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FundraisersSt. Isidore School Sip and Shop
Join for a holiday celebration from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at St. Isidore School in Danville. Enjoy wines from Speratus Winery, hors d'oeuvres from Peasant and The Pear, while shopping unique gifts from dozens of vendors. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Call 837-2977. Msgr. Cardelli Gym at St. Isidore Parish Center, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville.
FundraisersPaws In Need Santa Pet Photo
Get a photo of your pet with Santa from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Pet Extreme, 4500 Arroyo Vista, Livermore. Use your camera or our photographer. $5 donation per sitting suggested. Benefits local animals through Paws In Need's Spay/Neuter and Just Like New programs. No reservations. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. Call Gay Maestas at 447-8903 for info. Pet Extreme, 4500 Arroyo Vista, Livermore.
FundraisersTeddy Bear Tea
Join the magical annual Teddy Bear Tea with seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 6-7 at The Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek. Enjoy a variety of teatime treats, story time, souvenir photo, goodies for each child, raffles and a holiday gift boutique. Cost is $20-$25. The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek.
FundraisersPaws in Need Tips for Change Dinner
Celebrate the Holidays with a delicious Italian dinner served by Paws In Need volunteers from 5-9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8 at Gianni's Italian Bistro in San Ramon. Your tips will help save the lives of local pets and prevent animal overpopulation. For reservations call Gianni's at 820-6969. Contact Lisa at 216-1621 for more event information. Over-tipping welcome! Gianni’s Italian Bistro, 2065 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon.
Always a howling good time, ARF’s Comedy Night promises comedians who will make you laugh the night away. See the show on Friday, Jan. 9 at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. This event sells out quickly, so check arf.net for a list of performers and ticket sale information. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
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.