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charity events + galas

2019 save-a-joe pub crawl

201 E. Main Street, St. Charles

DATE: Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 12p - 6p

PRICE: $50

DETAILS: Join us for our Inaugural and 1st Annual Save-A-Joe Pub Crawl!  This event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9th, in honor of Veteran's Day, and the purpose is to raise money to help our Veterans in need.  100% of the money raised will help with Veteran Suicide, Homelessness, and Financial Aid.  Tickets will include a Commemorative Save-A-Joe Long Sleeve Pub Crawl T-Shirt, Appetizers at the Office and at Alley 64 (first and last bars), 3 drink tickets to be used at the Pub Crawl Bar of your choice (Well Drinks or Domestic Beer - Brands vary by bar), Patriotic Costume Contest Entry, and Poker Hand Entry.

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horsepower's 8th annual bowling fundraiser

Q Center | 1405 N. Fifth Avenue, St. Charles

DATE: Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 11a - 5p

PRICE: Non-Bowler - $20 | Children - $20 | Adults - $30 | Kids 3 and under - FREE

DETAILS: Bowling sign-in begins at 11:30am.  You can choose to bowl between two time slots: 12p-2pm or 3pm-5pm.  Student trophy ceremony is at 2pm, in-between sessions.  Throughout the event there will be Cupcake Sales, Silent Auctions, Bucket Raffle, Wine Grab Table, Face Painting Table and 50/50 Raffle Sales. 

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casa Kane county's Children's champion gala

Q Center | 1405 N. Fifth Avenue, St. Charles

DATE: Saturday March 7, 2020


DETAILS: This event provides much-needed funding for more than 600 abused and neglected children annually so they have the opportunity to thrive in the safety of a permanent home.

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Find a cure for cancer scavenger hunt

Hotel Baker | 100 W. Main Street, St. Charles

DATE: Friday, March 13, 2020 from 6:00p - 10:00p


DETAILS: Join us for our annual scavenger hunt to benefit LivingWell Cancer Resource Center. Teams of 4, team costume, team name, comfy shoes and a cell phone are all that’s needed to make the night memorable. Your team will be given a guided list to navigate downtown St. Charles. Stores and restaurants will be expecting you! First team back with everything on the list, before the deadline, wins a prize. Prizes will also be awarded for best team spirit and costume.

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Q Center | 1405 N. 5th Ave., St. Charles

DATE: Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 6:00p-11:00p

PRICE: Early Bird Ticket Pricing (until Jan. 31, 2020): $125/person | Regular Ticket Pricing (starting Feb. 1, 2020): $150/person

DETAILS: Join us for a festive evening with hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live and silent auctions, wine and whiskey pulls, and more.  This year’s theme will honor the brains, the heart and the courage behind our mission of strengthening people and building community through the provision of quality, affordable mental health counseling.

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batavia park district's 50th anniversary gala

Shannon Hall | 14 N. Van Buren Street, Batavia

DATE: Saturday November 2, 2019 at 7p

PRICE: $30 - Individual | $50 - Couple

DETAILS: Come celebrate 50 fabulous years with the Batavia Park District since the 1969 inception! Dress to impress and get ready for a night full of memories, dancing, and good times. Your ticket includes heavy appetizers, one alcoholic drink ticket per person registered, a champagne toast, dancing, a collectible ornament, and more! What a great way to reflect on Batavia Park District history while having a night out.


Geneva Park District's wine, cheese, and trees fundraiser

Stephen D. Persinger Rec Center | 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva

DATE: Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 7:00p - 10:00p

PRICE: $15 - Admission WITHOUT tasting | $30 - Admission WITH tasting | $100 - 4 Admissions with 4 Tastings Each

DETAILS: Admission includes three wine pours or two craft beers, live music, artisan cheeses, and appetizers. Additional beverages are available at $5/ beverage after that. The event includes live auction, silent auction with proceeds going to re-plant trees in Geneva that have been lost to Emerald Ash Borer.


AvA + Emmett's harvest of hope

Kuiper's Family Farm | 1N.318 Watson Road, Maple Park

DATE: Saturday, November 2, 2019 starting at 9am

PRICE: $10 - Wine Flight Tasting | $10 - Kids Race | $25 - Family Fun and Gala | $30 - 5K

DETAILS: We are two families joined together in the ultimate tragedy, the loss of a child. Our families and foundations are coming together to host an exciting fall fundraising day inspired by the spirit of our angels: Ava and Emmett. Will you join us in raising awareness and funds to support each family’s foundation — SUDC: Answers for Emmett & Ava Warriors Foundation? This fun-filled day will kick off with a 5k race/walk followed by a fall festival including all the traditional Kuiper’s farm activities, pumpkin smash, beverage tent, wine tasting and much more. The day will conclude with a casual gala-style lunch and auction plus entertainment.

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