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Benefits/FundraisersHeroes and Horses, Jewels & Jeans Gala
The sixth annual gala to benefit the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT), which helps children, adults and veterans with disabilities, will include cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a live auction, music by the High-N-Tight Band and more. Sept. 27, 5-10 p.m. $200 general. NCEFT Covered Arena, 880 Runnymede Road, Woodside.
Benefits/FundraisersAldersgate Church Salmon Dinner
Aldersgate Church will hold its traditional salmon dinner, with meals offered on site and for takeout. Sept. 27, 5-7:30 p.m. $25 adult; $12 ages 6 to 12. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4243 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto.
At its annual gala, Committee for Green Foothills will honor Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo and Jackie Speier for their dedication to protecting natural beauty. Sept. 28, 3-6 p.m. $150; $200 after Sept. 20. Family Farm, address provided after registration, Woodside.
Benefits/FundraisersMenlo Park Pancake Breakfast
A community event celebrating its 14th year, the Pancake Breakfast of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will benefit burn victims through the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. The event is co-sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto, Mid Peninsula. Oct. 4, 7:30-11 a.m. Free (suggested donation of $10 adult and $5 child). Menlo Park Fire Protection District Headquarters, 300 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park.
Benefits/FundraisersSierra Club benefit event
To celebrate the Wilderness Act's 50th birthday, the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club will hold its "Guardians of Nature" benefit with food, live music, a silent auction, keynote speaker and more. Oct. 4, 4-6:30 p.m. $100. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersKara 2014 Walk 'n' Run to Remember
For this event held by local nonprofit Kara, community members are invited to walk a 5K or run a 3K in support of those navigating grief and loss. Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $25 walker; $35 runner. Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersKMVT and LinkedIn Playing for Change events
LinkedIn and KMVT 15 are teaming up for Playing for Change, a fundraising two-day fundraising event with live bands and entertainment to support youth music and media programs. The first day will take place at LinkedIn Headquarters, and the next will take place at KMVT. See website for more info. Oct. 3, 3-7 p.m.; Oct. 4, 3-9 p.m. 3-9 p.m. $20 suggested donation. LinkedIn HQ and KMVT 15 Community Television, , Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersLos Altos Follies
The Los Altos Stage Company will perform a production named "A Salute to the Over-rated, Underhanded and Outrageous," a musical parody of modern life and politics. A reception with food, wine and a silent auction will be held before and after the Friday and Saturday performances. Oct. 2-4, 7:30 p.m. $60 Thursday; $100 Friday or Saturday. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
Benefits/FundraisersRide & Yoga for Ravenswood
For the sixth annual Ride & Yoga for Ravenswood fundraising event, participants can choose from a 50-mile ride along the coast, a 30-mile ride through Portola Valley or a 90-minute outdoor yoga session. Oct. 5, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $100 bike ride; $30 yoga session. The Brody Family Home, 210 Park Lane, Atherton.
Benefits/FundraisersKeb' Mo' concert
This event, produced by the Heart of Silicon Valley and benefiting the Playing for Change Foundation and youth music programs, will feature Keb' Mo', a Grammy-winning blues singer, guitarist and storyteller. Oct. 5, 3-7 p.m. $150 general; $250 VIP. Private residence in Portola Valley, address provided after registration, Portola Valley.
Benefits/FundraisersFall Fling & Golf Classic
Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley will hold their fifth annual Fall Fling & Golf Classic, allowing visitors to play golf, have a catered lunch, attend a clinic, enjoy dinner and entertainment, and participate in a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit emotional and mental health services for children, teens and adults in Silicon Valley. October 13, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Prices vary. Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersAbilities United Authors Luncheon
For this annual fundraising event, Diane Ackerman, LeUyen Pham, Maggie Shipstead,and David Thomson will discuss their work, share stories about their writing experiences, and discuss their inspirations. Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $150 before Oct. 1; $175 after. Crowne Plaza Cabana, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersRace Against PH
The 14th annual Race Against PH will draw community members to Stanford campus to run or walk a 5K and raise awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension, a blood vessel disorder that affects adults and children. Nov. 2, 9-11 a.m. See website for registration fees. Stanford University Pac-12 Plaza, Galvez Street and Nelson Road, Stanford.
Benefits/FundraisersJunior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
Junior Achievement's annual fundraiser will celebrate the role of Bay Area business executives in the success of students in the organization's programs. Contact Junior Achievement for additional information. November 6, 5 p.m. $375/person; table and other prices offered. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.