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FundraisersBingo Fundraiser Raffle Silent Auction
Bring your family for a fun afternoon of bingo, food and prizes starting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at The Grange Hall in Danville. Tickets are $25 dollars for three games, and also include lunch, water/soda and dessert. Children are free, and $5 per bingo game. Little Explorers petting zoo will also be there. Call 560-2441 or go to nayelifaithfoundation.com/. The Grange Hall, 743 Diablo Road , Danville .
Fundraisers17th Annual Wine and Roses Gala
Join family, friends and neighbors for the Wine and Roses Gala, from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at The Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek. The evening starts with a Champagne Stroll in the Rose Garden, followed by wine and beer tasting, food sampling, live music by the Dirty Cello Band and a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $65 in advance, $75 at the door. Call 947-1678 or go to gardenshf.org. The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek.
Fundraisers2014 Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk
Gather up a team and walk a mile for Down syndrome during National Down Syndrome Awareness Month! The Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area expects over 1000 people in attendance this year, enjoying a BBQ lunch, karaoke, fishing, rock climbing, bouncy houses and more! Come Celebrate Acceptance from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at Little Hills Ranch in San Ramon. Cost is $30. Call 362-8660 or go to www.dsconnection.org/stepup. Little Hills Ranch, 18013 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon.
FundraisersSt. Isidore School Frozen Fortress Book Fair
St. Isidore has been transformed to a Frozen Fortress! Come see their life-sized, frost-breathing dragon and elaborate decor. Books for all ages. The Book Fair will be every school day until 4 p.m. and after all weekend masses, now through Oct. 5 in the Bensen Center at St. Isadore School. Contact Deborah Dafoe at 984-1542 or firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Isadore School, 435 La Gonda Way, Danville.
FundraisersRossmoor Art and Wine 2014
Enjoy wine tastings and local artist exhibits on Monday, Oct. 6 at the Rossmoor Event Center. General admission $30; VIP admission $80. General admission includes an event wine tasting glass, a wine tote and hors d'oeuvres. VIP participants may arrive at noon for a private hour of food and wine pairings, specialty appetizers, and a presentation from a vintner's ambassador. As a VIP you can peruse silent auction offerings in advance. Proceeds to benefit Hospice of the East Bay. For more information and tickets go to www.HospiceEastBay.org/ArtandWine. Rossmoor Event Center, 1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek.
FundraisersFarm to Table in the Garden
Enjoy a culinary evening featuring seasonal fresh produce from local Brentwood Farms and wine by McGrail Vineyards, from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9 at Heather Farm Park. Fundraiser to support ARM or Care, a local nonprofit that uses Art, Recreation and Movement to assist in the recovery of sex trafficked victims. All work done in California. Tickets are $75. Contact Beth McCormick at 344-2751 or Beth@buildingthebody.org. Go to Farmtotableinthegarden.com. The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek.
FundraisersRotary Club of San Ramon 'Auction for Education'
The Rotary Club of San Ramon will partner with The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation for the 14th Annual Auction for Education, Oct. 1-10. The online auction is part of the Run for Education, and all proceeds benefit the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation. For sponsorship opportunities and more information, contact Kathy Gailey at Kathy@CATSafaris.com. or go to http://www.srvef.org/the-run/auction-for- education.
FundraisersWhite Kitty Foundation Barktober Wine Tasting
The White Kitty Foundation will host a wine tasting event from 6:30-10:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 at the Danville Veterans Memorial Building. Flora Springs Winery, Brutocao Cellars Bliss Vineyards, Boisset Wine Living presented by Elizabeth J. Regan, Pietra Santa Estate Winery, and Crooked Vine Winery will be attending. Appetizers from 54 Mint and La Boulange de Danville will be served. Delicious dessert chocolates will be provided by Danville Chocolates. There will be a live auction including a signed Willy Mays baseball, San Francisco Ballet tickets, San Francisco Opera tickets, and a chance to be Danville’s Mayor for a day! Proceeds will benefit the White Kitty Foundation to help animals in need in our community. Tickets are $45 in advance. Contact Cris Tarozzi at 837-2411 for more information. Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville.
FundraisersWalk to End Alzheimer's
All are invited to attend the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer's Event, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. All proceeds support critically needed Alzheimer's support and education. Donate, join a team or start at team at www.alz.org/walk. Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek.
Fundraisers6th Annual Wheels for Meals Bike Ride
Join 1,200 new and seasoned cyclists as they ride through the beautiful Livermore Valley Wine Country in support of providing nutritious meal delivery to home-bound seniors, from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton. 3 routes accommodate riders of all levels (15, 35 and 70 miles). Fundraiser sponsored by Alameda County Meals on Wheels. Cost is $35-$75. Call (510) 777-9560 or go to www.wheelsformealsride.com. Shadow Cliffs Park, 2500 Stanley Blvd., Pleasanton.
FundraisersPatxi's Supports Project Second Chance
On Tuesday, Oct. 21, Patxi's Pizza in Lafayette will donate 10% of its proceeds for the entire day to Project Second Chance, the Contra Costa County Library's adult literacy program. Support this effort by dining at Patxi's or placing a to-go, carry-out, delivery or catering order on fundraising day. Patxi's Pizza, 3577 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette.
FundraisersEast Bay Light The Night Walk
Light The Night Walk supports The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's lifesaving cancer research and free support services for patients and their families. The walk will be from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 in Walnut Creek. There is no minimum fundraising, but participants who raise $100 or more will receive a lantern, t-shirt, and dinner. It's a 2-mile walk. Go to www.lightthenight.org/gba/register. , 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
FundraisersJust Like New Fund: Holiday Sale
The Animal Lover's Boutique will host their Holiday Sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Feline Medical Center in Pleasanton. With animal-themed and holiday gift items such as garden art, ornaments, home and kitchen decor, jewelry and gift basket raffles. Proceeds benefit Jackie Barnett's Just Like New Fund, a Paws In Need program that aids sick or injured pets. Call 323-8517 or go to Paws-In-Need.org. Feline Medical Center, 3160 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton.
FundraisersSan Ramon Senior Foundation Holiday Boutique
The San Ramon Senior Foundation will host its annual Holiday Boutique fundraiser from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Alcosta Senior and Community Center. Holiday gift items, handmade arts, jewelry, craft items, clothing and more. Come by and support our seniors. Call 973-3250. Alcosta Senior and Community Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon.
FundraisersRagin' Cajun Goes to Rio
Ragin' Cajun is the San Francisco East Bay's Mardi Gras event of the year! This year there's a twist as the celebration theme moves from New Orleans to Rio for a taste of Carnival! Enjoy music, dancing, dinner, live auctions, and more from 6-11 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Casa Real Event Center in Pleasanton. This fundraiser is for the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation. Tickets are $105 before Dec. 24, 2014, and $125 after. Call (866) 862-7270 or go to www.healingtherapiesfoundation.org. Casa Real, 410 Vineyard Ave., Pleasanton.