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Compiled Lauren Bailey
Threshold Church of Matthews is conducting a food drive to support Common Cupboard, the food pantry of the nonprofit Common Heart based in Indian Trail. Empty grocery bags with all pertinent information will be hung on the front doors of many area neighborhoods Oct. 25, and will be collected Sunday, Nov. 1 around noon. Participating neighborhoods include: Willowmere, Brookhaven, Chestnut, Deerfield Creek, Antioch Woods, Rose Hill, Providence Woods, Providence Woods South and Amanda Plantation. Contact Rachel at 704-844-2002 with questions.
First Thursday fundraiser
First Thursday, which happens monthly in downtown Matthews, will benefit Common Heart’s Common Cupboard food pantry Nov. 5. Every $20 raised will provide a turkey and all the fixings for a family in need. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable Thanksgiving food items or monetary donations to drop off at the Common Heart booth or Salon 131 during the event, which begins at 5 p.m. Other businesses will offer percentages of sales to Common Heart, including Carolina Beer Temple, Black Chicken Wine Cellar and Salon 131. Learn more at www.facebook.com/redbrickpartnership or www.thecommonplace.org.
Easter Seals UCP
Walk With Me
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina and Virginia will hold its 16th annual Walk With Me Charlotte event 10 a.m. Nov. 7 at Freedom Park.
The walk supports the programs for children and adults with disabilities. This year’s goal is to raise $90,000. Community members can start their own walk teams, raise funds or learn more online at http://www.easterseals.com/NCVA/get-involved/walk-with-me/.
Matthews Woman’s Club
Pancake fundraiser breakfast
The Matthews Woman’s Club Service League will host an Applebee’s Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast 8-10 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Matthews Applebee’s, 9616 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews.
Chapman Memorial Baptist Church
Chapman Memorial Baptist Church will host a craft sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7 at the church, 608 Valleydale Road, Charlotte.
Homemade items for sale include table runners, Christmas decorations, dolls, knitted and crocheted items, specialty nuts and more. Proceeds will benefit church missions.
Walk for PKD
The Charlotte Chapter of the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation will hold its Walk for PKD 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at Park Road Park, 6220 Park Road. Start your pledge and walk team at http://walkforpkd.org/.
A 50-member chorus will join with soloists to present “Honor: A Salute to the Armed Forces” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road. The concert is free to veterans, $10 for students and seniors, and $15 for all others. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.sharonpcusa.org/special_events.
Coolinary Kids Challenge
Discovery Place will hold the Coolinary Kids Challenge – a kids cooking competition – to benefit Classroom Central, the nonprofit program that provides necessary school supplies to those in need.
The competition will take place 6-10 p.m. Nov. 12 at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. Tickets are $125 each and must be purchased online at https://www.classroomcentral.org/eyp/. Cocktail attire is requested.
JDRF, which raises money and improves the lives of those living with Type 1 diabetes, will hold its JDRF Hope Gala 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. The black tie event will feature cocktail reception and dinner, live and silent auctions, after party and open bar. Cost is $250 per ticket with complimentary valet parking. Purchase your ticket or donate toward the cause at www.hopegalacharlotte.com.
Gallery event fundraiser
Anna’s Angels, which raises money for research benefiting those with Down syndrome, will hold a special art exhibit, “Conscious Art: A Gallery of Artists with Special Needs,” 6:30-10 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Foundation for the Carolinas, 220 N. Tryon St. Tickets are $60. Learn more at www.annas-angels.org.
Cookies for a Cause
Stockings of Hope
Help Cookies for a Cause fulfill their mission of stuffing 1,000 holiday stockings full of new gifts and useful essentials to cheer homeless children in the Greater Charlotte area. Each stocking costs approximately $15 to produce.
Make a monetary donation at http://www.cookies4acause.org/Stockings_of_Hope.html or drop off items by emailing email@example.com. A list of items needed is available on the website.
South Iredell Senior Center
Donations are needed for the Senior Center’s “Santa’s Gift Shop,” which sells items to raise funds to support the center. Items needed include: all Christmas items, baskets, jewelry, hats, gloves, scarves, recipe books and more. (No clothes, broken items or books accepted). Items can be homemade. Drop off donations at the front desk of the Senior Center 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville.