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Philanthropy calendar

Posted 11/8/13

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Caritas Smile will host an all white masquerade ball on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Farre Line Club, 200 Allens Ave., Providence. The event will benefit the women and children of the Dominican Republic and will feature live entertainment, art, dancing, food and music. All white attire and masquerade mask required. Cost: $50 per person; $45 with a toy donation. RSVP required. For more information and to RSVP, call (401) 400-0176 or visit


Child & Family and Adoption Rhode Island will host a fundraising event on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Child and Family, Vera Mason Community Room, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown. Artworks created by youth in foster care will be for sale and proceeds will benefit Groovy Girls and Dream Chasers, programs designed to help empower youth in out-of-home placements. For more information, call Siobhan Sturdahl at (401) 273-3397 or email


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares will host the 13th annual Spirit of Home Awards celebration and fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas St., Providence. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, a cash bar for cocktails, silent auction and awards presentation. A local resident will be presented with the Community Cares Spirit Award, which recognizes individuals whose work positively impacts the homeless. Proceeds will benefit Crossroads Rhode Island, the largest homeless service in the state. Cost: $75 per person. For more information or to buy tickets, call Paige Taylor at (401) 739-9500 ext. 2502 or email


The Varnum Continentals will host the fourth annual autumn beer tasting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Varnum Memorial Armory, 6 Main St., East Greenwich. The event will feature a wide range of artisan beers and light appetizers. Tours of the armory's world-class collection of military memorabilia and armaments will also be offered. Proceeds will benefit the organization’s efforts to preserve history, promote patriotism and educate young people and adults alike. Cost: $20 per person (advance); $25 per person (at door). For more information, contact John Harvey at (401) 884-1776 or email


The Ronald McDonald House of Providence will host its Grand Gala Celebration from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave., Westerly. The event will feature food prepared by the Ocean House, musical entertainment by High Definition and silent and live auctions. The hosts of the Rhode Show will emcee the event. Black tie optional attire. Cost: $150 per person. For more information and to buy tickets, call (401) 274-4447 or visit


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host its fourth annual MS Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Shriner’s Masonic Center, One Rhodes Place, Cranston. The event will feature local vendors selling holiday gifts, jewelry, baskets, baby clothes, greeting cards, gourmet foods, artwork, and more. All profits will fund the chapter’s financial assistance programs. For more information, contact Chapter Programs and Advocacy Manager Meredith Sheehan at (401) 738-8383 or email


The Jamestown Arts Center will host a fall fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the arts center on 18 Valley St., Jamestown. The event will feature food, signature drinks, dancing and an illuminated art auction. A cash bar will be available. Cost: $50 members; $60 non-members. For more information and to buy tickets, call (401) 560-0979, email or visit

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