ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHERIMER’S will take place 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Finlay Park. Registration at www.alz.org/sc/walk is free, but participants are encouraged to fundraise or donate. Donations will be collected for Harvest Hope Food Bank.
CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION has opened nonprofit registration for Midlands Gives through Feb. 29. The 24-hour Midlands Gives local online giving challenge will be May 3. Nonprofits who register before Nov. 15 will be enrolled to win a $500 early bird prize. Register online midlandsgives.org. To learn more, visit yourfoundation.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (803)254-5601.
THE COLOR PINK BREAST CANCER AWARENESS GALA hosted by the Brookland Foundation Health and Wellness Program will be held from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. Fee is $45. Register online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=7aokebuab&oeidk=a07eblgxg9s895ca64e. For more information, call (803) 744-7914 or email email@example.com.
GREATER CAYCE-WEST COLUMBIA CHAMBER of COMMERCE is presenting “Rhythm on the River: Rise Above the Water Benefit Concert” noon-7 p.m. Sunday at Guignard Brickworks development, 180 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce. Concert featuring Elliott and the Untouchables, All Star Acoustic Jam, Palmetto Pipes & Drums, Hillbilly Death Squad, James Etheridge & the Strays, The Robbie Cockrell Band with Mandy Addy, Sufferin’ Moses Blues Band and Prettier than Matt. Admission is free but a $10 donations is suggested. All proceeds will go toward the Central Carolina Foundation’s S.C. Flood Relief Fund. Online donations at yourfoundation.org/community-impact/sc-flood-relief. (803) 794-6504; firstname.lastname@example.org
RAY TANNER HOME RUN: 1-mile youth run, 5K run and walk and 12K run Saturday, Carolina Baseball Stadium, 431 Williams St. All net proceeds will go toward flood relief. Register at raytannerhomerun.org/race-day.
RICHLAND LIBRARY is hosting a yard sale featuring office furniture 7-11 a.m. Saturday rain or shine. All proceeds will go toward furnishing the library, 7421 Garners Ferry Road. Prices will range from $1 to $200. (803) 587-3637; email@example.com
SOUTH CAROLINA RUN FOR THE FALLEN will take place Nov. 7-8. About 140 relay runners will run from Brittlebank Park, Charleston, to the State House in Columbia. Sponsors and donors sought, and those interested can call (501) 628-1810 or email SCRunForTheFallen@yahoo.com.
SPRING VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BIZARRE 5&5 ROAD RACE hosted by the church and Central South Carolina 5K and 5-mile race 8 a.m. Nov. 7, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. All proceeds will go to support the Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity. Register at strictlyrunning.com or at www.svpc.org.
THE SOUP CELLAR at Washington Street United Methodist Church is asking for the community’s help in donating backpacks for the men and women served there. Personal hygiene packets for men and women, as well as socks, underwear and clothes are needed. Items may be dropped off at the soup cellar at the church, 1401 Washington St., downtown Columbia, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or left at the church office Monday through Friday. (803) 256-2417
FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS needs thrift donations. Sales from the items are used to take care of and feed dog and cats. Furniture, knickknacks, used pet items and other types of thrift donations are needed; drop off at The Black Dog Inn, 321 E. Columbia Ave., Batesburg-Leesville. (803) 604-1303
SISTERCARE, a shelter for battered women and their children, is in need of paper products and personal hygiene items. Drop off donations from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Sistercare Administration Office, 1820 Morlaine Drive, Cayce. Find a complete list of needs at www.sistercare.org.
HELPING FIGHT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE, hosted by Ameris Bank, will take place through Oct. 31 at bank locations and partnering businesses. Area residents can donate non-perishable food items, which will be distributed to food banks in every town with an Ameris Bank and McGregor Presbyterian Church Snack Pack in Irmo. For drop-off locations, visit amerisbank.com.
SUNSET FELINES is in need of people to spare an hour a week (mornings or late afternoons, weekdays and weekends) to assist with feeding of cat colonies in Lexington County. Ideal for retirees or those with flexible schedules. Also need foster homes, both short- and long-term; plus plenty of adoptable cats. (803) 794-5686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORIC COLUMBIA is looking for volunteers willing to donate nine or more hours a month. Volunteer opportunities include giving tours, museum maintenance, gardening, administrative work and helping with educational programs. (803) 252-1770 ex. 24, email@example.com or historiccolumbia.org
SALVATION ARMY in Columbia is accepting applications for Christmas assistance at the Ruff Building on the State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive, Nov. 3-5 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. the first day and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the rest of the days. People applying for assistance will need to bring picture ID for the head of the household, ID for everyone in the household, proof of age for children 12 years and younger, EBT card and receipts from grocery purchase within the last 90 days if the household qualifies for SNAP, proof of all income in the home for the past 30 days, proof of zero wage for those 18 and older with no income and proof of household expenses paid in the last 30 days. Children will not be allowed in the fairground buildings during registration or distribution. This branch serves Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield and Kershaw counties. weekwww.salvationarmycarolinas.org/columbia/
SPIRIT OF TRUTH CHRISTIAN CHURCH is giving away water, canned goods and clothes for residents affected by the Oct. 4 flood. Items are available for pickup at the church, 4201 Abingdon Road, Mondays and Tuesdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 31. Donations can also be dropped off at the church.