Send news about your fundraising events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send announcements at least two weeks in advance.Compiled by Lauren BaileyCommunity Blood Center of the Carolinas $10,000 in grants: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas recently announced the 10 regional high schools chosen to receive grants.When a school sponsors a blood drive through CBCC, the school’s name is entered in a drawing to win one of 10 $1,000 grants. The winners are: East Rutherford High, Southern Alamance, Phillip O’Berry, Crest High, Cutherbertson High, Jesse Carson, Floyd D. Johnson Tech, West Wilkes, Newton Conover and East Mecklenburg High.Since 2009, CBCC has awarded more than $98,500 in scholarships and grants. Shortage: CBCC is experiencing a regional blood shortage. Make an appointment to donate today by calling 704-972-4700 or visiting www.cbcc.us and clicking “Donate Blood.”Discovery Place Essay contest extension: The deadline has been extended to Sept. 2 for the kindergarten-through-eighth-grade essay competition about “gross” animals or animal behaviors. A winner will be picked from grades kindergarten through second, third through fifth, and sixth through eighth, with winners featured on the Discovery Place blog and receiving a family membership to Discovery Place. Details: www.discoveryplace.org/events and click on “Enter to Win.”Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Donations needed: Due to recent flooding, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue needs donations to replace ruined sod and fix damaged cages and other water damage. Visit www.carolinaswaterfowlrescue.com/donate. Multiple Sclerosis Society Great Gatsby Gala: The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold its 25the annual Great Gatsby Gala 8 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Wells Fargo Atrium. There will be jazz, dancing and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the MS Society. Purchase tickets in advance for $75 at www.gatsbygala.org or $100 at the door. African Children’s Choir Fundraising performance: The African Children’s Choir will perform 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Covenant Church of Harrisburg on the corner of Stallings Road and Hickory Ridge Road. Donations after the performance will go to giving homes, food and education to orphaned children in Africa. Details: 704-455-5812. Learn about the choir at http://africanchildrenschoir.com. Headlines Barbershop Food Drive: Headlines Barbershop, 5309 E. Independence Blvd., is hosting a food drive through Aug. 15. It will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank on Spratt Street, which provides food to about 600 agencies in the greater Charlotte area. Call Derrick Bennett, 704-537-1510. Planned Parenthood Young Advocates event: Planned Parenthood’s Young Advocates will hold a bowling event 7-9 p.m. Aug. 22 at Ten Park Lanes, 1700 Montfort Drive in Charlotte, to raise community awareness of reproductive health issues. Cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door and includes unlimited bowling, shoe rental and one free beer. Details: www.pphs.org. 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 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. The hours are flexible. Details: 704-321-0325. 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 11 a.m. with a shotgun start 12:30 p.m. and dinner reception 5:30 p.m. Players will receive lunch and dinner, beverages all day, tournament gifts, goodie bags and a team photo. Cost is $200 for an individual and $700 for a foursome. Sponsorships are available. Details: http://lupuslinks.dojiggy.com. Harrison United Methodist Church Consignment sale: Harrison United Methodist will hold a fall and winter children’s consignment sale Sept. 5-7 benefitting the church programs. Times are 6-8 p.m. Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 6 and 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 7, with items half-off on the final day. Cash or checks only. To consign or learn more, visit www.humcfaithcircle.org or email email@example.com. Teen Health Connection Chiquita Classic: Help support Teen Health Connection by purchasing a ticket to the Chiquita Classic Golf Tournament Sept. 5-8. Teen Health Connection receives 100 percent of ticket sales designated for them. Visit www.chiquitaclassic.com and click on Buy Tickets. Select Teen Health Connection as the designated charity; the charity number is 30. W8 2 TXT: Teen Health Connection is joining Subway’s efforts on the W8 2 TXT campaign, encouraging all drivers, especially teens, to not text while driving. Motor-vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among those age 16-19. Help prevent accidents by signing the pledge at www.teenhealthconnection.org. Trails for Tails 5K Sponsors and vendors needed: Road to Home Canine Refuge and Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love will host the second annual Trails of Tails 5K Run & Dog Walk at Historic Rural Hills on Oct. 12. The event will have walkers, runners, dogs, food trucks and other vendors. Sponsors and vendors are needed. Contact Beth Addison at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.trailsfortails5k.com.
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2013
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email email@example.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less