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Charitable Events: March 2013




Through March

Daffodil Days
Benefits: American Cancer Society

Every March, American Cancer Society staff and volunteers around the country welcome spring with millions of dewy-fresh yellow daffodils from Washington State. Daffodil Days is a signature event of the American Cancer Society and daffodils are the Flower of Hope for cancer patients and their families. Last day to order is March 1; daffodils arrive March 18. 1-800-227-2345, www.cancer.org.

1 Friday

75°, An Urban Greenhouse Party
Benefits: Knox Parks Foundation (KNOX)

KNOX’s greenhouse, will be heated to 75 degrees and decorated with lush plant life to immerse guests in a tropical environment. The party will kick off with beer and wine donated by City Steam Brewery and Wild Vines, delicious food, and music by DJ Joe E. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information or to order tickets, call 860-951-7694 or visit www.knoxparks.org.

1 Friday

Sigma Alpha Iota's 12th Annual Benefit for Life
Benefits: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Lincoln Theater at the University of Hartford. 7:00pm. $5 suggested donation. Sigma Alpha Iota presents a benefit concert featuring University A Capella groups, the University Dance Team, Cheerleaders, the University Pep Band, Hartt School Dancers and Musicians, speakers from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and featuring Little Ugly, Hartford Magazine's Best Musician/Band for 2012! Contact Catriona at catriona.calo@gmail.com.

3 Sunday

WPLR ShamRock and Roll
Benefits: The Diaper Bank

This is the 16th edition of Connecticut’s largest St. Patrick’s themed road race. Limited to 2,500 participants. 7:30 to 10 a.m. Toad’s Place, 300 York St., New Haven. 203-481-5933, jbsports@snet.net.

5 Tuesday

Passport to Global Education
Benefits: World Affairs Council of Connecticut

The Mark Twain House & Museum 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford. 5:00pm. $10. The World Affairs Council of Connecticut will host a panel discussion on the advancement of global curriculum in Connecticut's schools. For more info contact Megan at mctorrey@ctwac.org.

9 Saturday

The Vines of March
Benefits: The West Hartford Rotary Club

An evening of wine tasting, along with an auction. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mandell Jewish Community Center, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. $50 per person. Purchase tickets in advance at Sedgwick Cleaners, 17 Sedgwick Rd., West Hartford, or call 860-561-3531.

9 Saturday

The Wines of March
Benefits: Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance

$40.00 per person. 7pm. Maria Grove hosts "The Wines of March" in loving memory of her mother, Katy Wichlac, to benefit the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance.  Tickets include wine tasting, accompanying foods, a performance by the Connecticut Concert Ballet Ensemble, and a special appearance by a surprise special guest. For more info call Kimberly at (860) 264-5776.

16 Saturday

Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson's
Benefits: Parkinson's Research

Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson's invite family and friends to an evening of fun and entertainment. 6:30pm-11pm. Pitkin Community Center in Wethersfield, CT. The cocktail attire evening will include dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Click here for more details.

16 Saturday

Interval House Gala
Benefits: Interval House

Featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live and silent Auctions, along with red carpet host Joe Furey of Fox CT. The Society Room of Hartford, 31 Pratt Street, Hartford. 6 to 10 p.m. www.intervalhousect.org

17 Sunday

Max O’Hartford 5K and Wee Mile
Benefits: Pajama Program

Max's O’Hartford 5K and Wee Mile wraps up Hartford's weekend St. Patrick's festivities. Join in this moving party through downtown streets. Costumes are encouraged, and prizes are awarded to the most uniquely dressed participants. Irish bagpipers, Celtic fiddlers, Max Restaurant Group refreshments and Thomas Hooker's beer wait at the finish line. Rain or shine. Hartford. Wee Mile starts at 12:30 p.m.; restaurant relay at 12:35 and 5K at 1 p.m. www.hartfordmarathon.com.

21 Thursday

ACES Education Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala
Benefits: ACES Education Foundation

Join the ACES Education Foundation as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. ACES Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon Street, New Haven. 5:30 p.m. $75. 203-498-6881, www.aces.org.

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