Philanthropy Calendar, Sept. 28, 2018

ATTENDEES SELECT BOWLS prior to walking into the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's annual Empy Bowls fundraising event last year. This year's event will be held Oct. 18 at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
ATTENDEES SELECT BOWLS prior to walking into the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's annual Empy Bowls fundraising event last year. This year's event will be held Oct. 18 at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

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Golfing for charity

Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County will hold its annual charity golf tournament, benefiting the organization and its programs addressing pervasiveness of child abuse and its impact on children, on Friday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m. at Ledgemont Country Club, 131 Brown Ave., Seekonk. The format will be best ball. Cost is $175 per person or $700 per foursome. Sponsorships are also available. For more information and to register, visit cacofbc.org.

 

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A ’hidden treasure’

The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island will hold its Hidden Treasure Gala celebrating the organization’s 35th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 28, from 6-11 p.m. at the Providence Biltmore Hotel, 11 Dorrance St., Providence. The organization is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for those affected by brain injury. The event will honor the nonprofit’s founder, Linda Densmore. Tickets cost $150. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and to register, visit biari.org.

Showroom shine

William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School will host a classic-car show fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 50 Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30. Vintage and classic cars from around the region will be on display in the school’s parking lot. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is free to the public. All proceeds raised from entries by the car owners and the 50/50 raffle will benefit the school’s automotive scholarship fund, which helps support students within Davies’ Automotive Careers program. For more information, call (401) 728-1500.

Racing for veterans

McBride’s Pub will host its fourth annual Zero K Road Race, benefiting Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, on Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning at noon at the pub, 161 Wayland Ave., Providence. Participants will drink their beverages at the starting line. Awards will be presented in different categories and food will be provided. Cost is $40, which includes a shirt, two beverage tickets and one lunch ticket. Proceeds will go toward helping homeless and in-need Rhode Island veterans. For more information and to register, visit mcbrides-pub.com.

Walking in the woods

The Wickford Art Association will present a one-night-only benefit performance of an Actors Company of Boston production of “A Walk in the Woods” on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. at the association’s gallery, 36 Beach St., North Kingstown. The production is a drama involving two arms negotiators, one Russian and one American, in the heightened years of the Cold War during the Reagan presidency. Tickets cost $35 and reservations are encouraged due to limited seating. Proceeds raised will benefit the Wickford Art Association’s programs. For more information, visit wickfordart.org or call (401) 294-6840.

Running against cancer

The National Grace Foundation will host its sixth annual charity bicycle ride, which will also include a 5K road race, titled the “Ride Run Against Cancer,” on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting at The Bistro at Theater By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, South Kingstown. The cycling portion will have four distance options: a 5-mile, a 15-mile, a 38-mile and a 60-mile route. A celebration will be held after the event at The Bistro. All running participants will receive a free T-shirt. Bicyclists must raise $100 to participate in the 5-mile route and $400 in the other three routes. For more information, to register and/or donate to the cause, visit firstgiving.com/event/nationalgracefoundation/rideagainstcancer2018.

A fun run

EpiVax Inc. and the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council will host the Woony 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, Sept. 30, beginning at 11 a.m. at Riverside Park, 50 Aleppo St., Providence. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds will go toward education initiatives and local youth programs centered on the restoration and preservation of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed. Preregistration costs $25, and $30 the day of the event. For more information and to register, visit firstgiving.com/woonyride/5k.

Food for good

Food4Good RI, a nonprofit that provides food for those in need, will host a fundraiser titled “Food4Good Fundraiser Around Hunger” on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at The Avenue Concept, 104 Lockwood St., Providence. The event will offer attendees hors d’oeuvres, seafood bar and drinks, music and raffles. All proceeds raised will benefit the nonprofit. Tickets cost $50. For more information and/or to donate items to the raffle, email Food4good012@gmail.com.

Changing the world

The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless will host its 30th Anniversary Awards Breakfast on Monday, Oct. 1, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. The event will honor multiple organizers, educators and community leaders for their work and commitment to helping end homelessness in the state. It will also feature Jeff Olivet, former CEO of Boston-based Center for Social Innovation and current leader of the Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities Initiative, as the keynote speaker. Tickets cost $50. Donations are also being accepted and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and to register, visit rihomeless.org/annualbreakfast.

Striking for kids’ sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State will host a “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” bowling event on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. at Lang’s Bowlarama, 225 Niantic Ave., Cranston. The event will have two hours of bowling, free shoe rental, food, music and prizes. While the event is free, participants are to form fundraising teams and collect donations. For more information and to register, visit bbbsos.org/bowlforkidssake.

Filling the bowls

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will hold its fourth annual Empty Bowls fundraising benefit on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston. Attendees will choose a handcrafted bowl that was donated to the event by artists and fill the bowl with tastings from more than 35 local restaurants, caterers and bakeries. Last year’s event raised more than $100,000. Tickets range between $50 and $150. Proceeds raised will benefit the food bank. For more information and to register, visit rifoodbank.org/news-events/events-and-programs/empty-bowls.