Philanthropy calendar

Posted 8/9/13

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Jeffrey Osborne and Magic Johnson will host the 2nd Annual Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic golf tournament beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at The Carnegie Abbey Club, 125 Corys Lane, Portsmouth. The event will benefit charities supporting initiatives to bring music and arts into public school systems and providing safe environments and services for families and children in need. The celebrity-amateur golf outing will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will conclude with a dinner gala at 7 p.m. at the club’s Tower pool area. The gala will feature presentations, silent auctions and live music from Jeffrey Osborne and other notable attendees. Cost: $500. For more information and to RSVP, contact Terrell Osborne at (401) 556-8662, email or visit


Literacy Volunteers of Washington County will host a presentation by New York Times bestselling author Eben Alexander, M.D. from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Watch Hill Chapel, 5 Bluff Ave., Westerly on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Alexander will lead a discussion about afterlife and science sparked by his novel “Proof of Heaven.” A cocktail reception beginning at 7:45 p.m. at The Ocean House will follow the presentation. Cost: $50 for the presentation only; $125 for presentation and reception. Proceeds will support Literacy Volunteers of Washington County. For more information and to register, call (401) 596-9411 or visit .


The Museum of Yachting will host its 34th annual Classic Yacht Regatta Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 at Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Drive, Newport. Vessels ranging from small traditional one-designs to large, majestic yachts built over a century ago will gather to race on each day with festivities to follow in the evening. The event’s traditional Classic Yacht Parade will take place on Sunday morning. The regatta will again be part of the North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. Cost: $50 awards dinner only; $250 includes boat registration entry fee and two dinner tickets. For more information and to register, contact Cristina Marfuggi at (401) 848-5777, x202, email or visit


The Veterans Community Foundation will host a walk to support transition services for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Lincoln Woods State Park, 2 Manchester Print Works Road, Lincoln on Saturday, Sept. 7. Cost: $30. For more information and to register, call Joseph Bence (401) 349-4930, email or visit


The annual Woony River Ride will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Waterplace Park

Providence to support the Soonasquatucket River Watershed Council. Participants will have the choice to ride, walk or run routes that range in length from 5 to 27 miles. Cost: $30 individual riders; $40 family. For more information, contact Amanda Blevins at (401) 861-9046, email or visit

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