Child Abuse Prevention Month Events 2016

Show your commitment to children and families this April by attending a Child Abuse Prevention Month event in your community!

Submit your events to this calendar by contacting Kristie Demers by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 919-829-8009 ext. 619.


Child Abuse Prevention Month Press Conference and Pinwheel Planting Kick-Off 

  • Date: Thursday, March 31 from 10:00am – 12:30pm
  • Location: Mecklenburg County Courthouse, Charlotte, NC
  • Speakers to include: County Manager, Mayor, and Commissioner Chair
  • Pinwheel gardens will be planted in 100+ locations across Mecklenburg County following the press conference


Polk County Child Abuse Prevention Month Walk 

  • Date: Friday, April 1 from 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Location: Stearns Park (Stearns Gym if inclement weather) Columbus, NC 

Catawba County Pinwheel Garden Planting 

  • Date: Friday, April 1 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Location: Zahra Baker’s All Children’s Playground, Hickory, NC
  • One of NC's largest pinwheel gardens (2,000+) will be planted following speakers

Smart Start of Davie County Event 

  • Date: Friday, April 1 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm
  • Location: Square of Downtown Mocksville, NC

Wake County Human Services Family Fun Event 

  • Date: Saturday, April 2 from 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Location: Pullen Park, Raleigh, NC
  • Join us for a free family fun day with 20 vendors (many are partners), free ride tickets to first 100 kids, dance performances, Zumba, carnival games, a pinwheel planting, and speakers, including Leyla Santiago from WRAL as emcee 

Torii Noodle Bar National Ramen Day 

  • Date: April 4, from 11:30am-9:30pm
  • Location: 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612 (Above Kanki at Crabtree Valley Mall)
  • April 4th is National Ramen Day, and to celebrate Torii Noodle Bar is discounting ALL of their Ramen bowls to $1. All gratuities will be donated to PCANC. 

Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department Pinwheels in Parks

  • Date: Tuesday, April 5 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Location: Nash Square, Downtown Raleigh, NC
  • Volunteers welcome to help plant 300 pinwheels!
  • At 2:30pm, the community is invited to plant pinwheels in one of four park locations: Laurel Hills, Lake Lynn, Chavis, and Marsh Creek Park. (There will be pinwheel gardens in 38 Raleigh Parks!)
  • Go to to sign up to volunteer at Laurel Hills, Lake Lynn, Chavis, or Marsh Creek park

American Tobacco Campus Pinwheel Garden 

  • Date: Friday, April 8 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Location: ATC Campus, planting pinwheels beneath the smokestack – park in North Parking Deck
  • We need volunteers to help plant 2,000 pinwheels! Click here to visit the Facebook event page and RSVP to volunteer!

Second Annual Pastries and Prevention Tea – Wake County Human Resources

  • Date: Tuesday, April 12 from 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Location: Room 2132 / 2149, Swinburne Building, 220 Sunnybrook Rd., Raleigh, NC
  • Family Services Program talking about child abuse and neglect prevention in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Panel Discussion, resources, followed by gallery walk, and light refreshment

McAllister’s Deli

  • Date: April 14
  • Location: 205 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • A portion of the proceeds will be donated to PCANC

UNC Child Abuse Prevention Panel/Field Day

  • Date: Friday, April 15 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm through Saturday, April 16 from 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: UNC Chapel Hill 

Exchange Family Center of Durham - Pinwheels for Prevention Family Fun Day

  • Date: Sunday, April 17 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Wheels Fun Park, 715 N. Hoover Rd., Durham, NC
  • Music, raffles, visitors like Fire Department and Police Department, story time, contests and races, performances, etc., unlimited skating and access to the fun gym, free gift from Crocodile Creek, two batting cage rounds, go kart rides, mini golf, maze, etc. 

WRAL Pinwheel Garden Planting 

  • Date: Friday, April 22 from 12:00pm – 1:45pm
  • Location: 2619 Western Blvd., Raleigh, NC
  • We need volunteers to help plant 2,000 pinwheels! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to RSVP - or, just show up!

Artistic Abandon

  • Date: Tuesday, May 24, 7:00pm
  • A couple years ago we partnered with Artistic Abandon and we are doing it again! Similar to Wine and Design, we will spend the evening painting and enjoying some wine. PCANC will receive 50% of the proceeds from this event.
  • Here is the link to sign up:
  • When you are signing up, you will see the portion that says “Sitting with a Large Group?” you can select PCANC Supporters and Staff so we can all be seated together

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