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Annual Phoenix Children’s Chorus Gala
6 p.m. Saturday, April 13
Memorial Hall, Steele Indian School Park
300 E. Indian School Road
602-534-3788
This year’s theme is “Songs of the Cinema.” Enjoy dinner and performances by PCC’s choirs and interact with choristers as they greet guests and act as servers for the evening. Tickets are $125 each. Visit www.pcchorus.org.

Hike for Hunger
8 a.m. Saturday, April 13
Kitchen on the Street
21006 N. 22nd St.
Test your speed, endurance and stamina via the Wildfire CrossFit obstacle course and run. Mild to moderately experienced hikers establish their personal challenge by their course selection and the speed by which they hike. Obstacle course competitors check in at 7 a.m., hikers at 8 a.m. For details or to register, visit www.KitchenOnTheStreet.org.

AAUW Annual Garden Party
10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
602-510-1544
The American Association of University Women presents its sixth-annual champagne brunch featuring a buffet with made-to-order omelets, entertainment and door prizes. Cost is $20 each. Proceeds benefit the Phoenix Branch Scholarship Funds. RSVPs requested. E-mail mlemons1@cox.net.

‘Power of the Purse’
2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 21
Beatitudes Campus
1610 W. Glendale Ave.
602-995-6124
Enjoy appetizers, cocktails and music in support of Beatitudes Campus and its mission. A silent auction is followed by a fashion show and live auction of new and gently loved designer purses. The live auction will feature an Italian-made Bvlgari purse donated by Emma Stone. Individual tickets are $75. A $500 “Girls Night Out” ticket package includes admission for six, reserved seating and champagne service. Visit www.BeatitudesPowerofthePurse.org.

Dinner in the Desert
6 p.m. Friday, April 26
North Mountain Park
7th St. and Peoria Ave.
602-312-8410
Hosted by the Sunnyslope Kiwanis Club. The event features dinner, raffles, door prizes, live music, a silent auction, and cash bar. Tickets are $35 for adults and $5 for children age 9 and younger. Bring lots of quarters to play special games. Proceeds benefit local elementary and high school youth activities. Tickets available in advance; call for details.

Night of Hope Gala
6 p.m. Saturday, April 27
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
602-540-0372
The event is a benefit for the Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development. Live music, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner, awards and a live auction at 7 p.m. Semi-formal attire requested. For more information, e-mail gala@tumbleweed.org.

The Madison Bash
12-4 p.m. Saturday, April 27
Madison No. 1 Middle School
5601 N. 16th St.
602-371-8975
Celebrating the talented artists and musicians in the Madison Elementary School District with an art show, live entertainment, Taiko drums, food trucks, a KidsZone activity area, silent auction, and a used musical instrument drive. Admission is free. Visit www.madisoneducationfoundation.org.

Annual Jazz Cabaret
1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, April 28
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
602-274-5022
Jazz singer Alice Tatum and her band perform, as well as jazz keyboardist Charles Lewis. Enjoy food, dessert and entertainment and bid on hundreds of items during a live and silent auction. Tickets are $85 each. Proceeds will benefit Duet’s services for seniors in need. Visit www.duetaz.org.

Esperança ‘Hope Breakfast’
8-9 a.m. Wednesday, May 1
Phoenix Country Club
2901 N. 7th St.
602-252-7772, ext. 101
Hear amazing stories from volunteers and learn about Esperança’s work in the Phoenix community to provide health education and prevention. A continental breakfast will be served. To pre-register, visit www.esperanca.org/breakfast. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

SARRC Annual Community Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
602-606-9881, 602-340-8717
Learn more about the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), which continues to expand its direct services, training and education programs and research as it strives to keep pace with the ever-increasing demand of those impacted by the disorder. In Arizona, one in 64 children have an autism spectrum disorder. RSVP online at www.rsvpBOOK.com/SARRCBreakfast2013.

‘A Night of Miracles’
Saturday, May 4
Comerica Theatre
400 W. Washington St.
602-379-2800
The Breast Cancer Society hosts this benefit concert featuring the Motown sound of The Miracles. Opening act is Mike Land and the Impact Church Band, with surprise celebrity guests. A VIP Package at $125 includes a seat in the first three rows and entrance into the Celebrity Meet and Greet after party with appetizers and wine. For VIP tickets, visit www.breastcancersociety.org. All other tickets $38 to $53 per seat. Visit www.livenation.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Free to Laugh: Laugh to Free
5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 11
Bethany Bible Church
6060 N. 7th Ave.
Melody@bbcphx.org
A comedy fundraiser to eradicate forced prostitution of minors in Phoenix and beyond. Featuring several nationally known stand-up comics. Tickets are $20; all proceeds from ticket sales go to the cause. For tickets or more information, visit www.freetolaugh.org.

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