Carmine’s on Penn Italian restaurant hosts a Friend-Raiser for the Delores Project, Tues., Sept. 8, 5-8pm.
residents will dine at the 92 S. Pennsylvania St. restaurant as special guests,
while 50 percent of proceeds from other patrons (and additional donations) go
to the Delores Project. A special food and wine menu is slated for the event.
For reservations, visit www.carminesonpenn.net or call
the Denver Zoo’s education programs while enjoying an evening of beer, wine,
hors d’oeuvres & music at Brew at the Zoo, Fri., Sept. 11, 7-10p.m., at the Zoo, 2300 Steele
St. Free mug to sample fare from 40 breweries, plus complimentary appetizers,
animal demonstrations, live music and dancing. $75/designated drivers admitted
for $25. Must be 21 or older. Visit www.denverzoo.org or call 303-376-4800
National Psoriasis Foundation inaugurates its first Denver Walk to Cure
Psoriasis, Sun., Sept. 13, in Washington Park, E.
Mississippi Ave. & S. Franklin St. The 1K/5K walk raises awareness and
funds to fight psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Participants raising $100 get
a t-shirt; prizes for larger amounts include a chance at a trip to Iceland.
Registration at 8a.m., walk at 9. Registration/information: 800-723-9166, www.psoriasis.org/denverwalk.
Whether you’re a tennis lover or not, the Great
Education Colorado Tennis Open has something for
everyone: Great food, fun activities, great silent auction items, and lots of
celebrities. Benefits Great Education
Colorado and the cause of better investment in Colorado’s children, schools and
colleges. Held Sun., Sept. 20, 4-7p.m., at Gates Tennis Center, 100 S. Adams
St. Advance tickets $30 adult, $15 child, $80 family; $5-$20 more day of event.
Hear how clean local water can become a reality in rural
Africa at the 2009 Harvest of Hope, Thur., Oct. 8, at Temple Emmanuel, 51 Grape St. Deborah Katina of
Church World Service’s Water for All program will show how carrying water over long distances thwarts
literacy and economic security among women and children in Kenya, and what can
be done about it. Seats $100-$250, tables $1,000-$10,000. Sponsorship info,
early reservations and volunteer opportunities (in lieu of monetary donations),
or call 303-979-0699.
Be the judge of five attorney-musician rock bands
competing to benefit the Children’s Outreach Project, Wed., Sept. 23, at La
Rumba, 99 W. 9th Ave. Proceeds benefit this nonprofit community resource
organization, providing early childhood education to the metro area’s
developmentally delayed and disadvantaged children for 30 years. Raffle for
$3,500 in prizes (tickets $5; 5 for $20), free appetizers, $4 drinks. Purchase
tickets ($35) at door, www.denbar.org,
303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Bring dollars & dogs to the National Kidney
Foundation of Colorado’s Kidneys & K-9’s walk, Sun., Oct. 11, in Washington Park. The one- and two-mile,
non-competitive event raises funds and awareness of kidney and urinary tract
diseases and the need for organ donation. Music by Luke’s Bad Neighbor, humor
with Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, local vet and comedian featured on Animal Planet’s Emergency
Vets. Registration at 8a.m., walk at 9. No fees, but those
raising $100 earn prizes. Early registration, info: 720-748-9991, ext. 116 or www.kidneywalk.org
See the new Walter + Mona Lutz Gallery and the Shape
& Spirit: Selections from the Lutz Bamboo Collection exhibition at a reception and fundraiser, Sat., Sept. 26, in the North
Building of the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. Ribbon cutting at
5:30p.m., reception at 6, floor remains open ‘til 8p.m. Benefits Asian Art
Association, a non-profit membership support group of the Denver Art Museum
dedicated to promoting knowledge and understanding of Asian art and culture.
Non-member tickets $50; RSVP by Thur., Sept. 17, to Beverly at 720-913-0040.
Walk to wipe out retinal degenerative diseases in the
Foundation Fighting Blindness’ 5K VisionWalk, Sat., Oct. 3, in City Park. Funds raised help researchers find cures
to ocular diseases affecting more than 10 million Americans of all races,
ethnicities and ages. Registration 9a.m., walk at 10, plus refreshments, creative
t-shirt contest and kids’ activities. Info: www.VisionWalk.org or Aaron Rager,
Support the work of Washington Park Cares at a fund-raising evening of food, drink and silent & live auctions,
Sat., Oct. 10, 5-9p.m., at the Dos Chappell Bath House, 600 S. Marion Pkwy. WPC
helps neighborhood seniors (55+) connect with services, resources, and social
groups to continue life on
their own terms with dignity and independence, in their own homes. Call 720-381-2470 for event details, reservations and tickets
($50/person), or visit www.washingtonparkcares.net.
Celebrate in the stacks as Denver Public Library Friends Foundation
hosts the 12th annual Booklovers’ Ball – Exposed – Sat., Oct. 10, 6p.m.-midnight at the Central Library,
10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. The annual fete of food, music and dancing raises much-needed
funds to support the collections purchases of the Library, while exposing
patrons to its collections, programs, resources and services; last year, the
Central Library had 1,204,000 visits. Tickets range from $150 for Juniors (35
and younger) to $275 for patrons; visit www.dplfriends.org or call
720-865-2051 for details.