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May Court Club of St. Catharines: Ladies Who Lunch and Shop 11:00 am
May Court Club of St. Catharines: Ladies Who Lunch and Shop @ Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The May Court Club of St. Catharines presents its 2nd Ladies Who Lunch and Shop. This spring fundraising event features two great favourites – Shopping and Lunch! Over 30 vendors of unusual and unique items and a 4 course lunch. Tickets at $45. Please register on EventBrite. To reserve a table of 10, call 905-680-2511. As well you have a chance to win interesting raffle prizes, bid on silent auction items or purchase spring flowers while raising money to support women and children in our community. The May Court Club of St. Catharines is a women’s service organization that has been supporting women and children primarily with nutrition and mental health. They have been volunteering and fundraising in Niagara for the past 83 years, supporting organizations such as Niagara Nutrition Partners, Niagara Children’s Centre, Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre, Pathstone Mental Health and Canadian Mental Health Association – Women and Wellness.
Spring to the Market 1:00 pm
Spring to the Market @ Club Italia
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Want to see what’s in store for spring fashion? Or shop in a unique and exclusive Vendor Alley? The Niagara College Event Management Program presents Spring to the Market. Get ready to shop, sample, and socialize your way through a hands-on marketplace, featuring: Vendor Alley featuring food, fashion & fresh cosmetics DIY Workshops & interactive demonstrations Flower Lounge Cafe Spa services Mystery prizes All proceeds from this event will go to the Niagara College Nourishing Minds Program in support of students who struggle with food insecurity. Admission is $5 and includes entrance and access to demonstrations. This event is hosted by Niagara College Event Management.
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Major Gifts Fundraising 1:00 pm
Major Gifts Fundraising @ Online
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
How can you connect with those fabulous people who give charities big donations with lots of nice round zeros in all the right places? They may be closer than you think! These individuals contribute far more than corporations or foundations, yet many non-profit groups don’t know how to reach them properly. This can be productive fundraising, particularly in the short term. Individuals can respond quickly, with no bureaucratic grant-approval process. Ken Wyman will show you how to: Learn who gives and who should ask Discover connections to donors Prepare yourself and the donors before the big ask Collect material to bring even if you never show it to the donors Decide what to say first — and what you should never say Make an appointment Plan where to sit down for the big moment Handle the donors’ toughest challenges This webinar is hosted by the Sustainability Network.
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Sip & Share in Support of Project SHARE 11:30 am
Sip & Share in Support of Project SHARE @ Lundy Manor Wine Cellars
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am
Join Project SHARE for their newest event! Sip & Share is a spin-off of Traveling Tapas. Purchase a ticket to travel to 5 Niagara wineries to enjoy food & wine pairings at each location. Ticket price is $100. Tickets can be purchased by phone (see contact information above) or by visiting Project SHARE between 8:30am-4:30pm. Registration is at 11:30am, and buses depart at 12:00pm sharp. This event is hosted by Project SHARE.
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Eco Fashion Show Gala and Fundraiser 6:00 pm
Eco Fashion Show Gala and Fundraiser @ St. Catharines Market Square
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Links for Greener Learning is hosting this Eco Fashion Show and Gala Fundraiser in support of aspiring entrepreneur women. This event is a celebration of eco-artisans who strive to reduce and reuse waste by creating beautiful clothing and accessories from re-purposed materials. This will be an exhilarating fashion show and gala filled with performances from the renowned Niagara Dance Academyand the Laura Secord Junk Band. It will feature beautiful and creative fashions by local green artisans including LGL’s own Eco Chic, 3R’s Boutique, Plato’s Closet and much more. This event is hosted by Links for Greener Learning.
Comedy Night in Support of the NOTL Community Fund 10:00 pm
Comedy Night in Support of the NOTL Community Fund @ Community Centre (Anderson Lane)
Apr 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
This annual fundraiser benefits the NOTL Community Fund (by Vince and Margaret Pillitteri & Family), supporting Kidsport Niagara, Red Roof Retreat, and the Terry Fox Foundation. This event sells out every year and is an excellent opportunity to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring with some laughs – all for a GREAT cause. Crowd favourite Clifford Myers will return as host this year and promises to play nice with Lord Mayor Pat Darte. We are also excited to welcome accomplished performer and stage actress Sandra Battaglini who can’t wait to take the stage! Headliner Joe Pillitteri has been performing extensively throughout Ontario this past year but can’t wait to get back to his favourite and most cherished event of the year.
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Playhouse Build & Auction Event 11:00 am
Playhouse Build & Auction Event @ Pen Centre Parking Lot
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Playhouse Build & Auction in support of the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara Event is held each spring. Local Niagara Builders volunteer their time to compete & build backyard playhouses that are auctioned off to the community to raise funds for the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara. During the building competition, the event is expanded to include a BBQ, Food Vendors, Games & Activities for the children and families attending to stay & play and be in attendance at the end of the afternoon to participate in the Live Auction. All proceeds from the event go directly to the Centre to support much needed programs & services for children & youth victims of abuse. Expanded event to include some great food vendors, inflatables, face painting, and other fair like activities for the whole family to enjoy! This event is hosted by Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.
16th Annual Pasta Dinner in Support of Red Roof Retreat 5:00 pm
16th Annual Pasta Dinner in Support of Red Roof Retreat @ John Michaels Banquet Hall
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm
Red Roof Retreat invites you to their 16th Annual Pasta Dinner. Doors open at 4pm and dinner begins at 5pm. Dinner, prizes, silent auction, live auction and raffle prizes! Children 5 and under are free. Tables seat 10 people. To donate a prize for the auctions or raffle, please contact Karen at 289-362-6104. This event is hosted by Red Roof Retreat.
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Eco Fashion Show Gala and Fundraiser @ St. Catharines Market Square
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Links for Greener Learning is hosting this Eco Fashion Show and Gala Fundraiser in support of aspiring entrepreneur women.

This event is a celebration of eco-artisans who strive to reduce and reuse waste by creating beautiful clothing and accessories from re-purposed materials. This will be an exhilarating fashion show and gala filled with performances from the renowned Niagara Dance Academyand the Laura Secord Junk Band. It will feature beautiful and creative fashions by local green artisans including LGL’s own Eco Chic, 3R’s Boutique, Plato’s Closet and much more.

This event is hosted by Links for Greener Learning.

Comedy Night in Support of the NOTL Community Fund @ Community Centre (Anderson Lane)
Apr 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This annual fundraiser benefits the NOTL Community Fund (by Vince and Margaret Pillitteri & Family), supporting Kidsport Niagara, Red Roof Retreat, and the Terry Fox Foundation.

This event sells out every year and is an excellent opportunity to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring with some laughs – all for a GREAT cause.

Crowd favourite Clifford Myers will return as host this year and promises to play nice with Lord Mayor Pat Darte. We are also excited to welcome accomplished performer and stage actress Sandra Battaglini who can’t wait to take the stage! Headliner Joe Pillitteri has been performing extensively throughout Ontario this past year but can’t wait to get back to his favourite and most cherished event of the year.

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Playhouse Build & Auction Event @ Pen Centre Parking Lot
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Playhouse Build & Auction in support of the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara Event is held each spring.

Local Niagara Builders volunteer their time to compete & build backyard playhouses that are auctioned off to the community to raise funds for the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.

During the building competition, the event is expanded to include a BBQ, Food Vendors, Games & Activities for the children and families attending to stay & play and be in attendance at the end of the afternoon to participate in the Live Auction.

All proceeds from the event go directly to the Centre to support much needed programs & services for children & youth victims of abuse. Expanded event to include some great food vendors, inflatables, face painting, and other fair like activities for the whole family to enjoy!

This event is hosted by Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.

16th Annual Pasta Dinner in Support of Red Roof Retreat @ John Michaels Banquet Hall
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm

Red Roof Retreat invites you to their 16th Annual Pasta Dinner.

Doors open at 4pm and dinner begins at 5pm. Dinner, prizes, silent auction, live auction and raffle prizes!

Children 5 and under are free. Tables seat 10 people.

To donate a prize for the auctions or raffle, please contact Karen at 289-362-6104.

This event is hosted by Red Roof Retreat.

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Niagara Mudfest Challenge 2018 @ Bissell's Hideaway
May 5 @ 10:00 am

Niagara Mudfest Challenge is a mud-run obstacle course that is 6km in length for adults 13 and older and a 1km course designed just for kids, all contained within the naturally hilly terrain of Bissell’s Hideaway, in the heart of the Short Hills of Niagara, Ontario. Niagara Mudfest Challenge is being organized by the Rotary Club of Fonthill, as a major fundraiser to benefit Rotary projects in your community and around the world.

All participants 13 and up will run through the traditional adult muck and guck course. For more family fun and excitement there will be a kid friendly obstacle course and kids 6 -12 are welcome to participate in their very own down and dirty, mud run.

Sign up as a family today and help support Big Brothers and Big Sisters of South Niagara. Bring your friends and family. To round out your day all competitors will enjoy a BBQ lunch and beverage generously provided by the Shriners Club of Niagara Falls.

This event is hosted by the Fonthill Rotary Club.

Progressive Euchre Tournament in Support of the Pelham Public Library @ Fenwick Fire Hall
May 5 @ 6:00 pm

The euchre tournament will be progressive with teams of 2 progressing through together. If you sign up as an individual you will be teamed up with another single player. If you sign up as a team of 2 that team will remain together in the evening.

Snacks provided and food available for purchase on site. There will be a cash bar, silent auction, door prizes, and more!

Proceeds support the Pelham Public Library.

1980’s Dance Party Fundraiser for the Willow Community @ Armenian Community Centre
May 5 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 will be another epic night of live 80s music, costumes, hairspray, amazing prizes, dancing, and so much more.

Come together to raise money for The Willow Community: a non-profit arts organization that provides free art classes to individuals with lived experience of mental health and/or addictions. 100% of the proceeds will go directly into funding their programming.

Tickets go on sale in March 2018 at Out of the Past and will also be available at the door. Check out the event page on Facebook for prizes and announcements. You won’t want to miss this awesome night!

This event is hosted by The Willow Community.

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