Ninth annual “Souper Bowl”
The Davidson Housing Coalition will hold its annual Souper Bowl fundraiser from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the Lilly Family Gallery in the Chambers Building on the Davidson College campus. Soups from eight area restaurants will be served, and patrons can also choose a dessert from Bird & Bear Cookie Co. or Davidson Chocolate Company.
Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students 12 and older and $5 for children under 12; prices will increase at the door. Proceeds benefit Hands Around Mecklenburg/Mooresville Making Emergency Repairs Safely (HAMMERS). To purchase: email@example.com; 704-892-4486.
Scouting for Food drive
Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts will be going door to door to collect canned goods for Loaves & Fishes on Feb. 2. The 2012 Scouting for Food drive collected 255,000 pounds of food, which helped Loaves & Fishes feed 126,803 people in Mecklenburg County. Priority needs include canned meat, canned pastas, cereal, canned fruit and 100-percent fruit juice. Food collection barrels can be found at all Mecklenburg County Harris Teeter stores. Donations can also be dropped off 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 2 and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at a number of locations around Charlotte. Donation locations and details: www.loavesandfishes.org.
Fifth annual Chocolate Festival
This free event will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. Featured items will include a chocolate bake sale, PW’s Gourmet Ice Cream’s Death by Chocolate sundae, chocolate doughnuts, chocolate chili and more. New this year will be free wine and chocolate tastings. Free cupcake decorating for kids under 10. Details: 803-324-8877; www.epiphany-rockhill.org.
A variety of Sara Lee, Weight Watchers and Publix brand bagels are being recalled after BBU Inc. – the parent of Bimbo Bakeries companies – discovered the possible presence of metal fragments from a faulty manufacturing part. Fresh bagels with sell-by dates of Jan 18 to and including Jan. 27 on the bag closure are being recalled in the following varieties:
• Sara Lee Deluxe Bagels (20-ounce): honey wheat, plain, blueberry, cinnamon raisin
• Publix premium (20-ounce): original, multi-grain, cinnamon raisin swirl
• Weight Watchers (15-ounce): original bagels
No other products are affected. Consumers can return the product for a full refund to the original place of purchase. Questions: 1-800-984-0989.
“Drink N’ Draw”
The Myers Park Mellow Mushroom is offering this chance to sketch live models dressed as comic book characters 9-11 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month, 2820 Selwyn Ave, Suite 100. Drink N’ Draw will also feature timed sketches, trivia, drink specials and the chance to win prizes. Details: bit.ly/WqLlfJ
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