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Darkness to Light is a nonprofit that aims to prevent child sexual abuse; 10% of all dinner sales will benefit the organization.
Paws on The Patio, a monthly happy hour to benefit Charleston Animal Society, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month from April to October at Burtons Grill in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. Attendees will receive two drink tickets plus an appetizer buffet with buffalo chicken dip, wings, spring rolls and grilled stuffed zucchini.
Tickets are $25 per person; $10 per ticket will be donated to the Charleston Animal Society.
Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center is holding several events in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is in April.
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie will declare their municipalities Pinwheel Cities next month — Tecklenburg at a news conference at 3:30 p.m. April 19 at Colonial Lake; Haynie at 10 a.m. April 9 at Mount Pleasant Town Hall. The cities that sign on as Pinwheel Cities with the Children’s Trust of South Carolina support the organization’s efforts to raise awareness of child abuse prevention across the state.
Dee Norton will also be holding awareness events:
- Movie night, 6:30 p.m. April 27 at MUSC Health Stadium. The event includes a screening of The Lion King, a photo booth, face painting, a balloon artist, food trucks, arts and crafts activities for children, and information for parents. The event is free.
- Dee Norton representatives will also be at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market on April 10 and the Charleston Farmers Market on April 14 to answer questions and provide information.
Atlas Technologies Inc. has signed on to sponsor the 18th annual Bocce Bash on April 14 at MUSC Health Stadium on Daniel Island. This is the third consecutive year Atlas has committed as a sponsor for the fundraising event, which benefits the Special Olympics.
Healthy Human, a company that makes sustainable water bottles, is donating 10% of sales of four designs of Healthy For Good bottles — eat smart, add color, move more and be well — to the American Heart Association.
The eighth annual Dancing with The Ark’s Stars raised more than $102,000 — setting a record — for The Ark’s mission to provide services and education to family caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Janice Stephens Jolly and professional partner Shi Johnson took the Mirror Ball trophy as the People’s Choice winner. Jolly raised more than $18,000. Elizabeth Donehue and Johnson received the Judges’ Choice trophy for their tango performance.
Affordabike is scheduled to host a family bike ride at 5:30 p.m. Friday starting at the shop, at 573 King St. The event aims to raise awareness and funds for Going Places, a nonprofit that works to provide bikes to children. The nonprofit donated a bike to all 550 children at Pepperhill Elementary School last year.
A $15 donation is suggested.