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The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island Inc. will host a fundraising walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Slater Memorial Park, RR 1A, Pawtucket. The walk will start and end at Daggett Farm. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; walk begins at 8:30 a.m.; 5K run begins at 9 a.m. Free T-shirts
will be given to the first 150 walkers & 150 runners that are registered. Cost: entry fee for both the
2 Mile walk and the 5 K run is $20 advance; $25 day of. Children younger than six are free. Registration includes a family picnic. The entire route is wheelchair accessible. For more information and to register, call (401) 461-6599 or visit www.coolrunning.com.
WINE AUCTION & DINNER
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence will host a fundraising event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, One West Exchange St., Providence. The event will include a pre-dinner reception, three course dinner and silent wine auction with collectible and large format wines. Cost: $250 per couple or $125 per person. Reservations limited. For more information and to RSVP call Marie-Ines Drury at (401) 444-0750, ext. 102.
FLAMES OF HOPE FUNDRAISER
Flames of Hope: A Celebration Of Life will host a three-day fundraising event beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 13 at Station Park in Downtown Providence. On Friday, the event kicks off with the unveiling of the Celebrate Hope, Celebrate Life calendar and continues throughout the weekend with health screenings, healing arts activities, cooking demonstrations, informative lectures, music, and family fun. A torch ceremony coinciding with the final full WaterFire lighting of the season will be held Saturday evening. On Sunday, runners and walkers will have the option of participating in four races, collectively called the Flames of Hope Run/Walk Series. For more information and to register, call (401) 861-4367 or visit flamesofhopeseries.org.
The Renaissance Movement for Rhode Island Manufacturing will host this year’s annual black-tie optional reception and dinner from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, 5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. The theme of the 2013 event will be the renaissance of manufacturing, with a focus on workforce development and education. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m.; dinner starts at 7 p.m.; entertainment will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Black tie optional. Cost: $125 per person. Complimentary wine and valet service included. For more information and to register, call (401) 751-0160 or visit www.rimanufacturers.com.
WaterFire Providence will host the seventh annual WaterFire Providence Celebration at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 10 Memorial Blvd, Providence. The event features an intimate WaterFire basin lighting, food and wine along with live and silent auctions. Cost: $150 per person. For more information and to buy tickets, visit waterfire.org.
Frequency Providence is holding its first literary festival and fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 at AS220, 95 Empire St., Providence. The event will feature lots food, a cash bar, and a silent auction of original work by local artists, along with a book raffle, and short performances – including writers ready to write for you on demand – and more. , and a few surprises. Cost: $50 for patrons of the arts; $10 for bibliophiles; $2 for starving writers/friends; tickets available at the door. All proceeds go to support Frequency Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering affordable, high-quality creative writing, workshops, readings, talks, and other free events that give local writers a platform to share their work. For more information and to register, call Dana Hrabcsak at (401) 921-1300 or visit visit frequencywriters.org >.
PROVIDENCE PLACE GIVES
Providence Place will host Providence Place Gives, a fundraiser celebrating five Rhode Island organizations and the philanthropists who support them, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. The celebration will be on level one near Tiffany & Co. at Providence Place, 12 Providence Place, Providence. Guests will enjoy entertainment, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. During the event, five women representing Trinity Repertory Company, Adoption Rhode Island, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, Rhode Island Community Food Bank, and WaterFire will be honored. Proceeds from the event will benefit their organizations. Tickets: $20 advance, $30 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 351-4242 or www.trinityrep.com.