Community Cares

Community Cares: Sept. 4

September 3, 2013 

People gather for conversations and presentations at an earlier Pecha Kucha night. The Abundance Foundation will hold its next Pecha Kucha at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at Top of the Hill Back Bar, 100 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

COURTESY OF THE ABUNDANCE FOUNDATION

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    • 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 http://bit.ly/12CRrNV.

    • The Abundance Foundation will hold its Pecha Kucha night of presentations and conversation at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13 at Top of the Hill Back Bar, 100 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. For more information, go to abundancefoundation.org/events/pecha-kucha.

    • 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. For details, call 919-942-1223.

    • The Fourth Annual Local Foods and Missions Dinner will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 in the Fellowship Hall of Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsborough Road. The dinner, featuring locally grown and produced foods, will cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 6. Proceeds will go to the United Methodist Women’s Missions Giving Fund.

    • Local musicians will play at the “Freddie for a Day: The Songs of Queen” benefit for Planned Parenthood of Central N.C. and the Mercury Phoenix Trust at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at Chapel Hill Underground, 157 E. Rosemary St. A donation of $10 is recommended. All proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood of Central N.C. and the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

    • 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.

The Rougemont Ruritan Club will hold its Scholarship Golf Tournament at 8 a.m., with registration at 7 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Lake Winds Golf Course, 1807 Moores Mill Road, Rougemont. The tournament will raise funds for scholarships for students in the Rougemont area. Register at 919-368-5120, 336-504-5286 or rougemont-ruritan.org.

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

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