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Bob & Lela Lee with Papillons Razzi and Whiskey

Bob and Lela Lee relax at the 2018 Wine & Howl event with their Papillons Razzi (left), 9, and Whiskey, 10. This year's event is planned for Saturday, June 8. See details below.

May 30 – Give to Lincoln Day

Organized by Lincoln Community Foundation, Give to Lincoln Day is a 24-hour online event that encourages donations to support local nonprofits. Every participating nonprofit organization will receive a proportional share of a record $450,000 match fund based on its percentage of total dollars raised. Details: GiveToLincoln.com.

May 31 – Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation Gala

Support the Foundation in its goal to eliminate childhood drowning at this 11th annual event featuring keynote speaker Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer in Olympic history, at 5:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 332 Centennial Mall South. Registration/donation: qtego.net/qlink/jcmf. Questions? Call Kathy Collingsworth, 402-730-3232.

June 7 – Gateway Sertoma Benefit for Tabitha Meals on Wheels

Join in the 17th annual Gateway Sertoma golf tournament with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. This four-person golf scramble features games, hole prizes, food and drink. Sponsorships and teams will benefit Tabitha Meals on Wheels, Lincoln’s at-home meal program for seniors. Seventy percent of Tabitha Meals on Wheels clients are unable to afford the full $6.25 cost of a warm, nutritious meal. Because of donors, Tabitha is able to say “yes” to those in need, helping 500-plus individuals each day remain independent in their homes. Register your team at Tabitha.org/golf.

June 7 – An Evening with the Mule

“Kick off” the summer with Lead Up and The Copper Kettle with a special evening of mixing and tasting Moscow Mules and supporting Lincoln’s youth. Learn all about the storied Moscow Mule cocktail, the “cool kid cocktail of the 1950s,” with mixologist and chef Adam Dodworth. Guests will experience the art of concocting a Mule and, of course, have the opportunity to taste some specially designed Mules prepared just for the evening. Add paired snacks and an old Hollywood vibe, and it will be a great night out. Tickets are $25 and available on Eventbrite, Facebook and the Lead Up website, leadupUS.org. Lead Up is a 501(c)(3) agency that propels talented young people toward college and career.

June 8 – Wine & Howl

Lincoln Animal Ambassadors’ 10th annual Wine & Howl fundraiser features wine tasting, food, live music, vendor exhibits, gift raffles, Rescue Roundups of adoptable dogs and more, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Deer Springs Winery, 162nd and Adams streets. Leashed dogs welcome; bring a blanket or lawn chair. Suggested donation $10/person. More details: lincolnanimalambassadors.org.

See additional events listed in “Local Happenings” and "Upcoming Performing Arts Events" posted on this website.

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Mark Schwaninger is L magazine and Neighborhood Extra editor.

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