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Bill Melega Winter Lecture Series @ Chapel Hill High School
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Esteemed educator and author BILL MELEGA continues his nine part lecture series about the Middle Ages and Gunpowder Empires with an in-depth exploration of African States & Empires from 400 AD until 1400 AD.

Hungry Harvest Triangle Press Event @ Bridge Club
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come see firsthand how Hungry Harvest, Ashley Christensen, and the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle are teaming up to fight food waste, hunger, and food access issues in the Triangle. Join all three, in addition to Chapel Hill’s Andrea Reusing, at Ashley’s beautiful downtown Raleigh event space, the Bridge Club, for some rescued-produce inspired small plates created by the James Beard Award-winning chef, a farmer’s market-style display of rejected produce (and the chance to build your own harvest box), and discussion panel with thought leaders from around the Triangle who are addressing these major problems. Hungry Harvest Founder and CEO Evan Lutz will be in attendance, and this event is a great opportunity to hear his amazing story from its humble beginnings to its current expansion to the Triangle community.

Drop the Balls – 140 FREE Neuters @ SAFE Care Clinic
Jan 31 all-day

Kick off the new year by helping control the pet population. The SAFE Care Clinic is offering 140 free neuters for cats in January. This program is part of a larger grant given by PetSmart Charities and Margaret T. Petrie Spaying and Neutering Foundation that will allow the SAFE Care Clinic to perform over 1,000 spays and neuters this year.

Basics of Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) @ SAFE Haven for Cats
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We can coexist with community cats and Gina and Dr. Jennifer will show us how! Learn the difference between stray/abandoned cats and feral cats, the basics of trapping, the different types of trap, how to make a clinic appointment, and how to trap and care for these kitties. Discover the benefits of Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) and let’s end unnecessary euthanasia together!

Fleet Feet Carrboro Fun Run @ Fleet Feet Carrboro
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm

There is no sign-up needed to participate in the Fleet Feet 2-mile Fun Run! Meet us at Fleet Feet at 6pm to begin the run. Participants get a free drink ticket to the after party at The Station.

10% of proceeds from store purchases will benefit Compass Center for Women and Families.

Spayghetti @ Abbots Creek Community Center
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

With kitten season approaching, it’s the perfect time to celebrate World Spay Day and to bring awareness to the issue of animal overpopulation. Join us Tuesday, February 27 for the 4th Annual Spayghetti Dinner– a spaghetti fundraiser benefitting the SAFE Care Clinic at SAFE Haven for Cats!

What better way to spend a Tuesday night than with a plate full spaghetti? Guests can enjoy camaraderie with other cat-lovers, clinic staff and volunteers while they eat a delicious meal of pasta with no meat’balls.’ Served by all of your favorite clinic staff members, this event is sure to be a good time!

Florence Forth Road Race 10K/5K @ 700 Block of 9th Street
Mar 3 all-day

Florence Forth is a competitive 10K road race and a 5K run/walk through Durham’s historic neighborhoods with start / finish line on Ninth Street. Both courses are certified by USATF. Race tech-t shirts, and post-race celebration. All for a great cause.

The race is a fundraising event to benefit the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to raising awareness, educating doctors and improving clinical care so that no one faces autoimmune encephalitis (AE) alone.

Tuxedo Cat Ball @ North Ridge Country Club
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 14 @ 12:30 am

Join us for the 14th Annual Tuxedo Cat Ball, a night of delicious food, dancing and spirited bidding on live and silent auction items, all to benefit nonprofit cat shelter, SAFE Haven for Cats!

The Ball is especially important this year, as SAFE Haven for Cats is committed to adopting another 800 cats and kittens, rescuing cats from animal hoarders, sterilizing over 2,500 needy animals in our low-cost spay/neuter clinic and providing over 11 tons of pet food to families in our community.

Camp Kesem UNC’s Make the Magic @ Barn of Chapel Hill
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Our Cause:
Every year, five million children are affected by a parent’s cancer, and studies have shown a strong support system is essential to maintaining their sound mental health. At Camp Kesem, we provide children with this vital network of love and support year-round through a week-long summer camp and reunion events during the school year. Many children maintain the network on their own as well, as camp is often the first place they get to befriend other children their age whose parents have also been affected by cancer.

At UNC’s branch, we are are student-led and student-run, and we also take pride in self-funding, meaning a week at camp is always free for every camper’s family. This is very important to us since Kesem families already have huge financial burdens from medical treatment and we would not want any child to miss a week of fun and year-after-year support because of financial difficulties.

How You Can Help:
Our largest fundraising event, Make the Magic, is a gala complete with dinner and live entertainment. Though every counselor is responsible for raising $500 individually, Make the Magic pulls in the majority of funding we need to make camp possible. Counselors, campers, and families alike will be in attendance. The event will not only be integral in supporting our capital campaign, but will be a celebration of the true magic of Kesem!

Chapelboro CROP Hunger Walk @ Carrboro Town Commons
Apr 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Hosted by IFC, CROP Hunger Walk is a family-friendly 3.7-mile or 0.8-mile stroll through Carrboro and Chapel Hill, including UNC-Chapel Hill.

People like you walk as individuals or as part of groups organized by religious communities, businesses, schools, non-profit agencies, or civic associations. Anybody who wants to contribute their time and/or money to support those in need is welcome.

Pre-register or donate online at: https://www.crophungerwalk.org/chapelhillnc Registration opens on April 22 at 1:30 in Carrboro Town Commons, and the walk kicks off at 2:30.

Church World Service distributes 75 percent of funds raised to hunger relief programs in more than 80 countries. The remaining 25 percent benefits IFC’s members and residents through the Food Pantry and Community Kitchen.

JUST TRYAN IT Kids Triathlon @ Chapel Hill Country Club
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am

Swim, bike, and run for a great cause. This kids triathlon benefits families fighting childhood cancer at Duke Children’s and UNC Children’s Hospital. April 29th at the Chapel Hill Country Club, for all ability levels, ages 6-14. JUST TRYAN IT helps families in need while instilling a sense of philanthropy and service in children, fostering empathy and empowering them to make a difference. For more information, visit our website. REGISTER TODAY!