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
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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.
Monday, August 7, 2017
12:30 - 3:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27415


Meeting Room C
LWVODC Public Education Action Team Lunch. Join us for a working lunch to identify priorities in how LWVODC can contribute to public understanding of current issues in public education.

Due to limited space reservations are necessary. For details go to LWVODC Public Education Webpage

Thursday, August 17, 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, August 18, 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. Contact Victoria Shea <victoria.shea32@yahoo.com> if you would like to register voters but have not had training yet.

Friday, August 25, 2017
10 am
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 Sept., 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.

Friday, August 25, 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, August 26, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel
1 Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


In Carolina Lounge 1663
Cocktails and Conversation with Our Elected Officials Reception. Join us for cocktails and conversation with our elected officials in Celebration of Women's Equality Day. Cash bar.

Let us know if you will be attending

Tuesday, August 29, 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 Sept., 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.

Saturday, September 2, 2017
TBD
TBD Lunch with the League. Topic: TBD
Sunday, September 3, 2017
12: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.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Free parking is available.
Board of Elections Panel Discussion. Learn about North Carolina's procedures for purging voter rolls, verification of voter registration, selection of early voting sites, and more. The public is invited to a panel discussion with the Board of Elections directors from Chatham (Pandora Paschal), Durham (Derek Bowens)and Orange (Tracy Reams)Counties, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties.

Come at noon with a brown-bag lunch, beverages will be provided. The 90 minute program will begin promptly at 12:30 PM and is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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.
Friday, September 8, 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.

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.

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.

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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Central Carolina Community College
400 Progress Boulevard
Siler City, NC 27344-3032


Forum is in rooms 230 and 232
The Siler City Municipal Election Forum. The public is invited to attend the LWVODC sponsored Siler City Municipal Election Forum.

The question and answer forum will be followed by a meet and greet with refreshments.

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.
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.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chatham Community Library
197 NC Hwy 87 N
Pittsboro, NC 27312
The Pittsboro Municipal Election Forum. The public is invited to the LWVODC sponsored Pittsboro Municipal Election Forum.

The question and answer forum will be followed by a meet and greet with refreshments.

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
TBD
TBD Lunch with the League. Topic: TBD
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
TBD
TBD Lunch with the League. Topic: TBD
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
TBD
TBD Lunch with the League. Topic: TBD