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The Golf Club at Ballantyne raised over $25,000 Sept. 4-7 to benefit Folds of Honor, an organization that provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our nation.
Golfers who donated received range tokens or a round of golf depending on the donation amount.
York County Library
The York County Friends of the Library book sale will be held 9 a.m-5 p.m. Sept. 25-26 at the Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill.
Books will be on sale from 50 cents to $2 each. To learn more, visit www.yclibrary.org or 803-981-5837.
Humane Society of York County
Dog Gone Good Time Festival
The Humane Society of York County will hold its sixth annual Dog Gone Good Time Festival 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 26 at Walter Elisha Park, Fort Mill, S.C.
Festival Walker Registration and online fundraising can be done at http://humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org/events/6th-annual-dog-gone-good-time-festival. Funds support the humane society of York County.
Wine & Cheese fundraiser
Samaritan House will have its fifth annual Wine & Cheese Tasting and Silent Auction 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Blue Restaurant & Bar, 206 N. College Street.
There will be complimentary valet parking or validation in the Hearst Tower.
Tickets are $30 at http://thesamaritanhouse.org with all proceeds benefiting the mission of this nonprofit, which provides short-term recuperative care for homeless men and women after a hospital or emergency room stay.
Ballantyne Country Club Rally
Sept. Fundraising Events
The Ballantyne Country Club Rally, an all-volunteer nonprofit that raises funds to fight breast cancer, will hold its annual series of events through Sept. 26 at Ballantyne County Club, 11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave.
Proceeds will go to Rally for the Cure. Charity events are listed below. Tickets for all events are available at http://bccrally.org/.
▪ Ladies’ Rally for the Cure Golf and Luncheon, 8 a.m. Sept. 22: Sponsored by Aetna this event will include a step-aside scramble golf tournament and luncheon. Cost is $85 for golf and luncheon.
▪ Jazz it Up for the Cure Luncheon 11 a.m. Sept. 22: Sponsored by Charlotte Radiology, soft Jazz will accompany lunch. A raffle and silent auction will be held. Cost is $60 per person.
▪ Mens’ “Pink Ball” Golf, 11 a.m. Sept. 24: KPMG will be sponsoring this four-man team event with shotgun start on the new golf course. Cost is $125 per person.
▪ Racquet for Rally, 6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 26: A tennis clinic sponsored by Ballantyne Country Club and AmWINS. Cost ranges from $45-$70 per person.
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
Bean Vegan Cuisine, 3001 E. Independence Blvd., will host a fundraising dinner 6-8 p.m. Sept. 29 to raise money for the local nonprofit Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.
Cost is $30 in advance or $40 at the door. Volunteers from CWR will be onsite with some of their rescued birds. Reserve your seats by calling 980-939-1234. To learn more about the rescue, visit www.cwrescue.org.
Gallery event fundraiser
Anna’s Angel’s, 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 North Tryon Street. Tickets are $45 if purchased before Oct. 1, and $60 thereafter. Learn more at www.annas-angels.org.
The Learning Collaborative
Sowing seeds luncheon
The Learning Collaborative will host its annual Sowing Seeds Luncheon at noon Oct. 1 at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place.
The event is free and open to the public, with a purpose of increasing community awareness of the need for preschool programs, and boosting financial and volunteer support for the collaborative.
The keynote speaker will be N.C. Senator Jeff Jackson. To reserve a seat at the free luncheon, visit www.tlccharlotte.org/sowingseeds2015.
Pleasant Grove Presbyterian
Annual fundraising sale
Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church women will hold their 18th annual bake and craft sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 3 at the church, 6701 Pleasant Grove Road.
Breakfast and lunch will be served. Proceeds from the event will benefit church mission and outreach activities. Items will include Christmas crafts, quilts, and an assortment of nonseasonal items.
Jamaica Hope Foundation
The Tipsy Paintbrush, 116B W. John Street, Matthews, will host a fundraiser for the local nonprofit Jamaica Hope Foundation 7-9 p.m. Oct. 9.
During the fundraiser, a professional artist will guide guests in a step-by-step painting class with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit, which supports several schools and medical clinics in Westmoreland, Jamaica. Cost is $40 per person and includes a dessert buffet and door prizes. There also will be an on-site raffle.
The Common Cupboard food pantry is seeking volunteers to staff two upcoming Harris Teeter food drives in Union county:
▪ 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Sun Valley Harris Teeter, 6610 Old Monroe Road, Indian Trail. Sign up online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4faeaa2da20-sunvalley.
▪ 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Harris Teeter in Wesley Chapel, 5939 Weddington-Monroe Road, Wesley Chapel.
One-hour time slots are available and students are welcome to serve. The cupboard provides a week’s worth of food to more than 525 local families in need each month. Learn more at www.thecommonplace.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. M-F, 202 N. Church Street, Mooresville.
Charity golf tournament
Little Smiles, a local nonprofit that grants wishes to terminally ill children in the Charlotte area, is hosting its fifth annual golf tournament 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at NorthStone Country Club, 15801 NorthStone Drive, Huntersville.
Cost is $500 per team or $125 per person including fees, golf carts, lunch, drink tickets, post-tournament reception, barbecue dinner and more. For nongolfing guests, a barbecue dinner, silent auction and more will begin at 6:30 p.m. for $20 per person.