Vivian Connell, a teacher at Phoenix Academy High School, is raising money to bring the school to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum at the end of May in Washington, D.C. Connell and museum officials are raising money to meet their goal of $20,000 for transportation, lodging and food. ncfpsc.org/writing-wrongs.
Horton High School Alumni Association scholarships
The Horton High School Alumni Association offers scholarships to descendants of Horton High School alumni and attendees who are in high school, college, university or graduate school during the 2014-2015 academic year. 919-444-9090, hhsaa.info.
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Durham Central Park is raising money to build a climbing mound for kids with slides, boulders, a path and seats for adults. It will be named Mount Merrill in honor of Merrill Davis. The fundraiser will be online through Friday, May 30. kck.st/1npda7l.
Dining for Dollars
Hickory Tavern will host Dining for Dollars, a dinner and silent auction, to raise money for Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at 370-110 E. Main St., Carrboro. Tickets cost $30. chcmow.org.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce 2014 Leadership Class will host Casino Night to raise money for The Arc of Orange County and Community Home Trust from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at The Franklin Hotel, 311 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Tickets cost $30. bit.ly/1oXzSRC, arcoforange.org, communityhometrust.org.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Sunrise Rotary Club’s Annual Duck Race will be Saturday, June 7, on the Eno River. Ducks cost $10 and the price for packs ragnes from $50 for six to $1,000 for 175. The race will raise money for A Drink for Tomorrow Water Initiative, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Teachers’ Store, KIVA microlending projects and many more projects. Prizes include event tickets, gift cards and vacations. To participate, make out a check to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Sunrise Rotary and send it to 81 Oak Bluffs, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.
Triangle Golf Challenge
The Triangle Golf Challenge will begin with a reception, auctions and a concert by Tom Browne at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. Reservations cost $50. bit.ly/1qIRntw.
The golf tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Duke University Golf Club, 3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham. Registration costs $150. bit.ly/1qIRDJ8.
The event will raise money for The Banks Foundation, Communities in Schools of Durham and the Hayti Heritage Center.
‘The Great Gradsby’
Volunteers and donations are still needed for Project Graduation. Project Graduation, the 22nd annual graduation celebration for Chapel Hill and Carrboro senior high school students, will be from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Student Union at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This year’s theme is “The Great Gradsby.” Admission is free for seniors from Chapel Hill High School, East Chapel Hill High School, Carrboro High School and Phoenix Academy High School. projectgraduationchccs.org.
Father’s Day 5K
Maggiano’s Little Italy will host its second Father’s Day 5K to raise money for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina with a one-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m., the 5K run and walk at 9 a.m. and a 100-yard kid’s run after the 5K on Sunday, June 15, at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham. Registration for the one-mile run costs $15 and the 5K costs $25. eastnc.wish.org.
Goodwill Community Foundation collects donations
The Goodwill Community Foundation will collect donations of gently used clothes or household items at Durham Bulls games at the Durham Athletic Park from Friday, June 20, through Sunday, June 22. Donations will be collected again from Friday, July 4, through Sunday, July 6, on Wednesday, July 16, and from Friday, Aug. 8, to Sunday, Aug. 10. gcfglobal.org.
Massage Envy Spa locations will host a Massage-a-thon to raise donations for Duke Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, June 24. Cash donations will be accepted throughout June and $5 of each service on Tuesday, June 24, will be donated. massageenvyrdu.com.