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NEAR & FAR AID GALA 20th Anniversary Spring Gala at Mitchells on Friday, March 6, 2015

Near & Far Aid provides funding for agencies and programs that address the causes and ef- fects of poverty right here in Fairfield County. This year’s gala will include a red carpet fashion show, live and silent auctions, cool cocktails and fabulous food at Mitchells of Westport.

670 Post Road East, Westport, CT. Ticket and sponsorship information: springgala@nearandfaraid.org www.nearandfaraid.org

March 27 at the Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton. To mark this significant milestone in the agency’s 28 year history, the Westport Arts Center will preview a Birdhouse Retrospec- tive on Friday evening, March 20. This event will be preceded by Project Return’s traditional Birdhouse Stroll on Sunday afternoon, March 8, in downtown Westport. For further information about Project Return’s highly anticipated 20 th anniversary gala celebra- tion, visit www.projectreturnct.org GREENING OUR CHILDREN’S ANNUAL BENEFIT May 1, 6:30 PM The eighth annual Greening our Children benefit dinner supports the work of the Children’s Environmental Health Center (CEHC) at Mount Sinai, which conducts groundbreaking research to identify the environmental causes of childhood disease and translates these findings into solutions that protect children’s health. With honored guest and Champion for Children award-recipient Gary Hirshberg, Chairman and Founder of Stonyfield Farms.

KIDS IN CRISIS SPRING GALA Friday, March 6 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM The Kids in Crisis do-not-miss event, the Spring Gala, will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, CT. It will be a casually elegant evening with exquisite food, live and silent auctions, and ex- citing entertainment, tented on the grounds of the Greenwich Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kids in Crisis, the area’s only free, round-the-clock crisis counseling center and emergency shelter. www.kidsincrisis.org Greenwich Country Club: 19 Doubling Road, Greenwich, CT. PROJECT RETURN Dedicated to helping teenage girls and young women in crisis rebuild their lives Birdhouse Auction Friday, March 27 Project Return of Westport will celebrate 20 years of Birdhouse Auctions on Friday evening,

Green Expo, organic cocktails, seated family style seasonal dinner, live auction, and live music at the Hyatt Regency, 1800 East Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT. Tickets: www.greeningourchildren.net/events.html *

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