Updated March 25 at 6:25am

Philanthropy calendar


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Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will host its ninth annual pasta dinner and raffle to help homeless cats and dogs from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Norwood Baptist Church, 48 Budlong Ave., Warwick. During the event, guests will enjoy home cooked pasta, fresh salad, meatballs, Italian bread, dessert and more. Raffle prizes will also be awarded. Donations of canned dog-or-cat food are appreciated. All proceeds will benefit the homeless cats and dogs waiting for adoption at the Warwick Animal Shelter. Reserve tickets by Oct. 29. Cost: $7: adults; $3 children under 6. For more information and to buy tickets, call (401) 467-2692 or (401) 738-6322.


The College Crusade of Rhode Island will host an awards event from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Radisson Airport Hotel, 2081 Post Road, Warwick. The event will honor Dr. Irving Schneider, retired president of Johnson & Wales University with the Americo W. Petrocelli Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his contributions to increase college readiness for Rhode Island’s young people. Apryl Silva, Crusader Class of 2005, will receive the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award. Registration for this event begins at 8 a.m. Cost: $35. For more information, contact Mary Alexandre, (401) 854-5500 ext. 119 or visit www.thecollegecrusade.org.


The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island will host its annual awards dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Providence Biltmore Hotel, 11 Dorrance St. Providence. During the event the ACLU will honor the Providence Student Union with its Civil Libertarian of the Year Award. Guest speaker Amie Stepanovich, director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s Domestic Surveillance Project and an expert on drone surveillance, will discuss some of the major privacy challenges being raised by technological advances. RSVP by Oct. 31. For more information and to buy tickets, call (401) 831-7171 or visit www.riaclu.org.


Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island will host “A Night of Stars” gala at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Quidnessett Country Club, 950 N Quidnessett Road, North Kingstown. The event will celebrate the organization’s 150th anniversary by honoring the individuals and businesses that have supported its mission to aid the community. A cocktail hour featuring complimentary signature drinks, filet mignon and lobster tail dinner along with dancing and raffles will be offered. Cost: $125 per person. For more information and to buy tickets, call (401) 861-2080 or visit www.goodwillri.eventbrite.com.


The Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a gala from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 at its location on 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingstown. The event will include an evening of cocktails, appetizers and entertainment to celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary. For more information, call (401) 782-1018 or visit www.courthousearts.org.


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