Fun Events Draw Triangle Families to Get Involved
Triangle families will be heading out to clean up the outdoors, walk to support autism and bowl to help kids feel comforted in the next two weeks. If you'd like to join in the fun to help great causes, here's how you can sign up for these upcoming events.
Durham's Big Sweep
Volunteers are registering for Durham's Oct. 1 "Big Sweep," an annual event to remove litter from Durham's streets, streams, lakes and parks. This year's event will run from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., and organizers are hoping it will top last year's success, when 619 volunteers picked up 12,920 pounds of litter and debris. If you can't participate on Oct, 1, you can pick another day in October to participate. Big Sweep is coordinated by the City of Durham's Stormwater Services Division with the Public Works Department, the Durham Soil & Water Conservation District, and Keep Durham Beautiful, Inc. Durham residents, organizations or groups interested in volunteering for this year's event should contact Brooks at (919) 560-0558 or via e-mail atJBrooks@DurhamCountyNC.gov. Volunteers can also register on KDB's website at www.KeepDurhamBeautiful.org.
First Annual Pajama Program Bowl-a Rama ?
Also, on Oct. 1, folks will be bowling to support local children at the First Annual Pajama Program Bowl-a Rama at The Alley, located at 2512 Hillsborough Street, in Raleigh. A $10 donation gets you unlimited games between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and shoe rental is included in the price. The event supports The Pajama Program, which collects pajamas and new books for children who have been neglected or abused or whose home environment was not stable. You may remember that Sue Myers, a Garner elementary school, started the Central/Eastern North Carolina chapter of the Pajama Program, a couple of years ago, to make sure to help children in the Raleigh-Durham area. All donations to this event will be given to receiving organizations in the Triangle area. Donations of new books and new pajamas are always welcome and will be accepted at the event. For details, visit this link https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=169534786463172
13th annual Triangle Run/Walk for Autism ?
On Saturday, Oct. 8, runners and walkers of all ages are will be taking part in the 13th annual Triangle Run/Walk for Autism from 9 a.m.-noon, in Moore Square in downtown Raleigh. The event includes a 5K race, a 5K non-competitive run, a recreational 1-mile run/walk and the Carolina Hurricane's Kids' Dash. Enjoy live music, children's play area, vendors, snacks, and awards for both the competitive and non-competitive races. Miss Southeast International, Julie Tesh, will be on hand to mingle with families and award prizes to participants. Last year, more than 3,000 people and 168 teams participated in the Triangle Run/Walk for Autism, which raised more than $235,000 to support autism programs in North Carolina. To register, join a team, form a team, volunteer, or donate, www.trianglerunwalkforautism.org or call 919-865-5057.
UPCOMING FUN! Meet, mingle, network at our Women@Work Breakfaston Thursday, Sept. 29, featuring N.C. comedian Kelly Swanson.?? We will be collecting professional women's clothes for Dress for Success at our event. Please bring your clothes for donation on hangars.? Thank you.