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Charitable Events: April 2013

4 Thursday through 15 Monday

17th Annual Mandell Jewish Community Center Hartford Jewish Film Festival
Benefits: Mandell Jewish Community Center Cultural Arts Programs

Multiple cinema venues. Show times and prices vary. 860-231-6369,

5 Friday

The Connecticut Humane Society's Faux Fur Ball
Benefits: Connecticut Humane Society

This event includes a dinner buffet, cash bar, entertainment, prize drawings, live auction, dancing and more. Groton Inn and Suites, 99 Gold Star Hwy, Groton. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. $45 per person or $85 per couple. 860-594-4502 x6307,

5 Friday

‘For Better and ForWorse’ Italian Wedding Comedy
Benefits: Farmington Valley Visitor’s Association

Now in its 16th year, an audience participation dinner theater show by Aspen Dream Productions, Connecticut’s longest-running dinner theater company. Written, produced and directed by Janice Luise-Lutkus of Burlington. Farmington Gardens, 999 Farmington Ave., Farmington. $75 per person. 860-676-8878,

6 Saturday

Fight for Air Climb at Cityplace
Benefits: American Lung Association of the Northeast

On Saturday, April 6, hundreds will climb to the top of Cityplace I in downtown Hartford to raise money for the American Lung Association of the Northeast. 8 a.m. registration/9 a.m. first climber starts.

6 Saturday

CT Walks For Haiti
Benefits: Charities working in Haiti

147 Pleasant St.,West Hartford. 10:30 registration; walk is from noon to 2 p.m.. Free-will donation. 860-803-6270,

7 Sunday

Marrakech, 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run
Benefits: Marrakech Inc.

Farmington Canal Line. 480 Sherman Avenue, Hamden. 12:30pm. $30.

9 Tuesday

Flavors of Connecticut 2013
Benefits: American Liver Foundation

Aqua Turf Club, 556Mulberry St., Plantsville. 203-234-2022,

10 Wednesday

33rd Annual Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
Benefits: Junior Achievement of Southwest New England

Laureates: Howard L. Carver, retired managing partner, Ernst and Young LLP; Cheryl A. Chase, executive vice president, principal and general counsel, Chase Enterprises, Inc.; John F. Lundgren, president and chief executive officer, Stanley Black and Decker, Inc. 6p.m. The Hartford Marriott Downtown, 200 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. 860-525-4510 x230,

13 Saturday

8th Annual Taste of Wethersfield
Benefits: Wethersfield Historical Society

Enjoy the best of Wethersfield. Food, drink, live music and a silent auction. Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main St., Wethersfield. 7 p.m. $30-$50. 860-529-7161,

13 Saturday

The Arc of Southington Annual Dinner Dance
Benefits: Advocacy and social services programs

The Arc of Southington will be holding its annual dinner dance on April 13 from 6 p.m.-midnight at Hawk's Landing Country Club, Southington. The event includes sit down dinner, open bar, dj, dancing, silent auction/raffles. Tickets are $75 pp. For information please call 860-628-9220 x100.

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