Aug. 23 – Colors of Hope: Cancer Research Fundraiser
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for this annual fundraiser at Lincoln Country Club. Includes a plated meal, silent auction and live auction of donated items. Proceeds benefit the Nebraska Cancer Research Center (NCRC), a program of Lincoln Medical Education partnership. Tickets/more details: necancerresearch.org. For those unable to attend, donations may also be made online or by calling the NCRC office at 402-483-2827.
Aug. 25 – Amazing Chase
Teams are ready to compete in the 13th annual Amazing Chase fundraiser for St. Monica’s Behavioral Health Services for Women from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Teams of four will search for secret locations all around town where they’ll perform various fun and whacky challenges. Funds raised will provide substance abuse and mental health services to women in need in our community, as well as support services for their families. For more details or to make a donation to help St. Monica’s reach its fundraising goal, see stmonicas.com.
Aug. 25 – Feast on the Farm
Eat, dance and celebrate at this annual fundraiser for Community Crops, 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Prairie Pines Farm, 112th and Adams streets. This event showcases some of the best local foods prepared by local chefs. As you wander the farm, enjoy a full dinner while seeing where your food grows. Tours of Prairie Pines will be offered throughout the evening, and Community Crops staff will be on hand to share details about the organization and the families it helps. Participants include chefs from The Hub Café, Single Barrel, Prairie Plate, Kitchen Table, Branched Oak Farm, Dish, Dutch Girl Creamery, Talent Plus, Piedmont Bistro, Cultiva, Zipline Brewing Co., Goldenrod Pastry and Gelato to Go. Guests must be 21 or older. Details/tickets: communitycrops.org/events/feast-on-the-farm.
Aug. 27 – Clinic with a Heart Golf Tournament
Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon at Firethorn Golf Club, 9301 Firethorn Lane. The event will include both scramble and shamble formats, box lunch and awards reception after golf. All proceeds benefit Clinic with a Heart. More details/tickets: 402-421-2924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 2 – Dog Bowl
Lincoln's second annual Dog Bowl event will take place from 5p.m.-9 p.m. at Pinewood Bowl, 3201 S. Coddington Ave. The Dog Bowl will offer food trucks, craft beers, dog activities, live music and vendors. Proceeds benefit Lincoln’s three new public dog runs and improvements at Rickman’s Run. More details: lincolndogparks.org.
Sept. 8 – Miniature Golf Tournament fundraiser for children
SouthPointe Kiwanis will host this annual tournament to raise funds for the Food Bank of Lincoln, its BackPack Program and other youth projects. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. for the 10 a.m. tournament at Adventure Golf Center, 56th and Old Cheney Road. More details/tickets: email@example.com or 402-570-6800.
Sept. 15 – Art in the Garden
This sixth annual art show and sale features over 50 artists from Noyes Art Gallery displaying their work at the Sunken Gardens, 27th and Capitol Parkway, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The event supports the Sunken Gardens. This year’s theme is “Sunrise Salutations,” created by garden designers Steve Nosal and Alice Reed and their army of volunteers. It will provide a colorful setting for art, music and dance performances. Food vendors available. Free admission; park across 27th Street at the Rose Garden. Rain location: Auld Center, 1650 Memorial Drive. More details: 402-475-1061.
Sept. 16 – Tastes in the Tallgrass
Enjoy fine wine and beer, a champagne bar, appetizers and a delicious buffet meal served at a long, winding table outdoors on the beautiful autumn prairie while supporting education and habitat conservation work for future generations at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, 11700 SW 100th St., near Denton, Nebraska, 4-7 p.m. Prairie walks, live music and an auction of artwork and experiences will be part of the festivities. Registration: springcreekprairie.audubon.org or 402-797-2301.
Sept. 27 – CenterPointe Discovering the Future Gala
Sue Klebold, author of the New York Times bestseller “A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy,” will be the keynote speaker at the CenterPointe Discovering the Future Gala, a fundraiser to support CenterPointe’s treatment, rehabilitation, housing and crisis services. More details/tickets: centerpointe.org/gala.
See additional events listed in “Local Happenings” and "Upcoming Performing Arts Events" on this website.