Fork & Bottle Dinner Benefiting APS of Durham @ Counting House
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm

Do you love a fine wine? Craft beer? Sipping bourbon? So do we. Join Counting House for Fork + Bottle, a unique dinner series in which we educate, pair, and taste inspired menus by executive chef Thomas Card with a variety of guest beverage experts.

In August, we are welcoming Social House Vodka to provide cocktail pairings for a four-course meal benefiting the Animal Protection Society of Durham. Price is $85 per person, $10 of each ticket will be donated directly to the APS of Durham, additional donations are welcome.

Volunteer @ Lakewood Elementary @ Lakewood Elementary School
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lakewood Elementary is gearing up for the upcoming school year! They need help setting up computers, moving furniture, putting up posters, setting up bookshelves, and more! Cocoa Cinnamon is have free churros on hand! Sign up today @

Grandiloquent Adult Spelling Bee @ Motorco Music Hall
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm

The Grandiloquent Adult Spelling Bee is the highest form of spelling combat. Witness word warriors summon their extraordinary knowledge of Greek and Latin root words and complex spelling rules. Awe in amazement as erudite, lexical masters recall the spelling of rarely used, polysyllabic, and commonly misspelled words. Observe accomplished wordsmiths compete in a spelling-fight for the ages. Snicker at the know-it-all that gets eliminated in the first round. The winner will receive $250 and local bragging rights. Must be 18+. No entry fee. Only 50 contestants accepted.
ALL proceeds are donated to the capacity building efforts of local educational opportunities supporting disadvantaged, minority students.

Hosted by: Book Harvest, Partners for Youth Opportunity, and SuperLit.
SPONSOR: The Regulator Bookshop

Shop & Share with Durham Living Wage Project @ One World Market
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Join us for our August Shop & Share event to support two local nonprofits at once! 10% of your entire purchase will be donated to Durham Living Wage Project. DLWP promotes a just economy where workers are paid fairly, employers are successful, and our community thrives as a result. And, your fair trade purchases always empower artisans from across the globe. Shop late with us on August 24th to make a local and global impact!

DCABP’s 83rd Founders’ Day Gala @ Durham Convention Center
Aug 25 all-day

The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People’s 83rd Founders’ Day Gala returns to the Durham Convention Center for an evening of honor and celebration! We invite you to come see why we are Ignited by Legacy and Driven by Purpose!

Volunteer @ Eastway Elementary @ Eastway Elementary School
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Eastway Elementary is gearing up for the upcoming school year! They need help setting up computers, moving furniture, putting up posters, setting up bookshelves, and more! Sign up today @

2018 Pay It Forward Gala @ The Pavilion at The Angus Barn
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

You are invited to join a group of outstanding individuals and businesses at the 2018 Pay It Forward Gala, our community’s premiere gala event to help cancer patients in need. The Gala is a fun and glamorous evening that includes a 3-course Angus Barn dinner with wine pairings, spirits, desserts, entertainment, auctions and casino games. Support of the annual Pay It Forward Gala helps fund Caring Community Foundation’s work year-round.

Details at a glance:
Sunday, October 14, 2018
The Pavilion at the Angus Barn | 9401 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC
Enjoy a seated, 3-course Angus Barn dinner with exceptional wine pairings
Browse and bid on silent and live auction items
Casino Games
Spirits and hors d’oeuvres
Black tie optional
Tickets and sponsorships available
All proceeds benefit cancer patients in need in our community

9/11 Day of Service @ Nonprofit Organizations Throughout the Triangle
Sep 11 all-day

Join fellow citizens and volunteer during the annual 9/11 Day of Service coordinated by Activate Good with support from the City of Raleigh and local businesses. On Tuesday, September 11, businesses, groups and individuals will honor those lost on 9/11 with volunteerism and acts of kindness around the Triangle. Service projects include refurbishing schools, packaging food for those in need and more, and will benefit over 40 causes. An Evening Commemoration will conclude the Day of Service at the Red Hat Amphitheater. Visit to register to volunteer.

9/11 Day of Service Evening Commemoration @ Red Hat Amphitheater
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join fellow citizens to conclude the 9/11 Day of Service at an Evening Commemoration at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on September 11. Starting at 6pm, citizens will hear words from local leaders, enjoy live music and participate in service projects at stations throughout the amphitheater to wrap up this sixth annual day of service. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to ‘fill-the-truck’ for the Urban Ministries of Wake County food pantry (see food needs: RSVP at

Hasentree Color Run @ The Hasentree Club
Sep 29 all-day

Join us for our 2nd Annual Hasentree 5K Color Run on Saturday, September 29! We are partnering with Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina for this family-friendly, colorful event. Festivities will kick-off at 8:50 a.m. with a children’s 1-mile fun run, and the Color Run 5K will start promptly at 9:10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to 1st – 3rd place for the fun run and 5K. Not a runner? No problem. We have a ton of fun events planned for the entire family to enjoy! Play Giant Plinko from Galaxy Fun Park, let the kids play on one of our two playgrounds and bounce house, or sit back and grab a beer from a local brewery and listen to the music while cheering on your friends or family. All Net proceeds will go directly to Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina. Last year we were able to donate thousands of dollars, and we hope to double the amount year!

Out of the Darkness Community Walk to Fight Suicide @ Durham Central Park
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Registration is free and open to the public.

Steven Curtis Chapman @ Carolina Theater
Oct 4 all-day

STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN: In a career that has spanned 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history with 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMYs®, an American Music Award, 48 No. 1 singles, selling over 11 million albums, with ten RIAA-certified gold and platinum albums to his credit. He has been on “Good Morning America,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNN, MSNBC, “60 Minutes,” “E! Entertainment”, “The Today Show,” “Fox & Friends,” “CBS This Morning,” “The Tonight Show,” Glenn Beck’s “The Blaze,” as well as appearing in the pages of People, Billboard, Parents Magazine, and more.

Steven released his memoir, Between Heaven & The Real World, on March 7, 2017 (Revell) and appeared exclusively on “Fox & Friends” to talk about the book. Between Heaven & The Real World also made the Publisher’s Weekly best-sellers list two times and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association best-sellers list.

With countless tours under his belt, Chapman continues performing on the road at numerous festivals and events, most recently headlining the successful Rock & Worship Roadshow Spring 2017. This summer, Chapman wrapped his third season hosting the monthly “Sam’s Place: Music For The Spirit” concert series at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, where a portion of each ticket sale went to Show Hope, a movement Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, started to care for orphans.

Steven and his wife, Mary Beth – parents to six children, three of whom joined their family through adoption – are National Angels in Adoption® recipients and are the co-founders of Show Hope. Show Hope’s work is dedicated to restoring hope to thousands of children living as orphans by breaking down the financial barriers between waiting children and loving families. More than 5,500 children from more than 60 countries, including the U.S., have been impacted through Show Hope’s Adoption Aid grants. In addition, more than 2,400 children with acute medical and special needs have received loving care through Show Hope’s Care Centers in China. For more info, visit or

Governors Club Charity Golf Event @ Governors Club
Oct 15 all-day

On October 15, 2018, CORA Food Pantry is hosting its 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament, the ACC vs. Big Ten Golf Challenge. This event, at the Governors Club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Chapel Hill, will support our mission of providing food to children, individuals, and families within our community who are in need during difficult personal economic times. The day will include golf, live auction, raffle, and an awards dinner.

Blue Door Breakfast: A Celebration of Youth @ The Carolina Inn
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

The Blue Door Breakfast is a celebration of the youth in Durham and Chapel Hill, and all that they can accomplish. Every day, our members discover, play and learn. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with friends and family, meet Youth of the Month recipients, and hear from our special guest speaker, Robbie Bach. All proceeds from the event go to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Durham and Orange Counties programming. Our programs provide After-School and Summer Camp activities for youth ages 6-18, helping them achieve academic success and develop life skills.