Donut Fundraiser: Sound View Beach Association

Shoreline Community Center 39 Hartford Avenue, Old Lyme

May 25-27 Memorial Weekend, June 2, 9, 16 Sundays; June 22 through Sept. 2 Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday Labor Day. Not open Thursday, July 4.  Freshly made “Sound View Donuts” on sale from 7 to 10 am or until sold out.  You can purchase donuts at Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Avenue, Old Lyme, CT or preorder at the Sound View Beach Association, Inc. website Sound View Beach Association under “Doughnut Sales” heading.  All sale profits go to support Shoreline Community Center.  For info, call Gail 860-463-6906.  For more information  

Jewelry Class Fundraiser: Sound View Beach Association

Shoreline Community Center 39 Hartford Avenue, Old Lyme

Explore basic jewelry techniques and wireworking skills such as wrapping, forming and hammering to create 4 to 6 jewelry projects, including pendants, bracelets, and rings. Class $40, paid one week in advance, with $10 from each admission going to community center. Class size limit 10 people. For info and to reserve, call artisan silversmith Michaelle Pearson at 860-434-4669. For more information  

$40

Community Arts Bash 2024 at Norwalk Art Space

Norwalk Art Space 455 West Ave, Norwalk

Please join us at The Norwalk Art Space to help make the arts accessible to all! Arts Bash 2024 is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th and will feature live music, an art auction and catering by Marcia Selden Catering, Bill Taibe and The Art Space Cafe. All proceeds will support FREE art and music classes for under-served local students, and free studios and exhibitions for under-represented Connecticut artists.

The Groundbreaking Gala at Lyman Allyn

Lyman Allyn Art Museum 625 Williams Street, New London

June 1, 2024 Join us at Lyman Allyn’s Annual Gala on Saturday, June 1! This year’s spring gala will celebrate the initial phase of our Lyman Allyn Park project and the exciting changes to come. Guests will enjoy cocktails and music with online and in-person auctions, and a seated dinner under twinkling lights on the Museum lawn with a view of the initial transformations. We’re proud to do groundbreaking work every day to bring the power of art to our community and beyond. The funds raised from the evening’s celebrations will go directly to museum operations and educational programs. For more information

Shakespeare on the Sound: ShakesBeer Fundraiser: Pinkney Park

Pinkney Park 177 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton

June 1, 2024 Tickets are now on sale for Shakespeare on the Sounds' 7th Annual ShakesBEER fundraiser! Live music by Pimpinella , dancing, free beer, free food by Loco Taco! Plus delicious food from Rowayton Pizza and Chamo Truck available for purchasing! Live Auction Items! (See below) Money raised will help fund this summer’s production Romeo & Juliet, as well as SOS apprentice and education programs all year. We sell out every year, so don't wait! ​For more information  

$75 – $150

Keys to Empowerment: A Dueling Pianos Charity Night: Stamford

Ponus Yacht Club Inc 41 Bateman Way, Stamford

Join us for an empowering evening of music, fun, and making a difference at Keys to Empowerment: A Dueling Piano Charity Night on June 1, 2024 from 6-10pm at the Ponus Yacht Club. Dinner will be served at 6pm, and music will begin at 7pm. Your ticket includes a full buffet dinner, open bar for wine, beer and soda, desert and live entertainment from the Flying Ivories.This fundraiser will support our Empowerment Program, a program that equips women with the tools and resources they need to be empowered and succeed in life. We will be honoring two local empowerers at our event - Lana Gifas and Sgt. Adriana Molina - for their empowering work in Fairfield County. For more information

$125 – $1500

2024 Summer Soirée at La Grua Center: Stonington

La Grua Center 32 Water St, Stonington

Please join us at our 2024 Summer Soirée on Friday, June 14 as we celebrate our continuing mission to engage community through arts and culture. Come and kick off the summer season with La Grua Center on Friday, June 14 at 6 PM! We’ll be serving up wine and beer, delicious food courtesy of Dog Watch Catering, refreshing summer cocktails mixed by Real McCoy Rum, and a spirit tasting by Veritable Distillery. Don’t miss out on the chance to bid on some amazing items in both our silent and live auctions, hosted by local favorite Dennis Palmer. For more information

$125

200th Anniversary Rustic English Country Masque & Ball at Pilgrim Hall Museum: September 1

Pilgrim Hall Museum 75 Court Street, Plymouth, MA

Sunday, September 1, 2024 Join our festive 17th-century style Masque and English Country dance party in the original 1824 Main Hall as you’ve never seen it before—just emptied of its artworks in preparation for major renovation - PERFECT FOR A ONCE–EVERY–TWO–CENTURIES PARTY! TO BENEFIT THE LIGHT THE WAY RESTORATION CAMPAIGN Music by SEVEN TIMES SALT Dance Caller TOM ROBY CREATIVE ATTIRE ENCOURAGED 6pm—RED CARPET WELCOME PARADE YOUR ATTIRE & ENJOY A CELEBRATORY RECEPTION! 7 to 9 pm—MUSIC, DANCING, TASTY HORS D'OEUVRES ONE COMPLIMENTARY TOAST, CASH BAR ALL DANCES TAUGHT, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! TICKETED EVENT—RESERVATIONS REQUIRED TICKETS $125 per person, $100 members - link to buy up soon! For more information

$100 – $125

Music for Mental Health Benefit Concert at The Bijou

Bijou Theater 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport

We are proud to showcase some of the most talented young musicians in the area who are ready to blow you away! Performances by School of Rock Fairfield, Next Day Delivery, The Corduroy's and The Barrels. There will also be a silent auction with great gifts and services generously donated by local merchants. All proceeds from the evening go directly to our charity. Believe Your GRReatness is a local 501c3 dedicated to promoting music education to area youth who are struggling with their mental health. Music can play a valuable role in dealing with mental illness and can support positive changes in behavior and wellbeing. It can stimulate emotional responses and improves creative expression. It helps cultivate confidence and self-esteem. It also aids in building friendships by developing communication and social skills, and meeting others with similar interests. Our hope is to help expose at risk individuals to the healing power of music to help combat the mental health and suicide crisis facing us. If you or someone you know in CT is interested in learning more about us, learning music, donating an instrument or volunteering as an instructor, please visit us at believeyourgrreatness.org For more information

$14.30 – $29.68

LiveGirl Farm-To-Table Fundraiser: Celebrating 10 years

Knobloch Family Farmhouse 151 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford

Join us as we look back at how far we’ve come in the last decade — and refuel for ten more. Cocktails & Open Bar | Farm-To-Table Dinner | Live Music | Special Guests Founded in 2014, LiveGirl, Inc. is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that builds confident, inclusive leaders. Our mission is to prepare the next generation of diverse, brave female leaders with the skills, community, and connections so that ALL girls may thrive and make a positive impact on the world. Our vision is to contribute to a world free from both gender and racial inequality. For more information

$150

Pilgrim Hall Museum’s 200th Anniversary Rustic English Country Masque & Ball: September 1

Pilgrim Hall Museum 75 Court Street, Plymouth, MA

Sunday, September 1st, 6:30 - 9pm Join our festive 17th-century style Masque and English Country dance party in the original 1824 Main Hall as you’ve never seen it before—just emptied of its artworks in preparation for major renovation - PERFECT FOR A ONCE–EVERY–TWO–CENTURIES PARTY! TO BENEFIT THE LIGHT THE WAY RESTORATION CAMPAIGN Music by SEVEN TIMES SALT Dance Caller TOM ROBY CREATIVE ATTIRE ENCOURAGED 6pm—RED CARPET WELCOME PARADE YOUR ATTIRE & ENJOY A CELEBRATORY RECEPTION! 7 to 9 pm—MUSIC, DANCING, TASTY HORS D'OEUVRES ONE COMPLIMENTARY TOAST, CASH BAR ALL DANCES TAUGHT, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! TICKETED EVENT—RESERVATIONS REQUIRED TICKETS $125 per person, $100 members - link to buy up soon! For more information

$100 – $125

 Norwalk Seaport Association’s Fundraiser: Docktails and Oysters

Norm Bloom and Sons 7 Edgewater Place, Norwalk

The Norwalk Seaport Association’s signature event, Docktails and Oysters, hosted by Norm Bloom and Sons, a fourth-generation oyster farm in Norwalk, is taking place on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The proceeds from this sell out event will be used in refurbishing the lighthouse to its golden years in the 19th century when it guided ships safely through Norwalk Harbor. This Sheffield Island-inspired party is casual and fun where you will see old friends and make new ones as you listen to live music, sip beer or wine, and slurp the freshest oysters you will ever taste! “It’s a chance for people to celebrate the Seaport Association’s mission of preserving the Sheffield Island Lighthouse for future generations and have a little fun at an authentic oyster farm,” said Mike Reilly, President of the Seaport Association. For more information

$90.32