Benefits and Fundraisers, Boulder County Colorado
Winter/Spring 2013-2014Boulder Shelter Golf Classic
May, TBA: 20th-annual tournament raises funds for the winter emergency shelter and year-round transitional housing programs. Check www.bouldershelter.org in early 2014 for more details.
Chocolate Lovers’ Fling
Feb. 8: This very popular annual fundraiser for Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence is now in its 33rd year. It features chocolate galore, plus wine and beer pairings, a live and silent auction, games, live music an dancing. Check times and venue details at www.safehousealliance.org.
Community Food Share: WhiteWave Foods Spring Fest
April 12: CFS’s signature fundraiser features a silent auction, cocktail hour, seated dinner and dancing at Omni Interlocken Resort, 500 Interlocken Blvd. in Broomfield. Tickets: www.communityfoodshare.org.
Dairy Center for the Arts: HoliDAIRY
Dec. 14: Holiday-themed fundraiser for the whole family features live performances, food and drink, kids’ activities, live music, movie shorts, and surprises. 6-9pm at Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St. www.thedairy.org.
Humane Society of Boulder Valley: Puttin’ On the Leash
April, TBA: Details about the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s signature fundraiser were not available at press time, although it’s usually the third weekend in April. It features a silent and live auction, food from local restaurants, and beer and wine. Check www.boulderhumane.org for details.
Longmont Humane Society: Homeward Bound
March 15: Farm-to-table event designed by Pottery Barn raises funds for the shelter’s many programs and includes visits from adoptable animals, live music, farm and restaurant food stations, and microbrew and fine liquor tastings. 6-9pm at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont. Tickets: www.longmonthumane.org.
Medicine Horse Program 2013 Benefit
Dec. 1: Fundraising event to support MHP’s many programs is 6-9pm at Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St. Details: www.medicinehorse.org.
Nederland Area Seniors: Pancake Breakfast
Dec. 14-15: Nutcracker-themed holiday teas at the Hotel Boulderado help raise funds for Boulder Ballet, with appearances by the costumed cast. Seatings are scheduled noon-1:45pm; check www.boulderado.com for reservation details.
Our Center: Empty Bowls Dinner
March, TBA: Empty Bowls is the annual signature fundraiser for Longmont’s Outreach United Resource Center and its food program. Choose a handmade bowl and hot soup; the bowl is yours to keep as a reminder of those who face hunger every day. Make your own bowl to donate during January and February at Crackpots, 505 Main St. in Longmont. Find updated event details at www.ourcenter.org.
Rotary CLub of Niwot: 4th Annual Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting
May 16: Rotary fundraiser benefits many different organizations and projects in Niwot. The theme this year is “Wine from the Americas (Pacific Coast Edition)", and it’s held at a Tuscan estate. Details and tickets: www.niwotrotary.org.
Taste of Pearl
April 13: Downtown Boulder’s signature event always sells out, so get your tickets in early March as soon as they go on sale. Then enjoy Boulder’s culinary arts scene and Colorado’s wines as you stroll through retailers and galleries from 2-6pm. A portion of proceeds benefits Boulder’s Emergency Family Assistance Association. www.tasteofpearl.com.
World AIDS Day Events
Dec. 1: World AIDS Day is celebrated around the world on Dec. 1 each year. It has become one of the most recognized international health days, and it helps raise awareness. For a list of Boulder-area activities on that day and during the week, see www.bcap.org.
YWCA of Boulder County: Holidazical
Dec. 8: Family-friendly fundraiser includes lunch, a silent auction with items for all ages, and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit the YWCA of Boulder County. 12:30-3pm at Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th St. 303-443-0419; www.ywcaboulder.org.