May 2-31 – Habitat for Humanity Women Build Event

Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln has expanded its previous week-long Women Build event to May 2-31. The program’s theme, “Girls Play House, Women Build Them,” encourages all women to come together to build affordable homes in their local community. Funds raised support building and repairing homes for low-income families in Lincoln and surrounding communities. To get involved, visit lincolnhabitat.org/womenbuild.

May 10 – Hop, SCIP, Jump and Run

SCIP’s annual fundraiser at Antelope Park features a 1-mile Fun Run with prizes for the top three finishers, family-friendly activity booths, live music, food trucks and prize drawings, all in a festival atmosphere, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 for Fun Run participants: scipnebraska.com or call 402-327-6843. All others admitted free.

May 11 – Sheldon Art Association Gala to Honor LeBarons

The Sheldon Art Association will host “Soirée Parisienne,” a gala to support education programs and exhibitions at Sheldon Museum of Art, at the Country Club of Lincoln, 3200 S. 24th St. The Association will honor Kathy and Marc LeBaron with the Sheldon Award. Cocktail hour, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m.; award presentation, 8 p.m. Cocktail attire. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com/e/sheldon-art-association-gala-tickets-57554621422 or by calling Laurel at 402-472-1454.

May 16 – Keystone Award Luncheon

Hosted by the Seniors Foundation, this luncheon will honor volunteer leadership and service to seniors in Lincoln and Lancaster County while raising funds for Aging Partners, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Country Club of Lincoln, 3200 S. 24th St. Speaker Dale Johnson; emcee Mark Feit. Tickets: seniorsfoundation.org or 402-441-6179.

May 18 – Tails ‘n Trails Pet Walk & Festival

This Capital Humane Society fundraiser returns to the Fallbrook Town Center, 570 Fallbrook Blvd., at 11 a.m. The day includes half- and full-mile walks, live music, food trucks, vendors, rescue groups, activities for dogs and their human friends, raffle items and a bounce house. Funds raised support CHS programs and help homeless pets. Details/registration: capitalhumanesociety.org.

May 28 – Empty Bowls

At this 17th annual luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites, guests sample from multiple soups prepared by local restaurants and one nonprofit agency. Guests also select and take home a bowl handcrafted by Down Under Pottery. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Lincoln. Tickets: lincolnfoodbank.org or 402-466-8170.

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 the record $450,000 match fund based on its percentage of total dollars raised. Gifts can be made online starting May 1 at 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.

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Mark Schwaninger is L magazine and Neighborhood Extra editor.

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