Philanthropy calendar

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Philanthropy calendar

Posted 7/18/14

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Party for paws

The Ocean State Animal Coalition is hosting a cocktail party on July 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at AQUA in the Marriott Providence Downtown at 1 Orms St., Providence. The event will have hors d’oevures, live jazz by Reckless Blues, a cash bar and a raffle. Raffle proceeds will benefit programs of the Ocean State Animal Coalition, including the Rhode Island Community Spay/Neuter Clinic and statewide human education programs. This event is free to attend. For more information or to register, call (401) 467-6722 or visit

Get on the road

Food4Good is hosting a piano social to celebrate the launch of their new mobile soup kitchen on July 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Eighty Eight Lounge at 55 Union St., Providence. The mix and mingle event will feature live music, appetizers and drinks. Food4Good is a 501 (c)(3) mobile soup kitchen and socially conscious food truck; their goal is to provide 20,000 free meals from the mobile soup kitchen within the first year open. Every five dollars spent at the food truck provides two meals for people in need at the mobile soup kitchen. Cost: $10 online, $15 at door (plus any other donations). For more information or to register, call (401) 390-1721 or visit

Go wild

The Newport Polo Club is hosting the 14th annual International Polo Charity Ball on August 1 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Rosecliff Mansion at 548 Bellevue Ave., Newport. The black tie gala will have dinner catered by Blackstone, as well as a silent auction, cocktails and dancing. Cocktail tickets are also available for participants who want to join later for drinks, desserts and dancing from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Specialty drinks will be prepared by Hendrick’s Gin. All proceeds will benefit the Roger Williams Zoo. This event is 21+ unless accompanied by parent/guardian. Cost: $75 for cocktail tickets, $200 for dinner tickets, $1,750 for patron tables of 10 (includes name plate, décor and special recognition). For more information or to register, call (401) 847-7090 or visit

Make dreams come true

The 22nd annual Motorcycle Mystery Ride to benefit the imPOSSIBLE Dream Foundation for Chronically Ill Children will take place on August 3. Bikers will begin at noon at the East Warren Rod & Gun Club at 24 Long Ln, Warren and they will ride to Scampi Restaurant at 657 Park Ave., Portsmouth. After the ride there will be a buffet, music, mileage pool, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and helmets are required for the ride. Rain date is August 17. Cost: $25 for drivers, $20 for passengers and all proceeds go towards the ImPOSSIBLE Dream Foundation. For more information or to register, call (774) 991-1742 or visit

Horsing around

FloorTime Dance Studio and Horse Play, Rhode Island’s only nonprofit equine rescue and sanctuary, is hosting a Zumba-thon to help horses in need on August 3 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at FloorTime Studios at 1038 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. Join Zaida Humphrey, Kiki Rivera Giraud, Angel Gonzalez and other instructors for a 2-hour Zumba marathon. There will be refreshments, raffles and silent auctions as well. Zumba is a dance-based cardio exercise that burns calories by utilizing moves fit for the dance floor. Cost: $10 per person (pledges/sponsorships encouraged). For more information or to register, call (401) 294-3565 or visit

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