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Compiled by Lauren Bailey

The Book Rack

Customers’ choice: During October, The Book Rack will donate 10 percent of each purchase to the charity of each customer’s choice. Over the past two years, The Book Rack, which features more than 30,000 used books for sale for $6 or less, has donated more than $4,500 to charity. The Book Rack is at 10110 Johnston Road, Suite 5. Details: www.facebook.com/CharlotteBookRack.

Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church

Bake and craft sale: The women at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church will hold their 17th annual bake and craft sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 4 at the church, 6701 Pleasant Grove Road. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Holiday and nonseasonal items will be available, and there will be a drawing for a homemade quilt. Proceeds assist mission and outreach activities.

Riverview Presbyterian Church

Fall festival: Riverview Presbyterian Church will hold a fall festival noon-7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the church, 124 N. Sutton Road in Fort Mill. There will be music, games, hayrides, bake sales, food and pumpkins. Proceeds will benefit local missions and church improvements. Details: 803-980-0070.

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 in Mooresville.

Proceeds will 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 U.S. Details: www.SaveALifeGolfClassic.org. To register, email Neil at nvroom@windstream.net. To be a sponsor, email Wendy at wendywhitehurst@gmail.com.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Leukemia cup: The fifth annual Lake Norman Leukemia Cup Regatta will be Oct. 10-11 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Hosted by the Outrigger Yacht Club, the race is open to all ballasted mono-hulls of at least 20 feet in length: spinnaker, nonspinnaker and cruising. The first warning signal will be at 9:55 a.m. Oct. 11 near Shoal Marker 0.4 NM WNW of Channel Marker 2. Learn more or register at www.leukemiacup.org.

King Tiger

Fall festival: King Tiger Tae Kwon Do will hold its seventh annual fall festival “Kicks for Kids” to raise money for Levine Children’s Hospital, from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 11 at 6904-10 N.C. 51 in the Mint Hill Festival Shopping Center in Mint Hill.

There will be music, a rock-climbing wall, obstacle courses, games, food and more. Details: 704-545-0757.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

Volunteer work day: Carolina Waterfowl Rescue’s monthly volunteer work day will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 11. There are tasks for all age levels, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Free lunch provided. Bring gloves and boots if possible. Register by emailing volunteer@cwrescue.org.

Easter Seals UCP

Freedom Park: The Walk With Me 5K will be 9 a.m. Oct. 11 at Freedom Park to benefit the Easter Seals UCP and the programs and services it provides to help those with disabilities. Lunch will be provided. Registration is $25 per person; all abilities are welcome. Registration: http://walkwithme.org/charlotte.

March Forth With Hope

Golf classic: The March Forth With Hope Foundation will host its 12th annual Hope Stout Golf Classic 10:30 a.m. Oct.

13 at the Golf Club at Ballantyne. Registration is $250 per person. Lunch and a party are included. Learn more or register by Oct. 10 at http://marchforthwithhope.com.

National MS Society

Bike MS: The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National MS Society will hold its 29th annual Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach the weekend of Oct. 18-19, featuring daily routes of 30-100 miles.

For more information on how to register as a cyclist or volunteer, visit www.breakawaytothebeach.org or call 800-FIGHT MS (344-4867). The event will benefit MS research, programs, services and advocacy for the Great Carolinas Chapter of the National MS Society.

The Respite

Hope & Heart Benefit: Local nonprofit The Respite, A Centre for Grief & Hope, will host its third annual Hope & Heart Benefit 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at the William Davie Center at William R. Davie Park, 4635 N.C. 51.

The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, music and a silent auction. Tickets are $65 each or $480 for a table of eight. Purchase online at http://therespite.org/calendar/annual-hope-heart-benefit. Details: www.therespite.org.

Reagan’s Wish

Comedy Zone fundraiser: Local autism nonprofits Reagan’s Wish and S.A.M. will have the spotlight at a fundraiser at The Comedy Zone on Oct. 29.

A costume contest will begin 7 p.m. followed by a live auction and comedy show. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at www.cltcomedyzone.com or at the door. Proceeds will be split between the two charities whose missions are to make a difference in the lives of local children with special needs. Lean more about Reagan’s Wish at www.reaganswish.com.

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