Philanthropy Calendar, Oct. 6, 2017

ATTENDEES OF LAST YEAR'S Empty Bowls fundraiser choose their keepsake bowl. The annual event by the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is scheduled for Oct. 13 this year. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
ATTENDEES OF LAST YEAR'S Empty Bowls fundraiser choose their keepsake bowl. The annual event by the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is scheduled for Oct. 13 this year. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of the event.

Helping hands

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will present its third annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Oct. 13 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. Taste delicious food from more than 30 local restaurants. Choose a handmade artisanal bowl to keep as a reminder that your support helps fill all the empty bowls in the community. Presented by Citizens Bank. Cost: $45 in advance; $50 at the door; $150 patron admission. For more information or to register, visit rifoodbank.org.

For the kids

Providence Children’s Museum will hold its 40th Anniversary Gala on Oct. 13 at the Providence Biltmore, in downtown Providence. Celebrate the museum’s past, present and future while helping to raise funding to support the museum’s outreach efforts and programming. The evening will begin with cocktails at L’Apogee at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner in the Grand Ballroom at 8 and dancing to the sounds of Wayz and Means at 9. Cocktail attire is requested. Cost: $45 in advance; $50 at the door. For more information or to register, visit childrenmuseum.org.   

Paint the town

The Providence Rotary Street Painting Festival “Making A Difference” will be held on Oct. 14 at the Alex and Ani City Center at Kennedy Plaza, Providence from 12-6 p.m. Watch artists of all ages draw 3-D artwork on the rink floor and listen to local musicians on the main stage. All proceeds support the Rotary Charities Foundation, which provides grant money to local nonprofits. Cost: Free. For more information or to register, visit providencerotary.org.

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Making strides

The American Cancer Society will hold its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Providence Walk on Oct. 15 in Downtown Providence. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 9. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research, education and risk reduction. For more information or to register, call (401)-243-2624 or visit makingstrideswalk.org.

Education for all

Support first-generation students in their mission to earn a college degree by attending the 3rd Annual Campaign Kickoff on Oct. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. Cost: Free. For more information or to register, visit collegevisions.org.

You go girls

Join the Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England at Cafe Nuovo on Oct. 18 as they honor women who have emulated the Girl Scout G.I.R.L. spirit of Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker and Leader throughout their careers. At the annual GSSNE Leading Women of Distinction Awards, honor women in the community who are a direct reflection of what Girl Scouting stands for. Cost:$50. For more information or to register visit gssne.org.

You should be dancing

Support the renovation of the Birth Center at Women & Infants Hospital at their signature event, “You Should Be Dancing” on Oct. 21 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Cafe Nuovo, 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence. Put on your dancing shoes and celebrate the ’70s with a night of disco dancing for a good cause. Cost: $200. For more information or to register, visit foundation.womenandinfants.org.

Outdoor fun

Head to the Peace Dale Shooting Preserve on Oct. 21 for the second annual Sporting Clay Shoot to support Junior Achievement of Rhode Island. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at 130 Pearls Way in Wakefield. Cost: $125 for an individual, $625 for a five-person squad. For more information or to register, visit jarhodeisland.org.

Preserving history

Honor historic architecture, local heroes and Rhode Island’s special places at the Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation on Oct. 22, 4-6 p.m. at the WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley St., Providence. Mingle with friends at this annual gathering, which brings Rhode Island’s broad preservation community together. There will be a reception with cash bar followed by the awards presentation. Attendees may then continue the celebration at a dinner to benefit Preserve Rhode Island (additional ticket required). Cost: $40-45. For more information or to register, visit preserveri.org.

Back to the ’80s

Join the Genesis Center to celebrate the 35th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at Roger Williams Park Casino, 100 Elmwood Ave. in Providence. Enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing while supporting the center’s fight for equal access to quality education, job training and support services. Cost: $75/person. For more information or to register, call (401) 781-6110 or visit gencenter.org.

Help vulnerable communities

Celebrate community at Weber-Renew’s first gala Oct. 26 at The Arcade in Providence. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and include hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, raffles and live music. The organization will also be honoring the first recipient of its “Advocacy Award.” Proceeds from the event will support Weber-Renew’s programming in support of at-risk men, women and the transgender community. Cost: $40. For more information or to register, visit weberrenew.org.

Taste of Newport

Savor the taste of Newport with food and drink from the city’s finest restaurants, confectioners, caterers and beverage vendors in support of Child & Family on Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m. at The Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. Cost: $125. For more information or to register, visit childandfamilyri.org.

Hidden treasures

Make treasured memories at the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island’s 3rd annual Hidden Treasure Gala on Nov. 3 at the Providence Biltmore. The gala will begin at 7 p.m. and include silent and live auctions and the organization’s signature “message in a bottle.” Cost: $125/$160 after Sept. 15. For more information or to register, call (401) 228-3319.

 

Autumn affair

Support the work of VNA of Care New England while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the Roger Williams Botanical Garden on Nov. 14 at their signature benefit “Autumn Affair.” The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and musical entertainment. Cost: $100. For more information or to register, visit foundation.vnacarenewengland.com.

Party in an airplane hangar

Celebrate and support education programs at Trinity Repertory Co. at the 2017 Project Discover Gala, Flight of Fancy on Nov. 15 in the Textron Airplane Hangar, 566 Airport Road in Warwick. There will be cocktails and dinner, a live auction and Shakespeare Cabaret with performances by Trinity Rep artists. Cost: $150. For more information or to register, call (401) 453-9237 or visit trinityrep.com.

Walk the Red Carpet

Sojourner House will hold its seventh Annual Masquerade Ball on Nov. 17, with cocktail hour beginning at 7 p.m. at the Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance St., Providence. The Hollywood-inspired affair will feature entertainment by Chifferobe’s TropiGals and Michelle Cruz. There will be a cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, a cash bar and a cake competition by Rhode Island Food Fights. Cost: $40-$500. For more information or to register, visit sojournerri.org.

Nicole Dotzenrod is the PBN researcher. She can be reached via email at research@PBN.com or you can follow her on Twitter.