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What’s happening in October
Cancer fundraiser, book fair and theater
Published Thursday, October 4, 2012 9:07 am
by Michaela L. Duckett

October is a great month to give back. Not only is it National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There are plenty of ways to get involved. It is also a great time to make a love connection. Is your love life in a rut? Be sure to check out Paul C. Brunson, aka “The Modern Day Hitch” when he comes to Charlotte on Oct. 17.

Paul C. Brunson

Inaugural Charlotte Book Fair   

Date: Oct. 6 Time: 10 a.m.

Location: The Wadsworth Estate (400 S. Summit Ave.)

Be a part of the effort to reignite “The Joy of Reading” and promote literacy in the community with presentations, books, authors, storytellers, spoken word artists, workshops, performances, food vendors, merchants and more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information email CharlotteBookFair@gmail.com or call Mattie Marshall at (704) 375-1053.

Drink for Pink
Date: Oct. 6 Time: 10 p.m.   

Location: RE:PUBLIC (314 N. College St.)

This annual fundraiser in support of breast cancer research takes place after the “Walk For A Cure” Saturday morning. Come walk the pink carpet, camera ready and ready to party. From the Morning Maddhouse, Power 98’s Yasmin Young will hold down the DJ duties. Free admission and hors d’oeuvres provided by Sadies Soul Food until 11:30 p.m. to RSVP go to http://drinkforpink3.eventbrite.com. Contact 980.322.9859 or tami@republicofcharlotte.org to reserve VIP table service.

Steps for Change
Date: Oct. 13 Time: 8 a.m.  

Location: Alexander Graham Middle School Track (1800 Runnymede Lane)

CMPD and 2nd Steps for Change are hosting this domestic violence awareness walk/run.

There is a $10 registration fee, and all proceeds benefit the United Family Services Shelter for Battered Women. For more information visit www.unitedfamilyservices.org.

“Free” cuts at Ulta
Date: Oct. 14 Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Ulta Salon (Various locations)

If you stop by The Salon at Ulta and donate a minimum of $10 towards breast cancer research, a designer will shampoo, cut and blow-dry style your hair for free. All donations will go the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This walk-in only event lasts until 6 p.m. and is first come, first serve. Restrictions may apply. Visit www.ulta.com/salon for additional donation opportunities.

Third Annual Dilworth SouthEnd Chili Cook Off   
Date: Oct. 14 Time: 12 p.m.   

Location: Atherton Mill parking lot (2000 South Blvd.)

The Dilworth SouthEnd Chili Cook Off gets bigger and better every year. The festivities begin at noon and judging starts at 2 p.m. Proceeds from the Chili Cook Off benefit The Wounded Warrior Project.  For questions please contact Melanie Tritten at melanie@bonterradining.com or 704-333-9463.

Lights Camera Fashion
Date: Oct 14 Time: 6 p.m.

The signature fundraiser of the Junior League of Charlotte hits the runway with special guest Adrienne Maloof, celebrity shoe designer and star of hit TV show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” General admission tickets are $50 each and VIP tickets are $95 each.

All proceeds from ticket sales will support the JLC and its mission of meeting the physical, dental and mental health needs of children and families in the Charlotte community. Tickets are available at www.jlcharlotte.org.

It’s Complicated Charlotte
Date: Oct. 17 Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Charlotte Chamber Belk Action Center (330 S. Tryon St.)

Renowned matchmaker and relationship coach Paul Carrick Brunson (aka “The Modern Day Hitch”) of OWN’s “Lovetown, USA” is coming to Charlotte to host an interactive discussion on love and dating in the new millennium. Admission includes a copy of Brunson’s first book “It’s Complicated: But it Doesn’t Have to Be.” For more information visit http://paulcbrunson.com/event/its-complicated-live-charlotte/

Menopause the Musical
Date: Oct. 18 – 21 Time: Varies

Location: Blumenthal Center for the Performing Arts (430 S. Tryon St.)

The international hit show is traveling to Charlotte while embarking on a 17-city fall tour. The cast includes Gastonia native Liz Hyde (Iowa Housewife), Kathy St. George (Soap Star), Margot Moreland (Earth Mother) and Kimberly Ann Harris (Professional Woman). Tickets are on sale now at blumethalarts.org, by phone (704) 372-1000, or in person at the Blumenthal Center box office.        


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