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April 1

LESS FORK, MORE FOOT 5K FUN RUN AND RACE

For: The Poe Center for Health Education & the Raleigh District Dietetic Association Participate to support the Poe Center’s and the Raleigh District Dietetic Association’s efforts to prevent childhood obesity in NC.  2pm.  $15-$25 to register; sponsorship opportunities available.  Embassy Suites, Cary.  For more information contact Amy Buehrle at 919.468.0349 or amy.buehrle@momentumhealthware.com or visit www.raleighnutrition.org


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April 1

22ND ANNUAL A TOAST TO THE TRIANGLE

For: Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi is the honorary chair.  5:30-8pm.  McKimmon Center, Raleigh.  For more information contact Maria Hernandez at 919.832.3909×101 or mhernandez@tammylynncenter.org


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April 4

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH KICK-OFF

For: Interact Art show depicting 2007 theme “Rape:  Shatter the Silence! Every Victim Has a Voice”, food, entertainment, games and activities.  12-2pm.  For more information contact Damita Chambers at 919.828.7501 or damitac@interactofwake.org or visit www.interactofwake.org


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April 10

LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION

For: The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education Legislators and sponsors are invited for heavy hors d’oeurves and cocktails to honor North Carolina’s Legislators and their commitment to supporting the Poe Center.  5-7pm.  Sponsorship opportunities available, call for details.  The Poe Center.  For more information contact Kim Raynor at 919.231.4006×304 or k.raynor@poehealth.org or visit www.poehealth.org


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April 11

COLLEGE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

For: Interact Presentation by Interact’s new Rape Prevention Educator, a survivor’s story, screening of documentary video, self-defense demonstration.  12:30-4pm.  Meredith College, Cate Student Center.  For more information contact Damita Chambers at 919.828.7501 or damitac@interactofwake.org


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April 14

THE JOHN 3:16 CENTER 3RD ANNUAL FUNDRAISING AUCTION

For: C.A.R.E.  Child Abuse Resource and Education Fundraising auction to raise support for programs offered at C.A.R.E.’s resource and recreation facility.  10am-until.  Littleton.  For more information contact Julie Jenkins or Shannon Smiley at 252.586.1800 or care2001@earthlink.net or visit www.john316center.org


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April 14

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH EVENT

For: Interact Art show depicting 2007 theme, food, local entertainment, and activities.  2-6pm.  Interact’s Pass It On thrift store, Fuquay-Varina.  For more information contact Damita Chambers at 919.828.7501 or damitac@interactofwake.org


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April 14

WALKING WARRIORS

For: Community Coalition Against Family Violence Walk 2 miles to raise awareness of child abuse in the New Bern community.  9am.  Union Point Park, New Bern.  For more information call 252.636.3381 or visit www.walkingwarriors.com


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April 14

VEGAS NIGHT WITH THE CHARLOTTE CHECKMATES

For: Regional HIV/AIDS Consortium An evening of Vegas-styled games for fun, entertainment, food, dancing, raffles and a silent auction.  7-11pm.  $50.  Omni Hotel, Charlotte.  For more information contact Brad Goforth at 704.531.2467×12 or bradg@regionalconsortium.org or visit www.regionalconsortium.org


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April 14

ANNUAL WALK FOR AIDS

For: House of Mercy 3-mile walk through historic downtown Belmont.  Picnic reception to follow at House of Mercy.  Food, drinks, live music, tours or residence.  For more information contact Marjorie Storch at 704.825.4711×3 or visit www.houseofmercy.org


 

April 14

PICTURE THIS GALA 2007

For: Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina 11th annual gala with delicious food and cocktails, silent auction, fine art and photography exhibit.   8-11pm.  $75.  Umstead Hotel & Spa, Cary.  For more information contact Lauren Hood at 919.256.6603 or lhood@preventchildabusenc.org or visit www.preventchildabusenc.org


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April 18

ANNUAL CELEBRATION & AWARDS LUNCHEON

For: Earth Share of North Carolina Celebrate Earth Day and 16 years of ESNC’s work protecting NC’s environment.  12:30-2pm.  NC Museum of Life & Science, Durham.  To RSVP contact Miriam Biber at miriam@earthsharenc.org or call 919.687.4840.


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April 19

GUILFORD EDUCATION ALLIANCE AND GUILFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS PRESENTS…ON STAGE!

For: Guilford Education Alliance First annual arts extravaganza produced by students and teachers.  7pm.  $10-$35.  War Memorial.  For more information contact Louise Courts at 336.841.4332 or lcourts@guilfordeducationalliance.org or visit www.guilfordeducationalliance.org


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April 19

2ND ANNUAL GREEN JAMBOREE

For: Triangle Land Conservancy Evening of live music, food, and spirits in celebration of conservation.  TLC members reception, 6-8pm; Carolina Chocolate Drops, 8-10pm.  $25.  Carrboro ArtsCenter.  For more information contact Marisa Bryant at 919.833.3662×111 or mbryant@tlc-nc.org or visit www.tlc-nc.org


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April 20

SPORT A SHIRT, SHARE A NIGHT

For: Ronald McDonald House Winston-Salem. Businesses, schools, universities, local hospitals to purchase tee shirts and wear them on April 20.  Each donor will “share a night” with a needy family.  $10 per shirt.  For more information contact Mindy Bloom at 336.723.0228×19.


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April 20

DO GOOD DANCE

For: ME3, Inc. Dance with ‘swing motif’ for all types/levels of dancers.  Refreshments, door prizes, swing lesson included.  Raffle $1-5 per ticket.  Semi-formal encouraged, not required.  Ticket info on site.  8-11pm.  $20/individual, $35/couples.  Raleigh Elk’s Lodge, Raleigh.  For more information contact Amber Smith at 919.215.8613 or admin@me-3.org or visit www.me-3.org


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April 20-21

GO NATIVE PLANT SALE

For: North Carolina Coastal Federation NCCF’s annual sale features more than 3,500 plants and 150 species, including flowering perennials, bushes, trees and acquatic plants.  Enjoy entertainment, workshops and exhibits.  9-5pm.  Free.  Ocean, NC.  For more information contact Rachael or Rose at 252.393.8185 or nccf@nccoast.org or visit www.nccoast.org


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April 21

HEART AND SOLE RACE

For: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program 2nd annual five-kilometer run and one-mile walk.  Registration 7:30am, race starts 9am.  4th of July Park, Kernersville.  For more information call 336.716.4587.


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April 21

LOFTY IDEAS TOUR 2007

For: Piedmont Craftsmen Tour of downtown Winston-Salem living spaces with both daytime and evening schedules.  11-4pm take the Day Dream Tour; 5:30-8pm take The Starry Night Tour.  Closing reception at The Gallery Lofts with heavy hors d’ouvres and beverages.  Day tour is $15/person; Evening tour is $25/person.  For more information call 336.725.1516 or email director@piedmontcraftsmen.org


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April 21

WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR. AWARDS GALA

For: Urban League of Central Carolinas Black-tie event will feature networking opportunities, dinner, entertainment, and a wine and cheese reception.  6pm.  Sponsorship packages range from $2,000-$15,000; Program advertising from $100-$300; Individual tickets $150.  For more information contact Trineka Greer at 704.373.2256×205 or tgreer@urbanleaguecc.org or visit www.urbanleaguecc.org/membership/WHITNEY_SPONSOR.ASP


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5K RUN FOR WILDLIFE

For: Piedmont Wildlife Center Annual 5K run to raise money for the care and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.  9am.  $25 pre-registration or $30 on race day.  For more information contact Emma Lawrence at 919.968.8557 or emma@piedmontwildlifecenter.org or visit www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org


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April 21

SWORDSMAN’S BALL

For: The American Cancer Society Annual black-tie event filled with casino games, live music, gourmet food, live and silent auctions.  Founders Hall, Charlotte.  For more information contact Brooke Varner at 704.552.6147.


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April 21

CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS GOLF TOURNAMENT

For: Prevent Child Abuse Rowan 4th annual tournament.  Fee includes a meal (lunch or dinner).  2pm.  $50 to play; $100-$500 to sponsor.  For more information contact Brian Stallings at 704.639.1700 or terriehesshouse@bellsouth.net


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April 22

FOURTH ANNUAL BLUEGRASS & BBQ

For: Durham Arts Council Part of DAC’s Dinner a l’Art event series.  Traditional bluegrass music, food.  $60. For more information and tickets call 919.560.2708 or llassiter@durhamarts.org or visit www.durhamarts.org


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April 22

BLOSSOMS OF HOPE

For: Inter-faith Food Shuttle Unique luncheon, fine restaurants, student graduates fro the Culinary Job Training Program.  Four courses, with wine.  12:30pm.  $75.  Second Empire, Raleigh.  For more information and RSVP contact Maxine Solomon at 919.847.0567 or foodiemax@nc.rr.com


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April 23

KEY VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION CEREMONY

For: The Volunteer Center of Durham Annual luncheon to recognize Durham’s most valuable volunteers.  11:30-1pm.  $17.  Durham Hilton.  For more information contact Amber M. Raggie at 919.688.8977×22 or amber@thevolunteercenter.org or visit www.thevolunteercenter.org


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April 25

NEW BEGINNINGS AWARDS EVENT

For: Family and Children’s Services Photography competition for local high school students, silent auction, access to Nasher exhibits, heavy hors d’oeurves, cash bar.  6-8pm.  $40.  Nasher Museum, Durham.  For more information contact Helen or Catherine at 919.416.4400 or CDiederich@aol.com or visit www.fcsdurham.org


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April 25

6TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS

For: Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC Lunch and a handcrafted bowl.  $25.  11:30-2pm (drop in anytime).  A.B. Bullard Fire Station #1, Winston-Salem.  For more information contact Linda Ward at 336.784.5770.


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April 25-30

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE TO DENMARK

For: The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Inc. Open registration for a cultural arts trip to Copenhagen, Denmark.  Highlight of the trip is a private dinner with Ambassador and Mrs. Jim Cain.  Contact Georgia Donaldson at 919.839.1498×234 for details.


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April 27

OUTBACK ON THE FARM CHILDREN’S HOME BENEFIT

For: Children’s Home of Winston-Salem Enjoy dinner, music and dancing at the downtown campus, hayrides to tour guests around the campus, barn dance, blue grass concert.  6:30-10pm.  Tickets start at $35, or $30 if purchased by April 13th.  For more information visit www.outbackonthefarm.com


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April 28

24TH ANNUAL FANTASY AUCTION

For: Easter Seals UCP “Swing into Spring” at the 24th annual event.  Bring your dancing shoes and prepare to realize your fantasies.  7pm.  $150.  The Westin Charlotte.  For more information contact Carrie Van Brunt at 800.626.1627×259 or cvanbrunt@nc.eastersealsucp.com or visit www.nc.eastersealsucp.com


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April 28

10TH ANNUAL CELEBRATE! ARTS NC STATE GALA

For: ARTS NC STATE Festive, elegant evening of music, food and fun featuring comedy troupe, The Capitol Steps.  6pm.  $150.  For more information contact Sharon Moore at 919.513.3029 or sharon_moore@ncsu.edu or visit http://www.ncsu.edu/arts/gala.htm


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April 29

LUNCH BY THE LADLE

For: Family Life Council Soup-tasting lunch featuring signature soup recipes from local restaurants, appearances by Guilford the Grasshopper, Looney Lanny the balloon magician, and more.  11-2pm.  $10 adults; $5 children; $25 family; children 4 and under free.  The Empire Room, Greensboro.  For more information contact Stacey Ofsanko at 336.333.6890×222 or sofsanko@flcgso.com or visit www.flcgso.com


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April 29

WALK FOR WILDLIFE

For: Piedmont Wildlife Center Come walk, watch, wander and wonder while helping the Center raise money for the care and rehabilitation of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife.  12-4pm.  $25 plus donations appreciated.  Lake Crabtree County Park, Morrisville.  For more information contact Emma Lawrence at 919.968.8557 or emma@piedmontwildlifecenter.org or visit www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org


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