Send news about your fundraising events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send announcements at least two weeks in advance.Compiled by Lauren BaileyTeen Health Connection Scholarship opportunity: Teen Health Connection is accepting applications for the 2014 Johnston Ziegler Youth Leadership Scholarship. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Nov. 29. This award is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes a local teen who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, advocacy, or service for adolescents. Details: www.teenhealthconnection.org.Discovery Place Educator Saturdays: Discovery Place will offer educators the chance to visit Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS for free each Saturday in September. Educators must present their school ID. Parking will also be validated. Details: 704-372-6261 ext. 300 or email email@example.com.CBCC Pints for Pencils: For every blood donation to The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas during September, CBCC will donate school supplies to the local school systems. Make an appointment to donate today by calling 704-972-4700 or visiting www.carolinadonor.org.Common Heart Festival: Common Heart in Indian Trail will host its third annual The Commonplace Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28 at The Commonplace, 116 Business Park Drive, Indian Trail. There will be a cookout, hay rides, thrift sales, games, inflatables and a 9-hole putt-putt tournament. Other nonprofits and local businesses will also have booths. Common Heart serves local residents in need through two food pantries. Cost to play putt-putt is $25 per team of four, or 25 pounds of canned goods (or a mix of both). Prizes for the top three teams. Register online at http://sign-up4putt-putt.thecommonplace.org/. For more information, visit www.thecommonplace.org and click “The Festival.”Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte Adventures in Learning: Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte is registering for the Fall Adventures in Learning program. A variety of classes will be held at two locations for six consecutive weeks. Central United Methodist Church, 6030 Albemarle Road, will hold Thursday classes through Oct. 17. St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 6800 Sardis Road, will hold classes Oct. 2-Nov. 6 on Wednesdays. Find details by visiting www.sceast.org or by calling 704-321-0325. Cost is $30 for six weeks. Humane Society of York Peace Love Rescue Festival: The Humane Society of York County will hold The Peace Love Rescue Dog Gone Good Time Festival 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28 at Walter Elisha Park, 345 N. White St., Fort Mill, S.C. There will be a 1-mile fun walk, bounce house, food trucks, contests, pet vendors and music. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of York County. Volunteers, participants, sponsors and vendors are needed. Details: www.humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org.Rise Up Ministries Benefit Concert: Rise Up Ministries, which helps fight local sex trafficking, is having a benefit concert hosted by Lake Forest Church, 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the church, 8519 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Entry is $5 or more for a donation and music will feature Lnyx, Our Hearts Hero, Skyhawk Drive and DJ Reid.Garage Sale Transplant Fundraiser: Volunteers will hold a garage sale 8 a.m. Sept. 28 at 4700 Addison Drive to help with Terri Ingram’s medical bills as she awaits a transplant. Many items have been donated for the sale. You can also make donations at www.transplants.org, “in honor of Terri Ingram.” Easter Seals UCP Walk with Me: Walk With Me, a 5K family fun walk benefiting the Easter Seals UCP, will take place 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at Freedom Park. Registration is $25 and will benefit children and adults with disabilities. Register at www.walkwithme.org/charlotte.Sardis Youth Baseball Building Event: After vandalism created an estimated $5,000 of damage to the Sardis Youth Baseball facility last season, the team is coming together to raise funds to repair damage and give back to the community. They will hold a fundraising event 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28 on the baseball fields of Lansdowne Elementary School, 6400 Prett Court. Attendees are asked to bring canned goods for Loaves & Fishes as well as a modest cash donation for rebuilding costs. Learn more at www.rally.org/sardisbaseball.Younglife Mud Run 2013: The Younglife 2013 Mud Run will be held at the U.S. National White Water Center 9 a.m. Sept. 28. Cost is $45 for adults and $35 for students. Register online through Sept. 26 or day-of. There is no fee for spectators. Details: www.ylmudrun.com. U.S. Equine Rescue League Parade of Horse Breeds: Volunteers are needed for the Parade of Horse Breeds to benefit the U.S. Equine Rescue League 12-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Rosehill Stables, 6623 Prospect Road, Monroe. Details: Deb Carl at 704-651-1831 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Foundation Fighting Blindness Charlotte VisionWalk: The CharlotteVision Walk will take place 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at Latta Park, 601 East Park Ave., benefiting the Foundation Fighting Blindness. To participate or support the VisionWalk, visit www.FightBlindness.org/CharlotteVisionWalk.Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte Adventures in Learning: A new Adventures in Learning series will begin Oct. 7 and continue 10-11 a.m. Mondays through Nov. 11. Cost is $35 for booster members, $45 for nonmembers. Learn more at www.shepherdscharlotte.org or call 704-365-1995. Lupus Foundation Pain Management Workshop: The Lupus Foundation of America will host a free pain management workshop in Charlotte 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at 6801 Northlake Mall Drive. Registration is required by Oct. 3 at https://charlottepainmanagement.eventbrite.com/ or by calling 877-849-8271. Run For Will Community Support Run: The local community is joining together to support the family of Will Henely, who was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma just after his seventh birthday. A 5K walk/run/bike ride will be held at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy 9 a.m. Oct. 12 to help raise $7,000 to help with the family’s medical expenses. Register online at www.active.com/running/matthews-nc/team-will-5k-fun-run-walk-2013. Volunteer to help at http://teamwillfighters.wix.com/henelyhelpers2013. Sponsor the race by emailing TeamWillFighters@gmail.com. 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 Hill, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 12. The event will have walkers, runners, dogs, food trucks and other vendors. Register at www.trailsfortails5k.com. Queen City Hope Benefit concert: Queen City Hope will host a benefit concert 6 p.m. Oct. 12 to support homeless children and families through Bright Blessings. The concert will include performances by local artists and will be held at the corner of Trade and Tryon. Details: www.queencityhope.org or www.brightblessingsusa.org. Camp Blue Skies Volunteer Leaders needed: Camp Blue Skies, a weeklong overnight camp for adults with developmental disabilities, is seeking volunteers Oct. 5-9 and Oct. 12-16 (Saturday through Wednesday) at YMCA Camp Harrison in Boomer, N.C., two hours north of Charlotte. Details: 704-266-2267 or http://www.campblueskies.org/volunteer.The Learning Collaborative Luncheon: The Learning Collaborative, a tuition-free preschool for at-risk children, will hold a luncheon at noon Oct. 17 at First Presbyterian Church’s Wood Fellowship Hall in uptown Charlotte. Tickets are complimentary; donations encouraged. For more information and to reserve complimentary luncheon tickets, email email@example.com or call 704-377-8076.
Friday, Sep. 20, 2013
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