Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Check it Out...

Wow, it's fall, and I feel alive. There's so much going on right now that it's hard to keep up. Here's a sampling of what's going on here in the Triangle that I'm involved in this fall, my second favorite time of year.

On sale now: Lucy's Cards. A unique fundraiser to support mental-health services for children and families in the Triangle. I share a facility here in Cary with the Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood, an award-winning therapuetic preschool that provides wonderful services to kids with emotional needs. The way the fundraiser works: You buy a Lucy's Card for $50. 100% of the $50 goes to programs that the Lucy Daniels Center offers. Then for one week, Nov. 3-10, 2006, you use your card to shop at over 200 stores in the Triangle (locally-owned stores, not chains) and you get a 20% discount on all the stuff you buy. So, if you spend $250 the week of Nov. 3-10, (think holiday shopping early, we all spend $250 during the holidays, right?) you recap your $50 and you've donated to a really important service for children. If you spend more than $250, that's pure savings to you. So, shop, save, and help kids. (But if you do buy a card, I encourage you to buy one from me...I'm running my own specials for those who sign up first)

Next week, Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:00, Chapel Hill Bible Church: Caramore Community's 2006 Annual Client Celebration, Featuring local author Lee Smith (There is no charge to attend this event!) Caramore, where my husband works, is a private, non-profit organization in Carrboro that provides comprehensive services for mentally ill adults. It's a highly successful community-based program whose model more people need to know about--especially in this day and age where there's lots of talk about mental health reform in NC. Lee Smith, a well-known local author, will speak first-hand about how Caramore helped her son.

Wednesday, Oct. 18-Friday, Oct. 20: Troika Music Festival, an event designed to promote and celebrate the independent music scene in the Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh area. Here's a special shout-out to my friends in the band Vedere Rosso, who will be playing on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7:45 PM, at the MarVell Event Center.

Saturday, November 4, "Art as Healing & Healing as Art", 1:30-4:30, NC Bar Center in Cary, NC, $25: a lecture that my place of employment, the Lucy Daniels Foundation, is hosting. The Foundation is pleased to host two internationally known presenters for this inaugural lecture:Thomas Sayre, local artist & designer and Salman Akhtar, MD, psychiatrist & psychoanalyst, poet & writer. The artist and the psychoanalyst will combine the origins of art with the theories of potential space in the following talks:Wrestling with the Angel, Thomas Sayre, and Hearing Voices: Psychotic, Poetic, and Psychoanalytic, Salman Akhtar, MD.

(Both of these speakers are really, really, good- plus Thomas Sayre is one of Raleigh's own with artwork up a the the NCMA, RDU Aiport and Exploris. Plus he's in a rock band. Plus, there's a reception over at the Foundation afterwards. Y'all come out).

Then, of course, there's the Marathon, Half-Marathon on Nov. 12. at the Outer Banks. All I can say is wish me luck, lots and lots of luck.

1 comment:

Nana said...

Hello Sarah,

I just returned from a vacation and would love to purchase a couple of Lucy Card's from you. Just let me know how to get the check to you via Jen and Josh if you don't have my email. Thanks and keep blogging!!