Philanthropy calendar

Posted 11/9/12

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares will host its 12th annual Spirit of Home Awards celebration and fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas St., Providence. During the event, one local resident will be presented with the Community Cares Spirit award, which recognizes efforts that positively impact the homeless. The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and a cash bar for cocktails. Proceeds will benefit Crossroads Rhode Island. Tickets: $75. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Paige Taylor at (401) 739-9500 or


Confreda Farms will host a ladies shopping night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the farm, 2150 Scituate Ave., Hope. The event will help benefit Children’s Wishes. The event will include wine tastings, food, door prizes and items available for purchase from local vendors. No registration is necessary. Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, contact Dana Hrabcsak at (401) 559-9530.


Children’s musicians Bill Harley and Keith Munslow will hold a concert and CD release party to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the Lincoln School’s auditorium, 301 Butler Ave., Providence. The duo will celebrate the release of their new song, “It’s Not Fair to Me,” with performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 general admission, $15 reserved seats. All proceeds will go directly to the food bank. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 230-1673 or visit


The Canfield House will host its annual casino night to benefit Children’s Wishes at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the restaurant, 5 Memorial Blvd., Newport. Those interested are invited to relive the charm of the casino era with a cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, a three-course dinner, wine and beer stations, a scotch bar, cigars and $1,000 in gaming chips. Cocktail attire is suggested. Tickets: $100 per person. For more information, contact Brittany or Maggie at (401) 847-0416.


The Little Rhodie Bully Breed Club will present its second annual Santa pictures and holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 at Johah Community Center, 830 Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick. Those interested can bring their pets to be photographed with Santa and made into holiday cards for $25. In addition to a variety of vendors, there will be raffles and door prizes. All proceeds will benefit the club, which aids pit bulls in local shelters. Admission: $1 per person. Pictures are by appointment only. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Ruth at (401) 480-9769 or email

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