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Philanthropy calendar

Posted 6/28/13

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

The Herreshoff Marine Museum will host its annual Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4. Festivities kick off on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with live music on the waterfront by the Ravers. The event will feature a family-style barbeque, sunset cocktails and a view of the fireworks from the museum dock. On Thursday, visitors can see Bristol’s 4th of July parade and enjoy a light breakfast and music from The Ancient Mariners Dixieland Band. Cost: Wednesday festivities: $40 adults, $10 children (under 12); $80 patron; Thursday festivities: $20 all ages. For more information and to buy tickets, call (401) 253-5000 or visit herreshoff.org .

4TH OF JULY PARADE PICNIC

Linden Place will host its annual 4th of July parade picnic at Linden Place Museum, 500 Hope St., Bristol, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can watch the 228th annual parade from bleacher-style seating, tables and chairs on the Linden Place property. The house will be open for tours throughout the day, and a continental breakfast will be offered from 8 to 11 a.m. Picnic lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests are encouraged to come early, since streets close at 8 a.m. for the parade, which will make its way to the museum at about 10:45 a.m. Cost: $75 for adults, $50 for children (includes both breakfast and lunch). Linden Place members receive a $10 discount on tickets. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit the Linden Place Museum at 500 Hope St., call (401) 253-0390 or visit www.lindenplace.org.

FIRST LIGHT POWWOW

The Affiliated Tribes of New England Indians will host their third annual First Light Powwow on Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7, at Burnside Park, 2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. This family-friendly event will feature traditional Native American Eastern Woodlands style drumming, Native American vendors, dancing, food and storytelling. No alcohol, drugs or pets are allowed. For more information, call Daryl Black Eagle (401) 413-2167, email Pocasset.tc@hotmail.com or Raymond Two Hawks at (401) 338-7606 or email wauchaunat@gmail.com.

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick will host its 33rd annual golf tournament on Monday, July 8, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Quidnessett Country Club, 950 North Quidnessett Road, North Kingstown. The event will feature a day of golf, lunch, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and an awards ceremony. Raffles and other contests will be held. Cost: $175 (includes lunch, golf, dinner); $275 (includes sponsorship of a tee and golf for one player). Other sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, call Karin Kavanagh at (401) 467-4385, email karin@wbgclubs.org or visit www.wbgclubs.org.

COMEDY SHOW

The Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence will host a comedy show, “Violence is No Joke!” with “America’s Got Talent” runner-up Tom Cotter on Wednesday, July 10, at 8 p.m. at Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence. A cash bar will be available. Cost: $40 preferred seating; $25 general seating. For more information and to buy tickets, call (401) 785-2320 or visit www.nonviolenceinstitute.org.

NUIT BLANCHE FESTIVAL & FUNDRAISER

The Island Moving Company will host Nuit Blanche from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, July 12 at the Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. The evening will feature live performances throughout the Bellevue House’s lantern-lit gardens and a live auction to raise funds for the company’s education programs. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts and live music from New York band Tin Pan Band will be offered. Local restaurants will offer special discounts, prix fixe menus and other Nuit Blanche promotions to guests dining before the event. Cost: $150 per person. For more information, call (401) 847-4470 or visit www.islandmovingco.org.

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

In celebration of its 100th Anniversary, the Newport Art Museum will host “Night at the Museum: Where Art Comes to Life” from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 20 inside the galleries of the John N.A. Griswold House, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport. The event will feature cocktails, dinner by Russell Morin Fine Catering, live entertainment and dancing to the Mac Chrupcala Orchestra. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on items and experiences in a silent auction. Cost: $350 per person (full evening dinner tickets); $75 per person (afterparty from 9 p.m. to midnight only). For more information, call (401) 848-8200 x7990 or visit www.newportartmuseum.org.

SAVE THE BAY SWIM

Save The Bay will host its 37th annual “Save The Bay Swim” from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Swimmers participating in this year’s event will follow a triangular 1.7 mile course beginning and ending at Potters Cove, Jamestown. Funds raised by swimmers will support Save The Bay advocacy, education, and habitat restoration. For more information and to register, call (401) 272-3540 x119, or visit savebay.kintera.org.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

The Friends of Homeless Animals will host an ice cream social from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at Yawgoo Valley Water Park, 160 Yawgoo Valley Road, Exeter. The event will help raise funds to benefit the organization’s small dog rescue efforts. Attendees will get to choose from ice cream sundae combinations off a menu of choices. For each sundae purchase, guests will receive $5 off a one-hour pass to the water park. The event will feature raffles, drink specials at the Tiki Bar, dog-themed goodies for sale and dogs that are in need of homes for guests to meet. Rain date: Sunday, July 28. Cost: $5. For more information, call (401) 234-4499 or visit fohari.org.

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