Community Cares: Nov. 13

Operation Christmas Child

November 12, 2013 

  • Also on Tap

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

    • The Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive will collect donated books for local children until the end of December at The Streets at Southpoint, 8030 Renaissance Parkway, Suite 855, Durham.

    • A rabies vaccination clinic for pets will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Animal Services Center, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill. Vaccinations cost $10; microchips cost $25. Details: 919-942-7387,

    •  Homebrew for Hunger will raise money for PORCH, a hunger relief group in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, from noon to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at West End Public, 462 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Tickets cost $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

    • The Glitz-Glamour-Gatsby Gala to benefit volunteer programs for Orange County residents will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. Tickets cost $40 per person or $75 per couple at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill or the Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough. Proceeds will benefit the programs of the Orange County RSVP 55+ Volunteer Advisory Council.

    • The Southern Village 5K and Family Fun Run, sponsored by the Chapel Hill Service League, will begin with the 5K (3-mile) run at 10 a.m. and the Family Fun Run at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Southern Village in Chapel Hill. The fundraiser will raise money for the Christmas House and other local projects. Details:

    •  Volunteers for Youth will hold a silent auction during the Larry Fedora Live radio show from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at The Top of the Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 100 E. Franklin St., Suite 3, Chapel Hill. Proceeds will benefit programs for local kids.

    • The Triangle Day School Twister Trot 5K will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Triangle Day School, 4911 Neal Road, Durham. The 3-mile run raises money for the Be The Match bone marrow registry. Details:

    • The eighth annual Tails at Twilight Gala fundraiser of the Animal Protection Society of Durham will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Washington Duke Inn, 301 Cameron Blvd., Durham.

    • The Celebrate Wildlife! Gala & Auction with the Piedmont Wildlife Center will raise money for nature education and conservation from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster St. Ticket prices start at $50.,

    • The inaugural Rent Party fundraiser for Housing for New Hope will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at The Cookery, 1101 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham. Tickets cost $50.

Churches participating in Operation Christmas Child will collect shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies and encouraging notes for children around the world from Monday, Nov. 18, to Monday, Nov. 25.

Drop off a box at any of these churches:

• Chapel Hill Bible Church, 260 Erwin Road, Chapel Hill.

• Hillsong Church, 201 Culbreth Road, Chapel Hill.

• Lawrence Road Baptist Church, 1901 Lawrence Road, Hillsborough.

Instructions for packing gifts and details are online.

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