Community Cares: Sept. 11

September 10, 2013 

Runners participate in last year’s Get Heeled 5K. This year’s race will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, to benefit UNC Lineberger’s Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic.

COURTESY OF GET HEELED 5K

  • Also on Tap

    • The Fourth Annual Local Foods and Missions Dinner will be from 5:30 p.m. 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 by 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.

    • 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.

    • The Orange County Animal Services Department’s annual Dog Swim will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the A.D. Clark Pool in the Hargraves Community Center, 216 North Robertson St., Chapel Hill. Admission is $5 for dogs and free for dog owners.

    • 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 Galloway Ridge Retirement Community will host its first Galloway Ridge 5K walk and run to benefit Alzheimer’s N.C. at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at 3000 Galloway Ridge, Pittsboro. Registration costs $30 at 8 a.m. the day of the race or online at sportoften.com/events/eventDetails.cfm?pEventId=11211%20.

    • The Efland Ruritan Club Rodeo will start at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Efland Ruritan Club, 3106 Highway 70 West, Efland. Tickets can be purchased with cash on the days of the rodeo; they cost $12 for adults, $11 with a military ID and $6 for military members in uniform and kids 12 and under. For details, go to eflandruritanclub.com.

The Get Heeled 5K, organized by the Pink Pacers volunteer group, will benefit UNC Lineberger’s Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic. The 5K (3.1-mile) race will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14, at 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. There will also be a 1-mile race for kids. After the race, participants are invited to the MC Spirit Zone for food, drinks and entertainment.

Last year’s race included over 850 runners and raised $40,000 for UNC Lineberger’s Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic. The fundraiser supports the services of the clinic including an in-hospital school, art therapy, play therapy and occupational therapy.

For registration and more information, go to getheeled5k.com.

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

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