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ma Cares Saves Animals in Need

According to ASPCA.org, each year approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters.  Sadly, approximately 2.7 million of these are euthanized. 
Here in Greensboro, Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network works to rescue and rehabilitate neglected, abused or otherwise unwanted animals in and around Guilford County, with a focus on domestic farm animals.  However, what happens when they’re presented with adog that has a bladder stone or a horse whose eaten rocks to survive?  Will they have the resources to save them?
Earlier this year, ma Cares started a relief fund to give sick or injured animals in the care of Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network a second chance at life.  Since its inception, 12 animals have been nursed back to health and many have found their forever homes.

There are many other animals that need our help.  Your support may save a life!  Donate today at www.macares.org.  Just email us at wecare@macares.org to let us know that your support is for Red Dog Relief by ma Cares!  Checks may be made payable to ma Cares and mailed to 1302 Pleasant Ridge Rd. Greensboro, NC 27409, Attn: Red Dog Relief.
Together we can give sick and injured animals a second chance at life.  To learn more visit http://www.macares.org/our-projects/red-dog-farm-animal-rescue-network.

For more information:
http://www.macares.org
 

Raleigh LUNGe Forward 5k

Raleigh LUNGe Forward 5K November 1, 2014 North Hills Raleigh, NC http://LungeForward.kintera.org/Raleigh2014 Description: Join us by donating or registering for the Lung Cancer Initiative's Raleigh LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk & Rally on November 1, 2014 and provide hope for those affected by lung cancer in North Carolina. Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers COMBINED, but together we can change that! The mission of the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina is to decrease deaths and provide support to those affected by lung cancer through research, awareness, education and access programs across North Carolina. Form a team and ask friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers to join you. When you register, you'll be able to access online fundraising tools that make fundraising easy, convenient and FUN! Schedule and event Details: http://lci.kintera.org/faf/help/helpEventInfo.asp?ievent=1111575&lis=1&kntae1111575=096849D1430F4039A82DC70643EA6AAE
 

Ready, Set...Read!- 5K & Family Day

Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc. will host our 20th anniversary kick-off event, "Ready, Set...Read!-5K & Family Day", on November 1st, at the BB&T Ballpark, in downtown Winston-Salem, 9am-2pm. The public is invited. Admission is free. Everyone who comes will get 1 free hotdog and drink.

ACC Heritage Craft & Fine Art Fair

Join us for the fall ACC Heritage Craft & Fine Art Fair where you’ll enjoy quilting, basket weaving, crocheting, woodturning, chair caning, pottery, stained glass, furniture building, painting and more!  Live demonstrations, as well as items for purchase, all created and sold by our own ACC Heritage Craft students.  The Fair will be held November 1 & 2, at Burlington Outlet Village, across from Burlington Brands.  Hours are Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm.  For more information visit www.ShopBOV.com.
 

A Shopping SPREE! presented by the Junior League of Raleigh

A Shopping SPREE! presented by the Junior League of Raleigh, October 30 to November 2 Shop the Junior League of Raleigh’s A Shopping SPREE! from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 at the Raleigh Convention Center. You’ll find the hottest jewelry and accessories; clothing for men, women and children; and the latest home and holiday décor. Proceeds from SPREE! benefit the Junior League of Raleigh and its programs. Location: Raleigh Convention Center Time: Hours vary each day Price: Four-day shopping tickets are $10 online in advance and $12 at the door Prices vary for special events More Info: Visit www.ashoppingspree.org for more information and to buy tickets. 

U.S. Service Academy Day

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., will host a U.S. Service Academy Day on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wilkes County Public Library, 215 10th St., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. The event will help familiarize students with the application and nomination process for applying to the nation's five military service academies.
 
“North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District has a proud tradition of military service. Every year, some of the area’s finest young men and women choose to contribute to this legacy by applying to attend our country’s prestigious military service academies,” said Foxx. “On November 8th, I am proud to host an event to give prospective applicants the opportunity to meet with representatives from each academy. I hope it will be an informative experience for all who attend.”
 
Representatives from all five academies will be in attendance to explain more about their requirements and expectations. The event also will allow local students the opportunity to ask questions and receive advice about the admissions process. High school students of all ages and their parents are encouraged to attend.
 
Individuals wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Richard Moxley at (336) 778-0211 or Richard.Moxley@mail.house.gov.
 

Ultimate Golf Challenge WS & Ultimate Golf Ball Drop

United Golf Network presents the Ultimate Golf Challenge Winston Salem at WInston Lake Golf Course on Saturday, November 8th from 10:00am-3:00pm. The event will feature "Big Break" style golf challenges with cash prizes and the Ultimate Golf Ball Drop. The ball drop will be at 3:00pm sharp and guarantees the winner of the ball drop a 50% payout of the jackpot. The net proceeds of the ball drop benefit four local charities: Ernest Morris Jr. Golf Academy, Second Harvest Food Bank of NW North Carolina, Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County and Brandon's Buddies. You may purchase a ball for the ball drop at our website: www.unitedgolfnetwork.com/ugcws
 

Tip-A-Cop, Tip-A-Firefighter Challenge

Our third annual charity event  will take place on Saturday, November 8th from 6 am to 12 pm! This event raises funds for two very large charities, Pink Heals and Special Olympics. We will have participation from local fireman and police officers. They will go head to head battling it out to see who can raise the most money for their charity. Fireman will be waiting tables to raise money for Pink Heals and police officers for Special Olympics. At this event any tips that are given for the day will be given to the perspective charity of the customers choosing as well as 10% of the profit for event given to each charity from the restaurant. Fire fighters and police officers will be doing everything from waiting tables to refilling drinks and even cleaning tables.
 
This year will be our first year also having a cornhole tournament. The resignation fee will be split between the two charities. Teams can register at The Peppermill Cafe', HPPD, and HPDF.

Paws in the Park

Make plans to bring your friends to Paws in the Park at the Tanglewood Festival of Lights (4061 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons, NC 27012) on November 10, 2014 from 4:30-9:00pm. Enjoy dinner at a food truck rodeo, take a stroll through the magical lights, and begin your holiday shopping. This brand new event offers animal lovers a first-ever opportunity to bring their four-legged friends with them to Tanglewood Park for a walk through the enchanted holiday light display. Tickets for Paws in the Park are available for advance purchase. Adult tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door), tickets for kids 12 & under are $10, and kids 3 & under and furry children get in free. Paws in the Park will be held in rain or moonshine. All dogs must be on leash and current on vaccinations. No bicycles please. Proceeds from Paws in the Park will be used to rescue, care for, and find loving homes for abandoned cats and dogs. Visit pawsinthepark.causevox.com and the HSDC Facebook page for more details about the event and to purchase tickets.

 

Run 4 Their Lives 5K Race

Run 4 Their Lives is a Freedom 4/24 event that raises awareness and funds to bring sexually exploited women and children into freedom. Start Time: 9:00am EST Price: $24.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee Place: 3530 Edgefield Road Greensboro, NC US 27409 Register online at http://www.freedom424.org/r4tl/races/greensboro-nc/
 

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

Wendy's Warriors Poker Run/ALS Fundraiser

FREE ADULT DENTAL CLINIC

NC MOM Winston-Salem FREE ADULT DENTAL CLINIC November 14-15 Doors open at 6AM (closing time depends on dental volunteers) W-S Fairground's Education Building 421 West 27th St Winston-Salem, NC 27105 Services are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE Services include: -Teeth Cleaning -Fillings -Extractions (teeth pulled) -Partial Denture Construction (front teeth only must come Friday and Saturday) Plan to arrive early. Most people begin forming lines around midnight. Please bring any required medicines, water and other items you would need while waiting. For more information: www.ncmomwinston.org Click the 'patient information' tab for FAQ's. OR Click 'Volunteer Information' to register to help volunteer with this event! Volunteers needed to set-up and tear down. Also need greeters, translators, registration, food service, runners, patient escorts and calling all dental and healthcare professionals! This is a free service sponsored by NCDS Missions of Mercy, Local Dentists, Local Businesses and Churches

 

High Tea & Silent Auction

You are invited to our Inaugural High Tea & Silent Auction Fundraiser & Social Come join us for A Spot of Tea and Meet & Greet with our #PowerGirls Come enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and fun. Proceeds go towards girls’ programming and scholarships. We look forward to seeing you there! November 15th 2014 3:00 -5:00 pm At The Creative Center Hall, 900 Sixteenth Street , Greensboro, North Carolina Tickets: Adults $20 Children $10 Tickets available online, from Board Members or by calling 336.790.2763 Seating Limited! Dress to Impress. Adults and Girls age 6-18 Welcomed! Visit www.empoweredgirlsnc.org

Celebration of Life/ PGKIDS Foundation Charity Softball Tournament

Messiah

FREE Girls Night Out (ages 6-18)

Our GIRLS NIGHT OUT events are held every month and are Friday nights of pampering and fun for Elementary, Middle & High school aged girls! Activities can include Wii Karaoke, Games, Girl Talk sessions, Activities, Dance Contests, Arts & Crafts, Beauty sessions, Zumba and more. FREE Food is provided! PLEASE RSVP ON WEBSITE! Also seeking more vendors and volunteers! “Girls Just want to Have Fun!” For more information: 336.790.2763 |info@empoweredgirlsnc.org | www.empoweredgirlsnc.org

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