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Compiled by Lauren Bailey
Pints for Pencils: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is holding its fourth annual Pints for Pencils campaign during August and September. For blood donations made with CBCC during these months, CBCC will donate school supplies to area school systems. To donate blood and support your local community, visit www.carolinadonor.org or call 704-972-4700 to find a blood drive near you.
Yard Sale Collection: World Hunger is collecting items for its annual yard sale to be held Sept. 27. Items are accepted 6-8 p.m. Fridays, and 12-4 p.m. Saturdays at Huntersville First Baptist Church, 119 N. Old Statesville Road. Volunteers are also needed to sort items. Details: 704-875-3489.
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
Volunteers needed: As student volunteers are returning to school, new volunteers are needed at the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. A variety of shifts and positions are available both working with the animals and behind the scenes. To learn more, email email@example.com or call 704-668-9486.
Golf tournament: The Links for Lupus Golf Tournament will take place 11 a.m. Aug. 25 at Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville-Matthews Road. Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and a dinner reception at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $200 per player, or $700 per foursome. Sponsorships also available. Proceeds to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter. Register at lupuslinks.dojiggy.com.
PAWtism festival: Local nonprofits Yorkie Haven and Reagan’s Wish will team up to host the PAWtism Festival Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at the new Plantation Animal Clinic, 135 W. John Street, Matthews. The festival will run 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 12-6 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday. There will be local vendors, a bounce house, face painting, raffles and more. The weekend will highlight the bond between dogs and children with autism, providing people with information on both dog rescue and autism. Learn more at www.pawtismfestival.com.
East Mecklenburg High
Golf Outing: East Mecklenburg High School Foundation will hold its sixth annual Golf Outing to raise money for the school 1 p.m. Sept. 5 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation, 7500 Olde Sycamore Drive. Individual entry is $125. Foursome entry is $450. Sponsorships are also available. An Eagle After Party will be held from 6-10 p.m. for a $20 entry fee, open to all. Learn more at http://eastmeckfoundation.org/.
Harrison United Methodist Church
Consignment sale: Harrison United Methodist Church will hold its fall and winter Children’s Consignment Sale 6-8 p.m. Sept. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 5, and 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 6 at the church, 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. Most items will be half-price on Sept. 6. Registration to consign is open at www.humcfaithcircle.org. Consignors will receive 65 percent of sale price. Shoppers should bring cash or check only.
Amazing Charity Race
Registration open: HealthQuest’s Amazing Charity Race, to take place on Sept. 6 at the Union County Agricultural Center, is accepting team applications. The fundraiser will be a competition between teams to decipher clues and complete various mental and physical challenges. A $2,000 prize will go to the winning team’s charity of choice and a $500 prize will go to the team winning the final bonus challenge. Organizers hope to bring awareness to the plight of those who cannot afford their prescription medications, and raise funds to ensure that HealthQuest can assist those in need. Learn more and register your team at www.hqcharityrace.com.
Focused on a Cure
Piggin out for Pink: Focused on a Cure, the Cabarrus County nonprofit that raises awareness and hope for women fighting breast cancer, will hold the Piggin out for Pink fundraiser 6:30-11 p.m. Sept. 13 at The City Club, 325 McGill Ave. NW, Concord. There will be dinner, dancing, silent auctions and more. Call 704-933-5600 for information.
Great Dane Friends
WoofStock Festival: Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue’s sixth annual WoofStock Festival will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13at Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. For a $5 donation your first drink is free and there will be adoptable dogs, food and drink, a silent auction and vendors.
Hinds’ Feet Farm
Golf fundraiser volunteers: The Hinds’ Feet Farm Golf Classic will be held Sept. 14-15 at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville and volunteers are needed both days. To volunteer, contact Heather Denney at Hinds’ Feet Farm at 704-992-1424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists
Oyster and Shrimp Fest: The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists will hold the Sixth Annual Wildlife Oyster & Shrimp Fest 6-10 p.m. Sept. 20 at the new Langtree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road. Cost is $50 and will include dancing, a seafood feast, a silent auction and more. Children 12 and younger are free. For information to advanced reservations, visit www.lakenormanwildlife.org or call 704-675-2011.
An Evening with Richard Childress: The Great Carolinas chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will honor NASCAR championship team owner Richard Childress with “An Evening with Richard Childress” Sept. 23 at Bridger Field House in Winston-Salem. Money raised during the event will be used by the Greater Carolinas chapter of the MS Society to help support people affected by MS and fund research to create an MS free world. Tickets and sponsorships are available at www.nationalmssociety.org/richardchildressdinner. Seats are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10.
Charity Golf Tournament: Eastwood Home will host its second annual Charity Golf Tournament at noon, Sept. 29, at Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Lane. The tournament will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital. Lunch, dinner and prizes will be given to all participants. To sign up or become a sponsor, visit www.eastwoodhomes.com/charitygolf.
Save a Life Group
Golf classic: The Save A Life Group will hold the first Save A Life Golf Classic 11 a.m. Oct. 6 at Trump National Golf Club, 120 Trump Square, Mooresville. Proceeds benefit LifeShare of the Carolinas. NASCAR legend Bobby Allison will serve as honorary host. Save A Life works to build awareness of organ donation and boost registration of organ donors in the United States, details at www.SaveALifeGolfClassic.org. To register email Neil at email@example.com. To be a sponsor, email Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org.