Meals on Wheels Legends Luncheon | Sept. 7 The Legends Luncheon recognizes a Texan who has demonstrated great character through community involvement. This year’s honoree is Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, the former Texas Rangers catcher who recently was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Noon; The Fort Worth Club, 306 W. 7th St. Tickets, $175. 817-258-6414 or mealsonwheels.org. Ronald McDonald House Wild Game Dinner | Sept. 8 Hosted by The Fort Worth Club Outdoor Sports Club, this annual event benefits the Ronald McDonald House and its mission of housing families whose children are staying in local hospitals. Guests enjoy a wild-game buffet and cocktails; auction items include hunting, fishing and trips, among other items. 5:30 p.m., The Fort Worth Club, 306 W. 7th St., Fort Worth. There are no individual tickets, but contact Madison Buckner for table and sponsorship information at 817-820-8936. Go to rmhfw.org to purchase raffle tickets and to learn more. Sixty & Better Golden Anniversary Gala | Sept. 9 Celebrate the work of Rosalyn G. Rosenthal and Evelyn Siegel, who long have worked to better the lives of senior citizens living in Tarrant County. Their efforts evolved into an organization known as Senior Citizens Services of Greater Tarrant County. Today, it’s known as Sixty & Better, which oversees 25 activity centers, including a central kitchen, transportation network and hundreds of volunteers over the age of 60. Enjoy a cocktail reception, raffle and silent auction followed by dinner, an awards program and dancing. 6 p.m., Fort Worth Club, 306 W. 7th St. Tickets, $195; sixtyandbetter.org. Climb for a Calling | Sept. 10 On the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Sons of the Flag hosts a stair climb (110 stories) as a tribute to first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. 8 a.m. opening ceremony at Burnett Plaza, 801 Cherry St., Fort Worth. Tickets, $50 for climbers 18 or older; $35, youth climb for those ages 12-18; they must climb with a parent. Free for nonparticipants. Register at theblockfoundation.redpodium.com/climb-for-a-calling. Wheels for Wellness Benefit Car Show | Sept. 16 Car lovers and enthusiasts of all ages can vie for awards or just enjoy the scenery at this annual event, which spotlights classic and custom vehicles and benefits prostate cancer research; free screenings are provided the day of the event. Free for spectators, $40 to register and enter your vehicle. Show opens at 10 a.m., rain or shine, in Sundance Square, Fort Worth. Visit wheelsforwellness.org/events/ for more information. Careity Rocks! | Sept. 13 The Careity Foundation sponsors a concert by Sonny Burgess and his band to benefit and celebrate critically and terminally ill young patients and their caregivers. Enjoy dinner catered by Reata and an auction. Cendera Center, 3600 Benbrook Highway, Fort Worth. Tickets, $125. 6 p.m. Go to careity.org for more information. Shining Stars Luncheon | Sept. 22 This fundraiser for the Arts Council Northeast celebrates 20 years of recognizing volunteers, aka “shining stars,” for civic and charitable organizations. Reception and silent auction begin at 10:30 a.m., and lunch begins at 11:30. A pre-lunch reception features donated works from local artists available to the highest bidder; a silent auction features unique items from arts patrons and local retailers. Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive. Tickets, $75. 817-283-3406 or shiningstarsartscouncil.org. Heart of Gold Awards | Sept. 27 Larry and Karen Anfin, longtime community advocates and philanthropists, are this year’s recipients of the Arts Council of Fort Worth Heart of Gold awards for leadership in the arts. The Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award goes to John Giordano. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon begins at noon. Fort Worth Club, 306 W. 7th St., Fort Worth. Tickets, $75. For more information, contact Shannon Roberts at 817-298-3037 or go to artsfortworth.org. Love & Hope Gala | Sept. 28 The Community Enrichment Center of North Richland Hills presents an evening with author/TV correspondent/famous first daughter Jenna Bush Hager, left, at its fall fundraiser. The evening includes a Tim Love-catered dinner, silent and live auctions, a raffle for Tiffany & Co. jewelry, a Kendra Scott trunk show and more. Proceeds help the CEC support and expand services that benefit victims of family violence, the homeless and low-income families around Tarrant County. CEC’s work includes financial coaching, counseling, safe housing and more. 6 p.m., The Bowden, 1745 Keller Parkway, Keller. Tickets, $250 for individuals and $400 per couple. Call Kristi at 817-281-1164. Learn more at thecec.org. Komen Kick Up Your Heels | Sept. 28 Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth invites you to party under the stars to benefit breast cancer awareness. Mopac Event Center, 1615 Rogers Road, Fort Worth. Tickets, $175. Contact Tracey Boyes, 817-735-8580, komengreaterfortworth.org. North Texas Giving Day | Sept. 14 Organized by the Communities Foundation of Texas, this event is your daylong chance to support Tarrant County nonprofits and help them earn matching funds. More than 500 groups attempt to break last year’s total and raise $7 million via online donations from 6 a.m. to midnight. The event also raises awareness of groups ranging from veterans support organizations to wildlife centers. The easy-to-use website lists participating groups by category and county, or you can keyword search your favorites. Once you plug in your financial information, you can give as many times as you’d like without rekeying those details. If you’re out of pocket on Sept. 14, no worries. This year you can schedule your donations beginning at 8 a.m. Sept. 7 until midnight Sept. 13. Learn more and check out the nonprofits at northtexasgivingday.org.
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