

Free parking is available on site
Chapel Hill Mayor and Councilmen Candidate Forum. The Orange Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties, the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools PTA Council, and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP are co-sponsoring a forum for the public to hear from the

Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. The forum is free and open to the public and free parking is available.

Follow on Twitter: #CHvote2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
1200 W Cornwallis Rd.
Durham, NC 27705


Fellowship Hall
Durham Candidates Forum. The Durham Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is sponsoring a forum for the public to hear from the candidates for Durham Mayor and City Council. The forum will be moderated by Kelly McCullen, Director of The North Carolina Channel/UNCTV.

Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. The forum is free and open to the public, and free parking is available.

Monday, October 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapel Hill Town Hall
405 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Chapel Hill Town Council Chamber

Free parking is available on site.
CHCC Board of Education Candidate Forum. The Orange Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) PTA Council, and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP are co-sponsoring a forum for the public to hear from the candidates for the CHCCS Board of Education.

Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. The forum is free and open to the public and free parking is available.

Follow on Twitter: #BoEdvote2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chatham Community Library
197 Hwy 87 N
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Holmes Meeting Room
Pittsboro Candidates Forum. The Chatham Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is sponsoring a forum for the public to hear from the candidates for Pittsboro Mayor and Town Commissioners.

Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. Members of the League of Women Voters will be available to register voters and provide information about voting rights. The forum is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served, and free parking is available.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Help is needed with advanced question preparation, setup and cleanup, greeting attendees, registering voters, various tasks during the forum and providing refreshments.

Please sign up to help with one or more tasks.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
TBD
TBD LWVNC Council. LEADERSHIP TRAINING will be held in the morning for those holding League leadership positions. An ADVOCACY 101 training session will be open to all League members in the afternoon.

Check our LWVNC website for emerging details.

CHOOSE A COUNCIL MEETING IN: (meeting locations to be announced) CENTRAL NC: SATURDAY, OCT. 21 in Durham COASTAL NC: SATURDAY, OCT. 28 in Emerald Isle WESTERN NC: FRIDAY, NOV. 3 in Asheville

Sunday, November 5, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Downtown Pittsboro
9 Hillsboro St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Voter Registration & Information. The Chatham County Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties will have a table for voter registration & information at Pittsboro First Sundays (September 3, October 1, and November 5).

League volunteers must receive training to register voters. Newly-trained volunteers will work with an experienced LWV member to staff these tables.To sign up for training and to choose the dates and times you would like to volunteer, click here

Monday, November 6, 2017
1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Public Education Action Team Meeting.. Monthly meeting
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
TBD
TBD Lunch with the League. Topic: TBD
Monday, December 4, 2017
1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Public Education Action Team Meeting.. Monthly Meeting
Friday, December 8, 2017
TBD
TBD LWVODC Holiday Lunch. Plans are underway for our holiday lunch. Reserve the date and more information will follow soon.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
TBD
TBD Lunch with the League. Topic: TBD
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
TBD
TBD Lunch with the League. Topic: TBD