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News about area fundraisers.

TODAY

Puddletown School art auction, benefit for Puddletown Montessori School, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., continues 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2, the Hall Gallery, 630 S.E. Third Ave. Call 503-261-3963, or visit www.puddletownschool.com

SATURDAY

Dirty Martini holiday party, benefit for Portland Schools Foundation's First Octave Music and Arts Fund, 7:30 p.m., McMenamins Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St. Tickets $15 advance, $18 at the door. Tickets available at www.dirtymartinimusic.com or www.virtuous.com

SUNDAY

Holiday Cheer and Authors' Party, Northwest book fair benefit for the Oregon Historical Society, noon to 4 p.m., Oregon Historical Society, 1200 S.W. Park Ave. Call 503-222-1741, or visit www.ohs.org

Harpers for Heifer: A Folk Harp Concert of Celtic Milking Songs and Farm Songs, benefit for hunger relief organization Heifer International, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Lincoln Street Methodist Church, 5145 S.E. Lincoln St., $10 donation. Call 503-295-4481 or 503-233-9266.

THURSDAY

Portland's Big Martini Event, a benefit for the Oregon Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, 235 S.W. First Ave., $6 martinis, celebrity olive toss and more, all proceeds benefit the association. Call 503-224-7522.

Annual holiday scholarship fundraiser, sponsored by the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 S.W. Naito Pkwy. Tickets $80 members, $90 general public. Reservations required. Call 503-222-0280, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UPCOMING

Second annual da Vinci Arts Fair, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 8, da Vinci School, 2508 N.E. Everett St. Visit www.davinci.pps.k12.or.us

The Dorothy Steele Annual Holiday Sale, benefit for the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 8, continues 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 and Dec. 16 and Dec. 17, Dorothy Steele Studio, 1100 S.E. Woodward St. Call 503-797-2606, or visit www.feralcats.com

Timothy Greenidge Family and Friends In Concert, fundraiser for the Pregnancy Resource Center, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Clackamas. Tickets $10 adults, children free. Call 503-659-5683.

ONGOING

Elm Court Loaves and Fishes center, a senior nutrition program located in downtown Portland, is seeking volunteers. Duties include computer room maintenance, bus driving, front desk help, delivering Meals On Wheels and overall center support. Call 503-988-4485, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RESULTS ARE IN

Safeway stores dedicated the month of October to the fight against breast cancer. Thanks to the generosity of Safeway customers and employees, $741,721 was raised for the local Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The amount raised represents a 42 percent increase over last year's fundraising total.

Roughly 118 Safeway stores tried to exceed their goal of raising $600,000 during October. Safeway clerks encouraged customers to 'round up' their order to the nearest dollar as a way to contribute to the fight against breast cancer. Safeway customers also were given the opportunity to purchase pink ribbons.