Five Fabulous Free Things To Do At Duke

On tap this week: censored cartoons, salsa dancing and service projects 

This week's picks for free things to do at Duke from the Working@Duke staff include a service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and a live online "Office Hours" discussion about low carb diets.  

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16

Volunteers from Duke University, North Carolina Central University and Durham Rotary will package thousands of meals to be distributed by Stop Hunger Now during the MLK Million Meals Event. The event is at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life.  

6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17

Join "Voice of the Blue Devils" Bob Harris as he shares thoughts on how Duke football has changed from the legendary 1942 Rose Bowl held in Wallace Wade Stadium to today's modern game. The evening will include screening of archival film from the 1942 Rose Bowl and Harris will sign copies of his autobiography, "How Sweet it Is! From the Cotton Mill to the Crow's Nest." The talk is in the Perkins Library Rare Book Room.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18

In 1968, United Artists removed 11 Looney Tunes cartoons from syndicated distribution due to their racist portrayals of Africans and African-Americans. The Kenan Institute for Ethics will show two of the most critically lauded cartoons and host a discussion of them during The Censored 11 event. The screening is in West Duke 101 on East Campus.

12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19

Obesity rates are on the rise in the U.S. and some believe the answer to weight loss is a low-carbohydrate diet. Dr. Eric Westman, director of Duke's Lifestyle Medicine Program, has studied the benefits of low-carb diets and written a book, "The New Atkins for a New You," which updates the popular Atkins diet. Listen in live during the Online Office Hours webcast. 

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan 19, and Friday, Jan. 20 

Rueda de Casino is a Cuban style salsa danced by partners in a circular configuration with a caller signaling changes in directions, partners and moves. The Casino Dance Workshops, sponsored by Duke's Dance Program, cover the dancing as well as the history of Casino and its music. No partner is necessary. Get your groove on at The Ark on East Campus.