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MAY

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May 2

FILLING BIG SHOES

For: National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina Inaugural event will celebrate the strength of women, recognizing those who have accomplished ordinary as well as extraordinary tasks.  Keynote speaker, Yolanda King.  Unique auction of designer shoes.  11:30-1:30pm.  $100.  Hilton Charlotte Center City.  For more information contact Rebecca Belk at 704.552.1351 or rbelk@nkfnc.org or visit www.kidneync.org


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May 3

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER OBSERVANCE

For: Wake Up America, Inc. A Fuquay-Varina National Day of Prayer service.  12-1pm.  Fuquay-Varina Town Hall Flag Pole.  For more information contact Mike Macon at 906.2899 or mmacon@wakeupamericainc.org


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May 4

HUDDLED MASSES ART AUCTION

For: Triangle Family Services Art from local and regional artists, refreshments, entertainment.  Auction coincides with the Friday Friday art celebration held each month in downtown Raleigh.  Free for everyone.  Auction 6-9pm.  For more information visit www.tfsnc.org or call 919.821.0790.


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May 4

DIAMONDS IN THE RUFF SECOND ANNUAL GALA

For: Animal Protection Society of Durham 6-10pm.  Dinner & silent auction.  Washington Duke Inn.  For more information visit www.apswalk.org/previewparty.html


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May 5

K9-3K DOG WALK

For: SPCA of Wake County Fundraiser for helping homeless pets.  Dog walkers will enjoy contests, music and food.  2-6pm.  Moore Square Park, Downtown Raleigh.  $30/walker + dog; $20/kids 8-16.  For more information contact Paul White at 919.772.2326 or pwhite@spcawake.org or visit www.spcawake.org


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May 5

DERBY DASH BASH

For: Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc. 4th annual fundraising event with derby viewing, drinks, dinner, and auctions.  4:30pm.  $50.  Greenville, NC.  For more information contact Kimberly Winslow at 252.916.6068 or info@rhrnc.com or visit www.rhrnc.com


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May 5

FIRST HORIZON SURVIVOR TROLLEY

For: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Trolley will be available to survivors who are unable to walk the race but want to be a part of the festivities.  8:30am.  No cost.  NC Triad Race for the Cure.  For more information contact Jennifer Whisnant at 336.544.2418 or jwhisnant@quixotegroup.com


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May 6

LIVE ART AUCTION

For: Music for a Great Space Auction, Artists Paint Out event, cocktail party.  Earlier event begins at 4pm, auction begins at 6pm.  Tickets available in advance or at the door for $20 per person.  Heart of Living Home Gallery, Greensboro.  For more information contact Susan Rotante at 336.544.2405 or srotante@quixotegroup.com


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May 6

CELEBRITY SIZZLE:  THE ULTIMATE 19TH HOLE EXPERIENCE

For: Athletes United for Youth Fundraising dinner, silent & live auction, sealed-bid auction opportunties for Dining with a Celebrity, drawing for a new luxury automobile, commemorative girls and celebrity photos for each guest.  5pm.  $1,000.  Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Uptown Charlotte.  For more information contact Jeff Hood at 704.332.5437 or jhood@athletesforyouth.org or visit www.AthletesForYouth.org


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May 7

2ND ANNUAL BROWN-WYNNE & MITCHELL FUNERAL HOMES GOLF CLASSIC

For: Meals on Wheels of Wake County Sign-ups starting at 11:30am, 1pm shotgun start, dinner, prizes awarded.  $60.  Lochmere Golf Course, Cary.  For more information and to RSVP call 783.7128 or 828.4311.


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May 7

BURRITO BASH

For: Chatham Habitat for Humanity For a $12 donation enjoy a burrito, chips & salsa and great bluegrass and folk music by Tommy Edwards, Leroy Sa vage & Snuffy Smith.  6-9pm.  General Store Cafe, Pittsboro.  For more information contact Yolanda Bryant at 919.542.0794×214 or YolandaBryant@ChathamHabitat.org or visit www.ChathamHabitat.org


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May 7

ATHLETES FOR YOUTH CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC

For: Athletes United for Youth Classic pairs well-known athletes and celebrities with corporate foursomes to enrich the lives of youth in the area.  8-4:30pm.  $350+ per golfer.  The Palisades Golks & Country Club, Charlotte.  For more information contact Jeff Hood at 704.332.5437 or jhood@athletesforyouth.org or visit www.AthletesForYouth.org


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May 8

SPRING WINE WALK ON ELIZABETH AVENUE

For: The Family Center & Friends with Flowers Bring your friends for the Sprint Wine Walk on Elizabeth Avenue for good times and for a good cause.  5:30-7:30pm.  $20.  Tickets available for purchase at participating restaurants and includes two featured wines at each restaurant.  For more information contact Michele Flatuum at 704.444.9003 or Anysia Welsh at 704.319.5404.


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May 12

SANITY & GRACE:  AN EVENING WITH JUDY COLLINS

For: The Mental Health Association in Forsyth County, Inc. Elegant dinner, live art auction, fundraiser.  6pm.  Tickets are $100 each; Bell sponsor tickets are $200 each and include access to a special VIP reception.  The Millenium Center, Winston-Salem.  For more information contact Andy Hagler at 336.768.3880 or andy@triadmentalhealth.org


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May 15

NETWORKING EVENT

For: Raleigh-Durham AmeriCorps Alumni Chapter Social networking event for National AmeriCorps Week.  6-8pm.  Time Out Bar & Grill, Durham.  For more information call 919.623.6650 or email damita@lifetimeofservice.org


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May 15

SALISBURY DISTRICT UMAR LUNCHEON

For: UMAR Luncheon to benefit UMAR’s mission of promoting community inclusion, independence and growth for adults with developmental disabilities through residential and employment options.  12-1pm.  Free.  Central UMC-Concord.  For more information contact Melinda Schroeder at 704.875.1328 or MelindaS@umarinfo.com or visit www.umarinfo.com


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May 16

BIRTHDAY PARTY

For: KidsPeace Agency celebrates 125 years of helping kids & families will hold a local birthday party to celebrate.  6pm.  KidsPeace office, Raleigh.  For more information contact Lauren Kronisch at 800.25.PEACE or lauren.kronisch@kidspeace.org


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May 17

AUCTION AND DINNER

For: My Sister’s House, Inc. Live and silent auctions.  7pm.  $50.  Benvenue Country Club.  For more information contact Lou Carson at 252.446.7069 or m_holland@earthlink.net or visit www.mysistershousenc.org


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May 18

NASCAR DAY

For: United Way of Central Carolinas Companies can sign up to receive a kit, individuals can order pins online and celebrate.  For more information contact Sarah Davis at 704.371.6334.


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May 19

DINNERS A L’ART

For: Durham Arts Council and the arts in Durham Studio Evening with Nancy Tuttle May.  Guests are invited to her studio to peek inside her colorful artistic process.  6pm.  Tickets are $60.  Tickets are available by calling 919.560.2708 or emailing Linda Lassiter at llassiter@durhamarts.org


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May 19

BARKITECTURE DOG HOUSE AUCTION

For: SPCA of Wake County Four teams of architects and builders in Wake County have created custom designed doghouses that are on display.  Come to an auction of these houses.  Pre-auction at 6:30pm, auction at 8pm.  $10 for 8pm event only or $40 for auction and reception.  North Hills Shopping Center, Raleigh.  For mroe information contact Paul White at 919.532.2082 or pwhite@spcawake.org or visit www.spcawake.org


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May 19-20

DUKE CHILDREN’S CLASSIC

For: Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center 34th annual eve nt.  Celebrity golfers, 5K fun run/walk and toddler trot, KidZone, autographs.  Free.  Duke University Golf Club, Durham.  For more information contact Robyn Soffera at 919.667.2565 or robyn.soffera@duke.edu


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May 19

CRIME STOPPERS FUNDRAISER

For: Crime Stoppers of Cary Motorcycle Run entitled “Run Against Crime”.  For more information vist www.carycrimestoppers.net


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May 19

WALK WITH ME – WILMINGTON

For: Easter Seals UCP Walk-a-thon and family picnic to celebrate people of all abilities while raising funds to support local Easter Seals UCP programs.  9am registration, 10am walk.  No cost, $25 to receive t-shirt.  Hugh MacRae Park, Wilmington.  For more information contact Ariadne Harris at 910.790.5921 or aharris@nc.eastersealsucp.com or visit www.walkwithme.org


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May 19

BAND TOGETHER

For: Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Triangle Benefit concert featuring Son Volt, Kennebec adn the Balsa Gliders.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  $17.50 advance tickets.  Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh.


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May 19

A VINTAGE TASTING

For: Wake Teen Medical Services Sample unique wines.  4-7pm.  Single $30, double $50, door $35.  Business Networking Center, Cary.  For more information contact Robin Temple at 919.828.0035 or rtemple@waketeen.org or visit www.waketeen.org


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May 19

BLOW THE WHISTLE ON LUNG DISEASE

For: American Lung Association of North Carolina Day of family fun and exercise to raise money and awareness.  9am registration, 10am walk.  Centennial Campus, Raleigh.  For more information contact Heather Gill at 919.832.8326 or hgill@lungnc.org or visit www.lungnc.org


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May 19

DASH & DINE 5K RUN-WALK

For: Hospice & Palliative Care 5K run-walk and fun run for kids.  All registered runners and walkers will receive a t-shirt.  Food, drinks and awards.  For more information on how to register call Charlotte Running at 704.377.8786 or register online at www.charlotterunning.com


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May 19

WALK FOR THE ANIMALS

For: Animal Protection Society of Durham 9-1pm.  Wallace Wade Stadium, Duke University.  For more details visit www.apswalk.org


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May 24

CHAMPIONS OF EASTER SEALS UCP GOLF TOURNAMENT

For: Easter Seals UCP A great day on the beautiful links at Ballantyne to support children and adults with disabilities in the Charlotte region.  1pm shotgun start.  $250 per person, $100 per foursome.  Ballantyne Resort.  For more information contact Carrie Van Brunt at 704.529.5195×259 or cvanbrunt@nc.eastersealsucp.com or visit www.nc.eastersealsucp.com


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May 24

ANNUAL APPRECIATION DINNER

For: The Salvation Army of Wake County Annual appreciation dinner sponsored by the Salvation Army of Wake County Advisory Board to say thank you to the many supporters and volunteers.  Reception at 6:30pm, dinner at 7pm.  RSVP by May 21.  McKimmon Conference Center, Raleigh.  For more information call 919.834.6733×219 or visit annualdinner@keepthebellringing.org


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May 26

TASTE OF DURHAM FESTIVAL

For: The Community Chest, Inc. Food sampling, eclectic music lineup, dance, wine tasting, beer tasting, chef demonstrations, ice carving, mardi gras, kids corner, art, and more.  11-7pm.  $4 in advance, $6 at the door.  Imperial Center.  For more information contact Kimberly Ruskan at ruskan@earthlink.net or visit www.tasteofdurham.org


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May 31

SCRABBLE CHALLENGE

For: Community Outreach Services YMCA’s Literacy Initiative Scrabble, heavy hors d’oeurves, live jazz, silent auction.  5:30pm.  Embassy Suites at Twin City Quarter.  For more information visit www.YMCAScrabble.org


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