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No Reader Left Behind Benefit Fundraiser

The Chelsea Banquet Hall 335 Middle Street New Bern, NC
A presentation to the community to be informed of this new resource.


252-474-0443
252-514-5856



2016 JDRF Hope Gala

Wilmington Convention Center, 515 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC, 28401
The Hope Gala, JDRF’s signature black tie event, will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Wilmington Convention Center, located on the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington. The evening will include silent and live auctions, cocktails, gourmet dinner, Fund A Cure & live music with dancing. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Tickets range from $200 - $25,000. Registration closes May 16th.

Erin Mabry, emabry@jdrf.org, 910-509-9899


Edenton Sprint Triathlon, Paddle, Pedal and Plod

Edenton, NC
This is the 3rd annual Edenton Optimist Club Sprint Triathlon to benefit the DeVine Intervention Cancer Fund. It is unique as it combines a 1.5 mile kayak, 20 K bike ride and a 5 K run. This year we will start and end at the Queen Anne's Park. There will be a shot gun start promptly at 8:30 am May 21st 2016. The first leg will be from the bridge at Queen Anne's Creek past the Roanoke River Light House, across the Edenton Harbor (site of a Cilvil War Ironside battle), to the Bayside Marina where you will transition to your bikes. The route is the same as last year through the plantations and farms of Chowan County, down town Edenton and ending back at the Queen Anne's park. You will then transition to the final leg with a 5K run through the historic Hayes Plantation. Onsite registration will take place the Friday evening prior to the event at Waterman's Restaurant from 4-7 pm and on the morning of the event at the Queen Anne's park from 7 am to 8:15 am. There are men and women divisions 12-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60 and 60+. There are both individual and teams. Registration fees are 50.00 individual and 75.00 team until April 1st and 60.00 individual and 85.00 team after April 1st. The morning of the event put your bike at the Bayside Marina where there will be monitors from 7 am until 12 noon. - See more at: http://www.raceit.com/search3/event.aspx?id=36174#sthash.er2C774L.dpuf

Ashley Kent, 843-758-0933


CRUISE-IN For A Cure

May 30, 2015 10am to 3pm

Country Casuals/Discount Shoes #2 Store 3910 Hwy 264 E, Greenville, NC
Featuring cars, trucks and motorcycles of all years, makes and models

This family-friendly cruise-in includes:
Food and beverages for sale, 50/50 raffle, music and more...

All proceeds benefit JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International), dedicated to finding a cure.

For more information, call Dan at 227-3534


Indoor Yard Sale at Westside Church

1205 Lynn Drive in Kinston (Off of Roseanne Dr., behind Bill Fay Park)
Join Westside FWB Church for an indoor yard sale Saturday, August 2nd from 7am to noon, rain or shine! Stop by to see what hidden treasures you may find!

There will be children's clothes and toys, books, movies, electronics, plants, sports items, skin care products, furniture, home decorations, holiday decorations, pet toys, and much more!

OR, take the opportunity to make room for new things in your home, and sell some of your items with us! Rent a 12x12 space with table and chairs for only $10. Contact Sandy Tilghman at (252) 522-5729 to reserve your space today.

Spread the word! Hope to see you there!




Helping Hands Boutique Yard Sale

Apr 5, 2014 8 AM - 2 PM

2715 Hwy 70 E James City,NC
Yard sale to benefit the Coastal Women's Shelter

Helping Hands Boutique
252-633-6305



Swansboro Rotary Oyster Roast

Mar 15, 2014 5-8 p.m.

Rotary Civic Center in Swansboro
Swansboro Rotary Club’s 35th annual Oyster Roast and Pig-Out will be March 15, 5-8 p.m.

Tickets purchased in advance are $45. They allow entry to one of the club’s most popular fundraisers, an all-you-can-eat extravaganza that takes place indoors at the Rotary Civic Center in Swansboro.

Machine Gun, a popular and well-known variety band from Wilmington, will provide musical entertainment.

Diners are reminded to bring an oyster knife and a glove. In addition to oysters, the menu includes roasted pig, fried fish, clam chowder, hot dogs with chili, cole slaw, hush puppies, condiments and a variety of beverages.

The civic center, which is on West Main Street Extension off NC 24 behind Family Care Pharmacy, provides a spacious indoor area for diners. It will be equipped with several large screen televisions tuned to the NCAA basketball tournament.

Tickets purchased at the door will cost $50. Tickets for children 15 and younger are $20, available only at the door.

Proceeds from the event are used to benefit youth scholarships and projects in Onslow and Carteret counties.

Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Swansboro Rotary Club or at the Civic Center. Tickets can also be purchased at Darden Insurance and Century 21 Waterway Realty in Swansboro and at Eastern Mortgage in Emerald Isle.


For more information, call (910) 326-6175.


Great Glow Run benefitting Easter Seals UCP

May 3, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Town Commons
The Easter Seals UCP Great Glow Run will light up Greenville in support of individuals and families managing disabilities and mental health challenges. The illuminated 5K evening race will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Town Common. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. and the race starts at 8:00 p.m. Participants will don glow and LED gear as they join other enthused runners on an eye-catching, glimmering course.

Register by April 18 at GreatGlowRun.com for just $35. Unless sold out, day of event registration is $50. Active duty military are eligible for a special $25 registration; team discounts also available. Entry fee includes bib, timing chip, race t-shirt, bib, glow decoration and entrance to the post-race Afterglow party.


Patrick Curran (919) 783-8898 x8907