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Albany Events for April 24, 2014 - May 09, 2014 : Charities & Fundraisers

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The 11th Annual Dining Out For Life returns to the Capital Region on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Restaurants from Columbia County to the Canadian Border, join in this one-day celebration of food, friendship and fundraising!
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 90 State Street
Cost: $95 each
Seton Health Foundation's 13th Annual Hopscotch & Slide in the Emerald City. Join us for an evening of live music, food & beverage tasting stations, Raffle on the Rocks and more. Hopscotch & Slide is not just an event, it’s an experience!
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: The Century Club 130 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam, NY 12010
Cost: $20/advance $25/door
This concert will be the first in a series of concerts to raise money for a new roof for the Old Fort Historic Site - 1749 home of Sir William Johnson. Sara Milonovich and Greg Anderson are Grammy nominated musicians playing American folk/rock, Bluegrass and Celtic music. All proceeds benefit Old Fort Johnson Roof Replacement Fund.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 until Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Cost: $5 for Arts Center Members, or with a postcard $6 at the door
Join us for the second annual Arts Center Fine Arts and Crafts Festival on April 25th and 26th. The event will showcase juried original works in pottery, metal, glass, paper, and fiber, created by the region's top artists and craftspeople.This two-day indoor show is located in and all proceeds benefit The Arts Center of the Capital Region.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Multiple Locations
Join us Saturday, April 26th from 10am - 2pm for our 4th Annual Spring Clean…Live Green E-Waste Collection Event! Celebrate Earth Day with us and recycle your unwanted electronic items! We are offering five convenient drop-off locations at our apartment communities throughout the Capital Region (Colonie, Guilderland, Schenectady, Brunswick, and Queensbury). Through our partnership with eLot Recycling, we are able to provide the community with a safe, easy way to dispose of their unwanted electronics.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Autumn Run Stables | 804 North Road in West Glenville
This event will launch our “soon-to-be” nonprofit Halters of Hope. Lead Lines of Love FREE of charge Equine Assisted Counseling program (see attached press release) and to celebrate our farm’s 202nd, our horse program’s 15th, and Nanette’s 47th Birthdays.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park
Cost: $25
Join us at our 20th Annual Celebration of Survivorship Luncheon. Free for breast cancer survivors; family and friends are $25.00. Tickets may be purchased from our website. Please RSVP by April 22, 2014!
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Bethlehem Community Church, 201 Elm Ave, Delmar NY 12054
Cost: $15
Come Zumba® for Multiple Sclerosis! Saturday, April 26 from 2-4pm. Bethlehem Community Church, 201 Elm Ave, Delmar. $15 donation. Checks payable to National MS Society. Organized by Team Docous and P&C Promotional Printing
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Troy Prospect Park
Cost: $15
The 3rd Annual Charity Grown Up Egg Hunt includes eggs filled with gift cards, candy, and items from 150 businesses including restaurants, and boutiques. Gift certificates range in value from $5 to $125. There will also be a raffle, silent auction, and DJ. The admission fee includes a free raffle ticket, entry to the egg hunt, and food while it lasts.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Angelo's 677 Prime Restaurant
Cost: 100
The Huntington's Disease Society of America invites you to attend the second annual Corks & Forks - sponsored by Empire Wine and Liquor Outlet along with The Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy. The exclusive 677 Prime in Albany will be the setting for the evening. Attendees will savor an array of over 100 fine wines. A series of delectable hors d'oeuvres will complement the wines. Guests will have the chance to bid on event tickets, dining gift cards and jewelry at the event's fantastic silent auction!
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Shenendehowa HS Auditorium
Cost: $5 Kids, $10 Adults, $25 Family
JP Honsinger, 11 year old boy from Clifton Park was diagnosed with Niemann Pick Type C disease, a rare neurodegenerative disease also known as childhood Alzheimer's. His school is sponsoring this great event with live music from Poncho (Roy Hurd). Poncho is a performer from the Adirondacks.
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 10:15 AM
Where: 852 Ashmore Ave, Schenectady, NY 12309
Cost: $18-28
Come join us at the 6th Annual Cherry Blossom 5K Race hosted by the Congregation Gates of Heaven (and 2K Wellness Walk) for ALS, to be held rain or shine in Niskayuna, New York, on Sunday, April 27, 2014. This event benefits the St. Peter's ALS Regional Center. This year's edition will feature a 5K Race and 1.5M Walk for Hope. So whether you like to run fast or stroll leisurely, we have an event for you!
When: Wed, Apr 30, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203
Unity House will host an Evoke Style Shopping Night at Stuyvesant Plaza on Wednesday, April 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. to help support its programs for individuals and families who are living in poverty, living with mental illness or HIV/AIDS, victims of domestic violence, and children with development delays.
When: Thu, May 1, 2014 | 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Niskayuna Fire District 2 2772 Troy Schenectady Road
Cost: $10 per meal
Come help us support Gail Deitrich and her husband Dave (Volunteer Fire Chief with Niskayuna District 1) in their fight against Multiple Myeloma Cancer.
When: Thu, May 1, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Clifton Park
Cost: $50
Helping Hands and Academy Nursery School's Second Annual Taste of Spring Gathering features an evening of Lavish hors d'oeuvres and food stations provided by Angelo's Prime Bar & Grill/Mazzone Hospitality. Don't miss the opportunity to bid on amazing silent auction items, win themed baskets and much more. The money raised at the event will help us continue our mission to provide high quality preschool special education services in the Capital Region.
When: Thu, May 1, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: NYS Museum, Terrace Gallery
Cost: Culinary Showcase $75 / Honorary Committee $150
It’s almost time for the tastiest event in Albany! Join us for a night of food, fun and fighting homelessness at A Taste Of Albany!
When: Thu, May 1, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Spectrum Theater 290 Delaware Ave. Albany, NY 12209
Cost: $25.00
"On the Street" - Albany native and award winning film director, John Spellos, donates screening and Q&A for the documentary film, "On the Street" at Spectrum Movie Theatre to benefit Grassroot Givers, a local Albany 501(c)(3). "On the Street" reflects the work of well known, New York City based photographer, Amy Arbus, who photographed people on the streets of NYC in the 1980's, for the Village Voice.
When: Fri, May 2, 2014 | 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Wolferts Roost Country Club - Senior Services of Albany
Cost: $75.00
Honoring 10 individuals in the Capital Region who continue to give back to the community in so many ways. 2014 winners to be honored include Congressman Paul Tonko, Mike Ryan of Modern Press, Stephen Coffee, Attorney at Law, Ed Ryan, Attorney at Law, Dr. Mark Sullivan, Education, Nellie Morton, Education, Brian Barr, Health & Human Services, Gene Nachamkin, Health & Human Services, Garry J. Kearns, Volunteerism, Ben Mendel, Volunteerism. Come join us for an amazing luncheon honoring these deserving individuals.
When: Fri, May 2, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: miSci
Cost: $125 per person
Enjoy an incredible evening of gourmet cuisine, premier networking, exciting silent auction, live music and a ground fireworks display. All this and more while experiencing the wonders of miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science). Friday evening, May 2, 2014 from 6pm - 8pm at miSci. $125 per person benefits miSci programs and exhibitions. Call Carmel Patrick at 518-382-7890 x 250 or email
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 8:00 AM
Where: Crossings in Colonie
Cost: $25
Saturday, May 3, 2014 The Crossings, Town of Colonie Park, South Pavilion Fast, mainly flat course, starting at the South Pavilion.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Cook Park (Sharon Drive Pavilion), Colonie, NY
Cost: $20
Bark For Life is a non-competitive dog walk that celebrates our canine caregivers and survivors while raising funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. In addition to a 1-mile walk, there is music, games & activities, food, vendors and more. A dog is not required to participate. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. $20/person + 1 dog. Find us on Facebook - Bark For Life of Albany-Colonie.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Community Resource Federal Credit Union
Cost: Free
Stop by our 20 Wade Road, Latham office with your water, soda and beer cans and bottles for donation to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: University at Albany, Liberty Terrace Indian Pond Trail
Cost: Donation*
The Out of the Darkness Campus Walks are part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, designed to engage young people in AFSP's mission and programs with 3-5 mile walks each spring at colleges and high schools across the country.
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Hudson Valley Community College's Siek Campus Center
Cost: $25
Join Capital District Community Gardens for a buffet style brunch! Enjoy culinary fare prepared by 100 local chefs and bakers, bid on Mother's Day gifts and more in a silent auction, listen to live music and involve your children in activities provided by the Scotia-Glenville Children's Museum. Proceeds benefit CDCG's programs including, 50 Community Gardens, The Veggie Mobile, The Produce Project, The Healthy Convenience Store Initiative, Squash Hunger and more.
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: American Hotel in Sharon Springs
Cost: Donation is $25 pp in advance, or $30 at the door
The Our Brothers' Keepers Foundation invites you to join us for a Sunday brunch benefit at the historic American Hotel in Sharon Springs. The inn was built in 1847, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The OBKF is a grassroots organization that raises funds to support services offered to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Take advantage of this historic event and support this great cause.
When: Tue, May 6, 2014 | 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn - Troy
Cost: $250, $150, or $90
Join Northern Rivers Family Services and our sponsors to honor an individual, nonprofit, corporation, and youth group who improve the lives of children throughout the Capital Region.
When: Thu, May 8, 2014 | 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Washington Park, Albany, New York
Cost: $60 for an individual / $100 for a couple
Nothing says celebrate quite like champagne! The Lark Street Business Improvement District (BID) and the city of Albany will celebrate Lark Street at the annual Champagne on the Park, a formal event in Washington Park.
When: Thu, May 8, 2014 | 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Comedy Works Albany
Cost: $35 in advance $40 day of show
Come out to an amazing comedy show that will benefit the David & Helen Getman Memorial Home. Your ticket includes YOUR FIRST DRINK along with an amazing show and an opportunity to win some fun prizes! Come show your support and have a great night! (Visit our facebook page for more information on our organization)
When: Fri, May 9, 2014 until Sat, May 10, 2014 | 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Where: Bethany Reformed Church
Cost: Various
Flower and Plant Sale on Friday May 9th from 8 AM to 6 PM and Saturday May 10th from 8 AM to 3 PM. Bethany Reformed Church, 760 New Scotland Ave, Albany. Gorgeous hanging baskets and patio pots make wonderful gifts for Mother's Day or yourself. Featured will be colorful annuals for the garden and planters, vegetables and herbs to feed the family and perennials for lasting beauty.
When: Fri, May 9, 2014 until Sun, May 11, 2014
Where: Bogies | 297 Ontario Street, Albany NY
Cost: Donations of whatever you can afford
Join us at the benefit show to help support Bogies repair fund! The entry fee is whatever you can afford to help Bogies give their building a face-lift. After over 3 decades in the music scene, the building at 297 Ontario Street is in a state of disrepair. The staff work for the love of music and to see the smiles on their guest's faces, but they need to raise money to make the space the best it can be. That's why they are asking for your help to keep Bogies' legacy going!

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