Wednesday night while my son and I were driving to dinner at Elmo’s Diner, I got a phone call from Whitney at the Durham County Board of Elections. I had volunteered as a polling place official for the 2006 election and had been meaning to call the board of elections to see about working this year’s elections. Well, they called me first. From what I understand, it looks like the primary on May 6, 2008 may have a fairly large turnout, especially if the Democratic presidential nomination process is still not decided. So, they’re recruiting election officials now. From personal experience I can say that working as an election official makes for a very long day. You get there at 6am and stay there until after 8pm. As someone, however, who thinks that voting is the bedrock of our democracy, I think it’s an outstanding service to the community and more people should volunteer for it. If you’re interested, see the BOE web page about it and give Whitney a call at (919) 560-0690 to volunteer today.
Phillip Barron and Jack Edinger have started a project to create maps of local triangle bike maps. It looks like they’ve got a good start at lots of road bike lanes and greenway trails. They seem to be a bit lacking for mountain bike trails, but they are asking for more collaborators. This looks like a great project and I encourage people to go look and offer to help.
So, I’m fairly bad at posting regularly to blogs, so let’s see if I can start fixing that.
This Sunday afternoon, February 17th at 5:30pm the Durham Symphony Orchestra will be presenting a concert at the Carolina Theater in Durham. This concert features the winners of their Young Artists Competition performing works from Brahms, Haydn, and Chauson. In addition, the orchestra will perform “Jubilation – An Overture” by Robert Ward and Symphony #7 by Beethoven. It should be a very interesting concert and I’m not just saying that because I play string bass with them!
The next Sunday afternoon, February 24th, at 3pm, the Durham Symphony will be presenting another concert, this one free, at the Emily Krzyzewski Family Life Center in Durham. It will be presented with the Durham Children’s Choir and will feature the same Ward and Beethoven along with the Finale from Hansel and Gretel by Englebert Humperdinck and “other concert favorites”. A poster for this concert can be found here.