Community Cares

Community Cares: Oct. 23

October 22, 2013 

  • Also on Tap

    • 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.

    •  Pig Out for the Cure will raise money for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center with $12 barbecue plates from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at 1600 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Delivery is available for orders of 10 or more., 919-960-6300.

    • Steel String Brewery will host a benefit night for the Compass Center for Women and Families from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at 106 S. Greensboro St., Chapel Hill.

    • The Durham Art Guild’s Awaken Your Inner Artist fundraiser will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at 807 E. Main St., Durham. Tickets cost $60 each for individuals; $50 each for groups.

    • The Volunteer Center will celebrate Make a Difference Day with local volunteer opportunities on Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26.

    • SYNCSTUDIO will host a marathon riding event to raise money for Meals on Wheels of Durham from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at 913 Lamond Ave., Durham. Participants are asked to raise $50.,

    • CORA Food Pantry’s Halloween Carnival will begin at noon, and the 25th Hunger Walk will begin at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, at Pittsboro Elementary School, 375 Pittsboro Elementary School Road.

    • The Roast of Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. The Carrboro Board of Aldermen and EmPOWERment will celebrate Mayor Chilton’s 20 years of service with dinner, drinks and comedy. Tickets cost $50.

    • The Zombie Research Center haunted house will be open for tours from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at 621 Hillsborough Road, Carrboro. Tickets cost $10 for adults; $5 for kids and teens. Proceeds will be donated to Internationalist Books and the Weaver Community Housing Association.,

    • The Durham Branch NAACP’s 39th Freedom Fund Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster St. Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, president of the N.C. NAACP, is the keynote speaker. Rev. Curtis Gatewood, HKonJ Coalition Leader, will be the master of ceremonies.

The Girls and Guys Night In fundraiser will start with a VIP dinner at 5:30 p.m. and general admission at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill.

The night of live music music, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, holiday shopping and raffles will raise money for Girls on the Run of the Triangle. Girls on the Run helps girls ages 8 to 12 develop their confidence with running, other physical activities and teamwork. Girls in the program learn to become role models for their friends and classmates.

VIP tickets are $75 and general admission tickets are $35.

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