Philanthropy Calendar, May 31, 2019

THE CUMBERLAND LINCOLN Rotary Club will hold its 16th annual Pet Walk to benefit the Lincoln/Cumberland Animal Shelter and other Rotary charities on June 1 at the Cumberland Monastery in Cumberland. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

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I got bingo!

The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island will hold its Bingo Night on Friday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the Middletown/Newport Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served during game play. Tickets cost $15 and proceeds will benefit the nonprofit, which offers support and assistance to those who suffered traumatic brain injuries and their families. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (401) 228-3319.

 

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Under the moonlight

Thundermist Health Center will hold its annual fundraiser, titled “Moonlight at the Dunes,” on Friday, May 31, beginning at 6 p.m. at The Dunes Club, 137 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. The event will feature dinner and dancing to live music from Nancy Paolino & The Black Tie Band. Tickets cost $125 per person and proceeds will benefit Thundermist, which provides health care to those in need. Donation and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information and to register, call (401) 235-6887 or email jessicanu@thundermisthealth.org.

Opportunity knocks

Community College of Rhode Island will host its third annual Raising Opportunities benefit on Friday, May 31, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the college’s Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick. The college’s largest benefit will feature a live auction, music, dancing and performances. Proceeds raised will help fund CCRI’s programs and initiatives, and scholarships for students. Tickets cost $150 for general admission and $75 for students and alumni. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ccri.edu/raisingopportunities.

Showing your pride

AIDS Project Rhode Island will hold its 33rd annual AIDS Run/Walk for Life on Saturday, June 1, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Carousel Village at Roger Williams State Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. The event’s theme will be “Stride for Pride & Show Your True Colors,” in recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month, and participants are encouraged to dress in unique and colorful creations. Registration opens at 8 a.m. the morning of the event, followed by a speaking program prior to the walk/run. Registration costs $40 for the running event, which includes a T-shirt and a medal, and free for walkers. Proceeds will support Rhode Islanders who are living with HIV/AIDS. For more information and to register, visit aidswalkforlife.org.

Making strides

Connecting for Children & Families will hold its ninth annual Make Tracks for Kids 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 1, beginning at 9 a.m. at Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. The walk will take place around the campus and participants are welcome to be dressed as their favorite superheroes. The 1K event for children ages 12 and younger will start at 9 a.m., followed by the 5K at 9:30 a.m. A barbeque and awards ceremony will take place after the run/walk. Registration costs $30 as a regular participant, $45 for the superhero participant and $10 for children for the 1K event. Donations are also being accepted. Proceeds raised will benefit the nonprofit’s family-support initiatives and education programs for inner-city children and their families. For more information and to register, visit ccfcenter.org.

Walking the dogs

The Cumberland Lincoln Rotary Club will hold its 16th annual Pet Walk, to benefit the Lincoln/Cumberland Animal Shelter and other Rotary charities, on Saturday, June 1, from 9-11 a.m. at the Cumberland Monastery, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Pet owners will walk around a one-mile loop around the monastery’s grounds. There will also be raffles, vendor boots and a pet photo booth at the event. Each ticket holder will receive a gift bag. Tickets cost $15 for general admission and includes one dog. Tickets for each additional dog cost $5. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/16th-annual-cumberland-lincoln-rotary-pet-walk-tickets.

On a poker run

Fox Point Marina will hold a Dinghy Poker Run for Charity on Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the marina, 525 South Water St., Providence. Participants will travel to various stops along the Seekonk and Providence River gathering cards. There will be a cash prize of 20% of poker run ticket sales. Any dinghy is allowed up to 13 feet long and there are no restrictions on power type or horsepower. Jet skis and actual boats will not be allowed. Tickets cost $30 and proceeds raised will benefit the Providence Animal Rescue League. For more information and to register, visit eventbrite.com/e/dinghy-poker-run-for-charity-tickets.

Rock and roll for vets

The Woods Tavern will host its inaugural Heroes at Hart benefit concert on Saturday, June 1, from noon to 8 p.m. at the tavern, 45 Nooseneck Hill Road, West Greenwich. Four local bands are scheduled to perform, and food and beverage will be for sale throughout the day. Operation Made will also be selling various items made by local veterans. Tickets cost $25 and proceeds will go toward Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, a nonprofit that offers aid, housing and programs for military veterans in need. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/heroes-at-heart-benefit-concert-tickets.

Fore!

The Mount Hope High School Boosters will hold its annual Champions Event and Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 1, from 1-9 p.m. at Crestwood Country Club, 320 Summer St., Rehoboth. The tournament will tee off at 1 p.m., followed by a dinner and a silent auction at 6 p.m. The event is for participants and attendees ages 21 and older. Registration costs $125 for golf and dinner, $40 for individual dinner tickets and $70 for dinner only for two guests. Proceeds raised will support athletic programs in the Bristol-Warren Regional School District. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/2019-golf-tournament-and-champions-event-tickets.

Celebrating RIPIN’s impact

The Rhode Island Parent Information Network will hold its fifth annual breakfast on Thursday, June 6, from 8-10 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. The event will allow attendees to see how the nonprofit helps Rhode Islanders with special needs achieve their health and education goals. Partnership awards will also be presented to those who have made an impact on the lives RIPIN serves. Tickets cost $25 and proceeds will benefit RIPIN and its programs. For more information and to register, visit ripin.org.

Protecting the oceans

Clean Ocean Access will host its third annual World Oceans Day Fundraiser on Thursday, June 6, from 6-9 p.m. at Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport. Festivities will include live music, catered dinner and drinks, and a silent auction. Prior to the fundraiser, there will be a cleanup of Easton’s Beach from 4-5 p.m. Tickets cost $60 and proceeds will benefit Clean Ocean Access’ mission to eliminate marine debris and preserving shoreline access. For more information and to register, visit cleanoceanaccess.org/world-oceans-day.

Summer time

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.

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.