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Get Planning, Get Giving

Sep 19, 2012 06:43PM ● By Anonymous

If you find yourself in the giving spirit, you're in luck. We can help you plan. Who knows, maybe you'll even see your photos on Towne Social.

October 2nd
Shape Pilates for Pink Fundraiser is a breast cancer fundraiser sponsored by Excel Pilates Annapolis. At Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. 5 p.m. 410-897-0550.

October 3rd
Mermaid's Kiss offers unlimited oysters, beer and wine, hors d'oeuvres from the Shell Recycling Alliance and From the Bay, for the Bay restaurant partners, live music, a raffle, prizes, and more. Benefits the Oyster Recovery Partnership. At the National Aquarium, Baltimore. 6:30-9 p.m.; VIP reception 5-6:30 p.m. $50 in advance; $65 at the door; VIP $75 in advance; $100 at the door. 410-990-4970.

October 4th
10th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Hospice of the Chesapeake. At Queenstown Harbor, Queenstown. 443-837-1530.

October 5th
MRYC Foundation Awards Dinner honors maritime artist Marc Castelli and world-renowned sailor Matt Rutherford. Proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations. At Miles River Yacht Club, St. Michaels. 6-9:30 p.m. $100. 410-921-6792.

October 6th
Eastport Yacht Club Boat Show Bash raises funds for the Box of Rain Foundation and the Eastport Yacht Club Foundation. Attendees can take part in live and silent auctions, listen to live music, and purchase tickets for a great raffle. At the Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis. 410-267-9549.

First Annual Sporting Clays Classic to benefit Wellness House of Annapolis. Practice your skills at this premier clay target shooting facility and raise money for their free services. The day also includes a continental breakfast, clay shooting, lunch, awards, and raffles. At Prince George's County Trap and Skeet Center, Glenn Dale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $100 per person; $450 squad of 5 shooters; $50 lunch only.

5.3k/10k Rescue Run is organized by and supports the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department. Runner's amenities include t-shirt (if registered before 9/6), refreshments, awards, water stops, course monitors, ample parking, and results distributed shortly after the race. Begins and ends at the Crofton Country Club, Crofton. 8 a.m. $30; $35 day of. or

Tails and Trails invites you to celebrate dog ownership and help raise money for homeless animals. The day features local vendors, refreshments, search and rescue and agility/rally course demonstrations, and sponsored dog walks. Proceeds benefit the animals served by the Caroline Humane Society. At Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. 410-820-1600.

Taste of Kent Narrows features the culinary delights of several local restaurants as well as hometown beer and wine, childrens activities, live entertainment, demonstrations, and more. Proceeds will benefit the Kent Narrows Development Foundation. At the Chesapeake Exploration Center, Chester. 12-5 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 at the door; free for children 12 and under with paying 410-739-6943.

4th Annual Picket Fence Auction gives you the chance to bid on fences painted by local artists. Half of the proceeds will benefit the favorite charity of the artist whose fence raises the most money. At the Oxford Community Center, Oxford. 4-6 p.m.

October 7th
Iris Krasnow joins Stepping Out For Breast Cancer to support local breast cancer initiatives. Krasnow, academic director of Washington Journalism Semester at American University, will speak on the "Power Of Passion." Benefits local breast cancer initiatives. At the Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis. 11 a.m. 410-974-4208.

October 12th
Corvette Weekend is a great event for Corvette enthusiasts and owners. Featuring car shows, road rallies, a boardwalk parade, and more. Proceeds benefit Spina Bifida Association of MD, the USO at BWI Marshall Airport, and Therapeutic Riding Academy of Howard County. At Inlet Lot and Clarion Hotel, Ocean City. Through 10/13. 443-295-3722.

St. Martin's Ministries Arts Dinner and Auction benefits the Eastern Shore's neediest families. Silent and live auctions feature works of the finest local artists and other interesting, desirable offerings. At the Rock Hall Fire Hall, Rock Hall. 6-10 p.m.

Holiday Galleria is a shopping galleria of specialty boutiques and artists from around the country. Benefits children and families served by the Kent County Community Center. At the Kent County Community Center, Worton. Through 10/13. Patron's Party 10/12. 6-8 p.m. 410-778-1370.

Poolin' for the Cure will benefit Maryland Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The event will by Mason's of Easton and will feature a full open bar, a live and silent auction, music by Kentavius Jones, a coffee bar by Coffee for a Cause. At AQUA Pools & Spas, Easton. 6-10 p.m. $60 for event tickets; $5 for spa raffle tickets. 410-822-7000.

October 13th
Opportunity Builders, Inc. 50th Anniversary Gala raises funds for Opportunity Builders, Inc. At the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport, Linthicum.

8th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the students and faculty of The Summit School. At the Golf Club at South River, Edgewater. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $160 for individual; $640 for foursome. Sponsorships also available. 410-798-0005, ext. 143.

Annual Arts and Music Festival - Art @ the Park offers juried art in a variety of media, a seafood bar, Mardi Gras offerings, demonstrations, antique appraisals, face painting, children's activities, roving musicians and other entertainment, a raffle, and more. Proceeds benefit Friends of Quiet Waters Park. At Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $6 per car. Through 10/14. 410-222-1777.

2012 Gala – Welcome to Our Future offers an opportunity to meet AACC's sixth president, along with cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Proceeds support student scholarships and academic initiatives. At the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport, Linthicum. 6 p.m. $200. 410-777-2515.

Island Bay Day is a music festival raising money for two charities. It features 14 bands on two stages, food, and vendors. At the Queen Anne's County 4-H Park, Centreville. 10:30-12:30 a.m.

October 18th
Taste of the Towne Centre & Fashion Show features tasings from Towne Centre restaurants, fashions by Towne Centre retailers, and a silent auction including gift certifictes, jewelery, and more. Benefits the Friends of the Light House Shelter. At Great Gatherings, Annapolis. 7-10 p.m.

October 19th
Saints and Sinners Cocktail Party invites you to enjoy live music, sinfully good nosh and signature cocktails, three bands, dancing, decadent desserts, and a special coffee/tea bar. Proceeds benefit the Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region. At the Loews Annapolis Hotel Power House, Annapolis. 7 p.m. 410-269-1883.

Maritime Monster Mash features live music, a DJ for dancing, complementary food and soft drinks, and some storytelling about ghosts in and around the Chesapeake Bay. There will also be costume judging in several categories, games, and "trick-or-treats." Proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's youth educational programs. At the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. 6-9 p.m. 410-745-2916.

15th Annual Craft Show will spotlight many finely-crafted items by more than 65 national artists. Featured items will include unusual, hand-made and unique decorative home accessories, furniture, and wearable art items. Proceeds benefit community-based art programs. At the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through 10/21. Preview party on 10/19 6-9 p.m. Academyartmuseum.

October 20th
Tilghman Day features the best Tilghman Island has to offer. Highlights include a row boat race, a boat docking contest, a workboat race, crab picking and oyster shucking contests, a live auction, and a trophy presentation. All proceeds to go the Tilghman Volunteer Fire Company. Throughout Tilghman Island.

Bark in the Park features a dog walk, a dog show, 10- and 5-k runs, kids activities, carriage rides, food, music, and much more. Benefits Talbot Humane. At Idlewild Park, Easton. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 410-822-0107.

Shelter Century Fall Foliage Ride invites you to cycle through five picturesque waterside villages in Talbot County on three separate rides. Proceeds benefit the Talbot Intefaith Shelter. At St. Michaels Middle School, St. Michaels. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. $55 through 10/19; $60 day of. 410-253-9415.

October 21st
Island Paradise is a fundraiser for Assistance League of the Chesapeake. Assistance League of the Chesapeake is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults through community-based philanthropic programs. At Chartwell Country Club, Severna Park. 4-8 p.m.

October 26th
Disco Magic Gala is the largest disco in Maryland, and supports the programs of YWCA. Disco magic features an open bar, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. At the Westin Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis. 410-626-7800.

October 27th
Channel Marker 30th Anniversary Celebration presents one of the biggest tribute shows today: Face to Face, a Billy Joel and Elton John tribute. VIP ticketholders get access to a fabulous dinner and a silent auction. Dinner at Scossa Restaurant, Easton. Concert at the Avalon Theatre, Easton. Dinner at 6 p.m.; Concert at 7:30 p.m. $40; $100 VIP. 410-822-4619.

October 28th
36th Annual Collector's Choice gives art enthusiasts a chance to enjoy fine food and wine, take home an original piece of artwork, and support Annapolis' oldest visual arts organization. Proceeds benefit Maryland Federation of Art. At Annapolis Subaru, Annapolis. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $185. 410-268-4566.

October 29th
Bootcamp for Boobies is a 4-hour bootcamp marathon that raises funds for the Susan G. Komen foundation through sponsorships. At Future of Fitness, Crofton. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 410-451-0258.