Artistic Abandon is offering a Sip and Paint Party on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 7-9pm.
50% of all proceeds will benefit Raleigh Rescue Mission, and they have graciously created the painting above just for this event.
Registration is required.

For more information and to register, please go to:

For more information about Artistic Abandon, please visit their website at:

Lafayette Village and Savory Spice Shop are partnering to present the 3rd annual “Pork Out at Lafayette Village."

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Lafayette Villiage, 8450 Honeycutt Rd. Raleigh, NC 27615, Raleigh, NC

"Pork Out at Lafayette Villiage" is a BBQ Contest and Festival to benefit Raleigh Rescue Mission on Saturday, July 18 from 11am to 4pm.  Twenty teams will compete for prizes and bragging rights – and we are pleased to announce that this year, the Mission will field a team!

Sales of People’s Choice voting/tasting tickets will start at 11 am outside Savory Spice Shop at Lafayette Village. Tickets will cost $10 per set and all proceeds will go to Raleigh Rescue Mission. Last year, tickets sold out in less than half an hour, so get there early!  Each guest will receive tickets to sample the teams’ BBQ and one voting card. Tasting will begin at noon and all voting cards will need to be returned to Savory Spice Shop by 2pm.

We will need several volunteers to help with ticket sales and other duties during the contest and festival. Please contact our volunteer director, Holly Cook, at 919.828.9014 ext. 126 or for more information.

Stay tuned for more details!

Oak City Beard & Moustache Competition Part Deaux

Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 6:30pm
The Pour House Music Hall-224 S Blount St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

All proceeds to benefit The Raleigh Rescue Mission

Registration is open! Go to to register and get tickets. Remember, registration does not get you in, you must also purchase a ticket. You can also go to to get tickets. Tickets are $10 advance and $15 day of event.
Stay tuned, more to come.

Categories (in no particular order)
1) Natural Stache
2) Styled Stache aka the “Raleigh Fingers”
3) Donegal/Whaler*
4) Goatee*
5) Chops/Sideburns*
6) Whiskerina Realistic
7) Whiskerina Creative
8) Corporate Beard aka the “George Michaels”
9) Groomed Beard (Verdi and Garibaldi.)
10) Full Beard Natural w/ Styled Stache
11) 6” Under Full Beard Natural
12) 6-12” Full Beard Natural
13) 12” and Over Full Beard Natural
14) Freestyle

*If less than 3 entries, will be combined into "Partial Beard" category

Trophies also awarded to Farthest Traveled & Most Represented Club.