AmeriCorps This Week #10

ANCAlex’s Adventures

As I am sure you have all learned, the Raleigh area has plenty to offer. Finding things to do is easy, but finding free and cheap things to do takes a bit of investigating. As a Raleigh area native, I am happy to make suggestions for a fun filled week!

Wednesday, 1/21/15

  • Free Pool all day! (and other free games like darts, ping pong, and shuffleboard)

Where? Bub O’ Malley’s | 157 East Rosemary Street | Chapel Hill, NC

(919) 942-6903

Time: Open until 2:00am

  • Pints and Paints – Wilma’s Wandering Eye Label

Where? Double Barley Brewing |3174 U.S. 70 | Smithfield, NC


Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Thursday, 1/22/15

  • Local band, Local Beer (Urban Soil, The Family)-Free

Where? Tir Na Nog | 218 South Blount Street | Raleigh, NC

(919) 833-7795

Time: 9:30pm

Friday, 1/23/15

  • George Terry and the Zealots-Free show

Where? The Station | 201 East Main Street | Carrboro, NC

(919) 967-1967

Time: 7pm

  • The Ice Factory Ice Skating Rink-$10 (not cheap, but exciting)

Where? American Tobacco | 300 Blackwell St | Durham, NC


Time: open from 4-11pm

Saturday, 1/24/15

  • DamNation Film Screening-Free

Join a ranger to watch a film discussing the pros and cons of damming our nation’s waterways for public and private good, a discussion will follow. Registration is required.

Where? Umstead Park Visitor Center Auditorium | Off Highway 70/Glenwood Avenue | Raleigh, NC


Time: 12:30pm

Sunday, 1/25/15

  • Animals of Umstead-Free 

Monday, 1/26/15Join a Park Ranger to learn general information about the animals that call William B. Umstead State Park home, Reservations are required

Where? Umstead Park Visitors Center Auditorium | Off Highway 70/Glenwood Avenue |Raleigh, NC

  • Time: 4-5pm
  • Novel Reader’s Evening Book Discussion (Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver)
    Where? West Regional Library | 4000 Louis Stephens Drive | Cary, NC 
    Time: 7-8pm
  • Maniac Monday-$5 Unlimited bowling w/ shoes, $1.50 16oz PBR

Where? The Alley | 2512 Hillsborough Street | Raleigh, NC


Time: Open until 1am

Tuesday, 1/27/15

  • Taco Tuesday!-Bring 1 Taco Ingredient

Where? My House | You know where it is | Raleigh, NC


Time: 7pm

I hope that you all have the time to check out some of these events, Have a great week!


Keeping Tabs

As an employment advisor, I see a lot of people coming to the East Regional Center looking for work. There are some people I have noticed have yet to return. Perhaps they found a job, or maybe they are continuing their job hunt using different resources. The question is, “how  many clients have been registered, are now working and we have not heard from them?” Knowing how many people I am actually making a difference for would be nice. It is something I think about from time to time and my only solution is make sure you get a phone  number or some other method of contact to keep in touch.



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