Updated March 30 at 12:29am

Philanthropy calendar


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Renew Energy Initiative will offer a workshop on electrical energy conservation methods for businesses from 7:30 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, at Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd., 951 N. Main St., Providence. The session will focus on the big picture of efficiently managing and optimizing electrical energy and using “waste” process or HVAC heat as a means to generate power. A panel of experts will present on the topic and answer questions about a holistic approach to controlling energy costs and planning for new technologies. The event begins with breakfast. Cost: $25. For more information or to register, call (401) 556-9855 or visit www.reiteam.org.


The Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island will hold a “Diamond in the Ruff” jubilee fashion show and auction from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at the Dunes Club, 137 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. The evening begins with a fashion show featuring designs from Sara Campbell and Isoude. Guests may also bid on a variety of auction items. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. Tickets: $130 each, $250 for couples. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 792-2233 or visit www.arlsi.org.


Inspiring Minds will hold a luncheon to celebrate 50 years of tutoring struggling children in Providence public schools at noon on Monday, June 24, at the Providence Marriott Downtown, 1 Orms St., Providence. The event will honor founders, supporters and this year’s recipients of the business leader award, the outstanding volunteer award and the education hero award. Tickets: $50. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 274-3240 or visit www.inspiringmindsri.org.


The Art League of Rhode Island will hold its annual meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at the Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas St., Providence. The meeting is open to ALRI members, guests and members of the public interested in the arts. There is a $20 fee for non-members. The featured speaker for the evening is local artist Ana Flores, who will present a multi-media presentation, Map, Muse, Memory. For more information or to RSVP, call (401) 861-0500 or email office@artleagueri.org.


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Rhode Island Chapter will hold its largest fundraiser for multiple sclerosis the weekend of June 22-23. Nearly 1,000 cyclists will bike 150 miles in two days to help Rhode Islanders with multiple sclerosis and raise money to fund a cure. For more information and to register, call (401)738-8383, email catie.fauvelle@nmss.org or visit visit bikerir.nationalmssociety.org.


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