Community Cares: Feb. 12.

February 11, 2014 

Dr. Elaine Holmes, a surgeon, holds Bella, a puppy who was rescued by Chatham County Animal Control. Chatham Animal Rescue and Education is raising money for Bella’s medical care.


•  Valloween, an anti-Valentine’s Day dance party and Halloween costume contest, will be from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Chapel Hill Underground, 157 E. Rosemary St.

Cover costs $5 to $20 to raise money for the Earth First! Media Project and the Earth First! Journal.,

• The JJ Sharpe Impact Foundation for Youth Against Violence, a new organization named for nine-year-old Jaeden Sharpe, who was Durham’s first murder victim in 2014, joins D3 Community Outreach for D3’s Fourth Annual Charity Basketball Game at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Emily Krzyzewski Family Life Center, 904 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham.

• The Orange County Animal Services center has Valentine’s specials of reduced cat and some kitten adoption fees, $50, and dog and some puppy adoption fees, $60.

• Cornucopia Cancer Support Center’s Chocolate 5K fundraiser will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 919-401-9333,

• Cornucopia Cancer Support Center’s 14th annual A Chocolate Affaire fundraiser will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Sheraton Chapel Hill, 1 Europa Drive. There will be chocolates, hors d’oeuvres, auctions, a raffle and live music. Tickets cost $60. 919-401-9333,

• Durham’s Human Relations Award Ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham.

• The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Minority Health Conference will be Friday, Feb. 28, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. Registration costs $30 for seniors and students of any college or university, $70 for university faculty and staff, $50 for government employees and $80 for anyone else. Register by Friday, Feb. 14.

• The second annual St. Paul Village Community 5K Walk/Run will be on Saturday, March 1, at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill. The walk and run will raise money for the St. Paul Village, TABLE (a hunger relief nonprofit) and Club Nova (a nonprofit that supports Orange County residents with mental illness). Register online at 919-967-3961,

• The second annual Color the Hill 4K and Fun Run will raise money for the Academy of Information Tedchnology of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, A Drink for Tomorrow and the SKJAJA Fund starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at UNC’s cross country course at Finley Fields. Registration costs $35, with a $5 discount for people who register by Feb. 10 with the code “EarlyBird.”

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