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Published: 7/15/2009 12:00 AM

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Events that raise money for some type of charity, including galas, golf outings, rummage sales, shopping events, fashion shows, picnics and sport nights. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

July 16

Clearbrook Face 2 Face fundraiser: 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16, Sheffield Baseball Club, 2619 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. View the Elton John and Billy Joel's "Face 2 Face" concert from the rooftop of the club. 150-$160. For information or tickets, call Gloria Drake at (847) 385-5012 or

July 17

BG Expressions Show Choir garage sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, July 17, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, Buffalo Grove High School, 1100 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove. 50-family sale includes a bake sale, car wash, new item area and crafters. Benefits the Expressions and all of the Choral Guild students.

Rummage sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, July 17; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, 302 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. Furniture, toys, sports, gear, more. Benefits the youth ministries.(847) 255-5900 or

July 18

Ride to the Rock: 9:30 a.m. registration Saturday, July 18, Wal-Mart parking lot, route 53 and Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn. Ride from Glen Ellyn to Starved Rock State Park in Utica to benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation through its Dads' Chapter partnering with the Chicago Regional Chapter of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers. $25 per bike; $10 per passenger. Call Jason, (847) 328-3555, ext. 204.

Candy's Coats for Kids: Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, Outback Steakhouse, Schaumburg. Luncheon and fashion show. $25 per person before July 18. Call Doreen, (847) 202-1118 or Claudette, (847) 854-4931.

July 19

Bowl-A-Rama: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19, Brunswick Lanes, Mount Prospect. $15 includes bowling, food. Activities include silent auction, carnival with games and prizes, more. Benefits the Jessica Shayne Magid Chapter of the Leukemia research Foundation.

Benefit car show: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 19, American Legion Post 208, 121 N. Douglas Ave., Arlington Heights. Browse the classic, antique, modified and stock cars, trucks and motorcycles on display and vote for your favorite. Includes live music, raffles, food, beverages. Benefits veterans and veteran programs. (847) 253-6632.

July 23

2009 Summer Soiree: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, Ron Durchin's Autowerks of Northbrook, 1827 Janke Drive, Northbrook. North Suburban Medical Research Junior Board's Summer Soiree. $150 per person benefit pediatric medical research at Children's Memorial Hospital. (847) 433-4227.

July 24

Rummage sale: St. Philip Lutheran Church, 1609 Pfingsten Road, Glenview, will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25.

Spike for Kids Charity volleyball tournament: Entries close at 1 p.m. Friday, July 24, for the tournament being held Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, at Maryville Academy, 1150 N. River Road, Des Plaines. Download entry forms from or call Ellen at (847) 294-1982.

July 25

Car wash: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 25, 1602 E. Central Road, Arlington Heights. Benefits the Juvenile Diabetes research Foundation. Includes raffle.

Shredding event: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 25, Re/Max Showcase, 25884 N. Route 83, Long Grove. Bring up to three boxes of personal documents to shred for a donation of $5 to Children's Memorial Hospital.

Third Time's a Charm Poker Run: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, Chicago Harley-Davidson, 2929 Patriot Ave., Prospect Heights. Food, music, prizes, raffles. $25 rider; $10 passenger, all wheels welcome. Benefits Northfield Township Food Pantry.

July 26

Rummage sale: The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Judea will host its Annual Rummage Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, in the Beth Judea Social Hall. Beth Judea is located on Route 83 and Hilltop Road in Long Grove. The Sisterhood will be accepting gently used clothing and household goods beginning Sunday, July 26, through Friday, July 31. No items will be accepted during the day of the rummage sale. Tax receipts will be available. The Sisterhood cannot accept bathing suits, socks, underwear, computer hardware, or large furniture and appliances. (847) 634-0777.

July 27

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation golf outing: Monday, July 27, Boulder Ridge Country Club, Lake in the Hills. For information, call Robert Schmitz, (847) 394-4400 or

Aug. 8

Chick-n-Chop: Immanuel United Church of Christ in Streamwood will offer its annual Chick-n-Chop from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. There will be an arts and crafts event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a cookie walk at noon. Entertainment will be provided by the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Jazz Trio. The prices are for full meal: $12 in advance and $13 at the door; for half meal: $10 in advance and $11 at the door; and for hot dog meal: $4 in advance and $5 at the door. Immanuel United Church of Christ is located at 1500 Old Church Road, Streamwood. (630) 837-0190,

Aug. 12

Links Technology Cup Golf outing: 11 a.m. shotgun start Wednesday, Aug. 12, Schaumburg Golf Club, 401 N. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. $150 includes practice range warm-up, 18 holes of golf with cart, contests, prizes and a barbecue dinner. Benefits the Schaumburg Park Foundation. To register visit, For information, (847) 885-9000.