Updated March 24 at 6:27pm

Philanthropy calendar

Upcoming events include the Candlelight Ball, a Lifecycle Inc. gala and Trinity’s Red, White & Groove.

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Philanthropy calendar


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The St. Joseph Men’s Guild of the Immaculate Conception Church will host its 38th Annual Sports Collectors Show from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the West Valley Inn, 4 Bloom St., West Warwick. More than 1800 dealers, collectors and sports fans are expected to attend including nationally acclaimed sports cartoonist Frank Galasso and will feature special programs, yearbooks, cards and sports collectibles. Proceeds will benefit the men’s guild and Immaculate Conception Church. Cost: $3 per person. For more information call, (401) 942-1854 or visit www.iccri.com.


Trinity Repertory Company will host its annual wine tasting event “Red White & Groove” from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire St., Providence. This casual evening will feature a wine tasting with culinary pairings from several local restaurants and live music by Superchief Trio with opening act 3pile. Cost: $75 per person. For more information and to buy tickets, call (401) 351-4242 or visit www.trinityrep.com.


The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will host a tasting event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence. During the event, dozens of Rhode Island’s finest culinary establishments will offer gourmet tastings and give visitors a sneak peak of the Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show before it officially opens to the public. Cost: $75 per person. For more information and to buy tickets, call (401) 230-1673 or visit www.rifoodbank.org/FlowerShow.


Lifecycle Inc will host its second annual awards gala and raffle from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 at Gracie’s, 194 Washington St., Providence. The event will feature a “Taste of Rhode Island” themed culinary experience with specialty dishes from vendors across the state as well as local musicians. The event also marks the official kick-off for the 2014 Ride ‘Round Rhody (RRR) bike-a-thon. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m.; dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the award presentation begins at 8:30 p.m. Cost: $75 per person. Lifecycle Inc. a Rhode Island-based non-profit that promotes healthy, active living and supports local cancer treatment. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.lifecycleinc.org.


The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation will host a charity event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Providence Biltmore Hotel, 11 Dorrance St., Providence. The event will feature cocktails, dinner and dancing to music provided by “Cover to Cover.” Black tie optional. Proceeds will benefit the church. Cost: $100 per person. For more information, call (401) 942-4188 or visit www.annunciationri.org.


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