Community Cares

Community Cares: Nov. 20

November 19, 2013 

Orange County Animal Services will help this kitten, Lyster, and other pets in the shelter find adoptive homes during Home for the Holidays.

ORANGE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

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

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

    • 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. dpfc.net.

    • 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: tdstwistertrot.eventbrite.com.

    • 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. tailsattwilight.org.

    • 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. bidpal.net/pwc, piedmontwildlifecenter.org.

    • 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. hnhrentparty.eventbrite.com.

    • A Private Shopping Extravaganza to benefit the Triangle Youth Ballet’s Orchestra Fund will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Southern Season in University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill.

    • The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea to raise money for the Triangle Youth Ballet is at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in the Old Well Ball Room at Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. Tickets cost $20. triangleyouthballet.org.

    • The Archbishops of Blount Street, The Stars Explode and Rob Nance will play at the Cat’s Cradle at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. The show will raise money for Roger Johnson, who is dealing with cancer without insurance. The suggested donation is $10. 919-260-0611, catscradle.com.

Orange County Animal Services reduced adoption fees for cats to $50 and dogs to $60 for Home for the Holidays to help pets find homes this season. Adoption fees are lowered until Jan. 11.

The shelter’s adoptable dogs will participate in the Chapel Hill Carrboro Parade starting at 10 a.m.. Saturday, Dec. 14, on East Franklin Street.

The shelter will collect donations for the Canned Pet Food Drive until Dec. 21. Donate four or more cans for a voucher for Pictures with Santa on Dec. 21.

Pictures with Santa will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, in the Animal Services Center. orangecountync.gov/animalservices/adoption.asp.

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

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