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Benefits/FundraisersStanford Blood Center's Choose Your Getaway
Individuals who donate blood between Aug. 21 and 27 will be entered into a Choose Your Getaway drawing. Each day, one donor will win a $200 Hotels.com voucher, and one lucky winner will receive a $500 Southwest Airlines voucher and a $200 Hotel.com voucher. Those interested should call to make an appointment. Aug. 21-27. Free. Stanford Blood Center, 3373 Hillview Ave. , Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersBlossom Beanstalk Rummage Sale
This rummage sale at Blossom Birth Services will offer deals on maternity and baby clothes and items. Sales will help to pay for Blossom classes and services for underprivileged mothers. Aug. 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Prices vary. Blossom Birth Services, 299 S. California Ave., Suite 120, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersCocktails & Couture
The San Francisco 49ers Academy will hold its annual fundraiser where women can come together to enjoy high fashion, cocktails and edible treats. The event will directly benefit local youth attending the academy in East Palo Alto. Sept. 9, 5-9 p.m. $150 cocktail; $250 VIP Couture. Private estate, El Cerrito Avenue, Hillsborough.
Benefits/FundraisersPratham SF Bay Area Donor Appreciation Dinner
This donor appreciation and fundraiser event benefitting Pratham will discuss the learnings of the nonprofit which supports education for children of all social and economic backgrounds in India; a keynote speech by Neeru Khosla, founder of education technology nonprofit CK-12; and Indian fusion jazz music. Sept. 12, 6-10 p.m. $500-$25,000. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersArtistry in Fashion
The Canada College Fashion Department will host its annual Artistry in Fashion nonprofit event, a shopping experience featuring dozens of designers with clothing, jewelry and other fashions. The fashion department will also hold an open house. Ticket sales will benefit student scholarships. Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 donation. Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City.
This California-style Oktoberfest event benefitting the Children's Health Council will include beer, wine, food, dancing and live tunes by the PopRocks in NCEFT's outdoor covered arena. Attendees must be age 21 or older. Oct. 17, 6:30-10:30 p.m. See website for ticket prices. NCEFT, 880 Runnymede Road, Woodside.
Benefits/Fundraisers'Hard Worker' Wednesdays
Estrellita Restaurant in Los Altos will host weekly fundraisers for the Day Worker Center of Mountain View. Visitors enjoying the Mexican fare should make sure to bring the fundraising flier with them (see website). Wednesdays, year-round, dinner hours. Prices vary. Estrellita Mexican Bistro and Cantina, 971 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.