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FundraisersVeteran's Victory Velo and Hopfest
Join the Dougherty Valley and San Ramon Rotary as they sponsor two local fundraisers, the Veteran's Victory Velo Bike Ride and Hopfest. The day starts and ends at Bishop Ranch with 30, 60 and 100 mile bike rides, followed by an afternoon beer fest featuring craft beers, upscale food trucks and live music. Join from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. For more information call 858-6627 or go to www.dvsrrotary.com/fun/. Veteran's Victory Velo and Hopfest, 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon.
FundraisersPaws In Need: Paws and Outlaws Barbeque
Bring your appetite for mouthwatering Western Barbeque with all the fixin's from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Olivina Olive Ranch in Livermore. Win raffles and dance to the Blue House band. Proceeds benefit Paws In Need's programs for local animals. Tickets are $45 for adults and $20 for children. Go to Paws-In-Need.org or send a check to PO Box 3436, San Ramon, CA 94583. Olivina Olive Ranch, 4555 Arroyo Road, Livermore.
FundraisersARF's Wine & Whiskers
Join ARF for Wine & Whiskers, an evening of specialty wines and hors d’oeuvres to benefit ARF’s life-saving programs, from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at ARF’s headquarters in Walnut Creek. Enjoy live music and a silent auction. Rescued dogs and cats and therapy animals from ARF’s Pet Hug Pack will be on hand to greet and delight attendees. Reservations are $80. Register online at www.arf.net. Call 296-3149 to learn about sponsorship opportunities. Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek.
FundraisersThe 5th Annual Boghossian Vision Charity Golf Tournament & Silent Auction
The 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Prevent Blindness Northern California will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at The Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon. It is hosted by PBNC Board Member and Official Eye Doctor for the SJ Sharks, Dr. Allen Boghossian. Join for some friendly competition for a good cause. Tickets are $135 for player registration, $150 for hole sponsorship. Call (415) 321-7505. The Bridges Golf Club, 9000 S Gale Ridge Road, San Ramon.
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.
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.
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.