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Couture for a Cause
7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 9
Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh


The fifth annual fashion-show fundraiser pairs local designers with Activate Good's nonprofit partners to create ready-to-wear and couture looks inspired by the missions of these organizations.


Designers compete for prizes and guests bid on their favorite runway styles.


Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions, a cash bar and entertainment.


Triangle Signature Chefs Auction
6 p.m., Sun., Nov. 17
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham


The culinary talents of the Triangle's finest chefs and restaurants are on display in this annual event.


Sample signature dishes from the area's top establishments while bidding on tempting silent and live auction packages, all benefiting the March of Dimes' mission in its 75th anniversary year.


Emcees for the evening are Lynda Loveland of Mix 101.5 and Mark Roberts of WRAL-TV.


Tails at Twilight
6 p.m., Sat., Nov. 23
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham


The Animal Protection Society of Durham's eighth annual gala is a fun-filled evening that features a fine dinner and drinks plus live entertainment.


There's also the opportunity to get a jump on holiday shopping by participating in silent and live auctions.


Your support helps the nonprofit care for and find homes for abused, abandoned and neglected animals.