Philanthropy Calendar, June 7, 2019

ROGER WILLIAMS PARK Conservancy will hold its largest fundraising event, Dancing in the Park, on June 14 at the bandstand at Roger Williams Park in Providence. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS PARK CONSERVANCY

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Summer gala

Kingston Hill Academy, a charter school based in South Kingstown, will hold its Summer Gala benefiting the school on Sunday, June 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at The Dunes Club, 137 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. Funds raised by the Kingston Hill Academy Capital Campaign will support significant programs throughout the school’s curriculum and create physical space for the students to grow and learn. Tickets cost $75. For more information and to register, visit eventbrite.com/e/kha-summer-gala-tickets.

 

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Out in the field

Mount Hope Farm will hold its fifth annual Feast in the Field benefit on Sunday, June 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the farm, 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol. Cocktails will be served in the event’s first hour, followed by dinner in the field, served by Russell Morin Catering & Events. Tickets cost $125 and proceeds raised will support livestock, gardens and buildings at Mount Hope Farm. For more information and to register, visit eventbrite.com/e/feast-in-the-field-at-mount-hope-farm-sunday-june-9-at-530-tickets.

On the links

Newport Mental Health, a nonprofit that provides behavioral health and substance-use care to children and their families, will hold its fifth annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 10, beginning at 1 p.m. at Wanumetonomy Golf & Country Club, 152 Brown’s Lane, Middletown. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Hors d’oeuvres, a live auction, a raffle and an awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Registration costs $600 for a foursome and proceeds will benefit Newport Mental Health. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information and to register, visit eventbrite.com/e/newport-mental-healths-fifth-annual-golf-tournament-tickets.

I’ll race ya!

East Bay Community Action Program’s 16th annual Seaside Gala, themed “Race on Over!”, will take place Thursday, June 13, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Castle Hill Inn, 590 Ocean Drive, Newport. The horse racing-themed event will feature a cocktail hour, a silent mobile auction, an awards presentation and musical entertainment. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will be this year’s honorary chairperson. Tickets cost $125 and proceeds will benefit EBCAP’s community health and youth services programs. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ebcap.org/help-ebcap/event/16th-annual-seaside-gala.

Tasting the bay

Save The Bay will hold its annual meeting and Taste of the Bay celebration on Thursday, June 13, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Save The Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence. Attendees will sample prepared food and drinks from local chefs, shell fishermen, bakeries, breweries and wineries. Live music will also be featured at the event. The meeting is free to attend and the tasting event costs $50. Proceeds raised will benefit Save The Bay and its programs to protect Narragansett Bay. For more information and to register, visit savebay.org/taste.

Aloha!

Kent County Memorial Hospital will hold its “Aloha from Hawaii” benefit on Thursday, June 13, beginning at 6 p.m. at The Dunes Club, 137 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. Polynesian-themed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner will be part of the event. Hawaiian dress is encouraged, however no denim or shorts. Tickets cost $200 and proceeds will support the hospital’s operations. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information and to register, visit foundation.kentri.org/event.

Walking toward a cure

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event will be held Friday, June 14, beginning at 5 p.m. through Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m. at Bristol-Plymouth Technical Vocational High School, 207 Hart St., Taunton. Participants will take turns as teams walking around the track. There will also be games and other events taking place. Registration is free, however donations and funds raised for the event will go toward cancer treatment programs. For more information and to register, call (774) 314-7054 or email jennifer.braun@cancer.org.

A time to celebrate

Burbage Theatre Co., a Pawtucket-based community theater group, will hold its fifth annual Big-Time Celebration on Friday, June 14, beginning at 7 p.m. at the theater, 249 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket. The event will feature performances, food, drink and announcements for the upcoming year. Tickets cost $50 and proceeds will benefit the theater group’s programming. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit burbagetheatre.org.

Let’s dance!

The Roger Williams Park Conservancy will hold its largest fundraising event, Dancing in the Park, on Friday, June 14, from 7-10 p.m. at the bandstand at Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. Attendees will have the opportunity to dance to live music and dine on food and drinks. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets cost $60 for general admission and VIP tickets cost $100. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Proceeds will benefit the conservancy and preservation of the park. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit rwpconservancy.org.

Walking against cancer

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation will hold its eighth annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run event on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Warwick City Park, Steven O’Connor Boulevard, Warwick. Participants are encouraged to walk or run at their own pace around the park’s 3-mile path. Registration costs $20 for adults, and pets and children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Proceeds raised will benefit cancer research. For more information and to register, visit eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-esophageal-cancer-walkrun-tickets.

Sails up!

New Bedford Whaling Museum will host the 2019 Sails of Portugal Wine & Food Tasting event on Saturday, June 15, at 6 p.m. at the museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford. Attendees will be offered a wide selection of wines, local beer and food from nearby restaurants, as well as have the chance to bid on items in a silent auction. Tickets cost $45 and proceeds will go toward sending rowers to the 10th annual International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta in the Azores, as well as to boat maintenance and the museum’s cultural programming. For more information, visit providence.eventful.com/events/2019-sails-portugal-wine-food-tasting.

Hello, summer!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island will hold a Welcome to Summer Beach Party on Saturday, June 15, from 7-11 p.m. at Bonnet Shores Beach Club, 175 Bonnet Point Road, Narragansett. The event will feature live music, light beach fare and dancing. Tickets cost $40 and all proceeds will support the nonprofit and the mentorship programs it offers to children facing adversity. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bigsri.org.