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Posted 5/10/13

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TASTE OF THE TOWN

The East Greenwich Rotary will host a wine and beer-tasting event at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at St. Francis de Sales Parish Hall, 381 School St., North Kingstown. Guests will sample wines, gourmet beers and food from local restaurants. Sommelier Fred Macari will provide tableside commentary. There will also be live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit East Greenwich Rotary Charitable Fund programs. Tickets: $35 each, $255 for eight, $320 for 10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 885-0020 or visit www.egrotary.com.

LIVER WALK PROVIDENCE

The American Liver Foundation will holds its annual Liver Life Walk Providence at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, at Goddard Memorial State Park, 1095 Ives Road, Warwick. Participants will raise funds to support research grants, public education and advocacy in effort to increase awareness and progress in fighting liver disease. The walk course is approximately 2.5 miles. For more information or to register, contact Hung Pham, event manager, at (617) 527-5600 or visit www.go.liverfoundation.org.

URI GOLF TOURNAMENT

The University of Rhode Island will host its third annual Harry Amaral Memorial Golf Tournament at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 20, at Wannamoisett Country Club, 96 Hoyt Ave., Rumford. Participants will play 18 holes of golf to benefit The Amaral Scholarship Foundation. Cost: $200 per player, includes cart, lunch, auctions and dinner. The event begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start. For more information or to register, contact Tom Dougan at (401) 874-2427 or email tdougan@uri.edu.

BUFFET & PLAY BENEFIT

Child & Family and the Newport Playhouse will host a benefit for Child & Family’s Elder Services Program at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at the Newport Playhouse, 102 Connell Highway, Newport. The event will begin with a buffet dinner and will be followed by a performance of “Spreading It Around,” a light-hearted comedy about a wealthy widow in a retirement community who is tired of handing out money to her unappreciative children. There will also be a raffle. Tickets: $60, must be purchased in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 848-4100 or visit the Child & Family Community Center, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown.

CELEBRITY CRUSH WINE DINNER

Kent Hospital Foundation will host a Celebrity Crush Wine Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at The Dunes Club, 137 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. Guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner paired with wines by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and golfer Ernie Els. The event begins with a cocktail reception and will be followed by dinner. Attendees will have the chance to win raffle prizes, including a trip to Miami and concert tickets. Tickets: $150 before May 15, $200 after. Business dress or cocktail attire is required. Proceeds will benefit the hospital’s Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. RSVP is required by Friday, May 24. For more information or to make reservations, call (401) 737-7010, ext. 31257.

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