Go PINK Locally! (NC Triangle)

The following email was received from a friend showing NC Triangle Area GO PINK events…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we can celebrate that we have come a long way in our fight against this disease.  When Susan G. Komen for the Cure started more than 30 years ago, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer confined to the breast was just 74 percent. Today, that survival rate is 98 percent.

In spite of this success, there is still tremendous work to be done. Please join Komen NC Triangle in our promise to end breast cancer forever by participating in some exciting upcoming events. Whether you do one or do them all, you, your friends and your family can have a great time while supporting the fight against breast cancer.

I look forward to seeing you at one or all of these events!

Pam Blondin
Executive Director, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, NC Triangle Affiliate

Go PINK for the Cure at the NC State Fair
October 21 – 24
From October 21 – 24, the Komen On the Go signature bright pink bus will be at the NC State Fair. This fun, hands-on experience features computer kiosks full of information on the breast cancer movement, life-saving recommendations about breast self awareness, inspirational videos, and a “graffiti wall” for sharing memories or pledging support for the cause.
Help raise awareness and wear PINK on Saturday, October 23rd for thefirst ever Go Pink for the Cure day at the NC State Fair. We have a special incentive for the first 500 people wearing Pink to come by the Komen on the Go bus (near gate 9). Hope to see you there!
While you’re at the fair on be sure to check out the King Action Sports Stunt Show as they perform on the largest PINK ramp park in the U.S. Survivors, the Saturday, 5pm show is dedicated to you so bring your friends, and your family out to this amazing high energy performance.
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Hockey Fights Cancer: Carolina Hurricanes vs. NY Islanders
November 3, 2010 | 7pm

We have teamed up with the Carolina Hurricanes for Hockey Fights Cancer night on November 3. You can save 40% off your ticket purchase and watch the Carolina Hurricanes take on the NY Islanders while giving back to the fight against cancer.  

Click here to purchase online. Enter special offer code: KOMEN
That’s not all!  If we raise the most (or second most) through ticket sales donations, we will earn an additional $7000 or $3000 grant, courtesy of the NHL. Winning a $7,000 grant could mean 700 mammograms for women in our community.
We need your help to take full advantage of this fundraising opportunity. Spread the word, and please feel free to pass this on to your friends and family.
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Dine out for the Cure in the month of October
Noodles and Company
Monday, October 25
5pm – 8pm

Give a little. Get a lot. Noodles and Company in Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh will donate 25% of all sales to the Susan G. Komen, NC Triangle affiliate. Click here for more information.

Fiesta for the Cure 
Wednesday, October 27
Giving back never tasted so good. The On the Boarder Mexican Grill and Cantina at Plantation Point in Raleigh will be donating 10% of all food and beverage purchases on Wednesday, October 27. Click here for more information. Additional events can be found on our website.

 Go to komennctriangle.org

EVENT: Quail Ridge Book Store


THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 3:00 p.m.  Encore II discussing ANGLE OF REPOSE by Wallace Stegner. Open to everyone (as are all our book groups and events).

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 6:30 P.M.  Raleigh Write2Publish free seminar with guest Suzy Barile, author of UNDAUNTED HEART: THE TRUE LOVE STORY OF A SOUTHERN BELLE AND A YANKEE GENERAL.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 3:00-4:00 P.M. Peggy Tabor Millin discussing and signing WOMEN, WRITING, AND SOULMAKING.  From 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. she will offer a writing workshop, free with the purchase of her book.

MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 7:00 p.m.  Contemporary Fiction discussing OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 7:00 p.m.  Origami for everyone.

MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 7:30 p.m.  Kathy Pories, editor of NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH 2010, with contributors Aaron Gwyn and Wells Tower.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 7:00 p.m.  QRB Discussion Group with GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Maryann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 7:00 p.m.  Enchanted Adults discussing SAVVY by Ingrid Law.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 7:30 p.m.  Family Music Event:  KidZNotes & El Sistema in NC:  Transforming Children’s Futures Through Classical, Orchestral Music.  Presentation and performance. 

THURSDAY, September 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Pat Benatar will sign copies of her memoir, BETWEEN A HEART AND A ROCK PLACE.  Signing line tickets issued with purchase of her book and you will be entered in a raffle to win (with two others) a private meeting with Pat after the signing to chat and have your book personalized.
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SPECIAL CHILDREN’S EVENTS:  The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Summer Reading Ice Cream Truck rolls into town on Thursday, August 19, 5:00 p.m..  Come get a free frozen treat to celebrate the upcoming publication of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID BOOK #5: THE UGLY TRUTH, on sale Tuesday, 11/9.  This is not an author event.

Same day, Thursday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m., Stephen Messer, author of WINDBLOWNE (for ages 8 and up) will visit with his delightful fantasy, set in multiple worlds linked by trees and winds. 

For the Children’s e-newsletter: kids@quailridgebooks.com / For the Music e-newsletter: music@quailridgebooks.com

25 Years of Independent Bookselling
3522 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 828-1588 or toll free 1-800-672-6789

This Month Nationally: Pollinators Week Celebrations

From the N & O…

It’s National Pollinator Week and so there are two celebrations this Saturday:

Read more: http://blogs.newsobserver.com/food/pollinator-garden-celebration-this-saturday#ixzz0rgsFTWi3

EVENTS: The Red Pump Project

Ambassadors around the country have been “Rocking the Red” in their area. Here are other official Red Pump events going on this month: Ambassador Events

Memorial Day Events

Here are some links for various Memorial Day Events. Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend while remembering those who served and are still serving us.

Come Visit Raleigh for Memorial Day

Downtown Raleigh Wreath Laying Ceremony

Various events in Raleigh dedicated to the Armed Services

Memorial Day Events – Raleigh, NC

Here are some links for various Memorial Day Events. Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend while remembering those who served and are still serving us.

Come Visit Raleigh for Memorial Day

Downtown Raleigh Wreath Laying Ceremony

Various events in Raleigh dedicated to the Armed Services

Pets Also Want Savings (PAWS)

As you can tell, we’re pet friendly around here. But they can often cause a large dent in our pockets with the high cost of food, vet bills and insurance, toys and accessories. We’ll definitely post pet friendly savings, events and info available for all you PAW Parents.

  • A new product is currently being reviewed by our beloved mascot and it’s co-owned by one of our favorite talk show hosts, Ellen Degeneres. HALO Purely for Pets features an entire line dedicated to natural/holistic dog and cat products. Their line includes foods, treats, supplements and grooming supplies.
  • For those locally, Wake County Government has set their Spring 2010 Rabies Microchip Clinics.
    • Rabies vaccines are $5.
    • Microchips are $10.
    • All pets must be restrained on either a leash or carrier. This is for the safety of you and your pet.
    • For a 3-year vaccine, you must bring written proof of previous vaccination; tags alone will not be accepted.
    • We accept cash and checks only.

We’ll be taking our cock-a-poo to be microchiped for less than it would cost us at our vet.

Hope you enjoyed our first PAWS posting. We look forward to providing more as available.