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FEBRUARY

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February 1-14

SHARE YOUR HEART CAMPAIGN

For: North Carolina Ronald McDonald Houses Buy a paper heart for $1 at McDonalds.  Hearts will be displayed with the donor’s name listed.  For more information contact Cara McLauchlan at 919.552.1818 or cara@mckeemanpr.com or visit www.rmhcofnc.org


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February 2

HEART BREAKFAST

For: American Heart Association Treat your valentine to a heart healthy breakfast.  7-9am.  $20 donation.  Squid’s Restaurant, Chapel Hill.  For more information contact Hannah Jessee at 919.463.8300 or hannah.jessee@heart.org or visit www.americanheart.org


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February 2

WINTER FEST

For: Ronald McDonald House of Durham Come out and enjoy an exciting evening with a gourmet buffet, champagne reception, wine & beer tasting, silent and live auction, dancing.  6pm.  $125 per person.  Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.  For more information contact Lisa Lambert at 919.286.9305 or Lisa@ronaldhousedurham.org or visit www.ronaldhousedurham.org


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February 3

THE CHARLOTTE MAGAZINE DREAM HOME

For: Susan G. Komen Charlotte Affiliate The Charlotte magazine dream home opens to the public on February 3 and will remain open for the next three weekends in month.  Advanced tickets $8; $10 at the door.  Special events and workshops will take place at the home.  Providence Road, Charlotte.  For more information call 704.335.7181×122 or visit www.charlottedreamhome.org


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February 4

PARTY WITH A PURPOSE

For: Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC Already planning a party for the Big Game Day on February 4?  Make it a Party with a Purpose by collecting monetary donations.  For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can distribute $15 worth of food.  For more information contact Sarah Deal at 919.784.5770.


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February 10

BRUNCH FUNDRAISER

For: North Carolina Writers’ Network Fundraiser brunch to honor writer Will Blythe and his family.  10:30am.  Fearrington Barn, Pittsboro.  $79.  For details or to reserve tickets, call 919.967.9540.


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February 10

MASSAGE FAIRE

For: Community Coalition Against Family Violence Therapeutic massages, facials and acupuncture provided by licensed professionals.  9-4pm.  $1 per minute (30 & 60 minute sessions).  Peak Performance.  Reservations required.  For appointment call 252.636.3381.


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February 10

TRIANGLE HEART GALA

For: American Heart Association Nostalgic evening featuring the hits of Motown.  Live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing.  6-midnight.  $150 per person.  Embassy Suites, Cary.  For more information contact Kimberly Raymond at 919.463.8353 or kimberly.raymond@heart.org or visit www.americanheart.org


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February 10

ART WITH HEART

For: United Family Services Art auction benefiting United Family Services’ domestic violence programs.  Location:  CenterStage @ DaNoa.  Tickets are $50 in advance, or $60 at the door.  For more information call 704.367.2708 or visit www.unitedfamilyservices.org


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February 14

BARK & WINE FOR YOUR VALENTINE

For: SPCA of Wake County Sample 6-8 wines in a commemorative glass and light appetizers to complement the flavors.  Maybe you’ll meet your true love…the four-legged kind!  6-9pm.  $20 per person.  200 Petfinder Lane.  For more information contact Paul White at 919.532.2082 or pwhite@spcawake.org or visit www.spcawake.org


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February 15-16

VAGINA MONOLOGUES

For: SWOOP:  Strong Women Organizing Outrageous Projects The Vagina Monologues is about women, by women, and for everyone.  Laugh, cry, an d celebrate what it is to be a woman.  8pm.  $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  Durham Arts Council.  For more information contact Sandy Fitzgerald at 919.623.2536 or swoop4u@gmail.com


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February 17

TRIANGLE WATER FOR LIFE

For: WaterPartners International Heavy hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beverages, live and silent auctions.  MC is Tina Cash.  6:30pm.  $100.  Nasher Museum of Art.  For more information contact Alice Lutz at 919.848.1040 or nc@water.org  or visit http://www.water.org/wfl/triangle


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February 17

A LITTLE NIGHT VISION

For: Prevent Blindness North Carolina This event is Prevent Blindness NC’s most popular event.  Celebrate PBNC’s 40th anniversary with a ruby red celebration in the magical Land of Oz.  Food samplings, drinks, live music, dancing, silent auction.  7-11pm.  $35 advance, $45 at the door.  NC Museum of Natural Science.  For more information contact Mindy Amerson at 919.755.5044×13 or mamerson@pbnc.org or visit www.preventblindness.org/nc/nc_event.html


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February 17

WISH BALL

For: Make-A-Wish Founation of Eastern North Carolina Live and silent auctions, entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar.  7-midnight.  $110 per person, $185 per couple.  North Ridge Country Club, Raleigh.  For more information contact Cindy Williams at 919.821.7111 or cwilliams@eastncwish.org or visit eastnc.wish.org


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February 17

TRIANGLE WATER FOR LIFE EVENT

For: WaterParnters International 15th Water for Life event in support of clean drinking water for people in developing countries.  Live and silent auction featuring international items.  6:30pm.  $100 per person.  Nasher Museum of Art.  For more information contact Alice Lutz at 919.848.1040 or nc@water.org or visit www.water.org


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February 17

RALEIGH POLAR PLUNGE

For: Special Olympics NC Raleigh Police Department is hosting.  Minimum donation to jump is $50.  11am registration, 1pm plunge.  Camp Durant, Raleigh.  For more information contact Tommy Newman at 919.931.5252 or modonnell@sonc.net or visit www.sonc.net


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February 18

DOC WATSON & DAVID HOLT CONCERT

For: United Way of Randolph County Foundation Legendary performer Doc Watson and Grammy Award winner David Holt in concert.  7pm.  Asheboro High School, Asheboro.  Ticket prices:  $35, $45, and $55.  For more information and reserve tickets, call 336.625.4207 Monday-Friday between the hours of 9-4pm.  For more information on Doc Watson and David Holt go to www.davidholtc.com and/or www.folkloreproductions.com


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February 20

FAT TUESDAY ANNUAL BENEFIT MEALS ON WHEELS

For: Meals on Wheels of Wake County Live Dixie Land Jazz, New Orleans style cuisine, live and silent auction.  6:30pm.  $100.  Exploris, Raleigh.  For more information contact Jodi Hubble at 919.833.1749 or jodi@wakemow.org or visit www.wakemow.org


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February 22

DENIM AND DIAMONDS

For: Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County and the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation Evening of private shopping, music, dancing, dining and exclusive auctions.  6-9pm.  Tickets are $50 in advance and $65 at the door.  Saks Fifth Avenue, Triangle Towne Center in Raleigh.  To purchase tickets visit www.denimanddiamonds.org


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February 22

FRIENDS OF UMAR LUNCHEON

For: UMAR Luncheon fundraiser to benefit group homes for adults with developmental and associated disabilities in the Charlotte area.  12:15-1:15pm.  Free.  Providence UMC-Charlotte.  For more information contact Melinda Schroeder at 888.862.8627 or MelindaS@umarinfo.com or visit www.UMARinfo.com


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February 22

SIMPLE THINGS MOVIE SCREENING

For: Action for Children “Simple Things” movie screening benefit, wine, hors d’oeuvres reception.  7pm.  Movie screening:  Rialto.  Reception:  Paragon Commercial Bank.  For more information visit www.ncchild.org or contact Rebecca Clendenin at 919.834.6623×226 or rebecca@ncchild.org


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February 23-24

UNC DANCE MARATHON

For: NC Children’s Hospital 9th annual, 24-hour marathon, where hundreds of UNC-CH students stand on their feet 24 hours in a symbolic show of support.  7pm Friday to 7pm Saturday.  Fetzder Gym.  For more information contact Nikki Peters at 919.843.6991 or knpeters@email.unc.edu


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February 25

OSCAR NIGHT AMERICA-GREENSBORO  

For: Triad Health Project Greensboro’s first official Oscar Night America gathering joining organizations in 48 other cities around the country celebrating the 79th Annual Academy Awards broadcast.  150 guests will get the celebrity treatment, with valet parking, red carpet entrance, paparazzi, champagne reception and silent auction.  6:30pm reception, 7:30pm dinner.  $150 per person.  O. Henry Hotel, Greensboro.  To purchase tickets contact Mike Baker at 336.275.1654 or mbaker@triadhealthproject.com or visit www.triadhealthproject.com


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February 25  

OSCAR NIGHT WITH ARTSPLOSURE

For: Artsplosure Gala event is one of 46 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences-sanctioned parties held across the country on Oscar Night.  Watch the Academy Awards telecast, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, receive an official program or poster from the Awards, raffle, contests.  7pm.  $50 per person.  Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20.  Bogart’s American Grill, Glenwood Avenue.  Call 919.832.8699 for more information or to purchase tickets.


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