Big Sunday happily welcomes you to Our Really Big Community Calendar

We try to include all kinds of volunteering and helping opportunities for all kinds of interests, talents, passions, and ages! As you’ll see, these include volunteering opportunities (one-time and long-term) as well as the chance to support a nonprofit by attending fundraising events. Plus, of course, we include all of Big Sunday’s homegrown events, too! Whoever you are, and whatever you do, there is someone out there who could use your help.

If you have questions about our calendar, or would like to add a listing, please contact calendar@bigsunday.org or submit your event/opportunity via the button below.

Big Sunday Event Giving Opportunity! One-time Volunteer Opportunity Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Mar
30
Sat
Stand Up Against Domestic Violence – An Evening of Comedy! @ The Colony Theatre
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Stand Up Against Domestic Violence - An Evening of Comedy! @ The Colony Theatre | Burbank | California | United States

Please join us on Saturday, March 30, 2019 for a night of light and laughter as we raise much needed funds to support the programs and services provided by Haven Hills. Location is at the Colony Theatre, 555 N 3rd Street, Burbank, CA 91502. Doors open at 6:30pm for VIP, and 7:00pm for General Admission.

Since 1977, Haven Hills has provided safety and support to Survivors of domestic violence. We offer shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and activities supporting increased economic opportunity to over 2,500 women and men each year.

This event is hosted by Richy Lewis, Comic Cure: Comedy for a Cause. The evening will include a night of laughter and entertainment by Al Jackson (Daily Blast Live), Brian Kiley (Conan O’Brien), Alex Mandelberg, and celebrity Mary Lynn Rajskub as the headliner (FOX’s 24 and The Larry Sanders Show) and will include:

➢ Cocktail Reception: VIP Only Cocktail Reception starting at 6:30pm for our sponsors and VIP ticket holders to take place before the doors open at 7:00pm to the general public. Food and drink will be provided.

➢ Comedy Event: This event is expected to draw more than 200 attendees from across Los Angeles and will include a silent auction, a live auction and an evening of laughter!

For any questions, please contact Cristina Nissen, Development Associate, cnissen@havenhills.org, or 818-887-7481 ext. 121.

May
18
Sat
Brunchraiser at the Mar Vista @ The Mar Vista
May 18 @ 12:00 pm
Brunchraiser at the Mar Vista @ The Mar Vista | Los Angeles | California | United States

Enjoy a delicious gourmet brunch from Chef Jill Davie made with locally sourced fresh ingredients while supporting Westside Food Bank’s work to provide a balanced variety of nutritious foods for local families in need. Join us at The Mar Vista for this special event that will delight your taste buds and warm your heart. The program will feature inspirational stories told by people from all sides of the food assistance network as well as tips to avoid food waste at home. Bloody Mary's, sangria, mimosas, micheladas, beer, wine, fresh juices, coffee and tea will be served. Special guests TBA!

May
19
Sun
South Bay Beer & Wine Festival @ Ernie Howlett Park
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
South Bay Beer & Wine Festival @ Ernie Howlett Park | Rolling Hills Estates | California | United States

Enjoy the tastes from ~100 Restaurant, Craft Brewery, and Winery Participants. In our 6th year, the South Bay Beer & Wine festival attracts the best in wine, craft beer and food tastings from the entire southern California region and beyond.

The Festival features Unlimited Tastings of Craft Beer, Fine Wines and Restaurant fare. It includes a Silent Auction, Fine Artists, and Live Music performed by “Detour.” Abundant Free Parking. In other words, the General Admission includes everything; no additional purchases necessary.

Treat your palate and have blast with your friends this Spring on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula. And best of all? You keep the glass! All proceeds fund the community outreach programs of Rotary Clubs within the South Bay and Harbor cities of Los Angeles.

21-years and over only.

Jun
23
Sun
CA Run/Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases @ Crescent Bay Park
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am
CA Run/Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases @ Crescent Bay Park | Santa Monica | California | United States

We invite you to join LE&RN’s Spokesperson and Academy Award-winner, Kathy Bates who will be kicking off the California Run/Walk and with hundreds of LE&RN supporters in their fight against lymphedema and lymphatic diseases. We will run or walk this 5K course on behalf of the estimated 10 million Americans and 250 million worldwide who are fighting this Lymphedemic. LE&RN's mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy.

More people are affected by these diseases in the U.S. than suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, Parkinson's Disease, and AIDS – combined. LE, an incurable and chronic disease that results in disfiguring and disabling swelling of body parts, affects an estimated 15% of all cancer survivors and up to 30% of breast cancer survivors. Those afflicted with Primary LE are born with the disease, but can develop symptoms at any time. Yet our community suffers from a lack of awareness, misdiagnoses, and a shortage of treatment facilities, leading to a “Lymphedemic™.”

Sep
29
Sun
Alive and Running 5K Walk/Run @ West 88th Street & La Tijera Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045
Sep 29 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Alive & Running is an uplifting, life-affirming event that remembers loved ones lost to suicide while raising funds and awareness for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center.

The first in the nation, the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center is a national and world leader in training, research and services for people who have thought about, attempted or lost someone to suicide.

Register Today: www.aliveandrunning.org

 

EVENT SCHEDULE
 

6:45 am Same-Day Registration / Check-in
7:30 am Pre-Race Program
7:45 am Warm-up and Stretch
8:00 am 5K Walk/Run Begins!
9:00 am Entertainment
Oct
12
Sat
Sweat 4 A Cause Benefiting LE&RN @ PRODIGY FITNESS & PERFORMANCE
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sweat 4 A Cause Benefiting LE&RN @ PRODIGY FITNESS & PERFORMANCE

Join us for a day of FUN, FITNESS, and COMMUNITY as we help to raise money for Lymphatic Education & Research Network. Prodigy will put on a 45 min group fitness class for those who attend that is open to all levels. Come for a fun morning for a great cause!

@ PRODIGY FITNESS & PERFORMANCE
5653 STONERIDGE DR. #101, PLEASANTON, CA 94588

Buy your tickets here – https://prodigyfitness-sweat4acause.com/optin22288780

#caLERN #Lymphedema #Lipedema #sweatforacause #sweatingforacause #prodigyfitness #lymphedemafundraiser #lipedemafundraiser #lymphaticmalformation

Oct
26
Sat
Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt @ Exposition Park
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt is a series of charity dog walks that bring entire communities together to raise money to help save the lives of homeless pets.

This is much more then a fundraising walk. Strut Your Mutt is a fun-filled festival where four-, three- and two-legged participants of all ages can take part in activities like doggie yoga, pet portraits, music, contests and more.

In 2018, at the many events across the country, as well as online, participants came together to show their support for the animals. Together, more than $2.3 million was raised.

 

Click here to register:  https://support.bestfriends.org/site/TR/2019SYM/General?team_id=8607&pg=team&fr_id=1447 

Nov
10
Sun
5K Hunger Walk (Westside Food Bank’s 29th Annual) @ Santa Monica Ocean View Park
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
5K Hunger Walk (Westside Food Bank's 29th Annual) @ Santa Monica Ocean View Park

Sign up for free and help raise funds and awareness as we walk together to end hunger on Sunday, November 10th. Westside Food Bank provides food for over 108,000 people in West L.A. County every year. With your help, we can make this year's 5K Hunger Walk our biggest success yet! Walk individually or as part of a team. Fundraising is not required, but every dollar you raise provides four meals for our neighbors in need. Walkers of all ages, kids in strollers, and dogs on leash are all welcome for this fun, beautiful walk alongside the beach. Entertainment starts at 1pm, and the walk begins at 2pm. Sign up to reserve your free t-shirt and gift bag today: my.wsfb.org

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