Send news about your fundraising events to lbailey.charlotte firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send announcements at least two weeks in advance.Compiled by Lauren BaileyBethlehem Center of Charlotte Award: Bethlehem Center of Charlotte, a nonprofit organization that provides educational programs and outreach initiatives for at-risk families in need, recently earned a five-star rating from the North Carolina Rated License Project for all nine of its Head Start childcare facilities in Mecklenburg County.“At Bethlehem Center, we truly do believe that our children are our future and we would also like to thank the businesses and individuals in our community who have offered their support and assistance to help keep Head Start in Mecklenburg County operating and educating our kids,” said BCC Executive Director William McDonald.Shepherds Center of Charlotte Summer classes: Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte will start its summer Adventures in Learning session 10-11 a.m. Mondays, July 8-29. The topic will be “Our Town,” with speakers from around Charlotte about the state of our city in various areas. There also will be classes 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m. on bridge, cooking, art, design, the Bible and yoga. A variety of computer classes start in July ranging from introduction to computers, to Skype, social networking and eBay. Learn full details at www.shepherdscharlotte.org or call 704-365-1995. Volunteers needed: The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte needs volunteer drivers to transport seniors to their medical appointments. Your commitment can be as little as once a month, or as often as once a week. Details: 704-365-1995. Scholarship Program: Scholarships are available through Shepherd’s Center to seniors who cannot afford to attend computer classes due to limited finances. The program is funded during the year by donations from the Leon Levine Foundation, American Prosperity Group, the interfaith community, businesses and individuals. To refer someone for the program, call 704-365-1995. CBCC Grill Promotion: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is experiencing a blood shortage, and as the primary supplier of area hospitals, CBCC needs donations. To encourage donation, CBCC is having the “Grilling Hot Summer” promotion. Sign up to give whole blood twice at one of the five centers by Sept. 30, and be entered to win a Weber Genesis Gas Grill. You also will receive a t-shirt upon your first donation. Call 704-972-4729 or email email@example.com to schedule. Learn about CBCC at www.cbcc.us. Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte Golf benefit: The SCSE fourth annual golf benefit will be 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 28 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation in Mint Hill. Registration starts at $100 for one player, and is now open online at http://scsegolf2013.eventbrite.com. Sponsors also are needed, ranging from $150 hole sponsor to $2,500 corporate premier sponsor. Proceeds benefit the programs of Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte. Drivers needed: Volunteers are needed for the medical transportation program at Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte. Details: 704-321-0325. 24 Hours of Booty Bottoms up for Booty: The seventh annual “Bottoms Up for Booty” will take place 6-9 p.m. July 18 at the NoDa Brewing Company, 2229 North Davidson St., to benefit 24 Hours of Booty. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at http://bottomsupforbooty7.eventbrite.com/. Volunteer Registration open: Volunteer registration is open for the 12th annual 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute. This year’s charity cycling event is scheduled for the Myers Park “Booty Loop” 7 p.m. July 25 to 7 p.m. July 27. Approximately 300 volunteers are needed to support this year’s event. Shifts are available in three and four-hour increments. Register at www.24hoursofbooty.org/volunteerclt or call 704-365-4417.Mint Museum Docents Needed: Mint Museum Docents are needed to conduct conversation-based tours at the Mint Museum. To become a docent, candidates must make a one year commitment to training and touring. Training will begin late August. For an application and information, contact Kathleen Collier at Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-337-2098. Big Day at the Lake Volunteers needed: The Big Day at the Lake, which benefits the children of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte, will take place July 20 and 100 boat hosts volunteers are needed. The event provides a chance for kids to enjoy a day of fun on the lake. Register to be a boat host at: http://www.bigdayatthelake-lkn.com/Registration.php. Pineville 5K race: Pineville Parks and Recreation Department will host the James K Polk 5K Classic 7:30 a.m. July 20. The run will go through the residential neighborhoods of Pineville with a post-race celebration. Funds raised will help build new ball fields for the Pineville/Ballantyne Athletic Association. Register at www.sportoften.com. Call 704-889-2400 for more details. Autism Speaks Night with the Hounds: Come to the Charlotte Hounds lacrosse game 4 p.m. July 20 at the American Legion Memorial Stadium, 310 N. Kings Drive, to help benefit the Autism Speaks organization. Three dollars of each $8 admission will be donated to help the fight against autism. Order tickets at ticketmaster.com and use promo code autismspeaks. Details: Kristy Boyles at 704-206-1518. Lupus Foundation Golf tournament: The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, will be the beneficiary of the 13th annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament 11 a.m. Aug. 26 at Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville-Matthews Road.Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the Shotgun Start at 12:30 p.m. and dinner reception at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $200 for an individual and $700 for a foursome. Sponsorships also are available. Details and registration: http://lupuslinks.dojiggy.com/.
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