Send news about your fundraising events to email@example.com. Please send announcements at least two weeks in advance.Compiled by Lauren BaileyNCACPA Day of service: The Charlotte-based accounting firm Scharf Pera & Co., participated in the annual North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants Day of Service on Sept. 20.This year, the NCACPA had more than 2,200 participants statewide, including 11 employees from Scharf Pera & Co., who spent part of their day helping stock shelves at Charlotte’s Loaves & Fishes food bank.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. Details: www.shepherdscharlotte.org or 704-365-1995.Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Cancer Awareness: October is Cancer Awareness Month at the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Make an appointment to donate by calling 704-972-4700 or visiting www.carolinadonor.org.Myers Park Mustang Club Harry’s Ride: Eleventh-grader Harry Martz from Myers Park High is raising funds for the Mustang Club by biking 25 miles Oct. 12. He will begin at 11 a.m. at Myers Park High. Due to personal challenges, Harry is unable to play on a sports team but participates as team manager for the JV basketball team. Proceeds will go to purchase new equipment for the weight room. Martz’s goal is to get sponsors of at least $25 per person: $1 for each mile. Checks should be made out to the Mustang Club and the memo should read “Harry’s Ride.” Donations can be mailed to MPHS, care of Rick Lewis, 2400 Colony Road, Charlotte, NC 28209. Checks can also be dropped off at the school office. Details: Rick, 980-343-5800.Run For Will Community Support Run: The local community is supporting 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 at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy at 9 a.m. Oct. 12 to help raise $7,000 to help the family with medical expenses. Register online at www.active.com/running/matthews-nc/team-will-5k-fun-run-walk-2013. Volunteer at http://teamwillfighters.wix.com/henelyhelpers2013. Sponsor the race by emailing TeamWillFighters@gmail.com. Weddington Fall Litter Sweep: Volunteers are needed to participate in the 2013 Fall Litter Sweep scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 12 at Weddington Town Hall, 1924 Weddington Road. Trash bags and orange safety vests will be provided. Bring gloves. The town will give a prize for the most unusual item collected. Details: 704-846-2709.Trails for Tails 5K Support the cause: Road to Home Canine Refuge and Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love will host the second annual Trails for 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 at the corner of Trade and Tryon. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift for 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 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. For information and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-377-8076.Common Heart Love in Action banquet: Common Heart’s fifth annual Love in Action banquet will be 7-9 p.m. Oct. 18 at Weddington United Methodist Church, 13901 Providence Road. The banquet is a celebration of volunteers and a fundraiser open to the public. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the Common Things Thrift Store, 116 Business Park Drive in Indian Trail, or online at http://LoveInAction.TheCommonplace.org.Stallings United Methodist Church Barbecue fundraiser: Stallings United Methodist Church will hold a fall barbecue to raise funds for missions 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 18 in the fellowship hall, 1115 Stallings Road. Get a variety of meals for $9 each. Details: 704-821-8820.King Tiger Tae Kwon Do Kicks for Kids: King Tiger Tae Kwon Do of Mint Hill will host its sixth annual Kicks for Kids event 1-4 p.m. Oct. 19 at King Tiger Mint Hill, 6904 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. There will be rock climbing, food, demonstrations, races, bounce houses and pumpkin carving. Each pumpkin is $5 and all proceeds go to Levine Children’s Hospital. Cost is $1 per ticket per ride. Details: 704-545-0757. 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; registration begins 11 a.m. There will be awards, drawings and dinner. Money will support scholarships for local high school seniors and bereaved families. 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. This award is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes a local teen who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, advocacy or service for adolescents. The selected youth will receive a $1,000 educational scholarship. Details: www.teenhealthconnection.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2013
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