This Friday, March 4, North Carolinians will be able to talk to an NC lawyer by phone for free! It's the North Carolina Bar Association's 9th annual "Ask a Lawyer" day.
Anyone in N.C. can call one of the toll-free telephone numbers between the hours of
7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and talk to an NC volunteer lawyer at no charge. Callers will not be asked for their name or any contact information- they can just ask their questions.
As a large part of the NCBA's 4ALL Statewide Service Day, hundreds of lawyers will be serving as volunteers to take calls at call centers around the state. Areas of practice will include criminal law, real estate, wills and probate, powers of attorney, landlord-tenant, immigration, child custody & support, divorce, business, debt collection and more.
Do you have a question that you would like to ask a lawyer? Please plan to call 4ALL on March 4th.
Phone numbers for the 2016 4ALL sites will be posted March 3, 2016 @
Whats happening Higher Ground?
There are the days (the weeks... years) where anxiety seems the one constant
companion, right? We wake, if we slept at all, to a vague, elusive sense of something just not being right, and we scramble the mind's attic eaves looking for it, something to point at, to blame, to fix. Meaning disappears from our days and the slope
slickens: we see that our whole life has been meaningless - why did I spend my life this way? why wasn't I a little more daring or brave? We find ourselves horribly incomplete. So: pick your favorite: we overfunction, under-function, watch an enormous amount of teevee, stare at our phones, control others, gossip, smoke a little crack, drink, drink, sex, sex, shop, shop, whatever, anything to (pretend to) move away from the discomfort. It's our natural
response to avoid pain. But by a certain age, we've run that tape through. The things we look to to complete us fail miserably... and the next step is always MORE of the same. It's like
trying to fill an ocean-sized hole with a teaspoon.
The monk tells us "the thing that you are looking for is the thing that is looking." And guess what? That thing, too, has its share of anxiety. It turns out that a normal amount of anxiety is simply part of our lot as humans. It can keep us present, it can keep us searching. The problem of course is that we can't stand even a bit of discomfort or boredom or uncertainty. It seems intolerable - even after it has long become clear that the only thing worse is chasing the
illusion that there is a way through life that is free of pain.
Stay. Be. Practice. Love. Cry. Stay.
In the most famous Jewish psalm we are not told we will escape the valley of the shadow. We are only told that we need not be alone in its crossing.
Questions on how to participate or sponsorship opportunities?
Dining for Friends!
1.) DFF Kick off parties!!
Coming this month to a location near you! Want to host a party but unsure how? Join us to learn more about hosting your very own DFF party.
Each event held from
Crafted, Art of street food in Greensboro
Potent Potables in Jamestown
Lulu and Blu in High Point
Westerwood Tavern in Greensboro
(snacks provided, say what?)
Host a DFF party on a date convenient for you!
-How about a theme party? Who doesn't like to dress up?
The Weatherspoon Art Museum
-tour the open galleries at the event.... for free!
4.) Desserts and live entertainment as usual.
-admit one with ticket from a DFF party host!
5.) We are collaborating with
The Community Party!
VIP tickets available soon!
-includes: dinner + drinks + dessert
8.) Silent auction:
2016 DFF artwork by
Erik & Charlotte Strom
We look forward to seeing you, your friends, your neighbors, heck, bring a stranger and get ready for a new chapter in Dining for Friends history!
Questions about this year's Dining for Friends or wish to RSVP to one of the Kick off parties? RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or call Meagan @ 336-275-1654 x117
HIV/STI Testing in March
Our prevention team will be at the following sites for HIV/STI testing.
Tell your friends!
Testing event @ Hayes-Taylor YMCA from 11-2
Testing Event @ Greensboro College from 10-2
Check out Ninevah's newest delicious creation!
Apple, Avocado and Brussels Sprouts Salad
For the salad:
leaves from 1 pound Brussels sprouts, washed and drained to remove excess liquid
1 small avocado, peeled
1 Fuji or other crisp apple, washed, dried, cored and cut into quarters
For the dressing:
⅓ cup lemon infused white balsamic vinegar
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
For the garnish: Get Directions here!
½ cup roasted and salted pumpkin seeds
½ cup coarsely grated Parmesan cheese