In the bag
Shaw’s Supermarket, 1050 Willett Ave., East Providence, will be making donations to the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island throughout the month of April as part of the supermarket chain’s Give Back Where It Counts reusable bag program. The East Providence location will donate $1 to BIARI, a nonprofit that offers support to those who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, and their families, for every Give Back-themed reusable bag that is purchased. For more information, visit biari.org.
I got bingo!
The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island will hold a Bingo Night fundraiser on Friday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Council No. 256, 7 Valley Road, Middletown. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $15 and proceeds will benefit the nonprofit, which supports individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, and their families. For more information and to register, call (401) 228-3319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A ‘Surreal’ night
DesignxRI will hold its annual Designer’s Ball, titled “Surreal,” on Saturday, April 6, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the WaterFire Events Center, 475 Valley St., Providence. The fundraiser will feature costumes, a catwalk, dancing, art installations, projections, performances and other festivities. Tickets for the general main event cost $65 and $30 for students with ID. The VIP session, from 7-8:30 p.m., costs $150. Proceeds will benefit DesignxRI and its education and funding opportunities for the state’s design sector. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit designxri.com/designersball.
A spectacular evening
Amenity Aid, a nonprofit that provides local shelters and organizations basic hygiene products for those in need, will hold its fifth annual Benefit Auction & Spectacular on Saturday, April 6, from 7-10 p.m. at The Arcade, 65 Weybosset St., Providence. The festivities will include guest speakers, desserts, a silent auction and a cash bar. Tickets cost $40 and all proceeds will benefit the nonprofit. For more information and to register, visit eventbrite.com/e/benefit-auction-spectacular-tickets.
Food and wine for public television
WSBE-TV Rhode Island PBS will host a food and wine benefit, titled “An Evening Uncorked,” on Saturday, April 6, from 7-10 p.m. at the Pawtucket Armory, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket. The event will feature live and silent auctions, a book signing, live music, and food and wine from the state’s top restaurants and distilleries. Lidia Bastianich, host of “Lidia’s Kitchen,” will be the celebrity chef at the event. Tickets cost between $100 and $150, and proceeds will support Rhode Island PBS programming. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information and to register, visit ripbs.org.
Taking a stroll
The Tomorrow Fund will hold its 17th annual Stroll fundraiser on Sunday, April 7, beginning at 10 a.m. at Garden City Center, 100 Midway Road, Cranston. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. and the event is open to participants of all ages. Participants can walk individually or as a team, and can walk as many laps around the shopping center as they wish. Trophies will also be awarded at the event. Registration costs $20 for individuals and is free for children ages 10 and younger. Proceeds raised at the stroll will benefit The Tomorrow Fund, which assists children with cancer and their families. For more information and to register, visit tomorrowfund.org.
Crafts for K9s
The seventh annual Craft Fair, benefiting Vested Interest in K9s, will be held Sunday, April 7, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Taunton National Guard Armory, 111 Hon. Gordon M. Owen Riverway, Taunton. About 50 artisans and crafters will have their goods, such as food items, jewelry, pet products, canvas bags, toys and other items, for sale. The event is free to attend, however proceeds from sales generated will be donated to Vested Interest in K9s, a nonprofit that provides bullet and stab-protective vests to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies. For more information, call (508) 824-6978 or visit vik9s.org.
Celebrating 25 years!
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT will hold its annual Factbook Breakfast event on Monday, April 8, from 8-10 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. The event will celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary of child advocacy. Tickets are sold out but donations are still being accepted. Proceeds will benefit KIDS COUNT’s mission to improve health, safety, education, economic security and development of Rhode Island’s children. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information and to donate, visit eventbrite.com/e/were-celebrating-25-years-rhode-island-kids-count-factbook-breakfast-registration.
St. Mary’s Home for Children will hold its Children’s Friendship Awards event on Thursday, April 11, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Café Nuovo, 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence. The event will recognize Hallam-ICS and Nixon Peabody LLC for their volunteerism and dedication to the well-being of children. The event will also have a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets cost $90 and proceeds will benefit St. Mary’s Home for Children. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (401) 333-3900 ext. 262, email email@example.com or visit smhfc.org.
Riding on two wheels
Parlor Bar & Kitchen will host a Bike Newport Night 2019 fundraiser on Thursday, April 11, from 6-9 p.m. at the restaurant, 200 Broadway, Newport. The event will feature live music, food and items for auction. Tickets cost $40 and proceeds will support Bike Newport’s new bike barn and pump track. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bikenewportri.org.
A happy birthday!
New Urban Arts, a nonprofit arts studio for high school students and emerging artists, will host “The Birthday Bash” fundraiser on Friday, April 12, from 7-10 p.m. at the nonprofit, 705 Westminster St., Providence. The event marks the 22nd anniversary of New Urban Arts’ after-school and summer arts programs for Providence public high school students. A silent art auction and raffle, food from local restaurants and an open bar will be part of the festivities. The event, which is for attendees ages 21 and older, will also have an awards ceremony recognizing three members of the community who have demonstrated commitment to local youths. Tickets cost $35 and proceeds will benefit the nonprofit and its programming. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, visit newurbanarts.org.
Have a drink
Rhode Island Food Fights and the New England Hemophilia Association will hold the second annual Providence’s Best Bloody Mary fundraiser on Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roger Williams Park Casino, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. Local bartenders will compete for the title of best Bloody Mary in the area and attendees ages 21 and older will have the opportunity to sample each drink. Appetizers will be served. Tickets cost $30 and all proceeds will benefit the hemophilia association’s programs and services. For more information and to register, visit eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-providences-best-bloody-tickets.