7 Fall Fundraisers: Save The Dates in Darien

Back-to-school schedules are filling up quick – don’t forget to add these 7 opportunities to support your favorite local organizations this fall ….

1.) Another Night of Comedy Featuring Paul Reiser
September 12, 2015: 6:30pm-9:00pm @Palace Theater, Stamford
Enjoy a cocktail reception with hearty hors d’oeuvres and a live auction to support the Darien Technology & Community Foundation, followed by a comedy show by Paul Reiser, and then more drinks and dessert. For tickets, click here.

2.) 36th Annual Darien Road Race
September 13, 2015: 1:00pm @Pear Tree Point Beach
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN to participate in this Community Fund of Darien fundraiser, with races that include a scenic 10k and a 1.5 mile “fun run” around the picturesque Pear Tree Point Beach coastline, and attracts over 700 runners, family and friends for a day of fun, music, food and a celebration of community.Click here to learn more.

3.) 3rd Annual Chili Challenge at Darien Nature Center
September 19, 2015: 7:00pm-10:00pm @Darien Nature Center
TICKETS ON SALE NOW ~ Help judges decide which local restaurant’s chili is best while enjoying live music by Gunsmoke. Click here to learn more.

4.) A Better Chance Collegiate Tailgate Gala
September 26, 2015: 7:00pm @Wee Burn Country Club
Featuring tailgate games, food and entertainment by The Short Bus! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

5.) The BIGGER Rig Gig (OPUS for Person-to-Person)
September 26, 2015: 6:30pm-11:00pm @Ox Ridge Hunt Club
TICKETS ON SALE NOW ~ First come, first-served. The beloved “touch-a-truck” fundraising event for kids of years past has now grown up! Enjoy an adult evening sampling cuisine from area food trucks, cocktails, dancing, a silent auction and more: click here for tickets!

6.) Nielsen’s “Bras For A Cause” 
September 30, 2015: 5:00pm-8:00pm @Nielsen’s Florist
A Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser, showcasing hand-decorated/embellished bras contributed by local contestants. Guests can vote on their favorite designs, and prizes are awarded to winners and runners up. To learn more and/or contribute a bra, click here.

 7.) 11th Annual Wine & Food Tasting & Charity Auction
October 22, 2015: 6:00pm-9:00pm @BMW Darien
An evening of sipping, tasting and bidding on great treats, sponsored by the Darien Chamber of Commerce to raise funds for The Darien Arts Center and The Depot. Tickets may be purchased in advance at a discount by emailing susan@darienctchamber.com.


Make sure to check out our Community Calendar for even more great events in Darien this autumn, and if you have an event you’d like to add you can post it to the calendar for free!

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