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Soul on the Green
Save the date for family fun at Soul on the Green, starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Diablo Country Club 1st Hole Golf Course. Join the 3rd annual family-friendly food and concert benefit for the Child Abuse Prevention Council. Cost is $45 for adults, free for children. Contact Moira Gray at moira.gray@sbcglobal.net. Diablo Country Club, 1700 Club House Road, Diablo.

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Veteran'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.
 

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ARF'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.

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2014 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.
 

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Patxi'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.

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East 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.

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Ragin' 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.