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Plant a Tomato, Race For Fitness, Take Down Cancer

By Elizabeth Friend Posted April 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm

On Saturday morning, the Carrboro Farmers’ Market is giving tomato seedlings to kids in conjunction with Fifth Season Garden Company.

The seedlings come with potting soil and growing advice from local farmers. The giveaway starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Carrboro Town Commons.

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Head over to McCorkle Place at 9 o’clock on Saturday for the 5k for Fitness footrace, sponsored by the Public School Foundation and Fleet Feet Sports.

More than 200 Chapel Hill-Carrboro teachers and staff have been training for the race. A Mascot dash featuring mascots from all the district’s schools will take place fifteen minutes before race time, and the event is open to all.

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Extraordinary Ventures will host the 25th annual KidSCope Gala on Saturday night at 6 o’clock to raise money for early childhood mental health services.

The event features a live and silent auction, food and drink donated by area restaurants, and photo opportunities with local dignitaries.

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This Sunday you can hit the mat for a good cause.

UNC Associate Head Coach Cary Kolat is a former two-time NCAA champion and a member of the 2000 Olympic Wrestling team. He’s hosting a unique training opportunity this weekend- a charity wrestling clinic to help a young girl battling cancer.

The five hour clinic costs $30 per person, with the proceeds going toward medical expenses for Mackenzie Garrett, a two-year-old undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for liver cancer.

The event starts at 10 a.m. in the Wrestling Room at Fetzer Gym. To find out more and pre-register, email Karen Veltri: Karveltri(AT)gmail.com.

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