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Compass Center Volunteer Training- Registration Deadline Sept. 3 @ Compass Center for Women and Families
Sep 3 all-day

Compass Center for Women and Families helps all people navigate their journey to self-sufficiency, safety, and health. Our services include career and financial education, domestic violence crisis and prevention programs, assistance with legal resources, and youth health programs. If you would like to volunteer with us this, apply by Sept. 3. Call 919-968-4610 or visit www.compassctr.org for more information.

4th Annual Head for the Cure 5K – NC Triangle @ Southern Village Green on Market Street
Sep 8 all-day

Head for the Cure will raise funds, awareness and hope for the brain tumor community at our 4th Annual Head for the Cure 5K – NC Triangle.

Up to date, Head for the Cure has raised over $10 million across the country to fund research and programs for brain cancer. Funds from our 4th annual event will benefit the Brain Tumor Program at UNC on a local level and the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative on a national level.

This community event brings people from many different backgrounds for one purpose – to help raise money to one day find a cure for brain cancer.

Mission: Madagascar at the Duke Lemur Center @ Duke Lemur Center
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a special benefit under the stars at the Duke Lemur Center to support our Madagascar Conservation Programs. Reservations Required.

Kingfisher Pop-up at Crawford & Son @ Crawford & Son
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm

Crawford and Son invites guests to be some of the first to experience Kingfisher, Sean Umstead’s Durham-based cocktail bar opening late 2018. During this pop-up, Umstead will serve spirit-free cocktails with proceeds supporting Ben’s Friend’s – a support group aimed at helping those in the hospitality industry who struggle with substance abuse and addiction, co-founded by Chef Scott Crawford.

Critter Carnival @ Southern Community Park
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Meet & learn about animals at Critter Carnival! On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the 4th annual Critter Carnival (formerly Furry Friends Festival) will be held at Southern Community Park in Chapel Hill, NC from 10am to 2pm to raise money and awareness for numerous local animal rescue and rehabilitation charities. Many animals will be at the festival for people to meet, including owls, turtles, fawns, kittens, possums, raptors, snakes, birds of prey, adoptable puppies & dogs and much more.

Circus artists such as hula hoopers and stilt walkers will exhibit their amazing skills. There will be a Maple View Ice Cream truck, a lemonade stand, animal-related vendors, arts & crafts vendors, and an online silent auction with lots of great items. Admission is free! More information is available at www.CritterCarnival.org.

First of Fall Farm Dinner Benefitting the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle @ Food Shuttle Farm
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a family-style dinner on the Food Shuttle Farm to celebrate the first night of fall. Proceeds benefit Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s hunger relief programming.

September 22nd | 6pm | Food Shuttle Farm
Dinner + Drinks | Auction | Music

Dinner is graciously provided by:
Sean Fowler, Mandolin
Andrea Reusing, Lantern and The Durham
Matt Kelly, Mateo
Walter Royal, Angus Barn
Brendan Cox, Oakleaf and Alberello
Oscar Diaz, Cortez Seafood + Cocktail

Drinks provided by Social House Vodka & Trophy Brewing

Please park & shuttle from the Food Shuttle – 1001 Blair Drive Drive, Raleigh 27603

Bear It All Again: A Fundraiser for Carrboro Elementary School @ Cat's Cradle
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for the second annual grown-ups only karaoke party to benefit the Carrboro Elementary PTA. This exciting evening will provide a unique opportunity for anyone to grab the mic and take the stage at the legendary Cat’s Cradle! From 8 pm until midnight, a professional karaoke DJ and favorite CES personalities will help lead the crowd through a litany of favorite tunes. Anyone that attends can participate and sing their favorite songs while dancing with their friends. What is your karaoke song??

Kilometers For The Kids @ UNC Chapel Hill
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am

Carolina For The Kids Foundation (CFTK), North Carolina’s largest student-run non-profit fundraising organization, is excited to host Kilometers For The Kids (KFTK) race. The seventh annual event encourages family members of all ages to participate in the one-mile Fun Run or 5K to show their support for the patients and families of UNC Children’s.

All proceeds from KFTK will benefit the programs and grants supported by CFTK for UNC Children’s. Participants are encouraged to sign up by August 30th in order to guarantee a shirt of desired size.

4th Annual No to Domestic Violence 5K Run/Walk @ The Green at Southern Village
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

October is the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Let’s make a difference in the life of the people who had been abused and/or neglected by participating in this fundraising event for Tokens of Care, a charitable nonprofit organization, that delivers hope by visiting and providing gifts to the people at shelters and at temporary housing.

Hillsborough Handmade Parade @ Downtown Hillsborough
Oct 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Hillsborough Handmade Parade is a grassroots community participatory celebration sponsored and organized by the Hillsborough Arts Council. This Mardi Gras style street parade is completely created by the community and includes wild costumes, giant puppets, stilt-walkers, marching bands and much more creating a spectacle of art, creativity, and public theater and music.

This year’s theme is “Magical Menagerie on the Eno.” The parade will begin at 2:30 pm at the Town Hall at 101 East Orange Street and end with a Grande Finale with drumming and food at the Farmers Market Pavilion.

TABLE’s 6th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser @ Weaver Street Market Carrboro
Oct 14 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Don’t miss TABLE’s 6th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on October 14th at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro! Come enjoy live music and delicious soups, breads, sandwiches and desserts from some of Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s leading chefs. Unique, handcrafted bowls donated by local artists will also be available to bring home. ALL proceeds go to helping TABLE provide hunger relief and nutrition education programs to kids living in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Governors Club Charity Golf Event @ Governors Club
Oct 15 all-day

On October 15, 2018, CORA is hosting its 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament, the ACC vs. Big Ten Golf Challenge. This event, at the Governors Club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Chapel Hill, will support our mission of providing food to children, individuals, and families within our community who are in need during difficult personal economic times. The day will include golf, live auction, raffle, and an awards dinner.

A Shopping SPREE! @ The Raleigh Convention Center
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day

A Shopping SPREE! – a Raleigh tradition for over 30 years – is considered the area’s premier and most original shopping event. This annual four-day shopping fundraiser showcases regional and national exhibitors for shoppers seeking the latest in fashion and home decor trends, unique gifts and holiday merchandise. This is a juried event ensuring a well-balanced selection of products and quality merchandise.

Proceeds from A Shopping SPREE! help support the Junior League of Raleigh’s Center for Community Leadership and community projects, particularly in the League’s focus area of promising youth. The League has donated more than $1.6 million and more than 237,000 volunteer hours to programs and projects that impact youth in our community such as BackPack Buddies, SAFEchild, Brentwood Boys & Girls Club, StepUp Ministry, Helping Horse, Heritage Park Community Learning Center, Kids on the Block and AventWest Children’s Mentoring.

Behind the Mask: A Formal Masquerade @ MacGregor Downs Country Club
Oct 19 all-day

HopeLine is dedicated to supporting people and saving lives during times of crisis through caring, confidential conversations. We do this by providing the community with a free and confidential hotline and textline that offers crisis intervention, supportive and non-judgemental active listening, gentle and understanding discussion of crisis resloution, and referrals to appropriate community resources.

As HopeLine enters a unique phase in our history and seeks to maintain and grow services, we are hosting our inaugrual gala on October 19, 2018 at the MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm. During this formal masquerade gala we will have various silent auction items, a three-course meal, a keynote speaker, live music, and opportunities to support our programs, and we encourage all attendees to wear a mask and enjoy the festivities!

Please be sure to send in your company logo and ad that you would like displayed in our program to director@hopeline-nc.org or call 919-832-3326 if you have any questions about the registration process. During the registration process, please make sure to include your name, phone number (that you will use at the event), and email address for each participant.

We are so excited to see you at our event and appreciate you greatly for becoming a sponsor for the evening!

Run for Their Lives @ Safe Haven for Cats
Oct 20 @ 7:30 am

Lace up your kicks and join fellow animal lovers for a 5K to benefit SAFE Haven for Cats, the coolest no-kill cat shelter serving the Triangle! Runners, or walkers, will tackle a unique course featuring some long grades up and down and beautiful view of a geese-filled lake all to raise money for homeless cats in the region.

This event is family friendly and will feature a timed 5K race as well as an untimed 5K Fun Run/Walk. Dogs, strollers, and your best kitty outfits are all welcome! We’ll have lots of vendors from fitness experts to the latest in pet items from local pet stores. At the end of the race we’ll be opening the doors to our shelter so you can come inside and see our kitties up for adoption!

Registration: 7:30 – 8:30 am
Competitive Race: 8:30am
Fun Run/Walk: 8:40am

Early Bird Registration (through Aug 31): $15
Regular Registration (Sept 1 through Oct 19): $20
Day of Race Registration: $25
Souvenir Race Tshirt: $8

‘Wanted: Read or Alive!”: Chapel Hill Library Foundation Annual Event @ Chapel Hill Public Library
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm

WANTED: Read or Alive!
Howdy y’all! The bunkhouse rumors are true...
there’s a party in the making!
Get gussied up in yer best western duds, grab yer’self a pardner,
and mosey on over to the CHPL Foundation’s Annual Costume Gala.
All readers are WANTED to join our posse as we celebrate
the genre of all things Country & Western.

Guests Enjoy:
Traditional Carolina BBQ w/ Country Sides (vegitarian options available)
Complimentary Drinks
Silent & Live Auctions
Live Band & Dancing to: Cosmic Country Band
Photo Booth with unlimited photos

Guests are encouraged to dress in nice Western wear;
Full costumes will also be applauded.

River Park Concert @ River Park
Oct 27 @ 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

The River Park Concert is a volunteer-driven, grassroots FREE outdoor music event made possible through the cooperation, coordination and support of many local civic, corporate and private entities and is brought to you by the Hillsborough Arts Council. This year’s headlining band is the Wood Brothers.

Blue Door Breakfast: A Celebration of Youth @ The Carolina Inn
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

The Blue Door Breakfast is a celebration of the youth in Durham and Chapel Hill, and all that they can accomplish. Every day, our members discover, play and learn. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with friends and family, meet Youth of the Month recipients, and hear from our special guest speaker, Robbie Bach. All proceeds from the event go to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Durham and Orange Counties programming. Our programs provide After-School and Summer Camp activities for youth ages 6-18, helping them achieve academic success and develop life skills.