News about area fundraisers.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.