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Red Wagon Luncheon Fundraiser, Cleveland Edition, to benefit Christ Child Society of Cleveland, May 21 at noon, www.YouTube.com Christ Child Society of Cleveland. Raffles and other opportunities to donate, directly benefitting programs supporting Greater Cleveland’s children in poverty. Christ Child Society members will be gathering at several historic Cleveland landmarks to take photos and videos. For more information, visit christchildsocietycleveland.org or call 216.939.3859.
A Lit Summer Night, to benefit Cleveland Literary Society, virtual event on Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m. Hear powerful readings from writers; see special guest Loung Ung, bestselling author of “First they Killed my Father,” “Lucky Child,” and “Lulu in the Sky”; receive a Literary Adventure Box full of literary swag (purchase by May 23 to secure your box). Purchase a ticket for a Zoom link invitation to the event. Visit litcleveland.org for more information or contact email@example.com with questions.
Great Lakes Theater will present Offstage Bash – Great Lakes Theater’s 2021 Virtual Gala on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. (Pre-show Welcomes & Special Guest Toasts at 7 p.m.). The event will be an evening full of entertainment featuring a virtual performance full of songs and stories from Great Lakes Theater alumni, an interactive trivia game, and visits from a few surprise guests. Offstage Bash guests are invited to complete their gala evening by adding on a delicious dinner from Driftwood Catering and a hand-selected bottle of wine to share, prepared for pre-show pickup at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square.Unique raffle items and “Buy It Now” experiences contribute to the excitement of this virtual event. Online access to these will be accessible prior to the event and are open to all. Complete details and ticket purchasing options are available online at: www.greatlakestheater.org/offstagebash.
Hospice of the Western Reserve to host Walk to Remember at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Sunday, June 13 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Registration is now open and includes all-day admission to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and RainForest and a commemorative Walk to Remember face mask. Wristbands will be issued to each visitor for admission and you must use them to enter the zoo by 1 p.m. on walk day. We will be observing the Metroparks’ COVID-19 protocols per the state of Ohio. Social distancing will be observed, face masks are required and will be provided. Visit hospicewr.org for more information.
Hopewell therapeutic farm community will host a special virtual 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, June 25, 2021. Visit Hopewellcommunity.org for more details.
Fairmount Center for Fine Arts to present “Fairmount 500” August 26, providing the opportunity for an individual to win $15,000. Only 500 tickets are available and sales will end August 25, 2021 at midnight (or when all 500 tickets have been sold). The drawing will be held (winner need not be present) on the evening of Thursday, August 26, 2021 during the culminating reception of the 45th Annual Fairmount Art Exhibition. This event is free and open to the public. The drawing for the winning ticket will also be livestreamed so all can join in the fun of this moment from wherever their location. For complete information and/or to purchase one of these limited number of tickets, visit www.fairmountcenter.org.
Greater Cleveland National Philanthropy Day will be Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. Visit afpcleveland.org or call 216.696.1613 for the most up-to-date information. Nominations for the annual Philanthropy Awards program must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30. Visit afpcleveland.org to submit your nominations in the following categories: Philanthropist Leadership Award; Corporate Leadership Award; Foundation Leadership Award; Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award; Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award; and Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award.