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AADE Kwanzaa Fest @ Durham Armory
Jan 1 all-day

Join Us on January 1, 2019, at the Historic Durham Armory (212 Foster Street), in Downtown Durham, North Carolina. Bring the entire family for a day of Unity, Culture and Community Development. The doors will open at 12 noon, Children’s Village at 12:30 and the performances at 2:00pm.

Kwanzaa is a celebration for ALL people, focusing on family, friends, and the fruits of the earth. Celebrating the holiday season and Durham’s diversity, AADE’s annual Kwanzaa celebration is a time to enjoy family, community, and culture. Kwanzaa itself is a seven-day African holiday that celebrates a different principle each day. AADE’s Kwanzaa takes place on the seventh day, which is dedicated to Imani, or faith.

Kwanzaa Fest is FREE and open to the Public!!! Come enjoy games, arts & crafts, a drumming class, and Durham’s Fire Department at our Children’s Village.

In honor of Baba Chuck Davis donated items will be given to Urban Ministries of Durham Let’s come together as a community to bless Urban Ministries. Click the link below for a complete list of items


Krispy Kreme Challenge @ Hillsborough Street
Feb 2 all-day

The Krispy Kreme Challenge is a student-run, charity-based race dedicated to supporting the mission of the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. We strive for a safe and fun event to bring together both the local community and international running scene to compete in a unique challenge of both athletic and gastrointestinal skill.

On February 3rd, 2018, we hosted 5,516 people for the 14th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, where we donated $170,000 to the UNC Children’s Hospital, bringing the cumulative donation to over an impressive $1.5 million. We are now UNC Children’s Hospital’s largest unrestricted donor.

Participants begin the Challenge at the Memorial Belltower on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Runners then travel 2.5 miles through historic downtown Raleigh to the Krispy Kreme located at the intersection of Peace and Person Streets, where they attempt to consume one dozen original glazed doughnuts. The hardest part of the Challenge awaits them as they run 2.5 miles back to the Memorial Belltower.

RAW Run 5k @ Duke University's East Campus
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm

Join WRAL-TV Reporter Candace Sweat and Rasheed Wiggins’ Duke family as they kick off the inaugural RAW Run 5k as a way of bringing together old friends & family, and, hopefully, making new ones!

Rasheed A. Wiggins, a Duke University & Fuqua School of Business alum, strongly believed in physical fitness and the power of spending time with loved ones. Wiggins tragically passed away in 2016. A prize was launched in his name to be awarded annually during the Duke Startup Challenge.

Proceeds for the inaugural RAW Run 5k will benefit the Rasheed A. Wiggins Entrepreneurial Prize, which honors a unique emerging entrepreneur and/or startup team at Duke University each year. The winner(s) represents the persona of a man just as unique. It was created in honor of Rasheed A. Wiggins, a creative and talented marketing executive with an innate passion for entrepreneurship.

Visit https://www.rasheedwigginsprize.com/ to learn more

Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk @ Carrboro Town Commons
Mar 24 @ 2:30 pm

Help end hunger one step at a time by participating in the 32nd Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk. This fun-filled family and dog friendly event launches from the Carrboro Town Commons, winding through diverse neighborhoods and the UNC campus. The route measures about 4 miles but can be shortened as needed. T-shirt sales and donations benefit hunger relief efforts locally and around the world.