Save the Date!
Please help support your local com- munity by attending these upcoming fundraisers and celebrations held by CCC member organizations this spring. All event venues are in Cambridge unless otherwise noted.
• September 16—CCTV’s Backyard BBQ (rain date 9/23) 675 Massachusetts Avenue 5:30 p.m. Food from dozens of local restaurants, live music and silent auction to support CCTV’s Youth Media Program. $55 at www.cctvcambridge.org/store.
• September 19—Revels RiverSing Weeks footbridge, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join thousands of other singers to welcome the arrival of autumn on the banks of the Charles. Free. Info at www.revels.org.
• September 27—Dine Out in Support of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic® (RFB&D) New England Audubon Circle Restaurant & Bar, 838 Beacon Street, Boston 6 to 10 p.m. Dine out with friends and fam- ily to help support the nation’s largest resource for accessible educational materials. No admission fee. For more in- formation, call Diane Marangoly at (617) 500-2700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• October 15—Food For Free— Party Under the Harvest Moon Morss Hall, Walker Memorial Building, MIT, 142 Memorial Drive, 6 to 10 p.m. Fundraiser for Food For Free’s Produce Rescue program, fea-turing hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, beer and wine, a silent auction, and live music. $50 in advance, $35 students at www.foodforfree.org. $60 day of.
• October 16—Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund Home Sweet Home Dessert Tasting Hyatt Regency Cambridge 7 to 11 p.m. Dessert tasting competition with top area chefs, dancing to the Love Dogs and more to help fight homelessness. $50 President’s Pass, $75 VIP PassPort at www.chafund.org.
• October 22—Center for Women & Enterprise Destination Success Babson College, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Educational and networking event for New England’s women- owned businesses and supplier diversity professionals. $200 (includes breakfast and lunch) at www.cweonline.org or call (617) 532-0225.
• October 28—Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Champions for Change Gala & Auction Royal Sonesta Cambridge, 6 p.m. Enjoy fine food & beverages, honor Mint Levin for their exceptional contributions to the fight against sexual violence, raise funds for survivors and hear from Jessica Stern, author of the memoir DENIAL about her own personal experience with sexual assault. $150 at www.barcc.org or (617) 649-1266.
• October 28—Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, Inc. Annual Celebration The Broad Institute, 7 Cambridge Center, 6 to 9 p.m. An evening of music, food, cocktails and silent auction. Jeff Lockwood from Novartis will receive the Children’s Champion Award. $85. Contact Ellen McLaughlin at (617) 349-6588 ext 421.
• October 28—MITX Successful You: 2010 Women’s Leadership Forum Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive Noon to 7 p.m. Half-day forum for mid to senior level women in tech and business who are interested in elevating their careers to the next level. $50 with proceeds going to the Science Club for Girls and Girls Angle at http://mitxnerdwomensforum.eventbrite.com/.
• October 29—YWCA Cambridge Tribute to Outstanding Women Awards Luncheon/Fundraiser Charles Hotel, Harvard Square 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Honoring eight local women who have distinguished themselves through professional work and/or community service and align themselves with the national mission of empowerment of women and the elimination of racism. $80 at www.ywcacam.org or (617) 491-6050.
• November 13—The Community Art Center “Do It Your Damn Self!!” National Youth Video and Film Festival MIT’s Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street, 7 p.m. Through the intense candor, courage, and vibrant energy of youth, DIYDS!! filmmakers challenge their audience to be more alive, more aware and more pro-active. $7 at www.diyds.org.
• November 18—5th Annual MITX Awards Boston Marriott Copley Place 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrate MITX’s 15th year of honoring the best interactive work created by and for some of the most recognizable brands and companies in the world. www.mitxawards.org/interactive/.
• November 20—Harvard Square Business Association One Night in One Hundred Years Centennial Gala 6:30 p.m. to midnight Charles Hotel Featuring music, dancing, cigar tent, commemorative awards, sumptuous dinner, open bar, decadent dessert buffet, video premiere, and special VIP guests. $250 at www.harvardsquare.com.
• December 2—Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Holiday BAHsh Genzyme, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Kick off Cambridge’s holiday season at the CCC’s annual holiday party. $35 for members or $70 for non-members before 11/30 at www.cambridgechamber.org. $10 additional thereafter.
• December 2—Breakthrough Cambridge Breakthroughs in Education Annual Presentation Charles Hotel, 6 to 8 p.m. Reception and conversation featuring a guest speaker whose work addresses current topics in education. $65 in advance at www.breakthroughcambridge.org/events. or $75 at the door.