It feels good to give to charity — and it feels even better with a glass of wine or mug of beer in your hand.
Several events are coming up over the next few months that will allow charity-minded people to imbibe while they give. Here are a few to mark on your calendar:
Hulas and Harleys: This second annual event, scheduled for Saturday, is a fundraiser for Families Together, Inc. It will be from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Kemp Garage, 1018 N. Battin, and will include a pig roast, beer and wine, hula dancers, a silent auction, dinner music by Joe Stumpe and a performance by classic rock and roll band Crisis. It also will include a silent auction with motorcycle driving lessons, photo sessions and more. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door and can be purchased online or by calling (316) 945-7747.
Boo & Brew Bash: The annual Halloween party will feature food and drink, music by Lucky People, a costume contest and more. It’ll be at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Beech Activity Center and raises money for Dress for Success. Tickets are $75 each or $600 for a table of eight. They’re available by calling 316-945-8779 or at www.booandbrew.org.
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Wichita Wine Opener: The third annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Wine Opener is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25 at Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas that will feature wine and food. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by visiting the event’s website.
Brew Ha Ha: The sixth annual event, a beer tasting that's a fund-raiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sedgwick County, is scheduled for 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Flint Hills National Clubhouse, No. 1 Flint Hills National Drive in Andover. The event will feature beers paired with food made by local chefs such as Scott Redler of Freddy's Frozen Custard, Terry Johnson of Chapada Chophouse and Churrascaria, and Adam Correa of the soon-to-open Kansas Star Casino Woodfire Grille. Tickets are $100 each or $800 for 10 by visiting the event’s website.