Saturday, September 28, 2013

Dine in the dark?

The third annual Charlotte Dining in the Dark event is Oct. 9, a fund- and awareness-raiser for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, held at Great Wolf Lodge, 10175 Weddington Road NW in Concord. Diners wear light-blocking masks. Event chair Marilyn Green (the original Miss Winston, for race-goers) said in a press release: "Reactions to Dining in the Dark are truly powerful because people often don't realize the daily obstacles of living with low to no vision."

This year's event will honor Darrel Waltrip and Marcus Smith, both known in NASCAR circles, and will benefit the Foundation's research into blinding retinal diseases. Tickets are $350. Info: (919) 781-8014 or