Chapel Hill: Community

Community Fundraisers: April 16.

Writing Wrongs

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.

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,

Dare to be Different

The local 4-H group Dare to be Different is holding a raffle for a Prada purse worth $2,000. The raffle’s proceeds will be used to provide scholarships for youth to go to camp, to provide lunches for Habitat for Humanity volunteers and for the group to visit Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Science Festival. Raffle tickets cost $10. 919-441-8539, 910-322-6561.

Tamale Dance Party

Bowbarr will host the Tamale Dance Party to raise money for Orange County Rape Crisis Center from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at 705 W. Rosemary St., Carrboro. The party is open to ages 21 and older.

Celebration of Smiles Day

Photographer Lili Engelhardt, with Professional Photographers of America Charities, will raise money for Operation Smile Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19. Engelhardt offers an individual portrait session and a five inch by seven inch portrait for a $24 donation to Operation Smile, a charity that treats children with cleft lips, cleft palates and facial deformities.

Lili Engelhardt Photography is at 630 Weaver Dairy Road, suite 104, Chapel Hill. 919-935-9875,

Larry Fedora Golf Tournament

Volunteers for Youth will host the Larry Fedora Golf Tournament with registration at 9:30 a.m. and the beginning of the tournament at 11 a.m. Monday, April 21, at the Finley Golf Course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The tournament will raise money for Volunteers for Youth’s mentoring program for children. Registration costs $150.

Wine tasting fundraiser

The Dispute Settlement Center’s eighth annual wine tasting fundraiser will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Southern Season in University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. The event will raise money for the center’s youth programs. There will be a raffle and silent auction. Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

Yoga For Your Rights

Woods Charter School’s Girls Learn International service club will host the Yoga For Your Rights class and fundraiser from 4-5 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the school gym at 160 Woodland Grove Lane, Chapel Hill. The suggested donation is $10. 919-960-8353.

Bake sale

Bowbarr will host a vegan bake sale to raise money for Farmer Foodshare and celebrate Earth Day from Saturday, April 26, through Sunday, May 4, at 705 W. Rosemary St., Carrboro. The event is also part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. If you would like to get involved, email Bowbarr.,

Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Walk Now for Autism Speaks will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Duke University. The walk will raise money for Autism Speaks. Registration is free.

Art raffle

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium art raffle fundraiser during National Collections Preservation Week will be from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Hilton Garden Inn Durham Southpoint Hotel, 7007 Fayetteville Road, Durham. The raffle will raise money for the North Carolian Preservation Consortium’s preservation grant program. Tickets cost $10 with discounts for multiple tickets.

Empty Bowls

CORA Food Pantry’s Empty Bowls fundraiser will be from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the Chatham Mills Conference Center, 480 Hillsborough St. Tickets cost $30 in advance.


Restaurants throughout the Triangle will donate a percantage of their sales to local chapters of the Autism Society of N.C.

Strowd Roses grants

Submit requests for charitable grants to Strowd Roses by Wednesday, April 30.

Freedom Fund and Scholarship Banquet

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Freedom Fund and Scholarship Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. Rev. Dr. William Barber II will speak. Tickets cost $50 and must be bought by Wednesday, April 23. 919-697-0016,

Color the Hill

The second annual Color the Hill 4K and Fun Run will raise money for the Academy of Information Technology of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, A Drink for Tomorrow and the SKJAJA Fund starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at UNC’s cross country course at Finley Fields.

Golf tournament

The fifth annual Northern High School Hall of Fame golf tournament will begin with dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Croasdaile Country Club, 3800 Farm Gate Ave., Durham. 919-451-7574, For ticket information: 919-560-3956,

Spring Garden Party and Auction

The Historic Hillsborough Commission at the Burwell School Historic Site will host the 13th Annual Spring Garden Party and Auction from 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, 319 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. The silent auction begins at 6 p.m. and the live auction begins at 7:45 p.m. Tickets cost $35 at the Burwell School Historic Site or at the door. 919-732-7451,

Triangle Walk to Cure Arthritis

The Triangle Walk to Cure Arthritis will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in Imperial Center, 4309 Emperor Blvd., Durham.

Guardians of the Hill 5K

The Chapel Hill Police Department will sponsor the annual Guardians of the Hill 5K at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Southern Community Park, 1000 Dogwood Acres Drive, Chapel Hill. The 5K and Kid’s Fun Run will raise money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital. Registration costs $20 through Wednesday, April 30, and $25 after that. Kid’s Fun Run registration is $10.