Philanthropy calendar

Posted 10/5/12

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Southside Community Land Trust will hold a Harvesting Hope event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Steel Yard, 27 Sims Ave., Providence. The fundraising event will celebrate growing food in greater Providence and beyond. Guests will hear testimonials and visionary remarks while enjoying garden cocktails and food truck hors d’oeuvres. Attendees will leave with bags of produce grown by the organization’s Providence Community Growers Network. Tickets: $50. Proceeds will support core program activities. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 273-9419, ext. 23. or visit Tickets will be available for purchase online through Monday, Oct. 15. A limited amount will be available at the door.


The School of Nursing of Rhode Island College will host Step Up for RIC Nursing, a Night to Shine, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 at Chapel Grille, Chapel Grille Boulevard, Cranston. The evening includes a buffet and live entertainment by Rhode Island College students enrolled in the department of music, theatre and dance. There will also be a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Dean’s Development Fund, which promotes high-quality health care. Tickets: $100 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Carol Peck at (401) 456-9608 or


Providence College will hold the third annual Friar 5K race at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 on its campus, 1 Cunningham Square, Providence. Participants will walk or run a 3.1-mile route through the campus and the surrounding neighborhood, beginning and ending at Harkins Hall. Awards will be given to top finishers in each age group. Participants are invited to the Friar Fan Fest following the race. The event includes awards, live entertainment, a farmer’s market and refreshments. Pre-registration packet pick-up will be Friday, Oct. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the college’s Slavin Center Atrium. Day of race registration and packet pick-up will be held in the same location at 8 a.m. The race will begin at 10 a.m. For more information or to register, contact Sarah Firetto at (401) 865-1815 or, or visit


The seventh annual Gloria Gemma Flames of Hope weekend begins Friday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and 2013 “Celebrate Hope, Celebrate Life” calendar unveiling at the Providence Marriott Downtown, 1 Orms St., Providence. Beginning at noon on Saturday, Oct. 6 there will be an opening ceremony followed by educational and health exhibits at Station Park, 100 Gaspee St., Providence. At 5:30 p.m., there will be a Pink Party with food, live music, dessert and dancing. Admission: $25. All proceeds benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. To purchase tickets, call (401) 861-4376. Following a torch procession from the State House to Waterplace Park, the WaterFire basins will be lit Saturday at 7:45 p.m. The weekend wraps up Sunday, Oct. 7 with the fourth annual Gloria Gemma 5K to be held from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Station Park. This year’s 5K includes the inaugural Kids 1K, open to children 14 and younger only. It will be held from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Participants may register at the event or pick up a registration packet on Friday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Providence Marriott Downtown. Race-day registration will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Registration: $35 adults, $15 children 12 and younger. Additional registration options are available. For more information or to register, call (401) 861-4376 or visit For more information on Flames of Hope weekend, visit


The Federal Hill House Association will host its 10th annual Taste of the Hill Fundraiser from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 24 at Johnson & Wales University’s Culinary Arts Museum, 315 Harborside Blvd., Providence. The event features food and wine samples from restaurants, caterers and bakeries of Federal Hill. Other entertainment includes music, a silent auction and art. Tickets: $40 in advance, $50 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Camela Russas at (401) 421-4722 or, or visit


CharterCARE Health Partners will hold a black-tie fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Twin River Events Center, 100 Twin River Road, Lincoln. This year’s theme is Mission Possible! New Horizons in Healthcare. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing to the music of Nancy Paolino and the Black Tie Band. Proceeds will benefit surgical services throughout the system. Tickets: $150 per person, tables of 10 available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Paula Iacono at (401) 456-3072.

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