Durham News: Community

Community Cares: Feb. 19.

Sandra "Sandy" Herring plays banjo at the 2013 Marathon Jam at American Legion Post No. 6 in Chapel Hill.
Sandra "Sandy" Herring plays banjo at the 2013 Marathon Jam at American Legion Post No. 6 in Chapel Hill. mschultz@newsobserver.com

Human Relations Awards

Durham’s Human Relations Award Ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. bit.ly/JGEHzu.

Marathon Jam

The Chapel Hill American Legion Post 6 and Veterans of Foreign Wars will host the Marathon Jam fundraiser for the Fort Bragg Fisher House from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 1714 Legion Road, Chapel Hill. American Legion Post 6 is looking for sponsors as they play music for 12 straight hours. marathonjam.com.

Community 5K Walk/Run

The second annual St. Paul Village Community 5K Walk/Run will be on Saturday, March 1, at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill. The walk and run will raise money for the St. Paul Village, TABLE (a hunger relief nonprofit) and Club Nova (a nonprofit that supports Orange County residents with mental illness). Register online at bit.ly/1hTlKG8. 919-967-3961, stpaulamechapelhill.org.

Goathouse Refuge fundraiser

The Goathouse Refuge will host a cat adoption awareness event and fundraiser from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the Murphey School, 3717 Murphey School Road, Durham. The Venice-themed event will feature live music, dance and costumes. Tickets cost $45 in advance, $50 at the door, $10 for students and children under 12. 919-542-6815, goathouserefuge.org.

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. corafoodpantry.org.

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. colorthehill.com.