Friday, October 23, 2009

It's Benefits and Fundraisers Weekend!

Ok, that's not official. But there ARE a number of fundraising events throughout Boulder County this weekend. Choose your party, choose your cause and help out these local non-profits who give back to the community year-round.

Animal Affair, Oct. 24
This year’s big benefit for the Longmont Humane Society features the chance to win naming rights to LHS’s new retail store. Also featured are wine and beer tasting, live and silent auctions, dinner, and much more. Oct. 24 at 5:30pm at the Radisson Conference Center, 1900 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont. 303-772-1232.

Annual Gala for Women’s Health, Oct. 23
The Gala is a wonderful evening of food, wine, live music, and a fabulous silent auction. Proceeds support the programs and services of Women’s Health. This year, the Gala will be held at The Stadium Club at Folsom Field on the University of Colorado campus. 7pm. 303-440-9320.

E3: Empower. Effect. Educate., Oct. 24
Boulder Quest Center hosts E3: Empower. Effect. Educate. for October Prevent Domestic Violence Month on Saturday, Oct. 24. Events include a women’s yoga class at 9 am, a women’s self defense seminar from 4-6 pm, and a Think Humanity fund raiser starting at 9:30 am with jewelry made by refugee women living in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) in Uganda, available throughout the day. The Boulder Quest Center is located at 1200 Yarmouth Avenue (1/2 block east of Broadway) in North Boulder. 303-440-3647.

La Fiesta!, Oct. 24
Boulder County’s biggest intercultural party is also the largest fundraiser for Intercambio de Comunidades, a nonprofit that helps reduce language and cultural barriers for Spanish speakers through English classes, public workshops and social events. The 2009 La Fiesta!–with food and drink, music, and silent auction—is Oct. 24, 7pm at the Boulder Elks Lodge, 3975 28th St. 303-996-0275.

Pizazz! 2009, Oct. 24
The theme for the annual benefit for HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield counties is “FUNOPOLY: Investing in Compassionate Care from Park Place to Pearl Street.” Oct. 24 at the Omni Interlochen Resort, Broomfield from 6pm-Midnight; call or check the website for more information. 303-449-7740.

Souper Bowlder, Oct. 21-Nov. 8
Buy a bowl, handcrafted and donated by local potters (or paint your own at Color Me Mine, 20th and Pearl streets) from Oct. 21-Nov. 8. On Nov. 6 from 6-8pm, fill your new bowl with homemade soup made by the artists of the Boulder Arts and Crafts Cooperative. 1421 Pearl St. 303-443-3683.

Thorne Ecological Institute Natural Night Out 2009, Oct. 23
Thorne’s third annual fundraising event, with a silent auction and awards ceremony, is Oct. 23 at Rembrandt Yard, 1301 Spruce St. Visit the website for updated details or call 303-499-3647.

Additional events are coming up next week. Visit the GetBoulder Boulder County Benefits & Fundraisers page for a complete listing of fall fundraisers.

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