Five Fabulous Free Things To Do At Duke

On tap this week: healthy eating, a LEED building tour and Persian concert

This week's picks for free things to do at Duke from the Working@Duke staff include a workshop on how eat healthy on a budget, a tour of one of Duke's 22 LEED certified buildings and a concert honoring the Persian New Year.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20

The Duke Recycles Free Store allows Duke community members to donate and/or take any gently used office supplies, books, classroom supplies, kitchen supplies, or other miscellaneous items. The Free Store is accessible at a table on The Plaza or in the Bryan Center (depending on weather). For special details on each Free Store event, visit the Free Store Facebook group or email

12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21

Come visit the Duke Credit Union to find out how to reduce spending money on food but increase the quality of your diet. "Eating Healthy on a Budget" will explore how to shop wisely and cook foods that are good for you and leave money in your wallet. Second floor conference room at Erwin Square Building, 2200 W. Main St.

4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21

Duke faculty, staff and students are invited to tour the new seven-story Duke Cancer Center during an open house celebration. The $235 million Cancer Center includes unique and state-of-the art features such as a five-story atrium and a rooftop garden where patients can receive chemotherapy treatments. There's also a circular quiet room for personal reflection and meditation, a resource center, boutique and cafe. Duke Cancer Center.

4 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23

Student-led sustainability groups sponsor a "walk-n-talk" of Duke's LEED silver certified French Family Science Center led by project manager Myron Taschuk of Facilities Management. The tour will be followed by a "green drinks" reception. Duke community members can meet and network with green building professionals in the Triangle area. The tour starts at the French Family Science Center atrium.

3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26

A Persian concert to celebrate Norooz, the Persian New Year, will feature the Azadi Ensemble, a collection of singers and instruments like the violin, setar, tombak and more. Goodson Chapel.