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Benefits/FundraisersSan Francisco 49ers Academy Cocktails & Couture event
The San Francisco 49ers Academy will hold its annual Cocktails & Couture event for women at a private Atherton estate to benefit at-risk kids on the Peninsula. It will include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, boutiques and a fashion show. Aug. 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $250 VIP; $150 general. , Address provided after ticket purchase, Atherton.
Benefits/FundraisersMoonlight Run and Walk
A unique experience, these 5K and 10K runs and 5K walk will take place under the moon along the levees at the Palo Alto Baylands. Music, sponsor booths and other activities will be on hand. The event helps to raise money for the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund. Sept. 5, 7 p.m. $35 adult; $25 youth ages 6-12; free for children age 5 and under. Palo Alto Baylands, 1900 Geng Road, Palo Alto.
Benefits/Fundraisers3rd Annual Harvest Dinner
The third annual Harvest Dinner will celebrate food from local farm and ranches while raising funds for enrichment programs at La Honda Elementary School. The dinner will also include appetizers, live music, a silent auction and a raffle. A garden tour will be held before the event at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 5-9 p.m. $75 adult; $10 donation for child care. La Honda Gardens, 8865 La Honda Road, La Honda.
Benefits/FundraisersWine, Croquet & Music Chairty Fundraiser
The Rho Delta Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will hold its ninth annual Wine, Croquet and Music Charity Fundraiser. This year's event will include live jazz, a gourmet buffet lunch, wine and the traditional croquet tournament. Attendees are encouraged to wear all-white attire, in the style of "The Great Gatsby." Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $65. Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton.
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. $80 before Sept. 6; $100 after. 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/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/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.