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Camp Happy Days is scheduled to host the Heroes of Hope Gala from 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 17 at Memminger Auditorium. The event will include live entertainment by Super Deluxe, heavy hors d’oeuvres from Graze and Swig and Swine, an open bar, and a live and silent auction.
General admission tickets are $125.
Heart for the Islands, a music festival to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico and the surrounding islands, is scheduled for 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Mainland Container Co. Kitchen & Bar. The event will include live music and a barbecue buffet.
Alliance for Full Acceptance, a social justice organization that works for equality and acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, is hosting the annual Together for Equality Gala from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Gaillard Center.
The event will include a cocktail reception with silent auction, seated dinner, entertainment and a live auction. Warren Redman-Gress will be recognized for his 19 years of service with the organization.
Tickets are $175.
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. is beginning monthly charity giving days, with the first one today for Pet Helpers. One-fourth of the restaurant’s proceeds from the day will be donated, and Pet Helpers will promote itself at the restaurant for the day. The next dates will be Nov. 8 for CreativeMornings and Dec. 13 for Camp Happy Days.
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. has also designated Beer Tap 1 as the community charity tap. $1 of each pint sold from the tap will benefit a charity, starting with Enough Pie and its Butterfly Book Nook garden project. The project will be built in spring 2018 and will be used as an education and recreation space for First African Day School, at 1020 King St. in downtown Charleston, and the John L. Dart Library.
Boeing S.C. has given Special Olympics S.C. a $5,000 grant from its Employees Community Fund for the Unified Champion Schools program. The program includes 260 schools in more than 50 school districts in the state, and it impacted approximately 129,000 students in 2015-16.
My Sister’s House, a nonprofit that works to help domestic violence victims, is holding a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Park Circle. The event encourages men to wear stilettos or other women’s footwear and walk to raise awareness about domestic violence and abuse.
Tickets are $20 per person; no charge for ages 5 and younger.
ERA Wilder Realty is hosting a multifamily garage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Wilder Realty parking lot at 429 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. The event is a competition between the company’s James Island and Mount Pleasant offices to see who can raise the most money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.