Philanthropy calendar

Posted 6/21/13

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to at least four weeks in advance of the event.


Child & Family will present “Au Courant” a fashion show, cocktail party and designer sale on Friday, June 28 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Ochre Court Mansion at Salve Regina University, 100 Ochre Point Ave., Newport. The event will feature a runway show from New England fashion designers with a silent auction, music and dancing. Hors d’oeuvres and an open bar will be provided. Valet parking is also available. Cost: boutique tickets (includes full evening ticket, no reserved seating) $100 per person; fashion gallery tickets (includes VIP & reserved seating) $250 per person; fashion house tickets (includes VIP & reserved seating) $500 per person. For more information and to buy tickets, visit or call Landa Patterson at (401) 848-4210.


Newport Film will hold a special film screening and joint benefit with Child & Family on Thursday, June 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., Newport. The event will feature a cocktail party, silent auction and screening of the film, “Girl Rising” which tells the story of nine girls from different countries who face extreme injustices and advocate for change through education. Lauren Mitte, director of global engagement of “Girl Rising” will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions. Cost: $40. For more information or to buy tickets, call (401) 649-2784 or visit


The Jamestown Arts Center will present its third annual summer soiree “Outside In” on Friday, July 5 at the Jamestown Arts Center at 18 Valley St., Jamestown from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature food, cocktails, and live music from Tricky Britches, a high-energy string band hailing from Portland, Maine. Tickets are available online and in person at Jamestown Arts Center, Baker's Pharmacy, Conanicut Marine's Ship Store & Chandlery. Tickets will also be available at the door on the evening of the event. Cost: $100 members; $125 nonmembers. For more information and to buy tickets, call (401) 560.0979 or visit


Blackstone Valley Tourism Council will host the “Blackstone Valley Secret Ingredient Food Tour 2013” on Wednesday, June 26 at 5:15 p.m. at 45 Madeira Ave., Central Falls. Guests will experience a night out on the Blackstone River with clam cakes, chowder and a cold beverage followed by 45-minute narrated tour on BV Explorer. The cruise will travel through Central Falls, Cumberland and Lincoln and departs from Central Falls Landing (Use 45 Madeira Ave., Central Falls, RI for Mapquest/GPS). Cost: $16.46 adults; $13.46 children. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 724-2200 or visit


Roger Williams Park Zoo will host its annual fundraising event, “Zoobilee!” on Saturday, June 29 from 7 - 11 p.m. at 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence. The event will feature fine food and drink from local restaurants, with live music and entertainment. In addition to the festivities scheduled for the night of the event, the zoo is also hosting an online auction with over 200 items up for bid now through July 1. Zoobilee! is a 21-plus event. Cost: $125 per person, nonmembers; $100 per person, members. Tickets are available for purchase through June 29. For more information and to buy tickets, call (401) 941-3910 x453, visit or email

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