Photo credit: Roger Williams Park Zoo.

6/30 Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts

Why: Take a ride on the wild side! Attend an adults-only bash at the zoo featuring mouth-watering specialties from area restaurants, caterers and bars. Plus, enjoy live music, dancing and more. Proceeds support Roger Williams Park Zoo’s education and wildlife conservation programs. Party animals must be twenty-one and older to attend.
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.
More info: 785-3510,

Grande Fete by the River feat. James Montgomery Band @ Slater Mill
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Grande Fete by the River feat. James Montgomery Band @ Slater Mill

Slater Mill’s annual fundraiser in support of the Student Admissions Fund, which provides free and reduced-rate admissions for all student visitors.

Live music and dancing with Grammy nominee and recent Rhode Island Hall of Fame inductee James Montgomery and his band Candlelit, illuminated grounds and evening factory access, locally-sourced International Tapas, refreshing libations, an exciting silent auction and wine grab bags.

Register online at

American Heart Association’s Southern New England Heart Walk @ Station Park
Jun 3 all-day
American Heart Association's Southern New England Heart Walk @ Station Park

The Southern New England Heart Walk brings more than 6,000 walkers together for a two mile and three-and-a-half mile walk that is fueled by the movement to be Healthy For Good. Healthy For Good is designed to rally millions of Americans to live healthier lives, inspire a lasting change and unify people around the simple idea that making a small change today can create a difference for generations to come. The approach is simple: East Smart. Add Color. Move More. Bell Well. Dates are May 19 at UMASS Dartmouth and June 3 at Station Park in Providence. Visit for more information.

Eighth Annual AIDS Orphan Care Walkathon @ Lincoln Woods State Park.
Jun 3 all-day
Eighth Annual AIDS Orphan Care Walkathon @ Lincoln Woods State Park.  | Lincoln | Rhode Island | United States

On Sunday, June 3, families from all over Rhode Island will participate in the Eighth annual AIDS Orphan Care Walkathon at Lincoln Woods State Park.

The walkathon begins with registration at 10 a.m., and walk at 11 a.m. Online registration is also available at

AIDS Orphan Care improves the lives of orphans and HIV-positive children by partnering with effective, grassroots orphan-care projects in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Projects currently supported include:

1) Mamelo Primary School, providing a free K-7 education to over 200 orphans and HIV-positive children.
2) The Peanut Butter Project, distributing peanut butter to malnourished HIV-positive children through Baylor Pediatric HIV Clinics.

AIDS Orphan Care was founded by Deborah Kutenplon, a Nurse Midwife from Rhode Island who spent a year working at an HIV clinic in Lesotho in 2008-2009. Lesotho is a tiny country in Southern Africa with the world’s 3rd highest HIV rate. One in four adults is HIV-positive. With a total population of 2.1 million people, Lesotho has over 100,000 AIDS orphans.

AIDS Orphan Care supports the essential needs of orphans in Lesotho—food, shelter, clothing, education and health care. AIDS Orphan Care, an all-volunteer project, is fiscally sponsored by the International Child Resource Institute (

For more information visit

Or email Deborah at

Moonlight at the Dunes @ The Dunes Club
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Moonlight at the Dunes @ The Dunes Club | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Join us for Moonlight at the Dunes on Friday, June 8, for an evening of dinner and dancing to the music of Nancy Paolino and the Black Tie Band. Moonlight at the Dunes, Thundermist Health Center’s largest fundraising event of the year, promises to be an incredible kick-off to the summer season. Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Attire is business or cocktail.

A Novel Affair: An Evening to Support Library Programs @ Channel Bells
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Novel Affair: An Evening to Support Library Programs @ Channel Bells

Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer from Grey Sail Brewing and Whalers Brewing Company. Peruse silent auctions items including sailing excursions, original artwork and one-of-a-kind experiences. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Jamestown Philomenian Library programming. Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased in advance at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, Baker’s Pharmacy and Grapes and Gourmet or online here: A limited number will also be available at the door.

Visiting Nurse/ Edna Open Gold Tournament @ Newport National Golf Club
Jun 11 all-day

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice will be hosting its 24th annual golf tournament on June 11, 2018 at Newport National Golf club. All funds from this event will support our Hospice program which cares for those who are terminally ill, 24 hours a day, 7 days week. We hope that you can join us for a great day of golf at a great course for a great cause. Please contact Jo Glenning, 401-682-2100 ext. 1631 or for more information or to register.

“Men and Women on a Mission” event to benefit Crossroads RI @ Peerless Lofts
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
"Men and Women on a Mission" event to benefit Crossroads RI @ Peerless Lofts

Please join us for Tapas and Tinis at our annual Men & Women on a Mission event on June 13! Co-chaired by Bill Hatfield, Market President for Bank of America in Rhode Island, and Laurie White, President, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, the event will take place from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. at a brand new location, the Peerless Lofts, 150 Union Street in Providence.

Tickets are $100 per person and include small bites, cocktails, a brief speaking program, great raffle prizes and a chance to network with members of the local business community as they come together to support this great cause. All proceeds from the event will benefit critical programs at Crossroads that help Rhode Islanders in need get back on their feet.

Your participation and support of Men and Women on a Mission will help provide more than 3,300 men, women and children experiencing homelessness access temporary shelter services, find a safe stable place to call home and get their lives back on track with education, employment and other programs at Crossroads.

You won’t want to miss it! Learn more and register for Men and Women on a Mission now!

Welcome To Summer 2018 @ Bonnet Shores Beach Club
Jun 16 all-day
Welcome To Summer 2018 @ Bonnet Shores Beach Club

Breathe in the crisp ocean air with your toes in the sand or on the dance floor at this beach party to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State! Welcome to Summer tickets are just $40 each. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., event ends at 11 p.m. Live music with sugar and food on the waterfront.

Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Twelfth Annual 5-K Run/Walk @ Norman Bird Sanctuary
Jun 16 @ 8:15 am – 11:00 am
Norman Bird Sanctuary's Twelfth Annual 5-K Run/Walk @ Norman Bird Sanctuary

Run, jog, or walk your way past beautiful views of Second and Third Beach and Norman Bird Sanctuary’s rolling fields and rocky ridges while the birds cheer you on! Kids can join the fun by registering for the Frosty Freez Kids’ Run. Join us back at the Sanctuary after the race for refreshments and the awards ceremony.

A major fundraiser for Norman Bird Sanctuary, this race also honors the memory of David Leys Jr., a native islander and great friend who helped create this special event. After a courageous five year battle against ALS, Dave passed away in August of 2017.

Rhode Island’s Seventh Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run @ Warwick City Park
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rhode Island's Seventh Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run @ Warwick City Park | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

The Seventh Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run will be held on Saturday June 16, 2018, 10 a.m. at Warwick City Park in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Sign up today:

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of. Bring your family, friends, co-workers and your dogs, too! Children twelve and under & dogs admitted FREE!*

About the event:

The Seventh Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run is hosted by The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity working to raise awareness, encourage early detection and to fund research of esophageal cancer…in hopes of a cure.™

In 2015, The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation was able to award esophageal cancer research funding for the very first time! Since 2015, over twenty researchers have inquired about funding.

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation has also raised national AND international awareness since 2011. Your continued support directly impacts and sustains this mission!

The path at Warwick City Park is approximately three miles and guests are encouraged to walk or run at their own pace as the event is a walk/run and not a timed race.

The former address at Warwick City Park was: Asylum Road, Warwick, RI. The new address is Steven O’Connor Blvd., Warwick, RI.
Ready to make an even bigger impact?

When you register for the event, you will be asked if you’d like to create your own fundraising page. This is a great way to help raise more awareness of esophageal cancer and funding for this life-saving mission.

Registration is NOT required to make a custom fundraising page. To learn more and get started, visit:

Can’t make it? Here are other ways to get involved:

If you are unable to attend the Seventh Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run, there are many other ways in which you can make a difference and support this mission!

Donate: Support a team or individual fundraiser,
Fundraise: Create your own custom fundraising page,
Give: Make a one-time or recurring donation, visit:
Sponsor: Learn about our sponsorship opportunities.
In-Kind Donation: Fill out our in-kind donation form,,

Learn the facts about esophageal cancer

-Esophageal cancer has increased over 600% and is considered the fastest growing cancer in the US.
-Risk factors include:
· Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD, acid reflux, chronic heartburn),
· obesity,
· poor nutrition,
· tobacco use,
· excessive alcohol use,
· Barrett’s esophagus.
-As one of the deadliest cancers, esophageal cancer has an overall five year survival rate of only 18.8%.
-There are no routine or standard screenings to improve early detection of esophageal cancer.
-Symptoms often arise late, once the cancer is considered advanced or “distant” (spread to lymph nodes and other organs.)
-Stage IV esophageal cancer has a survival rate of only 4.6%.
-Despite all of these facts, esophageal cancer research is extremely underfunded.

Make a difference!

Join The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation to help make a difference against esophageal cancer. Whether you walk, run, volunteer, sponsor or donate, your involvement will directly support this life-saving mission. Thank you!

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Mailing address: PO Box 1912 East Greenwich, RI 02818