Community Cares: Oct. 9

October 8, 2013 

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    • Chatham Animal Rescue & Education will provide free spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs until Nov. 30.

    • The Orange County Master Gardeners’ fall bulb sale fundraiser will run until the end of October.

    • Organizers of the Creative Food Drive seek volunteers for the event. The food drive will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the American Tobacco Campus.

    •  The Carrack Modern Art of Durham will hold its second annual fundraiser to support The Carrack’s programming and artist support efforts from Wednesday, Oct. 9, to Saturday, Oct. 19, with events including an exhibit, dance performance and gala.

    • During the Beauty for a Cure fundraiser, students of the Aveda Institute Chapel Hill will provide free makeup applications, neck and shoulder massages, haircuts and more during Beauty for a Cure from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 200 W. Franklin St. A $10 donation is requested with each service to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 919-960-4769, ext. 3.

    • The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties will host its second annual Southern Season Soiree from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. The event will benefit the Junior League’s annual bargain sale. Tickets are $25 each or $45 per couple.

    • The Compass Center for Women and Families will host the Wedding Dress Project workshop for survivors of domestic violence from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at 210 Henderson St., Chapel Hill. Following the workshop, there will be a reception for art projects from the workshop and other art by clients and staff from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This reception is open to the public.

    • OMEGA Championship Wrestling will host a live wrestling event to benefit Margaret B. Pollard Middle School at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at 185 Granite Mill Blvd., Chapel Hill.

    • The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness will host the 25th annual Thad and Alice Eure Walk for Hope and the fifth annual Run for Hope at 8 a.m., with registration at 7 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, beginning at Angus Barn, 9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Adult participants are asked to raise $60; $30 for students and kids under 12. 919-781-9255,

    • The annual Aging in Stride 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Bell Tower of UNC. Check-in is at 8 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Aging in Place Fund. Early registration for ages 65 and up is $8, $20 for 64 and under. Registration the day of the three-mile race costs $25.

    • Galloway Ridge will accept applications for the Community Grant Program for 501(c)(3) organizations, Chatham County public schools and other local governmental groups until 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.

    •  Sweet Frog will raise funds for the Compass Center for Women and Families from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 105 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

    • Durham will observe the National Disability Employment Awareness Month of October with a speech by Dr. Rickey Scott and a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the City Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza. Employers will be recognized for their hiring and good relationships with employees with disabilities at this celebration. Durham residents can nominate employers by emailing by Friday, Oct. 11. There is also a poster competition for ages 5 to 21.

The Coalition to Unchain Dogs will host its seventh annual Music for Fences benefit concert at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Durham Central Park, 534 Foster St.

The concert will include Jeffrey Dean Foster & The Birds of Prey, Tom Maxwell, the Gary Mitchell Band, Morning Brigade, Brett Harris & Skylar Gudasz and TeenFest. There will also be a raffle, a kids’ zone, drinks and informational booths on animal welfare. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

All proceeds from the concert will help the Coalition build free fences and provide free spay and neuter services for chained dogs. Music for Fences and other fundraisers have helped the Coalition to Unchain Dogs give fenced-in yards to over 2,500 dogs that were previously kept on chains.

Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Admission is free for kids under 12.

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