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Philanthropy calendar

Posted 1/3/14

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The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society will host a fundraising event at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Omni Providence Hotel, One West Exchange St., Providence. This jazz-themed gala will kick off with a preview of the forthcoming documentary on the Celebrity Club, followed by live musical performances by Rhode Island-based jazz band Positivity. The group will be accompanied by guest guitarists Dylan Molho and James Wright. Cost: $100 per person. Tickets include dinner. For more information, call (401) 421-0606, email or visit


The Herreshoff Marine Museum will host its second annual winter fundraiser from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Herreshoff Marine Museum, Hall of Boats, One Burnside St., Bristol. The event will celebrate the history of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America’s Cup competition. Guests are welcome to tour the museum, eat from food stations supplied by local vendors, drink at multiple bars, and dance in the museum’s historic Hall of Boats. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help support the organization. For more information and to register, call (401) 253-5000 or visit


The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will host the New England Spring Flower and Garden Show from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin St., Providence. Guests can enjoy an exclusive view of the show before it opens to the public and savor food from more than 20 of the area’s gourmet food and drink purveyors. Proceeds will benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Cost: $75 per person. For more information, call (401) 230-1673, email kcorreia@rifoodbank.orgor


The American Lung Association will host a fitness event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Omni Providence Hotel, One West Exchange St., Providence. During the climb, participants will race up the 22 floors of the Omni Providence Hotel. All athletic abilities welcome. Participants must 13- years-old or older and are welcome to climb as an individual or with a team. Proceeds will benefit the American Lung Association of the Northeast. Medals and prizes will be awarded during an after party at Ri Ra's Irish Pub. For more information and to register, call (401) 533-5174 or visit


The Rhode Island Film Festival will host an event celebrating the Academy Awards from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 at The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. During the event, guests will walk the red carpet for an elegant evening of champagne, gourmet food, swag bags, silent auction and more. Proceeds will benefit the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Cost: $60 per person. For more information and to buy tickets, call (401) 861-4445 or visit

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