Community Cares

Community Cares: Aug. 21

August 20, 2013 

  • Also on Tap

    • Orange County Animal Services and Kidzu Children’s Museum provide activities for kids in August. Visitors to Kidzu Children’s Museum will be able to make animal-themed art every Saturday of August to be displayed at the Orange County Animal Services Center in September.

    • Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro will hold the Healin’ With A Feelin’: A Night of Burnin’ Love benefit for N.C. Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Health Care at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. There will be a live auction and music. For details, call 919-621-7260 or go to jayceeburncenterevent.com.

    • The Swim for Smiles Foundation will host the Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Briar Chapel neighborhood in Chapel Hill. Proceeds will benefit the N.C. Children’s Hospital. For details, go to swimforsmiles.org. Register at www.sportoften.com/events/eventDetails.cfm?pEventId=11203&pID=5B59510402.

    • The Durham Arts Council opened applications for the 2014 Emerging Artists Grants Program. Applications are open to Chatham and Orange County residents and due at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St. For details and applications, go to durhamarts.org/artistinfo_emergingartists.html.

    • Chapel Hill High School will host its second annual Tiger CHill carnival on Saturday, Sept. 21. The school’s clubs, bands, sports teams and student government will provide food, games and activities for families. The event will raise funds for the school’s clubs, sports and arts.

    • The Duke Homestead will raise funds to bring Duke family artifacts, which are being sold in two auctions, to their collection. To donate funds, contact the Duke Homestead at 919-477-5498 or duke@ncdcr.gov.

    • To raise funds for the Orange County Public Library, the Friends of the Orange County Public Library offer personalized brick pavers that will be installed at the entrance of the library. Order pavers until Friday, Nov. 1 at www.orangecountync.gov/library/pavers.asp or the Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough.

Yard sale to benefit The Arc of Orange County

The Meadowmont Community will host a yard sale to benefit The Arc of Orange County, which is building a home for young adults with disabilities in Meadowmont, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 in the Castalia parking lot, 301 W. Barbee Chapel Road, Chapel Hill.

Please send announcements about nonprofit fundraisers to chnclerk@newsobserver.com.

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