On the rise
The 2019 New Bedford RiseFest, a collection of musical acts to perform in support of community services, will take place Sunday, Sept. 1, beginning at noon at The Vault Music Hall & Pub at Greasy Luck, 791 Purchase St., New Bedford. The performances will range from acoustic to electric. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds raised will support Rise Up for Homes, which offers assistance to keep the emergency overflow shelter at Sister Rose’s House open during cold winter nights and inclement weather conditions. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/new-bedford-risefest-2019.
Helping the community
The Eric Medeiros Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit that raises funds for various charities and community initiatives across Rhode Island, will hold its third annual gala on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 6-10:30 p.m. at Spain Restaurant, 1073 Reservoir Ave., Cranston. The event will have live entertainment, assorted food to dine on and raffle prizes. Tickets cost $65 and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ericmedeirosmemorialfoundation.com.
Rocking for a cause
The 25th annual Westport Rock Rhythm & Blues Festival, supporting A Wish Come True Inc., will take place Friday, Sept. 6, beginning at 5 p.m., through Sunday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. at Holy Ghost Grounds, 171 Sodom Road, Westport. The three-day event will feature numerous bands performing live. There will also be a chicken barbecue on Friday night. Tickets cost $15 in advance for Friday night, and $15 for a two-day cover for Saturday and Sunday. Children ages 12 and younger will be admitted into the event for free. Proceeds raised will support the nonprofit that offers wishes to children battling life-threatening illnesses. For more information, call (508) 493-0915.
For the birds
Foster Parrots Ltd., an exotic wildlife sanctuary, will hold its 12th annual Fall Fundraiser Extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the sanctuary, 87 Woodville Alton Road, Hopkinton. The event will feature food, live music, an open bar, raffles and silent actions, vendor displays and a vegetarian buffet dinner. Tickets cost $65 and proceeds raised will support the sanctuary, which offers care and shelter to exotic birds and wildlife. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit fosterparrots.com/fall-fundraiser.
Having a feast
Bristol Aggie Educational Foundation Inc. will hold its third annual Farm to Table Feast on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 6-10 p.m. at Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St., Dighton. The event will feature dinner, starting at 7 p.m. after a cocktail hour, from locally sourced products. Proceeds will support staff and students at the high school. Tickets cost $75. For more information, visit eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-farm-to-table-feast.
Strumming six strings
The Rhode Island Guitar Guild, a nonprofit that offers programs to help enrich the community through music, will hold its inaugural fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown. The event will feature multiple performers offering a concert. A suggested donation is $50 and proceeds will support the nonprofit. For more information, visit riguitarguild.org.
The Groden Network will hold its 39th annual John Trimble Fund Golf Tournament for Autism on Monday, Sept. 9, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Wannamoisett Country Club, 96 Hoyt Ave., East Providence. Lunch will be held at noon, followed by the tournament at 1:15 p.m. A cocktail reception will take place at 5 p.m., followed by a raffle and awards dinner at 6:30 p.m. Registration costs $250 and $1,000 for a foursome, which includes a cart. Tickets for the dinner only cost $75. Proceeds raised will support the network’s services in assisting those with autism and other behavioral disorders. For more information and to register, visit grodennetwork.org.