Send news about your upcoming fundraising events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send notices at least two weeks in advance.Compiled by Lauren BaileyJoedance Film Festival Fundraising success: Joedance Film Festival, a two-day event in August that raised money for rare pediatric cancer research for Levine Children’s Hospital, raised $20,000 this year. This was a huge increase over 2012, and both nights were sellouts. Learn more or give online at www.joedance.org.Angels of ’97 Golf fundraiser: Angels of ’97 will host the 10th annual Puttin’ for A Purpose Golf Tournament 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Pine Island Golf Course, 1701 Stoneyridge Drive. Cost is $100 per player and registration begins at 11 a.m. There will be awards, drawings and dinner afterward. Proceeds will support scholarships for local high school seniors as well as support bereaved families in the community. Details: Cami Meador, email@example.com or 704-526-9301.Teen Health Connection Scholarship opportunity: Teen Health Connection is accepting applications for the 2014 Johnston Ziegler Youth Leadership Scholarship. The deadline is 4 p.m. Nov. 29. The 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.Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Pints for Pencils: For every blood donation to the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas during September, CBCC will donate school supplies to local school systems to help children in need. Make an appointment to donate by calling 704-972-4700 or visiting www.carolinadonor.org. Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte Adventures in Learning: Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte is registering for the fall Adventures in Learning program. Classes will be held for six consecutive weeks. St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 6800 Sardis Road, will hold classes Wednesdays Oct. 2-Nov. 6. Classes will cover a variety of topics including gardening, the Bible, local authors, creative writing, history, quilting, watercolor and more. Details: www.sceast.org or 704-321-0325. Cost is $30 for six weeks. 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 in Monroe. Details: Deb Carl, 704-651-1831 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Foundation Fighting Blindness Charlotte VisionWalk: The CharlotteVision Walk will be 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. every Monday through Nov. 11. Details: www.shepherdscharlotte.org or 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. Ardrey Kell Athletic Club Booster bake sale and barbecue: Ardrey Kell High School’s athletic booster club’s annual barbecue fundraiser will be Oct. 4. Place your Shane’s Rib Shack BBQ order by calling 888-71-TICKETS (718-4253). Orders can be picked up from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. at the school.Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church Bake and craft sale: The women of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will hold their 16th annual bake and craft sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 5 at 6701 Pleasant Grove Road. There will be homemade cakes, pies and other goodies, as well as breakfast and lunch. Seasonal and non-seasonal craft stands and a silent auction will also be present. Proceeds will benefit mission and outreach activities. Details: www.pleasantgrovepresbyterian.org.Run For Will Community support run: The local community is supporting the family of Will Henely, who was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma just after his 7th birthday. A 5K walk/run/bike ride will be at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy 9 a.m. Oct. 12 to help raise $7,000 to assist in the family’s medical expenses. Register at www.active.com/running/matthews-nc/team-will-5k-fun-run-walk-2013. Volunteer at http://teamwillfighters.wix.com/henelyhelpers2013. Sponsor 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 Hills 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 local organization Bright Blessings. The concert will include performances by local artists, on the corner of Trade and Tryon. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift to bless a homeless child. 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 for Oct. 5-9 and Oct. 12-16 at YMCA Camp Harrison in Boomer. Details: 704-266-2267 or 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 but donations are encouraged, as the organization depends on them to keep its doors open. Details: email@example.com or call 704-377-8076.
Saturday, Sep. 28, 2013
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