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Spend an evening in Monte Carlo at hospital foundation ball

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Get ready to gamble and dance the night away - The Gwinnett Hospital System Foundation will hold its 14th annual ball and auction, An Evening in Monte Carlo, Saturday at Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place.

Proceeds will benefit the foundation's Time Matters in the Fight Against Breast Cancer campaign. This year's goal is to raise $225,000 to help upgrade the Care-a-Van mobile mammography unit with the latest digital mammography technology.

A reception and a silent auction start at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m., followed by the live auction, raffle drawing, gaming and dancing. For more information, call 678-442-4634.

Kiwanis Club

tournament will

be at Hamilton Mill

The Kiwanis Club of Duluth will host its 17th Annual Golf Tournament at Hamilton Mill Golf Course on Tuesday.

Proceeds will benefit several charities, including Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out for Children, a group that helps children infected with HIV or AIDS; Operation One Voice, which raises money for children of fallen Special Operations Forces; and Rainbow Village, which supports homeless families and children. The entry fee for individual golfers is $150.

For more information, call Rich Mistretta at 770-232-9778 or visit www.duluthkiwanis.org.

Tournament will benefit Brooking's foundation

The Keith Brooking Celebrity Golf Tournament, benefiting the Keith Brooking Children's Foundation and the Georgia Transplant Foundation, will be held Monday at the Hamilton Mill Golf Club in Dacula. The nonprofit Children's Foundation offers programs in education, good health and self-worth for Atlanta's foster children, and the Georgia Transplant Foundation provides information, education and financial assistance to transplant candidates and recipients, living donors and their families.

The entry fee for a team of four is a $500 donation. For more information, call 770-457-3796 or visit www.gatransplant.org.

Car show to raise money for memorial scholarships

The Norcross Open Car Show, which will raise money for scholarships given in memory of Kristi DeLeon, will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in downtown Norcross.

The car show was organized in 1997 to aid in paying the medical expenses of DeLeon, a Norcross native who was critically injured in a car accident and was in the hospital for months before she died later that year. All proceeds are used to fund scholarships, various charities and civic improvements. For information, Call 770-448-2664.

Yard sale to benefit SpayGeorgia group

SpayGeorgia will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Animal Care Hospital, 3411 Lawrenceville Highway in Lawrenceville. The nonprofit group has a goal to reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats by promoting widespread spay and neuter services. To donate gently used items for the sale, call 770-662-4479 to schedule a drop-off time. For more information on SpayGeorgia, visit www.spaygeorgia.org.

Bowen breaks ground on

charity home

Bowen Family Homes broke ground last week on its Healing House, a charity home that will be raffled off to benefit the Shepherd Center and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The company hopes to raise more than $1 million by raffling off the house, at 1667 Balvaird Drive in the Freeman Crossing neighborhood in Lawrenceville.

Bowen will sell $100 tax-deductible raffle tickets for the furnished home, which will be given away this fall. Raffle tickets can be purchased at any Bowen Family Homes Sales Center, the builder's Selection Studio, Shepherd Center or Children's Healthcare of Atlanta starting Monday.

Festival to benefit epilepsy group

Wine and Dine 2006, a new outdoor festival benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia, will run from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Atlantic Station. The festival will offer wine tasting, food from Atlanta restaurants, fashion shows and live jazz performances. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. For more information, visit www.wineanddineevents.com.

Bears will help make children

feel at home

The Build-A-Bear Workshop is partnering with the Ronald McDonald House Charities for the sixth annual Stuffed with Hugs program. On Saturday, 50,000 teddy bears will be made and given to children at Ronald McDonald Houses around the world. The houses serve children receiving medical attention away from their home. The first 200 guests at each Build-A-Bear store will be able to make a bear for free. For more information, visit www.buildabear.com.