Send news about your fundraising events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send announcements at least two weeks in advance.Compiled by Lauren BaileyThe Commonplace Festival Community Donates: Indian Trail area residents donated 850 pounds of canned goods and $2,250 in cash and business sponsorships Sept. 28 during the Commonplace Festival to benefit the nonprofit Common Heart. The Common Heart serves local residents in need through two food pantries, the Common Things Thrift Store, tax assisting and counseling. Learn more at www.thecommonplace.org.HF Financial Hands & Feet program: HF Financial, a life insurance company, has launched a new initiative through its Hands & Feet Community Service Program to address homelessness in the community. For its debut project, the firm held a “Pack the Pack” campaign where they filled 32 backpacks and donated them to local schools.CBCC 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. The Learning Collaborative Luncheon: The Learning Collaborative, a tuition-free preschool for at-risk children, will hold a luncheon at noon on Oct. 17 at First Presbyterian Church’s Wood Fellowship Hall in Uptown Charlotte. Tickets are complimentary, but donations are encouraged. For information and to reserve complimentary luncheon tickets, email email@example.com or call 704-377-8076.Common Heart Love in Action banquet: Common Heart’s fifth annual Love in Action Banquet will take place 7-9 p.m. Oct. 18 at Weddington United Methodist Church, 13901 Providence Road. It 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, 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 money for missions 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 18 in the fellowship hall, 1115 Stallings Road. Get a variety of different meal options for $9 each. Call 704-821-8820 for details.Pearls for Creative Healing End the Silence Benefit: Pearls for Creative Healing, a non-profit organization focused on using art to end domestic violence, will host the second annual End the Silence Benefit 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Industry Charlotte, 305 W. Morehead St. The event will include an art exhibit, live Latin jazz music, a dessert and wine reception and silent auction. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.pearlscharlotte.org or by calling 704-817-8793.Okra-toberfest Sustain Charlotte fundraiser: Plaza Midwood’s Okra will host an Okra-toberfest 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19 at their location, 1912 Commonwealth Ave. There will be donation-based yoga starting at 9:15 a.m. all day long. Proceeds will benefit Sustain Charlotte. Learn more at www.sustaincharlotte.org.American Legion Post #27 Turkey Shoot: American Legion Post 27 will hold a turkey shoot in Union County 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 19 and26, and Nov. 2 and 9. Show up at your leisure. Meet up is on N.C. 601 N., four miles from U.S. 74, look for Turkey Shoot signs on the right. Prizes include turkeys, Boston butts, hams, steaks, cash prizes and more. Cost varies $3-$5 per shoot based on the prize. Proceeds will go back to the community to assist in various charitable events. For information, call 704-634-7429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.King Tiger Tae Kwon Do Kicks for Kids: King Tiger Tae Kwon Do of Mint Hill will host their sixth annual Kicks for Kids event 1-4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the King Tiger Mint Hill, 6904 Matthews Mint Hill Road. There will be rock climbing, food, demos, races, bounce houses and pumpkin carving. Each pumpkin is $5 and all proceeds go to Levine Children’s Hospital. Cost for the event is $1 per ticket per ride. Call 704-545-0757 for details.Angels of ‘97 Golf fundraiser: Angels of ’97 will host the 10th annual Puttin’ for A Purpose golf tournament 12:30 p.m. October 21 at Pine Island Golf Course, 1701 Stoneyridge Drive. Cost is $100 per player and registration begins at 11 a.m. Money will support scholarships for local high school seniors, as well as supporting bereaved families in the community. For details, contact Cami Meador at email@example.com or 704-526-9301.Mallard Creek Church Big BBQ Fundraiser: Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church will hold its 84th annual barbecue beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at the church, 11400 Mallard Creek Road. Four drive-thru take-out lines will also be operated for any sized order. Orders of 50 plates or more can be accommodated with a call ahead to 704-547-0323. A sandwich with slaw is $3. See the full menu at http://mallardcreekbbq.com/order-form/. Proceeds to benefit local and world missions.Brookhaven Run for Muscular Dystrophy: The sixth annual Brookhaven Family 5K Run for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy will be held 9 a.m. Oct. 26 in front of the Brookhaven Clubhouse, 3001 Stanbury Drive, Matthews. Register online at www.brookhavenfamilyrun.com or day-of starting at 8 a.m. There will also be a fun-run, kids’ dashes, music, silent auction, Kid Zone and more. The run is in honor of Jack Pritchard 4 p.m. , whose family is in a race against time to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.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 to the college or university of his or her choice. Learn more at www.teenhealthconnection.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2013
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