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30th anniversary in April. Over the past 30 years,

School for Young

local organizations.

DMACF has awarded $5 million to 182 different

The Westminster

Children is celebrating

retirement of Carol

Texas Tech April 16 at 6 p.m. at the Durham

director and current financial director. Her work

Duke – the team lost in the 2018 Super Regional

staff in her 50 years at the school. Westminster

one game away from the College World Series

this year, as well as the

The Duke Blue Devils Baseball Team plays

Van Hise, the previous

Bulls Athletic Park. This will be a rematch for

has helped more than 6,000 children and 200

final against Texas Tech, which left the Blue Devils

will hold her retirement celebration at the

in Omaha.

Services celebrated its 100th anniversary in January.

Ash Family,” a searing debut about a young

Produce in a SNAP (PIAS) community produce

a new home, who

Produce Program at Duke Outpatient Clinic.

and in the arms of a dangerous cult


were from Durham.


(ACIS) scholarship contest in February.

geographically or financially.

have a reading and book

The Durham Merchants Association

Bookshop April 16 at 7

organizations in Durham County, celebrates its

on Feb. 16 in

the American Council for International Studies’

in the Great

organization that provides funds to charitable


won the grand prize for middle school art in

PIAS provides fresh, affordable produce

Charitable Foundation (DMACF), a nonprofit

Out Loud State

Durham Academy eighth-grader Theo Preston

Hungry Harvest celebrated its one-year

to those with limited food access, either

the 2019 Poetry

three students

releases her novel, “The

ends up off the grid

runner-up at

the competition,

native Molly Dektar

market in January with its partner, the Fresh

of the Arts, won

district finalists at

On April 9, Durham

woman looking for

Jamilla Rahim,

Among the 40


anniversary in North Carolina by opening a

SCHOOL WORK Durham School

its 50th anniversary

Durham County Department of Social


a 10th grader at


school May 4 from 2 to 5 p.m.

From births to awards to new biz and more –

Smoky Mountains. She’ll

signing at The Regulator p.m.


Starting July 1, Andy

Pogach will be Durham Academy’s (DA) new

director of athletics once

Steve Engebretsen, DA’s longest-serving director

of athletics, steps down.

Andy serves as one of DA’s two assistant directors of athletics in addition to teaching middle school

CenterFest 2019 applications for visual

math and P.E., coaching the varsity girls tennis

are now open! Visual artist applications

and is also DA’s sports information director.

45th year, CenterFest Arts Festival is the

The North Carolina Central University (NCCU)

in North Carolina. For more information, go

ranked by as one of the

artists, performers, nonprofits and more will be the first to close May 1. Now in its

team, JV boys basketball, varsity boys basketball

longest-running outdoor juried arts festival

Master of Library Science degree was recently


nation’s top online master’s programs for 2019,

ranking No. 13 out of 36 selected library science programs in the country.




April 2019

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Durham Magazine April 2019