REX Hospital Open @ TPC Wakefield Plantation
Jun 1 – Jun 4 all-day

Professional golfers from around the world travel to TPC Wakefield Plantation every year to participate in the Tour’s REX Hospital Open and vie for their coveted PGA Tour card. The tournament’s charitable efforts, coupled with its family and fan-friendly environment, attract thousands of golf fans each spring. In the past 30 years, charity golf has raised more than $9 million for patients, programs and services at UNC REX Healthcare. Funds raised this year will support cardiovascular disease prevention and education at the new North Carolina Heart and Vascular Hospital which recently opened on UNC REX’s main Raleigh campus.

2017 Beaver Queen Pageant @ Duke Park
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Beaver Queen Pageant is Durham’s own special mix of folly, pageantry and humor. Contestants take on beaver personalities and compete for the title of Beaver Queen with their fashion, talent and personality. The theme for the 13th annual Beaver Queen Pageant is ‘Wizard of Gnawz’. Come enjoy the fun at this family-friendly and free event which raises funds for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association. Vote for your favorite contestants – or bribe a judge – at Emcee’d by WUNC’s Frank Stasio, this is a truly weird and delightful Durham experience.

Scholarship Auction and Gala @ Carolina Country Club
Jun 11 @ 4:30 pm

‘Simply Southern’ Gala and Auction to support the Mel and Bambi Levine Memorial Scholarship for culinary arts students at Wake Tech. Join us for an amazing evening of food and wine with the opportunity to bid on items such as wine, chef’s table dinners, jewelry and theater tickets.

Lung Golf Outing @ MacGregor Downs Country Club
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm

Mark your calendar to join the Triangle area for a day filled with opportunities to network with clients and friends, while making a positive difference. Golfers will enjoy a scramble and the friendly competition on the impeccable greens of a championship golf course. Light lunch, golf, a cart, prizes, games, a buffet dinner and much more will be included at an outstanding, scenic private golf course!

Players of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Form your own team or register individually. Space is limited, so we encourage you to register today to guarantee your spot. The net proceeds from this event support lung cancer research and patient programs!

*Sponsorship available. Contact Melissa Forde:

The 2017 Triangle Golf Challenge Reception and Live Auction to Support Communities In Schools Durham @ Croasdaile Country Club
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In 2003, The Banks Foundation began holding annual golf tournaments to raise money for families who are moving from welfare to work and from public housing to private homeownership. The board approved an expansion of the Tournament to support other Triangle charities in 2013 and renamed the tournament as the Triangle Golf Challenge. This year, a reception and live auction will be held the evening before the Golf Tournament and will benefit Communities in Schools Durham.

Collegiate Host: NC Central University
Celebrity Hosts: LeVelle Moton, Jerry Mack, Walter Davis, & Phil Ford

American Dance Festival Fête @ The Rickhouse
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dinner and Dancing at the Fête
immediately following the performance
@The Rickhouse (609 Foster Street, Durham).
$140 single ticket | $60 tax-deductible
All proceeds will benefit the ADF Fund

Premiere orchestra seating
Dinner by Parizäde, complimentary wine and beer, cash bar
Music by Russell Favret Trio and DJ Bunn
Complimentary valet parking at The Rickhouse
Transportation from DPAC to The Rickhouse on the famous ADF bus

Please RSVP by Friday, June 9, 2017

Chefs for Change @ The Rickhouse
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Families Moving Forward is a local non-profit providing emergency shelter services to families in Durham. We are bringing a sensational dinner series to Durham that unites our community’s passion for great food and investment in helping others.

Please join us on June 19th with Chef Seth Gross of Durham’s Pompieri Pizza and Bull City Burger and Brewery. For the up-coming menu and full lineup of chefs for 2017’s exciting new series event, please find out more through our website.

Chefs for Change is a new fundraising concept that will pair the burgeoning Durham food scene with the needs of families experiencing homelessness. This is more than a dinner – it is a fine dining experience with a purpose.

25th Anniversary Gala EXcelerating CHANGE @ Croasdaile Country Club
Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for a great evening in celebrating the Exchange Family Center! There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live music and a silent auction. Cocktail attire is required. Tickets for this event are $50, and that includes two drinks.

All proceeds will be used to help families on our waiting list move into services.
To reserve your ticket, please contact (919) 403-8249 or visit

2017 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk @ Associated Urologists of North Carolina, P.A. (AUNC)
Jun 24 all-day

The Inaugural Raleigh 2017 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk is taking place this weekend. The event features a 5K run/walk as well as several activities for the entire family. Participants will receive T-shirts and food, and connect with others whose lives or loved ones have been touched by prostate cancer.

In addition to the 5K run/walk, the event will feature:
– One mile run/walk
– Kids’ Superhero Dash for Dad: Kids nine and under are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero and participate in a short dash.
– Snooze for Dudes program: Participants can join the event virtually by signing up for Snooze for Dudes and receive a cotton shirt in the mail.

A portion of the funds raised from the 2017 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Raleigh will benefit the Rex Healthcare Foundation Angel Fund. The Angel Fund provides financial assistance to patients actively undergoing cancer treatment at one of UNC REX Cancer Care’s locations.

Brixx Pizza benefit for Cornucopia Cancer Support Center @ Brizz Pizza - Bradford
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Enjoy delicious Brixx Pizza at the Bradford Green Square-Cary location and support Cornucopia Cancer Support Center! Lunch, dinner and any time in between – June 29, 11am-11pm. This benefit helps Cornucopia provide support and resources to anyone affected by cancer – patients, survivors and family members.

Beach on the Plaza: The Magnificents @ Northgate Mall
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Northgate’s Music on the Plaza summer series ends with a blast Friday, June 30, when beach music favorite The Magnificents take the stage. The Ronald McDonald House volunteers will be on hand to kick off the Christmas in July fundraiser and collect pop tops and donated items from their wish list. Ronald McDonald and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance to interact with children along with face painters and a get-well card craft station.

There will be FREE Shagging lessons at 6pm with the Carolina Shaggers. Chow down on mouth-watering favorites from Zeke’s Meats and OnlyBurger food trucks and Northgate’s Esmeralda’s Café, and grab a pint or a glass of wine from Bull City Burger and Brewery.
Music on the Plaza events are free live music events for the community. We hope you’ll enjoy good eats, live music, and a dancing good time with family and friends. Bring your own chairs, but leave your coolers and pets at home.

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Paint Party Fundraiser @ Artistic Abandon
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come out to our painting party fundraiser on July 11 at Artistic Abandon! Bring your friends and family to a fun evening of art and philanthropy. Artistic Abandon will donate 50% of the event proceeds to Cornucopia Cancer Support Center.

This benefit helps Cornucopia provide support and resources to anyone affected by cancer – patients, survivors and family members. Registration is required.

AAS-C Presents – Broadway Drag Bingo! @ Durham Arts Council
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join us for an entertaining evening full of bawdy banter, BINGO and beautiful performances by your hostess, Vivica C. Coxx, and her crew; Amazing Grace (Miss Gay Pride NC!), Stormie Daie and Naomi Dix!

The games and performances will be held at the Durham Arts Council building in the PSI Theater. Doors will open at 5:30; VIP meet-and-greet to start at 6pm. General admission into the theater will be 6:30pm and the show will start promptly at 7pm.

Stay tuned here or our Facebook page for prize updates!

NOTE: There is no food or drink allowed in the theater other than bottled water, to be sold in the lobby. And as always – bingo is an alcohol-free event.

VIP prices include upfront seating (there are no other reserved seats for this event) and a pre-show meet and greet with the girls. All other seating options are first come, first served. Please message the Alliance Office directly for accessibility options.

2017 Nolan Smith TCA Hoop-a-Thon Challenge @ Emily K Center
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The TCA Hoop-a-Thon, hosted by ambassador and former Duke University basketball All-American Nolan Smith, will raise money for a new treatment facility for adolescents and young adults fighting cancer. The event will take place on Saturday, July 22, at the Emily K Center, where individuals and sponsored teams will participate in a shooting competition to see who can score the most points and raise the most funds for Teen Cancer America!
Smith, along with current and former stars from Duke, UNC and the NBA, will serve as celebrity volunteer coaches at this fun and exciting fundraiser.

Independent Animal Rescue Painted Chair and More Auction @ Levin Jewish Community Center
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join fellow animal and art lovers, mingle and bid on great silent and live auction items including one-of-a-kind hand-crafted painted furniture, artwork, jewelry and pottery, as well as performances, services, dining and travel experiences. Live music, food and drink.