Running is an exercise few people enjoy but most people do anyway, which is why some of the best charity events involve running for a cause. Not only do we feel good about ourselves but we feel good for what we accomplished for others in need. In Charlotte we have some great races benefiting great causes but when you add beer into the mix, you have a winner!
This coming June 7th at 6pm, NoDa Brewing company and OrthoCarolina will be presenting the NoDa 5k which benefits RunningWorks; a non-profit running program founded to encourage the homeless community to rediscover the power of teamwork, discipline, confidence and respect for each other one stride at a time.
You'll start and end at NoDa Brewing Company and will receive some cool giveaways, live music, free beer (21+ only), and food trucks onsite. And for the competitive runners they have the chip-timed Jaguar timing system which tracks your run time and then displays your results in the live tent.
So come on out for a good cause, great beer, and some friendly competition.
Sample more than 100 whiskeys from international distillers at the upcoming Whiskeys of the World, a fundraiser benefiting Chase After a Cure. Presented by IceBox Bar, Ben Arnold Beverage Co. and The Local Palate, the event is 6-9 p.m. Oct. 15 at Harbor Side East at Patriots Point, 28 Bridgeside Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.
Tickets are $65 each and available at worldofwhiskey.eventbrite.com. All attendees receive a commemorative Glencairn glass.
The evening includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment and the opportunity to learn about how whiskey is distilled and aged. At Whiskeys of the World, 35 distilleries will be represented, giving guests the chance to talk one-on-one with distillery representatives about their whiskeys and the creation process.
“This is a chance to taste whiskeys and talk to distillers. We’ll have Scottish, American, Irish and Japanese whiskey,” said Boris Van Dyck, principal at IceBox Bar. “Guests can enter as consumers of whiskey and leave as connoisseurs.”
Whiskeys of the World benefits Chase After a Cure, a local nonprofit raising awareness about childhood cancer and money for pediatric cancer research at Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital.
Operation Home announces the 3rd Annual Gimme Shelter presented by Home Team BBQ on Thursday, April 18th at The Alley downtown! This retro party will feature a DJ, live and silent auction, raffle for a Scout boat, bowling, arcade games, Skee-Ball, pinball machines and feel good food. Prepared by Home Team BBQ Executive Chef Aaron Siegel, the menu is complete with comfort foods and American classics. Creative retro attire suggested.
$100 VIP includes open bar, expanded menu and access to VIP section
$500 Scout Boat with Trailer Raffle with less than 100 tickets sold
This event is made possible by the gracious sponsors that include Home Team BBQ, Southern Lumber, Scout Boats, SCB&T, Elliott Davis, Tiller Construction, Eskimo Advertising, The Noisette Company, 105.5 The Bridge, Charleston City Paper, Peninsula Chiropractic, Marsh Contracting, Elan Midtown, West of and James Island Messenger newspapers, Computer Genie, Maga Design, Kirkman Broadcasting, OrderonSite.com, Graham Construction, Mary and David Siegel, Filigree, Corte Charitable Foundation, Vapor Apparel, Shuttle Hogs and Art Mag.
Sponsorships are still available. Click: http://operationhome.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Sponsorship-Packet.pdf. Please email email@example.com to participate.
Operation Home's mission is to help area low-income residents remain in their homes by increasing safety and accessibility through the coordination of critical home repairs. Operation Home is committed to ensuring that no person has to live in a home that is inaccessible or dangerous.
My Sisters House presents the 4th Annual Bubbly and Brew sponsored by Lucey Mortgage Corporation on Friday, September 28 from 7-11pm at Harborside East in Mount Pleasant. Guests will enjoy champagne, wine, and beers from local brewers and dine on tasty food selections from Home Team BBQ, High Thyme Cuisine, Rue de Jean, Long Island Cafe, The Glass Onion, Kudzu Bakery and more. Additionally, there will be a live and silent auction plus live music from party band Love Butter.
Tickets are $60 in advance at www.bubblyandbrew.com or $75 at the door.
Additional sponsors include Carolina One, Eskimo Advertising, State Farm, Glaser Duncan, Rhino Shield, Piggly Wiggly, Lowcountry Women's Specialists, Innovative Theater and Sound, The Raven Family and Waterstone Financial Services.
All donations support My Sisters House, the only shelter-based program serving domestic violence victims in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. Your support could save someones life. The money raised will be used in a variety of ways to continue to help women and children live violence-free by providing 24-hour crisis line and shelter, deposits on new safe apartments, childrens clothing for school, legal help, counseling and much more.
For additional information about My Sister's House, visit www.mysistershouse.org.
Friends of Mitch Newby celebrate his life as well as the 1st Birthday of his son, Micah, by hosting MITCH-A-PALOOZA on Sunday, April 15th at Acme Cantina on the Isle of Palms. Mitch was a local chef, an avid music lover, and a dear friend to many. He passed away last year from a brain aneurysm, just days after April gave birth to his son. Rain or shine, there will be great Live Music for the day plus Belly Dancers, Live & Silent Auctions, Raffles, Giveaways, Beer & BBQ. Bring the kids as there will be lots of activities including Jump Castles, Sand Box Treasure Hunts, a Dunk Booth, Face Painting, and more to come. All proceeds will go to a fund benefiting Micah Newby.
1:00 Derek Cribb solo
2:30 Igoe Sisters and Aaron Firetag
4:00 Charleston Sundawgs
5:45 Live Auction
6:15 Gaslight Street
8:15 Old You
**Sound, stage & lights provided by Encore Music.
WHEN: Sunday, April 15th from 1pm to 11pm
31 J C Long Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
ADMISSION: $15 per person / Kids FREE
DONATIONS: If you would like to make a donation to the silent auction or raffle, please contact Rodger Tully at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-452-8600. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation to Micahs fund, please visit acmecantina.blogspot.com and click on the donate button.
On January 28, both local and national musicians will be sitting in for beloved singer and songwriter, Mac Leaphart, and performing his songs at The Hippodrome. Benefiting a man who has successfully made a career out of connecting with people through his music, proceeds will go to Mac in his ongoing recovery from a serious car accident and recent surgery to remove a brain tumor. A unique experience of camaraderie and good will, performances of Mac's music will be set against a visual narration of the event on the theatre screen and give life to Mac's story and his significant impact on those around him.
The concert features collaborative performances by Mark Bryan (Hootie and The Blowfish), Danielle Howle, Five Way Friday, John Wesley Satterfield, Joal Rush, Doug Jones (Craven Melon), Luke Cunningham, Greg Payne (The Piedmont Boys), Ryan Bonner, Jamie Resch with Shovels & Rope, Donnie Blackwell and more very special surprise guests. Reid Stone and Guilt Ridden Troubadour featuring members of Mac Leaphart's current band, Mac Leaphart and My Ragged Company, will act as house band and musical conductors for the night's celebration.
As doors open at 6:30 pm, acoustic music by Jim Marshall (Junkyard Angel) and a silent auction will start in the lobbies. Food concessions provided by Home Team BBQ and a full bar will run throughout the night. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the theatre and will last until 10 pm followed by more live music by Five Way Friday and John Totaro's Classic Woodies until 12 a.m. or later. Garage parking is available as well as free parking in the open lot adjacent to the venue. Advance tickets are $17 and may be purchased online at www.charlestonhippodrome.com. Day of show tickets are $20.
Mac Leaphart is a singer/songwriter who plays a blend of country, rhythm and blues. The Charleston City Paper describes Mac as "a rowdy set, which seems to meld Gram Parsons with the 'Sticky Fingers' era Rolling Stones". Since his arrival in Charleston in 2007, Leaphart has been performing over 250 shows a year, solo and with his band, Mac Leaphart and My Ragged Company. Give Mac a listen and see why Skope Magazine says, "This guy may just single handedly save country music."
Coordinators for the event are now accepting silent auction items. To donate a gift for the silent auction, contact Sarah Jordan at email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.macleaphart.com or www.follywoodrocks.com.