Send news about your fundraising events to email@example.com. Please send announcements at least two weeks in advance.Compiled by Lauren BaileyArc of Mecklenburg County Operation Santa Claus: The Arc of Mecklenburg County, which helps children and adults with disabilities, is currently looking for volunteers and donations for their Operation Santa Claus program. This supplies children and adults who do not typically receive gifts during the holidays with items they really want. A $50 donation will sponsor one child or adult. You can also adopt one of the recipients and shop specifically for that person’s wish list. Shoppers are also needed to buy the items with the donation money. To get involved, contact Lauren at Lauren@arcmeck.org or call 704-332-4535 ext. 102. 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. Charleston Trip: Donate blood twice, or platelets at least four times, between now and January at one of the Community Blood Center’s four center locations and be entered to win a trip for two to Charleston. Each donation counts as an entry. Learn more at blog.cbcc.us/win-a-trip-to-charleston/ or call 704-972-4700. American Legion Post #27 Turkey Shoot: American Legion Post #27 will hold a turkey shoot event in Union County 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 26, Nov. 2 & 9. Show up at your leisure. Meet up is on U.S. 601 North, four miles from U.S. 74. Look for 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 more information, call 704-634-7429 or email firstname.lastname@example.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. Money will support scholarships for local high school seniors, as well as supporting bereaved families in the community. For more details, contact Cami Meador at email@example.com or 704-526-9301.Mallard Creek Church Big BBQ Fundraiser: Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church will hold their 84th annual BBQ beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at the church, 11400 Mallard Creek Road. Orders of 50 plates or more can be accommodated with a call ahead to 704-547-0323. A sandwich with slaw is only $3. See the full menu at http://mallardcreekbbq.com/order-form/. Proceeds to benefit local and world missions.Friends of York County Library Book Sale: The Friends of York County Library will hold their fall book sale Oct. 24-26 at the First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 East White Street, Rock Hill. Books will be priced $2 per inch, other media items will also be for sale. Proceeds will be used to fund the library programs. Opening night for Friends members will be 5-8 p.m. Oct. 24. The public sale will be 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 25 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26. All items will be half price on Oc.t 26. All Friends members who attend will receive a free book of their choice. Memberships begin at $15. Visit www.yclibrary.org for more information or call 803-981-5837.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 Jacke Pritchard, whose family is in a race against time to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Zion UMC Trunk or Treat: Zion UMC in Monroe will hold their annual Trunk or Treat event 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at 1521 Old Fish Road, Monroe. This family-friendly event will have hay rides, corn hole, trunk or treat, hot dog dinner and more. Free for all. Call John at 704-753-1068 or visit www.zionumcmonroe.com for more information.Lupus Foundation Fundraiser: The Lupus Foundation of America, N.C. Chapter, will be the beneficiary of Cauble Creek Vineyard’s 2013 Vineyard Artist Invitational Opening Reception 6-98 p.m. Nov. 1 at the winery, 700 Cauble Creek Farm Road, Salisbury. The reception is free and open to the public, featuring 16 artists. For more information about the Lupus Foundation, visit www.lupusnc.org. To learn about the vineyard, visit http://caublecreekvineyard.com.First Baptist Church of Monroe Fall Bazaar: First Baptist Church in Monroe will hold its annual Fall Bazaar 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 2 at the church, 109 Morrow Ave., Monroe. There will be home-baked foods, casseroles and desserts, crafts of all types, home and holiday decorations, jewelry, flower arrangements and more. All proceeds benefit Union County’s Crisis Assistance Ministry. Call the church for more information at 704-283-8534.JAJ Nonprofit Resource Shopping from the Heart: The Matthews-based business, JAJ Nonprofit Resource, is partnering with the nonprofit Levine Senior Center to help area nonprofits. Shopping from the heart will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Levine Senior Center, 1050 DeVore Lane, Matthews. Thirty-six nonprofits will be present in the center’s main ballroom and present visitors with a wish list of their needs. Participatns will “shop” from the booths by making donations in honor or memory of loved ones.Teen 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. 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. 16, 2013
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